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Under The Hood: TI 65-nm chip at heart of Nokia 2610
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12/19/2006   Post a comment
Decapping the chip at the heart of Nokia's 2610 entry-level phone shows a 65-nm Texas Instruments baseband processor supported externally by Samsung memory and an Infineon RF front end.
DRAM makes move to copper
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12/11/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor Insights' teardown shows that Micron has brought copper interconnects to the MT47H32M16CC-5E 512-Mbit DDR2 DRAM chip.
Inside Intel's 65-nm NOR flash
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12/4/2006   Post a comment
A year after Intel introduced its 90-nanometer Strata-Flash Cellular Memory (M18) family, it's releasing the next-generation device, a 65-nm, 1-Gbit monolithic NOR flash. The latest device replaces its 90-nm predecessor as the most advanced NOR flash in the market. The device further distances Intel from its closest competitor, Spansion, which is moving toward 90-nm production.
Low-cost setup minds the house
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Motorola Inc.'s consumer arm has rolled out a product that watches over homes, businesses or other places and records events when triggered by a variety of sensors.
IC keeps phone costs ultralow
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The market for cell phones is fragmented into two main streams. One comprises countries and regions that have been using cellular handsets for years. Users here typically look for fashionable cell phones with more bells and whistles. For the entry-level, low-cost handset market alone, this sector accounts for roughly 400 million units per year at an approximate price between $40 to $80 per handset.

High-end mouse is Revolutionary
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12/4/2006   Post a comment
On the surface, it may look like any other mouse. But once you really understand all the engineering that went into Logitech's MX Revolution mouse, you can better appreciate the level of performance that it offers. I was skeptical myself, thinking, "How hard is it to design a mouse?"
Smart phone is 3G global tool
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12/4/2006   Post a comment
The TyTN third-generation Windows Mobile smart phone from HTC (Slough, England) is designed for global use. As a world phone, it supports a variety of cellular networks, including GSM (850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz), UMTS (800, 850, 1,900 and 2,100 MHz) and wide-area network standards including CSD, GPRS, Edge and HSDPA. In addition to the network standards, the TyTN supports a number of connectivity modes, including USB v1.1, Bluetooth v2.0 and 802.11b/g wireless LANs.


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