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Heat sinks cool Intel Xeon processors in 1U servers
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Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has introduced a line of low-profile heat sinks designed for passive cooling of Intel Xeon processors in narrow 1U servers. Constructed of anodized, solid aluminum, the new blackDIAMOND heat sinks don't exhibit interfacial thermal resistance that is typical in bonded heat sinks, and can replace heavier, copper-based fan-sinks that are more expensive and have limited work lives, said the company.
High-density MT cable assemblies save space on front panels
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The new high-density MT cable assemblies from Molex Inc. delivers multiple space-saving options on the front panel by making configurations up to 72 fibers possible. By using the 72-fiber MT ferrule with both MTP connectors and Molex's high-density panel mount array connectors, Molex has extended the optical capabilities of traditional MT-style connectors with these new cable assemblies. The high-density interface also results in lower installation time and reduced costs.
1200-W front-end packs 19W/in3
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Cherokee International's new CAR1248 front-end/rectifier intended for low-profile distributed power architectures delivers 25 amps at a regulated 48 volts in a 1U-high enclosure measuring 3.44-by-11.2-by-1.65 inches. It thus provides a best-in-class power density of 19 watts per cubic inch. Up to five such rectifiers can fit in a power shelf to supply up to 6000 W, or 4800 watts N+1 redundant power for low to mid range servers and test equipment applications.
SMTC moves assembly to Mexico, lays off 150
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Electronics manufacturing services provider SMTC Corp. announced it will consolidate production assembly operations at a facility in Chihuahua, Mexico and restructure its overhead, resulting in the layoff of approximately 150 employees in Toronto.
Startup offers free OpenAccess-to-OASIS translator
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Startup OASIS Tooling Inc. will offer its new OpenAccess-to-OASIS bidirectional translator to customers until June 2005.
Matsushita blends FeRAM technology with smart cards
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Matsushita has added contactless smart card capabilities to its SD memory card using FeRAM technology in the smart card module.
Digital camera shipments bottom out in August
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It appears that digital camera shipments have bottomed out after a slight lull, according to RBC Capital Markets Inc.
La famille HOTLink-On-Demand de Cypress : un gage de flexibilité pour la vidéo professionnelle
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Le monde de la vidéo professionnelle avance sans cesse vers de nouveaux horizons technologiques. En réponse aux besoins actuels d’évolutivité et de souplesse dans la conception des équipements vidéo professionnels, Cypress Semiconductor, leader des circuits de couche physique (PHY) vidéo, propose la nouvelle famille de circuits PHY HOT-Link-On-Demand, conforme à la norme SMPTE (Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers).
Siemens completes comm group merger
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Comm equipment provider Siemens said Friday (Oct. 1) that it has completed the merger of its IC Networks and IC Mobile divisions into a unified operation called Siemens Communications.
Wide Range of Output Frequencies Differentiates Fully Integrated Clock
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s fully integrated programmable clock synthesizer (MPC92432) simplifies testing process.
NEC reorganizes assembly and test operations
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NEC Electronics Corp. has created NEC Semicon Package Solutions Ltd. as an assembly and testing company, headquartered in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture, with approximately 1,540 employees.
Qualcomm acquires Spike Tech to bolster 3G effort
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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.
That green sheen will cost plenty
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Complying with tough new environmental laws, such as the European Union's Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), won't be easy or cheap. Aside from the direct monetary layout, toss in the time and cost of qualifying new manufacturing and testing processes, materials, components — and potentially the redesign of certain products.
LCD bias & White-LED Supplies - one inductor, no charge-pump diode
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Maxim introduced the MAX1578/MAX1579, the first complete LCD bias and white-LED power supplies with only one inductor and no charge-pump diode
Docomo fuel cell targets mobile recharging of phones
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A prototype fuel cell developed by NTT Docomo Inc. for mobile recharging of handsets represents a first step toward developing a high-power recharger that would snap directly into mobile phones.
Embedded VoIP engine
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Embedded VoiceEngine is a software-plug-in that allows designers to add VoIP capabilities to their system designs.
The lean revolution
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One Monday morning about a year ago, a Japanese manufacturing expert touring a Solectron Corp. metal enclosure plant in Hillsboro, Ore., stopped at a machine that had a changeover time of two and a half hours and declared retooling should take less than seven minutes.
Sending a signal
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Digital signal processors quietly entered the electronics industry lexicon in the early 1980s by catering to a nascent demand for communication equipment. Now, DSPs are as ubiquitous as mobile phones, as OEMs incorporate networking and data communication capabilities into most technology products.
The three A's of supply chain excellence
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During the 1990s, companies across varied sectors of the economy rolled out bold initiatives to improve their supply chains and stay competitive.
Inventing the new HP
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You could call Dick Conrad clairvoyant. Early in July, Conrad, senior vice president of the global operations supply chain at HP, likened the rollout of a new supply chain system at a multibillion-dollar enterprise of HP's size to changing the engine on a jumbo jet in midflight.
Out of the box
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The days of multimillion-dollar supply chain management software projects spanning 18 to 24 months have gone the way of the dot-com era's rooftop sushi parties. Few technology executives can dawdle over such complicated IT undertakings these days, and many who have already invested in such activities acknowledge glaring shortfalls between expectations and the on ground performance of the tools.
Micron : Résultats inférieurs aux prévisions trimestrielles et hausse des dépenses d’investissement
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Dans un plan destiné à dynamiser ses dépenses d’investissement, Micron Technology Inc. passe à côté des prévisions de Wall Street pour le trimestre.
Synchronous controllers
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The LM274x synchronous switching regulator controller family works with DSPs, FPGAs, and ASICs in cable modem and networking designs.
SBE rolls security offload board using Cavium silicon
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SBE Inc. has tapped a security processor from Cavium Networks to develop a security processing offload board for communication equipment that handles SSL and IPsec processing tasks.
Première pierre à l’édifice Minatec
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Initié par le Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) et l’Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), avec le soutien des collectivités locales et territoriales, Minatec constituera le premier pôle européen consacré aux micro et nanotechnologies. Un beau projet sur le papier ? Pas seulement. La première pierre du pôle Minatec a été posée cette semaine en présence de nombreuses personnalités.
CyberOptics debuts wireless sensors to monitor fab tools
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CyberOptics Semiconductor, a subsidiary of CyberOptics Corp., has rolled out a Bluetooth-enabled wireless sensor technology that claims to monitor semiconductor equipment in wafer fabs.
'Actual' August chip sales show slowing market growth
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"Actual" worldwide chip sales in August totaled $17.41 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), up 27.8 percent on the same month a year ago.
TI, Memsic cut deal to sell CMOS MEMS sensors
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Memsic Inc., a startup company that has developed and deployed CMOS-based MEMS accelerometers and sensors, has struck a marketing and sales agreement with Texas Instruments Inc., Memsic said.
Kyocera adds wireless design center in India
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Wireless CDMA phone maker Kyocera, which set up a Indian subsidiary predominantly for software development last year, has added a hardware engineering design services center.
3G group resists India's spectrum move
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Taken aback by an Indian government proposal to release spectrum at 1900 MHz to second-generation wireless carriers, the GSM Association is asking Indian regulators to protect the ITU-backed core band for future 3G services.
Internet-Pionier fordert lizenzfreie Standards
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Nicht Patente, sondern lizenzfreie Standards sind der Schlüssel zur Weiterentwicklung im Online-Bereich: Kein Geringerer als der Web-'Erfinder' Tim Berners-Lee forderte auf der Emerging Technologies Conference am weltberühmten Massachussetts of Technology (MIT) eine Zähmung des überbordenden Patentwesens.
Agilent-Oszilloskop löst 13 GHz auf
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BÖBLINGEN — Mit bis zu 13 GHz Bandbreite und einer Abtastrate von 40 Gigasamples je Sekunde beeindrucken die neuen Oszilloskope der Produktfamilie DSO80000 von Agilent Technologies. Mit den Geräten stößt erstmals ein Osilloskop-Anbieter in den zweistelligen Gigahertz-Bereich vor. Damit sind diese Messgeräte eine wichtige Ausstattung für Entwickler von Hochgeschwindigkeitsbussen, HF- und Mobilfunkprodukten und anderen extrem schnellen elektronischen Geräten.
Siemens sieht riesiges Potenzial für M2M-Kommunikation
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Mit Nachdruck will sich der neu entstandene Siemens-Geschäftsbereich Communications dem Thema Machine-to-Machine-Kommunikation (M2M) widmen. Besonders ehrgeizige Wachstumsziele setzt sich dabei der Bereich Wireless Modules.
DRAM Bulletin: Q3 ends with a whimper
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Despite a rise in spot-market prices, the worldwide DRAM market ended the third quarter of 2004 in the doldrums, partly due to holidays in Asia.
Qualcomm acquires design company 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.
E04: Vi får bli innovatörer också
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– Det är inte pengar som saknas, utan bra projekt. Det säger Kitronchefen Björn Furu. En lösning är att kontraktstillverkarna blir mer aktiva på att skapa innovationer. E04-mässan i Norge fick en ganska kraftig inriktning på elektronikproduktion.
En Inde, les sociétés de délocalisation cherchent à conserver leurs effectifs
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Avec une progression de près de 40% des ventes d’ordinateurs en juin en Inde et avec la région de Bangalore qui emploie plus de professionnels de l’informatique que la Silicon Valley, les sociétés indiennes de délocalisation mettent en place des stratégies dynamiques visant à conserver et à accroître leurs effectifs.
Blandade karameller
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Den tyska tidskriften Markt & Technik uppskattar att oberoende distributörer har hand om 8-10 procent av den globala distributionsmarknaden, och den marknadsandelen ökar. En slutsats som man skulle kunna dra av det är att inte alltid hjälper att vara stor, utan det finns utrymme för aktörer som förstår att satsa på kundernas skiftande behov på ett sätt som ett stort företag kanske varken kan eller vill.
Startschuss für neuen Siemens-Kommunikationssektor
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Der neu gebildete Siemens-Bereich Communications hat heute seine Tätigkeit aufgenommen. Mit dem Zusammenschluss der Festnetz- und Mobilfunksparte von Siemens - IC Networks und IC Mobile - entsteht einer der weltweit größten Anbieter in der Telekommunikationsindustrie.
Stort lager och Internet
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TMS Electronics AB i Växjö har en annorlunda profil, jämfört med andra distributionsföretag. Regelrätt distributionsförsäljning svarar för ungefär hälften av omsättningen och den andra hälften handlar om komponentförmedling över hela världen. Och det är Internet och ett jättelikt virtuellt lager som utgör grundförutsättningarna för verksamheten.
Europas modernaste komponentlager
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Eurodis har valt att bygga ett gemensamt, 15 000 m2 stort centrallager för hela Europa. Från det skeppas varorna direkt till Europas alla kunder. Automatiseringen är långt driven vilket har resulterat i en extremt låg felfrekvens.
Koncentration och kundfokus
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”Alla som vill vara med om att konkurrera på distributionsmarknaden måste ha en perfekt fungerande logistik, det är en självklarhet. Vår stora fördel är att vi kan koncentrera oss på ett begränsat antal produktlinjer och att vi har en centraliserad organisation, som gör att vi helt kan fokusera på att serva kunderna och uppfylla deras behov.” Det säger Robin Auscher som är ansvarig för EBV Elektroniks verksamhet i Norden.
Chip-equipment orders to fall 10-20% in Q4
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Orders in the semiconductor equipment sector are projected to fall by up to 20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to an industry analyst.
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