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Second-half preview: IC market wakes up
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After flat-to-down growth in the first half of 2005, the semiconductor industry is projected to wake up from its lingering lull in the second part of this year.
Juniper's Heckart joins Microsoft TV effort
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Microsoft TV has hired away Juniper Network Inc.'s Christine Heckart to be its general manager of marketing.
Magnum completes acquisition of Cirrus' digital video line
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Magnum Semiconductor has completed its acquisition of Cirrus Logic's digital video product line assets.
Cirrus Logic closes sale of digital video product line assets
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This looks like it could be a subject of column: Cirrus Logic has had quite a number of "false starts" over the years. Digital video may be one of them. Intersil did well to focus on analog and mixed-signal building blocks. Will the market be as kind to Cirrus. Stay tuned...
Tiny EMI filters protect wireless handsets
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California Micro Devices has developed a new family of packaged Centurion Application Specific Integrated Passive (ASIP) electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter arrays that feature high-performance EMI filtering and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in a small 0.4-mm pitch TDFN package, which is about a 42% space savings compared to existing 0.5-mm pitch TDFN packages.
Dual-CCFL inverter lights up super bright 12-, 15-inch displays
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Taiyo Yuden's KLS-150A is a compact single-board DC/AC inverter for driving two cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) in backlighting applications for selected Sharp and Optrex liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Typically suited to medical and industrial equipment requiring super-bright, high-visibility displays, it's rated for operation in harsh environments (0 to +60°C).
AU Optronics acquires IBM LCD patents
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Taiwan-based Liquid crystal display supplier AU Optronics Corp. has signed an agreement with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corp.), agreeing to acquire the computer maker's hundreds of global patents related to thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD technology.
8-bit MCU targets IR remote control applications
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ZiLOG is aggressively attacking the infrared remote control market for its 8-bit microcontroller line. Check out Marty Gold's review for details of the strategy and learn about several new devices for this market.
Couplers support cellular systems
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Designed for use in cellular systems, a new line of 4.8-dB hybrid couplers from Microlab/FXR span 700 to 2700 MHz.
Digital amplifier board jams audiophile quality in a tiny package
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Flying Mole Electronics Corp.'s digital amplifier board features a built-in power supply and super compact size.
Upgraded switches yield improved performance and new package options
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Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. updated its legacy Hall-effect bipolar switches, unipolar switches and Hall-effect latches for improved performance and newer package options.
Baseband IC completes WiFi links
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Metalink has introduced the MtW8170 baseband device, which combines with the company's MtW8150 RFIC to provide a complete 802.11n WLAN chipset.
New Wave, Opto to market LED scriber tools
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New Wave Research Inc. and Opto System Co. Ltd. announced a cooperation to develop and market advanced LED wafer-scribing systems for semiconductor manufacturing.
Second-half preview: Flat-panel display makers roll dice on fab spending
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Market researchers expect demand for flat-panel displays to continue growing, but the unanswered question is whether a display industry capital spending spree to expand fab capacity will yield profits during the second half of 2005.
Advantest's chairman, CEO steps down
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Hiroshi Oura, chairman and chief executive of Japan's Advantest Corp., has stepped down from those posts.
Mobile-Phone Production Accelerates in the Second Quarter, says iSuppli
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For those of you who had worried that the slump in the mobile phone production cycle had caused backups in the supply chain for analog parts, take heart: iSuppli sees a ramp-up in the current quarter. Perhaps the conservatives in our business can start forecasting again.
Perspective d’un avenir austère pour les fabricants de photomasques
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Klaus Rinnen, vice-président de Gartner Dataquest, a prédit un avenir austère aux fabricants de photomasques et les a invités à trouver un moyen de capitaliser sur la prépondérance croissante de la conception comme facteur de différentiation au sein du secteur des semi-conducteurs.
Advanced Energy, MKS Instruments name new CEOs
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MKS Instruments Inc., a provider of process control technologies, said that John Bertucci has stepped down as chief executive.
Actual 2005 DAC attendance down slightly
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General conference and exhibit attendance at the 2005 Design Automation Conference was down a little more than 1 percent from 2004, according to final attendance figures.
Stromwandler für komplexe Verhältnisse
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Für die Messung von Strömen bis 1000 Ampere hat der Schweizer Hersteller LEM eine neue Stromwandler-Familie entwickelt. Die Geräte kombinieren die Messwerterfassung per Hall-Effekt mit der Signalaufbereitung in einem sehr kompakten Gehäuse.
Analyzer gets IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network capabilities
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Priced much lower than previous and competing systems, Wi-Fi test equipment vendor Communication Machinery Corp. is offering a new member of its existing EmulationEngine Family. It adds IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network analysis to the EmulationEngine.
Bare element resistor provides ultra-low resistance
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Ohmite Manufacturing Company has introduced two new families of four-terminal bare element resistors. The new 610 and 650 Series devices provide ultra-low resistance values to 0.005 ohms for relatively high-current requirements. Together with a radial Kelvin configuration and PC-board mounting, this makes the new devices suitable for current sense applications.
SmartSwitch adds RGB technology
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NKK Switches now offers its IS series SmartSwitch with RGB LED technology, which is said to allow design engineers to create virtually any illumination with one switch.
Upgrade unveiled for model-based comm design software
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Communications Blockset 3 is the latest version of The Mathworks, Inc.'s software for designing and simulating the physical layer of wireless and wireline communications systems and components.
Energy-harvesting chips and the quest for everlasting life
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6/30/2005   1 comment
What a fix we have ourselves in - we want very small, battery operated devices, but the battery life available can't keep abreast with the shrinking size and increasing needs. Is there a solution to obtain this, the holy grail of portables - the everlasting operational life? Take a look at what Georgia Tech is working on.
Altera, InterNiche and MorethanIP Team on Reference Design
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A networking reference design for Altera's Nios II delivers 60 Mbits of throughput via TCP/IP over a 100-Mbit link for embedded applications requiring high-throughput network connectivity.
India's TCS inked for Chinese software venture
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India Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of India's leading software export services companies, has announced a joint venture with the Chinese government and Microsoft Corp. to set up a new entity to address Chinese software and global market needs.
MP3-Käufer bremsen NAND-Markt aus
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Zusammengebrochen ist er nicht, der bis vor kurzem noch heiß gelaufene Markt für NAND-Speicherbausteine. Aber die Nachfrage nach MP3-Playern ist drastisch zurückgegangen – und das bringt die Flash-Hersteller jetzt in arge Nöte.
Réponse du DG d’Intel à AMD : La société ne changera pas ses pratiques commerciales
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Deux jours après qu’Advanced Micro Devices Inc. a porté plainte contre Intel Corp. pour pratiques déloyales, le Président-directeur général d’Intel, Paul Otellini, rétorque. Il stipule que sa société ne changera pas ses pratiques commerciales et s’attend à une décision de justice en sa faveur.
Nikon debuts first hyper NA immersion litho system
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Seeking to take the technical lead in lithography, Nikon Corp. rolled out what the company claims is the world's first hyper numerical aperture (NA) immersion system for volume chip production.
Freescale beteiligt sich an europäischem 45-nm-Gate-Stack-Projekt
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Freescale Semiconductor hat sich Europas ehrgeizigem NanoCMOS-Projekt angeschlossen. Forschungsschwerpunkt des Projekts sind Fertigungsverfahren für 45-nm-CMOS-Logikschaltungen.
Low-profile memory modules come in 512-Mbyte and 1-Gbyte densities
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Micron Technology Inc. has introduced very low-profile (VLP) memory modules in 512-Megabyte and 1-Gigabyte densities for rack-mounted blade server applications.
Low-cost CAN transceiver tailored for 12-V and 24-V systems
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AMI Semiconductor is sampling a controller area network (CAN) transceiver called the AMIS-4270 that acts as the interface between two physical CAN lines for 12- and 24-Volt systems.
16-bit expanders offer cost-effective approach to increasing I/O capabilities
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To help designers save development time and cost, Microchip Technology Inc. has designed a pair of 16-bit I/O expanders to provide system I/O expansion through existing microcontroller serial ports.
Apologetic Owens warns of more Nortel cost cuts
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Nortel Networks Inc. chief executive Bill Owens offered a public apology to shareholders at the company's delayed annual meeting.
Wet clean IC-equipment market heating up
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The wet clean IC-equipment market is heating up, as Applied Materials Inc. and Lam Research Corp. are reportedly entering the crowded fray.
Intel CEO's response to AMD: Company won't change business practices
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Two days after Advanced Micro Devices Inc. filed an antitrust suit against Intel Corp. accusing its archrival of unfair business practices, Intel president and chief executive Paul Otellini fired back, stating the company would not change its business practices and expects any court decision to be resolved in its favor.
Asyst revises Q4 results with reduced loss
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Chip-equipment maker Asyst Technologies Inc. readjusted its consolidated financial statements for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Mar. 31.
Mistral introduces rapid development kit for TI processor
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Mistral Software in introduing a new rapid development kit designed to help accelerate product and application development processes on Texas Instruments' OMAP5912 dual-core processor.
Dual-input supply keeps substation equipment up
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The Rackguard RG1202 from Northwest Power Integrations, a subsidiary of Vicor Corp., is a 600-watt dual-input AC/DC and DC/DC rack-mounted power supply specifically engineered for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems typically used to monitor and manage power lines from a central location.
NAND market hit by MP3 slowdown
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The high-flying, NAND-based flash memory market has not collapsed, as expressed by one fabless chip maker. But the sector has finally experienced some tough and turbulent times, following a lull and disappointing demand for flash-based MP3 players in the consumer market.
Military suppliers announce support of next-gen data network
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Three of the largest U.S. military contractors have announced they will support development of an open-standard mesh networking system as an extension to the Defense Department's specification for a Common Data Link.
How to stabilize a buck or LDO to use ceramic caps
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Ceramic caps should be ideal for use in power supplies but many switcher LDO regulator data sheets specify tantalum caps. Why?, because of feedback stability. Here's some solid advice on how to safely design with ceramic caps.
Cam switches designed for power industry
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Designed for the power industry, Electroswitch offers a new compact Series 20 cam switch line with double-break, silver-plated contacts housed in rigid thermoset plastic for long, reliable life.
Host connectors and slot systems available for ExpressCard
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FCI has expanded its ExpressCard offering with the introduction of several host connectors and slot systems to support the implementation of ExpressCard technology in mobile and desktop PCs.
Brighter LEDs drive automotive lighting
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LED reliability in automotive systems is a matter both of safety and of avoiding expensive repairs.
APEC 2006 to Focus on the Future of Power
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A call for papers was issued by APEC, the leading power conference. Expanded events are planned for the show in New Orleans in February, 2006. Get more details here.
ADE rolls out next-generation wafer inspection tool
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ADE introduced its latest nano-particle inspection and defect classification tool used for inspection of silicon substrates.
Yosemite kit lowers PowerPC 440EP evaluation time, costs
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To accelerate the usage of the PowerPC 440EP CPU it has just acquired from IBM Corp., Applied Micro Circuits has just introduced a low cost evaluation kit designed for it by Embedded Planet LLC.
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