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Analog input XMC modules feature Virtex-5 FPGA
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Designed with the latest generation Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, VMETRO has developed a pair of high-speed analog input XMC modules— one is a single channel 3 GSPS ADC and the other is a dual channel 1.5GSPS ADC.
Free layout viewer serves trillion transistors
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A layout viewer from Micro Magic promises instantaneous viewing of trillion-transistor chips — and the Max-View viewer is free to U.S. engineers until June 2008.
Samsung close to losing DRAM top spot, says Gartner
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Samsung's lead in DRAMs has fallen to a seven year low according to market research group Gartner Dataquest, and the South Korean giant has responded by expanding production of the memories by nearly 100 percent this year . This, Gartner Research Vice President for semiconductors, Andrew Norwood warns, is threatening the industry with a year long oversupply.
Kontron's profit soars
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Board computer manufacturer Kontron AG presented positive Q1 figures. Sales rose 11 percent over the same quarter in 2006, net profit ballooned 45 percent.
Actimagine nomme un président Amérique
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Trois mois après l’annonce de son implantation aux Etats-Unis, le Français Actimagine SA nomme Henri Linde à la tête des activités de la société sur le territoire nord américain.
Data Respons, ny vd för Sverige
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Svenska Data Respons fyller nu sin vd-stol med Anders Due-Boje.
Infineon kommt nicht aus den roten Zahlen
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Im zweiten Quartal seines Geschäftsjahres 2007 hat Infineon bei Umsätzen von 1,96 Milliarden Euro einen Nettoverlust von 11 Millionen Euro erzielt. Die Umsatzentwicklung wurde vor allem von schwachen Zahlen des Speicherchipherstellers Qimonda belastet, an dem Infineon einen Anteil von gut 85 Prozent hält.
Nya generationen snabba datorer stör GPS-navigatorn
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E3-konferensen i Göteborg bjöd på intressanta föredrag om EMC, ESD och elsäkerhet, många på ett djupt tekniskt plan. En av sessionerna, EMC och radiokommunikation, avslöjade en klar säkerhetsrisk med moderna datorer: De kan störa ut GPS-mottagning.
Virtuella plattformar tar över
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DATE-konferensen hölls i år för första gången i Nice på franska Rivieran. Och det fungerade alldeles utmärkt. Vi börjar den här gången med att ta en titt på virtuella plattformar och ”kampen” mellan mjukvara och hårdvara.
Krympande CeBit firade 20 år
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CeBIT står för ”Centrum der Büro- und Informationstechnik”. Den kom till som en avknoppning från industrimässan i Hannover 1986, då IT-delen hade blivit för stor. I år är det således 20 års jubileum.
Freescale har bra ägare
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Denis Griot, senior Vice-President & General manager Freescale Europe, beskriver företagets nya ägare i positiva ordalag och ger här en bild av företaget idag.
Allt fler standarder för trådlös teknik
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På konferensen Globalpress Electronics Summit2007 presenterades en mängd helt olika idéer och produkter. Vi ser här på några av dem: en teknologi för trådlös videoöverföring, kondensatorer med superprestanda och en ny styrkrets för DDR SDRAM.
NOTE, tar det aldrig slut
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Nygammal vd blir vd på NOTE igen! Vad är det som kokar på Note. Företaget byter nu hela ledningen efter en gemensam aktion från storägarna i bolaget.
Infineon in the red again
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In its second quarter of FY 2007, Infineon achieved a net loss of €11 million (about $14.8 million) on sales of €1.96 billion. Sales were dragged down by poor results at memory chip vendor Qimonda in which Infineon holds a stake of about 85 percent.
Chalmers vinner i längden
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När kungliga ingenjörsakademins (IVA) studentråd inbjöd till seminarium om innovationer och entreprenörskap presenterades några av universitetens och högskolornas satsningar på att utbilda och stödja studenterna i entreprenörskap. Flera högskolor erbjuder idag studenterna kurser i entreprenörskap och många har skapat så kallade ”inkubatorer” som ofta kan vara indelade i flera steg och där studenterna får stöd och hjälp att utveckla sina affärsidéer till teknikföretag.
Tiodubblad renrumskapacitet
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Nanolaboratoriet vid Fasta tillståndets fysik vid LTH i Lund har invigt sitt nya renrum som i ett slag utökar laboratorieytan med 300m2 till de sedan tidigare 30m2.
Viktigare med svar än domedagsprofetior om blyfritt
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Lars-Gunnar Klang vänder sig mot det synsätt som Lars Wallin och Hans Danielsson förmedlar i Elektronik i Norden nr 3 2007. Läs här hans inlägg!
OpEd: Certified Wireless USB vs. Bluetooth -- And the Winner Is?
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Alereon CEO Eric Broockman takes on the Bluetooth-3 evangelists point-by-point.
Speaker cites multicore benchmarking challenges
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Markus Levy, president of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC), discussed the challenges of multicore design and benchmarking at the Synopsys Interoperability Forum.
AC/DC switchers meet medical safety standards
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The Protek Electronics PM201 Series of 200-W AC/DC switching power supplies delivers 22 medical-grade models that meet EN60101-1 medical safety standards.
Toshiba reports record high sales despite NAND price drop
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Toshiba Corp. reported record sales and net profit for the fiscal 2006 ended on March 31.
Chartered's Q1 down, outlook cloudy
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Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. posted sales of $323.8 million in the first quarter, down 8.8 percent from the like period a year ago and down 4.5 percent sequentially.
LDO delivers 500 mA current rating in thin SOT-23 package
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Catalyst Semiconductor has launched the first device in its new line of low dropout (LDO) regulators. The CAT6219 is one of only a few devices available that provides a 500 mA peak output current in a five-lead, 1-mm profile thin SOT-23 package.
New platform for end-to-end development of data and storage networking ASICs or FPGAs
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CebaIP Platform from CebaTech provides a solutions-based IP framework for end-to-end development of data and storage networking ASICs or FPGAs
Inductors offer high current in small package
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EPCOS has introduced a high-current, surface-mount inductor in a 1210 case size that matches the electrical properties of a larger 1812 device.
Xilinx EasyPath FPGAs selected for new ultrasound system
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Aloka selects Xilinx Virtex-4 SX EasyPath FPGAs for its new ProSound 10 high-end diagnostic ultrasound system.
MagnaChip's loss widens, sales drop
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South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor said revenue for the three months ended April 1, was $151.8 million, compared to $213.1 million in the first quarter of 2006 and ahead of prior guidance.
En utveckling i fel riktning
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Tekniken går framåt - eller gör den inte det? Man kan faktiskt fråga sig när reklamerbjudanden om bärbara datorer dimper ned i brevlådan.
Avnet's 3Q sales, profits rise despite weak market
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Avnet said internal initiatives to drive operating improvements are bearing fruit, with operating income for the fiscal third quarter of 2007 jumping 42 percent year over year.
South Korea's mobile RFID technology gets ISO nod
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With the ISO-standardized RFID technology, South Korea will be able to protect its domestic mobile RFID market, which is expected to reach 700 billion won ($752 million) in 2010.
Telecom is back, says Xilinx CEO
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Xilinx's revenue declined 2 percent in the March quarter, due to weakness in the wireless, consumer, and defense markets. The good news, said the PLD company, is telecom business is returning.
Linear Hall sensor offers position sensing of newest-generation throttle valves
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Micronas announced the HAL 82x family of programmable Hall-effect sensors, designed to meet the latest accuracy requirements of automotive applications which includes an integrated EEPROM to store the sensor parameters.
PCI cards deliver 128 opto-isolated channels
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The ADLINK PCI-744X high-density DIO PCI card series delivers up to 128 opto-isolated channels for applications including industrial I/O control and automation, large-scale test and measurement and relay control.
DIN rail power supply offers single phase universal input, three phase input
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XP Power released the DNR480, a single-output 480 W model which offers universal input, accepting voltages in the range of 90 to 264 Vac single phase without the need for switch selection, or 340 to 575 Vac three phase, depending on model.
SBC includes dual-core 8641D processor, up to 4 Gbytes memory
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GE Fanuc Embedded Systems developed the PPC9A, the latest addition to their PowerXtreme family of 6U VME single board computers (SBC). At the heart of the PPC9A is Freescale's PowerPC processor, the dual-core 8641D operating at 1.3 GHz.
xDSL splitter/filter modules shrink in size for VDSL2 apps
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Pulse has expanded its SmartER series of xDSL, high-density, low-pass splitter/filter modules with two new devices aimed at very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL2) applications.
Celestica's 1Q revenues decline, losses grow
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Amid weakness in key end markets, Celestica Inc. reported first-quarter revenue declined 5 percent year-over-year, while profits receded deeper into negative territory.
Tech-boosting bills pass house
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Two bills approved by the U.S. House of Representatives focus on science, technology, engineering, and math advancement and would award new researchers at least $80,000 annually for five years.
Unisem buys IC-packaging provider AIT
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IC-packaging provider Unisem Berhad of Malaysia has acquired a competitor, Advanced Interconnect Technologies Ltd. (AIT), for $70.25 million.
Sharp again reports record sales, profits
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Sharp Corp. reported record high annual sales and profits for its fiscal 2006 ended in March, marking its fourth consecutive year in the black.
South Korea's mobile RFID technology gets ISO nod
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The ISO has adopted South Korea's Object Identifier (OID) mobile radio-frequency ID technology as an international standard.
China IT growth slows in Q1; better times ahead
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Sales growth in China's IT industry slowed in the first quarter, with revenue expansion dropping from 30 percent year over year to 16 percent.
Sharp reports record sales, profits
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Sharp Corp. reported record high annual sales and profits for its fiscal 2006 ended in March, marking its fourth consecutive year in the black.
Qimonda forms multichip JV with SanDisk
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SanDisk Corp. and Qimonda AG agreed to form a venture that will develop and manufacture flash-DRAM multichip packaging (MCP) products for the mobile handset market.
TSMC sales, profits slide amid inventory correction
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Chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said sales dropped and profit plummetted in the first quarter as it absorbed the lingering effects of an inventory correction.
Acer America recalls 27,000 laptop batteries
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There have been no reports of Acer products suffering damage because of the Sony battery cells but the company is issuing the recall to be on the safe side.
ST names new members to supervisory board
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European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV announced proposed changes to its supervisory board were approved at the company’s annual general meeting held Thursday (April 26) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Hall-Sensor verbessert Genauigkeit von Motorsteuerungen
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Eine Familie hochgenauer Hall-Sensoren für den Einsatz in der Fahrzeugelektronik hat Micronas vorgestellt. Die Bauteile sollen durch präzisere Steuerung von Verbrennungsmotoren zu einer Verringerung des Ausstoßes von Kohlendioxid und Schadstoffen beitragen.
Thomson's sales decrease slightly in Q1 2007
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France-based digital media and video company Thomson reported total revenues of €1,252 million for the first quarter of 2007, down 1.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
Private equity to buy Harman for $8bn
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Audio and electronic products maker Harman International Industries Inc., which also owns embedded software developer QNX, is being acquired by private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and GS Capital Partners in a deal valued at about $8 billion.
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