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Three activate OLED
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DuPont Displays is joining forces with Philips Components and US start-up Alien Technology to develop active matrix polymer organic LED (OLED) on plastic technology.
Incubation for frozen switch
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US-based incubator Atlantic Technology Ventures has signed an agreement to license optical technology from the University of Rochester, New York, for use in its refrigerated network kit.
Twin-DAB decoder steps in for fast WAP
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Panasonic is developing a demonstration handheld device that will use digital audio broadcasting (DAB) to send data and avoid the waiting times of WAP phones.
Band-gap control boost to displays
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Toronto-based company Luxell Technologies has developed a technique to improve the efficiency of thin-film electroluminescent (EL) displays by controlling the band-gap within the active layer.
Tiny moulds make 3D structures
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Engineers at the NanoStructure Laboratory at Princeton University have developed a lithographic printing technique to produce 3D structures smaller than 40nm.
Lyckades fylla på
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Det är flera telekom- och IT-företag som har behövt fylla på kassakistan. Det gäller t ex Net Insight, som genomför en nyemission om ca 157 miljoner kronor varav man hittills placerat 65 procent.
Samarbete är bättre
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Resultatet av ett samarbete mellan Asset och Celsius Test Systems är att boundary scanverktygen från Celsius går in i Assets verktygsuppsättning, ScanWorks.
Cypress acquires USB designer ScanLogic
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced the acquisition of ScanLogic Corp., a privately-held company specializing in Universal Serial Bus (USB) controllers for embedded applications.
Nortel and Altera sign sourcing agreement
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Altera Corp. and Nortel Networks have signed a series of agreements intended to give Nortel a cost advantage in sourcing programmable logic and to draw the companies closer together as they define intellectual property and product road maps.
Canada gears up for system-on-chip research
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Hoping to push Canada into the forefront of system-on-chip (SoC) design, Canadian Microelectronics Corp. (CMC) will launch the SoC Research Network at a workshop June 8. The effort, which has no direct U.S. parallel, will invest $40 million Canadian — about $26 million U.S. — over the next four to five years to build an infrastructure for SoC research at Canadian universities.
Toshiba, Infineon detail plans for 32-Mbit FeRAM
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Ferroelectric RAM partners Infineon Technologies AG and Toshiba Corp. are developing a capacitor-on-plug (COP) design that will take the non-volatile memory to 128-Mbit densities, the partners said.
Smart card industry pushes for U.S. acceptance
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It may sound like a tired old refrain, smart card industry executives acknowledge, but 2001, they insist, will be the year their cards break out big in the United States.
Ericsson taps Cursor for location finding
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Ericsson has decided to use a location-finding radio triangulation system developed by Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd. within its own mobile positioning system (MPS).
Trikon aims new CVD low-k dielectric materials at 90-nm copper processes
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NEWPORT, Wales --Trikon Technologies Inc. today announced a new series low-k dielectric materials for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of insulating layers in copper dual damascene interconnect processes at the 0.90-nm (0.09-micron) technology node.
PC makers filling 'selected' jobs
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You know times are tough when companies stop buying personal computers as a way to slash spending. So it goes with Internet equipment tester Agilent Technologies, which has watched orders for its products evaporate in the wake of the telecommunications fizzle.
Vitesse completes InP test wafers for 40-Gbit parts
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has manufactured test wafers in a heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) indium phosphide process on its 4-inch manufacturing line. The wafers, which implement voltage controlled oscillators in frequencies as high as 46-GHz, are intended to prove out Vitesse's InP process before it offers limited samples later this year of such products as limiting and transimpedance amps for 40-Gbit/second OC-768 systems.
LG Electronics to use E2open for design
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Building on the success of a pilot program, LG Electronics Inc. will implement E2open's product collaboration offering to coordinate its design process.
Cambia links CDMA wireless phones to the Net
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Cambia Networks, a maker of wireless data networking equipment for mobile service providers, has announced its third-generation (3G) play in the form of the first-ever open-platform CDMA packet data system for bridging mobile devices to the Internet.
Rambus loses another court battle
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Rambus Inc. has lost another round in its ongoing legal campaign against several major memory chip vendors.
Catalyst posts 27% sequential drop in sales during quarter
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. here today reported a 27% sequential drop in revenues to $17.3 million in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended April 30, compared to $23.6 million in the prior three-month period. Catalyst's sales were up 1% from $17.1 million in the fiscal fourth quarter last year.
Permanent R&D tax credit killed yet again
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The electronics industry was thwarted once again when the final tax bill approved over the weekend by Congress dropped the provision to make the R&D tax incentive credit a permanent part of the federal tax code.
Zuken tool continues constraint-driven evolution
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Board-level EDA software vendor Zuken Ltd. plans to introduce Hot-Stage 4, the latest version of its virtual prototyping environment, at the Design Automation Conference next month.
Cypress acquires ScanLogic to bring USB into non-PC markets
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SAN JOSE -- In a move to expand its presence in the Universal Serial Bus (USB) device market, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. here today announced it will acquire ScanLogic Corp. of Burlington, Mass. With the acquisition of ScanLogic, Cypress will expand its USB presence into some new and emerging non-PC markets. ScanLogic's host/slave USB chip family is designed for use in PDAs, cellular phones, set-top boxes, digital cameras, Internet appliances and automotive communication systems.
Entrepreneur sees shift in Europe's high-tech locus
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Hermann Hauser is probably the United Kingdom's best known technology entrepreneur. A native of Vienna, Austria, he studied for a doctorate in physics at Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England, and stayed.
Toshiba licenses IP cores from Germany's sci-worx for SOC designs
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TOKYO -- In a move to expand its system-on-a-chip portfolio, Japan's Toshiba Corp. has licensed the intellectual-property (IP) cores from sci-worx GmbH of Hanover, Germany. Under the agreement, sci-worx will license its DesignObjects family of IP cores to Toshiba. The DesignObjects library consists of over 65 soft cores, including a complete portfolio of products for multimedia and networking applications.
Silicon material shipments fall 14% in Q1 from prior quarter
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SAN JOSE--Worldwide shipments of blank wafer substrates declined by 14% in the first quarter compared to volumes in Q4 of 2000, reported the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group here today.
Standoff on CD-R royalties nears end in Taiwan
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After several months of negotiations, Taiwan's top recordable compact disk (CD-R) maker is nearing a deal with Royal Philips Electronics on royalty payments, signaling an impending conclusion to a drawn-out battle between the Dutch electronics giant and the island's numerous disk manufacturers.
JEDEC adopts standard for DDR333
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JEDEC Tuesday announced that a new industry standard has been adopted for DDR333, the highest yet approved for double data rate 167-MHz clock rate SDRAMs.
Intel to bundle RealNetworks' Internet-enabled software on motherboard lines
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SEATTLE -- RealNetworks Inc. here today announced an agreement with Intel Corp. under which RealNetworks' Internet-enabled, media-management software will be bundled with Intel's new PC motherboard lines. Under the terms, RealNetworks' RealPlayer and RealJukebox software will be offered with Intel's new D815EEA2 and D815EFV line of motherboards. The boards themselves support Intel's Pentium III and Celeron processors.
Kingston no longer paying DRAM royalties to Sun
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Kingston Technology Inc. Tuesday said the firm no longer is paying 5% royalties to Sun Microsystems as part of its recent settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit.
Hitachi, Silicon Wave team up to develop single-chip Bluetooth solutions
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TOKYO -- Hitachi Ltd. and Silicon Wave Inc. here announced that they will team up to develop a line of system-on-a-chip products for Bluetooth-enabled applications. As part of the agreement, Hitachi has licensed Silicon Wave's Bluetooth-enable baseband chip core, which meets the 1.1 standard of the Bluetooth specification.
Vitesse announces first working parts for OC-768, claims InP is the way to go for high-end WANs
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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. here today announced that it has developed and characterized its first working devices for 40-gigabits-per-second (OC-768) bandwidth applications. The company claims it has developed the parts several months ahead of its original schedule. Vitesse has recently begun sampling "demonstration products" to its development partners. But its first-generation, OC-768-enabled physical-layer (PHY) devices will not begin sampling until the first quarter o
Bell Microproducts acquires Canadian distributor
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Bell Microproducts Inc., San Jose, Calif., today announced that it has acquired privately-held Forefront Graphics Corp., headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Jabil opens three more design centers
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Jabil Circuit, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., has opened three new design centers in Bergamo, Italy; Penang, Malaysia and Raleigh, North Carolina for its Jabil Technology Services operation.
VDSL modem set
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Avnet to distribute Raychem circuit protection devices
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Tyco Electronics Corp. has signed Avnet as an authorized distributor for the PolySwitch, Power Switch, and SiBar circuit protection components from its Raychem Circuit Protection division in North and South America.
Peregrine to create rad-hard SOS process for U.S. defense foundry
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SAN DIEGO--Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. here today announced a development and technology supply agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense for radiation hardened ICs based on submicron ultra-thin silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) processes.
Korean chip companies turn to foundry work to cope with downturn
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Foundry services are becoming increasingly important to South Korea's semiconductor industry, partly as a means of utilizing aging fabs no longer useful for memory production.
Micron and Infineon to co-develop low-latency memory
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Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology, Inc., today announced they signed an agreement to co-develop a new family of Reduced Latency DRAM (RLDRAM) for high-performance memory applications. Infineon and Micron are aiming RLDRAM at switches, routers and other high-bandwidth latency-sensitive applications.
Merger talks halted
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Alcatel and Lucent have announced that merger talks have ended with no settlement
Altera and Nortel sign long-term agreements
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Altera Corp. and Nortel Networks today announced a 5-year supply pact as well as a set of long-term agreements that address cooperation on future products and technology.
MobilCom signs finance agreements with Ericsson and Nokia
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MobilCom has announced it has signed a financing agreement with Finnish network manufacturers Nokia and Ericsson
Philips Semiconductors unveils integrated RF reference design for 2.5G handsets
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Philips Semiconductors has announced the launch of a new RF sub-system designed for GSM triple band applications
RFI details strategy at open day
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Radio Frequency Investigation (RFI) described its strategy for Bluetooth services at an open day at its facility in Thatcham (Berkshire, UK)
RFS to supply product line to Verizon Wireless
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Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has announced that it has signed a US infrastructure supply contract with Verizon Wireless
Thales to acquire satellite businesses from Orbital Sciences
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Thales and Orbital Sciences have announced an agreement whereby Thales will acquire Orbital Sciences' complete satellite navigation and positioning businesses
TUV Product Service awarded BQB certification
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TUV Product Service and BABT, divisions of TUV America, have announced that they have been awarded Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB) certification by the Bluetooth Qualification Review Board
Altera, Nortel strike R&D alliance and five-year PLD supply pact
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SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. here today announced a long-term agreement with Nortel Networks Corp. to cooperate in development of future products and technologies. In addition to the R&D pact, Nortel has signed a five-year purchasing agreement to gain access to Altera programmable logic devices and system-on-a-programmable-chip (SoPC) solutions.
ADC to restructure operations after sales drop
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ADC, the fibre-optic network equipment company saw sales for the second quarter of 2001 decline by 15% from the same quarter's value in the previous. They were in line with the guidance that the company gave last month, coming in at $652m.
Marconi acquires wireless telecom software developer
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Marconi has announced that its Wireless Division has purchased Northwood Technologies Inc, the Canadian wireless telecom software company
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