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Flexibler Stromspar-Prozessor auf ARM-Basis
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Mit unterschiedlichen Betriebsspannungen von 3,3 und 5 Volt lässt sich eine neue Serie von 32-Bit-Flash-Microcontrollern auf ARM-Basis betreiben, die STMicro vorgestellt hat. Ihre Stromspar-Eigenschaften prädestinieren die Bausteine für den Einsatz in batteriebetriebenen Geräten.
Så blev Electronix Scandinavia 2006, men vem är Electronix-besökaren?
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Vem är Electronix-besökaren? Besöksrapporten som nu publicerats visar att det är en man, han kommer från västsverige och han sysslar med industrielektronik.
ErSol breaks ground for solar wafer fab
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
ASi Industries GmbH, a subsidiary of ErSol Solar Energy AG (ErSol), today (Sept 29) broke ground for its new production plant for monocrystalline ingots and solar wafers.
IBM 'fab club' narrows options for 32-nm
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Following its recent and big 45-nm process technology announcement, IBM Corp.'s ''fab club'' said that it is now narrowing its options for the 32-nm node.
STMicro could be next buyout target, report says
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Europe's largest chip maker could be the next target of private equity following the leveraged buyout of Philips Electronics' chip unit and the pending acquisition by a private equity consortium of Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Bloomberg report citing a report by Merrill Lynch analysts.
ESI posts gains; sees weaker quarter
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment supplier Electro Scientific Industries posted sequential and year-to-year gains in revenue and net income for the quarter ended Sept. 2.
Narrow-profile, wide-range DC/DCs deliver up to 288 watts
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Acopian's Narrow Profile series of single-output DC/DC supplies, available in over 150 models that provide from 3.3 to 125 volts, delivers up to 288 watts for applications where other supplies won't fit.
New VoIP Predictive Dialer and Gateway
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Interactive Intelligence has a new, all-software dialer.
Robot-"hjärna" klarar svåra uppgifter
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Antalet robotar som kan användas för interna transporter, utforskning av farliga miljöer eller för att assistera människor i diverse situationer förväntas öka markant under de närmaste årtiondena. Jimmy Pettersson har i ett doktorsarbete på Chalmers studerat metoder att möta behovet av "robot-hjärnor".
OCP-IP adds six members
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
The Open Core Protocol International Partnership, an intellectual property plug and play organization, announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics, Digital Media Professionals, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx and TrustIC.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
Ramtron's 512Kb FRAM offers high-speed SPI interface.
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corp.'s FM25L512 is a 512 Kbit 3-volt nonvolatile FRAM device with a high-speed serial peripheral interface.
Sony Ericsson, Fossil team up on Bluetooth watches
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Seeking to put a new twist on mobile communications, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Fossil Inc. separately launched a line of new Bluetooth-enabled wristwatches.
Lenovo, IBM recall ThinkPad battery packs
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
IBM Corp. and Lenovo Inc. are recalling over half a million battery packs for its ThinkPad notebook computers equipped with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corp.
Kommentar: Als Tiger gekommen, als Heuschrecke geendet
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Der Schock kam zur Lunchzeit: Als um 11:45 die Pressestelle von BenQ Mobile anrief und für 12:00 Uhr zu einer Pressekonferenz rief, war klar dass hier keine guten Nachrichten zu erwarten waren. Dass sie so schlecht sein würden, hatte sich niemand träumen lassen.
Protection devices safeguard low-voltage systems
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Semtech has released three single-line versions of its uClamp protection products designed for portable devices with low-voltage levels, starting at 3.3V.
Suppliers unaffected by BenQ Mobile insolvency
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
While BenQ Mobile's German management prepares to go to the insolvency court, suppliers rush to say that the move will not have a major impact on their business.
U.S. still top design influencer; China, India rising fast
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
The United States remains the dominate influencer on semiconductor spending through electronic equipment design, though China continues to be a fast-rising force, according to new data from market research firm iSuppli.
CMOS image sensors combine small pixel size, image quality for camera phones
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba has expanded its Dynastron image sensor product line with the addition of two new chips, the 3.2 megapixel ET8EE6-AS CMOS image sensor and 2.0 megapixel ET8EF2-AS CMOS image sensor SoC with an integrated image signal processor (ISP) for next-generation camera phones.
Agilent claims first PSP model extraction package
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, Agilent Technologies announced the availability of Pennsylvania State University-Philips model parameter extraction package for advanced CMOS device models.
Rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT6003 (single), LT6004 (dual), and LT6005 (quad) rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp in operation— a new benchmark for precision low-voltage devices and tiny footprint, according to the company.
Lite-On to license Cree's white LED patent
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Cree Inc. and Lite-On Technology Corp. have inked a license deal that improves both companies' ability to develop and market white LED-based products to backlight laptop computer displays.
Computer experts renew call for secure e-voting
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Computer experts again warned Congress that electronic voting machines remain unreliable and that a paper trail is needed to verify election results.
Intel and Volkswagen open the car for PC integration
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Intel is working with car maker Volkswagen to develop open standards for the integration of mobile and portable digital devices into vehicles. Intel's move is intended to be a "wake-up-call" for the entire automotive industry, a company spokesperson explained.
PCI multifunction board is high-speed, highly accurate
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
The DT-3034 high-speed, highly accurate PCI multifunction board features 32 single-ended or 16 differential analog inputs with 16-bit A/D resolution and an overall sampling rate of up to 500 kHz.
DIN41612 connectors eliminate fretting in mass transportation applications
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Hypertac’s range of DIN41612 (IEC60603-2) PCB connectors are ruggedised to satisfy the demanding requirements of transportation applications.
Intel unveils UWB reference designs
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has introduced Wireless UWB Link 1480 MAC (media access controller) silicon and reference designs for ultra-wideband host solutions.
Power-One acquires Magnetek's power group
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Power-One Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Electronics Group of Magnetek Inc., for $71.7 million in cash.
Spansion sells older fabs to Fujitsu
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Flash-memory provider Spansion Inc. said that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell a pair of older fabs to Fujitsu Ltd. for $150 million in cash.
AMD to supply processors to Chinese PC company
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
AMD Inc. and China PC supplier Founder Technology have announced an agreement to offer Founder customers systems based on AMD64 processors beginning in October.
SAIC plans IPO
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Military contractor Science Applications International Corp. said it will restructure and pursue an initial public offering of stock.
KLA-Tencor to restate results for nine years
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
KLA-Tencor Corp. announced that it will restate previously issued financial statements for a nine-year period to correct the company's past accounting for stock options.
Ultra-low-profile inductor fits into tight spaces
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
C&D Technologies has introduced a family of miniature, surface-mount, I-core power inductors for use in designs with restricted PCB space and height.
STMicroelectronics' ARM7 MCUs tout full-spec operation at 3.3V and 5V
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has extended its STR7 line of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the ARM7TDMI-S core with the launching of the general purpose STR750F family that supports full-spec operation at both 3.3V and 5V.
Saifun licenses NROM technology to NEC
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. has agreed to license its patented NROM technology to NEC Electronics. NEC has agreed to use the NROM technology to produce embedded flash memories, and pay Saifun quarterly license fees according to the revenues it will generate using NROM. Further financial details of the deal were not revealed.
Battery charger avoids charging defective cells
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
The DS2714 loose-cell NiMH charger detects and avoids charging primary alkaline cells, Lithium primary cells, and defective NiMH or NiCd cells. Designed to work with a regulated charge source, it can charge from one to four NiMH or NiCd battery cells, including the AA or AAA sizes typically found in many consumer electronics.
Power resistor delivers thermal efficiency
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
SMHP Series non-inductive power resistors in a surface mount package are rated up to 20 W. Housed in a small, thin TO-263 package thay are suitable for high density PCB installation.
EDGE transceiver has a digital interface
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has announced the Aero® IIed single-chip EDGE transceiver with a digital interface. The Aero IIed is fully compliant with the 2.5G DigRF specification version 1.12 and is pre-validated with leading DigRF baseband implementations.
Digi-Key to distribute Antenova antennas
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation is to distribute globally Antenova Ltd’s High Dielectric Antenna and balanced antenna technology, integrated radio antenna modules and gigaNOVA range of 2.4 and 5 GHz short range antennas.
BenQ Mobile Germany faces insolvency
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
With losses mounting, Taiwan's BenQ will stop investments in its German subsidiary, BenQ Mobile GmbH.
Småföretagare, tänk i termer om internationalisering
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Det svenska valet är över och alla undrar förstås vad som skall hända härnäst, om den borgerliga alliansen kommer att kunna genomföra det som utlovats. Löftet, att det skall bli bättre för småföretagare, är dock ett riktmärke som bör tilltala många elektronikföretag.
Intel taps Nokia for HSDPA in next gen mobile platform
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Nokia has developed a version of its HSDPA connectivity module that Intel will use in the next iteration of Centrino targeted at PCs.
VCSO is designed for high performance PLLs
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Crystek Corporation has released its Model CVS575 – a 622.08MHz Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator (VCSO) that is designed for high performance PLLs. It is an ideal choice for telecommunications application needing to meet low jitter generation requirements.
Half megabit FRAM facilitates increased data collection in meter applications
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corp. has expanded its portfolio of serial memory products with the launch of the FM24C512, a half-megabit non-volatile FRAM product with an industry standard 2-wire serial interface.
Thermal interface material has high bond strength
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
MH&W International has introduced KoolBond, a material that provides a thermally conductive interface while firmly attaching heat sinks to hot PCB components. It consists of a fine woven, nickel-coated copper fiber matrix with a high-strength pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) on the outside.
DVB-H receiver is designed for multi-standard mobile TV
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon has announced its Paradiso FS1030 multi-standard digital TV baseband IC, the first chip designed specifically for receiving mobile TV, video, audio and data services over multiple standards. The highly integrated chip supports DVB-H, DVB-T, T-DMB, DAB-IP and enhanced packet mode DAB. Paradiso is sampling to lead customers now.
32-Mbit Flash memory targets automotive applications
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has announced an enhanced version of its 32-Mbit Flash memory chip that is intended specifically for the automotive market. Offering high-speed memory access over a wide operating temperature range, the M58BW32F fits perfectly with automotive customers’ needs for powertrain and transmission-control modules, and for other high-performance automotive systems that use the latest generation of 32-bit microcontrollers.
Synchronous buck regulator includes two VLDOs
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3446, a 1A, 2.25 MHz, synchronous buck regulator with two 300mA VLDOs in a single monolithic IC. The input voltage range of 2.5V to 5.5V makes this triple output regulator ideal for single cell Li-Ion/Polymer, or multicell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH powered applications.
Qualcomm, Freescale, ASML are top-ranked company search queries
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm, Freescale and ASML, ranked in that order, are currently the three company names used most frequently as search terms in the EE Times Europe search engine. They have taken over from Infineon, NXP and Texas Instruments, which led an earlier ranking.
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