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Digital GaAs market is dead, says research firm
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The digital market for gallium arsenide chips is dead according to Strategy Analytics Inc., a market prediction and analysis company. From a high point of $600 million in 2000, merchant revenues from digital GaAs ICs collapsed to $55 million in 2002, the company said.
Passives makers find growth remains elusive
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Although registering a few recent flashes of optimism, passive component suppliers remain mired in a cycle of stagnant or negative earnings as falling commodity prices continue to offset rising unit sales.
LEDs brighten mobile markets
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Driven by portable-product manufacturers that crave displays with lower power consumption, smaller packages, higher brightness, and greater product differentiation, LED makers are meeting the challenges head on.
Analyzing inductive noise in power grids
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Inductance in IC interconnects is a serious problem for GHz designs. This article by Donald Bennett, principal of EDA startup RLCSim Company, shows how transmission line theory techniques can be used at the pre-layout stage to analyze resistive, inductive and capacitive effects.
Winbond narrows loss on falling sales
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Winbond Electronics Corp. announced Friday (Augut 1, 2003) net sales for the 2003 second quarter of NT$6,228 million (about US$179 million), with the net loss totaling NT$791 million (about US$23 million).
Uncrackable keys require hardware RNGs
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As wireless network connectivity becomes almost ubiquitous in both private and public sectors, it has also become immensely profitable for criminals to use those networks to invade computers to steal or manipulate information.
Achieving near-zero latency faster
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Whether virtual or not, a network demands high-availability for data and that data must be highly secure because it is regarded as an enterprises crown jewels.
Designing secure, reliable systems
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The rapid technological advancement in the embedded software industry brings exponentially increasing complexity to its products, as devices combine more functions on the same processor.
Building secure networks for comms work
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Never has network security been more important than it is today.
Protocol stacks are Achilles heel of net security
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Breach of network security affects the world we live in today where email and instant messaging are critical components of business and personal management.
Wireless calls for flexible, embedded tech
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Within a relatively short time, wireless communication has evolved from a novelty into an integral part of everyday life. In fact, market research firm Meta Group Inc. reported last year that over the next few years, more than 50 percent of enterprises will deploy personal digital assistants and smart phones for communication, coordination, planning and other corporate activities.
Hardware, software for SME security gear
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To design a next-generation small/medium-enterprise (SME) converged security appliance, a number of security hardware, software and algorithm technology trajectories must be considered.
XML services call for security checks
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Nothing has done more to erode the enterprise security perimeter than the rise of XML Web services.
CVD supplier sees first half sales halved
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CVD equipment supplier Aixtron AG saw sales running at half the levels of last year in the first half of 2003. In the second quarter of 2003 the company reported a net loss of 8.3 million euro (about $9.3 million) on sales of 22.3 million euro (about $24.9 million).
Designing Digital Filters
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Compared to their analog counterparts, digital filters offer outstanding performance and flexibility. Designing digital filters can seem a daunting task, however, because of its seemingly endless range of implementation choices. The wide range of digital signal processing (DSP) design tools available can handle many of the details. Richard Quinnell provides the basics of filter design to get the tools jump-started.
New Group to Define Interfaces for Mobile Processors
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What began last December as an agreement between Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics to standardize interfaces for application processors targeting 2.5G and 3G mobile phones has grown into a broader industry consortium called the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance that now includes ARM Ltd. and Nokia.
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