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Report: Former employees want AXT prosecuted
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A group of former AXT employees wants the district attorney for Alameda County to hold AXT responsible for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals, according to a report by a Bay Area newspaper.
IBM settles chip suit with U. of Wisconsin
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IBM Corp. this week reached an out-of-court settlement with the University of Wisconsin over alleged patent infringement in chip manufacturing, according to the Associated Press.
Fears linger over Agilent’s ammonia storage
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California is expected to approve Agilent Technologies Inc.’s controversial request to increase its storage of toxic ammonia gas in San Jose.
Market for MEMS microphones takes off
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The MEMS-based microphone and speaker markets are taking off due to growth in consumer electronics products, according to The Information Network.
EPA reaches agreement on Motorola Superfund Site
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreements with eight potentially responsible parties suspected of causing soil or groundwater contamination that may have contributed to the contamination at a Superfund Site in Phoenix.
Panasonic slashes plasma TV prices
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In another sign of how technology advances are driving down the prices of consumer electronics, Panasonic will cut the retail prices of its plasma TVs an average of $500 beginning Sept. 1.
Applied’s Wang resigns, joins China chip group
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David N. K. Wang, a long-time executive of Applied Materials Inc., has resigned and been named chief executive of Chinese semiconductor conglomerate Shanghai Hua Hong Group Co. Ltd.
Efficient engines will lead to hydrogen economy
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8/31/2005   1 comment
Automotive electronics will be key for fuel efficient engine and emission controls, says panel.
Infineon bekräftigt Einstellung zur Speichersparte
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Trotz schwacher Geschäftsentwicklung und düsterer Aussichten hält Infineon an seiner Speichersparte fest: Sie besitzt eine zentrale Bedeutung für die Prozessentwicklung.
AccelChip partnering with British design services provider
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AccelChip is partnering with British design services provider Systems4Silicon in an effort to bolster the company's design service capacity.
Street disappointed with Novellus
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Shares fell at Novellus Systems Inc. following a disappointing forecast and order delays for the chip-equipment vendor.
Sensory unveils RSC-464 Speech Recognition Microcontroller
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Continuing to mine the speech recognition niche in many embedded consumer and industrial applications for all it is worth, Sensory, Inc. released the newest member of its RSC-4x family, the RSC-464, supported by a suite of development tools.
Altera et TI développent une solution PCI Express programmable
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Altera Corporation et Texas Intruments ont conclu un partenariat en vue de développer une solution PCI Express économique, conforme à la norme du SIG, utilisant les FPGA Cyclone II d’Altera et la dernière génération de la puce PHY T1 x1. Les deux partenaires répondent ainsi au besoin d’un concept de référence programmable et économique selon la norme PCI Express pour relier les systèmes embarqués.
Nouveau vice-président Marketing et Ventes chez Cypress
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Cypress Semiconducteur Corp. annonce la nomination de Chris Seams, actuel vice-président Production et R&D de Cypress, en tant que vice-président Marketing et Ventes. Succédant à Ralph Schmidt, Chris Seams sera chargé de renforcer les activités de saisie de commandes, de contrôle de production, de fabrication et d’assistance aux clients.
Berlin stellt Fonds für Startup-Förderung bereit
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Die deutsche Regierung hat einen Riskikokapitalfonds aufgelegt, mit dem sie Technologie-Startups fördern will. Der Fonds soll für die kommenden fünf Jahre über einen Etat von 262 Millionen Euro verfügen.
BlueRun Ventures expands in China
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BlueRun Ventures, formerly Nokia Ventures, has opened an office in Shanghai, China, and appointed Andrew Chen as investment director for the office, with a view to making more investments in China and to help startups make progress in Chinese markets.
Fairchild reiterates Q3 guidance
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Fairchild Semiconductor has reiterated guidance for third quarter 2005 sales to be flat and gross margin to flat to slightly higher sequentially.
Hand-held unit uses Sharp ARM processor
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Sharp Microelectronics Europe and Nordic ID, the manufacturer of mobile data capture instruments and auto ID products, are co-operating to design ARM-based industry handheld devices.
Fujitsu ouvre un centre européen ISV à Londres
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Fujitsu Europe Limited annonce l’ouverture de son premier centre de coopération ISV (Independent Software Vendor ou fournisseurs indépendants de logiciels) au Hayes Park Central, près de Londres. La société renforce ainsi son engagement durable en faveur de la promotion du marché européen de la gestion électronique des documents.
Rosy future yet 86% of designers report no ESL training
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The results of a second annual worldwide design trends survey indicates a significant increase in ESL methodology adoption is brewing, and that much of the growth is actually not being covered by traditional market analysis.
Lotus uses The Mathwork's tool to cut diesel emissions
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Lotus Engineering has used The MathWorks' tools for model-based design to develop a diesel emissions control system for a major car maker. The tools were also used to generate the fixed-point production intent code for track evaluation of the control system, reducing the anticipated development time by 30%.
Study rejects link between mobile phones and cancer
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One of the largest and most rigorous studies ever into the alleged links between cancer and the use of mobile phones has failed to find any connection between the two — at least for the first ten years of use.
Judge restrains Magma from re-examining patents
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a restraining order to Magma Design Automation in its patent dispute with Synopsys Inc. Tuesday, ordering the Magma not to abandon two patents it owns and preventing the company from seeking re-examination of the patents.
Judge restrains Magma from re-examining patents
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a restraining order to Magma Design Automation in its patent dispute with Synopsys Inc. Tuesday, ordering the Magma not to abandon two patents it owns and preventing the company from seeking re-examination of the patents.
Intel-led alliance stirs angst over future wireless spec
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Intel has convinced Broadcom, Atheros and Marvell to join forces outside of an IEEE wireless LAN standards group to develop an interoperable physical and media access control layer.
Singapore packager to expand flip-chip capacity
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Assembly and test company STATS ChipPAC Ltd. said it is expanding its capacity for flip-chip assembly. As a result, the company's flip-chip capacity is expected to reach several million units per month by the first quarter of 2006, the company said.
UMC, EDA firm offer inductor synthesis
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United Microelectronics Corp., a semiconductor foundry based in Taiwan, has collaborated with EDA software company Integrand Software Inc. (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey) to improve a virtual inductor library applicable to a UMC 0.13-micron CMOS process.
Infineon defends memory stance
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Allaying recent rumors about plans to spin off its memory unit, Infineon Technologies AG defended the business despite a lackluster outllook for the sector.
Patent tally reaches 300 at imprint litho firm
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Molecular Imprints, Inc., a vendor of step-and-flash imprint lithography equipment, said it has filed its 300th SFIL-related patent application worldwide.
Nouveau PDG à la tête de l’opérateur français Erenis
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L’opérateur de fibres optiques résidentielles français, Erenis, annonce la nomination de Patrick Leleu en tant que Président-directeur général. Sa mission consistera à « développer à grande échelle la jeune entreprise prometteuse ».
Infineon gewöhnt Si-Transistoren das Rauschen ab
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Auch bei simplen diskreten Transistoren gibt es zuweilen noch Innovation: Infineon hat eine neue Generation von Heterojunction-Bipolar-Transistoren (HBTs) entwickelt, die ein extrem niedriges Rauschen aufweisen.
Akustica, SigmaTel team on microphones for PCs
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Akustica Inc., a start-up developing acoustic components in silicon using MEMS manufacturing processes, has said it is collaborating with mixed-signal semiconductor supplier SigmaTel Inc. to promote a microphone array to computer manufacturers.
Teleo acquisition moves Microsoft into VoIP
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Microsoft has bought, for an undisclosed sum, privately held Teleo Inc. and through the acquisition entered the increasingly competitive Voice over IP business by embedding the start-up’s technology into the MSN Messenger offering.
German government forms $300 million VC fund
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The German government has launched a public venture capital fund worth 262 million euro (about $320 million) over the next five years that is intended to support technology-based startups.
Infineon takes SiGe:C transistors to 10-GHz region
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German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG has said that an improved SiGe:C (silicon-germanium carbon) manufacturing process is the basis for its latest generation of heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs). Infineon (Munich, Germany) has introduced a family of HBTs, the BFP740 family, that it claims offers performance that previously required gallium arsenide.
Venture capital counter moves above $1.5 billion
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LONDON — So far in 2005, up to and including Wednesday Aug. 31, EE Times has reported on 120 startup deals that have raised $1,511,150,000 from more than 200 venture capital firms and other investors.
Reducing internet crime: Risk reduction using trusted computing technology
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Risk Reduction using trusted computing technology - a white paper on the use of TPMs
Demodulator ermöglicht winzige DVB-T-Empfänger
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Weniger Störungen beim Empfang von DVB-T-Signalen in problematischen Empfangsgebieten verspicht der Chiphersteller Micronas beim Einsatz seines neuen COFDM-Demodulator-Chips DRX3977D in DVB-T-Fernsehgeräten. Der neue Chip nimmt besonders wenig Platz in Anspruch.
EU-Projekt könnte Lithographie revolutionieren
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Ein dreijähriges, von der EU finanziertes Forschungsprogramm hat eine Imprint-Lithographie-Maschine für Strukturen unter 50 Nanometer hervorgebracht. Die Teilnehmer des Forschungsprojekts wollen 2006 einen Stepper auf den Markt bringen, der mit 300-mm-Wafern arbeiten kann.
Virtuelles Prototyping für Analog-Chips
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Mit einem analogen virtuellen Prototyping (AVP) will der Startup Accelicon Technologies analoge IC-Layouts früher in den Entwickungszyklus einbinden.
Infineon en pourparlers pour vendre son usine à X-Fab
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L’entreprise allemande Infineon Technologies AG serait en pourparlers pour vendre son usine de tranches de 150 mm à X-Fab Semiconductor Foundries AG.
Simtek completes sale of Q-Dot for $2.2 million
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Simtek has completed the sale of the assets of its Q-Dot subsidiary to Hittite Microwave for $2.2 million in cash.
Novellus narrows forecast for Q3
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Novellus Systems Inc. on Wednesday (August 30) projected that its third-quarter orders would range from $285-to-$290 million, from its previous forecast of $280-to-$310 million set in July.
Tundra's sales jump 6%
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Chip maker Tundra Semiconductor Corp. (Ottawa) reported sales of $18.2 million in its first fiscal quarter, up 6 percent quarter-over-quarter but down 20 percent from a year ago.
Semtech blames cautious customers for mixed 2Q results
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Semtech reported fiscal second quarter 2006 net income of $7.4 million, or 10 cents per diluted share, down 57 percent from the net income of $17.4 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2005.
Inovys claims to extend customer yield management capability
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Inovys introduced FlopPlot WaferView, the latest addition to the FlopPlot suite of software analysis tools for advanced semiconductor devices.
Rumors swirl about Agilent’s ATE unit
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The rumors continue to swirl about the fate of Agilent Technologies Inc.’s automatic test equipment (ATE) unit, which is reportedly up for grabs.
Consortium formed on next-gen hybrid vehicle
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Raser Technologies Inc. has joined with three other companies to create a cooperative research and development consortium to work toward the development of the next generation of hybrid electric vehicles.
Infineon to supply memory technologies for XBox
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Infineon Technologies said it would supply several key technologies for Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Sigma Designs earnings flat on higher sales
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Digital media processor supplier Sigma Designs Inc. posted net earnings of $0.1 million, or zero cents per share, on sales of $7.9 million in the second fiscal 2006 quarter ended July 31, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million, or 3 cents per share on sales of $6.4 million the previous quarter.
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