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Tech heavyweights raise millions for tsunami relief
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12/31/2004   Post a comment
As the death toll for Sunday's earthquake and tsunami topped 114,000 Thursday, the technology industry stepped up its donations and its efforts to help individuals pledge money to victim relief organizations.
India's fab venture plans 200-, 300-mm plants
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12/31/2004   Post a comment
More details are surfacing about India's first major fab company, including its bold plans to build both 200- and 300-mm plants, according to a report from the Express Computer Web site.
The Week in Review: Dec. 26 to Jan. 1
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12/31/2004   Post a comment
Gathered below are the top five stories for the week beginning Sunday December 26, 2004, as ranked by Silicon Strategies' readers, up to and including Thursday, December 30. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
MoSys' chairman, CEO resigns, cites health problems
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Fu-Chieh Hsu, chairman, president and chief executive of Monolithic System Technology Inc. (MoSys) on Friday (Dec. 31) announced that he has resigned from the company, effective Dec. 30.
300-mA LDO
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12/31/2004   Post a comment
The LTC3025 is a 300-mA low dropout regulator (LDO) with a 0.9- to 5.5-V input voltage range.
TSMC va accélérer le déploiement de son procédé 90 nm
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Afin d’accélérer le déploiement de sa technologie 65 nm, le géant taïwanais de la fonderie, Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), a annoncé, le mercredi 29 décembre, qu’il développerait les capacités de son usine 90 nm au cours de l’année 2005.
'Super 3G' technology proposed for next-gen cell phones
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Some 26 companies from Asia, Europe and the United States have agreed to work on a unified data standard for next-generation cellular phones, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported on Friday (Dec. 31).
NIST devises world's smallest, sensitive sensor
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) claims to have demonstrated a tiny, magnetic sensor that can detect magnetic field changes as small as 50 picoteslas — a million times weaker than the Earth's magnetic field.
Cool EDA offerings for the new year
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12/30/2004   Post a comment
FPGA programming, easy formal verification, a video processing tool, Matlab-to-RTL, and FPGA-based emulation — these are some of the recent developments that can help designers in 2005.
Top ten EEdesign stories of 2004
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12/30/2004   Post a comment
From the legal troubles of ex-Aptix CEO Amr Mohsen, to Cadence Design Systems' new CEO and Synopsys' acquisition of Monterey Design Systems, here are the top ten EEdesign news stories of 2004, ranked according to reader response.
Tellabs adds CPE system to PON lineup
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Acquisition of Vinci Systems allows Tellabs to deliver end-to-end PON solution for service providers.
Parlex s’allie à Infineon pour la production de substrats destinés aux produits d’identification électronique
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12/30/2004   Post a comment
Parlex Corp., fabricant d’interconnexions flexibles, vient de créer une coentreprise avec Infineon Technologies AG en vue de fabriquer et de commercialiser des substrats de technologie avancée destinés aux produits d’identification électronique mobile sécurisée.
Hitachi intente une action en contrefaçon de brevet contre une société chinoise
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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) annonce ce mardi 28 décembre avoir intenté un procès contre la société chinoise GS Magicstor Inc. ainsi que sa société mère et associée dans la recherche, pour une contrefaçon alléguée à l’encontre de multiples brevets de lecteurs de disques durs d’Hitachi.
Sun, Cadence et une société indienne forment en matière d’intégration à très grande échelle
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Sun Microsytems et Cadence Design se sont associés avec le Veda Institute of Information Technology, à Hyderabad dans le sud de l’Inde, en vue de lancer le premier centre nodal de compétences pour la recherche et développement dans le domaine de l’intégration à très grande échelle, l’automatisation de la conception et le génie de systèmes embarqués.
Les actionnaires de Conexant intentent un procès, déclarant que la société cachait qu’elle était en difficulté
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Les actionnaires de Conexant Systems Inc. intentent un recours collectif contre la société, auprès du tribunal régional du New Jersey aux États-Unis. Ils allèguent que le fournisseur de semi-conducteurs de communications a manqué à ses obligations de les informer de la dégradation de sa situation financière.
La technologie logicielle de 6Wind au profit du projet européen 6Power
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12/30/2004   Post a comment
6WIND, spécialiste des technologies et des solutions logicielles IP avancées, annonce l’intégration de son logiciel 6WINDGateTM dans un équipement d’accès réseau haut débit de nouvelle génération, qui utilise la technologie des courants porteurs en ligne (CPL) pour accéder à Internet via le réseau électrique domestique. Cet équipement a été développé dans le cadre du projet européen 6POWER.
Higher foreign holding in Indian telecoms firms likely
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12/30/2004   Post a comment
The vexing matter of increasing the maximum foreign holding percentage in telecoms firms in India from 49 percent now to 74 percent is likely to happen soon, according to a Press Trust of India report.
Future Horizons cuts IC forecast to 15% growth in '05
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Market research firm Future Horizons on Thursday (Dec. 30) cut its worldwide growth forecast for ICs. The research firm now predicts that the semiconductor industry would grow 15 percent in 2005, down from its original forecast of 28 percent.
Newport restructures packaging unit amid losses
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Chip-equipment subsystems vendor Newport Corp. on Thursday (Dec. 30) revised its guidance amid a move to restructure and downsize its packaging and automation unit.
Samsung sets aside $100 million for DRAM probe
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South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Thursday (Dec. 30) said that it has set aside a $100 million provision against a DRAM price fixing scheme that has rocked the industry, according to published reports.
Huawei secures $10 billion credit line for expansion
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China's largest telecom equipment vendor, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., secured a credit line of $10 billion for overseas expansion and the financing of customer purchases during the next five years.
ESS Technology lowers fourth quarter forecast
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ESS Technology Inc. on Thursday (Dec. 30) lowered its forecast for the fourth quarter.
DSPs for net, media gateway designs
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The TMS320C6413 and TMS320C6410 digital signal processors are now available for designers of networking and media gateway designs.
China to boost tax rebate on electronic exports
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China is increasing its tax rebate on exports of electronics from 13 percent to 17 percent as part of a push to make its products even more competitive overseas.
China devises first core router for IPv6 networks
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China has developed and demonstrated its first high-performance network core router based on the next-generation Internet standard known as IPv6, which the country officially inaugurated earlier this week.
Chartered confirms bank loans to support 300-mm fab
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
Singaporean foundry provider Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. on Wednesday (Dec. 29) confirmed that it has signed an agreement for a $653 million term loan facility from J.P. Morgan, guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).
Wireless association to organize relief effort for South Asia disaster
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
In response to the devastating earthquake and corresponding tsunamis in South Asia, the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) announced organizational efforts within the wireless broadband industry leading to a Jan. 13, 2005 meeting during the group's annual International Symposium and Business Expo in San Jose, Calif.
MagnaChip moves full speed ahead in foundry business
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South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. has moved into pilot production with its 130-nm foundry process. The spin-off from Hynix Semiconductor Inc. plans to bring the technology into volume production in 2005.
AirNet keeps Nasdaq listing
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Cellular base station developer AirNet Communications received notification that Nasdaq will continue listing the company's stock.
Airspan buys VoIP equipment developer
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Broadband wireless equipment developer Airspan Networks has purchased Israel-based ArelNet for $8.7 million, a move that will allow the WiMAX equipment developer to increase its support for voice-over-IP (VoIP) services.
Staccato Communications names new chairman, CEO
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Staccato Communications Inc., a developer of ultrawideband chips, on Wednesday (Dec. 29) named Rick Kornfeld as president, chief executive and board member, effective immediately.
Multiphase CPU core regulator with adjustable integrated drivers
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Intersil's ISL6568 is a two-phase PWM control IC that provides a precision voltage regulation system for advanced microprocessors.
Universal Display wins contract to develop infrared OLEDs
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Universal Display Corp. has been awarded a $69,999 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the U.S. Army Communication Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center (CERDEC) to develop infrared organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) technology compatible with current-generation night vision capabilities employed by the military.
TSMC to accelerate 90-nm process ramp
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Amid a move to ramp up its 65-nm technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) on Wednesday (Dec. 29) said that it will accelerate its 90-nm fab capacity throughout 2005.
Le fondeur chinois ASMC poursuit sa première émission d’actions
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
En dépit de conditions de marché défavorables, le fondeur chinois Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (ASMC) a décidé de poursuivre sa première émission d’actions, selon un communiqué du South China Morning Post.
NEC n’atteint pas ses prévisions pour l’exercice
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Corp. (Japon) devrait rater ses prévisions de bénéfice d’exploitation de 40 % pour l’exercice en cours, en raison du ralentissement du secteur des circuits intégrés.
VCO for cable equipment
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The V585ME59 voltage-controlled oscillator is targeted at cable headend designs.
Force Field Wireless markets wireless-security paint
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
A small startup in Silicon Valley has an anti-intrusion tool that sells for $69 a gallon--you supply the brush.
Intel to strike up 'out-of-band' technology
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Intel is taking out-of-band technology to the chip level.
PSSI, Spaceconnection form new broadband venture
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
Production & Satellite Services Inc. (PSSI) and The Spaceconnection Inc., two southern California satellite-service specialists, have formed a joint venture, skIP Broadband LLC.
Aldec blends SystemC, HDL debugging
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Expanding its capabilities for mixed-language simulation of ASICs and FPGAs, Aldec Corp. this week (Dec. 27) announced the release of Riviera 2004.12. New features include integrated SystemC and HDL debugging, assertion-based verification, and functional code coverage.
Conexant shareholders file suit, saying company hid troubles
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Shareholders of Conexant Systems Inc. have filed a class-action suit against the company in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, claiming the communications semiconductor supplier failed to fully inform them about the company's deteriorating finances and inventory problems.
Hitachi files patent suit against Chinese company
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) announced Tuesday (Dec. 28) that it has sued GS Magicstor Inc. of China along with its parent company and research affiliate for allegedly infringing upon multiple Hitachi hard disk drive patents.
Analyst cuts Q4 estimates for China's SMIC
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Investment banking firm SG Cowen Securities Corp. on Tuesday (Dec. 28) cut its forecast for Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) amid a slowdown in the IC industry.
How to select verification IP
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Verification IP (VIP) can help you complete chip designs, but only if you choose your vendor wisely. Synopsys' Ed Bard offers some tips.
IC design house SiNova sets up shop in Dubai
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Fabless IC design house SiNova Semiconductor Inc. on Monday (Dec. 27) announced plans to establish a microelectronics design center in the Emirate of Dubai.
Wafer carrier firm opens factory in North Korea
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South Korea's SJ Tech Co., a supplier of wafer carrier, chip tray and other products, on Tuesday (Dec. 28) said it had a dedication ceremony for its new factory in Kaesong, North Korea, according to the Korea Times.
TSMC wants leading-edge processes in China
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Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) recently announced that it sees a necessity of putting up advanced processes in mainland China despite restrictions from the Taiwan government.
Sun, Cadence partner with Indian firm for VLSI training
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Sun Microsytems and Cadence Design have partnered with Veda Institute of Information Technology, based in Hyderabad in southern India, to start the country's first nodal center of competency for research and development in VLSI engineering, design automation and embedded system engineering
Microsoft antitrust settlement dollars going largely unclaimed
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
PC software may be leaving more than $1 billion on the table as a deadline for filing in a California class action approaches.
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