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Semiconductor sector faces challenges aplenty
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12/1/2003   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry is back in growth mode, with healthy revenues projected in 2004 for personal computers, cellular phones, and consumer products. But that's small comfort for an industry facing daunting materials and productivity challenges that have no easy answers, according to participants at a recent International Sema-tech symposium here.
Big jump seen in RFID
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Embraced by Wal-Mart and others, radio frequency identification technology will more than double its market size in five years, a study predicts. The RFID market will jump from $1.4 billion annually this year to as much as $3.8 billion in 2008, according to a study by Allied Business Intelligence Inc. What a surprise! Chuck Murray reports.
CMOS image sensors claim CCD luminance
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. plans to use its process expertise to become the world's leading supplier of CMOS image sensors by 2007, overtaking entrenched Japanese suppliers by developing higher-resolution sensors and selling them into new applications in the automotive, medical and robotics markets.
SST to enter flash data storage market
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Silicon Storage Technology Inc. plans to jump into the flash data storage market in 2005 in a big way with a 2Gbit NOR chip, to be co-developed with Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. of Taiwan.
DRAM plumbs a soggy bottom
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Abundant DRAM supplies and lower-than-anticipated demand in the holiday selling season are continuing to exert downward pricing pressure on both the OEM contract and spot markets.
Chipmakers' hopes inflated by automotive tire safety measure
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could be on the verge of issuing a regulation that would put a microprocessor in every new tire, paving the way for semiconductor makers to provide automakers with 80 million chips a year.
FPGAs will stifle EDA, analyst says
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FDEC sees relief in steady growth
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The UK's electronic component market is predicted to grow 3% next year following a contraction this year of 8% according to the Association of Franchised Distributor of Electronic Components (AFDEC). Distribution sales to the industrial sector will also grow 3% following a fall of 6% this year. Both markets are predicted to grow 5% in 2005.
IC makers gear up for new tire pressure monitor rule
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could be on the verge of issuing a regulation that would put a microprocessor in every new tire, paving the way for semiconductor makers to provide automakers with 80 million chips a year.
ClearSpeed Demonstrates 25GFLOP Parallel Processor
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The CS301 coprocessor brings 12,800-MIPS performance to a workstation, server, or laptop, while consuming less than 3 W.
Industry's First Flash Smart Card IC Certified to Common Criteria EAL4+
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The certification of Atmel's AT90SC3232CS crypto-controller was awarded by the French administration, Direction Centrale de la Scurit des Systmes d'Information (DCSSI). Common Criteria certification is rapidly becoming recognized as the worldwide standard for smart card security.
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