NEC to Begin 40nm Manufacturing
NEC Electronics Corporation today announced plans for the production of semiconductor devices utilizing 40-nanometer process technology at NEC Yamagata, its manufacturing subsidiary in Tsuruoka, Japan. The company is investing 10 billion yen this fiscal year (ending March 31, 2008) toward the purchase of an immersion lithography system and other leading edge equipment that will enable manufacturing of 55-nanometer and 40-nanometer devices. The equipment will be installed at the 300-millimeter wafer production line at NEC Yamagata.
IDT Extends PCI Express Gen2 Leadership With Four New Switch Solutions
IDT continues to extend its Gen2 PCI Express (PCIe) switch position with the introduction of four new PCIe switching solutions optimized to address the I/O connectivity challenges faced in the volume and value server markets. The new IDT PCI Express Gen2 devices provide industry-leading performance-per-watt and lowest total power consumption critical for server markets. The devices enable the cost-effective development of new systems by simplifying board layout, reducing system design and manufacturing cost, thus speeding time to market.
HDMI Switch from STMicroelectronics Supports 3.4Gbps Data Rate to Enable 16-bit Color
STMicroelectronics has announced what it says is the first HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) switch in the world to support a video data-transfer rate of up to 3.4-Gigabits per second (Gbps), enabling full 16-bit color depth — 65k colors — to be maintained for a true high-definition (HD) picture. The STDVE003A is designed to be used in LCD and Plasma TV sets to provide multiple HDMI inputs for external program sources, such as game consoles, high-definition DVD players (Blu-ray and HD-DVD), and set-top boxes (STBs). In addition, its integrated equalizer is designed to overcome signal degradation when long (greater than 20m) and lossy cables are used.
Panel PC for Medical Equipment OEMs
Kontron has introduced its first lightweight, plastic-housed medical Panel PC specially designed for medical equipment OEMs. Kontron's MediClient offers medical OEMs a highly reliable platform with flexible mounting options and the longevity required by the medical industry. Kontron´s scalable x86 CPU boards and a range of I/Os are assembled into a complete medical Human Machine Interface (HMI) with a light and easy-to-clean plastic housing made in accordance with the OEM's individual corporate design.
EDA Solutions gets NMI Training and Education Award
Southampton-based electronic design automation specialist, EDA Solutions, has won the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) 2007 award for Commitment to Training and Education. The award was presented to Paul Double, Managing Director of EDA Solutions, at the NMI's Innovation Awards 07 event, held in the Hilton London Metropole Hotel on 8th November.
picoChip powers Xinwei McWiLL basestations for 2008 Olympics
picoChip announced today that Xinwei Telecom Technology has selected the PC203 as the baseband processor in the latest revision of its McWiLL basestation design. McWiLL (Multi-carrier Wireless Information Local Loop) is a Chinese-developed mobile broadband wireless access standard, optimized for extremely wide area coverage, which is being deployed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
IDT Receives ISO/TS 16949:2002 Certification
IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) announces that it has been awarded the prestigious ISO/TS16949:2002 certification for all IDT manufacturing facilities. Receiving this award validates the IDT commitment to proactively and continuously strive for (manufacturing) quality improvements and to deliver consistently high-quality products that meet or exceed customer expectations.
Intersil offers latest technologies through cost-effective VID compliance program
Intersil has announced the launch of a Vendor Item Drawing (VID) compliance program with several power management devices for the military/high-reliability marketplaces that meet Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) requirements for Vendor Item Drawing certification.
DriveCam Inc. Leverages Texas Instruments Signal Processing Technologies Within Automotive Driver Risk Management Solution
DriveCam Inc announced today that it has integrated Texas Instruments Incorporated's(TI) (NYSE:TXN) digital signal processors (DSP), analog components, microcontrollers (MCUs) and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies into their innovative behavior-based risk mitigation solution. DriveCam's risk mitigation solution is used by distribution fleets worldwide to predict and prevent risky driving behaviors and save lives.
Zetex wins Manufacturing Site of the Year Award
Zetex Semiconductors has won the National Microelectronics Institute's Manufacturing Site of the Year Award for 2007. Sponsored by Sematek, the award was made to Zetex's Mick Conlon, Rob Davies and Iain Scott by NMI CEO Derek Boyd and Sematek's Gerrie Pimm at the NMI's annual awards dinner in London.
Currency and Market Conditions Drive Need for Tundra Semiconductor Restructuring
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation announced today that the Company is implementing a restructuring plan to immediately adapt its cost structure to the rapid Canadian dollar movement and telecom market conditions.
With immediate effect, UL offers international certifications for industrial automation technology under the terms of the CB scheme
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is the first testing and certification company to offer extensive international certifications for electrotechnical components and products used in industrial automation technology under the terms of the CB scheme. The CB scheme is an international system for certifying the safety of electrical and electrotechnical products that was launched by the international electrotechnical commission, the IECEE. The CB scheme facilitates the mutual acceptance of tests in the countries party to the multi-national IEC agreement. Until now, the CB scheme was used by testing organisations mostly to provide international certificates for consumer goods, for example as the basis for the GS testing mark. Underwriters Laboratories is now using the CB scheme for the first time to also certify electrotechnical components and industrial automation technology products for access to international markets. Companies now only have to turn to one partner for their international app
3M Privacy Filters simplify e-assessment
3M today announced that its screen-mounting computer privacy filters are suitable for use as privacy screens in e-examinations, eliminating the need for partitions or the other security measures specified in section 5.14 of the 2008 Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) standards for conducting e-examinations.
Lambda achieves national recognition for its War on Waste
Lambda UK has won the 'e-Legacy Contribution to Sustainability Award' for its 'War on Waste' campaign. The award was presented to Maureen Woodger, leader of Lambda UK's recycling team, by Quintin Komaromy, Head of Commercial Marketing at Farnell, during an auspicious ceremony at the Tate Modern on 1st November 2007.
Toshiba develops new MRAM device which opens the way to giga-bits capacity
Toshiba Corporation has announced important breakthroughs in key technologies for magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM), a promising, next-generation semiconductor memory device. The company has successfully fabricated a MRAM memory cell integrating the new technologies and verified its stable performance. Full details of the new technologies were presented at the 52nd Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Tampa, Florida, USA which was held from November 5th to 9th.
NI Extends Multicore to PXI and PXI Express Systems
National Instruments has announced the release of the NI 8352 and NI 8353 high-performance, multicore-based, server-class controllers for use in PXI or PXI Express systems. The NI 8352 and NI 8353 rack-mount controllers can be bundled with the appropriate MXI-Express or MXI-4 remote controllers for remote control of PXI or PXI Express chassis. The controllers offer high computing performance and make it easy to achieve high sustainable I/O bandwidth of up to 832 MB/s when bundled with a MXI-Express kit. With standard redundant array of independent disk (RAID) - configured hard drives for Windows-based systems, these controllers are ideal for high-end test and measurement applications.
NMI honours Ian Burnett
The National Microelectronics institute (NMI), the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland, has presented its 'Contribution to Industry' award to Ian Burnett. The presentation was made at the NMI's annual awards dinner held in London, this year attended by more than 300 people.
Multi-Channel Publishing made simple using Net Top Box from Digital Signage leader ONELAN
Digital signage specialist, ONELAN, has announced V5.2 of its Net Top Box (NTB) Digital Signage software with many new features, including Multi-Channel Publishing, which now allows its products to build up to large scale Digital Signage Network (DSN).
Innovative Silicon Secures $25M in Series C Funding
Innovative Silicon Inc. (ISi), the developer of Z-RAM ultra-dense memory intellectual property (IP), announced today that Wellington Partners Venture Capital has joined with all existing investors to lead a $25M Series C round of investment in the company. ISi will use the financing to expand its engineering and customer support initiatives worldwide.
Infra red heaters now available from Hawco
Available now from Hawco Controls is a range of highly efficient, cost-effective infra red heaters that suit a wide range of industrial process control applications. The products are manufactured by CeramicX of Ireland, and Hawco is also able to offer fully engineered custom solutions for individual heating requirements. Long, medium and short wave Infrared heaters are available using ceramic, quartz and quartz tungsten elements respectively. Products feature aluminized steel reflector and projector systems and ceramic terminal blocks. Custom-designed heating platens/ovens are available. Key market applications include: vacuum thermoforming; packaging – carton sealing; paint curing in automotive body shops; adhesive curing; food warming – to prevent 'Dry Out'; and printing.
Biometric Access Chooses ADI's Blackfin
Analog Devices has announced that Biometric Access Company has turned to ADI's Blackfin processor for the company's new line of modular transaction processing equipment. The SecureTouch Advanced System (STAm) is modular and expands from a basic transaction terminal to include finger imaging, 1D and 2D barcode scanners, facial cameras, printers and other peripherals to provide a custom solution for checkout, payroll, government and personal check cashing and other transactions requiring identity confirmation. The STAm offers unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness in data gathering and data aggregation. The STAm modularity allows BAC's customers to buy only what is needed for today with total flexibility and scalability as needs change.
RF Power Measurement systems detailed in new catalog
Coaxial Dynamics has released a 24 page Instrumentation Short Form Catalog. It contains over 500 individual products for configuring RF Power Measurement systems. The capabilities include Analog and Digital RF Power measurement from 100 mW up to 100kW in a bandwidth of 2 MHz up to 1.8 GHz. The systems are available in both portable and rack/bench mount versions and are optimized for a specific power and frequency range for higher accuracy. Product lines included are Analog and Digital Wattmeters, Line Sections, Elements, Cable Assemblies and Quick Match (removable) connectors.
Intelligent Windows XPe cameras from Sony
Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division has announced it will preview additions to its XCI series of intelligent cameras at Vision 2007. This second generation series offers a more powerful 1GHz processor with MMX and SSE support. Designed to run an enhanced Windows XP embedded operating system, the units are ideal for software-based machine vision, security and traffic control applications. Two cameras will be added to the XCI family, a 1,280 x 1,024 SXGA and a 640 x 480 VGA model, each having B&W and colour variants.
Second generation family of IEEE 1394.b cameras from Sony
Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division has announced a series of IEEE 1394.b digital cameras today. The XCD line-up ranges from the XCD-V60, black and white (B&W) VGA resolution at 90 frames per second (fps) to the XCD-U100CR, a colour UXGA, 15 fps unit. A total of six new models have been introduced, each fitted with high quality Sony Semiconductor CCD sensors utilising 10-bit, EXview HAD or simple (Hole-Accumulation-Diode) HAD technology. With IEEE 1394.b interface support, the units suit machine vision use such as detail measurement, gauging, surface inspection and object recognition. They are also relevant for other high speed, networked vision applications that require the study of fast moving objects, such as traffic control.
Sony adds Power on Camera Link to 5Mpixel series
Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division has announced two additions to its XCL-5000 family of high-resolution industry-standard Camera Link equipped camera modules, the XCL-5005 and XCL-5005CR. The XCL-5005CR adds 5Mpixel colour capability to the product family. Designed for machine vision applications, they now feature selectable Power on Camera Link (PoCL) capability. PoCL provides power to the camera over the Camera Link interface cable and allows for flexibility of customer configuration. Units can be powered using PoCL or by a separate 12V DC supply. Using the PoCL function, the compact cameras can be installed in physically small spaces such as inside robotic arms and semiconductor pick-and-place machines.
NI Introduces High-Performance Smart Camera Family
National Instruments has announced the NI 1722 and NI 1742 Smart Cameras to provide engineers and scientists with high-performance systems at a low cost. The NI Smart Cameras are embedded devices that combine an industrial controller with an image sensor and integrate with NI vision software to offer image processing directly on the cameras, making them ideal for applications such as locating parts, inspecting packaging, verifying assembly and reading 1-D and 2-D codes.
Monitor Achieves Precise and Reliable Measurements of Chlorine in Water
Analytical Technology Inc, (ATi) has introduced the A15/79 Total Chlorine Monitor which is capable of accurately measuring residual chlorine even in wastewater using a unique non contact sensing technique that provides significant advantages over traditional systems. Total chlorine measurements are essential in order to ensure safe levels of chlorine in water effluents, as excessive chlorine levels can be highly toxic and cause significant damage to river habitats.
Smallest licensable 32-bit processor core from Tensilica
Tensilica has introduced the industry's smallest licensable 32-bit processor core based on an industry-standard architecture. The new Diamond Standard 106Micro core takes up only 0.26 mm2 in a 130-nm G process and only 0.13 mm2 in a 90-nm G process, which makes it smaller than the ARM7 or Cortex-M3 cores, yet at 1.22 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz, it delivers higher performance than the ARM9E cores.
Intel Honors Kontron's Multi-core Commitment
Kontron was honored for its continued commitment to the development of multi-core platforms during the Intel Communications Alliance (ICA) Executive Summit on Wednesday October 24th in Scottsdale, Arizona. Intel selected Kontron to receive its 2007 Multi-core Alignment Award of Excellence in the Alliance Hardware Member category.
Knowles Announces Redesigned Website
Knowles Electronics and Knowles Acoustics launched their redesigned website www.knowles.com today, October 29, 2007, with a dynamic, new look. The former websites www.knowleselectronics.com and www.knowlesacoustics.com have been merged to form a site that provides online visitors with dramatic improvements in navigation, uniformity, and appearance. The new website features expanded content and product information incorporating bold colors, graphics and search function tool.
Young engineers support from cable company igus
igus UK, known for its reinforced cable carrying Energy Chains, flexible cables and polymer bearings, has launched the Y.E.S. (Young Engineers Support) Program, which offers free samples, product information and technical support to students and trainee engineers.
Contactless smart cards and dualway interfaces to be demonstrated at Cartes 2007
Renesas, in partnership with some of its customers, is making a series of presentations at Cartes 2007 (13-15th November, Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibtion Centre, France) that will describe successful applications of secure, contactless smart cards. The company will also participate in the World Summit and will announce a new product family that has been developed for contactless and dualway applications.
NMI launches free legal assistance service
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the trade association representing the semiconductor industry in the UK and Ireland, has introduced a free legal assistance service for its members. The service will be provided through Manches LLP, a commercial law firm specialising in technology and intellectual property work.
Tensilica's Diamond Standard 108Mini selected for Chip That Ensures High-Quality Home Audio-Video Networking
Tensilica has announced that Valens Semiconductor, an Israeli start-up, has selected the Diamond Standard 108Mini as the controller for a SOC (system-on-chip) design that will enable high-quality transmission of audio and video in a home networking environment. We are designing a chip that will enable high quality transmission of audio and video in a home networking environment, stated Dror Jerushalmi, CEO of Valens. We picked the Diamond Standard 108Mini as our central controller based on the high quality Diamond Standard software tool environment, the low-power advantages of the Diamond 108Mini processor compared to conventional alternatives, and because the Diamond 108Mini core had the performance-headroom we needed.
TI Announces First Approved DTS-HD Master Audio DSP Implementation for Audio/Video Receivers
Texas Instruments has announced that its audio digital signal processors (DSPs) are the first embedded implementation approved with DTS-HD master audio at 192 kHz for unparalleled audio quality in home theater systems. Audio/video receivers (AVRs) based on TI's award-winning DA7xx generation of DSPs have the power to fully support eight channels of 192 kHz lossless audio, immersing consumers in the ideal theater experience. An acoustic performance that is bit-for-bit identical to the original audio source allows home systems to sound exactly as the filmmaker intended. With the full certification of DTS-HD Master audio and DTS-LBR (Low Bit Rate), DA7xx DSPs are the first audio processors approved for both DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD, and can support all audio formats present on next-generation HD DVD and Blu-Ray discs.
Fairchild gets award from Cisco
Fairchild Semiconductor was presented with the "2007 Excellence in Supplier Account Team Service Award" from Cisco. The award was presented recently at the Cisco 16th annual supplier appreciation event to the supplier who best demonstrated proactive, consistent support across Cisco's organization and regional locations.
Powersolve backs attempt to power across the driest place on Earth
Powersolve has backed one man's attempt to power his way across the driest place on earth. 35 year old Neil Wilkie has trekked across the notorious Atacama Desert in northern Chile on the second stage of his four-year plan to cross some of the most demanding places on the planet. Last year's first adventure saw Neil take on the Gobi Desert in a similar seven day test of his physical and mental endurance. During his crossing Neil (pictured during his Gobi crossing) had to cope with temperature extremes from 40ºC of heat to well below freezing at night.
PCI Synchronous Serial Interface Adapter
The single channel synchronous serial interface can be configured for RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, RS-530, RS-530A, or V.35 communication protocols. The ACB-MP.LPCI is capable of data rates to 128K bps making it an ideal solution for DDS (digital data service), military applications, and banking communications.
Ditech Networks Accelerates IP Networks with TI’s Carrier Infrastructure Platform
Texas Instruments has announced that Ditech Networks (NASDAQ: DITC), a leading provider of voice quality solutions to the world's communications industry, has selected TI's advanced carrier infrastructure platform for use in future platform products. TI's TMS320TNETV3020 multicore digital signal processor (DSP)-based carrier infrastructure platform is flexible, scalable and incorporates high-density voice codec applications that enable Ditech to enhance the quality and performance of its voice quality solutions and to address next-generation carrier infrastructure requirements more cost effectively. This relationship defines both TI and Ditech as key influencers in the communications industry's migration to all-IP networks.
Ultrasonic Sensors feature long range
The new MassaSonic M-300/150 and M-300/95 smart ultrasonic sensors are now available from sensing specialists Vydas International Marketing and offer longer ranges for the popular M-300 series family of RoHS compliant ultrasonic sensors.
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