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Second-half preview: IC market wakes up
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After flat-to-down growth in the first half of 2005, the semiconductor industry is projected to wake up from its lingering lull in the second part of this year.
Juniper's Heckart joins Microsoft TV effort
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Microsoft TV has hired away Juniper Network Inc.'s Christine Heckart to be its general manager of marketing.
Magnum completes acquisition of Cirrus' digital video line
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Magnum Semiconductor has completed its acquisition of Cirrus Logic's digital video product line assets.
Cirrus Logic closes sale of digital video product line assets
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This looks like it could be a subject of column: Cirrus Logic has had quite a number of "false starts" over the years. Digital video may be one of them. Intersil did well to focus on analog and mixed-signal building blocks. Will the market be as kind to Cirrus. Stay tuned...
Tiny EMI filters protect wireless handsets
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California Micro Devices has developed a new family of packaged Centurion Application Specific Integrated Passive (ASIP) electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter arrays that feature high-performance EMI filtering and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in a small 0.4-mm pitch TDFN package, which is about a 42% space savings compared to existing 0.5-mm pitch TDFN packages.
Dual-CCFL inverter lights up super bright 12-, 15-inch displays
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Taiyo Yuden's KLS-150A is a compact single-board DC/AC inverter for driving two cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) in backlighting applications for selected Sharp and Optrex liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Typically suited to medical and industrial equipment requiring super-bright, high-visibility displays, it's rated for operation in harsh environments (0 to +60°C).
AU Optronics acquires IBM LCD patents
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Taiwan-based Liquid crystal display supplier AU Optronics Corp. has signed an agreement with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corp.), agreeing to acquire the computer maker's hundreds of global patents related to thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD technology.
Alliance adds ZDBs, NZBDs for industrial, consumer applications
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Alliance Semiconductor Corporation has expanded its Analog and Mixed Signal product portfolio with high-performance Zero Delay Buffers (ZDB's) and Non-Zero Delay (NZDB) Buffers.
8-bit MCU targets IR remote control applications
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ZiLOG is aggressively attacking the infrared remote control market for its 8-bit microcontroller line. Check out Marty Gold's review for details of the strategy and learn about several new devices for this market.
Couplers support cellular systems
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Designed for use in cellular systems, a new line of 4.8-dB hybrid couplers from Microlab/FXR span 700 to 2700 MHz.
Small form factor, low cost development boards available for i.MXL, i.MX21
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Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. has introduced two new low-cost i.MX Lite Kits, designed to provide a quick and cost effective method for software and hardware developers to evaluate the i.MXL or i.MX21 Applications Processors.
Digital amplifier board jams audiophile quality in a tiny package
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Flying Mole Electronics Corp.'s digital amplifier board features a built-in power supply and super compact size.
Upgraded switches yield improved performance and new package options
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Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. updated its legacy Hall-effect bipolar switches, unipolar switches and Hall-effect latches for improved performance and newer package options.
Baseband IC completes WiFi links
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Metalink has introduced the MtW8170 baseband device, which combines with the company's MtW8150 RFIC to provide a complete 802.11n WLAN chipset.
New Wave, Opto to market LED scriber tools
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New Wave Research Inc. and Opto System Co. Ltd. announced a cooperation to develop and market advanced LED wafer-scribing systems for semiconductor manufacturing.
Second-half preview: Flat-panel display makers roll dice on fab spending
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Market researchers expect demand for flat-panel displays to continue growing, but the unanswered question is whether a display industry capital spending spree to expand fab capacity will yield profits during the second half of 2005.
Advantest's chairman, CEO steps down
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Hiroshi Oura, chairman and chief executive of Japan's Advantest Corp., has stepped down from those posts.
Mikrocontroller mit Flash und LCD-Treiber
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Microcontroller, Flash-Speicher und direkte LCD-Ansteuerung kombiniert ein neuer Baustein von Toshiba. Damit sollen Entwickler unterstützt werden, die Produkte mit verschiedenen Varianten oder Field-Upgrades planen.
Stromwandler für komplexe Verhältnisse
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Für die Messung von Strömen bis 1000 Ampere hat der Schweizer Hersteller LEM eine neue Stromwandler-Familie entwickelt. Die Geräte kombinieren die Messwerterfassung per Hall-Effekt mit der Signalaufbereitung in einem sehr kompakten Gehäuse.
Advanced Energy, MKS Instruments name new CEOs
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MKS Instruments Inc., a provider of process control technologies, said that John Bertucci has stepped down as chief executive.
Actual 2005 DAC attendance down slightly
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General conference and exhibit attendance at the 2005 Design Automation Conference was down a little more than 1 percent from 2004, according to final attendance figures.
Molekulare Gatter erzeugen Photonen-Spin mit Chemikalien
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Das menschliche Auge besitzt Millionen winziger Fotorezeptoren, die chemische Signale aussenden, wenn sie von Photonen stimuliert werden. Durch die Umkehrung dieses Prozesses hat ein nordirisch-japanisches Forscherteam jetzt einen winzigen molekularen Transistor geschaffen, der unter Zugabe der richtigen Chemikalien Photonen emittiert.
Perspective d’un avenir austère pour les fabricants de photomasques
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Klaus Rinnen, vice-président de Gartner Dataquest, a prédit un avenir austère aux fabricants de photomasques et les a invités à trouver un moyen de capitaliser sur la prépondérance croissante de la conception comme facteur de différentiation au sein du secteur des semi-conducteurs.
EE Times' venture capital counter stands at just over $1.1 billion
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So far in 2005, up to and including Thursday June 30, EE Times has reported on 92 startup deals that have raised just over $1.1 billion from more than 200 venture capital firms and other investors.
Analyzer gets IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network capabilities
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Priced much lower than previous and competing systems, Wi-Fi test equipment vendor Communication Machinery Corp. is offering a new member of its existing EmulationEngine Family. It adds IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network analysis to the EmulationEngine.
Bare element resistor provides ultra-low resistance
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Ohmite Manufacturing Company has introduced two new families of four-terminal bare element resistors. The new 610 and 650 Series devices provide ultra-low resistance values to 0.005 ohms for relatively high-current requirements. Together with a radial Kelvin configuration and PC-board mounting, this makes the new devices suitable for current sense applications.
SmartSwitch adds RGB technology
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NKK Switches now offers its IS series SmartSwitch with RGB LED technology, which is said to allow design engineers to create virtually any illumination with one switch.
Upgrade unveiled for model-based comm design software
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Communications Blockset 3 is the latest version of The Mathworks, Inc.'s software for designing and simulating the physical layer of wireless and wireline communications systems and components.
On Semiconductor ferme une ligne de production et supprime 150 emplois
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En ligne avec sa stratégie de baisse des coûts, On Semiconductor Inc. envisage le transfert des activités de son usine de Malaisie à Phœnix, ce qui devrait entraîner la suppression de 150 emplois.
CMP company changes name to Entrepix
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Total Fab Solutions Inc., a provider of chemical mechanical planarization services, equipment and metrology, has changed its name to Entrepix Inc. The company (Tempe, Arizona) said it made the change to emphasize its focus on CMP.
Streit zwischen AMD und Intel eskaliert
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Zwei Tage nach seiner Klage gegen Intel vor einem US-Gericht legt AMD noch eins drauf: Jetzt zerrt der Prozessorhersteller seinen großen Rivalen auch in Japan vor den Kadi. Intel gibt öffentlich kontra.
Mobile phone production accelerates in Q2, says iSuppli
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6/30/2005   1 comment
After suffering the typical seasonal slowdown in the first three months of the year, mobile-phone unit production will rise sequentially in the second quarter and for the remainder of 2005, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
FSI improves cleaning for 65-nm, 45-nm manufacturing
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FSI International Inc. has improved cleaning processes for the 65- and 45-nanometer manufacturing nodes to exceed the guidelines from the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) on material loss, the company said.
Altera, InterNiche and MorethanIP Team on Reference Design
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A networking reference design for Altera's Nios II delivers 60 Mbits of throughput via TCP/IP over a 100-Mbit link for embedded applications requiring high-throughput network connectivity.
Generationswechsel bei Siemens Österreich
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An der Spitze der Siemens AG Österreich löst Brigitte Ederer den langjährigen Vorstandsvorsitzenden und Generaldirektor Albert Hochleitner ab. Neu in den Vorstand aufgenommen wird Alfred Ötsch, der zurzeit im Siemens-Bereichsvorstand Automation and Drives tätig ist.
India's TCS inked for Chinese software venture
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India Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of India's leading software export services companies, has announced a joint venture with the Chinese government and Microsoft Corp. to set up a new entity to address Chinese software and global market needs.
Vogt Witten ist pleite
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Der Elektronik-Dienstleister Vogt electronic Witten GmbH hat erwartungsegmäß Insolvenz angemeldet. Vor einer Woche hatte der Mutterkonzern Vogt Electronic AG seine finanzielle Unterstützung eingestellt.
MP3-Käufer bremsen NAND-Markt aus
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Zusammengebrochen ist er nicht, der bis vor kurzem noch heiß gelaufene Markt für NAND-Speicherbausteine. Aber die Nachfrage nach MP3-Playern ist drastisch zurückgegangen – und das bringt die Flash-Hersteller jetzt in arge Nöte.
Réponse du DG d’Intel à AMD : La société ne changera pas ses pratiques commerciales
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Deux jours après qu’Advanced Micro Devices Inc. a porté plainte contre Intel Corp. pour pratiques déloyales, le Président-directeur général d’Intel, Paul Otellini, rétorque. Il stipule que sa société ne changera pas ses pratiques commerciales et s’attend à une décision de justice en sa faveur.
Machine tool maker plans semi equipment move, says report
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Kao Fong Machinery Co. Ltd., one of Taiwan's leading manufacturers of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, is to move into the production of semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Nikon debuts first hyper NA immersion litho system
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Seeking to take the technical lead in lithography, Nikon Corp. rolled out what the company claims is the world's first hyper numerical aperture (NA) immersion system for volume chip production.
AMD keeps up pressure on Intel with Japanese lawsuits
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is keeping up the legal pressure on rival Intel Corp., filing two lawsuits for damages in Japan alleging violations of Japan's Antimonopoly Act.
Philips starts 65-, 90-nm chip design in India
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European consumer electronics giant Royal Philips Electronics has said it is starting work on 65- and 90-nanometer chip design at its Bangalore development center, aimed at the next-generation of consumer chips including those based on its Nexperia platforms.
Motorola acquiert l’équipe de R&D et le portefeuille d’IP de Sendo
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Motorola Inc. a indiqué l’acquisition d’actifs de Sendo Ltd., fabricant britannique de combinés mobiles.
Freescale beteiligt sich an europäischem 45-nm-Gate-Stack-Projekt
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Freescale Semiconductor hat sich Europas ehrgeizigem NanoCMOS-Projekt angeschlossen. Forschungsschwerpunkt des Projekts sind Fertigungsverfahren für 45-nm-CMOS-Logikschaltungen.
Philips zeigt bildgebendes Verfahren auf Magnetbasis
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Interessante Anwendungen in Medizintechnik und Materialforschung könnten sich für eine neue bildgebende Technik namens Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) ergeben. Wissenschaftler des niederländischen Philips-Konzerns haben jetzt die Realisierbarkeit dieser Technologie nachgewiesen.
Low-profile memory modules come in 512-Mbyte and 1-Gbyte densities
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Micron Technology Inc. has introduced very low-profile (VLP) memory modules in 512-Megabyte and 1-Gigabyte densities for rack-mounted blade server applications.
Low-cost CAN transceiver tailored for 12-V and 24-V systems
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AMI Semiconductor is sampling a controller area network (CAN) transceiver called the AMIS-4270 that acts as the interface between two physical CAN lines for 12- and 24-Volt systems.
16-bit expanders offer cost-effective approach to increasing I/O capabilities
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To help designers save development time and cost, Microchip Technology Inc. has designed a pair of 16-bit I/O expanders to provide system I/O expansion through existing microcontroller serial ports.
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