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HDTV-ready video processor targets embedded apps
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
VIA Technologies, Inc.'s VIA CX700M integrated video processor for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrated premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. Integrated into the chip are the Northbridge and Southbridge functions.
CMOS device provides 16-bit I/O expansion for Eye-squared-C, SMBus apps
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Catalyst has beefed up its I/O port expander chip family with a 16-bit device that helps designers balance system performance, processor and board costs for sensor, control and LED applications in white goods, digital cameras, cell phones, PDAs, satellite radios, routers, hubs and servers.
Xilinx extends ISE 8.2i to include support for largest 65-nm FPGA
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Xilinx has made available a downloadable extension to the 8.2i Integrated Software Environment (ISE) Foundation tool suite, allowing access to the Virtex-5 LX330, the industry's largest 65-nm FPGA.
Reference design simplifies 10-GbE switch system development
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Check out this 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch reference design in which TranSwitch's CX-4 retimers connect via XAUI to Fulcrum Microsystem's FocalPoint low-latency switches. The combination offers extended reach data center connectivity over low-cost copper connections.
Report: Intel ups layoffs at Folsom plant
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. has announced it would lay off an additional 159 workers from its facility in Folsom, Calif.
TriQuint rebrands Sawtek products
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TriQuint Semiconductor has rebranded its Orlando, Fla.-based Sawtek operations as TriQuint.
Maxim asks Nasdaq to remain listed
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Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, asking to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange despite a delay in filing its Form 10-K
Santa Rosa core controllers boost Pd reporting accuracy
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL6260C, ISL6261A, and ISL6262A core controllers meet Intel's next-generation (Core Duo and Core 2 Duo) mobile platform requirements, providing improved reporting accuracy for power dissipation, higher efficiency, and even better transient response.
China's IPTV future still unclear
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
The recent cancellation of an IPTV trial in Beijing by one of the country's major telecom operators is the latest indication that unclear government policy still plagues IPTV in China.
Philips completes sale of majority of semis division
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics has completed the sale of an 80.1 percent stake in its semiconductors business to a private equity consortium consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners, Bain Capital, Apax Partners and AlpInvest Partners NV.
Winners and losers emerge from BenQ Mobile's bankruptcy
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
The end of the road for BenQ’s ambitions to become a branded handset manufacturer is also a major opportunity for some leading handset manufacturers, but a setback for some component suppliers.
LED driver with diagnostics cuts maintenance costs
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9/29/2006   Post a comment
Bringing new functionality to traditional LED driver chips, austriamicrosystems' AS1109 integrates LED error-diagnostic readback circuitry for detecting open and shorted LEDs and thermal anomalies for a variety of large fixed, slow-rolling and bar-graph displays, industrial controller displays, and traffic signs.
STMicro could be next buyout target, report says
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Europe's largest chip maker could be the next target of private equity following the leveraged buyout of Philips Electronics' chip unit and the pending acquisition by a private equity consortium of Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Bloomberg report citing a report by Merrill Lynch analysts.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
Ramtron's 512Kb FRAM offers high-speed SPI interface.
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corp.'s FM25L512 is a 512 Kbit 3-volt nonvolatile FRAM device with a high-speed serial peripheral interface.
Rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT6003 (single), LT6004 (dual), and LT6005 (quad) rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp in operation— a new benchmark for precision low-voltage devices and tiny footprint, according to the company.
STMicroelectronics' ARM7 MCUs tout full-spec operation at 3.3V and 5V
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STMicroelectronics has extended its STR7 line of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the ARM7TDMI-S core with the launching of the general purpose STR750F family that supports full-spec operation at both 3.3V and 5V.
AMD to supply processors to Chinese PC company
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AMD Inc. and China PC supplier Founder Technology have announced an agreement to offer Founder customers systems based on AMD64 processors beginning in October.
Intel taps Nokia for HSDPA in next gen mobile platform
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Nokia has developed a version of its HSDPA connectivity module that Intel will use in the next iteration of Centrino targeted at PCs.
L.G.Philips unveils super-thin LCD panels
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
LG.Philips LCD has developed a TFT-LCD panel measuring only 1.3mm in thickness including the module for use in super-slim mobile phones.
4-phase PWM controller touts fastest response for Intel, AMD systems
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Intersil's "all-in-one-VID" four-phase PWM buck controllers claim the industry's fastest response and highest system accuracy for Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Extreme, and AMD AM3 motherboards.
Add-on digital filter IC facilitates quick monitoring system upgrades
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
Quickfilter Technologies' QF1D512 SavFIRe is a finite impulse response (FIR) digital filter that designers can add between an existing analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the host controller, thus offering a fast and simple upgrade path for existing systems.
WiMax to change laptop biz model, says Intel Capital exec
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
A executive from Intel's venture capital arm provided a glimpse into the future, saying Intel Capital believes that notebook computers will follow the route of PDAs and cell phones and eventually be sold at subsidized rates with WiMax service contracts.
Free reference design simplifies integration of 7:1 LVDS interfaces
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Pre-engineered I/O components for LatticeECP2 and LatticeECP2M FPGAs simplify implementation and reduce both component count and system cost.
Altera and Northwest Logic deliver 667-Mbps DDR2 SDRAM interface solution
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
This interface combines Altera's auto-calibration DDR2 PHY and Northwest Logic's full-featured DDR2 SDRAM Controller Core.
Intel adding architecture extensions for 45-nm
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Intel plans to add more than 50 new streaming SIMD extensions to extend the Intel 64 instruction set architecture for the 45-nanometer node, according to Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager of the digital enterprise group.
Intel, Emulex team up on storage controllers
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Emulex Corp. announced a family of integrated storage controllers based on Intel's Xscale processor, aiming to scoop up the market for standalone interface chips.
Updated: Court limits AMD's claims in Intel suit
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
In a possible setback for AMD, a U.S. District Court judge in Delaware has dismissed foreign commerce claims in the company's antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp.
Free reference design integrates display interface in Lattice FPGAs
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Check out this free reference design from Lattice Semiconductor. The reference design illustrates how to use the pre-engineered I/O components within its low cost LatticeECP2 and new LatticeECP2M FPGA families to implement the 7:1 source synchronous LVDS interfaces commonly found in display applications.
NEC wideband CMOS switch IC features single control voltage
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
The UPD5713TK CMOS SPDT switch offers a low cost alternative to GaAs IC switches and a low part count alternative to pin diodes.
Ethernet switches ease shift to multi-port GPON line cards
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Fulcrum Microsystems has developed a pair of Ethernet switches for Gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) that are designed to enable equipment manufacturers to easily migrate from single to multi-port interfaces in optical line termination cards.
NXP set to increase stake in Singapore foundry
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors, formerly Philips Semiconductors, is to buy for about $185 million the 17.5 percent of shares owned by EDBI (EDB Investments Pte. Ltd.) in Singapore-based SSMC (Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Co. Pte. Ltd.).
Fractal antenna company gets U.S. patent approval
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Antenna specialist Fractus has been granted the world's first patent for fractal antenna in package technology, which promises to reduce significantly the cost and simplify the design of a range of wireless devices.
Artimi demos WiMedia USB MAC
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9/27/2006   Post a comment
Artimi Inc. is using this week’s Intel Development Forum for the first demonstration of its WiMedia Wireless USB Media Access Controller (MAC).
Intel 'clearly executing,' analyst says
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Semiconductor market watcher Nathan Brookwood, principal of Insight64, gave Intel high marks following the first day of the Intel Developer Forum.
First Intel quad cores due by end of year
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
As expected, Intel provided details about the forthcoming rollout of its quad-core processors.
Intel rebuilding; eyeing 45-nm, Otellini says
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Eager to turn the corner after a yearlong stretch of rough road that culminated in massive layoffs, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini came out swinging, emphasizing his company's process technology lead over semiconductor industry competitors and implying that the world's top chip maker is making a fresh start.
Ultra-low-cost programmable power management
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Lattice has launched an ultra-low-cost programmable power management solution that is ideally suited for handheld systems requiring very low standby power.
QuickLogic launches programmable CE-ATA solution
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QuickLogic delivers a programmable CE-ATA storage solution with support for a variety of low power embedded processors.
QuickLogic adds DVD ROM support to its IDE Companion Device
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QuickLogic's programmable IDE Companion Device, provides control and interface functionality for mass storage adoption in portable electronics, now supports DVD ROM.
Dual GPS/Galileo chips to exhibit sub-second acquisition times
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
A family of GPS and Galileo-ready satellite navigation and position location chips and chipsets are coming. These devices, when they roll off the fab lines early next year, will exhibit acquisition performance of under one second. That ultra-fast acquisition time will be due to a 50-channel GPS architecture, with over one million correlators and separate acquisition and tracking engines capable of massively parallel searches.
Mentor Graphics unveils low-cost development suite
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced the Edge Development Suite, a bundled version of its Edge Development Tools that includes an integrated development environment (IDE), software simulator, compiler and debugger, priced at $2,995.
CEO: Private equity trend could expand fabless model
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
While the success of private-equity buyouts in the semiconductor arena remains to be seen, one executive said it will likely push companies still holding onto fabs to go fabless.
26-watt PoE controller snaps up IP surveillance cameras and phones
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments says its 26-watt powered device (PD) controller for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications, the TPS2376-H, is the first for the next wave of higher-powered systems such as IP surveillance cameras and phones.
Sequans powers Mitac's WiMAX desk top unit
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
WiMAX chip specialist Sequans Communications and Taiwanese electronics group Mitac have teamed to develop a fixed WiMAX desk-top unit. The T220B is the first of several products being developed following a strategic alliance between the companies.
Compact HDD motor controller also saves on power
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' L7208 motor controller IC for 1.8-inch and sub-1.8-inch hard disk drives (HDDs), touting an ultrathin LGA package and minimal power draw, integrates its power FETs and all of the circuitry for driving the spindle motor and voice coil actuator.
3-watt buck regulator has integrated inductor
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9/26/2006   Post a comment
Enpirion touts a breakthrough in power density with its 1-amp, 3-watt DC/DC buck regulator IC, the EN5312Q1, reportedly the first of its kind to integrate an inductor to simplify design and cut footprint, parts count, and noise.
Spansion demos 4-bit-per-cell flash
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Claiming the world's first 4-bit-per cell flash memory, Spansion said it has demonstrated working silicon on its new MirrorBit Quad technology.
AMD, Intel square off in quad core
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Intel Corp. will square off over quad-core processors this week as each side tries to position itself as leading the race for multicore x86 processors.
MathStar rolls new family of FPOAs
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Fabless programmable logic supplier MathStar introduced its second generation of field programmable object arrays, claiming operational speeds of up to 1-gigahertz. The company claims that this speed is up to four times faster than today's top FPGA architectures, depending on the application.
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