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Vocal cuts costs with VoIP ATA reference design
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Vocal Technologies has developed a reference design that the company claims will allow designers to develop a voice-over-IP (VoIP) analog terminal adapter (ATA) for under $20.
Bandspeed lands patent for 802.11n technology
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Wireless LAN (WLAN) chip developer Bandspeed has landed a patent for crosstalk cancellation and interference suppression technology that will improve signal reliability and clarity in 802.11n systems.
NewLogic adds .11h support to IP core lineup
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NewLogic Technologies has developed an algorithm that will allow the company to add 802.11h support to its wireless LAN (WLAN) intellectual property (IP) core line up.
Boston University forms sensor network consortium
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Boston University has formed a Senor Network Consortium with the hope of facilitating interaction between academia and industry companies involved in the development of sensor networking technologies.
Boston University forms sensor network consortium
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Boston University has formed a Senor Network Consortium with the hope of facilitating interaction between academia and industry companies involved in the development of sensor networking technologies.
WLAN security market heats up with product launches
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Highwall Technologies and AirTight Networks both release tools for securing Wi-Fi networks.
Vendors unveil smarter access points
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Three vendors unveiled new access points (AP) technology Tuesday that they claim will increase the intelligence, security and manageability of wireless LANs.
Vendors unveil smarter access points
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Three vendors unveiled new access points (AP) technology Tuesday that they claim will increase the intelligence, security and manageability of wireless LANs.
Zuken upgrades discontinued PCB tool
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Zuken isn't selling its Visula 7.0 PCB design suite to new customers, and is actively trying to get existing customers to migrate to its CR-5000 product — but that didn't stop Zuken from announcing a significant upgrade to Visula 7.0 Tuesday (Nov. 30).
NEC reorganizes 3G mobile strategy
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NEC Corp. said Tuesday it would reorganize its 3G mobile terminal platform strategy by employing additional platforms from Qualcomm Inc. and Ericsson Mobile Platforms.
Korean test handler firm claims legal win over rival
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South Korea's Mirae Corp., a semiconductor test handler manufacturer, on Tuesday (Nov. 30) said the District Court in Suwon in Korea has determined that a local competitor, TechWing Inc., has infringed upon its patent.
Carl Zeiss opens imprint lithography demo lab
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The Nano Technology Systems Division (NTS) at Carl Zeiss SMT AG has opened a customer demo laboratory for sales support of Step & Flash Imprint Lithography (S-FIL) equipment from Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII).
LSI Logic displaced from SOX by Infineon, Marvell
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The Philadelphia Stock Exchange is deleting LSI Logic Corp. from its 18-company Semiconductor Sector Index (SOX) effective before the open of business on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004. LSI Logic is set to be replaced at that time by Infineon Technologies AG and Marvell Technology Group.
LG.Philips LCD to invest $5 billion in Korean plant
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LG.Philips LCD Co. said Tuesday (Nov. 30) its Board of Directors has approved plans to invest KRW5.3 trillion ($5 billion) in its liquid crystal display manufacturing plant in Paju, north of Seoul, according to a Dow Jones report.
Study finds mobile apps gaining momentum
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Sales of mobile middleware grew by more than 27 percent in 2003 compared to the year before, indicating accelerating adoption of mobilized application, according to a report.
Gemplus installe une usine à Tianjin (Chine)
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Gemplus International S.A. a récemment annoncé l’inauguration d’une nouvelle usine à Tianjin, en Chine. Destinée à fournir le marché national et international en solutions à base de cartes à puce, l’usine devrait permettre à Gemplus de mieux satisfaire à la demande du marché, tout en aidant les opérateurs de télécommunications chinois à développer des services à valeur ajoutée.
En Inde, une usine de semi-conducteurs devrait entamer sa production en 2006
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La première entreprise indienne dotée d’une unité de fabrication devrait révolutionner le secteur en s’équipant d’une usine de plaquettes de 200 mm en février 2005, avec un lancement de la production prévu pour juillet 2006, a annoncé CyberMedia News le 26 novembre 2004.
TriQuint cesse son activité de modules optoélectroniques et supprime 200 emplois
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TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. a annoncé lundi (29 novembre) le repositionnement de sa stratégie commerciale pour l’activité optoélectronique ainsi que le licenciement de 200 employés au sein de l’unité concernée.
P-Com restructures Agilent financing agreement
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Fixed broadband wireless equipment developer P-Com has restructured a financial agreement with Agilent Financial Services, Inc., the investment arm of test equipment developer Agilent Technologies.
Chipcon spins ZigBee SoC
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A few weeks after announcing a module pact with NEC, Chipcon is sending an IC to market that combines a ZigBee RF front-end, memory, and a microcontroller in a single package.
Sensor meldet sich per SNMP
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Zur Überwachung von unbemannten Außenstationen hat der US-Hersteller Omnitronix seinen Sensor SL-10 kreiert. Das Gerät nutzt das verbreitete Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) für die Übermittlung von Betriebszuständen.
Sensor steuert Airbag-Zündstärke
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Eine der Voraussetzungen für das 'adaptive' Zünden von Airbags hat Siemens VDO mit der Entwicklung spezieller Gewichtssensoren zum Einbau in die Fahrzeugsitze erfüllt.
VCO for broadband wireless equipment
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The CRO2645A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is engineered for broadband wireless equipment designs.
Chipcon spins ZigBee SoC
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A few weeks after announcing a module pact with NEC, Chipcon is sending an IC to market that combines a ZigBee RF front-end, memory, and a microcontroller in a single package.
Datang expands core licensing agreement with LSI Logic
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Datang Technology Co. Ltd. has extended its licensing agreement with LSI Logic to include the ZSP540 digital signal processor (DSP) for use in its 3G wireless applications.
Maxtor appoints Duston Willliams CFO
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Disk drive supplier Maxtor Corp. has appointed Duston Williams, a former executive at rival Western Digital Corp., as executive vice president and chief financial officer
Side-projection FPD start-up receives cash boost
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Cambridge Flat Projection Display Ltd. (CamFPD) has received an investment of £150,000 (about US$285,000) from the United Kingdom's National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) to help the company develop a prototype of its Wedge flat panel display technology and to engage major corporate customers.
Cisco expands high-availability features for Catalyst switching
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Cisco Systems Inc. is expanding options for its chassis-based Catalyst switching lines.
Cisco continues to rule switch markets
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Report says Cisco dominates L4 to L7 switch-load balancer without SSL, and L2-L3 Ethernet switch markets.
Multi-gigabit analog equalizer
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The EQ50F100 analog equalizer compensates for transmission medium losses and reduces deterministic jitter in backplane designs.
Indien mausert sich zum Chip-Standort
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Nach der Software schickt sich Indien an, auch die Halbleiterherstellung zu erobern: Für Februar wird die Grundsteinlegung der ersten größeren indischen Chipfabrik erwartet. Unterdessen denkt der niederländische Elektronikkonzern Philips bereits über die Errichtung einer Wafer-Fab im Lande der Maharadschas nach.
Progression des mémoires DRAM et des processeurs mais recul des produits analogiques en octobre
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Les derniers chiffres mondiaux sur les semi-conducteurs, publiés par la Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), sont mitigés. En octobre, les livraisons de microprocesseurs et de mémoires DRAM ont progressé, tandis que les produits analogiques ont essuyé un repli, selon Princeton Tech Research. Au total, les ventes mondiales de semi-conducteurs ont progressé de 1,5 % en octobre selon les chiffres publiés le 26 novembre 2004 par la SIA, atteignant 18,8 milliards de dollars pour le mois. Cela re
KLA-Tencor, Dainippon acquire Blue29 for copper skills
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KLA-Tencor Corp. and Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co. Ltd. are forming a joint venture to commercialize electroless copper deposition. The partnership involves Blue29, a Silicon Valley startup. Originally a KLA-Tencor venture capital investment, Blue29 has now become a wholly-owned joint venture between KLA-Tencor and Dainippon Screen, KLA said.
Molecular Imprints, MIT reach licensing agreement
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Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII), a supplier of nano-imprint lithography equipment, has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to make use of the university's moir fringe alignment technology within MII's nano imprint lithography tools.
Nikon supports high NA litho with polarized illumination
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Nikon Corp. has developed a system of polarized illumination for IC lithography, the company said. The company calls the system Polano and claims it is the first such polarized illumination system.
Cambridge Display prices IPO to raise $32 million
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Cambridge Display Technology has priced its initial public offering of 2.5 million shares on NASDAQ at between US$13 and US$15 per share when the stock debuts on December 13.
Pointsec Software Technologies ouvre une filiale en France
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Pointsec Software Technologies, spécialiste de la sécurité des terminaux mobiles et des solutions de cryptages/décryptage des données, s’installe en France. En tant que directeur général de la filiale française, Pierre-Louis Lussan sera notamment en charge du développement des activités de la société dans l’hexagone.
Microtune est disposé à verser 5,6 millions de dollars pour régler une action collective en justice
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Microtune, fournisseur de systèmes et de circuits intégrés RF, est prêt à verser 5,625 millions de dollars pour mettre fin à une action collective en justice, en instance à la Cour fédérale du district est du Texas contre Microtune et une pléiade d’anciens et d’actuels dirigeants de Microtune, a indiqué la société lundi (29 novembre 2004).
Intel feilt an seriellem Speicherbus
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Neue Speicherbusse und gemeinsame Baugruppen für x86- und Itanium-Prozessoren sollen mittelfristig zu leistungsfähigeren Servern führen. Der Weg dahin führt über höhere Integration und eine Serialisierung der Schnittstellen.
Uppåt för kiselkarbid i Göteborg
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Under året har Chalmers forskning kring mikrovågs- och optoelektronikkomponenter i Göteborg väckt internationell uppmärksamhet. Ännu bättre kan det bli nu, eftersom en ny tillverkningslina för komponenter baserade på kiselkarbid, galliumnitrid, galliumarsenid och indiumfosfid byggs i renrummet på Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, MC2.
Silterra demonstrates 0.13-micron 8-Mbit SRAM
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A joint development project between Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Europe's IMEC research center, has produced an 8-Mbit SRAM fabricated in an all-copper, foundry-compatible 0.13-micron CMOS manufacturing process. The memory was manufactured at Silterra's wafer fabrication facility in Malaysia, the company said.
Tung panel debatterar elektronikindustrins framtid
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Paneldebatten "Tillväxt och framtid för svensk elektronikindustri" blir en av huvudpunkterna på mässan Elektronik/EP 2005. För att understryka vikten av ämnet har projektledaren Magnus Eriksson lyckats samla en rad tunga namn: Näringsminister Thomas Östros, Ericssons teknik- och forskningsdirektör Håkan Eriksson, Per Eriksson, generaldirektör för Vinnova, Hans Henzell, vd för Acreo, Erik Stenfors, Note AB och Eva Sjöblom, vd på Ireco (som äger forskningsinstitutet Acreo) och Anders Kinnander, pr
TriQuint exits opto module business, cuts 200 jobs
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TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. on Monday (Nov. 29) announced the repositioning of its optoelectronics business strategy and cut 200 positions in the unit.
Express Logic RTOS ported to Altera's Nios II
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The ThreadX real-time operating system has been ported to Altera's Nios II soft-core processor.
EU postpones action on software patents
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The European Union's Competitiveness Council delayed a decision on the controversial Patent Directive, which would define new limits for technology patents within the countries of the EU.
Intellon, BridgeCo develop HomePlug audio reference
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Intellon Corp. and BridgeCo disclosed a development agreement, under which the companies have crafted a HomePlug-enabled audio digital media player (DMP).
Northrop Grumman lands net-centric warfare deal
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The U.S. Air Force is moving ahead with deployment plans for a huge network-centric warfare program.
Microtune agrees to pay $5.6 million to settle class action
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Silicon tuner chip maker Microtune Inc. has agreed to pay US$5.625 million to settle the consolidated securities class action litigation, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Microtune and a number of Microtune's current and former officers and directors, the company said.
Austriamicrosystems lässt LEDs blitzen
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Eine intelligente Ladungspumpe für Blitz-LEDs in Kamerahandys hat der Analogelektronik-Spezialist Austriamicrosystems vorgestellt. Dem Unternehmen zufolge handelt es sich um das weltweit erste Produkt dieser Art.
Toshiba-Mikrocontroller macht externe LCD-Treiber überflüssig
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Toshiba Electronics erweitert seine Familie von 8-Bit-CMOS-Mikrocontrollern um einen Baustein für den Einsatz in Haushaltsgeräten bis hin zu EPOS-Systemen und industriellen Steuerungen.
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