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Pacific Crest ups IC forecast; Future Horizons stays pat
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Investment banking firm Pacific Crest Securities Inc. has jumped on the bandwagon and raised its IC forecast to positive 4.2 percent growth in 2005, up from minus 4 percent in its original prediction.
Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display augmente sa production
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Dans une tentative de consolider sa part du marché en plein essor des téléviseurs à écran plat, Hitachi Ltd. annonce de nouveaux projets visant à augmenter la production d'écrans plasma dans l'usine Miyazaki Works de sa filiale Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Ltd.
EdXact présentera des outils de réduction de liste d’interconnexions lors de la DAC
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EdXact, la jeune pousse française de EDA (Automatisation de la Conception Electronique), profitera de la DAC (Conférence sur la conception automatisée) prévue en juin à Anaheim (Californie) afin de présenter deux versions de son outil autonome de réduction de liste d’interconnexions, Jivaro.
Capex picture gloomy despite bullish IC outlook
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The capital spending picture remains gloomy despite a new and upbeat outlook for the semiconductor industry in 2005.
Altera reaffirms second quarter guidance
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Altera narrowed its second quarter guidance, saying that the company now expects second quarter revenue to be at the higher-end of its previous quarterly guidance.
Pair of serial flash memory devices supports Intel chipsets
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Silicon Storage Technology Inc. is offering serial flash memory support for Intel Corp.'s 82573E LAN and 945 Express chipset families.
Technology said to speed SoC time-to-market by six months
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FPGA-based electronic system level design provider S2C has introduced new interconnect technology designed to enable system-on-chip design using plug-and-play intellectual property modules.
Avanex inks former Alcatel exec to head optical group
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Avanex Corp. has named Yves LeMaitre as vice president and general manager of the newly formed optical components business unit, which combines the active and passive discrete components and the transmission modules groups.
Sigrity tools focus on IR drop analysis for packages and boards
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Sigrity introduced two standalone tools customized for analysis of voltage drop on packages and printed circuit boards.
Synopsys claims enhanced tool can speed verification by up to 5X
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Synopsys said new capabilities added to its VCS register-transfer level product can improve verification speed by up to five times.
Novellus raises guidance in Q2
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During its scheduled mid-quarter update, chip-equipment provider Novellus Systems Inc. raised its guidance for the second quarter.
Credence, Spirox combine Taiwan operations
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Semiconductor test solutions provider Credence Systems Corp. has announced it would combine its Taiwan operations with the T1 test division of Spirox Corp. to form Credence Spirox Integration Corp.
Accellera approves new version of co-emulation modeling interface standard
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The Accellera EDA standards organization said its standard co-emulation modeling interface 1.1 was approved by the organization's board of directors last month.
Transmeta sells processor line to Hong Kong firm
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Troubled Transmeta Corp. announced plans to license and sell its x86-based microprocessor technology to Culture.com Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of Culturecom Holdings Ltd of Hong Kong. The deal is valued at $15 million, plus other considerations.
Broadband amplifiers test 0.8 to 4.2-GHz applications
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A new line of amplifiers from AR Worldwide are well suited for testing multiple frequency bands and communication technologies including CDMA, W-CDMA, TDMA, and GSM.
Digital display touts superior color and image quality
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Combining high performance and power efficiency in a standard-size module, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has introduced a new 4.3-inch amorphous silicon thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) for next-generation mobile devices. The LQ043T3DX02digital landscape display features a 16:9 aspect ratio, 480 x 272 pixel format, and is capable of displaying 16 million colors.
Auto camera drive takes the flick out of the wrist
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Carving out a new niche in the mobile phone market, Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) has developed an unique device, designated as the auto camera drive (ACD), that rotates the camera on a mobile phone with the push of a button. Typically, users of camera phones have had to manually rotate the camera in order to change the screen from landscape to portrait; however, the new ACD promises to do the job automatically.
Built-in self-test migrates to register-transfer level
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Built-in self-test offers high fault coverage for a range of potential defects, but it has been difficult to implement. LogicVision promises to change that this week with its LV2005 release, moving logic and memory BIST insertion up to the register-transfer level.
Less than $800 buys high-resolution DMM
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Signametrics is releasing a plug-and-play PXI/cPCI digital multimeter with 5-1/2 digits of resolution, high dynamic range, and 100-reading/s capability. Best of all, it sells for less than $800.
Reference design accelerates 802.11g WiFi product development
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SiGe Semiconductor and Broadcom have teamed on a production-ready reference design for the latest 802.11g WiFi designs.
Data path tools do the math for area savings
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New mathematical approaches that promise up to 40 percent savings in silicon area will become available to a broader audience this week, as intellectual-property startup Arithmatica rolls out its first EDA tools.
Class-D digital amplifier made for flat-panel TVs
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Review: This digital-input Class-D audio power amplifier from Texas Instruments Inc. is said to enable the development of flat-panel displays (FPDs) with sound quality that matches the display's high-quality image, while minimizing cost and component count.
Tool brings power analysis to virtual-prototyping phase
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Bringing power analysis into the IC virtual-prototyping phase, Silicon Dimensions this week will announce the latest version of Chip2Nite, a design-planning tool aimed at logic designers.
Agilent launches industry's first laser-based optical mouse sensors
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Agilent Technologies Inc. says it now offers the industry's first laser navigation sensor technology for mouse manufacturers. Available in three versions, the laser-based mouse sensors have been specifically designed for high-end cordless mice, high-end corded mice, and the high-performance gaming mice.
New floating-point and DVB-S2 cores strengthen DSP IP library
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Xilinx Inc. has updated its digital signal processing (DSP) IP library for its Virtex-4 and Spartan-3E field programmable gate array (FPGA) families to include a suite of floating-point operators and a digital video broadcasting (DVB) satellite FEC encoder core.
First wave of IP support washes over FPGA family
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Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has released for its recently announced LatticeXP field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family the first set of IP modules that address the needs of the consumer, computing and communications markets.
AC/DC desktops fill low-power gap
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Ault's new PW136 external power series delivers 60 watts in nine models (3.3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 48 VDC) from a universal 100-250 VAC input. "OEMs will find this power supply to be versatile and popular because it delivers a range of power from 23 to 60 watts," said Greg Harris, vice president of business development."
64-Mbit flash memory module delivers 90-ns access time
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A new 64-Megabit flash memory module has been designed to support the high-reliability requirements of the military, aerospace, transportation and medical industries.
JDS Uniphase sells CATV business to Emcore
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JDS Uniphase Corp. has sold the assets of its CATV business to communications semiconductor and subsystems supplier Emcore Corp. for $1.5 million.
WSTS ups chip forecast for 2005, 2006
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The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) group raised its semiconductor forecast, by projecting moderate growth over the next two years verses a relatively flat market.
Toshiba, Canon prep SED production
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Toshiba Corp. will use a former CRT factory for volume production of surface-conduction electron-emitter displays beginning in January 2007.
Toshiba selects Himeji for SED panel production
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Toshiba Corp. will convert a former CRT factory in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture to handle volume production of SED (Surface conduction electron-emitter display) panels under the SED Inc. joint venture with Canon.
ICs charge lithium-ions from AC or USB
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Linear Technology's LTC4075 and LTC4075X are stand alone dual-input linear battery charger ICs that automically select the charging source (either a wall adapter or a USB port) for single-cell lithium-ion batteries. Using a constant-current/constant-voltage algorithm, the chargers, for application in PDAs, MP3 players, portable test equipment, and cell phones, can deliver up to 950 mA from a wall adapter or 500 mA from a USB supply.
VPM-T allows modifications to a virtual processor model ISA
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VaST Systems today (May 31, 2005) released its new Virtual Processor Model Transformer (VPM-T) for use by early adopters, enabling modification of the instruction set of a seed processor model.
3M Touch Systems' Flexible Touch Layer laminates to any surface
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3M Touch Systems introduces a touch technology platform " Interactive Surface Technology (IST) " addressing the needs of traditional touch application segments such as retail, point-of-sale, kiosks, and industrial.
EM Microelectronic's smart card IC offers flexible memory positioning
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EM Microelectronic announces the EMTCG176-3G, a flash memory-based smart card IC designed for use in SIM and Java cards for GSM mobile phones, as well as for healthcare and loyalty card applications. The EMTCG176-3G is compatible with the ISO7816-3 Integrated Circuit Card (smart card) specification, and operates with high speed communication baud rates, making it compatible with the 3rd generation of cellular telephones.
Logic analyzers tackle complexity with automation
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Tektronix is rolling out two new Windows-based logic analyzers, including a portable and a benchtop mainframe. Both offer throughput Tek claims is three times faster than previous models, and both are highly automated. New software makes it all tick.
AC/DC fits into compact networking
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Emerson Network Power's Astec LPS122 switching power supply, this one a high-density model in the company's LPS120 power supply family, can deliver up to 130 watts at 5 volts (with 30 cfm cooling) for networking and other rack applications.
Canon hinkt im Lithographie-Geschäft hinterher
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Seit Jahren peilt Canon einen Spitzenplatz im Markt für Lithographie-Tools an. An Ehrgeiz mangelt es dem Unternehmen nicht; etablierte Anbieter wie die niederländische ASML oder den einheimischen Konkurrenten Nikon will man überflügeln. Doch Produktverzögerungen und schwache Unternehmenszahlen zeigen, dass dem Unternehmen noch einiges zur Pole-Position fehlt.
Senior technologist resigns from Chartered
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Silicon founder vendor Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. has appointed Liang Choo "LC" Hsia as senior vice president of technology development.
Global chip sales fall 1.2% in April, says WSTS
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Worldwide semiconductor sales appear to be slowing as they hit $18.15 billion in April, down 1.2 percent from March but up 6.8 percent from the like period a year ago, according to a report.
DC/DC-Stepdown-Wandler für knifflige Fälle
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Für Anwendungen, in denen es auf eine präzise sequentielle Einstellung mehrerer Spannungspegel ankommt, hat Linear Technology den synchronen Dual-Step-Down-Schaltcontroller LTC3828 entwickelt.
Infineons Biochip-Sparte geht an Siemens Medical
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Das Rästselraten um den Käufer von Infineons Biochip-Technologie ist zu Ende: Der Käufer ist der Siemens-Konzern.
Fujitsu Hitachi baut Plasma-Display-Fertigung aus
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Um seinen Anteil am boomenden Markt für Flachbildschirme zu sichern, stockt Hitachi die geplanten Investitionen in die Fertigung bei seiner Tochter Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display (FHP) auf.
ZVEI sieht Bauelemente-Branche weiter wachsen
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151 Einen leichten Aufwind hat der Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI) für den Bauelemente-Markt registriert. Der Verband bestätigt damit frühere Einschätzungen, würzt sie jetzt aber mit einer leichten Prise Optimismus.
Via schickt Billigprozessor gegen Intel ins Rennen
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Mit seinem Stromsparprozessor C7 tritt Via Technologies gegen Intel & Co an. Das Unternehmen will den Prozessor in Notebooks und Despktop-PCs mit kleinem Formfaktor unterbringen.
Drop-in T1/E1 media gateway fits on 6U CompactPCI board
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Performance Technologies' MG6000 T1/E1 Media Gateway delivered in a 6U CompactPCI form factor combines media and voice processing, network access and signaling components as turnkey drop-in for media gateway functionality.
Ricoh offers low noise LDOs with very low on-resistance
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Ricoh announces the R1172x and R1173x low noise LDOs with a very low on-resistance level. The two parts are the most powerful LDOs in Ricoh's product range and are available in adjustable or fixed output voltage versions.
Laird's thermally conductive pads eliminate air gaps between hot components
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Laird Technologies introduces the T-gon CP200 and CP230 mid-grade thermally conductive insulator pads. They target a wide variety of electronic applications, enhancing heat transfer and promoting cooling by eliminating air gaps between hot components such as power semiconductors and heat sinks or housings.
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