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Multiphase CPU core regulator with adjustable integrated drivers
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL6568 is a two-phase PWM control IC that provides a precision voltage regulation system for advanced microprocessors.
Universal Display wins contract to develop infrared OLEDs
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
Universal Display Corp. has been awarded a $69,999 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract by the U.S. Army Communication Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center (CERDEC) to develop infrared organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) technology compatible with current-generation night vision capabilities employed by the military.
TSMC to accelerate 90-nm process ramp
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
Amid a move to ramp up its 65-nm technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) on Wednesday (Dec. 29) said that it will accelerate its 90-nm fab capacity throughout 2005.
Le fondeur chinois ASMC poursuit sa première émission d’actions
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En dépit de conditions de marché défavorables, le fondeur chinois Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (ASMC) a décidé de poursuivre sa première émission d’actions, selon un communiqué du South China Morning Post.
NEC n’atteint pas ses prévisions pour l’exercice
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Corp. (Japon) devrait rater ses prévisions de bénéfice d’exploitation de 40 % pour l’exercice en cours, en raison du ralentissement du secteur des circuits intégrés.
Bipolars do motors a good turn
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12/29/2004   Post a comment
Zetex Semiconductors' newest bipolar transistors, the ZX5T851Z NPN and ZX5T951Z PNP devices, tout efficient high-current operation for DC motor control applications. The transistors, in an SOT89 (4.4-by-4.0 mm footprint) and rated for a power dissipation of 2.1 watts, are also billed as a more cost-effective alternative to much larger or other traditional packages (e.g., SOT223, DPAK).
VCO for cable equipment
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The V585ME59 voltage-controlled oscillator is targeted at cable headend designs.
Force Field Wireless markets wireless-security paint
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A small startup in Silicon Valley has an anti-intrusion tool that sells for $69 a gallon--you supply the brush.
Intel to strike up 'out-of-band' technology
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Intel is taking out-of-band technology to the chip level.
PSSI, Spaceconnection form new broadband venture
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Production & Satellite Services Inc. (PSSI) and The Spaceconnection Inc., two southern California satellite-service specialists, have formed a joint venture, skIP Broadband LLC.
Aldec blends SystemC, HDL debugging
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Expanding its capabilities for mixed-language simulation of ASICs and FPGAs, Aldec Corp. this week (Dec. 27) announced the release of Riviera 2004.12. New features include integrated SystemC and HDL debugging, assertion-based verification, and functional code coverage.
Parlex, Infineon team on substrates for electronic ID products
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Parlex Corp., a supplier of flexible interconnects, has formed a joint venture with Infineon Technologies AG to manufacture and sell advanced technology substrates for secure mobile electronic identification products.
Conexant shareholders file suit, saying company hid troubles
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Shareholders of Conexant Systems Inc. have filed a class-action suit against the company in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, claiming the communications semiconductor supplier failed to fully inform them about the company's deteriorating finances and inventory problems.
Hitachi files patent suit against Chinese company
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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) announced Tuesday (Dec. 28) that it has sued GS Magicstor Inc. of China along with its parent company and research affiliate for allegedly infringing upon multiple Hitachi hard disk drive patents.
Schottky diodes double thermal, density ratings
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation's UPDS3200 and UPDS5100H high-voltage Schottky diodes, in a compact PowerDI 5 package licensed from Diodes Incorporated, are designed to provide twice the power density of conventional packages. They're rated at 3 amps/200 volts, and 5 amps/100 volts/low leakage, respectively, for applications ranging from notebook computers to industrial ballasts. In addition, their environmentally friendly RoHS-compliant package, which contain no lead, bromide, or antimony, slashes therma
Analyst cuts Q4 estimates for China's SMIC
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Investment banking firm SG Cowen Securities Corp. on Tuesday (Dec. 28) cut its forecast for Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) amid a slowdown in the IC industry.
How to select verification IP
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Verification IP (VIP) can help you complete chip designs, but only if you choose your vendor wisely. Synopsys' Ed Bard offers some tips.
IC design house SiNova sets up shop in Dubai
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Fabless IC design house SiNova Semiconductor Inc. on Monday (Dec. 27) announced plans to establish a microelectronics design center in the Emirate of Dubai.
Wafer carrier firm opens factory in North Korea
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South Korea's SJ Tech Co., a supplier of wafer carrier, chip tray and other products, on Tuesday (Dec. 28) said it had a dedication ceremony for its new factory in Kaesong, North Korea, according to the Korea Times.
TSMC wants leading-edge processes in China
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Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) recently announced that it sees a necessity of putting up advanced processes in mainland China despite restrictions from the Taiwan government.
Sun, Cadence partner with Indian firm for VLSI training
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Sun Microsytems and Cadence Design have partnered with Veda Institute of Information Technology, based in Hyderabad in southern India, to start the country's first nodal center of competency for research and development in VLSI engineering, design automation and embedded system engineering
Microsoft antitrust settlement dollars going largely unclaimed
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PC software may be leaving more than $1 billion on the table as a deadline for filing in a California class action approaches.
UMC to invest in CMOS image sensor developer
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IC Media Corp., a developer of CMOS image sensors, on Tuesday (Dec. 28) said that it has closed its Series D financing round of $12 million.
Samsung commence la construction d’une nouvelle usine d’écrans LCD
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La société Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. a annoncé le 27 décembre 2004 qu’elle allait entamer la construction d’une unité de fabrication d’écrans plats de septième génération à Tanjeong (Corée).
Philippe Geyres (ST) rejoint le conseil d’administration d’Arteris
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Philippe Geyres, vice-président corporate et directeur général du groupe Electronique grand public et Microcontrôleurs de STMicroelectronics, vient de rejoindre le conseil d’administration d’Arteris, jeune pousse spécialisée dans le développement de solutions innovantes de NoC à base de paquets.
Half-brick for PoE touts high efficiency
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Touting high efficiency— 92.5 percent at full load—Advanced Power Conversion's H201 series DC/DC converter complies with the IEEE 802.3af standard to deliver 200 watts at a regulated 52.5 volts (nominal 48-V input) for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.
Nomination au sein de 6Wind pour accélérer son développement en Asie
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Soucieux de renforcer sa présence en Asie, 6Wind, spécialiste des solutions logicielles totalement intégrées IPv4/IPv6, annonce la nomination du Coréen Hong Jin Kim au poste de Vice-président pour l’Asie.
ARM et Artisan donnent leur feu vert pour une acquisition
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Les actionnaires d’ARM Holdings PLC et d’Artisan Components Inc. ont donné leur accord par voie de vote à l’acquisition par ARM d’Artisan, laquelle avait été annoncée pour la première fois en août dernier. Suite au scrutin, la fusion a été réalisée à 17h30, heure de New York, le jeudi 23 décembre.
DSP processing board
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Raven G is a DSP board that can serve as an IP node in a security network architecture.
Vishay et SI Technologies acceptent de fusionner
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Afin de renforcer sa position sur les marchés des transducteurs, de l’instrumentation et des systèmes, Vishay Intertechnology Inc. a signé un accord en vue d’acquérir SI Technologies, fabricant de capteurs et de contrôleurs industriels, pour la somme de 17,65 millions de dollars en actions.
Trotz Wassenaar und Taiwan geht China bis 90-nm
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Das Jahr 2004 war für die aufstrebende chinesische Halbleiterbranche ein ereignisreiches Jahr. Das gilt besonders für die führende Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) von den Cayman Islands bzw. Schanghai.
Weniger Geld für US-Elektronikingenieure
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
IEEE-USA teilte vor wenigen Tagen mit, dass das mittlere Einkommen der Elektronikingenieure zum ersten Mal seit 31 Jahren rückläufig ist.
Chinesische Firma entwickelt kompletten HF-Transceiver
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Comlent, ein Fabless-RFIC-Designhouse, will das erste chinesische Unternehmen sein, das einen kompletten, integrierten HF-Transceiver sowie einen Leistungsverstärker-Chipset für PHS-/PAS-Handys entwickelt hat.
EDA-Umsätze sanken im dritten Quartal
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Vor wenigen Tagen veröffentlichte das EDA Consortium seine statistische Untersuchung, "Market Statistics Survey" MSS).
TSMC: Immersionslithografie fast schon produktionsreif
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Um gegenüber IBMs Herstellung des PowerPC-Prozessors im 90-nm Prozess mit der Immersionslithografie nicht zurückzustehen, erklärte TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd) kürzlich, man habe voll funktionsfähige 90-nm Chips mithilfe von Immersionslithografietools hergestellt.
Japanischer Mobilfunkbetreiber investiert in amerikanischen Linux-Anbieter
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Linux als Mobiltelefonplattform erfuhr letzte Woche weiteren Schub, als der japanische Mobilfunkbetreiber NTT DoCoMo bekannt gab, man habe in den amerikanischen Linux-Anbieter MontaVista Software investiert.
US-Radarflugzeug als fliegender Internetzugang
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Ein von der US Air Force im Golfkrieg 1991 eingesetztes Radarflugzeug ist auf Tauglichkeit als fliegender Internetzugang getestet worden.
WiFi-Adapter mit dualen 108-Mbit Datenkanälen
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Netgear stellte einen Wi-Fi USB 2.0 Adapter für Laptops und PCs vor, der zwei 108-Mbit Datenkanäle zugleich handhaben kann.
Tegal verlegt europäischen Unternehmenssitz nach Dresden
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Die Tegal Corp., Anbieter von Plasmaätz- und Beschichtungssystemen aus Petaluma in Kalifornien, hat seinen europäischen Unternehmenssitz von München nach Thiendorf bei Dresden verlegt.
Internationale UWB-Bestimmungen haben nicht mehr viel Zeit
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Die internationale TG1-8-Studiengruppe zur Untersuchung der Kompatibilität von UWB-Geräten und anderer Radiodienste, wird seine letzte US-Sitzung vom 18. bis 27. Mai in San Diego abhalten.
Breitband und Wi-Fi als öffentliche Dienstleistung
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
2004 ist das Jahr, in dem Städte und Gemeinden begannen, die Wireless-Breitbandversorgung wie Müll- und Wasserdienste anzubieten. Konvergenzgeräte waren sehr gefragt und die US-Wireless-Branche konsolidierte.
Heatsinkable wirewound resistors tout thermal and space advantages
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
Ohmite Manufacturing Company has introduced a new WFH series of flat heatsinkable wirewound resistors with ratings from 90 to 330 watts. The company says the new resistors offer a cost, weight and space savings as well as superior thermal efficiencies compared with conventional aluminum-housed resistors.
Predictions for IC, equipment biz in 2005 and beyond
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
Happy Holidays! Silicon Strategies has compiled a list of 15 predictions for the IC and chip-equipment industries in 2005 and beyond. The predictions come from crystal balls at Silicon Strategies and various analysts.
High-current inductor meets extreme apps
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
Resistant to moisture, salt, and chemicals, the new low-profile, high-current IHLP inductor from Vishay Intertechnology can be used in automotive applications and other extreme environments. The new IHLM-2525CZ-01 series features the lowest DCR/μH for its package size — 0.255 in. x 0.270 in. (6.47 mm x 6.86 mm) with a low 0.118-in. (3.0-mm) profile — and excellent operation over a frequency range up to 5 MHz.
New Circuit Protection Options for Power Electronics
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
When a fault occurs in a linear transformer or power supply, some of the components may begin to overheat. In the case of the switch mode charger, some of the components that can fail are the magnetics or the switching FETs. A solution to this problem may be to use a polymeric positive temperature coefficient device that can help provide both overcurrent and overtemperature protection in one convenient package. A Raychem engineer offers these insights. (Thanks go to Paul O'Shea at powermanagment
Changement au sein de la direction générale d’Equant
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
Equant, leader mondial dans le domaine des services de réseaux internationaux IP et données destinés aux multinationales, change de directeur général. Troisième homme à occuper cette fonction en moins de deux ans, Charles Dehelly, actuellement directeur général adjoint de Thomson, remplacera Daniel Caclin dès le mois de janvier.
Advanced MOSFETs boost DC/DC performance
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) has added eight new 40-, 60-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-volt single n-channel devices to its SOP Advance MOSFET family to improve the performance of medium-power DC/DC converters. The company also has its first MOSFET device in a new smaller and thinner package, its TSSOP Advanced.
NEC to slash profit forecast for fiscal year, says report
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
Japan's NEC Electronics Corp. is expected to miss its operating profit forecast for the year by 40 per cent due to the slowdown in the IC industry.
Hi-tech firms get refunds despite paying no taxes
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
Some 22 companies that paid no state income tax are slated to receive $82 million in tax refunds, including Conexant Systems Inc. and other hi-tech firms, according to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday (Dec. 26).
Heard on the Beat: new chairman named at FSA
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12/27/2004   Post a comment
There is a changing of the guard at the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA). Wim Roelandts, president and chief executive of Xilinx Inc., will be stepping down as chairman of the FSA.
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