Freescale hits GaAs on RF basestation ICs
Product News 6/30/2010 1 comment
Freescale is moving into gallium arsenide for monolithic microwave basestation ICs that harness ultralow-noise amps for trunk network amplifier radio cards and as predrivers for its high-voltage lateral diffusion MOS power amps.
Samsung, TSMC hit by ITC complaint
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 3 comments
STC.UNM (STC)--the technology-transfer arm of the University of New Mexico (UNM)--said that it is charging Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with alleged patent infringement.
Product News 6/28/2010 1 comment
TI TUSB1310 provides essential physical-level functions, features sensitivity twice the USB 3.0 requirement
CoorsTek buys ceramics unit for $245M
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 Post a comment
CoorsTek Inc., a manufacturer of ceramic and specialty material components, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the advanced ceramics business of Saint-Gobain for about $245 million.
Obducat CEO resigns amid losses
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 1 comment
Amid losses and order delays, Patrik Lundstrom has been named acting CEO of Obducat AB (Malmo, Sweden), a supplier of nano-imprint lithography tools.
Report: Firms buy stake in PSi
News & Analysis 6/28/2010 Post a comment
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI)and Narra Venture Capital II have acquired a 67 percent stake in PSi Technologies Inc. (PSi) of the Philippines for $30 million.
Trio forms 3-D chip alliance
News & Analysis 6/21/2010 2 comments
Elpida Memory Inc., Powertech Technology Inc. and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) have formed an alliance to speed up the development of three-dimensional (3-D) chips.
Ozmo samples Wi-Fi PAN chip
Product News 6/21/2010 1 comment
Ozmo Devices, a provider of low-power Wi-Fi personal area network chips, has started sampling its second chip, the OZMO2000.
WiMAX group updates mobile standard
News & Analysis 6/16/2010 Post a comment
Amid threats from a rival standard, the WiMAX Forum has reached a milestone in advancing the speed of data and the efficiency of broadband wireless networks based on the 802.16e Mobile WiMAX standard.
NI PXI brings record and playback capability to car radio
Product How-To 6/14/2010 Post a comment
A turnkey system that records real-world RF signals, impairments, and environmental data for convenient playback in the lab that was built on the strength of high-bandwidth NI PXI products and building a custom reference library with Averna for long-term test efficiency.
Philips tests home health care devices
News & Analysis 6/14/2010 Post a comment
Philips Research is exploring the horizon for wearable sensors that measure an increasing number of vital signs to deliver devices that make meaningful predictions about health care while keeping a lid on the devices' power consumption.
ESC Chicago: Machines that Tweet... and some that shouldn't
News & Analysis 6/10/2010 Post a comment
It started well: Wade Patterson, president and CEO of Synapse Wireless, used his opening remarks at Wednesday’s ESC Chicago keynote address to outline how a wireless embedded network OS has fundamentally changed the game with regard to ubiquitous wireless connectivity, thus enabling 27.6 billion devices to talk to each other, potentially via 140 characters or less a la Twitter. Then reality set in.
Sensors Expo: Powercast demos a prelude to mobile network RF energy harvester
News & Analysis 6/9/2010 1 comment
After setting up an RF energy-harvesting demo at this week’s Sensors Expo collocated with ESC Chicago, Powercast’s director of marketing Harry Ostaffe presented a paper that outlined the concepts and paths to what he believes to be the endgame: full ambient RF harvesting capabilities that sip power from ubiquitous mobile networks and eliminate batteries and direct RF power sources completely.
Intel invests in Ozmo
News & Analysis 6/7/2010 Post a comment
Ozmo Devices Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.), a provider of low-power Wi-Fi personal area network (Wi-Fi PAN) solutions, has completed its series D funding round in the amount of $10.8 million.
RF chips use 10x less power than Bluetooth, Zigbee
News & Analysis 6/7/2010 3 comments
Europe's Imec research group plans to produce before the end of the year a short range RF transceiver ten times more power efficient than today's Bluetooth and Zigbee chips and demonstrated discrete blocks capable of sending 1,024 Kbytes/second over five meters while consuming less than one milliwatt.