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Evaluation camera kit speeds up auto safety design
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Cypress Semiconductor offers an evaluation kit for its automotive image sensor technology to accelerate the development of safety systems.
First color sensor to support two-wire serial interface
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Avago said it has introduced the industry's first CMOS digital color sensor that can be directly interfaced to a microcontroller without the need for additional components. It also offers a small package size and low power consumption for portable devices.
Vast Technology offers three more virtual ARM processors
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Vast Systems Technology announced the availability of software models of the ARM1136, ARM1156 and ARM1176 processors.
China's medical Rx
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It may have reported a mere $10 million in annual sales last year, but Edan Instruments Inc. is just warming up. If things go according to plan, the Chinese medical-equipment manufacturer will capture additional international business that could keep it on a double-digit growth path for years to come.
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Hynix execs face prison, fines in DRAM probe
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Four Korean executives from Hynix Semiconductor Inc. have agreed to plead guilty, pay $250,000 fines and serve jail time in the United States for participating in an alleged global conspiracy to fix DRAM prices, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday.
Transition to Digital Cable & DTH expands Set-top Box offerings, presents challenges to operators
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As manufacturers race to incorporate the latest digital technologies for pay-TV, worldwide shipments of digital set-top boxes will grow substantially through the end of the decade.
Fujitsu licenses Moore Processor Patent portfolio
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Fujitsu has licensed the intellectual property protected by the Moore Microprocessor Patent portfolio from Alliacense, the subsidiary created last year to administer the portfolio on behalf of owners Patriot Scientific and TPL Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Discretix, UIQ team on DRM for handsets
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Israeli embedded-security solutions provider Discretix has teamed with Sweden's UIQ, a subsidiary of Symbian Ltd., to put Discretix's multischeme client for digital rights management on the UIQ mobile-phone platform.
Gigabit Ethernet PHY breaks the logjam
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Vitesse Semiconductor has found a way to simplify the transition to GbE, slicing power and footprint with its VSC8601 and VSC8641 devices.
Plug-in digitizers get on-board peak detection
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Digitizer maker Gage Applied Technologies is releasing on-board peak detection for its existing PC-hosted digitizer boards. Gage's eXpert Peak Detection adjunct now permits detection of peaks within a set of digitized waveform data.
CoreMP7 kit simplifies ARM7-based FPGA design development
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Actel’s development kit is intended to help designers implement its CoreMP7 soft ARM7 processor core.
Iwedia lève 2,7 millions d’euros
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Le fournisseur français de solutions logicielles pour terminaux numériques audiovisuels connectés, Iwedia Technologies, a annoncé mercredi (1er mars) avoir finalisé une levée de fonds de 2,7 millions d’euros auprès de CDC Entreprises Innovation, I-Source Gestion, iXCore et Thales Corporate Ventures. Le total des fonds mobilisés s’élève désormais à 5 millions d’euros.
Vendors to raise DDR2 prices again
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The current DDR2 SDRAM shortage is expected to persist through late March with vendors proposing further contract price hikes in the arena, according to a report from DRAMeXchange.
Cadence, Ceva collaborate on 'e' verification solution
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Cadence Design Systems said it would collaborate with digital signal processing core licensor Ceva to integrate Ceva-X DSP cores and the Ceva -XS System platforms with Cadence verification technology.
Philips, T3G, Samsung team on 3G phone for China
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Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung, and T3G have collaborated to unveil a 3G video phone for the Chinese market.
Mobile TV exec foresees content-wireless carrier clash
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Mobile TV will grow in three years into a $3 billion market, heavily concentrated among young consumers, according to an industry executive.
Unisem, Advance Modules expect 2006 growth
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Malaysia's Unisem and Advance Modules Group both posted solid results in their fiscal 2005 years ended Feb. 27 and expect to grow in 2006.
CMP launches improved search engine with blogs
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CMP Media is launching an expanded and improved search engine that will combine search functions with blogs and other online content.
Les ventes de réseau optique ont atteint 10,7 M$ en 2005
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Le marché des réseaux optiques métropolitains et longue distance a affiché une croissance significative l’année dernière, grâce à la poursuite de la mise à niveau des réseaux par les opérateurs, selon un nouveau rapport d’Infonetics Research. Selon la société, cette croissance stable devrait se maintenir jusqu’en 2009.
Air velocity transmitter uses hot-film sensor
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An air velocity transmitter from E+E Elektronik is designed for accurate measurement of air speed and gas flow at rates between 0 and 40-m. Its hot-film sensor element is based on state-of-the-art thin-film technology, guaranteeing high sensitivity even at very low mass flows.
Plug-in module accurately measures timing
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Check out this CompactPCI timing module. It offers the ability to measure events spaced as far apart as 20-seconds, with 50-ps timing resolution. The module can operate in either single-start or multi-start acquisition modes, with timing information on all independent channels encoded relative to a common channel.
Arraycom and TI team up on MIMO for WiMAX
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The WiMAX solution will provide system operators with four-fold coverage improvement, doubled data rates and 10X capacity.
Elektronische Geräte gehorchen Gesten
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Völlig neue berührungslose Bedienkonzepte für elektrische Geräte aller Art ermöglicht eine Technik namens GestIC des Start-up-Unternehmens Ident Technology. Im Vergleich zu ähnlichen bekannten Technologien bietet GestIC mehr Freiheitsgrade.
Designcenter för strömförsörjning
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National Semiconductor öppnar ett nytt designcenter inriktat på strömförsörjning. Centret blir en del av företagets europeiska huvudkontor i tyska Fürstenbruck och kommer att erbjuda utöver ingenjörsstöd även utveckling av referenskonstruktioner, kretskort och layout.
Maxstream releases ZigBee development kits
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The kits are tailored to meet specific design needs and range in price from $129 to $339.
Philips implements right-first-time consumer-product SoC in 65-nm low-power CMOS
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Securing its position at the leading edge of low-power CMOS technology for consumer-product applications, Philips has announced that it has successfully implemented a right-first-time 65-nm System-on-Chip (SoC) for high-performance LCD TVs.
Mauj Telecom reçoit 10 M$ en fonds de capital-risque
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Le fournisseur indien de solutions sans fil Mauj Telecom a reçu 10 millions de dollars en fonds de capital-risque de la part de WestBridge Capital Partners, Intel Capital et Sequoia Capital.
Web site to promote math and science reform
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The Tapping America’s Potential has launched www.tap2015.org, a Web site designed by the business community to prioritize improvements in the U.S. math and science talent pipeline as a way to boost the country’s competitiveness.
February venture investment at two-year high
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European action helped venture capital investment in electronics and semiconductor startups continue strongly in February and produce a record month for the EE Times Venture Capital Counter (VCC).
Intel expands, Google lands in Israel
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Intel Corp. used a ground-breaking ceremony for a new chip plant to tout its Israeli activities while Google said it also plans to expand to Israel.
Skyworks pushes BiFET process for handset designs
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Wireless chip maker Skyworks Solutions, Inc. will make its gallium arsenide based products on a proprietary bipolar field effect transistor (BiFET) process technology that the Woburn, Mass.-based company says will give it a competitive edge when bidding for contracts from mobile handset makers.
Russian governor targets U.S. investors
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The leader of Russia's second-largest city said U.S. technology investment will likely yield the biggest payoff at the regional level.
VCC breaks through half-billion dollars
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So far in 2006, the EE Times Venture Capital Counter has recorded 45 startup deals that have raised $538.46 million from about 60 venture capital firms and other investors.
Mauj Telecom receives $10 million in VC funding
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Indian wireless solutions provider Mauj Telecom has received $10 million in venture funding from WestBridge Capital Partners, Intel Capital and Sequoia Capital.
Une solution de réseau sur puce pour supporter le protocole AMBA 3 AXI
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La jeune pousse française spécialisée dans les réseaux sur puce (NoC) Arteris SA a lancé la dernière version de sa solution NoC, qui inclut le support pour le protocole AMBA 3 AXI d’ARM.
AC/DC supply delivers 2 kW for rugged applications
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Absopulse Electronics’ HBLF 2000 AC/DC supply delivers 2 kW for heavy-duty industrial environments.
The DSO Challenge: Standardization vs. Choice
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Only by thinking at the enterprise level can we achieve the full promise of device software optimization.
The forgotten inventory
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It's the last day of your financial quarter. Do you know where your inventory is? It's easy to account for all the products you see within the walls of your factory and warehouses, but what about your unseen inventory that is in transit? This inventory won't be found in your warehouse. Rather, it consists of products that are in the air, on a truck, on a train or at sea.
Pentek deploys wideband RF development platform
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Are you involved in the design of software-defined radios or high-speed RF systems? If so, check out the latest member of Pentek Inc.'s RTS 2500 development platforms, designed for real-time wideband data acquisition, signal processing and recording.
SafeNet offers security IP for SoCs
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Information security provider SafeNet Inc. has introduced an intellectual-property product said to enable semiconductor companies to build high-performance, full data plane security processing into next-generation systems-on-chip (SoCs).
Global Growth
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Just as the U.S. economy begins to show signs of flagging, the leading economies in other parts of the world are gamely stepping in to pick up the slack.
EU powers up battery law
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Batteries are the next environmental offender locked in the sights of the European Union. Though the matter is still under spirited discussion within the EU, industry sources said they expect the European body to finalize a battery directive this summer. Member states will then have two years to implement it.
A Shifting Landscape
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The era of the highly fragmented supply chain for electronic-component imports into China is drawing to a close. For most suppliers and their OEM/EMS provider customers in China, the opportunities for increased cost savings and inventory velocity are huge--provided the companies can smoothly make the transition to unified systems.
PLM that makes sense
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Walls are everywhere in the electronics supply chain. You know the ones: the walls you hit trying to manage the product life cycle. Marketing tosses product specifications over the wall to the development team. Development tosses designs over the wall to the manufacturing team. And manufacturing tosses supply needs over the wall to the supply chain.
IPC standard revs up
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The RoHS deadline is fast approaching and a standard format for communicating materials-declaration information across the supply chain has finally arrived, three months behind schedule. Nevertheless, top-tier players are lining up in an effort to drive the IPC-1752 Materials Declaration Management standard across the supply base.
Improving visibility
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Apple Computer Inc.'s story is the stuff corporate executives and MBA students pore over again and again in search of breakthrough business formulas. Like all legends, though, Apple's comeback story--especially the part about the runaway success of its iPod--has a less-fascinating element that few have bothered to explore.
Time for action
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This issue of Electronics Supply & Manufacturing is heavy on the impact of the European Union's Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive on technology products. On July 1, RoHS comes into effect across the 25-nation EU, affecting a wide range of electronics products. It's easy to think this won't affect your operations if your company doesn't sell into the EU; if your product is currently exempt; or if, as some companies that sell minimally into the EU might be tempte
China RoHS postponed
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China has postponed the effective date of the country's new RoHS law six months, to Jan. 1, 2007, the Ministry of Information Industry announced recently.
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