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Dual output, 60-V synchronous boost controller eliminates heat sink with 97 percent efficiency
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has unveiled a dual output, high power synchronous step-up switching DC/DC controller that replaces the boost diode with a high efficiency N-Channel MOSFET.
Infineon targets energy efficient home appliances with innovative power switching devices
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a family of power switching devices for use in high energy efficiency electric motor drives of home appliances.
18-bit DAC offers DC and AC accuracy benefits
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first 18-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to offer precision DC specifications of ±1LSB INL (max) and ±1LSB DNL (max).
Korea recruits Abu Dhabi investor for chip initiatives
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
ATIC of Abu Dhabi, the government investment vehicle behind GlobalFoundries, has agreed to explore with the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association potential collaborations and partnerships in the chip industry.
New LED driver reduces size and cost of lighting products
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a 1 Amp rated linear mode constant current LED driver specifically designed to reduce the size and cost of a range of general illumination products, including flashlights and lighting in emergency, garden, and poolside applications.
AMD jumps into fabless chip company ranking
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
Only seven fabless chip companies out of the top 25 managed to grow their revenue in 2009, according to market research company IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.). However, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) jumped into the rankings at number two, courtesy of its divestment of its manufacturing to GlobalFoundries.
Memory to boost market growth, says analyst
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
The flash memory, DRAM and optoelectronics (LEDs) sectors will fare best in 2010 as worldwide semiconductor revenue advances 15 percent to $257 billion, according to market research firm Databeans Inc. (Reno, Nevada).
X-FAB offers first foundry technology for high-speed optical data communication applications
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
Analog/mixed-signal foundry, X-FAB Silicon Foundries, has expanded its 0.35 micrometer technology offerings with what the company claims is the first foundry technology optimized for Blu-ray and high-speed optical data communication applications.
NEC Electronics unveils low-voltage Power MOSFET devices
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1/18/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Europe is expanding its NP-Series product portfolio with the addition of new low-voltage Power MOSFET devices with ultra-low on-state resistance RDS(on) and low gate charge QG .
Some tips for charging from USB sources (Part 1 of 2)
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1/18/2010   Post a comment
Understand the subtleties of using the ubiquitous USB port as a charging and power source
Wolfson appoints Future Electronics as a global distribution partner
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1/18/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has signed a franchise agreement with Future Electronics (Montreal, Canada) its primary global distributor.
TI works with Liquavista on OMAP e-reader support
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1/18/2010   Post a comment
Display pioneer Liquavista BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has announced it is working with Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) to provide support for electrowetting displays in mobile and consumer applications.
Analog TV still matters: paving the way for hybrid televisions
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1/16/2010   1 comment
Analog TV has not been eliminated by digital, despite what you hear
Management of diverse power rails is becoming more important, and easier
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1/16/2010   Post a comment
IC vendors are addressing the issues related to multiple, interrelated power rails on PC boards
Inphi claims first ever OIF-compliant 100G coherent TIA
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1/16/2010   Post a comment
High-speed analog semiconductor company, Inphi Corporation, (West Lake Village, California, USA) plans to unveil what the company claims is the industry's first OIF-compliant 100G coherent transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and highest sensitivity 40G linear TIA at the upcoming Fiber Optics Expo (FOE).
Analog SoC vendor snags $10 million in funding
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1/16/2010   Post a comment
Analog SoC vendor Avnera said it closed $10 million in funding from existing investors and a new investor, Japanese consumer electronics vendor Onkyo Corp.
Nexus teardown, CES and Intel-FPGA tale, lead weekly story ranking
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1/15/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 10, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 15. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Challenges in automotive radio design
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1/15/2010   2 comments
In terms of in-car features, customer expectations are driving the integration of more electronic devices. In addition, new technologies and automotive operational requirements create severe design challenges for suppliers.
BI Technologies packs rotary potentiometers in guitar repair kit
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1/15/2010   Post a comment
TT electronics' BI Technologies has developed a guitar and pedal repair kit, designated GPK-101, that includes 12 different 24mm rotary potentiometers for tone and volume replacements.
SPI/I2C UART integrates an oscillator to offer fast data rates
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1/15/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced what the company claims is industry's lowest power, fastest, and smallest serial UART to communicate over an SPI/I2C interface.
Teardown: Moto Droid emulates other iPhone killers
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1/15/2010   2 comments
Motorola's Droid smartphone includes hardware similar to other so-called "iPhone killers" and carries a bill of materials cost of $179.11, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
16-bit, 1-Msps SAR ADC achieves 94-dB SNR
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1/14/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced a 16-bit SAR ADC that achieves a 94 dB SNR at sample rates up to 1 Msps with no cycle latency.
Nokia leads Greenpeace electronics ranking
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1/14/2010   1 comment
Environmental lobby organization Greenpeace International (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) has kept Nokia at the top of its Greener Electronics Guide as it moved into its fourteenth edition.
Wolfson launches high performance multi-channel audio codec
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1/14/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has introduced a multi-channel audio codec, designed to offer a complete high performance audio solution in an ultra thin package for consumer products, including high definition digital televisions, DVD recorders and Blu-ray players.
TSMC to recruit 3,000 engineers, says report
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1/14/2010   Post a comment
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) said Thursday (Jan. 14) that it planned to recruit more than 3,000 employees to help it expand manufacturing capacity, according to a Reuters report.
All-in-one motor controller IC saves space and power
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
Diodes Incorporated has unveiled an all-in-one motor controller IC for single-coil low-power brushless DC fans and motors.
Vinyl vs. CD myths refuse to die
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1/13/2010   58 comments
I still get emails from non-technical vinyl LP fans who insist that the legacy format is technically superior to CD/digital, and one Web site in particular is partly to blame.
New kit simplifies development of inductive touch-sensing designs
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc., has released its PICDEM Inductive Touch Development Kit, which makes it easy to develop inductive touch-sensing applications using standard 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs), or 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSCs).
Analyst: Linear posts strong results
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
Analog chip maker Linear Technology Corp. posted a strong quarter amid a rebound in demand.
Sidense gains design win in Audium audio amp
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
Sidense Corp. (Ottawa, Canada), a develop of antifuse-based non-volatile memory, has announced that its one-time programmable (OTP) technology was included in Audium's recently announced high efficiency AS1001 audio power amplifier chip.
High-gain GPS LNA with variable current and shutdown functions
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced the MGA-231T6 high-gain LNA with variable current and shutdown functions for use in GPS, unlicensed Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) bands, and WiMax applications.
High resolution IF and RF digital attenuators target wide variety of applications over DC to 6 GHz
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave has introduced two SMT packaged high resolution 6-bit and 7-bit digital attenuators, designated HMC792LP4E and HMC759LP3E.
Xilinx shipping largest FPGA
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1/13/2010   2 comments
Market-leading programmable logic vendor Xilinx said it is now shipping the Virtex-6 LX760 device, the largest FPGA currently available.
Telefunken Semiconductors achieves production milestone with SiGe Power HBT
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1/12/2010   Post a comment
Telefunken Semiconductors (Heilbronn, Germany) is claiming to have achieved a run rate of more than 100 million units per year supply to its customers of high performance SiGe power ICs utilizing HBT technology.
X-FAB invests $1.5m in Semprius as part of strategic development deal
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1/12/2010   Post a comment
Analog/mixed-signal semiconductor foundry, X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG, (Erfurt, Germany) has signed a development agreement with Semprius, Inc., (Durham, NC, USA) to provide turnkey silicon wafer fabrication for Semprius' customers.
VC investment jumped in November 2009, says GSA
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1/12/2010   Post a comment
Fifteen fabless chip companies and semiconductor suppliers raised $93.5 million in November 2009, according to industry organization the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
Automotive IC market expected to grow 16% in 2010
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1/12/2010   Post a comment
The global market for automotive semiconductor chips will rise 16 percent in 2010 to reach $18.4 billion, according to market research company Semicast Research Ltd. (Waterlooville, England), recovering almost all of the ground lost in 2009.
Virage Logic creates Dutch business to develop horizontal advanced CMOS IP rights
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1/12/2010   Post a comment
Virage Logic Corporation has set up a Dutch corporation (B.V.) in conjunction with its new research and development (R&D) center of excellence in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Pyroelectric infrared sensor measures only 5.0x4.7x2.4mm
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1/12/2010   Post a comment
The IRS-B210ST01-R1 pyroelectric infrared (PIR) sensor is what manufacturer Murata claims to be the world's smallest at just 5.0x4.7x2.4mm, enabling the sensor to be used in compact, low profile electronic devices and equipment.
Motion sensing technology helps mountain bike suspension read the trail
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1/11/2010   1 comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has collaborated with Cannondale Bicycles to incorporate ADI's iMEMS accelerometer technology into Cannondale's Simon electronic front suspension system.
Evatronix IP cores to be made available in the LFoundry Process Design Kit (PDK)
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Evatronix SA, (Bielsko-Biala/Poland) the silicon intellectual property (IP) provider, and Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH (Landshut/Germany) have reached an agreement that will see most of the popular products from the Evatronix IP portfolio being supported within LFoundry's leading analog / mixed signal technology nodes.
Analog ASICs show flattish CAGR, says Gartner
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Revenue for application-specific analog integrated circuits (ICs) totaled $28.1 billion in 2008 and will reach $32.2 billion in 2013, according to a new report from Gartner. This corresponds to a CAGR of about 2.75 percent.
A dozen companies to watch in the IPO landscape
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1/11/2010   1 comment
Initial public offerings of shares (IPOs) in semiconductor companies have been rare over the last few years and that has had an inhibiting effect on venture capital investment in startups.
Plessey Semiconductors relaunches as analog/mixed-signal house
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Plessey Semiconductors Limited has begun trading from its semiconductor manufacturing facility in Roborough, Plymouth, UK and aims to develop and support a range of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products.
Plus Semi relaunches as Plessey Semiconductors
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Management teams from Plus Semi in Swindon, England, and the former X-Fab facility in Plymouth, England, have relaunched as Plessey Semiconductors. The company intends to launch its own range of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products although it is offering foundry services initially.
Easing the challenge of RF design (Part 2 of 2)
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Designing in a wireless link need not be a nightmare--if you follow some simple guidelines
UMC set to increase capacity, says report
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) is expected to install equipment in Fab 12b, a 300-mm wafer fab at the Southern Taiwan Science Park soon, and take over a similar factory from ProMOS Technologies Corp., according to a local report.
Xilinx demonstrates plug-and-play HDTV reference design
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
At CES, Xilinx demonstrated a new consumer video enhancement reference design that bundles advanced digital video algorithms with the manufacturer's low-cost Spartan FPGA for rapid plug-and-play design of HDTVs.
CES, Gphone, quad-core ARM lead weekly story ranking
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1/8/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 3, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 8. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
austriamicrosystems LED driver ICs power LG Electronics new LED backlit TVs
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1/8/2010   Post a comment
Leading provider of LCD TV provider, LG Electronics, has selected austriamicrosystems' AS3693A and AS3693B LED driver ICs for TV models being introduced at CES 2010 in Las Vegas.
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