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After Intersil earnings report, analyst still says hold
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
Intersil reported an inline quarter, but American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman views guidance as disappointing. He says Intersil continues to lose ground to its peer group.
Intersil reports profit, completes Xicor acquisition
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Intersil Corp. reported net income of $27.2 million on sales of $144.2 million in its second quarter, compared to $20.1 million on sales of $125.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
Resurgent IT market drives International Rectifier's revenues
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
International Rectifier reported revenues of $298.6 million for the quarter ended June 30 - up 30 percent from last year. Power management needs in the IT sector is driving it, IR's chief (right) told Steve Ohr.
Intersil reports profit, completes Xicor acquisition
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Intersil Corp. reported net income of $27.2 million on sales of $144.2 million in its second quarter, compared to $20.1 million on sales of $125.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
Resurgent IT market drives International Rectifier's revenues
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7/30/2004   Post a comment
International Rectifier reported revenues of $298.6 million for the quarter ended June 30.
Stock analyst turns focus knob on Intersil: Can restructuring of operations offset slower end market growth?
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7/29/2004   Post a comment
Doug Freedman of American Technology Research reiterates a "Hold" rating on Intersil stock. His view of the Xicor acquisition and the sale of the WiFi business is generally positive, but with sluggish PC, flat screen and DVD-R markets, Freedman says the company have an uphill battle to increase its share.
Xicor shareholders approve merger with Intersil
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7/29/2004   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Intersil Corp. reported that its pending acquisition of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Xicor Inc. was approved by 96% of voting Xicor shareholders.
Satellite multimedia broadcasts set for launch in Japan, South Korea
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7/29/2004   Post a comment
A new satellite TV service to be launched here and in South Korea in October promises to deliver programming along with radio and data broadcasting to mobile terminals.
Conferees ponder Taiwan's design rise
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7/29/2004   Post a comment
Taiwan's ascendancy in the electronics design food chain seemed official on the floors of the fourth annual Embedded System Conference-Asia and the twelfth annual Electronics Design Automation & Test-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition here this week. From Hsinchu, Majeed Ahmad filed this report.
HF-Leistungsverstärker: Harte Zeiten in Sicht
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7/29/2004   Post a comment
Hersteller von HF-Leistungsverstärkern für Mobilfunk-Basisstationen werden in den kommenden Jahren nichts zu lachen haben. Davon geht die Marktforschungsgruppe ABI aus Oyster Bay im US-Bundesstaat New York aus. Hauptursache ist laut Lance Wilson, Research Senior Analyst bei ABI, der zwangsläufig einsetzende Auftragsrückgang bei großen GSM-Implementierungen.
Triple differential drives down cost for video signals over cable
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7/28/2004   Post a comment
The AD8133 triple differential line driver from Analog Devices is a single IC package that drives RGB signals over twisted-pair cable and cuts significant costs and board space.
Stepper-motor IC drives auto apps
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7/28/2004   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems' A3980, an automotive-friendly addition to the company's line of microstepping motor driver ICs, features a unique two-wire interface with translator for control of step, step-size, and direction. The interface and translator provide for operating bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, eighth-, and sixteenth-step modes without the need for a complex system controller.
Building Advanced Switching Backplanes: ATCA Hardware Issues
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7/28/2004   Post a comment
Advanced switching holds a great deal of promise in emerging Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture designs. But, to be an effective option, designers must first deal with issues like topology, cabling, trace routing, and interconnection. From CommsDesign.com, a Vitesse engineer explains some of the analog design issues.
Active mixer resolves local oscillator challenges common to passive designs
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7/28/2004   Post a comment
An RF active mixer from Linear Technology provides linearity and signal-to-noise performance matching that of passive mixers, allowing designers to build 3G cellular basestations that are more compact and at substantially reduced cost.
Low-cost, high-performance car radio tuner -- all on one chip
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Philips Electronics solutions offers a family of one-chip analog car radio design that offers state-of-the-art tuning performance while reducing overall system costs.
Unique, dual-connected op amp enables two stages in one chip
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Microchip's MCP62x5 family enables a standard two-stage amplifier signal chain to be implemented into an eight-lead package with a power-saving chip select. The internal connection of the two stages enables one operational amplifier to feed into the other making a more compact design.
Precision amps improve performance in communications, audio apps
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices announces a family of precision operational amplifiers that delivers the optimal combination of low noise and low power at the speeds required by communications applications, and the output drive capability necessary for audio applications.
Integrated multichannel Codec awakens next-gen AV Systems
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics releases the WM8777 codec that when combined with a DSP will enliven all the major audio functions for next generation of 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 Audio-Visual systems.
Rough ride predicted for cellular RF power amplifier makers
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Manufacturers of the RF power amplifiers and RF power semiconductors used in cellular base stations are in for a rough ride over the next few years according to market research group ABI (Oyster Bay, NY). The main concern, according to ABI Research senior analyst Lance Wilson, is the inevitable slow down of large-scale GSM deployment. From London, John Walko filed this report.
Stand-alone digital audio receivers to remain a blip on the landscape
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
A forecaster, the Diffusion Group, predicts that u.s. market for digital audio receivers will flare up and die. According to the Dallas-based Diffusion Group, the early market for digital audio receivers (DAR) such as NETGEAR's MP101 and digital audio adapters (DAA) such as Apple's Airport Express will enjoy rapid growth through 2006 and then face a host of market challenges.
Samsung unveils HDTV System-on-Chip
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Korea, has introduced a system-on-a-chip (SOC) device for high-definition TVs and digital set-top-boxes to meet FCC requirements. The S5H2200 is a single-chip solution that incorporates dual HD MPEG-2 decoders, which can simultaneously provide high-quality audio and video for digital broadcasts to the sub-screen as well as to the main screen, an ARM920T-based 330MHz CPU, and the company's proprietary picture improvement function, DNIe (Digital Natural Image Engine).
Low-cost, high-performance car radio tuner -- all on one chip
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Philips Electronics solutions offers a family of one-chip analog car radio design that offers state-of-the-art tuning performance while reducing overall system costs.
Unique, dual-connected op amp enables two stages in one chip
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Microchip's MCP62x5 family enables a standard two-stage amplifier signal chain to be implemented into an eight-lead package with a power-saving chip select. The internal connection of the two stages enables one operational amplifier to feed into the other making a more compact design.
OpAmp mit niedrigem Energiebedarf und hohen Ausgangsstrom
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Mit niedrigem Stromverbrauch und Betrieb an einer einzelnen Spannungsquelle von 2,7 bis 6 V sind die neuen Operationsverstärker von Analog Devices prädestiniert für den Einsatz in portablen Geräten – beispielsweise als Audio-Verstärker. Ein Blick auf ihre technischen Daten zeigt jedoch, dass das Spektrum der möglichen Applikationen noch weiter reicht.
Integrated multichannel Codec awakens next-gen AV Systems
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7/27/2004   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics releases the WM8777 codec that when combined with a DSP will enliven all the major audio functions for next generation of 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 Audio-Visual systems.
Anadigics meet guidance but posts loss
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
Anadigics Inc. recorded a net loss of $11.7 million on revenue of $22.7 million in the second quarter, up 7% sequentially from the previous quarter vs. guidance of a 5% increase. In the year-ago quarter, the Warren, N.J. supplier of wireless and broadband devices posted a net loss of $13.7 million on sales of $18.0 million.
AWR, TSMC collaborate on design platform for SiGe RFICs
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
Applied Wave Research (AWR) has teamed with foundry TSMC to develop a design platform for RFICs that will work on the Taiwanese group's 0.35 micron SiGe process. From London, John Walko reports.
Wolfson doubles sales, profits in first half of 2004
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
Analog company makes good: Revenues for the first half of 2004 were up 94 percent to $56.9 million year-on-year at mixed-signal fabless semiconductor company, Wolfson Microelectronics plc, and up 22 percent sequentially from $46.5 million in the second half of 2003, the company reported Monday (July 26). From London, Peter Clarke filed this report.
AMI Semiconductor names Liang sales VP for Asia
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor, a Pocatello, Idaho, supplier of mixed-signal ICs, has named Tony Liang vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific market. Liang brings the company more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing, with more than 15 years spent working directly with technology companies in the Asia Pacific.
Focus on the crosspoint switch
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
Switches and specifically crosspoint switches are the building blocks for telecomm systems enabling them to offer high performance and flexibility. Editor Paul O'Shea reviews some of the challenges for crosspoint switches and what companies are offering to resolve these issues.
Precision amps improve performance in communications, audio apps
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7/26/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices announces a family of precision operational amplifiers that delivers the optimal combination of low noise and low power at the speeds required by communications applications, and the output drive capability necessary for audio applications.
TTPCom offers development platform for advanced GPRS handsets
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7/23/2004   Post a comment
TTPCom announced a new platform for the development of fully featured GPRS/GSM handsets. The platform incorporates Toshiba's TC35510BXG Cellular Baseband chip, TTPCom's class 12 GPRS/GSM software and TTPCom's Ajar Platform, a complete suite of pre-integrated application software.
Single-Chip CD LSI - support for MP3 & Sony ATRAC CD
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7/23/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba has expanded its family of digital signal processors (DSPs) for digital audio equipment with the world's first single-chip CD LSI to offer support for both MP3 and Sony ATRAC CD formats. The result is a device that will significantly simplify design and implementation of home and vehicle audio systems by eliminating the overhead on the system processor and minimising the need for external components.
Analog-Markt wächst – hauptsächlich in China
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7/23/2004   Post a comment
Der Markt für lineare Bauelemente und Datenkonverter wird in den nächsten Jahren ordentlich wachsen. Der Löwenanteil der Nachfrage geht allerdings nicht in die klassischen Industrieregionen, sondern nach China. Das Marktforschungsinstitut IMS hat Zahlen vorgelegt.
Infineon packt Handy-HF-Teil in CMOS-Chip
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7/23/2004   Post a comment
Als erster Halbleiterhersteller hat Infineon mit der Volumenproduktion seiner in CMOS-Technologie gefertigten RF-Transceiver begonnen und liefert die Bausteine an Hersteller von Mobiltelefonen.
VLDO runs from sub-1V input
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology says its LT3020 is the industry's first very-low-dropout voltage regulator (VLDO) that can work from input voltages down to 0.9 volt. It's thus suited to single-cell alkaline and NiMH batteries and emerging applications that use a 1.5-volt rail and provide 0.9 to 1.25 volts at up to 100 mA for microcontroller and microprocessor cores. The LT3020 has a dropout of 150 mV, optimizing battery run time in applications with a low Vin-to-Vout differential.
World's first video signal conditioners with AGC and back-porch clamp-to-ground
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX7450/51/52 family of front-end, standard-definition video signal conditioners. Read Editor Paul O'Shea's view about this single chip that will see some excited security customers.
GSM GPRS Power Amplifier - only two external components required
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Link Microtek has announced the Triquint high-efficiency, low-cost 7 x 7 x 1.3mm quad-band GSM GPRS power amplifier module (PAM). The TriQuint TQM7M4022 PAM provides advanced internal voltage reference and power control functionality in a low pin-count package compatible with existing phone PCB design and manufacturing techniques.
Fastest Video Amplifiers - for professional applications
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor launched the world's fastest amplifiers for professional and wideband video applications. The high-speed LMH6738 and LMH6739, both created using National's proprietary VIP10 process technology, are designed for applications requiring high bandwidth and low distortion.
N-Channel MOSFET - for 48V bus distribution power system
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor introduced the NUD3048 - a highly integrated N-Channel MOSFET featuring a breakdown voltage of 100V and a buffered gate voltage rating of 100V - for use in telecom, datacom or any 48V bus distribution power system applications.
Low Dropout Regulator - PSRR of more than 70dB at 1kHz
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Micrel launched the MIC2215, a triple, low dropout regulator (LDO) for electronic device applications including cellular phones, PDAs, PCs and peripherals such as wireless LAN cards.
Timing Solutions - for enterprise to core applications
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor has announced a pair of timing chips that in combination delivers the industry's most complete feature set and best performance for SONET/SDH (Synchronous Optical Networks/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and PDH (Pleisiochronous Digital Hierarchy) systems.
Motion Control IC - with capability of serial communication
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Nippon Pulse Motor introduced the G9OOx series Motionnet Chips, which provide the capability of serial communications.
LDO & Voltage Detector - dropout voltage of only 0.1V
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Ricoh Europe BV announced the R5511x combining an LDO and a Voltage Detector in one package. The product's 1-Ohm LDO Regulator has a very low dropout voltage of only 0.1V typical at Iout of 100mA and has excellent low noise features with a high Ripple Rejection ratio of typical 75dB at f=1kHz.
8-Bit LED Driver - with real-time error detection
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Macroblock released the MBI5171, an advanced 8-bit LED driver with Real-Time Error Detection and Current Adjustment.
Samsung, TSMC shine in IC Insight's 1H chip rankings
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7/22/2004   Post a comment
Infineon, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and TSMC grew the fastest in terms of worldwide sales among the top 10 chip makers for the first half of 2004, according to a report from IC Insights Inc.
Semico's indicator points towards downturn in '05
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7/21/2004   Post a comment
Semico Research Corp. said that its Inflection Point Indicator (IPI) declined from the previous month, signaling an impending slowdown in 2005.
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