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Filtronic in talks to sell its compound semis unit
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Troubled wireless components and GaAs foundry group Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) is in negotiations to sell its compound semiconductors division to an un-named company for no immediate money.
Acal results hit by component industry downturn
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
A/V interface card brings analog connectivity to FPGAs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
SingMai Electronics has introduced DP1, an A/V interface card that provides analog connectivity to Altera and third-party FPGA development boards.
Amplified ZigBee module achieves 2.5-mile range
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
MeshNetics is sampling an amplified 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 /ZigBee module that offers high range and low power.
Home nets chip group raises $20 million in Round B
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Home networking chip startup Gigle Semiconductor has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor Scottish Equity Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Pond Venture Partners also participating.
Rambus shows path to terabyte memories
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
At its developer conference in Japan, Rambus Inc. is expected to demonstrate technologies that could enable links to memory chips delivering at up to a terabyte/second, showing a potentially lower cost alternative to 3D chip stacking.
Go ahead given for European "super-satellite"
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Satellite operator Inmarsat and the European Space Agency have given the go-ahead for a Euros 260 million project to build another satellite for broadband access. Engineers at Astrium (Stevenage, England) will design and build the Alphasat payload that will be able to handle more than 750 channels in the L band.
Taiwanese invest in Israeli image sensor startup
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
CIDC, a Taiwan-based venture capital fund, has invested $6 million in Advasense Inc. (Raanana, Israel), a fabless semiconductor company focusing on image sensors for mobile devices.
Double-digit growth seen for in-car data bus systems
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
market for automotive networking nodes will grow at a pace of 14 percent annually to almost $1 billion, predicts market researcher Strategy Analytics. However, not all protocols will have a chance to get under the hood of future cars.
Applied buys Italian solar cell gear maker
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. is extending its investments in companies making equipment for the solar cell industry and is buying, for $330 million in cash, privately held Italian group Baccini SpA.
Vision-Eye H.264 video security package
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11/9/2007   Post a comment
The Vision-Eye Video Server Package (DS-4000HCI-VSP) bundles the DS-4000HCI H.264 PCI encoders with the new Video Server Software (VSS), which includes PC-DVR function; flexible event management; video over HTTP; pan, tilt and zoom; remote control; streaming of JPEG and much more.
ON Semi buys PC component lines from ADI
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11/9/2007   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor Corporation is buying, for $185 million in cash, Analog Devices Inc's voltage regulation and thermal monitoring product lines. As part of the deal, ON also gests access to some of the IP related to the business, and will enter into a one-year manufacturing supply arrangement.
Plasma process protects against water ingress
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
P2i Ltd, a start up established in 2004 to commercialize liquid repellent treatments developed by researchers at the U.K. Ministry of Defence, is touting the technology as the latest weapon for electronics companies to prevent moisture ingress from high humidity, rain or accidental immersion in water.
Digital transceiver delivers complete software radio system
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
Pentek has released its Model 7142-428 digital transceiver with a multiband digital downconverter (DDC) and interpolation filter, offering a complete software radio system in a COTS PMC/XMC module.
CSR set to slash Internet radio design costs
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11/6/2007   Post a comment
Wireless chip specialist CSR (Cambridge, England) is readying a Wi-Fi internet radio reference design that it says has an electronics Bill of Materials of just $15 in volume and thus changes the economics of designing products for internet radio reception.
CSR unveils 'mass-market' Wi-Fi Internet radio design
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11/6/2007   1 comment
CSR has introduced a Wi-Fi Internet radio reference design with a sub $15 BOM and the ability to offer 25 hours of active streaming time running on a 1500-mAh battery.
Mini-ITX motherboard sports Intel Q965 Express chipset
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Advansus, a joint-venture company of ASUS and Advantech, has unveiled what it claims is the first Q965 MiniITX motherboard.
Samsung sampling 1.8-inch, 64-Gbyte flash drive
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics has started sampling 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch 64-gigabyte solid state drives with a super-fast SATA II/native SATA interface, the first such drives being made available, the Korean company claims.
Only 11 vehicles make it through to Urban Challenge finals
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11/2/2007   Post a comment
A disappointing eleven teams made it through to the finals of DARPA's Urban Challenge after the original 35 competitors spent the past week showing off their autonomous vehicles at a retired Air Force Base in Victorville, California. The original plan was to have 20 teams in the final.
PCIe video card delivers high-speed transfer rates
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
ADLINK Technology has released a high-speed video capture card that supports four channels of NTSC/PAL, EIA/CCIR input for machine vision, security and video surveillance applications.


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