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Altis being sold to Russian state-owned arms exporter, says report
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Altis Semiconductor SA, the French joint-venture semiconductor company that it was announced would be sold by IBM and Infineon to Advanced Electronic Systems AG (Zurich, Switzerland), will come under the control of Rosoboronexport, the Russian state-owned arms export company, according to a Kommersant report.
Small 20W dc-dc converters fit the standard footprint
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
The Traco TEN20WIN series of 20W dc/dc converters will find wide application in areas such as telecoms, datacoms, industrial process control systems and portable battery-operated equipment.
GPS antenna module meets high end demands
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The A1035-D is the optimized combination of Tyco Electronics’ GPS receiver module A1080-A with a 3dB-gain patch antenna.
Overcoming the challenges of verification
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As system-on-chip designs become ever more complex, verification remains the critical challenge. The effort put forth on implementing a verification plan accounts for nearly two-thirds of the overall chip design effort, yet we continue to see teams delivering chips late and missing projected tapeouts.
MCUs add flash, cut power budgets
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To help OEMs expand into new embedded markets without having to allocate valuable capital in software rewrites or convert to a new architecture, microcontroller vendors are developing product strategies that include building parts that consume less power, include a larger amount of on-chip flash memory, deliver multicore architectures and offer higher integration.
MIPS-Chipidea merger's goal: 'virtual' SoCs
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MIPS Technologies Inc.'s $147 million acquisition last week of Chipidea Microelectronica S.A., a privately held supplier of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property, advances both companies' ambitions for transforming system-on-chip design.
Brazil treads tough terrain in quest to become IC design hub
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There is a saying among suppliers of semiconductors and other electronic products to the booming Brazilian market: "Miami is Brazil."
Computing's atomic age
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Today, even the highest-density hard-disk drives can use a million magnetic atoms to store a single bit of information. Now IBM's Almaden Re- search Center (San Jose, Calif.) has measured the ability to store a bit on a single atom.
Research mantra: Send money
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As soon as I see a news report that begins "According to a recent study," I begin to vacillate between stifled yawns and clenched fists.
Under the Hood: 1-Gbit DDR3 SDRAMs square off
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With the launch of Intel's P35 chip sets, the growing list of validated devices and AMD's planned support, DDR3 SDRAMs have become a reality.
p-OLED display maker expands Asian sales channels
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Plastic OLED microdisplay specialist MicroEmissive Displays (MED) has appointed another two partners in the Far East to serve its key Asian markets.
Deutsche Solarproduktion wächst rasant
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Deutsche Unternehmen sind maßgeblich am globalen Wachstumsmarkt für Solarzellen beteiligt. Nach einer Studie des Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft stammt jede vierte weltweit installierte Solarzelle aus deutscher Fertigung.
Innova Card opens office in Hong Kong
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Seeking to increase its presence in fast growing security markets, Innova Card, provider of secure hardware and software solutions for trusted terminals, has opened a sales office in the Sheun Wang district, in Hong Hong.
Unaveraged July chip sales soar 11.3% annually
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"Chip sales soar in July" was the title of a note sent to clients by financial analyst Bruce Diesen of Terra Securities ASA in which he discussed July figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization and raised his own forecast for the 2007 annual growth in chip sales.
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July
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The three-month average of global chip sales for July, was $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth, according to numbers from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, an annual growth of 3.5 percent.
NXP wins Samsung mobile phone design-in, says report
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Dutch chip company NXP BV is set to begin supplying South Korean consumer giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with an integrated circuit for inclusion in low-cost mobile phones in the fourth quarter, according to a Reuters article that referenced Frans van Houten, CEO of NXP, as its source.
Applied showcases large-area solar module production line
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With a new integrated production line for large-area solar panels, Applied Materials claims it can reduce the costs of photovoltaic system installations by more than 20 percent. The SolarFab Thin Film Line production system is presented at the European Photovoltaic Solar Conference presently held in Milan, Italy.
Plastic Logic amends management team
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In the run-up to its production launch, Plastic Logic has completed its management team. The company has hired a Vice President Manufacturing and a Director of Quality, both seasoned experts in the semiconductor industry.
Certification ISO d'une filiale de Memscap
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Le spécialiste isérois des MEMS (systèmes micro-électromécaniques) Memscap SA vient d'annoncer que sa filiale IntuiSkin, spécialisée dans les technologies d'analyse de la peau, a obtenu la certification ISO 9001:2000 dans un délai de six mois "sans aucune réserve, remarques ou non-conformités".
Umsätze bei Elektronischen Baugruppen ziehen an
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Die Umsätze der im Fachverband Electronic Components and Systems organisierten Hersteller von Elektronischen Baugruppen sind im 2. Quartal 2007 gegenüber dem 1. Quartal um 3,9 Prozent gestiegen, obwohl in diesem Zeitraum fünf Arbeitstage weniger zur Verfügung standen, berichtet der ZVEI.
DEK, BTU partner for solar cell manufacturing
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Semiconductor manufacturing equipment makers DEK and BTU International are joining forces to develop and supply solar cell makers with a turnkey in-line metallization process.
Un ex-dirigeant de TI entre chez Ateme
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Ateme SA, spécialiste français des technologies de compression vidéo embarquées (MPEG-4 / H.264), vient de nommer Manuel Rodrigues en tant que responsable commercial de son entité Electronique grand public.
Ten-dollar DaVinci does HD at 400 mW
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Texas Instruments has added to its DaVinci family of video-oriented chips.
Motherboard supports two quad processors
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9/1/2007   Post a comment
ITOX announced the introduction of the G7B630-NRM-G motherboard supporting Intel Core 2 Quad processors.
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