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Intel Merges Processor, Architecture Groups
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The chip maker moves to strengthen its platform and chip offerings for Internet applications.
Final USB 2.0 Spec Is Released
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The new specification could help launch a new generation of electronics products.
Intel offers long vision for analysts
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Intel's annual analysts briefing this week was short on technology details but long on vision and product sneak peeks. The world's largest semiconductor company is broadening its portfolio of semiconductor, services, software and funding solutions to empower Internet growth at all levels.
U.S. submits plan to break up Microsoft
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The Justice Department and state officials asked a federal judge Friday (April 28) to split monopolist Microsoft Corp. into two competing companies as a final remedy in the two-year-old antitrust case.
Microsoft spins CE 3.0, overhauls embedded
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In one stroke, Microsoft Corp. this week reorganized its embedded-systems group and announced its most ambitious embedded effort to date: Windows CE 3.0.
Outsourcing called threat to packaging advances
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Despite the gold to be found in portable systems that mix communications and computing functions, the U.S. electronics industry is not moving fast enough to adopt the packaging technologies needed to build these thin, lightweight systems, participants said at the HD (high-density) International technical conference here.
Vitesse Establishes Venture Fund.
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Camarillo, CA--April 27, 2000-- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. announced the establishment of a Venture Fund intended to support the growth of pre-IPO communications companies ...
GOAL Appoints New President and VP of Engineering.
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Montreal, Canada--April 27, 2000--GOAL Semiconductor, Inc. announced the appointment ofNick Tasker to the position of company president.Tasker joined GOAL in ...
Bsquare Reports First Quarter Profits.
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Bellevue, WA--April 27, 2000--Bsquare Corp. reported the demand for development of intelligent computing devices (ICDs) helped boost revenue. For ...
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The great integration challenge
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The electronics industry is entering another exciting phase in its short history.
MCMS loses one, wins others
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AMD readies new processor for market
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is preparing to launch a new microprocessor aimed at the low-cost desktop market: the Duron chip.
Design dot-com raises $10 million
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A well-financed startup with a "design chain management" site for electronic engineers has surfaced here with news of a $10 million venture capital investment.
Alchemy conjuring low-power cores
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C&K purchase a plum for ITT
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Intel backs Chinese Linux
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Seven local and overseas Linux developers announced plans to establish technical support centers to be overseen by the China Software Industry Association and backed by Intel Corp.
AMD has major plans for its LDT bus
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RIMM prices fall, premiums hold
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Power strategy must fit the application
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Several fictitious examples can illustrate dc/dc converter selection for a subsystem in a portable product.
Outsmarting conversion hurdles
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The design of power conversion and management circuitry for portable computing products presents unique challenges.
Voltage-regulator quartet fits variety of handheld apps
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These four examples of voltage regulators, designed by Linear Technology, fit particular handheld device applications.
Handhelds put squeeze on regulators
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The next generation of handheld devices with wireless Internet connectivity is beginning to appear, fueling still further the growth of the market for handhelds. The challenge is to make them smaller and to extend their run-time and standby time on a set of batteries.
Anticipating 1-V dc-to-dc design
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Semiconductors are racing toward the 1-V operating voltage mark to achieve higher speeds and use less power.
Hot swapping provides flexibility
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Hot swapping is a way to manage power that turns the once catastrophic event of plugging something into a powered piece of equipment into a controlled environment that allows the host unit to be repaired, upgraded or expanded during operation.
Cell phones ring up complexity
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When comparing a typical cell phone today with one from a few years ago, the biggest surprise is not the smaller size or even the battery life: It is actually the complexity and feature-rich aspect of the handset.
Dc/dc converter a crucial choice
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Consumer demand has stretched the capabilities of portable devices in terms of power and functionality while pressuring for smaller size and significantly longer battery life.
Control scheme gives power tune-up
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Increasingly higher-performance computing has a direct impact on the power-management portion of the system, especially in portable PCs.
Power efficiency consumes portable designs
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Squeezing out longer battery life in increasingly smaller, more sophisticated, feature-laden wireless products can be a challenge.
FCC moves to delay June wireless auction
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FCC Chairman William Kennard told Congress this week he is postponing until September spectrum auctions that were scheduled to begin June 7.
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