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Freescale hits GaAs on RF basestation ICs
Product News  
6/30/2010   1 comment
Freescale is moving into gallium arsenide for monolithic microwave basestation ICs that harness ultralow-noise amps for trunk network amplifier radio cards and as predrivers for its high-voltage lateral diffusion MOS power amps.
Micron's results: What analysts are saying
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6/30/2010   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. roared past analysts’ consensus estimate in its recent quarter.
Qualcomm brews apps store for mobile OS
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6/30/2010   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. is expanding its efforts in the mobile operating system and connectivity arenas.
Price hikes, shortages seen in hot solar biz
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6/30/2010   2 comments
Photovoltaic demand is projected to double over last year.
Gyro vendor InvenSense files IPO
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6/30/2010   Post a comment
InvenSense Inc., a provider of motion processing solutions or gyroscopes, is filing for an IPO.
Samsung, TSMC hit by ITC complaint
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6/28/2010   3 comments
STC.UNM (STC)--the technology-transfer arm of the University of New Mexico (UNM)--said that it is charging Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. with alleged patent infringement.
transceiver
Product News  
6/28/2010   1 comment
TI TUSB1310 provides essential physical-level functions, features sensitivity twice the USB 3.0 requirement
CoorsTek buys ceramics unit for $245M
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
CoorsTek Inc., a manufacturer of ceramic and specialty material components, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the advanced ceramics business of Saint-Gobain for about $245 million.
Obducat CEO resigns amid losses
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6/28/2010   1 comment
Amid losses and order delays, Patrik Lundstrom has been named acting CEO of Obducat AB (Malmo, Sweden), a supplier of nano-imprint lithography tools.
Report: Firms buy stake in PSi
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI)and Narra Venture Capital II have acquired a 67 percent stake in PSi Technologies Inc. (PSi) of the Philippines for $30 million.
Energy status quo is no longer an option
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6/26/2010   3 comments
The energy problem is serious enough to warrant the all-hands-on-deck response; wind, geothermal, solar, bio-thermal and even nuclear technologies all figure into the solution.
Atmel completes sale of fab in France
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Germany's LFoundry GmbH, an analog and mixed-signal foundry, has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Atmel Corp.’s wafer fabrication operation in Rousset, France.
Can Nikon regain its focus?
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Can Nikon Corp. regain its focus?
IBM 'fab club' aligns 28-nm process, jabs rival
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6/24/2010   1 comment
IBM, Samsung, GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics said that they are in collaboration to ''synchronize’’ the production of chips, based on its previously-announced, 28-nm low-power process.
DRAM makers to pay $173M in price-fixing case
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Some 32 states in the United States announced a $173 million settlement with six DRAM manufacturers who "conspired in an illegal global scheme to fix prices."
Vishay extends power capacitors with capacitance values up to 2235µF
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is extending its heavy-duty Vishay ESTA HDMKP capacitors for power electronics with new capacitance and packaging options.
Precision resistor arrays stabilize and enable miniaturization of electronic circuits
Design How-To  
6/24/2010   Post a comment
This article shows how thin-film chip resistor arrays can positively affect a circuit’s electric stability while at the same time minimizing the area required. Using the example of a voltage divider, the relative parameters “tolerance matching” and “TCR tracking” are explained and the temperature behavior of resistor arrays is discussed. In addition, it is shown how the tolerance and temperature coefficient of resistors can be controlled during the production proces
Group forms another 3-D chip alliance
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6/23/2010   Post a comment
Another three-dimensional (3-D) chip alliance has been hatched.
Will Spansion succeed or fail again?
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6/23/2010   Post a comment
Spansion Inc. is looking to make a big comeback.
Intel, FTC in settlement talks
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6/22/2010   2 comments
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Intel Corp. have filed a joint motion to ''suspend administrative trial proceedings.''
Filter Design using the Million Monkeys Method
Design How-To  
6/22/2010   1 comment
The Filter Wizard focuses on cool things you can do with a spreadsheet that most circuit simulators cannot.
Chengdu: Spicy city faces hi-tech hurdles
News & Analysis  
6/21/2010   3 comments
Chengdu is fast becoming the next major biotechnology, chip, information technology (IT), LED and renewable energy hub in China.
National Semi buys GTronix
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6/21/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has acquired the technology of GTronix Inc.
Trio forms 3-D chip alliance
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6/21/2010   2 comments
Elpida Memory Inc., Powertech Technology Inc. and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) have formed an alliance to speed up the development of three-dimensional (3-D) chips.
Convert parallel impedances to series impedances
Design How-To  
6/21/2010   4 comments
Understand how impedance-topology conversion can simplify transformer equivalent circuits or filter networks
Power Tip 24: Convert parallel impedances to series impedances
Design How-To  
6/21/2010   2 comments
Understand how impedance-topology conversion can simplify transformer equivalent circuits or filter networks
Philips tests home health care devices
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6/14/2010   Post a comment
Philips Research is exploring the horizon for wearable sensors that measure an increasing number of vital signs to deliver devices that make meaningful predictions about health care while keeping a lid on the devices' power consumption.
ICs - 5V TinyBoostT regulator enables USB OTG and HDMI in portables
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN4860 5V TinyBoostT regulator enables USB OTG and HDMI in portables and facilitates communications in Smartphones and PMPs.
Managing the power in wireless sensor networks powered by energy-harvesting circuitry
Design How-To  
6/7/2010   1 comment
Wireless sensor networks, combined with energy harvesting, are a powerful combination; understand how supercapacitors can help deliver the needed power


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