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Battery management chipset improves safety of automotive and industrial high-cell-count Li-Ion battery packs
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has introduced a new Li-Ion battery management chipset for high-cell-count automotive and industrial applications such as electrical/hybrid vehicles, e-bikes or uninterruptible power supplies that
Updated: ASML sketches out road map for EUV
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ASML showed a rough road map for extreme ultraviolet lithography systems that could be ready for commercial use in late 2012.
Freescale issues reference design for smart metering
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Freescale introduces a turnkey metering reference design built upon an advanced microcontroller (MCU) customised for the electrical metering market.
August 'actual' chip sales hint at double dip
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Despite the optimistic commentaries heaped upon the global sales of semiconductors in August by the Semiconductor Industry Association and others, the months' sales returns show the gap between sales this year and last year increasing. The Americas is the only region bucking this trend.
Tiny WiMAX transceiver improves SNR by 10dB
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Delivered in a wafer-level packaging, the MAX2839AS from Maxim is a 2.3 to 2.7GHz RF transceiver set to increases data throughput and link range in nomadic and WiMAX subscriber applications.
Achieving high power density in industrial power supplies
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10/6/2009   Post a comment
This design article shows you how advanced modules for the PWM and synchronous rectification stages in industrial power supplies can help to increase its power density and satisfy eco-design requirements.
Clock sources with integrated power supply noise rejection simplify power supply design in FPGA-based systems
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This paper argues in favor of proprietary solution in FPGA-based designs that address the requirement for improved clocking with greater immunity to power supply switching noise observed in real-world applications.
Specialty foundries seek new growth strategies
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Preparing for the next IC upturn--and perhaps survival over the long run--special foundry providers are rolling out new strategies and processes.
VT Silicon develops world's first silicon power amplifier for 4G mobile devices
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Fabless semiconductor startup, VT Silicon (Atlanta, GA) is claiming to offer the industry's first silicon-based power amplifier capable of meeting the stringent operating requirements of 4G wireless data transmissions.
Atmel Offers megaAVR picoPower with 128 KB of flash for ultra-low-power applications
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Atmel Corporation has announced the availability of a 128 KB picoPower megaAVR microcontroller, targeting size-constrained, low-power applications.
TAOS, Inc. joins LCD TV Association to support industry energy conservation initiatives
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Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc announced the company has joined the LCD TV Association.
Semiconductor manufacturing execution software embraces photovoltaics
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Amidst ongoing pressure towards better productivity and higher efficiencies, photovoltaics manufacturers increasingly rely on manufacturing execution software systems, as do semiconductor vendors already for quite some time. At the Semicon Europa in Dresden (Germany), software vendors try to benefit from that situation.
Manufacturing and the future of U.S. innovation. Join the conversation
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10/6/2009   37 comments
Does the U.S. high-tech sector still need a manufacturing base? Join the conversation.
Spray-coating technique promises the advent of low-cost fully solution-processed organic solar cells
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A fully solution-processed organic solar cell with a spray-coated active layer and a metal top contact spray-coated on top has been demonstrated by IMEC.
Compact battery provides high power energy solution for electric trains
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Saft has launched a new MSX series high power compact battery to complete the company's range of rail batteries that have developed to deliver the high power energy required to ensure safe and reliable backup for modern electric trains.
Nobel Prize in physics honors fiber optics, CCD developers
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10/6/2009   1 comment
The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith for breakthroughs in transmitting light in fiberoptics and inventing the CCD sensor.
ARM, GlobalFoundries to work on 28-nm HKMG process
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Processor and physical intellectual property provider ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) and chipmaker GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) have agreed a deal to support customers implement the Cortex-A9 processor on GlobalFoundries 28-nm high-k metal-gate manufacturing process.
Watertight, low-power micro-actuator probes brain, in-vivo
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Using the principal of hydrophobia, scientists at IMEC have overcome the problem of making their ultra-low-power 'inch-worm' micro-actuator watertight, thereby opening up a wide range of in-vivo biomedical applications, including recording the activity of individual neurons in the brain.
Intersil : PWM regulators target Intel mobile CPUs
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Intersil has introduced compact multiphase PWM regulators that comply with the Intel Mobile Voltage Positioning (IMVP-6.5TM) specification.
IMEC chief: Innovation only way out of recession
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Spared the worst of the recession, IMEC researchers talked about advances in wireless, medical, solar and MEMS devices as well as their work in CMOS scaling at an annual press gathering.
Solar shingle offers affordable solar power to homeowners
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An innovative line of photovoltaic solar panels in the form of solar shingles that can be integrated into rooftops with standard asphalt shingle materials has been unveiled by the Dow Chemical Company.
IMEC and BP Solar demo silicon solar cell
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IMEC and BP Solar demonstrated a 18 percent conversion efficiency for silicon solar cells made of BP Solar's Mono2 silicon.
STMicroelectronics technology set to provide power metering in Spain
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STMicroelectronics has been chosen by Enel, Italy’s largest power company, to provide the semiconductor components for new electronic power meters destined for distribution in Spain.
100W audio amplifier IC claims superior efficiency at high and low outputs
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10/5/2009   7 comments
Audium AS1001 claims to overcome drawback of conventional Class D approach
IEF: Pistorio's six tips for today's semi CEO's
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Pasquale Pistorio, the driving force behind ST Microelectronics for many years and now honorary chairman of the chip group, gave a bravado and uplifting talk to delegates of the International Electronics Forum in Geneva.
Cisco and Yello Strom begins energy-saving smart grid pilot in Germany
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One of Germany's top 10 electricity companies, Yello Strom GmbH is launching a 'smart grid' pilot in conjunction with Cisco to create an intelligent energy system that allows customers to measure and control the power consumption of their electrical appliances.
NEC taps Dialog to power Emma
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After the recently announced intention to merge with Renesas, NEC Electronics continues to grow the ecosystem for its Emma mobile multimedia processor. In its latest move, NEC has added Dialog Semiconductor's digital power management platform.
French unveil battery plans to plug electric car vacuum
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10/3/2009   Post a comment
The French government has unveiled plans to invest 1.5 billion euros on infrastructure measures to support its desire to see two million electric and hybrid cars on French roads by 2020.
Using technology to cut your fuel costs
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10/2/2009   1 comment
Jack Lee, from 4Refuel Canada, offers some advice on how the use of technology, and other small changes in use, can result in significant fuel savings.
CAP-XX updates study comparing xenon flash and high-power LED BriteFlash
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CAP-XX Limited has published an updated study comparing flash solutions for camera phones - xenon, standard LEDs powered by a battery, and high-current LEDs powered by a supercapacitor using the company's BriteFlash power architecture.
Companies in trouble, companies with cash lead weekly story ranking
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Oct. 2. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Power management startup appoints ex-Chipidea exec as CEO
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SiliconGate LDA (Porto, Portugal), a developer of power management intellectual property cores for use in system-on-chip ICs, has appointed Floriberto Lima as president and chief executive officer.
Texas Instruments : 200-mA regulators have auto low-power mode
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Texas Instruments has introduced the TPS727xx family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs) which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
Engineers plug into draft smart grid specs
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Engineers are pouring over two 100-page reports on smart grid standards released late last week and rolling up their sleeves for the next round of more detailed work in areas ranging from Internet Protocol to energy pricing models.
PMIC cuts component count in low-power portables
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10/1/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched the WM8320, a highly integrated power management integrated chip (PMIC) that is designed to maximize ARM processor performance and extend battery life in portable multimedia devices, such as netbooks, mobile Internet devices, smartphones, handsets and digital photo frames.
Ensign announces its Ener-G-Star line of transformers
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Ener-G-Star transformers consist of pre-designed and custom transformers, deliver safety via flame retardant and energy efficient design and materials.
Wanted: Power engineers for smart grids
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Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, put out a $100 million down payment last week to train a new generation of engineers to help build and run tomorrow's smart electric grid.
Family of 200-mA LDOs offer auto low-power mode
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Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a family of 200-mA, low dropout regulators (LDOs), which offer an auto low-power mode that combines ultra-low quiescent current of less than 8 uA with fast transient response of ±50 mV while maintaining low noise and a high power supply rejection ratio (PSRR).
Wireless Power Consortium welcomes Nokia as a new member
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The world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, has joined the Wireless Power Consortium.
IMEC tapes out Etna 3-D stacking chip
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The IMEC research center (Leuven, Belgium) and its 3-D integration partners have taped-out Etna, a 3-D chip that integrates a standard DRAM chip on top of a logic IC. The 3-D stack consists of a 25-micron thick logic die on top of which a commercial DRAM is stacked using through-silicon vias (TSVs) and micro-bumps.
Altair offers 4G LTE baseband chip
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Altair Semiconductor Ltd. (Hod Hasharon, Israel), a 4G communications chip company, has announced the commercial availability of its LTE baseband chip, the FourGee-3100.
Researchers integrate fuel cells on chip level
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A research group of the Freiburg university (Germany) and semiconductor vendor Micronas AG has integrated a fuel cell array on a chip. The device could power autonomous microsystems, also known as 'Smart dust'.
TTi : RF power meter ranges up to 26.5 GHz
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TTi has extended its range of USB RF and microwave power meters with the TTi-Satori ST265.
Wolfson unveils integrated power management solution for ARM-based processors
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Mixed semiconductor specialist, Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, UK), is targeting a slice of the PMIC market with the launch of an integrated power management solution created to maximize processor performance and extend battery life to leading edge portable multimedia devices.
Which chip makers will rule in 2018?
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10/1/2009   2 comments
Which companies will be in the top 10 in 2018? Not the broadline suppliers, according to an analyst.
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