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AMCC to investigate stock option practices
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. has announced that an independent audit Committee is reviewing the company's historical stock option grant practices and related accounting.
Panelists explore system-to-silicon link
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
Panelists at the Medea+DAC conference in Germany offered suggestions for designing system-level silicon, including formal specifications, abstracted hardware-software interfaces and the use of regularity in silicon fabrics.
Modem chip reduces desktop PC bus size by 80%
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
The SV92U2 from Agere Systems is a USB-based modem chip set that is intended to replace the PCI modem in desktop PCs.
Integrated OHCI Link/PHY squeezes 1394b interface into more notebooks
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5/31/2006   Post a comment
TI recently launched an integrated open host controller that stacks two link and physical layer (PHY) devices into a package that's less than half the size of existing 1394b silicon.
Siano launches chipset for mobile digital TV
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Mobile digital television (MDTV) chip developer Siano Mobile Silicon will introduce a standard receiver chipset for mobile digital television (MDTV) to the Asian market.
Qualcomm unveils universal mobile TV chip
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. has introduced a single-chip Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution supporting three of the world's leading mobile broadcast standards.
Court upholds ITC ruling on Genesis patent case
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Image processor supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a U.S. International Trade Commission that MStar infringed Genesis Microchip's patent.
Chip maker tailors CIR controller for Windows Vista Media Center systems
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
SMSC has introduced what it claims is the industry's first embedded consumer IR controller dubbed the SIO1049 for Media Center systems running the upcoming release of Windows Vista.
LVDS 1:2 fanout buffer touted as industry's smallest
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Micrel added what it claims is the industry's smallest LVDS 1:2 fanout buffer to its family of high-speed clock and data distribution ICs.
Zarlink acquires optical components maker
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor has acquired the optical I/O business of Primarion Inc., a supplier of digital power conversion ICs, for $7 million in cash.
ST targets HDD sector with 90nm SoC designs
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is planning to make hard disk drive SoCs incorporating entirely its own IP in 90nm technology. The part will integrate the read channel, serial ATA interface (SATA) and memory.
Chip maker expands LVDS device family
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5/22/2006   Post a comment
IC vendor On Semiconductor is expanding its high-performance ECLinPS MAX family of clock and data management products with a pair of fully differential interface ICs that combine its bipolar capability with an LVDS-compatible output structure, enabling them to interface directly with LVDS devices without sacrificing performance.
Ethernet switches integrate embedded memory to support triple-play apps
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5/19/2006   Post a comment
Zarlink has developed what it claims are the first Ethernet switches to integrate embedded memory with protection switching and QoS features for network access equipment.
CDMA2000 transceiver chip to pack GPS, receive diversity
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5/18/2006   Post a comment
Cellular components supplier Qualcomm is about to roll out a single-chip CDMA2000 RF transceiver that will be distinguished by integrated receive diversity and simultaneous-GPS satellite reception capability.
Chip maker launches logic products based on 1-MHz Fast-mode plus spec
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5/17/2006   Post a comment
Philips' products that will support the 1-MHz Fm+ interface include the PCA9633, a 4-bit I²C LED controller; the PCA9698, an advanced 40-bit I²C I/O expander; and the PCA9665 Fm+ parallel bus to I²C-bus controllers.
Altera, Sequans unveil mobile WiMAX chipset
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5/15/2006   Post a comment
Altera Corp. and Sequans Communications has announced the availability of the first mobile WiMax basestation modem chipset supporting the recently ratified IEEE 802.16e-2005 broadband wireless access standard.
Implementing JPEG2000 compression
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5/12/2006   Post a comment
Real-time, high quality HD MPEG encoding with very low latency is still the province of the high-end rack mount. For affordable, real-time HD encoding and decoding with very low latency, use JPEG2000.
Clear the air
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5/11/2006   Post a comment
The advent of cleaner diesel engine technology this fall, along with hybrid cars and gasoline engine improvements, will give consumers a troika of fuel efficient automotive choices.
High-speed buffers, multiplexers tout ultra-low jitter of 25-picoseconds
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
National has developed four current-mode logic (CML) signal-conditioning buffers and multiplexers with 25-picoseconds of jitter, providing signal integrity that's a cut above competitors' parts.
PC motherboard clock supports multiple processors and chipsets
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5/5/2006   Post a comment
The CY28551 PC motherboard clock from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. supplies timing signals for Intel P4, AMD K8 and next-generation processors, as well as chipsets from Intel, VIA, and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS).
SD media interface chips are drop-in compatible with legacy parts
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5/5/2006   Post a comment
Mindspeed extended its broadcast video product suite with a family of standard-definition (SD) physical media-interface devices that are being offered as a low-cost, high-performance alternative to competitive SD parts.
Yamaha extends license deal with Virage
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5/3/2006   Post a comment
Extending a long-term standard cell technology licensing agreement, Virage Logic announced that Japan-based Yamaha Corp. has strengthened its relationship by licensing components of Virage Logic's IPrima platform including embedded memories and standard cells.
16-channel bidirectional logic-level translators require fewer pins
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5/3/2006   Post a comment
Maxim's four 16-channel, bidirectional logic-level translators don't require a direction pin to determine the logic translation path, helping to reduce component pin count for portable equipment applications.
Genesis Microchip posts loss
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5/2/2006   Post a comment
Genesis Microchip Inc. reported a GAAP net loss of $0.3 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $60.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 ended March 31. In the previous quarter, Genesis earned $7.4 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $74.0 million.
DARPA's latest challenge gets down and raises the bar
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5/2/2006   Post a comment
For the next competition, robot vehicles will have to obey traffic regulations, merge into traffic, and traverse roadways in an urban environment.

IoT Network Shoot Out
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Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.

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