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Second-half preview: IC market wakes up
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
After flat-to-down growth in the first half of 2005, the semiconductor industry is projected to wake up from its lingering lull in the second part of this year.
Magnum completes acquisition of Cirrus' digital video line
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Magnum Semiconductor has completed its acquisition of Cirrus Logic's digital video product line assets.
Cirrus Logic closes sale of digital video product line assets
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
This looks like it could be a subject of column: Cirrus Logic has had quite a number of "false starts" over the years. Digital video may be one of them. Intersil did well to focus on analog and mixed-signal building blocks. Will the market be as kind to Cirrus. Stay tuned...
8-bit MCU targets IR remote control applications
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
ZiLOG is aggressively attacking the infrared remote control market for its 8-bit microcontroller line. Check out Marty Gold's review for details of the strategy and learn about several new devices for this market.
Digital amplifier board jams audiophile quality in a tiny package
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Flying Mole Electronics Corp.'s digital amplifier board features a built-in power supply and super compact size.
Upgraded switches yield improved performance and new package options
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. updated its legacy Hall-effect bipolar switches, unipolar switches and Hall-effect latches for improved performance and newer package options.
Baseband IC completes WiFi links
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Metalink has introduced the MtW8170 baseband device, which combines with the company's MtW8150 RFIC to provide a complete 802.11n WLAN chipset.
Low-profile memory modules come in 512-Mbyte and 1-Gbyte densities
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. has introduced very low-profile (VLP) memory modules in 512-Megabyte and 1-Gigabyte densities for rack-mounted blade server applications.
Low-cost CAN transceiver tailored for 12-V and 24-V systems
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor is sampling a controller area network (CAN) transceiver called the AMIS-4270 that acts as the interface between two physical CAN lines for 12- and 24-Volt systems.
16-bit expanders offer cost-effective approach to increasing I/O capabilities
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
To help designers save development time and cost, Microchip Technology Inc. has designed a pair of 16-bit I/O expanders to provide system I/O expansion through existing microcontroller serial ports.
Intel CEO's response to AMD: Company won't change business practices
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Two days after Advanced Micro Devices Inc. filed an antitrust suit against Intel Corp. accusing its archrival of unfair business practices, Intel president and chief executive Paul Otellini fired back, stating the company would not change its business practices and expects any court decision to be resolved in its favor.
NAND market hit by MP3 slowdown
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
The high-flying, NAND-based flash memory market has not collapsed, as expressed by one fabless chip maker. But the sector has finally experienced some tough and turbulent times, following a lull and disappointing demand for flash-based MP3 players in the consumer market.
12-bit digital temp sensor delivers ±1.0°C accuracy
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. unveiled a complete digital temperature monitoring IC, which includes an on-chip temperature sensor that comes in two performance grades.
Security features on MPEG decoder prevent piracy
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
To prevent the piracy of digital broadcasts on pay television, NEC Electronics America, Inc. rolled out a single-chip MPEG decoder with enhanced security features for digital set-top boxes (STBs).
Genesis Microchip, Meridian Audio ally on video processors
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Image processing chip supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. and audio/video products supplier Meridian Audio Ltd. have entered a strategic licensing agreement giving Meridian the right to promote Genesis' Faroudja technologies, products and brand on a global basis.
Freescale rejoint le projet européen NanoCMOS
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor vient de rejoindre l’ambitieux projet européen NanoCMOS, consacré à la recherche sur le nœud de fabrication logique CMOS 45 nanomètres.
White-LED driver touts innovative brightness control
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Micrel points to its MIC2297, a PWM boost regulator that's optimized for driving 10 white LEDs in series, for its innovative brightness control circuitry, which in addition to conserving power also helps to cut noise and EMI.
Money not driving lawsuit against Intel, claims AMD lawyer
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
The lawsuit filed Monday by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. alleging that Intel Corp. engaged in monopolistic activity is motivated by market share rather than financial goals, according to the lead attorney for AMD on the case.
Update: Intel, AMD primed to battle in antitrust suit
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has responded to rival microprocessor supplier Advanced Micro Device Inc.'s antitrust suit by defending its business practices, paving the way for a protracted court battle some industry observers feel could go AMD's way.
Single-chip, triple differential receiver reduces board space by more than half
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc.' AD8143 is a compact, single-chip solution that receives differential signals over a twisted pair cable. The triple differential receiver is primarily designed to receive RGB (red, green, blue) signals with resolutions up to 1600 X 1200; however, it can able be used to receive any other type of differential analog signal or high-speed data transmission.
LSI pushes RapidChip ASICs to 90 nm
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic announced plans for its long-expected 90-nm, 500-MHz structured ASIC family.
Micropower LDO withstands up to 100-V input
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. claims this high-voltage, micropower, low dropout regulator is capable of delivering 20-mA output current.
Mercury Computer to use IBM Cell technology for high-end apps
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. has announced it would partner with IBM to integrate the Cell microprocessor technology to build computer systems for data-intensive applications.
Toshiba nomme un DG pour le marché automobile européen
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) annonce la nomination de Peter Lieberwirth en tant que directeur général en charge du marché automobile. A ce poste, il sera responsable des activités commerciales de Toshiba sur le marché européen et supervisera les activités du service marketing circuits intégrés dédiés aux secteurs de la micro-informatique, de l’automobile et grand public.
Distributed amp targets military, fiber optic, and commercial applications
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Spanning 0.05 to 50 GHz, the XD1002 GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier from Mimix Broadband allows good gain control for a broad range of applications.
AMD antitrust suit alleges Intel used coercion
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
AMD has filed an antitrust suit against Intel alleging that its arch-rival has been operating an unlawful monopoly in the x86 microprocessor market and that it has been coercing computer makers, distributors, small system builders and retailers from dealing with AMD.
Un ancien cadre de Cypress nommé DG de Sipex
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Sipex Corp. a annoncé la nomination de Ralph Schmitt, ancien cadre de Cypress Semiconductor Inc., en tant que directeur général.
WTO reverses DRAM decision, rules against Hynix
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
The World Trade Organization (WTO) overturned a previous decision and ruled against Hynix Semiconductor Inc. In the decision, the trade organization upheld duties on DRAM imports from South Korea's Hynix.
IBM to comply with informal SEC investigation
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
IBM said it would voluntarily comply with a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into disclosures by IBM relating to first quarter earnings and expensing of equity compensation.
Former Cypress exec named Sipex CEO
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
Sipex Corp. named Ralph Schmitt, a former executive of Cypress Semiconductor Inc., as its new chief executive.
Under the Hood: Sendo X Smartphone promotes analog underground
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
The ever-present mobile phone continues to connect, entertain, organize, and occasionally annoy, but to be sure the technology never stands still, writes David Carey in this teardown report for Planet Analog. In the battle to deliver big things in small packages, Sendo of the UK has rolled out the Sendo X, which hides a wealth of unconventional features behind a very conventional phone appearance. Might be the name for a rock group, he jests: "Analog Underground."
1.5-V analog temp sensors tout industrial temp range
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today proclaimed the industry's first 1.5-V analog temperature sensors with user-selectable gains, which increase thermal management performance in low-voltage systems.
DRAM maker beefs up graphics memory portfolio
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6/26/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is sampling a graphics double data rate (GDDR) 3 DRAM that can deliver 2-gigabits per second (Gbits/s) speeds for applications requiring high-quality images and fast animation in PCs, workstations, and high-end game consoles.
Court sets schedule for Mosaid-Infineon patent fight
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court judge has issued an order detailing a schedule for Mosaid Technologies' patent litigation against Infineon Technologies.
Charger ICs for cameras and handhelds are package perfect
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Emphasizing the industry's smallest packages for circuits of their type, National Semiconductor says its two new battery-charger products, one a single-cell USB/AC charger and the other a charge control and protection circuit for embedded lithium-ion/polymer batteries, greatly ease integration into cellular phones, digital still cameras, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and handheld instrumentation. These devices, which require few external components, deliver up to 1.2 amps.
Motor platform spins simpler solutions
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics new family of monolithic motor drivers form the heart of an open, scalable solution for a wide range of motion control applications. The new powerSPIN platform includes devices suitable for driving DC motors, stepper motors and brushless DC motors, along with a comprehensive support package including evaluation boards, PC software and detailed application notes.
Enhanced host bridge supports dual-processor systems
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Tundra Semiconductor is concentrating its efforts on producing host bridges that support PowerPC processor-based designs. The company just released a derivative of its Tsi108 system controller that supports dual processors and offers better power management capabilities than its counterpart.
High-bandwidth 3-input video switch replaces discrete components
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's ultra low-power, high-bandwidth video switch was designed for switching three analog video signals, including RGB and YPbPr signals.
ZigBee modules optimized for long range and low cost
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
MaxStream has developed modules to speed development of ZigBee wireless networks.
PMC-Sierra cuts 63 more jobs despite meeting guidance
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Broadband communications semiconductor supplier PMC-Sierra Inc. has decided to eliminate 63 jobs in addition to the 26 positions eliminated earlier.
Micron posts loss due to severe ASP declines
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Hit by a severe decline in memory prices, Micron Technology Inc. missed Wall Street's estimates, by posting a loss on declining sales for the quarter.
White-LED driver pair eases series, parallel backlighting
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology's two new white LED drivers, the SiP12401 boost controller and SiP12501 boost converter, are optimized for backlighting small liquid crystal displays in cell phones and digital cameras. These drivers, one suited to series- connected LEDs and the other to parallel-connected LEDs, deliver up to 80 percent efficiency.
Audio processor adds software for audio/video apps
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is rolling out software libraries for its SCF5250 audio processor that will help enable new portable and automotive compressed audio and video solutions.
ATI reports loss amid graphics chip delays
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Amid delays with its new graphics chip, ATI Technologies Inc. reported a loss and slumping sales.
Fast 12-bit A/D converter samples up to 250 Msamples/s
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said it's raising the sampling-speed rate bar with a 12-bit, 250 Msamples/s A/D converter.
Sony's new CEO plans to rejuvenate company
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Howard Stringer made no bones about his first assignment as new chief executive of Sony Corp. in a shareholders meeting.
Open-Silicon names Robert Gargus CFO
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC company Open-Silicon has named industry veteran Robert Gargus chief financial officer.
Sipex Corp. faces Nasdaq delisting
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Sipex Corp. will be delisted from the Nasdaq exchange effective June 23, according to a letter from the Nasdaq Listings Qualification Panel.
Jack Kilby, l’inventeur du circuit intégré, décède à 81 ans
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
Jack St. Clair Kilby, ingénieur retraité de Texas Instruments et inventeur du circuit intégré, est décédé des suites d’un cancer.
Des chercheurs japonais façonnent un nouveau semi-conducteur à base de diamant
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
Des chercheurs de l’Institut national japonais des Sciences et des technologies industrielles avancées (AIST) ont utilisé un procédé de déposition en phase vapeur pour synthétiser un substrat semi-conducteur à base de diamant de type n orienté dans le plan 001. L’équipe a, en outre, produit une émission ultraviolette dans un matériau à partir d’une jonction p-n électroluminescente.
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