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MCUs - Renesas MCUs for advanced driver assistance system apps boast small size and low cost
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2/27/2010   Post a comment
Renesas MCUs for driver assistance systems include compact 13 mm - 13 mm package, large-capacity memory, 4-channel CAN, 2-channel FlexRay and are designed for popularly priced vehicles.
AuthenTec buys security IP
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
AuthenTec Inc., a provider of fingerprint sensors, has acquired SafeNet Inc.'s Embedded Security Solutions Division.
KMG buys chemicals unit
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
KMG Chemicals Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the electronic chemicals business of General Chemical Performance Products LLC for $25.5 million in cash.
10 observations from SPIE Litho
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Here's what EE Times observed at SPIE.
10 observations from SPIE Litho
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Here's what EE Times observed at SPIE.
Nano-imprint hit by delays in HDDs
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Nano-imprint lithography has made solid progress over the years, but for the most part, the technology remains stuck in its R&D niche.
SENSORS - Bosch digital acceleration sensor in LGA housing is world's smallest
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
The BMA220 digital sensor from Bosch Sensortec is, according to the company, the smallest digital acceleration sensor in LGA housing in the world, measuring only 2 mm x 2 mm x 0.98 mm, including LGA housing, a 55% reduction in surface area over current 3 x 3 LGA housings.
6-channel system managers with nonvolatile fault memory facilitate diagnostics
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX16067/MAX16068 integrate nonvolatile fault registers to facilitate failure analysis and are available with an easy-to-use graphical configuration tool that simplifies diagnostics and configuration.
MOSFET and Schottky diode share the same SOT-563 package
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor Corp. has released the CMLM8205 Multi Discrete Module in the SOT-563 surface mount package.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - CoWare SPW boosts signal processing prototyping for advanced wireless systems
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
CoWare SPW boosts signal processing prototyping for advanced wireless systems and combines LTE libraries with advanced Xilinx implementation flow.
Quartet of intelligent power devices focus on automotive lighting applications
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics has unveiled four new intelligent power devices (IPDs), the μPD166017, μPD166019, μPD166020 and μPD166021.
Resistors perform current-sensing in high temp environments
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
IRC has tailored its latest SMT current sense resistors with a flameproof alloy, open-air design, enabling metal element resistors to prevent thermal damage.
High-power, flat LED modules
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
The MiniZeni series from Sharp radiates high efficiency, deliver high color rendering index (CRI) values of up to 87 and boast a long service life whilst measuring only 15x12x1.6mm
Direct-write litho still facing uphill climb
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2/26/2010   2 comments
Multiple development efforts focused on e-beam direct-write lithography have reported progress this week at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference. But, at least according to one prominent lithography researcher, production tools are still a minimum of five years away.
NEWS: ARTEMIS-JU launches third call for research proposals
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
The ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking (JU) today (Feb 26) launched its 2010 call for R&D proposals which should generate an R&D activity in excess of 200 million.
Magma tops sales forecasts, posts loss
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation reported sales of $30.7 million for the quarter ended Jan. 31, beating analysts' estimates and the company's own target.
Researchers say eye strain a concern as 3-D TVs debut
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Experts in human perception are expressing concerns stereo 3-D TVs now hitting the market could cause eye strain and related health problems, a sensitive topic industry groups are actively discussing, but in their rush to get systems out the door vendors have yet to fund any major studies of the issues.
Update: Intel-TSMC Atom partnership on hold
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
A groundbreaking partnership between Intel and TSMC has been placed on hiatus due to lack of customer demand, according to a New York Times report.
Senator: Committee struck deal on patent reform
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
A U.S. Senator leading the charge for patent reform suggested a Senate committee has struck a rough compromise keeping a draft bill alive by balancing calls for lowering damages in patent infringement suits with calls for improving the quality of patents.
Hynix names CEO, remains in limbo
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Creditors of South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. have named Kwon Oh Chul as its new chief executive, according to reports.
Morgan Technical Ceramics aims to pioneer energy harvesting research
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Ceramic components manufacturer, Morgan Technical Ceramics, (Stourport, UK) is undertaking a Shorter Knowledge Transfer Partnership (sKTP) project with Glyndwr University (Wrexham, Wales) which will last 26 weeks, is to design and build an energy harvesting demonstration system that will provide a renewable source of energy.
Adjunct SOC for power amplifier performs complex signal processing in RF domain
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Scintera has developed a power amplifier linearization SoC that performs complex signal processing in the RF domain, resulting in low-power consumption, wide signal bandwidth, and broad frequency operation.
ST beefs up SPEAr MPU line
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has added four new devices to its SPEAr microprocessor family, targeting embedded-control applications across market segments from computer peripherals and communication to industrial automation.
TowerJazz posts loss, sales up
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Foundry vendor TowerJazz Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) said fourth quarter 2009 revenue was $100.6 million, representing a 26 percent increase over third quarter 2009 revenue of $79.6 million and 30 percent over fourth quarter 2008 revenue of $77.5 million.
SiPort names new CEO
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
SiPort Inc., a supplier of integrated circuit platform solutions for digital terrestrial broadcast receivers, announced the appointment of David Rolston as chief executive.
Dual, low noise, positive/negative ±20 VIN ±150 mA LDO offers 20 uVRMS noise
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has unveiled a dual, low noise, positive/negative low dropout voltage linear regulator.
MSC Vertriebs offers lowest power SERDES capable FPGA
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
MSC Vertriebs GmbH is offering the Lattice ECP3 family which defines a new mid-range, value-based class of FPGAs, not only by further reducing costs, but also by reducing total power consumption by more than 50 percent for typical designs, compared to competitive SERDES-capable FPGAs.
Planar power resistors provide external thermal dissipation for battery packs in hybrid electric vehicles
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC has developed a series of planar power resistors for hybrid electric vehicles that gives alternative-energy automotive design engineers a rugged resistive device capable of dissipating heat generated during the battery charging cycle.
Magma provides EDA for Western China
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Chengdu ICC (CDICC), a government-funded organization that promotes integrated circuit (IC) design in Chengdu, China, has opened an IC design center in cooperation with EDA software vendor Magma Design Automation Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
PRODUCT HOW TO: Improving switch maintenance in PXI with BIRST
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Switching systems are a key part of any test system, they allow users to connect the test equipment to the unit under test in different ways. Users consider the switching system to be perhaps one of the most likely parts of the system to fail, this article explores the reasons for concern and a way that one manufacturer has found to diagnose these problems.
NXP, IBM praise Dutch road-pricing trial
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
A road pricing trial conducted in the Netherlands by NXP and IBM working on behalf of the Dutch government has been proclaimed a success in that it reduced traffic congestion and decreased kilometers driven and carbon dioxide emissions.
Tektronix launches Scope Central online test and measurement community
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Tektronix launches Scope Central, an online community dedicated to oscilloscope users
Coax antenna connector system
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Yamaichi Electronics unveils a new high frequency connector, the HF201 series consists of a one or two-pin plug connector and an insulating body on the cable side
IR introduces new GaN-based power devices at APEC
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
From the show floor of APEC, International Rectifier has introduced the industry's first family of commercial integrated power stage products utilizing Gallium Nitride (GaN).
National Semiconductor introduces industry's first PMBus system power management and protection IC
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first system monitoring, protection and control integrated circuit (IC) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support.
PMIC integrates three regulators to provide high-efficiency, fixed-frequency operation for LCD HDTV panels
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a multiple-output power-supply IC that integrates three regulators whose high-efficiency and fixed-frequency operation allow the use of small inductors and capacitors.
Avago, TriQuint report increased sales
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Rival RF chip vendors Avago Technologies and TriQuint Semiconductor reported gains in sales and profit for their most recently concluded quarters.
EUV metrology R&D doesn't add up
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2/24/2010   1 comment
The numbers for the development of future EUV mask and metrology tools do not add up, according to experts at the SPIE Advanced Lithography event here.
TSMC's R&D boss addresses 40-nm yields, high-k, litho
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Shang-Yi Chiang, senior vice president of R&D at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), addressed several issues about the silicon foundry giant. Chiang discussed TSMC's 40-nm capacity, yield issues, high-k and lithography.
Mentor unveils thermal characterization, design tool
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has introduced FloTHERM IC, a productivity tool for semiconductor package thermal characterization and design.
Impulse C adds support for C-language math.h functions
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Impulse Accelerated Technologies announced a new FPGA hardware library supporting C-language math.h functions.
Bluetooth group explores apps in smart grid
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has formed a Smart Energy Study Group with CSR, Broadcom and Emerson Electric as the initial members of the group.
Opinion: Microchip must raise SST offer again
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2/24/2010   1 comment
Microchip Technology Inc. will have to significantly raise its offer for Silicon Storage Technology Inc., perhaps up to $4.00 per share from the current price of $3.00 if it wants to gain control of the company and end a brewing bidding war with a private equity firm.
HARDWARE TOOLS - connectBlue offers Development Kits for Wireless LAN modules OWL221a and OWL222a
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
connectBlue has launched ten Wireless LAN Development Kits designed to evaluate the connectBlue third generation Wireless LAN modules OWL221a and OWL222a. The kits offer complete system functionality with an out-of-the-box testing capability designed to accelerate the customers' product design, development and delivery.
Mephisto adds usability to analog design platform
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
For the latest version of its M-Design platform, Mephisto Design Automation NV (Leuven, Belgium) said it has improved functional and usability. Interoperability will be the company's next point of focus.
Mil/aero group foresees shift to optical in 2012
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2/24/2010   1 comment
The VITA Standards Organization, a leading standards group for military and aerospace markets, will announce as early as next week a call for participation in a group to explore the feasibility of deploying in 2012 products with optical backplanes and system interconnects.
HP Labs' Singapore hub aims to advance cloud computing
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard's latest advanced research facility opening in Singapore today (Wed. Feb. 24) will embark on projects for using cloud computing to alter development of data centers and application design principles.
IPL group releases PDK standard
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2/24/2010   1 comment
After several false starts, the industry appears to have finally paved a roadmap for interoperable process design kits (PDKs).
Free seminars focus on high performance DC/DC regulators
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation is planning to run a series of free half-day seminars on the use of its family of high performance DC/DC uModule regulators.
New EDA tool release boosts analog and mixed-signal design productivity
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Belgian EDA tool innovator, Mephisto Design Automation (MDA) has unveiled its M-DESIGN 3.2 release which offers analog and mixed-signal designers immediate productivity gains for their front-end design tasks.
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