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First Solar files for $250 million IPO
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First Solar Inc., a supplier of solar modules, said that it plans to make an initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock.
Alliance, AMCC, Focus, Isonics face delisting
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Four companies separately announced that they could be delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Bit-accurate C++ datatypes accelerate algorithmic simulation by 10-200x
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Mentor Graphics has announced the immediate availability of arbitrary-bit-width algorithmic C datatypes based on ANSI C++.
Enhanced power integrity tool claims 2X speedup
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Power integrity EDA tool provider Apache Design Solutions released an enhanced version of the company's RedHawk-EV full-chip physical power integrity tool that claims to deliver at least a two-fold improvement in runtime speed and 40 percent less memory utilization compared to the preceding version.
Enhanced power integrity tool claims 2X speedup
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Power integrity EDA tool provider Apache Design Solutions released an enhanced version of the company's RedHawk-EV full-chip physical power integrity tool that claims to deliver at least a two-fold improvement in runtime speed and 40 percent less memory utilization compared to the preceding version.
Spartan recall could cost Xilinx $30 million, analyst says
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An analyst said Xilinx' recent Spartan-3 recall is a material issue and could cost Xilinx $20 million to $30 million in revenue.
Putin targets nanotech for Russian growth
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Speaking recently to the Russian Parliament, President Putin set the goals for the development of science and high tech industries for immediate future.
Elekond develops novel tantulum capacitor
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Elekond recently developed a novel tantalum MOS-type capacitor chip designed for special-purpose electronic devices. It features protected structure, low impedance and leakage currents.
Firm offers two-mask standard metal fabric
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Privately held EDA vendor ViASIC introduced DuoMask, billed as a high-density, two-layer standard-metal fabric for building configurable system-on-chip devices.
KLA-Tencor discloses stock-option irregularities
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KLA-Tencor Corp. stunned the industry by acknowledging irregularities in its stock-option practices and said that it may need to restate its financial results for a certain period.
Comment: RSA deal good for shareholders, bad for industry
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The security industry can't help but respond with trepidation to EMC Inc.'s $2.1 billion offer to buy RSA Security.
German industry, science community close ranks
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Five German companies and research institutes have announced to bundle their R&D activities in information and communication technologies. The initiative is intended to strengthen the competitiveness of the members.
Operators form group for 4G service
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Seven mobile phone operators are forming an industry organization to create a 4G mobile phone network standard that would complement the work of existing standards groups.
Toshiba to license Staktek's NAND flash
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Staktek Holdings Inc. has agreed to license its NAND flash memory stacking technologies to Japan-based Toshiba Corp., under an agreement that runs through 2008.
South Korea's RFID market to reach $500M, says report
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South Korea's radio frequency identification (RFID market will exceed $500 million this year, a major private RFID-related organization predicted.
Silicon laser harnessed
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UCLA researchers claim to have harnessed excess energy generated by a continuous-wave laser using a photovoltaic effect that converted heat into electricity to power a chip.
Chip broker completes turnaround
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After a painful restructuring process, chip broker ce Global Sourcing AG sees the turnaround as completed. In the first quarter of its FY 2006 ending March 31, the company achieved a thin operative profit.
ce Global Sourcing sieht Trendwende vollzogen
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Der Chipbroker ce Global Sourcing sieht nach einer schmerzlichen Sanierung die Trendwende geschafft. Im ersten Quartal erzielte das Unternehmen, das früher als ce Consumer Electronics firmierte, einen wenn auch dünnen Vorsteuergewinn.
Xenitis chip factory budget mentioned in reports
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Xenitis Infotech Pte. Ltd., a maker of personal computers, wants to set up a chip manufacturing facility near Hyderabad, according to online reports out of India.
South Korea launches WiBro service
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South Korea launched its long-awaited commercial mobile WiMax service, the Ministry of Information and Communication said.
Tower raises $31 million for Fab2 investment
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Foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. has said it has raised 140 million shekels (about $31 million) in an offering of rights to buy shares.
University builds microscope for ultra-fast chips
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A research team of the Braunschweig university has developed a microscope for testing semiconductors at operating frequencies of up to 1000 GHz. The device generates images that combine the topology with the electrical activity of the chip.
Polysilizium-Knappheit bremst Chipwachstum
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Die weltweite Knappheit des Halbleiter-Rohstoffs Polysilizium könnte das Wachstum der Chipindustrie empfindlich bremsen. Das Markforschungsunternehmen J-Star Global befürchtet für das kommende Jahr bereits ein Nullwachstum in der Branche.
Elfa distribuerar Agilent
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Agilent har tecknat avtal med bland annat Elfa för sina test och mätprodukter. Elfa kommer att arbeta på den Svenska, Finska och Danska marknaden.
Micronas Chairman steps down
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Franz Betschon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG, has decided to step down with effect from end of June 2006. Betschon, aged 65, gave personal reasons for his decision.
Career Profile: Alex Shipp, Anti Virus Technologist/Imagineer
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If it hadn't been for an unexpected meeting with a former employer during a train ride in 1996, Alex Shipp's IT career could have easily taken a very different route.
NAND to invade PCs, analyst says
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The combination of Microsoft's forthcoming Vista operating system and initiatives sponsored by big-name IC suppliers like Intel and Samsung Electronics will result in NAND flash memory being designed as a cache between PC hard drives and main memory, according to a new report by market research firm Semico Research.
Renesas expanding Vietnam design subsidiary
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Japanese chip maker Renesas Technology plans to expand capability at its Vietnam design subsidiary, adding a new building and increasing the number of engineers at the site to 500 from 100, the company said.
Polysilicon shortages seen curbing semi growth
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An undersupply of polysilicon could cause semiconductor market growth to fall short of WSTS estimates this year and possibly stagnate in 2007, according to an analyst with Tokyo market research firm J-Star Global Inc.
Apple uncovers stock options irregularities
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High-flying computer/consumer electronics superstar Apple Computer Inc. is the latest company to be touched by the continuing scandal over historical stock options grants, saying an internal investigation "uncovered irregularities."
Ultra Clean buys Sieger Engineering
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Ultra Clean Holdings Inc., a supplier of subsystems for the semiconductor and flat panel capital equipment industries, said that it has acquired Sieger Engineering Inc. for cash and stock.
Wintegra delays IPO in wake of Marvell deal
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Network processor startup Wintegra Inc. has postponed its initial public offering, due in part to weakness in the communications sector and following Marvell Semiconductor Inc. decision to buy Intel Corp.'s wireless processor business.
Multimedia Tour of the Award-Winning PacifiCorp Call Center
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Wednesday, 9/13 from 9-10 am. Last-year's virtual tour of ICMI's 2004 Global Call Center of the Year was so overwhelmingly popular that we're bringing it back! Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 13 as we get up close and personal with this year's winners from PacifiCorp to find out the keys to their award-winning success.
Executives Cite July and August as Best Time for Staff Vacations
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A new survey shows employers also prefer their teams to take scheduled time off during the summer months.
Something For Everyone At ACCE
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ACCE is the perfect place to seek new inspiration and solutions, network with peers, and test-drive the latest technologies to advance your call center. From the smile that greets you at the door to the casual networking opportunities, we work hard to put our attendees at ease and encourage a friendly, collaborative environment.
French CEA Tera-10 supercomputer is number five in the world
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The 2006 edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden (Germany). Although Europe seems to be losing ground with less than 100 entries in the TOP500, French Atomic Energy Commission’s Tera-10 supercomputer, developed by French IT company Bull SA, urged to regain the prestige of Europe as it ranked five.
Un vote expose des failles dans le processus de l'IEEE
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La suspension temporaire par l’IEEE des activités du groupe de travail de l’accès mobile sans fil à large bande 802.20 a révélé des problèmes réglementaires déplaisants au sein de l’initiative pour des normes 802 plus larges. La suspension est la première au cours des 20 années d’existence du groupe 802. Mais il ne s’agit que de la dernière conséquence d’un long héritage de pratiques questionnables qui affaiblissent collectivement la structure de vote au cœur du succès du groupe 802.
Fuel cell developer raises fresh capital
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Fuel Cell start-up Pemeas GmbH has raised €6 million ($7.56 million) in equity capital for continued research in markets such as portable electronics, back-up power and stationary fuel cell systems.
Simtek raises Q2 guidance
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Nonvolatile static RAM supplier Simtek Corp. announced that revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 are expected to exceed $6.0 million, topping the high end of the company's previous guidance.
Nanosys draws Micron into Intel NAND research
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Nanosys Inc., a nanotechnology startup which cancelled an initial public offering of shares in 2004, has announced that it has expanded its work on memory with Intel Corp. and that Micron Technology Inc. has joined the collaboration.
Ness, Pulsic set up India development center
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Global IT solutions provider Ness Technologies Inc. has established an extended development center (EDC) with Pulsic Ltd., a supplier of physical design solutions for analog, mixed signal and custom digital design. The development center is located at Ness' facility in Bangalore, India.
ATI misses Wall Street's estimates
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Graphics-chip maker ATI Technologies Inc. missed Wall Street's projections for the third fiscal quarter.
Epcos-Ferrit leistet Beitrag zum Stromsparen
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Die Standby-Verluste von Schaltnetzteilen verringert ein neus Ferritmaterial von Epcos. Im Gegensatz zu gängigen Ferriten hat das neue Material sein Verlustminimum bereits bei Raumtemperatur.
New Software From Oblicore
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Oblicore announces new Contract Center service-delivery software and an update to Oblicore Guarantee 3.5, the company's service catalog and contract management product.
LG reclaims top position in Plasma Panels in Q1, says iSupply
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After three quarters of declining market share and the loss of its leadership in the Plasma Display Panel (PDP) industry, South Korea's LG Electronics reclaimed the number-one position in the first quarter of 2006, according to new rankings from iSuppli Corp.
Alcatel and SaskTel sign R&D agreement
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French telecom equipment maker Alcatel SA and Canadian full service communications provider SaskTel have concluded an R&D agreement to develop advanced software applications for the global communications market. This will lead to the creation of about twenty new R&D positions in Saskatchewan (Canada).
RFID provider raises $15 million
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Identec Solutions AG, a supplier of tracking devices based on radio frequency identification (RFID) founded in 1997, has raised $15 million in venture capital from an investment consortium led by RFID Invest AG.
Qualcomm looking for Indian startups
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Qualcomm, which outsources services to several Indian software and hardware firms, is seeking a startup in India.
EDA returned to double-digit growth in Q1, EDAC says
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EDA revenue was up 10 percent year-to-year during the first quarter, the first time EDA posted double-digit growth in more than two years, according to a report by the EDA Consortium's Market Statistics Service.
First quarter Western Europe EDA revenue up 13%
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First quarter EDA revenue from Western Europe grew 13 percent year-to-year to reach $218 million, part of a strong quarter for EDA that saw worldwide revenue grow hit double digits for the first time in more than two years, according to the EDA Consortium.
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