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Software-defined radio advances on several fronts
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The IEEE will kick off in November work on a standard for fixed-access systems that use so-called cognitive radio techniques to flexibly tap unused swaths of spectrum.
Dow, Veeco gain NIST award for nano measuring tool
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Veeco Instruments Inc. and The Dow Chemical Co. have been awarded the funding to develop a quantitative nano-mechanical measurement instrument for sub-50-nm designs.
WiFi chip startup Bermai shuts down
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On the cusp of announcing production readiness, WiFi chip startup Bermai Inc. instead has been forced to shut its doors after failing to generate Series C funding.
Nortel to cut fewer employees
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Two hundred fifty employees will keep their jobs at Nortel after the company announced Thursday (Sept. 30) that it will cut back fewer employees as part of a proposed reorganization plan.
Qualcomm acquires Spike Technologies to bolster 3G capability
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Qualcomm Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire semiconductor design services company Spike Technologies Inc. for $19 million in an effort to support increasing demand for 3G CDMA wireless devices.
WiFi chip startup Bermai shuts down
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WiFi chip startup Bermai Inc. instead has been forced to shut its doors after failing to generate Series C funding.
Nortel to cut fewer employees
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Two hundred fifty employees will keep their jobs at Nortel after the company announced that it will cut fewer employees as part of a proposed reorganization plan.
Lehman Brothers lowers quarterly forecast for Micron
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Concerns about the memory market prompted investment banking firm Lehman Brothers to lower its quarterly forecast for Micron Technology Inc.
Seminar to honor electronics pioneer Edward McCluskey
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A who's-who list of electronics academics will converge here for a one day seminar Sunday, Oct. 10 held in honor of noted Stanford Professor, Edward J. McCluskey.
Mixed signals seen in SIA's semiconductor data
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The new global chip figures for August indicate that there are still mixed signals in the semiconductor industry.
EVE ouvre une filiale au Japon
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Emulation and Verification Engineering (EVE) poursuit son expansion à l’international. Après la signature successive de deux accords de distribution exclusive de ses solutions en Inde et en Israël, le spécialiste franco-américain des plates-formes de vérification fonctionnelle de circuits intégrés annonce la création d’une filiale à Yokohama, a
HP cherche à étendre ses activités de recherche et développement à Porto Rico
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Hewlett-Packard Company (Palo Alto, Californie) annonce la signature d’un protocole d’accord avec le gouvernement de Porto Rico afin d’explorer le renforcement de ses activités de recherche et développement sur l’île, avec la mise en place éventuelle d’une nouvelle filiale de HP Labs.
Ne laissons pas la définition des normes aux techies, avertit un cadre de l’ETSI
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Ce serait une « terrible erreur » pour l’industrie que de laisser les décisions concernant les normes d’équipements et de services de communications aux seuls experts techniques, affirme Jorgen Friis, Président adjoint de l’institut européen de définition des normes.
Renesas übernimmt STs SuperH-Core-Geschäft
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Renesas Technology übernimmt den Aktienanteil des europäischen ST-Ablegers STMicroelectronics NV am Core-Lizenzgeschäft von SuperH (SHI), einem Joint Venture mit ST. Ab Oktober werden Renesas und ST gemeinsam an der Entwicklung von CPU-Cores arbeiten, die auf der SuperH-Architektur basieren.
Accellera re-elects officers, cites progress in IEEE
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The Accellera standards organization has re-elected all of its existing officers, including Dennis Brophy, who will serve as Accellera's chairman for a fifth term. Meanwhile, the organization is reporting rapid progress with SystemVerilog and the Property Specification Language (PSL), both of which are now undergoing IEEE standardization.
DVD+RW 8X disc spec released
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The DVD+RW Alliance has released the final draft specifications for 8X rewriting on DVD+RW media by HP, MKM, Philips, Ricoh, Sony and Yamaha.
Silicon Strategies' VC Counter stands at $1778.3 million
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So far in 2004, up to and including Thursday, September 30 Silicon Strategies has reported on 141 startup deals that raised $1,778.3 million from more than 100 venture capital firms and other investors.
Intellon prepares 200-Mbit/s HomePlug chips
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Intellon Corp., a fabless semiconductor company specializing in powerline networking and communications said it plans to introduce an 85-Mbit/s powerline networking chipset and a 200-Mbit/s product line in 2005.
Chinesische Chip-Startups entpuppen sich als Papiertiger
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Weltweit haben Chiphersteller ein argwöhnisches Auge auf ihre neuen chinesischen Konkurrenten, die momentan wie Pilze aus dem Boden schießen. Branchenbeobachter geben jetzt Entwarnung: Viele chinesische Startups werden sich letztlich nur als Papiertiger herausstellen.
Watermarking effort seeks to spot fake IDs
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The government is embarking on a pilot program that will use authentication technology to crack down on fake drivers' licenses.
Seagate unveils online center for SAS technology
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Seagate Technology LLC (Scotts Valley, Calif.) has announced formation of the SAS Knowledge Center, an online resource to educate and prepare IT professionals and system builders for the transition to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology in the enterprise.
Intel, Chungwha Telecom to reportedly team on digital home
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Intel Corp said Thursday (September 30) it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. to promote digital home technologies, according to a Forbes report
Schmal- und Ultrabreitband mit einem Chip
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Der amerikanische Telekommunikations-Startup Pulse-Link hat einen Chip entwickelt, der gleichzeitig Ultrabreitband- (UWB) und Schmalband-Funkübertragungen wie WLAN beherrscht. Der Startup präsentierte seinen neuen Alleskönner auf der Ultra Wideband Conference, die diese Woche im kalifornischen San Jose stattfindet.
LVPECL clock buffers
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A family of 3.3-V, 1:4 LVPECL clock buffers deliver speeds up to 800 MHz and are aimed at telecom and networking designs.
Multipoint LVDS line drivers
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The SN65MLVD128 and SN65MLVD129 multi-point LVDS line drivers handle clock distribution in backplane designs.
Lucent, Riverstone to partner on MPLS/Ethernet at edge
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Riverstone received a much-needed boost from Lucent, in the form of a sales and marketing pact to bring Ethernet and MPLS services to carriers.
3Com fires top sales exec
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Just weeks after reporting an increased loss in the first quarter of 2005, 3Com fired top sales/marketing executive Nick Ganio.
Microsoft and Fiat Announce Major Partnership for Telematics
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As Microsoft and automaker Fiat unveil a strategic partnership to develop a telematics system for Fiat cars, the executive in charge of Microsoft's Automotive Business Unit describes the vision behind the biggest deal in Microsoft's eight years in the telematics business
Zigbee startup pulls in $25 million in funding round
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Ember Corp., a startup developer of Zigbee wireless chips, has closed a $25 million round of funding, led by Vulcan Capital.
Entegris enjoys rising profits, sees down quarter ahead
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Materials and materials supply company Entegris Inc. has reported net income of $8.9 million on sales of $99.5 million in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2004 year, ended August 28, 2004.
Renesas reprend l’activité de processeurs SuperH de ST
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La société japonaise Renesas Technology Corp. signe un accord avec l’Européen STMicroelectronics NV afin de reprendre les parts détenues par ST dans l’activité de mise sous licence de processeurs SuperH de SuperH Inc., coentreprise formée avec ST. Dès le début du mois d’octobre 2004, Renesas Technology et ST devraient développer séparément les processeurs basés sur l’architecture SuperH, annonce-t-on chez Renesas.
Mentor propose des modèles StarCore pour la co-vérification matérielle/logicielle
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Mentor Graphics Corp. annonce un partenariat avec le fournisseur de cœurs DSP, StarCore LCC, dans le but de proposer aux utilisateurs de l’outil de co-vérification matérielle/logicielle Seamless de Mentor des modèles de processeur pour les cœurs de processeur SC1200 et SC1400 de StarCore.
Agere supprime 500 emplois et confirme son intention de vendre une usine
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La société Agere Systems Inc. a annoncé mercredi (29 septembre) qu’elle allait supprimer 500 emplois et a confirmé qu’elle entendait fermer son usine de tranches si elle ne parvenait pas à trouver un acheteur.
Using Modeling to Analyze Backplane Deterministic Jitter
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By selectively de-embedding key causes of deterministic jitter, designers can significantly improve the performance of passive interconnect backplane platforms. Here's why.
IMEC launches nanotechnology research for post-CMOS era
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Belgium's IMEC has initiated a collaborative research program on using of nanotechnologies to either replace CMOS manufacturing processes or extend their life.
US grants Dafca reconfigurable logic $1.9 million
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Dafca Inc., a startup provider of EDA software tools, has received an Advanced Technology Program (ATP) grant of $1.9 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The money is to fund a three-year program to extend the applicability of the company's reconfigurable infrastructure platform for system-on-chip devices.
SIA reports 'strong' August global chip sales of $18.2 billion
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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors rose to $18.2 billion for the month of August.
Gary Meyers est nommé PDG de Synplicity
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Synplicity Inc. semble avoir accéléré la nomination de Gary Meyers à son nouveau poste de Président-directeur général. La société a effectivement annoncé le 28 septembre que M. Meyers prendrait ses fonctions à compter du 2 octobre 2004.
Sicherheits-Zertifikat für Philips-Chip
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Als erster Chip mit Dreifach-Schnittstelle hat der SmartCard-Controller P5CT072 von Philips Semiconductor die höchste Sicherheits-Zertifizierung erhalten. Damit ist der Weg frei für den Einsatz des Bausteins in E-Government-Anwendungen wie fälschungssichere Reisepässe. Aber auch für den Einsatz im Banking-Umfeld will Philips die Karte positionieren.
HP seeks to expand R & D in Puerto Rico
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Hewlett-Packard Company has signed a memorandum with the government of Puerto Rico to explore expanding its research and development presence on the island, possibly establishing a new branch of HP Labs there.
Agere cuts 500 jobs, reiterates plan to sell fab
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Agere Systems Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 29) said it would reduce its workforce by 500 employees and reiterated its plans to shut down its wafer fab if it cannot find a buyer for the plant.
SIA praises move to extend R&D tax credit
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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on Wednesday praised the U.S. House and Senate for passage of legislation extending the research and development tax credit.
System level design is here, Synopsys CTO says
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System-level design is happening right now, said Synopsys CTO and general manager Raul Camposano, in a keynote speech entitled "System Design: EDA's Next Big Thing?" Camposano spoke at an industry conference here Sept. 29.
Micron misses quarterly targets, ups capital spending
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Amid a plan to boost its capital spending, Micron Technology Inc. missed Wall Street's expectations for the quarter due to slumping memory prices.
Vishay acquires Aeroflex's thin-film business
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Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, Pa.) has acquired the Aeroflex Pearl River Thin Film Interconnect operations, previously known as MIC Technology, from Aeroflex for $8.8 million.
Amkor lowers Q3 sales forecast, sees wider loss
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Amkor Technology Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 29) lowered its third-quarter forecast amid an ongoing slowdown in its IC-packaging and test business.
IBM's Blue Gene/L grabs supercomputing lead
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IBM Corp. claimed its Blue Gene/L system has beat the top supercomputer in the world, NEC Corp.'s 35 teraflop Earth Simulator.
Silicon Image unveils low-cost storage architecture
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Silicon Image Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has introduced a storage architecture and appliance the company said meets the $1 per gigabyte price point required by consumer electronics and small business users.
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