Cambridge, Novaled claim OLED advances News & Analysis 11/4/2005 Post a comment Two companies active in organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) technology, Novaled GmbH and Cambridge Display Technology, have announced advances in OLED efficiency and manufacturing, respectively.
Keithley posts profit on sales gain News & Analysis 11/4/2005 Post a comment Keithley Instruments Inc. said sales of $35.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 decreased 12 percent from the prior year's fourth quarter sales of $39.7 million, although they were at the upper end of the company's guidance for the quarter.
Build high-end motor controllers effortlessly Product News 11/4/2005 Post a comment Performance Motion Devices Inc.'s brushless motor control IC developer's kit is an integrated board and software package that is said to allow designers to build high-performance stand-alone motor controllers, amplifiers or intelligent drives for use in low-cost high performance brushless motor control applications.
STATS ChipPAC opens wafer bump plant in China News & Analysis 11/3/2005 Post a comment Singapore-based semiconductor test and packaging services supplier STATS ChipPAC has announced it will open a 200-mm wafer bumping operation in China specializing in gold bump services for the liquid crystal display (LCD) driver market.
Zilog reports loss as margins slide News & Analysis 11/3/2005 Post a comment Microprocessor supplier ZiLOG Inc. reported a net loss of $4.8 million, or 29 cents per share on sales of $20.5 million in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $2.0 million, or 12 cents per share on sales of $22.8 million in the year-ago quarter and $6.1 million, or 38 cents per share on sales of $20.6 million the previous quarter.
Qualcomm sales meet guidance, earnings slip News & Analysis 11/2/2005 Post a comment CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. posted earnings of $538 million, or 32 cents per share on sales of $1.56 billion in its fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended Sept. 25, compared to earnings of $560 million, or 33 cents per share on sales of $1.36 billion in the previous quarter.
USB MCUs boost speed specs, flash memory Product News 11/2/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor has expanded its line of enCoRe USB microcontrollers at signaling rates of 12 Mbps and 1.5 Mbps with various amounts of on-chip flash. The units are aimed at a broad range of human interface devices such as mice, keyboards, wireless dongles, and gaming controllers as well as Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) handsets.
PLD tool suite gives more control to the designer Product News 11/2/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has released version 5.1 of its ispLEVER programmable logic design (PLD) tool suite, which it claims boosts field programmable gate array (FPGA) logic utilization by as much as 35% and design operating frequencies up to 25%.
Renesas to license SMSC's IP for digital content News & Analysis 11/2/2005 Post a comment SMSC and Renesas Technology Corp. have reached a licensing agreement enabling Renesas to incorporate SMSC technology providing Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) for DVD audio and video, including copy-protected DVDs.
Charge pump serves regulated floating supply apps Product News 11/2/2005 Post a comment ON Semiconductor says its NIS6201, designed to replace a small switching power supply, is the industry’s only floating regulated charge pump for low-power applications. It delivers 20 mA at 8-15 volts for supervisory circuits, LED drivers and the like.
IXYS reports higher sales, earnings News & Analysis 11/1/2005 Post a comment Power and RF Semiconductor supplier IXYS Corp. posted earnings of $5.5 million, or 16 cents per share on sales of $63.4 million in the second 2006 fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to $3.8 million, or 11 cents per share on sales of $61.4 million in the year-ago fiscal quarter.
Samsung inks codec agreement with Vimio News & Analysis 11/1/2005 Post a comment Ireland-based Vimio plc, a developer of mobile content distribution software, has signed an agreement to license its audio and video codecs to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for use in mobile phones.
Audio power amp eradicates switching noise Product News 11/1/2005 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) today announced what it said is the first Class-KB audio power amplifier based on bipolar, complementary metal oxide semiconductor and double-diffused metal oxide semiconductor technology.
Power management IC ups the programming margin Product News 11/1/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor promotes its ispPAC-POWR1220AT8, the first chip in its second generation Power Manager II devices, as a complete power management solution that provides an optimized set of programmable digital and analog functions for Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) applications and the like. "Our second generation Power Manager II devices (which add power supply margining, trimming and sequencing), in addition to integrating all power supply management functions into one c
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