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EMI filters integrate ESD protection
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Vishay has launched six EMI filter arrays with integrated ESD protection diodes in ultra-small leadless, plastic packages. These devices provide both EMI filtering and ESD protection for data lines in space critical mobile applications.
Push-pull connectors enable quick mating
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Amphenol Industrial Operations has introduced a series of push-pull aluminum shell connectors that allow for quick mating and unmating. The Amphe-PPM series provides signal and power interconnects in medical instrumentation and process control applications.
PCI Express connectors target server applications
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FCI has developed press-fit, vertical PCI Express card-edge connectors to extend the use of high-speed serial PCI Express architecture to thicker system boards found in server applications.
Inficon buys coating firm
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Inficon Inc., a manufacturer of instrumentation and process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries, has acquired substantial assets of Electro Dynamics Crystal Corp. (EDC), a developer of quartz-based products.
Symbol, Terabeam settle patent suit
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Symbol Technologies Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Terabeam, Inc., the parent company of Proxim Wireless Corp., settling long-standing patent litigation between the two companies.
Q-Cells reports sales, earnings gains
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Solar energy products supplier Q-Cells AG posted sales of 299.9 million Euro ($356.9 million) in 2005, up 132 percent from 128.7 million Euro ($153.4 million) in 2004.
Jury finds Mohsen guilty of perjury, obstruction of justice
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A federal jury here has found former Aptix Corp. CEO Amr Mohsen guilty of 14 counts, including perjury, mail fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with a 2000 patent dispute.
Samsung, Siltronic to form wafer venture
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South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Germany’s Siltronic AG are in talks to form a joint silicon wafer venture in Singapore, according to a report.
Study: Wi-Fi chipset market to grow more
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Unit shipments of wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets are projected to grow from 140 million in 2005 to 430 million in 2009, according to market research firm In-Stat.
Evergreen's loss widens, sales up
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Solar cell maker Evergreen Solar Inc. said revenues increased 25 percent to $11.6 million from $9.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2004 and rose 4 percent from $11.1 million for the third quarter of 2005.
Lower system costs with tiny D/A converter
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Analog Devices, Inc. expanded its nanoDAC family with eight devices including a 16-bit, quad, digital-to-analog converter in a 3 x 3-mm, 10-lead LFCSP.
ATCA platform supports DSP, network processors for WiMAX
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Mercury Computer Systems is rolling out a modular AdvancedTCA platform for the dataplane that's built around the performance, scalability, and reliability of the serial RapidIO embedded system interconnect. The platform's architecture supports DSP, communications processors, FPGAs, and network processors.
Power analysis tool suite adds SystemVerilog support
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Sequence Design released the next generation of its PowerTheater design suite, targeting requirements for wireless, mobile, and large system-on-chip designs below the 90 nanometer node.
Innovation, not scaling key to future ICs, says IBM exec
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In a keynote at the Global Press Summit in Monterey, IBM chief technical officer Dr. Bernard Meyerson said that innovation, not scaling would drive next-generation IC development.
Tensions high in China, Taiwan
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Tensions are running high again between Beijing and Taipei -- a move that could rattle the worldwide electronics supply chain.
Firms partner on PCIe verification
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PLDApplications and EVE have forged a partnership whereby, PLDA's x4 PCIe Xpress intellectual property will be embedded in EVE's ZeBu hardware-assisted verification platform.
Asat posts loss, speeds move to China
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Amid ongoing losses, Asat Holdings Ltd. said that the transfer of all manufacturing operations to its new facility in Dongguan, China is anticipated to be completed by the end of April -- or about four months ahead of schedule.
TES Electronic Solutions ouvre un centre de conception à Francfort
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TES Electronics Solutions SA, société française de fabrication et de conception électronique, a annoncé l’ouverture d’un nouveau centre de conception à Francfort, en Allemagne. Son champ d’action concernera le développement de logiciels embarqués.
May 23 to be called Blu-ray day
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Lionsgate are targeting May 23 to deliver the first wave of Blu-ray Disc (BD) titles at retail, it was announced. Delivery will coincide with the launch that day of the first commercially available BD player from Samsung Electronics, which will be followed shortly by BD players from Pioneer and Sony along with a BD compatible VAIO PC from Sony.
Cypress offering eval kit for auto image sensor technology
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Cypress Semiconductor introduced an evaluation kit for its automotive image sensor technology. The company said the kit enables designers to quickly develop automotive safety systems using Cypress's image sensor technology for various applications.
Actel offers development kit for ARM7-enabled FPGAs
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Actel introduced what the company described as a complete hardware and software development environment for the implementation of Actel's CoreMP7 soft ARM7 processor core.
Lab test system gets handset trace capability
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RF test equipment vendor Aeroflex adds handset trace capability to its existing SystemAT test system. The SystemAT is used for regression testing wireless network software prior to rollout, and handset validation/interoperability testing. It also accommodates network load and capacity testing.
BVR Systems, Veritouch team on airline security
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The Israeli company BVR Systems, which develops defense training and simulation systems, has joined forces with Veritouch Ltd. to produce a new airline security package that includes biometric iris and fingerprint scanners.
Accord entre Sequans Communications et LSI Logic
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LSI Logic Corporation a annoncé la signature d’un accord de licence avec la jeune pousse française Sequans Communications afin que ce dernier utilise le cœur de DSP ZSP de LSI Logic sur le marché des communications large bande sans fil.
Reef Point fields massively scalable IMS security gateway
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Reef Point Systems' multiservice security gateway for IMS networks handles multiple next-generation standards.
The IP Contact Center: A Major Leap Forward for the Center
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The second in a series of articles exploring five key technological changes taking hold in call centers.
Knowles set to dominate acoustic MEMS
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The market leader for silicon microphones and speakers, Knowles Acoustics (Itasca, Illinois), has a built up a 95 percent market share and will retain its lead position for at least the next three years, according to market research firm The Information Network.
Evergreen Solar inks pact with Vermont company
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Solar power product supplier Evergreen Solar Inc. has entered a four-year photovoltaic module supply contract worth $88 million with Global Resource Options Inc. (GRO), a Vermont-based solar power distributor and system integrator.
Online chip estimation tool claims 4,000 users
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Giga Scale Integration more than 22,000 IC designs have been estimated through ChipEstimate.com since its introduction. The company claims more than 4,000 individual users.
India readies high-tech manufacturing policy
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The Indian government will soon announce a policy that will enable it take equity in and help boost the manufacture of high-technology products, such as semiconductors, wafers, storage devices, plasma and LCD panels.
Cadence project becomes Russian graduate program
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A three-year joint curriculum development project co-developed by Cadence Design Systems Inc. and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET) will become a self-sustaining two-year graduate program.
Fahrzeugelektronik: Testgerät optimiert intelligente CAN- und LIN-Netze
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Die Fahrzeugbranche ist ein hart umkämpfter Markt. Alleinstellungsmerkmale und Kostensenkungen stehen deshalb bei Autoherstellern an erster Stelle. Intelligente Netze werden immer wichtiger, um der Konkurrenz einen Schritt voraus zu sein und sich einen Wettbewerbsvorteil zu verschaffen. Denn bei der Fahrzeugsicherheit und Infotainment im Auto geben intelligente Netze zunehmend den Ton an.
DSP development tools target Serial RapidI/O
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Texas Instruments has launched its TMS320C6455 DSP evaluation module (EVM) and a TMS320C6455 DSP developers starter kit (DSK), both with a Serial RapidIO (sRIO) bus interface.
7-phase DC/DC boosts supply efficiency 3 percent
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International Rectifier‘s improved XPhase family of scalable multi-phase DC/DC chipset devices, the IR3084 and IR3084U control ICs, help achieve up to three percent higher efficiency in 130-amp applications with seven phases, as compared to five-phase designs.
Green Hills adds tools, OS to TI's video effort
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Green Hills Software announced an integrated development environment and real-time operating system to support Texas Instruments' DaVinci video technology.
RFID reader module targets embedded designs
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Sirit introduces 13.56-MHz RFID reader module for secure transactions in portable and fixed devices.
Intel baut in Vietnam Back-end-Anlage
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Intel hat heute seine Pläne zum Bau einer Back-end-Anlage für die Chipfertigung in Vietnam bestätigt. Entgegen früheren Berichten will das Unternehmen allerdings nur rund 300 Millionen Dollar in dem aisatischen Land investieren.
Stromhunger macht FPGAs zu schaffen
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Energieprobleme dominierten das FPGA Symposium 2006, das vergangene Woche im kalifornischen Monterey stattfand. Aus gutem Grund: Viele Branchenbeobachter sehen den hohen Stromverbrauch als womöglich größtes Hindernis für eine breitere Akzeptanz der Bausteine.
Les actionnaires de Gemplus approuvent le rapprochement avec Axalto
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Le 7 décembre 2005, les sociétés Gemplus International SA et Axalto Holding NV font part de leur intention de se fondre sous le nom de Gemalto afin d’établir un leader mondial de la sécurité numérique capable de concurrencer les fournisseurs de cartes à puce asiatiques. Après Axalto, c’est au tour des actionnaires de Gemplus d’approuver le projet de rapprochement lors d’une Assemblée Générale.
Orange teste le HSDPA sur le terrain
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Orange, filiale de France Télécom, a annoncé le lancement d’une phase de test « grandeur nature » de son nouveau réseau en Très Haut Débit Mobile, le HSDPA. Le lancement commercial de ses offres HSDPA pour les entreprises est prévu au second semestre 2006 et pour le grand public début 2007.
Mehr Sicherheit im Auto durch Bildsensoren
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Verschiedenartige Anwendungen für Bildsensoren im Automotive-Umfeld hat Cypress Semiconductor mit seiner neuen Evaluations-Plattform ECK100 im Auge. Das Kit soll die zügige Entwicklung von Sicherheitssystemen für Fahrzeuge ermöglichen.
QNX unterstützt Grafikcontroller für Embedded Systeme
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Auf den Einsatz in Embedded-Systemen optimiert ist der Grafikcontroller Carmine MB86297 von Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME). Ensprechende dem Zielmarkt unterstützt das Echtzeit-Betriebssystem Neutrino von QNX den Controller.
Celoxica teams with software writers to drive ESL
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Celoxica Ltd., a developer of C language entry design tools, has formed a partnership with Philips TASS BV, a provider of technical software writing services.
PDU monitors current on each phase
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Pulizzi Engineering‘s VPC2864 series of 3-phase power distribution units includes current metering on each phase to properly balance and load the system.
OLED market to grow 45% in 2006, says DisplayBank
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The world market for organic light emitting diodes is set to grow 64 percent by volume and 45 percent by value in 2006, to reach 100 million units and $900 million, according to DisplayBank, a South Korean display market researcher.
Silecs raises $7.7 million for low-k expansion
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Silecs Inc., a manufacturer of dielectric materials for the semiconductor and flat panel display industries, has raised $7.7 million in a funding round.
Mobile phone sales up 21% in 2005, says Gartner
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Worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 816.6 million units in 2005, a 21 percent increase from 2004, as the leading six vendors increased their share of the market at the detriment of smaller vendors, according to market research company Gartner Inc.
Microsoft bestätigt Origami-Berichte
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Im Internet treiben Gerüchte um ein neues Handheld-Gerät von Microsoft seltsame Blüten. Immerhin hat das Softwareunternehmen Berichte bestätigt, nach denen es am Konzept für einen neuen Handheld arbeitet.
Intel confirme l’investissement dans une usine au Vietnam
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Comme prévu, Intel Corp. a déclaré qu’il investirait 300 millions de dollars dans la construction d’une usine de test et d’assemblage de semi-conducteurs dans la ville de Ho Chi Minh, au Vietnam.
Accord entre Thomson et WiNetworks dans les services triple-play
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Le groupe français Thomson a annoncé la signature d’un protocole d’accord avec WiNetworks, spécialiste des technologies WiMAX (IEEE 802.16 d/e) et DVB, pour la fourniture de services triple-play et mobiles sur le réseau WiMax.
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