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A disciplined Linear defies downturn
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It's no exaggeration to say Linear Technology Corp. has all the bases covered. Name an electronics market" automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, or military" and the supplier of the high-performance analog ICs is there, in many cases with single-source, high-margin products.
Intel dives into 90nm technology shift
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Intel Corp. is sampling the first processors manufactured on its 90nm technology process--the Prescott for desktop PCs and the Dothan, an improved version of the Pentium M chip for laptops, the company said last week.
China's Dawning moving fast on supercomputer project
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The drive to put China on the supercomputing map may bear fruit early next year, when one of China's top server makers wraps up work on a system that will run at maximum speeds exceeding 10 trillion floating-point operations per second.
Why EDA shouldn't ignore FPGAs
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With the decline in ASIC design starts, and growth in FPGAs, ignoring FPGAs is a risky business. EDA solutions developed specifically for FPGA design could obsolete ASIC technology for most standard products.
New Power Modules Include Supply Voltage Sequencing and Margin Test Capabilities
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Power supply systems for the latest digital signal processors (DSPs) and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are required to manage how multiple output voltages rise after input power is applied. These supplies must also be capable of starting up into pre-existing output voltages. Another requirement gaining in popularity is supply voltage margining. . This article describes features and provides examples of how modules from TI are able to meet the latest power system requirements w
Wi-Fi chip tags dropping, but technology yet to take hold
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Prices for 802.11 (Wi-Fi) chips and gear are dropping rapidly as the number of public wireless LAN hot spots increases. But the technology has yet to gain critical mass either for consumers or carriers, according to executives at the Telecosm 2003 conference, held last week in Squaw Valley, Calif.
Line forms in the rear
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Allocation may be the electronics industry's dirty word, but under current conditions some major component makers are not at all inhibited about using it.
Elpida to run NEC fab in Hiroshima
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Elpida Memory Inc. last week said that it will take over management of NEC Corp.'s 200mm-wafer fab in Hiroshima, which had been serving as a foundry supplying DRAMs to Elpida. The company last week also introduced a 512-Mbit DDR400 SDRAM and 1Gbyte PC-3200 DIMM employing the high-speed memory chip.
LCD suppliers bettering performance of color screens
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As demand for high-content color displays in PDAs and mobile handsets grows, LCD makers continue to add new products to improve viewability while reducing size and simplifying integration.
NTT takes the rough out of diamond IC
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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) has developed a diamond semiconductor that operates at an 81GHz frequency, more than twice the speed of preceding chips and enabling for the first time amplification in a millimeter wave band of 30 to 300GHz, according to the company.
InPhi's indium phosphide chips designed for 10-, 40Gbit range
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InPhi Corp. has introduced indium phosphide (InP) products for duo-binary encoding of optical signals and 2:1 selection of return-to-zero signaling in ultralong-haul networks.
SEC mounts accounting offensive
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The impending enforcement of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 could trigger an IT spending spree among publicly traded high-tech companies that will soon become legally obligated to keep a better accounting of their business processes and procurement habits.
Market recovery will entail major IC design shift
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For seven years, a small but devoted band of chief executives, investors, and technophiles has gathered in the Indian-summer shadows of this Olympic ski resort to divine the future of the communications industry. Their latest assessment? The market recovery looks real, but a generational change in chip design looms.
Disk drive sector stages a comeback
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A recent growth spurt in the cyclical disk drive industry has slowed price erosion, tightened supplies of some drives, and is leading industry observers to warn that OEMs could have a difficult time meeting consumer demand for the holiday season.
European chipmakers anticipate flat TV craze
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In the buildup last week to Europe's largest consumer electronics show, the product category generating the most buzz was one that's going flat--that is, flat-screen. The venerable TV is seeing a spike in consumer demand, generated not by the arrival of terrestrial digital broadcasts or interactive applications, but by the platform's migration to the LCD panel.
Infineon macht Scheidung von Mosel Vitelic perfekt
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Infineon hat die Trennung von seinem taiwanischen Partner Mosel Vitelic abgeschlossen: Das Unternehmen hat nunmehr die restlichen Anteile an dem Gemeinschaftsunternehmen ProMos verkauft. Eine Beilegung der Rechtsstreitigkeiten ist damit aber nicht verbunden.
Gemplus annonce le lancement de sa nouvelle plate-forme mondiale Webstore e-Commerce Platform
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Leader mondial dans le secteur de la carte à puce, Gemplus s'efforce de répondre au mieux aux attentes de ses clients et déploie un large éventail de solutions personnalisées. Aujourd'hui, la société luxembourgeoise annonce le lancement de sa plate-forme mondiale Webstore e-Commerce Platform. Son objectif est double : simplifier les flux d'informations propres au management et accroître la satisfaction des clients via un call-center dédié, un enregistrement des ordres sous 48 heures et un suiveu
Infineon vend la totalité de ses parts dans ProMos, joint-venture avec le Taiwanais Mosel Vitelic
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Fondé en décembre 1996 dans le Parc Industriel et Scientifique de Hsinchu (Taiwan), ProMOS Technologies unit les compétences technologiques d'Infineon Technologies AG en Allemagne et de Mosel Vitelic à Taiwan. Reconnue comme le précurseur de la fabrication de DRAM 64 Mbit en 1997, cette joint-venture a également été l'une des premières sociétés au monde à démarrer une fabrication de tranches de 300 mm. Aujourd'hui, tout est bien différent. L'entente entre Infineon et Mosel Vitelic n'est plus. Le
Intel läßt erste 90-nm-Prozessoren vom Band
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Intel liefert Muster seiner ersten Prozessoren in 90-nm-Technologie aus. Die Chips liefen bisher unter dem Entwicklungsnamen Prescott und Dothan. Bei letzterem handelt es sich um eine Weiterentwicklung des Notebook-Prozessors Pentium M.
Startup eyes hard/software presilicon validation
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A 15-person design automation startup staffed with verification veterans aims to make presilicon validation tools practical for the masses.
Grâce ses cartes à puce, Gemplus offre un accès à Internet sécurisé à l'Internationale Medienwoche
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Mettre en place un outil de communication Business-to-Business pour tous les participants : telle était la mission que le Filmboard Berlin Brandenburg GmbH avait confiée à Gemplus à l'occasion de l'Internationale Medienwoche Berlin-Brandenburg (Semaine internationale des médias de Berlin-Brandebourg), du 25 au 28 août 2003.
LTH på världsbästalista
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En forskargrupp vid Lunds tekniska högskola har placerat sig på världsbästalistan avseende programvarusystemforskning. En oberoende genomgång av antalet publikationer under de senaste fem åren i de sex mest välrenommerade vetenskapliga tidskrifterna placerar Lundagruppen på en mycket hedrande 15:de plats.
Intel targets Korea for home nets, wireless R&D
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Intel plans to set up an R&D center in South Korea focusing on wireless communications and home networking, acknowledging the huge strides made by the country in these application areas.
Startup applies DSP to compensation markets
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A Silicon Valley startup will demo a DSP-based platform that performs dispersion compensation at both the enterprise and metropolitan-network levels at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference here next week. Scintera Networks Inc. promises to have standard CMOS devices for 10-Gbit compensation. Initial production volumes are shipping now.
Intel und Legend kooperieren in China
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Intel und Chinas größter Computerhersteller Legend Group wollen ein gemeinsames Entwicklungszentrum für Heimnetzwerke und Sicherheitsapplikationen gründen.
China wagt sich an den Bau von Supercomputern
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Schon nächstes Jahr könnte auch China im Bereich der Supercomputer eine gewichtige Rolle spielen: Dann wird einer der größten chinesischen Serverhersteller einen Rechner mit mehr als 10 TFlops Leistung vorstellen.
Stühlerücken im Infineon-Management
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Infineons Geschäftsbereich Sichere Mobile Lösungen (SMS) hat einen neuen Chef. Gleichzeitig meldet das Unternehmen Umbesetzungen und organisatorische Veränderungen im Personalbereich.
Weiße LEDs auf dem Weg in Auto-Scheinwerfer
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Weiße Leuchtdioden können nach Ansicht von Osram Opto Semiconductors noch in diesem Jahrzehnt in Autoscheinwerfern die Glühlampen ersetzen.
Kompakter PC für Steuerungsaufgaben
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Für den Einsatz in Maschinensteuerungen oder zum Aufbau kompakter Server ist der CP-Pocket von Kontron Modular Computers ausgelegt. Der Box-PC besticht durch raumsparende Abmessungen und einen günstigen Preis.
Motorola revend sa participation dans Symbian à Nokia
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Nokia rachète la majeure partie de la participation de Motorola dans Symbian plc et augmente de 19 à 32% sa participation dans l'entreprise concessionnaire de licences de logiciels dirigée par Psion plc. Psion portera sa participation à 31% dans Symbian.
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