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Temperature sensor for DDR memory is accurate to 1 C
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6604 temperature sensor is accurate to ±1°C for DDR memory modules in notebook computer applications.
National flashes smallest LED driver
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its LM2754 is the world's smallest, fully-integrated flash LED driver.
Agere profits jump on strong margin improvement
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Agere Systems Inc. today posted strong fiscal fourth quarter revenue and net income, beating analysts' consensus estimate on a surge in sales into the consumer and storage markets. The communications and networking chip maker also announced fiscal 2006 results showing its first annual profit since being spun off from Lucent Technologies Inc. in 2002.
ARM buys SOI specialist to extend its physical IP
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
LONDON — ARM Holdings plc, a developer of processor related intellectual property (IP), said it has acquired Soisic SA, a developer of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) IP. How ARM acquired Soisic and the purchase value were not disclosed in the announcement of the purchase.
China's Actions Semi powers ahead in Q3
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Actions Semiconductor said sales hit a new high of $45 million in the third quarter, up 19 percent from a year ago and 16 percent quarter on quarter. Sales were driven by demand for its new line of Series 9 personal media player chips, the company said.
Configurable processors on the rise, speakers say
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10/31/2006   1 comment
Speakers including analyst Jim Feldhan predicted a bright future for configurable processor cores at ARC International's ConfigCon Silicon Valley 2006 conference Monday.
SMIC slips back into the red for Q3
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. slid back into the red in the third quarter, losing $35 million even though sales slightly increased 2.1 percent to $368 million. Despite expectations of higher sales in the fourth quarter, the foundry is likely to lose money again, hit by a double whammy of low gross margins and an industry-wide inventory build.
AMD rolls first post-acquisition ATI graphics card
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
AMD rolled out the first product borne of its recent acquisition of ATI Technologies, a graphics card that makes use of ATI's CrossFire technology and is billed as providing "gaming enthusiast-class" technology at a low price point: $149.
AMCC expands family of PowerPC evaluation kits
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. has expanded its family of PowerPC evaluation kits, with the addition of four kits supporting its PowerPC440EPx, 440GRx, 440GX and 440SPe processors.
Options scandal: Atmel expects big restatement
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Atmel is the latest high-tech company to acknowledge it would restate a significant portion of its historical financials in connection with past stock options granting practices, saying its financial statements for 2003 through 2005, plus the first quarter of 2006, should no longer be relied upon.
Xilinx VP to Keynote at GSPx 2006
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx announces new processing solutions, delivers conference papers and conducts booth demonstrations.
Lattice announces PCI Express solutions for LatticeECP2M AND LatticeSCM FPGAs
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Successfully tested against the PCI Express version 1.0a specifications, these solutions enable single-chip, programmable PCI Express endpoints.
Lattice expands ispClock5300S family of clock distribution devices
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New sixteen- and twenty-output devices feature programmable skew and programmable termination.
Integrated radio card platform for W-CDMA and WiMAX standards from Xilinx and AXIS
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Platform delivers high power amplifier efficiency and reduces operating and capital costs for wireless base station OEMs.
Xilinx announces new MicroBlaze embedded kit
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Low-cost kit includes Xilinx Platform Studio Integrated Design Environment, Spartan-3E embedded board, and flexible 32-bit MicroBlaze soft processor.
Xilinx XtremeDSP development tools reduce Power for Virtex-5 DSP applications
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx, Inc. has launched version 8.2 of its XtremeDSP development tools. These tools consist of the System Generator for DSP and AccelDSP, which feature optimized DSP support for XilinxVirtex 5 LX and LXT.
Antenna specialist extends management team
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Integrated antenna specialist Antenova Ltd has added two key executives to drive the company's operations and sales in global markets. Mike Edwards has been appointed vice president of worldwide sales and marketing while CL Lim has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Asia.
Quad-MAC CEVA DSP core targets cellular and portable multimedia
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
CEVA, Inc.'s newest DSP core called the CEVA-X1641 is fully compliant with the company's CEVA-X Instruction Set Architecture and the first Quad-MAC DSP core in the scalable CEVA-X family.
ASMI predicts profitabilty in 2007
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Dutch semiconductor equipment ASM International N.V. made net profits of Euros 13.1 million ($16 million) in the third quarter, down from Euros 17.4 million in the second quarter, on sales of Euros 213.4 million, down 9 percent sequentially.
Analysis: PortalPlayer tries to get off the mat
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Beleaguered Portal Player, the once high-flying media processor vendor that was decimated by the loss of a key slot in Apple's iPod earlier this year, is bidding to reinvent itself with a new licensing model geared toward the sub-$100 MP3 player market and a technology enabling a second LCD screen on notebook PCs.
Triple video amp has integrated filters and sync circuitry
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments says its THS7327 is the industry's first video amplifier IC with integrated filters for handling both analog RGB and digital horizontal and vertical (HV) sync signals.
Dual-port transceivers target high-speed industrial apps
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Take a closer look at this dual-port industrial physical layer transceiver family from National Semiconductor. The DP83849 PHYTER family offers flex-port switching technology and advanced cable diagnostics, two key features for embedded design engineers developing products that require high-speed industrial connectivity and dual-port functionality for redundancy and system management.
LDO touts lowest quiescent current for automotives
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor says its NCV8664 is the industry's first linear regulator to incorporate reverse-battery, short-circuit and overload protection with the lowest quiescent (Iq) current performance specified over the automotive temperature range.
eASIC adds five new channel partners in Asia
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Advinno Technologies (Singapore), Asiacom Technology (China), EE Solutions (Taiwan), Innoasic (South Korea), and Reptechnic (Australia) become eASIC channel partners.
340-MHz HDMI transmitter chip connects PCs to HDTVs
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Image's latest VastLane HDMI transmitter chips can drive the biggest, highest-resolution PC monitors on the market with a single-link solution as well as output sound and video to any digital display, from existing DVI LCD monitors, HDTVs and projectors to future low-cost all digital PC monitors with DVI or HDMI inputs.
Charge pump with flash timer delivers 600 mA for white LEDs
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT3170 combines a 600-mA charge pump with programmable flash timer for next-generation white-LED applications.
Spread-system oscillator for auto apps puts the brakes on EMI
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Maxim says its DS1091L is the industry's only 3-volt, all-silicon center-spread clock oscillator for cutting EMI in the automotive temperature range.
DDR2 2GB dual-in-line memory modules tout folded PCB technology
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Aimed at high-density blade server, telecom, and network computing applications, the DDR2 memory module doubles capacity without the need for stacked DRAMs.
Relative-humidity sensor system boosts climate control
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Boosting passenger safety and comfort, Sensata Technologies' capacitive-based humidity sensors with integrated temperature function, for determining relative humidity in climate control and windshield anti-fogging applications, responds five times faster with twice the initial accuracy of traditional resistive-sensor technologies.
TV-on-chip devices debut
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor company Telegent Systems is rolling out devices that integrate all major mobile TV receiver functions, from antenna input to digital video output. Low-power devices support NTSC and PAL video formats, making it suitable for both US and European mobile phone designs.
Merged AMD-ATI plans combined CPU/GPU chips in '08
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Aiming to leapfrog archrival Intel, Advanced Micro Devices announced its Fusion program under which it will deliver a wide range of merged x86 CPUs with on-board graphics accelerators as part of its acquisition of graphics and chip set designer ATI Technologies.
Microsemi buys PowerDsine for $245M
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Intel invests in Vietnamese IT firm
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
SAN JOSE, Calif. — FPT Corp., a provider of information and communications technology in Vietnam, has issued new shares to private equity firm Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Intel Capital. Under the terms of the agreement, FPT (Hanoi) received a total investment of $36.5 million, from TPG and Intel Capital.
Atheros buys Taiwanese firm
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
RTOS support for LatticeMico32 processor core
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Having the uC/OS-II kernel included with Lattice's development tools will accelerate embedded system development on the LatticeMico32 processor core.
Altera Nios II embedded processor receives award
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
The Nios II embedded processor from Altera receives the Electronic Engineering & Product World (EEPW) 2006 editors' choice award for China's best embedded system technology.
ADI scores Cisco design win
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Cisco Systems has selected Analog Devices Inc.'s Blackfin DSP for its Telepresence Meeting platform, which will use IP infrastructure for videoconferencing and two-way multimedia based on high-definition resolution.
AMCC offers security-enabled SoC
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. has begun general sampling of its new PowerPC 440EPx embedded processor. Delivering Gigabit Ethernet, security acceleration and USB support, the 440EPx targets printing systems, industrial control, wireless LAN access points and other general embedded applications.
SmartRectifier IC boosts AC/DC efficiency 1 percent
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier says its IR1166 SmartRectifier IC for AC/DC power converters boosts overall system efficiency by 1 percent while using 75 percent fewer components.
LED driver simplifies Movie/Flash applications
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT4134, for up to six white/color LEDs, is a 500-mA inductive boost driver optimized for Movie/Flash applications, and for industrial video lighting, still camera, flashlight, and LCD backlighting.
Delta-sigma ADC delivers for cost-sensitive industrial applications
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
The CS5530 is a lower-cost option to Cirrus Logic's CS5531/32/33/34 family of integrated delta-sigma A/D converters for weigh scales, low-cost temperature controllers, digital panel meters, and process control modules.
ARM7 Flash MCUs support GByte-plus SDRAM, NAND Flash and CompactFlash
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
Atmel's three newest additions to its SAM7 family of ARM7-based USB microcontrollers include an external bus interface that provides access to massive amounts of external NAND Flash, SDRAM, CompactFlash, SRAM and ROM storage.
Serial RapidIO Core from Mercury available for Lattice FPGAs
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
The Serial RapidIO Core is a complete high-performance, high-function core based on an industry-standard, high-performance packet-based interconnect technology.
FPGA, DSP co-design platform supports image processing equipment
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
A new FPGA and DSP co-design platform for developing image processing equipment has been launched by Sundance Multiprocessor Technology. At the core of the SMT339 board are Texas Instruments TMS320DM642 DSP-based digital media processor and Xilinx Virtex-4 FX-60 FPGA.
Samsung licenses OneNAND to STMicroelectronics
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics said Monday (Oct. 23) that STMicroelectronics has licensed Samsung's most advanced flash memory, trademarked "OneNAND," to meet increasing demand in various applications including wireless.
Silicon Image rolls HDMI transmitters for PCs
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
Chip maker Silicon Image rolled out a pair of VastLane High Definition Multimedia Interface transmitters said to provide a single-chip solution for enabling PC manufacturers to drive digital output to PC monitors and high-definition TVs.
Pentagon urges 'relevant' R&D
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
U.S. military planners, faced with mounting casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan along with a decline in federal R&D spending, are pressing contractors to shift their focus from gee-whiz technologies to "relevant" ones that can save lives and improve capabilities today.

Chipset yields high linearity transmitter for GSM/EDGE base stations
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
Check out this transmitter chipset from Maxim Integrated Products. Aimed at GSM/EDGE base station applications, chipset consists of a SiGe I/Q modulator and highly integrated, digital RF variable-gain amplifier that together deliver what the company says is the lowest noise and highest levels of linearity of any competing direct-conversion zero-IF transmitter product.
10-Mbits/s bus transceiver debuts for FlexRay automotive networks
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has developed a high-speed, FlexRay automotive bus transceiver that supports baud rates of up to 10-Mbits/s, which the company claims is ten times the bandwidth available on a CAN-based network.
8-bit IR remote MCU integrates learning capability
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
ZiLOG's latest addition to the Crimzon Infrared (IR) remote microcontroller (MCU) family is the ZLR64400 8-bit MCU with 64 KB of ROM.
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