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Mikro-SerDes spart Flachkabel ein
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Breite Datenbusse sind wegen der erforderlichen teuren Steckverbinder und Kabel ein Problem, besonders beim Design mobiler Elektronikgeräte für den Massenmarkt. Mit seinen jüngsten SerDes-Chips glaubt Fairchild Semiconductor ein Gegenmittel gefunden zu haben.
Intersil, ON Semi, Cirrus report sales and earnings
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
A mixed bag of news continues to permeate the semiconductor industry, with Intersil Corp. seeing a slight sales uptick but ON Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic Inc. seeing lower sales as seasonally slow demand and falling prices played factors.
STMicroelectronics posts loss as company cuts expenses
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics N.V.reported a net loss of $31 million, or 3 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.1 billion, compared to net earnings of $77 million, or 9 cents per share, on sales of $2.0 million in the year-ago quarter
EM Microelectronic bringt bleifreie Produktlinie
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Der Chiphersteller EM Microelectronic bringt seine neue Produktfamilie von Spannungsüberwachungern als bleifreie Version und in umweltfreundlicher 'Green-Mold'-Verpackung auf den Markt. Als erste Produkte werden die Reset-Schaltkreise EM632x und EM635x in vollständig bleifreier Version aus der Produktion kommen.
Networks-on-Chip lösen SoC-Integrationsprobleme
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
SoC-Architekturen sehen sich mit einer wachsenden Herausforderung konfrontiert: Die Kommunikation zwischen verschiedenen Funktionsblöcken und IP-Kernen innerhalb des Chips wird zunehmend komplexer. Einen strategischen Lösungsansatz für die On-Chip-Kommunikation bieten Networks-on-Chip (NoCs).
Data converter selection becoming more complex, says ADI
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Although speed and resolution have been the traditional factors engineers used to select data converters, specifying the appropriate converter hinges just as much on what application the part is used in, according to John Hussey of Analog Devices Inc.
Atheros unveils PCI Express-compliant single-chip WLAN solutions
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Atheros Communications Inc. has announced what it claims are the first single-chip wireless local area network solutions that comply with PCI Express specifications.
NeoMagic names Doug Young new CEO as Agarwal resigns
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4/22/2005   Post a comment
NeoMagic Corp. announced Friday (April 22) that co-founder Prakash Agarwal has resigned as president, chief executive, and board member, with vice president of worldwide sales Doug Young assuming Agarwal's duties.
Fujitsu, SiGe Semi collaborate on WiMAX design
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. and SiGe Semiconductor Inc. have announced the availability of a complete reference design for developing WiMAX-capable broadband wireless access systems.
Freescale posts profit, expects flat growth
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. reported net earnings of $85 million, or 20 cents per share, on sales of $1.44 billion in the first quarter of 2005, compared to $5 million, or 1 cent per share, on sales of $1.43 billion in the previous quarter.
Updated: IC Insights raises 2005 semiconductor capital spending forecast
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
IC Insights Inc. has raised its forecast for 2005 worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending to a 5 percent annual decline, up from a 10 percent drop, but the market research company has lowered its expectations for 2006 to a 7 percent annual decline.
Former Applied Materials manager joins Tower as CEO
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Foundry chipmaker Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) has announced the appointment of Russell Ellwanger, formerly a senior executive with Applied Materials Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), as chief executive officer.
Beyond 3G: The Changing Face of Cellular
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Believe it or not, 4G is coming. Before many of us even have 3G cellular service, the outlook for--although still unclear--is starting to come into focus. Before reaching its full potential, however, 4G is likely to evolve in steps that some technologists are calling 3.5G. In this feature article, Gary Legg explores 4G and everything it promises to offer, and when we're likely to see these innovations.
Conexant narrows loss as it unloads inventory
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Communications semiconductor supplier Conexant Systems Inc. reported a net loss of $73.2 million, or 16 cents per share on sales of $169.7 million in its second 2005 fiscal quarter ended March, compared to $120.7 million, or 26 cents per share on sales of $140.6 million in the previous fiscal quarter
UMC chairman fined over Chinese foundry disclosure, says report
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission has fined Robert Tsao, chairman of foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp., for failing to disclose in a timely way its relations with Chinese foundry He Jian Technology, according to an Associated Press report on BusinessWeek Online.
Programmable SoC Enhances Automotive EL Lamp Performance
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4/19/2005   Post a comment
Mixed-signal array, with configurable analog and digital resources, allows designers to utilize EL's benefits in new ways.
PHY-Makrozelle ermöglicht Multistandard-Diskcontroller
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4/19/2005   Post a comment
Als Makrozelle zur Integration in SoCs ist das MIPHY (Multi-Interface PHY) von STMicroelectronics ausgeführt. Der Baustein bietet Unterstützung für Serial-ATA- (SATA)-Disklaufwerke und für Applikationen auf der Basis der Serial-Interface-Standards Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Fibre Channel und PCI Express.
Altera, Gennum team on next-gen video broadcast interface
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Altera Corp. and Gennum Corp. announced Wednesday (April 13) that they are working together to deliver a next-generation video interface for the broadcast industry.
Tower Semi debuts 0.18- and 0.13-micron libraries
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Pure-play independent specialty foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. announced Wednesday (April 13) the introduction of its in-house set of 0.18 and 0.13-micron design libraries.
SP6T RF switch directs millions of GSM antennas
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Antenna switch modules for quad-band GSM applications can benefit from this 1.24mm x 1.20mm die.
Dual-port RAMs offer lower operating and standby currents
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
Aimed at the mobile phone and PDA markets, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is sampling a family of More Battery Life (MoBL) dual-port RAMs that it claims offers the industry's lowest operating and standby currents. At 1.8-V, the new MoBL dual-port RAMs exhibit operating and standby currents of 15mA and 2µA, respectively, resulting in 80% lower amperage than previous generation devices.
An introduction to digital Circuits - Part 6 of an introduction to analog circuit design
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
There are many good reasons to mix analog and digital circuits, writes Reno Rossetti. In this final part of his tutorial on analog building blocks, he looks at fundamental digital building blocks. Understanding the logic gates allows them to build higher level functions like flip-flops, shift registers and communications I/O. They even build the control logic for power management ICs. Part 6, the final part of this tutorial series, shows how.
Chipset automates wireless links
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
Low-data-rate wireless systems designers can catch a break with a new chipset that includes on-board algorithms for digital baseband processing.
WiMAX chipset links global communities
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
A new 802.16d WiMAX transceiver chipset is optimized for performance, concentrating on noise, linearity, and form factor to support the multiple WiMAX bandwidths and interfaces in use around the world.
Philips readies RFID chip that meets global spec
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands said it is testing engineering samples of an RFID chip compliant with Electronic Product Code Class 1 Generation 2 standard.


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