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Philips Semiconductors to become NXP
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
With an ownership change from Royal Philips Electronics to a consortium of private equity investment companies, Philips Semiconductors will become NXP. Semiconductors, or NXP.
Mosaid adds to complaint against DRAM vendors
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Mosaid has added claims of infringement of two additional to an existing complaint against Micron Technology, Powerchip Semiconductor and ProMOS Technologies.
IRS appeals decision on Xilinx price transfer taxes
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has filed an appeal in federal court, seeking the overturn of a 2005 U.S. Tax Court decision in favor of leading programmable logic vendor Xilinx, according to a regulatory filing.
Dc/dc module market declining, says report
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Once a bright spot in the long-troubled merchant power supply market, the dc-dc converter module sector is now projected to grow significantly less than anticipated just 12 months ago, according to market research firm Darnell Group.
Startup heads for the Silver Screen with HD encoder
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor startup MnD Semiconductors has developed a chip architecture that can be easily scaled from low cost, high definition, video decoders to high performance, real time, multi-channel, video encoders and transcoders.
3.3-V RS-485 transceivers consume up to 70% less board space
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced its most rugged RS-485/RS-422 transceiver family yet. The ISL317XE is the first Intersil RS-485 devices to have an IEC61000 ESD rating, providing what it says is the highest ESD standard in the industry. The 3.3-V devices also support a data transmission rate of 20-Mbits/s and are housed in a tiny MSOP (mini small-outline package), consuming 50 to 70% less board space than conventional parts.
Digital power chips work their way into the loop
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Product recap - Digital power is advancing on a broad front, even as IC makers struggle to balance its purpose and scope against marketing hype to take a still ill-defined area "to the next level."
Spansion hires former LG exec to head Korean operation
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Flash memory supplier Spansion Inc. has appointed Steve Kwon as vice president of its Spansion Korea operation.
GE allies with Nichia on LEDs
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
General Electric Company (GE) and Nichia Corp. have formed a strategic alliance to support GELcore LLC, a Cleveland-based LED joint venture between GE and Emcore Corp.
Omron to acquire NHK's optical components group
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Omron Corp. has reached a preliminary agreement with NHK Spring Co. Ltd. to acquire NHK Spring's FTTH(1) optical coupler business.
Rugged RS-485/RS-422 transceivers provide ±15-kV ESD protection
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Targeted at the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive markets, Linear's rugged RS-485/RS-422 low-power transceivers are capable of operating up to 20-Mbits/s or 250-kbits/s for low EMI while at the same time provide ESD protection up to ±15-kV.
Frontier upgrades DAB receiver chip
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Frontier Silicon has started sampling a second generation version of its Chorus programmable DAB baseband receiver.
Real time clocks boost security, tamper detection
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8/31/2006   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL1219/21 real time clocks with improved tamper detection are suited for time stamping single events such as the moment a warranty is voided by the removal of a cover, or recurring events such as the opening and closing of a security door.
PMC-Sierra to shutter Canadian site, cut 40 jobs
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Chip maker PMC-Sierra plans to close its development site in Ottawa, Canada, eliminating 30 to 40 mostly R&D jobs.
PowerDsine joins Ethernet Alliance
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
PowerDsine Ltd., a supplier of Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group focused on supporting the advancement of existing and emerging Ethernet technologies.
Itox motherboard packs Intel dual-core processors
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Itox has added the G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX motherboard with the Intel dual-core processors into its long-life product line.
July chip sales rose 10% year-to-year, analyst predicts
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Buoyed by the strength of the world economy, the three-month average of global chip sales rose to $20.1 billion in July from $19.6 billion in June, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst with Terra Securities ASA.
SiGe Semiconductor raises $19.5 million
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
The investment will fund new product development and the growth of operations in support of the company's expanding global customer base.
Sanyo to delist from Nasdaq, says report
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. said it plans to delist its shares from the U.S. Nasdaq market due to scarce trading, according to a Reuters report.
LSI Logic, Micronas team on ATSC reference design
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. and Micronas have announced the availability of a qualified reference design that provides all of the functions for a high-quality, feature-rich, flat-panel integrated digital TV (IDTV).
Reference design provides functionality for flat-panel digital TV
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
LSI Logic and Micronas offer reference design that provides all of the functionality required for a high-quality, feature-rich, flat-panel integrated digital TV.
Flash chip touts low-voltage operation for automotive apps
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Offering high-speed memory access over a wide operating temperature range, STMicroelectronics' newest 32-Mbit flash memory chip is targeted specifically at powertrain and transmission-control modules in automotive applications.
'Earth-friendly' Xilinx FPGAs are on-board the 'Earthrace' powerboat
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Powered by renewable fuel, the earth-friendly Earthrace vessel sets out to beat the world record for circumnavigating the globe.
Dual-triple-quad sequencer/supervisors ease design-in
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Offering maximum design flexibility, Maxim's MAX16025/16026/16041 dual voltage monitor/supervisors, the MAX16027/16028/16042 triple devices, and the MAX16029/16030/16043 quad devices for power-sequencing applications offer fixed and adjustable threshold-setting through logic inputs, and sequence timing via small external capacitors.
DRAMeXchange: DRAM prices jump, NAND stops slide
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Spot prices for DDR2 DRAM memory chips surged last week, according to a report issued by DRAMeXchange, which expects the upward pricing trend to continue through next month.
AMIS appoints Maxim exec president and COO
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor Inc. has appointed Dr. Ted Tewksbury president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 4.
Fujitsu rolls macros for ASIC design
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics America introduced a trio of new macros for custom ASIC designs.
Micron develops 16-Gb memory module
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. has introduced a 16-Gbyte memory module for servers the company claims is the densest available.
American Semi develops commercial-grade HTS coil
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
American Superconductor Corp. reported it has achieved levels of magnetic, electrical, thermal and mechanical performance required for commercial electromagnetic coils utilizing its proprietary second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire.
Multi-port SDRAM memory controller IP core targets streaming video
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Targeting streaming video applications, Microtronix's multi-port SDRAM memory controller IP core supports up to 1024 x 768 (true colour) 32-bit display resolution.
Wi-Fi Alliance breaks ranks on 802.11n testing
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Broadcom has welcomed the decision taken by the Wi-Fi Alliance to speed up the testing process for 802.11n specification equipment despite the fact that the high data-rate wireless technology is still undergoing standardization within the IEEE.
Samsung to produce DRAMs using 80-nm process
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun mass producing 1-gigabit DDR DRAMs using 80-nm process technology.
Motorola to develop mobile WiMax chipsets
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. has announced a strategic initiative to develop mobile WiMax chipsets for the company's next-generation WiMax devices.
16-GByte memory module targets server apps
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Micron Technology, Inc. has launched what's claimed to be the densest server module, a 16-Gigabyte device that enables users to access mission-critical data more quickly and efficiently.
Qimonda, Winbond extend foundry partnership
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Qimonda AG, the DRAM spin-off of Germany's Infineon Technologies AG, and Taiwanese foundry Winbond, have extended their their DRAM manufacturing partnership.
Former Intel exec takes COO role at ClearSpeed
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
High performance processor specialist ClearSpeed Technology has appointed Stephen McKinnon chief operating officer. He joins from Intel, where he was Director of World Wide Solution Sales.
Temperature sensors expand notebook, server monitoring
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's expanded family of TruTherm temperature sensors for monitoring notebooks, desktops and servers powered by high-performance microprocessors manufactured on 65 and 90 nm processes include five new entries with extended capability.
Lattice inaugurates sales operations in India
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has established a sales force and forged partnerships with two major distributors to serve the programmable logic market in India.
Analyst raises guidance for Nvidia as demand improves
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Improving demand and Microsoft's upcoming launch of the Vista operating system will benefit third-quarter results for graphics chipset supplier Nvidia Corp., according to a report from FBR Equity Research.
Analyst ups guidance for Intel
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Stabilizing unit demand and pricing and the burn-off of accumulated inventory could mean improved year-end results for beleaguered microprocessor supplier Intel Corp., according to a report by FBR Equity Research.
Boost converter powers LCDs
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT1232, for single-cell portable products, delivers 100 mA at 24 volts for OLEDs, LCDs, and CCDs.
Intel ships dual-core, 64-bit CPU for notebooks
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp. officially rolled out its next-generation notebook processor, code-named Merom, its first to use two cores and support 64-bit addressing in a notebook.
Actel claims to be the new low-power leader with its IGLOO family of FPGAs
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
With only 5uW of static power consumption, Actel says its IGLOO family of flash-based FPGAs represents a true alternative to ASICs and CPLDs.
Actel aims low-power FPGAs toward mobile apps
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Claiming to offer the industry's lowest-power FPGAs, Actel rolled out the Igloo family of products, targeting the tight power budgets of the portable market.
Report: ON Semi to meet guidance
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier ON Semiconductor is tracking toward the midpoint of its guidance range for sales of $405 to $415 million in the third quarter ended September, according to a report by securities firm Wedbush Morgan Securities.
RF Monolithics buys networking, software companies
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
RF Monolithics Inc. has signed definitive agreements to acquire Cirronet Inc., a wireless data communications and networking company, and Caver-Morehead Systems Inc., a supplier of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software.
Soitec launches new Singapore fab
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
SOI wafer specialist Soitec launched a new 300-mm fab in Singapore that the firm's head said will play a key role in its growth strategy.
Rail-to-rail comparators have LVDS outputs
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices' 10-member ADCMP60x family of rail-to-rail comparators, touted as the first to include low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) outputs, are thus suited for driving such devices as FPGAs and ASSPs in a wide range of differential-mode applications.
Sunplus splits up to spur growth
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
Taiwan's Sunplus Technology is splitting itself into three smaller fabless companies, hoping that this will improve its product rollout cycles and spur it out of a period of stagnation.
U.S. court denies Samsung infringed Matsushita's patents
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8/28/2006   Post a comment
A U.S. district court has ruled that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. did not infringe on each other's DRAM-related patents, Samsung said.
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