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EUV consortium obtains $65 million in new funds
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LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A U.S.-led consortium to develop extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography tools has received $65 million in new funding as part of an expanded contract for the organization. The consortium--dubbed Extreme Ultraviolet LLC--has received the new funds from its existing members, bringing the total capitalization for the organization to about $315 million.
RosettaNet set to break barriers
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On Semi says it's first to get international automotive quality certification
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PHOENIX--On Semiconductor Corp. today claimed to be the first chip company to receive certification for ISO/TS16949 quality standards established by the International Automotive Task Force.
Low noise amplifiers
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The EL2125C and E2126C LANs have been launched for comm applications...
Security processor
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The 8165 security processor is capable of 4,500 SSL or TLS complete handshakes per second...
Synopsys provides access to verification expertise
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Synopsys Inc. has extended its efforts to make its Vera testbench generation language an industry standard by launching the OpenVera Catalyst Program with 20 design and verification service companies participating.
NEC to post $1.2 billion loss in fiscal 2001
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Two months after announcing a wide-ranging restructuring, NEC Corp. expects to report a net loss of $1.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31.
Cambridge Silicon Radio accelerates 802.11a chip plans
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Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. is accelerating its efforts to bring out a CMOS 802.11a wireless LAN chip, and now expects complete development this year or early in 2002.
Nanometrics expects 35% decline in Q3 revenues from prior quarter
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MILPITAS, Calif.--Metrology supplier Nanometrics Inc. today warned investors that it now expects to post a 35% sequential drop in revenues for the third quarter compared to $14.8 million in Q2.
Military promises a 'transformation'
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The U.S. military, which has resisted changes in its force structure since the end of the Cold War, said it wants to transform itself in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks.
Elpida delays 300mm DRAM wafer fab
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Elpida Memory Inc. announced it will delay for nine months the start of equipping a new 300mm wafer fab in Hiroshima, Japan.
Karl Suss increases facility for flip-chip bonders in France
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SAINT-JEOIRE, France -- Karl Suss France SA, a subsidiary of Munich-based Suss MicroTec AG, said it has completed expansion of a flip-chip bonder production facility here, doubling the plant's capacity for optoelectronics and microelectromechanical system (MEMS) components.
Virata strips down ADSL engine for home router market
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Cambridge-based Virata has expanded into chips for SoHo routers with a design that uses two 80MHz ARM processor cores to run firewall and proxy server software.
Recovery hopes dashed by attack
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Sanmina wins bid for EM Solutions
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Elpida delays 300-mm fab production by 10 months or more
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TOKYO -- Japanese DRAM maker Elpida Memory Inc. here today announced that it has delayed the chip production in its 300-mm wafer fab by at least ten months, due to the continued downturn in the IC market and other factors. Elpida--the joint DRAM venture between Hitachi Ltd. and NEC Corp.--was originally supposed to install the equipment in the 300-mm fab in Hiroshima by December of 2001. Now, the Tokyo-based company will not install the equipment until September of 2002.
ATMI warns of 27% sequential drop in Q3 sales, greater losses
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DANBURY, Conn.--ATMI Inc. here today slashed its forecast for third-quarter revenues, saying it now expects a 27% sequential drop in sales to $40 million from $55 million in Q2
Rudolph Technologies, Therma-Wave settle patent dispute
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FLANDERS, N.J.--Metrology suppliers Rudolph Technologies Inc. here and Therma-Wave Inc. in Fremont, Calif., today announced a settlement to their patent dispute with "no financial consideration" paid by either party.
Cambridge Silicon accelerates 802.11a chip plans
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Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. is accelerating its efforts to bring out a CMOS 802.11a wireless LAN chip, and now expects complete development this year or early in 2002.
All CMOS Bluetooth
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The LMX5250 is a highly-integrated 2.4GHz transceiver that utilises an advanced radio architecture to support optimised Bluetooth communication, with very few additional components required.
Spread the spectrum
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Sharp's IEEE 802.11b (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) devices are available either as module DC2A1AZ014 for on-board installation or as PC card DC2B1AZ015 (PCMCIA type II) for direct insertion in notebooks or other network components such as routers or bridges.
Multi use wireless access
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The Ubicom reference design consists of Bluetooth, Ethernet, and Internet protocol (IP) software modules that are programmed into the on-chip flash memory of the company's IP2022 Internet Processor chip.
Atmel to cut 2,500 jobs, phase down two 6-inch fabs, delay 8-inch plant in U.K.
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SAN JOSE --Atmel Corp. today announced it will cease volume production at two 6-inch wafer fabs and suspend the startup of an 8-inch fab in the U.K. as part of an overall restructuring plan that was recently disclosed to financial analysts. In providing more details about the cost cuts, Atmel said it will lay off 2,500 workers in Europe and U.S., or about 26% of its headcount in those two regions at the start of 2001.
Smaller Prism for embedded LANs
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Intersil has launched a tiny wireless reference design. The smaller design provides all the integrated circuits, software, firm ware and a companion voltage-controlled oscillator to give systems manufacturers a highly integrated, and complete solution for designing 802.11 b-compliant wireless networking capability into small, handheld devices.
Matsushita settles 'V-chip' patent suit, licenses Soundview technology
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PASADENA, Calif.--Acacia Research Corp., a subsidiary of Soundview Technologies Inc., today announced it has licensed a patent related to TV content-blocking technology to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd. The licensing agreement settles a lawsuit filed by Soundview against Matsushita.
Allgon får kinesisk stororder
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Enligt två avtal med Beijing Telestone Technology ska Allgon leverera repeatrar för CDMA- och GSM-nät till Kina. Avtalen är tillsammans värda 192 miljoner kronor.
Beat Bluetooth to market
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AeroComm has released its complete line of L X 2.4GHz frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) transceivers, available in Europe from Low Power Radio Solutions.
Micronic tilldelas SEMI-pris för tekniskt nyskapande
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Micronic har som första europeiska företag tilldelats det nordamerikanska SEMI-priset. Fyra av dess forskare har fått pris för "banbrytande insatser inom laserritartekniken".
NetSilicon join forces with Lineo
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Integrated hardware and software for Internet device provider, NetSilicon has partnered with Linux specialists Lineo.
Genesis Microchip to buy display processor supplier Sage for $241 million in stock
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SAN JOSE -- Genesis Microchip Inc. here today announced plans to acquire digital display processor supplier Sage Inc. in nearby Milpitas for $241 million in stock to expand growth in consumer video IC applications worldwide.
NOTE förkortar avståndet mellan idé och produktion
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Elektroniktillverkaren NOTE har öppnat en prototypverkstad i Electrum i Kista för att ge Electrums bolag och institutioner direkt tillgång till produktion av prototyper.
Distribuerad mätning med moduler
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I industrin behöver man ofta kunna mäta, styra och övervaka processer med ett distribuerat system. National Instruments FieldPoint är tänkt just för sådana uppgifter. Programvaran utvecklas i LabView.
Abely joins Bookham to help turn its fortunes
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Bookham Technology has appointed Steve Abely as chief financial officer. Abely has replaced Stephen Cockrell, who stepped down from the post because of ill health.
Powerful particle accelerator to 'teach fundamentals of matter'
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Intel is to provide Itanium processors to the European particle physics lab CERN. The equipment, worth about $1.5m, is part of the infrastructure necessary to develop the computing power to process data from the large hadron collider, currently being constructed.
Power and microwave firms merge ahead of expansion
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Two UK companies have merged to create a power and microwave components specialist they claim is "second to none". The move is a prelude to further expansion.
Mobile static RAM
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NEC distributor, Sunrise Electronics announced the availability of CMOS RAM specified for mobile communications applications back in July.
Low noise flash
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Toshiba' s TC58FVT64 64Mbit NOR Flash memory is supplied in a 48-pin TSOP package and is available with organisations of either 8M words x 8 bits or 16M words x 4 bits.
Atmel rejoint un centre de R&D allemand pour des circuits intgrs analogiques de communications
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Atmel va joindre ses efforts ceux de Multilink Technology et d' United Monolithic Semiconductors dans un nouveau centre de R&D de l'Universit d'Ulm pour dvelopper des circuits intgrs analogiques destins aux systmes sans fil et optolectroniques hautes vitesses.
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