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Company cranks portable wireless audio at CES
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Eleven Engineering Inc. will jump into the pool of providers of wireless audio streaming technology at the Consumer Electronics Show with a set of dongles and speakers using its proprietary 2.4 GHz technology.
Demand to surge for silicon magnetic sensors in 2010
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
The silicon magnetic sensor market will show strong growth in 2010 as demand surges from the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, according to iSuppli Corp.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
On Semi launches California Micro tender offer
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
On Semiconductor has launched a previously announced tender offer to acquire California Micro Devices for $4.70 per share, or about $107.3 million in total, the company said Monday (Dec. 28).
Reducing the Size, Cost and Complexity of RF Circuitry for the Next-Generation of Cellular Technology
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
Doing more of the same, but better, may not be the right tactic
You're the Top: Most viewed "RF DesignLine" articles of 2009
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
Measured by page views, here's what your fellow engineers looked at the most
You're the Top: Most viewed "Power Management DesignLine" articles of 2009
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Measured by page views, here's what your fellow engineers looked at the most
Fairchild settles with Infineon over power semi suit
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, Maine).
WIRELESS/RF - Embedded Wi-Fi solution offers lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint
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12/24/2009   Post a comment
Atmel and H&D Wireless have collaborated to delivery the industry's most power-efficient IEEE802.11b+g Wi-Fi solution, with lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint.
Global sales were strong in November, says analyst
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12/23/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in November were strong according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The average of September, October and November chip sales is expected to be reported as $22.5 billion versus $21.7 billion for the equivalent figure in October.
Bipolar 40-V precision op amps offer low power, low noise benefits
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the latest members of the company's growing bipolar low power precision operational amplifier series.
Avnera chip provides multi-point HD audio connections
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip maker Avnera unveils the world's first multi-point wireless solution to connect up to 10 audio devices from music players to speakers, according to the company.
Infineon raises guidance for fiscal first quarter
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
German chip company Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has raised the guidance for the first quarter of its 2009/10 fiscal year, which ends of Dec. 31, 2009.
Automotive chip market to grow 13.5% in 2010, says Gartner
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
The automotive semiconductor market is expected to decline by 26.5 percent in 2009 to $14.58 billion, after declining nearly 5 percent in 2008 to $19.53 billion, according to a fourth quarter update from market research firm Gartner.
Winning, losing sectors in equipment markets through 2013
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
The compound annual growth rates for the various market sectors quoted by IC Insights for the period 2008 to 2013 are generally low as they factor in a fall in the market for electronic equipment in 2009.
In-vehicle-network ICs support powerful LIN slaves
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has introduced two new high voltage automotive CMOS LIN 2.1 transceiver ICs to support in-vehicle-network applications.
Tower Semiconductor raises Q4 guidance
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Foundry IC supplier Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) has raised its fourth-quarter revenue guidance to between $98 million and $102 million. Tower trades as TowerJazz.
Intel at 32-nm, $99 netbook, debt-free Freescale lead weekly story ranking
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Dec. 13, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Dec. 18. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Comment: Chip market positioned for growth in 2010
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12/18/2009   1 comment
The coming year will bring a return to reality for the global semiconductor market, no longer driven by bubble economics that fostered the illusion of wealth.
Bluetooth SIG adopts low energy specification
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced the adoption of the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0, which includes a low energy modes.
ATIC completes acquisition of Chartered
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. has announced that its acquisition by Advanced Technology Investment Company LLC (ATIC) of Abu Dhabi has become effective Friday (Dec. 18).
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, December 18, 2009 edition
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Analog Devices completes manufacturing upgrades ahead of schedule and shortens lead time
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices has successfully completed operational improvements to lower cost and achieve greater wafer fabrication efficiencies for its proprietary analog, mixed-signal, and MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) manufacturing process technologies.
Wireless audio IC supports home, portable apps
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Kleer, a maker of chips for wireless audio, has announced a new release of its flagship KLR3012 wireless audio module, which contains new technology to support both portable audio devices and home audio equipment.
CES 2010: A wireless OK Corral
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Pre-CES is always a heady time in the wireless home video space, but never so much as this up-coming event, what with wireless LAN, 60 GHz, ultrawideband, standard and non-standard multimedia distribution schemes vying for attendees' attention--and dollars. So I sat down Asaf Avidan, VP of marketing for 'long-time' UWB chip provider, Wisair, to see where UWB stood--or if it even could find a toehold--in the fray.
High performance line drivers supports both 8 MHz and 17 MHz VDSL2 profiles
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the ISL1539A, the latest addition to its family of DSL line drivers for the VDSL2 ultra-high bit rate Internet connectivity standard.
Stereo ADC solution offers high quality line input audio performance in recordable media applications
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has added its Pure Sound audio portfolio with the introduction of the WM8783, an ultra low pin count, low power stereo ADC solution designed to offer high quality line input audio performance in recordable media applications, including LCD TVs, set top boxes and DVD recorders.
IF gain block amplifiers claims highest dynamic range
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has launched two new intermediate frequency (IF) gain block amplifiers that claim to provide the highest dynamic range available from internally matched IF gain blocks by combining best-in-class linearity and noise figure performance.
Winners, losers in 2009 chip rankings
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12/17/2009   2 comments
Gartner Inc. reiterated its previous IC forecast and disclosed the preliminary top-10 chip rankings for 2009.
Compact AC current sensors replace bulky current transformers
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc., has expanded the company's ISOpro isolation product portfolio with the introduction of a next-generation ac current sensor family that replaces traditional current transformers.
Atmel to sell French fab to LFoundry
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Silicon foundry upstart LFoundry GmbH has signed a deal to purchase Atmel Corp.'s wafer fab in Rousset, France.
Carbon footprint labeling: Are you ready for it?
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12/17/2009   9 comments
Pending regulations in Europe for a carbon footprint label on every product means that it's not enough to inform consumers your electronics product's power consumption level. You need to tell them the quantity (in grams) of carbon-dioxide emissions associated with manufacturing, transporting and recycling of your product.
8-channel LED driver offers efficient TFT-LCD backlighting solutions
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has unveiled an 8-channel LED driver, utilizing a step-up DC/DC controller capable of driving up to a 45 V string of 100 mA LEDs per channel.
A Practical Look at Current Ratings
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Understand this critical parameter when selecting a power device
Engineer tapped to head smart grid standards work
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. government fueled significant work on smart electric grid this year, but the hard work of making the transition to a digital power network is just beginning, according to Steve Widergren, a principal engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently named to head a broad new smart grid standards effort.
Is NFC there to stick? A report from CARTES
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
While smart card manufacturers where showcasing their latest visual tricks and printing capabilities on the busy alleys of CARTES & Identification in Paris, Near field communications (NFC) was definitely in the spotlight, technically there, but still far away from mass deployment.
Microchip readies ZigBee RF4CE protocol and XLP compliant platform
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Microchip's platform for next-generation RF control of consumer electronics consists of eXtreme low power microcontrollers, compliant transceiver and industry's smallest stack.
Power/current monitor enables board and system-level optimization
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology's power and current monitor for 4V to 80V systems provides the necessary circuits to accurately measure, monitor, and control power in situations in which both the current and voltage may vary.
Study: Indian companies not using innovation to reposition themselves
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
A study of R & D in ICT has found that Indian companies are not using innovation to position themselves higher in the value chain. They also innovate mostly with clients and customers and are mostly short-term oriented in this too.
Broadcom taps 40-nm process for high-def handsets
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. is sampling its first 40 nm chip, a cellphone media processor capable of recording full 1080-progressive high definition video, the company said at its annual meeting with Wall Street analysts where it positioned itself as poised for a return to profitable growth that will outpace its markets.
Improving performance, range, and reliability in 802.11n networks
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
While the hooks to achieving high-performance, ubiquitous wireless access in the home or office are within the IEEE 802.11n standard, there are many options built in for sustaining signals to achieve higher effective throughput at greater distances. The key is to choose the correct options. This feature will help, with an eye toward balancing cost and complexity.
Atmel's Flash MCUs improve impedance matching, lower power up to 50 percent
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has introduced the SAM3S series of Flash microcontrollers that includes 18 general-purpose Cortex-M3 based Flash microcontrollers designed to improve impedance matching, simplify PCB design and save 50 percent power at 1 MHz operation with a consumption of only 2.3 mW.
Analog Devices unveils new generation of energy metering ics to deliver highest accuracy for billing and power quality monitoring applications
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
In this news analysis article Analog Design Line Europe's editor, Paul Buckley finds out more about the significance of the new generation of energy metering ICs in this expanding market by interviewing Mack Lund who is Manager of Analog Devices' Energy Metering group.
Nemotek Technologie adds in-house testing to its manufacturing lines of wafer-level cameras
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
By announcing in-house testing capabilities, Nemotek Technologie brings wafer-level cameras (WLCs) design, manufacturing and now testing under one roof, simplifying the supply chain process and costs for image sensor and camera module makers.
Machines make 4.3% of U.S. mobile calls, says analyst
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
In 2009 machine-to-machine (M2M) calls accounted for 1.4 percent of mobile network connections worldwide, according to analysis firm Berg Insight AB (Gothenburg, Sweden).
LFoundry collaborates with Synopsys to develop iPDKs for analog/mixed-signal designs
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH (LFoundry) is collaborating with Synopsys, Inc., to develop interoperable Process Design Kits (iPDKs) for advanced analog/mixed-signal (AMS) designs based on IPL Alliance standards.
UHF RFID reader combines dense reader mode filtering on chip with LBT level sensitivity
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has added to company's existing range of market leading UHF RFID Reader ICs for Gen 2 applications with introduction of the AS3992, which includes advanced features such as programmable DRM filters, predistortion and an increased receiver sensitivity of -86 dBm.
Miniature LNAs improve GPS receive sensitivity over discrete or integrated receive solutions
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
The MAX2657 and MAX2658, from Maxim Integrated Products, are two small, battery-sipping LNAs (low-noise amplifiers) designed for GPS-enabled applications operating in the 1575 MHz band.
EE Times joins with Octopart to enhance product coverage
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
EE Times has formed a new partnership with Octopart to introduce their product information search engine to readers. Find out how why this search engine is useful and how it works.
Hot biz: '09 moves that are shaping the future
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
This was a brutal year, but the industry gets a nod for showing grace under fire. We look ahead at what to expect in 2010.
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