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Filtronic in talks to sell its compound semis unit
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Troubled wireless components and GaAs foundry group Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) is in negotiations to sell its compound semiconductors division to an un-named company for no immediate money.
DC/DC pin-compatible regulators make upgrading easy
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTM8022 and LTM8023, 1A and 2A high voltage DC/DC uModule regulator systems, respectively, with up to 36V (40Vmax) input voltage and up to 10V output voltage.
Solid-state drives aim at HDDs' heart
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
he landscape is shifting in the emerging market for solid-state storage drives (SSDs). Micron Technology last week entered the fray, and Toshiba stands poised to join the rapidly crowding field, whose proponents promise to propel the technology into the mainstream PC market at the expense of the lowly hard drive.
Solid-state drives aim at HDDs' heart
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
he landscape is shifting in the emerging market for solid-state storage drives (SSDs). Micron Technology last week entered the fray, and Toshiba stands poised to join the rapidly crowding field, whose proponents promise to propel the technology into the mainstream PC market at the expense of the lowly hard drive.
300-V IGBTs offer power MOSFET replacement
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
IXYS Corp. has released a new generation of fast 300-V IGBTs that may be used as an alternative to 300-V power MOSFETS.
Freescale expands 8-bit MCU line
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at consumer, industrial and automotive applications, Freescale's S08 MCU family has gained 30 highly integrated devices that include USB connectivity, 5V-operation and motor-control options.
Toumaz partners to commercialize RF chip for medical apps
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Toumaz Technology Ltd. a developer of RF, analog and mixed signal semiconductors targeting medical electronics applications, has struck what the group terms a "strategic development and distribution alliance" with an un-named leading global medical devices business.
ST unveils power MOSFET to boost power-supply efficiency
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has introduced a low micro-Ohm ON-resistance power MOSFET aiming to reduce losses and improve efficiency in demanding power supply systems.
NAND flash takes off in 3Q 2007, ASPs climb
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
The global NAND flash market enjoyed strong growth in the third quarter, with revenue of $4.2 billion, up 37 percent from the same period in 2006, driven by strong seasonal consumer electronics demand, according to iSuppli Corporation.
Evaluation kit shows engineers design ease of PSoC devices
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Cypress' CY3209 ExpressEVK includes four different PSoC devices and gives designers an easy-to-use platform to try a multitude of designs.
Image processing IP for camera phones includes enhanced depth of field, optical correction
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
DxO Labs announced the availability of three new embedded image processing solutions specifically designed for camera phone applications and available as silicon IP licensed to silicon vendors.
Multiple-out controllers reduce BOM, save board space
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Intersil Corp. has introduced a pair of multiple-output standard buck ICs that integrate power management functions to reduce the bill of materials (BOM) and save board space.
Level shifting buffers deliver improved performance
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has expanded its I2C and SMBus bus buffer and rise time accelerator family with the introduction of the LTC4308 and LTC4309 level shifting hot-swappable buffers.
Return to profitability is first priority, says AMD's Ruiz
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices is focusing its efforts on a return to profitability, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz said.
DRAM module market hit by price erosion
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
While larger, more diversified global third-party DRAM module makers posted double-digit growth during the first half of 2007, smaller players were hit hard by price erosion with their combined revenue declining about 48 percent during the same period.
Shake your phone to check messages, battery power
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Glasgow have demonstrated an interface that allows mobile phone users to check if the power is low or whether there are unopened messages by simply shaking the device.
High-current POLs shrink chip footprint 70 percent
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
SupIRBuck point-of-load regulators, touting 8-10 percent higher efficiency than monolithic ICs, integrate HEXFET MOSFETs and a synchronous buck control IC in a 5-by-6 mm Power QFN package
Acal results hit by component industry downturn
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
Gate drive optocoupler minimizes PCB space
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Avago's high output current gate driver with under voltage lockout combines optocoupler technology with a 5-A power transistor into a single 8-pin package.
A/V interface card brings analog connectivity to FPGAs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
SingMai Electronics has introduced DP1, an A/V interface card that provides analog connectivity to Altera and third-party FPGA development boards.
WTO rules against Japanese DRAM tariffs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that Japan has violated international trade rules by imposing punitive import duties on DRAMs from South Korea.
Optocoupler targets hybrid electric vehicles
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has released its automotive-grade ACPL-M46T 1 MBd intelligent power module (IPM) digital interface optocoupler for hybrid electric vehicles.
LAN switch lowers cost, saves space
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX4927 quad, high-speed, high-bandwidth, Gigabit-LAN switch with integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection that eliminates the need for external ESD diodes.
Viewpoint: Embrace platform-based design
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
A fickle market and unpredictable consumer tastes make platform-based design a time- and money-saver for manufacturers.
Powerline chip maker sets terms for IPO
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Powerline chip specialist Intellon Corp (Ocala, FL) is set to push ahead with an IPO that could value the company at nearly $330 million.
Carrier-class FPGA-based network timing solution for wired and wireless networks
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Programmable FPGA-based solution from Xilinx and Brilliant Telecommunications offers highly accurate and customizable timing for broadband and wireless applications.
Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon
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11/28/2007   1 comment
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Low-pin count 16-bit MCUs provide 40 MIPS performance
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has added to its PIC24H 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) family three devices that feature low pin counts with up to 32 Kbytes of flash program memory in packages as small as 6x6 mm.
Stereo audio selector ICs offer low distortion
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The NJW1110 and NJW1111 nine-input/three-output stereo audio selectors and adjustable gain buffers from NJR offer low distortion, output noise and crosstalk.
Amplified ZigBee module achieves 2.5-mile range
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
MeshNetics is sampling an amplified 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 /ZigBee module that offers high range and low power.
Solenoid chip drives inductive loads
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is bringing automotive control system designers more reliable solenoid control operation using less board space with the FDMS2380, a dual integrated solenoid driver (DISD).
Quad-channel PCIe hot-plug controllers save board space, cost
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5957/MAX5958 (triple-channel) and MAX5959/MAX5960 (quad-channel) hot-plug controllers for safe insertion and removal of PCI Express (PCIe) cards from live PCIe hot-plug slots.
World's smallest digital signal controllers (DSCs) get memory boost
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Microchip's low-pin-count digital signal controllers (DSC) now offer up to 32 Kbytes of Flash.
Altera presents new Nios II embedded evaluation kit
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11/27/2007   2 comments
New kit showcases FPGA design capabilities for embedded systems with design examples that highlight features such as hardware acceleration and remote hardware update.
Gate driver housed in small SO-8 package
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Avago says it has introduced the industry's smallest 2.5-A gate drive optocoupler, housed in a stretched SO-8 package, which is 40 percent smaller than DIP packaging.
Power management ICs set for double-digit growth
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
The outlook is bright through 2012 for voltage regulators, power controllers, driver ICs, and power management units (PMUs)
Gate drivers deliver more features, packages
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
The FAN31xx and FAN32xx high-speed low-side gate drivers from Fairchild Semiconductor offer maximum flexibility for power supply designs by providing a wide selection of features and packaging options.
Advanced PCTV solutions announced by NXP
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
NXP has announced the arrival of two brand new additions to its PCTV family. The SAA7164BE and SAA7163AE are new PC TV processors designed to bring multi-streaming, and PVR capabilities to desktop and notebook multimedia PC TV USB applications.
Power switch delivers lower quiescent current, added protection
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' VNI4140K quad high-side intelligent power switch saves energy by cutting on-resistance by 50 percent using new generation technology.
Sales up, profits return at Imagination Technologies
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Multimedia processor licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has turned the corner and recorded pre-tax profits of £1.3 million for the six months ended September compared with a loss of £2.1 million for the corresponding period last year.
Mini power management device combines step-down converter, two LDOs
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Delivering a power savings to mobile device applications, AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT2504, an adjustable 3-channel regulator that combines a step-down converter with two LDOs.
Signal conditioning IC delivers integrated diagnostics, low power
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
ZMD has expanded its family of RBic-Lite signal conditioner ICs with the introduction of the highly integrated ZMD31014 resistive bridge sensor signal conditioning IC with built-in diagnostics and one-shot calibration.
Home nets chip group raises $20 million in Round B
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Home networking chip startup Gigle Semiconductor has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor Scottish Equity Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Pond Venture Partners also participating.
Matsushita starts commercializing Elixent's RAP technology
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has started embedding the reconfigurable chip technology that it acquired through the purchase last July of Elixent Ltd, initially into an AVC-Intra codec board that will be an add-on for a Panasonic solid state camcorder.
'Tube' to trial mobile phone based payment scheme
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Transport for London is about to start trials that would allow travelers on the underground to be able to use mobile handsets as train tickets. The network operator has teamed with mobile phone maker Nokia, chip maker NXP Semiconductors and mobile operator 02 to test the near filed communications(NFC) based technology before going commercial.
Israel pushing hard on nanotechnology R&D
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Israel is becoming a hotebed of research and development into nanotechnologies, with 81 companies participating operate in Israel, according to a website mapping the country's nanotechnology sector.
Stocks crumble on recession fears
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
U.S. stocks retreated sharply on news corporate earnings sagged during the third quarter, dropping to its lowest level in years and sparking fears the economy could slide into a recession as corporations cut back on capital expenditure.
Interface chip adapts to multiple sensor systems
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Semtech's SX8724 is a small sensor interface device that uses signal amplification circuitry to directly connect pressure, temperature and magnetic sensors with a general-purpose microcontroller.
DDR2 1066-MHz DIMM ready for AMD Spider platform
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Kingston is shipping 1066-MHz ValueRAM DIMM designed specifically for AMD's Phenom processor.
Encoder IC measures linear position, off-axis rotation
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
The AS5305 magnetic linear motion encoder IC from austriamicrosystems targets linear motion and off-axis rotational measurements in applications such as industrial drives, x-y stages or electrical motors. An automotive version will be available next year.
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