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SigmaTel files infringement suit against Telechips
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SigmaTel filed a lawsuit against South Korean chip maker Telechips alleging that Telechips is infringing upon three SigmaTel patents.
Thomson unveils DTV reference designs
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France-based digital media and video company Thomson has unveiled two front-end digital TV reference designs based on the company’s first digital TV chips for the merchant market.
Audio codec integrates capless headphone amplifier
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AKM Semiconductor released a low-power, 20-bit, audio codec with an integrated capless headphone amplifier for mobile phone, smart-phones, music players and personal media players.
Anadigics claims RFIC design gains after patent awards
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Anadigics is claiming a major competitive advantage in the design and development of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) following the granting of five more patents in the area.
AccelDSP Synthesis 8.1 incorporates AccelChip technology
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Xilinx rolled out AccelDSP Synthesis version 8.1 and the AccelWare DSP libraries of algorithmic intellectual property, the company's first offerings to include the AccelChip technology it acquired in January.
Newport Networks touts session controller orders
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Session border controller specialist Newport Networks Ltd saw sales during 2005 increase to £1 million ($ 1.7 million), up from £336,000 ($580,000) the previous year, and said it expects “significant revenue growth” during 2006.
Notebook controller adds a page for better transient response
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Analog Devices touts its ADP3192 as a breakthrough 2- to 4-phase buck regulator that will greatly improve system stability and reliability while reducing board space and cost in notebook computers, desktop computers, servers and gaming consoles.
Icera, Qualcomm sign W-CDMA patent deal
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Fabless semiconductor startup Icera (Bristol, England), which is developing processors for wireless communications, has joined the growing list of companies that have taken licences on some of Qualcomm’s W-CDMA Intellectual Property.
Power.org member claims processor design breakthrough
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Fabless semiconductor startup Rapport has created an energy-efficient processor design featuring 1,024 eight-bit processing elements and a PowerPCTM core on a single chip, according to Power.org, an open community developing standards and applications around IBM's Power Architecture.
ADI says Blackfin will enable mobile TV
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Analog Devices is touting its Blackfin processor for mobile TV applications.
Single-chip HSDPA transceiver achieves receive diversity
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Sirific Wireless claims that it is the first in the industry to sample a HEDGE RF transceiver that implements multi-band receive diversity.
Reliability keying future chip designs
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The ever-more important role reliability issues play in chip design was examined at the recent 44th International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) and the seventh annual International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED).
Clock chips exceed Sonet jitter specs
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Analog Devices Inc. expanded its clock and data recovery (CDR) offering with four chips that tout outstanding jitter performance to simplify optical network designs.
Xilinx claims lowest cost PCI Express starter kit
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Claiming the industry's lowest cost PCI Express starter kit, programmable logic vendor Xilinx unveiled a Xilinx PCI Express starter kit with a list price of $349, based on the company's Spartan-3 FPGAs.
Artimi's WiMedia UWB chip supports 3-5 GHz and 6-9 GHz
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The RF IC has features for support of Detect and Avoid (DAA) operation in the 3-5 GHz band once regulators approve the technology.
TI converges on Bluetooth, WLAN and FM audio
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Texas Instruments Incorporated has started sampling to selected mobile phone designers a device that integrates mobile WLAN, Bluetooth and FM stereo audio in one chip.
Saifun Semiconductors completes secondary offering
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Nonvolatile-memory maker Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. said it raised $115.6 million in a secondary issue on the Nasdaq. Of that, $105.3 million will go to shareholders and the remainder to the company’s coffers, adding to the $175.8 million in cash the company reported holding at the end 2005.
Chip integrates Bluetooth and FM audio for mobile handsets
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TI develops a hardware and software platform that integrates Bluetooth technology and high-fidelity FM audio.
Lucent, Alcatel finalize $36 billion merger
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Lucent Technologies and Alcatel have finalized their proposed ‘merger of equals’ over the weekend to create a telecommunications equipment group that will have sales of just over $25 billion.
Global chip sales down 2.2 percent from January
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In what is historically a poor month for semiconductor sales, worldwide shipments in February came in at $19.2 billion in February, 6.8 percent higher than for the same month last year.
USB JTAG debuggers target ARM, Xscale, PowerPC micros
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4/1/2006   Post a comment
A pair of inexpensive USB 2.0 JTAG debug interface devices are now available from Macraigor Systems. These devices target ARM, Xscale, and PowerPC microprocessors.
Cypress claims first QDR II+, SDR II+ samples
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Claiming an industry first, Cypress Semiconductor said it has begun sampling QDR II+ and DDR II+ SRAM devices.
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