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Updated: Micron joins Sematech, Freescale leaves
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is leaving Sematech, according to reports, while Micron Technology Inc. is joining the chip-making consortium.
H.264 HD codec delivers 1080i/p video with minimum delay
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The low encode-decode tandem delay and ability to encode 1080 video at high quality and relatively low bit rates makes W&W Communications' WW20K chipset suitable for live HD video broadcast applications, such as sports and news events.
Xilinx announces production volume shipments of low-cost Spartan-3A FPGAs
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Xilinx starts to deliver production-qualified 90nm Spartan-3A FPGAs within three months of the family's introduction.
MathStar and Mentor announce partnership for FPOA design tools
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MathStar and Mentor have teamed to deliver design tools for use with mathStar's Field Programmable Object Array (FPOA) devices.
Updated: Applied tips double-patterning breakthrough
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Applied Materials Inc. here claimed two new breakthroughs in the patterning arena for chip designs. The chip-equipment giant rolled out a self-aligned double patterning technology as well as a hardmask system.
Case Study: N.E.W. Measures Success With Cicero
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N.E.W. expects the overall savings to be in the high six figures with an ROI in six months or less.
Optimizing Service and Increasing Sales at the Point of Contact
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Contact centers traditionally have played a fundamental role in providing customer service. Today, they are also being challenged to take on a critical new role " sales.
Touch-screen display touts high brightness at 550 cd/m2
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Planar Systems has added an exceptionally bright, scratch-resistant model to its open-frame kiosk display line. The RoHS-compliant LB1500RTC with a capacitive touch screen is aimed at retail, rail information and hospitality industries.
Analog TV nears sign off as DTV mandate approaches
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U.S. retailers will be taking analog TVs off their shelves at midnight on Feb. 28, 2007, when a government mandate takes effect requiring all TVs sold in the U.S. to include a digital TV tuner.
Dual input Li+ charger eliminates external MOSFETs
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Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX8677A, dual input USB/AC-adapter linear charger with Smart Power Selector for portable devices powered by rechargeable single-cell Li+ batteries.
Power-over-Ethernet DPA-switch has 10-W rating
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Power Integrations extended its DPA-Switch DC-DC IC family with the 10-W DPA422, which enables designers to develop efficient power supply designs for power over ethernet (PoE) applications.
High-frequency 75-V MOSFET driver sinks and sources 2 A
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Vishay Intertechnology announced the release of the SiP41111 high-frequency 75-V half-bridge n channel MOSFET driver IC that delivers a 2 A peak sink and source gate-driver current.
Versatile buffer amplifier pair covers 4 to 21 GHz for PTP applications
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Mimix Broadband introduced two pHEMT monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) two-stage buffer amplifiers. The XB1007-BD and XB1008-BD cover 4 to 11 GHz and 10 to 21 GHz, respectively, and both devices deliver a +20 dBm P1dB compression point and +30 dBm OIP3.
Synchronous step-down DC/DC converter delivers up to 500 mA
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Linear Technology released the LTC3563, a high-efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 500 mA of continuous output current from a 2- x 2-mm DFN package. Its output voltage is pin-selectable to either 1.28 V or 1.87 V.
Sony announces 2007 DTV line and extends Bravia brand name
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Sony unveiled several of its new products at the 2007 Open House Consumer Product Showcase, which was held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Sony is normally the first company each year to "kick-off" new model introductions at its annual line show.
Micrel extends LDO family aimed at FPGAs, DSPs and MCUs
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Micrel introduced the 4A MIC68400, the latest addition to its MIC68000 family of LDOs designed specifically for powering FPGA, CPLDs, DSPs and microcontrollers. The devices are aimed at broadband modems, routers, servers, storage networks, and wireless base stations.
How to Raise the Contact Center Bar
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The optimization of your contact center requires a reassessment of scoring and an emphasis on quality and genuine value.
Career Profile: Senior Director of Security Engineering Strategy, Microsoft
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Veteran security expert Steve Lipner says successful IT leaders are those who know their customer, listen to their customer and have enough technical savvy to avoid being surprised.
Thin-film inductors save board space
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Designed to fit space-constrained communications applications, BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division offers the BTC series of thin-film chip inductors in 0402 and 0603 package sizes.
PSoC Express design tool supports capacitive sensing interface
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Cypress Semiconductor's latest version of its PSoC (Programmable System on Chip) Express development tool, 2.2, supports CapSense capacitive sensor technology, as well as its WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz radio-on-a-chip.
PFC evaluation board provides better than 95% efficiency
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BI Technologies Electronic Components Division offers a power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board for circuit testing.
Cube inductor operates up to 1 MHz
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division has developed a high-current cube inductor that operates at frequencies up to 1 MHz.
Power inductors span wide range of sizes and inductance values
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division offers the HM62 series of surface-mount power inductors in four low-profile packages for handheld electronic devices.
Power transformers target PoE applications
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division has developed the HM110 series of DC/DC converter transformers specifically for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.
S-video drivers remove glitches in portable video apps
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Intersil has introduced 9-MHz low-pass reconstruction filters housed in tiny, ultra-slim µTQFN or chipscale packages that remove quantization noise and switching glitches created by video DACs on the analog output signal.
Lenovo to cut 1,000 more jobs
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Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's third-largest computer maker, reportedly will cut an additional 1,000 jobs--mostly in the United States--amid intense price pressure in the PC market.
Cisco, M'soft and Sun push doctors online
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Cisco, Microsoft and Sun announced new tools or programs to help accelerate the move online of health care services, stymied by a lack of standards for data formats for medical information.
Mentor, MathStar partner on FPOA design tools
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Programmable logic vendor MathStar has teamed with top-tier EDA vendor Mentor Graphics to develop design tools for MathStar's field programmable object array devices.
LCD driver offers wide voltage supply range
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EM Microelectronic added a second LCD driver to its product portfolio—the EM6111, which is a simplified version of its predecessor chip. The device is packaged in a small MLF16 that measures 4-mm x 4-mm and doesn't require external components.
NXP's ULPI USB transceivers shrink pin count, size, power
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The smallest transceiver measures 2.2 x 2.25 x 0.6 mm in a 0.4 mm ball pitch.
Cypress tool adds support for capacitive sensing
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Cypress Semiconductor rolled out version 2.2 of the company's PSoC Express development tool for programmable system-on-chip mixed-signal arrays. The new release adds support for Cypress's CapSense capacitive sensing solution and the company's WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz wireless radio-on-a-chip.
JDSU acquires Picolight for $115 million
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Picolight Inc., the optical communications developer founded in 1995, is being acquired by JDSU for $115 million in JDSU stock, the companies said Tuesday (Feb. 27).
Apple delays Apple TV device until mid-March
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Apple announced the delay Monday, the same day that BitTorrent launched its video download store, a service that is likely to compete with the Apple TV offering.
Samsung picks Beceem WiMax chips for user terminals
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Samsung Electronics will use a WiMax baseband/RF chip set from Beceem Communications in multiple generations of user terminal products.
Sumco revs raw-wafer fab expansion
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Sumco Corp. has accelerated a planned expansion of its 300-mm-wafer crystal growth facilities to establish capacity of 1.4 million raw wafers a month by June 2009.
Israel-China fund backs video surveillance startup
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Infinity Equity Capital has led a $6 million VC round in Mate Intelligent Video. In addition to Infinity's $3.2 million, other investors in the round included I-CSVC, Infinity's Chinese partner, as well as existing Mate backers such as The Peleg Group.
Conergy to strengthen US position
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With the acquisition of system integrator Mesa Energy LLC, German solar energy equipment provider Conergy AG intends to strengthen its position in the U.S.
Startup: OPC alternative may extend dry steppers
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Luminescent Technologies reports on the latest results for its inverse lithography technology (ILT) as applied to 45- and 32-nanometer chips at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference
JDSU acquires Picolight for $115 million
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Picolight Inc., the optical communications developer a founded in 1995, is being acquired by JDSU for $115 million in JDSU stock.
Nuance Acquires BeVocal
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Acquisition ventures to foster repeatable applications, strong customer base and recurring revenue from software-as-a-service, subscription-based offerings.
Ferrite beads feature reduced dimensions and weight
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MPZ1005S100C ferrite beads feature reduced dimensions (0.5 x 1 x 0.5 mm) and weight (1mg), and offer increased design possibilities for space-constrained devices.
Convection cooled 150 watt power supply offers up to 6.9 watts per cubic inch power density
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The SDS150, a compact, high density, convection cooled power supply is well suited to IT and industrial applications where space is at a premium and there are no internal fans.
Cable extender chipset transfers data up to 400 meters over copper
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National Semiconductor's DS15BA101 and DS15EA101 cable extender chipset boosts the reach of 0.15-Gbits/s to 1.5 Gbits/s LVDS, LVPECL, and CML signals up to 400 meters over copper cable with 360-mW power consumption.
DC/DC converters raise power levels in RFPA applications
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The PKJ 4316 API DC/DC converter is rated at a high 350 W and offers designers a high quality and a cost-effective solution for demanding RFPA applications.
RF chipset tailored for 5.8-GHz cordless phones
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Designed specifically for cordless telephones in the 5.8-GHz frequency band, Atmel is sampling an RF chipset that combines the ATR2820 SiGe transceiver and the ATR7040 high-gain power amplifier.
TES lance une plate-forme pour passerelles, routeurs
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Le Français TES Electronic Solutions, fournisseur de services en conception électronique et en production, a annoncé le lancement d’une plate-forme de référence reposant sur le processeur MPC8321E PowerQUICC II Pro du géant américain Freescale.
Resettable circuit protection devices protect electric motors and transformers
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
The PolySwitch LVR series of resettable circuit protection devices help protect electric motors and transformers used in commercial and home appliances from failures caused by mechanical overloads, overheating, stall, lost neutral and other potentially damaging conditions.
Signature d'un accord de collaboration franco-allemande
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Un accord de coopération franco-allemande vient d’être signé. Son objectif consiste à accompagner et soutenir les collaborations scientifiques entre chercheurs allemands et français dans le domaine des sciences et technologies de l’information et de la communication.
Xilinx packt großen Flash in FPGA
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Mit einer Kombination von SRAM und Flash-Speicher auf einem FPGA-Chip will der Hersteller Xilinx Integrationsgrad und Sicherheitslevel von Anwendungen erhöhen. Damit schützt der FPGA-Hersteller den Baustein und die damit realisierte Anwendung gegen unbefugte Nutzung und Kopieren der Inhalte.
Nikon, CEA-Leti ink litho R&D pact
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Nikon Corp. announced a joint development program with CEA-Leti in advanced lithography.
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