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Socket boosts fine-pitch BGA
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11/30/2001   Post a comment
Taking aim at new socket requirements for fine-pitch ball-grid arrays, Yamaichi Electronics USA Inc. has launched an open-top 0.5-mm fine-pitch BGA socket as part of the IC398 Series.
Planar cores aim at switchers
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Low Profile E Core ferrite planar cores for switch-mode power supply, industrial power supply and telecom applications are available from AVX Corp.
Trimmer cap eyes Bluetooth
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Murata Electronics North America is shipping its ultrasmall TZR1 Series trimmer capacitor (1.5 mm wide x 1.7 mm long x 0.8 mm high), available in two capacitance values (1.5 to 4 picofarads and 3 to 8 pF) for wireless and Bluetooth applications. The parts are priced at 35 cents per chip and are available now.
Niobium in play as tantalum substitute
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Amid concerns about a supply shortage of tantalum capacitors and the rising cost of tantalum powder, capacitor manufacturers are touting their latest niobium capacitors as direct replacements for tantalum and aluminum electrolytic devices.
Conexant crafts tiny single-chip modem
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Conexant Systems Inc. has begun shipping a single-chip, dual-processor cable modem in a 17 x 17-mm, 228-pin PBGA package.
CompactPCI dc/dc supplies powered for full-range heat
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Addressing efficient, higher-density solutions for CompactPCI applications, Tracewell Power's TTX Series of dc/dc power supplies was designed from the ground up to meet thermal considerations first.
Engine translates x86 code for MIPS processors
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Dynamite X/M is a CPU translation and optimization software engine that enables software written for legacy x86-based platforms to run on MIPS32 and MIPS64 instruction set architectures (ISAs).
Co-verification tool family
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The Xpert family of hardware/software co-verification products enables system designers to debug system software before hardware prototypes are available.
Government to go ahead on IP acquisition tax relief
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The government's decision to go ahead with the introduction of tax relief on acquisitions of intellectual property could stimulate more deals, but is also likely to bring changes to how it is traded.
Distributors hit by steep fall in the European semiconductor market
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There were no signs of recovery for the European semiconductor market during the third quarter of 2001. Sales dropped by 26% in Q32001 against the same period last year, says DMASS.
Sirenza claims 25 million-unit milestone in SiGe products
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Sirenza Microdevices Inc. today said it has now shipped over 25 million products, based on high-performance silicon-germanium (SiGe) process technology. The SiGe chips--including a range of radio-frequency (RF) devices--are fabricated by Atmel Corp., which is supplying foundry services to Sirenza.
10-A DC/DC converters
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Housed in a non-brick package that measures 1.6 x 2 x 0.4-in. packages, the UHE series of 2 to 10-A DC/DC converters deliver output voltages of 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.5, 3.3, 5, 12, or 15 V.
Communications ICs will recovery slowly after 30.6% drop this year, says report
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SCOTTSDALE, Calif. -- Worldwide revenues for communications ICs will plunge 30.6% to $28.8 billion in 2001 compared to $41.5 million in 2000, and chip sales in this troubled sector will not exceed last year's record until 2004, according to a new forecast from IC Insights Inc.
156.25 MHz Oscillators
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Aimed at Fibre Channel, SONET, and ATM designs, the F4100 series crystal oscillator delivers a frequency up to 156.25 MHz and a 3-V operating supply.
Real-time scope
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The CSA7404 real-time oscilloscope helps design engineers measure the performance of 2.5-Gbps optical communication systems.
Ethernet module
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The EPM-NET-100 module combines a 10/100 Ethernet interface with an on-board 32-pin DiskOnChip nonvolatile storage site.
Silver spheres fuse to form 100nm prisms under the influence of light
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A team from Illinois-based Northwestern University has developed a technique to grow silver prism structures on the scale of 100nm. The process involves nanometre scale silver spheres held within a solution combining to form prisms under the influence of light.
Lego Mindstorms robot cleans up at the International Space Station
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A Lego Mindstorms waste collector robot (pictured) has been flown up to the International Space Station to help tidy up.
Fab operators 'will direct chip upturn'
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Analysts reckon the shape and strength of the next upturn in the chip making business will depend heavily on the decisions made by fab operators next year.
Silaria begins beta testing its software for code compaction
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Irish processor-core developer Silaria has gone into beta testing with the first phase of its software for reducing the amount of space that programs take up.
Deal in sight for Scottish company on fibre-optic bus for WDM technology
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Pipistrelle, the Scottish optoelectronics start-up, expects to complete the licensing of fibre optic bus wavelength division multiplexing technology from US-based Lockheed Martin in early 2002.
DRAM could end up in a price trap following a fall in memory prices
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DRAM producers could end up being caught in a price trap following the precipitous fall in memory prices this year, making it almost impossible to charge more than the bare minimum for devices.
China 'won't hit fab target' without government funding
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China is likely to fail to get its planned 25 semiconductor fabs in the country within five years, according to Gartner Dataquest senior analyst Dorothy Lai.
Commerce sees larger security role for NIST
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11/29/2001   Post a comment
Bush administration technology officials foresee an expanded role for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in technology research and other wartime efforts such as homeland security.
Intel names five new fellows to recognize technical achievements
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SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Intel Corp. here today appointed five new individuals to the company's highest technical position: Intel fellow. The new Intel Fellows--selected for their technical contributions to the company--provide strategic technical guidance and represent Intel on various industry technical panels.
Optical lithography could push out EUV and EPL until 2010, says ITRS roadmap
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Optical lithography is expected to last until the end of this decade, pushing out the need for exotic, next-generation tools to about 2010, according to the new 2001 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). The new roadmap indicates that traditional optical scanners could remain viable for several years and push out the need for so-called next-generation lithography (NGL) tools for mainstream chip production until the 45-nm node (0.045-micron). The 45-n
Zilog has plan for a turnaround
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Toshiba, ISE integrate TCAD tools into manufacturing environment
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TOKYO -- Toshiba Corp. today announced it has collaborated with ISE Integrated Systems Engineering AG in Switzerland to become the first chip maker to directly integrate technology computer-aided design (TCAD) into a manufacturing environment.
Manufacturing rebounds in October
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Lattice prepares to enter FPGA fray
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Altera Corp. and Xilinx Inc. may soon be looking over their shoulders at Lattice Semiconductor Corp., which is planning to join the FPGA fray sometime next year. The company's newly appointed president Steven Laub called FPGAs "a natural extension for us, both customerwise and technologywise."
Microsoft rolls embedded version of XP
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Microsoft Corp. dropped the latest piece of its .Net strategy puzzle into place Wednesday (Nov. 28) when it unveiled the embedded version of its new Windows XP operating system.
Catalyst Semiconductor reports quarterly loss
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Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., today announced a loss for its second fiscal quarter ended October 31, of $1 million, 5 cents per diluted share.
Fujitsu to close Gresham flash memory fab
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Fujitsu Ltd. today announced its decision to cease production operations at its Gresham, Oregon semiconductor manufacturing facility, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc (FMI), by the end of January 2002, and to close the plant and liquidate its assets.
Emergency wireless team issues call for help
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Although a massive wireless interception effort failed to turn up a single verified mobile phone signal from the rubble of the Twin Towers in the week after Sept. 11, the attempt was valuable in terms of lives saved and lessons learned, said the director of the signal-detection team assembled to handle the emergency.
Core for intelligent personal appliances
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The pT-110Mx is a microprocessor core designed specifically for advanced consumer devices running operating systems that include Linux, Windows CE, Palm OS, and Symbian.
Software development tools
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The Tasking C166/ST10 software development toolset offers automated memory, an enhanced development environment, modified linker/locator, and a restyled debugger.
System design tool
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SystemView v. 5.0 is a wireless/DSP system design tool.
Fujitsu closes Oregon fab, drops potential for U.S. flash production venture with AMD
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GRESHAM, Ore. -- Continuing to downsize amid the IC slump, Japan's Fujitsu Ltd. here today announced plans to shut down its semiconductor plant in Oregon--a move that impacts 670 employees, according to the company. The move also apparently kills a proposed flash-memory fab venture between Fujitsu and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in the United States.
Cable industry pins hope, once again, to video-on-demand
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11/29/2001   Post a comment
Despite the withdrawal of more than 30 once-reliable exhibitors from the annual Western Cable Show, including HBO, USA Network and MTV, the show kicked off with brave statements of optimism from industry leaders and a demand by Robert Sachs, president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, to defy terrorists and the fear they spread.
Ramtron seeks silicon foundry alliance to reduce FRAM costs
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- In a move to reduce the cost of its memory technology, Ramtron International Corp. here is seeking an alliance with a dedicated silicon foundry provider. Under the plan, Ramtron and National Scientific Corp. are teaming up to find a suitable foundry partner that would make Ramtron's line of nonvolatile FRAM memory products. National Scientific is a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based developer of memory-cell and related chip technologies.
SiGen announces shipments of 'ultra-thin' SOI wafers for advanced ICs
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CAMPBELL, Calif.--Silicon Genesis Corp. here today announced it has begun production of new "ultra-thin" silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers with device-layer thicknesses in a range of 15-to-50 nanometers for fully-depleted substrate CMOS transistors.
Hitachi cuts Singapore DRAM production, staff
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Blaming continuing poor demand and pricing, Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday (Nov. 29) that it has halved production of 64-Mbit and 256-Mbit DRAMs to 10,000 wafers per month at Hitachi Nippon Steel Semiconductor Singapore Pte. Ltd. (HNS), and cut 430 permanent employees at the fabrication facility.
Bransch-Punsch som tältprojekt
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Viking Telecom fick Elektronikpriset och 350 av de tongivande i elektronikbranschen fick återigen tillfälle att tala med varandra på "neutral mark". Kort sagt - det har varit Bransch-Punsch igen.
Cox taps Riverstone for backbone buildout
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Cox Communications Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 28) that it will get most of the routers and switches for the backbone network it will build from Riverstone Networks Inc.
UMC closing in on deal to produce Xbox chips
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Contract chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. is getting closer to producing the Nvidia Corp. graphics processors used in the Microsoft Xbox gaming console.
2001 technology roadmap packs some 'unexpected' surprises
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While it may not be a complete surprise that IC technology continues to accelerate faster than expected, there are some unanticipated conclusions in the new 2001 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), which is scheduled to be formally presented to the chip industry here today.
Infineon and Solectron ink wireless design alliance
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Solectron Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG have formed a design alliance for cell phones, pagers and wireless personal digital assistants.
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