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SMIC to supply Elpida with 0.1-micron DRAMs
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12/29/2003   Post a comment
Elpida Memory Inc. and SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.) of Shanghai, China, have signed a foundry contract for DRAM production using a 0.1- micron process.
Toshiba first to market with 512-Mbit XDR DRAM
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Toshiba Corp. has begun sampling a 512-megabit XDR DRAM part for the first time among Rambus XDR licensees.
Active-clamp PWM controller peaks ZVS designs
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National Semiconductor's LM5025 is an active-clamp PWM controller for high-frequency forward converter topologies designed to boost the efficiency and power density of conventional forward regulators. Using the company's analog bipolar-CMOS-DMOS technology to cut external component count, the LM5025 integrates a 3-amp driver, 100-volt start-up bias regulator and a user programmable 1 MHz oscillator, and the chip exhibits a total propagation delay of less than 100 ns, thus suiting it to a variety
Vitesse acquires chip maker Cicada for $66 million
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. said Monday (Dec. 29) it has acquired communications IC maker Cicada Semiconductor Corp. for approximately $66 million in cash.
How co-verification speeds firmware development
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LSI Logic was able to cut its firmware development and verification time in half by using a new methodology centered around hardware/software co-verification. Here's how it works.
Stronger Indonesian currency slows electronic exports
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The strengthening of the Indonesian rupiah by more than 5 percent against the U.S. dollar has made Indonesia's exports of electronics and other commodities more expensive and less competitive when compared to other Asian countries.
Magma launches training initiative for India
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Magma Design Automation Inc. is launching a four-month diploma program in 2004 designed to add several hundred engineers to India's IC design pool and train engineers to use its software.
Tough year for semiconductor executives in 2003
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It was a tough year for semiconductor industry executives as almost twice as many resigned in 2003 compared to the previous year, according to a survey.
Brisk demand shortens Japan's IC production holiday
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A brisk market for digital consumer products has prompted Japanese semiconductor manufacturers to curtail their New Year's holidays.
DC/DC driver IC addresses pre-biased loads
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Intersil's new ISL6608, for driving two n-channel power MOSFETs in synchronous-buck, multiphase power converters, features a diode-emulation mode that eases power-up into a pre-biased load and maximizes performance under light-load conditions.
Eighth-bricks tout high thermal performance
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12/29/2003   Post a comment
Ault's HDE1-75 single-output eighth-bricks, suited to high-temperature ambient environments, deliver up to 25 amps at 1.8, 2.5, or 3.3 volts from a 36-75 VDC input. Using the company's Tronix-Flex technology, these 75-watt, 350-kHz DC/DC converters feature an FET array design that stacks MOSFETs in parallel on multi-level printed circuit boards and an integrated heat sink to achieve high power density at elevated temperatures (100 watts/in3 at 85°C) despite minimal air flow.
Dual 0.5-W MMIC for base stations
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The SXA-3318B GaAs HBT MMIC spans the 400 to 2500 MHz frequency range and is optimized for wireless base stations.
8-bit MCUs feature A/D converters and LCD drivers
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The three new devices each contain 2K, 4K and 8K of internal OTP memory and 88, 192 and 384 bytes of internal RAM memory, respectively. Each device has an internal LCD driver function and up to 24 general purpose I/O pins.
Silicon Strategies' Calendar Watch
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International scientific research net launches
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The U.S. National Science Foundation, a consortium of Russian ministries and science organizations, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the start of operations for a dedicated global computer network ring for joint scientific and educational projects.
Sony robot runs and jumps
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12/28/2003   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has developed an integrated walking, running, and jumping motion control technology that enables its humanoid robot "Qrio" to smoothly combine conventional walking movement with new running and jumping motions.
Une jeune entreprise grecque de CAO propose un outil de conception de solutions RF
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12/28/2003   Post a comment
Helic SA a lancé un outil de modélisation d'inductance qui, selon la société, réduira considérablement les coûts de développement pour les modèles d'émetteurs-récepteurs sans fil. VeloceRF prend en charge l'extraction pleine puce d'inductance et d'inductance mutuelle et synthétise automatiquement les topologies d'inducteur en spirale, indique la société. Son siège est basé à Athènes en Grèce.
Xilinx releases converter, FEC cores
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Global scientific research net starts operation
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12/24/2003   Post a comment
The U.S. National Science Foundation, a consortium of Russian ministries and science organizations and the Chinese Academy of Sciences this week announced the start of operations for a dedicated global computer network ring for joint scientific and educational projects.
Analyst report predicts modest EDA recovery
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12/24/2003   Post a comment
Although the latest market statistics show a slight year-to-year decline in EDA revenues, a recovery may indeed be underway, according to a new report issued by Jay Vleeschhouwer, analyst at Merrill Lynch. The report predicts that 2003 revenues will be slightly up from 2002, with a mid-single digit rise in bookings and revenues for 2004.
VMIC's CompactPCI SBC packs Intel's latest Pentium M micro
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12/24/2003   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Automation Americas, also known to board users as VMIC, previews a new hot-swappable single-slot CompactPCI board that features Intel's latest Pentium M processor technology. The new board's processor clocks at up to 1.6-GHz, yet performs many applications comparable to a 2.4-GHz Pentium---but it dissipates half the power. Although only a preliminary datasheet is available, eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn enumerates some if its salient features.
FPGA Configurator Memory IC Deals with Static
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12/24/2003   Post a comment
Dense, fast, and with page selects. This new FPGA configurator memory IC pushes the evelope.
ASIC's and FPGA's benefit from IP Cores for Memory Interfacing
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12/24/2003   Post a comment
Several companies are now providing out of the box IP cores for ASIC and FPGA memory interfaces. Find out what's new.
ASIC's and FPGA's benefit from IP Cores for Memory Interfacing
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12/24/2003   Post a comment
FPGA designers can now bolt on higher performance external memory more easily. Read on...
At the Core of It
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Video over IP FPGA core collaborations. Can you see me now....
Moore Means More
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New floorplanning architecture targets next generation domain based FPGA designs.
FPGA Configurator Memory IC Deals with Static
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12/24/2003   Post a comment
Boot your FPGA to different functions with this fast, dense, and small FPGA configurator IC.
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