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Palomar launches management buyout
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Palomar Technologies Inc., a provider of automation equipment and contract assembly services, has launched a management buyout of the company.
Commentary: Losing patience with SMIC
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Based on the tone of this week's conference call, the analyst community is simply running out of patience with China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC).
French virtual HMI startup raises $3.9 million
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h2i technologies SA, French startup specialized in virtual human-machine interfaces (HMI), has raised 2.5 million euros ($3.9 million) in a round of financing led by Crédit Agricole Private Equity and the company's initial investors, namely Emertec and Soridec.
LANOptics changes company name to EZchip
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LANOptics changes company name to EZchip, after seeing more traction in network processing than Ethernet switching or security.
PMC modules with pre-installed FPGA address wide range of apps
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Pentek has introduced a family of rugged software radio modules with two of Pentek's GateFlow FPGA IP cores installed on its recently introduced Model 7141 dual multi-band transceiver.
Phihong develops efficiency level IV 18W universal adapter
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Phihong USA has developed an 18W, 3-wire input 48VDC output adapter that meets California's CEC regulation, as well as the federal government's Energy Independence and Security Act that went into effect on July 1.
ARM confirms architecture licensee is handset maker; is it Apple?
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In a repeat run of the announcement of ARM's second quarter financial results, the company's senior executives revealed that the multiyear architectural licensee mentioned on Monday (July 28) is a "leading handset OEM" which is developing its roadmap for mobile computing devices.
Electronic ID card could stimulate smart card market
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The German federal government has announced to introduce an electronic ID card similar to the electronic passport already in use. In contrast to the passport, the ID card will optionally carry an electronic signature which enables it to use it as an internet authentication device, potentially replacing PIN and TAN based transaction procedures. For the industry, the device will create a significant additional business.
Apple with P.A. is possible ARM architecture licensee
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Warren East, chief executive officer of ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England), has declined to name the company that has taken a multiyear architecture license for ARM's current and future technologies. But East gave enough clues at an analysts' meeting to show clearly that Apple is a contender.
Crédit agricole Private Equity investit dans h2i technologies
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
La jeune pousse nîmoise h2i technologies SA, spécialisée dans les interfaces homme-machine virtuelles, vient de lever 2,5 millions d'euros auprès de Crédit Agricole Private Equity et de ses investisseurs initiaux, Emertec et Soridec.
UMC posts mixed Q2, warns about Q3
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Taiwan foundry provider United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) posted mixed results in the second quarter and warned about the overall business climate in the third period.
Rohm takes step to buy Oki's chip unit
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Japan's Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. has signed a definitive agreement to transfer 95 percent of the shares of its semiconductor unit, Oki Semiconductor Co. Ltd., to Rohm Co. Ltd.
Diablo Technologies obtains funding
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Diablo Technologies Inc., a provider of memory bridging and subsystem interconnect devices, has secured an additional $15 million in series B funding.
Gennum acquires IP firm
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Gennum Corp. has acquired ASIC Architect Inc., a developer of high-speed controller intellectual property (IP) based in Santa Clara, Calif.
AWR adds high-frequency filter design to Microwave Office
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AWR works with its partner, Nuhertz Technologies, to add filter synthesis and analysis to its high-frequency design suite.
Athena Design Systems: websites down, numbers disconnected
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EDA company Athena Design Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), appears to have shut up shop.
Cisco invests in Israeli startup
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Celeno Communications Inc., Israeli provider of semiconductors for multimedia WiFi home networking applications, announced it has raised $16 million in a Series C round of financing led by Cisco Systems, Inc. and the company's initial investors, namely Greylock Partners and Pitango Venture Capital.
Academic and business links drive Wroclaw's effort to spark startups
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Wroclaw Technology Park's business incubator is fostering the entrepreneurial talent that exists in the city's technical universities.
Surveying the hardware-assisted verification landscape
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The results of a survey taken during DAC on hardware-assisted verification trends.
Toshiba offers Cortex-A9 multicore to ASIC, foundry customers
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Toshiba Electronics Europe has begun offering the Cortex-A9MP and the Cortex-R4F processor cores from ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) for use with the company's ASICs in process technologies down to 40-nm.
Renesas : Automotive SoC provides image recognition processing
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The SH77650 system-on-chip (SoC) provides image recognition processing functions for vehicle information terminals, such as next-generation car navigation systems, and peripheral devices to assist-safe driving.
RadiSys : COM Express module targets high-performance portable implementations
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The Procelerant CEGM45 COM Express module targets high-performance portable implementations in areas such as medical and machine imaging, test and measurement, and communications.
Soitec finalise son plan d'intéressement des salariés
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Suite et fin du plan d'intéressement des salariés de Soitec SA. Faisant suite au contrat PACEO (Programme d’Augmentation de Capital par Exercice d’Options) signé début juin avec la Société Générale, le spécialiste du silicium sur isolant (SOI) annonce que 400 salariés et responsables ont accès à 1 656 261 bons de souscription et/ou d’acquisition d’actions remboursables, non cotés, (BSAAR).
E-cars driving out of the niche, researcher says
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
In the face of shrinking fossil fuels reserves, alternative automotive drive technologies gain importance. This trend is the major force to establish electrically driven cars as mainstream products, believes market researcher Frost & Sullivan.
Pickering Interfaces : Data comms multiplexer suits differential pair cabling
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Pickering Interfaces expands its range of switching solutions with the 40-736 PXI module, capable of switching communications signals carried on 100 ohm differential pair cables.
Texas Instruments : Power over Ethernet controller optimizes sub-13-W designs
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The TPS23753, a 13-W PoE powered device controller with onboard dc/dc converter is specifically designed to meet the needs of IEEE 802.3af-compliant applications.
Solomon Systech : Multimedia processor suits mobile digital TV
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Solomon Systech's MagusCore SSD1933 multimedia processor packs an ARM926EJ-STM core and an AV-DSP core on a single chip.
Infineon : UHF transmitter ICs include 8-bit microcontroller
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Infineon has introduced a family of highly-integrated next-generation transmitter ICs for wireless control applications.
Continental seeks engineers
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Automotive electronics supplier Continental AG (Hannover, Germany) is urgently looking for engineers. In order to facilitate the integration process of Siemens VDO which has been acquired past year, the company has launched an internal recruiting project.
Siemens-Industriesparte bekommt neuen Chef
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Zum 1. Oktober wird Jens Michael Wegmann die Leitung der Division Industry Solutions im Siemens-Sektor Industry übernehmen. Er folgt damit auf Jörgen-Ole Haslestad, der das Unternehmen auf eigenen Wunsch verlässt.
Indian bombings raise concerns among foreign investors
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Major Indian cities remain on high alert following 17 blasts in a space of an hour in the western city of Ahmedabad and seven bombings in Bangalore.
Engineer pitches $12 recorder at digital divide
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Literacy Bridge, a non-profit agency, has designed a $12 digital audio recorder to help teach reading in some of the world's poorest countries—and it wants help designing a $5 version of the system.
Matsushita absorbs battery, IT units
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
In an apparent move to cut costs, Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has reeled in two subsidiaries.
Microscope-on-a-chip debuts
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Today's bulky, expensive microscopes could be come smaller and cheaper after researchers found a way to combine pinhole optics, microfluidics and a charge-coupled device to assemble a working microscope on a single chip.
Cisco backs startup's video-over-Wi-Fi chip
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Celeno Communications Inc., a startup designing a variant of Wi-Fi chips geared for video, has closed a $16 million funding round led by Cisco Systems.
India targets $10 laptop
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India's Ministry of Human Resources Development will seek to develop a very-low-cost access, low-power device designed to link Indian technology and other institutes.
HP, Intel, Yahoo partner in cloud computing
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Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo have partnered with three research groups to create an open source test bed for research in cloud-computing, the concept of using globally distributed computers as a platform for delivering services.
Inside Contactless names sales VP for Canada
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Seeking to strengthen its position on the Canadian smartcard market, Inside Contactless SA (Aix-en-Provence, France) has appointed Kim Madore as vice president of sales and business development, Canada.
Lasers need lenses no more
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7/29/2008   1 comment
Researchers have demonstrated a plasmonic collimator that utilizes grooves etched directly into the semiconductor laser facet. The technique could eliminate costly, bulky lenses.
Intel invests in solar materials supplier
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Materials supplier Voltaix Inc. said that it has received $12.5 million in financing from Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel Corp.
Actel acquires Pigeon Point Systems
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In a strategic move, Actel strengthens its position in TCA system and power management solutions with the acquisition of Pigeon Point Systems.
Mentor Graphics delivers CHS 2008.1
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The 2008.1 release of Mentor's CHS design software provides electrical simulation functionality inherently within the core Capital Logic and Capital Integrator tools.
Tiny dual Hot Swap controller targets optical networks
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Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4224, a compact, low voltage Hot Swap controller for protecting boards and backplanes that use two 1V to 6V voltage supplies.
ST launches multi-channel clock distribution chip line
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STMicroelectronics announced the first six devices in a series of clock-distribution ICs, which it says are the first in the market to provide per-channel output-enable controls for precision clock management in embedded and handheld applications.
Actel acquires Pigeon Point Systems
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Actel Corp. has acquired Pigeon Point Systems Inc., a supplier of telecommunications computing architecture (TCA) management components, for an undisclosed price.
Cadence reports poor results
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7/29/2008   1 comment
Second Quarter 2008 results from Cadence create doubts on the strength of the EDA sector in the immediate future.
Siemens bringt Netzwerksparte SEN an den Mann
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Nach langer Suche hat Siemens einen Investor für seine notleidende Unternehmensnetzwerksparte SEN gefunden. Die amerikanische Investmenfirma Gores Group übernimmt die Mehrheit an der Sparte.
Global chip sales seen up 7% in June
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales for June is estimated to have come in at $21.4 billion up 7 percent from $20.0 billion in June 2007, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst at Carnegie Research.
Double digit growth for WLAN and Bluetooth
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Newly released forecasts from market research firm IDC indicate that wireless connectivity will remain a high growth opportunity for wireless semiconductor vendors as specifications for WLAN and Bluetooth continue to evolve.
Wolfson results signal uncertainty ahead
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Leading mixed signal ic provider Wolfson Microelectronics reported second-quarter revenues up but profits down, and signalled a note of caution in its third quarter guidance, citing 'uncertain macro environment impacting customer demand patterns.'
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