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posted in November 2006

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The silence of the lambs
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11/20/2006   Post a comment
In politics, power corrupts; in the semiconductor industry, power causes sclerosis of leadership. It was on full display last week at Electronica 2006 in Munich, Germany. One of the highlight sessions at any of the biennial Electronica shows is the CEO panel, in which the heads of major semiconductor companies (with an emphasis on European powers) discuss industry trends and offer their visions for the future.

MEMS bids to crack consumer space
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11/20/2006   Post a comment
Emerging consumer applications combined with strides in manufacturing, testing and packaging could transform microelectromechanical systems from last year's trendy technology into a viable market.

Electronica: MEMS and body paint
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11/16/2006   Post a comment
As Electronica 2006 heads into the home stretch here, scores of companies jockeyed for business and leads.
MEMS' moment could be now in consumer
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11/14/2006   Post a comment
The market for microelectromechanical systems is "not for the faint of heart," but recent strides in manufacturing, testing and packaging could lead to robust growth in consumer applications, experts said.
It hurts so good
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
Stark juxtapositions in my recent travels: Last week, I was in Arizona for the second annual MEMS Executive Congress, listening to really interesting panels in which executives probed for new business opportunities. MEMS has always been next year's technology, but this time there was an optimism in the air that was undeniable.

EE Times to probe industry future at Electronica
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11/13/2006   Post a comment
The 21st Electronica kicks off Tuesday (Nov. 14) with four full days of presentations, panels and products in the heart of Bavaria.
Commentary: EDA's identity problem
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11/10/2006   Post a comment
The EDA industry has done well this year, but in general it's struggling--struggling with its identity, with its message and, most jarringly, with its value proposition.
Panel: Smart pricing in China discourages piracy
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11/7/2006   Post a comment
Piracy in China can be eliminated if Western vendors understand the value of money in China and price their products accordingly, panelists said at the MEMS Executive Congress.
Far-flung teams craft 65-nm FPGA
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11/6/2006   Post a comment
Altera Corp. has rolled out its newest FPGA architecture, Stratix III, emphasizing power optimization, performance enhancements and the work of 400 engineers in multiple locations over the past few years. What shouldn't be overlooked, though, is the role of an old Ping-Pong table in Toronto.
IC startup's philosophy: It's the application
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11/6/2006   Post a comment
The future of the semiconductor industry may be coming from a company that sounds like an Italian dessert.

IR reports strong earnings
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11/4/2006   Post a comment
A record backlog and demand for power-management products helped boost International Rectifier Corp. sales and profits for its first fiscal quarter. The company reported profits of $37.8 million on sales of $344.2 million.

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