Extremely thin wire reduces harness weight Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Delphi says it has developed particularly thin wires for automotive wiring harnesses. The technology could help to significantly reduce the weight of this problematic part of a car's electrical system.
SiTime unveils lowest power family of programmable oscillators Product News 1/26/2009 Post a comment MEMS-based silicon timing solutions specialist, SiTime Corporation, has introduced a new family of programmable oscillators that are designed to extend battery life in portable and consumer electronics by delivering the industry's lowest power consumption and fastest start-up time.
December chip sales seen 18% down Y/Y News & Analysis 1/21/2009 Post a comment The three-month moving average of global chip sales in December is expected to come in at $18.3 billion, compared to the $ 20.8 billion achieved the previous month, down 18 percent year-on-year, according to researchers at banking group Carnegie Investment Bank (Oslo, Norway).
Green energy boosted by analog circuitry Design How-To 1/13/2009 1 comment Energy harvesting could get a boost from an analog circuit that harnesses the lowest power outputs from individual photovoltaic cells, thermoelectric generators and electromagnetic sources, according to its developer.
Cars share cameras, radar sensors News & Analysis 1/9/2009 Post a comment Under the auspices of tier one Delphi Deutschland, a consortium of six companies has launched the research project 'Active Safety Car'. The project aims at developing automotive-based systems that do not only recognize obstacles ahead of the vehicle but also communicate them to other vehicles nearby.
Trends in RFID--Part IV Design How-To 1/6/2009 Post a comment Here are the answers to such 'adoption' questions as design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts, and more that continually come up with RFID. This final segment takes a look at evolving standards and legislation.
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.