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Axcelis sells joint venture to partner
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to raise cash, Axcelis Technologies Inc. has sold its joint venture in Japan to its partner.
Tyco : Cabling system suits enterprise data centres
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has announced a new version of its AMP Netconnect MRJ21 cabling system with optimised performance in environments, such as enterprise data centres, that are sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Atmel : RF transceiver is IEEE P802.15.4c compliant
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Atmel announced the AT86RF212, an IEEE P802.15.4c compliant RF transceiver for the Chinese wireless market.
Hall-effect switch drives lower voltage, deeper micropower and higher ESD
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Aimed at portable handsets, PDAs and personal entertainment devices, Melexis' MLX90248 New Generation micropower and omnipolar Hall-effect switch provides what the company says is the industry's lowest current consuming magnetic, contactless solid-state switching.
6W LED driver integrates DC-DC boost converter for larger LCD panel backlighting
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On Semiconductor's CAT4106 4-channel LED driver includes on-chip diagnostics to maximize efficiency.
Upcoming conferences and events
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
What events will be essential to attend for automotive electronics designers within the next few months? Automotive DesignLine Europe offers a comprehensive overview.
Russia tech efforts sink; Kremlin wants money back from Rosnano
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Moscow wants to recall 130B roubles ($3.6B) in funds it provided to Rosnano, the state-run nanotechnology investment firm.
Nanotechnology world experts to meet in Prague
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Some 1000 nanotechnology world experts will meet in June at EuroNano Forum 2009 in Prague.
Carl Zeiss enters $15 million electron microscopy project
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Carl Zeiss SMT (Oberkochen, Germany) has embarked on an 11.5 million euros (about $14.7 million) project called SALVE to develop low-voltage transmission electron microscopy.
Intel joins legal fight over Psion's 'netbook' claims
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Intel has joined Dell in legal moves to stop pioneering small computer maker Psion Teklogix's efforts to stop the use of the term ‘Netbooks’ for the latest craze in small laptops.
Embedded systems project to get $6.9 million from EU
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Interested, a collaborative research project intended to bring embedded systems development tools together from European vendors, to create tool chains, is set to get a total of 5.4 million euro (about $6.9 million) of funding towards the cost.
Infineon: Controversial supervisory board member retreats
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Infineon supervisory board member Johannes Feldmayer has abandoned his brief. Feldmayer had been criticized in the past for its involvement in the Siemens bribery scandal.
Japanese group takes strategic stake in Nujira
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) has won a strategic, but undisclosed level investment from Japanese financial group Mitsubishi UFJ Capital.
First Solar sees breakthrough in manufacturing costs
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Solar module manufacturer First Solar Inc. had both bright and subdued forecasts for the emerging solar industry, unsettling investors with suggestions that it expects demand to fall, competition to increase and huge financial challenges for the industry in the near future, as it revealed it had broken the $1/watt price barrier by reducing manufacturing costs to just $0.98/watt.
Analyst: Trio dominated GaAs device market in '08
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
The market for Gallium Arsenide devices grew by 9 percent in 2008, according to market research group Strategy Analytics, with early estimates showing that RFMD, Skyworks and TriQuint further consolidated their position in the sector.
Congatec : Hard- and sofware kit introduces PLC automation
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Congatec presents the conga-ARkit, a complete solution package for the implementation of PLC functions.
Unipower : 80W switchers are highly customizable
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Unipower’s AE-080 Easymod family of switching power supplies provides up to 80 W of highly regulated output power in single or quad output configurations from 1.5 to 48 Vdc.
Automotive electronics to recover slowly after deep dip
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
As does the market for cars, the market for automotive semiconductors will see a steep decline in the current year. But the increasing electronics content for the vehicles will feed the recovery, says market researcher Databeans.
ESL : Interface converter changes Ethernet to RS485, 422, 232
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Electro Standards Laboratories announces the model 4163/4164 Ethernet-to-RS485/422/232 interface converter.
RFMD : 3G/4G front end offers nine-band coverage
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The RF6460 is currently RFMD’s most highly integrated and scalable 3G/4G cellular front end platform.
Wacker investiert in Polysilizium-Kapazitäten
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Mitten in der Krise stellt Wacker Chemie die Weichen für eine weitere Expansion. Das Unternehmen plant den Bau einer Produktionsstätte für Polysilizium in den USA. Das Investitionsvolumen wird eitwa eine Milliarde US-Dollar betragen.
Wacker to expand silicon production in the U.S.
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Wacker Chemie AG has announced measures to expand its polysilicon production in North America. The company plans to invest about $1 billion build a production site in the U.S. state of Tenessee.
INTERFACES: PCI Express Digital I/O Interface is isolated
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
SeaLevel Systems' DIO-32.PCIe adaptor has 16 optically isolated inputs & 16 Reed relay outputs (SPST) and is PCI Express X1 compliant.
NEWS: New EU initiative plans to create embedded open reference tool chain
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INTERESTED aims at 50% reduction in cost of deployment and maintenance of a complete tool chain for embedded development
GRAPHICS/VIDEO: Testing starts on 40-nm low power HDMI transmitter analog IP core silicon
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Image ultra low-power IP core targets mobile products requiring HDMI or MHL interconnect to digital TVs
Standards needed to tap smart grid potential
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The move to so-called smart electric grids will open new opportunities for communications companies in the energy sector, but it will require new standards, according to Jake MacLeod, chief technology officer with Bechtel Communications.
RFID Tracks Productivity For Lemon Grower
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Argentine fruit grower Argenti Lemon S.A. has deployed an RFID system.
Report: NXP considering debts swap as credit rating falls
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductor is slated to Thursday (Feb. 26) announce a new efforts to bring its $6 billion debt under control by swapping the bonds for new secured bonds as part of the continued reorganization of the loss-making company.
TEL to shut U.S. support offices
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Amid the downturn, Japan's Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) is shutting down its field support offices in Virginia and Texas, according to sources.
Altera's Stratix III selected for largest ASIC prototyping engine
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The Dini Group uses Altera's Stratix III in its single-board prototyping engine for custom ASICs that are devoted to wireless communications, networking, and graphics processing.
Module combines Virtex-5 and embedded PowerPC core for high-performance I/O signal processing
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Acromag's PMC-VFX modules enable users to offload CPU-intensive operations such as video/3D data processing or floating-point math to improve system performance. See it at Acromag's booth at the Embedded Systems Conference.
Credit Watch: Chartered's survival hinges on Temasek
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
A major ratings agency has downgraded Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.'s bonds further into junk territory but the Singapore foundry's remains a viable player in the wafer business because of the support it can count on from parent Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd.
Analog Devices acquires power-line carrier technology for smart-grid energy applications
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has acquired the PowerBUS RHINO power-line communications technology and all related patents, hardware, and software from Domosys Corporation, a privately held company based in Quebec City, Canada.
EPA to regulate nanotube production
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The Environmental Protection Agency will begin enforcing new rules in March regulating companies using carbon nanotubes.
TEL to enter maskless litho business
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Japanese equipment giant Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) is quietly making an entry into the maskless lithography business.
Home networking groups edge toward G.hn
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2/25/2009   1 comment
Three ad hoc groups promoting competing networking standards have formed liaisons with the Home Grid Forum, another step toward industry support for the ITU G.hn effort to create a single wired standard for home networks over powerline, coax and telephone lines.
AnalogicTech : Battery charger supplies up to 2A
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
With the AAT3620, AnalogicTech claims the industry’s first fully integrated single-cell Lithium-ion battery charger capable of supplying up to 2A charge current in a small 3x3 mm TDFN package.
Recom : LED drivers deliver up to 1200 mA
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The RCD series of constant current LED drivers from Recom has been extended to a maximum of 1200 mA to provide the higher currents needed by the next generation of high brightness LEDs.
FTDI : USB cables support RS-422 and RS-485
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Two serial interface converter cables from FTDI incorporate transceivers to facilitate connecting RS-422 or RS-485 based peripherals to a PC’s USB port.
Verification tools step up
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Jasper Design Automation said it is automating IC design verification routines with a new suite of tools.
Fab tool book-to-bill falls to 0.10, says VLSI
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
How bad is the semiconductor equipment market? The worldwide fab tool book-to-bill hit a staggering 0.10 ratio in January, its lowest point in recent memory, according to VLSI Research Inc.
Tela Innovations acquires Blaze DFM
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Tela Innovations announced it has acquired Blaze DFM.
Nokia Siemens lands billion dollar order from China
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks says it has booked orders from China Mobile and China Unicom for 2G and 3G mobile equipments and services valued at €880 million (about $1.12 billion).
Nokia Siemens erhält Großauftrag aus China
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Nokia Siemens Networks hat einen dicken Fisch an Land gezogen: Chinesische Mobilfunkbetreiber orderten Ausrüstung und Dienstleistungen für umgerechnet 880 Millionen Euro.
Aerco : Circular connectors offer high performance and high density
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
New from Aerco is the Deutsch Wildcat series, a range of high quality circular connectors that combines the performance levels of D38999 connectors with the compact size of the Deutsch MMC range.
GlobTek : 50 W supply has 2nd variable output
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
GlobTek’s GS-1549 design delivers up to 50 W of continuous output power and has dual regulated outputs: +12 Vdc at 2 A and variable 10 to 100 Vdc at 26 W.
IBM et AMD en piste pour le 16-nm EUV avec des machines ASML
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
ASML annonce avoir produit des composants 28-nm avec son outil en R&D de lithographie EUV. Avec cet outil et d'autres à venir, AMD, IBM et d'autres vont se lancer dans le EUV pour des puces 22-nm et 15-nm
Vehicle electrification happens in truck market, study says
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Despite the ongoing hype about HEV and electric drives for passenger cars, the stage for vehicle 'electrification' is somewhere else. Market researcher Darnell Group says heavy-duty trucks are much more prone for alternative powertrain approaches.
Sematech, Asahi to devise EUV mask blanks
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Chip-making consortium Sematech has entered into a joint development partnership to accelerate mask blank commercialization with Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) of Japan.
IDC: IC market to fall 22 percent
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Another gloomy IC forecast: Following a revenue decline of 2 percent in 2008, IDC expects the chip market will fall by 22 percent in 2009.
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