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AMD, Acacia resolve patent disputes through licensing agreements
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Acacia Research said AMD has entered into licensing agreements with two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, dissolving two patent infringement suits that were pending in U.S. District Courts.
4-Gbyte embedded storage device to replace micro hard drives
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp.'s iNAND is a small, high-speed NAND flash storage device that the company is touting as an alternative to micro hard drives in mobile applications.
Philips boosts its ARM7 TDMI CPU core speeds to 70 MHz
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Claiming a 10 MHz edge on other ARM7 TDNMI based 32-bit microcontrollers, Philips Semiconductors will in November make available three new additions to its LPC2000 (MCU) family.
Renesas builds capacitorless twin-transistor RAM for embedded SoCs
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
In a development that could have significant impact of a wide range of memory-intensive embedded System-on-Chip designs, Renesas Technology Corp. today announced that it has built a high-density capacitorless twin-transistor RAM (TTRAM) that achieves both high-speed operation and low power consumption.
Focus targets video distribution with UWB chip set
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Focus Enhancements Inc., a video production and conversion technology developer, said it has received first silicon for its 880-Mbps ultrawideband chip.
Active OR-ing hot-swap IC is also programmable
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics touts its SMH4814 as the industry's first programmable dual-feed active OR-ing hot-swap controller. The SMH4814 device can monitor and control two independent -48 volt feeds, allowing for redundant power supply control.
August chip sales to get PC boost, says analyst
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Monthly chip sales are expected to improve to a three-month average of $18.5 billion in August, up from $18 billion in July, according Handelsbanken Capital Markets. Official figures from the U.S. Semiconductor Association are scheduled to be released early next week.
Hynix unveils roadmap for 70-nm NAND flash
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has disclosed an aggressive product roadmap to mass produce NAND-based flash memory.
Philips CEO expects slow growth in 2006
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
The global semiconductor market may have seen a slowdown in the first half of this year, but the third and fourth quarters are likely to experience 5 to 6 percent growth, according to Philips Semiconductors chief executive Frans van Houten.
Infineon taps Ng head of communications chip group
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
More board level changes at Infineon Technologies AG sees Tony Ng taking responsibility for the operations of the communication business group at Infineon Technologies AG.
Comparator draws zero current
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Micrel Inc. claims this precision micro-power battery monitor/comparator with an on-chip 2.55-V reference voltage source features an extremely low supply current and draws virtually zero current from a battery or monitored voltage source.
Interface chip adds safety features to industrial automation systems
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
ZMD AG has introduced the SAP5 universal actuator-sensor interface (AS-i) chip that is designed to provide industrial automation systems with safety features.
USB peripheral controller features 26-MHz SPI interface
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
The newest USB controller from Maxim Integrated Products dubbed the MAX3420E is designed with a 26-MHz serial peripheral interface (SPI) and integrates the digital and analog circuitry needed to implement a full-speed USB peripheral interface compliant to the USB specification 2.0.
Digi adds ARM-based core modules to ConnectCore line
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Digi International announced the expansion of its ConnectCore family of core modules to include the ConnectCore 7U, ConnectCore 9P 9360 and ConnectCore 9P 9750.
Hifn lowers revenue guidance
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Hifn said it expects fiscal 2005 fourth quarter results to be below the company's earlier expectations, "primarily due to continued softness in orders from customers in the telecommunications industries." Hifn's fiscal fourth quarter closes Friday.
U-Nav files answer, counterclaim to SiRF's complaint
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
U-Nav Microelectronics has filed in U.S. District Court an answer and counterclaim to the complaint for patent infringement filed by SiRF Technology.
Keep an eye on capital spending, analyst firm warns
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Based on capital spending outlay during the first half of 2005, semiconductor capital equipment companies should not expect strong second-half sales, according to market analyst firm IC Insights.
Micron posts gain on higher DRAM sales
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Memory supplier Micron Technology Inc. posted net earnings of $43 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $1.26 billion in the fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended Sept. 1, compared to a net loss of $128 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $1.05 billion the previous quarter.
PoE controller sources three operating extras
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX5945 is a quad power-sourcing-equipment (PSE) controller for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) with extra flexibility. In addition to providing the PSE's usual discovery, classification, current limit, and DC and AC load disconnect detection functions for a powered device (PD), the fully compliant IEEE802.3af controller provides three features not available from competing devices, according to the company.
14-bit A/D targets wideband apps
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) said this 14-bit, 170 megasample/second analog-to-digital converter features unmatched dynamic performance.
ARM MCU based modules offer integrated Ethernet networking functionality
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Digi International’s ConnectCore embedded core modular products based on NetSilicon’s ARM7 and ARM9 processor cores, enable users to easily design in main processing functionality with fully integrated Ethernet networking capabilities.
Power management IC oversees add-on modules
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Atmel promotes its AT73C211 as the first power management IC for handset add-on modules. "Our AT73C211 is a first in its market," said Michele Casetta, marketing manager for the Power Management and Audio Analog Companion PMAAC Product Line. "The integration of various power supply channels and an ultra-low-power backup supply channel with a power controller circuit for startup and shutdown makes it an ideal companion for every application where power consumption, cost and space are key."
Sanyo to cut 10,000 jobs by January, lowers forecast
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. will accelerate its three-year revitalization project by cutting 10,000 jobs by January 2006, two-thirds of the 15,000 job cuts originally planned to take place by fiscal 2007.
Samsung to join International Sematech
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Corp., the world's second-largest semiconductor vendor, will announce soon that it has joined International Sematech as a full research member.
Switches boast fast switching time
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems' first family of high performance analog switches are said to offer a 40 percent switching time improvement over competing devices, while maintaining low on-resistance flatness and channel matching.
Power IC eases portable management
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor's DA9025 multi-block power management subsystem, which contains a buck converter providing up to 400 mA, four low dropout regulators and a supply for a real time clock, has the facility to handle the requirements of a typical lithium-ion powered handheld application (e.g., processor controlled system with memory and analog functionality such as data conversion and sensor interfacing).
CMOS logic family brings robust ESD protection to battery-powered devices
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
With electro-static discharge (ESD) of 5kV, Philip Semiconductors’ newest CMOS logic family offers more than twice the ESD protection of competitive parts.
Do you want to simplify your transmit chain design?
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
In an effort to simplify the design process for its customers, TI takes a new approach with its TSW3000 demo platform that combines some of the company's most popular parts for a digital to RF transmit solution.
TI's Templeton dismisses alliances with other chip vendors
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments CEO Richard Templeton is betting the company's future on the strength of its advanced CMOS process technology and analog expertise rather than seeking alliances with other chip vendors.
SoC boosts capacity in small form factor disk drives
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems has introduced a storage SoC that gives 1-inch hard drives capacity of more than 12-gigabytes.
Synchronous buck controller billed as the first in an SOT-23
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its synchronous buck controller, the LM1770, is the industry’s first in an SOT-23 package. It's designed to replace traditional switching regulators and LDOs in enterprise server and point-of-sale applications with a high-efficiency alternative that takes very little space. Its constant on-time control topology contributes to its space savings; no external compensating components are required.
CEO shakeup at Semtech
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Semtech said the employment of President and CEO Jason Carlson has terminated by mutual agreement with the company and that Carlson has resigned as a member of Semtech's board of directors.
Agere net processor to run in future Zhone gear
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems Inc.’s Advanced PayloadPlus 300 network processor will be used in Zhone Technologies Inc.’s next-generation line of VDSL-2 line concentrators.
ADI to close TigerSharc DSP design center
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
In a move signaling the maturing state of the architecture, Analog Devices Inc. has announced it will close its ten-year-old Herzliya, Israel design center, the birthplace of its TigerSharc DSP architecture, within four months.
More HELP for CDMA
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
ANADIGICS new HELP2 CDMA power amplifiers boost signals for cellular and PCS.
California Micro, Epson ink foundry deal
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier California Micro Devices has completed a wafer supply agreement with Seiko Epson Corp., engaging the Japan-based Epson foundry as a high-volume wafer source for ICs targeting the mobile handset, personal computer and digital consumer electronics markets.
Newcomer unveils zero delay buffers
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Exar Corp. kicked off a new family of zero delay buffers with two devices that tout low-skew and low-noise capabilities at 3.3 V.
Samsung CEO says choice will help company prosper
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Banking on the company’s core component strengths and leading supplier status in many product areas, Samsung CEO Jong-Yong Yun said giving consumers myriad choices for next-generation electronic products would ensure company’s continued growth.
Taiwan's Realtek enters UWB chip market
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Home networking specialist Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is breaking into the nascent market for ultrawideband devices with a physical layer chip based on the WiMedia Alliance PHY specification.
RFIC transceiver targets short range connections
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices extends its portfolio of wireless transceiver systems with the single-chip ADF7020-1 transceiver, which spans 135 to 650 MHz.
Power.org adds eight members
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Power.org, an open community developing standards and applications around IBM Corp.'s Power Architecture, announced Monday that eight new members have joined the organization, bring total membership to more than 30 companies.
5-port device puts high-bandwidth switching into servers, storage systems
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
PLX Technology Inc. has expanded its ExpressLane PCI Express (PCIe) chip portfolio with the PEX 8518, a five port, 16-lane switching device that is housed in a 23-mm x 23-mm, 324-pin PBGA package.
LVDS, LVPECL devices offer low jitter, power for communications equipment
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced a 4-Gbits/s low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and low-voltage pseudo emitter-coupled logic (LVPECL) repeater and translator.
Programmable controller adds video-over-USB capabilities to thumbdrives
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has expanded its EZ-USB LP family with the EZ-USB NX2LP-Flex firmware programmable USB 2.0 NAND flash controller.
Philips MCUs promise 32-bit performance at 8-bit prices
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to grab a larger percentage of the growing market for 32-bit microcontrollers, Royal Philips Electronics added three new products to the company's LPC2000 microcontroller family.
IDT to buy Freescale's timing solutions business
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology said it has exercised an option to purchase Freescale Semiconductor's timing solutions business for $35 million.
GHz-speed A/D consumes 1.9 W
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today expanded its family of gigahertz-speed analog-to-digital converters with three converters that are said to offer the industry's best performance with ultra-low power consumption.
Cray, Mitrionics team on FPGA technology
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. announced that it is working with Sweden-based Mitrionics Inc. to provide users of the Cray XD1 supercomputer a faster way to implement application-accelerating field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.
Single-chip, multi-mode RF transceiver extends battery life of 3G phones
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Sequoia Communications bursts out of the gate with the SEQ-5400, the industry’s first single-chip, multi-mode WEDGE (WCDMA, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM) RF transceiver.
Low priced ARM7-based MCUs operate at speeds up to 70 Mhz (63 MIPs),
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
The ARM7-based MCU market continues to heat with more devices that offer increased performance and lower pricing. The newest devices from Philips Semiconductors tout 70 Mhz operating speeds and pricing as low as $1.47 in 10,000 piece quantities. According to Philips, the 32-bit ARM7s are now price competitive with many 8-bit MCUs.
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