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Pacific Crest ups IC forecast; Future Horizons stays pat
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Investment banking firm Pacific Crest Securities Inc. has jumped on the bandwagon and raised its IC forecast to positive 4.2 percent growth in 2005, up from minus 4 percent in its original prediction.
Capex picture gloomy despite bullish IC outlook
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
The capital spending picture remains gloomy despite a new and upbeat outlook for the semiconductor industry in 2005.
Pair of serial flash memory devices supports Intel chipsets
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Storage Technology Inc. is offering serial flash memory support for Intel Corp.'s 82573E LAN and 945 Express chipset families.
Transmeta sells processor line to Hong Kong firm
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Troubled Transmeta Corp. announced plans to license and sell its x86-based microprocessor technology to Culture.com Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of Culturecom Holdings Ltd of Hong Kong. The deal is valued at $15 million, plus other considerations.
Class-D digital amplifier made for flat-panel TVs
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Review: This digital-input Class-D audio power amplifier from Texas Instruments Inc. is said to enable the development of flat-panel displays (FPDs) with sound quality that matches the display's high-quality image, while minimizing cost and component count.
New floating-point and DVB-S2 cores strengthen DSP IP library
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. has updated its digital signal processing (DSP) IP library for its Virtex-4 and Spartan-3E field programmable gate array (FPGA) families to include a suite of floating-point operators and a digital video broadcasting (DVB) satellite FEC encoder core.
First wave of IP support washes over FPGA family
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has released for its recently announced LatticeXP field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family the first set of IP modules that address the needs of the consumer, computing and communications markets.
64-Mbit flash memory module delivers 90-ns access time
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
A new 64-Megabit flash memory module has been designed to support the high-reliability requirements of the military, aerospace, transportation and medical industries.
JDS Uniphase sells CATV business to Emcore
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
JDS Uniphase Corp. has sold the assets of its CATV business to communications semiconductor and subsystems supplier Emcore Corp. for $1.5 million.
WSTS ups chip forecast for 2005, 2006
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) group raised its semiconductor forecast, by projecting moderate growth over the next two years verses a relatively flat market.
ICs charge lithium-ions from AC or USB
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4075 and LTC4075X are stand alone dual-input linear battery charger ICs that automically select the charging source (either a wall adapter or a USB port) for single-cell lithium-ion batteries. Using a constant-current/constant-voltage algorithm, the chargers, for application in PDAs, MP3 players, portable test equipment, and cell phones, can deliver up to 950 mA from a wall adapter or 500 mA from a USB supply.
Senior technologist resigns from Chartered
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
Silicon founder vendor Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. has appointed Liang Choo "LC" Hsia as senior vice president of technology development.
Global chip sales fall 1.2% in April, says WSTS
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor sales appear to be slowing as they hit $18.15 billion in April, down 1.2 percent from March but up 6.8 percent from the like period a year ago, according to a report.
Infineons Biochip-Sparte geht an Siemens Medical
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
Das Rästselraten um den Käufer von Infineons Biochip-Technologie ist zu Ende: Der Käufer ist der Siemens-Konzern.
ZVEI sieht Bauelemente-Branche weiter wachsen
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
151 Einen leichten Aufwind hat der Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI) für den Bauelemente-Markt registriert. Der Verband bestätigt damit frühere Einschätzungen, würzt sie jetzt aber mit einer leichten Prise Optimismus.
Simultaneously set independent audio sample rates on stereo codec
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5/28/2005   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has launched a stereo audio codec that can operate the A/D converter and D/A converter at different sample rates simultaneously.
Athlon dual-core processor fits in 939-pin micro PGA packaging
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
AMD says its new Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor delivers the performance of a multi-core processor with the same 939-pin micro PGA type packaging as the single-core Athlon 64 CPU
Half-price instrumentation amplifiers deliver precision
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc.'s instrumentation amplifier is said to combine accuracy, low noise and low price for portable medical devices and low-voltage industrial and communications applications.
Chipbranche kann mit mehr Wachstum rechnen
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
Eine überraschende Verbesserung der weltweiten Wirtschaftslage und andere Faktoren haben das Halbleiter-Marktforschungsinsititut IC Insights dazu veranlasst, seine Erwartungen für den Chipmarkt in die Höhe zu schrauben. Statt um 2 Prozent zu schrumpfen, soll die Branche nun in diesem Jahr um 4 Prozent wachsen.
Low-voltage analog switch family targets portable systems
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today released a family of low on-resistance and low-level logic control analog switches designed for direct battery operation in portable applications.
Smart card IC partitions memory between code and data
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic has developed a smart card IC that allows users to divide 176-kilobytes of memory between code and data. The EMTCG176-3G is designed for Java subscriber identity module (SIM) cards, which are located in GSM phase 2+ phones.
Gartner ups semiconductor forecast for 2005
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Gartner Inc. has raised its IC forecast to $233 billion in 2005, up 5.9 percent from 2004.
Credence falls short of guidance, expects weak quarter
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor test solutions provider Credence Systems Corp. reported a net loss of $19.5 million, or 21 cents per share on sales of $101.9 million in the second fiscal 2005 quarter ended April 30, compared to a net loss of $36.3 million, or 41 cents per share on sales of $93.9 million the prior quarter.
Digi hops to acquire Rabbit Semiconductor
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Digi International Inc. said that it has acquired Rabbit Semiconductor Inc., formerly Z-World Inc., a manufacturer of microcontrollers, for $49 million in cash.
Avnet to help aerospace vendors procure end-of-life parts
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc., has announced it would make a suite of services available to customers seeking to procure obsolete or soon-to-be obsolete components.
Dual controller daisy-chains for multitracking
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3828 is a dual step-down switching controller with integrated tracking for sequencing multiple voltage rails, a phase-locked loop (PLL) for precision synchronization, and PolyPhase operation for reducing input capacitance and noise. The chip, which enables the design of compact multiple output power supplies in applications such as single-board computers, industrial equipment, automotive electronics and FPGA-based systems, can daisy chain to multiple LTC3828s or other DC/D
Embedded controllers simplify migration for cost-sensitive applications
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor says its two new ColdFire device families called the MCF520x and MCF521x ease the migration to 32-bit performance for applications that require low power consumption and flexible integration at an affordable price point.
DDR SDRAMs geared for mobile market feature new proprietary technology
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Micron Technology has launched a family of DDR SDRAM devices tailored specifically for the mobile market. Using a new technology called Endur-IC, the latest devices offer more aggressive power specifications than what the company has been able to provide.
Skyworks tabs ex-Amkor chief to head operations
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Skyworks Solutions Inc. has named Bruce Freyman, former president and chief operating officer of Amkor Technology Inc., as its vice president of worldwide operations.
Analyst bumps up Intel's forecast for Q2
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
An investment banking firm has raised its outlook for Intel Corp. due to strong demand in the desktop and notebook PC sector.
IC Insights raises chip forecast to positive ground
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
A surprising boost in the economy and other factors have prompted IC Insights Inc. to raise its worldwide semiconductor forecast from minus 2 percent to plus 4 percent in 2005.
Flow-control management ICs buffer data at 13.3-Gbits/s operating speeds
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology has launched its second family of Multi-Queue flow-control ICs that offers up to 10-Mbits of storage density and supports high-speed operations exceeding 10-Gbits/s using clock rates up to 166-MHz double data rate (DDR).
Analyst's Couch: 512-Mbit DDR2 costs fall below DDR
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
In a surprise development, manufacturing costs for 512-MBit Double Data Rate 2 (DDR) SDRAM have reached the crossover point with those of equivalent-density DDR, an event that will trigger a rapid increase in DDR2 production for the remainder of the year, iSuppli Corp. believes.
Digital potentiometers are simple to operate
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. introduced low-cost 64-tap, one-time-programmable digital potentiometers.
RF data transceiver delivers +16-dBm output power for low-power/long-range applications
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
Home automation, alarm and security, and automatic meter reading applications spanning 400 to 950 MHz get a boost from Atmel's improved RF wireless data transceiver.
Dual-output regulator simplifies notebook designs
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX8737 is a dual, high-power, linear-regulator controller that (with external n-channel MOSFETs) provides two independent low-voltage supplies for notebook computers, point-of-load regulators, and low-voltage bias supplies. The chip, working from a nominal 5 volts, delivers a highly regulated 0.5 to 2.5 volts at each output (no-load accuracy is ±5 mV), with the external MOSFETs faciliating a scaleable current design that provides good load regulation (±1 p
Clock extraction circuitry times high-speed communications test
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
A critical aspect of the receiver circuit decision process is ensuring that the "0-or-1" decision process occurs at an optimal time. Some form of clock signal must be provided to the decision circuit to time the decision process, writes Agilent's Greg Le Cheminant. But this signal must be highly synchronous with the incoming data stream. Just a small offset in frequency between the data rate and the receiver clock, he says, will degrade the BER. Greg's tutorial on clock-data recovery (CDR) in th
Quorum garners $15 million in new funding
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
Quorum Systems Inc., a developer of wireless chips for converged handsets, has garnered $15 million in a new round of funding.
Video converter renders dual images
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced what it claims is the first dual-channel video format converter for high-definition television that features two video conversion channels and a dual 3-D architecture.
ARM-based chip targets audio apps
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics says its PNX0106 chip will make it easy for OEMs to build hard disk drive based portable audio players with optimal battery life.
Firm ups IC forecast for '05 but drops '06 projection
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
A surge in average selling prices (ASPs) for ICs has prompted an investment banking firm to raise its overall semiconductor growth forecast from minus 0.5 percent to positive 7.1 percent in 2005.
Tiny log amp spans 1 MHz to 10 GHz
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
Designed to measure and control RF signals, Analog Devices' new log amp is optimized for accuracy, power, and size in order to target wireless infrastructure, broadband wireless and radar applications.
Quad wideband noise canceller accelerates interconnect speeds by up to 400%
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
The Nx2000 is a VLSI analog device that integrates eight of the company's channel emulator cores, each with fully adaptive phase, amplitude and frequency control. It can cancel eight network aggressors from four victim channels dynamically in under a square inch of board area. As a result, channel throughput is improved by up to 400%, according to the company.
2.4-GHz radio-on-chip integrates programmable mixed-signal array
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is sampling a low-cost flash programmable microcontroller with an integrated 2.4-GHz radio transceiver that contains a fully integrated direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) baseband.
LED controller puts on a light show
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor's new DA9026 controller is designed to program up to 18 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for running the "fun lights," light shows, and backlighting in cellular handsets, handheld games, and other portable devices. It incorporates on-chip memory to store up to 15 light-pattern sequences and can drive separate red, green and blue LEDs (i.e., six RGB LEDs) using precision current d/a converters (DACs). Programmable variables include pattern, repetition rate, intensity of each LED,
Encoder IC senses motion without contact
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems' analog magnetic rotary encoder IC for motion sensing applications promises reliability and longevity.
FTC alleges Rambus destroyed documents
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will reopen the record against Rambus Inc. and alleged that the company destroyed documents in an antitrust case.
Report: Apple explores use of Intel chips
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
In what would be a major shift in the computer world, Apple reportedly is talking with Intel about using its chips in its Macintosh line.
Single-chip RFIC targets next-generation WLANs
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Compliant with the WLAN 802.11n draft, the new chip supports Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna technology.
AMD Geode MPU provides desktop functionality on mobile, embedded devices
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s new Geode LX 800@0.9W processor supports the Microsoft Windows XP and XP Embedded operating systems, allowing users to leverage familiar business and consumer applications on low-power, fan-less portable products.
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