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IC forecast up for 2008
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
2008 is expected to be a better year for semiconductors.
Contract manufacturers blame poor communications for NPI delays, product compliance issues
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Contract manufacturers blame poor communication with manufacturers for 79 percent of new product introduction (NPI) delays and 30 percent of product compliance issues, according to a study conducted by Arena Solutions.
Philips gains $1.5B in TSMC stock sale
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics has completed the sale of 800 million common shares in foundry provider Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), in a transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
Europe shows strong chip sales in November
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
The three-month average of chip sales for Europe for November was $3.67 billion, up 9.6 percent from the previous month and the best performing region in sales for the three months from September to November, according to figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
IBM set to pay $300 million for secret storage startup, says report
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
IBM Corp. is in talks to acquire startup XIV Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) for between $300 million and $350 million, according to Globes newspaper, which referenced unnamed sources.
Nanotechnology aids large-area solar cell
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
A scientist at Israel's Bar-Ilan University claims that he has managed to create a solar cell 100 times bigger than a typical solar cell, using nanotechnology methods.
Semi sales up 2.3% in November, says SIA
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
November was another good month for global sales of semiconductors, with a 2.3 percent increase over the same period last year to $23.1 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Fujitsu exits plasma
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
At a Board Meeting held on December 27, 2007, the Board of Directors of Fujitsu General Limited passed a resolution to cease activity in the visual display business.
Group says half of U.S. households watch DTVs
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Association said more than 50 percent of U.S. households own a digital TV.
Micronas set to lay off workers in California, China
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Consumer electronics chip company Micronas Holding GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland) has announced it plans to discontinue its activities in set top boxes for television delivered by internet protocol, affecting about 100 employees in Santa Clara, Calif., and around 20 employees in Shanghai, China.
A glimpse into the future of technology
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The voice over suggests the pair that made this video are young and enthusiastic. As such this glimpse into the future of technology is more about the vision than the detailed engineering. But as the final scene states: "the future is in our hands."
Visible light from planet observed orbiting distant star
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Scientists have for the first time detected visible light from a planet orbiting a star other than the Sun.
India preps nanotechnology policy
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
India has brought together a core group of about a dozen researchers from academia, industry and research spheres to develop a national nanotechnology policy.
Wavecom establishes Centers of Excellence program
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
By working with qualified Wavecom Centers of Excellence, adopters of wireless connected systems can focus on their core businesses and leave the wireless part of equation to experts.
Group seeks info on IBM processor patent application
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The Peer-to-Patent organization is seeking prior art and annotations on an IBM patent application for a processor that claims advances in dynamic readjustment and which the organization says has just 13 days left for challenges.
Toshiba sues Italian DVD maker in patent dispute
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. has filed a patent-infringement suit against Italian DVD disc replicator ACME SpA in a Milan court. The suit alleges the Italian company is manufacturing and selling DVDs without a license either from Toshiba or the DVD6C Licensing Group that acts as a one-stop shop for DVD patents from nine companies.
Chip art, 3D TV, French EMS lead story ranking
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Dec. 23, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Dec. 28. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Mediatek cuts forecast
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Here's a bad sign: Taiwan chip maker Mediatek Inc. has cut its forecast.
My aching back! Ergonomics targets worker health
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Ergonomic practices can eliminate the repetitive motions that cause hand, neck and back pain for computer users, a researcher says.
WiMAX Forum begins certification testing for Mobile WiMAX
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
As Mobile WiMAX deployments grow in 2008, the Forum will open new certification labs in India and Taiwan to address the demand for equipment certification.
Product How To: Using the MPC5554 to control system frequency/performance nonlinearities
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
How the correct mix of on-chip flash, RAM and peripheral logic resources can eliminate or reduce the non-linear relationship between performance and frequency in many embedded control system designs.
Top ten ESM articles for 2007
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Here are the top ten most read feature articles in 2007 for Electronics Supply & Manufacturing.
Plasma television manufacturers invest now for the future
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
As another record breaking year for television sales comes to a close, one thing is certain -- flat panel displays are the clear consumer choice, with Plasma HDTV sets dominating the 50-inch and larger category.
Indian chip designers adding skills, engineers
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12/26/2007   6 comments
Many Indian chip design companies are adding to their portfolio of design skills to provide full design services.
India's XL plans $250M solar plant investment in Spain
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Indian solar photovoltaic module maker XL plans to set up solar farms in Spain at a cost of $250 million, possibly becoming the first Indian company to make an investment overseas in this emerging line of business.
India to fund telecom innovations to hike connectivity
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Armed with more than $2.5 billion in its reserves, India's telecommunications agency will fund innovation designed to help increase telecom density. The agency is also seeking applications for the funding.
Ford: hydrogen fuel feasible
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12/26/2007   1 comment
Ford Motor Co. has developed an autocatalytic reaction scheme involving three hydrides that could someday enable hydrogen to be pumped into tanks as easily as gasoline.
Intel-ST memory venture delayed
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Amid turmoil in the debt capital markets, Intel, Francisco Partners and STMicroelectronics have delayed the closing of Numonyx, its joint flash memory venture, to March 28, 2008.
SMIC licenses IBM's 45-nm process
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Chinese foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has licensed IBM Corp.'s 45-nm bulk CMOS technology.
Applied, Chinese rival face legal battle
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. and Chinese fab-tool rival Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) have agreed to disagree over a confidentially motion filed as part of a bitter legal battle between the two companies.
Commentary: A few fabless fables
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry is commoditizing with opportunities to differentiate being few and far between.
Power Integrations, Fairchild suit dismissed
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Power Integrations Inc. said that a judge has dismissed a patent-infringement suit filed by Fairchild Semiconductor Inc. in 2006.
Bahrain bank buys stake in Open-Silicon
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Bahrain's Unicorn Investment Bank B.S.C. has acquired a 75 percent stake in Open-Silicon Inc., a fabless ASIC house, for $190 million.
Tantalum caps find hi-rel niches
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
While the bulk of demand for tantalum capacitors comes from the handheld and gaming markets, as designers cram greater functionality into these ever-shrinking devices, there has also been quite a bit of activity in high-reliability markets--including military, automotive and medical--that require higher-performance components.
Digital TV links: crowded house
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Consumer electronics companies are asking the Federal Communications Commission to mandate that their products be given access to applications and services running on the headend systems of cable-TV providers.
Solving HDTV's unhappy returns
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Fueled by rapidly declining average selling prices, an exploding supply of content and a vigorous consumer appetite, growth in high-definition television sales continues to accelerate this holiday season.
Under the Hood: Silicon TV tuners clearing hurdles
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Although mobile phone and WLAN transceivers made the transition to silicon ICs years ago, solid-state TV tuners have been slower off the starting block. Semiconductor Insights takes a look at offerings from several companies that have started to offer IC-based TV receivers that will replace the traditional "can tuner."
Valor, Digitaltest partner for assembly, test
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Digitaltest GmbH (St. Blankenloch, Germany) and Valor Computerized Systems Ltd. (Yavne, Israel) have established a technology partnership to deliver software for assembly and test planning by offering integration between C-Link, Digitaltest's design-to-test softwar, and vPlan, Valor's process engineering software.
A viral Christmas story
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12/23/2007   Post a comment
Forget the Wii shortage, says humorist David Benjamin. This year's must-have, can't-find game console is the "Veeblefetzer." Good luck finding one, and Happy Holidays.
UPS market will exceed $7 billion
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12/22/2007   Post a comment
The global market for uninterruptible power supplies grew 20 percent over last year. Three-phase UPSes lead the drive.
Verigy, startup face ATE legal battle
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
A court has delayed a hearing that involves Verigy Inc.'s pending suit against a startup that could turn the automatic test equipment (ATE) business upside down.
Explosives-on-a-chip smarten munitions
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Georgia Institute of Technology wants to use microelectromechanical systems with the Naval Surface Warfare Center to make "smart" munitions and explosives using MEMS fuzes.
CWS sets foot in US, Japan
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Seeking to expand international presence, French EDA startup Coupling Wave Solutions SA announced it has opened an office in Austin (Texas) and signed a distribution agreement with Anova Solutions Inc. in Japan.
Micromem readies MRAM cell designs
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Micromem Technologies Inc (Toronto, Canada) together with development partner Strategic Solutions and foundry Global Communication Services (GCS) has manufactured foundry grade fully functioning MRAM cells.
Pixelworks' CEO takes leave of absence
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Pixelworks Inc., a supplier of video ICs, said that Hans Olsen, CEO and president, will take a temporary leave of absence from his duties beginning Jan. 1, in order to address recently discovered health issues.
French artist photographs ST's silicon chips
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Considering that technology has an aesthetic appeal, French photographer plastician Valérie Legembre has immersed herself for six months in the industry world of STMicroelectronics in Crolles, near Grenoble. The result is an exhibition, entitled 'Artpuce' (or Artchip in English), highlighting the aesthetic of silicon chips at ST's premises.
TietoEnator changes president, CEO
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
TietoEnator, Finnish-Swedish IT and software service providers, announced it has appointed Hannu Syrjälä as president and chief operating officer, starting mid-Feb. 2008.
Startups, rankings and teardowns: the EE Times Europe top ten stories of 2007
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
We regularly give you "The Week in Review" but we have also scanned our site traffic to compile the Top 10 EETimes Europe stories of 2007. The tally includes special reports, contributions from sister publications, including our U.S. sister site www.eetimes.com, and two entries from the Under the Hood series.
Efficient testbench implementation for verification proposed by Synopsys staffer
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
A Synopsys India staffer has proposed an efficient implementation of testbench for verification of configurable host controller IP.
Gartner, Bill, Scarlett, NXP and BMW lead story ranking
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Dec. 16, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Dec. 21. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
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