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Lowest-power 16-bit ADC optimizes portable designs
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10/5/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices says its AD7980, a 1-MSPS 16-bit ADC in the company's PulSAR family, consumes 80 percent less power and board space than the closest competing 16-bit converter.
Toshiba expands 16-, 32-bit MCU lines
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has beefed-up its embedded flash microcontroller line with the launching of two new 16-bit MCUs and a new 32-bit MCU based on SuperFlash technology.
Micron funds Virginia Tech chip lab
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Micron Technology Inc. is funding a semiconductor processing laboratory at Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.
Peter Bonfield to chair NXP's supervisory board
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NXP Semiconductors has appointed Sir Peter Bonfield, formerly CEO of BT plc and Chairman and CEO of ICL plc (now Fujitsu Services) as Chairman of its supervisory board.
Fanless SBC operates in rugged environments
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
WinSystems has launched its EBC-855-G, an EBX-compatible, Intel 1GHz ultra low-power, Celeron (Dothan core) single board computer.The fanless SBC operates over an industrial temperature range of -40° to +70°Celsius.
Xilinx opens Indian development center
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
Market leading programmable logic supplier Xilinx has opened a development center at Hyderabad, in southern India. The center has an initial staff of 75 engineers, with plans to raise this number to 300 in the next few years.
Xilinx opens development center in Hyderabad, India
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10/4/2006   1 comment
New Xilinx center will develop intellectual property (IP) cores for automotive electronics, embedded processing and high-speed serial I/O connectivity.
ChipX announce USB-IF compliance certification for Structured ASIC
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The CX6200 family of Structured ASICs has passed the stringent USB Implementers Forum compliance test for USB 2.0 HS OTG PHY
PoE systems jack up their flexibility and firepower
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
Product recap - Significantly expanding their overall flexibility, the latest slew of chips and modules for serving a maturing power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology demonstrate yet higher levels of integration, more power per port, and system costs across the board that are dropping to half that of the previous generation.
Chairs of Qualcomm, Broadcom face off to settle litigation
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10/4/2006   Post a comment
A federal magistrate judge has ordered the heads of Broadcom Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. to appear in court Wednesday (Oct. 4) in an attempt to find some common ground in the long running and increasingly acrimonious legal disputes between the communications chip makers.
High-end board design seen growing in India
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The establishment of several new board design centers and the prospect of new Indian government incentives for volume manufacturing could spur an Indian board industry.
Automotive instrumentation cluster MCU touts on-chip TFT display drive
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor's latest 16-bit microcontroller is aimed at the next wave in automotive instrumentation clusters. The MC9S12XHZ512 MCU is said to be the industry's first instrumentation cluster MCU featuring an integrated thin-film transistor display drive.
Intel offers dual-core processors at embedded apps
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp.'s Core 2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors are now being aimed at embedded applications, ranging from bank ATMs to point-of-sale cash registers.
Microchip's charge controllers support multiple voltages
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
The MCP73833 and MCP73834 combine a pass transistor, current-sense and reverse-discharge protection on a single chip.
Lanny Ross to help with Luxtera's silicon photonics push
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
Silicon photonics specialist Luxtera has appointed industry pioneer Lanny Ross to its board of directors to help with the rollout of the company’s 10Gbit/s transceiver that integrates laser light sources and CMOS logic into a single chip.
MathStar's second-generation field-programmable object arrays challenge FPGAs
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
MathStar recently launched its second-generation field-programmable object array family called Arrix that is capable of delivering operational speeds of up to 1-gigahertz, which is nearly four times faster than the most advanced FPGA architectures available today.
Commentary: Another wireless standard on the horizon
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
Nokia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its corporate research center this week – which of course calls for a bit of a splash. So the Finnish group has taken the wraps off Wibree — a wireless networking technology that is similar to Bluetooth but operates at up to one tenth the power consumption.
ITC set to rule on Broadcom, Qualcomm disputes
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
The long running litigation between Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corporation over patents related to technology related to 3G technology may finally be decided by the International Trade Commission after a Judge threw out Qualcomm's request to stop Broadcom developing and selling 3G chips.
Marvell expects 10% revenue drop, restatement from options
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Marvell Technology Group said it now expects revenue for the current quarter to be down 10 percent from the $574 million it posted last quarter. The company also said it would likely restate some of its historical financials as the result of an ongoing investigation into historical stock options granting practices.
Cirrus Logic moves design center to Austin
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. is closing its Boulder, Colo., design center and moving design activities to its Austin, Texas headquarters.
Agere to use Intrinsity's Fast14 technology
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Intrinsity Inc. will work with Agere Systems to incorporate Intrinsity's form of mixed dynamic and static logic in macrocells used in Agere's semiconductor products.
LSI Logic to boost Indian investment
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
LSI Logic will invest hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade in design centers in Bangalore, India, in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata and a likely third center.
Korean tech exports soar
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Korean IT exports exceeded $10 billion for the first time in September as a result of brisk sales of semiconductors, mobile phones and display panels, the Ministry of Information and Communication said.
'Tech overshoot' under fire
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
The private-equity buyout movement is just one sign of a tectonic shift in the semiconductor industry as businesses that have chased Moore's Law now grapple with "technology overshoot," two Harvard professors warned.
Single-stage Class D amp delivers 300 watts
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Texas Instruments says its TAS5261, which delivers 300 watts into a 4-ohm load, is the industry's highest power single-chip Class D amplifier stage, more than double the output of any competing device.
Europe again lags in global chip sales
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductors in Europe for August were $3.21 billion, up 4.4 percent from the $3.08 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). European sales again showed the lowest percentage increase both for month-on-month and year-to-year sales.
Filtronic warns of losses as it offloads wireless division
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Filtronic plc has warned of operating losses for the coming year following the approval by shareholders last week of the company’s largest division, wireless infrastructure, to Powerwave Technologies Inc.
Cypress adds mode to USB transceiver
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
Cypress has taken its high-speed MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver for mobile handsets and added a mode that allows all input/output (I/O) pins on its UTMI interface to be tri-stated. This MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver, which is optimized for Intel's Monahans processor, allows handsets makers to share baseband or application processor general purpose I/O pins between high-speed USB and other features such as a camera module, GPS or DVB-H.
VIA launches HDTV-ready chipset for embedded market
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
VIA Technologies' latest IGP chip set for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrates graphics, audio, memory, storage and HDTV support all in a single chip design. The VIA CX700M chip set measures just 35-mm X 35-mm, helping designers build smaller products.
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