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Finisar to acquire Infineon optics unit
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Finisar Corp., the Sunnyvale, Calif., specialist in photonic components and subsystems, has emerged as the successful bidder for Infineon Technologies AG's fiber-optics business.
Denali offers PCI Express compliance suite
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Promising to save man-years of effort for PCI Express verification, Denali Software is introducing PureSuite, a compliance test suite with some 7,500 pre-built tests. It works with PureSpec, Denali's existing verification intellectual property (IP) for PCI Express.
Flash lamp module integrates lamp, power supply and socket
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New compact xenon flash lamp modules from Hamamatsu Corp. integrate a 5-watt xenon flash lamp with a power supply and trigger socket. Featuring high stability and long operating life, the L9455/L9456 modules are suitable for water quality and atmospheric analyzers for both scientific and homeland security applications.
Vishay miniaturizes SI RF capacitor
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Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has expanded its line of silicon-based RF capacitors with the introduction of the HPC0201A devices that are packaged in a small 0201 case size. The company said the small package size will help designers improve the performance and reduce the size of next-generation wireless products.
Ohmite beefs up resistor offering
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Ohmite Manufacturing Company has recently announced the introduction of its new RW1S0CK Series of SMD current sense resistors and 30 Series of high-energy wirewound resistors.
Piezo alarms combine a small package with high sound output
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Transducers USA's new TRIP-80 series of piezo alarms fits the bill for industrial control, automation, and a variety of alarm applications where small size and sound output are key concerns.
Protection devices target color LCDs in handsets
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Semtech Corp. has developed a new protection device that is specifically designed to protect high-resolution color LCD screens in cell phones from damage by electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio-frequency interference (RFI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD). The EClamp2340C not only offers ESD/RFI/EMI protection; it replaces 40 discrete components in a typical cell phone design.
TVS devices offer multiple options
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Vishay Intertechnology has launched two new families of transient voltage suppressors (TVSs), including, claims the company, the industry's first 800-W bidirectional TVS in a SMB package. The new surface-mount TransZorb products are offered with 500-W, 800-W, and 1000-W peak pulse power ratings (10/1000 μs waveform).
Terminal block offers more power handling
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EHM Technology Inc.'s new ETB Tri-Barrier series terminal blocks feature current carrying capacities of up to 30 amps at 300 volts.
Connor-Winfield earns ISO9001:2000 certification
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Connor-Winfield Corp. has announced that it has received certification to the new ISO 9001:2000 quality standard through an assessment process by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Connor-Winfield, along with its Custom Manufacturing Division (CMS), received this new certification in January 2004.
Russo-German startup claims laser materials breakthrough
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Researchers at the University of Michigan have produced 1.3-micron edge-emitting semiconductor lasers that have demonstrated temperature stability over the range 0 to 80 degrees C, according to NSC-Nanosemiconductor GmbH, which supplied wafers for processing.
RFID chip is first to support EPCglobal coding
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Royal Philips Electronics announced the availability of the industry's first RFID chip compliant to worldwide regulations supporting the EPCglobal standardization activity for UHF.
Synthesizer is industry's first to enable DDS agility to 2.7 GHz
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Analog Devices introduced the industry's first low-cost, low-power, monolithic solution to integrate both direct digital synthesis and phased locked loop circuitry.
Dual codec for mobiles
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The WM9713L is a dual audio/touch-panel codec optimized for mobile phone designs.
SAW oscillators
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The M675 single and M685 dual VCSOs have been unleashed for Sonet, SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and fibre channel designs.
TTL-I/O PXI plug-in maxes memory
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Strategic Test Corp. has a 125-MHz 1-channel to 16-channel digital I/O card for PXI systems. All of the on-board memory can be used when recording or replaying with 16, 8, 4, 2 or 1 channels.
DOCSIS 2.0-based silicon addresses performance demands of data, voice and gateway modems
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Broadcom introduced an advanced DOCSIS 2.0-based cable modem chip that addresses the increased performance and reliability demands of high-speed data, voice and gateway modem designs.
Verilink buys metro box developer Larscom
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Access box vendor Verilink is expanding the reach of its equipment offerings into the metro space, announcing Thursday (April 26) that it has acquired metro box manufacturer Larscom for approximately $26.5 million.
Monolithic RF CMOS Digital step attenuators impress with IP3 spec
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Peregrine Semiconductor introduced a new family of Digital Step Attenuators (DSAs) that demonstrate new levels of broadband linearity, attenuation accuracy, and programming flexibility.
Grenoble : l'heure est au bilan pour la recherche sur les microsystèmes
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Grande première : le Micromachine Summit aura lieu en France. Organisé du 3 au 5 mai à Grenoble, il rassemblera une centaine de chercheurs du monde entier afin qu'ensemble ils rendent compte de l'état de la recherche sur les microsystèmes et leurs applications.
Cisco, IBM team for data center applications
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Cisco Systems and IBM— two of the industry's largest players—announced Thursday (April 29) that they are working together to tightly integrate Cisco's networking boxes with IBM's data center equipment.
La fiabilité des puces, une source croissante de préoccupation
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Lorsque Hans Stork a débuté sa carrière d'ingénieur au sein d'IBM Corp. en 1982, les préoccupations relatives à la fiabilité étaient « en marge » des activités plus concrètes liées au développement de nouveaux procédés technologiques.
Motorola shifts gears in China to auto electronics
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After selling its loss-making CMOS fab in China last year, Motorola Inc. is steering a new course with plans to build an auto electronics plant near Beijing that will open by the end of the year.
Focus on precision timing challenges
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Electronic clock devices are not your grandfather's chime clock; no, the clocks used in today's electronics are much more precise and versatile. Electronic clocks are the quarterback of the PCB team that determine the rhythm and accuracy of the signals getting passed around and off the board.
Focus-On: Standards for test coverage reports
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Industry efforts are under way to develop a standard method for reporting test coverage, with the goal of having a reporting standard for stuck-at faults ready in time for next year's International Test Conference.
La croissance se poursuit sur le marché français de la micro-informatique au 1er trimestre 2004
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IDC, groupe de conseil et d'études sur les marchés des technologies de l'information, vient de publier les premiers résultats de son étude sur la situation de la micro-informatique en France au premier trimestre 2004. Avec un marché total estimé à 1 469 471 unités, le premier trimestre semble témoigner d'un certain dynamisme.
Synopsys tight-lipped about MoSys lawsuit
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Faced with a breach-of-contract suit from spurned partner Monolithic System Technology Inc., Synopsys Chairman and CEO Aart de Geus is revealing little about why Synopsys terminated its controversial merger with MoSys.
UMC förväntar sig ett gott år
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Med en förhoppning om att nå 35 procent kapacitetsökning 2004 och leverera 3,17 miljoner wafers i år (8" motsvarigheter) öppnade Jackson Hu president för UMC sin presentation av resultatet första kvartalet 2004 som presenterades i Taipei, Taiwan den 28:e april.
Le WiMAX Forum accueille la jeune pousse française Sequans Communications
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Le consortium industriel WiMAX Forum a annoncé mercredi (28 avril 2004) l'arrivée de la jeune pousse française Sequans Communications en tant que « Principal Member ».
Gartner accroît ses prévisions de dépenses d'investissement et d'outils pour usine de fabrication
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Le cabinet d'études de marché Gartner Inc propose un point de vue qui diffère légèrement de celui de ses rivaux, notamment VLSI Research Inc. Le mardi 27 avril, le cabinet a revu à la hausse ses prévisions concernant les dépenses d'investissement dans les semi-conducteurs, l'équipement de fabrication ainsi que le matériel de test et d'emballage de puces.
La production de fonderie est en plein essor sur le marché analogique
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La production de fonderie destinée aux appareils analogiques est en plein essor, a indiqué un nouveau rapport publié le mardi 27 avril par Databeans Inc.
TSMC annonce un premier trimestre vigoureux après correction d'une erreur
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Certaines parties des résultats financiers du premier trimestre de la fonderie Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) ont été communiquées à la bourse de Taiwan plus tôt que prévu, par erreur. Une fois cette situation réglée, la société a publié l'intégralité de ses résultats du premier trimestre, déclarant un bénéfice vigoureux pour un chiffre d'affaires stable, sur une base séquentielle.
Freescale crée une division de puces semi-personnalisées
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc., ancienne unité de Motorola Inc., a crée une division de puces semi-personnalisées. Elle fournira des circuits intégrés clients ainsi que des circuits à application spécifique pour des applications de réseautage, de communications et de traitement intégré.
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