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New Enemy, New Threat
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A delivery truck backs up to the loading dock of a distribution warehouse somewhere in the United States at its regular pickup time of 9:30 p.m. When the shipping bay opens, armed thugs jump out of the truck and force two dozen employees to the ground at gunpoint, then make off with close to $1 million worth of microprocessors.
Ralentissement de la croissance des semi-conducteurs prévu en 2005 et 2006
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Les ventes de semi-conducteurs étaient robustes en 2004, mais des inquiétudes concernant les niveaux de stocks devraient continuer de planer sur le secteur en 2005 et en 2006, selon un rapport de Standard & Poor's Equity Research.
300-mm fabs to drive 2005 capex growth at 2%, says firm
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The facilitation of 300-mm wafer fabs will help maintain capital expenditure and cause chip capital spending to grow by 2 percent in 2005, according to market research company Strategic Marketing Associates.
Former Volterra employee arrested over data sheets
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A former employee of analog and mixed-signal power management chip vendor Volterra Semiconductor Corp. has been arrested by federal agents on a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California, according to Volterra.
Roll-up display design-starts imminent, claims Polymer Vision
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Polymer Vision NV, a startup subsidiary within Royal Philips Electronics aiming to bring flexible displays to market, said that lifetime and yield improvements would enable product design-in to start in the second half of 2005 for displays aimed at mobile equipment for mass production in 2007.
Wireless LAN set to change consumer electronics, says analyst
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Wireless LAN technology is set to make a major incursion into the consumer electronics space during the next few years, driven primarily by wireless connectivity in game consoles from the likes of Sony and Nintendo and also by the rising popularity of handheld gaming devices.
Paris Hilton victime d’un piratage, mais comment ?
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Les détails sordides sur la manière dont le carnet d’adresses de Paris Hilton, stocké sur son téléphone Side Kick II et sauvegardé par un serveur de T-Mobile, a été piraté la semaine dernière pourraient sembler de peu d’importance pour une majorité d’entre nous. Cela a, toutefois, généré une sorte d’affolement unique parmi les ingénieurs de la communauté de la téléphonie mobile, qui ont suivi avidement les développements même si nombre d’entre eux ne pouvaient les exprimer à l’héritière des hôte
RFID IC finds the cows
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Featuring bumped enlarged pads for direct antenna connection, the EM4569 EM Microelectronic features to save space and mounting costs for animal ID applications.
FBAR transmit filter selects U.S. PCS bands for mobile phones & data cards
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Agilent Technologies introduces its next-generation film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) full-band transmit filter for handsets, data cards and other wireless products operating in the U.S. personal communications services (PCS) band.
Digital pre-processor chip cuts costs of basestation amps
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A new digital pre-processor chip from Texas Instruments is designed to increase basestation power amplifier efficiency and dramatically cut wireless basestation costs.
Gartner sees two-year chip market stall, echoes S&P
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Market forecasting firm Gartner Inc. cut its assessment of annual growth in the global semiconductor market and predicted 3.4 percent sales growth in 2005 followed by an even slower 2006 of 2.1 percent growth, according to a Reuters report. This brings Gartner in-line with a recent prediction from financial institution Standard and Poors.
ce consumer Electronic schnallt den Gürtel enger
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Der Chiphändler ce Consumer Electronic hat im Zuge seiner angekündigten Restrukturierung zwei Vorstandsposten abgebaut. Das Unternehmen kündigte weitere Sparmaßnahmen an, vor allem beim Personal. Sogar die Vorstandsgehälter werden reduziert.
RF Micro wirft Handtuch bei WLAN-Chips
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Der scharfe Wettbewerb mit Chips für drahtlose lokale Netze hat ein prominentes Opfer gefordert: Der Halbleiterhersteller RF Micro Devices zieht sich aus dem Geschäft mit WLAN-Chipsets zurück.
EUV litho headed for failure, say SPIE keynoters
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Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is headed for failure despite Intel Corp.'s efforts to fund and push the technology into production fabs.
PXI plug-in is a 7-1/2-digit DMM, digitizer
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National Instruments is rolling out a multi-function plug-in card that works as a 7-1/2-digit DMM and a 1.8-Msample/s isolated digitizer. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at this new PXI card.
LeCroy's scopes get unique mixed-signal outboard pods
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Oscilloscope maker LeCroy now has a mixed-signal USB-connected module that adds 32 channels of digital input to some of its 4-channel oscilloscopes. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn looks at LeCroy's outboard USB module, and compares its' performance to competitive mixed-signal instruments from Agilent, Tektronix, and Yokogawa.
Power connector line offers a myriad of options
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Positronic Industries has expanded its Power Connector System series with several new options including more choices in current ratings and right-angle press-fit compliant terminations.
Cold hard data that's deep
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Memory systems available to embedded systems designers can be so vast, data base managment IP and tools are emerging to make embedded applications SQL compatible.
Services business margins seen heading south
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Like other sectors before it, the design services business could become a low-margin game, but the technical complexity and the breadth of customer needs should slow that path.
Timing analysis needs overhaul, speaker says
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New IC devices, circuits, and physical effects will drive a new generation of timing analysis tools, said David Hathaway, senior technical staff member for EDA at IBM Microelectronics, at a keynote speech at the Tau timing workshop here Monday (Feb. 28).
Mini absolute encoder targets compact designs
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CUI Inc. has introduced a new miniature absolute encoder for applications such as medical, instrumentation and robotics where limited space is a key consideration. Measuring 13 mm in diameter and 17.5-mm high, the MAS10-256-G is one of the smallest absolute rotary encoders in the industry.
Industry's first 2-Mbit serial EEPROM?
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Saifun Semiconductors Announces the Release of the Industry's First 2 Mbit Serial EEPROM
FPGA architecture blends instant on with on the infinite re programmability
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Infinitely re configurable in a Flash based device? Finally, a shadow approach that gives instant on with unlimited on the fly reconfiguration.
Micro speakers tout ruggedness, performance
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Transducers USA has introduced a complete line of micro speakers that use rare earth magnets for improved ruggedness and output performance. These devices are suitable for computers, portable instruments, toys and vending machines.
Keylock switches provide extra protection
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EAO has expanded its suite of security options for its broad range of keylock switches. These new switches offer optional security features that provide protection against unauthorized access and higher levels of safety control.
NKK rolls out mini toggle switch line
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Positioned as a lower cost alternative to other miniature switches, NKK Switches has introduced a new E-Series of light duty miniature toggle switches that tout several protective features.
Low-profile connector touts small size, ruggedness for portable device designs
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FCI USA Inc. has released its new low-profile, 0.5-mm pitch surface-mount connector for terminating Flexible Printed Circuits (FPC) and Flexible Flat Cable (FFC). Offering the smallest footprint in the market, the SFVL series connectors allows for easy cable insertion and increased retention force and mating alignment.
High voltage flyback transformers drive loads up to 2,000 Vdc
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Datatronics says its new series of high-voltage flyback transformers provides a cost-effective means of driving high impedance loads that require up to 2,000 Vdc. The new Model 4283-1200 transformers are application-specific devices that can be custom configured to meet a wide variety of medical, military or commercial applications.
New life for a not so old fab
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110 nm fab directed at lower cost consumer class devices.
Council Forms to Define External Memory Interface
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A group of leading semiconductor companies today announced the launch of the PISMO Advisory Council, the industry's first organization focused on streamlining system-level memory validation and test.
Toshiba and SanDisk Develop 8-Gigabit NAND Flash Memory Chip
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Based on 70 nM technology, the monolithic 8 Gbit die can be stacked to provide higher densities than ever before.
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