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DRAM spot prices rebounding, firm says
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Spot prices for DRAM chips are on the rebound thanks to production cuts by several vendors, and the spot price for 1-Gbit DDR 2 667-Mhz parts may reach $1 again in the first quarter of 2009, according to DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
Bot builder not 'Lost in Space' in moon mission
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A former Air Force pilot's passion for space exploration has led him from a cottage business building sci-fi models to a real-life robotic mission to the moon as part of the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize.
Elma : cooling elements serve as front or rear panel in the 19 inch technology
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Elma introduces cooling elements for use as front or rear panel in a 19 cabinet.
Yokogawa : Curve tracer allows high-speed parametric testing
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A high-speed, high-accuracy real-time V/I curve tracer that is well suited to carrying out dc parametric testing on semiconductor and optoelectronic devices has been introduced by Yokogawa Europe.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
STMicroelectronics : Watchdog IC features chip-enable
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
By providing a chip-enable input, the STWD100 watchdog timer IC from STMicroelectronics prevents automatic reset generation during in-system programming or boot-up, enhancing flexibility for developers to control and manage applications.
Schurter : 3-phase line filters are efficient and economic
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Schurter's 3-phase line filters, series FMAC ECO and FMBC ECO are compact and cost optimized and well suited for use in drive systems, engineering installations and places where frequency inverters cause electromagnetic disturbances.
MKS cuts jobs, reduces salaries
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Fab-tool, sub-systems supplier MKS Instruments Inc. (Andover, Mass.) has cut its global workforce by 10 percent and implemented other cost-cutting measures.
Intel follows Apple, tops up stake in Imagination
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Following a move by Apple to invest $5 million in graphics cores licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) Intel Corp. has topped up its shareholding in Imagination to a similar level.
XMOS offers free audio code for processors
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Multicored processor vendor XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has developed source code for a range of digital audio applications including Ethernet AVB and USB 2.0. The company plans to demonstrate hardware versions of the applications at the 2009 NAMM conference.
64 percent of EU-27 companies have website: Eurostat
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Most European companies use broadband Internet, but only 64 percent of them have a website, according to recent report by Eurostat.
EBRD considering Romania, Georgia loans
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The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development intends to provide loans to Romania and Georgia.
Analyst warns of 'solar market eclipse' in 2009
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Global revenue for photovoltaic panels is expected to plunge by 19 percent in 2009, following eight consecutive years of growth, as a massive oversupply causes prices to drop, according to a forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
National PowerWise buck controllers hit 85% peak efficiency
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The LM5085 and LM5088 controllers can operate from inputs as high as 75V while the LM25085 and LM25088 can operate from inputs as high as 42V.
LED lighting to save $1.8 trillion, study says
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12/22/2008   1 comment
Replacing traditional light sources with LEDs will not only enable enormous savings in energy, cost and pollution, but also herald a new era of smart lighting that controls the spectrum, emission pattern and polarization of the LED lights, according to a study by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Obama names science and technology team
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has named four key members of his science and technology team, saying science holds the key to the planet's survival and U.S. prosperity.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: Birdstep's RDM Embedded 9.0 features MicroHTTP server
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Developers can now create Web-based applications that remotely access the database
BOARDS: AXIOMTEK launches trimmed-down, advanced Mini ITX Motherboard
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The SBC86836 combines high performance and management, advanced graphics, and extremely low power consumption
MCUs: Gleichmann launches 8-/16-bit MCUs with low standby power
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78KO and 78KOR MCUs are targeted for battery-operated applications
SOFTWARE TOOLS: Intel's Parallel Toolset Moves to Beta
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Intel has just released the public beta of Intel Parallel Composer to allow Windows developers to adopt parallelism for multicore.
XMOS to demonstrate complete suite of audio reference designs at NAMM 2009
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Source code for the applications will be made available in January 2009 for royalty-free use in XMOS programmable chips.
Powerline group breaks two-year deadlock
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Thanks to growing momentum behind the ITU G.hn standard covering all wired home networks, the IEEE P1901 has taken a significant step toward defining a standard for competing power line technologies, breaking a two-year deadlock.
Analyst cuts IC forecast for 2009
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Amid poor chip sales projected for November, investment banking firm Carnegie ASA has lowered its worldwide IC forecast for 2009.
Chip gear recovery seen in second half of 2010
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A sustainable recovery in the semiconductor capital equipment market will not begin until the second half of 2010, after the memory sector resumes a supply/demand balance and the general demand for chips recovers, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Solarflare bucks trend, gains funds
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Solarflare Communications Inc., a provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet silicon, has secured a new $32 million round in equity financing.
Evans Analytical buys lab services firm
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Lab services provider Evans Analytical Group (EAG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nano Integrated Solutions Inc. (NanoISI).
Fujitsu sells compound unit to Sumitomo
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Continuing its restructuring efforts, Japan's Fujitsu Ltd. has sold its shares of compound semiconductor supplier Eudyna Devices Inc. to Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
SiGe Semiconductor announces record revenues and shipments
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SiGe Semiconductor reports 350 million chips shipped since inception and 2008 revenue growth of more than 40% over 2007.
Step-down controller line provides input voltage range up to 75V
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National's latest PowerWise products include four new high-voltage, non-synchronous buck controllers that feature a high input voltage range, high-performance pulse width modulation (PWM) control and reduced electromagnetic interference.
Dual digital pulsers use active clamping to enhance ultrasound imaging
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' dual, high-voltage digital pulsers provide a guaranteed 1.3A (min) output current, enabling them to be independently configured to enable unipolar or bipolar pulsing in high-voltage systems from low-voltage logic outputs.
HB LED driver supports green lighting designs
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16834, a current-mode, high-brightness LED (HB LED) driver for boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, and high-side buck topologies.
Updated: Memory spot prices stage rally
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Spot prices for memory parts showed some increases for the week ending Dec. 19 on news of DRAM production cutbacks and better-than-expected holiday sales of NAND flash products, according to market research firm Gartner.
Infineon praises 'generous' Saxony for role in Qimonda bail-out
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has successfully negotiated a financing package for its struggling memory making subsidiary Qimonda AG worth 325 million euro (about $450 million). After contentious exchanges between Infineon and the State of Saxony last week, this week Infineon welcomed the contributions from the German and Portuguese authorities as "generous."
Portugal joins Qimonda bail-out worth $450 million
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Struggling memory maker Qimonda AG announced Sunday (Dec. 21) that is has arranged a 325 million euro (about $450 million) financing package. In return, Qimonda has promised to continue to develop its R&D and manufacturing sites in Porto, Portugal and Dresden, Germany.
Fujitsu, NEC, Toshiba roll 32-nm process
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12/20/2008   Post a comment
At this week's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) here, Fujitsu, NEC and Toshiba rolled out 32-nm processes.
'Universal memory' race still on the starting block
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12/19/2008   1 comment
A slew of promising ''universal memory'' technologies were disclosed at this week's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) here, but don't look for mass adoption anytime soon.
'Universal memory' race still on the starting block
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12/19/2008   1 comment
A slew of promising ''universal memory'' technologies were disclosed at this week's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) here, but don't look for mass adoption anytime soon.
Report calls for restructuring patent office
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office needs to be overhauled if it is to come to grips with rising backlogs and a perception of declining patent quality, according to a report the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent to President-elect Barack Obama.
Numonyx begins commercial supply of phase-change memory
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Non-volatile memory supplier Numonyx BV (Geneva, Switzerland) has started the commercial supply of its 'Alverstone' 128-Mbit phase-change memory to selected customers in the embedded sector, the company said.
ZigBee transceiver module runs entire ZigBee apps suite
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
CEL's new Apex LT Module is FCC, CD, and IC certified, requiring no regulatory testing
ST to close Italian fabs over holidays, says report
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Due to the current slowdown in the global economy, Geneva-based chip maker STMicroelectronics NV expressed its plans to close its fabs in Italy over the Christmas period, according to Bloomberg.
Anritsu : Field measuring OTDRs suit construction and maintenance of optical networks
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
ACCESS Master MT9083B Performance Series is Anritsu's next generation in field measuring OTDRs for construction and maintenance of optical networks.
Qimonda, DRAM and bail-outs lead story ranking
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Dec. 14, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Dec. 19. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
C and K : Surface-mount snap-acting detect switch is designed for ATCA applications
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The MDS Series surface-mount, micro-miniature, snap-acting detect switch is designed for ATCA applications.
ST takes partial unemployment measures in Tours
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Geneva-based chip maker STMicroelectronics NV told a workers' council it would take partial unemployment measures at its manufacturing site in Tours, France.
Lam, Rudolph cut outlooks amid downturn
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The fab-tool market is sinking, as Lam Research Corp. and Rudolph Technologies Inc. have separately lowered their forecasts.
Cabot buys Taiwanese CMP firm
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Cabot Microelectronics Corp. (Aurora, Ill.), a supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epoch Material Co. Ltd. for $66 million.
Panasonic absorbs device unit
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Seeking to cut costs, Japan's Panasonic Corp. will absorb one of its chip units, Panasonic Semiconductor Device Solutions Co. Ltd. (PSCDS).
Italian photovoltaic startup to raise capital to fund growth
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Enerqos plc (Milan, Italy), a photovoltaic system and solar power plant construction company, expressed its decision to increase its capital by an additional 2 million euros so as to finance its growth forecast for 2009.
SiGe-Semiconductor : ISM band power amplifier is designed for WLAN applications
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor has released the SE2568U ISM band high-performance power amplifier (PA) targeted at the embedded 2.4GHz wireless LAN (WLAN) market.
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