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High-temp superconductor power hits Long Island
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Long Island Power Authority and American Superconductor Corp. have activated a high-temperature superconductor power transmission cable system.
DC to 2.8 GHz 3.3 V matched gain block amplifier in SOT-89 package
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Mimix Broadband has introduced a 3.3 V InGaP HBT matched gain block amplifier that combines high linearity and gain with low thermal resistance.
Automotive linear regulators integrate voltage tracker, protection circuitry
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the highly integrated MAX15008 and MAX15010 300-mA automotive linear regulators with a voltage tracker and load-dump protection.
Wire-to-board connectors offer secure mating retention
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Molex Inc. has introduced a series of 2.00-mm pitch SMT wire-to-board connectors designed for applications that require secure electrical contact.
Stanford kicks off parallel programming effort
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Six companies are contributing a total $6 million to kick off a three-year project at Stanford University to explore fresh models for parallel programming, one of three efforts recently funded by a computer industry increasingly concerned software will not be able to keep pace with the evolution of multicore processors.
Power amplifiers offer high linearity, low current consumption
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Avago Technologies has introduced one- and two-watt families of high-performance power amplifiers designed for next-generation cellular and WiMAX infrastructure applications.
PTC thermistors provide improved resistance tolerance
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Bourns has expanded its line of ceramic Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) thermistors for telecom over-current protection. Theses devices offer improved resistance tolerance and reduce the number of devices required per board.
Tektronix, LitePoint address LTE design, troubleshooting
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Tektronix, Inc. and LitePoint Corp. have partnered to deliver a solution for LTE development.
'Missing link' memristor created: Rewrite the textbooks?
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HP Labs' Stanley Williams has invented the world's first memristor, the 'missing link' in circuit theory--a fourth passive-device type after resistors, capacitors and inductors--as predicted by University of California at Berkeley professor, Leon Chua.
Berkeley Design Automation Delivers Noise Analysis Tool
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Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., announced the availability of the Noise Analysis Option.
Competition winners highlight breadth of NFC applications
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A system that allows hotel guests with NFC-enabled mobile phones to bypass the check-in process and unlock their doors using their phones was one of the winners in a competition held this week at the 2nd European NFC Developers Summit in Monaco.
Analysts split on MEMS accelerometers' cell-phone prospects
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While silicon microphones and RF switches based on microelectromechanical systems have rapidly penetrated handsets, industry analysts are divided over MEMS accelerometers' near-term prospects for volume uptake in cell phones.
UMC drops hints about 40-nm process
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Like its main rival, Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) appears to be developing a 40-nm foundry process.
GE takes stake in Sofradir's subsidiary
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CEA Valorisation, an equity investor for the French Atomy Energy Agency, announced it has divested its stake in Ulis, Sofradir's subsidiary specializing in uncooled infrared detectors for low cost infrared civilian and military imaging equipment, to General Electric (GE). Financial details remained undisclosed.
Micronas fancies with industrial markets
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Against the background of problems with its consumer business and encouraged by substantial success in its automotive division, Swiss chip maker Micronas eyes to industrial markets.
Fulcrum creates open-source software partnership for Ethernet switches
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Ethernet switch chip developer Fulcrum Microsystems Inc. announced an effort to provide open-source methods for developing protocol middleware for LAN switching.
UMC's profits fall in Q1, cuts capex
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Taiwan foundry provider United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) saw its profits fall as the company cut its capital spending in 2008.
ASE's sales, profits fall in Q1
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Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world's largest provider of IC packaging and testing services, reported net revenues of NT$24.7 billion ($811.3 million) for the first quarter of 2008, up 17 percent year-over-year and down 15 percent sequentially.
Lower pricing could slow MEMS growth, says Bourne Research
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Although revenues for MEMS reached record levels in 2007, the MEMS industry was impacted by lower pricing, legal wrangling, and competitive technologies, according to a new study from Bourne Research LLC.
Used equipment firm gains funding
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GES Inc., a used IC-equipment services company, has received its first of funding and plans to build a facility in Vietnam.
Sony to double TV production in Slovakia
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Sony plans to double annual production of its Bravia LCD TVs to 4 million this year at its plant in Nitra, western Slovakia, due to growing demand in Europe.
Motion sensing startup doubles VC funding to $38M
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Invensense, a startup specializing in single-chip devices based on MEMS technology for motion sensing applications, has secured $19 million in a Series C round of financing.
Synaptics advances gesture recognition technology for ClearPad solutions
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Enhanced Gesture Recognition (EGR) eases integration of gestures for touchscreen devices.
A simple, cost-effective solution to protect FPGA designs
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Maxim Integrated Products and Altera offer a simple, cost-effective solution to protect FPGA designs.
HSPA+ test solution for 3GPP compliant components
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Agilent Technologies has announced that its Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) software now offers HSPA+ analysis capability, claiming to be the only commercially available HSPA+ signal analysis test solution in the industry.
Triquint and AWR launch incentive program for GaAs-MMIC designs
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Project Jumpstart combines AWR's electronic design automation (EDA) tools and TriQuint's pseudomorphic high electronic mobility transistor (pHEMT) foundry process.
Sony Ericsson project combines Java, Flash Lite for mobiles
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Sony Ericsson will demonstrate at next week's JavaOne developers' event in San Francisco its Project Capuchin, which will allow software developers to create applications for mobile phones that can use pieces of both Java ME and Adobe Systems' Flash Lite to create their applications.
Researchers claim photovoltaic cell advance
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Scientists at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel claim they have found a way to construct efficient photovoltaic cells costing at least a hundred times less than conventional silicon based devices, and with similar or better energy conversion efficiency.
Avago delivers tiny FETs for multiple wireless apps
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VMMK-1218 and -1225 do not require negative voltage to operate, which results in lower costs and ease of use for RF designers.
Record Q1 for VC tech funding in Israel
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High technology companies in Israel raised $617 million from venture capital investors – both local and foreign - in the first quarter of the year, the highest amount for seven years.
Sitronics takes $234M loss, but chip unit shines
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Russian electronics conglomerate Sitronics took a net loss of $234M (150M euros) for fiscal year 2007 while semiconductor unit revenues outperformed all other divisions.
Dual-channel signal source creates digital arbitary waveforms and offers fast channel switching of 15 ns
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Narda, an L-3 Communications company, has introduced the Model 10512 programmable signal source that digitally creates frequency-modulated "noise" waveforms and applies them to a carrier whose center frequency can be varied ±50 MHz in less than 100 ns.
Maxim : Versatile class D amplifiers combine high efficiendy with low cost
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Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9736A/B, a family of versatile single-supply, filterless Class D speaker amplifiers, which provide high-performance, thermally efficient amplifier solutions at a low solution cost.
Bosch Sensortec : Triaxial acceleration sensors have three analog outputs
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The BMA140 is an analog acceleration sensor in a 3 x 3 x 0.9 mm miniature 12-pin LGA package.
PA supports low power consumption and extended battery life in EGSM WCDMA networks
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Anadigics has announced the AWT6281 HELP3™ WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks.
WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver improves receiver SNR by 10 dB
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The MAX2839 from Maxim Integrated Products claims to be the industry's first single-chip, 2.3 GHz to 2.7 GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver in high-volume production.
Innovative FET RF PA topology benefits radar, avionics applications
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FETs based on an innovative vertical structure boast higher efficiency, smaller size, improved thermal management, and high VSWR tolerance
UPS eases scaleable backup for dense computing environments
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10-kVA Pulsar MX Frame is billed as a low-cost entry solution to easy-to-populate modular systems.
Fixed attenuators target cost-sensitive applications
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BroadWave Technologies has introduced a line of low cost fixed 1-W attenuators.
5 GHz amplifier for WLAN and WiMAX applications offers world-class EVM performance
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RF Micro Devices has released the SZP-5026Z, a 5 GHz high linearity amplifier designed specifically for use in WLAN and WiMAX applications.
IC-equipment makers hurt by IP theft
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IC-equipment and materials suppliers face mounting challenges in intellectual property (IP) protection, warned a new study published by SEMI.
Off-the-shelf LF antenna driver IC for hands-free car access systems
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Claiming an industry first, the ATA5279 is an LF coil driver IC from Atmel Corporation that has been designed for Passive Entry Go (PEG) and Passive Go (PG) hands-free car access systems.
C-shaped encoder module easily integrates into industrial motors
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Avago Technologies has released a high-temperature, six-channel, optical incremental C-shaped encoder module for brushless DC motors used in industrial and factory automation equipment.
Stackpole extends sulfur impervious chip resistor family
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Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has expanded its RMCG series of sulfur impervious chip resistors, extending the resistance value range from 1 ohm to 10 Megohm.
Tyco rolls Impact backplane connector system
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Tyco Electronics has released the high-speed, high-density Impact backplane connector system with 20+ Gbits/s performance.
PXI accessory attaches to any NI eight-slot PXI or PXI Express chassis
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National Instruments has introduced the PMA-1115 portable touch-screen monitor with integrated keyboard that attaches to any NI eight-slot PXI or PXI Express chassis.
FEI cuts jobs, sees lower profits
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Seeking to cut costs, FEI Co. expects to reduce its workforce by approximately 3 percent to 1,800 in the next 90 days.
Power management IC simplifies CDMA phone designs
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AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT2601, the company's first power management IC designed for the specific requirements of mid-range CDMA handsets.
National Semi cuts 130 jobs
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In its second major layoff this year, National Semiconductor Corp. said it would eliminate approximately 130 positions, primarily in product line and support functions.
Broadcom switch paves road to 40G
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Companies driving to 40 Gbit/s Ethernet could settle on a single proposal as early as their next meeting, thanks in part to a recent switch from Broadcom which unveiling a range of new 65nm Ethernet chips at Interop.
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