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.

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.

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.


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.

Intel processors boost performance

22 January, 2002

Intel have just announced seven new mobile processors built on Intel's industry leading 0.13-micron fabrication process.

Fast Dual Comparator

22 January, 2002 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT1715, a dual comparator. With 150 MHz toggle frequency and 4 ns propagation delay, the device meets or exceeds the performance requirements of a wide range of high-speed applications.

Surface Mount Inductors

22 January, 2002 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronics

Gowanda Electronics has introduced a series of surface mount toroid inductors. The SMT35A series uses a core and package, and a 2-in-1 construction, that offers versatility and efficiency for power supply applications.

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