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Conexant sells home networking line to CopperGate
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CopperGate Communications Inc. has acquired the HomePlug AV business from Conexant.
CMOS motor drivers provide high integration
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Designed to drive low-voltage brushless DC motors in applications that require rotor speed control and fast rotor start-stop cycles, Allegro's pair of full-bridge motor drivers employs a high density CMOS process that allows a Hall element, H-bridge output driver and PWM speed control logic to reside in one device.
Wafer shipments steady in first quarter '08
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Shipments of silicon wafers worldwide declined by 1 percent during the first quarter of 2008 compared to the last quarter of 2007 according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).
Southeastern Europe buoyant for Intel
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Intel is seeing robust business for its processors and components in Southeastern Europe, with Romania the strongest market.
Vimicro launches video processor for laptop cameras
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Vimicro International's Web camera processor targeting laptop embedded applications provides lower power consumption to help extend the life of the system's battery and reduce the camera module's heat.
LSI expands StarPro processor line
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Aimed at high-quality voice and video media gateway applications, this pair of StarPro media processors from LSI offers low power consumption per voice channel.
Class-D audio amps boost volume, output power for portables
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5/6/2008   Post a comment
The TPA2014D1 Class-D audio amplifier with integrated boost converter from Texas Instruments provides a 1.5-W constant output power to enhance speaker audio performance in portable applications.
Triac drive optocouplers deliver best-in-class noise immunity
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Fairchild Semiconductor's random-phase, snubberless triac drive optocouplers provide an easier way to design motor control, power switch and lighting control applications.
ON Semi enters frequency control market with PLL-based clock modules
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ON Semiconductor has expanded its high-performance clock and data management portfolio with the introduction of nine PureEdge PLL-based clock modules for crystal oscillator (XO) replacement.
ASIC specialist eSilicon expands strategy, seeks acquisitions
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After hitting a few speed bumps along the road, fabless ASIC vendor eSilicon Corp. appears to have regained its momentum and has expanded its strategy.
Slow start in '08 for European component distribution
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European components distribution made a poor start to 2008, with a 7.9 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, and the Euro to the dollar exchange rate having a major impact on the figures.
Did Apple invest in P.A. Semi prior to acquisition?
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5/6/2008   1 comment
Word on the street is that there is still a little more light to be shed on the saga of P.A. Semi and Apple.
Darnell forecasts strong advance for LED lighting
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Report analyzes 53 LED driver IC applications to project the growth path for solid-state lighting out to 2013
Multi-threaded processor accelerates packet-oriented applications
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RMI Corp. has released a 1-GHz dual-core multi-threaded device that accelerates packet-oriented and control plane applications, as well as a development board and software development kit for the Small Medium Enterprise (SMB) market.
Innovative Integration rolls SBC-ComEx DSP board
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Innovation announces a single-board PC geared for high-end signal processing applications
Mercury unveils ultra-compact rugged 100 GFLOP computer
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Mercury Computer Systems unveils ultra-compact computer aimed at high-performance signal processing in rugged environments.
Conduction-cooled XMC module supports 10GbE
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The V1120 is the industry's first conduction-cooled XMC product for 10GbE connectivity and packet processing.
Ultra-thin autofocus flash LED provides narrow radiation pattern
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Avago claims the thinnest autofocus flash LED with the introduction of the ASMT-FJ30 for use in ultra-slim digital still cameras and camera phones.
Microchip releases MPLAB starter kit for serial memory products
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Microchip Technology releases the MPLAB Starter Kit for serial memory products, which operates with the MPLAB IDE for faster debugging and system integration.
Altera's Stratix III FPGAs support SGMII on LVDS I/Os
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Stratix III FPGAs from Altera provide a seamless interface to triple-speed Ethernet physical layer devices.
Serial EEPROMs support any data rate from 10 to 100 kHz
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Microchip claims its UNI/O memory devices with a new single I/O bus interface are the first single I/O EEPROMs to support any data rate from 10 to 100 kHz, and the only 1-16 Kbit EEPROMs available in a 3-pin SOT-23 package.
ARC : Audio-video subsystem is Sonic Focus-ready
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ARC International's media 401V subsystem (AM 401V) is the first member in a new family of programmable audio/video subsystems that are Sonic Focus-ready.
Maxim : FPGA protection prevents unauthorized cloning
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Maxim's 1-Wire secure memory devices offer designers a robust FPGA security solution for under $1.00.
Qimonda to enter photovoltaics business
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Ailing DRAM manufacturer Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) is entering the solar cell business. In a joint venture with solar system integrator Centrosolar group (Munich, Germany), the company plans to build a new fab in Portugal.
EDA startup tackles design for reliability
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Startup Micrologic Design Automation Inc. (Haifa, Israel) has released what is claims is the first nanometer range EDA tool that interactively eliminates reliability issues during the early stage of the physical design.
Light-to-digital sensor ICs extend battery life
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Intersil's ISL29010 and ISL29013 light sensors feature gain selection, near-human eye spectral response for IR radiation rejection, low supply current and I²C interface.
NXP mulls IP licensing for its Mifare platform
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5/2/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors is looking seriously at licensing to other semiconductor companies its Mifare contactless chip card platform technology for use in SIM cards and NFC applications such as ticketing, payment and access management.
French group readies NFC-enabled speakers
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French consumer electronics manufacturer Parrott (Paris) is readying a range of speakers that will incorporate Near Field Communications tags supplied by Innovision Research and Technology plc (Cirencester, England).
D/A converter guarantees 16-bit linearity
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5/2/2008   Post a comment
Linear's LTC2755-16 is a D/A converter with six software-programmable output ranges that guarantees 16-bit linearity over the industrial temperature range without any adjustment.
Micron extends automotive memory temperature range
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Micron Technology is extending its line of automotive memory products to reach an extended temperature range of -40° to +105°C, critical for keeping the memory operating under extreme heat conditions.
Simtek launches 8-Mbit nvSRAM product line
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5/2/2008   Post a comment
Simtek continues to push nvSRAM densities higher with an 8-Mbit family of nvSRAM products.
DRAM rankings: Samsung seeks to bury competitors
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5/2/2008   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. clung to its DRAM market lead in the first quarter, according to market researcher iSuppli, cranking up production as competitors retreated in response to weak market conditions and a U.S. economic recession.
Passive switches handle DisplayPort and PCIe 2.0 data rates
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5/1/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the ultra-high-speed MAX4928A and MAX4928B passive switches for routing DisplayPort and PCI Express (PCIe) signals.
RF transceiver module delivers small size, long range
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Intuicom, Inc. has introduced an ultra-small spread spectrum OEM RF transceiver module that features a data communications range of up to 60 miles and up to a 1.2 Mbits/s data rate.
Graphics market soft in first quarter
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5/1/2008   Post a comment
Sales of computer graphics chips had a slightly lower than usual seasonal downturn, leading one analyst to issue a cautious market projection for the next few quarters for the sector that can be a bellwether for computer sales and a key indicator of electronics sales overall.
16-bit, 105-Msps serial output A/D converter conserves FPGA I/O pins
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With a high speed 2-wire serial interface, the LTC2274 from Linear reduces the number of data I/O lines required between a 16-bit A/D converter and the FPGA from 16 CMOS or 32 LVDS parallel data lines to a single, self-clocking, differential pair communicating at 2.1-Gbit/s, freeing up valuable FPGA pins.
Bluetooth in-car design takes less than six-weeks to integrate
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CSR launched RoadTunes, a feature rich, fully interoperable Bluetooth hands-free package for Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) and in-car systems.
Low-cost, versatile Class D amplifiers line debuts
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9736A/B, a family of versatile single-supply, filterless Class D speaker amplifiers, which provide high-performance, thermally efficient amplifier solutions at the lowest solution cost.
CSR takes huge charge on Ubinetics acquisition
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Shares in wireless chip specialist CSR plc (Cambridge, England) plunged by as much as 25 percent in early trading as the company announced it had taken a charge of $52.9 million for the acquisition in 2005 of Ubinetics. The compnay also saw a fall off in demand for its chips, mainly Bluetooth parts, from makers of mobile phone makers and other consumer electronics devices, notably headsets.
Fujitsu claims advance in "soft error" elimination
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5/1/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) are claiming a major advance on improving the reliability of semiconductors with a technique for quick and accurate measurement of the "soft errors" that could be caused to a chip by the effect of neutrons from some cosmic rays.
Broadcom expands networking portfolio
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Broadcom has expanded its network switching portfolio for businesses deploying 802.11n Wi-Fi networks with an end-to-end solution that combines its Intensi-fi silicon with its FASTPATH networking software to deliver features that IT managers require across their wireless networks.
Europe continues to disappoint in chip sales growth
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Sales of semiconductors in Europe during March were $3.4 billion, up 2.1 percent over the previous month and an increase of just 0.5 percent on the $3.4 billion achieved in the same period last year. The growth rates are the slowest of the four regions tracked by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Chip sales up 3.8% in Q1 compared to Q107
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Global sales of semiconductors during the first quarter of 2008 came in at $63.4 billion, up 3.8 percent on the same period last year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
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