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10-bit video digitizer has speed grades up to 165 Msamples/s
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The ISL51002 10-bit video digitizer combines ease-of-use with high-resolution video performance for digitizing analog YPbPr video from HDTV tuners, set-top boxes, SD and HD DVDs, as well as RGB graphics signals from personal computers and workstations.
Micro-ohm meter provides high precision resistance measurements
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The Micro-Ohm-Meter IMR-B-R020 has been developed to provide cost-effective readings of low DC resistances in research and development as well as in manufacturing and industrial applications.
SMD resistors offer optimal heat dissipation
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The VMx precision resistors offer optimal heat dissipation, thus causing only a minor increase in temperature and a very low associated resistance drift even at high loads.
Germany's police gets secure digital radio network
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The German state ministers of interior have agreed on establishing a digital secure network for the country's police. Based on tetra trunked radio technology, the network will be the largest of its kind worldwide.
A raft of new tools
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In the game of head-to-head supply chain competition, where points are tallied by time-to-market velocity and global delivery capabilities, third-party logistics providers are putting themselves in center court.
Singapore aims higher
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When Mike Holt began consulting with Jam Technologies Inc. in 2005, one of his first suggestions was to move half of the fledgling audio chip company's operations from Boston to Austin, Texas, and the rest to Singapore.

Holt, who later became Jam Technologies' CEO, reckoned that Austin was a logical place for the company's product development because of its large pool of mixed-signal chip design talent. Singapore, on the other hand, would help the fabless company work more closely with its
Electronics goes organic
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Envision a world in which your living room wallpaper doubles as your TV set, where you can download and print out a battery or a full-color computer display on your desktop printer, and entire high-rise buildings are sheathed in solar electronic billboards made of a transparent film resembling Saran wrap.
The leaning of electronics
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There's no doubt that Lean has entered the mainstream business lexicon. It's a powerful concept that removes waste in business processes, reduces cost and improves margins. But just how extensive is Lean adoption in the electronics industry, and what are the results to date?
Whose supply chain is it?
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he vertically integrated OEM is an anachronism in today's electronics market. Whatever synergies any manufacturer gained from designing and producing the majority of components that go into their products were stripped away a long time ago by the relentless need for--and the overwhelming advantages of--specialization.
Singapore aims higher
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When Mike Holt began consulting with Jam Technologies Inc. in 2005, one of his first suggestions was to move half of the fledgling audio chip company's operations from Boston to Austin, Texas, and the rest to Singapore.
A raft of new tools
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In the game of head-to-head supply chain competition, where points are tallied by time-to-market velocity and global delivery capabilities, third-party logistics providers are putting themselves on center court.
The leaning of electronics
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There's no doubt that Lean has entered the mainstream business lexicon. It's a powerful concept that removes waste in business processes, reduces cost and improves margins. But just how extensive is Lean adoption in the electronics industry, and what are the results to date?
Intersil launches analog product line
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The chip vendor's new product family includes a low power precision op amp, a quad rail-to-rail instrumentation amplifier, and accurate power-efficient voltage references.
LNB supply and control voltage regulators improve system reliability
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The ISL6422B and ISL6423B LNB supply and control voltage regulators use an I2C interface to improve system reliability by reporting diagnostics and protecting a satellite set top box (SSTB) against overvoltage, overcurrent, over temperature and backward current.
Transmissive optical sensors are qualified to AEC Q101
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The TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 transmissive (interrupter) optical sensors are qualified to the AEC Q101 standard, a reliability test qualification procedure for discrete semiconductors published by the Automotive Electronics Council.
Power, jobs, Rodney Smith lead story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday May 27, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, June 1. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Target upgrades Chess/Checkers ASIP compiler tools
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Target Compiler Technologies NV (Leuven, Belgium) has made improvements to its Chess/Checkers tool suite geared to the design of application-specific instruction set processors (ASIPs). The company has improved support for parallelism and multiprocessing and RTL optimization.
Lattice Semiconductor announces true 90nm non-volatile FPGA family
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Lattice Semiconductor has announced its third generation non-volatile FPGAs. The LatticeXP2 family doubles maximum logic capacity to 40 K Look-Up Tables (LUTs), improves performance 25 percent and adds dedicated DSP blocks, all while reducing the price per function by up to 50 percent.
Arithmatica appoints EDA veteran as CEO
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Arithmatica Inc., a company that offers to improve its customers' integrated circuits by offering innovations in mathematical circuit blocks, has appointed Dan Ganousis as chief executive officer.
Chip alliances will gain importance, predicts Ziebart
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Against the background of the ongoing paradigm change in the semiconductor industry, Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart pointed out the growing importance of alliances for R&D as well as for manufacturing. In a guest commentary for Financial Times Deutschland, he also warned that the specializing process in the value chain is about to hit its limits.
Electronics assembly firm plans to close 32 factories
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Remploy Ltd., a provider of employment for disabled people in the United Kingdon, often in the electronics area, has put forward plans to close 32 factories out of a total of 83 factories and merge a further 11 sites with another Remploy factory.
ST, Gemalto team to create secure MCU
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STMicroelectronics NV and Gemalto NV have joined forces to develop a single-chip microcontroller solution for both PC-integrated and freestanding smart-card applications.
SOA: Not Just Another Three Letter Acronym
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Adopting Service-Oriented Architecture and linking contact center processes with other business processes is an important first step in raising the status of the center within the enterprise.
Speech Analytics: The Fastest Growing App in Contact Centers
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Audio mining finds hidden insights, implicit customer needs and wants, and the root causes of issues embedded in conversations.
Where is Everybody?! How to Accurately Predict Schedule Shrinkage
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Ever wonder aloud where your agents are? Rostered staff factor (RSF) or shrinkage calculations can help.
Cultivate An On-Demand Workforce Through On-Demand Technology
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How hosted tools foster a culture of flexibility, and are driving the emergence of at-home agents, in today's call centers.
Labor Guides The Site Selection Process
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When you're opening a new call center, the key to finding a place is the people.
Best Practices in Call Center Training
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The industry's leading experts talk about the best ways to educate reps and how to get the most for your training dollar.
Measuring Up To "Employer Of Choice" Standards
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There are concrete steps you can take to make your center an attractive place to work. That will keep reps on the job longer and reduce your hiring and training costs.
New Horizons
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There will be exciting changes over the next few months as we transform into a global publication.
Call Center Spotlight: 1-800-Flowers.com Enterprise Service Center
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The ultimate seasonal business has some innovative solutions for beating the peaks.
Building An Early Warning System
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How to help team leaders intervene before agents burn out and attrition rises.
Contact Center Management for Maniacs
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Don't just think outside the box -- cut the box up into little pieces and then stomp on them.
Der Elektronik gehen die Materialien aus
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Seltene Metalle, die in elektronischen Geräten und Halbleitern eine Schlüsselrolle spielen, könnten bald weltweit zur Neige gehen, warnt ein Bericht in dem Magzin New Scientist
EU chemical law REACH reaches staring point
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The European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation came into effect Friday (June 1) requiring industries that make and use hazardous chemicals to prove that they are safe, rather than regulatory authorities.
Hiring Report: LiquidHub Will Boost IT Staff By 25% This Year
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The IT consulting and systems integration company is looking for IT management consulting experts, PMPs, certified Scrummasters, J2EE architects, enterprise architects, and expertise in business intelligence.
Electronics goes organic
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No GAPs left behind
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he semiconductor design chain feeds a complex process that enables the creation of chips comprising millions of transistors on a sliver of silicon roughly the size of a fingernail. The remarkable rate of advancement in semiconductor process technology has let the industry double the complexity of chips every 18 to 24 months.
China to enforce universal cell phone charger
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In order to reduce the number of cell phone chargers tossed out each year, China is planning to enforce a compulsory universal cell phone charger standard.
MMIC transmitter targets radio and satellite applications
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Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces an 18 to 36 GHz GaAs MMIC transmitter with integrated mixer, LO doubler/buffer and output amplifier
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