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posted in August 2005
Samsung opens RFIC design center in Atlanta
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. has opened a North American research center at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Georgia Electronic Design Center in Atlanta.
Small PHY offers Hi-Speed USB host support in handhelds
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
With a footprint of 6-mm X 6-mm, the USB3450 UTMI+ standalone device/host transceiver from Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMSC) allows designers to add low-power host support to portable consumer products without sacrificing board space.
Pixelworks, AMD team on set-top box platform
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
System on-chip supplier Pixelworks Inc. has collaborated with AMD Inc. to co-design the Sailfish II platform, a reference design based on the Pixelworks PWBSP-16 broadband signal processor IC and the AMD Alchemy Au1550 processor that enables set-top boxes to integrate broadband video, voice and data access into a single device.
SigmaTel completes acquisition of Protocom
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier SigmaTel Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Protocom Corp., a privately held semiconductor supplier of multi-function imaging chips.
High-speed controller brings A/V streaming to the USB format
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
A new high-speed universal serial bus (USB) peripheral controller from Royal Philips Electronics provides video streaming capability to the USB format with minimal burden on system hardware and software.
SAS expander switching ICs offer secure zoning in blade servers
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Designed for the blade server market, PMC-Sierra Inc.'s PM8399 SXP 24x3GSec and SXP 36x3GSec switching chips feature secure zoning, which enables designers to create different zones in a SAS topology.
Development kit demonstrates viability of PCIe switch
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
A hardware/software development kit for Integrated Device Technology Inc.’s 3-port, 24-lane Precise PCI Express (PCIe) switching solution is now available and will be used to demonstrate the company’s device at the Intel Developer Forum here this week.
Chip maker to demonstrate PCIe-based SAS/SATA Raid-on-Chip at IDF
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. is working on what it claims will be the industry’s first PCI Express-based SAS/SATA RAID-on-Chip (RoC) that will offer a small form factor, low power and thermal requirements and user flexibility through its XelCore RAID stack.
First boards roll for Advanced Switching
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
The Intel Developer Forum will play host to demonstrations of some of the first prototype board-level products using the Advanced Switching interconnect version of PCI Express.
Altera uses local firm for Indian R&D
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8/19/2005   Post a comment
Altera Corp. may be the only FPGA company to have a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary firm, but it has no plans to set up a R & D center or outsource software development to India.
Miniature 4-channel quad UARTs reduce board size
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8/19/2005   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductor, an established supplier of universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) devices, continues to expand it product portfolio by offering its 4-channel advanced 16C quad UARTs in what it claims is the industry’s smallest packaging.
Data-centric software design speeds telematics development
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Technique enables telematics developers to speed development by taking a higher-level view of their applications’ data management functionality.
LSI Logic restructures business to focus on key markets
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. has reorganized its business to focus on the company’s key markets of custom integrated circuits, consumer products, and storage platforms and products.
Zarlink unveils tiny demodulator for portable TVs
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor has launched a terrestrial demodulator for PC-TV, portable and handheld digital television equipment designs in a package measuring 7 x 7 mm, half the printed circuit board area of the industry standard.
FRAM-based RFID tag offers fast read/write operations
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. has added to its FerVID family of products a new RFID tag IC that includes 256-bytes of FRAM and operates at nearly 50 times the speed of EEPROM memory-based tags.
Cypress tabs former Altera exec new CFO
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has appointed semiconductor industry veteran Brad Buss executive vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer.
Transceiver supports newly released ULPI specification
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
SMSC has announced its support of the newly released UTMI+ low-pin interface (ULPI) industry specification through its USB3300 ULPI standalone peripheral, embedded host or On-The-Go (OTG) transceiver.
Agilent, Sunplus team on optical mouse chips
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. and Sunplus Technology, a Taiwan IC design company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop next-generation PC optical mouse system chips.
Sanyo develops chip compatible with all CD, DVD formats
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Japan-based Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. has developed a single chip LSI capable of processing signals of all HD DVD, DVD and CD formats.
Integrated PCI Express solution reduces third-party IP vendor risk
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. has delivered a fully integrated PCI Express solution that allows optimization for a variety of applications. It has completed PCI-SIG compliance and interoperability testing, and meets the PCIe 1.1 base specification.
Analog Devices earnings up, sales down
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8/11/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices posted net earnings of $121.4 million, or 32 cents per share on sales of $582.4 million for the third fiscal quarter ended July 30.
Chip makers partner to deliver low-cost programmable PCIe solution
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8/10/2005   Post a comment
Altera Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. have partnered to develop a PCI-SIG compliant, low-cost PCI Express (PCIe) solution using Altera’s Cyclone II field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and TI’s latest x1 physical layer (PHY) chip.
Automotive vision looks to put technology in the driver’s seat
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8/8/2005   Post a comment
More autonomous vehicles means less autonomous drivers. This raises many questions about safety, convenience, and even the role cars play in our daily lives.
Altera, TI to partner on PCI Express solution
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8/8/2005   Post a comment
Altera Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. have announced a partnership to develop a PCI-SIG compliant, low-cost PCI Express solution using Altera's Cyclone II FPGAs and the latest generation TI x1 physical layer (PHY) chip.
The Bluejacking, Bluesnarfing, Bluebugging Blues: Bluetooth Faces Perception of Vulnerability
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8/4/2005   Post a comment
Is Bluetooth secure? Inquiring minds want to know. Ever since the first Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones started appearing a couple of years ago, numerous reports have suggested that the wireless technology is vulnerable to snooping. Gary Legg explores Bluejacking, Bluesnarfing, and Bluebugging and assesses the vulnerability of Bluetooth.
MoSys narrows loss as sales improve
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8/3/2005   Post a comment
System-on-chip embedded memory supplier Monolithic System Technology Inc. posted a net loss of $0.56 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $3.1 million in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $1.4 million or 4 cents per share on sales of $2.7 million the previous quarter.
Analog Devices to fall short of guidance as handset sales fall
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Analog Devices Inc. said its revenue for the fiscal third fiscal 2005 ended July 30 will range from $580 million to $585 million, down 3 to 4 percent from the previous quarter.
Maxim posts profit, Magna loss widens
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Maxim Integrated Products Inc. posted earnings of $126.1 million, or 37 cents per share, on sales of $400.4 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 25, up from $124.7 million, or 36 cents per share on sales of $420.9 million for the same quarter a year ago.
FireWire development kit to drive 1394b serial bus adoption
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. and Unibrain S.A. have teamed up to provide a turnkey 1394b FireWire development kit for use in a variety of peripheral and motherboard applications.
USB transceivers connect mobile devices to a carkit
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics’ semiconductor division has released what it claims is the industry’s first family of universal serial bus (USB) and USB On-the-Go (OTG) transceivers that provide manufacturers with a means to connect mobile devices to a carkit via a USB interface.
O2Micro files LCD TV patent suit against Sony and Rohm
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Power management and security components supplier O2Micro International Ltd. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against both Sony Corp. and Rohm Co. Ltd. of Japan for allegedly violating three patents related to certain Sony LCD TVs and other LCD products containing certain Rohm integrated circuits.


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