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Silicon Strategies' VC Counter stands at $1918.4 mllion
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10/31/2004   Post a comment
So far in 2004, up to and including Sunday, October 31 Silicon Strategies has reported on 153 startup deals that have raised $1,918.4 million from more than 100 venture capital firms and other investors.
Sequans Communications choisi pour participer au Forum financier de Paris
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10/30/2004   Post a comment
Formidable opportunité, Sequans Communications a été sélectionné en tant que jeune pousse française pour participer au 7ème Forum financier annuel de Paris Europlace.
ASMI's Q3 sales down 13%, sees decline in Q4
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Chip-equipment vendor ASM International N.V. (Bilthoven, the Netherlands) said earnings for the third quarter of 2004 amounted to 3.7 million euros (US$4.7 million), compared to a net loss of EUR 9.7 million (US$12.4 million) for the third quarter of 2003.
Mentor creates PCB design team collaboration technology
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has added a new server based PCB team collaboration technology to its Board Station and Expedition layout tools.
Counterfeit batteries prompt Kyocera recall
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Kyocera Wireless Corp. (San Diego), has announced a voluntary recall of as many as a million of its mobile phone batteries after discovering one of its former suppliers knowingly supplied counterfeits.
Cassini radar lifts the veil from Saturn's Titan
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
The first radar images of Titan, the cloud-shrouded moon of Saturn, revealed a relatively young, active surface.
Kyocera recalls cell phone batteries after counterfeits emerge
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Kyocera Wireless Corp. (San Diego), has announced a voluntary recall of a number of its mobile phone batteries after discovering one of its former suppliers knowingly supplied counterfeits.
TI, SMIC partner on 90-nm technology
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) disclosed that it has signed a deal to develop 90-nm process technologies with Texas Instruments Inc.
UK electronics manufacturers looking to expand workforce
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
LONDON -- More employers in the manufacturing sector are looking to recruit staff than lay them off over the final three months of 2004, according to research carried out by NOP and reported in the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Worldwide IC sales to fall by 3% in September
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor sales are projected to drop by 3 percent in September amid the current inventory correction problems in the marketplace, according to Handelsbanken Capital Markets.
Application engine synthesis offers new design approach
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
On-chip application engines can greatly speed algorithm execution, says Vinod Kathail (right), founder and CTO of Synfora. Kathail shows how "application engine synthesis" works, and suggests an evaluation process for choosing the right technology and tools.
CCS offers advanced delay calculation methodology
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Authors from Synopsys make the case for that company's new Composite Current Source (CCS) delay calculation technology, said to provide the accuracy needed for deep submicron designs.
IPS Alpha forms to sell LCDs for flat-panel TVs
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., and Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Displays Ltd. have concluded a joint venture agreement establishing a company to manufacture and sell liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for flat-panel TVs
CEO interview: Micron's Steve Appleton
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Silicon Strategies caught up with Steve Appleton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Micron Technology Inc., at London's Savoy Hotel where Micron was hosting a conference for financial analysts. Peter Clarke asked Appleton about the challenges that lie ahead in the highly competitive memory chip markets.
En raison d’un 3ème trimestre déficitaire, LSI supprime des emplois
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. (Milpitas, Californie) a supprimé 510 emplois, soit environ 11 % de ses effectifs, et a inscrit des charges de 383 millions de dollars pour son usine de l’Oregon, à l’heure où le fabricant de circuits à applications spécifiques (ASIC) annonce un programme complet de restructuration après un troisième trimestre déficitaire.
Gemplus réduit sa perte au 3ème trimestre
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Gemplus retrouve peu à peu le sourire. A l’issue du troisième trimestre 2004, le spécialiste de la carte à puce annonce une diminution de sa perte nette, à 8,5 millions d’euros, contre 13,1 millions d’euros un an auparavant. Cette performance reflète « l’étape finale de la restructuration du groupe ».
U.S. busts cyber gangs
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
The U.S. Secret Service announced arrests in eight states and six foreign countries of 28 suspected cybercrime gangsters on charges of identity theft, computer fraud, credit card fraud, and conspiracy.
Memory applications seen driving nanotechnology's growth
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
A market researcher is projecting that emerging "nanomemory" technology will drive demand for nanoelectronics over the next three years.
Small LCD display market continues surging, says DisplaySearch
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
While sales of large liquid crystal display (LCD) panels have slowed, small and medium size LCD panels continue to see increases in both unit shipments and revenue, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc. (Austin).
Départ du président de Ramtron
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Le fabricant de mémoires Ramtron International Corp. a annoncé vendredi (29 octobre) la nomination de William Howard en tant que président.
Polymerelektronik schält sich aus dem Ei
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Bei kaum einer anderen Technologie in der Elektronik klaffen Versprechen und Wirklichkeit so weit auseinander wie bei der Polymer-Elektronik. Vor allem Schaltgeschwindigkeiten und Zuverlässigkeit bleiben noch weit hinter der Siliziumtechnik zurück. Doch die Akteure bleiben optimistisch. Schließlich winken phantstisch anmutende Kostensenkungen.
Lackluster demand seen for 90-, 65-nm foundry processes
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Major silicon foundries continue to move ahead with leading-edge 90- and 65-nm processes, but demand for the technologies appear to be miniscule — if not disappointing, according to analysts.
The Week in Review: October 24 to 30
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Gathered below are the top five stories for the week beginning Sunday October 24, 2004, as ranked by Silicon Strategies' readers, up to and including Saturday, October 30. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
ASE Test posts profit but sees flat fourth quarter
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
ASE Test Ltd. (Taipei) reported third-quarter net income of $20.6 million, or 21 cents per share on sales of $163.5 million, compared with $0.7 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $103.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
UK gives OK to open source
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
The British are coming -- to the open-source software community.
IPS Alpha forms to sell LCDs for flat-panel TVs
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., and Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Displays Ltd. have concluded a joint venture agreement establishing a company to manufacture and sell liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for flat-panel TVs.
Foundry pricing, spending cutbacks impact worldwide CapEx
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Price competition and spending cutbacks among the leading silicon foundries have prompted an investment banking firm on Friday (Oct. 29) to lower its forecast for worldwide capital expenditures in 2004 and 2005.
38-A quarter-brick converter
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
The QTS48T38096 is a 97-percent efficient, 38-A quarter-brick converter targeted at comm equipment designs.
Regulators, cities, business converge on wireless broadband
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has twice in the last month moved to make broadcast spectrum available for advanced wireless services.
PCTEL, Atheros ink soft AP licensing agreement
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Atheros has signed an agreement with PCTEL, under which Atheros will license PCTEL's soft access point software for its wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets.
Ramtron's chairman leaves over potential conflicts
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Memory maker Ramtron International Corp. on Friday (Oct. 29) named board director William Howard as chairman.
Mosaid lowers forecast due to ATE pushouts
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Citing a shortfall in sales for memory testers, Mosaid Technologies Inc. on Friday (Oct. 29) lowered its estimates for the second quarter of fiscal year 2005, ended October 22.
L’Inde s’apprête à organiser une association pour les semi-conducteurs
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
L’Inde met actuellement sur pied une association nationale visant à développer son secteur des semi-conducteurs.
Virginia Tech gets U.S. funding for verification training
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation will fund design verification courses at Virginia Tech's engineering department designed to overcome future roadblocks in complex designs.
Thales : Nouveau venu d’Eclipse Foundation
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
En accord avec sa politique de soutien aux technologies logicielles ouvertes, le groupe français d’électronique de défense, Thales, a rejoint Eclipse Foundation.
Bygg varumärke med industridesign
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Med en systematisk analys, en genomtänkt designstrategi och ett strukturerat sätt att arbeta kan företagets produkter visualisera och spegla den identitet företaget vill bli förknippad med. Industridesign är ett strategiskt verktyg som kan användas för att antingen stärka företagets varumärke eller bygga det från grunden.
Differentialkontakter för ATCA
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Differentialkontakter formar bakplanet i moderna telekomarkitekturen ATCA. Artikeln är skriven av diplomingenjör Bernd Eifer, ERNI Elektroapparate GmbH
Snabb överföring via kopparkabel tvingar fram nya kontakter
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
En ny typ av mångpolig kontakt överför signalhastigheter upp till 12 Gbit/s. Trots att kontakten inte är koaxiell ger den låg dämpning och har låg överhörning.
Mönsterkort som distans
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Stackade kort blir allt vanligare, samtidigt som kraven på höga hastigheter blir större. Ett problem är också att avståndet mellan korten varierar från konstruktion till konstruktion.
Dynamiska visualiseringsverktyg på Eclipse
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Med plattformen Eclipse blir det lättare för alla att komma över rätt verktyg. Rob McCammon och Thomas Rosén från Wind River Systems och Lori Fraleigh från Real-Time Innovations beskriver här dynamiska visualiseringsverktyg som nu är tillgängliga på Eclipse-plattformen.
IMEC to install EUV lithography machine in 2005
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Belgian research institute IMEC and lithography equipment vendor ASML Holding NV have agreed to install a full-field EUV pre-production tool, in IMEC's 300-mm research wafer fab in late 2005. An IMEC industrial affiliation program based around EUV, slated to start in 2006, would include access to this full-field EUV pre-production tool, the Leuven-based organization said.
The CEO interview: with Micron's Steve Appleton
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Silicon Strategies caught up with Steve Appleton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Micron Technology Inc., at London's Savoy Hotel where Micron was hosting a conference for financial analysts. Peter Clarke asked Appleton about the challenges that lie ahead in the highly competitive memory chip markets.
Face au ralentissement de la demande, Chartered envisage une baisse de ses ventes
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Singapour) a publié un revenu net de 16,2 millions de dollars sur des ventes de 257,3 millions de dollars au titre du troisième trimestre. Ceci est à comparer avec la perte nette de 75,9 millions de dollars sur des ventes de 137,7 millions de dollars pour le même trimestre de l’année précédente.
AMD will mit Billigcomputer die Dritte Welt vernetzen
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Der Halbleiterhersteller AMD hat eine Initiative gestartet, um ärmeren Ländern den Zugang zur Informationsgesellschaft zu erleichtern. Mit Hilfe eines Billigcomputers will das Unternehmen bis 2015 mindestens der Hälfte der der Erdbevölkerung zu einem Internetanschluss verhelfen.
Spara effekt i Linux-system
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Användare av portabla datorer och handdatorer upplever effekthantering i termer av batteritid, men det är egentligen en kombination av CPU-funktioner, systemprogramvara, middleware och regler (policies) som gör att batteriet inte behöver laddas så ofta. Här beskriver Bill Weinberg, MontaVista Software, trender kring inbyggt Linux, och de arkitekturer för dynamisk effekthantering som snart kommer att användas av MontaVista Software, IBM, TI, Intel och andra medlemmar av CELF, Consumer Electro
IPv6 är framtiden för P2P-kommunikation
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Vi har vant oss vid att ansluta våra datorer och snart våra inbäddade system till Internet. Christopher Smith från Green Hills Software och Kenneth Johnsson från Interpeak beskriver här hur IPv6 ger inbäddade apparater egna IP-adresser och dessutom en bättre säkerhet via IPSec.
Multitråd ger multiproblem
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Enprocessorsystemet har kört in i väggen. Det står vid det här laget helt klart. Den som vill ha högre prestanda måste ta steget över till flera processorkärnor och flera trådar per processor. Men samtidigt måste alla program ses över och ändras och det kommer att ge mycket stora problem.
Windows CE har mognat
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Windows CE har funnits i över tio år och är numera ett flexibelt operativsystem för embeddedsystem. Mike Hall från Microsoft och Mille Reich från Trident Displays tittar här framför allt på de nyheter som finns i senaste versionen av operativsystemet.
Cypress SVTC offers 65-nm process from ASML scanner
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Silicon Valley Technology Center (SVTC), a division of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., is offering 65-nm silicon processing capabilities to third-party companies, having installed a Twinscan XT:1250 lithography tool from ASML Holding NV.
Alcatel sieht Wende bei drahtgebundener Telekommikation
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
LONDON — Der französische Telekommunikations-Ausrüster Alcatel hat den Aderlass in seinem Wireline-Geschäft gestoppt. Bei der Vorstellung seiner Quartalszahlen gab sich das Unternehmen für das nächste Jahr optimistisch.
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