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RAID-on-Chip controller brings SAS storage to the masses
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7/9/2006   Post a comment
Product review—Vitesse has developed a pair of PCI Express-based SAS RAID-on-Chip controller ICs that are sharply lower in price than conventional devices. The VSC7250 and VSC7251employ RAID on Demand technology, which allows customers to use a single board design to meet various data protection requirements with a pay-as-you-need model that cuts development costs.
Matsushita's president seeks to double profits
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
New Matsushita president Fumio Ohtsubo made clear in his inauguration speech the Japan-based electronics giant expects to double operating profit margins to 10 percent by 2010.
Audio system LSIs sound MP3 file playback
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
ROHM's BU9432-C1 and BU9434-C2 audio system LSIs integrate an MP3 decoder, DAC, system controller, USB host controller, and 3-output power supply to facilitate playback of MP3 files contained in flash memory.
Spartan-3 issue could take weeks to resolve
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
A mold compound issue that forced programmable logic supplier Xilinx to issue a substantial recall of Spartan-3 FPGAs could take weeks to rectify, according to Satya Chillara, an analyst at American Technology Research.
Ultra-miniature packages house Bluetooth/ZigBee PAs
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
Need an ultra-small PA chip for that compact Bluetooth or ZigBee design you're crafting? If so, check out these PA ICs. They're housed in ultra-miniature 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.37-mm packages, yet deliver 100-mW of RF at 2.4-GHz.
Modest growth seen for consumer SoCs
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
Annual worldwide shipments of consumer electronic system-on-chips are expect to grow from 1.11 billion in 2005 to 1.77 billion in 2011, a compound annual growth rate of approximately 6.9 percent, according to a report from the The Diffusion Group (TDG).
TI's Li-Ion charger IC features thermal management
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
The bq24060 with integrated 1-A power FET and current sensor can withstand an input voltage of up to 26-V.
IGBT driver simplifies motor control
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Vishay's VO3150 is a 500-mA optocoupler power stage for driving IGBTs and MOSFETs in motor control inverter applications.
Berkeley researcher joins German solar institute
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Eicke Weber will return to Germany to lead the Fraunhofer institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg.
AudioCodes to acquire Netrake
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
Even as it completed its acquisition of San Diego-based NuEra Communications, AudioCodes Ltd. announced a $10 million offer for Netrake Corp., a developer of session border controllers and secure gateways.
AMD slashes 2Q sales outlook
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices lowered its sales target for the second quarter, saying it now expects second quarter sales to be approximately $1.215 billion, down roughly 9 percent from first quarter sales of $1.332 billion.
Analog front ends beat a speedy path to integration
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
Product recap - With high-quality front-end processing for data, communications, and imaging systems becoming more critical, designers are fast beating a path to secure analog front ends (AFEs) with higher speed and lower jitter for TV and home theatre applications, better signal conversion topologies for high-definition imaging, higher sensitivity for various wireless authentication systems, greater intersystem compatibility, and faster time-to-market.
Enuclia names former Intel exec as CFO
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
Video processing technology supplier Enuclia Semiconductor Inc., has named Chip Burczak, a former Intel and Cadence executive, as its chief financial officer.
India's Ammos to ramp up ASIC business
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
Ammos Software, a two-year old ASIC implementation services firm based here, will open a marketing office in Sacramento, Calif. this month and apply for additional funding in a few months.
Comment: Intel pump-primes WiMAX around the world
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
It should come as little surprise that Intel has pumped $600 million into Clearwire, one of the biggest and fastest growing operators of wireless broadband and a company dedicated to deploying WiMAX
InSilica garners $18 million in venture funding
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
ASIC and system-on-chip vendor InSilica Inc. garnered $18 million in its third round of funding.
Rowley first with evaluation kit for Luminary MCU
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Embedded tools specialist Rowley Associates has developed an evaluation kit for Luminary Micro’s recently introduced Stellaris microcontroller, based on ARM’s Cortex-M3.
National Semi downplays iPod flap
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Report: National Semi asks laid-off workers to return iPods
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National Semiconductor Corp. has asked 35 employees recently laid off at its Arlington, Texas plant to return video iPods the company only recently gave to all its employees, according to a report on the website of the Star-Telegram.
Latest Cyclone II offers 'fast on' capability
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera added a new member to its Cyclone II family of low-cost FPGAs.
Chinese ASIC design house acquires LSI Logic's DSP unit
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Fabless ASIC design company VeriSilicon Holdings has acquired the ZSP digital signal processor unit of LSI Logic for an undisclosed sum.
SEC, DoJ looking at Marvell's options practices
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California are investigating historical stock options practices at fabless chip maker Marvell Technology Group Ltd., according to a regulatory filing.
Rowley Associates offers Evaluation Kit for Luminary Micro's ARM-based MCU
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Luminary Micro and Rowley Associates launch CrossFire LM3S102 Evaluation Kit for Stellaris 32-bit Microcontrollers Based on ARM Cortex-M3.
Li-ion charger improves safety, efficiency
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' bq24060, a 1-amp, single-cell lithium-ion linear charger in the company's bqTINY family, has enhanced thermal foldback regulation and power management electronics to charge more safely and efficiently from a cradle or AC adapter.
CAN transceiver delivers 8-kV ESD protection for harsh environments
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of an automotive-qualified controller area network (CAN) transceiver with ESD protection of up to 8-kV. TI claims its latest transceiver offers up to twice the ESD protection of conventional parts, reducing the need for external protection components.
1.2Gb, SDRAM-DDR memory unit touts multichip plastic packaging
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Austin Semiconductor's new 1.2 Gbit, SDRAM-DDR memory family is produced on an organic laminate microsubstrate and then encapsulated using industry standard plastic materials.
IMEC outlines agenda for '06 research forum
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
European research organization IMEC aims to bridge the gap between system design and process technology at its annual ARRM research – business forum.
picoChip teams with Chinese group on WiMAX
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
picoChip has teamed with China GrenTech to develop complete WiMAX systems.
'Fast-on' feature makes FPGA suitable for automotive apps
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Altera's latest Cyclone II FPGA dubbed the EP2C15A is designed with a "fast-on" feature, shortening the power-on time of the device at start up, and enabling it to meet the 50-ms requirement for automotive applications.
NEC'sBluetooth/ZigBee PA combines high output, low power
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
NEC's UPG2314T5N GaAs HBT power amplifier IC delivers up to +20 dBm output power with current consumption of just 65mA.
Commentary: A Framework for European innovation
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
We wholeheartedly agree with calls that the incoming Finnish EU presidency focus on the way the Commission and member states administer and fund innovation and R&D and that the seventh Framework Programme is speedily approved and implemented.
EU presidency told to focus on innovation and R&D
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
One of the U.K.'s leading industry lobby groups, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), has called on the incoming Finnish Presidency of the European Union to step up efforts to boost innovation and research and development in Europe's economy.
EC opens online consultation on RFID
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7/4/2006   Post a comment
The European Commission has launched an online consultation process on what Europeans think about radio frequency identification devices (RFID) and how their use could boost the region’s competitiveness.
Stereo-with-power-management IC condenses portables
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7/3/2006   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor's first audio-with-power management IC, the DA9034, provides total support for smartphones, portable multimedia devices (PMP), PDAs, and personal navigators.
Fuel-gauge IC is cost-effective for single-cell lithiums
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7/3/2006   Post a comment
Dallas Semiconductor's DS2790, for single lithium-ion cells, has fuel-gauging algorithm and customization capabilities traditionally reserved for notebook products with 9-12 cell battery packs.
LTC's Li-Ion SMBus battery charger needs no microcontroller
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7/3/2006   Post a comment
The LTC4101 is capable of fast charging up to 4A with 0.8% voltage accuracy and 4% current accuracy.
TI, Broadcom open S.Korean front against Qualcomm
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7/3/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. and Broadcom Corp. have broadened their unfair trade practices allegations against Qualcomm Inc. and have lodged complaints with South Korea's Fair Trade Commission, alleging the San Diego , California-based maker of cellular phone modem chips had abused its dominant position in the market there.
Europe continues to lag in chip sales, says SIA
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7/3/2006   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductors in Europe are continuing to underperform other regions, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Qinetiq teams with Japanese group on GPS technology
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7/3/2006   Post a comment
Qinetiq has teamed with Japanese consumer electronics group C&N Inc. that will see the British company’s GPS technology incorporated into some of C&N’s portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, navigation devices, personal organisers, cameras and watches.
Dialog readies integrated SoC's for mobile apps processors
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7/3/2006   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor Plc has started sampling a tightly integrated power management and stereo audio IC for mobile applications processors.
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