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Security fears over e-commerce
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6/28/2002   Post a comment
Electronics companies do not trust the security of e-business systems, says a broadly-backed industry survey. Their scepticism is slowing down the rollout of Internet and other online business systems for the sector.
Partners can access SuperH tools for SoC
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6/28/2002   Post a comment
Microprocessor cores developer SuperH has developed a partnership programme that will give licensees access to the tools and complementary intellectual property (IP) necessary for integrating its cores in to system-on-chip (SoC) products.
Manugistics reduces workforce by 12%
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Feeling the pinch of slower IT spending, software vendor Manugistics Group Inc., Rockville, Md., which provides supply chain tools for various industries, has taken a number of cost-cutting measures including reducing its workforce by about 12%.
Cadence brings Tality service subsidiary in-house
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. said Thursday (June 27) that it will bring its design services subsidiary, Tality Corp., back into the corporation and divest roughly 250 of Tality's 625 employees.
Diodes rolls out Zener diodes in new process
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.-- Diodes Inc. here today released the first in a series of Zener diodes, based on a new process technology. The UDZ series is the first product line that capitalizes on a new high-precision Zener diode process developed by FabTech Inc., a subsidiary of Diodes. Zener technology is an essential component in a broad range of electronics, including notebook, flat panel display, digital cameras, hand-held devices and DC to DC conversion.
Russia looms as software service successor to India
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
When one American company tells other American companies that it can meet their software needs with Russian programmers, the language of American programmers may well move beyond ones and zeros. Indeed, John Miano's language goes gloomy, predicting the impending decline of the U.S. software industry if companies continue to send programming jobs overseas.
R&D takes center stage in homeland security debate
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
The United States needs a far-reaching research push to counter terrorism, including a research czar in the proposed Department of Homeland Security who could coordinate science and technology efforts, experts told Congress this week.
MSL to acquire Lexmark Electronics
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Manufacturers?? Services Inc. said it has secured a new three-year $100 million credit facilty and a new $10.5 million term loan to reduce interest expense and finance its international operations.
Dialog sees shortfall in Q2 sales
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
KIRCHHEIM, Germany -- Dialog Semiconductor Plc here today lowered its forecast for the second quarter amid a slowdown in its wireless and related chip businesses. The company's Q2 sales will be down about 10%, compared to the first quarter of 2002. Loss per share may show a shortfall against the consensus estimate of around EUR -0.07 and is estimated to be EUR -0.09 for the second quarter 2002.
NeoMagic reemerges as SoC supplier
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
After pioneering the use of embedded DRAM in graphics chips for notebook PCs then getting forced out of that market, NeoMagic Corp. has reinvented itself as a system-on-chip (SoC) provider for handheld multimedia appliances.
Electronics remains laggard in economy
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Electronics represented the poorest performer in the U.S. economy when it came to operating profits in the first quarter, according to the Department of Commerce.
Avnet launches supply chain services group
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Avnet Inc., Phoenix, next week will roll out a Supply Chain Services unit within its Electronics Marketing (EM) division.
Cadence forms foundry design unit amid shakeup
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Cadence Design Systems Inc. here today announced plans to combine its Tality chip-design subsidiary and the recently-acquired Simplex Solutions operation into a new design foundry business unit. The company new Design Foundry business unit--to become a subsidiary of Cadence--will focus on high-end analog and mixed-signal IC designs for customers.
Nikon Instruments names new CEO
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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Japan's Nikon Instruments Inc. here today named Hiro Kusaka as its new president and CEO. Kusaka succeeds Takeshi Hirai, who was recently named president of Nikon Geotecs Co. Ltd in Japan. In his new role in Melville, Kusaka will be responsible for sales, customer service, and new product development, as well as to further expand Nikon's presence in the digital applications business in the science and industrial markets.
Actel upgrades FPGA design tool bundle
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Actel Corp. has released an upgrade to its Libero FPGA design environment with new ease-of-use and run-time enhancement features.
Palomer offers product development/prototyping service
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VISTA, Calif. -- Assembly-equipment maker Palomar Technologies Inc. here today announced a product development and prototyping service for suppliers of communications devices. Palomar's Process Development and Prototyping Services enables customers to bridge the gap between product concept and production, according to the Vista-based company.
Denso cuts jobs following Wingcast demise
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Denso International America, Inc., today announced that it has cut a total of 177 jobs at two of its California facilities: Denso Wireless Systems America, Inc., in Vista, and LA Laboratories, in Carlsbad.
Intel executive Albert Yu to retire
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Intel Corp. today announced the retirement of Dr. Albert Y. C. Yu, Intel senior vice president and Strategic Programs director.
Switches tie bus devices
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
I2C- or SMBus-controlled switches from Philips Semiconductors can link multiple devices with the same I2C or SMBus address on a single bus, whereas multiple I2C or SMBuses or bus switches were previously required.
Micron samples beefed-up SyncFlash
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. is sampling 64-Mbit SyncFlash memory devices that incorporate a 143-MHz SDRAM interface, burst-write support and a software command sequence for interfacing with SDRAM memory controllers.
Ethernet switches speed Web for small businesses
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Two single-chip Ethernet switches from Broadcom Corp. are designed for small and medium-size businesses.
256-kbit E2PROMs fit in 8-lead MSOPs
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has added 128- and 256-kbit, I2C serial E2PROMs in eight-lead MSOP packages to its 24LCXX series of devices.
TI's 18-bit A/D targets medical imaging
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc.'s Burr-Brown product line has launched an 18-bit, 500-ksample/second successive-approximation register (SAR) A/D converter with no-missing-code performance.
Framer includes CDR, Utopia bus
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Exar Corp. has added the single-chip XRT95L34 multichannel framer to its Sonet/SDH portfolio.
Satellite tuner chips have VCOs
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Two zero-IF tuners with integrated voltage-controlled oscillators are available from Maxim Integrated Products.
24-bit A/D puts errors at 3 ppm
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
The 24-bit LTC2414 analog-to-digital converter from Linear Technology Corp. can accept four differential or eight single-ended inputs and the LTC2418 A/D can accept eight differential or 16 single-ended inputs.
Mitsubishi MCU carries USB 2.0
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
A single-chip 16-bit embedded microcontroller with USB 2.0 functionality is available from the Electronic Device Group of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc.
Motorola job losses now to top 50 000
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Motorola is to axe a further 7000 jobs worldwide as the company tries to cut its breakeven point below the level set last year, itself a cut of 20%. The latest cuts reflect a new reality for the company, where it is effectively shrinking back to its size before the telecoms boom.
UMC chief executive warns of more turbulence ahead
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- United Microelectronics Corp. said that there will be some uncertainties in the semiconductor industry in the second half of 2002, indicating the industry is likely to experience more pain than gain.
IBM technologist sees convergence of biology and IT
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Nicholas N. Donofrio, senior vice president of technology and marketing at IBM Corp., told a group of IT professionals at TechXNY on Tuesday (June 25) to brush up on their biology if they expect to ride the next wave of technology innovation.
WorldCom's woes could impact IC makers and OEMs
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- There could be more bad news for chip makers and OEMs in the slumping communications industry: the troubles at telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. could have a ripple effect in the industry, especially for equipment and semiconductor manufacturers, according to analysts and industry observers. On Tuesday, the nation's second-largest carrier stunned the market by acknowledging that it engaged in massive accounting fraud--a move that could bring the company into bankruptc
FedEx Freight to hike rates 5.9% next month
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
FedEx Freight said it will impose a 5.9% rate hike at its two independent trucking units to improve customer service and offset operating costs.
ADI raises the speed bar on 12-bit A/D
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has launched what it claims is the fastest 12-bit A/D converter available, the 210-Msample/second AD9430.
10-Gbit/s PIN receiver modules debut
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Two 10-Gbit/second PIN receiver modules are available from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. for intermediate-reach Sonet telecommunications and data communications applications.
NEC-Mitsubishi rolls out 17-, 19-inch desktop LCDs
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics' MultiSync LCD NX series of desktop displays features dual-input technology for compatibility with both analog and digital systems.
UPS backup-software demands surge
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
With requirements for backup power not backing down in complexity, users are demanding more from the software packages that oversee systems powered by their uninterruptible power supplies.
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