Trident Microsystems appoints president News & Analysis 11/30/2005 Post a comment Video IC supplier Trident Microsystems Inc. has appointed Jung-Herng Chang, currently president of Trident Technologies Inc. (TTI), its new president, effective immediately. Frank Lin will remain as the company’s chairman and chief executive
PIC MCU line moves up to 16-bits Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Microchip Technology has launched its first family of 16-bit microcontrollers. There are 22 general-purpose devices that offer up to 40 MIPS performance, 16 Kbytes of RAM, 256 Kbytes of flash program memory, and up to 100-pin packages.
14-bit A/D reaches 190 Msamples/s Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled a 14-bit, 190 Msamples/second analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is said to provide strong dynamic performance and low power dissipation.
Semtech reports sales and earnings News & Analysis 11/29/2005 Post a comment Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Semtech Corp. posted net earnings of $11.5 million, or 15 cents per share on sales of $60.9 million in its third fiscal 2006 quarter ended Oct. 30.
Samsung admission could benefit Rambus News & Analysis 11/29/2005 Post a comment Samsung Electronics admitted that it conspired with other companies to fix the price of DRAM between Jan. 1, 2001 and June 15, 2002, according to the U.S. Department of Justice plea agreement that company representatives signed last month.
Synplicity tool claims improved performance for Lattice FPGAs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity jointly that version 8.4 of Synplicity's Sinplify Pro logic synthesis engine provides additional performance enhancing features for Lattice FPGA devices, resulting in up to 20 percent performance improvement and significant area savings.
1-watt DC/DC powers test, data acquisition apps Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments' DCP010507DB, a 1-watt DC/DC converter, delivers a dual ±7-volt output that's suited to powering basic data acquisition systems, test and measurement equipment with sensors that require isolation, and motor controllers.
Buck controllers economize DC/DC designs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Accenting simpler and lower-cost designs, Vishay Intertechnology's high-voltage SiP12201 and low-voltage SiP12202 synchronous buck step-down controller ICs will (with external MOSFETs) deliver up to 10 amps for telecom and industrial end systems. Operating efficiency is as high as 93 percent to extend battery life in portable applications and minimize heat generation in enclosed field-mounted and rack-mounted systems.
Controller manages both analog and digital POLs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Power-One says its ZM7300 series of Z-One Digital IBA controllers are the first that can manage analog based systems (VRMs, linear regulators, point-of-load converters) as well as digital POLs, for a total of up to 32 devices simultaneously.
Spansion expecting fourth quarter loss News & Analysis 11/29/2005 Post a comment Spansion, the flash memory operation jointly owned by Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu, expects to incur an operating loss for its fiscal fourth quarter, according to reulatory filings.
24-bit A/D integrates amplifier front end Product News 11/28/2005 Post a comment Designed for high impedance sensors, Linear Technology Corp. today unveiled an ultra high precision, multiplexed 24-bit no latency Delta-Sigma analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with an integrated high performance amplifier.
Infineon readies HDD core using 90-nm process News & Analysis 11/28/2005 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG has started shipping to Hitachi a hard disk drive read channel core, the first IC implemented in the company’s 90-nm process technology. Infineon developed the controller with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST).
Zoran, Thomson team on digital TV reference design Product News 11/28/2005 Post a comment Zoran Corp. and the Thomson Tuner Group have developed a digital-to-analog reference design that enables CRT makers to integrate, decode, and display digital television feeds compliant with the A-74 standard set by the ATSC committee.
Decline in licensing deals widens losses at Imagination News & Analysis 11/25/2005 Post a comment A steep decline in licensing revenues saw revenues at Imagination Technologies Group plc decline for the half year ended September, even though the licensable circuit developer and IP group increased royalty revenues by over 200 percent over the corresponding period last year.
IC Insights sees flat DSP sales for 2005 News & Analysis 11/24/2005 Post a comment Sales of digital signal processors are likely to be flat this year, mainly because of a decline in consumer electronics applications, according to IC Insights Inc. The total market will be worth $7.8 billion.
Mosaid's sales, earnings up News & Analysis 11/22/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor IP company Mosaid Technologies Inc. reported net income of $4.3 million, or 37 cents per share on sales of $16.2 million in its second fiscal 2006 quarter ended Oct. 31, up from a net loss of $1.1 million, or 11 cents per share on sales of $7.0 million in the year-ago fiscal quarter.
Clocks retain accuracy Product News 11/22/2005 Post a comment Seiko Instruments' real time clocks feature low current consumption for MP3 players, digital cameras, digital video cameras, handheld games, mobile phones, and home security systems.
Industry group forms to create multicore HW/SW standards News & Analysis 11/22/2005 Post a comment Responding to increasing calls from embedded system developers, a newly formed industry group - The Multicore Association - will meet next week to begin work on developing standards for
inter-processor communications, debug and other software development tools and building blocks.
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