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RF module operates in 868-MHz ISM band
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One RF Technology has introduced a low-cost, 868-MHz RF module dubbed TinyOne Lite that is optimized for low-power radio communication at a competitive cost and available with or without an integrated antenna.
CEO interview: Microchip's Steve Sanghi
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In 1990, Steve Sanghi joined Microchip Technology Inc. when the firm was flat on its back and near liquidation.
High-power diode laser bars offer simplified integration
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PulseLife Horizontal Arrays are Coherent Inc.'s new series of diode laser packages that deliver high-power output while offering simplified water-cooling requirements.
Nu Horizons expands European presence
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Electronics distributor Nu Horizons opens a subsidiary in Munich. From here, the company plans to serve Germany and its eastern neighbor countries.
Linear launches quad-channel 2.25-MHz DC/DC converter
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Linear Technology has developed a quad channel, high efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 300mA, dual 200mA and 100mA continuous outputs from a 3mm x 3mm QFN package.
DC/DC converter is drop-in replacement for old, new designs
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Ericsson Power Modules' latest DC/DC converter platform, the PKY4716PI, uses the industry-standard full-brick format and footprint, making it a suitable drop-in replacement for applications in the telecom and industrial sectors.
IRCONA joins the Lattice LEADER design services program
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Lattice welcomes new partner IRCONA's electronic product development expertise to the Lattice LEADER design services program.
U.S. will not oppose IEEE patent disclosure policy
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The Justice Department said it will not oppose on antitrust grounds the IEEE's proposed policy for disclosing patents in standards deliberations.
1 W DC/DC converter suitable for small-design applications
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C&D Technologies extended their NMJ series of low-power DC/DC converters to include eight single-output models. The devices are UL60950 safety-standard approved, 1 W converters.
PMICs enable smaller design of DC/DC converters, LDOs
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Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX8667/MAX8668, a 4-channel power-management ICs (PMICs) in a 9 mm2 TQFN package. These PMICs minimize total design size by integrating two step-down DC/DC converters and two low-input, low-dropout regulators (LDOs), as well as all feedback networks.
Micro fuel cells to hit mainstream in 2010
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Despite a flurry of announcements and investments in micro fuel cells for portable devices, the technology is not expected to become a mainstream product until 2010 or so, according to an expert in the arena.
HD-AVC/DOCSIS platforms target high-definition PVR applications
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Conexant Systems announced the availability of two OpenCable-compliant cable set-top box (STB) reference designs for high-definition (HD) personal video recording (PVR) applications.
Compact MEMS flow sensors detect clogged filters, protect equipment
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Omron Electronic Components developed the D6F-W and D6F-V series of MEMS flow sensors, which have the ability to measure air velocity and volume. The D6F-W01A1 measures a flow range of 0 to 1 m/s and the D6F-W04A1 a range of 0 to 4 m/s. Both exhibit a ±5% full-scale repeatable accuracy, while the D6F-V measures a flow range of 0 to 3 m/s with a ±10% full-scale repeatable accuracy.
GUI console targets SNMP-capable midspans
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Phihong developed a GUI (graphical user interface) console for use with their simple network management protocol (SNMP)-capable midspans.
MSC to distribute Hitachi displays in France
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Seeking to expand its market share in Europe, Hitachi Display Products Group has added MSC to its distribution network in France.
Sager, APP pen distribution pact
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Sager Electronics announced it has been selected to distribute Anderson Power Products throughout North America.
Cradle rescued by funding, says analyst
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After nearly going under, Cradle Technologies Inc. has secured some funding to sustain its operations, according to an analyst.
Town hall to discuss nanotech standards
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The IEEE will hold a town hall meeting at the NSTI Nanotech Conference 2007 next month to discuss its completed Nanoelectronics Standards Roadmap (NESR).
MP3 chip market sees new landscape
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Despite the growth of MP3 player sales, the market for controller chips for these products is seeing intense price erosion as new competitors enter the fray, according to iSuppli Corp.
Epoxy preform remains flexible under thermal cycling
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Designed for under-the-hood automotive applications, Multi-Seals Inc. introduces the Uni-Form M5-82 linear epoxy preform that remains flexible under temperature changes.
IC Manage announces hardware/software design management platform
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GDP (Global Design Platform) from IC Manage facilitates scalable, collaborative, IC (FPGA, ASIC, SoC) and system-level electronic designs.
Tiny encoder delivers 318 LPI resolution
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Avago says its high resolution AEDR-8400-14x surface-mount optical encoders are the industry's smallest with dimensions of 3 x 3.28 x 1.26-mm.
ST selects Obducat nano-imprint litho for R&D
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STMicroelectronics has placed an order for a nano-imprint lithography (NIL) R&D system from Obducat AB to be used in a post-silicon R&D unit for development purposes. Obducat has also produced stampers that are being used in this assessment project.
Electronic displays to revolutionize lighting
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An international three-year project, partly funded by the European Union, has been launched with the objective to mass-produce organic light emitting devices (OLEDs).
Hidden IP: booby trap or buried treasure?
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Standards bodies are reviewing their procedures for dealing with intellectual-property (IP) rights, many of them focusing on patent and licensing disclosure.
Qimonda's Loh banking on DRAM market comeback
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One year into his tenure as CEO of the world's third largest DRAM maker, Qimonda's Kin Wah Loh is out to prove that his company can be nimble and aggressive rather than a problematic memory division of its parent company, Infineon Technologies AG.
Israeli tech companies raised $406 million in 1Q
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During the first quarter of 2007, 121 Israeli high-tech companies raised $406 million from venture investors — both local and foreign.
Ixia moves test chassis to desktop
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Nomination du président du directoire de l'AII
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L’Agence de l’Innovation Industrielle a annoncé la nomination, par décret du Président de la République en date du 10 avril 2007, de Jacques Bongrand en tant que membre et président du directoire.
Carbon film resistors offer less than 3 watts for commercial apps
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IRC offers the CCF series of commercial-grade low-power carbon film resistors for consumer electronic devices.
Micro fuel cells to hit mainstream in 2010
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Despite a flurry of announcements and investments in micro fuel cells for portable devices, the technology is not expected to become a mainstream product until 2010 or so, according to an expert in the arena.
Atmel blames ex-CEO for option snafu
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Atmel Corp. announced that its board has completed its independent investigation regarding the company's past stock option grants and practices.
Analysts see positive chip indicators
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There was a lot of doom and gloom in the air about semiconductors until now. Analysts are slightly more bullish about the industry after relatively strong chip sales in March.
Qimonda's Loh banking on DRAM market comeback
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Kin Wah Loh, CEO of Qimonda, is out to prove that his company can be nimble and aggressive rather than a problematic memory division cramping the style of its parent company, Infineon Technologies.
Interactive Intelligence Completes IP PBX
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Integration for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging aims to minimize the cost and complexity of custom unification.
K&S posts loss, sales drop
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Chip-equipment provider Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (K&S) said net revenue from continuing operations for the second quarter was $142.7 million, compared to $152.3 million for the previous quarter and $160.3 million for the comparable year-ago quarter.
Promise, peril in going green
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Don't worry, this is not another commentary about climate change, although I do know that simulations can be very sensitive to assumptions in their underlying models and to errors in the input data. (As physics Nobel laureate Niels Bohr said, "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.") My concern is about the R&D structure that will arise as society attempts to reduce the possibility of global warning through new and improved energy sources, greater efficiency and
Pushing for 'another record year'
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Despite a seasonal slowdown in the overall semiconductor industry, Microchip Technology Inc. last week smashed Wall Street's estimates for its fourth fiscal-2007 quarter and broke the $1 billion plateau in annual sales for the fiscal year.

CEO interview: Microchip's Steve Sanghi
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Steve Sanghi joined Microchip Technology Inc. as president and CEO in 1990--when the company was near liquidation--and engineered a remarkable turnaround. Today Microchip is the world's leading supplier of 8-bit microcontrollers, has branched out into 16-bit MCUs and analog, and surpassed the $1 billion sales mark in fiscal 2007, ended March 31. In an interview with EE Times' Mark LaPedus, Sanghi pulled no punches as he weighed in on the chip industry at large, the private-equity steamroller,
Hidden IP: booby trap or buried treasure?
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If the process by which technology standards are forged and implemented isn't broken, it is surely straining under the weight of globalization, relentless technological change, patent-infringement and antitrust lawsuits as well as increasingly noisy standards battles among competing industry consortia.

IEEE's patent policy fails to quell EDA standards row
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Hoping to head off intellectual-property disputes in standards efforts, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is clarifying and strengthening its patent protection policy. But the changes don't appear to resolve an EDA standards dispute that's based in part on IP protection concerns.

Designer's woes inspire FPGA verification tool
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There are far more FPGA design starts than ASIC design starts, but far fewer FPGA verification tools.
Line blurs between phones, PCs
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Mainstream notebook PCs and mobile phones are worlds apart when it comes to cost, size and design metrics. But trends revealed in recent teardowns on ultramobile PCs from Sony, Samsung and Tablet- Kiosk show the chasm is closing when UMPCs are compared with a recent ultrahigh-segment smart phone from HTC.

Networks: Ethernet card challenges Infiniband
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NetEffect Inc. (Austin, Texas) claims that its dual-port 10-Gbit/second Ethernet card closes in on the throughput, latency and cost of Infiniband, currently the performance leader in data center networking. The NE020 card implements the iWarp standard, defined more than five years ago to create a high-performance version of Ethernet using the techniques baked into Infiniband.

Samsung uses direct metal links in DRAM stack
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Samsung Electronics scored a win last week in what is shaping up to be an industrywide effort to accelerate the development of direct metal connections between chips. Samsung completed the task in an all-DRAM stacked package--the first of its kind, according to the company.

Cisco rolls deep-packet-inspection ASIC for Catalyst card
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Cisco Systems Inc. is adding a deep-packet-inspection ASIC to its 65xx Catalyst switching line, challenging com- petitive single-function appliances for local-area networks.

Does the market know something analysts don't?
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After a trip to China last month, I've begun drinking green tea as a follow-up to my morning cup of coffee. I like watching the tea leaves swirl around in the bottom of the cup.
A path around patent ambushes
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The rules for licensing the patents essential for standards are hard to understand, even for experts. Participants in standards bodies, whether or not ANSI-accredited, have claimed that their duty to disclose essential intellectual-property rights (IPR) is unclear and that the obligation to license IP on "fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory" (FR&ND) terms has no legal content.
Japan rolls Li-ion battery safety plan
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Tales of burning notebook PCs that hit the news last summer raised serious concerns among consumers about the safety of lithium-ion batteries. Responding to those fears, Japan's battery and PC industries have jointly hammered out guidelines for the safe use of Li-ion batteries. The industries' task force has also presented its proposal to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

MEMS exec sees billion-dollar markets
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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are poised to leverage the economies of scale that have driven the semiconductor industry, enabling a bright future of new devices with lower cost, superior performance and increasingly diminutive size. So says MEMS expert Kaigham (Ken) Gabriel, the co-founder of Akustica Inc. (Pittsburgh) and a veteran MEMS developer.

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