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Remote junction temperature sensors housed in SOT23
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Texas Instruments said it has introduced the industry's smallest remote junction temperature sensors with a built-in local temperature sensor in a SOT23 package.
La France accroît son budget de recherche en 2008
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Le budget de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche sera accru de 7,8%, soit 1,8 milliard d'euros, en 2008. L'enseignement supérieur et la recherche devraient bénéficier respectivement d'un milliard d'euros et de 880 millions d'euros de ces crédits.
Researchers seek to patent 'memory doubler' algorithm
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A new "memory doubler" algorithm for embedded RAM has been invented by NEC Laboratories America Inc. and Northwestern University.
Qimonda targets product line at industrial customers
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Qimonda has started shipping memory products for industrial and networking applications. The move is another step in the company's strategy to position itself off the beaten PC tracks.
EDA startup ChipVision names Lars Kruse Chief Architect
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ChipVision Design Systems (Oldenburg, Germany) has announced that Lars Kruse has joined the company as Chief Architect. With the move, the originator of the company's core product returns to his roots.
SanDisk opens Shanghai SIP assembly facility
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SanDisk Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.), a supplier of flash storage card products, has opened a system-in-package (SIP) assembly and test facility in Shanghai, the company's first in the People's Republic of China.
TI targets e-passport market with FRAM-based security chips
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Texas Instruments said it will enter the secure government ID market with products built around ferroelectric memory and microcontroller technologies.
Belfast wafer processing resurfaces with IceMOS
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IceMOS Technology Ltd., a startup company founded in 2004 to offer silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates for both MEMS and IC markets, has developed a through-wafer interconnect technology.
Anyware Technologies, Oslo Software s'allient dans le M2M
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Le Toulousain Anyware Technologies, éditeur de logiciels et solutions Machine-To-Machine (M2M), et le Lyonnais Oslo Software, fournisseur d'une solution de gestion dynamique des ressources, viennent de signer un partenariat stratégique.
Organische Elektronik vor steiler Karriere
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Auf der gegenwärtig stattfindenden Organic Electronics Confernece (OEC-07) hat die Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) eine aktualisierte Roadmap für die Zeit bis 2015 vorgelegt. Die wahrscheinlich steilste Karriere in der organischen Elektronik wird den nichtfüchtigen organischen Speichern vorhergesagt.
Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit
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Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.
Two indicted on IC economic espionage
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Two men were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and to steal trade secrets at NetLogic Microsystems and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., according to officials.
Infineon licenses IR's packaging technology
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Infineon Technologies AG has licensed International Rectifier Inc.'s power management packaging technology, dubbed DirectFET.
Researcher gives update on Mars Rovers
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The two Mars Rovers continue to explore the geology of the red planet, although one had a recent brush with death in a prolonged dust storm, said Jim Bell, a Cornell researcher who reported on the robotic vehicles in a keynote at the Power.org conference.
AMCC readies 1-GHz embedded processor
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Based on the Power Architecture standard, AMCC's latest processor for wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking applications embeds a superscalar core that delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz.
TSMC hit by legal setbacks
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California awarded UniRAM Technology Inc. some $30.5 million in damages concerning a legal case.
New addition to Synplicity's HAPS ASIC prototyping system
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HAPS-51 delivers increased capacity, performance, and on-board memory for faster SoC verification.
EXP expansion modules for FPGA development boards
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Avnet Electronics Marketing has introduced three new EXP modules for EXP-enabled FPGA development boards.
Ada development system supports VxWorks 653
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Aonix has released the ObjectAda RAVEN for Windows, its next-generation embedded Ada development system, targeting the Wind River VxWorks 653 multi-partition RTOS for PowerPC.
USB data acquisition devices offer 80 I/O channels
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NI delivers several data acquisition devices that address high-channel count, portable and benchtop applications, and BNC connectivity.
Virginia Tech team takes software route to system cooling
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia Tech researchers $350,000 to develop thermal reduction techniques, based on program phase analysis, to prevent or control "thermal emergencies" in scientific applications and systems.
Neutrons image quantum states
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International research team demonstrates how to create images of quantum states with neutron beams using magnetic scattering.
CMOS op amps deliver low bias current, low noise
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Linear Technology introduces the LTC6081 and LTC6082 CMOS op amps with a 3.5-MHz gain bandwidth, low input bias current and low noise for precision instrumentation.
Ding Dong: Plasma is not dead, according to support group
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According to the Plasma Display Coalition (PDC), through global manufacturing initiatives, investment in advanced technology and production capacity, the plasma display category is poised for growth as the industry enters the fourth quarter holiday sales season. The PDC sees 25-percent growth in 2007 because of "Full HD" models.
Kaufman award honors Brayton
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Robert Brayton will be honored with the Phil Kaufman Award for his seminal contributions to eectronic design automation algorithms.
Controller supplies power to CableCard hosts
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Designed to supply power to CableCard 2.0 cards in CableCard host systems, the MIC2569YQS from Micrel supports both S-Mode (Single Stream Video) and M-Mode (Multiple Stream Video) through a simple-to-control parallel interface.
LED driver offers buck, boost or SEPIC configs
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Targeting applications using RGB LED backlighting or multiple strings of white LEDs, Supertex's HV9982 three-channel LED driver provides high LED current accuracy through closed-loop control of the output currents.
Fully integrated DTV audio codecs simplify signal management for flat-panel TVs
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Cirrus Logic Inc. belives that it has greatly simplified the challenge of audio signal management within complex digital television system designs with the introduction of the CS42324 and CS42325 DTV codecs.
2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver uses internal calibration
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Atmel has introduced a 2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver with internal calibration that eliminates the need for external calibration circuitry or calibration software.
Market watcher slashes chip forecast
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Market watcher iSuppli Corp. has cut its forecast of global semiconductor revenue growth in 2007 to 3.5 percent, down from its previous prediction of a six percent rise due to weakness in sales in the first half of the year that will not be offset by the current uptick in growth.
iSuppli cuts IC forecast
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iSuppli Corp. has reduced its forecast of global IC revenue growth to 3.5 percent in 2007, down from its previous prediction of a 6 percent rise.
DRAMs to remain flat
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Thanks to a capacity glut, the DRAM market is projected to grow by 2.5 percent in 2007, according to iSuppli Corp.
Updated: SMIC's flash efforts slower than expected
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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.'s efforts to enter the flash-memory market have apparently stalled, according to an analyst.
Alcatel-Lucent, Kyocera work on WiMAX mobile broadband
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Alcatel-Lucent and wireless handset manufacturer Kyocera Wireless Corp. (San Diego, California) have extended their collaboration with the signature of an agreement on the development of end-to-end WiMAX mobile broadband solutions.
Scaleo Chip changes CEO
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Scaleo Chip, French designer of ARM-based systems-on-chip, announced it has appointed Bruno Paucard as its chief executive officer. He succeeds to Daniel Aufaure, who remains chairman of the board.
Audio amp reduces EMI, optimizes power
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National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first single-chip 3-W mono Class D audio amplifier with spread spectrum technology and an integrated boost converter. This device enables portable products to operate at a constant output power even at low battery voltages.
0.8-µm superluminescent diodes replace high-power LEDs
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Anritsu's latest superluminescent diodes feature high precision with low coherent noise, high resolution with a wide spectral half width, and sharp directivity.
Pyxis Announces NexusRoute
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Pyxis Technology has announced NexusRoute, a DFM-aware, yield-driven auto router that comprehends and optimizes manufacturability and yield concurrently with the actual routing and timing closure process.
Automotive applications to drive microcontroller market
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Between 2006 and 2010, the market volume for automotive microcontrollers will expand about 63 percent, concludes a study from market researcher Frost & Sullivan. However, chip vendors need to consider the specific characteristics of that market.
Broadcom readies single chip 802.11n device
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Broadcom Corporation has started sampling a single chip 802.11n compliant device that is being made in a 65-nm CMOS process and integrates the power amplifier on chip.
150-W power conversion IC speeds energy-efficiency compliance
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Power Integrations has announced the TOPSwitch-HX AC-DC power conversion chip, which incorporates a 700-V power MOSFET, high voltage switched current source, PWM control, oscillator, thermal shutdown circuit, fault protection and other control circuitry onto a monolithic device.
Elektrobit interface tester supports WiMAX, LTE
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Finnish communications group Elektrobit has started selling to chip developers, equipment suppliers and network providers a bsestation interface tester that conforms to both mobile WiMAX and 3GPP Long Term Evolution specifications.
ARC cofounder named CEO of Swedish startup
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Swedish provider of baseband processor technology Coresonic AB announced it has appointed Rick Clucas, ex-chief technology officer and co-founder of ARC International (St. Albans, England), as chief executive officer.
Chip market grew in August, says analyst
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The three-month average of global chip sales climbed to $21.45 billion in August, up from $20.6 billion in July, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst with Terra Securities ASA. However, unadjusted year-on-year sales are set to have risen 4.8 percent in August, down from the 11.3 percent jump in July when year-on-year comparisons were particularly easy, he said in a note to clients.
Toshiba exec: NAND is sold out
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Toshiba Corp. is unable to meet demand for its NAND flash memory devices and is sold out until December, according to Shozo Saito, president and CEO of the company's semiconductor unit.
Bull, un partenariat pour une solution d'entrepôt de données
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Le groupe français Bull et DATAllegro, fournisseur d'appliances pour entrepôts de données, viennent de conclure un partenariat stratégique. Ce dernier prévoit l'association des appliances de DATAllegro aux serveurs NovaScale de Bull pour concevoir le Data Warehouse Server (DWPS).
Nokia Siemens wins $253 million deal in China
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Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has signed a contract to supply GSM EDGE core and radio network equipment and other telecommunications products to Henan Mobile Communications Company (Henan MCC).
Tower in talks with SemIndia, HSMC
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Pure play fab Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) is currently in talks with SemIndia Inc. and Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HSMC), two leading proponents of Indian chip manufacturing. Talks center on the two companies also making use of Tower's manufacturing capability.
Alcatel-Lucent acquires IPTV applications developer
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Telecommunications equipment provider Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Tamblin Ltd. (London, England), a privately-held software startup, for an undisclosed amount.
Organic NV memory in consumer devices by 2015, group predicts
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During the Organic Electronics Conference (OEC-2007), the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) has submitted an updated roadmap for printed electronics through 2015. Probably the most amazing career is predicted for organic NV memory.
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