1-watt DC/DCs extend design options Product News 12/28/2005 Post a comment Offering OEM designers a wide range of voltage and packaging options, V-Infinity's Miniature DC/DC Converter family delivers 1 watt in approximately 85 basic single- and dual-output models for low-power mixed-signal circuits, datacom, and test and measurement.
TCXOs tout tight stability Product News 12/28/2005 Post a comment MtronPTI offers a family of low voltage, surface-mount temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) and VCTCXOs (voltage controlled TCXOs) with tight stability and excellent aging characteristics for network and wireless engineers.
Report: Philips boosts stake in China TV maker News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment A Chinese business unit of Royal Philips Electronics NV will buy an additional 5 percent stake in Chinese television and mobile phone maker TCL Corp., becoming the company's third-largest shareholder, TCL said in an Associated Press report.
2-Gbit DDR2 SDRAM samples for server applications Product News 12/28/2005 Post a comment Manufactured using 80-nm process technology, 2-Gbit DDR2 SDRAMs from Elpida have begun sampling to server manufacturers. The 2-Gbit DDR2 SDRAM devices are available in three different data-rate speeds, including 533-Mbits/s, 667-Mbits/s, or 800-Mbits/s.
Hitachi sells shares in fab-tool, IT units News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment Seeking to raise much-needed cash, Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. said that it has sold a part of its holdings within its chip-equipment and systems integration subsidiaries on the open market for 18.6 billion yen ($158.5 million).
Fab venture surfaces again in Japan News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment Seeking to regain lost ground in ICs, Hitachi Ltd., Renesas Technology Corp. and Toshiba Corp. are expected to be among the first companies to form the long-awaited foundry fab venture in Japan, according to a report.
Memory Bulletin: DRAM index up News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment DRAMeXchange’s DXI index jumped 1.13 percent to 2,695 points last week -- a trend that signifies a possible price rebound for DRAM makers in the marketplace.
Semis drive Singapore's output News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment Driven by semiconductors and other products, Singapore’s manufacturing output jumped by 22.4 percent in November of 2005, compared to the like period a year ago, according to the Economic Development Board (EDB).
Former Synopsys exec leaving VC firm News & Analysis 12/27/2005 Post a comment Gordon Hull, a former Synopsys executive, is stepping down as general partner at CMEA Ventures and planning to pursue a new career path where he can spend more time working directly with entrepreneurs.
Terminal blocks integrate permanent safety covers Product News 12/27/2005 Post a comment Series C34/C44 terminal blocks from BlockMaster Electronics provide electrical safety with permanently attached snap-on safety covers. These covered blocks provide additional finger tip safety in high-power applications, and eliminate the loss or misplacement of covers.
Report: Gigabit Ethernet test gear sales up News & Analysis 12/27/2005 Post a comment The global Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology test equipment market will grow from $233 million in 2004 to $627 million in about five years, according to a Frost and Sullivan report.
Vendor sees ESL taking hold in U.S. News & Analysis 12/27/2005 Post a comment Adoption of electronic system-level design methodology in North America has accelerated within the past six months, according to Michael Sanie, vice president of marketing and business development at Calypto Design Systems.
JMAR garners DoD fab funding News & Analysis 12/27/2005 Post a comment JMAR Technologies Inc. said that its Microelectronics Division has been awarded additional funding to support a foundry fab that is backed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Switches offer low capacitance Product News 12/27/2005 Post a comment Analog Devices, Inc.'s ADG1233 and ADG1234 single-pole double-throw (spdt) switches operate with 12-V or 15-V supplies to deliver low capacitance and charge injection.
IC packaging providers upbeat News & Analysis 12/26/2005 Post a comment Continued strength in the IC packaging and test sector during the fourth quarter and possibly beyond has prompted an investment banking firm to raise its estimates for Amkor, Siliconware and STATS ChipPAC.
Qualcore to expand Indian subsidiary News & Analysis 12/26/2005 Post a comment QualCore Logic Inc.’s design center in India plans to add embedded software and driver development services to the organization. The Indian unit also said that it plans to increase staffing from 200 to 300 employees during the coming year.
The next step News & Analysis 12/26/2005 Post a comment For this final issue of the year, we asked our editors to go back and revisit the stories that we originally published in 2005 to update readers on some of the more intriguing follow-on developments.
On-chip nets look to rewire next-gen ICs News & Analysis 12/26/2005 Post a comment Silistix Ltd. and STMicroelectronics have come up with very different approaches to a widespread problem: how to keep the fixed buses that link today's systems-on-chip from running out of steam.
Fate of high-def DVD may lie with Microsoft News & Analysis 12/26/2005 Post a comment After months of intense wrangling between the competing Blu-ray and HD-DVD groups, the battle lines in the war over a next-generation high-definition DVD format have moved to the doorstep of Microsoft Corp.
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