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Watermarks need privacy controls, group says
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Digital watermarks can compromise consumer privacy if not designed and deployed correctly, according to a new white paper from The Center for Democracy & Technology that lays out best practices for creating and using watermarks.
Bioident wins Darpa biosensor contract
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Printed optoelectronics specialist Bioident Technologies Inc. said it has won a government research contract to develop handheld biosensors based on printed optoelectronics.
Vincotech showcases multipurpose power modules
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At the PCIM trade fair in Nuremberg, Vincotech introduced new products. The company which emerged from the former Tyco Electronics Power Systems through a buyout from investment company Gores Group introduced several power modules for solar, motor control and UPS applications.
Finisar's acquisition of Optium expands company push in telcos, MSOs
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Finisar's acquisition of Optium carries benefits from Optium past acquisitions of Engana, Kailight.
High-temp superconductors pave way for 'supermagnets'
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New iron-based superconductors show a strong affinity for magnetism, unlike low-temperature materials, whose superconducting is quelled by magnetism, promising a new era for super electric motors, electrical transmission lines and magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI).
Analyst's take on Intel-Micron 34-nm NAND
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What does an analyst think about the Intel-Micron NAND announcement?
M&A Activities in the 2008 Electronics Industry
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Merger and acquisition activity remains high in the electronics industry, even in a slow 2008, with 19 percent of deals driven by private equity groups.
Wireless ADM voice codec offers low power consumption
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CML Microcircuits has developed an adaptive delta modulation (ADM) voice codec, a complete multi-mode product in a tiny SOIC package.
Via rolls first 64-bit, x86-based processors
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Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. has rolled out the first members of its x86-based microprocessor line, build around its previously-announced 64-bit superscalar technology.
Intel, Micron roll 34-nm NAND device
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Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. have claimed the technical lead in the NAND flash market.
e2v wins ESA's ADC contract
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The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned e2v, a specialist in designing and manufacturing electronic components for the space industry, to develop an analog to digital converter (ADC) for next-generation broadband satellite payloads.
Russia lifts scientific research efforts
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Russia and the European Union have pledged to strengthen scientific research ties while the Russian federal budget is expected to provide $8.5B for the nation's civilian research in 2008.
Japan to invest $1 billion in CEE solar farms
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Japan's Itochu Corp. plans to spend $1 billion on solar farms in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Software firms with CEE operations pull in investment capital
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Two software-related firms with core operations in Eastern Europe have raised funding from investors, underscoring the opportunity in the software industry throughout the region.
Power Integrations : Power conversion ICs eliminate secondary feedback circuitry
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Power Integrations announces the LinkSwitch-II family of highly integrated ac-dc switched-mode power conversion ICs with very accurate primary-side control.
RF Solutions : Radio control systems transmit up to 1,000 metres
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Housed in a rugged IP68 weatherproof enclosure, RF Solutions' FireBlade remote control system is supplied with an antenna and delivers a transmitting range of up to 1,000 metres.
Yokogawa : Mini-OTDR features a high trace quality
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The Yokogawa AQ7275 is a mini-OTDR (optical time-domain reflectometer) featuring a very high trace quality, extended battery life, high measurement speed, wide dynamic range, and a number of options and accessories.
Camden : Vented housings provide improved heat dissipation
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Camden Electronics has added a vented version of its size 12 enclosures to its modular DIN rail mounting family for applications requiring additional heat dissipation.
CIT Relay : Automotive relay has weatherproof shroud
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With a switching capacity to 40 A, the automotive A2S series shrouded relays offer contact arrangement options of SPST N.O., SPST N.C. Coil voltage options are 6, 12 and 24 Vdc with coil power choices of 1.6 and 1.9 W to maximize battery life.
Link Microtek : Cross-guide couplers fit confined spaces
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Link Microtek has expanded its AMX range of waveguide cross-guide couplers, which are designed for monitoring microwave power in space-restricted systems.
Vincotech : Power modules are designed for solar inverters
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Vincotech, the former Electronic Modules division of Tyco Electronics, is releasing four module families designed for solar inverter applications.
Zetex : Rectifier controller optimises flyback converter design
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The ZXGD3101 is a dedicated rectifier controller for driving MOSFETs so that they perform as ‘ideal diodes’ in synchronous flyback converters ranging from 50 to 150 W.
Abu Dhabi pours $2B in solar effort
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Abu Dhabi's clean technology venture--the Masdar Initiative--has announced a $2 billion investment in thin-film photovoltaic solar technology.
Infineon lowers communications outlook
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Despite recent reports that Samsung intends to increase its HSDPA orders from Infineon, the German chip maker had to lower his Q3 outlook for his communications branch.
Advantest doubles dynamic test handler throughput
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Advantest has announced its M6242 dynamic test handler that provides throughput of 42,200 units per hour for high-volume production test of memory devices such as DRAM.
ST enhances high-voltage converter line
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ST's avalanche-rugged 800V MOSFET line includes integrated protection, start-up and power-saving features that boost reliability, economy and efficiency.
Power MOSFETS offered in PowerPAK SC-70 package
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Vishay Intertechnology has released 15 power MOSFETS in a PowerPAK SC-70 package. This offering is said to include the industry's first 12-V devices in this package type, together with the industry's lowest on-resistance for voltage rating and package size.
Linear houses power management chip in tiny packaging
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Linear Technology triple output converter includes a 700mA (ISW) synchronous boost regulator, a 250mA (IOUT) synchronous buck regulator and a 100mA (IOUT) LDO in a 3mm x 3mm QFN-16 package.
Type N connector targets outdoor RF applications
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Bomar Interconnect Products has added a sealed female Type N connector to its proprietary line of RoHS-compliant V-Bite RF edgeboard connectors.
Wide-input dc/dc converters target battery systems in vehicles
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Vicor Corp. has introduced the Maxi family of 28-V wide-input dc/dc converters for battery systems in vehicles.
Dynamic test handler delivers precision positioning for LCD drivers
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Advantest has introduced the M7522 dynamic test handler with high-speed precision accuracy for TAB and COF-packaged LCD driver ICs.
Rohm enters OLED area, buys Oki's IC unit
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Rohm Co. Ltd. has kept a relatively low profile, as compared to other chip makers in Japan.
Kodak CCD image sensor to scan for damaged shuttle heat tiles
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Onboard the next flight of the space shuttle Discovery, Kodak's CCD image sensors will provide critical images of the spacecraft to ensure that no damage occurred during lift-off or in-flight.
QuickLogic's ArcticLink platform now available in wafer-level chip-scale packaging
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New packaging from QuickLogic reduces board space requirement for mobile applications; 60% reduction in foot print compared to smallest ArcticLink BGA package.
Measurement/automation software reduces application development time
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National Instruments (NI) has released Measurement Studio 8.5 to add test and measurement functionality to the latest Microsoft development environment.
Additional info with regard to the latest in Altium's unified electronics design solution
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Electronics design decisions linked in real time to the MCAD world; guided routing; custom instruments to test designs inside FPGAs; and much more...
Simulation challenge: Mimicking Earth and the brain
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Simulating the human brain and the Earth's climate are two of the most important challenges in science, according to Robert Bishop, chairman of the advisory board to the Blue Brain Project.
Fab utilization hovers at 90%
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Worldwide fab-capacity utilization hit 89.7 percent in the first quarter of 2008, with leading-edge processes hovering around the 96.7 percent range, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) organization.
Computer models how nanoparticles harm cells
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Named for Buckminster Fuller, buckyballs--tiny nanoparticles composed of just 60 carbon atoms (carbon-60)--can enter cells and accumulate to cause damage, according to research scientists at two universities.
Tower cuts jobs amid Jazz acquisition
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Following its acquisition of Jazz Technologies Inc., Tower Semiconductor Ltd. has reduced its workforce by 170 employees, primarily in the managerial and support functions.
Fab spending to fall by 17% in '08
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Worldwide equipment spending on fabs is expected to show a decline of about 17 percent in 2008, ''as more companies are forced to postpone fab projects due to global economic uncertainties,'' according to the World Fab Forecast from SEMI.
Next up for LSI: Ethernet?
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For a company now focused exclusively on storage and networking markets, LSI Corp. has a glaring lack of standard Ethernet products, and chief executive Abhi Talwalkar is exploring the options for the venerable Silicon Valley icon.
DAC targets 45-nm design
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A special Management Day session during the upcoming Design Automation Conference will again tackle the toughest chip design issues using 45-nm process technology.
Memory prices fall despite fab outage
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Despite the power outage at Hynix Semiconductor Inc.'s fab last week, prices are expected to be down for DRAM and NAND flash memory, according to Avi Cohen, head of research at Avian Securities LLC.
ST's Crolles2 fab to get $500 million for volume ramp
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STMicroelectronics NV has earmarked $500 million in capital expenditure to take its Crolles2 wafer fab manufacturing capacity up to between 4,500 and 5,000 wafers per week. "We want to fulfill the capacity of the building," said Carlo Bozotti, president and CEO of ST.
SiliconBlue : FPGAs suit ultra-low power applications
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SiliconBlue announces single-chip, ultra low-power FPGA devices that set a new standard for price, power and space along with unprecedented ASIC-like logic capacity for battery-powered, handheld consumer applications.
Soitec names COO
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French SOI wafer supplier Soitec SA announced it has appointed Paul Boudre as chief operating officer (COO). This comes three months after the company dismissed Pascal Mauberger citing short-term "fluctuations in demand from its main customers," as the reason.
Live Electronics : General purpose relays offer a very long lifetime
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Live Electronics has complemented its product range with Idec’s RJ series relays. Space-saving design, with a width of only 12.5 mm, makes the products suitable for applications where space is limited.
Micrel : Delay line IC is very linear and monotonic
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The dual channel SY89297U, the second generation of Micrel's delay line ICs, can be serially programmed to provide just 5 ns of delay per channel while running up to 3.2 Gbits/s-1.6 GHz.
Texas Instruments : 16-bit A-D converters target precision signal acquisition
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Texas Instruments has announced two multi-channel, 16-bit, delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters, which combine outstanding dc accuracy and ac performance with cost-effective integration.
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