Swiss group buys Wilbrecht's LEDCO division News & Analysis 11/25/2008 Post a comment Custom microswitches specialist Microprecision Electronics (Vouvry, Switzerland) has acquired , for an undisclosed sum, Wilbrecht Electronics Inc's LEDCO Division, which makes a wide range of precision, U.S.-made LED assemblies, metal foil resistors, microswitches and sealed position switches.
Coaxial resonator oscillator raises performance and efficiency News & Analysis 11/23/2008 Post a comment The CVCO55CXT-6250-6250 coaxial resonator oscillator (CRO) from Crystek employs frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology to reach new performance levels of lower phase noise and much lower harmonics over the competition, while achieving lower current consumption in the process.
ST joins MIT industry consortium Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment Geneva-based chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV announced it is the first European company to join the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG) industry consortium at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, an interdepartmental laboratory supporting research and education in micro- and nanosystems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Epcos strengthens China presence News & Analysis 11/10/2008 Post a comment Passive component manufacturer Epcos AG (Munich, Germany) has signed an agreement with Anhui Feida Industry Ltd to launch a joint venture for developing and producing power capacitors for AC applications.
Good vibrations for energy harvesting Teardown 11/10/2008 3 comments The combination of high-power-density piezoelectric element design with a high-efficiency converter takes energy-harvesting out of the lab to address the problem of powering remote and embedded devices.
Rohm's European boss sees green future News & Analysis 11/6/2008 Post a comment Rohm (Kyoto, Japan) is a global supplier of both active and passive electronic components but it is focused in terms of the applications it wishes to serve. It has set ambitious targets for growth in Europe Christian André, president of Rohm Europe explained how the company is targeting the environment as a source of organic growth in Europe and where he sees the company going in the next few years.
Europe drives smart sensor adoption Product News 11/3/2008 Post a comment Europe represents the largest and fastest growing smart sensors market and is projected to be worth $2.1 billion by 2010, according to Global Industry Analysts' latest report.
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.