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TI raises Q3 guidance
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Texas Instruments Inc. issued revised guidance for its third 2005 fiscal quarter ending September, calling for earnings of 36 to 38 cents per share, up from the previous estimate of 31 to 35 cents.
Quad drivers deliver the sharper image
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
The MD1810 and MD1811 quad drivers from Supertex are designed for MOSFETs that drive a high capacitance load, such as required in ultrasound imaging and CCD-based products. Both high-speed ICs feature a rise and fall time of six nanoseconds for a 1000 pF load. Their low-jitter design is intended to ensure accurate Doppler measurement and clearer imaging.
Updated: Texas Instruments launches DaVinci platform
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Texas Instruments is aiming to leverage its DSP technology in the digital video market with the launch of a new DSP-enabled video platform called DaVinci. The company said several processor blocks are part of its mix, including MIPS.
National Semi profit beats guidance
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National Semiconductor Corp. reported net earnings of $85.6 million, or 24 cents per share on revenue of $493.8 million the first quarter of fiscal 2006 ended Aug. 28, 2005.
Year-end semi sales to be flat, warns iSuppli
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A rapid rise in energy prices coupled with a growing excess of manufacturing capacity has prompted iSuppli Corp. to trim its semiconductor industry forecast for 2005.
Radiation-tolerant FPGA density climbs to four million gates
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Actel Corp. has expanded its antifuse-based RTAX-S FPGA family with a radiation-tolerant device that has four million system gates, an I/O count of 840 and 540-Kbits of embedded memory.
Study: WiMAX equipment sales to hit $2 billion by 2009
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Sales of WiMAX equipment are slated to grow from $72 million in 2005 to just over $2 billion in 2009, at a compound annual growth rate of 130 percent, according to a study by Forward Concepts.
Renesas to collaborate on auto electronics in China
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Renesas Technology Corp. said it will supply microprocessor technology and technical support as part of a plan to collaborate with the China Automotive Technology and Research Center.
Fast 16-bit A/D converter fits comm's bill
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Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said it's setting a new industry standard in dynamic performance with its fastest (80 Megasamples/second) 16-bit analog-to-digital converter yet.
TI launches DaVinci platform
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Texas Instruments is aiming to leverage its DSP technology in the digital video market with the expected launch of a new DSP-enabled video platform called DaVinci.
Quick 13-bit A/D converter specs low noise
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Texas Instruments Inc.'s 13-bit, 250 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter offers 68 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range at high input frequencies for wideband applications.
DRAM maker to sample 256-Mbit UtRAM for handsets
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has developed what it claims is the first 256-Mbit uni-transistor random access memory (UtRAM) device, which it plans to sample to mobile phone manufacturers later this month.
Intel reportedly delays 90-nm flash production
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is expected to raise its revenue mid-point guidance for Q3 despite chipset shortages and delays with its 90-nm flash-memory production, according to a report from an analyst.
Sony to license NeoMagic's memory patents
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Processor supplier NeoMagic Corp. has granted Japan-based Sony Corp. a worldwide, non-exclusive license to all of its patents.
AMD CTO resigns, chip exec fills void
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Fred Weber, chief technology officer for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), said that he is leaving the company to explore new opportunities in early-stage technology ventures.
Panasonic to deploy Freescale ZigBee platform
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Panasonic Electronic Devices Corp. of America has chosen Freescale Semiconductor to provide ZigBee technology for its wireless communications modules.
CMOS use rises in mobile handsets, says iSuppli
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Radiofrequency (RF) CMOS process technology will be employed in 40 percent of wireless handsets by 2009, predicts market research firm iSuppli.
Microtune founder returns as advisor
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Semiconductor supplier Microtune Inc. has named John Norsworthy, its founder and former chief technical officer, an executive advisor.
Indian VLSI group cites dearth of design skills
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Though hundreds of thousands of engineers graduate from over 1,300 technical institutions in India, the numbers of those with VLSI design skills is meager, according to Indian industry group VLSI Society.
DRAM uses 90-nm process to reduce power consumption by 30%
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Manufactured using 90-nm process technology, a new 512-Mbit DDR DRAM is said to reduce power consumption in digital consumer applications by 30%.
Consolidation hits GaAs foundry market
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The GaAs foundry business has become a niche and consolidated to a large degree following lower-than-expected sales.
Brazil seeks to establish semi industry
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9/6/2005   Post a comment
Brazilian authorities will announce Wednesday plans to establish a semiconductor industry in the state of Minas Gerais, where a technology park spanning 990 acres is being dedicated to semiconductor manufacturing and design.
SigmaTel buys Oasis for $82 million
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Continuing on its acquisition spree, SigmaTel Inc. has acquired Oasis Semiconductor Inc., a fabless designer of semiconductor solutions for the multi-function printer market.
ST’s top U.S., Japan execs step down
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In its latest management changes, STMicroelectronics Inc. announced that the executives in charge of its U.S. and Japanese operations will step down.
PC-TV convergence takes center stage at Berlin show
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The convergence of consumer electronics and information technology is front and center at the Internationale Funkausstellung trade show.
Cypress introduces products for video applications
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Cypress Semiconductor introduced two multi-rate video cable equalizers targeted at the professional video market as well as a new switch product that it said is the industry's first broadcast video link protection switch to provide cost-effective redundancy throughout an entire video network.
MIPS Technologies adds low cost CPU cores for consumer apps
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Targeting cost sensitive embedded applications in consumer electronics, MIPS Technologies had added two devices to its line of hard intellectual property (IP) cores.
Intel invests in Czech software firm
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Intel Capital on Tuesday announced the signing of an agreement to acquire a $16 million stake in Grisoft Inc., a provider of anti-virus security software in the Czech Republic.
Actel outlines military, aerospace product roadmap
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Actel detailed its roadmap for high-reliability products for military and aerospace engineers and introduced a radiation-tolerant field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for space designs.
Toshiba, Sigma team on Linux for multimedia
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Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. will collaborate with Sigma Designs Inc. to offer a new Linux platform based on its TX4938 MIPS-based TX System RISC microprocessor and the Sigma EM8620L digital media processor.
Grundig unvelis 3D digital TV technique
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9/6/2005   1 comment
Germany's Grundig has demonstrated a 3D TV technique that is being touted as eliminating the disadvantages of current systems.
MindTree launches UWB program for licensable cores
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MindTree Consulting has launched a Ultrawideband (UWB) program to create licensable cores of the digital MAC and PHY layers of the UWB technology stack.
16-bit A/D converter delivers high SFDR
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9/6/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. announced what it claims is the fastest 16-bit (130 Msamples/second) analog-to-digital converter on the market for the most demanding wideband, low noise, signal acquisition applications.
Deterministic ARM7 MCUs Combine Ethernet, CAN, USB, Encryption
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. has just released two new ARM7TDMI-based flash microcontrollers with embedded 10/100 Ethernet MAC, CAN, full-speed (12 Mbps) USB 2.0 and a high speed AES/3DES encryption engine.
Court sides with Xilinx in tax dispute
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. Tax Court has found that Xilinx is not liable for taxes or penalties claimed by the IRS in a dispute over cost sharing between the company and its Irish subsidiary.
Zoran's Vaddis 882 receives DivX Ultra Certification
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Zoran Corp. said its Vaddis 882 is among the first ICs to receive DivX Ultra Certification from San Diego-based DivX Inc.
High-current switches kickstart power distribution
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
Micrel's MIC2014/15/16 high-current power switches feature so-called kickstart current limiting to bring a new level of adaptability to peripheral power management. The chips, part of the company's family of MIC20xx power distribution switches introduced earlier this month, are aimed at applications requiring current limiting as protection against short circuits, including PCs, set top boxes, game controllers and USB host devices.
A/D converter changes sensor signals
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
IC-Haus GmbH unveiled a 13-bit monolithic analog-to-digital converter, which by applying a count-safe vector follower principle, converts sine and cosine sensor signals with a selectable resolution and hysteresis into angle position data.
Dual-gate transistor-based DRAM to sample by year’s end
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
As 2006 approaches, Elpida Memory Inc. is getting ready to supply next-generation memory for computing applications such as notebooks, desktops and servers.
New technology takes aim at GaAs
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Infineon has developed a new silicon-germanium carbon process technology for high-performance RF devices. The BFP740 series of RF transistors demonstrates the world's lowest noise figures for silicon-based discrete transistors.
JDS posts big losses as restructure continues
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Dragged down by a $62.7 million impairment charge, JDS Uniphase posted a GAAP net loss of $145.7 million on net revenue of $170.9 million for the its fiscal fourth quarter.
Physics chip maker acquires firm
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Ageia Technologies Inc., a supplier of hardware-accelerated physics chips for games, has acquired Meqon Research AB, a physics development company based in Sweden.
D/A converter filter preserves sound
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Cirrus Logic Inc.'s six-channel, single-chip digital-to-analog converter touts high audio quality for entry-level multichannel audio systems and surround-sound applications.
RFID startup garners $10 million
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ThingMagic Inc., a developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) sensing and embedded computing technologies, has raised a Series A funding round of $10 million.
Large panel LCD driver sales to double, says iSuppli
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Rising demand from the liquid crystal display TV, desktop PC monitor and mobile computer businesses will in turn double the sales of driver integrated circuits for large-size LCD panels through 2009, predicts iSuppli Corp.
Chargers pack consumer extras
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Semtech's SC805 and SC806 battery charger ICs tout advanced functionality in a super small package for consumer electronics applications including cable chargers, personal media devices, and mobile phones. "The high-current level and charging profile flexibility of the SC805 and SC806 are critical key features, and the good news for designers is that all of this comes in a small, less expensive package," said C.S. Mitter, director of Power Management for Handheld Products. "Add to this an advanc
Global chip sales flat in July, says WSTS
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor sales in July were worth $18 billion, down 0.3 per cent from the previous month and flat on a year-on-year basis, according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
Log detector helps pick up the weakest signals
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
This new log detector from Linear Technology helps base stations tune in a wide range of signals, remains stable over temperature, and gets it all done at a competitive price.
European VC deals down in 2Q, but not for semi companies
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry was the only segment to demonstrate a year-over-year increase in European venture capital investment during the second quarter, according to a report by Dow Jones VentureOne and Ernst & Young.
Sipex to outsource manufacturing to China
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Sipex Corp. said it would close its U.S. wafer manufacturing facility and outsource manufacturing to a Chinese foundry.
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