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Lab-on-chip innovator Michelle Khine to be honored
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Michelle Khine, a professor at the University of California at Irvine, will be honored next month for inventing a method for fabricating microfluidic devices without a clean room.
Communications failure ends India's first lunar mission
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
India's first lunar mission was called off after communications were lost with the Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft headed to the moon.
Globalfoundries in multi-year contract with Cadence
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Foundry services provider Globalfoundries has signed a multi-year technology contract with semiconductor design software vendor Cadence Design Systems. The deployment covers large parts of the design chain including verification and manufacturing.
Shin-Etsu joins Sematech's 22-nm resist program
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd has joined SEMATECH's Resist Materials and Development Center (RMDC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's (CNSE) Albany NanoTech Complex.
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 2 of 7)
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
Maybe we're not as smart as we think we are?
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8/29/2009   3 comments
When you look at what it takes to be in the IC business, versus the return, sometimes you have to wonder if it makes sense at all
Liquid-OLED could boost flexible displays, e-readers
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
The possibility of combining the rich color gamut of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays with enhanced flexibility is opened up by an academic paper on a liquid-OLED display in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters.
IBM visualizes single molecule structure
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Scientists at IBMs Zurich laboratory have succeeded to visualize the structure of an individual molecule using non-contact atomic force microscopy (AFM). The move is a further step to a still very distant future: Molecular electronics.
Fujitsu, TSMC partner on 28-nm logic ICs
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. are collaborating on the development of a 28-nm manufacturing process technology for Fujitsu.
E-paper display market to hit $600 million in 2010, says analyst
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
The total e-paper display market is set to be 22 million units and $431 million in revenues in 2009 and is set to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 41 percent for revenues and 64 percent for units over the next decade, according market research company DisplaySearch.
Startup rewrites NXP’s legacy in 3D passive integration
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Economic crises can have positive as well as negative impacts. Thus, if NXP had not divested its wireless business and decided to sell its integrated passives device unit near Caen, Normandy (France), Ipdia would not have emerged with an ambition to deliver next-generation 3D-SiP modules for various applications, including advanced LED modules.
Dresden is like Silicon Valley: hungry talent & excellent education
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8/27/2009   1 comment
How comes that the Dresden area is the most remarkable center for start-up activities in Germany? The answer is that in the town, all ingredients necessary such as excellent mathematical education and a generation of engineers with great ideas meet. The ignition spark, however, has been imported from the U.S. – in person of Gerhard Fettweis, professor at the Dresden Technical University. In the interview Fettweis explains what are the essentials for start-up friendly environments and which techn
Arasan adds MIPI to IP stable
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has released its MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI) controller IP and software stack.
Alliance drives Ethernet into cars, professional media
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
The AVnu Alliance, an ad hoc industry group, will drive a set of IEEE standards that could bring Ethernet to new automotive and professional audio/video markets and enhance tomorrow's home networks.
Making bare essentials work
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Startup siXis Inc. claims mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
MIT's robotic fish target monitoring tasks
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Robotic fish could swim in schools of hundreds to perform surveys, environmental monitoring, reconnaissance and other underwater tasks, according to MIT researchers.
Carbon nanotube interconnect startup raises $4.1 million
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Surrey NanoSystems Ltd. (Newhaven, England) has raised £2.5 million (about $4.1 million) in second round venture capital to help it develop a silicon-friendly, low-temperature carbon nanotube growth process. Surrey NanoSystems believes CNTs can be used as semiconductor interconnect.
Simplifying design of industrial process-control systems with PLC evaluation boards (Part 1 of 2)
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8/24/2009   1 comment
PLC evaluation board applications for industrial process-control systems are diverse, ranging from simple traffic control to complex electrical power grids, from environmental control systems to oil-refinery process control. This two-part series looks at using a PLC evaluation board to simplify design, with a practical example application outlined including schematics and tutorial on using the system.
U.S. invests $6.4 million in LED research
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
The Energy Department will fund LED and organic LED research with funds from the economic stimulus package approved by Congress in February.
Smallest white LED boost converter offers better picture contrast and energy efficiency benefits
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp., has introduced what the company claims is the industry's smallest white light-emitting diode (LED) driver with dynamic display backlight control.
Silicon circuit board seeks to replace ASICs
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
You may be able to kiss that printed-circuit board good-bye soon, instead mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board that essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 1 of 7)
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
TSMC splits 28-nm high-k metal gate process into two versions
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has announced it will add a low-power version to its 28-nm high-K metal gate (HKMG) process technology with first production coming in the third quarter of 2010.
RF startup Sequoia Communications shuts down
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8/20/2009   1 comment
Fabless RF chip vendor Sequoia Communications has ceased operations due to inability to secure additional funding, according to one of the company's venture capital backers.
Omnivision licenses Slovenian IP cores
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Omnivision Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a fabless developer and vendor of CMOS image sensors, has licensed semiconductor intellectual property from Beyond Semiconductor (Ljubljana, Slovenia).
Tower, Jazz team with SVTC on MEMS for aerospace, defense
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) and its U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.) have announced an agreement signed with SVTC Technologies LLC to provide SVTC's aerospace and defense customers with access to Jazz process technologies and manufacturing facilities.
Novaled OLED meets DoE lighting specs
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8/20/2009   2 comments
Novaled has developed a large area organic light emitting diode device that the company claims meets international lighting specifications.
U.S. space woes sharpen focus on robotic missions
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
An advocate of expanded robotic exploration of Mars argues that semi-autonomous operations are the best way to explore the solar system while developing new technologies that can be used on Earth.
Complete smart grid solution with Optisense Network optical sensors and primary measuring units based on TI technology
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Optisense Network has selected Texas Instruments' embedded processing and analog technology as the preferred solution for its primary measuring units for their smart grid solutions.
Bosch acquires MEMS microphone pioneer Akustica
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
MEMS microphone pioneer Akustica Inc. has been acquired by Robert Bosch North America.
NEC rolls high power SPDT switches for WiMAX
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
NEC's latest RF switches enable WiMAX, Wi-Fi and automatic meter reading applications
Organic electronics a two-way street, thanks to new plastic semiconductor
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Plastic that conducts electricity holds promise for cheaper, thinner and more flexible electronics.
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
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8/18/2009   2 comments
The venerable electromechanical power-line meter is being replaced by the electronic smart meter. Understand the various types of smart metering and the benefits these meters offer.
Viewpoint: Explore Mars with robots
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8/18/2009   14 comments
An engineering makes the case for exploring Mars and the rest of the solar system with robots that could give mankind a telepresence in other worlds.
Active invisibility cloaks could work at many wavelengths
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
"It is possible to cloak relatively large regions of space, even from multi-frequency sources, using destructive interference," a researcher claims.
Darkstrand appoints politician to spur innovation
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Darkstrand has announced the addition of David Wilhelm to Darkstrand's Board of Advisors to fast forward commercialization of university R&D.
TSMC on equipment spending spree
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
TSMC is on a buying spree, spending more than $250 million on semiconductor capital equipment in recent weeks, according to regulatory filings made by the silicon foundry giant.
Russian firm buys production line for PV modules
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Nano Solar Technology Ltd. has ordered Oerlikon Solar's 120 MW end-to-end Micromorph production line for making thin film solar modules.
Dual output synchronous DC/DC controller draws 170uA
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced the LTC3868/-1, a low quiescent current, 2-phase dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller.
IBM harnesses DNA to pattern nanoscale circuits
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
IBM Corp. researchers say they have harnessed DNA to position nanoscale components like carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires into circuits 10 times smaller than can be achieved with current lithographic techniques.
'Spaser' development enables laser/chip integration
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Researchers from three universities have created a "spaser", a laser small enough to be integrated into electronic chips.
Infineon powers ahead in lagging power semis market
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
The worldwide market for power discretes and modules was worth $13.9 billion in 2008 having grown by just 0.7 percent from 2007 due to a dismal fourth quarter, according to market trackers at IMS Research (Wellingborough, England.).
Book Excerpt, part 6 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
"Wireless" is usually good, but is it sometimes it is too much of a good thing?
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8/15/2009   Post a comment
It's easy to say that when you connect without wires, that's good, but sometimes it is not the case.
Nanospears promise to supercharge solar cells
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8/14/2009   Post a comment
By studding the top of solar cells with nanospears of zinc oxide, the spectrum of light absorption can be expanded to enhance their efficiency, according to researchers.
Infineon readies single-chip WLAN ICs
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG announced the introduction of its single-chip XWAY WAVE100 family for low-cost 802.11n WLAN home gateways.
Researchers: Ferroelectric DRAM smaller, faster than flash
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8/12/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at Yale University and the Semiconductor Research Corp. claim that ferroelectrics are more appropriate for replacing DRAM than flash.
Driving up the efficiency of motor based applications through improved control
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8/12/2009   Post a comment
The falling cost of brushless DC and permanent magnet synchronous motor drive controllers is helping the industry to clean up its act.
Robotics quest part 2: the wisdom of the audience
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8/12/2009   1 comment
Last week, I discussed my quest for a robotics project for my nephew, hopefully something that we could both be involved in. I have compiled some of the responses to my original question and am going to share some of these nuggets of information.
Chip gear sales propel Applied above expectations
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8/11/2009   Post a comment
Applied Materials exceeded analyst expectations for sales and earnings for the quarter ended July 26, as a sequential increase in semiconductor equipment revenue offset declines in sales of gear used in the production of solar panels and displays.
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