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Analyst: Nokia could cut $5B in outsourcing
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
In a reverse-outsourcing move, Nokia will stop using external companies to assemble its handsets, cutting a whopping $5 billion in contract manufacturing business, according to an analyst from market watcher iSuppli Corp.
Companies partner for high temperature modules
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Modules specialist C-MAC MicroTechnology (Old Amersham, England) has teamed with Belgian group Cissoid — which focuses on high temperature electronics device — for the development of high reliability components, modules and sub systems for high temperature applications operating up to 225°C.
No Russian revolution for contract manufacturing
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Russia is turning out to be a disastrous place for contract electronics manufacturing despite not long ago being seen as a promising emerging market with massive growth potential.
Nordic readies ULP wireless sensor ICs
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Wireless chip specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (Oslo, Norway) is readying a range of devices it suggests will set the benchhmark for ultra low power wireless sensors.
Analyst: Growth in optos, sensors, discretes set to outpace ICs
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Sales of optoelectronics, MEMS-based accelerometers, CMOS image sensors, power transistors, and overall discrete devices set record high revenue levels last year, despite the disastrous final months of 2008, according to market research group IC Insights (Scottsdale, AZ.).
VPX3-1100 SBC adds advanced embedded features, high security to rugged small form factor
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls offers new SBC designed for aerospace and defense
ARC extends deal with medical implant maker
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
ARC International (St Albans, England) has extended its IP licensing deal with Boston Scientific to include a wider range of its cores in medical devices.
PRODUCT HOW-TO: CompactPCI Proves Its Mettle in Medical Design
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
: How Kontron worked with Techniscan to boost the performance of its Ultrasound CT Breast Imaging System to boost the computing power of the system's scanning capabilities by incorporating a CompactPCI CP6012 single board computer using a single 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
Automotive downturn slows MEMS progress
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Slumping car sales have results in double-digit declines in the automotive MEMS sensor market, according to market research group iSuppli Corp.
ST touts power efficient ICs for set top boxes
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has started integrating new technology into set-top-box chips that the company says will have significant impact on the devices' power consumption and environmental impact.
Analysts remains bullish on mobile TV prospects
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Despite recent setbacks and disappointing numbers on the uptake, Cantab Wireless (Cambridge, England) estimates that the number of people receiving mobile TV will reach 472 million by 2013.
Sony Ericsson to use Antenova integrated antennas
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Sony Ericsson, still the fourth largest supplier of mobile phones despite its recent financial problems, has taken a license for the use of multi-band antenna technology in high-performance handsets from Antenova (Cambridge, England).
Mobile operators seal, extend network sharing deals
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
In a wide-ranging cost cutting deal that will have major implications for their equipment suppliers, and further down the chain for many component suppliers, Vodafone and Telefonica have confirmed they will pool their mobile networks in the U.K and said that the deal covers several other European countries.
Report: Intel gains in graphics downturn
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Intel will make some gains at the expense of Nvidia in a declining graphics market, according to a new report from financial analysts at Barclays Capital.
E.E.P.D. : COM Express CPU is highly scalable
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
The PROFIVE P10 COM Express Compact CPU module is designed as an entry level board with an excellent price/performance ratio.
Startup begins shipping MMIC receiver modules
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
MMIC Solutions Ltd (Ledbury, England), a startup focusing on modules and subsystems for commercial millimetre wave applications, has shipped its first integrated receiver modules to U.S. group HXI LLC, which specializes in radio links for backhaul.
Flash server group raises $8M in round B
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
Flash memory based video server developer and supplier Edgeware (Stockholm, Sweden) has closed an $8 million series B round led by new investor Micron Technology.
apt-X to expand licensing business after sale of hardware division
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
Audio compression and codec design specialist apt-X (Belfast, Northern Ireland) plans to invest the undisclosed but "substantial" proceeds received for selling its broadcast hardware division to Audemat (Lille, France) on the expansion of its licensing business.
Micronetics buys part of MA/COM's RFID lines
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
Microwave and RF components and subassemblies specialist Micronetics, Inc. (Hudson, NH) is buying, for an undisclosed sum, some of the RFID identification lines of M/A-COM RFID, Inc, , a subsidiary British defense , aerospace and sub-assembly group Cobham plc (Wimborne, England).
LTE protocol stack startup touts licensing deals
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
4M Wireless Ltd. (Luton, England), the start-up focusing on protocol stacks for LTE technology, has licensed its technology to a fabless semiconductor company developing a multi-mode baseband chip for 4G.
Analysis: Why IBM should buy Juniper, not Sun
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
IBM should buy a Juniper or Brocade, not Sun Microsystems because the next big war in data center computing is all about integrating merged computer and communications systems into larger offerings.
Drastic changes seen for TFT LCD components, materials market
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
The market for TFT LCD materials and components is likely to see dramatic changes over the next year, as well as declining revenues for the first time, according to researchers at DisplaySearch (Austin, TX).
BOARDS: 8-Bay 2U Rackmount Server uses 50% less energy
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
VIA's NSR7800 has eight 3.5" S-ATA II hard drive bays with lockable front levers
Pickering Interfaces : PCI resistor card provides popular software interfaces
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of precision resistor modules with a PCI based card.
AAEON : Embedded controller for entry-level applications
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
AAEON introduces the embedded controller, AEC-6410, as part of its BOXER Lite series.
Cisco seeks bigger slice of data center
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Hungry for growth, Cisco Systems has jumped into the server business, using advances in silicon, networking and virtualization in its Unified Computing System to seek an edge over veterans such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
Samsung looks to print flexible electronics
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Samsung and its university research partners claim to have overcome two of the last hurdles to large-scale printable electronics on plastic substrates.
Direct Insight : System-on-module adds analog support
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Direct Insight has added to the growing range of interface options for the SwiftModule family of production-ready system-on-module solutions by introducing an analog-to-digital converter extension board and reference design called SwiftADC.
BOARDS: Ethernet switches for industrial environments have 5, 8, or 16 ports
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
AXIOMTEK's hardened, unmanaged models offer wide operating temperature range and redundant power inputs
MSC : COM Express module uses high-end Intel MCUs
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
MSC offers an innovative COM Express module family in the “basic” 125 x 95mm format.
Radiometrix : UHF FM receiver includes wide range RSSI
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
The Radiometrix RX3G is a PLL synthesiser based miniature board mounted UHF radio data receiver device.
Wiesemann u. Theis : Interface cards are now available for PCI Express
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Adding to its existing line of industrial interface cards for ISA and PCI bus systems, Wiesemann & Theis has developed a family of serial PCI Express cards.
Sierra mux/demux targets 100G network apps
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Sierra Monolithics will start sampling in the second quarter of the year a range of 100G multiplexer with clock multiplier unit (CMU) and demultiplexer with clock and data recovery (CDR) devices, with volume production scheduled for the fourth quarter.
maxon : Position controller integrates into CAN network
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
As an addition to the digital positioning controllers of its EPOS family, Maxon Motor now presents an OEM version.
Comment: Cisco clarifies its cloud vision
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3/14/2009   Post a comment
Cisco Systems will become the latest company to jump on the cloud computing bandwagon when it puts some specifics behind its Unified Computing initiative at a press event March 16.
Video: HP Labs chief on the recovery
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
HP Labs director Prith Banerjee said the recession will force R&D labs to focus on fewer projects with bigger impact, speaking on the one-year anniversary of a major reorg where his group did just that.
INTERFACES: Real-time ARINC429 PCI card features low overhead
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
Cosateq's new card is supported by Linux and SCALE-RT
To ZigBee or Not to ZigBee? Factors to consider when selecting ZigBee Technology
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
This article aims to help engineers answer a fundamental question when faced with selecting ZigBee technology: Is ZigBee the right technology platform for the next product to be developed?
ZigBee module delivers +6 dBm output power
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
California Eastern Laboratories is shipping its MeshConnect radio module, the latest in its line of ZigBee/802.15.4 transceiver products.
Huge falls seen in sales of power semis
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
The market for power semiconductor discretes and modules is expected to plummet this year by $2 billion, warns market research group IMS (Wellingborough, England).
The Virtual Vehicle: Part 3 - Developing robust wiring harnesses
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
The proliferation of options within numerous vehicle platforms requires the use of tools that enable data consistency and option handling, as well as complete and efficient wiring verification within the vehicle.
BOARDS: Catalyst Module XL compact computer on module runs at extended temperatures
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Eurotech's new Catalyst Module is based on Intel's Atom Processor Z5xx and uses less than 3W of power Based on Intel Atom Processor Z5xx Series Platform
Broadcom leads GPS IC vendor ranking
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Broadcom has come out top in the rankings of suppliers of GPS integrated circuits in the latest survey by ABI Research.
Renesas, Omron touch base on touch sensor apps
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Japanese groups Renesas Technology and Omron Corp. are joining forces to develop capacitive touch sensor technology.
French sensing technology group raises $13M in Round B
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3/10/2009   Post a comment
Multi-touch sensing technologies specialist Stantum Technologies (Bordeaux, France) has secured $13 million in Series B funding.
New Embedded Development Kit showcases unique mixed-signal FPGA capabilities
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3/9/2009   Post a comment
Low-cost Embedded Development Kit from Actel features ARM Cortex-M1-enabled Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs.
Network adapter supports time-triggered protocol
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3/9/2009   Post a comment
In order to enable system integrators to implement deterministic time-triggered networking in complex distributed systems, TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna, Austria) has developed a network adapter that support the company's Time Triggered Protocol (TTP).
Health research gets dose of stimulus funds
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3/6/2009   Post a comment
The competition for a slice of the economic stimulus package has begun as the National Institutes of Health put out a call for proposals for at least $200 million earmarked for health care research.
Attend the 'too-hot-to-miss' live product teardowns at ESC Silicon Valley
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3/6/2009   Post a comment
We're tearing it up in Silicon Valley. See the inner workings of a deep-sea unmanned sub, a high-flying black box, and other cool stuff.
Sharp : 5.7-inch TFT LCD is fully graded for industrial use
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3/6/2009   Post a comment
Sharp has expanded its portfolio of TFT LCDs with LED backlighting fully graded for industrial applications.
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