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FCC OKs Verizon's MCI acquisition
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
The Federal Communications Commission approved the proposed acquisition of MCI Inc. by Verizon Communications Inc. after concluding the transaction advances the public interest.
Siddall steps down as Credence executive chairman
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Graham Siddall has stepped down as executive chairman of automated test equipment supplier Credence Systems, 10 months after being replaced as CEO.
Lattice rolls out ispLEVER 5.1 programmable logic design tools
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Lattice Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of the ispLEVER 5.1 programmable logic design tool suite.
Hitachi posts loss, blames LCDs
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Hitachi Ltd.'s consolidated revenues were 4,413.3 billion yen ($39.1 billion) for the first half of fiscal 2005, up 2 percent year-on-year.
Pre-validation interoperability test software is for 3G cellphones
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
If you've ever grappled with 3G cellphone pre-validation interoperability testing, you'll be interested in new Windows-based software from Anritsu. It's new network simulation library for its existing signaling tester hardware lets you conduct pre-validation of interoperability testing between 3G user equipment and the world's various 3G networks.
Get fully populated and tested power supplies within seven days
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor introduces its Power-On-Demand, an online capability that streamlines product selection and design for 10-25W AC/DC Switch Mode Power Supplies.
Blade readiness assessment helps data center managers
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
American Power Conversion says its new Blade Readiness Assessment Service informs IT professionals of the feasibility of deploying blade servers in their current data center installations.
Startup claims breakthrough in fuel cells
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Startup PolyFuel Inc. said that it has achieved a critical milestone that could propel the mass adoption of fuel cells in PDAs, cellular phones and notebook computers.
Outsourcing helps, not hurts U.S. economy, says trade group
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Global outsourcing of U.S software and IT services has benefitted the domestic economy by improving wages, encouraging investment and spending, and ultimately by increasing the number of jobs, according to a study by the Information Technology Association of America.
Single-cell Li-ion charger IC optimized for Bluetooth headset applications
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Intersil introduces a single-cell Li-ion battery charger witha 28V input voltage rating that eliminates the over-voltage protection circuit normally required in low-input chargers, reducing component count and overall system cost.
I-Logix unveils Statemate 4.1 for auto, aerospace modeling
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
I-Logix has released a new version of its Statemate 4.1 unified modeling language suite with additional workflow capabilities that allow teams of developers in applications such as automotive and aerospace to coordinate system specification.
DC/DC converter focuses on distributed power and power management
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
The Ericsson Power Module is a revised DC/DC converter that offers reduced cost and compatibility with the lead-free soldering process. It's is aimed at projects looking for cost reduction, particularly the cost of power per board.
3-axis accelerometer sets low power benchmark for mobile devices
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. said its new ADXL330, 3-axis accelerometer, is the industry's lowest power device of its kind, typically consuming only 200 microamps at full power at a supply voltage of 2.0 V. Combined with a small surface-mount 4 x 4 x 1.45-mm package, the new device aims to be the sensor of choice for a variety of portable consumer devices, particularly mobile phones, by offering designers the ability to deliver new motion and tilt sensing features.
Cadence now trading solely on Nasdaq
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems, EDA's largest company, is now being traded exclusively on the Nasdaq National Market.
Qualcomm: the problem or scapegoat?
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It was not a major surprise that six leading communications companies filed complaints with the European Commission (EC) against CDMA chipset giant Qualcomm Inc. But is Qualcomm is the problem or the scapegoat?
Nomadic IEEE-802.11a receiver targets 5-GHz WiFi
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Having a handheld wireless "sniffer" can be a godsend at times when working with WiFi systems. Check out this battery powered receiver for the 5.8-GHz band.
Court OKs Mosaid request to appeal Infineon case
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor IP supplier Mosaid Technologies Inc. has announced that U.S. District Judge Fogel has issued a stipulation and order granting the company the right to appeal the court judgement in its patent dispute with Infineon Technologies AG.
Nokia unveils DVB-H broadcast solution
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Nokia Inc. has announced a commercial service management solution for DVB-H services, the Nokia Mobile Broadcast Solution 3.0, that supports the broadcasting of different types of digital content such as live TV, radio and video clips over DVB-H networks to mobile devices.
STATS ChipPAC, UTAC appear primed for growth
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Better than anticipated quarterly results from assembly and test firms STATS ChipPAC and United Test and Assembly Center signal further growth ahead for both firms, analysts said.
Infineon, union agree to close plant, says report
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Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG said it has agreed with a labor union to close an outdated memory chip plant in southern Germany in 2007, according to an Associated Press report.
Dell's $99 printer gambit
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
When Dell introduced the 1100 monochrome laser printer in the United States and Europe in June, the 1100 became the lowest-priced laser printer on the market. Having set an introductory price of only $99, Dell aggressively undercut its nearest competitors, Samsung and Konica Minolta, which both offered similar printers but for at least $50 more. Dell also sought to redefine price entry points for the growing small-office/home-office (Soho) consumer printing segment.
Verifying large models in RTL simulation
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Using Silicon Graphics' ccNUMA memory architecture as an example, ASIC designer Debra Klopfenstein shows how you can efficiently represent extremely large models in RTL simulation environments.
100-watt AC/DC saves industrial space
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
XP Power says its single-output ECM100 AC/DC power supply, which delivers up to 100 watts, is at least one-third smaller than the industry's nearest competitor. These universal-input supplies, for industrial and medical applications, have a footprint of just 4.5-by-2.5 inches and are 1.2 inches high, thus setting claim on an industry-leading power density of 7.4 W/in3.
Transceiver reduces power for wireless connectivity
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Cypress Semiconductor slashes power consumption and boosts data rates on its second-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB chip
DRAM maker ships 256-Mbit, GDDR4 device for testing
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has shipped a graphics double data rate fourth generation (GDDR4), 256-Mbit device to major graphics card manufacturers for testing.
Nanotech pioneer Richard Smalley dead at 62
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Nobel laureate Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of the buckyball, died on Oct. 28 in Houston after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.
Devices simplify 3G test methodologies
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
The latest offerings from Aeroflex enable testing of network infrastructure operating in frequency bands I to VI using existing 3GPP Band I test mobiles.
Updated: PMC-Sierra buys Agilent's storage IC unit
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra Inc. said that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Silver Lake Partners to acquire the storage semiconductor business of Agilent Technologies Inc. for about $425 million in cash.
Startup rolls EUV source for metrology
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10/29/2005   Post a comment
Startup Energetiq Technology Inc. officially launched its first product -- a light source for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) metrology and related applications.
TEL raises 1H, full-year forecast
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Japanese semiconductor-equipment giant Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) has raised its forecast for the first half of fiscal 2005.
New EDA startup promises 'package-aware' chip design software
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Rio Design Automation is expected to launch Monday with a goal of bridging the gap between the design of ICs and packages and a chip's integration with the rest of the electronics system.
Matsushita, Toshiba post quarterly gains
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Japan’s Toshiba Corp. posted a group net profit of 23.57 billion yen ($204.42 million) for its fiscal second quarter, up 46 percent from the like period a year ago.
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
EDA startup forms technical advisory board
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
EDA startup Pyxis Technology named Warren Grobman, Mark McDermott, David Pan and Riko Radojcic to the company's newly created technical advisory board.
Motorola staffing 4G wireless center in Austin
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. is setting up a wireless research center here that will hire about 250 engineers by the end of 2006, said Paul Struhsaker, vice president of engineering for mobile platforms.
Low-pass filter touts small size, high performance
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Designed specifically for GSM mobile phones, FDK Corporation said its new AMF1005L series of multilayer low-pass filters is the industry's smallest of its kind in a 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.3-mm footprint.
Rugged AC/DC delivers a well-regulated 1.5 kW
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics’ HBL1000 is a rugged, low-profile AC/DC power supply that's suited for industrial, transportation and other heavy-duty applications requiring a well-regulated high-power source.
Chip resistors are available in 1000-piece reels
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
To support customers who require small quantities of precision resistors, Stackpole Electronics, Inc. now offers its RNCS line of anti-corrosive, precision chip resistors on 1,000-piece tape-and reel packages.
Transformer delivers 100 watts in small package
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its off-the-shelf transformer portfolio for forward converters, Tabtronics Inc. has launched the HXTF02005 transformer that incorporates the company's Hyper-X Magnetic Technology to dissipate less than 1% of output power while delivering 20 volts at 5 amps from a 400 Vdc input in a compact PQ26/25 package.
Card edge connectors target SHB Express backplane designs
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
FCI has developed a broad range of vertical PCI Express (PCIe) card edge connectors to support backplane designs based on the SHB Express System Host Board PCI Express Specification recently adopted by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) as the PICMG 1.3 specification.
Wirewound inductors target high-density designs
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Cal-Chip Electronics, Inc. has released a NL series of molded chip wirewound inductors that are suitable for high-density boards in a variety of appliance, instrumentation, and onboard automotive equipment. They may also find homes in audio/video equipment, handheld consumer products such as mobile phones and PDAs as well as hybrid ICs and other modular components.
RoHS-compliant switch comes in multiple configs
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
CIT Relay & Switch has introduced a RoHS-compliant RPH series of pushbutton switches in DPDT, 4PDT and 6PDT configurations. These switches are designed for computers and peripherals, instrumentation and measurement equipment, and non-power on/off applications.
New CPU available with Carbon's VSPs
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Pacific Design's configurable VUPU processor is now available on Carbon's VSP validation platform.
German tax authorities probing ex-Infineon boss Schumacher
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German tax authorities are investigating Infineon Technologies AG and its ex-chief Ulrich Schumacher, adding to the legal woes of both.
GaN helps scientists generate hydrogen from water
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
A research group based in a Tokyo university has succeeded to produce hydrogen using a Gallium Nitride (GaN) device as a photocatalyst, which scientists believe could lead to a process that extracts hydrogen directly from water using only solar energy.
Japan's SoC effort dissolved
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Japan's 90-nm joint R&D research company, Advanced SoC Platform Corp., closed up shop and was quietly dissolved on Oct. 7.
Motorola gets $500 million to settle Telsim dispute
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. has reached an agreement to settle Motorola's financial and legal claims against Turkish cellular phone operator Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon (Telsim), and the Turkish Savings and Deposit Insurance Fund.
Vodafone takes stake in India's Bharti Televentures
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Vodafone has taken a 10 percent stake in India’s Bharti Tele-ventures Ltd., the holding company whose Airtel brand of GSM-based services is one of the the largest GSM service provider in India.
5-supply PMIC boosts portable audio, video apps
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor's MPC18730 five-supply power management IC (PMIC) for portable audio and video applications works off as little as 0.9 volt, thus greatly extending battery life.
India to take stake in fab project
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
The Indian government will take an equity stake in its proposed "Fab City" project, with its Department of Information Technology expected to be the shareholder.
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