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100-watt AC/DC saves industrial space
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
XP Power says its single-output ECM100 AC/DC power supply, which delivers up to 100 watts, is at least one-third smaller than the industry's nearest competitor. These universal-input supplies, for industrial and medical applications, have a footprint of just 4.5-by-2.5 inches and are 1.2 inches high, thus setting claim on an industry-leading power density of 7.4 W/in3.
DRAM maker ships 256-Mbit, GDDR4 device for testing
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has shipped a graphics double data rate fourth generation (GDDR4), 256-Mbit device to major graphics card manufacturers for testing.
Nanotech pioneer Richard Smalley dead at 62
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Nobel laureate Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of the buckyball, died on Oct. 28 in Houston after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.
Analyst raises 2005 chip market forecast
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After global September chip sales came in above expectations, Handelsbanken Capital Markets has raised its forecast for the 2005 semiconductor market annual growth from 4 percent to 6 percent. The company predicted that the market would grow a further 9 percent in 2006.
Le MIT et Nokia ouvrent un laboratoire de recherche
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Le Laboratoire d’informatique et d’intelligence artificielle (CSAIL) du Massachusetts Institute of Technology et le Centre de recherche de Nokia ont annoncé un projet de recherche collaborative sur les technologies de communication et l’informatique mobile avancée. Le nouveau laboratoire de recherche s’appellera le Centre de recherche Nokia Cambridge et sera situé près du campus du MIT.
Lattice : Pertes trimestrielles et suppressions d’emplois
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Dans un climat de recul ce trimestre, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. a annoncé une réorganisation et un plan de suppression de 12 à 14% de ses effectifs.
Hausse de la demande en ASIC structurés
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Selon une étude menée par Frost and Sullivan, l’innovation dans le secteur des circuits intégrés ainsi que la demande croissante de systèmes électroniques hautes performances guident la demande de circuits intégrés à application spécifique (ASIC) structurés.
WiMedia/USB chips meet 480-Mb/s certification specs
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Alereon's AL4000 PHY chipset and AL4300 Media Access Controller (MAC)/BaseBand Processor (BBP) IC have been certified as conforming to the 480-Mbps Wireless USB/WiMedia PHY specification.
Chip market up 5.2% in September, says ESIA
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The three-month average of worldwide semiconductor sales in September came in at $19.55 billion, higher than expectations for the second month running. This was up by 5.2 percent compared with $18.58 billion in August 2005 and up 5.6 percent on the equivalent number in September 2004, according to numbers from WSTS.
Energy concerns outrun by strong Q3, says SIA
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September’s global sales of semiconductors have resulted in a strong third quarter despite concerns that rising energy prices and declining consumer confidence would impact sales of electronic products, according to the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association.
Devices simplify 3G test methodologies
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The latest offerings from Aeroflex enable testing of network infrastructure operating in frequency bands I to VI using existing 3GPP Band I test mobiles.
Faraday preps trio of MP3 chip platforms
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Hoping to benefit from the popularity of digital music, Faraday Technology Corp. is rolling out system-on-chip platforms for portable MP3/WMA audio players.
The Week in Review: Oct. 23 to 29
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Gathered herein are the top five stories for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, as ranked by EE Times' readers, up to and including Saturday, Oct. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article. In addition we provided an editor’s selection of other significant stories of the week.
VeriSilicon provides 0.13-micron 'platform' for SMIC
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VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd., a fabless ASIC design company in Shanghai, China, has released a design "platform" aimed at a 0.13-micron CMOS manufacturing process from local foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.
Updated: PMC-Sierra buys Agilent's storage IC unit
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PMC-Sierra Inc. said that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Silver Lake Partners to acquire the storage semiconductor business of Agilent Technologies Inc. for about $425 million in cash.
Kleiner A/D-Wandler mit großer Auflösung
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Eine Auflösung von 18 Bit liefern die neue Analog-Digitalwandler der Typen AD7690/91 von Analog Devices. Trotz des schaltungstechnischen Aufwands für die hohe Auflösung kommen die Chips in einem winzigen Gehäuse.
Sprint Nextel launches EV-DO network
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Sprint Nextel is launching a high-speed wireless network complete with a wireless music store; and just distributed review units of a new cell phone with EV-DO for faster connections.
Startup rolls EUV source for metrology
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Startup Energetiq Technology Inc. officially launched its first product -- a light source for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) metrology and related applications.
TEL raises 1H, full-year forecast
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Japanese semiconductor-equipment giant Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) has raised its forecast for the first half of fiscal 2005.
New EDA startup promises 'package-aware' chip design software
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Rio Design Automation is expected to launch Monday with a goal of bridging the gap between the design of ICs and packages and a chip's integration with the rest of the electronics system.
Matsushita, Toshiba post quarterly gains
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Japan’s Toshiba Corp. posted a group net profit of 23.57 billion yen ($204.42 million) for its fiscal second quarter, up 46 percent from the like period a year ago.
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit
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CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
EDA startup forms technical advisory board
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EDA startup Pyxis Technology named Warren Grobman, Mark McDermott, David Pan and Riko Radojcic to the company's newly created technical advisory board.
Motorola staffing 4G wireless center in Austin
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Motorola Inc. is setting up a wireless research center here that will hire about 250 engineers by the end of 2006, said Paul Struhsaker, vice president of engineering for mobile platforms.
Low-pass filter touts small size, high performance
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Designed specifically for GSM mobile phones, FDK Corporation said its new AMF1005L series of multilayer low-pass filters is the industry's smallest of its kind in a 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.3-mm footprint.
Rugged AC/DC delivers a well-regulated 1.5 kW
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Absopulse Electronics’ HBL1000 is a rugged, low-profile AC/DC power supply that's suited for industrial, transportation and other heavy-duty applications requiring a well-regulated high-power source.
Chip resistors are available in 1000-piece reels
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To support customers who require small quantities of precision resistors, Stackpole Electronics, Inc. now offers its RNCS line of anti-corrosive, precision chip resistors on 1,000-piece tape-and reel packages.
Transformer delivers 100 watts in small package
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Expanding its off-the-shelf transformer portfolio for forward converters, Tabtronics Inc. has launched the HXTF02005 transformer that incorporates the company's Hyper-X Magnetic Technology to dissipate less than 1% of output power while delivering 20 volts at 5 amps from a 400 Vdc input in a compact PQ26/25 package.
Card edge connectors target SHB Express backplane designs
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FCI has developed a broad range of vertical PCI Express (PCIe) card edge connectors to support backplane designs based on the SHB Express System Host Board PCI Express Specification recently adopted by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) as the PICMG 1.3 specification.
Wirewound inductors target high-density designs
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Cal-Chip Electronics, Inc. has released a NL series of molded chip wirewound inductors that are suitable for high-density boards in a variety of appliance, instrumentation, and onboard automotive equipment. They may also find homes in audio/video equipment, handheld consumer products such as mobile phones and PDAs as well as hybrid ICs and other modular components.
RoHS-compliant switch comes in multiple configs
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CIT Relay & Switch has introduced a RoHS-compliant RPH series of pushbutton switches in DPDT, 4PDT and 6PDT configurations. These switches are designed for computers and peripherals, instrumentation and measurement equipment, and non-power on/off applications.
German tax authorities probing ex-Infineon boss Schumacher
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German tax authorities are investigating Infineon Technologies AG and its ex-chief Ulrich Schumacher, adding to the legal woes of both.
GaN helps scientists generate hydrogen from water
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A research group based in a Tokyo university has succeeded to produce hydrogen using a Gallium Nitride (GaN) device as a photocatalyst, which scientists believe could lead to a process that extracts hydrogen directly from water using only solar energy.
New CPU available with Carbon's VSPs
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Pacific Design's configurable VUPU processor is now available on Carbon's VSP validation platform.
Automobile : TNI-Software a pris la bonne route
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Nulle surprise de retrouver TNI-Software sur le Congrès IAEC (International Automotive Electronics Congress) à Paris. Historiquement orientée vers les marchés aéronautique et ferroviaire, la société brestoise cherche, depuis près de trois ans, à se frayer un chemin sur le marché automobile. Le temps d’une interview, Carole Hommey, responsable Grands comptes dans le domaine automobile chez TNI-Software, montre à EETimes.fr dans quelle mesure l’expérience et le savoir-faire de T
Motorola gets $500 million to settle Telsim dispute
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Motorola Inc. has reached an agreement to settle Motorola's financial and legal claims against Turkish cellular phone operator Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon (Telsim), and the Turkish Savings and Deposit Insurance Fund.
Commentary: Speedy ruling needed on 3G wars
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It was just over six years ago I heaved a sigh of relief on hearing L.M. Ericsson and Qualcomm Inc. finally brought threats of litigation to a close and struck a deal on a high-profile intellectual property dispute that cleared the way for 3G cellular phone standards.
Japan's SoC effort dissolved
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Japan's 90-nm joint R&D research company, Advanced SoC Platform Corp., closed up shop and was quietly dissolved on Oct. 7.
Vodafone takes stake in India's Bharti Televentures
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Vodafone has taken a 10 percent stake in India’s Bharti Tele-ventures Ltd., the holding company whose Airtel brand of GSM-based services is one of the the largest GSM service provider in India.
5-supply PMIC boosts portable audio, video apps
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Freescale Semiconductor's MPC18730 five-supply power management IC (PMIC) for portable audio and video applications works off as little as 0.9 volt, thus greatly extending battery life.
Updated: Six phone firms ask EU to punish Qualcomm
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Six leading communications industry companies have filed separate complaints with the European Commission alleging that Qualcomm Inc. is unfairly withholding intellectual property.
Teridian präsentiert kleinsten Ethernet-PHY
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Den nach eigenen Angaben kleinsten Pysical-Layer-Transceiver für Fast Ethernet hat der US-Chiphersteller Teridian Semiconductor entwickelt. Der Baustein ist für die Integration in Embedded-10/100-Ethernet-Anwendungen vorgesehen.
India to take stake in fab project
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The Indian government will take an equity stake in its proposed "Fab City" project, with its Department of Information Technology expected to be the shareholder.
IBM backs VCs, startups to pursue platform aims
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Claudia Fan Munce, vice president of corporate strategy at IBM Corp. and managing director of its Venture Capital Group, is helping the company to build a broad-based “ecosystem” to support its vision of ubiquitous information technology. Fan Munce spoke to Peter Clarke about how the alignment of interests, and the development of a mutually supportive network is more important than the dollars down and returns achieved.
U.S., European chip makers driving copper interconnects
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North American and European semiconductors manufacturers are driving the market for front-end equipment tools for copper processing of IC interconnects, rather than their Asian counterparts, according to market research group The Information Network.
Wireless mouse upgrades its laser technology
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Chipcon's updated RadioDesk wireless mouse reference design integrates a new laser navigation sensor from Agilent Technologies.
TSMC : Ventes en hausse de 18% au 3ème trimestre
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Le fondeur Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. a publié des ventes en hausse de 18% sur un rythme séquentiel au troisième trimestre, à 69,26 milliards de dollars NT (environ 2,06 milliards de dollars). Les ventes ont baissé de 0,7% en glissement annuel.
DAB technology to go live for tunnel safety
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Digital radio technology specialist RadioScape has linked with systems integrator Tyco Traffic and Transportation to develop a digital audio (DAB) based safety broadcast system for use in road tunnels.
Chinas Top-Foundry SMIC holt schnell auf
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Der chinesische Chiphersteller SMIC will bereits im kommenden Jahr erste Muster von Bausteinen in 65-Nanometer-Technologie ausliefern. Damit überrascht er die Branche: Alle hatten geglaubt, die Chinesen seien viel weiter zurück.
Motorola und Intel wollen WiMAX einen Schubs geben
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Motorola und Intel wollen bei der Markterschließung für WiMAX und der Weiterentwicklung der Funktechnik zusammenarbeiten. Schwerpunkt der Kooperation ist die noch nicht offiziell zum Standard erhobene Technik 802.16e für ortsfeste und mobile drahtlose Breitbandverbindungen.
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