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Microchip, Chang headline 2009 ACE Award winners
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Microcontroller and analog chip vendor Microchip Technology was presented the award for "Company of the Year," one of 11 winners of the 2009 EE Times ACE Awards. Morris Chang, founding chairman of TSMC, was honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award."
Vitesse cuts 12% of headcount
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has implemented a reduction of approximately 12 percent of its worldwide workforce.
FSI cuts jobs, posts loss
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Amid the downturn and ongoing losses, fab tool maker FSI International Inc. plans to take several cost-cutting measures, including layoffs.
Astronaut invokes 'Apollo spirit' for 'hard days ahead'
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Kenneth Mattingly recalled the Apollo spirit of cooperation in the rescue of the Apollo 13 mission and encouraged engineers at the Embedded Systems Conference to apply the same determination to the current hard times.
No April Fools: Conficker 2.0 worm set to strike
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Malware known as Conficker 2.0 is poised to strike on Wednesday, April Fools Day, security experts warn.
New MEMS timing chip emerges
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A maker of MEMS timing chips is taking aim at a new market: voltage-controlled oscillators.
Freescale rolls 45-nm comms processors
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Freescale Semiconductor said it is sampling new communications processors based on its 45-nm process technology,
Metrology specialist Semilab acquires AMS, QC Solutions
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Semilab Co. Ltd. (Budapest, Hungary) has acquired two Massachusetts-based metrology companies, Advanced Metrology Systems and QC Solutions.
IC market: Recovery or head fake?
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It's way too early to see a real recovery in ICs.
Three-phase, transformerless UPS system aims to score on cost and energy efficiency
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Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL) plans to unveil the company's latest three-phase, transformerless UPS system at a power protection seminar being held on 28 April at Chelsea Football Club.
Multiprocessor debug startup raises seed funding
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Ultrasoc Technologies Ltd. has raised £400,000 (about $575,000) of equity investment from the South East Seed Fund, managed by Finance South East, and the Iceni Seedcorn Fund.
TSMC qualifies 0.18-micron embedded flash process family
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said it has qualified a 0.18-micron embedded flash memory (embFlash) process technology family intended for applications in automotive, analog and power-sensitive applications.
Premo : High storage chokes are 99 percent efficient
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Premo has developed a series of high energy storage chokes for use in power conversion applications such as dc/ac and ac/dc converters.
Globalfoundries promises stability for Dresden location
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Globalfoundries has promised to continue its commitment for its Dresden manufacturing location as well as for the existing R&D network in that region. In a presentation for the press, Globalfoundries CEO Doug Grose rolled out a roadmap for the company's planned activities.
NXP bond-swap reduces debt by $465 million
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Dutch chip vendor NXP BV has completed a debt swap under which it will retire secured and unsecured debt for higher yielding, shorter-term, higher priority bonds. As a result NXP has reduced its debt by about $465 million and its annual interest burden by $30 million, the company said.
Video: Cisco shows server at Xeon launch
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Big data centers are preparing for a shift to 10 Gbit/s Ethernet and some are interested in GPU processing once standards emerge, said a panel of data center managers who are testing Intel's just announced Xeon 5500 processors.
Energy Star pioneer nominated to DoE post
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
One of the pioneers of the U.S. Energy Star program has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Albany NanoTech Complex expanded
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A $150 million expansion at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Albany NanoTech Complex will create $1 billion in new investments and 600 high-tech jobs by 2013, according to a statement released by New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Intel-ST memory venture: A flash in the pan?
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3/30/2009   1 comment
A year after its official inception, Numonyx Inc. continues to move full speed ahead with its charter despite the current memory downturn and chaos in the supply chain.
Guest blog: Mike Santarini
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3/30/2009   3 comments
Mike Santarini, a former editor at EE Times and EDN (now publisher of Xilinx user magazine Xcell Journal) makes his first guest blog entry for Programmable Logic DesignLine, warning EDA vendors to get serious about the FPGA business.
KLA-Tencor to cut workforce again by 10%
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Fab gear vendor KLA-Tencor will reduce its global workforce by about 10 percent as part of a series of cost-saving measures, the company said.
Intel rolls 45-nm server CPUs
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Intel Corp. formally rolls out server versions of its 45-nm Nehalem processors, the Xeon 5500 chips that integrate memory controllers and a high-speed interconnect, taking a page from archrival Advanced Micro Devices which pioneered the approach in x86 chips.
Chip market free-fall stablized in February, says analyst
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The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in at $14.2 billion, down from the $15.1 billion achieved in January, according to Carnegie Group. This would down by 30 percent year-on-year and similar to the 30 percent fall shown in January.
Maxon : Inductive encoder is based on eddy currents
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Small, robust and accurate, Maxon Motor’s MILE inductive micro encoder is secure against the effects of EMC, dust or oil.
Applied, Disco to devise TSV processes
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Expanding its efforts in 3-D chips, Applied Materials Inc. has formed a joint effort with Disco Corp. to develop wafer thinning processes for fabricating through-silicon vias (TSVs).
Asia-Pacific chip market to fall 23%
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Market research firm Gartner Inc. has lowered its forecast for the Asia-Pacific chip market.
QLogic converges nets in ASIC
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The move to merged data center networks takes a step forward as QLogic Corp. formally announces new chips and cards designed for the Fibre Channel over Ethernet standard with rivals Emulex and Intel Corp. expected to announce competing products soon.
Merck agrees to fund Israeli nanoparticle display research
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Hewbrew University of Jerusalem has agreed an R&D collaboration between Merck and QLight Nanotech Ltd., for the joint development of semiconductor nanoparticle technology for displays.
FBAR-based Band 8 WCDMA duplexer claims superior insertion loss and isolation
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Avago Technologies has announced a high-performance Band 8 WCDMA duplexer that leverages the industry's leading Q values of its FBAR (Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator) technology, designated ACMD-7605.
Hand held SDH, PDH tester features ease-of-use and rapid test
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Trend Communications has launched the Trend Multipro SDH, a portable, hand held tester for use by technicians working on SDH and PDH services to 2.5 Gbit/s.
VCO covers 1370 to 1400 MHz with high linearity
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Crystek's CVCO55CC-1370-1400 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 1370 MHz to 1400 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V to 4.5V.
Gartner: ASIC design starts to fall by 22% in '09
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ASIC design starts are expected to drop by 22 percent in 2009 as the economy causes firms to push out and--in some cases--cancel designs, accordng to market research firm Gartner.
Vendors call for cloud computing standards
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A group of 38 companies and academic groups have signed on to a so-called Open Cloud Manifesto calling for open standards for cloud computing.
LTE/WiMAX repeater delivers flexibility and scalability
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Renaissance Electronics Corporation has announced the production of a range of TCA based repeaters and macro cells for point to point and point to multi-point deployment support for WiMAX and LTE systems.
Willtek adds EDGE capabilities to its mobile service tester
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Willtek Communications has announced support of EDGE measurements for its 2201 ProLock, a compact GSM and WCDMA communication test set.
Hush Puppies RFID Project
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Indexport S.A., the manufacturer and distributer of Hush Puppies brand footwear, accurately and precisely manages its real-time stock in its Spanish distribution center in Castellon. Thanks to its accurate information, it efficiently fills customer orders and correctly restocks materials to avoid stock-outs. Here is the story.
Declining ASIC starts seen as gain for FPGAs
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FPGAs are displacing ASICs--a trend that in 2009 will be exacerbated by the global financial crisis--and now have a 30-to-one edge in design starts, according to market research firm Gartner.
Magma CEO upbeat on new products, analog push
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite challenging times for his company and the industry as a whole, Magma Design Automation Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan was upbeat about new products and his company's inroads in analog EDA during an interview with EE Times this week.
Analyst: Nokia could cut $5B in outsourcing
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In a reverse-outsourcing move, Nokia will stop using external companies to assemble its handsets, cutting a whopping $5 billion in contract manufacturing business, according to an analyst from market watcher iSuppli Corp.
Slideshow: ACE Innovators of the Year
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We present our five finalists for the 2009 ACE Innovator of the Year Award.
Suntech's Pluto technology achieves efficiencies of 19 percent on mono-crystalline PV Cells
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The world's largest photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., says the company is routinely utilizing its Pluto technology to produce PV cells with conversion efficiencies of approximately 19 percent on mono-crystalline PV cells and 17 percent on multi-crystalline PV cells.
Is DDR3 transition delayed?
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Is the transition to DDR3 delayed--again? If so, that could be a blow for DRAM makers, which are looking for relief amid the memory downturn.
PC slide slows as Intel eyes embedded
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It's not a recovery, but the PC market's slide seems to be slowing according to one financial analyst firm while Intel is positioning itself for growth in embedded markets beyond the PC, said an analyst at the firm.
U.K. collaboration aims at superior uncooled photonics
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The UK government's Technology Strategy Board has agreed to spend £1.85 million (about $2.6 million) in a collaborative project to develop integrated indium phosphide-based photonic devices and new active materials.
Renesas buys wireless firm, rolls MCUs
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Amid a major microcontroller launch, Renesas Technology Corp. has acquired Key Stream Corp.'s wireless LAN chipset business for an undisclosed price.
Action urged to help Europe's semis sector
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European governments and public authorities need to take coordinated, strong and urgent action to ensure the continent can remain competitive in the semiconductor and nanotechnologies sectors, Dirk Beernaert of the European Commission's Nanoelectronics division warned Friday (March 27).
Nextreme claims breakthrough cooling performance
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Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc. (Durham, North Carolina), a maker of thermal management products, has claimed that it's OptoCooler HV14 product has produced a 60 degree C temperature difference between its cold and hot sides.
Cold Fusion, MEMS, automotive flash lead weekly story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, March 22, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, March 27. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
SolarWorld to get big slice of Obama boom
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German renewable energy giant SolarWorld could come out of the industry's crisis stronger than it was before, outshining its peers, as it becomes one of the big inners of the "Obama boom" in the United States.
Chip industry outlook improving, says TSMC's Chang
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The prospects for the semiconductor industry are better than they were a month ago, according to a Reuters report that quotes Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) as its source.
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