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Plastic field emitter could simplify display development
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12/30/1999   Post a comment
Electronic devices made from polymers could be used as broad-area emitters for a field-emission display and as an active matrix for driving it, said Liverpool University researchers. Their work is based on a polymer class called polyalkylthiophenes.
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Names Jackie N. Tubis to its Board of Directors.
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
Mountain View, CA--December 20, 1999--Semiconductor Equipment andMaterials International (SEMI) has announced the appointment of Jackie N. Tubis to its board of directors. ...
Mitel Semiconductor Appoints Pierre Nadeau VP of Communications Business.
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Ottawa, Canada--December 20, 1999--Mitel Semiconductor, a division of Mitel Corporation announced the appointment of Pierre Nadeau asvice president of its communications ...
CS VERILOG's ObjectGEODE Now Includes Test Generation, Model Tracing on Target, and Code Generation for OSEK.
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
Paris, France--December 20, 1999-- CS VERILOG releases ObjectGEODE version 4.1.2 for Windows. This new versionincludes:TestComposer for test generation. DesignTracer ...
AMI Appoints Gene Patterson as CEO and President.
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
Pocatello, ID--December 16, 1999--American Microsystems Inc. (AMI) announced that H. Gene Patterson has been appointed CEO and president of AMI. He formerly held the same ...
Startup APack offers chip-on-chip services
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
With line widths shrinking and total transistor count growing, communication between chips within a system is becoming the weak link in the chain. A Taiwanese startup has opened an advanced facility dedicated to emerging die-to-die packaging technologies that strengthen that bond.
Y2K puzzler: stock market
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ADI ready for the big leagues
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Siemens comm unit sues Qtera founders
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Y2K concerns minor for high-techies
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Chinese vendors carve role at consumer show
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Spurred by China's hopes for accession to the World Trade Organization, the country's top consumer electronics producers will march into this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas armed with the latest digital consumer technology and low-cost mass-production prowess.
Altera seeks TSMC's aid
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Philips' multiplexer line manages multiple buses
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductors has introduced a line of multiplexers designed for multiple system-management buses or multiple devices with the same address or different voltage levels.
Supervisory-circuits line monitors voltages to 1.2 V
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has launched what it calls the first family of supervisory circuits able to monitor core voltages as low as 1.2 V, such as those found in the newest digital signal processors, microcontrollers and microprocessors.
Low-dropout-regulator families expand
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. here and Micrel Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) have each unveiled low-dropout regulators.
Data converter firms carve out identity
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Competition in the monolithic data-converter arena intensified again this year, as some vendors attempted to one-up each other with analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters that offer more on-chip functionality.
SMD dc/dc converters crank up power
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
With telecom and distributed-power applications leading the charge, the surface-mount dc/dc converter industry is poised to jump to power levels unheard of only two years ago.
CompactPCI bus arrives for many board makers
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
This past year has witnessed a flood of new computer boards for the CompactPCI bus. Established CPU board makers expanded their product lines and a number of new players in both CPU and I/O boards got into the game.
Connector makers strive to smooth and simplify production process
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
Connector makers will begin the new millennium with a spate of interconnect solutions aimed at simplifying their customers' manufacturing operations-even, in some cases, while enabling more customization.
Judge refuses to block spread of hacked DVD code
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12/29/1999   Post a comment
A lawyer for the licensing agency responsible for DVD security asked a judge Wednesday to halt the spread of hacked code that can be used to thwart DVD encryption. The request came as part of a lawsuit by the DVD Copy Control Association Inc., which wants to remove from the Internet a small software program that can copy the encrypted video portion of a DVD disk.
Seeking the good old days
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JPEG2000 wavelet compression spec approved
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12/28/1999   Post a comment
The International Standards Organization's JPEG2000 committee has finalized specs for a new algorithm that compresses images up to 200 times with no appreciable degradation in quality.
Conexant buy solidifies position
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Korean board makers ramp up
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Leading board makers here are preparing to launch advanced production capabilities that focus on a handful of pc-board products, including IC packages and memory modules destined for Rambus DRAMs.
LEDs light up Times Square
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The Nasdaq is expected to light up Times Square at a 5:20 p.m. EDT ceremony today with a 120 x 90-foot display that lays claim to being the world's biggest. The display at Nasdaq MarketSite Tower consists of almost 19-million light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and covers roughly a 10,736 square-foot area, rising more than eight floors.
Samsung, Hyundai target litho technology
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12/28/1999   Post a comment
Rivals Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Electronics are embarking on a joint effort to develop sub-0.15-micron lithography techniques.
Micromachining to aid magnetic sensor performance
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12/28/1999   Post a comment
A technique for micromachining very deep and narrow holes in silicon is being applied to increase the performance of a wide range of optical and magnetic sensors here at NanoSciences Corp. In a new development program, the micromachine technique will be applied to building compact magnetic sensors.
Qualcomm to boost CDMA technology in China
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12/28/1999   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. is launching an effort here to help Chinese OEMs produce code division multiple access (CDMA) handsets and basestations for the local and global markets. The move comes as Chinese CDMA network operators slash prices on competing GSM networks.
Aldec offers Tcl/Tk integration tool
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12/28/1999   Post a comment
Aldec Inc. has rolled out Tool Integrator, a product based on the Tcl/Tk scripting environment that gives users a way to integrate third-party synthesis and implementation tools into its Active-HDL environment. The offering makes it easier for Aldec, which does not offer synthesis, to provide a more complete design environment for programmable logic.
Passives shortage persists
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