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Congatec jumps on Intel's extended-temp Atom
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
Board computer manufacturer Congatec AG' is taking advantage of Intel's latest Atom microprocessor family expansions, offering an Atom-based single-board computer for extended temperature range. With the move, the company addresses mobile and automotive markets.
Jennic : Wireless MCU suits ZigBee PRO mesh networks
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Jennic announces a single-chip 32-bit wireless microcontroller which sets new benchmarks for wireless networking communications based on the ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 standards.
Renesas : 16-bit MCUs have on-chip EXDMA controller
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Renesas Technology announces enhancements to its H8S family of 16-bit CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) microcontrollers with the addition of the H8S/2424, H8S/2426, H8S/2426R, H8S/2454, H8S/2456 and H8S/2456R groups.
Irwin Jacobs steps down from Qualcomm chair
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Irwin M. Jacobs, a Qualcomm co-founder who served as the company's CEO for 20 years, stepped down from his position as Qualcomm's chairman. He will remain a member of the company's board of directors.
Microchip introduces PIC18F87J90 family: Memory extension for 8-bit LCD PIC uCs
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Industry's first 8-bit MCUs for segmented display applications with hardware real-time clock and integrated capacitive-touch peripheral from Microchip Technology.
ADI expands RF chip line
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Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has introduced a family of five single-channel RF mixers for high-dynamic-range applications within satellite communications, wireless base stations, point-to-point radio links, instrumentation, and military equipment.
Analysis: What's next for NXP?
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It has not been a good start to the week for NXP Semiconductors, at least as financials are concerned.
Java processor simplifies smart infrastructure design
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The aJ-102 direct execution Java processor from aJile Systems is designed to bring low-cost, low-power Java to M2M, industrial, and remote real-time network applications.
MCUs offer 2X floating-point performance for high-end real-time control
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Texas Instruments' TMS320C2834x series of Delfino floating-point controllers are designed to enable greater intelligence and efficiency in high-end real-time control applications.
No guidance from NXP as Q408 profits, sales plunge
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NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) had sales of $979 million for the fourth quarter of 2008, down 21.9 percent over the third quarter of 2008 and 25.6 lower than achieved during the corresponding quarter of the previous year, reflecting what the company said were "difficult and deteriorating market conditions towards the end of 2008."
Echelon upgrades control net products
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Echelon Corp. is upgrading the chips and software that make up its LonWorks suite with new products the company claims will make it cheaper and easier to deploy control networks.
MOTOR CONTROL: Three-axis motion controller has multiple modes of positioning
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Newport's ESP301 offers improvements over ESP300, has integrated manual front panel interface.
Analysis: Intel, ARM seen on collision course
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Heading towards a collision course with ARM Holdings plc in the embedded world, Intel Corp. for the first time will transfer a processor technology outside to a silicon foundry.
Updated: Fabless firms move up in top 20 IC vendor ranking
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Qualcomm jumped from No. 13 to No. 8 in the world in semiconductor revenue in 2008 while rival fabless chip vendor Broadcom leapt six positions to rank 17, according to a list of the top 20 chip vendors published by market research firm IC Insights.
Optocoupler provides high noise immunity
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Fairchild Semiconductor is targeting its FOD8001 optocoupler at industrial system designers engineers looking to design an industrial fieldbus network with low transmission error rates, low system failure rates and proven reliability over an extended period of time.
Flyback controller in ThinSOT operates at 150 degrees C
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Linear is offering an H-Grade version of the LTC3803, a current mode flyback DC/DC controller in a tiny 6-pin ThinSOT package specified from -40°C to +150°C operating junction temperature.
RF Micro cuts 2% of workforce
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RF Micro Devices cut about 100 jobs, or about 2 percent of its global workforce. It is the fourth round of layoffs announced by the company in the past 11 months.
Altera says Q1 sales looking a little better
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3/2/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera expects first quarter sales to be down 15 to 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, better than guidance given in Janauary, the company said in a scheduled mid-quarter update.
Updated: Intel rolls four embedded Atoms
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Intel Corp. will spin four versions of its Atom mobile PC processor and two new companion I/O chips tailored for different embedded systems markets, such as in-car entertainment, industrial control and media phones.
Linux is available for Altera's Nios II embedded processor
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Embedded Linux solution now available for Altera's Nios II embedded processor, the industry's most widely used FPGA-based soft CPU.
Actel at Embedded World 2009
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Actel Corporation is exhibiting at this year's Embedded World exhibition and conference in Nuremberg, Germany.
Freescale sees 'significant' drop in interest expenses
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s top executives are hinging the company's survival and ability to prosper through the ongoing recession on a series of actions the IC vendor has taken in recent months, the most important of which is a multibillion-dollar debt swap it expects to conclude within the next couple of weeks.
Infineon chip brings analog phones to ADSL lines
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With two ADSL2+ chips, Infineon claims it creates a technical basis for telcos to reduce the costs for their infrastructure. The devices aim at the market for customer premises equipment.
Lattice FPGA enables low-cost PCIe bridge
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LatticeECP2M FPGA from Lattice Semiconductor enables low-cost PCI Express bridge for VOIP platforms based on Intel architecture.
Intel to port Atom cores to TSMC's tech platform
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Intel will port its Atom processor cores to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s technology platform including processes, IP, libraries and design flows under the terms of an agreement between the two companies.
RF chips to fare better in '09, says analyst
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Projections for the overall semiconductor industry in 2009 are dire, but favorable trends in the handset market should keep the market for RF chips from crashing this year and ready to bounce back more quickly than many industry segments, according to an analyst.
STMicroelectronics : 32-bit MCUs have variety of interfaces
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STMicroelectronics has added another line to its STM32 range, focusing on high-performance variants of industry-standard interfaces to allow more applications to benefit from the seamless pin-and-software compatibility between devices.
12-bit ADC provides high dynamic performance for input frequencies above 500 MHz
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TI has introduced a monolithic 12-bit, 550-MSPS ADC, which provides more than 200 MHz of signal bandwidth in applications where high resolution, accuracy and linearity are critical.
European chip sales down 33.9% from January '08
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The three-month moving average of sales of semiconductors in Europe for January were $2.27 billion , down 33.5 percent on the three months covering August to October, the second biggest fall of the four geographic areas tracked by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics(WSTS) organization.
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