Technology companies’ environment-friendly approach may not always lead to more cash

July 5, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) – Being “green” is all the rage with technology companies these days, but what’s not clear is whether or not the environment-friendly approach is bringing in more greenbacks. HANGHAI, China (AP) – Semiconductor maker Microchip Technology Inc. is suing a Chinese manufacturer for alleged illegal copying of its microcode and other proproprietary information.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here Wednesday called on the country`s nuclear science researchers to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes to improve the people`s welfare.

A new hard drive technology based on lasers

After the perpendicular technology, there is another advancement in hard drives technology.On a very interesting news, Ars Technica reported that researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands were able to achieve a much faster perfoming drive using laser beams to transfer data on a…

Headwaters Technology Innovation Receives Highest Environmental Award Given In The U.S.

Headwaters Incorporated The Environmental Protection Agency announced recently that Dr. Bing Zhou and members of Headwaters Technology Innovation (HTI) have received the coveted Presidential Green Chemistry Award for their project, Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide by Selective Nanocatalyst Technology. This award is the highest environmental award given in the US

Council to hear new wastewater technology presentation

BARSTOW ? The City Council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 5, to hear a presentation about the technology used by Micromedia Filtration Inc. for consideration in the wastewater-facility upgrade.

Microchip Technology sues Shanghai Haier Integrated Circuit for patentinfringement

Shanghai. July 4. INTERFAX-CHINA – Microchip Technology Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit to the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court against Shanghai Haier Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd. over patent infringement relating to microcontrollors.

Irish company unveils free energy technology

Dublin – Irish company Steorn on Wednesday in Dublin unveiled its much-heralded clean, free and constant energy technology that it claims could end the world’s energy crisis. The company discovered the technology, which is based on the interaction …


Switching Regulator IC suits low-noise applications.

July 5, 2007

Housed in 4 x 6 mm MLF� package, 3 A SuperLNR MIC38300 Low Noise Regulator produces less than 5 mW of output noise and 70 dB of PSRR. Ultra-fast dynamic performance allows unit to maintain less than 30 mV of output voltage deviation even during fast load transients. Target markets include point-of-load and digital IC power regulators for networking, servers, wireless base stations, industrial, …

Fraport, IC make bid for 2nd Istanbul airport

July 5, 2007

FRANKFURT, July 2 (Reuters) – Germany’s Fraport and Turkey’s IC Holding have made a joint bid in a tender for Istanbul’s second airport and expect a decision next week, Fraport said on Monday.

Semiconductor Event Highlights Growing Popularity of Logic Nonvolatile Memory in New Chip Designs

June 25, 2007

More than 160 semiconductor industry professionals attended the “Logic NVM 2007 – Inside Tomorrow’s Consumer Electronics” event held on June 14, 2007, in Santa Clara, Calif. Organized by Impinj, Inc., the event’s founding sponsor and a leading logic nonvolatile memory intellectual property supplier, Logic NVM 2007 focused on system-chip design challenges and the growing demand for embedded NVM …

Freescale And Tundra Semiconductor Introduce Development Platform Enabled By Rapidio

June 25, 2007

Multi-core MSC8144 DSP and Tsi578(TM) Serial RapidIO switch combine to enable bandwidth-hungry broadband systems Austin, Texas and Ottawa, Ontario – June 20, 2007 – Freescale Semiconductor, a global semiconductor leader, and Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect today introduced a development platform that combines the industry’s highest performing …

Freescale is starting exit from Crolles, say unions

June 25, 2007

At an extraordinary meeting, Freescale Semiconductor Inc. announced it would cease all integrated circuits (IC) manufacturing activities within the Crolles2 alliance, resulting in the company’s full withdrawal from Crolles, reported STMicroelectronics’ trade union representatives.

STMicroelectronics and Istituto Superiore Mario Boella Team Up to Overcome Electro-Magnetic Interference in Automotive

June 25, 2007

STMicroelectronics , one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated circuits for automotive applications, today announced the establishment of an Electro- Magnetics Competence Center. The center, for cooperation between ST and the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), will focus its efforts on performing research in the field of Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) for automotive

DC/DC Converter includes boost and Schottky diodes.

June 24, 2007

Operating within VIN range of 3.6-34 V with transient protection to 36 V, Model LT3681 includes Burst Mode� operation to keep quiescent current under 50 �A, making unit suited for automotive applications. Internal switch, rated at 3.2 A, can deliver up to 2 A of continuous output current to voltages as low as 1.26 V. Housed in 3 x 4 mm DFN-10 package, step-down switching regulator includes power …

ESD Protection Array comes in compact LLP1713 package

June 24, 2007

Integrating 8 diodes in LLP1713 package with 0.55 mm profile, VESD05A8A-HNH provides ESD protection in portable electronics. It protects up to 8 signal or data lines in bidirectional asymmetrical mode and can also be used as 7-line protection device in bidirectional symmetrical mode. Max leakage current is less than 1 �A, and typ capacitance is 30 pF. Unit provides transient protection for one

Magnetic Rotary Encoder IC suits human interface devices

June 23, 2007

Offering rotation, tilt, and vertical distance detection of magnet placed above IC, 12-bit Model AS5046 can detect distances over several millimeters, providing solution for contactless, multi-axis human interface devices. Unit combines Hall elements and signal processor on one silicon chip, and communicates with external microcontroller over 2-wire serial interface. Housed in lead-free package