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Axcelis cuts jobs, posts loss
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After exiting one market -- and experiencing a tough quarter -- Axcelis Technologies Inc. has moved to reduce its headcount.
Conexant cuts jobs, exits markets amid loss
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Amid a huge loss, Conexant Systems Inc. has cut 20 percent of its worldwide worforce and plans to exit several chip markets.
High-current inductor suits high-frequency applications
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BI Technologies has developed a high-frequency inductor for applications up to 1 MHz.
Inductor operates in high-temperature apps
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BI Technologies has developed a surface-mount, high frequency inductor with an advanced metal powder core material that enables the device to operate in high-temperature applications.
PCIe video card delivers high-speed transfer rates
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ADLINK Technology has released a high-speed video capture card that supports four channels of NTSC/PAL, EIA/CCIR input for machine vision, security and video surveillance applications.
Tester targets electrical safety compliance
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PPM, Inc. has developed the ST-2000 Electrical Safety Test System for manufacturers that must test for UL, CSA, IEC, TUV and VDE compliance.
ASICs added to MEMS wafers
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A new technique called "chip-on-MEMS" bonds ASIC dice atop an entire MEMS wafer before dicing, according to developer VTI Technologies Oy.
Eureka targets small firms with billion-dollar program
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The pan-European Eureka program of research funding has launched an 800 million euro (about $1.14 billion) effort specifically aimed at funding R&D in SMEs — small- and medium-sized enterprises — the European Union jargon for companies with less than 250 employees.
NXP passes German passport security tests
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NXP Semiconductors is supplying enhanced versions of its ePassport chips to the German authorities who are readying a swith-over to passports that incorporate more and more secure biometric data than exiting documents.
WiQuest names Steve Perna CEO
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Perna replaces WiQuest's founding CEO, Matthew Shoemake, who will assume the role of chief strategy officer.
GPS on steep ramp in cellphones
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The number of cellphones with global positioning satellite capabilities will more than quadruple between 2006 and 2011, driven by the U.S. government's mandate for Emergency 911 services and the rollout by carriers of new location-based services are driving the growth, according to a report released by iSuppli Corp.
RFID firm gains funding
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Tego Inc., a Waltham, Mass.-based developer of passive RFID tag solutions, has closed a $6 million Series A investment round.
Applied CEO: Electronics doing little for sustainability
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The electronics industry is doing little to achieve ecologically sustainable growth, a goal that must start with semiconductor manufacturing, a U.S. executive said.
Wi-LAN sues IC makers, OEMs, retailers
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Canada's Wi-LAN Inc. has filed suits against 22 companies over Wi-Fi patent infringement.
Air Liquide raises chemical prices
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Air Liquide Group has raised its prices on a number of chemical products for ICs and related markets.
IMEC has a brain wave: feed EEG emotion back into games
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Research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) could extend its investigations into wireless electroencephalography (EEG) to enable measures of emotion to be fed back into computer games, according to Bert Gyselinckx, program director for wireless autonomous transducer solutions at IMEC's Dutch outpost at the Holst Center (Eindhoven, Netherlands).
UbiquiSys gets Google boost
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Since femtocell startup UbiquiSys Ltd. announced in July that Google was a strategic investor, the startup has prepared a manufacturing facility for mass production of its 3G home base station and will start friendly user trials at European operators in December.
Qimonda starts shipping GDDR5 memories
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Memory supplier Qimonda AG, has shipped what it says are the indutry's first 512Mb GDDR5 (Graphics Double Data Rate 5) samples to customers.
ST teams with ACS for automotive safety initiative
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STMicroelectronics has teamed with Automotive Communications Systems (ACS, Ann Arbor, MI) to develop silicon for the Vehicle and Infrastructure Integration (VII) initiative that is investigating the potential safety benefits of car-to-car and car-to-roadside communications.
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length
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An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
Cadence tops EDA rivals in Brazil bid
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Seeking to boost its capabilities in IC design, the Brazilian government formally announced a major EDA deal with Cadence Design Systems Inc.
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