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Viewpoint: Supersnoop wanted for intelligence on Apple
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9/2/2009   3 comments
Apple Inc.'s intense secrecy culture has helped it maintain a profitable stranglehold on its supply chain but while this strategy is beneficial to Apple it is a major constraint consumers, investors and suppliers must work to remove by actively and legally seeking intelligence on the company's activities.
Americas region is star of chip market recovery
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The Americas region achieved actual sales of $3.12 billion in July 2009, up 7.3 percent from the same month a year before, according to to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
Binder : Micro push pull connectors have 3 to 4 mm cable outlets
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The latest addition to the Binder push-pull connector family range is the 420 series with a 3 to 4 mm cable outlet.
Crossing names MacKnight as president, CEO
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Crossing Automation Inc. has named Robert MacKnight, the company's executive chairman, as its new president and CEO.
Tower raises Q3 revenue guidance on increased demand
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Loss making foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) has raised its guidance for third quarter revenue to between $77 million and $80 million. The company cited increased customer demand as the reason.
Des mémoires DRAM sans capacité de stockage
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Soucieuse de miniaturiser encore les mémoires DRAM, une équipe de l'Institut de Microélectronique Electromagnétisme et Photonique et du LAboratoire d'Hyperfréquences et de Caractérisation (IMEP-LAHC) propose un concept de mémoire MSDRAM, où la capacité de stockage est tout simplement supprimée.
July 'actual' chip sales fell 9.1%, says WSTS
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July's global market for semiconductors was $18.89 billion, down 9.1 percent from the $20.79 billion value of sales recorded in July 2008, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
Austriamicro : Rotary encoder IC suits automotive applications
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Austriamicrosystems’ AS5215 is a dual die automotive magnetic rotary encoder IC for safety challenging applications, such as electronic power steering systems.
TPEG traffic information encryption enables new business models
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TPEG traffic information systems could get a new boost by the possibility to encrypt traffic messages and thus making them receivable by specific target groups. OEMs and service provider could use the encryption to implement premium services.
SunPower solar cells to power world's largest solar catamaran
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SunPower Corp (San Jose, USA) is to supply solar cells to power a new solar catamaran for PlanetSolar (Geneva, Switzerland) which is expected to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Keithley : Source-measure suite targets photovoltaic testing
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Keithley has enhanced its popular ACS Basic Edition software, adding support for a broader line of source-measure (SMU) instrumentation.
Comment: Skype set to call the tunes again
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On-line auction specialist eBay managed to off-load a 65 percent stake in Skype for $1.9 billion. The price was better than anticipated, and equally surprising was the buyer, or buyers.
Indian semi agency links up with U.K. body
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India Semiconductor Association and the UK Trade & Investment have agreed to boost partnerships between semiconductor companies of the both countries.
Intelligent CANopen module for off-highway vehicles
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9/2/2009   1 comment
TTControl, TTTech's subsidiary specializing in electronic control systems for off-highway vehicles, has developed a CANopen based, modular solution for extending the number of I/Os in mobile applications. The TTC 36X aims at different kinds of control tasks in utility vehicles and acts as slave unit in a CAN-based network architecture.
Southampton university set to open nanoelectronics lab
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The University of Southampton's Nanofabrication Centre, which opens Sept. 9, is set to make possible within five years the manufacture of "universal memory" devices for industry, the university said.
Sony, Blu-ray group set to push on 3D
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The Blu-ray Disc Association is firming up plans to incorporate 3D TV content into the optical disc standard. However, the group gave few details of timescales or clear signals of which technology it would use to achieve this. And Sony is also set to announce a major push into 3D technologies.
Sales, profits fall at IQE in H2
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Wafer supplier IQE plc (Cardiff, Wales) posted a first-half operating loss for the first half of 2009 ended 30 June due to lower demand, but forecast a significant growth in sales during the second half and beyond as trading returned to pre-recession levels.
Suss launches 300mm test solution for 3D integration
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Targeting the fledgling market for 3D chip integration, semiconductor back-end equipment specialist Suss Microtec (Garching, Germany) has launched a probe station geared for electrical probing of stacked structures. The company claims it is the first such solution that can handle 300mm wafers.
NXP : Smart card reader targets pay-TV market
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NXP Semiconductors has launched the TDA8034 smart card interface – a NDS and EMV 4.2 compliant, cost-optimized solution for the pay-TV market.
Smartphones take over the lead in navigation platforms
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9/2/2009   1 comment
An improved feature set along with better software availability will help smartphones to pass Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs) in user acceptance, finds market research company iSuppli Corp.
Dutheil gets back to ST
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Once Gilles Delfassy becomes president and CEO of ST-Ericsson, on Nov. 2, Alain Dutheil will join the company's board of directors and return to his previous role as STMicroelectronics' chief operating officer.
STMicroelectronics : Battery monitor shows remaining charge time
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A battery-condition monitoring IC, introduced by STMicroelectronics, enables increased accuracy for ‘fuel-gauge’ style indicators showing the operating time remaining.
Delfassy named president, CEO of ST-Ericsson
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Wireless chip company ST-Ericsson NV (Geneva, Switzerland) has appointed Gilles Delfassy, a respected expert in the wireless industry, as president and CEO of the company, effective Nov. 2.
Medtronic starts trials for closed-loop brain implant
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Medtronic Inc. has started trials in monkeys of an implantable device that can automatically sense and respond to brain waves, research that promises new insights into how the brain works.
Analysts: Immersion litho tool lead times growing
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9/1/2009   Post a comment
Lead times for immersion lithography tools are being extended from approximately 9 months to about 12 months or more, thanks to aggressive tool buying by the likes of Samsung Electronics and TSMC, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.
Nanoscale laser harnesses plasmons
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What is being billed as the world's smallest semiconductor laser boasts a 5-nm active region that is 20 times smaller than the wavelength of the light it emits, according to university researchers.
Analyst: Freescale to sell 3G IP to Chinese firm
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Freescale Semiconductor plans to transfer its 3G cellular IP to Beijing Capital Semiconductor in a deal valued at between $30 million and $40 million, according to a market analyst.
July chip figures: What the analysts are saying
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9/1/2009   2 comments
Are we finally moving towards an IC recovery--or another dreaded dip?
Actel announces availability of RTAX-DSP prototype FPGAs
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Actel announced the availability of RTAX-DSP prototype FPGAs, said to enable hardware demonstration and timing validation of designs targeted to Actel's RTAX-DSP space-flight FPGAs.
Intel technology poses threat to SSDs
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9/1/2009   3 comments
Not long ago, solid-state storage drives (SSDs) were billed as the new ''killer app'' for NAND flash.
Greek design house helps Israel's Amimon
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Theta Microelectronics SA (Athens, Greece), a provider of design services and intellectual property, has designed a MIMO transceiver chip set for HD Wireless from Amimon Inc. (Herzlia, Israel). The chipet is now part of Amimon's product offering.
Freescale takes broad license on ARC's MQX software
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9/1/2009   1 comment
ARC International plc (St. Albans, England), a licensor of processor cores and associated intellectual property, has announced that Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (Austin, Texas) has licensed the MQX real-time operating system (RTOS) and TCP/IP software stacks.
Elpida to raise $844 million in new shares
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Hoping to weather the DRAM storm, Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. plans to issue new shares in an effort to raise up to 78.5 billion yen ($844 million).
Industry group launches USB 3.0 compliance testing
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A certfication program for USB 3.0 devices will allow manufacturers to test their products to ensure compliance with the new spec, also known as SuperSpeed USB.
IBM, Dalsa form 3-D R&D center in Canada
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Dalsa Corp., IBM Canada and the Universite de Sherbrooke have teamed up to become the founding partners in a new microelectronics innovation center in Bromont, Quebec.
EVE breaks the billion-gate barrier
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9/1/2009   1 comment
Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (Palaiseau, France) has introduced an emulation system that is claimed to support high-capacity designs of up to one-billion ASIC gates.
ReVolt Technology selects Portland, Oregon as US manufacturing center for rechargeable zinc-air batteries
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ReVolt Technology, LLC, a developer of innovative, rechargeable zinc-air batteries, has selected Portland, Oregon as the location for its US headquarters and manufacturing center.
Maxim : Stereo subsystem provides rich audio quality
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Maxim introduces the MAX9879, a stereo audio subsystem that sets new benchmarks for integration and performance.
Programmable LED blinker minimizes system power consumption, simplifies design
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Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced a programmable LED blinker, the FAN5646, which is designed to eliminate the need for a microprocessor to be in continuous operation mode.
Spectrum : Micro D-subminiature connectors have 9 to 37 contacts
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A line of small, lightweight, EMI filtered micro D-subminiature connectors has been introduced by Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products.
Thales launches technology prize for ideas from Scottish universities
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Thales UK has announced the launch of its second Thales Scottish Technology Prize. This year, the company is looking for creative and innovative ideas in the areas of data and image processing and their associated applications.
Technology said to cut cost of solar installations
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9/1/2009   1 comment
A power management startup venture promises to lower the installed cost of solar power systems and improve energy harvesting efficiency by up to 30 percent through technology said to allow easy connection of solar panels in parallel rather than in series.
Industry associations agree on smart metering standard proposal
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Three industry associations have jointly devised a proposal for a manufacturer-independent interface definition for smart metering solutions. The proposal comes in a moment when not technical but privacy issues dominate the market climate.
Put green R&D effort into photovoltaics, sensors and control, says poll
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9/1/2009   Post a comment
Keep working on improving on photovoltaic and solar cell efficiency if you want the best energy-saving return on R&D. That is the primary finding of a poll of EE Times Europe readers conducted during the month of August.
Soitec lance une émission d'OCEANE
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9/1/2009   Post a comment
Le spécialiste du silicium sur isolant Soitec SA a lancé une émission d'obligations à option de conversion et/ou d’échange en actions nouvelles ou existantes (OCEANE) d’un montant d’environ 120 millions d’euros.
Yageo : PIFA ceramic antenna suits compact mobile devices
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Yageo has released the 3216 PIFA ceramic antenna catering to compact mobile device applications.
Phoenix Contact : Bluetooth adapter enables wireless Ethernet
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The Bluetooth Ethernet port adapter FL BT EPA AIR SET from Phoenix Contact is a rugged and reliable “wireless Ethernet cable” to transfer control data to machine units that are either moved frequently or are mobile in rugged industrial environments.
World's smallest audio amplifiers aim to offer lowest power consumption, highest RF immunity
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Intersil Corporation has introduced two new audio amplifiers that claim to feature the industry's lowest power consumption, smallest size, and highest RF immunity.
Link Microtek : Coaxial rotary joint is circuit board mounting
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Link Microtek has introduced a circuit-board-mounting coaxial rotary joint. Featuring a wide operating frequency range of dc to 5 GHz, the AMCORJ-PCB-SCA1 device is designed to allow a coaxial cable to be rotated through 360 degrees while connected to a printed circuit board.
Kontron sets foot into Indian market
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9/1/2009   Post a comment
Embedded computer manufacturer Kontron AG (Eching, Germany) has announced to launch a sales and support center in Bangalore (India). With the move, the company hopes to tap the growth potential of the subcontinent.
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