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UMC posts mixed results, sees bright Q3
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8/1/2007   Post a comment
Amid a bullish outlook for Q3, United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) reported sales of NT$25.10 billion ($764 million) in the second quarter, up 9 percent from the previous quarter but down 2.5 percent from a year ago.
High-temperature connectors feature staggered, dip solder contacts
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Sullins Electronics introduces a series of bi-level edgecard connectors for high-temperature applications.
Low voltage, dual supply voltage translator has independent direction controls
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The FXL4TD245 provides design flexibility and reduces board space in computing, communications, industrial and ultra-portable applications
Open-frame 1/16-brick dc-dc converters deliver up to 40 W of power
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The 1/16 brick SRSB-40U series of isolated dc-dc converters for high-speed networking, telecommunications, and computing applications are capable of delivering up to 40 W of output power at higher voltages, or up to 18 A of output current at an output of 1.2 V.
LSI to outsource entire production
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LSI Corp. announced it will outsource its entire production including backend and test to third-party service providers. The move will save costs and create flexible capacities without additional investments, the company said. More than 2000 jobs are at stake.
Linear stepper motor has a one-piece captive shaft
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Nippon Pulse Motor introduces the Captive Linearstep series of RoHS compliant linear-type stepper motors with a one-piece captive shaft.
Gain amplifier offers 16 steps, 0.03 percent accuracy
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National Semiconductor Corp. has introduced the industry’s highest-precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA), enabling a new level of signal-conditioning performance in sensor interface applications and data acquisition systems targeting the industrial and instrumentation markets.
Electronic equipment market growth set to slow
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The party is over for exceptional growth in the global electronic equipment market iSuppli suggests, predicting expansion will slow this year.
CEO says Bull not in takeover talks with HP
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Recently, rumors have been floating around that Hewlett-Packard is in advanced talks with Bull SA and may offer €720 million ($992 million) to buy the French technology group. In a conference call, Didier Lamouche, Bull's president and CEO, put an end to the ongoing rumors.
ARC increases sales, readies video subsystem devices
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Configurable processor cores specialist ARC International is readying a number of video encoding devices based on the company's VRaptor multicore architecture, Carl Schlachte, the company's CEO said, as he also revealed better than expected revenues and reduced net losses for the first half of the year.
Electronics drive growth at automotive supplier Continental
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Automotive supplier Continental AG recoded double digit hikes in sales and operative profit in its first half year. The automotive systems business in which the company concentrates its electronics activities rose 20 percent.
Epcos maintains positive trend
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In the third quarter of its financial year, component vendor Epcos AG could improve sales and earnings figures. Order entry was stable.
FCC spells out rules for 700 MHz bands
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The Federal Communications Commission has adopted an auction plan for the 700-MHz UHF band that appears to mandate open access requests from Google Inc.
Codec cranks for wireless stereo headsets
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Open Interface North America is rolling out a lossless audio codec that provides better performance than its competitors without requiring new hardware, targeted at enabling low cost, high quality Bluetooth stereo headsets.
Tuner eliminates need for LNA in satellite TV
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Maxim has released a 3.3V satellite tuner for DVB-S and Free-to-Air applications that has been optimized for cost and eliminates the need for an external LNA
CTIA responds to FCC 700-MHz auction rules
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CTIA, The Wireless Association, responds to FCC's new rules for 700 MHz Auction
PA targets 1.9GHz applications
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Well suited for Personal Handyphone System (PHS) applications, M/A-COM's new 1.9-GHz linear power amplifier is available now.
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