Acal results hit by component industry downturn News & Analysis 11/29/2007 Post a comment Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
OSRAM to launch super-bright single-chip SMT LED Product News 11/21/2007 Post a comment OSRAM Opto Semiconductors plans to launch its Diamond DRAGON super-bright LED in January 2008. The LED features brightness of up to 250 lumens, and will be available in whites ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K as well as all monochromatic colors.
Position sensor features Hall effect technology Product News 11/20/2007 Post a comment Vishay has started to sample a single-turn, bushing-mount position that features Hall effect technology, allowing the device to perform in conditions involving high frequency vibrations up to 20G and shocks up to 50G over a temperature range of "45°C to +125°C.
IEPE accelerometer operates in high temps Product News 11/14/2007 Post a comment Endevco says it has introduced the industry's first miniature, 100 mV/g, high-temperature IEPE accelerometer, designed for structural and component testing and monitoring in high-temperature environments.
Only 11 vehicles make it through to Urban Challenge finals News & Analysis 11/2/2007 Post a comment A disappointing eleven teams made it through to the finals of DARPA's Urban Challenge after the original 35 competitors spent the past week showing off their autonomous vehicles at a retired Air Force Base in Victorville, California. The original plan was to have 20 teams in the final.
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.