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IEEE standardizes 'e' verification language
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The "e" hardware verification language developed by Verisity Inc. has been ratified as the IEEE 1647 standard, EE Times has learned.
TSMC: Consumer market, 90-nm driving foundry sales
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The industry’s insatiable appetite for consumer electronics and the trend toward 90 and 65-nm process geometries spells good times for the foundry industry, according to Charles Byers, director of worldwide brand management corporate marketing for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
ISMI to use 300-mm 'prime' as bridge to 450-nm
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The International Sematech Manufacturing Institute has agreed to pursue 300-mm productivity improvements as a bridge to 450-mm implementation.
Madhavan to keynote OpenAccess+ Conference
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Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan will be the featured keynote speaker at the Silicon Integration Initiative's eighth OpenAccess+ Conference April 11.
32-bit AVR processor targets multimedia systems for cell phones
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Atmel Corp.’s new AP7000 family of 32-bit processors integrate on a single chip virtually all the functionality required for multimedia systems that are deployed in cell phones and other infotainment systems. Packed into the chip are two Ethernet MACs, USB with On-chip PHY and LCD Controller.
Controller enables systems to meet EPA Energy Star standby power requirements
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Texas Instruments unveils an energy-saving chip for consumer electronics and AC adapters
Rabbit MPU integrates 10Base-T Ethernet, hardware DMA, 16-bit memory device support
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Rabbit Semiconductor’s Rabbit 4000 microprocessor integrates 10Base-T Ethernet, hardware DMA and 16-bit memory device support.
Renesas signs up for PowerVR SGX graphics core
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Imagination Technologies Group plc, a licensor of graphics processor designs, has said that Japan’s Renesas Technology Corp. has licensed one of the PowerVR SGX graphics and video processing core family members under a multiple-use license arrangement.
Webcast shows how to optimize power in low power wireless systems
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Here's your chance to sign up for a free web lesson on how to optimize power in your low-power wireless designs.
EU reportedly okays Sony, NEC optical disk JV
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European Union regulators have given clearance to Japan-based Sony and NEC to set up an optical disk drive joint venture, according to an Associated Press report.
French chip market grew by 5.1% in Q4
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After sustained growth over the past year, the French semiconductor market ended 2005 on a positive note.
100-V power MOSFETs bring yet more economy
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Infineon says its OptiMOS 2 family of 100-volt MOSFETs, 20-strong now and 40 more expected shortly, can reduce switching losses by 20 percent, and parts count in a switched mode supply by 30 percent, as compared to traditional solutions.
Triple-voltage supervisor is very low power
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Austriamicrosystems' AS1920/AS1922, touting a power dissipation of just 6.5 microamps, is a triple-voltage supervisor IC for microprocessor-based systems.
Synopsys on track for solid quarter, says de Geus
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With a $1.9 billion backlog in orders, the near-term outlook for electronic design automation vendor Synopsys Inc. looks strong, according to its chairman and chief executive Aart de Geus.
Commentary: Qimonda has to cope with uncertainty
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Despite the fact that the memory business was considered Infineon's problem child, Qimonda, the memory subsidiary of the German chip giant set to begin operations on May 1, has a chance to make its way in the memory market. But there are still many uncertainties to overcome, not least surrounding its still uncertain initial public offering of shares.
Aeroflex's portable 1-GHz test set features color display
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The 2944B comes equipped with the tools and capabilities to efficiently perform testing, fault diagnosis and installation at an affordable price.
RoHS-compliant LEDs target automotive backlighting
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Vishay Intertechnology has developed the VLM series of high-intensity surface-mount LEDs as the RoHS-compliant version of its existing TLM series.
Chokes improve signal integrity for CAN-BUS networks
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BI Technologies has designed a series of surface-mount common mode chokes to filter signals for automotive CAN-BUS applications. The HM67 series has been approved by major automakers for bus and communication systems.
LED block offers modular design
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Offering a building-block approach to solid-state lighting, Bivar has introduced a 1-watt LED block series with optional configurations for power, lighting styles and mounting methods.
Bluespec switches to assembly language development environment!
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Bluespec has made a bold move by abandoning high-level software languages for its internal development of tools and has switched, instead, to assembly language.
Toshiba unveils HD DVD player as market battle begins
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Toshiba Corp. unveiled its first HD DVD player in Japan as the next-generation video format battle moves to the marketplace.
Indian design consolidation coming, say execs
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With about 125 captive and non-captive integrated circuit, board, and embedded design companies in India at present, a wave of mergers and acquisitions is being predicted by Indian semiconductor executives.
Les véhicules de nouvelle génération : Les conducteurs sont en option
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L’équipe derrière Stanley, la voiture qui a gagné la course de véhicules autonomes 2005 de la Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency sur 212 km est de nouveau au travail. D’ici 2008, le groupe de l’Université de Stanford devrait diriger son véhicule sans conducteur sur l’autoroute inter-états.
Cost-optimized DC/DC controllers boost TPS40K series
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Texas Instruments' newest additions to its TPS40K series include four cost-optimized DC/DC buck controllers that are suited to a wide range of applications.
KTF of Korea, NTT Docomo to cooperate on 3G
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KTF Co. of South Korean and Japan's NTT Docomo have launched a joint committee to boost cooperation on delivering 3G mobile communications services in both countries.
Analog signal processor doubles performance
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Anadigm released its third-generation lower power and higher performance dynamically programmable Analog Signal Processors (dpASP).
Infineon CEO argues for Qimonda Taipei listing
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Wolfgang Ziebart, Infineon Technologies AG chief executive, told journalists that, “Germany is not the preferred location for an IPO,” as he introduced memory subsidiary Qimonda.
ST : Espoir d’être le 1er fournisseur de semi-conducteurs en Chine
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STMicroelectronics cherche à devenir le principal fournisseur de semi-conducteurs en Chine, selon le dirigeant de la société dans la région.
Infineons Speichertocher wird als Qimonda selbständig
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Infineons bisherige Speichersparte wird am 1. Mai unter dem Namen Qimonda in die rechtliche Selbständigkeit entlassen. Wann und wo das Unternehmen an die Börse gebracht werden soll, ist weiter unklar.
Video decoders target security surveillance apps
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Techwell, Inc. unveiled two, four-channel NTSC/PAL video decoders with integrated audio analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, and a Motion Joint Photographic Experts Group (MJPEG) compression controller for multichannel digital video recorders (DVRs) for security surveillance applications.
Intel to take stake in Indian fab, says report
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Intel Corp. is expected to sign a deal to become a partner in a chip manufacturing project in Hyderabad, southern India, that was formerly associated with IBM Corp. according to a New Kerala report.
Infineon names memory company Qimonda
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Infineon has revealed the name of its memory subsidiary and reiterated that after its formation an IPO remains the favored way to separate it from its parent.
Intel apporte la « Communauté PC » au Mexique
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Intel Corp. a annoncé une initiative, baptisée « Discover the PC » (Découvrir le PC), visant à promouvoir l’ordinateur auprès des nations en développement.
Intel créé un fonds de capital-risque au Brésil
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Intel Capital, la branche d’investissement du fournisseur de semi-conducteurs Intel Corp., a créé un fonds de capital-risque de 50 millions de dollars afin de promouvoir la croissance technologique au Brésil.
TI ouvre un centre de recherche en Corée
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Texas Instruments Inc. a ouvert un centre de recherche sur les technologies sans fil axé sur les communications multimédias mobiles à Séoul, en Corée, le mardi 28 mars. Ce centre devrait employer 75 chercheurs.
Analog switchlösning för handportabla produkter
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Mobiltelefonens många olika funktioner som kamera, spel, FM-radio, TV och MP3-spelare har ställt analoga switchar i fokus. Dessa kan nämligen minska den totala kostnaden genom att högtalarna eller anslutningarna delas av olika applikationer. Här beskriver Jeff Ju och Gerald Johnston vid Fairchild Semiconductor hur moderna switchkretsar löser situationen elegant.
Stegdämpare som monolitisk CMOS-krets
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Två nya monolitiska kretsar är stegvis, digitalt inställbara dämpare för 50 respektive 75 ohm. Ray Baker och Rodd Novak, (vice-vd, marknadsföring och affärsutveckling) från Peregrine Semiconductor beskriver här konstruktionsmetoden, RF CMOS-processen och prestanda för dessa kretsar.
RF Micro consacre 80 M$ à l’expansion d’une usine
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RF Micro Devices, fournisseur de circuits intégrés RF pour applications de communications sans fil, a indiqué qu’il consacrerait 80 millions de dollars à l’expansion de son site de fabrication de plaquettes à Greensboro, en Caroline du Nord. RF Micro espère ainsi créer 300 nouveaux emplois.
Synplicity kehrt ASICs den Rücken
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Die Abkündigung von LSI Logics ASIC-Plattform 'RapidChip' hat Konsequenzen im Markt: Jetzt zieht sich der Softwareanbieter Synplicity aus dem Markt für Design und Verifikation von ASICs zurück.
IBM, Chartered und Samsung bringen gemeinsame DFM-Plattform
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Mit einer gemeinsamen DFM-Plattform wollen die Chiphersteller Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, IBM und Samsung die Einführung der 65-Nanometer-Technologie vorantreiben. Das Trio stellt damit Interessenten eine breite Palette von Produkten für das Chipdesign zur Verfügung. Ziel ist die Verbesserung der Chipausbeute durch kosntruktive Maßnahmen bei der Entwicklung der Schaltkreise.
Nokia revoit ses prévisions de ventes de portables
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Nokia a révisé ses prévisions de croissance sur le marché mondial des combinés à l’heure où la demande croît en Chine, en Inde et dans d’autres pays en développement.
Intel brings 'community PC' to Mexico
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Intel Corp. announced its so-called "Discover the PC" initiative in an effort to propel the computer in developing nations.
Network interface chip to stimulate volume 10-GbE deployment
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NetXen Inc. has developed a family of multi-protocol, intelligent network interface controllers (NIC) that are aimed at facilitating widespread deployment of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology in datacenter networks.
Stratix II GX FPGAs shipping in volume
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Altera Corp. is shipping the Stratix II GX EP2SGX90E device and accompanying development kit. Featuring 12 transceivers and 90,960 equivalent logic elements (LEs), the EP2SGX90E device is the first member of the Stratix II GX FPGA family to ship to customers.
Multi-LED driver touts tight programmability
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Catalyst Semiconductor's LED driver, the CAT3626, is a 1x/1.5x charge pump with precision current-setting capabililties to serve applications from display backlighting to RGB/flash in cell phones and digital cameras.
Resistors handle higher energy for surge protection
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Ohmite Manufacturing said the TFS series thick-film resistors absorb much more energy compared to standard film resistors, making them suitable for medical surge protection applications.
Opto to surpass discrete ICs in 2006
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For the first time in history, the optoelectronics market this year is projected to surpass the discrete semiconductor business and become the second largest segment in the semiconductor industry behind integrated circuits, according to IC Insights Inc.
SEZ sees delivery delays in Q1
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Amid delivery delays in the first period, the SEZ Group said that sales were 80.2 million Swiss Francs ($61.9 million) in the fourth quarter, up 7.2 percent sequentially.
Synplicity cuts structured ASIC tools, 8% of workforce
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Synplicity said it would phase out its cell-based and structured ASIC design tools and reduce its global workforce by roughly 8 percent, or about 24 positions.
ATI posts record sales
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ATI Technologies Inc. said revenues for the second quarter were $672 million, a new company record and a 14 percent increase relative to the first quarter of fiscal 2006.
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