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Fairchild files patent lawsuit against Infineon
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11/29/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, Calif.) is suing Infineon Technologies AG in the U.S. District Courts of Maine and Delaware, claiming some of the German group's CoolMOS and OptiMOS power management devices, as well as its Infineon IGBT and CanPak parts, infringe one or more of eight Fairchild patents.
UCLA develops higher efficiency polymer solar cells
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have shown the possibility of creating a new polymer for use in solar cells that exhibits greater sunlight absorption and conversion capabilities than existing polymers.
AMD foundry, Android uptick, Gilles Delfassy lead story ranking
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 23, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 28. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Melexis does not foresee large-scale job cuts
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Automotive chip manufacturer Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems NV (Ieper, Belgium) does not expect to make massive head-count reductions despite forecasting that its Q4 sales will fall between 25 and 30 percent compared with Q3.
Commentary: ST's profit warning comes as no surprise
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Geneva-based chip vendor STMicroelectronics NV has significantly downgraded its revenue growth outlook for the fourth quarter of 2008. No doubt it does not come as a complete surprise. It is part of the current climate.
RF transistors deliver high-power, high-efficiency performance across an unrivaled bandwidth
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor has announced the availability of a revolutionary high power discrete RF transistor family, designated PowerBand, for broadband applications including radar, signal jammers and wireless communications.
Stühlerücken bei Siemens MedTech
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Siemens Healthcare bekommt einen neuen Chef: Der Chief Technology Officer Hermann Requardt übernimmt die Position des CEO für den Bereich Medizintechnik. Seine Funktionen als CTO und Leiter der Zentralabteilung Corporate Technology wird er weiter ausfüllen.
Semiconductor industry utilization declined in Q3
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
The utilization in the semiconductor industry continued its decline in the third quarter. The SICAS statistics however shows surprisingly large differences between product segments.
ST, INRIA team on embedded systems
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV and INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, have signed a partnership agreement for next-generation embedded systems.
TSMC, UMC looking to cut costs by 20%, says report
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
TSMC and UMC, the world's two leading providers of foundry manufacturing services, are preparing to cut costs by up to 20 percent, according to a Reuters report that did not name its sources.
Tumbler Technologies : 650 W supplies are approved to medical standards
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
The TM650 series of 650W AC/DC switching power supplies is approved to UL 60601-1, CSA C22.2 No. 601.1 and EN 60601-1 medical standards.
Nujira touts PA efficiency advance in handsets
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) is claiming PAs in handsets that use its High Accuracy Tracking technology are twice as efficient during HSUPA transmissions, and 1.5 times as efficient during W-CDMA transmissions, than the same PA with a standard constant voltage (CV) supply as widely deployed in the industry today.
ST cuts Q4 revenue growth forecasts
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has significantly downgraded its revenue growth outlook for the fourth quarter of 2008 and now expects revenues to be between $2.2 billion and $2.35 billion.
Ten years ago: Intel regroups to strengthen StrongARM
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
It was on Nov. 27 1998 that EE Times reported Intel Corp. was working to have a home-grown version of the StrongARM processor ready by the second half of 1999.
Continental develops car-to-car ice warning system
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Continental has a system under development that includes car-to-car communications for clear ice warning systems. Such as system would be superior to current temperature sensors since drivers can be warned ahead of dangerous situations, the company says.
Nanotube switching effect discovered
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Karlsruhe, Germany) have unexpectedly discovered a physical effect that potentially can be used to develop novel electronic components. By means of the effect, the conductance of the nanotubes can be controlled.
Qimonda : DDR3 memory suits Intel Core i7 processor
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Aeneon, the channel and retail brand of Qimonda, has announced availability of its DDR3-1600 Triple Channel Kits (CL9) with 3 GB and 6 GB for the new Intel Core i7 processor and Intel X58 Express chipset.
German processor firm alleges Xilinx, Avnet infringe patents
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Pact XPP Technologies AG, a developer of a reconfigurable highly parallel processor architecture, has filed a law suit against FPGA vendor Xilinx Inc. and distributor Avnet Inc. in the Eastern District court of Texas, claiming patent infringement. The case was filed Dec 28, 2007.
MEMS market to suffer from economic crisis in 2009, says Yole
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
French research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement provided an analysis on the impact of the economic slowdown on the MEMS market as it expects it will be significant in 2008, down $500 million, and very significant in 2009, down $1.5 billion.
Molex : Circular connectors are sealed and very rugged
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Molex has announces the XRC of line of sealed circular connectors. Plugs and receptacles have been developed to meet the demanding requirements of the heavy-equipment industry.
Sharp and Enel look to invest $2.6 bn in Italian solar power ventures
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Japan's Sharp Corp., the world's No.2 maker of solar cells, Enel of Italy and an unnamed third manufacturer plan to invest more than $2.6 billion in Italian solar power ventures to tap the growing demand for cleaner energy.
Nokia calls home to save on energy
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Nokia has started developing a wireless platform to control functions such as heating and security in homes.
Befact Technologies : PoE modules deliver up to 21 W
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Befact Technologies announces two series of embedded tiny PoE PD modules – the high power THPD and the normal power TPD.
Alcatel-Lucent CFO quits
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Two months after top executive changes, Alcatel-Lucent announced that Hubert de Pesquidoux, chief financial officer and president of Enterprise business, has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Paul Tufano, an executive in international finance, will succeed him.
Global chip sales seen tumbling in October
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in at $22.8 billion for October, down 1 percent on the $23 billion achieved in September, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst at Carnegie ASA in Oslo, Norway.
Bilan énergétique concluant pour Soitec en 2007
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Dix huit mois après le lancement de son plan d'économies d'énergie, Soitec SA annonce des résultats satisfaisants. Le spécialiste du silicium sur isolant aurait évité le rejet de plus de 218 tonnes de CO2 dans l'atmosphère sur l'année 2007.
Diodes : Smart motor controller provides all-in-one solution
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
The AH5792 is a single chip solution providing all the functionality required for driving low power single coil brushless DC fans and motors.
AMD spin-off Foundry Co. sees no long-term downturn
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
AMD's manufacturing arm which is heading for a spin-off to form a foundry services provider, regards the current downturn as a good anti-cyclical investment opportunity. Nevertheless, the company is aware of the challenges they are approaching, said two top managers of the company.
Toshiba may delay fabs, according to report
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Japan's Toshiba may delay the construction of two flash memory fabs in Japan on account of conditions in the chip market, according to a report by the Kyodo news service.
Analyst cuts LCD-TV forecast, but still sees growth
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Worldwide LCD-TV shipments will grow less than expected but still rise 18.9 percent in 2008 and by 20.5 percent in 2009, according to a revised forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
Poll: Downturn won't drive more globalization
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The economic downturn won't spark a new round of globalization in R&D, according to an informal survey of 30 high tech R&D managers.
French test automation startup raises $6.2 million
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Smartesting, French designer and developer of software solutions for automated test generation, announced it has raised 4.8 million euros ($6.2 million) in a third round of capital investment.
Kontron : Industrial HMIs suit high volume projects
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Kontron announces its second generation of its successful Micro Client industrial HMI: the Kontron Micro Client II.
ERNI : D-sub connector has press-fit termination
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
ERNI Electronics has introduced a right angled D-sub connector with press-fit technology, which can be screwed to the circuit board with M3 or 4#40 UNC threads after press fitting.
3-D memristor chip debuts
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Memristors technology got a boost recently from Hewlett-Packard Labs, which described the first 3-D memristor chip at a conference in Berkeley, Calif.
Solar panel sales to contract in 2009, says forecast
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The economic crisis will impact significantly solar panel sales, starting with weakened average selling prices and order delays or cancellations, according to market research group The Information Network (New Tripoli, PA.)
Melexis warns of automotive chip sales crash in Q4
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Automotive chip manufacturer Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems NV (Ieper, Belgium) has issued a warning that it expects its Q4 sales to fall 25 and 30 percent compared with the third quarter. Joint CEO Francoise Chombar said that the company would continue to streamline its cost structure, but did not indicate whether this would include job cuts.
Price erosion round the corner for PNDs
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Fierce competition and commoditization of entry-level personal navigation devices (PND) is likely to bite into the large profits made by makers of the devices over the past few years when sales grew at exponential levels, according to market research group Berg Insights (Gothenburg, Sweden).
Intel accuses Europe of discrimination, seeks antitrust reversal
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Processor maker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has filed a lawsuit against the European Commission and is alleging that the allegation of antitrust behavior by Intel has been improperly investigated and that the Commission became "discriminatory and partial."
Lifting the illusions from invisibility cloaks
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11/26/2008   1 comment
Researchers at St Andrew's University in Scotland and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic have come up with a new way of using mathematics to describe an invisibility cloak.
Industrial Automation: To date no sign of recession
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
At SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg the industrial automation industry shows no sign of a recession. The industry is in a good mood, there is still growth and the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) expects further growth due to extensive bookings.
Strategy renewal coming for ICT research, says European Commissioner
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Viviane Reding, European Commissioner responsible for Information Society and Media, gave a speech on Tuesday (Nov. 25) at the ICT 2008 exhibition in Lyon, France, in which she said she would outline a renewed strategy for information and communications technology research and innovation early in 2009.
STMicroelectronics : ID-card controller secures e-Government services
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
To help authorities stay ahead in the constant battle against electronic security attacks, STMicroelectronics has introduced the ST23YR80, a microcontroller for secure identity cards supporting the latest cryptography techniques and offering large memory for biometric data.
EC approves proposed JV between ST, Ericsson
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission announced Wednesday (Nov. 26) it has authorized, under the European Union merger regulation, the creation of a joint venture between EMP, the wireless platform business of Ericsson, and ST-NXP, the wireless semiconductors business of STMicroelectronics.
Phonak and NXP collaborate to develop ultra low power wireless communication technology
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
NXP has collaborated with Phonak to develop a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems.
Sensirion : Flow sensor measures flow rates below 100 ml per minute
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Sensirion introduces the SLQ-HC60 flow sensor for flow rates below 100 ml/min.
Cadence exec downplays Connections controversy
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
An executive from EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems downplayed a report that suggested that Cadence had removed from membership a large number of software vendors from its Connections partnership program and defended Cadence as having the "broadest partner program in the industry."
Verigy swings to loss, offers weak outlook
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Automated test equipment vendor Verigy reported a fiscal fourth quarter net loss of $36 million after posting a profit of $32 million in the same period of 2007.
NETWORKS: Scalable Network EXata emulation tools exercise wireless networks
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Software Virtual Networks enable real-time test and evaluation of next-gen mobile networks
Analog Profile: Jim Solomon
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
As part of the 'Analog Profiles' series in which we dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of the people shaping the analog sector, ADLE interviews Jim Solomon, Executive Chairman at Gemini Design Technology.
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