4-Mbit SRAMs offer fast access time for radiation-hardened systems Product News 4/25/2005 Post a comment Designed to meet the stringent radiation, size and weight requirements of space applications, two new sub-20-ns 4-Mbit SRAMs combine radiation hardened capabilities with fast access time over the full military temperature range. From the existing 3.3-V, AT60142E SRAM, Atmel Corp. has derived two new versions, the AT60142F with improved speed and power consumption, and the AT60142FT, a 5-V variant.
Dual-phase controller raises the Hammer Product News 4/25/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX8760 is a dual-phase, step-down controller that (with external MOSFETs) powers up AMD 9G and AMD Hammer CPU cores. The MAX8760 is intended for two types of CPU core applications: stepping down the battery directly, or stepping down a 5-volt system supply to create the core voltage. The chip's single-stage converter allows this device to directly step down high-voltage batteries at high efficiency. Alternatively, it uses a two-step conversion at a higher switching fr
Power block simplifies synchronous buck designs Product News 4/23/2005 Post a comment International Rectifier's iP1203, the latest addition to the company's iPOWIR family, is a synchronous buck converter building block that achieves over 90 percent efficiency at full load. The iP1203, with relatively few external components, can deliver 15 amps at 0.8 to 8 volts from a 5.5 to 13.2-volt input to simplify DC/DC point-of-load (POL) converters that power network processor units and ASICs.
High-end computing mounts dual-core processor wagon News & Analysis 4/22/2005 Post a comment The Portland Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics, has released performance speed-up numbers for workstations based on AMD's latest dual-core Opteron that show a 30 percent increase in speed compared to the previously reported best single-chip performance.
Cypress table sur un 2ème trimestre bénéficiaire News & Analysis 4/22/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. a publié une perte nette de 65,1 millions de dollars, soit 50 cents par action, sur des ventes de 200,3 millions de dollars au premier trimestre. Ceci est à comparer avec la perte nette de 28 millions de dollars, soit 22 cents par action, sur des ventes de 210,2 millions de dollars au trimestre précédent.
First quarter earnings up 6% at Lattice Semiconductor News & Analysis 4/22/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corp. Thursday (April 21) reported first quarter revenue of $51.3 million, an increase of 6 percent from last quarter's revenue of $48.5 million but down 13 percent from the $59.1 million reported for the first quarter of 2004.
Executive comment: RoHS compliance and industry standardization News & Analysis 4/22/2005 Post a comment With the deadlines approaching for implementation of the European Community's directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in less than 18 months, manufacturers are grappling with the details of complying with this complex change that is projected to cost in the billions of dollars.
Freescale posts profit, expects flat growth News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc. reported net earnings of $85 million, or 20 cents per share, on sales of $1.44 billion in the first quarter of 2005, compared to $5 million, or 1 cent per share, on sales of $1.43 billion in the previous quarter.
Hot-swappable, 21-bit LVDS deserializers curtail space and cost Product News 4/21/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products has added three members to its high-speed low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) SerDes family. The MAX9234, MAX9236 and MAX9238 are hot-swappable, 21-bit, DC-balanced LVDS devices that can deserialize three LVDS serial inputs into 21 single-ended LVTTL/LVCMOS outputs, and communicate over a three-wire twisted pair or differential line.
Photonic IC startup raises $10.6 million investment News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment Alphion Corp. (Princeton Junction, New Jersey), a developer of photonic components based on monolithic integration of indium phosphide, has closed a third round of funding with an investment of $10.6 million. This brings the total company funding to $42.6 million, Alphion said.
AMD debuts dual-core Opteron News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment For the second time in past two years, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today will take the lead in transforming the industry-standard, mainstream computing market with the release of the first dual-core x86-based microprocessors for servers.
Cypress expects Q2 profit despite wider Q1 loss News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor Corp. posted a net loss of $65.1 million, or 50 cents per share on sales of $200.3 million in the first quarter, compared to $28 million, or 22 cents per share on sales of $210.2 million in the previous quarter.
Hynix takes another step to regain control from creditors News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment Memory supplier Hynix Semiconductor Inc. received creditor approval Thursday (April 21) for a $1.5 billion debt refinancing plan that will allow management to regain control of the company 20 months ahead of schedule, according to a report in the Korea Herald.
NiMH booster delivers 400 mA for portables Product News 4/21/2005 Post a comment ON Semiconductor's NCP1423, the latest member of the company's portfolio of micropower IC step-up devices, is a DC/DC switching regulator that boosts the voltage from a single nickel metal hydride (NiMH) or nickel cadmium (NiCd) cell to 1.8 volts, or two cells to 3.3 volts for portable electronic products. It delivers up to 400 milliamps for such applications as wireless optical mice and keyboards, wireless headsets, audio players, PDAs and other hand-held devices.
Op amps come in SOT-23 package Product News 4/21/2005 Post a comment Microchip Technology Inc. is offering single-supply, rail-to-rail input/output, low-power operational amplifiers in space-saving 5-pin SOT-23 packages that operate over a variety of bandwidths ranging from 10 kHz to 10 MHz.
New advanced memory devices targeted at notebooks, graphics Product News 4/21/2005 Post a comment In Infineon Technologies' latest push into the graphics and notebook space, designers are reminded once again that the company continues to be the only memory vendor to package a select number of modules using dual-die technology. Just one month after it began sampling the industry's first dual-die based 4-Gigabyte (GB) DDR2 registered dual inline memory modules (DIMM) for server applications, the company has developed a 2-GB SO-DIMM featuring a dual-die package. Along with that product announce
China's BLX unveils 64-bit processor News & Analysis 4/21/2005 Post a comment BLX IC Design Corp., one of China's best known developers of homegrown processor technology, has released a 64-bit version of its CPU that reportedly matches the performance of the Pentium 3.
Conexant narrows loss as it unloads inventory News & Analysis 4/20/2005 Post a comment Communications semiconductor supplier Conexant Systems Inc. reported a net loss of $73.2 million, or 16 cents per share on sales of $169.7 million in its second 2005 fiscal quarter ended March, compared to $120.7 million, or 26 cents per share on sales of $140.6 million in the previous fiscal quarter
BLX moves Godson processor up to 64-bit News & Analysis 4/20/2005 Post a comment BLX IC Design Corp., one of China's best known developers of homegrown processor technology, has released a 64-bit version of its CPU that reportedly matches the performance of the Pentium 3.