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Delta Electronics : Hot swappable fans avoid system shut-down
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Delta Electronics introducea series of hot swappable fans that can be replaced within seconds without turning off the computer system.
Printed batteries market seen powering up
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Sales of printed batteries will reach $200 million by the middle of the next decade, and they will be embedded in devices generating sales of $1.5 billion, according to market research group NanoMarkets (Glen Allen, VA).
IDT trumps Gennum's bid for Tundra
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. has bid Cdn$ 6.25 per share to acquire the whole stock of communications chip specialist Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (Ottawa, Canada), trumping an offer from Gennum Corp. earlier this month.
Antenova takes GPS module on the golf course
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Integrated antenna and RF specialist Antenova (Cambridge, England) has won a design-in deal for its GPS antenna module from G-Core Ltd., the GPS Golf navigation group.
Tokyo meeting energizes low power Bluetooth
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
Chip makers made a series of announcements about new devices and development systems to support the forthcoming Bluetooth low energy standard at a Developer's Preview this week, held in Tokyo to precede the annual Bluetooth All Hands Meeting.
ChipWrights targets ViSP processor at netbooks
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
ChipWrights Inc. (Bedford, MA), the fabless group that focuses on digital signal processing-based devices called visual signal processors (ViSPs), is touting its multi-core CW5631 SoC as the ideal solution for netbook developers struggling to implement successful web video and Linux support without driving costs sky-high.
Innovision signs NFC licensing deal with chip supplier
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
Innovision Research & Technology plc, the Cirencester, England based company focusing on the development of SoCs and tags for Near Field Communications (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems, has signed an agreement with a major European semiconductor company to market its Intellectual Property in combination with the un-named company's own silicon IP for use by third party customers.
RFEL sees bounce from Queen's Award win
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
The CEO of one of the companies that won the Queen's Award for Industry in the Innovation category, John Summers of RF Engines Ltd (Isle of Wight, England) said the award will help greatly in increasing international credibility and in attracting the best electronics design talent.
Analysis: Oracle looks back to the future
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4/20/2009   1 comment
Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems marks a strange step back to the future that raises questions about the outlook for Sun's hardware, Java software and the database giant itself.
Adobe Flash being ported to TVs, STBs
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has started porting the Adobe Flash Platform into some of its chips targeting set top boxes. The move is part of plans by Adobe to extend the Flash Platform into televisions, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.
Tpack picks Macnab as new CEO
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Tpack AS (Copenhagen, Denmark), which focuses on taking field-programmable gate arrays and selling them on to customers programmed up to do mainly communications functions, has named Colin Macnab chief executive officer.
Mobile OS poll, Bluetooth, IBM fab club lead story ranking
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4/17/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top six online stories for the week beginning Sunday, April 12 , as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, April 17. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Redundancies to start at insolvent Ruwel
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Printed circuit board manufacturer Ruwel GmbH (Geldern/Pfullingen, Germany), which filed for insolvency earlier this year but continued to operate at a reduced level, is now planning to commence redundancies amongst its 600 staff.
China promises 3G growth in 2009
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
China will continue its national roll out of 3G cellular services this year despite the global recession, spawning double-digit growth for network equipment vendors, according to an analyst's report.
Filtronic microwave contract to help achieve 'breakeven'
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) has won an important long term strategic supply agreement to manufacture microwave modules for a company in the airborne electronics sector that, the company says, will help ensure it will be "around breakeven" in the second half of the year despite reduced demand from customers.
Digital radio growth is music to ears of IC makers
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
The global market for digital radios increased by 85 percent in 2008 over the previous year, with the main driver being the countries in the Asia/Pacific, region, notably Korea, according to market research group In-Stat.
Europe gets tough over power adapters
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4/10/2009   Post a comment
The European Commission is set to mandate regulations that will ban inefficient power adapters, such as those that supply laptops or mobile phones.
Adlink : PoCL frame grabber supports 64-bit addressing
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4/9/2009   Post a comment
Adlink has released the PCIe-CPL64 dual-channel frame grabber, supporting the power- over-camera link (PoCL) standard.
Researchers see improved silver niobate based devices for wireless apps
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4/9/2009   Post a comment
A group of researchers claim they have settled a long-standing debate over the source of the unusual electronic properties of silver niobate that potentially has great importance for wireless communications.
Picoprojector modules set for illuminating figures
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
The market for picoprojector modules is projected to exceed $1.1 billion within five years, with mobile handsets and accessory projectors taking the bulk of design wins, according to market research group In-Stat.
Analyst: Chip delays could slow Verizon's LTE rollout
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
A research note from Deutsche Bank has cast doubts over the ability of early adopter Verizon Wireless to launch a 4G Long-Term Evolution network in up to 35 markets in the U.S. by the end of next year using datacards, and suggests handsets may be even longer delayed.
Intel touts 2-GHz Atom
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
Intel has unveiled 2GHz versions of its Atom processor at this week's Developers Forum in Beijing, China, targeting the parts at handheld Internet notebooks and mini laptops.
Technosoft : Intelligent drive has CANopen interface
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
Technosoft announces the IBL3605, an intelligent servo drive measuring 65 x 58 x 19 mm, which reaches up to 600 W peak power.
Server blade group debuts six specs
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
The Intel-led Server Systems Infrastructure Forum has released a suite of draft specifications for x86-based server blade systems as part of its expanding charter and organization.
Pentek : Clock synthesizer offers a choice of 80 frequencies
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
With the Model 7190 multifrequency clock synthesizer, Pentek offers designers working with A/D and D/A converters a high performance, highly precise source of clock signals in a small PMC format.
BOARDS: 8 GbE 1U Rackmount networking platform features Intel EP80579
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
WIN Enterprises' new platform offers higher performance per watt than 3-chip solutions
BOARDS: TTP-PMC Card enables time-triggered and deterministic networking
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
TTTech's new PMC card facilitates the development of safety-critical and distributed applications with existing hardware
Single chip drives, controls high power LEDs
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has started sampling the first devices in a range of single-chip embedded power controllers that can drive and control high power LEDs.
ZigBee chip specialist raises a further $8 million
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
Capitalizing on the increasing interest in and demand for smart energy/grid initiatives, ZigBee chip specialist Ember Corporation ( Boston, Mass. and Cambridge, England) has closed a funding round of $8 million that brings the company's total funding to $89 million.
AVX to shift production from U.K. to Czech Republic
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4/6/2009   1 comment
Passive and interconnect devices specialst AVX is cutting 130 jobs at its facility in Paignton, England and shifting production to a plant in the Czech Republic where labour costs are cheaper.
CPUs: AMD processors reduces enclosure size without performance sacrifice
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
AMD announced the immediate availability of the AMD Sempron 210U and 200U processors for embedded systems.
COMPONENTS: Socket for processor features POP memory on top
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics has introduced a high performance socket for processor with a POP memory socketed on top.
BOARDS: Axiomtek announces world's smallest ATOM-based embedded box computer
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
AXIOMTEK introduced an extremely small fanless embedded box computer, its eBOX530-820-FL, which at 130mmx95.4mmx47.1mm, is smaller than an adult hand.


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