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CO2 transmitter/sensor installs in ventilation channels
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
A sensor is designed for accurate measurement of CO2 levels in heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications. It's available for measuring in ranges of 2000-ppm and 5000-ppm.
Verstärkung jenseits der Gigahertz-Schallmauer
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Stabilere Parameter und eine höhere Verstärkung in Hochgeschwindigkeits-Applikationen soll der Operationsverstärker LMH6703 von National Semiconductor gewährleisten. Die elektrische Stabilität des Bausteins gibt Entwicklern mehr Freiheit bei der Gestaltung der Leiterplatten.
Mikro-SerDes spart Flachkabel ein
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Breite Datenbusse sind wegen der erforderlichen teuren Steckverbinder und Kabel ein Problem, besonders beim Design mobiler Elektronikgeräte für den Massenmarkt. Mit seinen jüngsten SerDes-Chips glaubt Fairchild Semiconductor ein Gegenmittel gefunden zu haben.
Cell-Prozessor wird kein Intel-Killer
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IBMs viel diskutierter Cell-Prozessor wird im Markt für Videospiele Furore machen – aber eine Bedrohung für die gängige PC-Architektur stellt er nicht dar. Das amerikanische Marktforschungsinstitut In-Stat hat den häufig als 'Superprozessor' apostrophierten Prozessorchip unter die Lupe genommen.
ATI sets up largest R & D center outside U.S. in India
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Graphics and digital media solutions firm ATI Technologies Inc. has opened what it said is a key research and development center for its consumer and PC business units at Hyderabad in south India.
TSMC : dépenses de 2,5 milliards de dollars malgré un 1er trimestre difficile
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Lors de l’annonce de ses résultats financiers du premier trimestre 2005, le fondeur Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. a affirmé prévoir une augmentation d’environ 80% de l’utilisation de sa capacité de production au cours du deuxième trimestre. Il a réaffirmé également envisager de dépenser plus de 2,5 milliards de dollars dans le développement de sa capacité.
Eighth-brick claims best thermal performance
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Power-One's 30-amp SQE series of eighth-brick converters emphasizes its superior thermal performance: Better, says the company, than traditional 30-amp quarter-bricks, which the new converters are designed to replace. The SQE's 1.8-volt output model, for example, delivers 29 amps at up to +70°C with only 200 lfm cooling, as compared to its full-rated output of 30 amps for 300 lfm cooling. Operating efficiency is as high as 91 percent at full load (3.3-volt model). No heatsink is required.
Semiconductor equipment market to rebound 2007, 2008, says analyst
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The semiconductor equipment market will start to recover in the middle of 2006 but is still set to decline by 5.0 percent in that year following a fall of 9.6 percent in 2005, according to The Information Network (New Tripoli, Pa.). Thereafter, the semiconductor equipment market is set to achieve double-digit percentage annual growth of 20.5 percent in 2007 and 27.0 percent in 2008, driven by the needs of novel transistor and gate-level processing, the company said.
Cadence bests Mentor in year-to-year quarterly performance
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Two of the "big three" EDA vendors reported first quarter earnings, with Cadence Design Systems besting Mentor Graphics by reporting that its first quarter revenue jumped 10 percent from the first quarter of 2004.
STMicro stoppt Open-Source-FPGA-Projekt
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STMicroelectronics hat genug von Open Source: Der Chiphersteller will sich von seinem GOSPL-Projekt (Generalized Open Source Programmable Logic) verabschieden. Stattdessen setzt das Unternehmen jetzt auf die Entwicklung programmierbarer Logikschaltungen.
Neah Power Systems announces a a micro fuel cell technical milestone
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A fully integrated, multi-cell stack, functioning as the core engine of the fuel cell, was recently demonstrated at the Neah Power's laboratory. The results support the potential of the company's silicon-based, patented architecture.
Honeywell debuts rad-hard process in new foundry fab
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Honeywell International said that it has developed a radiation-hardened, 0.15-micron process technology within its new 200-mm foundry fab.
Nassda shareholders approve Synopsys merger
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Nassda Corp.'s stockholders have approved the company's merger agreement with Synopsys Inc.
Intersil, ON Semi, Cirrus report sales and earnings
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A mixed bag of news continues to permeate the semiconductor industry, with Intersil Corp. seeing a slight sales uptick but ON Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic Inc. seeing lower sales as seasonally slow demand and falling prices played factors.
STATS ChipPAC posts Q1 loss, sales fall 12%
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STATS ChipPAC Ltd. reported sales of $234.1 million in the first quarter, up 77 percent from a year ago but down 12 percent from the previous period.
Ibis, FEI going in two different directions
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FEI Co. said sales were $121.0 million for the first quarter ended April 3, an increase of 15 percent over net sales of $105.1 million in the first quarter of 2004 and a decrease of 17 percent compared with net sales of $145.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2004.
Mentor 1Q revenue down sequentially, flat year-to-year
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Mentor Graphics Corp. reported first quarter revenue of $164.3 million, down 23 percent from the record $214.9 million that the company posted for the fourth quarter of 2004. First quarter 2005 revenue was nearly identical to the $164.4 million that the company reported for the first quarter of 2004.
JDS Uniphase posts loss as it consolidates operations
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Communications company JDS Uniphase Corp. reported a net loss of $38.6 million, or 3 cents per share on sales of $166.3 million in the third fiscal 2005 quarter, compared to a net loss of $41.0 million, or 3 cents per share the previous quarter, and a loss of $7.3 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $161.4 million in the year-ago quarter.
Renesas releases SH-MobileJ3 CPU for nextgen mobiles
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Renesas Technology Corp. is preparing for the next wave of embedded multimedia consumer mobile devices with the release of its SH-MobileJ3 (SH7326) featuring 4-megapixel camera support and on-chip image processing hardware accelerators.
TSMC sees low-power process as new technology driver
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Changing its strategy in midstream, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. made a major but overlooked announcement that is is moving from high-performance to low-power processes as its future technology driver.
Cadence first quarter revenue down 14 percent sequentially
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Cadence Designs Systems reported first quarter revenue of $293, a 14 percent drop from the prior quarter, but a 10 percent increase from the year-ago quarter.
LSI Logic posts profit on 7% sales gain in Q1
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LSI Logic Corp. reported first-quarter 2005 revenues of $450 million, a 7 percent sequential increase compared to the $420 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2004, and approximately even with the $452 million reported in the first quarter of 2004.
Advantest, Canon, Fujitsu, NEC post mixed results
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Four major Japanese chip and IC-equipment vendors — Advantest, Canon, Fujitsu and NEC — posted mixed results amid a downturn in the semiconductor business.
COTS chassis available in 7U height
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Elma Electronic Inc. has expanded its 12R1 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chassis series with a new low-weight, rugged 7U version. Offering excellent shielding capability, the new chassis weighs 20% to 25% less than the company's previous models.
Wideband FPGA-equipped signal processor plays in Windows PCs
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Here's news of a PC-based 12-bit digitizer and oscilloscope card that can reach sampling speeds of up to 400-Msamples/s. As a PCI plug-in, it touts a depp on-board memory of up to 4-Gbytes to store 2-Gsamples.
High-voltage MLCCs offer more options
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Cal-Chip Electronics Inc. has expanded its CHV series of high voltage multi-layer ceramic chip (MLCC) capacitors with voltages of up to 10 kV. These devices are typically specified for surge suppression and temperature compensation in high-voltage applications where PC-board space is limited. Applications include wireless and portable products such as notebook computers, cellular phones, PDAs, camcorders, VCRs, telecommunications and test equipment.
Electronic circuit breaker eliminates need for sense resistor, reduces power loss
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Linear Technology's new LTC4213 electronic circuit breaker senses load currents with an external MOSFET, which eliminates the need for a sense resistor. The company says this new method reduces voltage and power loss in the switch path, as well lowers cost and simplifies design.
128 x 64-pixel PLED comes with LCD interface
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One Stop Displays (OSD) has introduced a 128 x 64-pixel graphic PLED with a standard LCD interface. The OSD2401-4 has the same 8-bit interface as many popular 128 x 64 LCDs that use S6B0107 and S6B0108 driver ICs.
Si-Light appoints former Alphamosaic executive as chairman
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Si-Light Technologies Ltd. (Guildford, England), a startup investigating the application of "dislocation engineering" to enable light emission from silicon at wavelengths between 1.1 and 1.6 microns, has appointed several executives and is working on a funding round.
Rambus affirme avoir remporté trois procès
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Rambus Inc., développeur de licences de technologie d’interface mémoire, a annoncé avoir remporté trois litiges distincts.
Duracell will 'prismatische' Batterien etablieren
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Der Batteriehersteller Duracell will mit prismatischen Energieträgern eine flache Alternative zur verbeiteten AA-Bauform schaffen. Die Flachmänner haben mehr zu bieten als nur einen anderen Formfaktor. Nur sind sie (noch) zu teuer für den Massenmarkt.
Former Motorola VP Burgess join Zoran's board of directors
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Longtime Motorola Inc. executive Ray Burgess has joined Zoran Corp.'s board of directors).
PLX Technology switch achieves PCI Express compliance
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PLX Technology Inc. said its PLX ExpressLane PEX 8516 PCI Express switch device has achieved compliance with the PCI Express specification from the PCI special interest group (PCI-SIG) and has been added to the and has been added to the PCI-SIG integrator's list.
HP to speed adoption of SFF drives
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Hewlett Packard announced Wednesday (April 17) it is partnering with hard disk drive vendors Fujitsu, Hitachi and Seagate to accelerate adoption of the small form factor hard drive for servers and storage.
Atmel's GPS baseband IC offers 3 meter accuracy
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Atmel has expanded its global positioning systems (GPS) offering with a 14-channel, GPS baseband IC that carries a $5 price tag and three-meter accuracy. The Baldur chip is priced about 45% lower than any other comparably featured GPS baseband IC.
HyperX DDR2 PC2-6000 memory modules make their debut
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Kingston Technology is shipping in limited quantities HyperX DDR2 modules tested to run at PC2-6000 or 750-MHz. The company is offering the unbuffered dual in-line memory modules (DIMM) in capacities up to 1-Gigabyte (Gbyte) and dual-channel memory kits up to 2-Gbytes. The KHX6000D PC2-6000 DIMMs are the latest in a series of module products based on HyperX DDR2 memory.
Transtector introduces lightning protection for Gigabit Ethernet data networks
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The ALPU Series of lightning protectors from Trantector now includes units that are suitable for protecting Gigabit Ethernet systems using fast-acting silicon avalanche suppression diodes and reduced capacitance protection circuitry that permits high signal bandwidth.
Japanese laser provider claims ASML litho design-in
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Gigaphoton Inc. (Oyama, Japan) a light source manufacturer said it has won a design-in with lithography equipment maker ASML Holding NV (Veldhoven, the Netherland) for the industry's first mass production injection-locking laser.
Les sociétés japonaises protègent le contenu des disques durs amovibles
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Hitachi Ltd., Pioneer Corp., Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd et Sharp Corp. ont conclu un accord pour le développement et l’octroi de licence pour les technologies de protection du contenu SAFIA (Security Architecture For Intelligent Attachment) relatives aux disques durs amovibles utilisés dans les ordinateurs de bureau et les produits électroniques grand public.
Increasing military needs for portable power
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Jane's Information Group, an independent provider of intelligence and analysis on national and international defense, conducted a study that examines the increasing challenges faced by the U.S. Military to keep up with personal power demands of modern soldiers.
NTT Docomo to launch wireless phone credit card service
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Japanese mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo Inc. said it would implement a phone-based credit card service that expands the function of its Mobile Wallet prepaid electronic money service.
Samples of 90-nm, 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs slated for June
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Samples of 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs manufactured using advanced 90-nm process technology will be available in June. The advanced process will yield 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAM devices with a small chip size of 69.9-mm2, allowing more devices per wafer for increased unit output.
1U switchers optimize telecom fit
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Taiyo Yuden bills its AAD-130SD, the latest addition to the company's line of ultracompact switching supplies, as one of the industry's smallest for its high-current capabilities in datacom and telecom. The family delivers 130 watts nominal (144 watts maximum for 15 CFM cooling) in sixteen models. Measuring approximately 5-by-3.14-by-1.25 inches and thus suited to 1U-high applications, the AAD-130SD is offered in single- and dual-output versions.
Motorola opens 3G development center in China
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151 Motorola Inc. has opened a development center in Beijing, China, to help develop 3G network solutions globally, as well as provide direct support for 3G customers in China.
Vishay scores court victory in offer to buy Siliconix
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Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has announced that the California Superior Court today granted Vishay's motion to stop a pending class action filed challenging its offer to purchase the shares of subsidiary Siliconix Inc.
TSMC beginnt im Dezember mit 65-nm-Produktion
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Der taiwanesische Chiphersteller Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) hat auf dem Technology Symposium im kalifornischen San Jose seinen 65-nm-Fertigungsprozess vorgestellt. Läuft alles nach Plan, will TSMC im Dezember die ersten Wafer nach 65-nm-Design-Rules herstellen.
Le demande de circuits pour cartes à puce dynamise le chiffre d’affaires d’Atmel
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Porté par une demande forte de circuits intégrés pour cartes à puce, Atmel Corp. affiche un chiffre d’affaires de 419,8 millions de dollars pour le premier trimestre, en hausse par rapport au chiffre d’affaires de 408,3 millions de dollars pour le quatrième trimestre 2004 et de 407,4 millions de dollars pour le premier trimestre 2004.
Le distributeur Avnet rachète Memec
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Le distributeur d’électronique Avnet Inc. vient d’acquérir son rival Memec Group dans le cadre d’une transaction en actions et en numéraire estimée à 676 millions de dollars.
Fast video muxes support UXGA resolutions
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Intersil Corp.'s highly-integrated triple multiplexing amplifiers for switching high-resolution RGB or HDTV signals are said to easily support UXGA resolutions.
TSMC pushes out SOI until '07 due to poor demand
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Lack of demand for silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers has prompted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) to push out the technology until 2007.
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