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Shareholders plan class action against Vitesse
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4/29/2006   Post a comment
Shareholders in Vitesse Semiconductor are preparing a class action lawsuit against the troubled chip supplier following allegations that the company may have issued unlawful, false and misleading financial statements for the three months ended December 31, 2005 and the three years ended September 30, 2005.
Cadence, Mentor top 52-week highs as Magma slips
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
After three of EDA's largest companies posted quarterly earnings this week, investors reacted, rewarding Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics while punishing Magma Design Automation.
Debate rages over 450-mm wafer fabs
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
While a heated debate continues to ensue over next-generation, 450-mm wafer fabs, several semiconductor equipment and materials vendors are quietly exploring and developing their first prototype 450-mm technologies.
Chinesische Chiphersteller melden gute Quartale
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Actions Semiconductor hat für das erste Quartal 2006 einen Umsatz von 35,8 Millionen US-Dollar gemeldet. Damit konnte der chinesische Hersteller von Consumer-Chips seinen Absatz gegenüber dem ersten Vierteljahr 2005 um 4,4 Prozent steigern. Im vergleichbaren Vorjahreszeitraum hatte Actions Semiconductor 34,3 Millionen Dollar erwirtschaftet. Gegenüber dem vierten Quartal 2005 mit einem Umsatz von 39,9 Millionen Dollar musste der Chiphersteller jedoch Einbußen von 10,3 Prozent hinnehmen.
Automotive CameraChip beefs up image performance, temperature range
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
OmniVision upgrades its CameraChip family with the OV7949 CMOS image sensor that features a wide operating temperature range, improved low-light performance and reduced blooming and smearing effects.
Veterans Have Job Choices In Civilian Workforce
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Making the move from military IT to the public sector can be a daunting career decision, and the key is making sure you communicate your skillset in a clear way.
Move The Job Search Forward By Approaching It Backward
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Career expert Lloyd Feinstein advises the best way to approach initiating a job hunt after a layoff or firing. The key is to not mass email resumes or rush the effort.
Coole Idee für heiße Chips
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Für die Chipdesigner ist die Wärmeentwicklung auf den Chips ein sehr ernstes Problem. Forscher der Purdue University haben sich da einen interessanten Ausweg einfallen lassen.
FFT-Support für rekonfigurierbaren Prozessor
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Das japanische Unternehmen IPFlex, Entwickler des rekonfigurierbaren Parallelprozessors DAPDNA-2, will gemeinsam mit der Sobal Corp. ein FFT-Entwicklungskit anbieten. Die FFT-/Inverse-FFT-Bibliothek des Kits wurde von Sobal entwickelt.
Die neueste Start-up-Liste der EE Times
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
EE Times hat seine Liste mit den 60 interessantesten Startups aktualisiert. Das Ranking 'EE Times 60 Emerging Startups' gibt es seit April 2004. Nun erscheint die fünfte Version, die aktuelle unternehmerische, kommerzielle und technologische Bedingungen berücksichtigt.
Tool claims first transistor-level closed loop PLL verification
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, EDA startup Xpedion Design Systems ntroduced a transistor-level phase-locked loop solution for verifying complete closed loop noise and jitter.
Analysis: IR hopes divestiture will spark growth
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
With earnings a bit flat, International Rectifier Corp. is hoping that a plan to accelerate a transition to higher-margin products will bolster its bottom line.
GPS gets easier to implement
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Focus-On: Global Positioning System satellite receivers are proliferating for myriad nomadic systems applications. If you’re not comfortable crafting RF circuits at 1.5-GHz, however, vendors are making it easier to embed critical high-performance GPS blocks. Off-the-shelf products range from receiver/active-antennas to LNAs to single-chip and modular GPS receivers. Here's a sampling of recent product roll-outs for OEMs.
CCFL inverters have smallest form factor
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Endicott Research says its S and SE Series (DC/AC) inverters, which can power up to two cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) in display backlighting applications, have the industry's smallest form factor. They're available in both open-frame (S Series) and encapsulated (SE series) versions.
TSMC downgraded amid fab expansion
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
An analyst has downgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) despite strong results and major expansion plans for the silicon foundry giant. TSMC is ramping up the second phase of its 300-mm fab in southern Taiwan, with a third phase in the works.
Matsushita profits double, sees slower growth
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Japan's largest consumer electronics company, Matsushita Electric, posted its fourth consecutive year of increased sales and profits on the back of strong sales of plasma display TVs and digital electronics devices, but forecast lower growth for the year ahead.
Toshiba's profits surge in semis
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Citing a boom in the NAND flash-memory market, Toshiba Corp.’s semiconductor and LCD unit posted a combined sales of ¥ 1.39 trillion ($11.9 billion) for its fiscal year ended March 31, up 6 percent from the previous year.
Circuit simulator optimized for sub-circuit type Spice models
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Intellectual property characterization and circuit simulation software provider Legend Design Technology has optimized its MSIM circuit simulator to perform faster than conventional simulators when using a "sub-circuit-type Spice model" for nanometer technology, the company said.
ASE names new COO
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world’s largest chip-packaging house, has named Tien Wu as its new chief operating officer.
Lumus develops personal display technology
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Israeli start up Lumus has developed an optical imaging technology that enables a wide range of ultra-compact personal displays for mobile applications.
Spring-type terminal blocks replace older styles
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RIA CONNECT launches the ASP129 series of pluggable spring-type terminal blocks as a replacement for older screw-type terminations.
Resistors extend ohmic value range
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Stackpole Electronics has expanded the ohmic value range and TCR values for its popular RN 1/4 series of metal film resistors.
Power resistor offers 85-watt power rating
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Ohmite offers a TFH85 thick-film power resistor with an 85-watt power rating (at 25 degrees C case temperature) in a compact TO-264 package.
Optical device startup raises $12 million
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Firecomms Ltd., a compound semiconductor company that develops visible wavelength light sources, has announced it has closed a 9.6 million euro (about $12 million) round of funding with new and existing shareholders.
PCB manufacturer Circatex up for auction
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The entire contents of the 250,000 square foot manufacturing site of a bankrupt printed circuit board manufacturer — down to the Sharp microwave oven that resided in the gatekeepers’ hut — is being disposed of by way of webcast and on-location aution.
Sony sees PS3, flat TVs as keys to recovery
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Sony is forecasting sharp falls in operating profits at many of its divisions for the year ahead as it reported a Yen 66.5 billion ($581 million) loss for the January-March quarter, worse than the Yen 56.5 billion ($501 million) loss in the same period last year.
Pour les universités, les brevets représentent une vraie manne financière
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Les universités deviennent de plus en plus agressives dans la course aux brevets, générant parfois des frictions avec les sociétés qui sponsorisent la recherche académique et créant une controverse sur ce qui est perçu comme une priorité donnée à la recherche à court terme et aux gains financiers.
Magma : Hausse du chiffre d’affaires mais aggravation de la perte
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Le fournisseur de CAO électronique Magma Design Automation Inc. a publié une perte nette pour son quatrième trimestre fiscal et l’exercice 2006 malgré un chiffre d’affaires trimestriel record de 44 millions de dollars et un chiffre d’affaires annuel record de 164 millions de dollars.
De nouvelles nominations chez Alcatel
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Faisant suite à l’annonce de fusion avec l’Américain Lucent Technologies, Alcatel a fait part d’une série de nominations, notamment celle de Christian Reinaudo, membre du Comité exécutif et actuellement président des activités d’Alcatel dans la région Asie-Pacifique, à la tête de l’Equipe Projet d’Intégration à compter du 1er mai 2006.
Baisse du CA pour Axalto au 1er trimestre
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
L’heure est à la morosité chez Axalto. Au titre du premier trimestre 2006, le fournisseur de cartes à microprocesseurs a publié jeudi (27 avril) un chiffre d’affaires de 210 millions de dollars, en baisse de 7% à taux de change constants et de 11% à taux de change historiques par rapport au premier trimestre 2005.
Multi-gate logic claims highest ESD protection of 5-kV
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The 74AUPxGxx Advanced Ultra-Low Power (AUP) single, dual and triple gate logic CMOS chips provide two times the industry standard in ESD protection, which is becoming increasingly crucial in mobile applications such as cell phones.
Chute de 10% des ventes de Renesas en raison d’une faible demande
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. a annoncé que son exercice fiscal 2005, clos en mars, avait affiché une baisse de 10% des ventes, à 906 milliards de yens (7,9 milliards de dollars), contre un billion de yens (8,7 milliards de dollars) pour le trimestre fiscal 2004.
ATI doublera ses effectifs de R&D en Inde
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
La société de puces graphiques ATI Technologies Inc. a préparé un nouveau centre à Hyderabad au sud de l’Inde, où elle s’est installée l’année dernière.
Unity reports progress on RRAM R&D trek
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Unity Semiconductor Corp., founded in 2002 by former Micron executive Darrell Rinerson, is a fabless chip company in the middle of a six-year R&D trek to bring a dense, fast nonvolatile memory to market. At the half-way point Rinerson is pleased with progress.
STATS turns profit
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Assembly and test services provider STATS ChipPAC shook off seasonal weakness to register its second consecutive quarter of profit.
Strong growth predicted for semi inspection tools
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The semiconductor inspection and metrology market is expected to grow 75 percent over the next three years and record sales of $6.6 billion in 2008, driven by the need for more refined inspection tools as the sector moves towards smaller dimensions on devices, according to a just published report from The Information Network.
LG supplies DVB-H phone to Italian 3G provider
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics Co. Ltd. said it will supply UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phones, trademarked LG-U900, to Hutchison Italia, the largest 3G telecommunications service carrier in Italy.
National Science Board recognizes Barrett
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The National Science Board named Intel Chairman Craig Barrett the winner of the organization's 2006 Public Service Award.
SMIC continues to spill red ink
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Chinese silicon foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) reported its sixth consecutive quarterly loss on Thursday (April 27) despite growing sales and a push into new foundry markets, including NAND flash and solar.
Front-end filter brings industrial DC/DCs into military compliance
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
XP Power's DSF200LV, a filter and active surge suppression module, brings industrial DC/DC power systems into MIL-STD compliance for EMI and transient response.
Sequence offers enhanced power-grid verification products
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Power-focused EDA provider Sequence Design has released enhanced versions of its CoolTime and CoolCheck power-grid verification products.
Avocent offers to buy LANDesk for $416M
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Avocent Corp. has offered $416 million in stock and cash for LANDesk Group Ltd.
ATI set to double Indian R&D staff size
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Graphics chip firm ATI Technologies has readied a new center in Hyderabad in southern India, where it first set up shop less than a year ago. The new center can accomodate more than twice ATI's 175-person staff in Hyerabad.
AMI Semi purchases Colorado IC design lab
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor has agreed to to purchase certain assets of Starkey Laboratories Inc.'s integrated circuit design center located for $6 million in cash.
IR profit flat despite higher sales
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. posted GAAP earnings of $25.7 million, or 36 cents per share on sales of $297.1 million, compared with $35.7 million, or 48 cents per share on sales of $281.9 million in the year-ago third fiscal quarter.
Infineon rose to No. 2 in DRAM in 1Q, iSuppli says
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies capitalized on weak performances by rivals to rise to the No. 2 position in global DRAM sales for the first time during the first quarter, according to preliminary estimates from market analyst firm iSuppli Corp.
Taiwan allows IC-assemblers in China
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
The Taiwan government has reportedly relaxed the rules for Taiwanese IC-packaging and assembly houses to invest and set up shop in China, according to sources.
Resistors extend ohmic value range
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Stackpole Electronics has expanded the ohmic value range and TCR values for its popular RN 1/4 series of metal film resistors.
Power-grid quality monitors are GPS-equipped, networked
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
With summer weather on the way, and air conditioners about to be cranked up, power-line quality will soon be an issue for generation companies. Here's a monitoring system that lets you---over the Web---identify site trends and power events. Embedded compression supports true-time data sampling, with values and trends continuously stored.
Canon's fab-tool sales up 11 percent
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Canon Inc.’s semiconductor equipment unit posted sales of 100 billion yen ($855 million) in the first quarter, up 11.3 percent from the like period a year ago.
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