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Indien mausert sich zum Chip-Standort
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Nach der Software schickt sich Indien an, auch die Halbleiterherstellung zu erobern: Für Februar wird die Grundsteinlegung der ersten größeren indischen Chipfabrik erwartet. Unterdessen denkt der niederländische Elektronikkonzern Philips bereits über die Errichtung einer Wafer-Fab im Lande der Maharadschas nach.
Progression des mémoires DRAM et des processeurs mais recul des produits analogiques en octobre
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Les derniers chiffres mondiaux sur les semi-conducteurs, publiés par la Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), sont mitigés. En octobre, les livraisons de microprocesseurs et de mémoires DRAM ont progressé, tandis que les produits analogiques ont essuyé un repli, selon Princeton Tech Research. Au total, les ventes mondiales de semi-conducteurs ont progressé de 1,5 % en octobre selon les chiffres publiés le 26 novembre 2004 par la SIA, atteignant 18,8 milliards de dollars pour le mois. Cela re
KLA-Tencor, Dainippon acquire Blue29 for copper skills
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KLA-Tencor Corp. and Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co. Ltd. are forming a joint venture to commercialize electroless copper deposition. The partnership involves Blue29, a Silicon Valley startup. Originally a KLA-Tencor venture capital investment, Blue29 has now become a wholly-owned joint venture between KLA-Tencor and Dainippon Screen, KLA said.
Molecular Imprints, MIT reach licensing agreement
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Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII), a supplier of nano-imprint lithography equipment, has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to make use of the university's moir fringe alignment technology within MII's nano imprint lithography tools.
Nikon supports high NA litho with polarized illumination
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Nikon Corp. has developed a system of polarized illumination for IC lithography, the company said. The company calls the system Polano and claims it is the first such polarized illumination system.
Cambridge Display prices IPO to raise $32 million
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Cambridge Display Technology has priced its initial public offering of 2.5 million shares on NASDAQ at between US$13 and US$15 per share when the stock debuts on December 13.
Pointsec Software Technologies ouvre une filiale en France
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Pointsec Software Technologies, spécialiste de la sécurité des terminaux mobiles et des solutions de cryptages/décryptage des données, s’installe en France. En tant que directeur général de la filiale française, Pierre-Louis Lussan sera notamment en charge du développement des activités de la société dans l’hexagone.
Microtune est disposé à verser 5,6 millions de dollars pour régler une action collective en justice
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Microtune, fournisseur de systèmes et de circuits intégrés RF, est prêt à verser 5,625 millions de dollars pour mettre fin à une action collective en justice, en instance à la Cour fédérale du district est du Texas contre Microtune et une pléiade d’anciens et d’actuels dirigeants de Microtune, a indiqué la société lundi (29 novembre 2004).
Intel feilt an seriellem Speicherbus
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Neue Speicherbusse und gemeinsame Baugruppen für x86- und Itanium-Prozessoren sollen mittelfristig zu leistungsfähigeren Servern führen. Der Weg dahin führt über höhere Integration und eine Serialisierung der Schnittstellen.
Uppåt för kiselkarbid i Göteborg
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Under året har Chalmers forskning kring mikrovågs- och optoelektronikkomponenter i Göteborg väckt internationell uppmärksamhet. Ännu bättre kan det bli nu, eftersom en ny tillverkningslina för komponenter baserade på kiselkarbid, galliumnitrid, galliumarsenid och indiumfosfid byggs i renrummet på Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, MC2.
Silterra demonstrates 0.13-micron 8-Mbit SRAM
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A joint development project between Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Europe's IMEC research center, has produced an 8-Mbit SRAM fabricated in an all-copper, foundry-compatible 0.13-micron CMOS manufacturing process. The memory was manufactured at Silterra's wafer fabrication facility in Malaysia, the company said.
Tung panel debatterar elektronikindustrins framtid
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Paneldebatten "Tillväxt och framtid för svensk elektronikindustri" blir en av huvudpunkterna på mässan Elektronik/EP 2005. För att understryka vikten av ämnet har projektledaren Magnus Eriksson lyckats samla en rad tunga namn: Näringsminister Thomas Östros, Ericssons teknik- och forskningsdirektör Håkan Eriksson, Per Eriksson, generaldirektör för Vinnova, Hans Henzell, vd för Acreo, Erik Stenfors, Note AB och Eva Sjöblom, vd på Ireco (som äger forskningsinstitutet Acreo) och Anders Kinnander, pr
TriQuint exits opto module business, cuts 200 jobs
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TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. on Monday (Nov. 29) announced the repositioning of its optoelectronics business strategy and cut 200 positions in the unit.
Express Logic RTOS ported to Altera's Nios II
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The ThreadX real-time operating system has been ported to Altera's Nios II soft-core processor.
EU postpones action on software patents
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The European Union's Competitiveness Council delayed a decision on the controversial Patent Directive, which would define new limits for technology patents within the countries of the EU.
Intellon, BridgeCo develop HomePlug audio reference
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Intellon Corp. and BridgeCo disclosed a development agreement, under which the companies have crafted a HomePlug-enabled audio digital media player (DMP).
Current sensor beefs up accuracy
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Allegro MicroSystems Inc. has launched an improved accuracy and extended range version of its existing ACS752 family of current sensors. The new ACS754/5 current sensors provide a smaller, lower cost alternative to toroid-based sensors for precise current sensing in industrial, consumer, communications and automotive systems.
Pin diode VVAs deliver higher performance
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, has unveiled a new product line of lower loss, higher linearity PIN diode-based voltage variable attenuators (VVAs). Touting superior insertion loss and lower distortion characteristics compared to FET devices, these VVAs are suitable for handset and infrastructure applications.
Ultra-fast diodes target power apps
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The new STTH series of ultra-fast diodes from STMicroelectronics are designed for industrial, automotive, motor control, lighting and power conversion applications that need high-voltage ultra-fast diodes that will handle between 800 and 1200 volts (V) with relatively low current from 1 to 3 amps (A). These applications also need diodes with medium recovery times of not more than 75 ns and the best possible ratio of forward voltage drop (VF) to leakage current (IR).
Relay packs 20 amps in mini package
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CIT Relay & Switch's new WJ121 Series of power relays offers a switching capacity of 20 amps (A) at 125 Vac and 16 A at 250 Vac/28 Vdc in a 28.9 x 12.6 x 24.3-mm footprint.
Smallest tantalum chip cap fits portable devices
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AVX recently developed the industry's first 0402 tantalum chip capacitor that offers the highest volumetric efficiency currently available, delivering up to 10 microfarads (μF) in an 0402 case size. Designated the 0402 TACMicrochip series, the chip capacitors are suitable for applications that require high capacitance values and low leakage characteristics such as battery-powered equipment, and medical applications such as heart pacemakers.
Molex expands RJ-45 product line
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Molex Inc. has added two new cordset and receptacle versions to its RJ-45 product family for EtherNet protocol requirements. The new RJ-45 EtherNet/IP* devices complement the existing product line by offering both PC-board and IDT receptacle versions, as well as overmolded single- and double-ended bayonet style cordsets. The RJ-45 product family is suitable for use in manufacturing facilities in the food/beverage, automotive and chemical industries; water treatment plants for waste water and mun
Northrop Grumman lands net-centric warfare deal
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The U.S. Air Force is moving ahead with deployment plans for a huge network-centric warfare program.
Raise the roof with Wolfson's DAC for car stereos
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Wolfson Microelectronics plc is addressing the growing in-car DVD player market with a new version of its WM8718 differential stereo digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter), which features improved audio quality and smaller packaging.
Analog Radio, Move Over
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In Europe alone, over 500 million analog radios will need to be replaced in order to receive digital broadcast signals.
High-power connector touts safety
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Anderson Power Products has expanded its PowerMod connector line with a new high-power version that features touch-safe female housings, integral positive latches and cable strain relief. Designated as the PowerMod HP, this connector is rated for 125 amps at a 30°C temperature rise and may be used in applications up to 175 amps.
Online service provides pricing and availability for multiple parts
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PartMiner, Inc., a leading global provider of information and commerce services for electronic components, has launched a new online analytical tool that enables customers to assess the price range and market availability for multiple parts simultaneously. Initially available as a PC-based service, the Procure tool includes historical pricing and availability information for a broad range of components including semiconductors, passives and interconnects.
Microtune agrees to pay $5.6 million to settle class action
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Silicon tuner chip maker Microtune Inc. has agreed to pay US$5.625 million to settle the consolidated securities class action litigation, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Microtune and a number of Microtune's current and former officers and directors, the company said.
Austriamicrosystems lässt LEDs blitzen
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Eine intelligente Ladungspumpe für Blitz-LEDs in Kamerahandys hat der Analogelektronik-Spezialist Austriamicrosystems vorgestellt. Dem Unternehmen zufolge handelt es sich um das weltweit erste Produkt dieser Art.
Toshiba-Mikrocontroller macht externe LCD-Treiber überflüssig
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Toshiba Electronics erweitert seine Familie von 8-Bit-CMOS-Mikrocontrollern um einen Baustein für den Einsatz in Haushaltsgeräten bis hin zu EPOS-Systemen und industriellen Steuerungen.
Philips prévoirait la construction d’une unité de fabrication de plaquettes en Inde
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Philips Semiconductors envisage la possibilité de construire une unité de fabrication en Inde, selon un communiqué de CyberMedia. Ce dernier fait référence à un dirigeant de la filiale indienne de Philips, Philips India Ltd.
JSR claims to take immersion litho beyond water
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Japan's JSR Corp. has demonstrated 32-nanometer line and space patterns using an argon-fluoride immersion lithography system the company said Monday (Nov. 29). The work is based on JSR's high refractive index materials solution, based on technology it calls SOLOnX.
SIA's numbers set 2005 chip market for 10% growth, says analyst
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
The three-month average of monthly global chip sales for October 2004 was in line with the expectations of analysts at SG Cowen & Co., leading the company to stick with its predictions for a weak first half of 2005 and annual chip market growth of 10 percent.
IEEE 802.11 standard modified for Japan
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The IEEE approves IEEE 802.11j spec to enable the development of Japan-enabled WLAN equipment.
H.264 decoder chips begin to hit the market
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Conexant Systems Inc. has begun sampling a new chip capable of decoding advanced video coding technology based on the H.264 video codec.
ARM, Superscape, Sinjisoft to collaborate on 3D phones
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ARM, Superscape Group, and Sinjisoft will collaborate on 3D applications for the Korean mobile phone market in Korea.
India's Ittiam named top DSP IP provider
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Ittiam Systems, an India-based provider of DSP systems and services based here, has been named the most preferred global supplier of DSP-based intellectual property by Forward Concepts.
Chip for humans a blessing to some, a curse to others
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Futurists predict that some day, electronic devices will routinely communicate from inside the human body, possibly even uploading and downloading data to and from the brain. But that rosy scenario is cold comfort to the founders of Applied Digital Solutions Inc.
Implantable chips? Hell, no!
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"It is my well-researched opinion that the Mark of the Beast, as related in scripture, is absolutely literal. Soon, all people on earth will be coerced into accepting a Mark in their right hand or forehead.
Embedded sensors gauge materials' inner states
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ensors developed by Elizabethtown College researchers could pave the way for next-generation materials that would be equipped with 50-ohm coaxial connections that engineers could "ping" to read out the material's internal state. The embedded capacitive sensors could be the cure for advanced processing of materials from carbon nanotube-reinforced composites to plain old concrete, enabling functions ranging from elaborate process control monitoring to simple electronic pop-up alerts that would go
Startups' chips invigorate Austin's Silicon Hills
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Several startups here, survivors of the downturn's withering winds, are sampling early silicon, much of it for mixed-signal applications.
Wi-Fi company homes in on wireless-LAN security
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Wibhu Technologies Inc., a Wi-Fi network infrastructure company founded in Pune, India, has renamed itself AirTight Networks Inc. and brought in David King as its new chairman and chief executive officer.
Wi-Fi guru's monkey business
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So what do you do after founding Atheros Communications, the world's most successful standalone wireless-LAN IC company? For Teresa H. Meng, the Reid Weaver Dennis professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, the answer is simple: monkey brains.
Intel expected to follow AMD's CPU integration
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Intel Corp. is expected to follow a path pioneered by rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. with the integration of the company's memory controller and high-speed interconnect onto its Xeon and Itanium server processors.
Tweaks to OS could change embedded design
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Working independently but along similar lines, DSP chip maker Analog Devices Inc. and embedded operating system vendor Quadros Systems Inc. have come up with complementary innovations that could eliminate one large device from many embedded computing boards and could eventually alter system-on-chip designs as well.
DVDs rising as CD-R growth slows
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Worldwide demand for recordable DVDs will trail only demand for recordable CDs in 2005, indicating the driving force DVDs have become as a recording medium, said the Japan Recording-Media Industries Association.
Despite the hype, speed isn't everything
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
During the past few years, I've noticed an interesting trend. When a vendor introduces a faster processor, I am flooded with e-mails, phone calls and mailings trumpeting its arrival. In contrast, I may hear nothing from the vendor when the new processor excels in other dimensions, such as low cost. It's almost as if the vendors are ashamed of these not-so-fast processors.
Unlicensed and unplugged
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Beneath all the aspects of wireless design in which Teresa Meng has been immersed lies one unshakable belief: The unlicensed bands are the great equalizer. That idea is partly what drove Meng to explore wireless LANs and to found Atheros Communications. It's also why the Stanford professor continues to slay sacred cows, dismissing as myths the notion of a spectrum shortage and the idea that third-generation cellular technology can enable high-speed data connectivity. Borrowing a quote from FCC c
Technische Details entzaubern Cell-Prozessor
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Seit geraumer Zeit arbeiten IBM, Toshiba und Sony an dem Super-Prozessor 'Cell'. Nun gelangten Entwicklungsdetails aus den Chip-Küchen an die Öffentlichkeit. Ein Chip der Superlative? Es gibt begründete Zweifel.
Technische Details entzaubern Cell-Prozessor
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Seit geraumer Zeit arbeiten IBM, Toshiba und Sony an dem Super-Prozessor 'Cell'. Nun gelangten Entwicklungsdetails aus den Chip-Küchen an die Öffentlichkeit. Ein Chip der Superlative? Es gibt begründete Zweifel.
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