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Nytt riskkapitalbolag för högteknologi
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Sting Capital heter ett nytt riskkapitalbolag som ska investera tidigt i teknikföretag med unika produkter
AMD launches Athlon 64 dual-core processor
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced that the Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor is available at a price of between $537 and $1001 in 1000 unit quantities.
SIA confirms April semiconductor sales stall
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The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors came in at $18.15 billion in April according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association reported. This was a sequential decline of 1.2 percent from the $18.43 billion reported in March and up 6.9 percent from sales in April of 2004.
3M Touch Systems' Flexible Touch Layer laminates to any surface
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3M Touch Systems introduces a touch technology platform " Interactive Surface Technology (IST) " addressing the needs of traditional touch application segments such as retail, point-of-sale, kiosks, and industrial.
Technosoft's motion control solution is credit card size
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Technosoft introduces the ISCM4805 Intelligent Servo Control Module targeted at medium to high volume applications with cost optimized hardware structure.
EM Microelectronic's smart card IC offers flexible memory positioning
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EM Microelectronic announces the EMTCG176-3G, a flash memory-based smart card IC designed for use in SIM and Java cards for GSM mobile phones, as well as for healthcare and loyalty card applications. The EMTCG176-3G is compatible with the ISO7816-3 Integrated Circuit Card (smart card) specification, and operates with high speed communication baud rates, making it compatible with the 3rd generation of cellular telephones.
Ska Japan bli räddningen för Anoto
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Toshiba Solutions ska sälja skräddarsydd dokumenthantering med Anotos digitala pennor till företag och myndigheter i Japan.
XEMICS combines an ISM-band transceiver with a low-power RISC microcontroller
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XEMICS' TrueRF XE1283 is a powerful combination of a full-featured ISM-band transceiver together with an ultra-low-power RISC microcontroller. This combination of high-power transmitter and sensitive receiver means the link budget exceeds 128 dB.
RadioScape to launch a multistandard radio
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RadioScape is launching a new digital radio module, called RS500, capable of receiving multiple formats.
Wildpass: Ein Netzwerkprozessor für alle Fälle
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Eine Art eierlegende Wollmilchsau für Datenkommunikationseinrichtungen im Consumermarkt hat Infineon entwickelt: Aufgrund der Vielfalt seiner Schnittstellen lässt sich der Dual-Band-Netzwerkprozessor 'WildPass' in einer großen Vielzahl von Applikationen einsetzen.
Logic analyzers tackle complexity with automation
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Tektronix is rolling out two new Windows-based logic analyzers, including a portable and a benchtop mainframe. Both offer throughput Tek claims is three times faster than previous models, and both are highly automated. New software makes it all tick.
Canon hinkt im Lithographie-Geschäft hinterher
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
Seit Jahren peilt Canon einen Spitzenplatz im Markt für Lithographie-Tools an. An Ehrgeiz mangelt es dem Unternehmen nicht; etablierte Anbieter wie die niederländische ASML oder den einheimischen Konkurrenten Nikon will man überflügeln. Doch Produktverzögerungen und schwache Unternehmenszahlen zeigen, dass dem Unternehmen noch einiges zur Pole-Position fehlt.
Senior technologist resigns from Chartered
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Silicon founder vendor Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. has appointed Liang Choo "LC" Hsia as senior vice president of technology development.
Samsung starts making 4-Gbit flash on 70-nm process
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it has started mass producing a 4-Gbit NAND flash device made on a 70-nanometer manufacturing process technology.
AC/DC fits into compact networking
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Emerson Network Power's Astec LPS122 switching power supply, this one a high-density model in the company's LPS120 power supply family, can deliver up to 130 watts at 5 volts (with 30 cfm cooling) for networking and other rack applications.
Global chip sales fall 1.2% in April, says WSTS
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Worldwide semiconductor sales appear to be slowing as they hit $18.15 billion in April, down 1.2 percent from March but up 6.8 percent from the like period a year ago, according to a report.
Arithmatica goes EDA, reveals Toshiba as 65-nm licensee
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Arithmatica Inc., a startup company that offers to improve chips through offering innovations in mathematical circuit blocks, has expanded its product scope to include EDA tools, and revealed that Toshiba has licensed the tools for work at the 65-nm manufacturing node.
DC/DC-Stepdown-Wandler für knifflige Fälle
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Für Anwendungen, in denen es auf eine präzise sequentielle Einstellung mehrerer Spannungspegel ankommt, hat Linear Technology den synchronen Dual-Step-Down-Schaltcontroller LTC3828 entwickelt.
Infineons Biochip-Sparte geht an Siemens Medical
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Das Rästselraten um den Käufer von Infineons Biochip-Technologie ist zu Ende: Der Käufer ist der Siemens-Konzern.
Fujitsu Hitachi baut Plasma-Display-Fertigung aus
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Um seinen Anteil am boomenden Markt für Flachbildschirme zu sichern, stockt Hitachi die geplanten Investitionen in die Fertigung bei seiner Tochter Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display (FHP) auf.
ZVEI sieht Bauelemente-Branche weiter wachsen
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151 Einen leichten Aufwind hat der Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI) für den Bauelemente-Markt registriert. Der Verband bestätigt damit frühere Einschätzungen, würzt sie jetzt aber mit einer leichten Prise Optimismus.
Bid adieu to 'fair use' concept
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Often I find myself listening to panelists at various conferences rehash the debate over copy protection and digital rights management (DRM).
IBM, Chartered pioneer 90-nm process compatibility
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Foundries IBM Microelectronics and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. are breaking new ground as they attempt to achieve full design portability between their two 90-nanometer facilities.
In Corrigan's wake, whither LSI Logic?
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As Wilfred J. Corrigan handed over the titles of president and chief executive officer of LSI Logic Corp. to his reportedly hand-picked successor, Intel's Abhi Talwalkar, last week, industry watchers were assessing Corrigan's legacy even as they pondered the future of the company he founded 24 years ago.
For PS3's creator, this isn't a game
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Ken Kutaragi, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., proposed the underpinnings of the Cell processor to IBM engineers as part of a next-generation gaming platform that would fully realize the "computer" portion of computer entertainment.
Never lose focus
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Eighteen months after its founding, eSilicon Corp. hit rock bottom. The tech bubble had burst, the market had collapsed, venture capital had all but dried up.
USB untangles the ties that bind
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As a memory buyer for Intel Corp. in the days of the DRAM drought, Jeff Ravencraft knew how to get difficult things done in a big company.
'Skin' could refine robots' sense of touch
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Robots have mastered picking and placing, welding, and similar tasks that can be precalibrated, but they cannot perform tasks that requite a sense of touch, such as "feeling" when a bolt's threads mesh before screwing it in.
ARCHITECTURES: ATCA boards get real
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Applied Microcircuits Corp. will join an anticipated stampede at next week's Supercomm in Chicago to practical implementations of the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture, an open backplane and enclosure standard for telecom and networking platforms.
SILICON ENGINEERING: Built-in self-test migrates to RT level
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Built-in self-test offers high fault coverage for a range of potential defects, but it has been difficult to implement. LogicVision Inc. promises to change that this week with its LV2005 release, moving logic and memory BIST insertion up to the register-transfer level.
Hardware security scheme works at net infrastructure
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Two small networking companies are collaborating on a new concept for network security.
Flat panels drive display development
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Just as personal and notebook computers were the focal point of display development in the past two decades, so the flat-panel and microdisplay television market has become the driver for design and manufacturing changes during the current decade.
LCDs prep for medical apps
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With the increasing role of active-matrix LCDs in medical equipment, design issues are arising that relate to the physical environment in which the equipment operates and the image quality the user demands.
Cellular displays go hi-res
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The global adoption of cellular phones has prompted development of small, high-resolution color displays to handle the increasingly stringent audiovisual needs of these devices.
SYNTHESIS: Data path tools do the math for area savings
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New mathematical approaches that promise up to 40 percent savings in silicon area will become available to a broader audience this week, as intellectual-property (IP) startup Arithmatica Inc. rolls out its first EDA tools.
CAMERA PHONES: Module flips handset from landscape to portrait mode
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Samsung Electro-Mechanics has developed a rotation module for cell phone cameras that automatically changes the captured field from landscape to portrait mode.
DESIGN AUTOMATION: Planning tool adds power analysis
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Bringing power analysis into the IC virtual-prototyping phase, Silicon Dimensions Inc. this week will announce the latest version of Chip2Nite, a design-planning tool aimed at logic designers.
MICROCONTROLLERS: Programmable SoC taps capacitive sensing
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. will announce this week an extension to its PSoC technology that will optimize the programmable system-on-chip device for capacitive sensing and control applications.
By the Numbers: Small screens make big impression
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Small or medium-sized displays measuring less than 10 inches diagonally are designed into many, mostly portable, electronics, almost all of which are trending to larger, more-colorful screens, which consume more power.
Brain wave sensor system taps Bluetooth marshaled for mind readers
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NeuroSky Inc. wants to get into your head. By fusing brain wave recognition algorithms with a sensor chip and dry electrode, NeuroSky hopes to simplify cell phone-based applications that today require error-prone human input, as well as revolutionize applications from gaming to medical diagnostics and therapy.
Wireless scheme tuned to high-end audio
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5/30/2005   1 comment
If you are thinking about wirelessly connecting surround sound speakers to your home theater system, there's a choice beyond Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Today Royal Philips Electronics will unveil yet another wireless technology, called Ensation, specifically tailored for high-end audio applications.
SID peeks behind the screen
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The industry's love affair with giant flat-panel TVs was evident at last week's Society for Information Display Conference, but display makers also showed they are paying increased attention to electrical and mechanical design.
Via schickt Billigprozessor gegen Intel ins Rennen
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Mit seinem Stromsparprozessor C7 tritt Via Technologies gegen Intel & Co an. Das Unternehmen will den Prozessor in Notebooks und Despktop-PCs mit kleinem Formfaktor unterbringen.
Drop-in T1/E1 media gateway fits on 6U CompactPCI board
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
Performance Technologies' MG6000 T1/E1 Media Gateway delivered in a 6U CompactPCI form factor combines media and voice processing, network access and signaling components as turnkey drop-in for media gateway functionality.
LabVIEW Module brings DSP tools to engineering students
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Targeting engineering students who need a hands-on approach to learning key digital signal processing techniques, National Instruments has introduced its LabVIEW DSP Module.
Acer's Stan Shih plans Indo-Taiwanese JVs, report says
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Stan Shih, the co-founder and chairman emeritus of The Acer Group of Taiwan, has said he plans to start multiple joint-venture companies in partnership with Indian software firms, aiming to make digital products for the home and office markets globally.
Ricoh offers low noise LDOs with very low on-resistance
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Ricoh announces the R1172x and R1173x low noise LDOs with a very low on-resistance level. The two parts are the most powerful LDOs in Ricoh's product range and are available in adjustable or fixed output voltage versions.
Laird's thermally conductive pads eliminate air gaps between hot components
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Laird Technologies introduces the T-gon CP200 and CP230 mid-grade thermally conductive insulator pads. They target a wide variety of electronic applications, enhancing heat transfer and promoting cooling by eliminating air gaps between hot components such as power semiconductors and heat sinks or housings.
3D Plus introduces a 1 Gbit DDR SRAM in small FBGA ball-out
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3D Plus introduces the MMDD04256402BTZ, a high speed, highly integrated DDR Synchronous Dynamic RAM memory containing 1,073,741,825 bits.
Melexis introduces a sensor interface IC for automotive applications
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Melexis introduces a versatile, fully integrated and programmable sensor interface solution for automotive and industrial applications. The MLX90320 provides amplification, calibration and temperature compensation for virtually all kinds of resistive bridge type sensors including pressure transducers, strain gauges and position sensors.
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