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China's BCD Semi scraps IPO
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
China's BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. has withdrew its plan for a U.S. initial public offering of its common stock, according to a filing from U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
No 'Apple effect' seen for NAND market
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
What happened to the ''Apple effect'' that is supposed to ignite the worldwide NAND flash-memory market?
Fujitsu's IC unit sees more exec changes
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
There are more changes taking place at Fujitsu Ltd.'s chip unit.
National Semi enters photovoltaic market
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Customer field trials begin for SolarMagic technology, which is designed to extract significantly more energy from solar panels in variable light conditions.
Photron Turns to Xilinx Programmable Solutions for Latest High Speed Camera
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Based on Xilinx FPGAs, the FASTCAM MH4-10K high-speed camera from Photron can shoot 2,000 frames per second.
Purple Labs buys U.S. mobile browser business
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Mobile Linux software specialist Purple Labs SA (Chambery, France) is buying the mobile phone software business of Openwave Systems Inc (Redwood City, Calif.) for up to $32 million.
Private equity to take major stake in NDS
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
News Corporation is planning to sell a significant share in its NDS Group plc subsidiary to private equity group Permira. NDS Group is a supplier of software, conditional access systems and architectural blueprints for digital pay-TV systems around the world.
Cable TV spec could revive living room PC
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
A new specification that defines a two-way digital cable TV link is in the works at Cable Labs and could revive the languishing living room PC.
Opinion: ST-NXP Wireless needs a new name
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6/30/2008   3 comments
ST-NXP Wireless, the new communications IC joint venture floated by STMicroelectronics NV and NXP BV, is starting life with a name that confuses its identity with those of the parent companies. Even before the ink dries up on its birth certificate, CEO Alain Dutheil should consider changing the name.
Virage buys Impinj's memory IP business
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Is this the start of the consolidation of the memory intellectual property (IP) business?
Mentor hires advisors for Cadence bid
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6/30/2008   1 comment
Is this the beginning of the end for Mentor Graphics Corp.?
Operators ready specs for NFC enabled handsets
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The body representing GSM cellular operators, GSMA, is readying a preliminary set of minimum requirements for handsets containing Near Field Communications (NFC) chipsets.
Photovoltaic technology maximizes solar cell efficiency
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6/30/2008   1 comment
National Semiconductors SolarMagic technology enables solar technology to extract significantly more energy in variable light conditions.
Kebaili : MEMS microhotplates target chemical sensor applications
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Kebaili has announced the KMHP-100 series of off-the-shelf MEMS microhotplates for researchers and scientists in innovative chemical sensor research and development applications.
Samsung invests in Inside Contactless
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Samsung Ventures America announced it has invested in French fabless supplier of smartcard chips Inside Contactless SA. Building upon investments from Nokia Growth Partners, Motorola Ventures and institutional investors, this participation brings the total investment in the company to about $42 million.
Airless tire reinvents wheel
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Resilient Technologies together with the University of Wisconsin's Madison Polymer Engineering Center, are developing an airless tire to solve the problem with a four-year, $18-million grant from the Pentagon.
Schumacher quietly leads Grace to Europe
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Grace Semiconductor Corp. is about to build up a European headquarters, based in Villach, Austria. Grace is led by former Infineon CEO Ulrich Schumacher.
EC approves creation of ST-NXP Wireless
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The European Commission announced it has authorized, under the EU merger regulation, the proposed joint venture between STMicroelectronics NV and NXP BV.
Are IC thermal problems hot air, question panelists
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At the Design Automation Conference mid-June in Anaheim, California, an educational panel addressed the thermal issue in integrated circuit (IC) design. Two key questions were raised: When will this issue be emerging as a crucial concern if at all? What are the solutions to solve this potential crisis?
Slovakia shifts to R&D focus
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Slovakia is shifting strategy to attract more R&D operations as the country prepares to adopt the euro currency.
Europe again lags in chip sales for May '08
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Europe was again the laggard in semiconductor growth in May, with the WSTS figures showing it fared worst in both the three month moving average and year-to-year calculations compared to other regions, and that it showed the largest decline, of 0.3 percent, for sales between April and May 2008.
Russian software firm bought by Renova Capital
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Prompt, a St Petersburg-based developer of automatic translation software, has been acquired by the Earlier Stage Alternative Fund.
Texas Instruments : 16-bit A-D converter and low-jitter clock synthesizer provide unmatched dynamic performance
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the ADS5483, a 16-bit, single-channel, 135 mega samples per second (MSPS) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the low-jitter clock synthesizer CDCE72010.
picoChip : Single-chip baseband processor family is optimized for HSPA femtocells
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picoChip has launched the PC3xx family of system-on-chip baseband processors specifically targeted at the fast-growing femtocell market.
Un directeur à la tête de Minatec
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Le pôle d'innovation en micro et nanotechnologies Minatec vient de nommer Jean-Charles Guibert en tant que directeur.
Chip sales increased 7.5% in May, says SIA
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The three month moving average of global chip sales was $21.8 billion in May, 7.5 percent up on the $20.3 billion reported for May 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and based on figures from WSTS.
Update: Who is the boss at Infineon, Kley or Bauer?
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Who really is the boss at the German semiconductor company, the chairman of the supervisory board or the head of the management board?
Spansion: Numonyx' PCM is 'marketing fluff'
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Sizing up its new competitor in Numonyx BV, Spansion Inc. said it will keep a close eye on the company, but called its efforts in the phase-change memory arena as "marketing fluff.''
Technology Week in Review: Virtual worlds, Freescale forum
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Technology Week in Review: Virtual worlds, Freescale forum
Fabless chip market up 16% in Q1, says GSA
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Fabless semiconductor company revenue totaled $13.4 billion in the first quarter of 2008, up 16 percent compared with the first quarter of 2007, according to the Global Semiconductor Alliance industry group.
Avistar inks Eastern Europe distribution agreement with Tbilisi firm
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Avistar Communications Corp has signed a distribution partnership with SK Group Ltd, based in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
Nokia, Symbian, Infineon, ST-NXP lead story ranking
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top six online stories for the week beginning Sunday, June 22, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, June 27. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
BPM Microsystems signs distributor for Eastern Europe
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BPM Microsystems has named Etek Europe Ltd as its distributor for Eastern Europe.
Sony Ericsson posts another profits warning
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A profit warning from Sony Ericsson sent the share price of most mobile phone makers lower as the joint venture between Sony and Ericsson said second-quarter sales and net income would be hit by slowing demand for mid- to high-end models, and that it would only break even for the quarter.
Global chip sales seen 7% up in May
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales is estimated to have come in at $21.7 billion in May, up a healthy 7 percent on the $20.3 billion achieved in May 2007, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst at Carnegie Research.
Russia's Angstrem modernizes wafer fab
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Chip manufacturer Angstrem (Zelenograd, Russia) has commissioned M+W Zander FE GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany) to expand and modernize its existing wafer fab. The investment amounts to €150 million (about $233 million).
CEE supercomputers among world's most powerful
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Central and Eastern Europe is the home to four of the world's 100 most powerful supercomputers.
Autodesk ends interest in bid for Flomerics
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Autodesk will not pursue its interest in simulation software group Flomerics (Hampton Court, England) leaving the field clear again for Mentor Graphics, who has a 29 percent stake in the British company and who has made several bids to take control.
UK academic gets funds to improve code generation
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A researcher from the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton has received funding of £300,000 pounds ($594,000) from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to improve the safety and usability of automatically generated software code used in the automotive and aerospace industries.
X-Fab emphasizes role as pure-play foundry
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Despite offering intensive engineering support to its customers, X-Fab Semiconductor Foundries AG (Erfurt, Germany) rejects business models that include an own product development. Nevertheless, the company plans long-term growth, explains X-Fab CEO Hans-Jürgen Straub.
Infineon gives Bauer CEO title, axing "spokesman" designation
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Infineon Technologies AG has quietly restored the title of chief executive officer to its top executive, dropping the ponderous designation of "spokesman of the management board" it gave Peter Bauer in May when he replaced Wolfgang Ziebart at the helms of the German semiconductor company.
Coming (not too) soon: wireless set-top boxes
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Wireless is coming to the cable TV set-top box, but just which wireless and when is still not clear, said a Cox Communications executive after a panel on wireless video networking at the Connections conference.
Safe bet: tire pressure sensors
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
One of Portelligent's analysts had the presence of mind to gather up the damaged tire pressure monitor (TPM) from his Toyota during a recent service center visit.
MEMS market tops $6 billion
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The worldwide microelectromechanical systems market topped $6 billion in 2007 and is growing at a compound annual rate of 14 percent, according to industry surveys.
Avnet Memec launches Actel Ultra-Low-Power SpeedWay Design Workshop
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Workshops provide hands-on experience in leveraging Actel's 5-microwatt IGLOO FPGAs for battery-operated and portable applications.
Putting wireless expertise to the IEEE test
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The WCET certification program will benefit employers as well as students and EEs in other fields who want to move into wireless.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits
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6/26/2008   1 comment
When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
EVE names VP of worldwide operations
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (EVE), French developer of hardware and software coverification tools, announced it has appointed Christophe Ballan as vice president of worldwide operations. He reports directly to Luc Burgun, EVE's CEO.
ST, NXP unveil management team, name for wireless JV
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6/26/2008   1 comment
European chip companies NXP BV and STMicroelectronics NV have announced that the joint venture will be called ST-NXP Wireless and led by Alain Dutheil as CEO.
Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) folds into LiMo Foundation
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
To address the growing adoption of Linux platforms by the global mobile market, the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum announced that activities and membership are folding into the LiMo Foundation as of July 2008.
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