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NAND: History's fastest-growing IC market
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The NAND flash-memory business is on track to become the fastest-growing semiconductor sector in history despite a ''phenomenal first-quarter price collapse,'' according to Semico Research.
Brooks restates, takes $64M charge
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As expected, fab gear supplier Brooks Automation restated its financial statements for the fiscal years 1996 through 2005 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, taking a $64.5 million charge for stock-based compensation.
Photronics slashes revenue forecast; cites FPD shortfall
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Blaming a shortfall in flat panel display photomask orders, U.S. mask maker Photronics said it has revised its quarterly guidance downward and now expects revenue of $106 million to $107 million for its fiscal third quarter.
Elpida sees strong profits, sales
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Japanese DRAM supplier Elpida Memory Inc. posted a profit of 6.6 billion yen ($57.6 million) for its first fiscal quarter, compared to a net of 1.5 billion yen ($13.1 million) in the previous period and a loss of 3.3 billion yen ($28.8 million) in the like period a year ago.
AMI to buy ultra-low power SRAM business
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AMI Semiconductor said it has entered into an agreement to acquire the ultra-low power six-transistor SRAM and medical system-on-chip ASIC businesses of NanoAmp Solutions for approximately $21 million in cash, plus an adjustment for closing inventory of the business.
Giga-tronics posts loss
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Microwave components supplier Gigatronics Inc. reported a net loss of $1.0 million, or 21 cents per fully diluted share for the first fiscal 2007 quarter ending June 24, 2006. This compares with a net profit of $0.2 million, or 4 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.
Luminus Devices announces its PhlatLight products are Rohs-compliant and environmentally friendly
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Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that its PhlatLight product line is compliant with the European Union's RoHS Directive, "restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment," that took effect throughout Europe beginning July 1, 2006.
Actel offers free IDE for 32-bit ARM7 MPU core
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Programmable logic supplier Actel released a free development environment for Actel's CoreMP7, claimed to be the industry's only soft 32-bit ARM7 microprocessor core for FPGAs.
Asymtek makes management changes
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Automated fluid dispensing supplier Asymtek, a Nordson company, has reshuffled its management team.
ASM Pacific's CEO to retire
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ASM International N.V.'s subsidiary, ASM Pacific Technology Ltd., has announced that Patrick Lam, managing director and chief executive, is officially retiring from ASM Pacific and ASMI by year's end.
Power Integrations faces delisting
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Semiconductor supplier Power Integrations faces delisting from the Nasdaq exchange after stating it does not expect to update its SEC filings by the previously announced deadline of Aug. 2, 2006.
Intel and Micron sample 50 nanometer NAND flash memory devices
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Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel Corp. have begun sampling NAND flash memory built on 50 nanometer (nm) process technology. The samples were manufactured through IM Flash Technologies, a joint development and manufacturing venture from Micron and Intel.
Digital power management IC targets lower power applications
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Zilker Labs introduces highly integrated 3 amp power management and conversion IC that complements existing company products.
Toshiba's IC sales down, sees big growth
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Toshiba Corp.'s semiconductor unit is on a wild topsy-turvy ride.
Updated: TSMC vaults to No. 4 in IC rankings
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IC Insights semiconductor company revenue rankings for the first half of the year showed TSMC jumped from No. 8 to No. 4, and Qualcomm became the first fabless company to crack the top 15.
ASMI's sales, profits up
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Chip-equipment maker ASM International N.V. reported sales of 234.8 million euros ($299.9 million) in the second quarter of 2006, up 14 percent from the first quarter of 2006 and up 28 percent from the second quarter of 2005.
Ikanos acquires Doradus technologies
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Ikanos Communications Inc. has acquired the privately-held Doradus Technologies Inc., a digital TV DSP specialist founded by Ikanos' former director of engineering Sam Heidari.
Ikanos acquires digital TV DSP company
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Ikanos Communications Inc. has acquired the privately-held Doradus Technologies Inc., a digital TV DSP specialist founded by Ikanos' former director of engineering Sam Heidari.
Hemlock seeks new polysilicon plant site
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Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. said that it is launching a worldwide search for a potential second manufacturing site to produce polycrystalline silicon to support the growing demand from the solar and chip markets.
Wind River contributes 300K lines of code to Eclipse
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Device software optimization specialist Wind River Systems has released more than 300,000 lines of code to the Eclipse Foundation, an open source community focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software.
Power-One, Silicon Labs resolve patent suit
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Power-One Inc. and Silicon Laboratories Inc. have agreed to settle and resolve the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Power-One on Dec. 14, 2005 against Silicon Laboratories.
DDC-I's SCORE compilers available to Wind River Workbench developers
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DDC-I's SCORE compilers are available for the Wind River Workbench, an eclipse-based development suite, and Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system.
Don't Ring Death Knell For ASIC Career Just Yet
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The rumor that ASIC design is dying a slow death is one a consultant wants to put to rest completely.
AMD, Telmex team on Mexico Internet access
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced nationwide availability of the Telmex Internet Box Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) for citizens across Mexico.
Small Tree signs Mac OS X deal with Foundry
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Small Tree Communications Inc. has gained another partner in marketing networking solutions to the Macintosh OS X community.
Platform provides RF hardware measurement for wireless networking
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Agilent Technologies announces Connected Solutions Workbench for testing wireless systems.
India begins trial IPTV services
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India's state-owned communications services provider, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) will reportedly offer Internet Protocol TV services (IPTV) under the Tri-Band name, with trial services to soon start pilot runs in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Memory Bulletin: DRAMs, NAND down
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It was a forgettable week for memories, as DRAMs and NAND flash were down.
Toshiba closes German fab
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According to media reports, Japanese electronics concern Toshiba Corp. has decided to close down it's fab production site in Braunschweig, Germany. The chip production will be transferred to Japan.
Report: Graphics chip shipments decline
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The latest edition of Jon Peddie's Market Watch, the firm's quarterly graphics survey, has Intel showing a 1.5 percent sequential decline in graphics shipments in Q2 06.
DC/DC chip packs the most power management for 3-amp applications
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Product Review - Affording a one-chip solution for basic power-with-power management designs, Zilker Labs says its ZL2105 is the industry's only such offering for 3-amp service with complete digital-power management facility, and is the mostly easily configured.
MOSFETs offer superior synchronous rectification performance
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7/31/2006   Post a comment
A new and expanded range of 60 V and 75 V HEXFET MOSFETs from International Rectifier can be used in DC-DC converters and low-voltage motor drives and for AC-DC synchronous rectification in servers, laptop adaptors, and desktop power supplies.
Litho up in '06, down in '07, says Gartner
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The lithography market is projected to increase in 2006, but there are some warning signs in the short term, with a slowdown seen in 2007, according to a report from Gartner Inc.
Immersion litho ramp is slow, says Gartner
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Despite the hype for immersion lithography, the ramp for the technology is expected to be slower-than-expected due to high costs and other factors, according to Gartner Inc.
SanDisk acquires Msystems for $1.3 billion
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SanDisk Corp., a leader in flash memory subsystems for imaging and audio storage, is acquiring one of its largest solid-state memory competitors, Msystems Ltd. of Israel, in a stock transaction worth approximately $1.35 billion.
SanDisk acquires Msystems for $1.3 billion
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SanDisk Corp., a leader in flash memory subsystems for imaging and audio storage, is acquiring one of its largest solid-state memory competitors, Msystems Ltd. of Israel, in a stock transaction worth approximately $1.35 billion.
43rd DAC : The week that was
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7/28/2006   Post a comment
EE Times editors on the ground at the 43rd Design Automation Conference filed more than 45 reports. Here are the five most heavily trafficked.
NEC Electronics' recovery linked to its game chip
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With the goal of restoring profits this year, NEC Electronics started its first quarter with 13 percent increase in sales and halved its operating loss year on year.
Jennic products declared ZigBee compliant
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The company's products were tested by TUV Rheinland Group and have been considered ready for use out of the box by developers.
ATEME launches DaVinci A/V software
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ATEME has developed an audio/video software system for DaVinci. It consists of a GStreamer-based framework, a set of streaming protocols, and common file containers.
Why You Don't Want To Jump Off The ASIC Career Path So Fast
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ASIC designers have a pretty rosy career future. That is, if they don't stand still too long when it comes to boosting their skill sets.
Is the Intel-backed ATE group losing steam?
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Sergio Perez, vice president of business development at Advantest Corp.'s U.S. subsidiary, has quietly resigned -- a move that raises more questions about the future of an Intel-backed automatic test equipment (ATE) consortium.
DC/DC controller for all n-channel MOSFETs drives 20-amp applications
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Linear Technology's LTC3822 is a 750-kHz step-down DC/DC controller that's suited for driving all n-channel MOSFETs in 20-amp applications. The synchronous device further improves efficiency by using MOSFET drain-to-source resistance for current-sensing, doing away with the sense resistor traditionally employed.
Agilent makes full 3D EM simulation accessible at a lower price
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EMDS lets designers analyze and visualize EM effects to fine tune the performance of high-frequency RF circuit designs.
64-bit eXtremeDB supports massively larger databases
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McObject has launched eXtremeDB-64, the 64-bit version of its eXtremeDB 3.0 in-memory embedded database for real-time enterprise and embedded systems. eXtremeDB-64 supports databases that are hundreds of times larger than the 32-bit version.
Inductors exhibit low DCR, no thermal aging
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7/28/2006   Post a comment
The PG0426NL series of flat-coil, power inductors from Pulse features low DCR, high saturation current, and no thermal aging up to 150 degrees C in a low-profile, surface-mount package.
Verification: Automation no substitute for thought, Foster says
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7/28/2006   Post a comment
EDA can help by automating some of the "bookkeeping" aspects of verification, but ultimately that is no substitute for the thinking that goes into creating a verification plan, according to verification guru Harry Foster.
Lead-acid batteries seal in more power, extend life
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EnerSys has upgraded its flooded lead-acid C family of PowerSafe and DataSafe batteries, adding a Slide-Lock post seal design to its PowerSafe CC and CA and DataSafe CX lines to prevent leakage, and a slightly taller jar to increase the electrolyte reserve and enable the batteries to deliver 100 percent initial capacity.
Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS supports Luminary Micro's Stellaris microcontrollers
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Express Logic's ThreadX real-time operating systems now supports Luminary Micro's Stellaris microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller core.
Norad, Northern Command to leave Cheyenne Mountain
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7/28/2006   Post a comment
The Northern Aerospace Defense Command and Northern Command will leave Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station within two years.
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