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India CE maker to spend $250M on chip facility
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3/13/2007   Post a comment
Homegrown consumer electronics firm Videocon Ltd. says it will set up a semiconductor unit in India through a technology tie-up with an unnamed overseas company.
Vista offers auto-installation of NXP PC TV products
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors said consumers using Microsoft's Vista operating system can automatically install over 100 NXP-based PC TV tuner products.
IF receiver targets base station design complexity
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices has started sampling a two-chip IF receiver for mobile base stations preconfigured to support emerging 3G standards. The part is scheduled for volume production in June.
Boundary-scan PXI controllers integrate TAP transceiver
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
Gopel launched the SFX/PXI1149/CX-(x) series controllers for highly complex PXI systems within its SCANFLEX boundary-scan hardware platform.
Provigent gets $16M in VC funding
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3/9/2007   Post a comment
Broadband wireless transmission chip vendor Provigent has closed $16 million in venture capital, the company said this week. It marks the fourth round of funding for the fabless startup.
Advanced interconnects drive intelligent vision applications: Part 2
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3/9/2007   Post a comment
Platform-centric methodology enables decoupling IP cores, early architecture exploration of data flow, and isolation of chip areas for rapid design updates. This part details socket monitoring, the interconnect environment, and seven vision-computing engines.
Media processing architecture scales from MP3 to HD video
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3/9/2007   Post a comment
Media processing architectures must span a huge range of complexity and be software-programmable. ARC's VRaptor Architecture takes a heterogeneous, multicore approach: multiple high-performance processors are connected to multiple SIMD processors and multiple DMA engines, and are complemented with domain-specific accelerators, all interconnected with low-overhead, low-latency active communications channels and local wide data buses.
Micron rolls HD sensors for cameras, camcorders
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3/8/2007   Post a comment
Micron Technology introduced a pair of new CMOS images sensors for mainstream digital cameras and camcorders. The sensors support high-definition video capture and ultra-fast burst mode for point-and-shoot cameras.
Cirrus Logic CEO resigns following options review
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3/8/2007   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic President and CEO David French resigned following the conclusion of the company's internal investigation into historical stock options granting practices. The investigation concluded that French and other former Cirrus executives had knowledge of and participated in stock option backdating.
Stand-alone LIN 2.0 transceiver IC exceeds 6 kV ESD protection
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
Atmel's ATA6662 stand-alone LIN bus transceiver IC provides ESD protection exceeding 6 kV, and is targeted at electronic units for the harsh automotive environment including door modules, power seat controls, intelligent sensors, and other body electronic applications.
Advanced interconnects drive intelligent vision applications: Part 1
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
Platform-centric methodology enables decoupling IP cores for parallel engineering with data flow design, early architecture exploration of data flows to characterize processor performance, and isolation of chip areas for rapid re-engineering of derivatives and updates.
Impinj nabs funding, appoints CFO
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
RFID technology vendor Impinj has secured $19 million in private funding from a group of investors led by asset management firm AllianceBernstein LP. The company also named a new chief financial officer.
On Semi expands power factor controller product line
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's latest PRF controllers enable designers to develop power supplies that meet emerging global efficiency standards.
Line interface unit implements internal termination
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
Exar Corp. is sampling a 14-channel short-haul Line Interface Unit (LIU) dubbed the XRT83VSH314 that implements internal termination, allowing the same design to operate in T1, E1, or J1 modes independently on a per channel basis with minimum external components.
Cable equalizer extends DVI, HDMI cable reach beyond 40 meters
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3/7/2007   Post a comment
Check out National's cable equalizer that enables video professionals and consumers to extend the reach of their digital visual interface (DVI) and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable connections beyond 40 meters. The device also extends the reach of low-cost CAT5 cables to more than 20 meters.
Nvidia, TSMC roll 65-nm embedded DRAM
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
Nvidia emerges at the first company to use TSMC's 65 nanometer embedded DRAM process.
USB module evaluates finished products
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
Based on its Vinculum VNC1L embedded USB host controller, Future Technology Devices International Ltd. (FTDI) released a USB prototyping module dubbed the VDIP2 that is designed to accelerate VNC1L designs, and integrate into low-volume finished products.
128-bit controller secures USB 2.0 NAND Flash memory
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
IntellaSys introduced the OnSpec xSil269, which it says is the industry's first USB 2.0 NAND Flash controller to specify 128-bit, hardware-encrypted security.
GbE line-card chip provides synchronization at the physical layer
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor has beefed up its Synchronous Ethernet timing product portfolio with a single-chip Gigabit Ethernet line card synchronizer that allows service providers to deliver time-critical applications over packet-based networks.
Charger IC powers up Li-Ion batteries without overheating
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3/6/2007   Post a comment
A USB-compatible battery charger from Linear charges single-cell Li-Ion/polymer batteries at up to 950-mA without overheating the device or its surrounding components.
TranSwitch to cut 16% of workforce
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
Network IC vendor TranSwitch plans to cut approximately 20 employees, or roughly 16 percent of its workforce, mostly from R&D. The majority of the laid-off employees will leave the company by the end of March, with a small group remaining until the end of the second quarter, the company said.
Semi market off to slow start
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
The IC industry has started off poorly in 2007, prompting Gartner Inc. to reduce its forecast for the overall chip market in 2007 from 9.2 percent to 6.4 percent.
Vision system highlights new BMW electronics
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
New and upgraded automotive electronics, particularly lane departure warning, are key features of the new BMW 5 Series.
French startup tackles full-chip signal integrity
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
Startup Coupling Wave Solutions is aiming to address chip design signal integrity challenges with software that can analyze noise from multiple sources and across a complete chip.

USB host controller gives industrial products a flash disk interface
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3/2/2007   Post a comment
Future Technology Devices International Ltd. (FTDI) has launched the VDrive2, a Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash disk interface module that adds USB flash disk connectivity to a broad range of industrial and commercial products.
DVB-S2 demodulator lowers set-top box design costs
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
For designers looking to reduce the cost of HDTV digital video recorder (DVR) satellite set-top boxes, ST is offering a dual DVB-S2 satellite TV demodulator that provides the functions of two of its predecessor chip in a single package.
Renesas invests in Chinese software partner
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. is investing in a Chinese company in Xian in order to expand sales of systems-on-a-chip for audio/visual product applications.
Dual-channel device converts T1 data rates to fiber optic cable
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
Designed to switch T1 data rates to fiber optic cable, the Dual T1 media converter from Stratos Optical Technologies combines RJ45 interconnected T1 data with fiber optic HMA Expanded Beam technology to provide dual 1.544 Mbits/s data-rate media conversion from copper to fiber and back for tactical communication applications.
Private equity woos STATS ChipPAC
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
Singapore's Temasek Holdings launches $1.6 billion bid to take STATS ChipPAC private.
Integrating Power Awareness into IC Design
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
A standard to describe low power directives would work similarly as SDC now works for timing specification and would significantly improve designers ability to develop low power designs.
BenQ plans niche attack on cell phones
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
After high hopes of being a handset giant, the tattered remains of BenQ-Siemens will be sold off on eBay. But the company is already planning a comeback, focusing on products that have worked in the past.
Singapore's UTAC bets growth on acquisitions, alliances
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3/1/2007   Post a comment
Recent acquisitions help assembly house UTAC turn in a strong 2006 performance
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