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Silicon circuit demonstrates optical switch
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The world's first silicon chip that switches optical wavelengths has been brought to light by Cornell University researchers using nanoscale techniques.
Wind River sweeps into 'enterprise' software
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Wind River Systems Inc. today will unveil its $50 million attempt to become the one-stop-shopping site for embedded software, rolling out a sweeping platform that offers everything from operating systems to middleware for networking, management and security.
Getting back to basics
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The only overseas branch of Sony Corp.'s Computer Science Laboratories is clearly going against the grain.
Getting back to basics
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The only overseas branch of Sony Corp.'s Computer Science Laboratories is clearly going against the grain.
China's Grace eyes 130-nm process recipe from U.S.
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Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. here is negotiating for the transfer of a 0.13-micron process from a U.S.-based integrated device manufacturer.
Startup builds common data model to aid DFM
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With something like 60 companies crowding into the IC design for manufacturing (DFM) space, a company needs an angle if it wants to stand out.
Vitesse sends chip contenders to Ethernet arena
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When Simon Keeton took over as head of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.'s Ethernet division last month, he knew he'd need more than "me-too" products to capture business from Ethernet chip behemoths Broadcom Corp. and Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
Paper ballots may be a better bet
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The problems posed by the all-electronic voting machines being used widely in tomorrow's presidential election run deeper than vote tampering or lost data.
Like it or not, IP's here to stay
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It's been about 10 years since the chip industry first backed the idea of creating reusable blocks of circuitry, and for most of those years intellectual-property (IP) vendors and chip makers have been struggling to agree on a path that both can travel.
China mulls new aid to chip makers
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As time runs out on China's controversial tax on imported chips, government officials and local industry are trying to forge consensus on a new promotional policy for the industry that won't run afoul of WTO rules.
Productivity metrics yield fab surprises
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W. Edwards Deming would be proud. Productivity benchmarking — the touchy process of comparing one chip maker's yields and cycle times to another's — is taking on new importance as engineers face up to the challenges of the 90-nanometer node and beyond.
LTX lowers guidance 20% because of "weak capex" climate
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Semiconductor test equipment vendor LTX Corp. has lowered its guidance for revenues by 20 percent for the first fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2004 due to weak semiconductor capital equipment conditions, the company said.
First stage approved for WLAN switching protocol
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The Internet Engineering Study Group has approved a taxonomy of wireless LAN architectures.
MobilePro Develops Its First ZigBee Chip
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The chip will serve the RF functions of the physical layer, and is now being developed as a prototype.
FPGA array touts reconfigurability, high density
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M2000, founded five years ago by key players from logic emulation specialist Meta Systems, has begun releasing details of its embedded FPGA architecture.
Hynix claims 95% yield on 300-mm wafers, says report
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South Korean DRAM and flash memory maker Hynix Semiconductors Inc. said it has achieved a 95 percent success rate for the production of die on 300-mm diameter wafers at its Gyeonggi province fabrication plant, according to a Korea Herald report, which cited company officials as its source.
SIA numbers show volumes plunging, ASPs surging, says analyst
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September numbers from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) on unit shipments and average selling prices (ASPs) confirm that the semiconductor market is in the midst of an inventory correction that is likely to unit volumes below year-ago levels by year-end, according to Paul Leming, chief financial analyst with Princeton Tech Research.
Taiwan's eMemory debuts embedded flash process
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Taiwanese IP provider eMemory Technology Inc. is unveiling details of a lower cost embedded flash process that will first be used by Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing before spreading to other interested foundries.
Qualcomm subsidiary to distribute multimedia content to 3G phones
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Qualcomm has established a subsidiary, MediaFLO USA Inc, to deploy and operate a nationwide network operating in the 700 MHz spectrum to deliver video and audio programming to third-generation mobile phones.
SIA posts September global chip sales of $18.41 billion
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The three-month average of global semiconductor sales rose to $18.41 billion in September, 27.4 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2003 and a sequential increase of 1 percent from the $18.23 billion three-month average sales in August, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. The September figure was ahead of expectations of US$18.23 billion set the previous week.
UK partnership set to ease route to venture funding
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Catalyst Venture Partners is looking for start-ups to join its Accelerator Program following the setting up of a partnership with venture capital investors handling £200 million (about US$366 million) in funds.
Oki sets up IC design group in China
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Oki Electric has set up a subsidiary in China focusing on designing chips targeted at communications applications and expanding the company's presence in the Chinese market.
Marconi COO Donovan resigns
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Marconi Corporation plc has parted ways with Mike Donovan, the communications equipment maker's chief operating officer who also ran the company's US operations.
ASM International touts process for sealing low-k pores
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In partnership with a semiconductor company ASM International NV has developed a process for integrating porous low-k insulator materials in copper interconnect on semiconductor chips, the company said Monday (Nov. 1).
SIA expected to post strong September chip sales
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World chip sales were stronger than expected in September, with strength in PC and handset chips driving the three-month average of sales to US$18.41 billion, according to a source close to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association (EECA).
Apropos of Connecting with Customers
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First Looks: Apropos Version 6.5
The Lost Art of Saying I'm Sorry
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Human skills - and basic courtesy - can sometimes compensate for boneheaded corporate policies the call center is forced to implement.
The End of Inbound vs. Outbound
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Concerto's acquisition of Rockwell's Firstpoint Contact switch-making operation happily confirms the end of the distinction between inbound and outbound.
CRM in Action
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How Alaska Airlines and Hilton Reservations Worldwide get more value from their call centers by listening to customers.
A Center's Strategic Direction Starts With Questions
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A prerequisite to a well-designed strategy is asking the right questions, even if you don't know all the answers.
When Live Service is Not a Choice
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In Our Words: Risks of Self-Service
Celebrating the World's Call Center Innovators
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This year, we expand our reach and introduce you to 2004's national and international award-winning call centers.
The Changing Face of Speech Rec
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As speech becomes ubiquitous throughout call centers, we look at how the technology is changing and how speech providers are making it easier for you to implement.
Great Expectations Exceeded
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North America's most anticipated call center event of the year lived up to the hype. So did many of the new products in the exhibit hall. Here are the finest tools to come out of the top call center show of 2004.
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