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Shareholders plan class action against Vitesse
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4/29/2006   Post a comment
Shareholders in Vitesse Semiconductor are preparing a class action lawsuit against the troubled chip supplier following allegations that the company may have issued unlawful, false and misleading financial statements for the three months ended December 31, 2005 and the three years ended September 30, 2005.
Cadence, Mentor top 52-week highs as Magma slips
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
After three of EDA's largest companies posted quarterly earnings this week, investors reacted, rewarding Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics while punishing Magma Design Automation.
Debate rages over 450-mm wafer fabs
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
While a heated debate continues to ensue over next-generation, 450-mm wafer fabs, several semiconductor equipment and materials vendors are quietly exploring and developing their first prototype 450-mm technologies.
Tool claims first transistor-level closed loop PLL verification
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, EDA startup Xpedion Design Systems ntroduced a transistor-level phase-locked loop solution for verifying complete closed loop noise and jitter.
Analysis: IR hopes divestiture will spark growth
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
With earnings a bit flat, International Rectifier Corp. is hoping that a plan to accelerate a transition to higher-margin products will bolster its bottom line.
GPS gets easier to implement
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Focus-On: Global Positioning System satellite receivers are proliferating for myriad nomadic systems applications. If you’re not comfortable crafting RF circuits at 1.5-GHz, however, vendors are making it easier to embed critical high-performance GPS blocks. Off-the-shelf products range from receiver/active-antennas to LNAs to single-chip and modular GPS receivers. Here's a sampling of recent product roll-outs for OEMs.
CCFL inverters have smallest form factor
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Endicott Research says its S and SE Series (DC/AC) inverters, which can power up to two cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) in display backlighting applications, have the industry's smallest form factor. They're available in both open-frame (S Series) and encapsulated (SE series) versions.
TSMC downgraded amid fab expansion
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
An analyst has downgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) despite strong results and major expansion plans for the silicon foundry giant. TSMC is ramping up the second phase of its 300-mm fab in southern Taiwan, with a third phase in the works.
Matsushita profits double, sees slower growth
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Japan's largest consumer electronics company, Matsushita Electric, posted its fourth consecutive year of increased sales and profits on the back of strong sales of plasma display TVs and digital electronics devices, but forecast lower growth for the year ahead.
Toshiba's profits surge in semis
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Citing a boom in the NAND flash-memory market, Toshiba Corp.’s semiconductor and LCD unit posted a combined sales of ¥ 1.39 trillion ($11.9 billion) for its fiscal year ended March 31, up 6 percent from the previous year.
Circuit simulator optimized for sub-circuit type Spice models
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Intellectual property characterization and circuit simulation software provider Legend Design Technology has optimized its MSIM circuit simulator to perform faster than conventional simulators when using a "sub-circuit-type Spice model" for nanometer technology, the company said.
ASE names new COO
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world’s largest chip-packaging house, has named Tien Wu as its new chief operating officer.
Lumus develops personal display technology
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Israeli start up Lumus has developed an optical imaging technology that enables a wide range of ultra-compact personal displays for mobile applications.
Spring-type terminal blocks replace older styles
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
RIA CONNECT launches the ASP129 series of pluggable spring-type terminal blocks as a replacement for older screw-type terminations.
Resistors extend ohmic value range
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the ohmic value range and TCR values for its popular RN 1/4 series of metal film resistors.
Power resistor offers 85-watt power rating
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Ohmite offers a TFH85 thick-film power resistor with an 85-watt power rating (at 25 degrees C case temperature) in a compact TO-264 package.
Multi-gate logic claims highest ESD protection of 5-kV
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The 74AUPxGxx Advanced Ultra-Low Power (AUP) single, dual and triple gate logic CMOS chips provide two times the industry standard in ESD protection, which is becoming increasingly crucial in mobile applications such as cell phones.
Sony sees PS3, flat TVs as keys to recovery
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Sony is forecasting sharp falls in operating profits at many of its divisions for the year ahead as it reported a Yen 66.5 billion ($581 million) loss for the January-March quarter, worse than the Yen 56.5 billion ($501 million) loss in the same period last year.
STATS turns profit
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Assembly and test services provider STATS ChipPAC shook off seasonal weakness to register its second consecutive quarter of profit.
Strong growth predicted for semi inspection tools
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The semiconductor inspection and metrology market is expected to grow 75 percent over the next three years and record sales of $6.6 billion in 2008, driven by the need for more refined inspection tools as the sector moves towards smaller dimensions on devices, according to a just published report from The Information Network.
LG supplies DVB-H phone to Italian 3G provider
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics Co. Ltd. said it will supply UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phones, trademarked LG-U900, to Hutchison Italia, the largest 3G telecommunications service carrier in Italy.
National Science Board recognizes Barrett
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The National Science Board named Intel Chairman Craig Barrett the winner of the organization's 2006 Public Service Award.
SMIC continues to spill red ink
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) reported its sixth consecutive quarterly loss on Thursday (April 27) despite growing sales and a push into new foundry markets, including NAND flash and solar.
Front-end filter brings industrial DC/DCs into military compliance
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
XP Power's DSF200LV, a filter and active surge suppression module, brings industrial DC/DC power systems into MIL-STD compliance for EMI and transient response.
Sequence offers enhanced power-grid verification products
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Power-focused EDA provider Sequence Design has released enhanced versions of its CoolTime and CoolCheck power-grid verification products.
ATI set to double Indian R&D staff size
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Graphics chip firm ATI Technologies has readied a new center in Hyderabad in southern India, where it first set up shop less than a year ago. The new center can accomodate more than twice ATI's 175-person staff in Hyerabad.
AMI Semi purchases Colorado IC design lab
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor has agreed to to purchase certain assets of Starkey Laboratories Inc.'s integrated circuit design center located for $6 million in cash.
IR profit flat despite higher sales
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. posted GAAP earnings of $25.7 million, or 36 cents per share on sales of $297.1 million, compared with $35.7 million, or 48 cents per share on sales of $281.9 million in the year-ago third fiscal quarter.
Infineon rose to No. 2 in DRAM in 1Q, iSuppli says
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies capitalized on weak performances by rivals to rise to the No. 2 position in global DRAM sales for the first time during the first quarter, according to preliminary estimates from market analyst firm iSuppli Corp.
Taiwan allows IC-assemblers in China
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
The Taiwan government has reportedly relaxed the rules for Taiwanese IC-packaging and assembly houses to invest and set up shop in China, according to sources.
Resistors extend ohmic value range
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded the ohmic value range and TCR values for its popular RN 1/4 series of metal film resistors.
Power-grid quality monitors are GPS-equipped, networked
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
With summer weather on the way, and air conditioners about to be cranked up, power-line quality will soon be an issue for generation companies. Here's a monitoring system that lets you---over the Web---identify site trends and power events. Embedded compression supports true-time data sampling, with values and trends continuously stored.
Canon's fab-tool sales up 11 percent
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Canon Inc.’s semiconductor equipment unit posted sales of 100 billion yen ($855 million) in the first quarter, up 11.3 percent from the like period a year ago.
KLA-Tencor's sales, profits up
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Metrology and inspection equipment giant KLA-Tencor Corp. reported net income of $98 million, and earnings per diluted share of $0.48 on revenues of $518 million for the quarter.
Renesas' sales fall 10% on weak demand
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. reported that fiscal 2005 year ended March with a 10 percent decline in sales to 906 billion yen ($7.9 billion) from 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) in fiscal 2004.
AMI, Altera, Conexant, On post mixed results
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
It was a mixed quarter for AMI, Altera, Conexant, and On Semiconductor.
Magma's revenue soars, but loss widens
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Partially blaming litigation expenses tied to its high-profile litigation with Synopsys, Magma Design Automation posted record revenue but a widening loss for both the fiscal year and the quarter.
Perpendicular recording yields 750-Gbyte, 3.5-inch disk drive for desktops
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Seagate has released for the desktop market its perpendicular recording, 3.5-inch hard disk drive that boasts a capacity of 750-Gbytes.
NEC chip to drive next-gen Nintendo game
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based NEC Electronics Corp. will produce LSIs for Nintendo's next generation game console, code named Revolution, at its 300-mm wafer fab in Yamagata Prefecture.
Hitachi profit declines
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. reported earnings of $319 million on sales of $80.9 billion in its 2005 fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Net earnings declined 28 percent from fiscal 2004, while sales rose 5 percent.
Low-profile inductors enable smaller mobile devices
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Cooper Bussmann claims its SD3112, SD3114 and SD3118 series of low-profile, RoHS-compliant ferrite core inductors offer one of the highest power density-to-size ratios.
Enclosures are environmentally friendly
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Antec has upgraded its Solutions Series line with high-efficiency, advanced cooling enclosures.
Cadence 'segments' PCB product line
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems has segmented its Allegro PCB product line into three different "tiers" representing different price levels and capabilities. Cadence is also rolling out a new version of its Design Workbench data management product, and a new Design Publisher tool that places designs into PDF files.
Terminal blocks are RoHS compliant
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Available in RoHS-compliant versions, Spectrum Control's filtered terminal block line is offered in barrier strip or PCB models for filtering of AC power, DC power and control lines.
Intel CEO plans to 'overhaul' company
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Hit hard by the PC slowdown and stiff competition, Intel said that it plans to restructure the company.
K&S posts loss, sales up
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. said revenue from continuing operations for the second fiscal quarter was $160.3 million, compared to $102.6 million in the comparable year-ago quarter.
Evergreen Solar posts loss
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Solar-cell maker Evergreen Solar Inc. announced that revenues for the first quarter of 2006 increased 12 percent to $11.6 million from $10.3 million in the first quarter of 2005, and were flat compared to the $11.6 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2005.
Test symposium addresses IC challenges
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
The VLSI Test Symposium, scheduled for April 30 to May 4 in Berkeley, Calif. will feature two keynote addresses, one from a chip house and one from an equipment vendor.
Soaring copper price weighs heavily on Andrew
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
The soaring price of copper and other raw materials over the last few months has forced network communications and coax cable maker Andrew Corporation to add a steep surcharge across many of its products.
OIF and NPF seek synergies in merger
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Two leading industry associations, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Network Processing Forum (NPF), are to merge in a move they say will make both a stronger force by bringing component and systems issues closer together.
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