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Congress may debut patent reform bill Tuesday
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2/28/2009   2 comments
Patent reform could be introduced in Congress as early as March 3, as high tech lobbying groups on both sides of the issue turn up the heat.
Scaling methods apply to EUV, says IMEC litho chief
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Techniques being used to extend the life of 193-nm lithography appear equally applicable to next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography, which could greatly increase the extendibility of the technology, according to Kurt Ronse, director of the advanced lithography program at nanoelectronics research center IMEC.
Spansion reinstates pay for execs
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite layoffs and losses, NOR flash leader Spansion Inc. has reinstated full pay for many of its executives.
Updated: Speculation simmers over Intel-TSMC announcement
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Speculation is building about a planned news conference Monday where Intel and TSMC are set to make a strategic announcement.
Gennum coax video interface delivers uncompressed HD for surveillance, industrial imaging applications
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Aviia (Advanced Video Interface for Industrial Applications) is a robust interface for high definition (HD) video over coaxial cable lengths up to 100 meters.
DoE seeks input on wind energy initiative
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The Energy Department, under growing pressure to begin spending economic stimulus funds, is seeking industry comment on its wind energy initiative.
Stringer assumes Sony presidency in major reorg
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Sony Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer will also assume the title of president of the Japanese electronics giant as part of a major restructuring that includes management changes and the formation of two new business groups. The changes will go into effect April 1.
January chip sales seen down 30% year-on-year
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in at $15.1 billion for January, down from the $17.7 billion achieved in December 2008, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Xilinx unveils two next-gen FPGA families for targeted design platforms
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Xilinx's Spartan and Virtex reach 6th generation. See them at Embedded Systems Conference in March.
Fraunhofer's flexible printed battery allows series connection
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The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems (Chemnitz, Germany) has demonstrated a flexible printed battery.
Update: Advantest to cut 1,200 jobs amid losses
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The other shoe has dropped at Japanese ATE giant Advantest Corp.
TSMC tips litho roadmap, backs maskless
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2/27/2009   2 comments
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) disclosed its lithography roadmap and said it is still backing maskless technology.
MicroFET MOSFETs extend battery life in consumer devices
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Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced dual N-Channel and single N-Channel MOSFETs that aare designed to extend battery life in applications such as cellular handsets, electric toothbrushes and shavers.
ARM, NXP finances and EUV advances lead story ranking
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 21, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 27. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Is Nokia seeking partners for laptop initiatve?
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Nokia is in negotiations with Taiwanese notebook makers and EMS companies about its proposals to enter the netbook or small laptop market, according to sources cited by DigiTimes .
Nangate offers design services for 28-nm digital cell libraries
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Nangate leverages its advanced cell library development tools and technology support expertise to ease the physical IP development burden of IDMs and fabless semiconductor companies
Is Nokia seeking partners for its laptop initiative?
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Nokia is in negotiations with Taiwanese notebook makers and EMS companies about its proposals to enter the netbook or small laptop market, according to sources cited by DigiTimes .
Flexible multistandard platform handles wireless measurement tasks of the future
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The CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz is a all-in-one solution for every phase of development and production.
3G switch filter modules target multi-band multimode handsets
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RF Micro Devices has announced the company's entry into the market for cellular switch filter modules. The first available switch filter modules (SFMs), the RF1194 and the RF1195, are designed for use in multi-band, multimode 3G handsets.
High linearity dual downconverting SiGe mixers for DCS/PCS, WCDMA, WCS, LTE, WiMAX, and MMDS base stations
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX19995/MAX19995A/MAX19997A/MAX19999 family of high-performance, dual, downconverting mixers targeted specifically for DCS/PCS, cdma2000™, WCDMA, WCS, LTE, WiMAX™, and MMDS wireless-infrastructure applications.
Analyst weighs benefits of Nokia/Qualcomm link
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Qualcomm is likely to see its position as the leading supplier of baseband chips for next generation mobile handsets enhanced following its recent deal with Nokia, but the jury is still very much out on just what market share gains it woud enjoy, according to market research group iSuppli.
German industry calls for microelectronics aid
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The VDE, umbrella group for the German electrotechnical and electronics industry, has raised its voice in favor of state aid for the ailing chip industry. At the EC level, the industry might find this a hard nut to crack.
Tokyo Electron, Oerlikon cooperate on PV sales
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Semiconductor equipment providers Tokyo Electron (Japan) and Oerlikon Solar (Switzerland) have announced a sales cooperation for photovoltaic equipment. The move aims at improving Oerlikon's market position in the Far East.
Mixed prospects seen for memories markets
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The DRAM market will show significant quarterly growth throughout the rest of 2009, after touching a revenue low point in the first quarter, according to market research group IC Insights (Scottsdale, AZ.).
What is source-mask optimization?
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
A war of words of sorts emerged at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference among vendors developing source-mask optimization tools in hopes of extending 193-nm immersion lithography to the 22-nm node.
New California emissions rules target IC fabs
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California's Air Resources Board adopted regulations to control, and in some cases phase out, chemicals used in semiconductor manufacturing and other industries.
Report: Synthetic biology R&D targets energy, health care
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A report on synthetic biology warns that commercialization of so-called "syn-bio" products may be further away as applications move up the evolutionary scale.
Hurt by charge, Magma posts $78 million loss
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Dragged down by a $60.8 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge, EDA vendor Magma Design Automation posted a net loss of $78.1 million, or $1.73 per share, for the quarter ended Feb. 1.
SPIE panel: EUV on the ropes
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
During a panel discussion at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here, experts debated and spared over the future of patterning.
Comment: Android beyond the phone
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Look out, Redmond, I'm seeing signs that Google's Android could wind up in netbooks, digital picture frames and a host of embedded devices as a friendly, app-rich face for Linux.
Mentor posts profit, but will cut jobs
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics posted a profit of $31.5 million on revenue of $242.6 million for the quarter ended Jan. 31, in line with a revenue warning the company issued earlier this month. The company said it plans to cut an unspecified number of jobs as it trims costs amid the economic downturn.
DSP and microprocessor algorithms re-factored for FPGA acceleration
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
FPGA image processing design services and IP from Impulse Accelerated Technologies reduces project risk.
Xilinx Spartan-6 family delivers low-power and high-speed connectivity to cost-sensitive systems
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx unveiled a new generation of its low-cost Spartan FPGA family that integrates ubiquitous connectivity standards for a broad base of cost-sensitive applications.
250mA LDO withstands 80V input
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced a high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of the LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80V.
Obama budget request targets technology R&D, education
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget blueprint includes big increases for basic research in energy and other technologies as well as science and engineering education.
Keithley cuts more jobs, halts product line
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Test-equipment supplier Keithley Instruments plans to discontinue its S600 Series parametric testing product line and cut 6 percent of its workforce due to lack of demand and the economic downturn.
Microcontrôleur STM 32 pour applications réseau, temps réel et audio
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Offrant des interfaces CAN2.OB, Ethernet et USB OTG et des interfaces I2S audio, ces microcontrôleurs 32 bits de la famille STM32 ciblent de nouveaux marché tout en gardant une compatibilité parfaite de brochage et logicielle.
CPU core shipments to exceed 10 billion in 2012, says analyst
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
CPU core shipments reached 5.3 billion in 2008 and are set to double by 2012, according to market analysis firm The Linley Group (Mountain View, Calif.).
Report: $2B chip market in alternative energy
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Alternative energy systems and the semiconductors used in them could grow at an annual rate of as much as 40 percent over the next several years, according to a new market research report.
Audio network chip start-up nabs $6 million
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
BridgeCo Inc., the provider of processor IC and software platforms for home networking and Internet radio, has raised a further $6 million from its existing backers, bringing the total raised to $59 million.
Fujitsu expands IP foundry offerings
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Fujitsu Ltd. has expanded its IP foundry offerings, by signing a deal with Sidense Inc.
K&S cuts 215 more jobs
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. has cut 215 more jobs, according to a filing.
Vishay launches Gen VII Power Module Series featuring current ratings up to 400 A
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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has launched its Gen VII series of general-purpose high-voltage power modules, which feature increased current handling capability, lighter weight, lower thermal resistance, improved reliability and a totally lead (Pb)-free construction.
NEC miniaturizes DPAK form factor
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
After the introduction of its HSON-8 power transistor package, NEC Europe again rolls a new package form factor and design aiming at power devices in particular for automotive applications.
Link Microtek : Field analyser performs isotropic measurements
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Available from Link Microtek is an innovative field analyser designed to provide accurate isotropic measurements of both electric and magnetic fields in the vicinity of long-, medium- and short-wave broadcast transmitters.
2G dual-band transmit modules target emerging market handsets
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices' family of dual-band GSM/GPRS transmit modules provides a small footprint, improved efficiency and robust ESD protection.
UMTS femto base-station chipset drives adoption in access points, residential gateways
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The receiver and transmitter in Maxim's new UMTS femto base-station chipset use the company's proprietary high dynamic range MAX-PHY interface to eliminate the need for a mixed-signal analog front-end.
STMicroelectronics : CMOS image sensors have integrated EDoF
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced the VD6853 and VD6803 high-performance 3.15-megapixel CMOS image sensors with integrated Extended-Depth-of-Field (EDoF).
Toshiba adds 40-, 60- and 80-V MOSFETs to lineup
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba's higher power UMOS VI-H MOSFETS for use in the primary side switch of isolated DC-DC bus converters achieve high power efficiency through lower on-state resistance and reduced gate charge.
Energizer plans zinc air battery design seminars
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
The Energizer Bunny is looking for a few good battery designers.
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