M-tron has announced surface mount LVDS output oscillators and voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXOs). These devices offer low noise performance in hot swap applications, fibre channel, gigabit ethernet, and other IEEE 1394-based high-speed data systems.
With a general chip drought, and higher than expected demand, chip prices are rising in the PC processor sector, leading to hopes of a recovery.
Intel has unveiled a design for transistors which it says will operate at speeds hundreds of times faster than today's production devices.
Traditionally, scientists grow quantities of single-crystalline semiconducting materials by immersing the tip of a pencil-shaped starter crystal in a melt of the same composition.
Orders for semiconductor-manufacturing equipment rose in October 2001, according to data released by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.
Teams of researchers are working to find a way to use organic polymers as material for microelectronic production.
Redfern Polymer Optics, a developer and manufacturer of polymer planar and fibre components and polymer optical fibers, has just announced its formal launch. The company has raised $7.5 million in seed funding, mainly from Redfern Photonics.
A series of MOS monolithic integrated circuits (MOSMICs) that will allow designers to upgrade the performance of UHF and VHF tuners at no additional cost has been announced by Vishay Intertechnology. Serving as a low-noise RF input stage, the 'X' devices provide improved automatic gain control and cross modulation behaviour compared with previous-generation MOSMICs.