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Use powerline communication and Bluetooth for a smart home
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8/13/2010   4 comments
Here's a case for the use of a mixed system, whereby existing electrical wiring and outlets are used as the medium for data communication within the home. The user interacts with the system wirelessly via a Bluetooth-enabled device, and an adapter serves as the bridge between the two networking technologies.
LCD market hit by slowdown
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8/13/2010   1 comment
LCDs could be next to see a slowdown.
Oregon files $100M suit against LCD makers
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8/13/2010   3 comments
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced a $100 million lawsuit against major manufacturers of liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels.
'Perilous' market conditions seen in solar
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8/12/2010   10 comments
Major swings in inventory levels for solar cells are resulting in ''perilous'' market conditions.
Cisco's miss sends jitters in supply chain
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8/12/2010   12 comments
Cisco posted lackluster results-a move that could impact select chip makers, such as Cavium, NetLogic and others.
SEMI names U.S. president in reorg
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SEMI has announced a reorganization, by splitting the trade group into three dedicated business units.
Altis Semi finds buyer
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8/12/2010   4 comments
Altis Semiconductor, a joint venture between Infineon and IBM, has finally found a buyer.
Slowdown seen in LEDs
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8/12/2010   8 comments
Based on Cree Inc.'s results this week and other trends, analysts are worried about the segment.
Solar results: What analysts are saying
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8/12/2010   Post a comment
Several solar firms have recently reported their results. Here's what analysts are saying about the numbers.
Spreadtrum names chairman
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Spreadtrum Communications Inc., one of China's emerging wireless baseband chipset providers, has appointed a chairman.
Line driver accepts signals from any power line carrier modem
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8/12/2010   5 comments
ON Semiconductor’s Class AB low distortion line driver is targeted at power line carrier (PLC) communications applications such as smart metering, industrial control and street lighting.
GM's CEO steps down
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8/12/2010   2 comments
General Motors said that Edward Whitacre will step down as chief executive on Sept. 1, 2010, and as chairman.
Illinois, Washington file suits against LCD makers
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8/12/2010   2 comments
Illinois and Washington state have separately filed antitrust actions against LCD makers over alleged price fixing.
An Intro to Networking - Part IV
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8/12/2010   Post a comment
Networking is a new concept for many embedded engineers. The goal of this book, therefore, is to provide a bridge that spans from basic concepts to how to add networking functionality to an embedded design. This chapter provides a quick introduction to networking protocols and then moves rapidly to a discussion on TCP/IP over Ethernet, today's preferred network technology combo with the widest usage in terms of the number of devices and applications. Here is the final segment of Chapter 2.
What are the hot IC product segments?
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8/11/2010   2 comments
Some 26 out of 28 IC product segments will show double-digit growth in 2010, according to IC Insights Inc.
Avago drops share offering
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Avago has agreed with its principal controlling shareholder to withdraw the proposed secondary offering to the public of 24,840,000 ordinary shares.
ECD revamps solar unit, cuts 140 jobs
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8/11/2010   1 comment
Solar cell maker Energy Conversion Devices Inc. is realigning its solar manufacturing capacity.
SMIC revamps fab deals, confirms capital infusion
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8/11/2010   7 comments
Chinese foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has revised the business model for its fab arrangements in Chengdu and Wuhan.
Florida to file suit against LCD makers
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8/11/2010   2 comments
Following a move by New York, Florida will file a suit against the world’s largest manufacturers of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display panels.
Ohio State demos plastic memory
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8/11/2010   2 comments
Researchers at Ohio State University claim to have demonstrated a plastic computer memory device that utilizes spintronics technology.
Rudolph buys software line from MKS
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Metrology tool vendor Rudolph Technologies Inc. has acquired selected assets of the yield dynamics software business from MKS Instruments Inc.
Dow Corning forms joint venture
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Dow Corning Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire a 49 percent ownership interest in Timminco Ltd.'s silicon metal manufacturing facility.
Analyst: Slowdown seen in fab tool biz
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8/11/2010   3 comments
The sky is falling on the fab tool sector, according to an analyst.
Plastic Logic scraps e-book reader
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8/10/2010   4 comments
Plastic Logic said it has canceled its Que product, an e-book reader that it planned to ship earlier this year.
Brazilian chip vendor names new CEO
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8/10/2010   5 comments
Ceitec said Cyclon Goncalves da Silva will replace Eduard Weichselbaumer as the company's CEO and member of its board of directors.
Red flags seen as TSMC, UMC post monthly sales
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8/10/2010   1 comment
There is good news and bad news in the IC industry.
Thanks to rival, SMIC posts profit
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Chinese foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) posted its first quarterly profit since 2007.
Throughput enhancements boost 802.11n MAC efficiency--Part I
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8/10/2010   3 comments
At the highest rates proposed for the 802.11n PHY, the legacy MAC efficiency would fall to a dismal 15%--negating almost all of the gains for applications. Here's how improvements were achieved with frame aggregation schemes, improved cumulative acknowledgment and medium access rules and other changes made the difference.
Hynix ramps 26-nm NAND chips
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8/10/2010   1 comment
South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said that it has begun mass producing 64-gigabit NAND flash chips using 20-nm class technology at its 300-mm fab, dubbed M11.
Suntech scraps amorphous solar plans
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8/10/2010   Post a comment
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd., China's largest solar cell maker, is restructuring its operations.
TowerJazz posts record sales
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Israel's TowerJazz, a specialty foundry vendor, reported record revenue of $125.7 million in the quarter, but it also posted another loss.
TSMC to build solar fab in $3.8B capex plan
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8/10/2010   4 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has approved a plan to invest about $3.8 billion.
Samsung invests in quantum dot firm
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8/10/2010   2 comments
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has invested $15 million in materials specialist Nanosys Inc.
Samsung extends lead in DRAM rankings
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8/9/2010   2 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has extended its lead in the DRAM segment, according to Gartner Inc.’s DRAM rankings for the second quarter.
ASE-EEMS deal: What an analyst is saying
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8/9/2010   1 comment
Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), the world's largest IC packaging and test house, is expanding.
State files antitrust suit against LCD makers
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8/9/2010   Post a comment
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed an antitrust action against several companies for illegally fixing prices for liquid crystal display screens.
Firm buys silicon ink maker
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8/9/2010   1 comment
Japan's Teijin Ltd. has acquired NanoGram Corp., a company specializing in devising silicon inks and other materials.
TI seeks to soar with Eagle core
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8/9/2010   3 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. claims that it will be the first licensee for ARM Holdings plc’s next-generation Cortex-A series processor core, codenamed Eagle.
Power Tips #5: Buck-boost design uses a buck controller
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8/4/2010   Post a comment
A negative output voltage buck-boost, sometimes called a negative flyback, operating at 50% duty-cycle provides an output voltage equal to the input voltage, only opposite in polarity.
Power Tip 26: Current distribution in high-frequency conductors
Design How-To  
8/4/2010   11 comments
Understand how the skin effect can apply to wires, such as used in switching-converter windings
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