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Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Capacity issues ahead for glass substrate suppliers
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Sales of glass substrates to TFT-LCD producers may grow only 4% year-on-year (Y/Y) in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to DisplaySearch. This is primarily due to capacity reductions by TFT-LCD manufacturers to compensate for falling panel prices in the second quarter of 2008.
Kodak CCD image sensors target machine vision and industrial applications
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The new 2-megapixel KODAK KAI-02050 Image Sensor sets what Kodak calls "a new standard" for high-speed, high-resolution industrial image capture, providing 1600 x 1200 pixels at a readout speed of 60 frames per second.
Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Video: Help test industry site for clean energy engineering
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TechInsights' introduces CleanTerra, web-based global community for clean energy technology. Here's a short video interview on the project.
Consumer electronics giants announce nationwide recycling initiative
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Sharp, Panasonic and Toshiba have announced that they are creating a nationwide electronics recycling program, through their MRM venture, to provide free consumer recycling of televisions and other consumer electronics devices.
Technology Week in Review: Robots for the disabled, silicon optics
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Robotic assistance for the disabled could help reduce the long wait for service dogs. This and more in this week's technology review.
ESC Boston 2008 proceedings CD now available
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Add to your embedded systems library and see what you missed at ESC: the Proceedings CD contains class presentations and papers from ESC Boston 2008.
Hollywood: Court rules against China DVD player maker
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The Motion Picture Association of America said a California court issued a permanent injunction that prohibits China-based DVD player manufacturer Gowell Electronics from violating any term of the Content Scramble System license agreement.
GCN: Texas Instruments demonstrates energy-harvesting sensor systems
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This article from Government Computing News walks you through TI's demo of energy harvesting at ESC Boston.
AMD expands sustainability initiatives
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AMD has released its eighth annual Global Climate Protection Plan (GCPP), which outlines the company's strategy and goals to maximize energy efficiency, help lower costs and minimize its environmental impact
Featured Product: Fujitsu enhances economical automotive display controllers
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Device does not incorporate a traditional 2D/3D rendering engine, which allows it to operate at frequencies of 80 MHz for reduced power consumption. The sprite engine also does not require the more expensive frame buffer memory typically needed for graphics rendering, but uses a simpler line-buffering technique.
Power Integrations adds five AC-DC power conversion ICs
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Power Integrations has launched five new members of its TOPSwitch-HX family of AC-DC power conversion ICs in the company's new 2-mm-high e-SIP-L package.
Ultra capacitor modules offer superior thermal performance and long life for vehicles
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FDK Corporation has introduced the new ECM15P series EneCapTen ultra capacitor modules for use in vehicles.
Wave of consolidation set to hit 4G chip sector
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The mobile broadband chip sector is likely to see a swathe of consolidation as the business matures, according to a study by Light Reading's Components Insider research unit.
Forte croissance au 1er semestre pour Egide
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Egide SA, expert de la fabrication de boîtiers hermétiques pour composants électroniques sensibles, a publié un chiffre d'affaires de 15,4 millions d'euros au titre du premier semestre 2008, clos le 30 juin, en hausse de 20% sur un an.
SignalVu vector signal analysis software for oscilloscopes analyzes RF signals up to 20 GHz bandwidth
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SignalVu™ vector signal analysis software from Tektronix runs on the company's DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 digital oscilloscope series, enabling engineers to easily characterize and validate wideband and microwave spectral events.
NAND revenue to fall further, iSuppli says
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Worldwide NAND flash memory revenue, which routinely expanded by triple-digit percentages in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will fall by 14 percent in 2008 and decline another 15 percent in 2009, according to a revised forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
ASE posts Q3, sees gloomy Q4
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Nearly all IC-packaging and test companies took a hit in the third quarter, with a poor forecast seen in the fourth period.
Apple hires IBM chip guru, Big Blue sues
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IBM Corp. has filed a suit against Apple Computer Inc. in an effort to prevent a key chip designer from joining Apple, according to reports.
E-book reaches orbit
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Chinese taikonauts orbiting the Earth last month took with them a five-inch electronic paper display made by Hanwang Technology Co.
Gore : Copper cable assemblies are well suited for Inifiniband
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Gore has designed the QSFP copper cable assemblies specifically for the high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise network and network storage markets.
IEEE to vote on new low-power design standard
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IEEE P1801 has been completed, and the standard has gone to sponsor ballot. The standard is also known as Unified Power Format (UPF) 2.0.
PFM controller family offers highly efficient DC/DC solutions
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ELMOS Semiconductor AG introduces a DC/DC controller family based on PFM. The devices are ideal for applications with wide input and output range.
Agilent introduces EMPRO 3D electromagnetic design platform
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Agilent introduced Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), a new design platform for analyzing the electromagnetic (EM) effects of RF and microwave components.
Adlink : PCIe frame grabber suits high-speed machine vision
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The PCIe-FIW64, Adlink’s 4-channel PCI Express IEEE1394.b frame grabber, is designed specifically for digital and high-speed computer-based machine vision applications.
Analog Devices : Synthesizer IC has on-chip VCO and PLL
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Analog Devices has introduced the ADF4350 synthesizer with on-chip VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) and PLL (phase-locked loop).
Gemini unveils spice-accurate analog simulation technology
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Gemini unveiled a fast SPICE-accurate simulation technology specifically developed to leverage the throughput advantages of multi-core computing.
Molex : MicroSD connectors help control card ejection
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Molex introduces a series of microSD card connectors that offer additional features to help control card ejection in mobile and compact devices.
ST, TI in France and CSR lead week's story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday October 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, October 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Bull confirme ses objectifs 2008
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Le groupe français Bull a enregistré un chiffre d'affaires de 240,7 millions d'euros au titre du troisième trimestre 2008, en léger repli de 1,1% par rapport à la même période de 2007. Cette tendance s'explique par le repositionnement du groupe sur ses activités stratégiques.
Thomson to sell decoder plant in Angers
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Thomson SA has expressed its intention to sell its manufacturing site in Angers, France, by the end of 2008. The reason is that the French electronics maker can no longer ensure the continuity of the site.
Herbststimmung erfasst Chip-Industrie
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Die vorliegenden Quartalszahlen vieler Chiphersteller lassen vermuten, dass das vierte Quartal für die Branche alles andere als ein Zuckerschlecken wird. Die Aussichten danach sehen nicht besser aus.
Commentary: No quick fix for Motorola's mobile woes
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Motorola's dreadful third quarter results and scheduled retreat from the European and parts of Asian territories is only part of the bad news from the ailing company. And the postponement of plans to divest the mobile handsets division is just facing up to the realities of the bad state of this group, and the economic situation.
Kazakhstan to invest $6B in space industry
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The Kazakhstan government intends to invest $6B into space industry development.
Programmable gain amplifiers and multiplexers combined
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Integration is the name of the game with Texas Instruments latest programmable gain amplifiers (PGA).
SMD E5-type tunable inductor coils
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Total Frequency Control (TFC) has added to its SMTE5S series of adjustable coils with an smd version of its existing E5-type tunable inductor coil.
High power density boost regulators
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Suiting a wide range of broadband, power supply and multimedia applications, Micrel's latest switch boost regulators supply up to 1.2A switch current.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC
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STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
Organic PV will be focus topic at LOPE-C
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When the Large-Area Organic and Printed Electronics Convention (LOPE-C) will take place for the first time in June 2009, organic photovoltaics will be a prominent focus area.
Italy to host consortium's first NFC interoperability trial
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StoLPaN, the pan-European consortium driving the adoption of Near Field Communications (NFC), will conduct its first public trial of the technology in the Dolomite skiing resorts of North East Italy.
Linear Technology : Fast A-D converter uses one-third the power
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Linear Technology's LTC2261 low-power 14-bit, 125 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter dissipates only 127 mW, less than one-third the power of prior solutions.
Raycap : Surge protector uses a rugged, fuseless design
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Designated Strikesorb 40-3000 /-4000, and /-5000, Raycap's medium voltage surge protection devices (SPDs) provide continuous protection from over-voltage and other transient voltage activity.
DC-DC buck converter supplies 600mA for low output voltages
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austriamicrosystems has introduced a step down regulator optimized for low output voltages in battery powered applications.
Phihong : PoE switch extends Ethernet reach
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The POE60S-4AF Power-over-Ethernet switch extends PoE and Ethernet up to 200 m and can power four IP cameras from a single Cat5 cable.
QNX demos digital Instrument Cluster
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Operating systems manufacturer QNX has demonstrated a digital virtual cockpit for automotive use, based on its Neutrino real-time operating system and the QNX Aviage HMI suite.
Microwave power dividers provide low-cost solution for diverse applications
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A new range of microwave power dividers, branded LYNX, offer a competitively priced solution for a wide variety of commercial and military applications, including mobile-phone infrastructure, satellite communications equipment and microwave test systems.
Broadband quadrature modulator claims to be first to integrate AGC
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Analog Devices claims an industry's first by integrating automatic gain control (AGC) circuitry into its ADL5386 high-performance broadband I/Q quadrature modulator, all within a compact 6-mm - 6-mm LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package).
Four port RF switch matrix operates between 100 and 550 MHZ
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Renaissance Electronics Corporation has announced the 18A1NAI RF switch, which is a four I/O RF matrix with four coupled ports that operate between 100 and 550 MHz.
KLA-Tencor profit, revenue shrink
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Chip gear vendor KLA-Tencor reported a GAAP net income of $19 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $533 million for its first fiscal quarter, ended Sept. 30.
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