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Virtex Reaches $2 billion Milestone
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8/31/2003   Post a comment
Virtex, which really consists of five different product families, has been Xilinx's flagship product series for some five years. Virtex was first introduced in October 1998 using a 0.22 µm process, and shipments of this family reached $25 million in August 1999. This was followed with the introduction of the 0.18 µm Virtex E in September 1999. Virtex EM, a limited family with increased embedded memory, was introduced after Virtex E. The company was able to report total Virtex shipmen
Actel Unveils Military ProASICs
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Advantest tips world's first open ATE system
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
Japan's Advantest Corp. today (Aug. 28, 2003) provided the first glimpse of its initial IC-test system, based on what it calls an "open ATE architecture."
Security for mobile devices in the enterprise
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
Data mobility and accessibility are necessities in today's business environment. Professionals want to stay connected while they are traveling, and businesses strive to improve productivity and streamline operations by making relevant information accessible to their mobile work force.
A security program based on technology
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
In today's digital economy, the high value of integrated software and hardware form a vital part in the success of a business. Looking at this technology from a network perspective, components of software and hardware enable a channel of communication, by which an organization operates and integrates with other businesses: partners, suppliers, customers, managed service providers and others.
Demand for color LCDs on the rise in PDA, cell phones
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
As demand for high-content color displays in PDAs and mobile handsets grows, LCD makers continue to add new products to improve viewability while reducing size and simplifying integration.
Foundry Watch: Jazz preps world's fastest SiGe
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
After being spun-out from Conexant Systems Inc. nearly 18 months ago, silicon-germanium (SiGe) foundry specialist Jazz Semiconductor Inc. is expanding its repertoire and developing what is believed to be the world's fastest SiGe technology. Jazz is preparing a major thrust in the 0.13-micron market, devising 130-nm versions of its separate SiGe and CMOS processes. Due out in prototype form by 2004, the company's 0.13-micron SiGe technology is said to operate at 300-GHz (Ft)--or 1.5 times fast
Power FET outputs give two-phase stepper motors a boost
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
Combining low-power CMOS logic with high-current, high-voltage power FET outputs, the Series SLA706xM translators/drivers from Allegro Microsystems Inc. provides a complete control and drive from a two-phase unipolar stepper motor with pulse-width modulation (PWM) control of the output current in a power multichip module.
Power FET outputs give two-phase stepper motors a boost
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
Combining low-power CMOS logic with high-current, high-voltage power FET outputs, the Series SLA706xM translators/drivers from Allegro Microsystems Inc. provides a complete control and drive from a two-phase unipolar stepper motor with pulse-width modulation (PWM) control of the output current in a power multichip module.
IPC enclosure touts 30-dB attenuation
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
A Type 4F modular industrial PC enclosure from Elma Electronic Inc. is said to be capable of attenuating at frequencies as high as 30 dB.
Straightforward DDR SDRAM Connection to FPGAs Using IP
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8/28/2003   Post a comment
Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM is now the most popular memory type for designers of embedded applications needing large amounts of low-cost, high-performance memory. Thanks to widespread adoption by the PC industry, and improved long-term availability over SDR SDRAM, it also makes good commercial sense for use in today's applications.
LTX posts $145 million loss for '03
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8/27/2003   Post a comment
LTX Corp. reported sales of $33.7 million in its fourth fiscal quarter of 2003, up from $28.8 million in the third quarter of 2003 and $32.6 million in the like period a year ago.
Trial begins in bias suit against AMD, Sanders
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8/27/2003   Post a comment
The opening arguments will begin today (Aug. 27, 2003) in a bias suit filed by a former executive of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. against AMD and its chairman, W.J. Sanders III, according to a report from the San Jose Mercury News.
UTAC, Xemics form chip-packaging alliance
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8/27/2003   Post a comment
United Test and Assembly Center Ltd. (UTAC) and Xemics SA have announced a chip-packaging alliance in the wireless front.
Two-phase scheme used for dc/dc
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Fujitsu merges four IC assembly and test firms
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Fujitsu Ltd. said it plans to merge its four semiconductor back-end assembly and test subsidiaries in Japan into a newly formed company to reduce costs and improve its competitive position.
Tiny LDOs tout low output voltages
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Implementing a Heap-Based WRR Scheduling Mechanism: Part 1
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8/27/2003   Post a comment
A weighted round-robin scheduling engine has been developed that can handle complex algorithms without sacrificing speed in networking designs. Here's a look inside.
Intel to build $375M IC-assembly plant in western China
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8/27/2003   Post a comment
Intel Corp. disclosed on Tuesday that it would build a new IC-assembly and test plant in western China at a total cost of $375 million, according to a report from Reuters.
Chips charge up for lithium-ion
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EMS, OEMs in procurement tug of war
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Although OEMs are increasingly handing off the responsibility for commodity component procurement to EMS providers, many remain unwilling to shift purchasing of key parts to their contract partners. That means Large North American OEMs like Hewlett-Packard, Palm, and Sun Microsystems are in a tug-of-war with the very contractors they use to offload manufacturing. Spencer Chin has these insights.
Philips' reference design upgrades CRT-based tuners to LCD TVs
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8/27/2003   Post a comment
Practically all the consumer electronics manufacturers are "moving into LCD TV sets," says Philips Semiconductors. They are looking for a solution that lets them "jumpstart quickly in the new market." Junko Yoshida reports on a reference design that enables TV set manufacturers to make a quick and painless migration from CRT to mid-end LCD TV designs.
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