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IPWireless re-acquired in management buy-out
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12/26/2008   Post a comment
NextWave Wireless Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) has sold a 75 percent stake in its IP Wireless mobile chip and systems subsidiary in a management buyout for just $1 million.
Exar cuts forecast amid downturn
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12/26/2008   Post a comment
Exar Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) projects that the December 2008 quarter revenue is expected to be between $25.5 million and $27.0 million, down approximately 7 percent to 12 percent below guidance issued on Oct. 30.
Elpida in talks to buy Powerchip, ProMOS
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12/26/2008   Post a comment
Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. appears to be involved in talks to buy Taiwan's Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. and ProMOS Technologies Inc.
Spreadtrum cuts jobs, lowers forecast
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12/26/2008   Post a comment
China's Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has taken a number of measures to reduce its costs, including downsizing its headcount by approximately 15 percent from the third quarter level.
GSI restructures laser unit
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12/26/2008   Post a comment
In a move to cut costs, GSI Group Inc. (Bedford, Mass.) has restructured its Rugby, U.K.-based laser business.
LCD backlights, codecs, analytics and more: Video/Imaging DesignLine's Top 2008 Articles
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HDMI and its CEC and HDCP specs were among the favorite topics this year, along with H.264 and On2 codecs.
Actel says CFO dies of medical complications
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12/25/2008   Post a comment
Actel Corp. announced the death of Jon A. Anderson, vice president and chief financial officer. He was 50.
Cavium completes acquisition of W&W
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12/25/2008   Post a comment
Cavium Networks Inc. has completed its acquisition of W&W Communications Inc. for approximately $19.3 million.
Rohm changes name amid IC push
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12/25/2008   Post a comment
Japan's Rohm Co. Ltd. will change its name to Rohm Semiconductor Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Power Management: The Top 10 'How To' Design Articles of 2008
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
These are the Power Management articles most accessed during 2008. Be warned the most read article is a bit of a surprise but more about that later.
FSI revenue down 45 percent
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
Chip equipment vendor FSI International saw its revenue decline 45 percent year-to-year in the fiscal first quarter, ended Nov. 29.
Hynix cuts capex, delays funds in China
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
South Korean memory maker Hynix plans to cut spending on a fab in South Korea and will delay a $260 million investment in its Chinese joint venture with Numonyx B.V.
Startup rolls mask pattern qualification tool
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
A consulting startup called Reticle Labs unveiled its first software product for mask pattern quantification to be used in the back-end mask manufacturing environment.
Toshiba to expand battery production
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. said that it will construct its second dedicated production facility for its so-called SCiB battery line. SCiB--or Super Charge ion Battery--is Toshiba's rechargeable, rapid charge battery technology.
Is Microchip looking to buy Supertex?
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
Is Microchip Technology Inc. looking to buy Supertex Inc.?
A wave of happiness is sweeping the nation...
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
Weather forecasts... pollen forecasts... mold forecasts... emotional forecasts?
Why does...
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12/24/2008   1 comment
Does the direction of rotation of the platform in a microwave oven reverse almost each time the oven is started?
Will these vehicles run?
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
Here's a "brain tickler" for puzzle fans from a 1932 issue of Modern Mechanix magazine.
Analog Circuits: World Class Design (Chapter 4, Part 3 of 3)
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12/24/2008   5 comments
Increase your understanding and insight into analog systems, circuits, and components with two chapters from this recent book, presented in serial excerpt form.
Top 15 technology challenges for 22-nm node
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
A team of analysts came up with a list of top challenges for the 22-nm node.
Micron posts wider loss, cuts capex
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Memory supplier Micron Technology reported a net loss of $706 million, or 91 cents per share, on revenue of $1.4 billion for the first quarter of the company's fiscal 2009, which closed Dec. 4.
PLX Tech cuts guidance
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
PCI Express chip vendor PLX Technology cut its revenue estimates for the fourth quarter, citing reduced demand.
2008 year end review -- 11-20
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
We posted how-to articles weekly throughout the year, and these garnered the most traffic among readers.
IBM pumps up hydraulic-hybrid delivery truck
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Design software enables cutting fuel use by up to 50%.
LCD shipments fell more than 20% last month
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
November sales of large-screen LCDs hit their lowest level since May 2007, according to market watcher DisplaySearch, presaging a slow down for systems such as notebooks and flat-panel TVs.
Zoran cuts fourth quarter guidance
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
DSP vendor Zoran cut its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter, citing an economic downturn affecting the company across all its markets.
Mobile robotics platform tops 2008 robot gift ideas
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A great beginner's robot platform is included among Robots.net's top ten robot gift ideas for hobbyists and aspiring roboticists.
Electrical noise and mitigation - Part 2: Ground loops, noise transmission and shielding
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12/23/2008   3 comments
This excerpt from the book "Practical Grounding, Bonding, Shielding and Surge Protection" looks at ground loops as a cause of noise, the ways in which noise can enter a signal cable and its control, and shielding.
Dell and Apple: Stop bickering and get to work
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The Apple faithful are frothing at the mouth about a blog from Dell questioning the 'green-ness" of the new MacBook. Both companies need to examine their eco-practices.
Top 10 *How To* Design Articles in 2008
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Yes! The moment we've all been waiting for... the results are in... here are the Top 10 *How To* Design Articles from 2008!
Standardizing data interchanges among design tools in the ECU development process: Pt. 2 - Function-driven development and basic software
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Development tools that can process automotive electronics system models and description formats are becoming established. This article discusses the potential uses of data interchange in an AUTOSAR tool chain example.
Bot builder not 'Lost in Space' in moon mission
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A former Air Force pilot's passion for space exploration has led him from a cottage business building sci-fi models to a real-life robotic mission to the moon as part of the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize.
Notebooks surpass desktops in strong quarter
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Amid strong PC sales, global notebook PC shipments exceeded desktop sales on a quarterly basis for the first time ever in the third quarter of 2008, according to iSuppli Corp. forcing the market watcher to increase its 2008 PC estimates half a point.
DRAM spot prices rebounding, firm says
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Spot prices for DRAM chips are on the rebound thanks to production cuts by several vendors, and the spot price for 1-Gbit DDR 2 667-Mhz parts may reach $1 again in the first quarter of 2009, according to DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
Elma : cooling elements serve as front or rear panel in the 19 inch technology
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Elma introduces cooling elements for use as front or rear panel in a 19 cabinet.
Simon Bloch: EDA tools energize FPGAs
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Simon Bloch posts a further contribution to the dialogue about EDA tools for FPGAs.
Yokogawa : Curve tracer allows high-speed parametric testing
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A high-speed, high-accuracy real-time V/I curve tracer that is well suited to carrying out dc parametric testing on semiconductor and optoelectronic devices has been introduced by Yokogawa Europe.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
STMicroelectronics : Watchdog IC features chip-enable
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
By providing a chip-enable input, the STWD100 watchdog timer IC from STMicroelectronics prevents automatic reset generation during in-system programming or boot-up, enhancing flexibility for developers to control and manage applications.
Schurter : 3-phase line filters are efficient and economic
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Schurter's 3-phase line filters, series FMAC ECO and FMBC ECO are compact and cost optimized and well suited for use in drive systems, engineering installations and places where frequency inverters cause electromagnetic disturbances.
Top Design Articles for 2008
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Most popular design articles for 2008.
MKS cuts jobs, reduces salaries
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Fab-tool, sub-systems supplier MKS Instruments Inc. (Andover, Mass.) has cut its global workforce by 10 percent and implemented other cost-cutting measures.
XMOS offers free audio code for processors
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Multicored processor vendor XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has developed source code for a range of digital audio applications including Ethernet AVB and USB 2.0. The company plans to demonstrate hardware versions of the applications at the 2009 NAMM conference.
Analyst warns of 'solar market eclipse' in 2009
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Global revenue for photovoltaic panels is expected to plunge by 19 percent in 2009, following eight consecutive years of growth, as a massive oversupply causes prices to drop, according to a forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
PRODUCT HOW-TO: Deploy hybrid Ethernet networks with a plesiocronous digital hierarchy
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
How to use the single chip DS33X to implement an Ethernet over PDH network with little or no additional circutry.
Make the environment your business
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A recent survey found 92% of over 100 electronics companies in China have no plans for reducing carbon emissions. That's not an option.
Green IT investment outlook still bright
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
In a survey of over 1,000 companies conducted in October, Forrester Research reports positive momentum in plans for Green IT investment.
Bosch to expand solar cell and module production
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The Bosch Group announced that it will invest 530 million Euros over a three year period to expand solar cell and module production at ersol Solar Energy AG.
Japan leads in social and environmental responsibility
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
When it comes to social and environmental responsibility at some of the largest companies in the electronics industry, Japan is clearly leading the way.
National PowerWise buck controllers hit 85% peak efficiency
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The LM5085 and LM5088 controllers can operate from inputs as high as 75V while the LM25085 and LM25088 can operate from inputs as high as 42V.
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