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Shareholders plan class action against Vitesse
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4/29/2006   Post a comment
Shareholders in Vitesse Semiconductor are preparing a class action lawsuit against the troubled chip supplier following allegations that the company may have issued unlawful, false and misleading financial statements for the three months ended December 31, 2005 and the three years ended September 30, 2005.
Analysis: IR hopes divestiture will spark growth
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
With earnings a bit flat, International Rectifier Corp. is hoping that a plan to accelerate a transition to higher-margin products will bolster its bottom line.
Matsushita profits double, sees slower growth
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Japan's largest consumer electronics company, Matsushita Electric, posted its fourth consecutive year of increased sales and profits on the back of strong sales of plasma display TVs and digital electronics devices, but forecast lower growth for the year ahead.
Sony sees PS3, flat TVs as keys to recovery
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
Sony is forecasting sharp falls in operating profits at many of its divisions for the year ahead as it reported a Yen 66.5 billion ($581 million) loss for the January-March quarter, worse than the Yen 56.5 billion ($501 million) loss in the same period last year.
Multi-gate logic claims highest ESD protection of 5-kV
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The 74AUPxGxx Advanced Ultra-Low Power (AUP) single, dual and triple gate logic CMOS chips provide two times the industry standard in ESD protection, which is becoming increasingly crucial in mobile applications such as cell phones.
Strong growth predicted for semi inspection tools
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The semiconductor inspection and metrology market is expected to grow 75 percent over the next three years and record sales of $6.6 billion in 2008, driven by the need for more refined inspection tools as the sector moves towards smaller dimensions on devices, according to a just published report from The Information Network.
National Science Board recognizes Barrett
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The National Science Board named Intel Chairman Craig Barrett the winner of the organization's 2006 Public Service Award.
AMI Semi purchases Colorado IC design lab
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor has agreed to to purchase certain assets of Starkey Laboratories Inc.'s integrated circuit design center located for $6 million in cash.
IR profit flat despite higher sales
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. posted GAAP earnings of $25.7 million, or 36 cents per share on sales of $297.1 million, compared with $35.7 million, or 48 cents per share on sales of $281.9 million in the year-ago third fiscal quarter.
Infineon rose to No. 2 in DRAM in 1Q, iSuppli says
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies capitalized on weak performances by rivals to rise to the No. 2 position in global DRAM sales for the first time during the first quarter, according to preliminary estimates from market analyst firm iSuppli Corp.
Renesas' sales fall 10% on weak demand
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. reported that fiscal 2005 year ended March with a 10 percent decline in sales to 906 billion yen ($7.9 billion) from 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) in fiscal 2004.
Perpendicular recording yields 750-Gbyte, 3.5-inch disk drive for desktops
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Seagate has released for the desktop market its perpendicular recording, 3.5-inch hard disk drive that boasts a capacity of 750-Gbytes.
NEC chip to drive next-gen Nintendo game
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based NEC Electronics Corp. will produce LSIs for Nintendo's next generation game console, code named Revolution, at its 300-mm wafer fab in Yamagata Prefecture.
Hitachi profit declines
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. reported earnings of $319 million on sales of $80.9 billion in its 2005 fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Net earnings declined 28 percent from fiscal 2004, while sales rose 5 percent.
Test symposium addresses IC challenges
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
The VLSI Test Symposium, scheduled for April 30 to May 4 in Berkeley, Calif. will feature two keynote addresses, one from a chip house and one from an equipment vendor.
TSMC almost doubles 1Q net profits
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. nearly doubled net profits during its first quarter ended March 31 to $1 billion compared with the same period last year, citing better-than-expected demand for personal computers as one of the main drivers.
Purdue engineers pursue cool idea for chips
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Engineers at Purdue University have developed a MEMS-based micro-pump cooling device small enough to fit on a computer chip that circulates coolant through channels etched into the chip.
Vitesse says its latest financials are "not reliable"
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation has announced that its previously reported financial statements for the three months ended December 31, 2005 and possibly even further back, should not be relied on.
Dresden ramp on schedule, says AMD
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s 300-mm wafer ramp-up here is "right on schedule, not a single day behind," according to Hans Deppe, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD Saxony.
Digital power IC takes control of analog supplies
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Maxim's MAX8688 digital power supply IC works with any analog power supply to provide full control and monitoring.
LSI Logic, Maxim, Cirrus post higher sales
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. reported GAAP net earnings of $19 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $476 million in the first quarter, compared to $5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $450 million the first quarter of 2005.
QDR-II dual-port devices deliver 250-MHz clock speed
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
IDT has expanded its multi-port product portfolio with QDR-II dual-port devices, as well as a family of x72 synchronous parts.
Clock supports multiple distribution networks
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. unveiled the first member of its ispClock5300S family of in-system programmable, zero-delay, single-ended universal buffer devices with four operating configurations to support the implementation of multiple clock distribution networks.
Serial digital interface ICs consume half the power of competitive parts
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
National has developed six serial digital interface (SDI) products that are optimized to perform to Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards requiring ultra-clean, low-jitter signal transmission.
TeleCIS unveils 802.16-2004 SoCs for fixed and portable WiMAX
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
The TCW1620 is based on IEEE 802.16 for fixed WiMAX but also enables network operators to roll out a portable WiMAX solution.
HDD controller cuts across 5-, 12-volt applications
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' motor control chip integrates all of the circuitry required to drive both the spindle motor and the voice-coil of a personal computer's hard disk drive for both 5- and 12-volt applications.
Actel posts loss on increased revenue
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Actel posted a GAAP net loss of $200,000 on revenue of $46.3 million for the first quarter.
SigmaTel, Pixelworks, Micrel report results
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Mixed-signal semiconductor supplier SigmaTel Inc., communications IC supplier Micrel Inc., and system-on-chip IC company Pixelworks Inc. reported sales and earnings for the March quarter.
Intel launches German multicore R&D center
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Intel GmbH has opened an R&D center in Braunschweig, Germany, to further its bid to propel processor architectures to teraflops performance while lowering power requirements.
Analog crosspoint switches boost bandwidth
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. claims these 16 x 8 analog crosspoint devices are the industry's fastest switches for high-resolution professional, broadcast and industrial video applications.
Agere narrows loss in March quarter
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Agere Systems Inc. posted sales of $397 million in its second 2006 fiscal quarter ended March, within the guidance range provided in January. By comparison, Agere's revenues were $403 million in the December quarter and $417 million in the year-ago quarter.
Genesis seeks to enforce ITC order against MStar
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Image processor supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. has filed a motion with the International Trade Commission to enforce an exclusion order against MStar Semiconductor’s TSU, or Tsunami display controllers.
Intel backs Z-Wave in wireless home automation bid
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced a strategic investment in Zensys, developer of Z-Wave wireless mesh networking technology that serves as the basis for an Intel-led home automation alliance.
Intel backs Z-Wave in wireless home automation bid
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced a strategic investment in Zensys, developer of Z-Wave wireless mesh networking technology that serves as the basis for an Intel-led home automation alliance.
Atheros acquires IC company, sees profit decline
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Wireless communications company Atheros Communications Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ZyDAS Technology Corp., a privately held fabless IC design company specializing in high-performance IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN) semiconductor and software solutions for PC, mobile and embedded applications.
Switches combine USB and low distortion capabilities
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s dual single-pole, double-throw switches are said to combine low distortion audio and accurate USB 2.0 full speed data signal switching in the same low voltage device.
PA manages to boost standard and EDR Bluetooth signals
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Engineers at SiGe Semiconductor have found a way to offer optimal performance for standard and enhanced data rate (EDR) Bluetooth in a single device that targets embedded designs.
Updated: Rambus awarded $306.9 million in Hynix case
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
A federal jury has awarded Rambus Inc. more than $306 million in a patent dispute with South Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
NetLogic, AMD partner on Layer 7 processing
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems has partnered with Advanced Micro Devices to offer a development kit that links NetLogic’s NTL7 Layer 7 content processor with AMD’s Opteron.
Workstation uses Opteron CPU and FPGA module to accelerate C algorithms
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Changing the way computing is done with a supercomputer on everyone's desk!
Mathstar building video library for FPOAs
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Fabless programmable logic vendor MathStar unveiled an MPEG2 multi-stream decoder for its MOA1400D field programmable object array.
Virtex-4 PMC expansion card accelerates signal processing algorithms
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
4DSP's Virtex-4 FPGA-based PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) dubbed the FM480 can compute an FFT three times faster than a dual Intel Xeon processor blade while consuming a third of the power, according to the company.
Broadcom ships production-ready draft 802.11n chips
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Broadcom Corporation has named some of the companies to whom it has shipped production quantities of its draft-802.11n standard compliant Wi-Fi chips. They include Buffalo Technologies, Netgear, and US Robotics.
Analysis: Intel results mar so-far good Q1
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Early results from earnings annoucements are for the most part positive, though top chip maker Intel continues to reel.
Kozio test software supports Freescale's PowerQUICC II Communications processor family
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Kozio Inc. is now supporting Freescale's PowerQUICC II communications processor family. Turnkey Kozio test software for MPC82xx-based custom boards can be delivered in just two weeks .
Dual DC/DCs power mid-sized LED, OLED displays
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' TPS61140 and TPS61150 dual-output DC/DC boost converters can manage two sets of six white LEDs for LCD display backlighting or provide up to 700 mA for organic LED (OLED) sub-displays.
Report: Thermal design optimization for ICs needed
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Despite the existence of several heat dissipation technologies, the need still persists for an economical and thermal management technology, according to a report by market research firm Frost and Sullivan.
Charger-with-buck converter IC simplifies power management
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3550 combines a dual-input lithium-ion/polymer linear battery charger and a high efficiency synchronous buck regulator in a low-profile 16-lead 3-by-5 mm DFN package.
Motor-control IGBTs cut power dissipation by up to 60 percent
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRGB4056x, 4061x, and 4062x IGBTs can cut power dissipation in motor control inverters by up to 60 percent for applications up to 2.5 kW.
Track-and-hold amps aim for ultra-wideband apps
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Inphi Corp. claims to have set a new industry standard with the launch of its GigaTrack family of 2 Gsamples/s track-and-hold amplifiers (THA) that deliver ultra-wide 18-GHz analog bandwidth.
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