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Commentary: Let's change the dialogue between engineers, managers
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It's no secret that demands on engineers have gotten tougher. Moore's Law and design complexity continue their inexorable climb.
Entellium Earns Leader Status for CRM Software
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Forrester report touts eCustomerCenter for low cost and robust workflow engine.
SunTrust Is First In Survey For Inbound Sales
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The categories measured include customer reception, customer rapport, needs identification, professionalism, product knowledge and cross selling capability.
Standard aims to expand use of flash in PCs
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Dell, Intel and Microsoft agreed to work on a standard for NAND flash module controllers that the trio expects will help expand the use of flash memory in notebooks and desktops.
Standard aims to expand use of flash in PCs
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Dell, Intel and Microsoft agreed to work on a standard for NAND flash memory controllers that the trio expects will expand the use of flash memory in notebooks and desktops.
Intel opens Itanium design center in Colorado
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Intel Corp. opened a microprocessor design center in Colorado after closing a separate state facility earlier in 2007.
IBM cuts 1,500 more U.S. jobs
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After paring 1,300 domestic positions at the beginning of the month, IBM on Wednesday handed out another 1,500 pink slips.
Motorola to cut 4,000 more jobs
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Motorola, which is trying to get its financial house in order in coping with falling mobile phone sales, said Wednesday that it would cut an additional 4,000 jobs in shaving another $600 million in costs.
Dwindling of rare metals imperils innovation
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The world may soon find itself running out of rare metals used to form key components in high-tech devices from cell phones to semiconductors to solar panels, according to a report in New Scientist magazine.
R&D jobs to go in Tundra restructuring
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Communications chip group Tundra Semiconductor is reducing its headcount by 7 percent, and will not fill several vacant positions as it restructures to shore up its finances.
Gartner cuts chip forecast
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Gartner has lowered its 2007 worldwide semiconductor forecast to $269.2 billion, a 2.5 percent increase from 2006. In its previous forecast, the research firm predicted a 2007 revenue increase of 6.4 percent.
U.S. mobile apps market to reach $9B soon
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New research indicates that U.S. businesses will spend about $3.8 billion on mobile applications this year, and the market is forecast to grow to $9 billion by 2011.
Fast TCP accelerates Web
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Network congestion, like vehicular traffic jams, is getting worse. No matter how fat the pipe, the antiquated Transmission Control Protocol never fully utilizes the available bandwidth.
Infineon Austria names new CEO
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Effective June 1, Monika Kircher-Kohl will follow Reinhard Ploss as the new CEO for Infineon Austria. Ploss has recently been named General Manager for Infineon's newly-created manufacturing and logistics business unit and member of the board.
European fund invests $37 million in 7 Israeli companies
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Kreos Capital (formerly European Venture Partners, EVP) has started fulfilling on its promise to invest $360 million in Israeli technology companies over the next three years. The European fund has been reported to have completed $37 million worth of capital in seven companies.
EU project to create fuel-cell aircraft
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An EU-funded project has been launched to develop the first fuel cell manned intercity aircraft.
Floating point coprocessor is tailored to handle GPS data
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Micromega Corp.'s uM-FPU V3.1 floating point coprocessor chip extends the powerful feature set of the original uM-FPU V3 chip to include serial I/O support, NMEA sentence parsing, block transfers, additional matrix operations and string support, among other enhancements.
Optical controller simplifies the design of GPON transceivers
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Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS1865, an optical control, calibration, and monitor IC that integrates GPON power-leveling functionality, a laser bias average-power-control (APC) loop, video amplifier control, and SFF-8472 diagnostic and alarm features.
PLDA readies PCI Express IP solution
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PLDA, provider of IP core, hardware FPGA-based boards and custom interfacing solutions for PCI/CompactPCI, announced it would present the second generation of its PCI Express IP solution at the Design Automation Conference next week in San Diego, California.
Multiport test adapter enables complete, and low-cost MIMO testing.
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LitePoint Corp. offers a multiport test adapter (MPTA) for low-cost R&D and manufacturing test of 802.11n MIMO devices.
China chip market entering cooling phase
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After a hot 2004, China's chip market may be settling into a more sustainable growth phase. Growth is expected to hit a cyclical peak this year, expanding 20 percent to $51.7 billion.
Gartner cuts chip forecast
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Gartner Inc. has lowered its 2007 worldwide semiconductor forecast to $269.2 billion, a 2.5 percent increase from 2006. In Gartner's previous forecast, it predicted a 2007 revenue increase of 6.4 percent.
Goering spots 'what's hot' at DAC '07
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Software and design editor Richard Goering is gearing up for the 2007 Design Automation Conference in San Diego with a "what's hot" list.
Lenovo unveils laptops supporting WAPI
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Lenovo releases laptops that support China's domestic wireless-LAN standard.
Sensors, safety pace auto chip market growth
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A new Strategy Analytics study highlights an increase of $1.12 billion in auto chip vendor revenues in 2006, paced by new sensor applications and safety requirments.
ATA Leader Discusses Teleservices Self-Regulation
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At legislative summit CEO Tim Searcy envisions ATA as a buffer between regulators and the teleservices industry.
Ultra-sub miniature switch is LED illuminated
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The NL series ultra-subminiature bi-color illuminated switch contains two embedded, independent LEDs, with any color combinations of red, green, yellow, blue, and white.
Miniaturised MLCC capacitors cut surface mount area
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The C0402 capacitor offers increased design flexibility, sleeker end products and a reduction in surface mount area through its reduced dimensions, consistent high performance and a broad range of capacitance values.
R&D jobs to go in Tundra restructuring
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Communications chip group Tundra Semiconductor Corporation is reducing its headcount by 20, or about 7 percent of the company's global workforce, and will not fill several vacant positions as it restructures to shore up its finances.
Fibre optic POF assemblies offer improved stability
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Compel Electronics widens its fibre optic product line by introducing POF assemblies
Handy-Markt wächst weiter stürmisch
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Im ersten Quartal 07 ist der weltweite Markt für Mobiltelefone um 14 Prozent auf 257 Millionen Geräte gewachsen. Dabei liefen die europäischen Hersteller Nokia und Sony Ericsson dem US-Konkurrenten Motorola deutlich den Rang ab.
GPS disciplined clock provides wireless synchronization
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Diamond Point has introduced the miniature Trimble Mini-TTM GPS disciplined clock, a combined GPS receiver and ovenized quartz oscillator designed for the precise timing and synchronization of wireless data and voice networks.
Mitsubishi advances solar cell conversion efficiency
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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has achieved photoelectric conversion efficiency rates of 18.0 percent in a 150mm square practical use multi-crystalline silicon solar cell. The company claims this is a 1.2 percent improvement over previous models and is the best conversion rate achieved to date in the industry.
Scaleo Chip becomes member of Autosar
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Scaleo Chip, French designer of ARM-based systems-on-chip, announced it has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (AUTOSAR) consortium as an Associate Member.
Riktningen klar för IM och EIF
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Nu har IM-föreningens styrelse beslutat att man också vill gå vidare i planerna att slå samman IM-föreningen och Elektronikindustriföreningen, EIF.
8-bit A/D converter handles from 1.25 to 5 Gsamples/s
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e2v introduces a reconfigurable multi-channel 8-bit 5 Gsps analogue-to-digital converter
Italian automotive technology goes Sweden
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TTControl has completed a resale contract with Swedish automotive electronics company Linreco AB. Thus, the Bressanone, Italy, based subsidiary of Austrian automotive electronics vendor TTTech, can expand its activities into Scandinavia.
Motorsteuerungs-ICs vereinfachen Schaltung
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Intelligente Steuerungen für Elektromotoren sind ein unverzichtbares Element für die Senkung des Energieverbrauchs. International Rectifier hat für den Einsatz in kleineren und mittelgroßen Motoren eine Familie von Schaltkreisen entwickelt, die aufwändige Stromversorgungen für die High-Side-Schaltungen erübrigen.
Career Profile: Chief Strategy Officer/Liquid Hub
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Ray Bordogna says too many IT professionals lack the ability to focus on delivering on business value, and credits education as a reason for his career advancement.
KLA tips Linux-based litho simulation
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KLA-Tencor Corp. has introduced LithoWare, a new Linux-based product enabling semiconductor circuit designers to reduce the time and costs to develop ICs.
China semi market to peak in 2007, iSuppli says
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While China's overheating economy and tech industry have raised concerns about a possible market crash, the Chinese semiconductor segment has already settled into what research firm iSuppli Corp. called a more sustainable growth rate.
Palm's Foleo gets mixed reactions
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Palm Inc. launched today the Foleo, an ultra thin, light and inexpensive notebook-like companion for a smartphone, but the concept is already being greeted by mixed reviews.
RFID skills improving but deployment slows, study finds
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Businesses are not adopting RFID as fast as industry observers had predicted, and that may be due to a lack of skilled labor, a recent study found.
Prototype-foundry SVTC partners with TSMC
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Fresh from its spin-off from Cypress Semiconductor, SVTC Technologies LLC is aggressively moving to fill a void for independent prototyping fabs that specialize in novel semiconductor technologies using 8-inch wafers.
RIM plays catch-up with Wi-Fi
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Research In Motion is finally adding Wi-Fi to its popular BlackBerry wireless devices. Competitors Motorola and Nokia have offered Wi-Fi on their devices for some time.
Research firm lowers capex forecast
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Amid a lull in the IC industry, Strategic Marketing Associates lowered its capital spending forecast for 2007 to 5 percent growth, and warned that spending might not grow at all this year.
Samsung joins in $20M round for SiGe Semi
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Samsung's ventures unit has joined in a $20 million Series E round of financing at RF chip specialist SiGe Semiconductor Inc., which has raised around $132 million in VC funding since 1999.
Motorola set to open Israeli R&D site
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Motorola is joining the rush of top multinational technology companies that are stepping up their R&D activity in Israel, with a government-backed site that will initially employ 200 engineers and researchers.
German distributors see orders decline
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German components distribution sales grew 9.3 percent in the first quarter of 2007, compared to the final quarter of 2006. But new orders hint of slower business for the rest of the year.
Samsung cranks up capacity of embedded storage for 3G phones
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Samsung Electronics is bumping up the storage capacity in 3G mobile phones with a four gigabyte multi-chip package that it says will prompt some phone makers to design out external memory card slots.
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