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En raison d’un 3ème trimestre déficitaire, LSI supprime des emplois
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. (Milpitas, Californie) a supprimé 510 emplois, soit environ 11 % de ses effectifs, et a inscrit des charges de 383 millions de dollars pour son usine de l’Oregon, à l’heure où le fabricant de circuits à applications spécifiques (ASIC) annonce un programme complet de restructuration après un troisième trimestre déficitaire.
Software speeds Dolby Digital audio testing
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Audio test-and-measurement specialty house Audio Precision now offers Dolby Digital generator software that's capable of up to 10X faster test and verification to Dolby Digital standards. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a look at the new software and the hardware platform it uses.
L’Inde s’apprête à organiser une association pour les semi-conducteurs
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
L’Inde met actuellement sur pied une association nationale visant à développer son secteur des semi-conducteurs.
Thales : Nouveau venu d’Eclipse Foundation
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
En accord avec sa politique de soutien aux technologies logicielles ouvertes, le groupe français d’électronique de défense, Thales, a rejoint Eclipse Foundation.
Defects driving IC test strategies
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
The IC design and test community's quest to achieve fewer than 100 defective parts per million (DPPM) is becoming more difficult as process technologies move below 100 nanometers.
Market researcher launches chip museum
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
VLSI Research Inc. has launched an online museum the market-research firm calls the Chip History Center.
Defects driving IC test strategies
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
The IC design and test community's quest to achieve fewer than 100 defects per million is becoming more difficult as process technologies move below 100 nanometers.
Adjustable panel meters display zero- and non-zero-based parameters
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
Looking to dress up that instrument panel with some flexible and EMI/RFI-resistant digital panel meters? Check out industrial-control component maker Acculex's two new series of RFI/EMI-resistant DPMs. They support ready adjustment of gain and offset, lending themselves to custom process-control applications.
Advantest's profits surge, quarterly sales double
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Japanese ATE giant Advantest Corp. reported net income of 14.6 billion yen (US$137 million) in the three months ended Sept. 30, up from 2.31 billion yen (US$21.6 million) in the like period a year ago.
Le PDG de Broadcom passe la main à un dirigeant de Philips
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Lanny Ross, Président-directeur général de Broadcom Corp., société de conception de puces sans usine, devrait quitter son poste à compter du 3 janvier 2005, date à laquelle Scott McGregor, Président-directeur général sortant de Philips Semiconductors, devrait prendre la relève. Cette annonce revient à Broadcom en date du 26 octobre.
VMEbus analyzers get shot in the arm
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
A company that lays claim to being the inventor of the first VMEbus analyzer announces an update and expansion of a VME Renaissance-enabled test product. This happens as the VME Renaissance initiative provides a significant upgrade to the more than 20-year-old VMEbus architecture.
JTAG test adjunct to focus on Gbit/s nets
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Adding IEEE-1149.6 boundary-scan functions to its existing JTAG test system, ASSET InterTech will soon be offering the capability to test 1-Gbit/s to 10-Gbit/s serial buses on boards.
Leak Testers - electronically self-calibrate
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Two production-line leek detectors featuring a new electronic technology for self-calibration and system validation (patent pending) are being introduced by InterTech Development Company (IDC).
ITC keynoters say designers need IC yield data
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Speakers at the International Test Conference said IC yields depend as much on chip design issues as on process considerations.
LCD storage scopes are low cost performers
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Want to buy a 250-Msample/s realtime sampling scope with a 1:1 to 100:1 zoom waveform display, and a 4,000-record length for each channel, for just a tad over a kilobuck? If so, check out Protek's latest 100-MHz analog-bandwidth digital storage scopes.
Au Japon, les répliques consécutives au seisme contraignent les usines à rester fermées
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
L’important séisme, qui a secoué la partie centrale du Japon pendant le week-end, a été suivi de répliques de fortes magnitudes. Plusieurs fabricants de composants électroniques n'ont pu reprendre leurs activités.
Wireless Telecom Group acquires Willtek
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Wireless Telecom Group (WTT) has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of German wireless test vendor Willtek Communications GmbH, in exchange for $7 million in cash and 8,000,000 shares of WTT common stock. As a result of the proposed acquisition, Willtek will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of WTT.
Magma engage une action reconventionnelle contre Synopsys
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation Inc. a déposé le 21 octobre une plainte reconventionnelle contre Synopsys auprès du tribunal de première instance des Etats-Unis à San Francisco.
Agilent receives court approval to add patents in PixArt suit
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced Monday evening (Oct. 25) that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a motion by Agilent to add two patents to the pending patent infringement lawsuit against PixArt Imaging Inc.
Heard on the Beat: SLAC electron accelerators still down
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Electron accelerators at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, Calif. are still shut down, according to sources.
Magma teams with Mentor and Logic Vision for test tools
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation Inc. is ensuring its Blast RTL to GDSII tool lineup works with popular test tools, as the company announced interoperability partnerships with Mentor Graphics and separately with Logic Vision.
Lead ban likely to accelerate obsolescence problems
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
EU proposals to ban the use of lead in electronic equipment are likely to accelerate industrys already growing problem of how it can maintain expensive, long-lifespan equipment when components become obsolete according to the Component Obsolescence Group (COG).
Software promises realtime test, product quality, performance insight
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
Enterprise software provider SigmaQuest is rolling out a new product that provides actionable information that can help ensure product intergrity and process integrity. Working with test-and-measurement partners National Instruments, ASSET-InterTech, and Agilent Technologies, the company is dishing up software that's been beta-tested with seven user organizations worldwide. It's billed as Web-architected product-quality and performance-intelligence software.
Sonics étend sa présence en Europe
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
Soucieux de se rapprocher de ses clients européens, Sonics Inc., fournisseur d’architectures de systèmes sur puce et de produits SMART Interconnect IP (Propriété Intellectuelle), annonce l’ouverture d’un bureau de ventes à Munich (Allemagne).
Mobile PC battery group says displays now consume less power
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
The Mobile PC Extended Battery Life Working Group (EBL-WG) has announced that shipments of XGA resolution panels consuming under 3 watts has reached 6 million units, about 12 per cent of total estimated notebook shipments for 2004 and meeting the organization's goal of driving down PC power usage.
Microlease renforce ses équipes en France
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
Convaincu du dynamisme de la France en matière d’équipements de tests & mesure, Microlease, spécialiste de la location d’équipements électroniques, va revoir l’organisation de son activité en France et étendre ses équipes sur l’ensemble du territoire.
Network Camera Controller - supports 2-megapixel cameras & 30 fps
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
Epson has enhanced its line-up of network camera controller ICs that feature a built-in JPEG encoder and camera interface. The latest addition to the line, which enables users to easily and inexpensively build a network camera simply by connecting a camera module to the controller, is the S1S65010.
Safety Tester - designed for the lighting industry
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
The latest addition to the Clare Instruments range of leading edge electrical safety testers is a dedicated tester for the lighting industry. The SafeTest Luminaire has been designed for manufacturers of lighting products who need to meet electrical safety standards.
Electronic loads are computer-controlled
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10/25/2004   Post a comment
Here's a series of electronic loads, suited to the testing of large batteries, power supplies, fuel cells, or other DC power equipment.
Digital Cameras - with CameraLink interface
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10/22/2004   Post a comment
Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division announced a range of digital cameras conforming to the CameraLink interface standard, including ultra-compact, lightweight VGA and XGA versions, and high-resolution variants for use in applications such as microscopy, medical imaging and education.
Switch/measure unit is an alternative to PXI, VXI platforms
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10/22/2004   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies introduces a low cost high performance alternative to modular test and measurement systems such as VXI and PXI switch/measure platforms.
Veriwave automates 802.11 conformance tests
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10/22/2004   Post a comment
WLAN performance-analysis tool supplier VeriWave is rolling out what it says is the industry's first automated conformance tester for IEEE-802.11 Access Points and clients. The test suites execute on VeriWave's WaveTest Traffic Generator/Performance Analyzer, which we recently reviewed here at eeProductCenter.
Wi-Fi Alliance targets Wi-Fi-cellular convergence
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10/21/2004   Post a comment
The Wi-Fi Alliance has formed a group to study the specific implications for WiFi of continuing Wi-Fi/cellular convergence.
Google's Q3 sales jumped 15% to a record $806 million
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10/21/2004   Post a comment
Releasing its first results after its highly-touted IPO, search engine specialist Google Inc. reported record revenues of $805.9 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, representing a 15 percent increase over the second quarter of 2004 and a 105 percent year-over-year gain.
Ampex claims Kodak infringed on digital camera patents
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10/21/2004   Post a comment
Ampex Corp. (Redwood City, Calif.) filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission seeking to exclude Eastman Kodak Co. from selling digital cameras in the U.S., alleging the imaging products supplier infringed on its IP.
Malgré la hausse de son bénéfice, Freescale supprime 1 000 emplois
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10/21/2004   Post a comment
Malgré une rationalisation de ses activités, le fournisseur de semi-conducteurs Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, Texas) annonce la suppression de 1 000 emplois dans le monde et enregistre des charges de restructuration d’un montant de 65 millions de dollars au quatrième trimestre.
JTAG debug product promises multi-fold advantages
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
Here's a new approach to JTAG testability. It reduces the number of JTAG pins required to just one. The system immediately lets you test and debug devices with standard JTAG interfaces using only one device pin, an essential feature for low pin-count devices.
Industry-first PCI Express image-acq board set to debut
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
By leveraging the capabilities of PCI Express, a soon-to-be-released plug-in board from National Instruments will let you acquire high-speed data indefinitely through a widely available PC bus. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor gives us a preview.
Un accident paralyse le Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
Selon certaines sources, les accélérateurs d’électrons du Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) auraient été arrêtés, pour une durée indéterminée, pour des raisons de sécurité.
LeCroy: Tastköpfe und Tools zur Erhaltung der Signalintegrität
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
LeCroy stellt neue Differenztastköpfe (3 GHz und 6 GHz) und eine Reihe von Zubehör für seine Hochleistungs-Oszilloskope (DSOs) und Serial Data Analyzer (SDA) vor, die die Genauigkeit der Signalintegritätsmessungen und die Einfachheit der Nutzung wesentlich verbessern.
Agilent supprime 100 emplois sur son site du Colorado
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. annonce la suppression de 100 emplois, soit 11% de ses effectifs, sur son site de test de semi-conducteurs à Fort Collins, dans le Colorado. Pour justifier cette mesure, la société évoque la mollesse de la demande de produits semi-conducteurs et la nécessité de réduire les dépenses.
SanDisk accuse STMicroelectronics de violation de brevets
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp. a déposé une plainte auprès de la Commission américaine du commerce international (ITC) afin de mener des investigations visant à vérifier si les puces de mémoire flash NAND fabriquées par STMicroelectronics violent le brevet américain de SanDisk.
ITU-T agrees to Agilent-initiated SONET/SDH jitter receiver accuracy draft
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
SONET/SDH testers take note! At a meeting of the ITU, its Jitter Working Party has just agreed to a draft of a method for verification of measurement result accuracy and intrinsic fixed errors, proposed by instrument maker Agilent Technologies.
Agilent cuts 100 jobs in Colorado plant
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10/19/2004   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has cut 100 jobs, or 11 percent of its work force, from its circuit plant in Fort Collins, Colo., citing slow demand for semiconductor products and a push to trim costs, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Accident shuts down Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
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10/18/2004   Post a comment
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) has been shut down indefinitely due to safety reasons, according to sources.
New lawsuit accuses Lattice's management of widespread abuse
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10/18/2004   Post a comment
The controversy surrounding Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro, Ore.) intensifed Monday (October 18) as a shareholder derivative suit alleges the company's Board of Directors not only misstated its finances but granted themselves thousands of shares in stock options despite the company's poor fiscal performance.
SanDisk says STMicroelectronics violated chip patents
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10/18/2004   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to investigate whether NAND flash memory chips manufactured by STMicroelectronics infringe a SanDisk patent.
CTS sues Korean company for patent infringement
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10/15/2004   Post a comment
CTS Corp. (Elkhart, Ind.) has filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Korea-based Partron Co. Ltd. and its U.S. distributor, Samnova A/S of Denmark, for producing and selling ceramic monoblock duplexers that infringe one or more of CTS' ceramic duplexer filter patents.
India's broadband policy frees more spectrum
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10/15/2004   Post a comment
Two years after it deregulated indoor use of equipment based on IEEE 802.11g standards, India has now freed additional spectrum for new uses, including wireless.
Test System Accessories - verify test set-ups prior to testing
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10/15/2004   Post a comment
The Electronics Division of PCB Piezotronics offers several options for verifying test set-ups prior to actual testing, including sensor simulators, step function generators, and portable, handheld shakers
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