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FEI sees record sales
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FEI Co. said sales for the quarter ended July 1 were $148.6 million, up slightly compared to the first quarter of 2007 and up 33 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006.
Amkor posts flat sales
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Amkor Technology Inc. said sales of $652 million for the second quarter of 2007 were flat from the first quarter of 2007 and down 5 percent from $687 million for the second quarter of 2006.
Circuit-sized quantum effect observed
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Magnetic quantum effects have been harnessed for the first time at lithographic sizes up to 30 nanometers long, holding the promise of future semiconductor circuits for quantum computers.
Nvidia holt bei Grafikchips gegen Intel auf
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Bewegung im Grafikchip-Markt: Nvidia hat im zweiten Quartal deutlich Marktanteile hinzugewonnen und zum Platzhirsch Intel aufgeschlossen. AMD dagegen hat seine Abwärtstendenz fortgesetzt.
LED driver modules suit many lighting applications
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ROHM has developed isolated LED driver modules utilizing constant current circuits optimized for LED driving.
Un microscope éléctronique MEBE sur le sol français
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Grande première en Europe : un microscope électronique à balayage environnemental (MEBE) Hitachi de dernière génération, permettant la caractérisation des matériaux à l'échelle nanométrique sans dégradation des échantillons, vient d'être installé au sein de l'Ecole des Mines de Douai.
Cyan raises funds for overseas expansion
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Cyan Holdings, the fabless semiconductor group that develops low powered, configurable microcontrollers, has raised £5.3 million ($10.7 million) of working capital in a share placing on London's AIM market.
Melexis suffers from strong euro
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In the second quarter, Melexis achieved revenues of €50,65 million (about $ 70 million), virtually on the same level as in the same quarter last year. A decline in the company's wireless business was offset by strong demand for opto products.
Intel invests in BridgeWave
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BridgeWave Communications Inc., a supplier of gigabit wireless solutions, has secured $7.8 million in Series 3 financing.
EDA grows 10 percent in Q1
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The EDA Consortium said that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for the first quarter grew 10 percent to $1.345 billion, versus $1.223 billion in the like period a year ago.
Sumitomo buys Cambridge Display Technology
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Japan's Sumitomo Chemical Co. has acquired Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) of the U.K., a developer of technologies based on polymer organic light emitting diodes (P-OLEDs).
Low-loss AC current sensor reduces board space by 75 percent
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Silicon Laboratories has announced a low-loss high-accuracy ac current sensors for a wide range of power applications.
Hiring Report: Tripwire In Search Of Java Software Engineers, QA Skill Sets
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The configuration audit and control solutions maker is looking to hire on in a variety of disciplines and wants professions who not only offer the right technical fit, but bring the right interpersonal 'fit.'
SST introduces high-performance NAND Controllers for mobile storage applications
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Addressing the performance, compatibility, functionality and reliability needs of solid state mass storage solutions, Silicon Storage Technology has announced the ATA flash disk controller SST55VD020 and the CompactFlash card controller SST55LC200.
Green Hills Software verstärkt Deutschland-Präsenz
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Der Echtzeitbetriebssystem-Anbieter Green Hills Software eröffnet eine Geschäftsstelle in München. Als Regional Sales Manager wird Norbert Eichner die Niederlassung leiten.
Innova Card enters Japanese market
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Innova Card, provider of secure hardware and software solutions for trusted terminals, has signed a distribution agreement with Altima Corp. so as to ensure sales coverage on the Japanese territory.
Suss rolls coating cluster
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With its new coating cluster Gamma XPress, Suss MicroTec addresses chip manufacturers who use advanced packaging. The machine can be used for wafer bumping as well as for LED manufacturing applications.
Earth ground tester helps to ensure safe connections
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Fluke has introduced an entry-level Fluke 1621 Earth Ground Tester to complement its range of earth ground measurement products.
Austriamicrosystems launches quad-voltage microprocessor supervisory circuit
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Quad-voltage microprocessor supervisory circuit offers precise monitoring of multi supply systems without the need for external components
Commentary: Sweet deal for Sugar
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Nvidia closing the gap on Intel in graphics chips
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Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
Hitachi fiscal Q1 loss shrinks as sales rise
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Hitachi Ltd. reported improved results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30 on higher sales and lower operating costs. The company said the global economy continues to strengthen, boosting sales but offset by weakness in the U.S. housing sector.
Crosspoint switches support data rates up to 4.25 Gbits/s
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The devices provide an exceptional combination of high speed, low power and low-jitter performance for applications such as XAUI signal buffering/muxing, backplane redundancy and high-speed network routing in end-equipments such as wireless base stations and IP network routers.
Alcatel-Lucent posts net loss of €336 million in Q2
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Impacted by merger costs and writedowns, Telecommunications equipment provider Alcatel-Lucent reported a net loss of €336 million for the second quarter of 2007, compared to a profit of €302 million for the same period last year.
Infineon to oust CFO Guenther
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Only four months after hiring Ruediger Guenther as Chief Financial Officer, Infineon apparently tries to get rid of him. Press reports here cite his 'authoritarian management style' as the reason.
BSkyB to pay £125 million for Amstrad
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Satellite broadcaster BSkyB is buying, for £125 million, one of its largest set top box suppliers, Amstrad. The surprise deal will see Amstrad pass from the hands of one iconic name in British business to another, the Murdoch family.
Sun Microsystems posts a profit on lower costs
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. recorded a net profit of $329 million for its latest quarter, reversing a year-ago quarterly loss after cutting costs and boosting gross profit margin more than five percentage points.
Actel extends Asia Pacific sales network
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Actel announces new distributors for low-power programmable solutions in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand.
CSA Travel Protection
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CSA runs multiple call centers, including its 35-member customer service center and 13-member claims center. Come see how CSA Travel Protection provides extensive experience and superior customer service through their call center operations.
Cox Communications
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As the nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox Communications serves 535,000 basic cable customers and 2,300 employees countywide. Find out how they keep their customers connected.
Home Depot Supply
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Seven Contact Centers strong, HD Supply FM has 500 customer service representatives servicing customers nationwide. Join in on a tour of the headquarters and a session that will give an overview of HD Supply FM's order placement function through the Contact Center Operations. Specifically, the Customer Service teams, Quality Assurance/Training Programs, VOC/Customer Advocate Center, Te
Effective communication with developers ensures efficient QA for testers
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Developers and testers in the network device space share a unique peer relationship, yet they often experience communication problems during the quality-assurance (QA) process.
Effective communication with developers ensures efficient QA for testers
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Developers and testers in the network device space share a unique peer relationship, yet they often experience communication problems during the quality-assurance (QA) process.
Stanford confabs explore multi-core CPUs, nets
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The Hot Chips and Hot Interconnects conferences have posted their programs that will provide a look inside some of today's leading multi-core processors and research in on- and off-chip networks future versions of such CPUs may use.
Progress, controversy mark IEEE 802.11 plenary meeting
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The IEEE 802 committee's recently concluded plenary session included reports of progress in several areas and continuing disagreement in others.
RF MEMS switches to enter wireless handset apps
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In an analysis of the market potential of radiofrequency (RF) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switching, French research and strategy consulting company Yole Development highlighted that they would generate $990 million market in wireless handset applications in 2013.
IC Insights sees big shakeup in 1H07 chip ranking
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Though there has been little movement among the top ten semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2007 compared to 2006 rankings, market research group IC Insights says there has been some significant changes in the ranking amongst the next ten.
Schneller Kreuzschalter von Texas Instruments
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Datenraten bis zu 4,25 Gigabit je Sekunde unterstützen zwei neue Kreuzverteiler-Switches von Texas Instruments. Mit den Chips wendet sich das Unternehmen vor allem an Entwickler von Enduser-Netzwerk-Equipment.
Kontron introduces smallest COM Express-compliant footprint
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Three years after the 2004 launch of the ETXexpress specification, which has become the PICMG COM Express (COM.0) standard, Kontron defines a new footprint variant of the Computer-On-Modules (COMs) standard: nanoETXexpress.
Career Profile: VP Of IT/Exinda Networks
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John Bothe believes interpersonal communications is the most import non-IT skill needed for tech leaders as it's critical to understanding the needs of senior management, network end users, partners and vendors.
Chartered fails to impress with 2Q results
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Are Chartered Semiconductor's dismal second quarter numbers a one-time dip or the harbinger of hard times to come?
PC/104-Plus extension card has two CAN controllers and galvanic isolation of up to 500 Volts
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The Microspace PC/104-Plus extension card MSMCA104+ISOL offers a compact, high-performance solution for connecting up to two CAN networks with a PC/104-Plus system.
Speedy uptake for high data rate HSDPA, says GSA
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The number of HSDPA-capable devices available on the market has grown six-fold over the past year, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association.
SD card adapter is reliable and easy-to-use
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ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH has developed the SCHF series a miniSD™ card conversion adapter for microSD™ cards for use in mobile phones, digital cameras and other compact mobile devices.
3S Photonics crée un conseil scientifique
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En ligne avec sa stratégie de diversification, 3S Photonics, spécialiste français des composants et modules optiques pour réseaux de telecommunications, vient de rassembler des experts de centres de recherche ou des universitaires publics ou semi-publics au sein d'un conseil scientifique.
Time-to-digital converter targets precise timing applications
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The TC890 time-to-digital converter (TDC) features six independent stopwatches for precise timing measurements from a common start event to multiple stop events at a high resolution.
Omron shrinks FPC connectors
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Omron has further miniaturised its FPC connector portfolio, with an ultra-low profile version that is just 0.5 mm thick fully assembled, as well as a solution offering a reduced footprint, based on a very small front-back depth.
500 mA MOSFET drivers have excellent latch-up immunity
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The inverting MCP1401 and non-inverting MCP1402 MOSFET drivers are rated for a peak output current of 0.5 A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5 to 18 V.
Compact power entry modules provide safe power input
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The power entry modules DD11 and DD12 are equipped with multiple functions including an appliance connector, switch and fuseholder. The DD12 additionally includes a line filter.
TI--Ericsson 3G handset deal dials up full platforms, open OSes
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Underscoring an industrywide move toward full-platform solutions for handsets--a trend that could have serious implications for second- and third-tier chip suppliers--Texas Instruments Inc. and Ericsson AB have announced that they will co-develop custom 3G handsets that leverage TI's Omap processor line and Ericsson's 3G RF and modem technology.
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