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Gartner cuts second-half PC sales forecast
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8/31/2010   5 comments
Gartner revised downward its PC sales forecast for the second half of 2010, citing an uncertain economic outlook in the U.S. and Europe.
Infineon set to focus on capacity before acquisitions
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8/31/2010   3 comments
Infineon, which is selling its wireless business unit to Intel, is planning to use the cash it will receive to re-invigorate its in-house manufacturing ahead of seeking growth through acquisitions.
Ethernet switch takes new tack at virtual I/O
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8/31/2010   1 comment
Startup Xsigo Systems, Inc. rolled out a 10 Gbit/second switch that can handle Ethernet networking and Fibre Channel storage traffic for a fraction of the cost of Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapters sold by companies such as Cisco Systems.
Intel will run wireless as separate business
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8/31/2010   5 comments
Intel will operate the wireless business it is set to acquire from Infineon as a separate business, according to executives speaking at a press conference called to discuss the deal.
Trident fires opening salvo on frame rate conversion patents
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8/31/2010   8 comments
Trident plans to pursue license agreements with select chip vendors for its motion estimation/motion compensation patents – essential to LCD displays and 3-D TV sets.
RF-MEMS to boost NTT's cell phones
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8/31/2010   3 comments
WiSpry and NTT DoCoMo will jointly develop tunable RF-MEMS capacitor arrays on CMOS chips to tune its filters in realtime thereby improving performance, mitigating dropped calls and expanding network capacity.
Chip sales stay strong amid slowdown signs
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8/30/2010   3 comments
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for July was $25.24 billion, up 1.2 percent from June and up 37.0 percent from July 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Analysis: Intel's wireless move no guarantee of success
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8/29/2010   11 comments
Intel pays $1.4 billion for a ticket to bet on itself in the convergence of computing and communications. And Infineon gets richer and 30 percent smaller, but where's the plan?
NXT offers USB-powered audio amplifier
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8/18/2010   Post a comment
NXT plc, a provider of sound- and touch-related electronic products, has announced a USB powered stereo amplifier module that delivers up to 15 watts per channel from a standard USB port.
Low power audio hub solution targets portable digital audio applications
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8/17/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced an ultra low power stereo audio hub, the WM8962, which is designed to deliver crystal clear audio to portable digital applications, such as e-Book readers, tablets, multimedia mobile phones, games consoles and digital still cameras and camcorders.


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