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AMD, Acacia resolve patent disputes through licensing agreements
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Acacia Research said AMD has entered into licensing agreements with two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, dissolving two patent infringement suits that were pending in U.S. District Courts.
4-Gbyte embedded storage device to replace micro hard drives
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SanDisk Corp.'s iNAND is a small, high-speed NAND flash storage device that the company is touting as an alternative to micro hard drives in mobile applications.
Philips boosts its ARM7 TDMI CPU core speeds to 70 MHz
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Claiming a 10 MHz edge on other ARM7 TDNMI based 32-bit microcontrollers, Philips Semiconductors will in November make available three new additions to its LPC2000 (MCU) family.
File viewer adds EDA enhancements
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Cimmetry Systems Corp. has released version 19 of the company's AutoVue enterprise-wide file viewing software.
Renesas builds capacitorless twin-transistor RAM for embedded SoCs
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In a development that could have significant impact of a wide range of memory-intensive embedded System-on-Chip designs, Renesas Technology Corp. today announced that it has built a high-density capacitorless twin-transistor RAM (TTRAM) that achieves both high-speed operation and low power consumption.
Focus targets video distribution with UWB chip set
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Focus Enhancements Inc., a video production and conversion technology developer, said it has received first silicon for its 880-Mbps ultrawideband chip.
1500-watt industrial supplies carry 5-year warranty
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Suited for high-power, high-reliability designs, Lambda's HWS1500 series of AC/DC fan-cooled single-output supplies, for industrial equipment and like applications, comes with a five-year warranty. These rack-mount units are available in four versions, with nominal outputs at 12, 15, 24 and 48 volts.
Active OR-ing hot-swap IC is also programmable
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Summit Microelectronics touts its SMH4814 as the industry's first programmable dual-feed active OR-ing hot-swap controller. The SMH4814 device can monitor and control two independent -48 volt feeds, allowing for redundant power supply control.
Oasis file format gets endorsed by DFM startup
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Oasis Tooling is expected to announce next week that Aprio Technologies is the first commercial licensee of Oasis test cases and tools to assist in the development and optimization of Oasis database technology for photomask layout exchange and interchange.
Elektra PC/104 board features 4 D/A channels, 24 programmable I/O
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Diamond Systems has a new 200 MHz Pentium II PC/104 board that incorporates 128MB memory, Ethernet, and a professional-quality analog and digital I/O circuitry with autocalibration.
Emerson network powers Liebert's Global Services Group
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An Internet-based remote monitoring gateway from Emerson Network Power creates a secure link between mission critical infrastructure equipment (for example, UPS, cooling, generators) at the customer's facility and the Liebert Global Services command center.
Quartz device maker Epsom Toyocom launches operations
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Epson Toyocom Corp., formed through the integration of the quartz device business of Seiko Epson Corp. (Epson) and Toyo Communication Equipment Co., Ltd. (Toyocom), will begin operations on Oct. 1, aiming to be the largest global supplier of quartz crystals and oscillators.
Altera Adds Marubun and Tachibana Tectron to Distribute FPGAs, CPLDs in Japan
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On the heels of celebrating 15 years serving Japanese electronics markets, Altera announced that it has signed distribution agreements with Marubun and Tachibana Tectron.
Eureka Demonstrates PCI Express Compliance Targeting FPGAs and ASICs
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Eureka Technology's PCI Express Controller core can, according to the company, be implemented in virtually all current FPGA and ASIC technologies.
Axiomtek switches take on real time industrial Ethernet apps
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Targeting the real time deterministic Ethernet needs in many industrial and communications infrastructure applications, Axiomtek has just introduced two new multiport 10/100 and 100-base managed switches in its iCOM product family.
August chip sales to get PC boost, says analyst
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Monthly chip sales are expected to improve to a three-month average of $18.5 billion in August, up from $18 billion in July, according Handelsbanken Capital Markets. Official figures from the U.S. Semiconductor Association are scheduled to be released early next week.
CriticalBlue supporting Power architecture with Cascade
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Embedded systems design tool startup CriticalBlue has added support for IBM's Power architecture to its Cascade co-processor synthesis tool
CPLD User Flash Memory Ups Functionality and Reduces Costs
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User flash memory, supported in select CPLDs offers several key benefits over existing serial EEPROMs and flash memory devices including higher reliability, better manufacturability, and better memory interface flexibility. Here's how and when to use it.
Pushbutton switches meet RoHS requirements
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Constructed with heat-resistant material, the new LP01 series of pushbutton switches from NKK Switches can withstand lead-free soldering.
FPC connector features locking mechanism
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A new vertical ZIF-style FPC connector from SMK Electronics features a flip-lock mechanism to secure the flex circuit, which ensures greater stability and reliability, said the company.
Hynix unveils roadmap for 70-nm NAND flash
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Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has disclosed an aggressive product roadmap to mass produce NAND-based flash memory.
Small TFT-LCD targets industrial apps
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In response to increasing demand for more cost-efficient UA-SFT-based LCDs for industrial applications, NEC Electronics America, Inc. has introduced a new 8.4-inch (21-centimeters-diagonal) video graphics array (VGA), amorphous silicon, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) module.
300-watt AC/DCs serve compact robotics
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MicroPower Direct's HF300W-SC series of AC/DC supplies, in a compact 8.5-by-4.5-by-1.96 inch enclosure, delivers up to 300 watts for machine/process control systems, industrial robotics, and datacom and telecom applications. These switchers include power factor correction to over 0.98 and robust filtering.
Intrinsic touts micropipe-free SiC substrates
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Intrinsic Semiconductor has started production of initial lots of 100-mm SiC substrates and plans to migrate production of all its products — SiC wafers of both insulating and conducting types, SiC and gallium nitride (GaN) epitaxial products in 75-mm diameter — to the new process.
Philips CEO expects slow growth in 2006
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The global semiconductor market may have seen a slowdown in the first half of this year, but the third and fourth quarters are likely to experience 5 to 6 percent growth, according to Philips Semiconductors chief executive Frans van Houten.
Infineon taps Ng head of communications chip group
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More board level changes at Infineon Technologies AG sees Tony Ng taking responsibility for the operations of the communication business group at Infineon Technologies AG.
Bird mulls handset manufacture in India
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China’s largest mobile handset manufacturer, Bird, is considering setting up a handset manufacturing plant in India but will decide after talks with supplier and software developers back in China.
Sony, SanDisk push micro Memory Stick
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SanDisk and Sony Corporation have launched a jointly developed Memory Stick card dubbed the Micro, and are targeting the removable flash storage recording format at the mobile phones sector.
Asustek mulls spin-out of manufacturing unit, says report
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Taiwanese electronics good maker Asustek is gearing up to outsource some of its manufacturing operations over the next three years, according to a report Friday (Sept. 30) on the Financial Times' web-site.
knitter-switch SMT Tact Switches are micro-miniature and RoHS compliant
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knitter-switch announces a series of micro-miniature tact switches designed for a variety of applications in industrial automation where an ultra-small, rugged and waterproof switch is required. Called the TMSE series, the switches are RoHS compliant, washable (comparable to a IP65 rating) and feature a long mechanical life (100 000 cycles).
Korean firm ships CMP tool to Samsung
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At the Sedex Korea 2005 trade show here, South Korean semiconductor-equipment provider Doosan DND Co. Ltd. rolled out an advanced chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) machine for 300-mm wafer applications.
Samsung will soon decide on U.S. fab
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will shortly decide on whether to build a 300-mm fab in the United States.
Introduction to Click Modulation
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Click modulation is a pulse position modulation, from which you can easily derive a binary signal. The spectral content of this binary signal includes the source's spectrum and the modulation products, but the latter does not overlap with the former, as is customary in PWM techniques. This article presents a brief introduction to the click modulation technique.
De-interlacing with HQV high quality video processing
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Most video sources, including DVD, standard-definition TV, and 1080i high-definition TV, transmit interlaced images. Instead of transmitting each video frame in its entirety (what is called progressive scan), most video sources transmit only half of the image in each frame at any given time. The founder and engineering architect of Teranex, a unit of Silicon Optix, explains how HQV video processing does de-interlace better.
Digital power control platform is flexible, reconfigurable initially targeting military test
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Elgar Electronics announces ReFlex Power (RFP) for military automated test. It uses digital control and power technologies in a dense, modular, programmable power system.
Comparator draws zero current
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Micrel Inc. claims this precision micro-power battery monitor/comparator with an on-chip 2.55-V reference voltage source features an extremely low supply current and draws virtually zero current from a battery or monitored voltage source.
Startup to develop litho process window apps with Crolles2
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Startup Brion Technologies has signed a joint development agreement with the partners in the Crolles2 R&D alliance.
Interface chip adds safety features to industrial automation systems
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ZMD AG has introduced the SAP5 universal actuator-sensor interface (AS-i) chip that is designed to provide industrial automation systems with safety features.
USB peripheral controller features 26-MHz SPI interface
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The newest USB controller from Maxim Integrated Products dubbed the MAX3420E is designed with a 26-MHz serial peripheral interface (SPI) and integrates the digital and analog circuitry needed to implement a full-speed USB peripheral interface compliant to the USB specification 2.0.
Digi adds ARM-based core modules to ConnectCore line
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Digi International announced the expansion of its ConnectCore family of core modules to include the ConnectCore 7U, ConnectCore 9P 9360 and ConnectCore 9P 9750.
Hifn lowers revenue guidance
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Hifn said it expects fiscal 2005 fourth quarter results to be below the company's earlier expectations, "primarily due to continued softness in orders from customers in the telecommunications industries." Hifn's fiscal fourth quarter closes Friday.
U-Nav files answer, counterclaim to SiRF's complaint
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U-Nav Microelectronics has filed in U.S. District Court an answer and counterclaim to the complaint for patent infringement filed by SiRF Technology.
Keep an eye on capital spending, analyst firm warns
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Based on capital spending outlay during the first half of 2005, semiconductor capital equipment companies should not expect strong second-half sales, according to market analyst firm IC Insights.
India's TCS launches R&D lab for emerging technologies
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India’s largest software services company, Tata Consultancy Services, has opened an R&D facility in New Delhi to focus on emerging technologies that could drive disruptive change in the global technology industry and develop re-usable frameworks using these.
Samsung’s transparency under investigation
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Amid a major fab expansion program in its flagship electronics unit, the Samsung Group conglomerate said that it hopes to reach a compromise with the South Korean government over its controversial corporate governance practices.
Litho magnification ratio unlikely to change at 32 nm
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The existing lithography mask standard of 4X magnification with 26-mm field size is will likely remain unchanged through the 32-nm technology node, according to a consensus of semiconductor equipment suppliers and manufactures at a recent Sematech-sponsored workshop.
Micron posts gain on higher DRAM sales
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Memory supplier Micron Technology Inc. posted net earnings of $43 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $1.26 billion in the fourth fiscal 2005 quarter ended Sept. 1, compared to a net loss of $128 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $1.05 billion the previous quarter.
PoE controller sources three operating extras
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Maxim Integrated Products' MAX5945 is a quad power-sourcing-equipment (PSE) controller for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) with extra flexibility. In addition to providing the PSE's usual discovery, classification, current limit, and DC and AC load disconnect detection functions for a powered device (PD), the fully compliant IEEE802.3af controller provides three features not available from competing devices, according to the company.
Carrier deploys Coaxsys system for IPTV
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Coaxsys Inc. has scored a significant IPTV deployment win in the southwest U.S., where NTS Communications will use Coaxys's TVnet equipment to provide IPTV to subscribers in seven states.
Low-threshold MOSFETs to the rescue for today's power-hungry portable devices
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Portable devices are pushing battery and semiconductor manufacturers to supply the needed power and both are straining to keep up. Here's how MOSFET technology can lower the power requirements without affecting performance in your portable designs.
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