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Reference design powers 45-W LCDs
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8/19/2003   Post a comment
Counterfeit parts nettle buyers
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Though bound by the privileges of World Trade Organization (WTO) membership to police its industries, China's efforts to stamp out IP theft and trafficking in counterfeit electronic components appear to be gaining little ground, according to industry observers. And more than one US company has gotten stung. EBN's Laurie Sullivan has this report.
Tezzaron rolls out 'PSiRAM' memory technology
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Tezzaron Semiconductor Inc. today (Aug. 18) announced a new and advanced pseudo-static memory technology, built around a 90-nm process technology.
Chip designers move back from bleeding edge
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
The Hot Chips conference has long been the showcase for processors that hit blistering speeds by way of advanced architecture, bleeding-edge processes and full-custom design. But new approaches are emerging based on unconventional semi-custom design methodologies that wring the same kind of speed from familiar architectures and ordinary processes. EE Times' Ron Wilson is on the scene.
IBM Micro to cut 600 fab workers
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ARC's IPShield software package addresses security concerns
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
ARC International has released a middleware software package and added extensions to its ARCtangent processor core that will allow designers to embed IP secure (IPsec) and Internet key exchange (IKE) capabilities to their communication chip designs.
Chip designers move back from bleeding edge
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
The Hot Chips conference, which opens at Stanford University Monday (Aug. 18), has long been the showcase for processors that hit blistering speeds by way of advanced architecture, bleeding-edge processes and full-custom design.
IC market to likely grow 9% in '03, says iSuppli
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
There are three possible scenarios for the semiconductor industry in 2003, which ranges from 8 percent to 12 percent growth this year over 2002, according to a new report from iSuppli Corp. here today (Aug. 18, 2003).
ATI steals the show from Nvidia for Xbox 2
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Nvidia Corp. confirmed last week that it will not supply the graphics processor for the next-generation Microsoft Xbox, which instead will feature a graphics engine designed by Nvidia rival ATI Technologies Inc. Microsoft Corp., though declining to comment on its relationship with Nvidia, issued a statement last week that ATI, Markham, Ontario, would provide custom graphics technology for use in systems and services powering the Xbox 2.
For Korea, flash is the new DRAM
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., riding the crest of surging NAND flash memory demand, expects to double its NAND revenue this year from $1.1 billion in 2002. Already claiming to be the world's largest NAND supplier in terms of units and revenue, Samsung also hopes to increase its global market share.
Anadigm slashes price of FPAAs to below $5
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Anadigm Inc. is dropping the entry price for its programmable analog chips below $5 to be more competitive with the discrete devices that they are designed to replace.
Supreme Court urged to hear Rambus case
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
A groundswell of support emerged last week for Infineon Technologies A.G. in its last-ditch legal maneuver vs. Rambus Inc., though privately backers said the chances are slim that it will have any impact.
One-on-one: Samsung's chip czar foresees tightening of DRAM supplies
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Yoon Woo Lee, head of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s semiconductor group, is predicting a steady tightening of DRAM supplies for the rest of 2003. After competing for the last three years in a buyers' market, lean inventories and customer allocation will be the order of business, although Lee said conditions for the next several quarters will not result in any abrupt changes in supply or prices.
China's potential guides Infineon market strategy
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
After years of sitting on the dragon's tail in Hong Kong, Infineon Technologies A.G. in September will move its China headquarters from the former British territory to Shanghai.
Sunplus engineers Silicon Image's commodity push
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Taiwan consumer electronics IC designer Sunplus Technology is forging a closer relationship with Silicon Image Inc., agreeing to co-develop future multimedia ICs and help tweak the Sunnyvale, Calif., company's current chips into lower-cost versions that can compete in commodity markets.
AMD-Fujitsu venture inks $100 million used equipment deal
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GE Global Electronic Solutions (GES), a provider of used and refurbished semiconductor equipment, today (August 18, 2003) announced it has sourced and structured a $100 million equipment finance deal for a new subsidiary between Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Fujitsu Ltd.
Motor driver IC works for large inductive loads
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Allegro Micro-Systems Inc.'s half-bridge pre-driver IC, the A3946, is designed to drive brush dc motors, three-phase brushless dc motors, switched-reluctance motors and other large inductive loads.
MCU family targets electronic energy metering
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8/13/2003   Post a comment
TI has combined a low-power flash MCU with an integrated analog front-end on a single-chip, said to reduce total system chip count by 80%.
Cypress single-chip radio undercuts Bluetooth, ZigBee
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8/11/2003   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. expects a single-chip 2.4-GHz radio it's announcing to leapfrog a batch of existing wireless technologies for such low-cost applications as keyboards, game pads, mice and remote controls.
National ushers Geode MPU line into AMD's stable
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8/11/2003   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. last week signed a letter of intent to purchase the Geode product line from National Semiconductor Corp., a move that will put the family of thin-client X86 processors and support silicon into the hands of a company that is better suited to exploit its strengths, according to analysts.
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