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Ikanos acquires Doradus technologies
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7/31/2006   Post a comment
Ikanos Communications Inc. has acquired the privately-held Doradus Technologies Inc., a digital TV DSP specialist founded by Ikanos' former director of engineering Sam Heidari.
Report: Graphics chip shipments decline
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7/31/2006   Post a comment
The latest edition of Jon Peddie's Market Watch, the firm's quarterly graphics survey, has Intel showing a 1.5 percent sequential decline in graphics shipments in Q2 06.
Conexant loss widens despite higher sales, margins
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7/27/2006   Post a comment
Broadband communications semiconductor supplier Conexant Systems Inc. reported a GAAP net loss of $67.1 million, or 14 cents per share on sales of $251.6 million in its third fiscal quarter ended June 30. By comparison, Conexant lost $10.1 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $242.6 million in the previous quarter.
Atmel, Tundra team on interconnects
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7/26/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor suppliers Atmel Corp. and Tundra Semiconductor Corp. have made an agreement enabling Atmel to deliver leading-edge system interconnect products to the extended-reliability markets.
3-port switch supports all 10/100 Ethernet optical standards
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7/26/2006   Post a comment
Micrel is sampling a highly integrated 3-port switching device dubbed the KSZ8893FQLdf that is designed to interface to 10BaseFL or 100BaseSX networks.
IDT acquires SigmaTel's codec lines
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7/25/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Integrated Device Technology Inc. has agreed to acquire SigmaTel's AC-97 and High Definition Audio (HD-Audio) PC and Notebook audio codec product lines, for $72 million in cash.
Chip switches USB 2.0, audio signals in single package
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7/25/2006   Post a comment
Pericom recently developed 3.3-V devices that it claims are the first to support both USB 2.0 High Speed and high-fidelity audio signals in a single chip. Housed in a 3.5-mm X 1.5-mm TDFN package, the PI3USB411 and PI3USB412 are aimed at handheld applications such as mobile phones and MP3 players.
TI results meet guidance
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7/24/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Texas Instruments Inc. posted second quarter sales of $3.7 billion, up 11 percent sequentially and 24 percent from a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations were $2.4 million or 47 cents per share, up 42 percent sequentially and 34 percent from a year ago.
Study: More wireless protocols to integrate
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7/20/2006   Post a comment
A study from WTRS forecasts integration of as many wireless protocols as possible into one chipset and thus one device.
SMBus interface bridges analog and digital circuits
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7/20/2006   Post a comment
Check out this SMBus to analog interface device that digitizes analog signals for use with digital microprocessors. Microsemi's LX1800 can be paired with its ambient light sensors to incorporate microprocessor-controlled digital dimming of backlight lamps in LCD displays.
Quad LVDS chips consume less power in high-speed data transmission apps
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7/20/2006   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has unveiled the first products in its new LVDS chip family, which offers a 500-Mbits/s data rate with only 300-ps pulse skew while reducing power consumption far below that of competitive products.
Rad-hard SerDes transmits data at up to 2.7-Gbits/s
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7/18/2006   Post a comment
Tailored for demanding aerospace applications, TI's radiation-hardened (rad-hard) TLK2711HFGQMLV SerDes is designed for use in high-speed bidirectional point-to-point data transmission systems.
Chip maker launches I/O expander family
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7/18/2006   Post a comment
Catalyst's family of I/O bus expanders consists of the CAT9554 and CAT9554A, which are designed to provide a simple and cost-effective method of addressing eight I²C or SMBus I/O ports.
Vimicro cuts Q2 guidance as expenses pile up
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7/17/2006   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor supplier Vimicro International Corp. said Monday it expects to record $3.6 million in unanticipated costs and expenses for its second quarter, reducing its earnings by 9 cents per share.
Broadcom takes $750M charge for stock options
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7/14/2006   Post a comment
Communications semiconductor supplier Broadcom Corp. said it plans to restate results for the past five years and record additional noncash expenses of more than $750 million related to granting stock options to employees.
Low-end 8-bit MCUs enable high-brightness automotive LED control
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7/13/2006   Post a comment
Basic controllers cut automotive electronics cost for displays, signals, and illumination. Switched-mode regulation controls dimming while running LEDs at maximum efficiency.
M-LVDS transceivers boost noise margin in backplanes
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7/12/2006   Post a comment
Product Review-National Semiconductor has developed four multi-point LVDS line drivers and receivers that provide the highest noise margin in backplanes at frequencies up to 100-MHz.
Multimedia processor brings terrestrial digital broadcast to mobile phones
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7/11/2006   Post a comment
Renesas Technology America's SH-MobileL3V multimedia processor brings terrestrial digital broadcast capabilities to mobile phones. Packed into the CPU is a image processing engine for video recording and playback, as well as a 5-Megapixel camera-module interface.
IGP chipset integrates North, South Bridge functions in single package
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7/10/2006   Post a comment
Tailored for ultra mobile PC applications, the VX700 from VIA Technologies is a highly integrated core logic chipset that helps designers save more than 42% in board real estate while reducing power consumption.
RAID-on-Chip controller brings SAS storage to the masses
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7/9/2006   Post a comment
Product review—Vitesse has developed a pair of PCI Express-based SAS RAID-on-Chip controller ICs that are sharply lower in price than conventional devices. The VSC7250 and VSC7251employ RAID on Demand technology, which allows customers to use a single board design to meet various data protection requirements with a pay-as-you-need model that cuts development costs.
Berkeley researcher joins German solar institute
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
Eicke Weber will return to Germany to lead the Fraunhofer institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg.
Enuclia names former Intel exec as CFO
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
Video processing technology supplier Enuclia Semiconductor Inc., has named Chip Burczak, a former Intel and Cadence executive, as its chief financial officer.
InSilica garners $18 million in venture funding
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
ASIC and system-on-chip vendor InSilica Inc. garnered $18 million in its third round of funding.
CAN transceiver delivers 8-kV ESD protection for harsh environments
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of an automotive-qualified controller area network (CAN) transceiver with ESD protection of up to 8-kV. TI claims its latest transceiver offers up to twice the ESD protection of conventional parts, reducing the need for external protection components.

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