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S3 Reborn As Sonicblue
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The new name represents a turning point from S3's 10-year history in the PC graphics chip industry, the company said.
Chip equipment sales to grow 45.9% in 2001, says new report
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NEW TRIPOLI, Pa.--Semiconductor capital equipment purchases will surge 76.1% to $44.7 billion in 2000 followed by another 45.9% increase to $65.2 billion in 2001, according to a new forecast released today by The Information Networks research firm here.
Bloom is off the optical rose, keynoter says
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In an upbeat but sobering keynote address to the Next Generation Networks conference, John McQuillan told network vendors that they could still get rich even though networking stocks have fallen in the past year.
300-W switcher is compact
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The UL300 series of 300-watt switching supplies from International Power Sources, in an industry-standard U-bracket, measure only 4.3 by 8 by 2 inches.
Test unit makes sensitive chip-pack measurements
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The Model CTF-1000 Component Test Fixture from Interface Technology Inc. is designed to make sensitive measurements on standard package semiconductor devices.
Card plays precise hand
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Adlink Technology Inc.'s four-axis Stepper & Servo Motion Control Card, called the PCI-8134, touts accurate motion control for precise control of x-y tables, robotics and pick-and-place equipment.
Accelerometer foils shock
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The rugged Value-Line Model 7596 Microtron accelerometer from Endevco Corp. utilizes variable capacitance microsensors for low-level, low-frequency measurements.
Machine-vision software expands tasks
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Data Translation Inc. has launched its DT Vision Foundry, a fully integrated, PC-based machine-vision software solution designed for visual inspections and automated industrial imaging applications.
Extech multimeters offer high dc-voltage accuracy
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Extech Instruments Corp.'s MultiMas-ter series of precision true-rms multimeters offers very high basic dc-volt accuracy of 0.02 percent and resolution to 0.001 millivolt.
Pentium III goes mobile on CompactPCI board
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The Peripheral Master CPU, a low-power 3U CompactPCI board from PEP Modular Computers Inc., allows each peripheral slot to be equipped with a Mobile Pentium III CPU.
8-slot CompactPCI system offers hot-swap feature
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Force Computers Inc., a Solectron company, claims its Sparc-based Centellis 8540 eight-slot CompactPCI system supports hot-swap capabilities and provides high flexibility in a ruggedized chassis.
Samsung Licenses Rambus Patents
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Samsung joins NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Oki in paying extra royalties for those patents.
Fiber-optic modem handles voice, data
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Versitron Inc.'s RS-485 fiber-optic modem can be used as a telephone modem, a data modem or both.
ON Semi's MOSFET drivers deliver 9 A
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ON Semiconductor's NCP4421 (inverting) and NCP4422 (noninverting) single-output MOSFET drivers, an extension to the company's power management portfolio, provide up to 9 amps (peak) and virtually latchup-proof operation.
Startup aims first chip at Bluetooth wireless comm
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Global Communication Technology has capped a development effort in South Korea with its corporate launch here and the launch of its first product: an 8 x 8-mm chip, the GDM1100, that integrates a 2.4-GHz transceiver and a Gaussian frequency-shift-keying modem for implementing Bluetooth wireless communications.
ASAT Holdings rolls out thin fine-pitch package
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ASAT Holdings Ltd. here has launched a thin array plastic package-TAPP-for mixed-signal semiconductors and other devices destined for mobile communications, Internet, data networking and broadband applications.
AMD spin-off Legerity adds 100-V 'ringing' line interface ICs
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AUSTIN, Tex. -- Legerity Inc., the communications chip spin-off from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., today introduced a new lineup of 100-volt ringing subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs), which provide battery-switching technology for a range of telephony systems. The Am79R100 and 79R101 SLIC chips are aimed at replacing ring generators and ring relays in reduced-loop applications.
Mitsubishi rolls CAN MCUs in N. America
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Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc. has launched 8-, 16- and 32-bit controller-area network (CAN) microcontroller families in the North American marketplace, all aimed at automotive industry applications.
Transceiver delivers data at up to 250 kbits/second
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A 3-volt RS-232 transceiver from Sipex Corp. equipped with five drivers and three receivers is said to deliver data rates up to 250 kbits/second when fully loaded.
Relay switches up to 5 amps
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RF receivers target ISM, short-range bands
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Melexis Inc. has launched a family of double superheterodyne RF receiver chips for the 300- to 950-MHz industrial, scientific and medical, and short-range devices, bands.
Blowers hold up under pressure
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Samsung Licenses Rambus Patents
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Samsung joins NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Oki in paying extra royalties for those patents.
Converter integrates flash
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Analog Devices Inc. has added the ADuC816 to its MicroConverter line of data-acquisition system-on-chip ICs for sensor-based applications such as calibrating and conditioning analog and digital sensor signals in portable applications, medical instrumentation, power supply management or intelligent sensor interfacing.
Coupler aims at PCS, cellular
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SPI serial flash memories tap NOR-type architecture
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Silicon Storage Technology Inc. has entered the serial flash memory market with a three-member serial peripheral interface (SPI) family.
Comparators offer 1.3-ns typical delay
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Maxim Integrated Products says that its MAX9691, MAX9692 and MAX9693 comparators offer 1.8-ns guaranteed signal propagation delay and 1.3-ns typical.
Atmel 80C51 MCU packs A/D on board
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Atmel Corp.'s wireless and microcontrollers unit, based in Nantes, France, has introduced a line of 8-bit, 80C51 microcontrollers with a 10-bit, eight-channel analog-to-digital converter plus a programmable dual-clock system that's said to allow advanced mastering of speed and power consumption.
8051 microcontroller core hits 50 Mips
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The latest redesign of Dallas Semiconductor's 8051 processor core has produced a microcontroller that's able to execute one instruction per clock cycle at 50 MHz, equivalent to 50 Mips.
Atmel rolls out universal transponder for RF-based ID tags
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HEILBRONN, Germany--Atmel Corp.'s Wireless & Microcontrollers Division here today announced a new 256-bit read/write transponder device aimed at radio-frequency (RF) smart-card and identification tag applications. The new T5554 is based on the IDIC e5551 industry standard, and it is designed for batteryless identification systems, drawing power for operation from the 125-kHZ radio signal, said San Jose-based Atmel.
Reporter's Notebook: No unpleasant surprises at Dataquest meeting
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SAN DIEGO -- There were few surprises at the "Dataquest Semiconductors 2000" conference here (Oct. 30-31), but that's what chip and equipment makers were hoping for in many respects. Already gearing up for anticipated strong demand for the remainder of 2000 and 2001, chip and semiconductor equipment suppliers breathed a collective sigh of relief after Dataquest analysts basically repeated their previous--and largely bullish--forecasts for the worldwide IC and end-user systems markets this week.
Samsung becomes fifth DRAM maker to license Rambus SDRAM patents
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- Rambus Inc. here today announced it has added Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to its list of DRAM companies agreeing to license patented technologies for SDRAM, double data rate (DDR) memories, and controllers interfacing to those chips. The South Korean memory giant joins Japan's NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Oki in paying extra royalties for those Rambus patents.
RosettaNet sets ambitious targets
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S3 becomes 'Sonicblue' with exit from graphics chip business
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After shedding its graphics chip set business, S3 Inc. is getting rid of its name and stock ticker symbol as part of a complete makeover of the 10-year-old company. S3 today announced it has rename itself "Sonicblue," and on Nov. 15, it will take on the Nasdaq symbol "SBLU" to emphasize its new focus in digital media and information appliances.
Review of Common PalmOS Software Applications
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What's in your Palm? You don't know? Perhaps Jeffrey Travis can explain it to you. His review focuses on some of the most widely used Palm applications out there, including Datebk 4.0 and PeanutReader. So from now on, when someone asks you what's in your palm, you'll know.
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