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Melexis warns of automotive chip sales crash in Q4
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Automotive chip manufacturer Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems NV (Ieper, Belgium) has issued a warning that it expects its Q4 sales to fall 25 and 30 percent compared with the third quarter. Joint CEO Francoise Chombar said that the company would continue to streamline its cost structure, but did not indicate whether this would include job cuts.
Price erosion round the corner for PNDs
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Fierce competition and commoditization of entry-level personal navigation devices (PND) is likely to bite into the large profits made by makers of the devices over the past few years when sales grew at exponential levels, according to market research group Berg Insights (Gothenburg, Sweden).
Intel accuses Europe of discrimination, seeks antitrust reversal
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Processor maker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has filed a lawsuit against the European Commission and is alleging that the allegation of antitrust behavior by Intel has been improperly investigated and that the Commission became "discriminatory and partial."
Lifting the illusions from invisibility cloaks
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11/26/2008   1 comment
Researchers at St Andrew's University in Scotland and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic have come up with a new way of using mathematics to describe an invisibility cloak.
Industrial Automation: To date no sign of recession
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
At SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg the industrial automation industry shows no sign of a recession. The industry is in a good mood, there is still growth and the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) expects further growth due to extensive bookings.
NXP, Phonak team for enhanced acoustics
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NXP Semiconductors and Phonak have jointly developed a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems that is being integrated into Phonak's forthcoming range of hearing aids and wireless accessories.
Strategy renewal coming for ICT research, says European Commissioner
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Viviane Reding, European Commissioner responsible for Information Society and Media, gave a speech on Tuesday (Nov. 25) at the ICT 2008 exhibition in Lyon, France, in which she said she would outline a renewed strategy for information and communications technology research and innovation early in 2009.
STMicroelectronics : ID-card controller secures e-Government services
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
To help authorities stay ahead in the constant battle against electronic security attacks, STMicroelectronics has introduced the ST23YR80, a microcontroller for secure identity cards supporting the latest cryptography techniques and offering large memory for biometric data.
EC approves proposed JV between ST, Ericsson
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission announced Wednesday (Nov. 26) it has authorized, under the European Union merger regulation, the creation of a joint venture between EMP, the wireless platform business of Ericsson, and ST-NXP, the wireless semiconductors business of STMicroelectronics.
Phonak and NXP collaborate to develop ultra low power wireless communication technology
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NXP has collaborated with Phonak to develop a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems.
Sensirion : Flow sensor measures flow rates below 100 ml per minute
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Sensirion introduces the SLQ-HC60 flow sensor for flow rates below 100 ml/min.
Cadence exec downplays Connections controversy
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An executive from EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems downplayed a report that suggested that Cadence had removed from membership a large number of software vendors from its Connections partnership program and defended Cadence as having the "broadest partner program in the industry."
Verigy swings to loss, offers weak outlook
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Automated test equipment vendor Verigy reported a fiscal fourth quarter net loss of $36 million after posting a profit of $32 million in the same period of 2007.
NETWORKS: Scalable Network EXata emulation tools exercise wireless networks
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Software Virtual Networks enable real-time test and evaluation of next-gen mobile networks
Italy plays host to MEMS 2009
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The advance registration deadline of November 30th is about to expire for the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2009).
Nokia lab to conduct mixed reality research
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Nokia has chosen to locate its latest research lab in Hollywood, where it conduct work on technologies related to film, music, games, web and TV, many of which are likely to be sensor based.
Analog Profile: Jim Solomon
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
As part of the 'Analog Profiles' series in which we dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of the people shaping the analog sector, ADLE interviews Jim Solomon, Executive Chairman at Gemini Design Technology.
Programmable analog sensor signal conditioning
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has added to its range of digitally calibrated sensor signal conditioning ICs with a single-supply, auto-zero bridge sensor amplifier.
Video series tackles power design best practice
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
An eight-part video series was launched by Avnet, Texas Instruments and Xilinx this week, demonstrating power supply design best practice for field-programmable gate arrays.
Spansion warns on Q4 revenue
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NOR flash memory specialist Spansion became the latest semiconductor supplier to issue a warning about revenue in the current quarter, saying it expects fourth quarter net sales to be down about 20 percent sequentially.
8-bit MCUs offer cost-effective USB control
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Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its 8-bit JM microcontroller family with the MC9S08JM16 MCUs - offered as cost-effective USB control solutions for industrial and consumer applications.
Enterprise SSDs offer low power consumption and high IOPS rates
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has started mass producing 25 and 50 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives (SSDs) for performance-optimized server applications such as video on demand, web serving and on-line transaction processing.
Hydropower generator mimics fish
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Researchers claim to have fashioned a fish-like hydrokinetic scheme that harnesses both fast and slow underwater currents to generate electricity.
UMC validates high-k process at 45nm
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United Microelectronics Corp. has validated its high-k metal gate process with a test SRAM design run at the 45 nm node, a step toward the company's goal of offering a high-k process at the 32 nm node in 2010.
BMW, Vattenfall field test e-mobiles in Berlin
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
BMW group and electricity supplier Vattenfall Europe will launch a field trial with electrical vehicles in Berlin. The project will start in spring 2009.
InterDigital, Samsung settle patent disputes
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Samsung and InterDigital Inc. have settled their patent disputes, with the South Korean handset maker agreeing to pay the latter an undisclosed sum for both 2G and 3G products until the year 2012.
CUI : Optical encoders provide high performance at low cost
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
CUI has added three low cost, high performance optical encoders to its product offering.
MEDER : Reed switch has five lead design options
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
MEDER electronic provides five different designs for the SMD reed sensors of the MK23 series.
IDT : Asynchronous dual-ports target high-end handsets
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IDT has extended its portfolio of flexible, low-power, asynchronous dual-ports for high-end handsets.
BASF, Osram make OLEDs shine in ambient light
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BASF AG and Siemens lighting subsidiary Osram GmbH have developed an OLED-based light source that meeting the International Energy Star SSL standards for color requirements. In addition, the researchers improved the light yield to 60 lumens per watt.
Industrial-, automotive-grade Atom processor coming, says report
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The world's largest chip maker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) is developing a variant of its Atom processor for use in harsh environments such as automotive applications, according to a Nikkei Electronics article. The industrial or automotive Atom, currently named Embedded Menlow XL, is due to ship to customers in 2009, the report said.
Russia's Nitol Solar in state R&D project
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Nitol Solar, a Russia-based solar materials supplier, announced it will enter into an 870M rouble ($32M) R&D project with the Russian government.
Carlyle to close CEE office in Warsaw
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Private equity firm Carlyle Group will close its Central and Eastern European operations due to the global economic conditions.
HTC doubles forecast for Android phone shipments
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Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC has almost doubled its forecast for shipments of the first commercial device to be based on the Android operating system.
Texas Instruments : Sensor amplifier has programmable gain and offset
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the PGA308 single-supply, auto-zero bridge sensor amplifier.
Chip equipment vendor Suss Microtec appoints CEO
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Semiconductor backend specialist Suss Microtec AG (Garching, Germany) has appointed Frank Averdung as CEO after the dismissal of its predecessor. Averdung is not a newcomer in the chip manufacturing equipment business.
MCUs: Renesas SH74504/SH74513 MCUs speed response of driver-assist safety systems
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Operating at 240MHz, the 32-bit devices rapidly process large volumes of sensor data for implementing "preventative safety" features.
DiBcom enables free-to-air digital TV on LG phones
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As part of an ongoing collaboration with LG, mobile TV chip specialist DiBcom SA (Palaiseau, France) announced it has integrated its latest generation of mobile TV receiver so as to enable free-to-air digital TV broadcasts on LG's multimedia handset.
EC targets another Euros 90 million on photonics R&D
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission has opened two more calls for photonics components and systems R&D projects under the 7th research framework programme (FP7), for work to be undertaken between 2009 and 2010.
Ten years ago: IMEC announced MPEG4 silicon
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
It was on Nov. 25 1998 that EE Times reported that IMEC research institute (Leuven, Belgium) had working silicon of wavelet-compression-based visual texture-coding chip that was meeting part of the developing MPEG-4 video codec standard.
DiBcom permet la réception TNT sur portable LG
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Le Français DiBcom SA annonce que sa dernière génération de puce DVB-T, intégrée dans le téléphone LG KB770, permet la réception mobile des chaînes gratuites de la TNT.
ESL : HP fiber repeater offers interference-free data transfer
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The model 4154 HP fiber repeater is designed to regenerate data signals in order to extend the range between optically linked data terminals.
Swiss group buys Wilbrecht's LEDCO division
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Custom microswitches specialist Microprecision Electronics (Vouvry, Switzerland) has acquired , for an undisclosed sum, Wilbrecht Electronics Inc's LEDCO Division, which makes a wide range of precision, U.S.-made LED assemblies, metal foil resistors, microswitches and sealed position switches.
High voltage Li-ion battery system enhances power distribution grid stability
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The world's first high voltage Li-ion battery system designed to improve the stability of power distribution grids has been developed by Saft and ABB.
CiA integrates safe communications into microcontroller
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The CAN in Automation (CiA) industry group integrates the CANopen safety protocol into the firmware of a Renesas 16-bit microcontroller and provides it to customers. The device, dubbed CSC02, will be available in lieu of the discontinued CSC01.
NXP : LDMOS transistor targets L-band radar applications
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Expanding its portfolio of RF power transistors, NXP Semiconductors has introduced the BLL6H1214-500 laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor for L-band radar applications.
Tyco : Rocker switches are sealed to IP66
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
PRC series power rocker switches provide an optimum protection against dust and liquids and are quick to install.
NXP draws down $400 million from credit facility
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Semiconductor company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has said that is drawing down $400 million under a revolving credit facility to make sure it can get hold of the money in uncertain times.
The thinking car sees a clear road ahead
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
In automotive driver assistance systems, currently one of the most dynamic developments in the electronics realm is under way: the latest achievements in CMOS sensors enable camera-based driver assistance systems to grow into new application segments. Assistance systems will become a hub for video, radar, and lidar data streams – effectively forming the brains of the cars.
XP Power : Ac-dc power supplies meet energy efficiency standards
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
XP Power has announced the AEB series of energy efficient external ac/dc power supplies aimed at desktop and portable applications.
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