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M8/M12 cable connector systems target industrial automation
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ERNI has expanded its M8/M12 family of cable connectors with a wide selection of accessories ranging from ready-assembled connecting cables, distributors and adapters to components using quick-connect terminal technology.
Radio communication analyzers offer TD-SCDMA test options
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Anritsu Company has introduced three options for its MT8820B/MT8815B radio communication analyzers that allow for testing of TD-SCDMA 3G mobile terminals.
Simberian tool takes package design out of the cold
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Simberian has updated its Simbeor software tool for PCB and package designers by synthesizing differential via-holes geometry for impedance-controlled high-speed channels.
Epson, u-blox team up on GPS dead reckoning
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The Swiss GPS company has added Epson's XV-8000-CB gyro to the reference design based on its LEA-4R dead reckoning GPS module.
New video service will offer science papers, demos
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A new video service called SciVee will offer authors of peer-reviewed papers the opportunity to hawk their discoveries with video demonstrations.
LXI trigger device enables precise synchronization over LAN
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Agilent says it has launched the industry's first LXI Class B triggering device for precise instrument synchronization over LAN.
Kemet debuts MLCC with enhanced flex mitigation
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Kemet Corp. has expanded its X7R multilayer ceramic capacitor flex mitigation portfolio with the introduction of the FF-CAP that uses two existing Kemet technologies.
Intel devising new interconnect scheme
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Intel Corp. is expected to introduce major changes in its microprocessor lines, by rolling out a new interconnect architecture that replaces its current front-side bus technology.
News analysis: Dell's numbers remain a mystery
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If you want to determine Dell Inc.'s true financial condition, you may have to wait several weeks or longer.
Process migration slowdown hits foundries
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An investment banking firm has cut its estimates for Taiwan's two leading foundries amid 65-nm migration delays and lackluster growth seen for the second half of 2007.
Circular connectors meet rising performance demands
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With their metal housing and stainless steel push/twist locking ring, the Circular MT cable assemblies offer a more robust MT ferrule-based interface, compared to traditional ribbon-based optical connectors.
PCI module enables fast digital functional testing
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The PXI-based CompactTSVP production test platform from Rohde & Schwarz can now be equipped with an option that enables fast digital functional testing even in applications where large amounts of data have to be handled.
Syntune raises $7.1 million in Round B
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Single-chip tunable lasers and transmitters specialist Syntune AB has closed a second round of financing valued at $7.1 million almost three years after its financing round that raised about $6 million.
Low Noise 900 W configurable power supply is only 1U high
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Measuring just 1U high and 260 x 127 mm, the Xqite 900W modular power supplies have been developed for applications that demand low acoustic noise output.
Industrial MCU reduces Ethernet packet jitter
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In recent lab tests, Innovasic Semiconductor's fido1100 real-time microcontroller achieved a worst-case Ethernet packet jitter of only 130 ms.
High security lock switch has spring return for safe operation
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Lorlin Electronics has announced a new model in its DSL high security mains lock switch range. The DSL-SR offers a non-latching spring-return action intended for safety and security applications or where control by authorised users only is essential.
Sharp finally announces Blu-ray Disc player at IFA
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Sharp has unveiled its new BD-HP20S AQUOS Blu-ray player at IFA 2007 in Berlin, as the latest addition to its AQUOS home entertainment family. This powerful BD player provides high definition content in 1080p screen resolution, and features 24 frame per second (fps) capability.
Hynix to keep 200-mm fab, says report
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Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has scrapped a plan to sell its older M8 200-mm fab in Cheong-ju, North Chungcheong Province.
Chartered, university open lab
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Two Singaporean entities --Nanyang Technological University and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. -- announced the opening of laboratory venture.
For The Love Of Labor
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As Labor Day approached I got thinking I truly had no idea what the holiday meant. I mean, it marks the end of summer and the start of another school year (thank goodness). But I'm still not sure whether white shorts are allowed or not going into September. From what I understand the old fashion rule may no longer exist.
Falling prices sink Indian chip market
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While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
LED driver boards offer brightness stability over wide input range
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Endicott Research Group has introduced two Smart Force LED driver boards as standard products for a wide range of industrial LCDs.
Three-line power line filters meet requirements of machinery
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With the B84143A R106 series of 3-line power line filters, Epcos has introduced a compact, lightweight and cost-effective standard solution built especially for the requirements of machinery.
Dc-dc converters target medical applications
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The Recom RP-Series DC/DC Converter features an isolation voltage of 5.2kVdc/1 second – models RxxPxx and RxxP2xx offering 5.2kVdc/1 minute which corresponds to about 6.5kVdc/1 second; and the RV-xxxx, offering an isolation voltage of 6kVdc/1 second.
MIPS, Chipidea, Lego lead story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Aug. 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Aug. 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Under the Hood--Video: iPhone clones surpassing original
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Semiconductor Insights took its video cameras inside some Apple iPhone clones and concluded that while initial attempts were laughable, the more recent counterfeits are close to surpassing the original.
Printed electronics startup raises $20 million in B round
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Plextronics Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), a startup with interests in organic electronics for both solar power and printed electronics applications, said it raised $20.6 million in Series B round of venture capital financing led by European chemicals group Solvay Group.
Texas Instruments presents 3-D DLP technology
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On the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Texas instruments has introduced an enhancement to its DLP projection technology that enables TV sets to display three-dimensional images. Mitsubishi and Samsung are among the first OEMs to implement the technology in their products, TI said.
Sales up, losses down at French MEMS foundry
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Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) manufacturer Memscap SA (Bernin, France) made a considerably reduced net loss of 948,000 euros (about $1.3 million) on sales revenue of 7.3 million euro (about $10.0 million) for the half-year to June 30, 2007.
Osram, Seoul Semi sign cross-licensing deal
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LED manufacturers Seoul Semiconductor and Osram GmbH have signed a cross-licence agreement to share their patents in the segments of white LED technology.
PXI based digital functional test targets next generation circuits
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Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the CompactTSVP production test platform withy a high-speed digital test module, the TS-PHDT with a maximum data rate of 40 MHz and a storage capacity of 1.5 Gbyte. The test module was developed in close conjunction with he RF and Automotive Business Unit of Atmel.
IBM peilt ultradichte Speicherplatten an
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Festplatten auch mit den höchsten heute verfügbaren Speicherdichten benötigen rund eine Million magnetischer Atome, um ein Bit zu speichern. IBM hat nun in seinem Forschungszentrum Almaden eine Möglichkeit aufgezeigt, ein Bit in nur einem Atom zu speichern. Damit eröffnet der Konzern eine Perspektive für Festplatten mit ultrahoher Speicherdichte.
Wind River buys Romanian embedded software group
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Wind River Systems, Inc. has bought the outstanding shares in privately owned Romanian embedded software developer S.C. Comsys S.R.L. for $1.4 million.
150 W driver transistor for Mode-S avionics transmitter applications
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Microsemi Corporation has launched the MDS150, a 150W power driver transistor for Mode-S avionics transmitters. It is part of a of a set Mode-S devices to provide avionics designers with a complete transmitter solution.
OmniVision bucks trend as sales jump
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OmniVision Technologies Inc. said revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $173.1 million, compared to $119.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and $136.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Wind River's 2Q revenues up 15%
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OS developer Wind River Systems Inc. said its second-quarter revenues rose 15 percent over the previous quarter to $84.6 million.
Dell posts profits, warns of uncertainties
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Dell Inc. reported positive revenue and profit growths for its fiscal 2008 second quarter but cautioned that firming component costs and reorganization activities could hurt operating costs in the second half of the year.
Credence results up, LTX down
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Two ATE vendors -- Credence and LTX -- moved in opposite directions, based on their respective financial results.
Sealed cable systems offered in power and high-density versions
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Samtec has introduced power and high-density AccliMate IP68 sealed circular cable plugs and receptacle systems.
Driver amplifier lab instrument features front-panel control
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Picosecond Pulse Labs has introduced the Model 8001 LABware instrument that integrates a 12 Gbits/s amplifier, a power supply, amplitude control, and crossing point control in a single instrument.
IBM measures single-atom memory, molecular switch
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IBM's Almaden Research Center has measured the ability to store a bit on a single atom, portending hard drives with ultra-high storage capacity.
Agilent releases oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test software
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Agilent Technologies claims the industry's first oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test application. The U7231A DDR3 test application runs on Infiniium 54850 and 80000 Series oscilloscopes.
Blocks minimize crosstalk in structured cabling systems
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Stewart Connector has released the SS-51 series of punch down blocks that allow the field termination of insulated AWG 22-26 solid copper wire in Category 6a and Category 7 cables.
Eighth-brick DC/DC converter delivers 24-V output
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SynQor has expanded its eighth-brick DC/DC converter family with a 24-V output device.
Front monitor diode ICs target HD-DVD/Blu-ray laptops
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ATR1841 and ATR1842 front monitor diode (FMD) ICs are intended for use in the optical pick-up units (OPUs) of slim and ultra-slim HD-DVD and Blu-ray drives.
VSystems stärkt sich mit Micro Memory
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Der Embedded-Computer-Hersteller VSystems GmbH übernimmt den US-Hersteller Micro Memory. Letzterer gilt als Spezialist für Board-Level-Produkte in den Bereichen Bildverarbeitung, Echtzeit-Datenerfassung und Speicherknoten.
IBM, Infineon agree to sell Altis to Russia-connected group
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IBM Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, have said they have agreed to divest their shares in Altis Semiconductor SA with its manufacturing site in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, via a sale to Advanced Electronic Systems AG (Zurich, Switzerland). Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a Swiss affiliate of GIS (Global Information Services), a Russia-based holding company with offices in Moscow and Miami.
Gennum seeks 'alternatives' for IP unit
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Continuing to streamline its product portfolio, Canada's Gennum Corp. said that it is considering various strategic alternatives for its VXP Image Processing Group.
Letter to the editor: IP, cars share common ground
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I am following this lively debate on semiconductor IP business with great interest.
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