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PCI Express gets switch support
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
The upcoming Intel Developers Forum is likely to witness a good deal of debate over competing approaches to switching PCI Express packets.
Panels aplenty at embedded confab
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
EE Times Network editors will fan out next week in San Francisco at the annual Embedded Systems Conference to air out techno-business issues in a variety of panels.
System-level verification tackles SoCs
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Novas Software Inc. this week will look to stake out a key position in the emerging electronic-system-level (ESL) verification market with a debugger aimed at systems-on-chip that pack embedded processors.
Download-ready digital radios within earshot
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
DAB chip vendors and technology companies claim the building blocks for the first portable, DAB-based, download-ready music player with an electronic program guide (EPG) are already here. And one U.K. company is preparing to put those pieces together.
Advances bring BEC ICs closer to lab exit
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It began as one of Albert Einstein's pencil-and-paper experiments: What would happen if a small group of atoms in a perfect vacuum were cooled to a temperature near absolute zero?
Revolutionary payoff
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Philips Semiconductors' two-year-plus effort to revolutionize its system-on-chip design methodology has borne fruit.
Infiniband reaches for 10 Gbits at $69 per port
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The data center is a three-headed beast, with Ethernet for networking, Fibre Channel for storage and a variety of interconnects for clustering.
JTAG tool runs with BSDL inputs
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Armed with test technology licensed from Freescale Semiconductor Inc., test consultancy SiliconAid Solutions has entered the electronic design automation tool market with a JTAG verification tool that is centered on boundary-scan description language (BSDL) inputs.
Nano sensor 'immune' to toxins it detects
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Engineers at the University of Texas (Austin) and Georgia Institute of Technology say they have built a reusable sensor that can detect nerve gas and similar toxic airborne agents without getting contaminated itself.
NIST crafts molecular solder iron
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
While molecular-size components such as diodes and resistors built from individual atoms have been demonstrated in laboratories worldwide, their exceedingly small size creates some fundamental problems.
Toward plug-and-play
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The basis of Philips Semiconductors' Nx-Builder methodology is an XML library that includes multiple views of each block of intellectual property available in the reuse universe.
Chartered delivers 65-nm design manual and Spice models
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Singaporean foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. said it has made the initial deliveries to customers of items to support design in a 65-nanometer manufacturing process developed with IBM Corp., Infineon Technologies AG and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
RIT pushes 193-nm immersion lithography to 31-nm
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
During the SPIE Microlithography conference here this week, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is expected to claim the world's smallest images via 193-nm immersion lithography.
HPL and Photronics form DFM lithography alliance
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
HPL Technologies Inc., a yield optimization software vendor, has formed an alliance with Photronics Inc., a vendor of photomask technology and services, to develop rapid prototyping of yield improvement and lithography resolution enhancement technologies.
Les PDG du secteur de la CAO affichent un optimisme modéré pour 2005
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Personne ne prévoit une croissance à deux chiffres du secteur de la CAO électronique, mais, en 2005, des recettes modestes devraient être enregistrées. Lors du Consortium sur la CAO, six PDG ont évoqué les nouveaux défis et les opportunités du secteur de la CAO.
Macht Motorola Kasse bei SMIC?
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Motorola plant möglicherweise, seine Beteiligung an dem chinesischen Halbleiterherstellers Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) zu reduzieren. Der Handy-Hersteller könnte mit dem Verkauf seinen Kassenbestand um mehr als 100 Millionen US-Dollar aufstocken.
Comms IC maker Solarflare gains $48 million in new funding
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Solarflare Communications Inc., developer of physical layer chips for 10-Gbit/s Ethernet over copper, has completed a second round of venture funding totaling $48 million.
Motorola set to sell SMIC shares for $100 million, says report
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
U.S. mobile phone maker Motorola Inc. could raise in excess of $100 million by selling 517.5 million shares in Shanghai-based foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., according to a Bloomberg report that cited a "term sheet" sent to investors as its source.
Start-up set to launch upgraded RTL closure at DATE
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
At the Design Automation and Test Europe (DATE) exhibition Stelar Tools Inc., a venture-backed EDA software vendor, plans to announce it has improved its HDL Explorer product. The latest version of what is described as an RTL closure tool, targeted at both design and verification engineers, now lets engineers route signals from one point to another in the design hierarchy automatically, eliminating the manual signal routing previously required.
Didier Lombard à la tête de France Télécom
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Suite à la démission de Thierry Breton pour occuper les fonctions de ministre de l’Economie et des Finances, le conseil d’administration de France Télécom a nommé Didier Lombard en tant que Président-directeur général de France Télécom.
802.11a/b/g transceiver
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
The AL7230 is a single-chip 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN (WLAN) transceiver developed in a0.35-micron SiGe BiCMOS process.
Cypress et Conexant offrent une solution TV sur PC avec alimentation USB
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor et Conexant allient leurs forces technologiques en vue d’acheminer de la vidéo, de l’audio et des données vers un ordinateur hôte via une connexion USB 2.0 pour une lecture et un stockage immédiats. Ils annoncent d’ores et déjà la disponibilité du kit de référence USB 2.0 audio/vidéo et données CX25840/1/2/3 (AVD) de Conexant sur une solution USB « EA-USB FX2 » de Cypress.
Tower mulls laying-off "hundreds of workers" says report
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Foundry chipmaker Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) is expected to lay-off hundreds of workers, according to a report in Globes Online, an Israeli business website.
3D interconnect firms form development, marketing alliance
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Two companies developing different approaches to three-dimensional integrated circuits, Tezzaron Semiconductor Corp. and Ziptronix Inc., have said they intend to cooperate in development and marketing.
MII debuts nano-imprint litho for sub-50-nm designs
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Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII) rolled out its latest nano-imprint lithography tool that claims to offer sub-50-nm half-pitch resolution.
Sensor measures temperature with pinpoint accuracy
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National Semiconductor Corp.'s TruTherm thermal management technology facilitates pinpoint-accurate temperature measurements for chips with integrated thermal diodes.
ASML, Nikon claim progress in immersion lithography
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
During the SPIE Microlithography conference here this week, ASML Holding NV and Nikon Corp. are expected to present the latest results in their respective 193-nm immersion lithography programs.
Brion to debut 'algorithmic' lithography simulation
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
More details are surfacing about startup Brion Technologies Inc., which is apparently taking on KLA-Tencor Corp and Sigma-C in the lithography simulation software market.
RIT to describe solid immersion for 25-nm lithography
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
During the SPIE Microlithography conference here this week, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is expected to present a paper on solid immersion lithography for 25-nm designs and beyond.
U.K. startup receives $28 million for push into mobile TV
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Frontier Silicon Ltd., a fabless chip company that has produced digital audio broadcast and digital terrestrial television receiver chips, has closed a $28 million venture capital investment round, one of the largest ever secured by a U.K. based chip company.
Kistas affärsänglar investerar i Scirocco AB
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2/27/2005   Post a comment
Trots bristen på tidigt såddkapital har innovationsföretaget Scirocco i februari genomfört en nyemission till affärsänglar. Investerarna ingår i Kista Innovation & Growths nätverk för privata investerare
Infineon stänger i München
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2/27/2005   Post a comment
Halvledarfabriken i Perlach utanför München kommer att stängas helt 2007. Infineon omstrukturerar sin verksamhet och den 20 år gamla fabriken klarar inte längre konkurrensen.
Toolbox enables fixed-point design directly in MATLAB
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2/27/2005   Post a comment
Complete fixed-point design environment enables engineers to eliminate the time-consuming and error-prone process of creating and debugging fixed-point designs in the C programming language.
32-bit ARM9 based SoCs now available with OSE 5.0 operating system
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
Enea Embedded Technology is porting Version 5.0 of the OSE Real-Time Operating System to the LH7A400 ARM-based BlueStreak SoC to improve the performance of mobile terminal devices
Samsung to spend $2.1 billion on LCD plant
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
In what appears to be a move to outspend its rivals, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Friday said that it will invest a total of 2.08 trillion ($2.1 billion) in its second flat-panel display production line in Tanjeong, Korea.
IC offers drop-in GPS functionality for portable wireless devices
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
SiRF Integrates Baseband, RF, and Flash Into a Single Package for use in aided-GPS receivers.
W-CDMA power amplifier modules are optimized for efficiency
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
Designed to reduce average power consumption by 50%, Anadigics' new power amplifer (PA) family targets W-CDMA applications.
Broadcom's Samueli buys NHL hockey franchise
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp.'s Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan, have reached an agreement with The Walt Disney Co. to purchase the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise based in Orange County, Calif.
Ultratech ships laser thermal tools to IBM, Intel
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Ultratech Inc. has quietly shipped among its initial laser thermal processing (LTP) tools, reportedly to IBM Corp. and Intel Corp., according to Avinash Kant, an analyst with investment banking firm Adams Harkness Inc. (Boston).
Slow semiconductor growth seen for both '05, '06
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales were robust in 2004, but concerns about inventory levels continue to shape the industry in 2005.
U.S. adopts smart card IDs
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. government has adopted new smart card-based identification cards for federal employees and contractors.
Harding unwraps the eSilicon package
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Startup eSilicon Corp. defies simple labels: It is neither a design services company nor, in any conventional sense, an ASIC company. It is not a fabless semiconductor company. Yet its revenue comes from the production of integrated circuits.
'Mobile Suica' phones board Japan's rail system
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Consumers here will soon be able to use their mobile phones on Japan's extensive railway network.
La Chine quitte les discussions de sécurité sur les réseaux LAN sans fil
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
La Chine a quitté une réunion sur les normes sans fil cette semaine, accusant l’International Organization for Standardization (Organisation internationale de normalisation) de favoriser la norme de sécurité LAN sans fil certifiée ANSI 802.11i de l’IEEE par rapport à sa propre proposition controversée, a appris EE Times.
Philips revendique des avancées dans les mémoires non volatiles plastiques
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Des chercheurs de l’Université de Groningen (Pays-Bas) et des scientifiques de Philips Research ont publié, dans l’édition de mars de Nature Materials, des détails concernant une mémoire non volatile implémentée dans le plastique.
Low-Z driver ICs boost multiphase, motor designs
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Four new high-speed, low-impedance n-channel MOSFET driver ICs from Siliconix are intended to improve high-current, single- and multiphase DC/DC switching power supply designs. One of the new drivers is specifically suited to brushless motor control applications.
Memcap va contribuer au consortium européen pour la sécurité aérospatiale (HASTAC)
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Memscap, spécialiste français des MEMS (systèmes micro-électromécaniques), vient d’être choisi pour participer au projet du Calendrier Stratégique Européen pour l’Aéronautique. Sa contribution concernera notamment la mise à disposition de son capteur de pression SP83 et de ses technologies associées.
IBM ups open-source efforts
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
IBM Software is turning up the noise on its open-source contributions.
IBM strengthens hold on server market, says IDC
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
IBM has extended its lead as the leading global supplier of servers, according to the Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker published by market research firm IDC.
Banc of America sees semi upside through 2006, says report
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Banc of America Securities said there is limited downside risk in the semiconductor sector, even if end user demand remains lackluster, according to a Forbes online report.
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