Ultra-thin power inductors target mobile devices Product News 10/27/2006 Post a comment Total Frequency Control's BRI series of power inductors features a magnetically shielded construction with an overall height of 1 mm, making them suitable for a new generation of mobile phones and other miniature electronic devices.
Researchers find magnetic polymer News & Analysis 10/23/2006 Post a comment ; Researchers from Forschungszentrum Rossendorf discovered a polymer with the ability to show magnetic properties. While the effect is restricted to very low temperatures for the time being, it could be the basis for future magnetic polymers.
Inductor packs high performance in small package Product News 10/10/2006 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden said its new 8-mm square NR8040T series of wirewound inductors offers 10 x 10-mm performance with a 36 percent smaller footprint. Achieving 3.4 amps at 10 microhenries, the power inductor series is said to offer the industry's highest rated current for its size.
Power semis market set for rebound News & Analysis 10/9/2006 Post a comment The power semiconductor market remained flat in 2005 at $11.3 billion following 2004's massive 25 percent expansion, but the mid- to long-term prospects for the sector are promising , driven by a myriad of consumer applications, according to market research group IMS.
Camera chip sensor enables thinner camera phones Product News 10/5/2006 Post a comment OmniVision Technologies has launched its sixth generation 1.3 megapixel CameraChip sensor that features a 2-micron pixel and 1/5-inch optical format. The OV9660 enables a 25 percent thinner camera module, making it a good fit for ultra-slim handset designs.
Chip resistor handles 2 watts in 2512 case size Product News 10/3/2006 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics has introduced a high-power, thickfilm chip resistor in a 2512 case size that is capable of handling 2 watts of power. The RHC series incorporate a unique design with specialized materials and processes that enables the resistors to run typically 30 degrees C cooler than standard 2512 chips.
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.