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September chip sales up 8.1% y-on-y, says SIA
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Global sales of semiconductors in September were 8.1 percent ahead of the same month a year before, according to statistics held by the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association. This shows stronger growth than the three-month average sales figure for September which was up 5.6 percent on the same month in 2004.
TTP Communications loss prompts 10% cut plan
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TTP Communications plc, made a loss in the first half of its financial year to Sept. 30, due to collapsing revenues and increased R&D costs. The company said it would seek to reduce the company’s annual cost structure by 10 percent by the end of the financial year.
Silicon Image adds to HDMI offering
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Silicon Image Inc. has introduced to the market a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) receiver and transmitter core with a companion physical layer (PHY) chip.
Series 9 DesignSuite integrating design and test
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Executives said the release of Electronics Workbench Series 9 DesignSuite more tightly integrates design and test, the reason cited for National Instruments acquisition of the company earlier this year.
World's smallest Fast Ethernet PHY measures a mere 5mm x 5mm
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Teridian Semiconductor Corp. today announced two transceivers for embedded 10/100 Ethernet consumer audio/video and industrial applications.
What Should You Measure?
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Comparing the call center to itself can be a way of measuring its improvement.
How To Assure Adherence
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Here are some observations and tips on how to get the yin and yang of schedule adherence to work together.
Resources For Managers: Call Center Books
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The Real-Time Contact Center by Donna Fluss
The New Best Way to Measure Customer Satisfaction
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Automated surveys are an increasingly important tool for call centers to assess whether their customers are getting the service you think they are.
IP Telephony Finds Its Voice
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Advances in telecommunications are now ushering in another tool for call center agents, IP telephony. Call centers can now implement traditional voice features similar to data applications.
What's New
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This month's update about products that improve customer service, customer support and sales.
Safeguard Customers' Data and You Secure Customers' Trust
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A quick look at what call centers should know about keeping customers in control of the information they share with your company.
Improving Agent Performance by Improving Agent Selection
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In a field where hiring agents and agent attrition are vital components, the most valuable assets are the people.
The Sticky Subject: How to Hire Call Center Agents and Keep Them, Happy
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Hiring an agent to work in your call center is one thing; having them stay is something else entirely. Louise Anderson sheds some light on how to make a call center less stressful and more manageable for call center agents, thus reducing turnover.
Flush With ACCEs
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Our awards for Best of Show at ACCE go to five tools on the cutting edge of call center thinking.
AMD, IBM expand IC technology alliance
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IBM Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced that they have broadened the scope of their chip technology alliance.
Audio power amp eradicates switching noise
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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) today announced what it said is the first Class-KB audio power amplifier based on bipolar, complementary metal oxide semiconductor and double-diffused metal oxide semiconductor technology.
IC unit shipments to peak in Q1 2006
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Worldwide semiconductor unit shipments are expected to slow and peak by the first quarter of 2006, according to a report from Soleil Securities Inc.
IGBT touts best-in-class avalanche spec
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Fairchild Semiconductor's FGA25N120ANTD 1200-volt NPT-Trench IGBT claims best-in-class avalanche immunity with optimized trade-off performance between switching and conduction losses to increase system reliability and efficiency in induction heating (IH) applications.
Power management IC ups the programming margin
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Lattice Semiconductor promotes its ispPAC-POWR1220AT8, the first chip in its second generation Power Manager II devices, as a complete power management solution that provides an optimized set of programmable digital and analog functions for Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) applications and the like. "Our second generation Power Manager II devices (which add power supply margining, trimming and sequencing), in addition to integrating all power supply management functions into one c
Survey: business presentations are boring
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In a recent online poll of 382 business managers, some 71 percent of respondents said that they have fallen asleep or been sleepy during an “uninteresting” presentation, according to a survey by Infommersion Inc.
HelioVolt claims thin-film advance for solar energy
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HelioVolt Corp. jointly published experimental results it said confirm predictions made in January about the performance of copper indium gallium selenide-based photovoltaics.
Magma plans tools to address complexity challenges
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Magma Design Automation plans to introduce new tools next quarter which address what company CEO Rajeev Madhavan calls a lack of true automation in EDA.
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