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Xilinx demonstrates Video-over-IP, HD-SDI, and H.264 solutions at IBC 2006
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx is demonstrating its programmable broadcast solutions at IBC 2006, 8-12 September 2006, at the RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
MCU touts 3 Mbytes flash for automotive powertrain apps
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Targeting automotive powertrain designs, Freescale Semiconductor has added the MPC5566 microcontroller with 3 MBytes of on-chip flash memory to its line of Power Architecture-based MCUs.
Samsung unveils intelligent mobile display driver
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has developed an intelligent mobile display driver IC that enables liquid crystal displays (LCDs) on handheld devices to deliver clearer images in broad daylight.
Spansion, Saifun expand flash agreement
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Flash memory supplier Spansion Inc. has extended a licensing and product design agreement with Saifun Semiconductors Ltd.
Stereo codecs tout ultralow power consumption
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - With the focus on extended battery run-times and optimizing the noise/power consumption tradeoff, Texas Instruments says its PCM3793 and PCM3794 stereo audio codecs for portable consumer applications are the industry's lowest-power devices of their kind.
Dongbu touts 130-nm CMOS image sensors
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
South Korea's Dongbu Electronics said it has completed development of an advanced CMOS image sensor process at the 130-nanometer node working with Electronics & Telecom Co. Ltd. Dongbu said it expects to begin volume production of CMOS image sensor chips using the new process in the fourth quarter.
Comment: Worst is yet to come from Intel
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Intel's plan to layoff 10,500 workers in coming months is just the beginning of more bad news for the troubled semiconductor supplier.
Temperature sensor has dual SMBus interface
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Maxim says its MAX6638, a thermal sensor with ±1°C accuracy, is the industry's first to include two independent SMBus serial ports, which allow two controllers simultaneous access to temperature data.
Xilinx expands partnership agreement with Nu Horizons
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
The partnership agreement is expanded to the United Kingdom and Ireland following the recent acquisition of DT Electronics by Nu Horizons.
Intel market share slid to four-year low in Q2, iSuppli says
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Intel experienced a dramatic decline in semiconductor revenue during the second quarter and posted its lowest quarterly market share in more than four years, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
Updated: Sun, Unisys sue DRAM makers
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems and Unisys have filed suit against South Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor, seeking damages from Hynix's participation in DRAM price fixing, according to online reports.
Half megabit FRAM facilitates increased data collection in meter applications
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corp. has launched its FM24C512, a half megabit nonvolatile FRAM product with an industry standard 2-wire serial interface.
Analyst downgrades TI
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Lower-than-expected 3G demand, the move to single-chip solutions, and slower DLP growth are dampening the near-term outlook for Texas Instruments, according to a report by American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman.
Tzero, ADI team up on video over UWB
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The combination chipset consists of a transmitter and receiver that integrates the Tzero TZ 7000 chipset and Analog Devices' JPEG2000 compression ICs.
FPGA maker launches lowest-power device for portable apps
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of Actel's IGLOO FPGAs, which are designed specifically to address the power-sensitive needs of portable applications. IGLOO devices can achieve static power as low as 5-µW and dynamic power consumption up to 60% lower than low-power competitors.
China readies low-cost PC based on its Godson CPU
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A Chinese company hopes to produce a low-cost PC powered by the locally designed Godson CPU, which it will sell to schools and local governments starting in October.
Samsung begins shipping NAND flash
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun shipping samples of its high-capacity NAND flash memory solution, trademarked moviNAND, to leading global manufacturers of mobile devices.
Filtronic, Powerwave revise terms of acquisition
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Filtonic plc and Powerwave Technologies, Inc. have revised the terms of their previously agreed transaction whereby the U.S. group would acquire the bulk of Filtronic’s wireless infrastructure division in a deal valued at about $336 million.
CellMetric debuts at IBC with mobile TV emulator
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9/5/2006   Post a comment
Privately held CellMetric (Cambridge, England) will launch itself and its first products — a range of network emulators to help operators deploying digital terrestrial and mobile TV systems — at the IBC exhibition and congress, which opens September 8 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Small box, big bets
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9/4/2006   Post a comment
Notebook makers have a vision of the 2007 portable PC.
Evaluation Board released for Infineon XC88x MCUs
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9/3/2006   Post a comment
Keil has just introduced its MCMXC88x evaluation board for creating and testing programs for Infineon's 8051-based XC88xd microcontrollers.
July chip sales rose 11%, SIA says
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $20.1 billion in July, up more than 11.5 percent year-to-year, and nearly 2 percent sequentially, the Semiconductor Industry Association said.
Toshiba readies TransMemory USB flash drive line
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba is readying a line of four TransMemory USB flash drives that will bring U3 smart technology into the company's USB lineup. Drives will be offered in 512-MBytes, 1-, 2-, and 4-GBytes capacities.
NEC range extender components speed ZigBee/Bluetooth transceiver design
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
The devices can be configured to provide either straight-through low-power output, or amplified output for longer-range applications.
EDA lacks leadership, says exec
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
EDA needs to shift its focus to provide solutions that emphasize productivity, rather than continuing to focus exclusively on tools aimed at the next technology node, according to Naveed Sherwani, president and CEO of fabless ASIC vendor Open Silicon.
14-bit ADC touts best-in-class SFDR at half the power draw
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices says its AD9254 14-bit, 150-MSPS analog-to-digital converter, with the best dynamic range of any competing ADC, consumes only 430 mW - a 50 percent reduction in power consumption over existing solutions.
ProMOS to spend $5 billion on two 300-mm fabs
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
Taiwan-based memory maker ProMOS Technology Inc. is planning to invest $5 billion for two more 300-mm wafer DRAM fabs that will be located in central Taiwan.
Broadcom, Qualcomm to continue legal disputes
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9/1/2006   Post a comment
Broadcom Corporation plans to continue to pursue U.S. federal antitrust claims against Qualcomm Incorporated, despite the decision by the District Court in New Jersey to dismiss Broadcom’s complaint against Qualcomm.
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