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All eyes on Vietnam
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
China may be the name on everyone's lips when it comes to the preeminent Asian market and production base, but a growing number of major technology firms are taking notice of a new contender to the throne: Vietnam. Investment and investor interest in the country is skyrocketing, much of it from technology firms lured by the country's youthful and increasingly connected population.
Lowest distortion op amp serves 12-, 16-bit data acquisition
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' high-speed, ultralow distortion THS4520, in the company's family of fully-differential operational amplifiers, is suited to driving 16-bit ADCs in 3.3- to 5-volt data acquisition systems and wireless communications, test and measurement,and medical imaging.
ADI previews Blackfin DSPs with Lockbox secure technology
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
Targeting emerging multimedia/networked in-vehicle automotive among other applications, Analog Devices newest Blackfin processor family touts a balance of increased I/O and memory bandwidth, on-chip memory, and integration of system peripherals. The BF54x family embeds new Lockbox Secure Technology that protects developers' software code.
Zarlink upgrades BiCMOS process for power ICs
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor has developed an improved version of its sub-micron BiCMOS process technology that it is targeting for higher power and higher temperature power management chips.
Motor driver IC optimizes dual full-bridge designs
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11/3/2006   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems' A3969, a dual full-bridge pulse-width modulated (PWM) motor IC for driving both windings of a two-phase bipolar stepper motor, features the company's Satlington output structure, which combines the low voltage drop of a saturated transistor and the high peak current capability of a Darlington stage.
Altera Stratix II GX FPGAs Named EDN China's 2006 Innovation of the Year Winner
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Stratix II GX FPGAs are claimed to be the industry's only FPGAs providing transceiver speeds up to 6.375 Gbps on every channel.
Huawei honors Altera with "Excellent Supplier" award
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Communications equipment leader Huawei recognizes Altera's technology, quality, responsiveness, delivery, cost, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Atmel's tinyAVR MCUs tout high-speed timers
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. has beefed-up its flash AVR microcontroller line with the addition of three new 20-pin tinyAVR devices with high-speed timers targeting battery chargers, sensor end-points and motor control applications.
Stencil innovator raises funds for expansion
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
MicroStencil Ltd , the spin-out from Heriot Watt University that specializes in a new type of electroformed stencil, has raised a further £500,000 in a round of venture capital funding led by Braveheart.
European chip sales re-bound in Q3
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Europe's semiconductor industry managed to reverse the past few months' lackluster performance and increased sales by 6.4 percent in September compared with the previous month to $3.4 billion, according to the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
ETH ranked best in European power electronics research
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
The leading universities in Europe for power electronics research are ETH (Zurich), Switzerland; Aalborg, Denmark and Aachen, Germany, according to research for the European Power Supply Manufacturers Association (EPSMA).
Dialog Semiconductor to de-list from Nasdaq
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor plc is planning to de-list from Nasdaq by the end of the year because of what the German company says are the increasing regulatory burdens of trading on the U.S. high technology exchange.
Lattice launches PCI Express cores for 90-nm FPGAs
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
Lattice has added to its ispLeverCORE portfolio PCI Express IP cores that are optimized for its 90-nm LatticeECP2M and LatticeSCM FPGAs. The cores are designed to enable single-chip, programmable PCIe endpoints.
SAS adapter supports RAID 6 in entry-level servers
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11/2/2006   Post a comment
LSI Logic is sampling its second-generation MegaRAID RAID-on-Chip SAS adapter that is powered by its SAS1078 controller chip. The MegaRAID adapter supports RAID 6 implementations in entry-level servers.
Emulation system supports PIC MCUs and digital signal controllers
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11/1/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has begun offering its MPLAB Real ICE emulation system for the development of applications employing its PICmicrocontrollers and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers. The system supports standard and advanced debugging facilities, such as complex break points, application code trace and data logging, code execution stopwatch, and real-time variable monitoring.
'Impatient capital' hinders U.S. IC industry, says ARC CEO
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11/1/2006   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry in the United States is challenged by "impatient capital" and an investment mindset focused on short term results, according to Carl Schlachte, president and CEO of ARC International
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