Light pipes come in many colors Product News 12/29/2006 Post a comment Elma Electronic offers light pipes for front panel enclosure applications in a variety of colors. The LEDs transfer light to the front panel with a translucent and intense coloration and can emit light even when embedded deeper within a panel.
Encapsulant developed for image sensor assembly Product News 12/28/2006 Post a comment Henkel has announced the commercial availability of a new non-conductive paste (NCP) underfill encapsulant for flip-chip image sensor applications. The Hysol FP5110 material is said to provide excellent adhesion to both 2- and 3-layer flexible printed circuits.
Warren Buffett to buy distributor TTI News & Analysis 12/27/2006 Post a comment TTI Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of passive and electromechanical components, is being acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffet's investment vehicle. Terms of the deal, which includes TTI's catalog based distribution business, Mouser Electronics, were not disclosed.
Warren Buffett to buy distributor TTI News & Analysis 12/27/2006 Post a comment TTI Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of passive and electromechanical components, is being bought by Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffet's investment vehicle. Terms of the deal, which includes TTI's catalog based distribution business, Mouser Electronics, were not disclosed.
Ambient light sensors adjust LCD brightness to save battery power Product News 12/26/2006 Post a comment Ambient light sensors are used as backlighting controls in any number of LCD display applications from consumer electronics to automotive, and by automatically adjusting display brightness, they can conserve battery life, which is a key benefit in mobile device applications. These sensors work well in all kinds of light sources from natural sunlight to fluorescent and incandescent lamps.
Resistor meets lightning strike specs Product News 12/21/2006 Post a comment IRC has certified its HSF series surface-mount resistor meets or exceeds GR1089 lightning strike specifications, providing a smaller alternative to larger through-hole components typically certified for this spec. The HSF series resistor provides secondary lightning protection for board-level telecommunications applications.
eBay taps FreeFlow for private auction services News & Analysis 12/19/2006 Post a comment In a deal that could bring online auctions into the mainstream among electronics multinationals, eBay Inc., the biggest name in online auctions, has teamed up with FreeFlow, an Intenet-auction service provider that has, until now, focused in the high-tech sector.
Thermal gap filler cools hot PCB components Product News 12/15/2006 Post a comment The Softtherm 86/200 material from MH&W International provides a thermally conductive gap filling interface between hot PCB components and cooling devices including heat spreaders, heat sinks and heat pipes.
Clock oscillators deliver low jitter Product News 12/15/2006 Post a comment Raltron Electronics has released a family of high-frequency clock oscillators with low-jitter performance of less than 1 ps RMS for use in mass storage networks, Fibre Channel and Ethernet applications.
Design of High-Performance Balanced Audio Interfaces Design How-To 12/13/2006 Post a comment High signal-to-noise ratio is an important goal for most audio systems. However, ac power connections unavoidably create ground voltage differences, magnetic fields, and electric fields. Balanced interfaces, in theory, are totally immune to such interference.
Crystal oscillator IC uses ten times less power Product News 12/11/2006 Post a comment EM Microelectronic has introduced the EM7604, a low-power CMOS crystal oscillator circuit that may be used in a variety of applications such as network servers, computers, mobile phones, digital systems and portable field communications.
Zetex claims major switch advance for LNB design Product News 12/8/2006 Post a comment Analog ICs and discrete devices specialist Zetex Semiconductors is claiming a major breakthrough in Low Noise Block (LNB) design with a 4:2 IF switch that integrates gain and control function that it says significantly improves IF signal reliability, eliminates false switching and reduces circuit complexity.
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.