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Intel-compatible processors upgraded to operate up to 66 MHz
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Innovasic Semiconductor's IA186EB and IA188EB embedded processors are form, fit, and function compatible with the original Intel 80C186EB, 80C188EB, 80L186EB, and 80L188EB 16-bit high-integration embedded processors.
WAGO expands compact slicing connector line
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
WAGO Corp. has expanded the 222 Series LEVER-NUTS compact splicing connector family with three components for multiple mounting and strain relief configurations.
High flex cables target demanding C-Track, robotic applications
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Designed for demanding continuous flexing applications, Weidmuller's SAI High Flex cables include PUR/PVC cables and halogen free PUR/PUR cables that are rated for C-track applications, as well as weld slag-resistant PUR cables designed to endure the twisting motion of robotic applications.
2.5 MHz buck-boost regulators power portables
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8/30/2008   Post a comment
ADP2503 and ADP2504 tout seamless switching and the highest efficiency for portable consumer, medical, and industrial applications.
Bell Labs exits chip research
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8/29/2008   2 comments
Bell Labs is out of the material sciences and device physics research business.
Technology Week in Review: Glowing nanotubes, 3-D lidar
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Hydrogen power, light-emitting nanotubes and a 3-D laser radar for weather forecasting top our weekly technology review.
Mitsubishi to boost photovoltaic cell production capacity
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Mitsubishi plans to build a new photovoltaic (PV) cell plant to boost annual production capacity to 600 megawatts by fiscal year 2012.
Vishay-IR deal could end or turn nasty
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Now that International Rectifier Corp. has formally rejected Vishay Intertechnology Inc.'s purchase offer, the two companies must now chart separate paths or seek ways to revive the $1.6 billion transaction.
Microchip boosts Indian R&D investment
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. plans to expand its R&D center in India with an additional investment of $65 million.
Court upholds ITC patent ruling against Linear Tech
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling invalidating a charge pump patent held by Linear Technology, according to a Advanced Analogic Technologies. (AnalogicTech), a provider of power management ICs for mobile consumer devices.
SSDs not ready for 'storage-class' apps
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Solid-state drives (SSDs) are promising, but the technology may not be ready for prime time in higher-end enterprise or ''storage-class'' applications, according to an analyst.
Compact buck-boost regulators support ultra-fast switching frequencies
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
One of the industry's smallest buck-boost regulators that is claimed to be the first to support switching frequencies at speeds up to 2.5 MHz has been introduced by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).
Photovoltaic module maker secures $104M in funding
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
AVA Solar, a thin-film photovoltaic module manufacturer based in Fort Collins, Colo., said it has secured $104 million in a second round of venture capital funding.
International Rectifier rejects Vishay takeover bid
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. has rejected Vishay Intertechnology Inc.'s unsolicited, non-binding proposal by Vishay to acquire IR.
Infineon tops power semiconductor rankings for fifth consecutive year
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Infineon has retained its position as the world's largest supplier of power semiconductors (discretes and modules) in 2007 according to latest analysis from Market research analysts, IMS Research.
Global UPS market grows by 14 percent in first half of 2008
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The global market for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) has grown by almost 14 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2008 according market research analysts, IMS Research.
Accelerating robotics development with NI LabVIEW
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The Accelerating Robotics Development with NI LabVIEW webinar will demonstrate examples of how commercial-off-the-shelf technologies can accelerate design and development of complex robotics systems.
Magma Reports First Quarter Loss
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Magma joins Cadence and Mentor in reporting a loss from operation for its last quarter.
Researchers create quantum repeater
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Scientists from Austria, China and Germany have implemented a stable quantum repeater. The device has the potential to obtain a central function in future quantum effect-based communication networks.
NXP's ARM microcontroller gets industrial development support
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
IAR Systems AB (Upsalla, Sweden), NXP BV and Micrium Inc. (Weston, Florida) have announced a reference design platform targeted at RTOS-based, ARM-powered embedded systems for industrial applications based on the LPC2468 ARM7microcontroller.
Rofin-Sinar, Manz develop PV production technology
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Laser beam specialist Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. (Plymouth, MI) plans to develop a new machine concept for the production of thin-film solar modules. For this purpose, the company has entered a strategic alliance with Reutlingen (Germany) based Manz Automation AG.
IP Thinking rolls full-featured Blackfin kit
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The IPT Shark537 is a full featured hardware/software solution based on the Analog Devices Blackfin 537.
Fairchild's power-management seminars set to go
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Sixth annual worldwide technical seminars cover design techniques, product technologies, and industry trends specifically focused on energy-efficient applications
Upgraded dual-core processor delivers faster data transfer using less power
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Fabricated with a 65-nm process, Renesas' latest processor offers 1,920 MIPS performance and achieves 4.27-Gbytes/s data transfers, enabling improved car navigation systems.
Amplifiers provide bandwidth from 500-MHz to 1.5-GHz
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA has introduced seven current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) high-speed amplifiers that the company says break the price-performance curve.
KLA-Tencor COO Kispert stepping down
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
John Kispert, president and chief operating officer of chip gear vendor KLA-Tencor, will step down at the end of the year. The company also announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer.
Robot removes kidney
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A robot has for the first time removed a kidney with only a single incision.
Magma reports bigger loss, lowers full-year guidance
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation reported revenue of $45.7 million for the quarter ended Aug. 3, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago. Citing a difficult business environment, Magma also lowered its guidance for the full fiscal year.
Audio DAC features advanced DSP, integrated speaker and headphone amps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor (AKM) has launched the AK4373, a 24-bit stereo DAC with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and integrated speaker and headphone amplifiers.
Micropower linear regulator targets automotive, industrial apps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3011, a high-voltage micropower, low dropout regulator that delivers up to 50 mA of continuous output current with a low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load.
VCO operates over 75- to 85-MHz frequency range
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Crystek Corp. has introduced the CVCO55FL-0075-0085 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 75 to 85 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V.
Conformally-coated radial capacitors offered with tin/lead plating
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed a new series of conformally-coated, radial-leaded, multilayer capacitors with tin/lead plating, aimed at harsh environment applications in military and aerospace.
Oki to spin out telecommunications business
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A month after agreeing to divest its semiconductor business, Japan's Oki Electric Industry is spinning off its telecommunications business and establishing it as Oki Networks effective Oct. 1.
Update: UMC investigation reportedly centers on chairman
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Prosecutors searched the offices of Taiwan foundry United Microelectronics Corp., investigating the alleged personal investment in shares of ProMos Technologies by "a single individual associated with UMC," reportedly company chairman Stan Hung.
U.S. wind turbine market to reach $60.9 billion in 2013, says researcher
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. market for wind turbine components and systems will be worth $60.9 billion in 2013, up from $7.9 billion in 2007. Texas leads the way in spending, exceeding $2.4 billion in 2007.
Photovoltaics drive thin-film market for energy applications
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The global market for thin films in energy applications is projected to reach $3.9 billion in 2013 up from $1.1 billion in 2007, driven primarily by photovoltaic applications, according to BCC Research.
How 'reorganized' is AMD?
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc's reorganization of its entire operation appears to be drawing to a close with the pending announcement of the asset-light manufacturing strategy but questions persist on how much the semiconductor company has changed and whether the steps taken were sufficient to improve the company's competitive position in the microprocessor and graphics IC markets. Will AMD complete one round of reorganization and have to immediately embark upon another?
Will Hynix' new fab prolong NAND glut?
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Amid losses and a memory downturn, Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has announced the grand opening of its new, 300-mm NAND fab in Korea, with initial production slated for September.
Atmel rolls out 1.8-V 8-Mbit serial flash
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
With a low-voltage operating range of 1.65V to 1.95V, Atmel's 8-Mbit serial flash operates at the same voltage range as many current and upcoming sub-90nm ASICs and processors/controllers, which allows system designers to finally create applications that can use a single supply voltage for all components in the system while also saving a significant amount of cost.
ChipMOS cuts investment in China
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
ChipMOS Technologies Ltd. said that its IC-packaging and test subsidiary in Shanghai, China--Modern Mind Technology Ltd.--has formally cut its capital investment in that operation.
Intel in deal to promote Indian WiMax
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., India's largest telecommunications carrier, have agreed to promote WiMax-based broadband access in India.
PDF buys IC fault detection firm
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
PDF Solutions Inc., a provider of yield enhancement software for IC manufacturing, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Triant Holdings Inc.'s fault detection and classification business. The deal was valued at $1.75 million.
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors for industrial electronics
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The new SMD aluminium electrolytic capacitors B41142 series from Epcos cover a capacitance range from 0.1 microF to 1500 microF and are designed for voltages from 4VDC to 100VDC.
Avago expands gate drive optocoupler line
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
These easy to install optocouplers from Avago Technologies offer advanced fault protection features to provide space and cost savings in industrial inverters and power management applications.
Is Sony Ericsson about to break up?
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
In an interview with Die Welt online, Sony CEO Howard Stringer appeared disappointed with the performance of Sony's mobile phone joint venture with Ericsson. In the interview Stringer hinted that break-up or reorganization was possible if things don't improve.
High efficiency 250 watt ac-dc power supplies meet medical safety demands
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A new series of high efficiency 250 watt ac-dc power supplies has been launched by Emerson Network Power and feature both ITE and non-patient contact and non-patient critical medical safety approvals.
FPGA architecture patent granted to systems and IP company
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8/28/2008   1 comment
NASDAQ-listed O2 Micro International Ltd. (George Town, Cayman Islands), a company with offices in Taiwan and China, has been granted U.S. patent number 7,391,237 for its field programmable gate array architecture upgrade.
Consumer group licenses Belfast audio codec
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Armour Group plc (Tunbridge Wells, England), a company that trades under the names of a number of consumer electronics brands, has licensed the apt-X audio codec from audio compression specialist Audio Processing Technology Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland).
Smart metering gains traction, market researcher says
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe is growing at a rapid pace. According to Swedish market researcher Berg Insight, every year through 2013 about 15.6 percent new smart meters will add to the installed base.
AMD's Ruiz spotted at New York fab site
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Hector Ruiz, executive chairman of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), was spotted in New York.
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