picoChip CEO discusses role of femtocells in solving the data crisis at GSA Emerging Expo conference
The market for eBooks, tablets, smartphones and other mobile consumer products is exploding. As a result data traffic continues to increase exponentially which has created a number of infrastructure support challenges for operators.
Freescale and Nepes Corporation enter into licensing agreement to manufacture Redistributed Chip Fan-out Package technology
Freescale Semiconductor announced today that it signed a licensing agreement with Nepes Corporation, a leading Korean semiconductor parts and materials specialist, who will manufacture Freescale's redistributed chip packaging (RCP) technology in a lower cost 300mm format.
Renesas Electronics Receives USB-IF Certification for its Second Generation USB 3.0 Host Controller and USB 3.0 IP Core
Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that its latest Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) host controller (part number µPD720200A) and USB 3.0 intellectual property (IP) core (IP: NBU3DEVG1) have passed USB 3.0 compliance and certification testing by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The "Certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)" certification from the USB-IF offers manufacturers and consumers the assurance that it will function in accordance with the specification and work with the billions of USB-enabled devices in the market today. Along with the world's first certified xHCI USB 3.0 host controller (part number µPD720200), Renesas Electronics now offers three USB-IF certified USB 3.0 products. These will pave the way for growing industry support for the USB 3.0 standard.
Pantech Selects Atmel maXTouch Solution To Power IZAR, VEGA and EASE Smartphones
Atmel today announced that Korea-based Pantech has selected the Atmel maXTouch solution to power the IZAR, VEGA and EASE touch-enabled smartphones. Leveraging Atmel maXTouch solutions, these new phones offer multi-touch interfaces on Android platforms. The robust Atmel maXTouch solutions offer higher performance, true unlimited touch functionality, stylus support, better power consumption and faster response times for the user.
ip.access announces increased R&D capability
UK-based picocell and femtocell developer and manufacturer, ip.access (www.ipaccess.com), today confirmed it has secured a dedicated R&D centre in India in partnership with worldwide business services company, Quickstart Global.
MSC supports new Qseven specification 1.20
MSC Vertriebs GmbH, one of the founding members of the Qseven™ consortium supports the extended and recently released Qseven™ specification version 1.20. Hand in hand with the specification update the Qseven™ reference platform for system designers is being reworked and adapted to support all aspects of the new standard. In the future all MSC Qseven™ module variants will comply with the most recent version of the specification.
ZTEC Instruments Partners with Team Technologies for Parts Procurement Sales Opportunities
ZTEC Instruments the leader in modular oscilloscopes and waveform generators, announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with Team Technologies, enabling ZTEC Instruments to list its products via GoEinstein.com.
Alpha Stencils in the Movies
Cookson Electronics claims to have an intimate knowledge of the stencil printing process, based on its global experience as the leading producer of stencils, as well as advanced solder paste products worldwide. Few can be better qualified to help you achieve optimum solder paste deposits.
National Instruments Honours 22 Companies With 2010 Global Supplier Awards
National Instruments has announced the 22 recipients of the company's Global Supplier Awards for 2010. The annual awards were presented to suppliers who, through their commitment to excellence, continuous improvement and innovative practices, delivered world-class performance within the global supply chain.
CANbus systems control expansion
Things are looking up for Bedfordshire-based Sensor-Technik UK, with turnover almost doubled during the past year, an expanded headcount of engineering staff and further recruitment under way. The expansion is proof that the company's increased focus on CANbus systems is providing the market with much needed capabilities.
Why The Continuing Industry Paranoia?
June's market numbers were horribly boring says Malcolm Penn, Chairman & CEO of Future Horizons on publication of The Global Semiconductor Monthly Report. "12:12 semiconductor industry growth continued to slow, exactly as we said it would," he adds, "from last month's 45.4 to 'only' 38.5%, quarterly month on month numbers showed the same 'boom, boom, bust' unit growth dynamics and ASPs continued to recover.
Barco presents innovative solution for sub-frame latency processing of single-tile JPEG 2000 images
Barco Silex, Barco's center of competence for embedded video coding, has presented a new JPEG 2000 IP core which performs at sub-frame latency while preserving the high quality of single-tile images. Thanks to these new cores, the cumulated latency delay to encode and decode an image becomes less than one frame. In the case of HD application, the total delay can be as low as 10 milliseconds.
Broadcom and Philips Team to Transform the Remote Control Experience
Broadcom announced that it has partnered with Philips Home Control, a world leader in advanced wireless input and control solutions, to develop a new generation of remote control devices that will help transform the television, set-top box (STB), and Blu-ray Disc(R) player interface experience. Broadcom(R) Bluetooth(R) technology has been instrumental in introducing and driving the adoption of gestural remote controls for video game consoles and the increasing universe of wirelessly connected devices.
Renesas Announces Growth Strategies for its SoC Business Targeting Mobile and Multimedia Applications
Renesas today introduced business strategies on its system-on-chip (SoC) business for mobile and multimedia applications, areas that are expected to extend across various fields and are suitable for the company to best bring out its strengths. Renesas Electronics' 2nd SoC Business Unit engages in SoC businesses for mobile applications including mobile devices, smartphones and netbooks, automotive information systems including car navigation systems, and home electronics systems including set-top-boxes (STBs) and digital TVs (DTVs) and will target average annual growth rate of approximately 16 percent from FY2010 to FY2012, aiming to contribute to the realization of enriched society by providing products for the growing market and timely solutions.
Broadcom's Set-Top Box Technology Powers the EchoStar SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR
Broadcom today announced that the Broadcom BCM7400 satellite set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has been chosen by leading digital media equipment company EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), for its SlingLoaded(TM) 922 high definition digital video recorder (HD DVR).
Keithley Earns Metrology Reaccreditation, is Among the First Labs to Earn New U.S. Accreditation
Keithley Instruments has announced that its Metrology Services department has achieved renewal of its ISO 17025 accreditation, having successfully completed a rigorous three-and-a-half-day ISO 17025 re-accreditation assessment by A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). As part of the A2LA assessment, Keithley has also been successfully accredited to the new ANSI/NCSL Z540.3-2006 American standard. The scope of Keithley's accreditation can be viewed at http://www.a2la.org/scopepdf/2462-01.pdf.
MYDATA And AEGIS Announce Enhanced Integration
MYDATA and AEGIS Software announce major enhancements to offline machine programming support. TPSys Live, a new option within Aegis' machine interface for MYDATA placement equipment, provides a synchronized database connection to MYDATA's TPSys database, yielding the most effective and accurate means for offline programming. The refreshed interface leverages the TPSys Live connection through its 'New Component Setup' wizard that visually presents CAD shapes and TPSys packages side-by-side and intelligently ranks suitable package candidates for unknown part numbers.
Renesas Electronics and SoftAtHome Collaborate to Enable the Rapid Deployment of Cost Competitive Hybrid IPTV/Terrestrial, Satellite and OTT STBs
Renesas and SoftAtHome today announced their collaboration to offer a complete low cost set-top box (STB) reference solution that accelerates the time-to-market of hybrid IPTV / terrestrial, satellite and over-the-top (OTT) services. The jointly-developed solution combines Renesas Electronics' EMMA™3SL/P system-on-chip (SoC) and the SoftAtHome Operating Platform. It will be demonstrated on Renesas Electronics booth in Hall 1, Stand F56 at IBC in Amsterdam from September 10-14, 2010.
dSPACE RapidPro for DENSO Lambda Probes PLUS5.0 and 5.1
The DS1639 signal conditioning module (SC-UHEGO 2/1) for dSPACE's RapidPro hardware now supports quick connection of DENSO's new lambda probes PLUS5.0 and PLUS5.1 to dSPACE prototyping systems. The new lambda probes' features include faster warm-up and activation times. This enhances their cold-start behavior and gives them dynamic behavior in operation.
Seoul Commtech relies on u-blox GPS for advanced, feature-packed multimedia PND
Seoul Commtech, a member of the Samsung Group and an internationally active high-tech company focusing on telecom, transportation, enterprise, home and security systems, has chosen u-blox as its partner for embedded GPS technology.
BTU International Receives Multiple-Unit Order for Tritan Metallization Firing Systems
BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the receipt of an order from a customerin Asia for multiple Tritan™ metallization firing systems. All of the units are scheduled to be shipped in the second half of this year.
Algotronix announces an XTS-AES IP core for storage applications
Algotronix Ltd., Edinburgh, UK announces the availability of an XTS-AES core to meet the NIST SP800-38E recommendation published in January 2010 and the IEEE 1619-2007 standard. The IP core provides encryption for data storage applications and can be configured to exceed the demands of SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0, as well as smaller footprint configurations for less demanding requirements. The low-cost core features a hardware AES encryption solution that provides AES-128 or AES-256 for hard drives or memory sticks.
Atlantic Microwave Ltd successfully licenses RF amplifier technology from Isis Innovation
Designed and developed by the astrophysics team at Oxford University, a new RF amplifier has recently been licensed to Braintree, UK based component company, Atlantic Microwave Ltd., through Isis Innovation.
Siemens and National Semiconductor Align to Advance Ultrasound Technology
The strategic alliance brings together Siemens' leadership in ultrasound technology with National's energy-efficient analog semiconductor capabilities. National will provide leading-edge power management, signal path and transducer solutions while working closely with Siemens. Based on the companies' collaboration, Siemens' ultrasound systems will be able to provide next-generation imaging quality and ground-breaking new applications, while, at the same time, be more energy efficient. Working together, the end goal is to provide medical ultrasound systems that change the game in workflow efficiency, diagnostic reliability and ease of scanning.
Small companies hot, smaller gadgets not
Cambridge Consultants has today announced the results of its recent online survey aimed at discovering attitudes towards past, present and future technological development, which was conducted as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations. Receiving over 1,000 responses, the research revealed that two out of three people believe that small, fast-growing companies will be responsible for the most influential technologies in the future. This put them way ahead of large, multinational companies.
DEK prepares to launch technology breakthrough at exclusive webinar
The DEK team is currently preparing for the launch of its new ProActiv technology, being billed as one of the company's most important technology breakthroughs of recent years. To support the launch, DEK will be highlighting ProActiv's ability to revolutionise paste transfer efficiency with an exclusive webinar being held on 24th and 27th September 2010. Participants can choose from six seminar sessions being held in different languages and at different dates and times.
DEK launches Eclipse at EU PVSEC 2010; showcases unprecedented PV production flexibility
DEK Solar is preparing to launch its highly anticipated Eclipse platform at this year's EU PVSEC exhibition, being held in Valencia from 6th – 10th September. On stand B14 in Hall L2/H4, the DEK Solar team will introduce visitors to the advanced metallization line's unprecedented flexibility. Senior Process Development Specialist, Tom Falcon, will also be presenting the company's latest breakthroughs in Print-on-Print (PoP) technology during the show.
Barix Strengthens Audio Over IP Transport Options for Broadcasters
Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, continues to innovate for the radio broadcast industry. The company will showcase its latest hardware and device firmware at IBC 2010 (Booth 8.B16, RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, September 10-14), giving broadcasters more options in the way they use Barix for delivery of program audio between studios and transmission points.
Oxford Instruments gets major order for 56 helium compressor systems
Oxford Instruments Austin Scientific, has secured a major order for 56 helium compressor systems with a total value of $1,111k .The product is a unique application that has significant implications in the High Brightness Light Emitting Diode (HBLED) market, using helium gas as a heat-exchange medium in high temperature processes.
UL announces exclusive co-sponsorship of Verizon’s NEBS conference through 2014
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, announced today that it will be the exclusive co-sponsor of Verizon Communications' Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) Conference through 2014. This year's event - Verizon's 16th annual conference - takes place Oct. 6-7 at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz. and will focus on the convergence of wireless and broadband networks.
Rogers to Show Laminate/Prepreg System Solution at Electronics Midwest 2010
Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) will be highlighting the benefits of its new 6.15 dielectric-constant RO4360® laminate and RO4460® prepreg system at the upcoming Electronics Midwest 2010 exhibition (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, September 28-30, 2010). In addition, members of Rogers Advanced Circuit Materials (ACM) Division will be on hand in Booth# 7913 to offer suggestions on the optimal use of their high-speed digital Theta™ circuit-board materials. Electronics Midwest (www.ElectronicsMidwest.com) is the largest electronic manufacturing trade show in the Midwestern United States.
Fairchild Semiconductor's 2010 Analyst Day to Highlight Company Success and Goals
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, will hold its 2010 Analyst Day on September 16, in Santa Clara, California. Fairchild's senior management team will present the company's progress towards the goals set two years ago, discuss key markets for the company and the products driving our success, and raise the bar with a new target business model.
NXP's MIFARE Plus Chosen to Power the Ground Transportation Ticketing Systems in Sochi, Russia in Preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) today announced that its contactless microcontroller, MIFARE Plus™, has been chosen by the Russian city of Sochi – host of the 2014 Winter Olympics – to power the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system of its ground transportation network. This will be the first rollout of MIFARE Plus in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Working with partners including the solution provider and equipment manufacturer Strikh-M, inlay manufacturer SMARTRAC and card manufacturer Novacard, the project, which is currently in the pilot phase, will offer all the benefits associated with a contactless AFC to both passenger and transport operator alike.
Hamamatsu Photonics New TE-Cooled MPPC Module
Hamamatsu Photonics introduced the new C11208 MPPC module which integrates the S11028 series MPPC, a pixelated silicon avalanche photodiode operated in Geiger-mode, with the addition of a high performance thermoelectric cooler. Along with the TE cooled MPPC, the module houses a current-to-voltage converter, high speed comparator, high voltage power supply circuit, temperature control and counting circuits as well as a micro controller.
UKTI and NanoKTN Award Helps UK SME Develop New Business Relationships
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to report the success of AM Technology since they picked up the Energy & Environment Business Innovation Award at last year's UK Nano & Emerging Technologies Forum. This conference, hosted in partnership with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), has helped the UK SME increase its credibility and establish integral, new business relationships.
EDA Solutions and Europractice host mixed-signal ASIC design training course
EDA Solutions and Europractice will be running a practical training course on Europractice Design Kits for the latest Tanner IC Design Tools. The two day course will be held in four European locations this Autumn and will cover various aspects of mixed-signal ASIC design.
Broadcom’s Set-Top Box Technology Powers the EchoStar SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR
Broadcom Corporation today announced that the Broadcom BCM7400 satellite STB SoC solution has been chosen by leading digital media equipment company EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), for its SlingLoaded 922 high definition digital video recorder (HD DVR).
Vestel Selects Broadcom's European Digital TV Solution
Broadcom Corporation today announced that Vestel has selected Broadcom system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for a new line of DVB-T/S-based high definition televisions (HDTVs) that will be demonstrated at this week's IFA 2010 show in Berlin.
TI completes acquisition of Spansion Japan wafer fabrication facility
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) has completed its acquisition of two wafer fabs and equipment in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, cost-effectively increasing the company's production capacity. The facility was previously operated by Spansion Japan Limited (SJL) and was acquired under a court-approved plan of reorganization.
European collaborative research to develop lab-on-chip system for cheap and fast cancer diagnosis
Today, at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) in Buenos Aires (Argentina), imec and its project partners announce the launch of the European Seventh Framework Project MIRACLE. The MIRACLE project aims at developing an operational lab-on-chip for the isolation and detection of circulating and disseminated tumor cells (CTCs and DTCs) in blood. The new lab-on-chip is an essential step towards faster and cost-efficient diagnosis of cancer.
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