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Une jeune entreprise française de CAO facilite la co-conception
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11/3/2003   Post a comment
Dans le but d'aider les architectes et les concepteurs de systèmes sur puce à prendre de bonnes décisions, la jeune entreprise CoFluent Design (Nantes) se prépare à proposer CoFluent Studio, un outil de conception fonctionnel et architectural qui permet de définir une architecture matérielle/logicielle et génère un code C et un VHDL synthétisable.
IC sales up 6.5% in September, with 17.5% jump in Q3
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The IC recovery continues to pick up steam. Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $14.4 billion in September 2003, up 6.5 percent from $13.6 billion in August, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on Sunday (November 2, 2003).
Halbleiternachfrage steigt im Rekordtempo
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Im September hat die Nachfrage nach Halbleitern weltweit deutlich angezogen. Der Branchenverband Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) registierte gar den stärksten prozentualen Anstieg seit 1990.
Pasquale Pistorio est nommé citoyen d'honneur de Singapour
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Le président de ST Microelectronics, Pasquale Pistorio, a été nommé citoyen d'honneur de Singapour pour le rôle qu'il a joué dans le secteur des semi-conducteurs en Europe et en Asie.
IBM multiplie les initiatives de fonderie et fait ses premiers pas dans les procédés sans fil
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La division Microélectronique d'IBM Corp. développe ses activités de fonderie en proposant un trio de nouveaux procédés pour le marché du sans fil en pleine explosion.
Semiconductor sales surge as economy sizzles
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SAN JOSE -- The IC industry recovery continues to pick up steam with worldwide sales of semiconductors reaching $14.4 billion in September, up 6.5% from $13.6 billion in August, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on Sunday.
This Microcontroller Works in a Tough Neighborhood
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11/2/2003   Post a comment
Aimed at automtive powertrain systems, the MPC5554 features 2Mb of embedded flash memory and DSP functionality. Murray Slovick examines the first product in Motorola's new MCU family.
Commentary: RapidIO fabric is validated at system level
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11/2/2003   Post a comment
In EE Times' November 10, 2003 issue, Ian Dunn of OEM Communications Computing Segment and John Moore of Mercury Computer Systems Inc. share results from one of the first tests of the RapidIO switch fabric that shows that in an initial implementation the interconnect has achieved 97 percent of its theoretical performance after accounting for 4 percent protocol overhead.
Transceiver delivers 45 Gbits/s across backplane on just 1 watt
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11/2/2003   Post a comment
Accelerant Networks' AN6420 backplane transceiver chip operates from 6.25 Gbits/second up to full-rate 10 Gbits/s in PAM-4 multilevel-signaling mode and up to 5 Gbits/s with decision feedback equalization (DFE) in binary mode for existing serializer/deserializer ICs.
Blue LED cuts back size, voltage for a better fit in portable apps
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11/1/2003   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.'s QTLP603C-EB blue LED combines a low profile with low voltage to give portable-application designers performance and size benefits. These tiny LED lamps can be used in backlighting keypads and pushbuttons in portable product designs, such as cell phones and PDAs.
Distributors shed failing components businesses
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11/1/2003   Post a comment
As the technology recession continues to hammer at distributors' profits, more are being forced to re-evaluate their business models. Reptron Electronics is the latest to conclude that it might be better off without its electronic-components operations.
Focus on Inductors
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11/1/2003   Post a comment
Spurred primarily by current requirements of evolving voltage regulator module (VRM) specifications, inductor manufacturers are developing new designs that offer higher current ratings in conjunction with higher operating temperatures, lower direct current resistance (DCR), tighter tolerance and smaller package sizes.
California wildfires spare region's electronics industry
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An arc of wildfires spreading through Southern California has so far spared semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the region, and -- despite temporary closures of many offices, roads, and surrounding airports -- had little impact on the supply chain.
Process variations require parametric yield enhancement
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11/1/2003   Post a comment
As process variations grow, design for yield becomes crucial for analog/mixed-signal, memory and RF circuits. What's needed is an automated way to maximize design yield such that the design operates as specified across the entire process and operating environment.
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