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Pacific Crest ups IC forecast; Future Horizons stays pat
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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.
VIA Technologies lance le microprocesseur x86 C7
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La société VIA Technologies Inc. déploie actuellement un processeur de nouvelle génération, le C7, qui pourrait lui permettre de développer sa part de marché dans le domaine des ordinateurs portables et des ordinateurs de bureau de petit format.
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.
Sektoriserade antenner driver upp räckvidden för Wi-Fi
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Det Kalifornienbaserade 5G Wireless Solutions Inc har utvecklat och börjat testa ett nytt system att sprida Wi-Fi-signaler på ett cellradioliknande sätt.
Crusoe-processorn säljs till Hong Kong
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Det hårt pressade Transmeta säljer nu en av sina skyddslingar, Crusoe-processorn, till det Hong Kong baserade Culturecom Technology Ltd
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.
TSMC, UMC, start pushing out lead times
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The top two foundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), have been lengthening lead times for their products as they increase their manufacturing capacity utilization rates due to increased orders.
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.
VDSL solutions aimed at triple play deployments
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The Accelity family of highly integrated, very high-speed digital subscriber line (VDSL) and VDSL2 CO and CPE semiconductor solutions includes VDSL and VDSL2 system solutions for ATM and packet-based DSLAMs and client-side terminals.
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.
5G Wireless begins testing cellular Wi-Fi
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5G Wireless Solutions Inc. has begun testing a cellular approach to Wi-Fi the company believes could reduce the cost of deploying large-scale broadband wireless networks.
Virage makes memory compilers for TSMC 65-nm processes
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Virage Logic Corp., has agreed to develop libraries in support of 65-nanometer manufacturing processes from leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
EE Times' venture capital counter stands at $861.5 million
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So far in 2005, up to and including Tuesday May 31, EE Times has reported on 75 startup deals that have raised $861.5 million from more than 100 venture capital firms and other investors.
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.
Chartered appoints ST's Pasquale Pistorio to board of directors
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Singaporean foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has appointed Pasquale Pistorio, Honorary Chairman of STMicroelectronics to Chartered's board of directors.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Feroceon processor reorganizes ARM's pipeline, says In-Stat
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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has disclosed the development of a complex ARM-based processor with a variable-length processing pipeline that allows out-of-order instruction execution, according to In-Stat.
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.
RF device maker closes $15 million round of funding
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Paratek Microwave Inc., a developer of electronically tunable miniaturized 3D RF devices, said it has completed a Series C financing of $15 million.
Industry capacity utilization drifts lower, says SIA
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The U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported that overall manufacturing capacity utilization declined slightly in the first quarter to around 85 percent from 86 percent in the fourth quarter 2004.
Mentor rachète un fournisseur d’outils de conception de réseau automobile
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Mentor Graphics Corp. a annoncé le rachat de Volcano Communications Technologies, un fournisseur suédois de solutions de communications de données et de réseautage automobile. Les termes du rachat n’ont pas été dévoilés.
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.
En årsproduktion TV på en DVD
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Iomega presenterar en ny metod för att lagra information på en DVD som kan öka lagringskapaciteten med upp till 100 gånger. Den nya tekniken kallas för AO-ROM.
IBM startar Linuxutbildning för högskolan
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IBM och Red Hat ska samarbeta med högskolor och universitet för att ge elever baskunskaper inom öppen källkod.
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