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Sony '90-nm' chip may not be, analysis firm claims
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1/31/2004   Post a comment
A key chip in Sony's PSX game console that the company says is built in a 90-nm process technology was actually implemented in a 130-nm manufacturing process, according to the Canadian technology and patent-analysis firm Semiconductor Insights. Sony vehemently denied the charge.
Unified co-verification breaks HW/SW bottlenecks
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Current hardware/software verification methods are cumbersome and slow. A single-kernel approach leveraging cycle-based simulation provides a significant advantage.
How poor packaging kills good PCB designs
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Package parasitic inductance has a huge impact on PCB design and performance. In this excerpt from his recent book, PCB design guru Lee Ritchey (right) shows how to avoid VCC and ground bounce caused by poor IC package design.
Alcatel GGSN acquisition could leave Cisco hanging
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Alcatel has added a GPRS gateway support node (GGSN) box to its wireless product offering through the acquisition today (Jan. 30) of startup WaterCove Networks, a move that could eliminate Cisco from future Alcatel-enabled wireless networks.
IEEE gears up for Ethernet backplane standard
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
The IEEE could start work as early as March on a plan to draft its first standard for Ethernet-based backplanes, aiming to address a broad range of computer and communications gear.
Roving eye for Mars forces CCD rethink
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Behind the spectacular panoramic images beamed back from Mars in recent weeks is a full-custom CCD imaging chip designed to meet the stringent demands and environmental conditions of the Martian surface. Its creator, former JPL engineer Mark Wadsworth (right), discusses the design challenges behind the chip.
Roving eye for Mars forces CCD rethink
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Behind the spectacular panoramic images beamed back from Mars in recent weeks is a full-custom CCD imaging chip designed to meet the stringent demands and environmental conditions of the Martian surface.
Asian economies brace for bird flu
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Electronics manufacturers in Asia are reportedly taking steps to prevent the spread of avian influenza at their facilities as fears rise that the bird flu could prove more damaging to some Asian economies than last year's outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
Intel to attack AMD with Prescott, Yamhill, price cuts
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is taking the gloves off and preparing a three-pronged attack against its microprocessor archrival — Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Wireless LAN braintrust defecting to UWB as shakeout looms
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Calling ultrawideband technology "the next frontier of wireless," Matthew Shoemake is leaving his post as chair of the nascent IEEE 802.11n high-rate wireless LAN task group to head the latest UWB startup, WiQuest.
McData lays off 92 workers
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
McData Inc., a provider of network hardware for mainframe and client-server systems, will lay off 92 employees, leaving just under 1,000 workers in all locations.
Chemical exposure did not cause IBM-ers' cancer, says expert
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Cancer in two former IBM hard disk drive employees was not caused by chemical exposure on the job, an occupational health expert testified at the chemical exposure trial.
ST annonce des ventes en hausse au quatrième trimestre 2003
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Le fabricant franco-italien de semi-conducteurs STMicroelectronics a publié mercredi 27 janvier 2004, après clôture de Wall Street, son chiffre d'affaires et ses résultats pour le quatrième trimestre et l'ensemble de l'exercice 2003. Après un troisième trimestre assombri par une charge exceptionnelle liée au plan de restructuration du groupe, le bilan financier des trois derniers mois de l'année laisse percev
VMEBus legt den Overdrive ein
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Im Rahmen des Aktionsprogramms "VME-Renaissance" stellt die Motorola Computer Group einen neuen Single-Board Computer vor. Kennzeichen sind eine völlig neue VMEbus-to-PCI-X-Bridge und ein schnelleres Protokoll für den altgedienten Bus. Der kommt damit auf ganz erstaunliche Geschwindigkeiten.
ON Semi und Melexis fahren gemeinsam Bus
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Die beiden Automibileletronik-Spezialisten ON Semiconductor und Melexis Microelectronic Systems wollen künftig eng zusammenarbeiten. Neben dem gegenseitigen Austausch von Intellectual Property (IP) ist eine gemeinsame Vermarktung der Produkte für automobilspezifische Bussysteme vorgesehen.
Software option for GPS tester
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
A software option has been developed for the GPS7500 noise and interference generators that delivers forth/back frequency sweep capabilities.
Power management IC
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
The AS3603 power management IC has been developed for mobile communication devices, such as cell phones and PDAs.
Industrie-PC mit zeitgemäßer Prozessorleistung
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Mit zeitgemäßen Prozessoren peppt Siemens Automation and Drives seine Industrie-PC der Familien Simatic Box PC 840 und Simatic Rack PC 840 auf. Auch bei der Ausstattung bringt Siemens seine Rechner auf Vordermann.
L'immersion pourrait s'étendre au 22 nm
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. envisage de recourir à la lithographie par immersion pour des couches critiques au 65 nm, à partir de la mi-2005, indique Burn Lin, directeur principal de la technologie du micromodelage chez TSMC.
Analyse : ARM peut-il contrôler le marché des microcontrôleurs ?
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Depuis sa création en 1990 sous le nom de Advanced RISC Machines Ltd., ARM a été un fabricant de puces sans puce. L'entreprise a peut-être changé son nom pour ARM et devenue une entreprise cotée en bourse, mais elle a toujours été un fabricant de puces sans puce.
Litho Forum voters stick with 193, 193i tools
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
A vote among participants at the Litho Forum here Thursday (Jan. 29) heavily favored the use of 193-nm lithography, in both its "dry" and "wet" forms, for use in manufacturing in 2007 and again in 2009.
Trois entités pour la technologie de dépôt par couche atomique pour les DRAM de prochaine génération
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG, Genus Inc. et UAlbany Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics ont signé une lettre d'intention concernant la mise en place d'un partenariat de trois ans d'un montant de 12 millions de dollars. Ce partenariat vise le développement de dispositifs de mémoire de prochaine génération qui utiliseront la technologie du dépôt par couche atomique, également appelée ALD.
Immersions-Lithografie macht Fortschritte
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Die Technik der 193-nm-Immersionslithografie nähert sich rasch der Produktionsreife. Auf dem dritten Immersion Lithography Workshop der International Sematech ließen die drei wichtigsten Scanneranbieter durchblicken, dass demnächst mit produktionsreifen 193-nm-Immersionstools zu rechnen sei.
Photonic crystal start-up secures $10 million in VC funding
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Mesophotonics , a developer of photonic crystal technology, has closed a $10 million second round fund raising.
Synopsys rachète Analog Design Automation
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Afin de renforcer ses produits à signaux analogiques et mixtes, Synopsys Inc. a annoncé son intention d'acquérir les actifs d'Analog Design Automation Inc. (ADA), un fournisseur de logiciels d'optimisation de circuits automatisée. Synopsys revendra la technologie de façon autonome et l'intégrera dans ses simulateurs HSpice et NanoSim.
NTIA to referee wideband interference debate
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
The Multiband-OFDM Alliance this week agreed to join Motorola in independent tests being performed by ITS Labs (Boulder, Colo.) to evaluate the interference characteristics of their respective ultrawideband proposals, EETimes has learned.
U.S. to referee UWB interference debate
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
The Multiband-OFDM Alliance this week agreed to join Motorola Inc. in independent tests being performed by ITS Labs to evaluate the interference characteristics of their respective ultrawideband proposals.
Cold gas experiment bodes well for high temp superconductors
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
A superconducting state midway between the condensed electron gas in a superconductor and the near absolute zero atomic gas of a Bose-Einstein condensate has been discovered at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics.
Dual gigabit Ethernet rides a rugged CompactPCI SBC
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Designed for military use, the PPC G4C is CompactPCI single board computer with simultaneous uninterrupted dual channel gigabit Ethernet.
Layout, synthesis sales boost Magma results
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Citing strong sales in IC physical design and synthesis, Magma Design Automation exceeded Wall Street consensus for its fiscal 2004 third quarter, ending Dec. 31, 2003. The company posted a profit of $0.16 per share on revenue of $31.1 million.
Chip market will lead PC, networking recovery, says ST's Pistorio
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
Expressing confidence in the semiconductor market's gradual return to growth, STMicroelectronics President and CEO Pasquale Pistorio said ST is "well positioned to grow faster" than the 23 percent clip for 2004 he predicted earlier.
TRACE32 adds StarCore support
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
Lauterbach has added support for the StarCore DSP to its TRACE32 emulator and debug system.
Picolight, Honeywell cross-license laser patents
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
Picolight Inc. has cross-licensed patents covering vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers with Honeywell Inc. The move comes as Honeywell prepares to sell its VCSEL optical products business to Finisar Corp.
Backbone Nets
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