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RF Micro cuts 2% of workforce
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RF Micro Devices cut about 100 jobs, or about 2 percent of its global workforce. It is the fourth round of layoffs announced by the company in the past 11 months.
Altera says Q1 sales looking a little better
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3/2/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera expects first quarter sales to be down 15 to 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, better than guidance given in Janauary, the company said in a scheduled mid-quarter update.
Updated: Intel rolls four embedded Atoms
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Intel Corp. will spin four versions of its Atom mobile PC processor and two new companion I/O chips tailored for different embedded systems markets, such as in-car entertainment, industrial control and media phones.
Linux is available for Altera's Nios II embedded processor
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Embedded Linux solution now available for Altera's Nios II embedded processor, the industry's most widely used FPGA-based soft CPU.
Actel at Embedded World 2009
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Actel Corporation is exhibiting at this year's Embedded World exhibition and conference in Nuremberg, Germany.
Freescale sees 'significant' drop in interest expenses
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s top executives are hinging the company's survival and ability to prosper through the ongoing recession on a series of actions the IC vendor has taken in recent months, the most important of which is a multibillion-dollar debt swap it expects to conclude within the next couple of weeks.
Infineon chip brings analog phones to ADSL lines
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With two ADSL2+ chips, Infineon claims it creates a technical basis for telcos to reduce the costs for their infrastructure. The devices aim at the market for customer premises equipment.
Lattice FPGA enables low-cost PCIe bridge
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LatticeECP2M FPGA from Lattice Semiconductor enables low-cost PCI Express bridge for VOIP platforms based on Intel architecture.
Intel to port Atom cores to TSMC's tech platform
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Intel will port its Atom processor cores to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s technology platform including processes, IP, libraries and design flows under the terms of an agreement between the two companies.
RF chips to fare better in '09, says analyst
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Projections for the overall semiconductor industry in 2009 are dire, but favorable trends in the handset market should keep the market for RF chips from crashing this year and ready to bounce back more quickly than many industry segments, according to an analyst.
Shrunk CeBIT conjures innovation
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When German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday evening officially opened the CeBIT trade fair, she brought along powerful support to raise the sentiment in the information and communications sectors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of this year's Cebit partner state California.
IBM scientists point the way to efficient thermal management of carbon nanotube devices
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IBM Research scientists have revealed a landmark study in the field of nanoelectronics; the development and demonstration of novel techniques to measure the distribution of energy and heat in powered carbon nanotube devices.
Adlink : PXI digitizers handle up to 40 Msamples/s
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Adlink has announced the PXI-9816, PXI-9826, and PXI-9846, a series of high-resolution 16-bit PXI digitizers offering sampling rates of 10, 20, and 40 Msamples/s, respectively.
Vishay : Power modules have ratings up to 400 A
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Vishay Intertechnology has unveiled its Gen VII series of general-purpose high-voltage power modules, which feature increased current handling capability, lighter weight, lower thermal resistance, improved reliability and a totally lead (Pb)-free construction.
TI offers SwitcherPro Design Software as desktop download
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Texas Instruments has introduced the latest version of the company's free SwitcherPro Design Software for DC/DC controller and converter power supply designs.
Consortium interested in Qimonda's PV activities
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A German-Portuguese consortium is one of the suitors for Qimonda's photovoltaics activities in northern Portugal. The linchpin, however, is the funding.
Molex : Flex-to-board interface targets flex-to-PCBA applications
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Molex and Neoconix have developed a flexible copper high-density and speed (HD&S) interposer in a tool-less, easy-to-use configuration.
KKR writes NXP down to 10% of purchase price
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KKR Private Equity Investors LP, the company set up to make equity investments identified by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., has announced write downs on almost all its investments and wiped 80 percent off the value of its holding in semiconductor company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands). KKR's holding in NXP now stands on 10 cents on the dollar purchase price.
IBM researchers discover way to cool carbon transistors
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IBM researchers claim to have found a possible means of cooling carbon-based transistors by directly coupling their electric current fields with those of a silicon substrate.
AMS Technologies : Laser diode driver allows simple PC control
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AMS Technologies presents the FL593FL, a combination of evaluation board and laser diode driver for remote control from Wavelength Electronics.
STMicroelectronics : 32-bit MCUs have variety of interfaces
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STMicroelectronics has added another line to its STM32 range, focusing on high-performance variants of industry-standard interfaces to allow more applications to benefit from the seamless pin-and-software compatibility between devices.
Mitsubishi offers evaluation boards for intelligent power modules
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Mitsubishi has developed the evaluation board EVBPS2XA7X for design engineers using the company's 1200 V DIPIPM Version 4 (DIPIPM: Dual In-Line Package Integrated Power Module).
Analyst: Intel, TSMC expand foundry ties
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More speculation is flying about a planned news conference Monday (March 2), where Intel Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) are set to make a strategic announcement.
12-bit ADC provides high dynamic performance for input frequencies above 500 MHz
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TI has introduced a monolithic 12-bit, 550-MSPS ADC, which provides more than 200 MHz of signal bandwidth in applications where high resolution, accuracy and linearity are critical.
Compromise seen on BT broadband build plans
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Britain's leading network operator, BT, is expected this week to signal that it will push ahead with plans for a fibre-based broadband network covering 10 million British homes, having been given reassurances from the country's comms regulator Ofcom that it will be able to charge rates that should allow it to make a return on the proposed, initial £1.5bn investment.
European chip sales down 33.9% from January '08
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The three-month moving average of sales of semiconductors in Europe for January were $2.27 billion , down 33.5 percent on the three months covering August to October, the second biggest fall of the four geographic areas tracked by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics(WSTS) organization.
IMEC launches Technology Forum to replace ARRM meeting
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IMEC, a nanoelectronics research institute based in Leuven, Brussels, has said it will hold the first annual IMEC Technology Forum at the La Palace Hotel in Brussels, Belgium from June 2 to 4.
Global 'averaged' chip sales fell 28.6% in January, says SIA
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The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors declined by 28.6 percent in January 2009 to $15.33 billion, compared to sales of $21.47 billion in January 2008, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.
Sharp : Chip LEDs offer up to 90 lumen per watt
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In addition to the LED lighting module Zenigata, Sharp is expanding its LED Line-up with white and RGB high brightness chip LEDs.
Dresden establishes Energy Efficiency Innovation Center
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German research organization Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Technical University of Dresden have launched the Energy Efficiciency Innovation Center. The research topics cover a broad range from photovoltaics and energy-efficient lighting to fuel cell technology and surface technologies aiming at reducing friction losses for vehicles.
Anger grows as Spansion files for bankruptcy
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3/1/2009   1 comment
The world's largest NOR flash supplier, has filed for bankruptcy.
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