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posted in January 2009
MagnaChip scraps IPO bid
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor has dropped its bid for an initial public offering in the U.S., citing unfavorable market conditions.
AMCC CEO to step down amid revenue decline
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. President and CEO Kambiz Hooshmand will step down on June 1 after the company reported a $274.5 million fiscal third quarter net loss due largely to a $264.1 million non-cash write-down of goodwill.
Potholes seen on road to silicon photonics
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
The computer industry wants optical interconnects in its future multicore processors, but just how it will get them remains unclear, according to a panel of experts from at Photonics West here.
RJ45 LAN jacks feature low insertion loss and high noise suppression
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Epcos has developed RJ45 LAN jacks with integrated magnetic modules for the electrical isolation of common and differential-mode interference.
PRODUCT HOW-TO: Use network authentication to control & secure access & remote-feature upgrades
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
David Smiczek looks at the various symmetric/symmetric encryption techniques and the use of hash authentication and how to use Maxim SHA-1 memory devices to implement hashing in your design.
Video: HP calls for on-chip optics
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
Maximize high-speed signal integrity with the right choice of cables, layout, and equalizer ICs (Part 1)
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1/27/2009   2 comments
As data rates increase, maintaining signal integrity is more challenging; this multipart article looks at fundamentals of the problem, as well as passive and active approaches to dealing with it.
Efficient architectures move sources closer to loads
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
Large IT data centers use as much power as 25,000 to 35,000 homes and unfortunately as much as half of that power is wasted, but moving more efficient power sources closer to the load can slash waste.
Configurable video processor from Stretch uses less power, has PCIe interface for advanced apps
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Multi-stream H.264 encoding, video analytics, processing uncompressed video streams, and capture cards are among the targeted applications for Stretch's new low-power processor.
Cypress Q4 revenue down 26%
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor saw its fourth quarter 2008 revenue decline 26 percent sequentially and 20 percent year-over-year as it experienced its lowest book-to-bill ratio since the dotcom crash.
CSR claims size, cost breakthrough for GPS inetgration
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
Wireless chip group CSR plc. (Cambridge, England) claims its latest BlueCore BC7830 is the tightest integrated and smallest GPS combination device designed for mobile handsets to hit the market.
Cree revenue up 24% in fiscal second quarter
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
LED maker Cree said it posted a 24 percent year-over-increase in revenue for the fiscal second quarter.
LEDs expected to outshine other semis in tough '09
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
The light-emitting diode market is expected to be a rare bright spot in what is predicted to be an otherwise dismal year for the semiconductor industry in 2009, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Flexible, programmable 40 Gbps SerDes framer interface IP core
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
Lattice delivers a flexible, programmable 40 Gbps SerDes framer interface, level 5 (SFI5) IP core solution.
Miniature circular connectors for industrial and MIL applications
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a family of miniature circular connectors, the Trinity MKJ Series, with similar electrical and mechanical characteristics to larger, heavier MIL-DTL-38999 connectors.
Infineon brings enhanced functionality to ultra low-cost handsets
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
A few weeks ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Spain), Infineon has announced a new generation of its Ultra Low Cost (ULC) handset platform along with a highly integrated one-chip solution for this type of handsets. The device marks Infineon's changeover to external foundry production as a consequence of its fab-lite strategy.
NEC : MPEG-4 chips enable SD broadcasting
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics has introduced the EMMA3SL/LP and EMMA3SL/L third generation ‘Enhanced Multi-Media Architecture’ (EMMA) set-top box devices.
In a stampede toward PC TV, 'programmable broadband' emerges
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1/19/2009   5 comments
In a stampede toward the PC-TV market, the mobile TV industry's debate is now on whether to embrace CrestaTech's "programmable broadband" solution using the increasing horsepower on multi-core CPU cores or go with a dedicated hardware for hybrid TV receiver launched by Telegent Systems.
Plenty of DTV converter boxes left, study finds
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1/17/2009   Post a comment
If the switchover from analog to digital television broadcast doesn't happen as scheduled Feb. 17, it won't be for lack of digital-to-analog converter boxes, according to a study by market research firm Digital Tech Consulting.
Integrated PMIC offers high-performance solution for OLEDs
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1/16/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced an integrated power-management IC (PMIC) that includes a step-up DC-DC converter, an inverting DC-DC converter, regulated positive and negative charge pumps, and a low-dropout linear regulator (LDO).
Tips and Tricks: Using FPGAs in reliable automotive system design
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1/15/2009   Post a comment
For FPGAs to be part of an ultra-reliable design, designers must protect the valid FPGA configuration used for initialization and prevent SRAM corruption during device operation.
Fearless IC predictions from Wall Street
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1/15/2009   Post a comment
At the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) here, Wall Street gave its fearless predictions for the IC and fab-tool sectors in 2009.
Teridian Semi joins Green Grid
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1/15/2009   Post a comment
Teridian Semiconductor said it has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.
Backplane tutorial: RapidIO, PCIe and Ethernet
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1/14/2009   1 comment
RapidIO, PCIe, and Ethernet each offer unique benefits. We explain how each technology works, and examine its strengths and weaknesses. We also show why RapidIO is often the best choice for embedded systems.
Cat. 6 EtherNet/IP plastic bayonet connector
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
A new addition to Provertha's I-Net Ethernet series is a plastic version of the Ethernet/IP RJ45 IP67 connector conforming to IEC 61076-3-106, Variant 1.
60 GHz gains traction at CES
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1/12/2009   1 comment
Sixty gigahertz wireless and Multimedia over Coax showed the most traction at the Consumer Electronics Show while ultrawideband options scrambled for sockets and powerline backers rallied around a new standard.
Marvell pictures GHz ARM in photo frames
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1/8/2009   Post a comment
Marvell Technology is pushing its Sheeva ARM9 core to GHz levels in the first of a family of integrated processors aimed at consumer and embedded systems, the PXA168 debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Web-connected digital photo frames.
Monster and Gennum enable longer distance HDMI cables
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1/7/2009   1 comment
As more and more higher definition content gets distributed -- over distances longer than several feet -- around the "connected home," consumers may soon need to start looking for higher speed and more reliable HDMI cables.
Fairchild : 60 to 100 V MOSFETs support 80 PLUS Silver spec
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers a highly efficient synchronous rectification MOSFET solution that enables power supplies to meet the 80 PLUS Silver specification.
SMT sub-miniature connectors include single and two-row-versions
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
Erni Electronics has expanded its 0.8mm MicroStac SMT connector series to include a 10- (single row) and 54-pin (dual row) version. The MicroStac advantage is based on a patented hermaphroditic design, a special design requiring only one part number which enables reduced logistic and inventory costs for board-to-board applications.
HDMI gears up for home network role
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1/7/2009   1 comment
The High Definition Multimedia Interface officially throws its hat in the ring of contenders for a home networking physical layer today with plans for a next-generation of HDMI that will include support for high bandwidth bi-direction traffic capable of handling compressed video.
DISPLAYS: LED controller IC lowers power dissipation in slimmest LCD TVs
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems' AS3693B synchronizes the LCD picture and the LED backlight unit to realize block dimming control for highest picture quality
India: All paths lead upwards
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
It's portion of a $250 billion semiconductor market is marginal, it has only two fabless startups, its innovation record as measured by the number of patents granted is dismal, it suffers from a dearth of Ph.Ds and high attrition rates, what talent it does have is undisciplined and it let China dominate completely in systems manufacturing. But the outlook is good.
Video and still camera-on-chip platform from Ambarella records two resolutions simultaneously
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1/5/2009   Post a comment
The A5 platform enables key hybrid camera functions such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording, and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing.
Wireless LAN powers supermarket of the future
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1/2/2009   2 comments
Startup Altierre is offering a wireless LAN system for supermarkets and large retail operations that promises to save time, money and paper by enabling employees to dynamically change price and advertising displays throughout a store with a few key strokes.
European 'averaged' chip sales fell 13.9% in November, says SIA
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1/2/2009   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of European sales of semiconductors declined by 13.9 percent in November to $3.17 billion compared to sales of $3.68 billion in November 2007, averaged on the same basis, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which referenced World Semiconductor Trade Statistics as its source.


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