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Google and EU in antitrust resolution talks: source

February 7, 2011 9:00 am | News | Comments

Google and European Union regulators are in tentative talks to resolve an antitrust probe against the Internet's dominant search engine, a source familiar with the case said on Monday.

Nokia up on revamp hopes, E7 starts deliveries

February 7, 2011 8:57 am | News | Comments

Shares in Nokia Oyj, the word's largest cellphone maker, jumped to a four-month high as a delayed top of the range model finally started deliveries and hopes grew for a strategy revamp due later this week.

Subrack system designed to meet MIL-STD 167

January 28, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in rail, military, aerospace and other harsh environments where electronic equipment will be subject to shock and vibration during use, the ruggedised KM6-HD subrack system from Verotec is designed to meet MIL-STD 167, the US Department of Defence Test Method Standard.


ST-Ericsson Solutions Boost Mobile Handset Battery Life

January 28, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

ST-Ericsson has launched a new product family that can significantly improve the battery life of mobile handsets and other connected devices. The innovative power management components can extend the talk time or Internet connection time by up to 30%...

Kontron’s HPEC Solution Enables Next Generation High Bandwidth Applications

January 28, 2011 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron’s 6U VPX High Performance Embedded Computer (HPEC) is being used for a new generation of surveillance radars. The HPEC system can process an input data flow ten times higher than the equipment which is currently deployed.

Nokia Joins Forces with SINA & Tencent on Location Based Services

January 28, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

Nokia has signed agreements with China's two leading Internet service providers, SINA and Tencent. Both SINA and Tencent services will be integrated with Nokia's Ovi Maps, allowing millions of Chinese cell phone subscribers to share their location with friends and communities...

iSuppli confirms STMicroelectronics lead in Consumer MEMS space

January 27, 2011 9:50 am | News | Comments

Market analyst iSuppli has reported that STMicroelectronics consumer MEMS sales grew 63% in 2010 to reach $353 million - almost twice the revenue of its closest competitor. ST has become the leading supplier to mobile and consumer manufacturers for both motion-sensor types...

GSMA Announces Barcelona, Milan, Munich & Paris as Candidates for Mobile World Capital

January 27, 2011 9:43 am | News | Comments

The GSMA has announced that the cities of Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Paris have been shortlisted to become the “Mobile World Capital”. These four cities will now move to the next stage of the selection process which will culminate in the winning city holding the honor from 2013 to 2017.


CSR Licenses Advanced ARM Cortex Multiprocessor Technology

January 27, 2011 9:40 am | News | Comments

Cambridge-based firms ARM and CSR have just signed a major licensing agreement, with CSR using the ARM Cortex-A5 MPCore and Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processors in its location-aware SoC platforms for in-vehicle navigation and portable navigation device applications.

Ghent University & IMEC develop miniature lasers on chips

January 24, 2011 11:22 am | News | Comments

The European Research Council (ERC) has allocated a budget of around Euro 2.2 million to the InSpectra research project being undertaken by Ghent University and IMEC to create chips equipped with tiny lasers.

Cardiff and York Universities join UK Electronics Skills Foundation

January 24, 2011 11:19 am | News | Comments

The universities of Cardiff and York have joined the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, which seeks to reverse the decline in the number of graduates entering the electronics industry by linking electronic engineering degree students with companies for sponsorship and work experience placements.

Kinetic Motion Wind-Up Charger on Element14’s Online TV Series

January 24, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

The Element14 design community presents an action-packed episode of “The Ben Heck Show” featuring a kinetic motion-inspired wind-up charger for Android phones and a Rapid Pinball Prototyping System (RPPS).

Service Patch for Firmware-Drivers of the Vinculum-II Toolchain

January 24, 2011 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

USB IC specialist FTDI continues to refine its development tools supporting the Vinculum-II (VNC2) programmable USB Host / Slave controller devices. Now available is a service patch for the Vinculum-II Toolchain.


STMicroelectronics Debuts Single-Chip Positioning Device for Multiple Global Navigation Systems

January 24, 2011 11:13 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced Teseo II, a new generation of single-chip stand-alone positioning receivers for Portable Navigation Devices, in-car navigation and telematics applications. These Systems-on-Chips are the industry’s first monolithic devices capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems...

First agreements with KICs signed

January 24, 2011 8:22 am | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

In December 2010, the EIT signed a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and an Annual Grant...

Exclusive Farnell and CadSoft Webcast on Schematic & Layout Design with EAGLE

January 24, 2011 7:46 am | News | Comments

Multi-channel distributor Farnell and CadSoft, the developer of the EAGLE CAD tool, will co-host a webcast entitled ‘Schematic and Layout Design with EAGLE’ on Jan 26, 2011, from 3-4 pm CET. “We are very glad to announce this joint CadSoft/Farnell webinar...

SynQor Asks for Immediate Injunction in Bus Convertor Infringement Case

January 21, 2011 11:25 am | by | News | Comments

The hearing regarding SynQor’s motion for a permanent injunction against further sales by defendants of infringing products is underway in Marshall, Texas. According to a report by Robin Y. Richardson in the Marshall News Messenger,...

Tagging the eel

January 21, 2011 8:26 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

European eels are becoming an increasingly endangered species as stock steeply decline. Wild stocks are currently half of what they were a few years ago. The European research project Eeliad aims to resolve some of the mysteries by analysing the eel’s biology and thus using this...

Altair Semiconductor Appoints General Manager for Europe

January 19, 2011 8:22 am | News | Comments

Altair Semiconductor, a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, has announced the appointment of Siegmund Redl as its General Manager for Europe. Redl is a graduate of Munich's University of Technology...

Cambridge Consultants Helps in Bringing Simplified DECT Phone to Market

January 19, 2011 8:17 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants, a leading technology product design and development firm, has helped Punkt, a Swiss consumer electronics start up to develop the DP 01 phone. Designed by leading industrial designer Jasper Morrison, the DP 01 is a DECT phone re-invented for simplicity and intuitive functionality.

ARM & IBM to Collaborate on Advanced Semiconductor Technology for Mobile Electronics

January 19, 2011 8:13 am | News | Comments

As the consumer’s requirements increase for high end features on mobile devices including; extended battery life, uninterrupted internet access, high end multimedia and secure transactions the chip design becomes increasingly more challenging.

Intel Atom E6xx and E6x5C Series Training Programme Hits Europe

January 19, 2011 8:10 am | News | Comments

The Intel Atom processor E6xx series and E6x5C series hands-on-training programme is coming to five major cities throughout Europe in February, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn about the latest processor technology for embedded designs.

Binder-USA Expands RD24 Connectors to Accept Larger Cables

January 17, 2011 1:29 pm | by | News | Comments

Binder-USA has expanded its line of RD24 Series 692 and 693 right-angle connectors with PG11 and PG 13.5 cable outlets. The male and female cable connectors can now accept cables with an OD of...

O2Micro USB Charger Selected by Leading Camcorder OEM

January 11, 2011 11:32 am | by | News | Comments

O2Micro International Ltd. announced that its USB Charger (OZ8070) integrated circuit (IC) is in production in an industry-leading customer’s new Camcorder application. O2Micro’s USB Charger is a 2-cell Lithium Ion (LiIon) battery charging and protection...

European Standards Groups Agree on Micro-USB

January 3, 2011 2:35 am | News | Comments

Two European standardization bodies have agreed to make micro-USB the standard interface port for smartphones in Europe.

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