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Court OKs Mosaid request to appeal Infineon case
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor IP supplier Mosaid Technologies Inc. has announced that U.S. District Judge Fogel has issued a stipulation and order granting the company the right to appeal the court judgement in its patent dispute with Infineon Technologies AG.
Infineon, union agree to close plant, says report
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG said it has agreed with a labor union to close an outdated memory chip plant in southern Germany in 2007, according to an Associated Press report.
Transceiver reduces power for wireless connectivity
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor slashes power consumption and boosts data rates on its second-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB chip
DRAM maker ships 256-Mbit, GDDR4 device for testing
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has shipped a graphics double data rate fourth generation (GDDR4), 256-Mbit device to major graphics card manufacturers for testing.
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
GaN helps scientists generate hydrogen from water
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
A research group based in a Tokyo university has succeeded to produce hydrogen using a Gallium Nitride (GaN) device as a photocatalyst, which scientists believe could lead to a process that extracts hydrogen directly from water using only solar energy.
New CPU available with Carbon's VSPs
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Pacific Design's configurable VUPU processor is now available on Carbon's VSP validation platform.
5-supply PMIC boosts portable audio, video apps
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor's MPC18730 five-supply power management IC (PMIC) for portable audio and video applications works off as little as 0.9 volt, thus greatly extending battery life.
Regulator meets industrial needs
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. unveiled a 100-mA industrial grade version of its LT3020 low dropout voltage regulator with guaranteed performance from -40°C to +125°C.
IP core replaces up to 16 ASICs
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
RF Engines' ChannelCore64 FPGA core provides 64-channel digital down conversion functionality and wins GSPx New Product Forum Award
Driver amp spans 11 to 20 GHz
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Providing 20-dB gain, the CMM1118 from Mimix Broadband is a three-stage driver amplifier with a self-biased, single supply.
SMIC reports increased revenue, shrinking loss
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. reported third quarter sales of $310 million, up 11 percent from the $279.5 million in sales that the company posted for the second quarter.
SMIC to sample 65-nm by end of '06
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. President and CEO Richard Chang said that his company would deliver 65-nanometer engineering samples in 2006.
Sales, earnings slide at AMIS, Vitesse
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
AMIS Holdings Inc. and Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. saw earnings and sales decline in their September fiscal quarters.
Conexant achieves profit ahead of schedule
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Broadband communications semiconductor company Conexant Systems Inc. reported net earnings of $50.1 million, or 10 cents per share on revenue of $214.9 million in its fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended September, compared with a net loss of $370.5 million, or 79 cents per share on sales of $213.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Chipset will bring multimedia to WCDMA
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. is developing a chipset designed to enable lower-cost WCDMA handsets with integrated multimedia features and reduced power consumption.
Temp sensor measures five locations
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s precision five-channel temperature sensor is said to accurately measure its own temperature — and the temperature of up to four external locations with 1°C temperature accuracy.
Celoxica colmpletes IPO
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
First ESL company to go public begins trading on London AIM.
MagnaChip Semiconductor narrows loss
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Korean semiconductor supplier MagnaChip Semiconductor posted a net loss of $13.2 million on sales of $243.1 million in the third quarter, compared to a loss of $33.5 million on sales of $236.0 million the previous quarter.
Xilinx opens research centre in Dublin
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx has opened its first basic research facility outside of the U.S. at its European headquarters here.
1st Silicon, ZFoundry to deliver auto technology
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Malaysian foundry 1st Silicon and Germany's ZFoundry announced progress in their joint effort to deliver advanced process technology for the automotive sector.
Display drivers light up the marquee
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6971/MAX6983 16-port, and 8-port MAX6970/MAX6980/MAX6981 constant-current LED drivers are rated at 36 volts for commercial lighting applications, including traffic signs, point-of-order and variable message signs, and marquee displays. Extra protection features support fail-safe application requirements.
Bridging device connects PCIe-based host processors to ASI fabrics
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Kestrel, the latest member of StarGen's AXSys switching and software product family, is a PCI Express (PCIe) to Advanced Switching Interconnect (ASI) bridge designed to connect PCIe-based host processors to ASI fabrics.
COTS FPGA computing platforms maximize Virtex-4 performance
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Nallatech has announced four new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) field programmable gate array (FPGA) products that combine the processing and I/O performance of Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs with its DIME-II architecture.
Programmable PCIe solution costs less than $13 in volume
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
For less than $13 in volume, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is offering a programmable PCI Express (PCIe) solution that combines its LatticeECP and LatticeEC field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCIe PHY, and Northwest Logic’s PCIe IP core.
Rambus signs Taiwan's SiS for PCI Express
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. will net another licensee for its PCI Express PHY cells by signing up Taiwanese PC core logic firm Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
ESS posts loss, Zoran profitable
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Video processor and imaging sensor supplier ESS Technology Inc. posted a net loss in its third fiscal quarter, while digital imaging semiconductor supplier Zoran Corp. was profitable.
PIC MCU adds extra serial ports, faster A/D converter
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
The newest members of Microchip Technology Inc.’s PIC18F high-end 8-bit microcontroller family offer an extra serial port for expanded connectivity and a faster analog-to-digital converter for quicker measurement.
Dual-output LDO powers peripheral circuits
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation's LX8821 ultra-low dropout regulator (ULDO), which has two independently regulated outputs, can deliver 2.5 amps (ULDO) per channel for applications ranging from PC peripherals and instrumentation to battery charging circuits and power to ASIC, memory and input/output circuits.
New high-end 8-bit PICs from Microchip
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
New high-end 8-bit PIC microcontrollers provide more features (extra serial ports, nanoWatt technology, faster ADC) and 30% cost reduction.
Lattice, partners offer programmable PCI Express solution
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor introduced a low-cost programmable PCI Express solution that incorporates the LatticeECP and LatticeEC field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, the Genesys Logic GL9711 PCI Express PHY and Northwest Logic's PCI Express IP core.
Micronas to acquire WISchip for $80 million
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all shares of privately-held fabless semiconductor company WISchip International Ltd.
Altera, Wi-LAN to partner on WiMAX modems
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
FPGA supplier Altera Corp. has formed a partnership with Canadian broadband wireless technology provider Wi-LAN Inc. to deliver a programmable, low-cost WiMAX-compliant base transceiver station (BTS) modem solution supporting the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard.
Agere appoints Clemmer CEO, posts fiscal year loss
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Agere Systems Inc. has appointed Richard Clemmer president and chief executive of semiconductor supplier Agere Systems, replacing John Dickson who has decided to retire.
Structured ASIC demand rising, says study
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Innovation in the IC industry combined with increasing demand for high-performance electronic systems is driving demand for structured ASICs, according to a study by Frost and Sullivan.
PowerPC MPUs integrate RAID acceleration hardware
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
The newest versions of the PowerPC processors from Applied Micro Circuits Corp. integrate both RAID 5 and RAID 6 acceleration hardware. The units offer increased redundancy and protection for critical embedded and networking applications.
Integrated graphics processor chipset features DirectX 9 support
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
VIA Technologies Inc.'s VIA K8M890 core logic chipset features the new S3 Graphics DeltaChrome integrated graphics processor (IGP) core designed to meet the requirements of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
Power semis start-up raises $12 million
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Power semiconductor start-up Ciclon Semiconductor Device Corporation has closed its first round of financing at $12 million. Main investors were venture capital groups TL Ventures and Venrock Associates.
Soft ARM7 processor optimized for ProASIC3 FPGAs
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Actel Corp. has started to sample three devices—the M7A3P250, M7A3PE600 and M7A3P100—with CoreMP7, a soft ARM7 microprocessor optimized for use in its ProASIC3 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Patriot drops lawsuit; partner to pursue litigation
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Patriot Scientific has dropped patent infringement lawsuit against several Japanese companies. Its strategic partner, the TPL Group, has filed a suit against Fujitsu, Matsushita, NEC Toshiba and their affiliates.
Energy metering ICs with web tools ease designs
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
In a dual announcement, Microchip Technology has released its MCP3905 and MCP3906 stand-alone energy-measurement integrated circuit (ICs), and also launched its on-line Utility Meter Design Center to provide designers with the tools and resources they need to create accurate and low-cost utility meter solutions for a wide range of applications.
Altera's stock slides after analyst downgrades
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Shares of Altera dropped 7 percent to close at $16.41 after several analysts downgraded the company's stock.
ST's profit up sequentially, down over '04
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics reported third quarter net income of $89 million on total revenue of $2.25 billion.
Sigmatel, Pixelworks report losses on increased revenues
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor suppliers Sigmatel and Pixelworks reported third quarter results, with each company posting sequential and year-over-year revenue increases. Each company also reported a net loss for the quarter.
Four Japanese companies sued for MPU patent infringement
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Four Japanese electronics giants are the target of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by a U.S. intellectual property management company.
Jazz, Xpedion partner on RFIC design environment
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Xpedion Design Systems and Jazz Semiconductor announced a partnership to deliver a qualified model and simulation environment for next generation radio frequency IC design.
Mistral Joins Xilinx Alliance Program
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Mistral Software to offer design services and total solutions on Xilinx FPGAs.
RTOS support for Stretch processors
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Accelerated Technology's Nucleus PLUS RTOS supports Stretch's software-configurable processors for compute-intensive applications.
Altera releases enhanced Quartus II PLD design tool
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Altera introduced an enhanced version of its Quartus II design software that supports the company's new Stratix II GX field-programmable gate array family.
Multiplexer brings dual-ported interface to SATA drives
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
As serial ATA (SATA) technology quickly penetrates many types of enterprise storage applications, SiliconStor has developed a device that transforms a single-ported SATA drive into a dual-ported active-active drive.
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