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Texas Instruments : 200-mA regulators have auto low-power mode
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Texas Instruments has introduced the TPS727xx family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs) which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
Phoenix Contact : Managed Ethernet switches allow flexible use of fiber plug-ins
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The FL Switch SMCS product family of Smart Managed Switches from Phoenix Contact has been expanded to include two important variants.
Phoenix Contact : Board terminal blocks are IC sized SMT modules
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Phoenix Contact has developed a range of mini circuit board terminal blocks that, with a height of only 5.0 mm and a 2.5 mm pitch, connects wires of up to 0.75 mm square.
Bulgin : Bluetooth Buccaneer eliminates serial cables
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Bulgin’s self-pairing Bluetooth cable replacement products eliminate data cables and allow equipment with RS485 or RS232 data ports to communicate using wireless Bluetooth technology.
V-shaped recovery gathers pace, says IC Insights
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The 2009 IC market, measured on a quarterly basis and especially with regard to unit volume shipments, has displayed a classic "V-shaped" recovery, according to market research organization IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
Anritsu : Vector network analyzer measure down to 70 kHz
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Anritsu has extended the low-end frequency of its MN469xB VectorStar 4-port test sets, allowing these microwave multiport Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) solutions to measure down to 70 kHz.
European chip recovery lags behind other regions
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The semiconductor sales figures published by the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) show that the global chip market is continuing its recovery. But Europe continues to lag behind all other regions — and the gap is widening.
Numonyx CEO takes on PCM doubters
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Brian Harrison, president and CEO of Numonyx BV made a spirited and forthright defense for the prospects of phase-change memory technology (PCM) at Future Horizons' International Electronics Forum, which takes place here this week.
Nanotubes grown as metals, semiconductors
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Researchers have learned how to control the formation of carbon nanotubes so that they have either metallic or semiconducting properties.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Graphics support added to PERC Ultra Virtual Machine
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Aonix has added support for AWT/Swing graphics libraries to its PERC Ultra Virtual Machine for embedded and real-time systems. PERC ULTRA 5.3 implements AWT/Swing libraries for embedded platforms, giving 2D/3D graphics developers immediate access to hundreds of downloadable community projects.
What is the cost of fabs and R&D at 22-nm?
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The biggest challenge facing the IC industry is not the current downturn or a dearth of killer applications, but simple economics.
Engineers plug into draft smart grid specs
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Engineers are pouring over two 100-page reports on smart grid standards released late last week and rolling up their sleeves for the next round of more detailed work in areas ranging from Internet Protocol to energy pricing models.
Semico tips IC forecast, growth drivers
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2009 is expected to be a down year. 2010 looks better.
On Semi rolls 180-nm CMOS foundry process
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On Semiconductor Inc. has expanded its foundry capabilities with the launch of a new 0.18-micron CMOS process technology.
PMIC cuts component count in low-power portables
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Wolfson Microelectronics has launched the WM8320, a highly integrated power management integrated chip (PMIC) that is designed to maximize ARM processor performance and extend battery life in portable multimedia devices, such as netbooks, mobile Internet devices, smartphones, handsets and digital photo frames.
Ensign announces its Ener-G-Star line of transformers
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Ener-G-Star transformers consist of pre-designed and custom transformers, deliver safety via flame retardant and energy efficient design and materials.
Technology integrates motor and controller directly onto PCB
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PCBMotor ApS has developed a technology that enables motors to be directly mounted onto a PCB along with the motor controller.
Crocus enters STT-MRAM race
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MRAM startup Crocus Technology Inc. (Grenoble, France) announced it has developed a Spin Transfer Torque (STT)-based MRAM technology.
Following the money: Top 10 IC vendors with cash
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Leading chip makers are more likely to have huge piles of cash that can be used to fund acquisitions, R&D and product development, our survey shows.
Wanted: Power engineers for smart grids
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Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, put out a $100 million down payment last week to train a new generation of engineers to help build and run tomorrow's smart electric grid.
Couldn't make it to ESC Boston? Download the most popular papers.
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We've put together a collection of the Top 10 papers from ESC Boston, and making them available for download.
IP68 Bluetooth Buccaneer connector
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Bulgin’s self-pairing Bluetooth cable replacement products eliminate data cables and allow equipment with RS485 or RS232 data ports to communicate using wireless Bluetooth technology.
Family of 200-mA LDOs offer auto low-power mode
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Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs), which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response of ±50 mV while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
Sharp starts operation at the world's first G10 LCD plant
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Sharp's highly integrated 10th generation LCD factory processes motherglass of 9.0 square metres (2,880mmx3,130mm) which are 60 per cent larger than the sheets used in Sharp’s 8th generation LCD plant, Kameyama II.
Egnos satellite service starts public services
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The European Union has opened its Egnos navigation augmentation system for public use. Egnos is designed as a forerunner to Europe's Galileo navigation satellite system and enhances the exactness of existing GPS signals within Western Europe.
Wireless Power Consortium welcomes Nokia as a new member
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The world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, has joined the Wireless Power Consortium.
U.S. grant targets remote graphics visualization tools
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The National Science Foundation has awarded $7 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center to advance its "Longhorn" project to build a suite of remotely accessed graphics visualization and data analysis tools.
Qualcomm denies charges in Japan
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Qualcomm Inc. confirmed that the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has issued an order relating to its license agreements with Japanese manufacturers.
Updated: Researchers present MRAM-based FPGA architecture
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Researchers at the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics, in France, claimed they have developed a FPGA circuit based on non volatile resistive memory cell.
IPtronics, Avago chip in to Intel's optical interconnect
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Through a collaborative effort with Intel and other industry partners, IPtronics A/S (Roskilde, Denmark) has developed silicon for Light Peak, a 10-Gbit/s optical interconnect system. Avago Technologies Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has also developed an embedded "optical engine" for Light Peak.
TSMC set to increase capital, R&D investments
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TSMC expects to announce at the end of the month that it would, again, increase its capital expenditure and R&D funding in the coming year.
IMEC tapes out Etna 3-D stacking chip
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The IMEC research center (Leuven, Belgium) and its 3-D integration partners have taped-out Etna, a 3-D chip that integrates a standard DRAM chip on top of a logic IC. The 3-D stack consists of a 25-micron thick logic die on top of which a commercial DRAM is stacked using through-silicon vias (TSVs) and micro-bumps.
Teradyne raises forecast, Aehr struggles
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The ATE market is seeing mixed results. Teradyne is up, while Aehr is struggling.
Researchers integrate fuel cells on chip level
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A research group of the Freiburg university (Germany) and semiconductor vendor Micronas AG has integrated a fuel cell array on a chip. The device could power autonomous microsystems, also known as 'Smart dust'.
Altair offers 4G LTE baseband chip
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Altair Semiconductor Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel), a 4G communications chip company, has announced the commercial availability of its LTE baseband chip, the FourGee-3100.
CEDA to honor Igor Markov with Early Career Award
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The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) has chosen Igor L. Markov as the first recipient of the Early Career Award for outstanding contributions to the physical design of ICs.
Harting : DIN 41612 connectors offer high contact density
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Harting has expanded its range of DIN 41612 connectors with two versions which offer increased contact density for use with small printed circuit boards.
Foremost : Metal keypads suit outdoor applications
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Foremost Electronics introduces of the AK-206 range of rugged metal keypads for outdoor applications.
National Semiconductor introduces 24-bit color SerDes for infotainment displays
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National Semiconductor claims the industry’s first serializer and deserializer (SerDes) chipsets capable of driving high-resolution, 24-bit color flat-panel displays with a 65 MHz clock.
TTi : RF power meter ranges up to 26.5 GHz
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TTi has extended its range of USB RF and microwave power meters with the TTi-Satori ST265.
Aries : Pitch adapters convert from 0.5 to 1.0 mm
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Aries Electronics has added BGA Switch-a-Pitch adapters that adapt to pitch bottoms lower than previous models, expanding a product line that economically facilitates the use of smaller pitch devices with larger pitch boards.
Peregrine introduces a 2-bit digital step attenuator for 4G LTE applications
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Peregrine Semiconductor has announced the PE43204 2-bit UltraCMOS Digital Step Attenuator (DSA).
Wolfson unveils integrated power management solution for ARM-based processors
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Mixed semiconductor specialist, Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, UK), is targeting a slice of the PMIC market with the launch of an integrated power management solution created to maximize processor performance and extend battery life to leading edge portable multimedia devices.
Which chip makers will rule in 2018?
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10/1/2009   2 comments
Which companies will be in the top 10 in 2018? Not the broadline suppliers, according to an analyst.
Updated: Nvidia announces next-gen graphics chip
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10/1/2009   1 comment
Nvidia Corp. previewed at its developer conference its next-generation graphics processor, a three-billion transistor chip code named Fermi, packing 512 cores and claiming advances in floating point and memory architecture.
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