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High accuracy comparator achieves fast, precise signal detection
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National Semiconductor launches a low-power precision comparator with integrated 2.048-V reference that provides adjustable hysteresis for the highest accuracy signal detection in power supply and battery monitors, sensor interfaces and threshold detectors.
Protection devices safeguard high-speed I/O on portables
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Semtech has expanded its RailClamp platform of protection products with the introduction of two low-voltage devices to safeguard high-speed I/O ports in portable systems.
Optoisolators provide electrical isolation in contaminated environments
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OPTEK Technology has developed a series of optically coupled isolators that feature extended electrical isolation for medical, industrial and office equipment.
Optically coupled isolators deliver data rates up to 250 kBaud
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Leveraging its Photologic sensor technology, OPTEK Technology has developed a series of optically coupled isolators that provide a direct TTL/STTL interface with four output options and the capability to drive eight TTL loads without additional circuitry.
Ferrite core inductor operates at high switching frequencies
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BI Technologies has developed a through-hole ferrite core inductor that provides increased efficiency in voltage regulator applications.
LED driver delivers LED dimming in 256 brightness steps
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Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its line of bus products with the CAT9532, a 16-bit LED driver with dimmer and blinker control functions.
Functional tester targets automotive apps
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Agilent Technologies has introduced a low-cost, small-footprint functional tester designed for automotive test markets.
Analysts look for Sanmina-SCI's upside
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Sanmina-SCI Corp. had some promising news in its latest quarter: Revenue was slightly higher, gross margins swung up nicely and inventories fell to a two-year low.
ASE Test's Q3 up as it goes private
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ASE Test Ltd., one of the world's largest independent providers of semiconductor testing services, said net revenues totaled $128.2 million for Q3.
EDA 2Q revenues grew 11.4 percent
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EDA industry revenues grew 11.4 percent in the second quarter to more than $1.4 billion, the EDA Consortium reported.
New portable apps drive growth in small display market
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The increasing number of new portable applications is boosting sales of small/medium liquid crystal displays (LCDs), according to iSuppli.
Amphenol and FCI sign second source agreements
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Amphenol and FCI have entered into second-source agreements covering three high-speed backplane connector product families.
Garmin maps out a different future for TeleAtlas
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A bidding war has started for digital map provider Tele Atlas NV as navigation device maker Garmin made an unsolicited Euros 2.3 billion ($3.3 billion) offer for the Dutch group, trumping an agreed bid from rival European market leader for navigation devices TomTom.
IBM verwandelt Silizium-Abfall in Solarzellen
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IBM hat nach eigenen Angaben eine umweltfreundliche Technik entwickelt, Silizium-Wafer aus der Chipfertigung zu recyclen: Der Konzern macht daraus Solar-Panels.
Nouveau DG à l'Arcep
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L’Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP) vient d'annoncer la nomination de Benoît Loutrel en tant que directeur général adjoint.
ADI's Lew Counts: IC process shapes industry, society
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On the eve of his retirement, Lew Counts of Analog Devices looks at the industry's situation and future from veteran's perspective. His theme: It's all about the process.
Osram, Toyoda Gosei enter patent agreement
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Siemens subsidiary Osram GmbH and Japanese company Toyoda Gosei Ltd. have agreed to exchange patents for Laser and LED technologies.
Profibus-Pionier Edgar Küster verstorben
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Der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Profibus-Nutzerorganisation (PNO), Edgar Küster, ist am 24. Oktober im Alter von 59 Jahren nach schwerer Krankeit verstorben. Mit Küster verliert auch die globale Profibus-Dachorganisation ihren Chairman.
EM Microelectronic : Automotive-grade LDO integrates watchdog
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EM Microelectronic's EM6156, an automotive-grade (-40 to +125°C) low drop output (LDO) regulator combines voltage regulation, voltage monitoring and software monitoring with a watchdog function.
Samsung buys CMOS image sensor firm
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South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has acquired TransChip Israel Ltd., a developer of CMOS image sensors.
LNA targets comms, military, and space apps
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Tyco Electronics announces a M/A-COM variable-gain low noise amplifier (LNA) for communications, military, space, and radar applications from 5 to 9 GHz.
Switchcraft : IP68 rated receptacles are right-angle pc mount
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Switchcraft has extended its IP68 rated EN3 range by adding panel mount receptacles that have right-angle circuit board terminals.
Endicott : System-in-package reduces circuit board real estate
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System in Package (SiP) designs from Endicott Interconnect reduce size and weight, transferring multiple packages from a printed wiring board (PWB) into a SiP for improved electrical performance, and reduced complexity and cost.
Intersil : RS-485 RS-422 single transmitters feature excellent ESD protection
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ISL329xE series 3.3-V-powered RS-485/RS-422 single transmitters are designed with excellent ±16.5 kV ESD protection and ultra-low supply current requirement.
Motorola prototype validates metal-oxide for WPAN device
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A Motorola prototype validates Phiar's metal-oxide electronics for 60-GHz radios to be used in IEEE 802.15.3c wireless personal area networks (WPAN).
VenturEast launches $150 million India fund
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Venture capital continues to pour into India on the heels of new investments by Google Inc. and Cisco Systems in recent days.
UMC's Q3 up, Q4 and capex forecast down
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Amid capital spending cuts for 2008, Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) posted strong Q3 results but it projects a lull in Q4.
Better '08 for chip industry if glut ends early, predicts Applied's Splinter
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A strong holiday season in the U.S. and Europe and strong sales around the Chinese New Year will go a long way toward a better year for the global chip industry, a company executive said.
Ofcom chief airs concerns about EU telecom regulation
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National telecoms regulators in Europe have started flexing their muscles about plans by the European Commission to shake up the regulatory framework and setting up a pan-European watchdog.
3S Photonics predicts 38% sales growth in 2008
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3S Photonics reported a net income of $1 million for fiscal year 2006-2007, ended June 30, 2007. This compares to the net loss of $9.9 million for fiscal year 2005-2006.
Snabbt 1,2 V DDR2 RAM
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Japanska Elpida Memory Inc. säger sig vara klara med utvecklingen av vad som uppges vara världens första 533 Mbit/s, 512 Mbit DDR2 mobile RAM med 1,2 V matning
Record turnover at Wolfson for Q3, but shares suffer
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Sales at Wolfson Microelectronics surged 21 per cent to £34 million ($70 million) in the third quarter ended September 30 compared with the same period last year, and the supplier of audio chips for consumer electronics products like the iPod said it was expecting 11 to 14 per cent growth in full-year revenues to between $226 million and $232 million.
Archuleta tapped as CEO by Plastic Logic
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Flexible active-matrix display backplanes specialist Plastic Logic has appointed Richard Archuleta Chief Executive Officer and member of the company's Board of Directors .
Yamaichi Electronics : SIM card holder is only 1.5 mm high
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Yamaichi introduces the FMS006-5000-0 SIM card connector in an ultra low profile design, with a height of only 1.5 mm.
Elmos widens sales, presents positive outlook
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Automotive chip manufacturer Elmos AG (Dortmund, Germany), has continued its growth in the third quarter. Now the company plans to widen its capacity.
Erdbeben im Silicon Valley
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Ein Erdbeben mit der Stärke von 5,6 auf der Richter-Skala hat am Dienstag abend die Gegend um Santa Clara erschüttert. Größere Personen- oder Sachschäden wurden bislang nicht gemeldet.
Earthquake shakes Northern California
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A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the Santa Clara Valley in Northern California on Tuesday (Oct. 30) evening.
Digital audio transformers work with sample rates to 192 kHz
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Digital audio transformers from MPS Industries feature a 1:1 turns ratio, Faraday shielding, and work with sample rates from 32 kHz to 192 kHz.
Three-channel LED drivers simplify PCB designs
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The Supertex CL3xx LED driver family delivers high voltage, constant currents to three LED strings and simplifies PCB designs with a 8-lead power package and one external component.
High-brightness LED driver incorporates PWM dimming
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National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first common-anode, current-mode, high-brightness LED driver with PWM dimming.
Tact switches achieve longer operational life
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C&K Components has extended the operational life of its KSC and KSR series of tact switches, aimed at industrial, consumer and automotive applications.
OFDM and DVB-H courses set for Munich
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hueggenberg gbr is presenting a three-day course on OFDM and a one-day course on DVB-H in Munich.
Gennum acquires Snowbush Microelectronics
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Gennum Corporation has announced it has acquired Snowbush Microelectronics, one of the leading suppliers of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) cores. This acquisition accelerates Gennum's new product introductions for 2008 and beyond as they gain access to an array of high-performance analog and mixed-signal solutions.
Line-interactive UPSes back 15 servers
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The Evolution series sets claim as the first line-interactive type with a space saving, multi-position power distribution unit for supporting multiple servers in an IT environment.
Philips signs up for Moore Microprocessor Patent portfolio
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Royal Philips Electronics has become the 23rd company in as many months to purchase a Moore Microprocessor Patent portfolio license, and the third major European company to purchase a license following Schneider Electric, Nokia Corporation and Lego.
Alcatel-Lucent sells Avanex stake
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Alcatel-Lucent announced it has sold its remaining shares in Avanex Corp., supplier of integrated photonic subsystems, integrated optical modules and passive optical components, to the Pirelli Group. The transaction amounted to €33.4 million ($48.1 million).
NASA expands Altium tool use
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NASA's Johnson Space Center has selected Altium Designer as the standard to unify electronic design for NASA's leading spaceflight-related research center.
Ten steps to a green supply chain
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Companies that want to get ahead of the environmental curve and stay there need to begin thinking green now and develop an approach to sourcing and supply chain management that factors this new reality into their plans.
Horizon Semi rolls out single chip native 1080/60p HD decoder for STBs
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Horizon Semiconductors has announced the immediate availability of industry's first single chip multi-standard native 1080/60p high definition decoders for triple-play/quad-play Cable, Satellite and IPTV Set-Top Box, Digital Video Recorders and Home Media Centers.
Memory card interface integrates five functions for portables
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STMicroelectronics has introduced a highly-integrated chip, using the company's IPAD technology, which provides five functions required by memory card interfaces in portable devices that use removable SD protocol cards.
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