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TDI to speak and exhibit at conference
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9/30/2006   Post a comment
Transistor Devices will speak about power conversion in harsh, remote environment at the Remote Monitoring and Networking Conference in November.
DC/DC converter offers doubled power density in PoL modules
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9/30/2006   Post a comment
The TLynx series from Tyco Electronics features tunable-loop that optimizes transient response and enhances system performance.
Power-One acquires Magnetek's Power Electronics Group
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9/30/2006   Post a comment
Power-One acquired Magnetek's power group and its debt but expects the purchase to improve global ranking.
Two Micron board members retire
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. announced the retirement of two long-time directors, Robert Lothrop and William Weber, from the company's board of directors.
Yogitech claims first OCP universal verification component
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Design and verification technology provider Yogitech SPA is rolling out what it claims is the industry's first mixed-language Open Core Protocol (OPC) universal verification component (UVC). The company claims it is the only commercial verification solution to fully support revision 2.1 of the OCP protocol and comply with the OCP 2.0/2.1 compliant checks document
Court denies Synopsys motion to block patent re-exam
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
U.S. District Court Judge Maxine Chesney has denied a motion by Synopsys seeking to enjoin the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from reexamining two patents held by rival Magma Design Automation.
Analyst urges ATE industry to consolidate
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
On top of issuing a bearish outlook for bellwether Teradyne Inc., an investment banking firm urged the automatic test equipment (ATE) industry to consolidate.
Comment: Battery failures could scorch Sony name
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
An ever-expanding recall of laptop PC battery packs from Sony could undermine the company's efforts to revive its glorious past.
Encoder modules target office automation
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Avago Technologies offers an enhanced series of ultra-small optical encoder modules with resolutions of up to 360 lines per inch (LPI), which is said to be the highest in the industry. The new AEDS-964x series is a drop-in replacement for the company's AEDS-962x series.
HDTV-ready video processor targets embedded apps
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
VIA Technologies, Inc.'s VIA CX700M integrated video processor for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrated premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. Integrated into the chip are the Northbridge and Southbridge functions.
JVC rear-projection TV hangs on wall
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
To better compete against flat-screen TV sets, Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) has developed an optical engine that allows a 60-inch class rear projection TV to have a depth of just 10 inches.
Plug connector system offers three connection choices
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Phoenix Contact has introduced the COMBI plug connectors, a modular "plug-and-play" system that is available in three connection technologies - screw, spring and IDC.
Rugged optical interconnect comes in lower profile
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has expanded its rugged PRO BEAM optical interconnect systems with the low-profile PRO BEAM Mini connector that shortens the connector length and reduces its weight by over half as compared with the original PRO BEAM Jr. product.
CMOS device provides 16-bit I/O expansion for Eye-squared-C, SMBus apps
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Catalyst has beefed up its I/O port expander chip family with a 16-bit device that helps designers balance system performance, processor and board costs for sensor, control and LED applications in white goods, digital cameras, cell phones, PDAs, satellite radios, routers, hubs and servers.
Resistors target medical apps
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole has launched a new product group for medical applications. These medical-grade components include high- and medium-voltage chip resistors, divider networks, high precision resistors, and special precision resistors.
Seagate unveils plans for new Singapore plant
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Hard-disk drive manufacturer Seagate unveiled plans to spend $818 million over the next four years on a new hard-drive media plant in Singapore.
Hynix, ST to open 300-mm fab in China
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Hynix-ST Semiconductor Ltd., a joint memory venture between Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and STMicroelectronics Inc., is slated to open and launch its 300-mm fab in China on Oct. 10, according to the Korean company.
Rechargeable battery technology wins innovation award at Intel Developer's Conference
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Just in time to meet demand for a new battery technology, Zinc Matrix Power got noticed at the IDF with Intel's Technology Innovation Accelerated award.
Hynix launches 300-mm R&D fab line
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
South Korean memory chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said it has launched a new 300-mm research and development fab line, named R3.
Xilinx extends ISE 8.2i to include support for largest 65-nm FPGA
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx has made available a downloadable extension to the 8.2i Integrated Software Environment (ISE) Foundation tool suite, allowing access to the Virtex-5 LX330, the industry's largest 65-nm FPGA.
Vast adds ARM PrimeCell models and AXI bus
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Virtual system prototyping technology provider Vast Systems Technology announced the availability of Vast models of the ARM PrimeCell PL080 DMA Controller, PL011 UART, PL190 Vector Interrupt Controller, PL131 Smart Card Interface and the AMBA AXI bus.
Reference design simplifies 10-GbE switch system development
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Check out this 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch reference design in which TranSwitch's CX-4 retimers connect via XAUI to Fulcrum Microsystem's FocalPoint low-latency switches. The combination offers extended reach data center connectivity over low-cost copper connections.
BVS's hand-held spectrum analyzer targets WiMAX
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
A touch-screen user interface and ruggedized water-resistant casing compliment the spectrum analysis features.
Four companies establish common platform for e-payment
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Major Japanese electronic-payment players announced an agreement to share a common platform for offering their services.
Report: Intel ups layoffs at Folsom plant
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. has announced it would lay off an additional 159 workers from its facility in Folsom, Calif.
TriQuint rebrands Sawtek products
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor has rebranded its Orlando, Fla.-based Sawtek operations as TriQuint.
USB 2.0 IP tailored for ultra low-power apps
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Chipidea's USB 2.0 IP is designed specifically for ultra low-power applications, featuring key battery-management functions.
Santa Rosa core controllers boost Pd reporting accuracy
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL6260C, ISL6261A, and ISL6262A core controllers meet Intel's next-generation (Core Duo and Core 2 Duo) mobile platform requirements, providing improved reporting accuracy for power dissipation, higher efficiency, and even better transient response.
LG.Philips LCD claims slimmest LCD for mobiles
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
LG.Philips LCD Co. is claiming the world's slimmest TFT-LCD panel for mobile phones.
Maxim asks Nasdaq to remain listed
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, asking to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange despite a delay in filing its Form 10-K
China's IPTV future still unclear
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
The recent cancellation of an IPTV trial in Beijing by one of the country's major telecom operators is the latest indication that unclear government policy still plagues IPTV in China.
SunPower forms silicon ingot venture
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Solar-cell provider SunPower Corp. announced that it will invest in a joint venture with Woongjin Coway to manufacture monocrystalline silicon ingots.
Philips completes sale of majority of semis division
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics has completed the sale of an 80.1 percent stake in its semiconductors business to a private equity consortium consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners, Bain Capital, Apax Partners and AlpInvest Partners NV.
Winners and losers emerge from BenQ Mobile's bankruptcy
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
The end of the road for BenQ’s ambitions to become a branded handset manufacturer is also a major opportunity for some leading handset manufacturers, but a setback for some component suppliers.
Laptop makers line up for Sony battery exchange
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has offered to exchange lithium-ion battery packs, prompting Toshiba to announce an expanded exchange program that will include an additional 830,000 laptops.
Xilinx extends ISE to support Virtex-5 LX330
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx announced the availability of a downloadable extension to the 8.2i integrated software environment Foundation tool suite allowing access to the Virtex-5 LX330 FPGA.
LED driver with diagnostics cuts maintenance costs
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Bringing new functionality to traditional LED driver chips, austriamicrosystems' AS1109 integrates LED error-diagnostic readback circuitry for detecting open and shorted LEDs and thermal anomalies for a variety of large fixed, slow-rolling and bar-graph displays, industrial controller displays, and traffic signs.
Under the Hood Teardown: Sharp Aquos 45-inch LCD TV is analog goldmine
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
It's a digital TV, but it has significant analog content in audio, video, I/O, interfaces, and power, See what's inside this impressive unit, in this "under the hood" teardown.
IBM 'fab club' narrows options for 32-nm
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Following its recent and big 45-nm process technology announcement, IBM Corp.'s ''fab club'' said that it is now narrowing its options for the 32-nm node.
STMicro could be next buyout target, report says
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Europe's largest chip maker could be the next target of private equity following the leveraged buyout of Philips Electronics' chip unit and the pending acquisition by a private equity consortium of Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Bloomberg report citing a report by Merrill Lynch analysts.
ESI posts gains; sees weaker quarter
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment supplier Electro Scientific Industries posted sequential and year-to-year gains in revenue and net income for the quarter ended Sept. 2.
Narrow-profile, wide-range DC/DCs deliver up to 288 watts
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Acopian's Narrow Profile series of single-output DC/DC supplies, available in over 150 models that provide from 3.3 to 125 volts, delivers up to 288 watts for applications where other supplies won't fit.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
Ramtron's 512Kb FRAM offers high-speed SPI interface.
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corp.'s FM25L512 is a 512 Kbit 3-volt nonvolatile FRAM device with a high-speed serial peripheral interface.
OCP-IP adds six members
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
The Open Core Protocol International Partnership, an intellectual property plug and play organization, announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics, Digital Media Professionals, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx and TrustIC.
Lenovo, IBM recall ThinkPad battery packs
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
IBM Corp. and Lenovo Inc. are recalling over half a million battery packs for its ThinkPad notebook computers equipped with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corp.
Protection devices safeguard low-voltage systems
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Semtech has released three single-line versions of its uClamp protection products designed for portable devices with low-voltage levels, starting at 3.3V.
CMOS image sensors combine small pixel size, image quality for camera phones
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba has expanded its Dynastron image sensor product line with the addition of two new chips, the 3.2 megapixel ET8EE6-AS CMOS image sensor and 2.0 megapixel ET8EF2-AS CMOS image sensor SoC with an integrated image signal processor (ISP) for next-generation camera phones.
Agilent claims first PSP model extraction package
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, Agilent Technologies announced the availability of Pennsylvania State University-Philips model parameter extraction package for advanced CMOS device models.
U.S. still top design influencer; China, India rising fast
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
The United States remains the dominate influencer on semiconductor spending through electronic equipment design, though China continues to be a fast-rising force, according to new data from market research firm iSuppli.
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