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Upheaval at Nortel as two execs depart
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In a precursor to possibly more sweeping organizational changes, telecom equipment supplier Nortel Networks Corp. announced that two long-time executives were leaving the company.
Amkor closes on loans
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Arizona-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider Amkor Technology Inc. said it has successfully completed two previously announced financing initiatives designed to improve the company's liquidity.
Gör det självlösning för picocell
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STMicroelectronics presenterar i dagarna en kombinerad mjukvaru- och hårdvaru-lösning för modemfunktionen i mobiltelefonins små pico-basstationer.
Intel mulls 450-mm fab in Oregon
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Intel Corp. said that it is considering a plan to build a new development fab in Oregon, which could possibly become the world’s first 450-mm facility.
Intel faces more chipset shortages
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Intel Corp. said that it expects to see shortages for its chipset lines at least until the first half of 2006.
Intel: no plans to work with foundries
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Unlike its main rival, Intel Corp. said that it has no plans to outsource its leading-edge microprocessor lines to a silicon foundry.
Orders up as Synopsys narrows quarterly loss
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Synopsys reported a GAAP net loss of $11.1 million on revenue of $254.8 million for its fiscal 2005 fourth quarter and a net loss of $13.1 million on revenue of $991.9 million for fiscal 2005.
Oregon 300-mm fab to get upgrade
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Intel Corp. plans to upgrade its oldest 300-mm fab in Hillsboro, Ore.
Trident Microsystems appoints president
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Video IC supplier Trident Microsystems Inc. has appointed Jung-Herng Chang, currently president of Trident Technologies Inc. (TTI), its new president, effective immediately. Frank Lin will remain as the company’s chairman and chief executive
'Big three' EDA stocks bounce back
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In a reversal from the previous day's trading, stocks for the three leading EDA companies, traded on the Nasdaq market, posted gains while Magma Design Automation declined.
OLED shipments up, says research firm
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Shipments of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays grew to 16.7 million and revenues hit $130.9 million in the third quarter of 2005, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc.
Logic analyzer adapter helps debug MPC5554 processors
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Ironwood Electronics has introduced a new logic analyzer adapter that speeds up debugging of Freescale's MPC5554 processor.
Chip inductors work at high frequencies
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J.W. Miller Magnetics has introduced two new series of RoHS-compliant multilayer chip inductors. The new surface-mount PM1210G and PM1812G devices feature a low profile with excellent performance characteristics for a wide range of high-frequency applications.
Wirewound chip inductors pack performance in small package
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Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc. offers a new wirewound chip inductor series that is said to simplify designs, reduce part count and lower bill-of-material (BOM) costs by combining two devices into a single 3218-size package.
USB wireless headset reference design uses 2.4-GHz wireless link
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Vishay Intertechnology today announced a complete Vishay RFWaves reference design for a USB-based wireless headset using a fully digital 2.4-GHz wireless link.
4MHz synchronous step-down regulator yields 3A from 4mm x 4mm QFN
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Linear Technology announced the LTC3412A, a high efficiency, 4MHz, synchronous buck regulator using a constant frequency, current mode architecture.
PIC MCU line moves up to 16-bits
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Microchip Technology has launched its first family of 16-bit microcontrollers. There are 22 general-purpose devices that offer up to 40 MIPS performance, 16 Kbytes of RAM, 256 Kbytes of flash program memory, and up to 100-pin packages.
Surface-mount switches provide six actuation choices
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NKK Switches has expanded its surface-mount switch line with a wide range of actuation types and sizes.
Synopsys execs talk up Hercules in Cooley video
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Synopsys marketing executives call the improved Hercules physical verification suite the "turnaround time champion" in an online video by Deepchip.com's John Cooley.
SEMI, Si2 to host DFM workshop
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The Silicon Integration Initiative and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International have announced plans to host an all-day design-for-manufacturing.
Novaled raises $17.7 million in VC round
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Novaled GmbH has raised 15 million euro (about $17.7 million) in its second round of financing.
Innsbrucker Wissenschaftler erzeugen erstes Quantenbyte
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An der Universität Innsbruck ist es erstmals gelungen, eine größere Anzahl von Atomen miteinander zu verschränken. Mit der Realisierung eines so genannten Quantenbytes (Qubyte) gelang den österreichischen Forschern ein wichtiger Schritt zur Verwirklichung des Quantencomputers.
Ethernet switch silicon powers next-gen 10GbE enterprise core switches
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Broadcom today announced that Alcatel selected its StrataXGS III Ethernet switch silicon solutions for a new line of core switches, optimized for next generation enterprise networks.
E-9-1-1, Harnessing a nomadic service
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This week saw the FCC deadline for compliance letters by interconnected VoIP providers regarding provision E9-1-1.
Dual synchronous step-down converter delivers 1.4A and 800mA from a 5mm x 3mm DFN
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Linear Technology announced the LTC3417, a dual output, high efficiency, 4-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 1.4A of continuous output current from one channel, and up to 800mA from the second.
Smarte Stromversorgungen durch digitale Controller
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Zwei 6-phasige digitale Controller mit I2C-Bus zur Entwicklung intelligenterer Stromversorgungen stellt der Chiphersteller Intersil vor. Die Bausteine ermöglichen deutliche Kostensenkung durch den Verzicht auf große Ausgangskondensatoren.
Analyst raises guidance for Apple, says report
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The anticipated introduction of an Intel-based laptop along with robust iPod sales is likely to drive earnings of Apple Computer Inc. higher, according to Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner in a Reuters report.
14-bit A/D reaches 190 Msamples/s
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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled a 14-bit, 190 Msamples/second analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is said to provide strong dynamic performance and low power dissipation.
Schaffner applies interference suppression directly at the mains input
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Schaffner has extended the upper range of its FN 3280 series to provide compatibility for higher powered installations. The filters are employed when the interference levels on three phases and the neutral line need to be reduced to Class B limits.
TETRA option enhances radio test set
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Test instrumentation house Aeroflex announces the availability of a TETRA Direct Mode option for its existing 3900 Series RF test platform TETRA is based on digital Private Mobile Radio and Public Access Mobile Radio technologies. The option gives a 3900 comprehensive direct mode call setup and parametric testing capabilities.
Pilot line planned for lighting nanotubes
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The world's first pilot line for carbon nanotube-based electron-emission lighting devices was announced recently by Applied Nanotech, Inc. in cooperation with Shimane Masuda Electronics Co., Ltd. (Masuda, Japan).
Intel treibt Fab-Ausbau weiter voran
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Im Rahmen einer massiven Kapazitätsausweitung denkt Intel über einen Aus- oder Neubau seiner Waferfabs in Oregon nach. Gleichzeitig meldet das Unternehmen die Bereitstellung einer Subvention von 525 Millionen Dollar durch die israelische Regierung für den Bau einer weiteren Chipfabrik in diesem Land.
Samsung va fabriquer des combinés mobiles en Inde
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Samsung est le dernier à rejoindre la bande des fabricants internationaux de combinés mobiles ayant récemment annoncé des projets de fabrication ou d’assemblage en Inde.
On Demand Microelectronics ouvre un bureau à Taipei
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En réponse à la demande croissante de ses solutions de propriété intellectuelle en Asie, la jeune pousse autrichienne On Demand Microelectronics annonce l’ouverture d’un nouveau bureau à Taipei.
Nokia Adds Wi-Fi to Smartphone
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The Nokia 9300i incorporates W-Fi connectivity with a full keyboard, 65,536-color screen, support for a broad range of enterprise email solutions and an attachment viewer.
Sensor analysis added to ZigBee kit
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Atalum Wireless S.A. has integrated Daintree Network's Sensor Network Analysis software Basic Edition in its ZigBee Starter Kits. The deal adds to Atalum's OEM offerings of essential tools to easily set-up and configure its ZigBee networks and monitor their performance.
Sonys Machine Vision Software per Internet
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Sonys Abteilung Image Sensing Solutions (ISS) stellt per Internet-Download einen Software Development Kit (SDK) für die Entwicklung von Applikationen zur maschinellen Bildauswertung zur Verfügung.
Seagate und Sony erhöhen Einsatz bei Mini-Festplatten
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Seagate Technology hat Sonys 'Cybercapture'-Technik in eine 1-Zoll-Harddisk integriert. Damit legt der Festplattenhersteller die Basis für die schnellere Aufzeichnung von Foto- und Videodaten.
Samsung to make wireless handsets in India
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Samsung has become the latest to join the bandwagon of global handset makers that have recently announced either manufacturing or assembly operations in India.
Sony signs OLED agreement with Japan's Idemitsu
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Japan-based Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop organic light-emitting diode (OLED) luminous materials, and cross-license one another’s OLED-related patents.
Thumbwheel-operated handheld measures eight physical quantities
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Here's a nomadic instrument that can measure eight physical quantities such as humidity, air flow, temperature, or even water content in oil. A unique thumbwheel selector scheme accesses the unit's menus.
2.4-GHz chip integrates radio, memory, and MCU
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Wireless keyboard/mouse, audio systems, gamepads, sports and leisure equipment designers get a boost from Chipcon's CC2510 system on chip (SoC) in a 6x6 mm package.
Advanced thin-film technology beefs up LED performance
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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. has made significant improvements to its proprietary thin-film technology that have resulted in enhancements to the luminous efficacy and color palette of its Power TOPLED line of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, signal and signage applications. The new Power TOPLED products are said to offer 150 percent greater efficiency and produce a wide variety of red and yellow tones. In addition, the new devices offer all the benefits of surface-mount technology
Serial RapidIO 8-port switch provides 64-Gbits/s of bandwidth
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Designed to perform multiple switching applications in the embedded, communications, wireless and storage markets, the MC432 is a 64-Gbits/s switch with eight ports of 4X lanes.
China's Actions joins Nasdaq, raises $48 million
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Chinese fabless semiconductor company Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has gone ahead with an initial public offering of shares on Nasdaq, offering 9 million American depositary shares (ADSs) with each one representing six ordinary shares.
Nanoident to build organic sensor factory
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High-tech nanotechnology startup Nanoident plans to build what is claimed to be the world’s first organic semiconductor sensor plant.
Novellus narrows Q4 guidance
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During its mid-quarter update, Novellus Systems Inc. narrowed its guidance for the fourth quarter.
AMD findet neuen Fab-Partner in Indien
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Das indische Technologiekonsortium SemIndia will umgerechnet 2,55 Milliarden Euro in die Fertigung von x86-Prozessoren investieren. Dabei will die Unternehmensgruppe Technologie von Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) nutzen.
ST offers multi-chip package memories
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STMicroelectronics NV has said it has subsystems based on NOR flash memory intended for use in mobile phones.
Wafer boat, tower maker raises $8.8 million
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Integrated Materials Inc. (IMI), a manufacturer of polycrystalline silicon products, including wafer boats and towers used in semiconductor diffusion, has closed a Series C round of funding at $8.8 million, the company said.
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