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Smart grid standards expected by mid-2011
News & Analysis  
5/28/2010   2 comments
Engineers aim to deliver within a year a broad suite of standards needed to build smart electric grids and reported on stepwise progress at the end of Connectivity Week here.
Autoelectronics market to reach $210 billion in 2014, says analyst
News & Analysis  
5/27/2010   Post a comment
The market for automotive electronic systems is set to grow from a 2009 low of $125 billion to about $210 million in 2014, a CAGR over the period of 11 percent, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. Over the longer period to 2017 the company is forecasting a CAGR of 9 percent to yield an annual market of about $244 billion.
Rambus acquires Uni-Pixel backlighting display IP
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
Rambus has acquired a portion of Uni-Pixel's intellectual property portfolio relating to dynamic backlighting, field sequential color displays, and Time Multiplexed Optical Shutter display technology for $2.25 million.
Sony develops 'rollable' OLED display
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5/26/2010   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has developed a highly flexible OLED display that can be rolled around a pencil and continue to operate.
Student Entrepreneur: Overture and beginners
Blog  
5/26/2010   4 comments
My name is Simon Barker and I am an electronics entrepreneur. Or at least I want to be.
Samsung exec anoints AMOLED displays as next 'big thing'
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5/26/2010   Post a comment
The next 'big thing' in displays is amorphous organic light emitting diodes powering ‘smart’ TVs and ‘smart’ mobile devices.
Think outside the chip: MEMS-based systems solutions
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5/25/2010   Post a comment
Come to ESC Chicago to learn more about embedded systems plus sensors.
3-D, connected TV put positive spin on market growth
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5/25/2010   Post a comment
A state-of-the-state of the display industry reflects the overall trend in semiconductors and other parts of the electronics industry, but new technologies are reinforcing a positive growth for the display industry as a whole.
MEMC to acquire Solaicx for $76 million
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5/24/2010   Post a comment
Silicon and materials supplier MEMC Electronic Materials has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Santa Clara, Calif.-based Solaicx in a deal worth at least $76 million, the company said.
Samsung's Berkeley tapped to be SID president
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5/24/2010   Post a comment
Brian H. Berkeley, Vice President within the OLED Technology Center of Samsung Mobile Display in Korea, has been elected President-Elect of the internationally renowned Society for Information Display (SID).
Liquavista launches transflective e-reader display
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5/24/2010   Post a comment
Electrowetting display provider Liquavista BV has announced the launch of a display platform for transflective displays called LiquavistaVivid.
Implement intelligent LED lighting control with thermal monitoring
Design How-To  
5/21/2010   2 comments
Understand how to implement the vital thermal-monitoring function needed for reliable and safe higher-power LED operation
Report: Touch screen shipments up in 2010
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5/19/2010   Post a comment
Total touch screen shipments increased 29 percent year to year in 2009, to 606 million units, according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
UniPixel offers ITO replacement in touch panels
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5/18/2010   Post a comment
UniPixel, Inc. has come up with an embossing technology for printing electronic devices without the need for photolithography or screen printing.
Taiwan to install LED street lighting, says report
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5/17/2010   Post a comment
The Taiwanese government plans to begin installing street lights that use light emitting diodes (LEDs) replacing traditional sodium- and mercury-vapor and other external light systems, according to a Taiwan Economic News report that referenced President Ma Ying-jeou, speaking on Sunday (May 16).
Intersil aims to become $1 billion player
News & Analysis  
5/14/2010   3 comments
Intersil has raised its second quarter outlook.
Silicon wafer shipments up
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5/14/2010   Post a comment
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased.
Probe card market looking up
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5/13/2010   Post a comment
The ATE probe card market is looking up after the downturn in 2009, according to VLSI Research Inc.
Philips replaces 60-W standard bulb with 12-W LED alternative
Product News  
5/13/2010   5 comments
At the Lightfar International tradeshow here, Royal Philips Electronics today unveiled its 12 watt EnduraLED light bulb it claims is the first LED replacement for a 60 watt incandescent light bulb.
Cadence to buy Denali for $315 million
News & Analysis  
5/13/2010   4 comments
EDA software vendor Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has entered into a definitive merger agreement to buy memory model company Denali Software Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) for $315 million in cash. Denali is expected to have approximately $45 million in cash at closing.
HTC sues Apple over phone, pad and pod
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5/13/2010   Post a comment
HTC Corp., maker of the so-called Google phone, took legal action against Apple Inc. on Wednesday (May 12), filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
DNA makes self-assembling optical computer
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5/13/2010   Post a comment
Researchers at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)have used DNA [deoxyribonucleic acid], the double-helix carrier of genetic information, to create self-assembling logic circuits that use light for binary computation and communication.
A4 processor found inside next-gen Apple iPhone
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5/12/2010   Post a comment
Apple Inc.'s next generation iPhone will use its new A4 applications processor and support video capture.
Enables ZigBee function integration in smart energy end devices
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5/12/2010   Post a comment
SyChip has introduced SyNode, a smart energy embedded module dubbed SN3020 that it claims is the smallest, lowest-power, fully compliant ZigBee module supporting Smart Energy and Home Automation profiles.
Freescale backs Liquavista for e-reader displays
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5/12/2010   Post a comment
Electrowetting display provider Liquavista has said it is working with Freescale Semiconductor Inc., a supplier of microprocessors for e-readers.
DuPont claims OLED record fit for TV apps
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5/12/2010   Post a comment
DuPont claims to have achieved record performance in printed organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays.
Design Rivers: Radical innovation
Blog  
5/12/2010   1 comment
A panel of design experts tackles the issue of radical innovation and how to balance innovation against market pressures.
DuPont claims OLED record fit for TV apps
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5/12/2010   Post a comment
DuPont claims to have achieved record performance in printed organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays.
Welcome to the new EETimes Products
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5/12/2010   Post a comment
EE Times Products: All the details to take your design full circle.
Reactions mixed to home mesh networking effort
News & Analysis  
5/12/2010   1 comment
Reactions to plans to create a mesh standard for home networks have been mixed as backers praise the effort as the future of whole home coverage, competitors from the Zigbee Alliance critique it as a late comer, those with who have worked on other wireless mesh standards indicate it won't be easy -- and some still haven't heard about it.
Arch Rock adds new entry-level PhyNet server
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5/11/2010   Post a comment
Arch Rock adds new entry-level PhyNet server designed for small or short-term sensor deployments in facilities, data centers, and boasts an Atom processor.
Nikon's fab tool biz down in '09
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5/11/2010   Post a comment
Nikon Corp.'s fab tool business saw its net sales drop by 31.7 percent from the previous fiscal year to 150.1 billion yen ($1.6 billion).
TSMC approves $1.6 billion capex plan
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5/11/2010   Post a comment
Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has approved a $1.647 billion capital spending program, including plans to build a new fab in central Taiwan.
First MEMS gyro smartphone to ship in June; it won't be the last
News & Analysis  
5/11/2010   4 comments
Next month's rollout of the first smartphone to pack a MEMS gyroscope is the industry's worst-kept secret. The vendor is a mystery, but the MEMS gyro's rapid adoption by the rest of the field is a certainty.
Plastic Logic blames e-reader delay on process changes
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5/11/2010   Post a comment
A delay to the launch of the Que e-reader from Plastic Logic GmbH (Dresden, Germany) was blamed on recent changes in the manufacturing process, by Achim Neu, director of SCM at Plastic Logic. Meanwhile, progress to a full-color Plastic Logic display i set to take a couple of years, despite the fact that the company has a color prototype working in its Cambridge R&D center.
Welcome to the new EETimes Design site
Design How-To  
5/11/2010   1 comment
EE Times Design: Spot a trend, see the whole picture, start innovating
Wintegra tries again for an IPO
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
Wintegra Inc. has filed for an initial public offering in the United States--again.
Marvell plans 40-nm ARM server processors
News & Analysis  
5/10/2010   10 comments
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. aims to supply silicon for ARM-based servers with 40-nm multicore processors it will ship this year and is working with multiple partners including one that hopes to port a server version of Microsoft Windows to ARM.
DRAMs are hot, but NAND is not
News & Analysis  
5/10/2010   2 comments
DRAMs are hot. NAND flash is not.
Introduction to High-Speed Digital Design Principles
Design How-To  
5/10/2010   Post a comment
This white paper discusses some of the major factors that need to be considered in designing an embedded product and the various high-speed digital design concepts that play a vital role in the functionality of the hardware/product as a whole.
Guide to Embedded Systems Architecture - Part 4: Application layer networking protocol examples
Design How-To  
5/10/2010   Post a comment
Examples included in this final excerpt from the book "Embedded Systems Architecture: A Comprehensive Guide for Engineers and Programmers" demonstrate networking protocols - FTP, SMTP and HTTP - implemented in both general-purpose and market-specific applications.
Algorithmic delay and synchronization in MPEG audio codecs
Design How-To  
5/5/2010   Post a comment
This article shows the delays of the popular audio codecs and how they're derived, and offers a convenient reference for designs of time-critical systems having a delay budget.
Trio collaborates on LED lighting control and monitoring
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5/5/2010   Post a comment
Teridian Semiconductor, Synapse Wireless and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) are collaborating on intelligent wireless control and energy monitoring of LED light fixtures and solid state lighting products.
Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead - and so is Vinyl
Audio DesignLine Blog  
5/5/2010   1 comment
Music shipment data is out for 2009, and a graph of that data helps put the popularity of the various formats - i.e., digital downloads, CD and vinyl LP - into perspective.
Automotive rear seat entertainment system - Your mobile living room
Design How-To  
5/4/2010   1 comment
Here's a look at tomorrow's multiple in-car entertainment options and how they may be implemented, using STMicroelectronics' STi71xx as an example.


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