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Photronics ends Austin production, cuts jobs
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Photronics Inc. said that it will reduce its headcount by 6 percent amid plans to cease photomask manufacturing at its Austin, Texas facility.
Genesis Microchip to fall short of guidance
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Image processing chip supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. announced Thursday (March 30) it expects fiscal fourth 2006 quarter sales to top off at $60 to $61 million, slightly below the previously guided range of $62 to $67 million.
Power connector targets MicroTCA apps
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Developed to meet the MicroTCA standard, Tyco's high-density power MINIPAK HD connector is designed to carry 280 amps of current and offers 72 signal contacts in a space of 65 x 27 mm.
MIMO ökar omsättningen för RF-moduler
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RF-modultillverkaren RF Micro Devices säger att man ska investera 80 miljoner USD i en ny tillverkningsenhet i Greensboro i amerikanska North Carolina.
Motor control platform enables 95 Percent Efficiency
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International Rectifier offers a motor control platform that enables 95% efficiency without the need for position sensors allowing smooth torque output in air conditioning applications.
ESC Newsletter: brought to you by the editors of EE Times
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All next week, look for a special edition of the EE Times Newsletter featuring expanded coverage of the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. In addition to the most important stories from throughout the electronics world, this special edition will bring you all the breaking news and technical content from the embedded industry's premiere event. Watch for it, April 3-7. In the meantime, visit http://www.eetim
Schott va construire une usine de piles solaires en couche mince
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Dans la dernière vague d’activité pour l’énergie renouvelable, Schott GmbH devrait investir 60 millions d’euros afin de permettre à sa filiale, Schott Solar Inc., de construire une usine de modules solaires en couche mince à Iéna (Allemagne).
Bättre tider, men långa leveranstider
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Konjunkturen pekar fortsatt uppåt, börsföretagen tjänar massor av pengar och den värsta outsourcingfrossan verkar ha lagt sig.
Optical encoders offer up to 20,000 cpr
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Avago Technologies extends its incremental optical encoder line with versions that include resolution performance up to 20,000 cycles per revolution (cpr).
Op amp filter removes GSM burst noise
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Intersil Corp.'s operational amplifier features an 8-MHz low-pass filter that is said to remove Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) noise from the video band — and it also serves as an anti-aliasing filter.
Simucad intros 'multicore-optimized' parasitic modeling tools
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Privately held EDA vendor Simucad Design Automation announced the availability of a multicore-optimized family of three-dimensional TCAD-based interconnect parasitic modeling tools.
IBM develops method to control atom-scale magnetism
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IBM scientists have developed a new technique, called spin-excitation spectroscopy, to explore and control magnetism at its fundamental atomic level.
LNAs claim smallest size for 1.8 to 2.2 GHz applications
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Avago Technologies reports that it has developed the industry's smallest low noise amplifiers (LNAs), measuring 5.0 x 6.0 x 1.1 mm for 1.8 to 2.2 GHz cellular infrastructure.
Dual RF power detector chips work to 11-GHz
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The fabs at IC house Linear Technology Corp. are dishing up dual-channel RF detector chips that work out to 11-GHz. LTC's Type LTC5533 chips can be used to measure RF power in multi-band WiFi, WiMAX and other radio applications.
H-Stream Wireless raises $12.6 million
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Fabless wireless semiconductor start-up H-Stream Wireless has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding from investors that include Intel Capital, Tallwood Venture Capital and Granite Ventures.
M-Flex bids for Singapore flex board maker
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Flexible printed circuit substrate supplier Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. said it plans a tender offer to acquire Singapore-based MFS Technology Ltd.
Infrarot-LED für Präzisions-Anwendungen
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Ein hoher Wirkungsgrad und lange Lebensdauer sind die Merkmale der neuen Infrarot-Lichtquellen von OSA Opto Light GmbH. Die GaA1As-Halbleiter (Gallium-Aluminium Arsenide) sind in SMD- Packages oder als reine Chips (Nackttchips) -Anwendungen erhältlich.
Nokia hebt Markteinschätzung an
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Nokia hat seine Wachstumserwartungen nach oben korrigiert: In China, Indien und anderen Schwellenländern läuft das Geschäft besser als erwartet.
SEZ Gruppe erzielt Umsatzrekord
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151 Die Belebung am Markt für Halbleiterfertigungs-Equipment hat dem Schweizer Ausrüster SEZ Holding ein starkes viertes Quartal verschafft. Der Auftragseingang stieg deutlich.
Quadratur-Decoder entlastet Mikroprozessor
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Für den Einsatz in Consumerprodukten wie Druckern, Faxgeräten und Haushaltsgeräten, aber auch in Test- und Messgeräten ist sind die Quadraturdekoder/Zähler von Avago konzipiert. Die Bauteile gibt es in verschiedenen Auflösungen und Gehäusevarianten – auch RoHs-konform.
TI's Bluetooth solution integrates FM audio and stereo
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The BlueLink 6.0 platform also provides significant power savings in commonly used modes such as page and inquiry scan.
Cypress, Simtek expand nvSRAM agreement
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Nonvolatile SRAM supplier Simtek Corp. has signed an expanded license and development agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
U.S. venture funds take direct route to Israeli startups
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U.S. venture capital funds are bypassing Israeli funds to invest directly in local startups.
Rabbit starts selling processor upgrade
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As expected Rabbit Semiconductor Inc. has announced the availability of its 4000 8-bit microcontroller.
Nokia raises forecast for mobile phone sales
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Nokia has raised its forecast for growth in the global handset market as demand climbs in China, India and other developing countries.
Nanometrics files suit against Nova
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Metrology equipment company Nanometrics Inc. said it has filed a complaint alleging intellectual property infringement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.
CEA seeks participation in final review of DTV interfaces standard
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The Consumer Electronics Association's Technology and Standards' Home Network Committee is seeking participation for final review of the CEA-2014 standard.
Optischer Chip überträgt im Terabit-Bereich
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Mit der Übertragung von 1,6 Terabit pro Sekunde hat der kalifornische Netzwerkausrüster Infinera einen neuen Bandbreitenrekord aufgestellt.
Omron power relay withstands high inrush currents
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Omron has announced a power relay designed specifically to control high inrush currents to fluorescent or incandescent lamps in emergency lighting systems and appliance control applications.
eMagin to patent virtual imaging device
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Personal display and OLED microdisplay supplier eMagin Corp. has received U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approval of a patent for a portable communication device with a virtual image display.
Korea in danger of losing broadband leadership
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South Korea is close to losing its long-held position as the world leader in broadband penetration, with Denmark and the Netherlands catching up fast in terms of number of broadband lines per 100 population.
Sanyo set to agree chip sell-off, say reports
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Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. has decided to spin off its chip business and could sell it to another company, according to a Reuters report that cited the Kyodo news agency as its source.
Chartered, IBM, Samsung announce 65-nm DFM support
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Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, IBM, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the availability of design-for-manufacturing (DFM) technology, models, design kits and data files to support of the companies' 65-nanometer (nm) Common Platform technology.
Chartered, IBM, Samsung announce 65-nm DFM support
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Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, IBM, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the availability of design-for-manufacturing (DFM) technology, models, design kits and data files to support of the companies' 65-nanometer (nm) Common Platform technology.
RF Micro to spend $80 million on fab expansion
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RF Micro Devices, a provider of radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless communications applications, said it would spend $80 million expanding its wafer fabrication facility at Greensboro, North Carolina. RF Micro expects to create 300 additional jobs at the expanded facility.
Sling Media: We're good for cable
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Sling Media Inc. CEO Blake Krikorian testified before the House Commerce Committee that his video “place shifting” device will help, not hurt, broadcasters and cable providers.
TI opens research center in Korea, says report
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Texas Instruments Inc. opened a wireless technology research center aimed at multimedia mobile communications in Seoul, Korea. The center is set to employ 75 researchers, according a JoongAng Daily report.
Renesas signs up for PowerVR SGX graphics core
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Imagination Technologies Group plc, a licensor of graphics processor designs, has said that Japan’s Renesas Technology Corp. has licensed one of the PowerVR SGX graphics and video processing core family members under a multiple-use license arrangement.
Infineon memory spinoff advances, say reports
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German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG is advancing the spin off of its DRAM and other memory businesses, opting for a U.S. rather than an Asian listing, according to German media reports.
Japan startet neues Chip-Forschungsprogramm
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Mit einem neuen Fünfjahresprogramm will die japanische Halbleiterindustrie die 45-Nanometer- und 32-Nanometer-Technologien erschließen.
Infineon macht bei DRAM-Ausgliederung Druck
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Infineon zieht Medienberichten die geplante Ausgliederung seiner Speichersparte auf Anfang Mai vor. Überraschung: Statt in Asien soll die Aktie des neuen Unternehmens nun in den USA an die Börse gebracht werden.
GoAhead intros SelfReliant 4.1
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GoAhead Software announced SelfReliant 4.1, an application ready high availability (HA) platform for systems requiring five and six 9's availability.
Eighth-brick delivers 240 watts for 9.6-volt intermediate bus
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Tyco Electronics' EUK240 series of DC/DC eighth-bricks delivers 240 watts for 9.6-volt intermediate bus applications.
Micron, Rambus gain minor legal victories
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At a hearing, Micron Technology Inc. and Rambus Inc. separately won minor legal victories.
IP integration is a quality issue
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Enabling silicon intellectual property (IP) integration is as significant a quality concern as designing bug-free IP in the first place, said panelists at the International Symposium on the Quality of Electronic Design (ISQED) Tuesday.
Tucson Electric exits solar cell business
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UniSource Energy Corp. has agreed to sell Global Solar Energy to Solon AG, a German producer of photovoltaic modules, and a European financial investor.
Japan reloads chip R&D effort
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Japan's semiconductor industry is launching a renewed five-year R&D effort dubbed the Asuka II Project focusing on 45- and 32-nm technologies.
Veeco joins solid-state lighting center
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Semiconductor equipment vendor Veeco Instruments Inc. has been selected to join the Solid-State Lighting and Display Center (SSLDC) at the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB).
SigmaTel expecting bigger loss
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Mixed-signal fabless chip vendor SigmaTel said it expects to report a larger net loss than previously expected for the first quarter. The company is not providing a specific net loss forecast at this time.
Sematech sees path to high-k gate stacks
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Chip-making consortium Sematech claims to have identified metal electrode materials that can be used to build reliable nMOS transistors with high-k dielectrics.
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