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Standex Electronics : Magnetic reed switch is only 3.7 mm long
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7/2/2009   Post a comment
Standex Electronics claims the world’s smallest magnetic reed switch – measuring 3.7 mm in length.
Printed battery could power bank cards
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Researchers from Fraunhofer entity for electronic nanosystems (ENAS) have developed a battery produced in a serigraphy printing process. The battery could power bank cards or other slim application carriers.
US-Firma schlachtet Qimonda aus
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7/2/2009   Post a comment
Der Qimonda-Insolvenzverwalter Michael Jaffé hat einem kalifornischen Unternehmen den Auftrag zum Verkauf seiner Dresdener Fertigungsanlagen erteilt. Damit geht das Drama um die Verwertung der Qimonda-Assets in eine weitere Runde — gut möglich, dass es die letzte ist.
Update: Chip bans hit OEM plans
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7/1/2009   8 comments
Systems makers are beginning to feel the bite of a limited exclusion order prohibiting the import of chips from six companies found to infringe two packaging patents of Tessera Technologies Inc.
Firm to sell Qimonda tools from German fab
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The insolvency administrator for Qimonda AG has appointed Macquarie Electronics to resell select 300-mm equipment from Qimonda's wafer fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany.
Peregrine expands foundry alliances
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Continuing its fabless push, RF-chip maker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has completed the final qualification phase in the process transfer of its silicon-on-sapphire technology to foundry provider MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd.
DNP, MII devise nano-imprint mask technology
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Photomask giant Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (DNP) and nano-imprint lithography supplier Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII) have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement.
UART series features USB 2.0 compliant bus interface
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Exar Corp. rolled out what it says is the industry's fastest Full-Speed USB UART with up to 12Mbps serial data rate.
Indian design firms see uptick when recession ends
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7/1/2009   1 comment
The current global recession is driving development costs down, prompting many Indian chip and embedded design service providers to predict an uptick once the downturn ends.
Cinq projets de recherche du CEA à l'honneur
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
Cinq projets issus du CEA ont été primés lors du 11ème concours national d'aide à la création d'entreprise de technologies innovantes, orchestré par le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche.
Linux utility to write/read OMAP35x memory mapped registers
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
: In this latest update from the Texas Instruments e2e Community, Juan Gonzales describes a Linux utility that allows users to write/read OMAP35x memory-mapped registers on a Mistral EVM.
Real-time traffic info will become basic feature, iSuppli predicts
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
In times when traffic jams are ubiquitous, it does not suffice to have a navigation system in the car. Only in connection with a real-time traffic information service, navigation systems can prove their benefit. For this reason, the market for these services will explode, reckons iSuppli.
Philips Lumileds : PC amber LEDs deliver 70 lumens at 350 mA
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
Philips Lumileds has announced immediate availability of its LUXEON Rebel phosphor converted amber (PC Amber) LED which sets new performance standards for color stability and light output performance.
Des chercheurs révèlent des nanoaimants multifonctions
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Des chercheurs de l'Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay sont parvenus à assembler des molécules aimants sur des nanotubes de carbone.
Update: Startup deals slump in second quarter
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
The second quarter of 2009 was the worst for making money on venture capital deals in six years, according to a new study from Dow Jones VentureSource which said so-called liquidity levels for startup companies plummeted 57 percent to $2.8 billion in the last three months.
International Rectifier pays Vishay $30M to settle dispute
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. has paid $30 million to resolve a dispute over the sale of its power control systems division to Vishay Intertechnology Inc., ending a feud that boiled over following a hostile acquisition overture from the discrete and passives component supplier.
Dual white-LED flash driver maximizes picture quality in cell phone cameras
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
ADI's ADP1655 LED flash driver incorporates advances in transmit masking, current accuracy and LED grounding to ensure brighter flash, more reliable operation and smaller form factors.
16-bit octal SPI DAC achieves ±4LSB INL (Max)
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Linear Technology says its latest 16-bit octal digital-to-analog converter (DAC) offers ±4LSB INL maximum over temperature, a factor of three times better than the nearest octal competitor.
Will Teradyne enter DRAM test market?
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Will Teradyne Inc. enter the DRAM test market?
TSMC hit by yield issues, double ordering, says analyst
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is expected to exceed its second-quarter guidance, but there is ''increased concern'' over its 40-nm yields and a pattern of double ordering at the foundry giant, according to an analyst.
Oracle taps investors for $4.5B to fund acquisitions
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Oracle Corp. is set to sell corporate bonds worth $4.5 billion to investors as the software vendor moves to shore up its cash position following several huge acquisitions, including the pending $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc.
QuantaSol touts efficiency of single-junction solar cell
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QuantaSol Ltd., a developer quantum-well based photovoltaic technology and spinoff from Imperial College, London, has developed what it says is the most efficient single junction solar cell manufactured.
Siemens sprays organic photodiodes
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
Researchers from Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) have developed a cost-effective production process for organic large-area photo diodes: Instead of the usual method of casting or doctor blading, they succeeded in spraying the material.
Areva considers disposing of ST stakes
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Paris-based nuclear power giant Areva said it is considering disposing of its stakes in chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland).
Robots kick the ball for RoboCup 2009
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In Graz (Austria), the RoboCup 2009 robot soccer championship has started. From July 1 to July 5, robot teams from around the world compete for the cup.
Via Licensing signals progress with NFC patent pool
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
The formation of a patent pool for technologies related to near field communications (NFC) is gathering steam with one of the major players in the field, Via Licensing Corporation, signing up Motorola Inc. for its joint licensing program.
High power PD controllers address IEEE 802.3at PoE+ Standard
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced the LTC4269-1, LTC4269-2 and LTC4278, IEEE 802.3at compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE+) interface controllers with integrated switching regulators for high-power Powered Device (PD) applications up to 25.5 W and beyond.
Fairchild : Dc-dc converter extends talk time of 3G handsets
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Fairchild Semiconductor claims the industry’s smallest power management solution for the designers of 3G handsets and wireless datacards.
Wolfson taps former Nokia VP to lead sales
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Andy Brannan, a former VP at Finnish phone maker Nokia, has been appointed chief commercial officer at mixed-signal chip specalist Wolfson Microelectronics plc (Edinburgh, Scotland).
New family of LED drivers support small LCD screens
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a family of three new LED drivers that provide a cost-effective and small form factor solution for small LCD screens used across a wide range of portable consumer electronics, such as portable media players, personal navigation devices and digital photo frames.
Innovasic rolls pin-compatible x86 and x88 embedded processors
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Innovasic Semiconductor, a vendor focused on extended life semiconductors, has announced engineering samples are shipping for the IA186XL and IA188XL.
IC market 'surge' at hand, says analyst
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
The second half of 2009 will bring welcome relief to the semiconductor and capital equipment industries, according to market research firm IC Insights, which is predicting strong seasonal strength for electronic system sales, worldwide gross domestic product growth and continuation of an IC inventory replenishment trend that began in the second quarter.
Elpida walks away from Powerchip
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Japanese DRAM maker Elpida Memory Inc. is withdrawing from Powerchip Semiconductor Corp.'s board.
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