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IC forecast up for 2008
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
2008 is expected to be a better year for semiconductors.
Avnet, Zarlink ink distribution deal
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Avnet Electronics Marketing and Zarlink Semiconductor have entered into a global distribution agreement that allows the distributor to sell Zarlink's optical and telecommunications products.
Selco expands value-added services
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Selco Products has expanded its value-added services department to meet OEM demand for fully assembled, ready-to-install customized thermal components in a variety of configurations.
Contract manufacturers blame poor communications for NPI delays, product compliance issues
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Contract manufacturers blame poor communication with manufacturers for 79 percent of new product introduction (NPI) delays and 30 percent of product compliance issues, according to a study conducted by Arena Solutions.
Tensilica adds Dolby digital encoders to audio cores
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Tensilica has added the Dolby Digital Consumer Encoder (DDCE) and Dolby Digital Compatible Output (DDCO) 5.1-channel encoders to its Xtensa HiFi 2 audio engine codec library.
Analysis capability ensures component quality
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SigmaQuest Inc. has added a component analysis capability, Automated Maverick Analysis, to its newly released SigmaSure 6.1 on-demand software.
Tyco supplies ODC fiber-optic connector, cable assemblies
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Tyco Electronics has reached an agreement with HUBER+SUHNER to become an alternative source for ODC fiber-optic connectors and cable assemblies.
Test systems make it easy to test/repair circuit boards
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Seica Inc. has introduced the Aerial series of automatic test systems targeted at circuit board repair.
Terrestrial digital radio goes mobile
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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HD Radio developer iBiquity will show new features for the terrestrial digital radio format, such as an iTunes "tagging" feature that makes it easier to purchase music, while touting low-power chip support and reference designs tailored to move the HD Radio platform into portable devices.
Philips gains $1.5B in TSMC stock sale
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Royal Philips Electronics has completed the sale of 800 million common shares in foundry provider Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), in a transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
Passive tap module simplifies RS232 troubleshooting
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The EZ-Tap RS232 passive tap module from Stratus Engineering provides a RS232 data monitoring and logging solution in a lightweight package.
Pressure sensor measures gases, liquids in high purity applications
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American Sensor Technologies is offering the AST4900, a MEMS-based pressure sensor used for measuring gases and liquids in high-purity applications.
Electrically conductive latex coating suits rigid and flexible substrates
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Master Bond Inc. has introduced the LTX-117G electrically conductive, water-based adhesive, sealant and coating for rigid and flexible substrates.
Full-brick DC/DC converter replaces 24-V input designs
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Ericsson Power Modules has developed a full-brick DC/DC converter that offers high levels of efficiency and is a drop-in replacement for new and old 24 V input designs.
5.7-in QVGA TFT-LCD supports up to 18-bit colors
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OSD Displays (OSD) has announced the Sharp-compatible OSD322403-7UFLWE, a 5.7-in. diagonal 320xRGBx240 (QVGA) TFT-LCD intended for the industrial control and mobile computing markets.
Europe shows strong chip sales in November
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The three-month average of chip sales for Europe for November was $3.67 billion, up 9.6 percent from the previous month and the best performing region in sales for the three months from September to November, according to figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
IBM set to pay $300 million for secret storage startup, says report
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IBM Corp. is in talks to acquire startup XIV Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) for between $300 million and $350 million, according to Globes newspaper, which referenced unnamed sources.
Nanotechnology aids large-area solar cell
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A scientist at Israel's Bar-Ilan University claims that he has managed to create a solar cell 100 times bigger than a typical solar cell, using nanotechnology methods.
Semi sales up 2.3% in November, says SIA
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November was another good month for global sales of semiconductors, with a 2.3 percent increase over the same period last year to $23.1 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Mesa rolls out dual H-bridge driver
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Mesa Electronics has developed the 7I29 dual H-bridge driver for two brush type motors or other inductive loads.
Industrial I/O card employs 400K gate Xilinx FPGA
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The MESA 5I23 general purpose programmable industrial I/O card uses a 400K gate Xilinx FPGA that is downloadable from the PCI bus side, allowing almost any kind of specialized I/O function to be created.
Low capacitance ESD chips protect USB ports
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OnChip Devices has introduced low capacitance ESD protection devices for single and dual USB ports.
Elma rates encoder to 1 million rotations
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12/29/2007   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has re-qualified its Type E33 high life incremental encoder's rotational life to more than 1 million rotations.
Flanged terminators, attenuators feature low VSWRs at high frequencies
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12/29/2007   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has developed a high-power attenuator and surface-mount transmission line terminator.
Headers meet RoHS reflow processes
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Molex Inc. has introduced its Mini-Fit RTC (RoHS Temperature Capable) headers, aimed at mid-range power applications that require high-density and current-carrying capability.
Fujitsu exits plasma
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At a Board Meeting held on December 27, 2007, the Board of Directors of Fujitsu General Limited passed a resolution to cease activity in the visual display business.
Servomotor connector handles 40 A
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ITT Interconnect Solutions has extended the current rating of its Cm5 series servomotor connector up to 40 amps.
Bi-directional power amplifier targets WLAN systems
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Stealth Microwave has introduced the SMTR2425-11B40, a 10-W bi-directional power amplifier, for 802.11b WLAN systems used in military applications.
3-axis analog-output sensor housed in 4 x 4-mm package
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STMicroelectronics has expanded its compact 'low-g' linear accelerometer line with a 3-axis analog-output sensor that is aimed at portable devices.
Sixteenth-brick modules available in surface-mount version
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Ericsson Power Modules has released a surface-mount version of its PKU series of DC/DC converters.
Chipset debuts for MR16-compatible LED lamps
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Zetex says this chipset significantly decreases PCB size and weight in lamp necks, lowers manufacturing costs, and reduces the component count of existing products by up to 50%.
Group says half of U.S. households watch DTVs
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The Consumer Electronics Association said more than 50 percent of U.S. households own a digital TV.
Inverters deliver increased energy efficiency
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NXP has introduced the UBA2074, a high-voltage, full-bridge fluorescent backlight controller IC and a low-voltage counterpart, the UBA2072.
Dual 100V linear regulator saves board space, cost
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This linear regulator from Intersil performs the functions of up to 15 discrete components in less than half the space for telecom and networking systems.
Micronas set to lay off workers in California, China
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Consumer electronics chip company Micronas Holding GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland) has announced it plans to discontinue its activities in set top boxes for television delivered by internet protocol, affecting about 100 employees in Santa Clara, Calif., and around 20 employees in Shanghai, China.
A glimpse into the future of technology
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The voice over suggests the pair that made this video are young and enthusiastic. As such this glimpse into the future of technology is more about the vision than the detailed engineering. But as the final scene states: "the future is in our hands."
Hall-effect switch features push-pull outputs
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced an ultra sensitive, Hall-effect switch with latched digital outputs and either unipolar or omnipolar actuation.
Controller IP core supports AMBA 2.0 APB interconnect
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Specifically targeted for embedded processor designs with AMBA 2.0 APB Bus requirements, the DB-I²C controller IP core from Digital Blocks offers a variety of performance levels versus VLSI footprint tradeoff options.
Visible light from planet observed orbiting distant star
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Scientists have for the first time detected visible light from a planet orbiting a star other than the Sun.
India preps nanotechnology policy
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India has brought together a core group of about a dozen researchers from academia, industry and research spheres to develop a national nanotechnology policy.
Wavecom establishes Centers of Excellence program
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By working with qualified Wavecom Centers of Excellence, adopters of wireless connected systems can focus on their core businesses and leave the wireless part of equation to experts.
Group seeks info on IBM processor patent application
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The Peer-to-Patent organization is seeking prior art and annotations on an IBM patent application for a processor that claims advances in dynamic readjustment and which the organization says has just 13 days left for challenges.
Toshiba sues Italian DVD maker in patent dispute
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Toshiba Corp. has filed a patent-infringement suit against Italian DVD disc replicator ACME SpA in a Milan court. The suit alleges the Italian company is manufacturing and selling DVDs without a license either from Toshiba or the DVD6C Licensing Group that acts as a one-stop shop for DVD patents from nine companies.
Tektronix' enhances cellular field test system for China market
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The RF Scout Interference Hunter now supports TD-SCDMA in addition to providing the tools to hunt for RF interference and check signal quality in one rugged, handheld platform.
Chip art, 3D TV, French EMS lead story ranking
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday Dec. 23, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Dec. 28. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Feed-through connectors keep panels sealed
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Binder-USA has expanded its 713 series of M12 connectors with a newly-designed threaded feed-through version.
Dual-readout edgecard connectors withstand high temperature
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Sullins Electronics has expanded its edgecard connector portfolio with the release of a high-temperature, dual-readout series that accepts 0.093-inch (2.36 mm) thick daughtercards.
Nano-miniature connectors feature reduced contact pitch
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a range of nano-miniature connectors with a reduced contact pitch of 0.635 mm.
HDMI and DVI connectors rotate 360 degrees, bend 90 degrees
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Get the right cable connector orientation with Cables To Go line of HDMI and DVI 360-degree rotating connectors.
TCXOs/TCVCXOs deliver low phase noise, wide frequency range
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
MtronPTI has introduced a Stratum 3 precision TCXO/TCVCXO product family, targeted at a broad range of applications.
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