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CompactPCI CPU board supports Intel Core 2 Duo processor
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4/10/2007   Post a comment
Kontron's latest CompactPCI processor board is now available with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor to manage data throughput with server quality.
AMD pays the price in awakening Intel goliath
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
Through most of last year, AMD grabbed market share from Intel by selling a higher performing server chip that took the larger rival off guard. Now AMD is warning that Q1 revenue will be less than a year ago, due to falling prices and slow sales.
AMD cuts capex, sales forecast
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
Hit hard by competitive pressures from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices Monday (April 9) announced plans to cut its capital spending by $500 million and lowered its forecast for the first quarter--again.
Fanless PC/104-plus SBC runs hot or cold
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
WinSystems today introduced their PPM-GX, a PC/104-Plus compatible single board computer (SBC) based upon the low-power, high-integration AMD GX500@1W processor. This SBC operates throughout the temperature range of -40°C to 85°C without the need for a fan.
PC/104-plus board equipped with Pentium M processors
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
Kontron introduced the MOPS-PM PC/104-Plus card, which it claims is the industry's first fully PC/104-Plus compliant single-board computer equipped with Intel Pentium M processors.
Blade server sports Intel dual core processor
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
Check out MEN Micro's 6U, CompactPCI single board computer that is equipped with either one or two Intel Xeon dual core processors, providing up to four CPU cores with a frequency of 1.66-GHz, and the Intel E7520 server chipset.
Kit evaluates PowerPC 405EZ processor-based designs
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4/7/2007   Post a comment
To accelerate the time it takes designers to develop systems built with its PowerPC 405EZ processor, Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) is offering an evaluation kit that comes with a custom-designed evaluation board, industry-standard software development tools, sample applications, system-level benchmarks and hardware design files.
High-accuracy control electronics spur wide-gear-ratio automatic transmissions
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
Optimized microcontrollers squeeze efficiency from greater numbers of gears, enabling better use of engine power, smoother operation, and improved fuel economy.
Software kit targets TI processor-based wireless devices
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
The OMAP2430 starter kit from Mistral Solutions is targeted at product developers planning to build their next generation wireless devices around Texas Instruments' OMAP2430. It can also be reconfigured to future processors and power modules.
Renesas launches Linux solution for SuperH MPUs
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Renesas introduces Linux solution for SuperH 32-bit microprocessors, supporting SH7722, SH7354, SH7343 and SH7763 series, enabling developers of Linux-based embedded systems to bring product to market faster.
Intel, IBM make managing PCs easier
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will create a new premium version of its Centrino notebook processors, the Centrino Pro, by layering the management and virtualization technologies from its latest desktop CPUs on the mobile devices, while IBM creates a Bangalore R&D center for its autonomic computing initiative.
Gartner releases final 2006 chip vendor rankings
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $262.7 billion in 2006, a 10.2 percent increase from 2005 revenue of $238.3 billion, according to final results released by market analyst Gartner.
ARM9-based microcontroller integrates processor with on-chip Flash
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Atmel's 200-MIPS ARM9-based system-on-chip integrates 512 KB Flash, 32 KB SRAM and 32 KB ROM with USB host/device, Ethernet, multiple serial interfaces, and peripheral DMA
Cap for H-1B visas maxes out in one day
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Going, going, gone After just one day, the cap for H-1B visas hit its annual quota. About 150,000 people filed and only 65,000 will get in.
Intel rolls quad-core CPUs for embedded computing
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
In a keynote address at the Embedded Systems Conference, Intel executive Doug Davis planned to announce the first quad-core Xeon processors for embedded computing.
16-bit MCU delivers 64 Kbytes flash in 28-pin package
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has unveiled eight PIC24F 16-bit microcontrollers in smaller and lower cost 28- and 44-pin packages with 16- to 64-Kbytes of flash without sacrificing peripheral functions. It also debuts a pin-mapping function for greater design flexibility.
32-bit flash MCUs draw only 40 mA at 66 MHz
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Atmel says it has introduced the industry's lowest power 32-bit flash microcontrollers. The AT32UC3A0512 and AT32UC3A1512 devices deliver 80 Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS) at 66 MHz and consume only 40 mA at 3.3 V.
16-bit flash MCU packs performance for low-end systems
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Renesas introduces a 34-MHz, 16-bit MCU with flash memory, an Ethernet controller, and peripheral functions in a 176-pin BGA package for low-end servers, communications equipment and building automation systems.
Gartner analyst revamps analysis of Intel in China
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Two weeks after dismissing the idea of Intel Corp. building a trailing-edge 90-nm process wafer fab in China as "wishful thinking" by Chinese authorities, Gartner Inc. analyst Bob Johnson has reanalyzed the situation and decided that "the new fab makes complete sense."
Starter kit simplifies automotive and industrial motor control development
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu has released a development platform for automotive and industrial motor control applications built around the Fujitsu MB91F267N 32-bit microcontroller.
8-bit flash MCUs feature low power for appliances and A/V apps
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu has expanded its F2MC-8FX family of 8-bit microcontrollers with the introduction of two high-performance, low-power 8-bit devices for household appliances and digital audio/video equipment.
32-bit RISC MCU targets automotive, industrial designs
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu has developed a 32-bit RISC microcontroller with new peripheral functions and features to support a variety of automotive and industrial applications. The MB91F467B delivers efficient data collection, data processing and distribution together with power-saving and security features.
Comment: In China, always a quid pro quo
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
There is an unwritten rule that multinationals must pay a hefty "cover charge" to do business in China. The latest example is Intel Corp., which last week confirmed it will build a $2.5 billion fab in China.
Under the Hood: Mobile star finder keeps it simple
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
In our latest Under the Hood series, Portelligent's David Carey peers into Celestron's SkyScout, a handheld viewing device can be used to identify or locate more than 6,000 celestial objects.
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