IPC reactivates lead-free solder issue Product News 9/18/2003 Post a comment In the belief that a proactive approach is the best way to take the lead out, the Solder Products Value Council of IPC (previously the Institute of Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits) has just released the first of two white papers on lead-free alloys.
Operating System Wars: Coming to a Power IC Near You News & Analysis 9/16/2003 Post a comment The advent of Digitally-Controlled Power (DCP) in electronic equipment promises to bring the flexibility of software programmability to the traditionally hard-wired world of analog power control ICs and subsystems. However, the ascendance of DCP also could spur a battle over power Operating Systems reminiscent of the market fight between Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS. iSuppli analyst Gary Vick has these insights.
Power, thermal management unite Product News 9/11/2003 Post a comment In yet another variation of the one-stop shop, power supply vendors are increasingly taking the first steps toward developing their own brand of standalone cooling products at the systems level.
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.