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First Solar files for $250 million IPO
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First Solar Inc., a supplier of solar modules, said that it plans to make an initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock.
Alliance, AMCC, Focus, Isonics face delisting
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Four companies separately announced that they could be delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Bit-accurate C++ datatypes accelerate algorithmic simulation by 10-200x
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Mentor Graphics has announced the immediate availability of arbitrary-bit-width algorithmic C datatypes based on ANSI C++.
Enhanced power integrity tool claims 2X speedup
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Power integrity EDA tool provider Apache Design Solutions released an enhanced version of the company's RedHawk-EV full-chip physical power integrity tool that claims to deliver at least a two-fold improvement in runtime speed and 40 percent less memory utilization compared to the preceding version.
Enhanced power integrity tool claims 2X speedup
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Power integrity EDA tool provider Apache Design Solutions released an enhanced version of the company's RedHawk-EV full-chip physical power integrity tool that claims to deliver at least a two-fold improvement in runtime speed and 40 percent less memory utilization compared to the preceding version.
ViASIC introduces 2-mask standard-metal structured ASIC fabric
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ViASIC have introduced a new standard metal structured ASIC fabric intended for use in reconfigurable SOC designs.
Spartan recall could cost Xilinx $30 million, analyst says
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An analyst said Xilinx' recent Spartan-3 recall is a material issue and could cost Xilinx $20 million to $30 million in revenue.
SoftRISC's echo canceller software enables voice over Wi-Fi
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SoftRISC's echo canceller eliminates the need for separate DSP or AEC chips on CPUs.
Qimonda delivers DDR3 SO-DIMM samples to ATI for future notebooks
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Qimonda AG has delivered sample quantities of its new Double Data Rate 3 Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module to 3D graphics supplier ATI.
Putin targets nanotech for Russian growth
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Speaking recently to the Russian Parliament, President Putin set the goals for the development of science and high tech industries for immediate future.
Elekond develops novel tantulum capacitor
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Elekond recently developed a novel tantalum MOS-type capacitor chip designed for special-purpose electronic devices. It features protected structure, low impedance and leakage currents.
Ultra-thin tactile switches provide full illumination
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Touting a distinctive appearance and functionality, NKK Switches offers the JL series of ultra-thin, full-face illuminated tactile switches for human interface displays.
Circular I/O interfaces target harsh industrial applications
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Samtec rolls out its Acclimate IP68 sealed circular I/O interfaces for industrial or harsh environments.
Photovoltaic connection system expands configurations
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Tyco Electronics has expanded its SOLARLOK photovoltaic (PV) connector system with new junction box configurations and positive latching.
Firm offers two-mask standard metal fabric
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Privately held EDA vendor ViASIC introduced DuoMask, billed as a high-density, two-layer standard-metal fabric for building configurable system-on-chip devices.
KLA-Tencor discloses stock-option irregularities
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KLA-Tencor Corp. stunned the industry by acknowledging irregularities in its stock-option practices and said that it may need to restate its financial results for a certain period.
Inductors offer saturation currents up to 9.5 amps
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Vishay expands its IHLP family of high-current inductors with devices in a 2525 case size that offers a low 3.0-mm height profile and inductance values from 1 to 22 microhenries.
Second-half forecast: hang on to your hat
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We've dusted off our crystal ball again to provide some insight into where the industry's headed for the remainder of what is shaping up as a turbulent year.
Pushbutton switches offer blue and white LEDs
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EAO has added blue and white LED illumination options to its Series 84 pushbutton switches.
Protection device safeguards telephony and VoIP apps
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Raychem Circuit Protection's 2Pro series features integrated overcurrent/overvoltage circuit protection technology to prevent damage to telephony communications equipment from power surges.
Comment: RSA deal good for shareholders, bad for industry
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The security industry can't help but respond with trepidation to EMC Inc.'s $2.1 billion offer to buy RSA Security.
German industry, science community close ranks
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Five German companies and research institutes have announced to bundle their R&D activities in information and communication technologies. The initiative is intended to strengthen the competitiveness of the members.
Operators form group for 4G service
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Seven mobile phone operators are forming an industry organization to create a 4G mobile phone network standard that would complement the work of existing standards groups.
Toshiba to license Staktek's NAND flash
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Staktek Holdings Inc. has agreed to license its NAND flash memory stacking technologies to Japan-based Toshiba Corp., under an agreement that runs through 2008.
South Korea's RFID market to reach $500M, says report
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South Korea's radio frequency identification (RFID market will exceed $500 million this year, a major private RFID-related organization predicted.
Silicon laser harnessed
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UCLA researchers claim to have harnessed excess energy generated by a continuous-wave laser using a photovoltaic effect that converted heat into electricity to power a chip.
Chip broker completes turnaround
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After a painful restructuring process, chip broker ce Global Sourcing AG sees the turnaround as completed. In the first quarter of its FY 2006 ending March 31, the company achieved a thin operative profit.
Small adapter powers MPEGs, PDAs, and digital cameras
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Phihong's PSAA05A linear AC/DC adapter, measuring just 2.59-by-1.55-by-1.07 inches and weighing 3 ounces, delivers 5 watts for MPEG players, PDAs and digital cameras.
High density FPGA prototype for space-bound systems cuts design risk
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Aimed at space-bound systems, Actel's four million-gate RTAX4000S FPGA prototype enables designers to obtain the same architecture, density and timing properties, and packaging options offered by space flight-quality RTAX-S devices, without the added costs of MIL-STD 883 qualification and hermetically sealed packaging.
ce Global Sourcing sieht Trendwende vollzogen
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Der Chipbroker ce Global Sourcing sieht nach einer schmerzlichen Sanierung die Trendwende geschafft. Im ersten Quartal erzielte das Unternehmen, das früher als ce Consumer Electronics firmierte, einen wenn auch dünnen Vorsteuergewinn.
Xenitis chip factory budget mentioned in reports
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Xenitis Infotech Pte. Ltd., a maker of personal computers, wants to set up a chip manufacturing facility near Hyderabad, according to online reports out of India.
South Korea launches WiBro service
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South Korea launched its long-awaited commercial mobile WiMax service, the Ministry of Information and Communication said.
Tower raises $31 million for Fab2 investment
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Foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. has said it has raised 140 million shekels (about $31 million) in an offering of rights to buy shares.
University builds microscope for ultra-fast chips
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A research team of the Braunschweig university has developed a microscope for testing semiconductors at operating frequencies of up to 1000 GHz. The device generates images that combine the topology with the electrical activity of the chip.
Polysilizium-Knappheit bremst Chipwachstum
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Die weltweite Knappheit des Halbleiter-Rohstoffs Polysilizium könnte das Wachstum der Chipindustrie empfindlich bremsen. Das Markforschungsunternehmen J-Star Global befürchtet für das kommende Jahr bereits ein Nullwachstum in der Branche.
Elfa distribuerar Agilent
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Agilent har tecknat avtal med bland annat Elfa för sina test och mätprodukter. Elfa kommer att arbeta på den Svenska, Finska och Danska marknaden.
Micronas Chairman steps down
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Franz Betschon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG, has decided to step down with effect from end of June 2006. Betschon, aged 65, gave personal reasons for his decision.
Color sensor board measures active light sources
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MAZeT offers the color sensor board 'Colorimeter 2' which delivers the MTCS-ICs from MAZeT in a board level product. Colorimeter 2 is designed as a new hardware solution for the measurement of active light sources such as LED mixed color control.
Career Profile: Alex Shipp, Anti Virus Technologist/Imagineer
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If it hadn't been for an unexpected meeting with a former employer during a train ride in 1996, Alex Shipp's IT career could have easily taken a very different route.
NAND to invade PCs, analyst says
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The combination of Microsoft's forthcoming Vista operating system and initiatives sponsored by big-name IC suppliers like Intel and Samsung Electronics will result in NAND flash memory being designed as a cache between PC hard drives and main memory, according to a new report by market research firm Semico Research.
Renesas expanding Vietnam design subsidiary
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Japanese chip maker Renesas Technology plans to expand capability at its Vietnam design subsidiary, adding a new building and increasing the number of engineers at the site to 500 from 100, the company said.
LabVIEW voice blocks speed Blackfin development
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NCT is making its noise and echo cancellation libraries available as a LabVIEW block for the Blackfin processor. The move is intended to ease development of applications including mobile phones, radio systems, intercoms, hands-free kits and voice recognition systems.
Polysilicon shortages seen curbing semi growth
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An undersupply of polysilicon could cause semiconductor market growth to fall short of WSTS estimates this year and possibly stagnate in 2007, according to an analyst with Tokyo market research firm J-Star Global Inc.
Apple uncovers stock options irregularities
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High-flying computer/consumer electronics superstar Apple Computer Inc. is the latest company to be touched by the continuing scandal over historical stock options grants, saying an internal investigation "uncovered irregularities."
Ultra Clean buys Sieger Engineering
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Ultra Clean Holdings Inc., a supplier of subsystems for the semiconductor and flat panel capital equipment industries, said that it has acquired Sieger Engineering Inc. for cash and stock.
Color sensor assembly combines 64 photodiodes
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OPTEK's OPB780 reflective color sensor assembly combines 64 photodiodes to provide a programmable color output frequency. The sensor assembly gives design engineers the capability to sort or match surfaces by color.
OCXOs tout performance at a low cost
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MMD Components offers a series of low-cost OCXOs with an AT cut crystal design that gives designers OCXO performance at the price of a TCXO.
Altium offers 'drop in' tool for Nios II IDE
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Altium announced the release of a new Tasking VX-toolset for the Nios II family of embedded processors from programmable logic supplier Altera.
Buck regulator for portables offers four output-voltage options
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Semtech Corp.'s SC194A 1-amp DC/DC buck regulator provides a digitally programmable 1- to 1.8-volt output for portable applications.
Chip resistor operates up to 500 volts
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KOA Speer has introduced the HV73 series of high-voltage thickfilm flat chip resistors with a maximum working voltage of 500 volts.
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