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Intel to disclose 'adaptive radios' at IDF
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At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) next month, Intel Corp. is expected to disclose more details about its ambitious wireless vision, including the concept of "adaptive radios."
Virtex Reaches $2 billion Milestone
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Virtex, which really consists of five different product families, has been Xilinx's flagship product series for some five years. Virtex was first introduced in October 1998 using a 0.22 µm process, and shipments of this family reached $25 million in August 1999. This was followed with the introduction of the 0.18 µm Virtex E in September 1999. Virtex EM, a limited family with increased embedded memory, was introduced after Virtex E. The company was able to report total Virtex shipmen
Actel Unveils Military ProASICs
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New OSCI board strives for SystemC approval
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The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), a non-profit organization backing SystemC as a future hardware/software IC design and verification language, wants to cement itself as a viable language for large silicon platforms and SoCs.
Cadence brings 0.5-micron design kit to China
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Cadence Design Systems and IPCore Technologies jointly announced Friday (Aug. 29) that they have cooperated to develop the first digital design kit for Central Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s process.
Processor adapts to shifting loads
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With an $11 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and collaborative support from IBM Corp.'s Austin Research Lab, a team of computer architects at the University of Texas here plans to develop prototypes of an adaptive, gridlike processor that exploits instruction-level parallelism.
TV vendors think flat as LCDs take off
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In the buildup last week to Europe's largest consumer electronics show, the product category generating the most buzz was one that's going flat — that is, flat-screen.
130-nm SiGe chips aim at 300 GHz
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Jazz Semiconductor Inc., the silicon germanium foundry spun off from Conexant Systems Inc. nearly 18 months ago, is readying a 130-nanometer process that creates devices operating at 300 GHz (Ft) — or 1.5 times faster than Jazz's current high-speed process, the company said. The process will be ready to produce prototypes by 2004, Jazz said.
Philips' CEO calls for business model change
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Gerard Kleisterlee, chief executive officer of Royal Philips Electronics, called for changes to consumer electronics business models in a keynote speech delivered at the International Funkaustellung (IFA) consumer electronics exhibition.
The Week in Review: August 24 to 30
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Color LCDs on the rise in PDA, cell phones
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As demand for high-content color displays in PDAs and mobile handsets grows, LCD makers continue to add new products to improve viewability while reducing size and simplifying integration.
Gurus urge IC design overhaul
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For seven years a small band of investors and technophiles has gathered in the late-summer shadows of this ski resort to divine the future of the communications industry.
Hynix bank agrees to Lone Star takeover
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Korea Exchange Bank (KEB), the leader of a consortium of banks and investors that has engaged in controversial debt-for-equity swaps with troubled Korean DRAM maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc., has agreed to give Lone Star fund a majority shareholding in return for a capital investment.
GPL may be the next legal target of SCO
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Pointing a legal dagger at the heart of Linux and other free software, SCO Group Inc. threatened last week to attack the validity of the general public license, the very foundation of open-source software. If SCO succeeds — and some question its chances — it would raise troubling questions not only for the open-source movement but for OEMs whose Linux-based products rely on the GPL.
Hoya preps samples of EUV mask blanks
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Hoya Corp. says it is ready to ship samples of its extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) masks and mask blanks to photomask manufacturers and device makers.
Japan plays catch-up on EUV litho
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A consortium of nine Japanese companies working on extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) lithography says it is making steady progress toward a spring 2006 target for fielding an alpha tool that would provide 10 watts of EUV output power. The effort seeks to bring Japan's effort in line with EUV progress made abroad.
Hackers bring down SCO's Web site
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The SCO Group's computers were hit by a denial-of-service attack last week, the second in recent months.
Wi-Fi prices fall, but industry still seeks critical mass
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Prices for Wi-Fi chips and gear are dropping rapidly as the number of public 802.11 wireless-LAN hotspots rises, but the technology has yet to gain critical mass either for consumers or carriers, according to executives at the Telecosm 2003 conference here last week.
Of anxiety attacks and a personal restructuring
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The first month of unemployment forced changes in me. Staring at my computer in my home's nursery-turned-office, the first change showed up as anxiety attacks.
Siemens, Huawei to form TD-SCDMA joint venture in China
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Siemens A.G. and China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., said they plan to form a joint venture to promote TD-SCDMA wireless communication standard that the Chinese government is pushing in the country.
Ericsson CEO urges Swedes to back Euro
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The head of Swedish telecommunications group Ericsson has warned that the group could direct new investments outside of the country if Sweden rejects joining the Euro in next month's referendum.
Sanyo zeigt Hybrid-Fernsehgeräte mit STMicro-Chip
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Der in Großbritannien ansässige Unterhaltungselektronik-Hersteller Sanyo nutzt für seine neuesten Digitalfernsehprodukte eine Halbleiterplattform von STMicroelectronics.
Ericssson-Chef droht mit Exodus aus Schweden
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Der schwedische Telekommunikationsausrüster Ericsson will seiner Heimat den Rücken kehren, falls dort der Euro nicht als Gemeinschaftswährung eingeführt wird. Am 14. September wird in Schweden abgestimmt, ob das Land der Euro-Zone beitreten will.
Thomson présente à l'IFA 2003 sa nouvelle gamme de produits et de technologies numériques
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Vient de s'ouvrir à Berlin le plus grand salon mondial de la hi-fi : l'IFA 2003. Thomson, leader reconnu dans l'électronique grand public, entend profiter de cette occasion unique pour dévoiler sa nouvelle gamme de produits audio/vidéo grand public et réaffirmer sa stratégie, à savoir « offrir des produits et des services sur l'ensemble de la chaîne de l'image, des créateurs de contenu jusqu'aux consommateurs. »
Smartcard-Markt: Frühling für Highend-Karten
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Neue Anwendungen in den Bereichen Finanzechnik und Sicherheit sowie die UMTS-Einführung lassen die Nachfrage nach Smartcarts wieder anziehen. Besonders hochwertige 32k- und 64k-SIM-Karten sind gefragt.
Li-ion battery charger IC
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Aimed at mobiles, the LTC4006 is a 2- to-4-cell battery charger with up to a 4-A charge capability.
802.11b amp
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Developed in a SiGe BiCMOS process, the AL2210 transceiver is optimized for 802.11b WLAN designs.
Chartered vend équipements et savoir-faire pour prendre une participation dans une société chinoise
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Le fondeur Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., dont le siège est à Singapour, prendra une participation maximale de 11,15% dans le fondeur chinois CSMC Technologies Corp.. Cette décision s'inscrit dans le cadre d'une alliance portant sur l'achat d'équipements, l'octroi de licences de technologie, l'assistance opérationnelle et le transfert de clients, annonce Chartered jeudi 28 août.
Siemens,Huawei link to push TD-SCDMA
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Siemens, the main backer of the third generation mobile standard TD-SCDMA (time-division synchronous code-division multiple access), which is strongly backed to be used in China's emerging mobile sector, has formed a joint venture with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., to promote the standard worldwide.
Memscap élargit ses opérations de communications optiques en acquérant GalayOr
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Le spécialiste français de microsystèmes électromécaniques Memscap a annoncé jeudi 28 août 2003 qu'il achetait, pour une somme non révélée, GalayOr Inc., une entreprise disposant de capitaux privés et financée par des capitaux-risqueurs, créée fin 2000. Elle fournit aux vendeurs de communications optiques des composants tout silicium intégrés aptes à la production en volume à faible coût et configurables dynamiquement ainsi que des connecteurs optiques.
Motorola sells its Symbian stake to Nokia, Psion
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Nokia is buying most of Motorola's stake in Symbian plc, increasing its share in the Psion plc-led operating system licensing venture from 19% to 32%. Psion will increase its share in Symbian to 31%. The companies stressed the proposed transfer will not affect Motorola's existing licensing arrangement with Symbian.
Collaborant avec Sanyo, ST développe des systèmes sur puce iDTV pour téléviseurs LCD et CRT
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STMicroelectronics, travaillant avec Sanyo Industries (Royaume-Uni) Limited, une filiale de Sanyo Electric Co., a mis au point une gamme de systèmes sur puce iDTV (Integrated Digital TV), destinés aux téléviseurs à cristaux liquides (LCD pour Liquid Cristal Display) et à tubes cathodiques (CRT pour Cathodic Ray Tube). Les nouveaux produits iDTV de Sanyo utilisant ces systèmes sur puce sont présentés à l'occasion de l
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