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Dim outlook seen for solar in '06
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12/31/2005   Post a comment
After sizzling growth in recent times, the solar energy market is projected to dim and "hit the wall" for panel, equipment and materials vendors in 2006, warned an analyst.
Times Square New Year's Eve Ball going high-tech
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12/31/2005   Post a comment
When the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball slides down to mark the beginning of 2006, it will be the last time it is lit entirely with conventional, incandescent light bulbs. Starting in December 2006, the ball will be lit by LEDs.
Cadence expecting $500M for repatriation of foreign earnings
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems was expecting an extraordinary cash dividend of about $500 million from a wholly owned Irish subsidiary in late December, according to a regulatory filing earlier this month.
Stocks: Cadence, Synopsys close year on sour note
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
On another day of very light trading, shares of Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys each posted double-digit loses as Nasdaq investors quietly bid farewell to 2005.
Product brochure covers medical capabilities
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
ITT Electronic Components offers a product brochure that details the company's connector, switch and interface products for medical equipment. These products are designed to meet or exceed crosstalk, RFI/EMI, capacitance/impedance and IEC safety requirements for these applications.
Analysis: Promise, but questions as 2006 approaches
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
As the ball drops on 2005, the prognosis for the electronics industry in 2006 remains at best a puzzle to many.
Motor driver IC keeps an eye on the camera
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Designed for portable electronics products with a basic digital camera, Freescale Semiconductor's MPC17C724 is a dual-channel motor driver IC that delivers 400 mA per channel for controlling the camera lens and shutter.
Chip gear maker posts improved quarterly, annual results
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment provider Amtech Systems reported improved net losses for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal 2005.
IdaTech debuts power backup fuel cell
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
IdaTech LLC has rolled out its latest fuel cell product for power backup applications.
Intel leaps into new branding strategy
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to boost its image in the consumer markets, Intel Corp. plans to revamp its rebranding strategy and will unveil a new name for its next-generation, notebook-based microprocessor line.
Voltaix receives NSF grant to develop SiGe
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Voltaix Inc. has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR Program to accelerate the commercialization of silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology.
Sales drop for machine-vision firm
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Machine-vision equipment provider PPT Vision Inc. said revenues for the fourth quarter were $1.2 million, down 41 percent from the like period a year ago.
Report says EDA market could be nearing 'inflection point'
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Some insiders believe that new electronic system level and design-for-manufacturing technologies could recast the EDA landscape the way RTL tools did in the 1980s, according to a recent Gartner Dataquest report.
Video codec startup claims iPod first
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, low-power codec IC provider Mobilygen said that its MG1264 chip supports real-time, high-quality H.264/ACC video capture compatible with Apple Computer's video iPod.
UMass to open nano-imprint litho lab
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is establishing a nano-imprint lithography laboratory to further its research capabilities in device manufacturing.
Samsung, Vodafone, Qualcomm team on HSDPA
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has agreed to team up with Vodafone and Qualcomm to introduce high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)-enabled mobile phones in Europe next year.
EDA's 'big three' decline on low volume
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Shares of Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics declined in very light Nasdaq trading.
Commentary: ASMI, Unaxis sing the blues
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
In the stock market, the rule of thumb is that you buy low and sell high. Two semiconductor-equipment vendors -- ASM International BV (ASMI) and Unaxis Holding AG -- could be looking to apply the same rule for their respective backend units.
Piezo motor targets portable products
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
New Scale Technologies, Inc. has developed a tiny SQL series SQUIGGLE piezo motor to replace its larger SQ-306s motor for portable electronic products. The device features precise linear motion at low power and can withstand greater mechanical shock than previous models.
Silicon won't bring solar into mainstream
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Asking the very large, mainstream digital electronics manufacturing firms a rhetorical question to the effect of ‘why aren't you working on solar?’ … is a question which largely answers itself this way: a really big solar-cell array has perhaps 10,000 diodes, connected in a very simple series/parallel network.
H1-B visa shortage is top story for '05
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Not only is the “article of the year” missing coverage of the H1-B visa shortage, but maybe EETimes’ coverage in general has been missing too [many of these stories] recently.
XM Satellite Radio to showcase 'advanced services' at CES
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
XM Satellite Radio plans to unveil the XM "Advanced Services Vehicle," a concept car featuring in-car video, voice command, weather alerts, parking space locator and other innovations at next week's Consumer Electronics Show
Quad MOSFET switches for PoE cut footprint by 80 percent
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRF4000 quad power switch for PoE applications will replace four individual SOT-223 packaged MOSFETS to save up to three square inches of real estate in a typical 48-port board.
Spintronics generating excitement in tech world
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Spintronics, the new technology wherein both the charge and spin of an electron is used to carry information, is generating much excitement in the technology world for its potential in a wide range of applications.
MEMC files suit against Soitec
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. said that a patent suit has been filed against Soitec SA over defect-free silicon wafer technology.
Terror attack wake-up call for India
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
The alleged terror attack on the Indian Institute of Science here, which sent shock waves throughout the city, is a wake-up call for India, according to officials.
LTC's Li-Ion battery charger IC fits in 2-by-2mm DFN package
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
A complete charger solution requires only four discrete components and can charge a single-cell Li-Ion battery at up to 750mA.
Westinghouse Digital Introduces SpineDesign Technology in 27- and 32-Inch LCD HDTVs
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Westinghouse Digital Electronics announced its new LCD HDTVs that include the company's SpineDesign technology and integrated ATSC and NTSC tuners to display over-the-air high-definition digital signals and standard definition analog signals.
MagnaChip sells chip unit to GreenChips
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to narrow its focus, South Korea’s MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. said that it has agreed to sell its application processor business to GreenChips Co. Ltd, a Korean semiconductor maker and distributor.
NEC to delist on European exchanges
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Troubled NEC Corp. said that it plans to apply for delisting of its ordinary shares and depositary receipts from the London, Euronext Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Swiss stock exchanges.
UMC chairman to resign amid snafus
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
In a stunning and revealing letter to shareholders, Robert Tsao announced that he plans to resign from his positions as chairman and board member of Taiwanese foundry specialist United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC).
AC/DC modules tout widest operating temperature range
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Bear Power Supplies' BP1 series of encapsulated AC/DC modules, delivering 5 to 15 watts, claims the widest operating temperature range of any competing type in the industry: -40 to +70°C (specified at half load).
CMOS device combines two switches for cell phones
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc.'s ADG787 is a low voltage, CMOS device that contains two independently selectable, single-pole, double-throw (spdt) switches for portable electronic devices such as cell phones.
PoE midspan delivers secured network management
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
PowerDsine's 6500 PoE Midspan series is reportedly the first to offer advanced secured network management and the only midspan to ship with a lifetime warranty.
GE, Xcel propel wind power market
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
In a major boost for proponents of alternative energy, General Electric and Xcel Energy Inc. separately announced major wind power projects for use in generating electricity.
Firm cuts forecast in video game industry
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Citing lackluster sales in the game-machine market, investment banking firm SG Cowen Securities Corp. has reduced its forecast for the video software game industry in both 2005 and 2006.
Three Japanese companies confirm consideration of foundry
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Hitachi, Toshiba and Renesas Technology confirmed that the companies have initiated a joint study on the feasibility of creating a Japanese foundry to which each company could outsource some fabrication.
Consumer electronics vet named to PortalPlayer board
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor vendor PortalPlayer appointed consumer electronics retail veteran and former Good Guys CEO Robert Gunst to the company's board of directors.
Oil hike derails EDA market rally
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Major EDA stocks traded on the Nasdaq market posted mixed results, as Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics showed gains while Synopsys and Magma Design Automation slipped.
LG exec expects LCOS, PVRs to bolster TV sales
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
LG Electronics chief executive S.S. Kim expects Liquid Crystal on Silicon technology to help the Korean electronics company achieve its goal of becoming the leading supplier in the global television market, using premium display products.
Ovonyx, Samsung ink pact on memory IP
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Ovonyx Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have entered into a long-term license agreement to use Ovonyx' intellectual property relating to the thin-film semiconductor memory technology.
Unaxis mulls fab-tool divestiture
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Unaxis Holding AG said that it plans to sell its assembly and packaging equipment unit in 2006.
ARC names 35-year tech vet CFO
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Thirty-five year technology veteran Vic Young as been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of configurable CPU/DSP processor core and subsystem vendor ARC International.
SDR startup sets up at Hong Kong science park
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Software-defined radio startup TechnoConcepts announced that its Hong Kong subsidiary, Techno Ltd., has established a new headquarters at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park.
1-watt DC/DCs extend design options
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Offering OEM designers a wide range of voltage and packaging options, V-Infinity's Miniature DC/DC Converter family delivers 1 watt in approximately 85 basic single- and dual-output models for low-power mixed-signal circuits, datacom, and test and measurement.
Reference design supports wireless video monitoring systems
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12/28/2005   1 comment
Vishay's design features a 2.4-GHz wireless link with ranges up to 1000m for home intercoms, video baby monitors, home video monitoring systems, and business video surveillance
TCXOs tout tight stability
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
MtronPTI offers a family of low voltage, surface-mount temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) and VCTCXOs (voltage controlled TCXOs) with tight stability and excellent aging characteristics for network and wireless engineers.
India's science institute attacked by suspected terrorists
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
A professor was killed and three others were wounded at a science conference in India by a gunman with possible ties to a terrorist group.
Slew-rate-controlled load switches offer range of fast turn-on times
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released the SiP4280 family of p-channel load switches with slew-rate control for high-volume mobile phone and PDA power management applications that offer turn-on times between 0.5 and 1000 microseconds.
QuickLogic, Mentor in OEM agreement on FPGA tools
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
QuickLogic customers will get access to Mentor Graphics' Precision Synthesis tool within the QuickLogic Quickworks FPGA development environment through an OEM agreement between the companies.
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