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Axalto ouvre une ligne de fabrication de modules de cartes à puce dans le Maryland
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
Parce que les Amériques affichent la croissance la plus forte sur le marché des cartes à puce, Axalto a enrichi son centre près de Baltimore, dans l’Etat du Maryland, d’une nouvelle unité de fabrication de modules microélectroniques pour cartes à puce. Cette unité vient, en outre, d’être certifiée conforme aux normes de qualité et de productivité.
Une jeune pousse suédoise prépare une solution alternative bon marché à la lithographie
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La jeune entreprise suédoise Replisaurus Technologies AB a développé et breveté un procédé de fabrication de microstructures, dont les dimensions minimales peuvent atteindre quelques micromètres, sur matériaux conducteurs.
Gemplus to supply smart cards to Singapore immigration agency
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Gemplus International S.A. announced Wednesday (April 6) it will supply contactless chip technology and supporting systems to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore for use in their biometric passports.
KLA-Tencor reaffirms bid to acquire August Technology
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KLA-Tencor Corp. issued a statement Tuesday (April 5), reaffirming its offer to acquire August Technology Corp. for $11.50 per share in cash. KLA-Tencor also said that it already owns approximately 4.2 percent of August's outstanding common stock.
Largest member of CPLD family hits the market in volume
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The EPM2210 device in Altera Corp.'s MAX II complex PLD (CPLD) series features 2,210 logic elements. The PLD vendor, which claims that its MAX II family offers the lowest cost per I/O pin, said its devices are being integrated into cost-sensitive, volume-driven applications in the consumer, communications, industrial, computing and automotive markets.
Nvidia to team with Corsair to promote fast memory for gamers
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Nvidia Corp. has announced that Corsair Memory Inc., has been selected as the launch partner for a marketing program that will assist consumers in finding and purchasing the fastest DDR2 memory modules tuned and tested for use with NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition-based PCs or motherboards.
Dual analog switch doubles ESD withstand level
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Intersil Corp.'s dual analog switch features less than 0.5-ohm on-resistance R(ON) across the input signal range, and very low R(ON) flatness.
Intel's Bubb to leave for startup
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Howard Bubb, vice president and general manager of Intel Corp.'s communications infrastructure group and the former chief executive of Dialogic Corp., is leaving Intel to join a startup.
Chipset automates wireless links
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Low-data-rate wireless systems designers can catch a break with a new chipset that includes on-board algorithms for digital baseband processing.
Les ventes de puces dépassent les attentes en février
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La moyenne trimestrielle des ventes mondiales de semi-conducteurs s’élève à 18,05 milliards de dollars en février 2005, selon la SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association), et dépasse ainsi les prévisions précédentes de 17,7 milliards de dollars des analystes.
FPGA-based PMC card processes high-speed sensor data
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A new rugged FPGA PMC card from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has been designed to simplify and speed the capture, processing and data output from high-speed sensors in electrooptical/infrared (EO/IR) and radar systems.Dubbed ProWare PMC-440, the PMC card features an on-board FPGA that delivers up to 20 billions operations-per-second performance for fast Fourier transform (FFT) and digital filter DSP functions. It can be used as a front-end sensor I/O interface and a DSP processing
WiMAX chipset links global communities
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A new 802.16d WiMAX transceiver chipset is optimized for performance, concentrating on noise, linearity, and form factor to support the multiple WiMAX bandwidths and interfaces in use around the world.
Intel plant Celeron mit 64-Bit
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Marktbeobachter rechnen damit, dass Intel diesen Monat offiziell die ersten 64-Bit-Prozessoren für seine preiswerte Celeron-Familie vorstellen wird.
Prognose: Gute Aussichten für IC-Branche
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Geht es nach der US-Investmentbank SG Cowen Securities, stehen der Chipindustrie rosige Zeiten bevor. Vergangene Woche korrigierten die New Yorker Finanzer ihre Halbleiterprognose nach oben, und zwar aufgrund guter Aussichten in der Informationstechnologie und den IC-Märkten allgemein.
RoboGames: battling bots, but no killer app
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Steve Ohr showed up at the RoboGames in San Francisco last week, snapped some pictures and talked to some people. Local television and CNN News were quick to capture the clatter and sparks of the robot combat machines, Ohr observed. Events which required more intelligence and programming school, such as maze-running, fire-fighting, autonomous navigation — even Aibo soccer — were more difficult to sit through, he said. They point to many more years of applications development. Here is
Tessera, Hynix sign package license agreement
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Packaging IP supplier Tessera Technologies Inc. announced Monday (April 4) it has signed a new technology licensing agreement with Korea-based DRAM supplier Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Rambus offering DRAM micro-threading technology
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Rambus Inc. has announced it has developed a process for applying micro-threading to DRAM cores. The company said that this process increases memory subsystem efficiency, significantly improving DRAM performance in applications such as 3D graphics, advanced video imaging and network routing and switching.
Intel accepte l’ordonnance d’arrêt des pratiques commerciales déloyales au Japon
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Intel Corp. a annoncé qu’il acceptait une recommandation issue de la Japan Fair Trade Commission visant à mettre fin à ses pratiques commerciales supposées déloyales sur le marché japonais.
Filters simplify video signal conditioning designs
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Analog Devices Inc. today introduced a family of video filters aimed to ease analog video signal conditioning designs in HDTV, personal video players and DVD recorders.
High-speed transceiver grants low power for in-vehicle networking apps
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AMI Semiconductor's single-chip transceiver combines 1-megabaud operation with extremely low-current standby mode and bus-initiated wake-up capability.
A/D converter performance guaranteed
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National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced 12 low-power, 10- and 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) that offer guaranteed performance across three speed ranges between 50 kilosamples per second (Ksamples/s) and 1 megasamples/s (Msamples/s).
AVR MCU family adds five new members
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Atmel Corp.'s five newest 8-bit AVR flash microcontrollers boast low power consumption for applications requiring a large code space and extensive interfacing capability, such as single-board computers.
Elpida und Toshiba mit schnellsten DRAM-Speichern
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Unabhängig voneinander wollen Elpida Memory und Toshiba den schnellsten DRAM-Speicher der Welt im Angebot haben. Grundlage beider Speicher-Bausteine ist die XDR-Speicherschnittstelle von Rambus.
Intel bringt 64-Bit Truland-Chips
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Intel erweitert sein Angebot für den mittleren Enterprise-Servermarkt und präsentierte offiziell fünf neue 64-Bit Xeon-Multiprozessoren.
Settable equalizer increases copper throughput to 6.25 Gbits/s
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A settable analog equalizer boosts the integrity of NRZ data patterns at 6.25 Gbits/s data rates, and legacy application frequencies of 2.5 Gbits/s, 3.125 Gbits/s, and 5 Gbits/s. The device has the small size and low power consumption of fixed-frequency equalizers, and the flexibility of self-adaptive types " without any of their data errors. Steve Ohr took a briefing with company principals, and generated this review.
FM tuner simplifies radios in portable devices
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Designers seeking to include FM radio functionality in their portable devices, such as handsets, MP3 players, PDAs, and notebook PCs, should take a serious look at this latest FM tuner family from Silicon Labs, which adds FM radio tuning and requires only one external capacitor.
Buffer amp adjusts for low noise or high power
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4/2/2005   Post a comment
Optimized for ultra wideband (UWB) applications, a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Buffer Amplifier spans 18 to 38 GHz with the unique ability to adjust bias for low noise or high power performance.
RFID chips first to target new global spec
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
Philips announces the industry's first RFID chip to support EPCglobal's Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Electronic Product Code (EPC) Class 1 Generation 2 (G2) standard to simplify worldwide implementations of RFID.
Philips ships next-generation RFID chips
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Royal Philips Electronics said it's shipping RFID chips based on the new ultra-high-frequency electronic product code.
Philips readies RFID chip that meets global spec
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Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands said it is testing engineering samples of an RFID chip compliant with Electronic Product Code Class 1 Generation 2 standard.
Driver ICs illuminate LEDs for small signage
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The HV9921/22 family of three-pin constant-current ICs from Supertex is suited to driving low-current LED strings in signage and general lighting applications. These buck-controller chips can be powered from a 20- to 250-volt DC source derived from a universal mains source with front end rectifier. The HV9921 delivers 20 mA, and the HV9922 provides 50 mA.
Samsung rejoint la filiale internationale de Sematech
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Samsung Electronics rejoint l’ISMI (International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative), une filiale du consortium de puces axé sur les normes et les défis de productivité dans la fabrication de puces.
Intel plans 64-bit Celeron push
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Intel Corp. this month is expected to formally detail its plans to bring 64-bit computing to its value-priced Celeron processor family.
Elpida launches 512-Mbit XDR DRAM for digital consumer applications
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Aimed at the digital consumer electronics market, Elpida Memory Inc. is sampling a 512-Mbit XDR DRAM that operates at 3.2-GHz and provides a data transfer rate of 6.4 Gbytes/s. XDR DRAM, the memory architecture developed by Rambus Inc., is being touted as the next-generation memory for applications that require high bandwidth to support high-end graphics, digital imaging and advanced multimedia.
Shortages, replenishment cycle kicking in for ICs
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The IC replenishment cycle is kicking in after three quarters of inventory correction, with shortages projected in select chip markets, according to RBC Capital Markets Inc.
Slow 'actual' chip sales seen in February
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Worldwide "actual" semiconductor sales were projected to hit $16.8 billion for the month of February, up 6.2 percent from the like period a year ago, according to Handelsbanken Capital Markets.
Storage IC startup garners $9 million in funding
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SiliconStor Inc., a provider of silicon solutions for enterprise storage, has completed its second round of private funding, raising $9 million.
AMD stellt Virtualisierungs-Plattform vor
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Auf seinem 'Reviewer's Day' im texanischen Austin hat AMD erstmals die Kernelemente seiner Virtualisierungstechnologie 'Pacifica' für x86-Server, Desktops und Laptops vorgestellt.
Dual PWM dials into telecom, consumer apps
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Intersil Corporation's ISL6440 is a dual PWM controller IC optimized for converting wall adapter, battery or network intermediate-bus DC input supplies into the system supply voltages required for a wide variety of datacom, telecom, and consumer products.
Mario Rivas va quitter Philips Semiconductors
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Mario Rivas, vice-président exécutif de Philips Semiconductors, va quitter ses fonctions le 1er mai 2005 pour des raisons personnelles.
Intel accepts order to stop unfair trade practices in Japan
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Intel Corp. said it is accepting a recommendation from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) to stop unfair trade practices in the Japanese market.
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