Floppy computer

25 March, 2002

Phillip Bullock, IBM Australia/New Zealand CEO, has said the company is trying to develop a computer flexible enough to roll up and put in your pocket.

DRAM prices will continue to rise

21 March, 2002

Citing a dramatic increase in average selling prices coupled with a slight increase in consumer demand for PC memory upgrades, market research company iSuppli has raised its forecast for the DRAM market.

Mobile technology requires new memory

19 March, 2002

Recent advances in mobile phone technology have generated demand for memory with high levels of functionality and capacity. However, there is no standardisation in the packaging of the chips that power them.

IBM claims fastest semiconductor circuit

13 March, 2002

IBM has announced that is has created what it believes is the fastest semiconductor circuit, operating at speeds of more than 110GHz and processing an electrical signal in 4.3 trillionths of a second.

Audio codec chip for PDAs

01 March, 2002

Philips semiconductor division has debuted an advanced mixed-signal audio codec chip for LCD-based handheld applications, such as PDAs, 3G mobile phones and other mobile devices.

Semiconductor development platform market to grow

26 February, 2002

In spite of current economic conditions, the market for semiconductor development platforms is forecast to continue positive growth according to Cahners In-Stat/MDR, the high-tech market research firm.

Desktop chips used in laptops

20 February, 2002

Intel Australia has issued a warning to Australian consumers to be wary of laptops containing processors designed for desktop computers.

Embedded DSPs offer potential

12 February, 2002

The use of digital signal processors (DSPs) in the design of customer-specific products, or application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), offers a high-growth, high-margin opportunity, according to Cahners In-Stat/MDR.

PC Module

12 February, 2002 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

Backplane has released Digital-Logic's embedded smartModule with a 300 MHz Geode GX1 processor, the SMGXPC.

C and R Arrays

12 February, 2002 | Supplied by: Adilam Technologies

A range of capacitor and resistor arrays introduced by Phycomp can help to reduce board space. Their use can also simplify circuit layout and assembly.


12 February, 2002 | Supplied by: Carinda International Pty Ltd

XFMRS Group has introduced its latest products for Full Rate or G.Lite ADSL applications. The XF1010-AD5S and XF1010-AD8S are specifically designed to work with Texas Instruments AC5 (TNETD 5800) octal chipsets.

$275 billion sales for 2001 global chip market

06 February, 2002

Worldwide sales of semiconductors in the fourth quarter 2001 were unchanged from the third quarter at $60 billion, ending three quarters of double digit declines.

Indium phosphide chips hit 80Gbps

05 February, 2002

Inphi Corporation has announced that it has demonstrated demultiplexers running at a data rate of greater than 80 gigabits per second (Gbps).

Silicon chips posses multi-faceted properties

28 January, 2002

Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that silicon wafers can be easily made into tiny explosives that could be used to chemically analyse samples in the field or serve as power sources for tiny electronic sensors the size of a speck of dust.

Sapphire technology to improve chip efficiency

25 January, 2002

Using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers at Johns Hopkins University, US, have devised a cost-effective method to speed up the way microchips talk to each other.

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