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RF module operates in 868-MHz ISM band
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
One RF Technology has introduced a low-cost, 868-MHz RF module dubbed TinyOne Lite that is optimized for low-power radio communication at a competitive cost and available with or without an integrated antenna.
Linear launches quad-channel 2.25-MHz DC/DC converter
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed a quad channel, high efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 300mA, dual 200mA and 100mA continuous outputs from a 3mm x 3mm QFN package.
IRCONA joins the Lattice LEADER design services program
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Lattice welcomes new partner IRCONA's electronic product development expertise to the Lattice LEADER design services program.
Qimonda's Loh banking on DRAM market comeback
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
One year into his tenure as CEO of the world's third largest DRAM maker, Qimonda's Kin Wah Loh is out to prove that his company can be nimble and aggressive rather than a problematic memory division of its parent company, Infineon Technologies AG.
Israeli tech companies raised $406 million in 1Q
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
During the first quarter of 2007, 121 Israeli high-tech companies raised $406 million from venture investors — both local and foreign.
Qimonda's Loh banking on DRAM market comeback
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Kin Wah Loh, CEO of Qimonda, is out to prove that his company can be nimble and aggressive rather than a problematic memory division cramping the style of its parent company, Infineon Technologies.
Chip sales start growing again
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased by one percent in March to $20.3 billion compared with the previous month, and are 3.2 percent better than the $19.7 billion reported for March 2006, according to the the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
APT brings pro-audio quality sound to Bluetooth
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Audio compression algorithm specialist Audio Processing Technology Ltd (Belfast, Northern Ireland) has expanded its relationship with Bluetooth chip pioneer CSR plc. to bring professional quality audio to headsets and other consumer devices.
Chip sales start growing again
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased by one percent in March to $20.3 billion compared with the previous month, and are 3.2 percent better than the $19.7 billion reported for March 2006, according to the the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The increase reverses three months of sequential declines recorded by the SIA.
Wintegra launches second generation DSL silicon and software
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Wintegra has launched its WinArrow2 IP-DSLAM processor and software solution that offers software compatibility and increased performance to support high end ADSL2+ and VDSL2 applications while simultaneously reducing BOM costs.
LDO extends battery run-time in portable devices
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Diodes Inc. has launched a 300-mA fast transient response LDO with a low quiescent current and adjustable regulation down to 1.0 V, which makes it suitable for portable and low-power applications.
16-Mbit SDRAM design reduces SiP/MCP cost in mobile apps
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Optmized for the mobile handset market, Inapac Technology Inc. is sampling a 16-Mbit SDRAM design based on its high-volume SiPFLOW platform that incorporates a design-for-test (DFT) architecture and production methodology.
Toshiba reports record high sales despite NAND price drop
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba said annual sales reached 7.16 trillion ($60 billion), up 12 percent compared to the previous year. Operating profit totaled 258 billion ($2.2 billion), the highest since 1989.
Hynix gains on Samsung in DRAMs
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor experienced strong growth in DRAMs for the first quarter, allowing it to come within striking distance of market leader Samsung Electronics, according to iSuppli Corp.
Intel, Micron sample 50-nm MLC NAND flash
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
IM Flash Technologies, the manufacturing joint venture between Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc., is sampling a 50-nm multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory with a 16-Gbit die density.
Compact digital I/O module includes locking USB connector
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
The SeaDAC Lite family of USB digital I/O products offers system designers a compact, low-cost alternative for interfacing any USB equipped computer with real world signals.
Integrated power modules improve performance in plasma displays
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the PDP-SPM power modules specifically for driving plasma display panels (PDP). The integrated modules are said to simplify designs and improve system performance.
Analog input XMC modules feature Virtex-5 FPGA
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Designed with the latest generation Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, VMETRO has developed a pair of high-speed analog input XMC modules— one is a single channel 3 GSPS ADC and the other is a dual channel 1.5GSPS ADC.
Samsung close to losing DRAM top spot, says Gartner
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Samsung's lead in DRAMs has fallen to a seven year low according to market research group Gartner Dataquest, and the South Korean giant has responded by expanding production of the memories by nearly 100 percent this year . This, Gartner Research Vice President for semiconductors, Andrew Norwood warns, is threatening the industry with a year long oversupply.
OpEd: Certified Wireless USB vs. Bluetooth -- And the Winner Is?
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Alereon CEO Eric Broockman takes on the Bluetooth-3 evangelists point-by-point.
Toshiba reports record high sales despite NAND price drop
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Toshiba Corp. reported record sales and net profit for the fiscal 2006 ended on March 31.
LDO delivers 500 mA current rating in thin SOT-23 package
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has launched the first device in its new line of low dropout (LDO) regulators. The CAT6219 is one of only a few devices available that provides a 500 mA peak output current in a five-lead, 1-mm profile thin SOT-23 package.
New platform for end-to-end development of data and storage networking ASICs or FPGAs
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
CebaIP Platform from CebaTech provides a solutions-based IP framework for end-to-end development of data and storage networking ASICs or FPGAs
Xilinx EasyPath FPGAs selected for new ultrasound system
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Aloka selects Xilinx Virtex-4 SX EasyPath FPGAs for its new ProSound 10 high-end diagnostic ultrasound system.
Telecom is back, says Xilinx CEO
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx's revenue declined 2 percent in the March quarter, due to weakness in the wireless, consumer, and defense markets. The good news, said the PLD company, is telecom business is returning.
Qimonda forms multichip JV with SanDisk
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp. and Qimonda AG agreed to form a venture that will develop and manufacture flash-DRAM multichip packaging (MCP) products for the mobile handset market.
TSMC sales, profits slide amid inventory correction
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said sales dropped and profit plummetted in the first quarter as it absorbed the lingering effects of an inventory correction.
South Korea's mobile RFID technology gets ISO nod
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
The ISO has adopted South Korea's Object Identifier (OID) mobile radio-frequency ID technology as an international standard.
Qimonda's 1Q down
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Qimonda AG posted sales of 984 million euros ($1.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2007, compared to 928 million euros ($1.27 billion) during the same period last year.
Video: Tear down that Prius!
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4/26/2007   1 comment
The tearing down of a fully loaded Toyota Prius gets compressed from 7 hours to 1 minute of streaming video.
Flat revenues but increased confidence at ARM
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ARM Holdings plc increased sales by 14 percent in dollar terms to $129.2 million in the first quarter ended 31 March compared with $112.9 million in the corresponding period last year. However, profits fell in the period to £21.6 million, down from £24.7 million in the first quarter last year.
China IT growth slows in Q1; better times ahead
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Sales growth in China's IT industry slowed in the first quarter, with revenue expansion dropping from 30 percent year over year to 16 percent.
TSMC sales, profits slide amid inventory correction
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest foundry, turned in a poor first quarter but said things are already starting to improve.
4-channel delta-sigma A/D converter includes temperature sensor
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear's LTC2493 is a 4-channel delta-sigma A/D converter with an internal temperature sensor that enables temperature compensation of external sensors.
QuickLogic Ships the first ArcticLink solution platform
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
The ArcticLink solution platform from QuickLogic is equipped with a fully-integrated USB 2.0 high-speed On-the-Go controller and PHY.
DC/DC controller regulates two outputs, phases in a single mode
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Primarion's PX7522 is a power conversion and power management IC for synchronous DC/DC converters in the telecom, datacom, computing and storage markets that is configured to regulate two independent outputs, or two phases in a single output mode.
Knowledge-based processor achieves 1.2 billion decisions per second
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems Inc. is shipping the NL8000, its fourth generation knowledge-based processor to its leading customer in support of multiple programs covering a range of advanced products.
Philips spins off semiconductor IP group
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
The technology incubator division of Royal Philips Electronics has spun out Silicon Hive, a licensor of processor and related intellectual property.
STMicro's sales, profits fall in 1Q
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics Inc. said revenues for the first quarter were $2.3 billion, decreasing 3.7 percent compared to the $2.4 billion reported in last year's first quarter.
RFMD opens R&D center in Shanghai
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices, Inc. intends to open a R&D center in Shanghai to meet increasing demand for design-ins in the world's largest market for handsets.
Advanced memory buffer delivers 40% power savings
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IDT has started to sample the third-generation device in its Advanced Memory Buffer(AMB) family, claiming it offers a 40% savings in power over competitive AMB offerings.
European WiMax RFPs heat up
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
The WiMax market appears to be heating up in Europe, with a number of RFPs being issued by WiMax license owners in Germany and France, Unstrung has learned.
40-V step-down DC/DC converter operates up to 150-degrees C
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology announced the H-grade version of the LT3470, a 40-V micropower step-down DC/DC converter with integrated boost and catch diodes in a 2mm x 3mm DFN package.
Four-channel power management chips are programmable
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Check out Summit's pair of programmable power manager chips intended for consumer applications. The SMB113A and SMB117 ps enable system designers to digitally program the entire multiple output power supply and associated power management functions with a few clicks of a mouse.
PSoC kits evaluate PIR motion detection, port expansion
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Cypress introduced for its PSoC mixed-signal arrays two evaluation kits that address PIR motion detection and I²C port expansion, providing designers with easy-to-use tools to efficiently complete PSoC designs for a variety of applications.
Semiconductor IP group spun off from Philips
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
The technology incubator division of Royal Philips Electronics has spun out Silicon Hive, a licensor of processor and related intellectual property, and as part of the deal, New Venture Partners, TVM Capital and Philips have together invested $10 million in the new company.
T-DMB receiver integrates RF tuner, baseband chip
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon has extended its mobile TV chip line with a single-chip receiver for T-DMB and DAB-IP broadcasts.
Dual comparator targets industrial, medical applications
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor developed the LMH7322, a dual comparator which consumes low power (21 mA typical) with sub-nanosecond (700 ps) propagation delay.
RFMD opens R&D center in Shanghai
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Like many other tech companies, RFMD makes the move to open an R&D center in China.
BenQ surprises by spinning off branded business
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
After losing about a $1 billion in a failed attempt to become a global handset brand, BenQ Corp. decides to throw in the towel and shed itself of the branded business.
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