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Swiss criminal investigation targets ST dealings
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A Swiss prosecutor is conducting a criminal investigation of alleged fraudulent activity pertaining to certain ST Microelectronics currency transactions entered into by the company's former treasurer between 1998 and 2005, ST said.
Tek unveils UWB software utility extension
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The utility delivers single-button tests for debugging and RF compliance testing of WiMedia UWB systems.
Analyst: Digital camera market plateaus at $18B
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With the majority of amateur and professional photographers having made the switch from film to digital cameras, the worldwide market for digital still cameras appears to be leveling off at about $18 billion per year, according to market research firm IC Insights.
Analog/digital pin-boards, GUI software, extend ATE scalability
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ATE maker Teradyne announces two pin-cards for its existing TestStation ICT platform. These boards make the TestStation a scalable in-circuit test platform with options that include multiplexed or pure-pin, analog only or hybrid, and low pin-count or high pin-count configurations. New GUI software makes it play.
5.7-inch TFT-LCD integrates white LED backlight
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OSD Displays offers a RoHS-compliant 5.7-inch (VGA) TFT-LCD with a white LED backlight for industrial control and mobile computing applications.
DC/DC conversion ICs pick up on power management
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Product recap - With industry's call for the highest possible system efficiencies taking center stage, today's DC/DC conversion ICs for advanced datacom, telecom, and portable products are taking on more power-management duties.
Schottky rectifiers offered in mini SMPC package
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Vishay has launched a new miniature SMPC package for its TMBS and planar Schottky rectifiers that enables higher-current-density power supply designs.
Pressure sensors are submersible for liquid level sensing
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AST's AST4500 and AST 4510 submersible pressure sensors for liquid level sensing applications are designed to survive in harsh environments.
Magma names user conference chairman
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Magma Design Automation has named Stefan Hamacher, director of central design flow development at Infineon Technologies, as international chairman of the Magma Music users conference set for Feb. 28 " March 1, 2007.
Strontium scheme enters atomic clock race
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A new kind of atomic clock is 40,000 times more precise by virtue of suspending strontium atoms in a lattice of laser light.
Sensor detects photo orientation
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SRAM's SFH 7710 SMT orientation sensor for mobile devices detects whether a photo has been taken in portrait or landscape format and automatically displays the photo in its correct orientation, eliminating the need to rotate digital pictures in order to view them.
Farewell Lucent
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Readers of CMP Technology sister website Light Reading believe the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. will result in more layoffs than projected by the companies, and that Lucent will bear the brunt of the carnage.
Empirix Solution Rated "Avaya Compliant"
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Hammer On-Call for large contact centers is compatible with Avaya programs.
UC Pays Off In "Customer Productivity"
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Any technology that helps generate revenue or improves customer satisfaction will always be at the top of every business organization's priority list.
Nokia plans DVB-H pilot with India broadcaster
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Nokia has launched a DVB-Handheld broadcast mobile TV pilot with state-owned TV broadcaster Doordarshan that will use Nokia's DVB-H solution.
SEC ends Xilinx' stock investigation
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Xilinx Inc. said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formally notified Xilinx that its investigation of its stock option granting practices has been terminated and that no enforcement action has been recommended.
QuickLogic announces SDIO and CE-ATA solutions for Marvell PXA3xx processors
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Low power connectivity solutions from QuickLogic provide fast time to market and design flexibility for handheld consumer electronics applications.
FlexRay gurus show design blueprints
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Chip vendors rushed to present their latest developments and product strategies at the FlexRay Product Day in Boeblingen, Germany.
Nvidia pushes out graphics IC for iPod
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Nvidia Corp. is moving into unsteady waters. The company is readying a lower-margin integrated chipset for PCs, while it has also delayed a graphics chip for use in Apple Computer Inc.'s next-generation video iPod line, according to an analyst.
Ittiam launches IP video phone
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Ittiam Systems has launched an IP video phone solution on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and based on DaVinci technology from Texas Instruments.
NDS to pay $107 million for Jungo
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Digital entertainment technology company NDS is completing the acquisition of startup Jungo. NDS, which supplies smart cards for digital set-top boxes, is expected to pay $107 million in cash for the company, sources in Israel told EETimes Europe.
Cypress Semi forges new mobile device model
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Seeking to reshape the mobile market, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is pushing for a new peripherals concept--or even a standard architecture--for feature-rich and other handhelds.
Broadcom buying networking middleware vendor LVL7
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Broadcom Corp. has offered $62 million in cash for LVL7 Systems Inc., one of the few remaining independent developers of middleware for networking protocols. Given LVL7's existing integration deals with Agere, Infineon Technologies, Marvell Technology, Vitesse Semiconductor, Fulcrum Microsystems and Switchcore, the Broadcom move could prompt some scrambling in the communications IC sector.
3Com pays Huawei $882M for stake in China JV
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SHANGHAI, China — 3Com Corp. said it will pony up $882 million to buyout Huawei Technologies' 49 percent stake in their Chinese joint venture for LAN switches, Huawei-3Com (H3C). The deal values H3C, started just three years ago, at $1.8 billion.
EC budgets $80 million for organic electronics, says report
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The European Commission has set a budget of 63 million euro (about $80 million) for organic electronics research under the Information Society Technologies (IST) part of the Framework Program 7 of collaborative research, according to a report from the EC Information Society Technologies (IST) meeting held recently in Helsinki, Finland.
ST demos chip for speedy medical diagnostics
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STMicroelectronics has demonstrated a prototype device capable of selectively collecting and manipulating biological molecules which the chip group suggests opens the way to cost-effective automated sample preparation for medical and forensic diagnostics.
Autosar software developers can use UMS and SysML
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With its Rhapsody Autosar Pack, Swedish software modeling tool vendor targets developers for the automotive industry. The product is the first modeling environment that supports the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML).
ADI pushes chipset at Chinese TD-SCDMA handsets
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Analog Devices, Inc. has started sampling Tier 1 mobile handset makers and local ODMs with a second-generation chipset that complies with the Chinese 3G TD-SCDMA Low Chip Rate (LCR) air interface.
Philips sells stake in nano tools supplier
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LONDON — Royal Philips Electronics is selling its 24.8 percent stake in FEI Co, a supplier of tools such as scanning electron microscopes to semiconductor and nanotechnology device makers. FEI, which is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thursday (Nov.30) relating to the planned secondary offering of 8,406,007 common shares.
Philips sells stake in nano tools supplier
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Royal Philips Electronics is selling its 24.8 percent stake in FEI Co, a supplier of tools such as scanning electron microscopes to semiconductor and nanotechnology device makers.
Mesatronic touts die-on-die for probe cards
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Probe card manufacturer Mesatronic SA is ramping up production of die-on-die (DOD) membrane probes for IC testing, in its 100 class clean room near Grenoble, France. The company is also planning to open an office in China in 2007, according to André Belmont, CEO of Mesatronic.
Energiesparen und Vernetzung treiben Automatisierungsbranche
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Energieeffizienz und Kommunikationstechnologien in Produktionsumgebungen sind die zentralen Themen der Fachmesse SPS/IPC/Drives in dieser Woche in Nürnberg. Die Branche profitiert derzeit von einem weltweit positiven wirtschaftlichen Umfeld.
SanDisk's msystems implements Vista platforms
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Flash memory supplier msystems, whose acquisition by SanDisk has recently been completed, is an early adopter of software suites for Microsoft's Vista operating system.
Philips sells speaker systems to Japanese CE vendor
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Philips Electronics sells its Philips Sound Solutions business unit to Japanese consumer electronics concern D&M Holdings Inc. The transaction is set to close before year-end.
Cell BE platform accelerates OPC
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Working to speed optical proximity correction (OPC) for 45 nm ICs, Mentor Graphics and Mercury Computer Systems are bringing out an acceleration platform based on the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor.
Government policies driving adoption of digital power
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It shouldn't come as a surprise that emerging government policies in Asia, Europe and North America are expected to help drive the adoption of digital power technologies, but now there is a report from Darnell Group to back up this observation.
Tunna mönsterkort från Elprint
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Norska mönsterkortstillverkaren Elprint kan nu leverera flexibla mönsterkort från sin fabrik i Bergen.
Turbolinux proposes mobile Linux for consumers
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Turbolinux, Inc. said it will offer a Linux booting device in an iPod-sized media player as a way to promote Linux among consumers.
Synopsys fiscal 2006 strong, De Geus says
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Synopsys revenues and income are up on a quarterly and yearly basis following a strong performance in fiscal 2006, according to Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO.
NanoOpto, Moxtek collaborate on optical devices
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NanoOpto Corp. and Moxtek Inc. have formed a joint development partnership to collaborate on nano-fabrication of optical components for consumer applications.
IPDR.org and TeleManagement schedule workshop at TeleManagementWorld
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The Internet Protocol Detail Record Organization (IPDR.org) and the TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum) announced they are conducting a joint workshop at the industry's premier BSS/OSS event, TeleManagement World Americas, held at the Adams Mark Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas Dec. 4-7, 2006.
SYSTIMAX 10G copper solution passes 10GBASE-T tests
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SYSTIMAX Solutions from CommScope, in collaboration with Solarflare Communications, confirmed that its SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D Solution performed to their specifications in full-day certification test demonstrations of 10GBASE-T technology on 100 meter links held at the Solarflare labs in Irvine, California.
Broadcom to buy LVL7 Systems
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Broadcom Corporation announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire LVL7 Systems, Inc., a privately-held developer of production-ready networking software that enables networking original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to reduce development expenses and compress development timelines.
TalkSwitch Intros Two IP-PBXs
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280VS and 284VS systems ideal for franchises, small businesses and even home-use.
LCD modules deliver high resolution for medical apps
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NEC Electronics America debuts two 21.3-inch amorphous-silicon thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD modules for medical imaging applications.
Pericom intros four HDMI switches
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Pericom Semiconductor announced it has expanded its industry-leading high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) switch portfolio with four new high-bandwidth differential signal switch solutions for multi-source or multi-sink video applications including TV, monitor, set-top box, switch box, and game consoles.
Terawave and K-micro combine on high-performance GPON PHY
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Terawave Communications and K-micro today announced that they have worked together to deliver the industry's highest-performing physical layer (PHY) ASIC built specifically for gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) optical line terminals (OLTs).
Veraz ups capacity to 10X between mobile switch centers
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Veraz Networks, Inc. announced that mobile operators in Asia and other rapidly growing markets can deploy Veraz products to realize an up to ten-fold increase in voice capacity between existing mobile switching centers (MSCs).
TD-SCDMA phone testing option targets Chinese developers
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Targeting The People's Republic of China's near-future wireless 3G TD-SCDMA standard, Willtek Communications announces an option for its existing 4400 Mobile Phone Tester. The tester will be equipped to handle all functions necessary to calibrate transmitter and receiver sections of a phone, perform functional tests, and carry out final testing prior to shipment.
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