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IEEE standardizes 'e' verification language
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The "e" hardware verification language developed by Verisity Inc. has been ratified as the IEEE 1647 standard, EE Times has learned.
TSMC: Consumer market, 90-nm driving foundry sales
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The industry’s insatiable appetite for consumer electronics and the trend toward 90 and 65-nm process geometries spells good times for the foundry industry, according to Charles Byers, director of worldwide brand management corporate marketing for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
ISMI to use 300-mm 'prime' as bridge to 450-nm
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The International Sematech Manufacturing Institute has agreed to pursue 300-mm productivity improvements as a bridge to 450-mm implementation.
Madhavan to keynote OpenAccess+ Conference
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Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan will be the featured keynote speaker at the Silicon Integration Initiative's eighth OpenAccess+ Conference April 11.
32-bit AVR processor targets multimedia systems for cell phones
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Atmel Corp.’s new AP7000 family of 32-bit processors integrate on a single chip virtually all the functionality required for multimedia systems that are deployed in cell phones and other infotainment systems. Packed into the chip are two Ethernet MACs, USB with On-chip PHY and LCD Controller.
Controller enables systems to meet EPA Energy Star standby power requirements
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Texas Instruments unveils an energy-saving chip for consumer electronics and AC adapters
Rabbit MPU integrates 10Base-T Ethernet, hardware DMA, 16-bit memory device support
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Rabbit Semiconductor’s Rabbit 4000 microprocessor integrates 10Base-T Ethernet, hardware DMA and 16-bit memory device support.
Webcast shows how to optimize power in low power wireless systems
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Here's your chance to sign up for a free web lesson on how to optimize power in your low-power wireless designs.
EU reportedly okays Sony, NEC optical disk JV
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European Union regulators have given clearance to Japan-based Sony and NEC to set up an optical disk drive joint venture, according to an Associated Press report.
French chip market grew by 5.1% in Q4
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After sustained growth over the past year, the French semiconductor market ended 2005 on a positive note.
100-V power MOSFETs bring yet more economy
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Infineon says its OptiMOS 2 family of 100-volt MOSFETs, 20-strong now and 40 more expected shortly, can reduce switching losses by 20 percent, and parts count in a switched mode supply by 30 percent, as compared to traditional solutions.
Triple-voltage supervisor is very low power
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Austriamicrosystems' AS1920/AS1922, touting a power dissipation of just 6.5 microamps, is a triple-voltage supervisor IC for microprocessor-based systems.
Synopsys on track for solid quarter, says de Geus
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With a $1.9 billion backlog in orders, the near-term outlook for electronic design automation vendor Synopsys Inc. looks strong, according to its chairman and chief executive Aart de Geus.
Aeroflex's portable 1-GHz test set features color display
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The 2944B comes equipped with the tools and capabilities to efficiently perform testing, fault diagnosis and installation at an affordable price.
RoHS-compliant LEDs target automotive backlighting
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Vishay Intertechnology has developed the VLM series of high-intensity surface-mount LEDs as the RoHS-compliant version of its existing TLM series.
Chokes improve signal integrity for CAN-BUS networks
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BI Technologies has designed a series of surface-mount common mode chokes to filter signals for automotive CAN-BUS applications. The HM67 series has been approved by major automakers for bus and communication systems.
LED block offers modular design
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Offering a building-block approach to solid-state lighting, Bivar has introduced a 1-watt LED block series with optional configurations for power, lighting styles and mounting methods.
Bluespec switches to assembly language development environment!
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Bluespec has made a bold move by abandoning high-level software languages for its internal development of tools and has switched, instead, to assembly language.
Toshiba unveils HD DVD player as market battle begins
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Toshiba Corp. unveiled its first HD DVD player in Japan as the next-generation video format battle moves to the marketplace.
Cost-optimized DC/DC controllers boost TPS40K series
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Texas Instruments' newest additions to its TPS40K series include four cost-optimized DC/DC buck controllers that are suited to a wide range of applications.
KTF of Korea, NTT Docomo to cooperate on 3G
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KTF Co. of South Korean and Japan's NTT Docomo have launched a joint committee to boost cooperation on delivering 3G mobile communications services in both countries.
Analog signal processor doubles performance
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Anadigm released its third-generation lower power and higher performance dynamically programmable Analog Signal Processors (dpASP).
Video decoders target security surveillance apps
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Techwell, Inc. unveiled two, four-channel NTSC/PAL video decoders with integrated audio analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, and a Motion Joint Photographic Experts Group (MJPEG) compression controller for multichannel digital video recorders (DVRs) for security surveillance applications.
Intel brings 'community PC' to Mexico
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Intel Corp. announced its so-called "Discover the PC" initiative in an effort to propel the computer in developing nations.
Network interface chip to stimulate volume 10-GbE deployment
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NetXen Inc. has developed a family of multi-protocol, intelligent network interface controllers (NIC) that are aimed at facilitating widespread deployment of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology in datacenter networks.
Stratix II GX FPGAs shipping in volume
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Altera Corp. is shipping the Stratix II GX EP2SGX90E device and accompanying development kit. Featuring 12 transceivers and 90,960 equivalent logic elements (LEs), the EP2SGX90E device is the first member of the Stratix II GX FPGA family to ship to customers.
Multi-LED driver touts tight programmability
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Catalyst Semiconductor's LED driver, the CAT3626, is a 1x/1.5x charge pump with precision current-setting capabililties to serve applications from display backlighting to RGB/flash in cell phones and digital cameras.
Resistors handle higher energy for surge protection
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Ohmite Manufacturing said the TFS series thick-film resistors absorb much more energy compared to standard film resistors, making them suitable for medical surge protection applications.
Opto to surpass discrete ICs in 2006
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For the first time in history, the optoelectronics market this year is projected to surpass the discrete semiconductor business and become the second largest segment in the semiconductor industry behind integrated circuits, according to IC Insights Inc.
SEZ sees delivery delays in Q1
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Amid delivery delays in the first period, the SEZ Group said that sales were 80.2 million Swiss Francs ($61.9 million) in the fourth quarter, up 7.2 percent sequentially.
Synplicity cuts structured ASIC tools, 8% of workforce
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Synplicity said it would phase out its cell-based and structured ASIC design tools and reduce its global workforce by roughly 8 percent, or about 24 positions.
ATI posts record sales
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ATI Technologies Inc. said revenues for the second quarter were $672 million, a new company record and a 14 percent increase relative to the first quarter of fiscal 2006.
Photronics ends Austin production, cuts jobs
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Photronics Inc. said that it will reduce its headcount by 6 percent amid plans to cease photomask manufacturing at its Austin, Texas facility.
Genesis Microchip to fall short of guidance
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Image processing chip supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. announced Thursday (March 30) it expects fiscal fourth 2006 quarter sales to top off at $60 to $61 million, slightly below the previously guided range of $62 to $67 million.
Motor control platform enables 95 Percent Efficiency
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International Rectifier offers a motor control platform that enables 95% efficiency without the need for position sensors allowing smooth torque output in air conditioning applications.
Optical encoders offer up to 20,000 cpr
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Avago Technologies extends its incremental optical encoder line with versions that include resolution performance up to 20,000 cycles per revolution (cpr).
Op amp filter removes GSM burst noise
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Intersil Corp.'s operational amplifier features an 8-MHz low-pass filter that is said to remove Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) noise from the video band — and it also serves as an anti-aliasing filter.
Simucad intros 'multicore-optimized' parasitic modeling tools
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Privately held EDA vendor Simucad Design Automation announced the availability of a multicore-optimized family of three-dimensional TCAD-based interconnect parasitic modeling tools.
Dual RF power detector chips work to 11-GHz
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The fabs at IC house Linear Technology Corp. are dishing up dual-channel RF detector chips that work out to 11-GHz. LTC's Type LTC5533 chips can be used to measure RF power in multi-band WiFi, WiMAX and other radio applications.
H-Stream Wireless raises $12.6 million
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Fabless wireless semiconductor start-up H-Stream Wireless has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding from investors that include Intel Capital, Tallwood Venture Capital and Granite Ventures.
M-Flex bids for Singapore flex board maker
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Flexible printed circuit substrate supplier Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. said it plans a tender offer to acquire Singapore-based MFS Technology Ltd.
Cypress, Simtek expand nvSRAM agreement
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Nonvolatile SRAM supplier Simtek Corp. has signed an expanded license and development agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
U.S. venture funds take direct route to Israeli startups
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U.S. venture capital funds are bypassing Israeli funds to invest directly in local startups.
Omron power relay withstands high inrush currents
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Omron has announced a power relay designed specifically to control high inrush currents to fluorescent or incandescent lamps in emergency lighting systems and appliance control applications.
eMagin to patent virtual imaging device
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Personal display and OLED microdisplay supplier eMagin Corp. has received U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approval of a patent for a portable communication device with a virtual image display.
Chartered, IBM, Samsung announce 65-nm DFM support
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Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, IBM, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the availability of design-for-manufacturing (DFM) technology, models, design kits and data files to support of the companies' 65-nanometer (nm) Common Platform technology.
Chartered, IBM, Samsung announce 65-nm DFM support
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Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, IBM, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the availability of design-for-manufacturing (DFM) technology, models, design kits and data files to support of the companies' 65-nanometer (nm) Common Platform technology.
Infineon memory spinoff advances, say reports
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German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG is advancing the spin off of its DRAM and other memory businesses, opting for a U.S. rather than an Asian listing, according to German media reports.
Eighth-brick delivers 240 watts for 9.6-volt intermediate bus
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Tyco Electronics' EUK240 series of DC/DC eighth-bricks delivers 240 watts for 9.6-volt intermediate bus applications.
Micron, Rambus gain minor legal victories
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At a hearing, Micron Technology Inc. and Rambus Inc. separately won minor legal victories.
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