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Conexant shareholders file suit, saying company hid troubles
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12/28/2004   Post a comment
Shareholders of Conexant Systems Inc. have filed a class-action suit against the company in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, claiming the communications semiconductor supplier failed to fully inform them about the company's deteriorating finances and inventory problems.
Chinese company develops complete RFIC transceiver
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12/21/2004   Post a comment
Comlent, a fabless RFIC design house, announced Tuesday (Dec. 21) it is the first Chinese company to successfully develop a whole radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) transceiver and power amplifier (PA) chip set for PHS/PAS handsets.
Ember, Mototech ink partnership on ZigBee products
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12/20/2004   Post a comment
Ember Corp. and Mototech have entered a partnership to produce cost-effective ZigBee solutions for OEM and ODM customers.
Cirrus Logic lowers guidance, cuts workforce
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12/16/2004   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. said Thursday (Dec. 16) it would reduce revenue guidance for the third fiscal 2005 quarter ending Dec. 25 and implement restructuring actions including reducing workforce and reorganizing its business across product lines rather than functions.
Altera opens FPGA lab in Bangalore
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12/16/2004   Post a comment
Altera Corp. has set up India's first university development lab for field programmable gate array/system-on-a-programmable-chip technology at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.).
Semi suppliers cutting wafer starts, says iSuppli
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12/14/2004   Post a comment
Lingering excess chip inventories are forcing semiconductor suppliers to cut their wafer starts and reassess their capital spending plans, according to the latest research from iSuppli Corp.'s Semiconductor Inventory Tracker service.
New Family of FIFO and Dual Port Devices
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12/13/2004   Post a comment
New Devices Represent Industry Firsts in Density, Performance and Value-Added Features
PCI Express IP Core validated for FPGA and ASIC integration
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12/13/2004   Post a comment
PCI Express IP Core coupled with its XpressBridge board successfully passed the complete suite of PCI-SIG compliance tests.
Conexant lowers guidance as inventory issues remain
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12/13/2004   Post a comment
Conexant Systems Inc. said Monday (Dec. 13) it would reduce its first fiscal 2005 quarter sales target to $140 million from $175 million to $185 million projected previously, as the company expects to write off $50 million in inventory.
Cypress moves unsettle PLD market
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12/10/2004   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.is downplaying reports of a retreat from programmable logic business.
ATI says DTV chips meet ATSC guidelines
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12/9/2004   Post a comment
ATI Technologies Inc. said Wednesday (Dec. 8) that several of its digital television (DTV) receiver chips meet the performance guidelines established by the Advanced Television Systems Committee in June for high-definition digital television broadcasts.
The Myth of the Neutral Wire
Design How-To  
12/8/2004   Post a comment
This white paper from American Power Conversion Corp discusses many common misunderstandings about the function of the neutral wire and its relation to power problems. The subjects of dedicated lines, phase reversal, isolation transformers, and grounding are addressed. Various myths are described and criticized.
Sirenza Microdevices to acquire ISG Broadband
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12/8/2004   Post a comment
In a move to strengthen its RF capabilities, Sirenza Microdevices Inc. (Broomfield, Colo.) has announced it would acquire ISG Broadband Inc. for $7 million in cash.
Ultra-low jitter performance marks Analog Devices' entry into the clock IC market
Product News  
12/8/2004   Post a comment
The acknowledged leader in data conversion technology adds clock ICs with sub-picosecond jitter to its portfolio of high-performance analog circuits. One device has 8 outputs with adjustable frequency and phase for controlling complex timing trees. LVDS/CMOS or LVPECL meets you need for speed.
Serial platform supports multiple high-speed interface standards
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12/7/2004   Post a comment
Agere Systems claims its platform meets a wide variety of serial interface standards. It serves storage and enterprise networking applications with 90- and 130-nanometer SerDes designs with data transfer rates up to 6.25 Gbits/s.
Fine-tuning the wireless basestation: Maxim offers new levels of precision
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12/2/2004   Post a comment
Snazzy alarm functionality and precise measurement capability makes this dual RF-power detector a great fit for new basestation amplifier and transceiver designs.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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