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Sony reshuffles management
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has reassigned several executives to further align its structure along its core consumer and semiconductor businesses and strengthen product development and quality.
U.K. government-backed venture fund opens for business
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Seraphim Capital, one of the U.K. Government backed Enterprise Capital Funds aimed at addressing the equity gap for small and medium-sized businesses, is being officially launched next month.
IXYS Introduces a 12 Bit Digital Output Magnetic Flux Sensor for Motor Control and Power Systems
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
IXYS Corporation announced that its Clare Micronix division has developed a new 12 Bit Digital Output Magnetic Flux Sensor, the MX868. The sensor is a complete sampled data subsystem that includes a unique adjustable digital filter that significantly improves signal to noise performance while also reducing signal bandwidth.
Freescale Accelerates Automotive Innovation with Industry's Largest Embedded Flash Array
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has achieved a milestone in microcontroller (MCU) technology to help fuel innovation in next-generation powertrain designs and other automotive control applications. The company's flagship MPC55xx automotive controller family built on Power Architecture(TM) technology now includes the MPC5566 -- the first 32-bit MCU to integrate 3MB of flash memory.
Digital signal controller line adds analog integration, memory and package choices
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has beefed-up its 16-bit 56F8000 digital signal controller line with the launching of four new members. The 56F8037, 56F8036, 56F8025 and 56F8023 add more analog integration, memory and package choices.
AV picoPower technology extends battery life
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has announced three new AVR® microcontrollers with incorporated power-saving technology that provides multi-year battery life in lighting control, security, keyless entry, ZigBee™ and other applications that spend a significant amount of their time in sleep mode.
Micron tips 1-Gbit DDR3
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Micron Technology is upping the ante for Double Data Rate 3 memory with a 1-Gbit chip made in its 78-nm process that is ready to ship to customers for evaluation.
Powerline networking chip developer doubles funding
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
U.K. start-up SiConnect has raised a further £2.8 million from existing investors to coincide with the home powerline chip developer receiving first-time working silicon for its first transceiver from its foundry, Chartered Semiconductor.
ARM7-based MCUs tout dual high-speed buses
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
NXP's ARM7-based MCUs feature two high-speed buses enabling simultaneous operation of Ethernet, USB, CAN, SDRAM and other peripherals.
German carrier takes strategic stake in CoreOptics
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
T-Com Venture Fund — the corporate venture fund of the broadband/fixed network division of Deutsche Telekom AG — has made what it says is a strategic investment in CoreOptics , a developer of 10-and 40-Gbit transponders and subsystems.
Agere offers CD-quality music for new phones
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Agere Systems has started sampling to selected customers an entry-level mobile phone platform that will be able to deliver CD-quality music yet has a total bill of materials of $30.
Flash memory to see performance, security advances
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Future-generation flash memory devices will benefit from drive architectures that improve performance and data security while improving systems integration, in advances shown at several storage media conferences.
Study: Dual graphics not big factor yet
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Sales of graphics processors for desktop PCs reached $5.88 billion the second quarter of 2006, according to a study by Jon Peddie Research.
DC/DCs adapt to CDMA handset's power profile
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Semtech's SC250 and SC251 are the first members of a DC/DC step-down (buck) power converter family designed to improve battery life by providing adaptive power management in CDMA and WCDMA handsets.
Quad-channel UART series offers multiple FIFO sizes
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Exar has added the XR16V554/V564/V654 quad-channel series to its high-performance, low-voltage UART product portfolio for industrial and networking designs.
Pentek's digital receiver board boasts factory-installed DDC
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Applications include wideband recording and systems, real-time DSP and software radio systems, and data-acquisition applications for wideband communication.
Allegations are renewed against Infineon's former CEO, say reports
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Bribery allegations against Infineon's former CEO Ulrich Schumacher have been repeated in a Munich court, according to German media reports. Schumacher is alleged to have taken several hundreds of thousands of euros from a former business partner in return for awarding motor sport sponsorship contracts.
Controller simplifies quad-supply sequencing
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Supertex' PS12 is a power supply sequencer with four outputs, each capable of handling both power-up and power-down, for high-density, cost-sensitive telecom applications.
Micrel, MPS settle patent suit for $3 million
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Micrel Inc. and power management product company Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) Inc. have settled a patent infringement suit Micrel filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
TI to buy back $5 billion in shares
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. will repurchase an additional $5 billion of its common stock.
MCU targets embedded industrial apps
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Innovasic Semiconductor's fido1100 microcontroller has been designed for the industrial embedded system designer. Capabilities built into the silicon ease the burden of software debug and test, especially for real-time and safety-critical operation.
FTC: Bar Rambus from enforcing patents
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Lawyers for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have filed a brief arguing that memory chip technology licensor Rambus be barred from enforcing its pre-1996 patents on Jedec-compliant memory products.
IR thermometer simplifies remote measurement in auto, medical apps
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Melexis' MLX90614 infrared thermometer offers a cost-effective solution for non-contact monitoring in automotive and medical applications.
10GBASE-LRM IC brings high-speed transmission to 300m FDDI-grade fiber
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
AMCC is sampling the QT2025, a highly integrated physical layer IC (PHY) for 10GBASE-LRM applications.
90-nm FPGAs embed SerDes, physical coding sublayer block
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9/21/2006   Post a comment
Lattice's latest FPGA family, the ECP2M, consists of low-cost devices that embed high-speed SerDes I/O plus a a pre-engineered Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) block. At less than $22.95 in 100,000 unit quantities, the ECP2 FPGAs bridge the price/performance gap between low-cost and high-end FPGAs.
UWB chip vendor WiQuest rolls Vista drivers
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Ultrawideband chip vendor WiQuest Communications announced the availability of Windows Vista drivers for its range of wireless USB reference designs, including the wireless USB Adapter, 4-port Hub, PCIe Mini Card and PCIe Half Mini Card.
Nucleus Mobile OS to be available on ST Nomadik processors
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics have entered into a collaboration to make Mentor's Nucleus Mobile operating system (OS) available on STMicroelectronics' Nomadik STn880x and STn881x series of multimedia application processors.
Silicon Labs trims guidance
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Blaming weaker-than-expected demand and inventory adjustments, analog/mixed-signal IC vendor Silicon Laboratories lowered its third quarter revenue estimate. The company now expects to post third quarter revnue of $113 million to $116 million, down from previous guidance of $122 million to $127 million.
Former Sipex CEO settles with SEC
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Former Sipex CEO Walid Maghribi has agreed to pay a $45,000 fine to settle charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to his role in what the SEC called improper reporting of revenue from certain purported sales transactions, according to the SEC.
Microtune still determining magnitude of options charges
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
An ongoing historical stock options grant investigation by TV tuner chip specialist Microtune has preliminarily concluded the company used the wrong dates in accounting for certain grants, Microtune said.
Microchip adds lower-cost entry point for PIC18 8-bit flash MCUs
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has added the four-member PIC18F4321 8-bit microcontroller family with advanced peripherals, low pin count, and small-footprint package options.
ST adds 8-bit MCU for automotive apps
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' ST7FL family of 8-bit microcontrollers includes an EEPROM memory bank of from 1.5- to 8-Kbytes to store configuration parameters, thus eliminating the need for external devices.
DAC with Class D stereo amp for games, portables delivers 2 watts
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
With the accent on extending battery lifetimes in high-density low-power portables, Wolfson Microelectronics' WM8956 stereo DAC integrates a Class D amplifier, microphone amp, and headphone output for mobile phone, media player, portable DVD, and game console applications.
Xelerated sets up design center in Israel
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
Network processor specialist Xelerated Inc., which has its origins in Sweden, is setting up a design center in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Pairing projects set to extend apps for RFIDs
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic has outlined innovative ways of ‘pairing’ RFID devices on substrates that promise to extend the applications for RFID technology beyond the traditional areas of transportation, access control and animal identification.
Broadcom CFO steps down over options probe
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Citing the company's ongoing investigation into historical stock options granting practices, Broadcom Chief Financial Officer William Ruehle abruptly stepped down. Broadcom's board named Bruce Kiddoo, vice president and corporate controller, acting CFO on an interim basis.
Analyst moderates views on Micron, Maxim
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
An American Technology Research report said previous guidance semiconductor suppliers Micron Technology Inc. and Maxim Integrated Products Inc. was likely on the aggressive side.
Low insertion-loss SP4T RF switch chip is RoHS-compliant
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Slated for antenna switching applications in cellphones, here's news of a RoHS-compliant SP4T solid-state switch in a PQFN package.
Software development kit supports Cell Broadband Engine processor
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.'s MultiCore PlusSDK 1.0 (Software Development Kit) programs the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor. The kit provides a complete, intuitive programming environment for products based on the Cell BE and other multicore processors.
Bioident opens U.S nanotechnology center
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Bioident, a subsidiary of Nanoident Technologies AG, has opened a new headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Freescale, Elmos bolster automotive alliance
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Elmos Semiconductor will team to develop application-specific semiconductor products (ASSPs) combining Freescale's 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) architectures with Elmos' high-voltage CMOS ASSPs.
Freescale, Elmos extend automotive electronics alliance
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Elmos Semiconductor are extending their strategic alliance in automotive electronics to include the joint development of application-specific devices that combine Freescale's 16-bit microcontrollers with the German group’s high-voltage CMOS ASSPs.
CPRI SerDes delivers 800-ps fiber delay-calibration accuracy
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has developed the SCAN25100 CPRI SerDes, which integrates delay calibration measurement circuitry to precisely measure basestation-to-remote radio heads (RRH) and RRH-to-RRH fiber delay components with a guaranteed ±800-ps of accuracy. The SCAN25100 CPRI SerDes can even track fiber delay changes as small as 200-ps.
Serdes available in low-cost, high-volume 90 nm LatticeECP2M FPGAs
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Lattice says its new LatticeECP2M 90 nm FPGAs are the first low-cost, high-volume FPGAs to offer embedded serdes.
NiMH charger monitors for qualified batteries
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Touting an extra measure of safety, Dallas Semiconductor's DS2714 is a loose-cell charger IC specifically for functioning NiMH and NiCd batteries; it shuts down on detecting primary alkaline cells, lithium primary cells, and defective NiMH or NiCd cells.
ARC targets multimedia apps with IP core
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
ARC International is expanding its range of IP cores targeted at multimedia SoCs with the ARC Player Subsystem that offers an MPEG-4 video decoder and multi-standard audio codecs coupled with a configurable 32-bit microprocessor as a pre-verified solution.
ASML, Sematech team on manufacturing R&D
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9/19/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor R&D consortium Sematech has awarded ASML Holding NV the contract to qualify the imaging performance of advanced logic patterns, metrology structures and defect designs for the 45-nm, 32-nm, and 22-nm technology nodes.
Post amplifier boosts fiber optics receivers
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
Micrel's SY88343DL, a 3.2 Gbps common-mode logic, limiting post amplifier with high-gain TTL loss-of-signal detection circuitry, improves fiber-optic receiver designs.
Maxim lowers quarterly guidance
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
Blaming slower-than-expected bookings, Maxim Integrated Products said it expects fiscal first quarter 2007 revenue to be flat to down 3 percent sequentially.
KKR group out of Freescale bidding, report says
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9/18/2006   Post a comment
A consortium of private equity firms led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. said that it is no longer in discussions to acquire Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Reuters report.
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