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Maxim takes $838 million charge on restatements
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has taken a pre-tax charge of more than $838 million for restated financial results covering a period of nearly 10 years, the company said.
Media processor offers boost in CPU performance
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Sigma Designs announced the availability of its SMP8644 media processor SoC, designed for feature-rich consumer products, including next generation IPTV set-top boxes, IP cable set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players.
Low-cost ARM9 MCUs roll with High Speed USB 2.0 OTG
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
NXP's latest devices are providing embedded designers with cost effective, power efficient single chip solutions for USB connectivity.
Atmel to outsource German fab operation
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
In a complex arrangement that in effect rids the company of the Heilbronn, Germany manufacturing operation it has been trying to sell for two years, Atmel said that a U.K. company has agreed to buy the fab's equipment and lease the facility from Atmel.
Avago buys Infineon's BAW biz for $21 million
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Chipmaker Avago Technologies has acquired Infineon Technologies' bulk acoustic wave business, based in Munich, Germany, for approximately 21.million euros (about $30.3 million).
Fully integrated legacy demodulator/digital IF processor reduces component count
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Fresco Microchip has introduced its FM1100 family of worldwide legacy audio/video demodulator and multi-standard digital IF processor solutions for television broadcast reception.
ON Semi extends current range, flexibility for stepper motor designs
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has extended its bipolar stepper motor control family to include two Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) versions of a motor driver capable of peak currents up to 800 mA and for use with an external microcontroller for added flexibility.
DrMOS delivers over 92% peak efficiency in 6 x 6-mm module
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced the XS DrMOS, which the company claims as the industry's first high-performance and 6 x 6-mm DrMOS solution for synchronous dc/dc buck regulators for computing, game console and consumer point-of-load (PoL) applications.
Freescale launches custom SoC business
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor launched a Customer Specific Products business to provide custom system-on-chip solutions based on its SoC platforms.
Needham cuts '09 IC capex forecast; sees 16% dip
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Needham and Co. has lowered its forecast for 2009 worldwide semiconductor capital expenditures, saying it now believes capex will be down 16.1 percent next year.
Strains showing on sapphires growth for electronics
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The sapphire substrate market for electronic applications reached 4.61 million wafers (2 inch equivalent) for LEDs last year, as well as tens of thousands of 6 inch wafers for SoS RF applications in 2007, according to report from Yole Development (Lyon, France).
Analog front end chips are 70 percent smaller, use 40 percent less power
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
In an effort to drive the new market of handheld ultrasound systems, TI has introduced what it says are the industry's smallest, lowest-power analog front ends.
8-Mbit asynchronous SRAM boasts access time of 8-ns
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ISSI is offering a high-speed, low power 8-Mbit high speed asynchronous SRAM for automotive, networking, telecommunications, and industrial applications.
RF components to see few benefits from basestation growth
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The global market for RF components for cellular basestations will remain flat at $1.1 billion through 2013 according to market research group Strategy Analytics. This despite the fact that actual shipments of basestations are forecast to grow to 13.4 million units in 2013, a CAAGR (compound annual average growth rate) of nearly 70 percent.
ASML tips next gen EUV lithography system
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Lithography gear provider ASML (Veldhoven, the Netherlands) has unveiled a production version of its upcoming NXE range of EUV machines that, the company says, is part of a roadmap that supports cost-effective chip manufacturing to at least 11 nanometres (nm).
Trango's virtualization tool for TI OMAP receives certification
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Trango Virtual Processors, French provider of embedded processor virtualization IP, announced its HyperVisor embedded virtualization technology, dedicated to Texas Instruments' OMAP 2430 system-on-chip (SoC), complies with the CSPN (First level security certification) criteria, defined by the French National Security Agency.
Next-generation DrMOS delivers 92 percent efficiency in industry's smallest package
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild touts its next-generation family of DrMOS devices---the XS DrMOS series---as the industry's first high-performance 6-by-6 mm DrMOS solution for synchronous DC/DC buck regulators.
TI rolls low-power floating-point processors
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
TI's new floating-point DSPs and DSP-plus-ARM processors combine low cost, low power, and new connectivity options.
Programmable clock generators simplify system design
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD9520/2 multi-output clock generators deliver a high-quality clock signal and flexible outputs, while on-chip memory reduces system start-up programming requirements.
Advanced mezzanine card targets wireless baseband applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, the AMC-V5F Advanced Mezzanine Card from CommAgility provides optical CPRI/OBSAI antenna interfaces and SRIO, for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems.
3U VPX FPGA processing engine supports FMC-VITA 57 standard
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO has developed a 3U VPX FPGA processing engine with support for the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
CD/MP3 stereo 2:1 multiplexer delivers low distortion, high off-isolation
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's multiplexer delivers high-quality clickless audio in computer sound cards and home theater applications across all load types with low power consumption in a compact, cost-effective package.
32 X 32 video crosspoint switches provide low-power, high bandwidth
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
ADI's ADV320x family of crosspoint switches use 40 percent less power and deliver 300 percent more bandwidth, enabling wide range of video routing applications.
Multi-port LVDS crossbar switches reduce point-to-point links
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's high-speed, multiport LVDS crossbar switches route multiple sources—such as navigation, camera, satellite TV, and DVD signals—to multiple displays, reducing the number of point-to-point links.
Underwater helicopter surfaces
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9/29/2008   1 comment
Undersea robots have until now operated like fixed-wing aircraft, requiring motion to maneuver. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers now say they have created the helicopter-of-the-sea, the Odyssey IV.
Dolphin Integration launches audio converters
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Dolphin Integration SA, French provider of embedded memories and audio converters in the form of intellectual property cores, has introduced digital audio converters (DACs) for resident consumer applications.
Intellitech ships multi-voltage JTAG multiplexer
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intellitech is shipping a multi-voltage eight ring JTAG multiplexer in a 16mm x 16mm VQ100 package to early adopters.
Fanless network appliance features Intel Tolapai
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
HABEY USA is offering what is says is the first Intel SoC-based fanless NAS/Network Appliance embedded platform.
Long reach optical transceivers offer extended temperature support
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago's 10 Gbit/s SFP+ LR (long reach) optical transceivers offer extended temperature support and bring new levels of high speed and high port density to next-generation networking equipment.
Analog development tool simplifies complex signal generation
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9/27/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the TSW3070 development kit that simplifies the complexity of interfacing between high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and amplifiers.
32-bit MCU integrates security supervisor, cryptographic functionality
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a high-performance 32-bit RISC microcontroller that integrates security supervisory features, advanced encryption and NVSRAM for the financial terminal market.
Meltdown unlikely, says Stanford economist
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
A general economic slowdown is the most likely result of the current woes on Wall Street, according to a leading economist who would not rule out a small risk of a more general financial meltdown.
Viterbi set to receive National Medal of Science
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Wireless industry pioneer Andrew Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm and creator of the Viterbi Algorithm, will be honore along with six other researchers and inventors in receiving a National Medal of Science for 2007.
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone production target
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Apple has cut planned production of iPhones in the second half of the year by up to 4 million units, according to investment bank Pacific Crest Securities.
Analysts stay cool as Wall Street woes unfold
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Analysts remain hopeful the crisis on Wall Street might not have a strong negative impact on the electronics industry, and some are taking a wait-and-see approach on a day when another bank collapsed and a legislative rescue package is still being hammered out.
LDOs are in industry's smallest package
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Devices, optimized for noise-sensitive portable applications, are 0.86-by-0.86 mm chip-scale sized
IQ Analog unveils 8-channel analog front-end IC
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
IQ Analog has claimed an industry first with the introduction of an 8-channel analog front-end IC for multi-channel wireless and communications applications such as MIMO radios.
IQ Analog rolls out an 8-channel analog front end IC
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
After three years of development, IQ Analog has unveiled an 8-channel, low power analog front end IC for multi-channel applications such as MIMO radios.
Highly integrated ADC simplifies automotive radar apps
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX11043, a quad, 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling ADC, provides a complete solution for conditioning and digitizing the IF signals from a 24-GHz or 77-GHz radar front-end for a DSP or microprocessor.
ESD protection arrays deliver lower profile, low capacitance
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's ESD protection devices provide a 20 percent lower profile, a 0.5 pF typical capacitance and low clamping voltage for portable device applications.
Power Integrations says court finds patents enforceable
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court has dismissed a challenge by Fairchild Semiconductor to the enforceability of four patents held by high-voltage analog IC vendor Power Integrations and ruled the patents enforceable, Power Integrations said.
RF Micro to supply Samsung 3G handsets
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices will supply components on more than 10 upcoming 3G handsets made by South Korea's Samsung Electronics.
AdvancedMC module features optical interfaces
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The AMC-V5F provides optical CPRI/OBSAI antenna interfaces and Serial RapidIO (SRIO) interfaces.
Bright prospects seen for OLED lighting
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The OLED lighting market will reach almost $4.5 billion by 2013 according to market research group NanoMarkets (Glen Allen, VA.).
Curved UWB antenna said to be most compact
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Virgina Tech engineers are claiming a 2.5-fold reduction in the size of an ultrawideband antenna.
Mirics wins first design win for PC TV receivers
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Mirics Semiconductor Ltd (Fleet, England) has won its first design-in for its FlexiTV multiband receiver chip, from Taiwanese wireless module specialist AzureWave Technologies, which is using it in a part being readied for PC TV receivers.
Analyst sees chip sales in August falter
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Global semiconductor sales in August are likely to come in at $22.6 billion for the 3-month moving average, compared with the corresponding figure the previous month, which was $22.1 billion, and up 5 percent year-on-year, according to securities house Carnegie.
Qualcomm first in Android phone but won't be lonely
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Qualcomm's prominent place inside the first Android mobile phone is a feather in the company's cap, but doesn't mean there won't be stiff competition from rival wireless chip set vendors for design ins on future handsets to run the Google-backed operating system.
Power MOSFET/Schottky diode combo features double-sided cooling
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Delivering increased efficiency for high-current and high-frequency applications, Vishay introduces the SkyFET SiE726DF device, which it says is the industry's first 30-V monolithic power MOSFET and Schottky diode in a PolarPak package with double-sided cooling.
Panasonic will demo high def 3DTV in Japan
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Consumer giant Matsushita Electric Co. Ltd. has developed a prototype stereoscopic 3-D television and Blu-Ray Disc player that supports high definition and aims to work with the Blu-Ray Disc Association to set a standard around the 3-D format it hopes to use for the system.
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