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Silicon Image hits Analogix with infringement suit
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Image filed a federal lawsuit against Analogix Semiconductor, alleging copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices.
AMD share of x86 market hits new peak
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices took its largest slice ever of the x86 market in the last quarter of 2006, according to a report released Wednesday from a PC market researcher.
Xilinx CEO says IC business models under pressure
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry will see only moderate growth in the near term, with three IC-manufacturing business models evolving over time, warned Xilinx CEO Wim Roelandts.
MathStar expands sales and support in Europe, Middle East, and Africa
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Arrix family of field programmable object arrays (FPOAs) now available to the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets.
Dual current sense amplifiers deliver fast response, precision
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Linear's LTC6103 contains two independent, high side current sense amplifiers that feature input bias current of 170-nA max and maximum input offset voltage of 450-µV. This precision performance allows the part to resolve very small currents and still operate over a large dynamic range.
Driver amplifier touts wide frequency range for wireless apps
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Check out M/A-COM's latest high dynamic range driver amplifier. The MAAMSS0070 is a single-state device tailored specifically for wireless applications such as basestations, WiMax and WiBro.
GloNav taps Jazz to produce low-power GPS RFIC
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Using Jazz's 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process, GloNav has developed a low-power L1 GPS RFIC that operates from a single 1.8-V supply to consume just 15-mW of power, a key requirement for today's cellular handsets, portable consumer devices and battery-operated GPS devices.
Voice synthesis LSI equipped with OTP memory
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Oki has released voice synthesis LSI equipped with OTP memory, enabling customers to write voice data on site.
Quad I/Q demodulator and phase shifter replaces delay lines in ultrasound equipment
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
In an effort to reduce component count and power consumption in medical applications, Analog Devices has developed a quad I/Q demodulator and phase shifter that is says replaces delay lines in medical ultrasound equipment.
DVD platform boasts Wi-Fi capability
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Zoran has teamed with middleware provider Kestrelink to offer a wireless-connected DVD player platform with Wi-Fi capability, based on Zoran's Vaddis DVD multimedia processor and the KestrelMedia networking connectivity suite.
Tessera buys imaging startup for $18 million
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Semiconductor packaging technology specialist Tessera Technologies Inc. is buying, for $18 million, Eyesquad, a developer of micro-imaging products, only a year after the Israeli company was established.
IBM, CeRoma team for Power PC-enabled media chips
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
IBM and CeRoma Ltd. (Caesarea, Israel) have formed a partnership to develop, manufacture and sell digital media chips based on the PowerPC architecture for applications such as set-top boxes, internet protocol television (IPTV), digital television (DTV) and multiple transmission standards.
Raza, Continuous partner for ATCA packet processing
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Continuous Computing and Raza Microelectronics Inc. have joined forces to develop and help accelerate the deployment of low latency AdvancedTCA (ATCA) packet processing products for next generation networks.
Hynix 4Q sales up on strong DRAM demand
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor posted a fourth quarter 2006 net profit of 1.04 trillion won (about $1.1 billion) on consolidated revenues of 2.61 trillion won (about $2.8 billion), the company said. Hynix said favorable DRAM market conditions persisted through the quarter.
PWM controller IC simplifies DC/DC flyback designs
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology's highly integrated LTC3805 PWM current-mode controller cuts the size and complexity of flyback power supplies.
SMIC profits in Q4, posts annual loss
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Shanghai foundry SMIC managed a profit of $1.2 million last quarter, but a tough year and high depreciations costs weighed it down overall.
Altera's FPGAs are first to demonstrate support for PCI Express 2.0
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
See demonstrations of Altera, PLDA, and Molex solutions for PCI-SIG's newly announced 5-GT/s PCIe 2.0 standard at DesignCon
Actel expands channel in China
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
To promote wider use of its field-programmable gate array devices by Chinese designers, Actel Corp. announced a significant expansion of its sales channel in Greater China.
Enhanced Xilinx FPGA tool extends serial I/O debug capabilities
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Check out Xilinx's latest version of its ChipScope Pro software and Serial I/O toolkit. Version 9.1i extends serial I/O debug capabilities to support 65-nm Virtex-5LXT FPGAs. This release also delivers 60% faster clock speeds and comprehensive low-cost BERT capabilities for RocketIO multi-gigabit transceivers.
Four-channel LVDS SerDes delivers 5-Gbits/s bandwidth
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
With an eye toward supporting high-end multimedia applications, Mixel designed its latest four-channel LVDS SerDes to provide up to 5-Gbits/s data throughput.
RF CMOS design company gets R&D grant, nears VC funding
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
RF CMOS IC developer Elonics has received a £500,000 grant from the Scottish Executive to support the further development of its proprietary DigitalTune technology. The grant is seen as a precursor to the privately held and financed company seeking venture capital funding.
France targets Euros 23 million digital sensor project
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
The French government has put Euros 5.6 million towards a project to develop infra-red imaging sensors targeted at uses in the automotive, medical and aerospace industries. Participants in the Euros 23 million R&D project, dubbed Imalogic, include ST Microelectronics, image sensor specialist Sofradir, its subsidiary Ulis, Trixell, and French microelectronics research center CEA-LETI.
Nujira powers ahead with $9.8 milion round B
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Power amplifier technology developer Nujira has closed a $9.8 million Series B funding round, bringing the total venture capital invested to nearly $18 million. The company, formed in 2002, also announced it has demonstrated its ultra-high efficiency RF Power Amplifier (PA) operation in collaboration with three simultaneous full-bandwidth WCDMA carriers.
AMD targets notebooks with Fusion processors
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Notebook computers are the target of the multicore Fusion processors from Advanced Micro Devices that will merge x86 and graphics cores in hybrid processors set to ship in 2009.
High-side power switches boost automotives
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier's fully-protected, high-side intelligent power switches in the IPS60xx family, for automotive applications, combine improved power density and lower RDS.
UCSB researchers claim blue laser diode breakthrough
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
A team of University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers led by Shuji Nakamura, a pioneer of laser diode science, have created a new type of blue-violet laser diode that they say could replace the c-plane violet laser diodes used for competing next-generation DVD formats. The researchers say they've achieved lasing operation in nonpolar gallium nitride semiconductors and demonstrated the world's first nonpolar blue-violet laser diodes.
Clock buffers operate at low voltages
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Pericom Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's lowest operating voltage clock buffers with supply voltages of 1.2 V/1.5 V and 1.8 V/2.5 V.
Flat-panel TV codecs offer multi-channel analog, digital routing
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is sampling three multi-channel audio codecs with flexible I/O selection and digital and analog volume control for flat-panel TVs.
Bluetooth chip integrates DSP to boost audio quality in headsets
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. is sampling two single-chip Bluetooth products that are designed to improve the user experience of wireless mono and stereo headsets.
Non-volatile memory IP targets security apps
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Virage Logic Corp.'s next generation embedded non-volatile memory called NOVeA provides a multi-programmable embedded memory which is key in applications requiring sophisticated security and digital rights management capabilities such as Flash memory cards, DVD players and and RFID tags.
Motorola expands use of TI Omap for 3G, WiMax
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Motorola is broadening its use of Texas Instruments' Omap processors for 3G and WiMax products, and may be retreating further from StarCore and other designs that originated with Motorola spinout Freescale Semiconductor.
iPhone margins smaller than reported, claims analyst
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Analysts are beginning to question earlier reported Bill of Materials costs on Apple's iPhone and are suggesting that the gross margins Apple will achieve may be much lower than predicted, and nearer the mid to high 20 percent range than the estimated 50 percent. In particular, there are debates about the cost of the display and related touch screen technology.
Infineon expects semi consolidation to continue
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart expects the consolidation in the semiconductor market to continue. But this process will run differently than the public expects.
Server wars turn full circle
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Just six months ago, Sun Microsystems Inc. chief architect Andy Bechtolsheim was lampooning Intel microprocessors as power hogs. Advanced Micro Devices' CEO, Hector Ruiz, was a darling of Wall Street, where rumors were rife that Dell soon would adopt AMD's Opteron chips.

Kyocera, Runcom team for mobile WiMAX
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Kyocera Wireless has started developing mobile WiMAX consumer electronic devices powered by Runcom's WiMAX chipset.
Filtronic cuts back on compound semis capex
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Filtronic plc is set to reduce the capital expenditure budget in its Compound Semiconductors division in an attempt to align demand with demand, and the amount spent will be £3 million less than the £10 million previously announced. The company said the division has had a year of growth, reducing losses before non-recurring items, although it now expects demand to be lower than previously anticipated.
Oki shifts more design to Taiwan's Faraday
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Continuing its march toward a lean and light model, Japan's Oki Semiconductor said it will outsource more design work to Taiwan's Faraday Technology so that it can focus on front-end design and marketing.
Merged Harris Stratex begins trading on Nasdaq
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Harris Stratex Networks Inc. will begin trading on Nasdaq Monday (Jan.29) as the largest unified digital microwave radio company, with annual revenues of approximately $650 million.
Atheros tips plan for Bluetooth chips
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Best known for its wireless LAN chips, Atheros Communications is now gearing up for the Bluetooth market with PCs in mind.
ISSI gets Nasdaq delisting reprieve
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Integrated Silicon Solution said that the Nasdaq stock market has informed the company it would stay the delisting of ISSI's security.
ADI, Legend open Chinese design lab for mobile TV
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) and Legend Silicon Corp. announced Friday (Jan. 26) the opening of a joint design laboratory to develop reference designs for China's emerging mobile TV market.
ADI, Legend open Chinese design lab for mobile TV
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices and Legend Silicon announced the opening of a joint design laboratory to develop reference designs for China's emerging mobile TV market.
Firms partner on tri-mode Ethrnet MAC cores
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eASIC Corp. and Ethernet IPO provider MoreThanIP GmbH have started sampling a jointly developed Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC core for eASIC's 90-nm Nextreme Structured ASIC range.
Dolphin, Stargen merge to ride Express
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Dolphin Interconnect Solutions ASA will acquire StarGen Inc. in a stock transaction that will focus the two companies on I/O and clustering products based on PCI Express
CSR deals enhance audio functionality on BlueCore
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Bluetooth chip pioneer CSR has enhanced its DSP-based BlueCore5 multimedia platform with extended audio compression capabilities by porting APT Ltd's enhanced apt-X algorithm on to the platform. In a separate deal, with Acoustic Technologies, the company added noise cancellation and improved speech intelligibility to BlueCore.
RuBee seen as alternative protocol to RFID
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
You have got used to ZigBee, are pondering the benefits of WiBree, so start getting used to yet another wireless networking protocol —- RuBee, also known as IEEE 1902.1. The emerging standard is expected to give retailers and manufacturers an alternative to RFID for many applications.
PCs with China CPUs in limited production
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
China's homegrown CPU is scoring small wins among third-tier PC makers in its home market.
3G still a long shot in China
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
After Chinese government officials stoked hopes that 3G would be released in the first half, that possibility is fading fast as insiders note that network testing will continue into the fourth quarter.
Dual driver handles up to 12 white-LEDs
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT3497 is a dual, full-featured step-up DC/DC converter that drives up to 12 white LEDs.
Voltage supervisors have the broadest memory options
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1/25/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor says its CAT130xx-CAT150xx families of voltage supervisors offer the industry's broadest selection of embedded memory.
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