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Parthus Java deal gives access to Sun test and certification
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9/4/2001   Post a comment
Irish platform IP group Parthus Technologies has signed an agreement with Sun Microsystems that will see the two companies develop Sun's Java technologies for its MachStream wireless platform.
HP's shock $25bn Compaq buy gives it top spot in PCs
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The UK is braced to see whether it is affected by the 15000 job cuts that will result from the $25bn takeover by Hewlett-Packard of Compaq.
Trådlös LAN från Nokia i Kina
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NanJing TeleCom har tecknat avtal med Nokia om leverans av trådlös LAN-utrustning för NanJing International Exhibition Center.
AU-System nyemitterar
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Genom en riktad nyemission av 10 miljoner aktier à 8 kronor drar AU-System in 80 miljoner kronor i nytt kapital.
GaAs on silicon points to cheaper wafers for RF and optical networks
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Motorola Labs has developed a way of putting compound semiconductors onto silicon wafers that could slash the cost of RF and optoelectronic devices tenfold.
Hawking varnar för alltför smarta datorer
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Enligt fysikern Stephen Hawking är det i framtiden inte människorna själva som är det största hotet mot mänskligheten. Istället tror Hawking att det likt ett scenario ur en science fiction-film kommer från datorer med artificiell intelligens.
Simpson steps down as Marconi axes a further 2,000
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Marconi said this morning (4 September) that the company is to shed a further 2,000 jobs as the company struggles to reduce its #4.4bn debt burden and "develop a sustainable business model"
Hewlett-Packard will acquire Compaq for $25 billion
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Monday evening that it has struck a deal to acquire Compaq Computer Corp., creating an $87 billion computer giant.
HP to buy Compaq for $25 billion, report says
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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- In what could be a major blockbuster in the computer industry, Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday will reportedly acquire rival Compaq Computer Corp. for $25 billion in stock, according to reports from the New York Times. The deal--which surprised analysts and observers--could create one of the world's largest computer makers. The combined HP/Compaq entity could even make a major run against the likes of IBM Corp, the world's largest computer maker.
Viasystems to shut Tyneside plant and shed jobs in South Shields
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US contract manufacturer Viasystems is closing one of its UK factories, and cutting staff at another. A total of 875 jobs will be lost.
Call Accounting With Reach
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If communication means more than telephones, what does "call accounting" mean? Telemanagement vendors have some answers that add up nicely.
Hynix obtains partial rescue funding to keep chip maker alive
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SEOUL -- South Korean chip giant Hynix Semiconductor Inc. remains alive--at least for now. A financial advisor for cash-strapped Hynix here today reportedly arranged 500 billion won ($391.2 million) in funds to keep the chip maker afloat, according to a report from the Reuters news service.
Hitachi restructures with the loss of 14700 jobs
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Hitachi, Japan's largest electronics manufacturer, has announced 14700 job cuts and warned that it is set to make a £812m net loss for the year to March 2002.
Added value on the edge
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Lineo has begun integrating third party software solutions into the Lineo SecureEdge appliance development platform.
Wind River support for MIPS32 and MIPS64
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Wind River Systems released of version 2.1 of the Tornado II integrated development environment (IDE) and VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) for MIPS32 and MIPS64 processor architectures.
Roger RSD
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-blox, located in Thalwil, Switzerland, has developed a low-power and highly miniaturised embedded computer system called ROGER RSD with a high memory capacity.
Core competence
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64-bit synthesizable processor core with floating point to improve performance throughput in next generation consumer products, MIPS Technologies (MIPS) introduced the MIPS64 5Kf core at this year's Microprocessor Forum, and has been available since the end of June this year.
VoI processing power
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STMicroelectronics' STV0397 functions as an audio compression coprocessor and includes software for the ITU G.711, 0.722, G.723.1, G.726, 0.728, G.729A/B, and G.729E algorithms, as well as acoustic echo cancellation, DTMF detection and generation, and audio mixing.
Drop-in 64 bit PCI core
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Designers using high-density, advanced FPGAs with embedded PCI cores to design network routers, servers, multiprocessor computation engines, and EDP applications such as printers and peripherals can now move to an ASIC for volume production. The key is a new 64-bit/66MHz drop-in replacement PCI core from AMI Semiconductor (AMIS).
SuperH gives portable power
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Hitachi's SH7727, is the latest addition to the high-performance SuperH RISC engine family. The 32-bit RISC microprocessor incorporates a SH3-DSP CPU core and operates at a frequency of 160MHz/100MHz.
Cut price 8bit SoC
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Triscend has announced price reductions in June this year of up to 27% for its 8051-based E5 Configurable System-on-Chip product family, bringing some devices below $4.00.
Massively modular
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The first product to reach the market through the new sales agreement between Opal Group and Aspex Technology will be a high performance, flexible, scalable processor which gives superior performance for digital media appliances as well as in wired and wireless communications infrastructure.
Low power 32 bit CISC
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Toshiba' s TMP92CW53F and TMP92CW1OF microprocessors are based on the company's TLCS-900/H1 32-bit CPU core.
Low pin count server I/O
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National Semiconductor's PC8741x family of low pin count I/O products has been optimised in collaboration with Intel and a subsidary of Broadcom -- ServerWorks.
8bit micro with on-chip Ethernet
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For embedded applications designed around 8bit microcontrollers, a reference design from Triscend helps to remove the inherent barriers to Ethernet connectivity.
The bridge to Bluetooth
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Oxford Semiconductor has combined a high performance UART and a Compact Flash / PCMCIA interface on a single chip and handling a data rate up to 15Mbps in asynchronous mode, the OXCF950 bridge chip supports latest and future generation Bluetooth product developments.
Single chip termination
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Califomia Micro Devices Corporation (CAMD) has developed the PACUSB-U1/U2/U3, a USB (Universal Serial Bus) termination and filtering product, for use in PDAs, two-way pagers, and Intemet appliances.
Semcon varslar i Kista
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Telekomkrisen tvingar Semcon IT Consulting i Kista att varsla tretton av sina anställda.
'Basic science needs cash support too'
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The government's emphasis on areas such as bioscience and communications could lead to a weakening of the UK's basic science infrastructure, says David Leech, of EPSRC.
Nytt GPRS-kontrakt för Ericsson i Kina
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Ericsson har enligt ett kontrakt med China Mobile utsetts till huvudleverantör av utrustning för China Mobiles landstäckande GPRS-nätverk.
Monolithic microwave IC can be tuned for optical receivers
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Researchers from the University of Aveiro in Portugal have developed what they believe to be the first monolithic microwave IC tuneable active filter suitable for 40Gbit/s optical receivers
Microstrip antenna array suits broadband comms
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Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a low-cost microstrip antenna array for future mobile broadband communications
Ericsson speeds licensing of mobile technology to OEMs
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Swedish mobile phones group Ericsson is planning to licence more of its technology for GSM GPRS, EDGE and 3G mobiles to other manufacturers
Hitachi to eliminate 14,700 jobs, cut chip capital spending 57%
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Hitachi Ltd has outlined massive cutbacks in its businesses, including the elimination of 14,700 jobs worldwide--about 4% of its workforce--and restructuring of its trouble semiconductor division
Hitachi plans new general-purpose chip company while focusing applications ICs
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As part of a major restructuring of its chip business, Hitachi Ltd has announced plans to set up a new company to focus on general-purpose semiconductors
Monolithic microwave IC can be tuned for optical receivers
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Researchers from the University of Aveiro in Portugal have developed what they believe to be the first monolithic microwave IC tuneable active filter suitable for 40Gbit/s optical receivers.
Microstrip antenna array suits broadband comms
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Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a low-cost microstrip antenna array for future mobile broadband communications.
Laser that halves layers to be refined for telecoms applications
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US-based researchers from the University of Maryland have made a vertical cavity surface emitting laser that operates at 1.55µm, giving a power output above 1mW at 20°C. The team hopes to refine the device for telecoms applications.
Fusion energy race heats up with fast ignition
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The fusion energy race looks set to heat up following the successful demonstration of a concept called fast ignition fusion by a team of UK and Japanese scientists.
R&D tax credit fails to deliver
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There is growing criticism that the government's much-vaunted R&D tax credit is failing to deliver its intended incentives and promote innovation in the UK.
Stars could form from 3000 light year long 'bubble'
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A gaseous 'bubble' (pictured) 3000 light years across has been spotted by Nasa scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope.
UK demanding patent action in Europe
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The UK Patent Office is ready to bypass the European Commission to get a decision over the validity of software patents in Europe.
Confusion over green directives
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Two 'green' directives from the EU are set to clash and create a "logistical nightmare" for UK automotive electronics companies.
Voltage like water: Working with low-voltage op amps
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9/1/2001   1 comment
Cell phones, calculators and portable instruments opened the market for low-voltage op amps, explains op amp guru Ron Mancini. But using these low voltage gems typically requires considerable sacrifice in dynamic range. The trick, he says, is to pay attention to biasing and error sources - and not give up a millivolt.
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