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Timing Integration Spawns Sequel Part
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Modern designs have tighter and more stringent timing constraints in place and there is very little margin for error when it comes to wander, jitter, skew and slew, and rise/fall times. With more attention paid to clocking and clock distribution, central control can be more effective once a built system has been characterized.
Battery Based NovRAM Eases Production Worries
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Battery backed up low power SRAM is still a viable technology for system designers.
ADI expects weak quarter after sales fall sequentially
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11/23/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) reported net earnings of $132 million, or 34 cents per share, on sales of $632 million for the fourth 2004 fiscal quarter ended Oct. 30, compared to $169 million, or 43 cents per share on sales of $717.8 million the previous quarter and $88 million, or 23 cents per share on sales of $557.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
Chipsets Extend Wi-Fi® Coverage
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11/23/2004   Post a comment
Broadcom introduces a single-chip 802.11g client IC and a router system-on-chip IC to extend WLAN coverage throughout the home or office.
Intel verstärkt Chipentwicklung in Indien
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11/22/2004   Post a comment
Intel will seine Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten in Indien ausbauen. Im Gespräch sind Investitionen im zweistelligen Millionenbereich.
Genesis Microchip appoints Antoun president and CEO
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
Genesis Microchip Inc. (San Jose) has appointed Elias Antoun, a former executive at Pixim Inc. and LSI Logic Corp., its new president and chief executive.
Conexant reshuffles its management team
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Back at the helm of Conexant Systems Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.), chairman and chief executive Dwight Decker wasted no time cleaning house at the financially troubled communications semiconductor supplier, appointing a new chief operating officer and general managers for several of the company's business units.
Low-Cost LAN Connections - down to terminal box level
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
The FL Switch SF standard switches from the Factory Line product series from Phoenix Contact facilitate the fast and inexpensive expansion of networks down to field level. Because of their flat housing and their high density of ports, the components are suitable for universal, distributed use in control cabinets and in flat terminal boxes.
MIPS licenses more IP to Broadcom
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced Tuesday (Nov. 16) that long-time customer Broadcom Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) has licensed its MIPS16e code compression application-specific extension (ASE).
STMicroelectronics Extends its Serial Flash Family for Data and Parameter Storage with 1-Mbit and 2-Mbit densities
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Page-based organization provides fine granularity for handling fast-changing data
Applied Micro Circuits cuts 20 percent of workforce
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
The winds of change continue to swirl around Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (San Diego), which announced Monday (Nov. 15) it would cut 150 employees, or 20 percent of its workforce, as part of restructuring its operations.
New technologies in high density dc-dc converters
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
The increasing demand for distributed power systems, leads to a focus in the implementation of a high efficiency, high power density, board mounted DC-DC converters. The task becomes even more challenging for low power high efficiency converters, which needs high power density.
Silicon Image appoints former Lattice head new CEO
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11/12/2004   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Silicon Image Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has appointed Steve Laub, former president of Lattice Semiconductor, its new president and chief executive.
Bosch will mit ASICs auf den freien Markt
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11/12/2004   Post a comment
Der Automobilzulieferer und Halbleiterhersteller Bosch GmbH ändert seine Vertriebsstrategie: Neben kompletten Baugruppen und Teillösungen für Kfz-Hersteller will das Unternehmen künftig vermehrt Halbleiter und Know-how auf dem freien Markt anbieten. Auch im IP-Handel wollen die Schwaben künftig aktiv werden.
Infineon forms software group in India
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
Attempting to keep up with its rivals, Infineon Technologies AG (Munich) has announced it would set up a corporate software group in India, where the semiconductor supplier already has a research and development center.
Tessera, Matsushita sign packaging agreement
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11/10/2004   Post a comment
Tessera Technologies Inc. (San Jose) has signed a technology licensing agreement with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (MEI), giving the Japanese consumer electronic supplier access to its IP portfolio of multi-chip and chip-scale packages.

X-Fab unveils BiCMOS PIN-diode module
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG (Erfurt, Germany), has announced availability of a PIN-diode module for its 0.6 m BiCMOS technology (XB06) at Electronica 2004.
NetEffect switches focus to 10Gb Ethernet adaptors
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
NetEffect, resurrected from its earlier dabbling in InfiniBand products, has switched gears and introduced its first family of 10Gb Ethernet Channel Adapters (ECA) at the SC2004 conference here today.
Tripath's shareholders file class-action suit
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
Shareholders of Tripath Technology Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging the audio IC supplier violated federal securities laws by issuing materially false or misleading public statements.
Infineon, Philips Semiconductors short-listed for U.S. e-passport chips
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11/5/2004   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies and Philips Semiconductors have emerged as leading candidates to supply contactless smart card chips for U.S. e-passports.
Application-Driven Power Management Keys In-Car Telematics
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11/4/2004   Post a comment
An automotive telematics device may need to deliver predictable response times while in low-power states, fine-tune power consumption in response to vehicle-specific events, and maintain operational readiness for days, even weeks, after the ignition has been turned off.
Semi sales won't be flat in 2005, says iSuppli
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11/4/2004   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales will grow slightly in 2005 rather than stay flat as other market analysts have projected, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.)
Qualcomm posts sales, earnings gains
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11/4/2004   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego) posted net earnings of $393 million, or 23 cents per share on sales of $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2004 fourth quarter ended Sept. 26, 2004, up from $291 million, or 18 cents per share on sales of $871 million in the year-ago quarter.
SIA says chip sales will flatten after record 2004
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11/3/2004   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released its annual forecast for 2004-2007, predicting record sales of $213.8 billion in 2004 followed by essentially flat sales in 2005, as the excess inventory problems many chip companies are now reporting make their impact felt.
National cuts guidance as inventories stay high
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11/1/2004   Post a comment
In yet another sign the semiconductor industry is in for a rough quarter, National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) lowered revenue guidance for the second fiscal 2005 quarter ending Nov. 28, 2004


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