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Transmeta expects Q2 to be cash-positive
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Transmeta Corp. said it would report positive cash flow for the second fiscal 2005 quarter ended June 30, bettering its May forecast of reducing negative cash flow to under $5 million.
Hot-swap chip includes active EMI filter
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Picor says its QPI-8 is the industry's first "System-in-a-Package" (SiP) device that integrates the total hot-swap function with an active EMI filter for AdvancedTCA applications. As a complete solution designed to greatly reduce overall product complexity, this device enables live insertion of plug-in cards as well as provide EMI noise suppression for a system's DC/DC converters.
Quelle est l’utilité « réelle » des FPGA ?
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Pour qui s’intéresse à l’impact global des FPGA sur l’industrie électronique, cette technologie peut être considérée comme une nouvelle méthode de mise en œuvre de logique numérique. Les FPGA sont alors un moyen plus performant, moins onéreux, plus rapide et configurable sur le terrain, de mise en œuvre de l’électronique numérique. A ce titre, ils s’inscriraient dans l’évolution incessante qui a conduit des puces discrètes de bas niveau aux PAL, puis aux FPGA que nous connaissons aujourd’hui. Si
TSMC, Kodak team on CMOS image sensors
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Semiconductor foundry company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and imaging products supplier Eastman Kodak Co. have signed a technology licensing agreement that enables the manufacture of a new generation of high-quality CMOS image sensor (CIS) devices.
PC-Übernahme macht Lenovo zur Chipsenke
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Die Übernahme von IBMs PC-Geschäft hievt die chinesische Lenovo Group in eine neue Gewichtsklasse: 2005 wird das Unternehmen in die Riege der zehn größten OEM-Halbleiter-Käufer aufsteigen.
PLL clock lowers EMI
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Alliance Semiconductor Corp. has announced a dual phase-locked loop clock synthesizer for PC peripheral devices, consumer electronics, and embedded controller systems that is said to lower electromagnetic interference.
Dual-input charger IC keeps very close tabs
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Touting high accuracy and advanced safety features, National Semiconductor's LM3658 is a dual-input USB/AC battery charger and power management IC designed to keep close watch on single-cell lithium-ion/polymer batteries.
ARM-7 based MCU is fully compliant to full-speed USB 2.0 standard
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Philips has launched its fully-compliant USB 2.0 full speed ARM7 microcontroller. The LPC214x series, based on the ARM7TDMI-S, incorporates 32 double-buffered endpoints with maximum packet size support and flexible direct memory access.
32-Bit CISC MCU packs peripherals for automotive apps
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Renesas has packed an enhanced two-channel local area network controller that's compatible with the controller area network (CAN) standard into its newly launched 32-bit 40MHz H8SX/1544F microcontroller. The MCU is being aimed at such applications as sophisticated meters and control functions as well as high-performance automotive instrument clusters including the speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temperature meter.
Wireless data transceivers optimized for battery life
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Designed specifically with power consumption and low bill of materials in mind, the ATA542x transceiver family from Atmel cuts power consumption by 20%
Bluetooth chip targets stereo headsets
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Broadcom has announced a Bluetooth chip that features enhanced data rate (EDR) capabilities, achieving rates up to 3 Mb/s for wireless headsets.
Reference design boosts green chargers
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San Jose, Calif.—Power Integrations' 3-watt charger reference design, the DI-84, consumes less than 30 mW of no-load power, which easily meets the requirements of the California Energy Commission, whose no-load standard is 0.5 watt. Typical applications for this design, which is free to the user and touted "best in class," include cell phones, cordless phones, PDAs, MP3 players and other battery-powered portable equipment.
Calendrier de recherche stratégique du mégaprojet européen Artemis
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
Artemis, mégaprojet européen sur les systèmes intégrés, a publié un calendrier de recherche stratégique, destiné à définir la progression de la recherche européenne sur les systèmes intégrés, la normalisation et la compatibilité connectée.
Chip maker pumps up the densities in new T1/J1/E1 line interface devices
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Integrated Device Technology Inc. has introduced a family of high-density line interface units (LIUs) that are available in 16-, 21- and 28-channels for tributary aggregation in multi-service provisioning platforms, optical multiplexers, edge routers and wireless transport systems.
Updated: Qualcomm says Broadcom suit has no merit
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7/7/2005   Post a comment
MANHASSET, N.Y. — Qualcomm Inc. fired back at Broadcom Corp.'s antitrust suit Wednesday (July 6), stating it has granted over 130 licenses to a broad range of companies and denying its licensing and marketing strategies are discriminatory or monopolistic.
Log Amp power detectors shrink to 1.0 square mm
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Jumping into the RF power detector market with both feet, National Semiconductor has released an impressive family of devices targeted at wireless handset markets.
Sync separator adapts to standards
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Intersil Corp. released a sync separator that extracts sync timing information from both standard and non-standard video inputs.
Toolset moves software code to FPGA hardware to quicken embedded system design
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Designers working with Xilinx Inc.'s Virtex-4 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) can create hardware-accelerated applications that can dramatically outperform applications running on traditional microprocessors with Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc.'s CoDeveloper C-to-hardware design tool.
ASIC vendor deepens leadership position with pair of 65-nm devices
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The Cu-65LP (low-power) products are IBM's first low-power ASICs and build on its differentiated and leading technical capabilities to provide best time-to-market and manage lowest risk and design execution. IBM's strategy is clear— it is focused on driving its high-end ASIC technology leadership into the low-end for consumer embedded devices.
L’Inde lance sa première exploitation de puces entièrement dédiées aux services
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
La tentative de l’Inde de développer son propre « écosystème » a été relancée avec l’ouverture de Semicon Park Pvt. Ltd.
Vitesse ouvre un centre de R&D à Hyderabad
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L’Américain Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. s’apprête à créer une filiale en Inde, baptisée Vitesse Semiconductor India Pvt. Ltd., afin de mener ses activités de recherche et développement de puces dans son centre de Hyderabad.
Des scientifiques néerlandais construisent un transistor supraconducteur à la nanoéchelle
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Des scientifiques du Kavli Institute of Nanoscience de Delft et de Philips Research ont développé des transistors supraconducteurs basés sur des fils d’arséniure d’indium semi-conducteurs à la nanoéchelle.
Une sonde atomique 3D adaptée à la recherche de puces grâce au laser
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Oxford NanoScience Ltd. affirme que sa sonde atomique tridimensionnelle 3DAP peut désormais être utilisée sur des structures au silicium, permettant ainsi aux fabricants de dispositifs de déterminer à la fois l’identité élémentaire et la position d’atomes distincts.
AMD obtient le droit d’examiner des documents tiers dans son conflit contre Intel
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. sort gagnant d’une autre escarmouche dans ce qui promet d’être une bataille juridique de longue haleine contre Intel. La société a eu gain de cause dans sa requête de faire signifier aux fabricants d’ordinateurs, détaillants, distributeurs et constructeurs de systèmes, des assignations ordonnant la conservation de documents. Cette démarche s’inscrit dans le cadre de sa plainte selon laquelle Intel aurait contraint ces sociétés à utiliser son processeur x86 plutôt que
DVD recorder chip offers simultaneous recording of two TV shows
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. has rolled out a single-chip media processor featuring dual-stream encoding capabilities for next-generation DVD recorders equipped with hard disk drives.
16-bit MCU boost performance for interrupt-intensive apps
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor's HCS12X family of 16-bit microcontrollers provides a performance upgrade of up to 40MHz for current HCS12 MCU users.
Firm demands changes at troubled Alliance
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
An investment banking firm has demanded swift and dramatic changes at troubled Alliance Semiconductor Corp. after it quietly accumulated 6.8 percent of the chip maker's stock.
DRAM-Schwäche drückt Chip-Umsatzzahlen
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Der weltweite Halbleiter-Umsatz ist nach Berechnungen der Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) im Mai zum zweiten Mal in Folge zurückgegangen. Der Dreimonatsdurchschnitt fiel auf 18,05 Milliarden US-Dollar. Das entspricht einem Rückgang um 0,5 Prozent gegenüber dem April.
Freescale setzt auf Breitband-Integration
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semicondutor setzt für die Zukunft auf Integration, Ultrabreitband - und einige wenige strategische Akquisitionen. Auf dem Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando präsentierte Franz Fink, der Chef von Freescales Wireless Group sein Konzept, wie dem er sich gegen gewichtige Wettbewerber wie Analog Devices, Intel, Renesas, STMicroelectronics oder Texas Instruments durchsetzen will.
Clock synthesizer maximizes design flexibility
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Texas Instruments Inc. introduced a clock synthesizer and jitter cleaner that is said to offer the lowest phase noise and jitter in its class.
16-bit converter fits in SSOP-16
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Linear Technology Corp.'s octal 16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter) with an I²C serial interface in a 16-pin SSOP package consumes the same board area as an SO-8.
Broadcom sues Qualcomm again for antitrust violations
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Communications semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. has filed an antitrust suit against wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc., further escalating the simmering legal dispute between the two communications giants.
Danaher rachète Leica pour 550 millions de dollars
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Le conglomérat Danaher Corp. vient de pénétrer plusieurs marchés, dont celui de l’équipement pour semi-conducteurs, en annonçant le rachat de la société allemande Leica Microsystems AG à LM Investments pour environ 450 millions d’euros.
AMD wins rights to see third-party documents in fight against Intel
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. won another skirmish in what promises to become another protracted war in the courts action against Intel. The company has won a motion to serve document preservation subpoenas against computer makers, retailers, distributors and small system builders almost immediately after filing the motion Friday July as part of its claim that Intel coerced such companies to use its x86 processors rather than AMD's.
Chipindustrie: Starkes zweites Halbjahr zu erwarten
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
Nach einem stagnierenden, zeitweilig sogar rückläufigen Wachstum im ersten Halbjahr soll sich die Halbleiterbranche nach Analystenmeinung in den kommenden sechs Monaten wieder erholen.
Chipindustrie: Starkes zweites Halbjahr zu erwarten
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Nach einem stagnierenden, zeitweilig sogar rückläufigen Wachstum im ersten Halbjahr soll sich die Halbleiterbranche nach Analystenmeinung in den kommenden sechs Monaten wieder erholen.
Chip sales fall in May amid DRAM slump
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7/2/2005   Post a comment
Showing its second consecutive monthly drop, the three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors hit $18.05 billion in May, a sequential decline of 0.5 percent from $18.14 billion in April.
Paul Jacobs takes helm at Qualcomm
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Qualcomm Inc. announced that Paul Jacobs and Steven Altman have officially assumed their roles as the company's chief executive and president, respectively.
Microsoft to pay $775 million to IBM to resolve antitrust issues
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
Microsoft and IBM have entered into an $850 million agreement to resolve longstanding antitrust issues between the two companies.
Two class action suits filed against Intel, according to report
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
Two owners of computers with Intel Corp. microprocessors have filed separate class action suits against the chip making giant in a U.S. District Court, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
High-current LED driver matches up with mobiles
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
The AS1101 from austriamicrosystems will drive two parallel-connected, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) of any color with up to 80 mA per LED for backlighting small displays. The device, featuring matched outputs, is also suited to lighting management for battery-powered audio devices such as MP3 and CD players, and mobile and cordless phones, PDAs, portable DVD players and consumer electronics that require high-efficiency backlighting.
Stronger second half tempered by uncertainty in some industry sectors
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
The electronics industry outlook for the second half of 2005 is a mixed bag of optimism in areas like semiconductor manufacturing, uncertainty in key industry sectors like displays and worries about the direction of the global economy.
Single-supply video driver eliminates external caps
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
A triple video driver from Intersil Corp. is said to run off a single 3.3-V supply, and it generates a negative voltage internally, removing the need for external coupling capacitors.
Dual LDO shrinks 30 percent for portable apps
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Micrel Inc. is offering a dual low dropout regulator in a miniature 2.5mm x 2.5mm MLFTM package.
Networking reference design offers TCP/IP connectivity on FPGA platform
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Altera Corp. has teamed up with InterNiche and MorethanIP to provide embedded designers with a networking reference design for its Nios II embedded processor.
90-nm process technology to boost density, performance of ASIC platform
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LSI Logic Corp. has plans to manufacture its next-generation RapidChip Platform ASIC families using G90, its 90-nanometer process technology.
Logic design simplified with new I/O methodology
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7/1/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. has introduced Core in I/O methodology, which provides flexible and optimized I/O placement in Platform ASIC and cell-based ASIC and SoC designs by allowing core logic to be placed in the I/O regions.
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