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Distributed broadband amplifier covers 30 kHz to 40 GHz
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband has introduced the XD1008-BD, a GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier with 15 dB gain, 22.5 dBm P1dB at 22 GHz, and 4.5 dB noise figure at 26 GHz.
Anite and Renesas France announce wireless conformance testing partnership
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Anite and Renesas Design France (RDF) have announced a strategic partnership in Wireless Conformance testing. RDF has selected Anite's SAT(H) software test platform, a host test solution for 2G/3G Protocol Stack software, for the validation of the RDF 2G/3G dual mode Protocol Stack.
GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs target wireless broadband
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 2.1 to 6 GHz.
Chartered posts loss, cuts capex
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing cut its planned capital expenditure outlay for 2008 by $100 million after posting a third quarter loss and saying its expects a larger loss in the fourth quarter.
Freescale dragged to loss; will lay off 10%
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Freescale Semiconductor said it would trim about 10 percent of its workforce after charges dragged the company to a $3.37 billion loss in the third quarter.
Analysis: Grim outlook seen for semis
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Based on current guidance from many chip makers, the fourth quarter of 2008 and beyond looks grim.
Analysis: Grim outlook seen for semis
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Based on current guidance from many chip makers, the fourth quarter of 2008 and beyond looks grim.
Microchip, On 'disappointed' with Atmel bid
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10/30/2008   1 comment
Microchip Technology Inc. and On Semiconductor Corp. said that they are ''disappointed'' with Atmel Corp.'s rejection of a proposed takeover bid.
PCB shipments down 3.1% in September
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IPC's PCB industry report for September 2008 indicates that shipments of rigid PCBs and flexible circuits decreased 3.1 percent from September 2007.
Total Parts Plus adds REACH SVHC reporting to compliance tools
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Total Parts Plus has added the tracking and flagging of REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and halogen-free components to its suite of obsolescence management and environmental compliance tools.
CEA supports new Energy Star TV spec
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced support for the new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions, which takes effect on November 1, 2008. The new specification for the first time accounts for both active and standby power consumption across all types of televisions.
New DSP-FPGA development platform
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Avnet, Xilinx, and Texas Instruments release the Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform.
Optical films deliver energy efficiency for LCD TVs, notebooks and monitors
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3M's Optical Systems Division will demonstrate a number of energy-efficient exhibits at FPD International 2008 that feature the company's latest Vikuiti optical films for notebooks, handheld devices, monitors and LCD TVs.
Green Hills offers secure Wi-Fi platform
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Green Hills Software has upgraded its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices with the latest 802.11A/B/G.
Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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Tyco Electronics has introduced the HM.16 motor-mount connector that simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
Forbes: When Apple failed
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Here's Forbes reporter Alan Greenberg's take on the ESC teardowns of Apple's Newton and Pippin.
First Solar inks long-term module supply agreements totaling 525MW
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First Solar Inc., has entered into new long-term module supply agreements with Sorgenia Solar, a developer of large-scale, grid-connected solar power plants in Italy and extended module supply agreements with several of First Solar's existing customers including EDF Energies Nouvelles, Ecostream, Juwi and Phoenix Solar AG.
TUV Rheinland offers REACH services
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
TUV Rheinland has announced its partnership with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) to guide local manufacturers through the European Union's REACH chemicals regulation preregistration and registration regulatory process.
Atmel motor driver chips feature high reliability
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
For always-on applications that require high reliability in rough environments, Atmel has developed two new brushless dc motor driver chips. Application examples are fuel pumps, turbochargers and exhaust gas recirculation.
Forbes: Cellphone inventor knocks iPhone
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Join the debate on Forbes.com about iPhone and cell-phone industry. Is Martin Cooper right about overly complex cell-phone products?
Dresden-based technology center focuses on energy efficient organic semiconductor devices
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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has opened the Center for Organic Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden (COMEDD) which is focusing on the development of processes for organic semiconductor devices such as organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Next generation flywheel energy storage systems achieve UL listing
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The new VDC and VDC-XE Direct Connect DC power systems developed by high-speed energy storage flywheel systems manufacturer, VYCON, have been awarded Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) listing.
Freescale MCUs at the center of BMW X6 Chassis Management System
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
In BMW's X6 luxury Sports Activity Coup, two Freescale 32-bit MCUs coordinate the interaction of the stability and performance control systems that contribute a big deal to the specific characteristics of the vehicle.
RFID and Global Privacy Policy--Part II
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Chapter 4 of RFID: Application Security and Privacy addresses every angle of the privacy and data protection issues presented by RFID in view of human rights and constitutional issues globally.
MEMC's CEO, president steps down
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Nabeel Gareeb, president and chief executive of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., has resigned from the silicon wafer maker.
Lapp : Fibre optic cables suit office and industrial use
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Lapp has announced a family of super-fast fibre optic cables (FOCs) designed specifically for office and industrial applications.
IBM's USB stick plugs into bank security
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IBM has started trialing a device developed at its Zurich, Switzerland research centre that the company says could bring new levels of security to on-line banking.
TFT-LCD equipment spending to drop 21% in 2009
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Although TFT-LCD equipment spending is still expected to reach record highs in 2008, spending is projected to fall off by 21% in 2009 due to falling panel prices, low fab utilization and global economic concerns, according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
Tyco : Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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The HM.16 motor-mount connector from Tyco Electronics simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
Pentek : High-speed digitizer processes baseband IF signals
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Model 7153 is a 4-channel, high-speed digitizer PMC module designed for processing baseband RF or IF signals from a communications receiver.
PTC thermistors: Injection-molded heating elements
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Epcos launched an innovative production technology which enables to produce injection-molded PTC thermistoprs in bnearly any shape.
AMD taps Bozzo to head Euro region
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AMD has appointed Alberto Bozzo as corporate vice president and general manager of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
TRS-STAR : Robust CPU module features Freescale i.MX31 processor
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
TRS-STAR’s EXM-IMX31 high performance, yet extremely low power CPU module, is based on the Freescale i.MX31 ARM11 architecture.
CIT Relay : Miniature toggle switch offers up to five switch functions
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The BST series sub-miniature toggle switch offers up to five switch functions in SPDT and DPDT. The versatile cUL USA listed switch offers five choices of actuator style, including two plastic, anti-static styles.
Bozotti identifies four priorities at ST
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Shortly after STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) reported a third quarter net loss of $289 million, Carlo Bozotti, president and CEO of ST, highlighted four key priorities for the group.
Over-the-air TV gears for mobile, Web roles
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of over-the-air digital TV are gearing up for new mobile and Web offerings that could hit as early as next year, but even some implementers admit the effort faces a host of daunting challenges.
Inside Contactless to work with FIME on NFC interoperability
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Inside Contactless forms interoperability alliance for Near-Field Communications with terminal test specialist FIME.
Broadband quadrature modulator integrates automatic gain control
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Operating over a 50-MHz to 2200-MHz frequency range, Analog Devices' ADL5386 supports high-data-rate complex modulation for next-generation communication infrastructure equipment.
Global handset sales take a rain check in Q308
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Just 303 million mobile phones were shipped worldwide in the third quarter of this year, up a disappointing 5 percent annually, which is the industry's slowest growth rate since 2002, warns market research group Strategy Analytics.
Motorola postpones mobile spin off amidst losses
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Blaming weakness in the general economy and challenges in its wireless division, Motorola Inc. has decided to push out the planned break up of its business into two independent companies and will implement another round of cost-cutting measures to save $800 million annually.
Digital audio receiver IC integrates sample-rate converter
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Cirrus Logic Inc. has introduced the CS8422, a 24-bit, 192 kHz digital audio receiver with a low-jitter PLL and integrated asynchronous sample rate converter.
Portable audio codec improves battery life
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic's audio codec consumes 5.1 mW of quiescent power in playback mode and features a bimodal, patent-pending Class H technology.
European, US sales hold back global chip growth
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The European and North American markets held back global semiconductor sales in September, according to the latest figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics Organization (WSTS).
Chip sales up 1.6% in September on back of PC sales
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors, expressed as the three-month moving average, increased by 1.6 percent to $23 billion in September compared to sales of $22.6 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association(SIA).
Premier bilan du projet SAFE chez Soitec
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Lancé en avril 2007, le projet SAFE, voué à améliorer la sécurité des collaborateurs sur les différents sites de Soitec SA, livre ses premiers résultats. En 18 mois, les accidents du travail ont chuté de plus de 60%.
Aixtron sales on target, orders decline
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Despite a difficult macroeconomic environment, semiconductor equipment vendor Aixtron (Aachen, Germany) has reiterated its sales targets for 2008. However, declining order entry forebodes tough investment climate.
Concept Engineering enhances EVE's emulation platforms
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (EVE) and Concept Engineering GmbH have concluded a long-term, worldwide partnership agreement that aims to provide design teams using EVE's ZeBu —standing for Zero Bugs— emulation platform a way to tackle tough design problems.
Continental announces cost cutting program
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10/30/2008   1 comment
Like most other automotive electronics suppliers, Continental AG (Hannover, Germany) sees stormy weather ahead as a result of the sudden drop in demand for cars. Along with its Q3 figures, the company announced a cost cutting program.
Cypress : 2.4-GHz solution is designed for embedded control applications
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor's CyFi low-power RF solution, based on the comppany's flexible and easy-to-use PSoC programmable system-on-chip, delivers reliable connectivity, power-efficiency and superior range.
Texas Instruments : 1.8-V audio codec has an integrated miniDSP
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the TLV320AIC3254, a highly integrated audio codec that meets growing consumer demand for cost-efficient, feature-rich products with better audio quality and longer battery life.
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