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TI tools simplify DaVinci development
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Trying to push its DaVinci video platform into yet more applications, Texas Instruments has develop and will make available in the third quarter of this year an enhanced software development kit based on the DSP-enabled technology.
Fairchild Semi adds Brazilian design center
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Fairchild Semiconductor has opened a design center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the company's ninth such facility worldwide.
IR to sell up to $750 million worth of convertible notes
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International Rectifier has commenced a private offering to sell up to $750 million aggregate principal amount of convertible subordinated notes due 2013.
AMD to market Transmeta's Efficeon in emerging markets
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Advanced Micro Devices and Transmeta entered into an exclusive agreement under which AMD will market and provide the specialized version of Transmeta's Efficeon microprocessor in emerging markets.
Micron, Lexar finalize merger amendment
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Micron Technology and Lexar Media have executed an amendment to their merger agreement following unanimous approval by each company's board of directors.
Firms claim first IEEE 1588 protocol solution for FPGAs
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Programmable logic supplier Altera has partnered with a German design and intellectual property provider to make available what they say is the industry's first triple-speed Ethernet medium access control IP core supporting the IEEE 1588 standard.
ESD-protected Darlington RF gain blocks eschew matching networks
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Six Darlington-configured RF amplifier ICs are slated for use in satellite receivers and ISM band applications. These 3.3-V devices need no impedance matching networks; simple coupling caps are all you need.
Altera FPGAs embed IEEE 1588-compatible Ethernet MAC IP core
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Altera and MorethanIP have teamed up to offer what they claim is the first triple-speed Ethernet medium access control (MAC) IP core supporting the IEEE 1588 standard for precision clock synchronization.
ON Semi's differential clock ICs target high performance applications
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The ICs are fully differential and are part of the company's ECLinPS MAX family of clock and data management solutions.
Micron touts Managed NAND flash pack for mobile handsets
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The newest offering in Micron Technology’s embedded product line is its Managed NAND flash unit for feature-rich mobile handsets and other portable devices. Combining the company’s NAND flash memory with a high-speed multimedia card (MMC) controller in a package is said to streamline a manufacturer's mobile design process and simplify NAND flash procurement logistics.
India's Patni buys U.S. design house ZaiQ
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India’s Patni Computer Systems has acquired U.S.-based ASIC IP and verification provider ZaiQ Technologies to bolster its engineering services lineup.
8, 10-bit ADCs tout new power/bandwidth benchmark
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Kenet's KAD2710 8- and 10-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) tout a new benchmark - sampling rates of up to 275 million samples per second (MSPS) and a power savings of more than 45 percent over competing products.
Interface controller supports wide range of TFT-LCD panels
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Here's news of a fully buffered multi-sync interface controller that provides analog and digital connections for a wide range of TFT-LCD panels with up to WUXGA resolution.
Infineon readies single chip ICs for VoIP, home gateways
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Infineon Technologies AG has started sampling a single-chip VoIP (Voice-over-IP) engine with integrated codec and analog telephony interface.
Philips' Nexperia to power Cyberhome's PMPs
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Philips Electronics has won a significant order for the latest version of its Nexperia mobile multimedia processor, which is set to power portable media players being launched at this week’s Computex trade fair in Taipei, Taiwan by Cyberhome.
Artimi shifts ultrawideband sales effort to Asia
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Cambridge, England based Ultrawideband chip specialist Artimi has moved its worldwide sales headquarters to Taipei, Taiwan, believing that Asia will be a key market for its single chip devices targeting Certified Wireless USB and Bluetooth applications.
Dialog Semi, E Ink link for display drivers
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Mixed signal IC specialist Dialog Semiconductor plc and E Ink Corp. have joined forces to develop drivers for paper thin displays.
Neah migrating fuel cell process to 200-mm
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Micro fuel-cell developer Neah Power Systems announced plans to expand the research and development of its patented porous silicon-based direct methanol fuel cell to include 200-mm wafers. The company's current process primarily uses 100-mm wafers.
Renesas, Powerchip broaden relationship on flash memory
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Renesas Technology and Powerchip Semiconductor have signed a manufacturing agreement and a technology and sales licensing agreement pertaining to Renesas' 4-gigabit AG-AND flash memory devices.
Micron ups the ante in Lexar bid
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Semiconductor memory supplier Micron Technology has upped the ante in its bid to acquire flash-memory card supplier Lexar Media, saying it would offer more shares of its common stock to buy the company.
On Semi's MOSFETS deliver enhanced performance in a thermally-enhanced package
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The first six uCool devices deliver up to a 190 percent improvement in steady state power rating over the industry standard SC-88 package.
Court rules against IXYS subsidiary in contract suit
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Semiconductor supplier IXYS Corp. announced that the Superior Court of Norfolk County in Massachusetts has awarded wireless tracking system provider LoJack Corp. damages amounting to $36.7 million, in its breach of contract suit against Clare Inc., a subsidiary of IXYS.
9-ULDO chip customizes power management for cell phones
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Semtech Corp.'s SC905 family of power management ICs features nine ultralow dropout (ULDO) regulators that (individually) source from 80 to 300 mA for cell phone applications.
Cap-free headphone amps improve fidelity, save space
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National's headphone amps eliminate the output coupling capacitor to improve fidelity, save space.
Fuel gauge's suspend mode extends battery life
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Dallas Semiconductor's DS2756 battery fuel gauge for wireless devices includes a power-saving 'suspend' mode that allows the chip to optimize its own current drain while other devices in the host enter low-power inactive states.
Dual SPST analog switches tout low voltage and low on-resistance
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Vishay's DG2731, DG2732, and DG2733 dual single-pole/double-throw (SPDT) monolithic CMOS analog switches combine low-voltage operation with low on-resistance ratings in a small package size for signal-routing applications in portable and battery-powered end products.
M-Systems to probe stock practices, cancels offering
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6/1/2006   Post a comment
Israel-based flash memory supplier M-Systems announced Thursday (June 1) it would launch an internal investigation into prior stock option grants and postponed a stock offering announced only a day earlier.
April chip sales up year-to-year, flat sequentially
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Global semiconductor sales were up 8.1 percent year-to-year in April, but down nominally from March, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Report: Deloitte knew of Micrel stock options deal
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Mixed-signal chip supplier Micrel Inc. alleges in a lawsuit that Deloitte & Touche LLP, its former auditor, signed off on stock options that were granted in a similar way to the stock options practices now under investigation, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Vitesse sued by shareholders
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Shareholders of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. have filed suit against the company, alleging the company misstated its finances, including the dating of executive stock option grants.
2-kbit EEPROM RFID chips build long-range asset-tracking circuits
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Here's news of a pair of 2-kbit EEPROM-equipped long-range RFID chips that are are compliant with ISO/IEC 15693 and ISO/IEC 18000-3 Mode 1 RFID standards for tracking applications.
Tundra acquires Silicon Logic Engineering
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Tundra Semiconductor Corp. has acquired Silicon Logic Engineering Inc. in a $14 million deal that combines $10 million cash with $4 million common shares of Tundra stock.
eSilicon adds Inapac's SiP line to portfolio
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Expanding its product portfolio, fabless ASIC specialist eSilicon has added Inapac Technology's design-for-test intellectual property to its technology portfolio.
Europe to crack down on chip tax fraud
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The European Commission has laid out plans to combat a specific tax fraud that it says is costing hundreds of billions of Euros a year and is having a major impact on many industries, especially those susceptible to the fraud, such as semiconductors and mobile phones.
Micron, Hynix e-mails indicate price fixing
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6/1/2006   Post a comment
The global price-fixing conspiracy among memory suppliers took another twist when several online reports said Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. exchanged e-mails that suggest the companies colluded to fix memory chip prices in an effort to hurt Rambus Inc.
Evaluation and development system supports Ramtron’s FRAM-enhanced 8051 MCU
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Ramtron has begun offering its VersaKit-30xx, a complete and comprehensive evaluation platform that supports its new VRS51L3074, Versa 8051 MCU.
Motor control platform for front-loading washers saves energy
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Product Review - International Rectifier's IRMCS3041 motor controller platform, a 400-watt energy-saving reference design, extends the company's iMOTION family of products to front-loading washing machine applications.
1394b chipset doubles data speed between PCs and peripherals
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The speed at which information can be moved between PCs and 1394b peripherals, such as high-performance external hard disk drives, can be doubled using the latest chipset from Agere Systems.
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