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Under the Hood: iPod video, up close and personal
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12/3/2007   1 comment
Virtual display glasses aren't new, but MyVu uses Kopin's on-glass LCD technology and advanced packaging, materials and integration to bring the cost, size, power and weight down to a usable format for consumers.
Cadence Boosts Enterprise Verification Offering
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New Aspect-Oriented Generation Engine and Advanced Transaction-Based Acceleration; Supports Open Verification Methodology for SystemVerilog
Murata : RF switch connector is world's smallest
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The MM8130-2600RB8 surface mount RF switch connector for wireless applications measures only 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.4 mm.
ASIC design starts to fall 4% in 2007, says Gartner
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The number of ASIC designs taping out in 2007 looks set to be 3,275 down 4 percent from 3,408 ASIC design start tape outs in 2006, according to market research company Gartner Inc. Of the 2007 ASIC design starts about 200 starts made at 65-nanometer design rules or below.
Yokogawa : 350 MHz digital oscilloscope targets general-purpose applications
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The DL1735E is a 350 MHz bandwidth addition to the Yokogawa DL1700E Series of digital oscilloscopes.
Energy harvesting matures
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At least two energy harvesting companies are reporting sharp increases in sales to customers who are finding all types of ordinary uses for power harvesting devices in advance of widespread deployment of wireless sensor networks.
Tips for testing outsourced software
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One challenge that enterprise organizations face is effectively testing software products developed offshore. Following are some activities that can be followed to effectively execute an outsourced project.
Heed the SOX, for it speaks of what will be
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Pay no attention to the forecasts. The Semiconductor Industry Association, for one, does a fine job collecting historical data on IC sales, but its forecasts are a different matter.
LBOs bring private pain
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Say a prayer for Freescale Semiconductor Inc. Loaded down with $9.4 billion in long-term debt and shackled to a weak wireless handset OEM while struggling to boost margins in a softening market, Freescale might seem to epitomize everything that can go wrong in the leveraged-buyout world.
Why Intel took the high-k leap
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Intel Corp. started 2007 with a bang: a breakthrough in transistor design that was one of the biggest advances in the electronics industry in 40 years. High-k 45-nanometer technology became a buzzword as Intel drew first blood in its intense battle for processor supremacy.
ISSCC broadens its perspective
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The International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the forward-looking industry event that traditionally travels the bleeding edge of circuit wizardry, will take somewhat of a turn when it convenes in February, diversifying its general sessions and bringing in a range of topics that underscore designers' impact on the "big picture."
First crack in mobile carriers' fortress?
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Someday, users may be able to buy any mobile device they want and hop onto any cellular network, in the same way they now buy a PC and plug into the Web. Taking a small step toward such an open, mobile world, Verizon Wireless announced last week that it will open its network to any compliant device starting sometime next year.
For Sweden's planners, visualization's the real deal
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Planners in this university town and elsewhere in Sweden are betting big that visualization technology is poised to enter the mainstream for scientific, medical and a range of other applications.
Politics of engineering
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Engineering interests historically haven't been at the forefront of the political debate, at least not compared with those of, say, farming, law or health care.
Fabless organization changes name, role
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The Fabless Semiconductor Association has gotten the global-supply-chain gospel. The industry group, formed in 1994 to champion the fabless business model, will announce this week that it is changing its name to the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
IDT gears up for DisplayPort as standard gains momentum
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Integrated Device Technology has created a digital display division focused on chips for the emerging DisplayPort standard. IDT's move validates a ma- jor shift to DisplayPort from analog VGA and low-voltage differential signaling in PC monitors, notebooks and LCD TVs.
2.7GHz, 60dB mean-squared power detector responds in 500ns
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Linear Technology has developed a wide dynamic range mean-squared RF detector that it claims sets a new level of accuracy and speed performance.
Atmel, Fraunhofer Institute team on SoC development
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Atmel Corp. and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (ISS) in Germany have joined forces to develop systems-on-chip (SoCs) based on Atmel's AT91CAP customizable microcontroller for their mutual customers.
European chip sales growth leads U.S., lags Asia
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The three-month average of chip sales for Europe in October was $3.62 billion, up 2.5 percent from the previous month and up 2.2 percent compared with October 2006, according to numbers sent out by the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Speculations rise on Siemens holdings
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The concept of Siemens CEO Paul Loescher to simplify the company's structure has triggered speculations. The fate of the company's communications and computing activities seems highly uncertain – including the joint ventures with Nokia and Fujitsu.
Texas Instruments sues Chipcon founder
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Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas), which paid $200 million to acquire mixed-signal and wireless chip company Chipcon Group ASA (Oslo, Norway) in January 2006, is taking Chipcon founder Geir Forre to court, according to sources close to TI.
DRAM, processor price wars benefit consumers, says SIA's Scalise
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Price attrition in DRAMs and microprocessors has continued throughout 2007 and is good news for both the companies selling equipment and the general public which buys consumer electronics, said George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Israel's technology exports hit by rising materials costs
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The annual growth rate for the value of Israel's technology-based exports is going to fall from 20 percent in 2006 to only 7 percent in 2007, according to economists in the Manufacturers Association of Israel. The rising cost of manufacturing materials and components and the weakness of the U.S. dollar are blamed.
Syfer : Three-terminal filter chips block electromagnetic interference
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Syfer Technology's E07 range of high current, 3 terminal filter chips is designed to block electromagnetic interference (EMI) emanating from high speed circuitry, and to prevent the propagation of high frequency noise along power lines.
October chip sales beat expectations, PC sales help
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Worldwide semiconductor sales in October rose to $23.1 billion, an increase of 5 percent over the $22 billion reported in October 2006 and 2 percent higher than the $22.6 billion reported in September of this year, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported today. The numbers came in ahead of analyst expectations and were attributed to strong PC sales.
Wavecom starts educational partnership program
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French M2M technology specialist Wavecom SA (Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France) has extended its collaboration with the academic community by launching a new partnership program with two Asian engineering schools, namely Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and the University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
PREMA : 0.9V Boost LED driver is designed for solar lamps
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The PR4403 drives and controls white LEDs out of one single battery charged by solar cells. A supply voltage of down to 0.9 V is sufficient for the IC to drive a current of up to 40 mA independent of the input voltage.
Jerusalem Global Ventures to launch $200 million tech fund
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Jerusalem Global Ventures announced it will launch JGV Growth Equity Fund, L.P., a $200 million fund. The fund will invest in private Israeli-related technology companies that are on a trajectory to IPO within three years and have a proven business model. First closing is scheduled for April 2008.
Souriau : UTS connector has screw contact termination
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Souriau's standard UTS all plastic connector range for severe operating environments is now available in a screw contact version.
STMicroelectronics : Solid-state relay saves energy by cutting on-resistance
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The VNI4140K quad high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) is produced using the latest generation of STMicroelectronics’s VIPower technology to achieve a 50 percent saving in Rds(on) compared to earlier devices with the same die size.
V-Infinity : Encapsulated ac-dc modules offer multiple mounting options
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Two separate lines of 5-, 15-, and 30-W encapsulated ac-dc modules are offered with different mounting options.
Sidense wins design slot in XMOS silicon
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Sidense Corp. (Ottawa, Canada), a develop of antifuse-based non-volatile memory, has announced that its one-time programmable (OTP) technology has been designed into a software-programmable semiconductor product from XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England).
MATLAB-to-C tool get major upgrade
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Catalytic's MATLAB-to-C tool can now generate C code for over 300 MATLAB functions, including functions from the signal processing, communications, imaging, and math toolboxes.
TI rolls DaVinci for HD transcoding
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The TMS320DM6467 targets video transcoding in products such as set-top boxes and media gateways. It can simultaneously encode and decode multi-format HD video at resolutions up to H.264 HP@L4.
IDT gears up for shift to DisplayPort
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Integrated Device Technology has created a new digital display division focused on chips for the emerging DisplayPort standard, validating a major shift to DisplayPort from analog VGA and low voltage differential signaling in PC monitors, notebooks and inside LCD TVs.
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