Nanotube switching effect discovered News & Analysis 11/27/2008 Post a comment Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Karlsruhe, Germany) have unexpectedly discovered a physical effect that potentially can be used to develop novel electronic components. By means of the effect, the conductance of the nanotubes can be controlled.
Compact and flexible vision system Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment Xpectia from Omron Electronics is a vision system featuring real-colour sensing, high resolution, 3D functionality and intuitive user guidance to deliver simple operation, no matter how complex the application.
Six-core DSP targets wireless broadband basestations Product News 11/5/2008 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor will start sampling in the first quarter of next year to selected customers a six-core device based on its StarCore SC3850 DSP core technology that is designed to dramatically improve the capabilities of wireless broadband base station equipment, including LTE.
Cypress : Image sensors have snapshot shutter capability Product News 11/5/2008 Post a comment The LUPA-1300-2-color is 1.3-megapixel high-sensitivity, high-speed SXGA (Super Extended Graphics Array) resolution CMOS image sensor that offers a triggered and pipelined synchronous shutter and on-chip digital LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) outputs.
EU researchers develop optical firewall News & Analysis 11/3/2008 Post a comment In response to future network security bottlenecks, researchers from the EU-funded WISDOM project are developing an optical firewall capable of analysing data on fibre optic networks at speeds of 40 gigabits per second.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.