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Cypress claims industry's first programmable single-chip laser navigation system
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Cypress Semiconductor says its OvationONS II SoC is the industry's first to integrate a laser navigation sensor and programmable Flash-based microcontroller on one die.
Tuning fork crystals target high-density applications
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Raltron Electronics has introduced two series of surface-mount tuning fork crystals that are suitable for accurate time of day and other read-out requirements.
Ciranova Releases Automated Analog Layout Solution
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Ciranova, Inc. has released Ciranova Helix, an automated analog layout solution.
Researchers claim to find particles with quarter-electron charge
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Physicists at the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) claim they have demonstrated, for the first time, the existence of 'quasiparticles' with one quarter the charge of an electron. The key thing is the quarter charge as particles with one-third and one-fifth charge have been detected before, the researchers said.
Phyworks demos 10G copper interconnects
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Communications chip specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has demonstrated 10Gbits/s rack-to-rack copper interconnects of up to 30 metres using technology it originally developed for the optical module market.
ST gives Chinese universities access to CMOS processes
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After establishing links with more than 100 European and North American universities, STMicroelectronics NV and Circuits Multi Projets (CMP) of Grenoble, France, a multiproject wafer run aggregator, announced they have granted Chinese Universities an access to ST's advanced CMOS processes for academic and research purposes.
Venture capitalists should invest in medical developments, says poll
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We are all feeling our age, it would seem, as medical development is seen as the best area for venture capital investment right now, according to a poll open to EE Times Europe readers.
International Rectifier : Dc-dc voltage regulators target consumer POL applications
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International Rectifier has added the IR380x family of dc-dc voltage regulators to its SupIRBuck portfolio.
MAZeT : Multi-channel, programmable sensor-signal amplifier comes as a naked chip
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The MTI04C signal amplifier has four TIA-based amplifier channels integrated on a naked chip.
ST preps 'Freeman' TV processor in 55-nm CMOS
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STMicroelectronics NV, which recently acquired TV chip developer Genesis Microchip Inc., is opting to manufacture its next TV chip in a 55-nm CMOS process technology, according to Philippe Lambinet, executive vice president of the home entertainment and displays group at ST.
Emerson : Power solution for MicroTCA systems has ac or dc inputs
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Emerson Network Power introduces a series of compact self-contained power solutions for MicroTCA systems.
Europe again lags in global chip sales
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The European market for semiconductors grew by 0.4 percent in April to $3.42 billion from the previous month according to the latest figures from the WSTS (World Semiconductor Trade Statistics).
Trango brings virtualization to Symbian's mobile phones
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Trango Virtual Processors, French provider of embedded processor virtualization IP, and Symbian Software Limited have joined efforts so as to provide secure virtualization support for Symbian mobile phones.
Dominant : Through-hole LEDs are offered in a broad range of colors
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Dominant is offering a series of through-hole LEDs in a 5 mm round package for use in a wide range of solid-state lighting and illumination applications.
Absopulse Electronics : 60 W dc-dc converter offers excellent price-performance
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The DCL 60 rugged 60 W dc/dc converter is designed for operation in industrial, mobile and heavy-duty environments.
Study: CEE again leads the world in software piracy
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Central and Eastern Europe again had the highest overall software piracy rate in the world at 68 percent, according to the global PC software piracy study commissioned by the Business Software Alliance.
Is 2008 the year for analog design automation?
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A survey of analog EDA vendors by EDA market analyst, Gary Smith, has revealed high expectations for 2008.
Working on India's analog dream
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EETimes Asia editor Sufia Tippu takes a closer look at Wipro's Indian analog activities, and finds the fledgling industry has the potential to grow into a significant force.
ST, CEA prepare hydrogen fuel cell for mobile phones
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As part of a research collaboration on miniaturized energy sources, the French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA) and STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) have unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell for mobile phones that aims to reduce dependency on the use of electrical power supplies to recharge batteries.
V.I Chip : LED demonstration board provides precisely regulated current
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V.I Chip, a subsidiary of Vicor Corp., has announced a constant current (CC) PRM regulator demonstration board for light emitting diode (LED) applications such as street & stadium lighting, high-end projectors, active outdoor advertising and architectural installations.
Get with the consumer program, say Israeli VCs
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Venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, managers and technologists must change their thinking about business strategies and technology directions, according to panelists at the Israeli Venture Association (IVA) conference that took place recently near Tel Aviv, Israel, and attracted around 1400 delegates from around the globe including the U.S., Germany, the U.K, Japan and Finland.
QuickLogic : Connectivity platform for mobile electronics is available in wafer-level CSP
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QuickLogic's ArcticLink connectivity platform, targeting the handheld electronics product market, is now available in compact wafer level chip scale packaging (WLCSP).
Digital trend continues to transform sensor world
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Analog or Digital? In industrial process measurement and control, this is still the question. And although the question is simple, and despite the increasing digitization of electronics, the answer remains complex.
ARM improves its image in 3D graphics
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ARM Holdings plc has developed a multiprocessing version of its Mali 3D graphics processor architecture which is available for license. ARM is talking to all the major silicon vendors in the "mobile space," according to an executive, who said ARM is in discussions with five or six companies.
SynQor : Isolated dc-dc converter is suited for telecom-datacom
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Part of SynQor's PowerQor range of isolated dc/dc converters, the PQ60025ETL35 low profile eighth brick sized device measures 22.9 x 58.4 x 8.1 mm and offers a regulated output of 2.5 V up to a maximum rating of 35 A with little or no derating necessary.
Nvidia takes on Intel's Atom
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Nvidia Corp. will go head-to-head with the Intel Corp. Atom processor in a battle for design wins in mobile media and Internet devices at Computex Taipei where the graphics company is launching the Tegra processors which it claims provide more processing power in less space and with lower power consumption than Intel's latest mobile x86 chip.
News stories from the latest print edition of EE Times Europe
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Here are a selection of articles that appeared in the latest EE Times Europe print edition: June 2 - 15, 2008.
ST takes steps to reap analog, MEMS rewards
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"We're building a new ST, a better ST," CEO Carlo Bozotti told financial analysts at STMicroelectronics' annual field trip meeting, held here last week. It is not so much what the company is doing - moves towards an "asset-lighter" business model and a renewed focus on analog ICs are being pursued by other IDMs. It's more a matter of when ST started and the spirit in which it is following through and reaping the benefits.
The talent to win: building a strong software economy in Central and Eastern Europe
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Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, provides EE Times with his views on how Central & Eastern Europe can develop its software expertise.
Ciranova's labours bear analog layout fruit
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After more than three years effort, Ciranova has unveiled a much anticipated automated analog solution. Helix, claims Ciranova, will deliver design-rule correct placement to the quality of that produced by an experienced layout designer.
Atheros slashes cost for dual .11n routers
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Atheros Communications Inc. has designed a card for home WiFi routers that it will roll out the design at Computex in Taipei this week aiming to slash the price of a dual 802.11n network device in half as part of its efforts to proliferate the latest high-end WiFi technology.
Mobile apps, media processors on the wane
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With no big new features on the immediate horizon for cellphones, mobile application processors and media accelerators are on the decline, according to a new report on trends in cellphone design by teardown specialist Portelligent.
MagnaChip outlines turnaround strategy
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South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. is putting the finishing touches on its turnaround strategy--a move intended to boost its bottom line and regain lost share.
Metro Group: Consumers Step Into The Future
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In the latest technology testing ground at Metro Group's Future Store, consumers talk with robots, sip wine, use their mobile phone to find products and pay for purchases with their fingerprint.
Gartner raises IC forecast
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Bucking the trend in the industry, Gartner Inc. has raised its worldwide IC forecast from 3.4 percent to 4.6 percent for 2008.
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