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Turley resigns as CEO of Patriot
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
IP provider Patriot Scientific Inc. said that Jim Turley, its president and CEO, has resigned from the company, effective Feb. 28.
Multi-chip LED modules integrate eight RGB chips
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has released the SEPM series of RGB multi-chip LED modules that provide a range of high-powered ALGaInP red, and InGaN green and blue LEDs.
Video scaling ICs offer deinterlacing support, HDMI 1.3 deep color, and xvYCC capabilities
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Anchor Bay's new low-cost ABT1012 and ABT1015 ICs are designed to independently scale SD and HD images horizontally and vertically for outstanding picture quality up to 1080p resolutions.
MCUs deliver USB connectivity to consumer, industrial apps
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its Flexis JM family of 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) to help designers easily incorporate USB connectivity into a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers housed in tiny package
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest, Intersil launches its ISL23511 and ISL23512 low-power, single pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) in a 2 x 1.6-mm micro-TQFN package.
Power PLCC-4 LEDs offer more colors
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago has added four new colors -- cool white, warm white, blue and green -- to its family of super half-watt power PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs for automotive and electronic sign applications.
Rohde & Schwarz adds MIMO precoding to its LTE signal generators
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
By including the latest revisions of the 3GPP LTE standard in the firmware, Rohde & Schwarz is enabling greater test flexibility at lower cost.
Zener diode micro-assemblies protect automotive infotainment peripherals
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Tyco Electronics has added two devices to its line of PolyZen precision Zener diode micro-assemblies that feature a higher hold current of 2.3 A.
India plans more tech institutes, ignores electronics sector
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
The government is adding three more branches to the Indian Institutes of Technology, but largely ignored electronics industry concerns in an updated policy.
ZigBee Alliance charters new group to explore Internet solutions
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
The initiative is part of the Alliance's ongoing technology evaluation programs to ensure interoperability of ZigBee solutions.
MIT researchers image fusion reaction
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have described a new method of imaging nuclear fusion reactions.
Zarlink sells analog foundry for $1.50
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Seeking to cut costs, Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has sold its analog foundry operations in Swindon, U.K. to MHS Electronics UK Ltd., a subsidiary of MHS Industries Group.
Belarus cracks open investment door
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Belarus is at the beginning of an economic liberalization that aims to create a more business-friendly climate and open the door wider for foreign investment.
Nokia concept phones, French state aid for chip R&D lead story ranking
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 24, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Single-conversion TV tuner saves space in DVB-T, PAL applications
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's single-conversion, hybrid (analog and digital) television tuner integrates a tracking filter, RF and IF VGAs, and VCOs, and consumes only 760mW from a single +3.3V supply.
Survey: Chip execs expect growth, profit volatility
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Senior executives in the semiconductor industry expect only moderate revenue growth for the sector for this year and 'volatile' profitability for the next five years, according to survey by consultancy group KPMG.
Israeli semiconductor sales reach $2.9 bn in '07
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductors by Israeli chip makers reached $2.9 billion in 2007, including exports from foreign owned fabs, such as Intel's.
Zygo buys metrology firm
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Zygo Corp. has acquired the assets of Solvision Inc., a Canadian-based supplier of metrology gear.
Asyst rejects buyout offers
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Asyst Technologies Inc. has confirmed that its board previously rejected unsolicited acquisition offers from The Gores Group and Aquest Systems for $5 to $6 per share.
Mentor Graphics sees weak Fiscal Q1 sales
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. reported strong revenue and profit growth for its fiscal fourth quarter but sees weaker-than-expected performance for the current period on softer seasonal demand.
32-bit MCU integrates powerful ARM926EJ-S CPU
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
The latest microcontroller (MCU) from Toshiba also combines an LCD controller with numerous other peripherals to bring feature-rich processing to consumer electronics.
Single-chip inverters improve energy efficiency in brushless motor apps
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Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced a series of nine monolithic single-chip inverter driver ICs targeted at direct current motors in energy-saving appliances.
Step-down converters improve power efficiency
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba has introduced two single-chip dc/dc converter ICs that deliver high efficiency and high-output current for digital consumer product applications.
Keypad-controlled switching power supplies provide precise programming
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
AMREL/AMERICAN RELIANCE has introduced its "K" family of keypad- and encoder-controlled switch-mode power supplies for industrial test and measurement applications.
TI's Templeton stresses energy, medical, safety apps
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments CEO Richard Templeton used his keynote address at the chip maker's developers' conference to underscore plans to leverage TI's expertise in the medical , energy and safety markets.
Triple controller optimizes tradeoffs in performance, size, and cost
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX15003, a triple-output synchronous step-down controller that delivers at least 15-A per output while maintaining excellent line and load regulation.
Power resistor combines thin-film precision with thick-film power handling
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
IRC has developed a cylindrical surface-mount power resistor with enhanced precision specifications for high surge applications.
Single-chip controller ICs designed for intermediate bus converters
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has introduced two new controller ICs for intermediate bus converter (IBC) applications that the company boasts are the first such single-chip devices to integrate high-voltage, 1.6-A half-bridge MOSFET drivers with a full range of protection features.
Nvidia-AMD: Deal or no deal?
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2/28/2008   2 comments
Industry observers are pushing for Nvidia Corp. to acquire troubled microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., but such a transaction is fraught with regulatory and other hurdles.
eSilicon licenses embedded SerDes core
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eSilicon Corp. has licensed Avago Technologies Inc.'s 90- and 65-nm embedded SerDes cores on a limited basis.
MPEG group sues Amino over patent infringement
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Set top box specialist Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) is being sued by several companies and academic institutions within the patent licensing group MPEG LA, LLC for infringing Intellectual Property related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression technology.
Adaptive digital power controllers target efficiency-sensitive apps
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Zilker Labs Inc. has introduced adaptive DC-DC power controllers that are intended to maximize efficiency in power-constrained applications, particularly in the embedded computing, storage and telecom/datacom sectors.
Graphics switch connects to PCIe, DisplayPort in PCs
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Pericom is offering a switch that allows connection to monitors using either DisplayPort or PCI Express Gen2 graphic output ports.
Agilent scopes boast industry's biggest display, fastest waveform update rate
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced 10 new oscilloscope models with bandwidths up to 1 GHz and a memory waveform update rate of up to 100,000 waveforms per second.
160-Gbit/second PCB bus goes optical
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
IBM Corp. described what it claims is the world's first optically-connected circuit board at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference in San Diego.
Soitec takes action to resume growth
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer supplier Soitec SA (Bernin, France) expects sales to be 20 percent down on that achieved in the previous quarter.
ASMI rejects calls for break up, management changes
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
ASM International NV (Bilthoven, the Netherlands) has rejected proposals from investment group Fursa Alternative Strategies to break up the chip-equipment maker and make major management changes.
ST raises the bar with 8-bit MCU platform
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
ST has revealed details about its latest 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) platform that is implemented around a high-performance 8-bit core and a set of state-of-the-art peripherals.
Image reject mixer enables frequency conversions across 32 to 42GHz
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a GaAs MMIC sub-harmonic image reject mixer that achieves 9 dB conversion loss and 18 dB image rejection
Power controller features dynamic phase dropping
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Check out Primarion's PX3664, a digital multi-phase power controller with dynamic phasing for synchronous DC/DC buck converters in computing and communications applications.
Microchip puts USB OTG function into 32-bit PIC32 MCUs
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality to its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU) family and increased its maximum operating frequency to 80-MHz.
More on the dismissal of Soitec's COO
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
A week after silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer supplier Soitec SA (Bernin, France) dismissed Pascal Mauberger as chief operating officer of the company, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, chairman and chief executive officer, comments briefly on the board’s decision.
Tech group claims low-cost fix to radar, windfarm conflict
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants claims it has come up with a solution to the acutely embarrassing technical challenge faced by the UK's Ministry of Defense over the potential interference of its radars from proposed energy wind farms.
CSR misses targets, remains cautious on outlook
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Wireless comms chip specialist CSR plc saw its revenues in the fourth quarter of last year increase to $232.5million from $173.3million in the corresponding period of 2006. For the whole year, sales were $848.6million, up 20 percent from $704.7 million during 2006.
ASML, Canon, Nikon tip EUV roadmaps
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here this week, ASML, Canon and Nikon jumped out of the starting blocks and separately outlined their respective new roadmaps in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography race.
Magma acquires analog IP specialist Sabio Labs
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation Inc. said it has acquired Sabio Labs Inc., an analog intellectual property provider.
Green Hills rolls support for OMAP35x
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Green Hills Software, has announced plans to support the Texas Instruments OMAP35x superscalar applications processors.
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
Buck regulators deliver high efficiency
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has introduced three step-down (buck) regulators with high-input voltage and programmable frequency needed for networking and digital consumer applications.
Infineon launches 900-V Superjunction MOSFET line
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG is touting its latest product line as the industry's first 900 V superjunction MOSFETs specifically intended for high-efficiency SMPS (switched-mode power supply), industrial and renewable energy applications.
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