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Filtronic in talks to sell its compound semis unit
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Troubled wireless components and GaAs foundry group Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) is in negotiations to sell its compound semiconductors division to an un-named company for no immediate money.
Digi-Key broadens linecard
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key strengthens linecard with additional passive and LED components.
Gloomy mood seen at Semicon Japan
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
A slew of vendors are getting a jump on next week's Semicon Japan trade show by rolling out new products, but the mood at the event is expected to be gloomy.
NEC claims world's fastest MRAM
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Japan's NEC Corp. claimed that it has developed the world's fastest MRAM.
Economic woes underly Mentor's mixed 3Q results
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Mentor Graphics Corp. reported third-quarter revenues totaling $186.3 million, but quarterly earnings fell by 10 cents per share.
Qimonda revamps production strategy
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Amid a DRAM downturn and losses, Qimonda AG has revamped its 200-mm manufacturing strategy. The DRAM maker also plans to end 200-mm production with two foundry partners: SMIC and Winbond.
Researcher claims to have found missing dark matter
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Researchers at McMaster University in Canada claim to have located missing dark matter in a halo around galaxies.
Green conference to focus on sustainable manufacturing
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
The Green Manufacturing Conference, scheduled for January 2008, will focus on the industry's need for a multi-functional approach to sustainable manufacturing practices.
Qimonda cuts back on 200-mm production
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Qimonda will cut back its 200-mm production and focus on 300-mm in the future. The move affects its production Richmond (USA) and in Dresden — and parent company Infineon.
Qimonda kündigt Fertigungsvertrag mit Infineon
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Qimonda fährt seine 200-Millimeter-Fertigung zugunsten der 300-Millimeter-Produktion zurück. Die Maßnahme betrifft die Produktionsstätten des Unternehmens in Dresden und in Richmond (USA).
Zander steps down as Motorola CEO
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Ed Zander is stepping down at the end of the year from his post of CEO at Motorola, and will become chairman of the board until next May. President and chief operating officer Greg Brown has been tapped as CEO.
Zander out, Brown in as Motorola CEO
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Gregory Brown has been named to replace Edward Zander as CEO of Motorola Inc., ending four turbulent years during which the company tried and failed to regain lost market share in the wireless handset sector.
Marvell, chip vendor ranking, Linux poll lead story ranking
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Nov. 25, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 30. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Toumaz partners to commercialize RF chip for medical apps
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Toumaz Technology Ltd. a developer of RF, analog and mixed signal semiconductors targeting medical electronics applications, has struck what the group terms a "strategic development and distribution alliance" with an un-named leading global medical devices business.
Germany offers award to attract international researchers
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
In order to attract internationally renown researchers, the German Humboldt Foundation has created an award of up to €5 million (about $7.35 million) € under the precondition that the researcher spends the sum to set up a research project in Germany.
ERNI : Cable assemblies offer optimised automation solutions
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
ERNI has added cable systems for M8/M12 round connectors to its range of PCB products.
Vector rolls Autosar 2.1 software
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Vector Informatik (Stuttgart, Germany) has started to deploy a set of automotive software according to release 2.1 of the Autosar standard. The release contains several improvements.
NAND flash takes off in 3Q 2007, ASPs climb
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
The global NAND flash market enjoyed strong growth in the third quarter, with revenue of $4.2 billion, up 37 percent from the same period in 2006, driven by strong seasonal consumer electronics demand, according to iSuppli Corporation.
Sky continues to fall on DRAMs
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Don't look now, but the DRAM fundamentals continue to deteriorate.
Accord de partenariat entre Microsoft et l'Université Lyon 1
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Microsoft Corp. vient de conclure un accord de partenariat avec l'Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Le géant américain de l'informatique ne s'était jusqu'alors adressé qu'aux grandes écoles comme l'IEP de Paris et l'Ecole Polytechnique.
CAN mit langer Leitung
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Für CAN-Anwendungen, die lange Verdahtungswege vorsehen, hat AMI Semiconductor eine Familie von CAN-Transceivern entwickelt.
Le cofondateur d'Ekinops siège au conseil du pôle Image & Réseaux
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Le Français Ekinops (Lannion, France), spécialisé dans l’équipement optique multiprotocole très haut débit, annonce que François-Xavier Ollivier, cofondateur et actuel directeur des opérations, vient d'être élu administrateur du pôle de compétitivité à vocation mondiale Images & Réseaux. Il représente ainsi le secteur du transport optique.
SPS/IPC/Drives zieht positives Fazit
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Als vollen Erfolg wertet die Messeleitung die diesjährige Automatisierungs-Fachmesse SPS/IPC/Drives, die am Donnerstag nach dreitägiger Dauer in Nürnberg zu Ende ging. Nur das Kongressbeiprogramm konnte seinen vorjährigen Höhenflug nicht fortsetzen.
Return to profitability is first priority, says AMD's Ruiz
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices is focusing its efforts on a return to profitability, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz said.
NIST on road to perpetual motion with 'superfluidity' demo
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrated a "persistent motion" machine that harness the quantum effects of a Bose-Einstein condensate, or superfluid.
DRAM module market hit by price erosion
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While larger, more diversified global third-party DRAM module makers posted double-digit growth during the first half of 2007, smaller players were hit hard by price erosion with their combined revenue declining about 48 percent during the same period.
EU ministers back spectrum farming for 3G, caution on DVB-H for mobile TV
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
European Union telecommunications ministers have endorsed the EC's proposals to open radio frequencies, initially allocated to GSM mobile phone services, to other technologies including 3G. However, they only partially backed proposals to mandate DVB-H as the technology of choice in Europe for mobile TV.
IPhone delays to impact NAND in '08
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Apple Computer Inc. could push out the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, which may put a damper on the NAND flash market in 2008, according to an analyst.
U.K. government backs manufacturing R&D
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
The British government, through its Technology Strategy Board, is holding a beauty contest amongst companies in numerous manufacturing sectors for £23 million worth of research grants for technologies that improve high value manufacturing procedures.
Acal results hit by component industry downturn
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
WTO rules against Japanese DRAM tariffs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that Japan has violated international trade rules by imposing punitive import duties on DRAMs from South Korea.
SemIndia reportedly in talks to raise funds
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SemIndia Inc., the semiconductor manufacturing startup based in Hyderabad, plans to raise about $100 million within the next 180 days to help launch operations.
FuturePlus proposes replacement for BERTs
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FuturePlus has developed a small system to replace bit-error-rate testers (BERTs) in most high-speed serial testing.
Google visar vägen
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
För en tid sedan skrev jag om den nya ekonomin. Den som inte längre bygger på 80/20-regeln utan på den samlade mängden av små intäkter. Cris Anderson, redaktör för Wireless, har beskrivit denna svans av små intäkter i en bok som följaktligen fått namnet "The Long Tail".
Viewpoint: Embrace platform-based design
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
A fickle market and unpredictable consumer tastes make platform-based design a time- and money-saver for manufacturers.
Service Oriented Architecture at the Edge
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
This white paper sets out to define "Service-Oriented Architecture" (SOA) and to explain how RFID/Sensor technologies can benefit from it. It also introduces GlobeRanger's iMotion Edge Process Manager (EPM), a system based on SOA principles.
BMW brings Internet Protocol under the hood
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
A BMW research group has tested the Internet Protocol to network automotive controllers. The engineers found that IP could well suit the real-time requirements even of safety-critical applications. But the most prominent benefits are in another area: With IP networking, costs for automotive electronics probably could be lowered.
Swedish design house agrees to maintain OpenCores
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
ORSoC AB (Stockholm, Sweden), a design house, that specializes in using open-source hardware intellectual property blocks, has agreed to maintain the OpenCores website, www.opencores.org.
Slovenia boosts R&D investments via tax incentives
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Seeking to strengthen Slovenia's economy and attract foreign investors, the Slovenian Government has approved a decree that allows tax incentives for research and development activities.
Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon
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11/28/2007   1 comment
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Winners, losers in 2007 chip rankings
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11/28/2007   1 comment
Intel, Sony, Toshiba and Qualcomm are the stars -- or winners -- in iSuppli Corp.'s projected IC rankings for 2007.
Microsemi buys Microwave Device
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Analog and mixed-signal device maker Microsemi Corp. has acquired Microwave Device Technology Corp. (MDT) of Westford, Mass. for $7.8 million in cash.
Israel funds more than 1,000 tech projects per year
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The Israeli government has financed more than 1,000 technology projects per year over the past five years, according to a study written by Karen Vainunska and Yael Rosenberg from Tel-Aviv University.
Freescale baut 8-Bit-Familie weiter aus
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Freescale hat seine 8-Bit-Mikrocontrollerfamilie S08 um 30 neue Modelle erweitert. Die Bausteine zielen auf Anwendungen in Consumer-, Industrie- und Fahrzeugelektronik.
Motorola continues to lose ground in mobiles
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Motorola is continuing to lose ground in the global share of mobile phone sales, according to Gartner Inc's latest analysis of the sector.
BAE Systems selects Achronix for rad-hard FPGA
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Defense and aerospace company BAE Systems Inc. (Rockville, Maryland) and Achronix Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) have agreed to develop a reconfigurable radiation-hardened field-programmable gate array.
Embedded engineers prefer Linux OS, says poll
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
About half the embedded systems engineers that read EE Times Europe, are planning to use Linux as an embedded operating system, according to respondents to a poll.
Samsung Builds RFID Cellphone Reader
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday reported development of its single-chip radio frequency identification (RFID) reader for mobile devices the Seoul-headquartered company initially will introduce as a card.
Marvell cuts 400 jobs, posts loss
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Amid a loss for the quarter, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. plans to reduce its headcount by 400 employees, or approximately 7 percent of the company's total workforce.
Aviza expands ALD efforts
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Aviza Technology Inc. has expanded its efforts in the atomic layer deposition (ALD) tool market.
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