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Aug 16 - 22, 2005
Silicon Wafer Shipment Up 10% in Q2 2005
Seagate Expands Lead in Hard Disk Drive Market, iSuppli Reports
NAND Flash Memory Revenue Exceeds NOR Again in Q2, iSuppli Reports
TI Demonstrates Single-Chip Cell Phone in India
Agilent Technologies to Divest Semiconductor Businesses
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  ZTE Debuts China's First Digital Home Total Solution
August 24, 2005 -- ZTE Corp of China has launched what it says is the country's first digital home total solution, combining a home gateway, home network peripheral equipment, and its equipment management system (EMS).



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Hybrid Raman/EDFA Amplifier Module for Optical Communications
August 24, 2005 -- Hong Kong-based Amonics has developed a broadband hybrid distributed Raman (DRA) / erbium doped fiber optical amplifier (EDFA) module using high efficient semiconductor laser module and erbium doped fibers.

Fujitsu to Launch 160 GB 2.5-inch HDD
August 24, 2005 -- Fujitsu Ltd will launch MHV2160BT, a 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) with the capacity of 160 GB in late September 2005. Target applications are multifunction notebook computers with TV recording capability and compact HDD recorders. The company expects to ship 500,000 units in 2006. (Tech On)

Consumer Electronics
Canon Unveils New Series of Digital Cameras
August 24, 2005 -- Canon announced a series of new digital cameras targeting different markets, with the EOS 5D, EOS-1D Mark II N for the DSLR market; and the PowerShot S80, SD550, SD450, SD30, A610, A620 and A410 for the massive digital camera market.

EZconn Corp Acquires Infineon's FTTx BIDI Business
August 24, 2005 -- EZconn Corp, a manufacturer of interconnect components for broadband access applications has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the FTTx BIDI business of Infineon Technologies AG.

Canon to Build New SED Panel Development Base
August 24, 2005 -- Canon Inc is currently preparing to build a new research and development base for SED panels.Capital investment reaches about ¥20.8 billion. The new facility is slated to partially start operation in July 2006. (Tech On)

Tests & Measurements
Aeroflex Announces 2.7GHz Radio Test System
August 24, 2005 -- Aeroflex Inc has released a new service monitor which expands the operating range to 2.7GHz for both generating and receiving analog and digital RF signals.


  Worldwide PC Units Set to Post Double-Digit Growth in 2005, Gartner Says
August 24, 2005 -- Worldwide PC unit shipments are on pace to grow 12.7% in 2005, while worldwide PC revenue is forecast to grow just 0.5% this year, according to a preliminary forecast by Gartner.
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Aeroflex Expands Presence in Asia with new Sales Office in Taiwan

International Rectifier Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results

National Semiconductor Will Close Assembly and Test Plant in Singapore


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Shanghai: Intel Sees Potential in China's Server Market
Wu Dingyan, platform marketing manager of Intel Asia Pacific, recently unveiled the next generation of Itanium processor in Shanghai. The new processor, codenamed Montecito, will be company's first dual-core successor based on its Itanium processor infrastructure.
Hong Kong: Events in China Likely to Generate New Opportunities for Lighthouse
Lighthouse Technologies Ltd (LHT), a subsidiary of the Gold Peak Group, is a Hong Kong-based manufacturer and supplier of LED displays. The company manufactures LED modular video panels, which can be assembled into large video walls for indoor or outdoor use.
Taiwan: Magellan Discovery Eyes EMI Reduction Market
Taiwan-based Magellan Discovery has been appointed sales representative for X-EMI, a US-based fabless semiconductor company, to sell X-EMI's electromagnetic interference (EMI) solution within the Pan-Asia market. X-EMI delivers products and technology to significantly reduce EMI in electronics systems.
Singapore: CommunicAsia 2005: Mobile Phones Offer Growing List of Functions
CommunicAsia 2005, held in Singapore in mid-June, attracted 2,238 exhibitors from 55 countries and welcomed a reported turn-out of more than 60,000 visitors. The key crowd-pullers were the more well-known companies exhibiting their latest developments in mobile phones.
Seoul: Intel Ties Up with Local Telecom Sectors
The recent announcement that Intel has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) - one with Korea's mobile carrier, SK Telecom, and one with broadband and telecom service provider KT Corp (KT) - has significant implications: Intel has now secured two key business connections in both the mobile and fixed telecom sectors in Korea for its chip supply.
Mumbai: NeST to Make Memory Chips in India
While other semiconductor companies are shifting their memory chip manufacturing to places such as China and Singapore, Network Systems & Technologies Group (NeST), an R&D-; and EMS-oriented group based in Kochi, south India, is keeping its manufacturing base in India.
Kuala Lumpur: Broadband Subscribers Set to Double by 2006
Malaysia's largest Internet service provider (ISP), Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), is likely to double its broadband user base by mid-2006. According to Abdul Wahid Omar, CEO of TM, the company had secured 340,000 broadband users by June 2005 - and the number is growing by 30,000 new users per month.
Perspective: austriamicrosystems: Real World Is Analog
John Heugle, president and CEO of austriamicrosystems, believes his company has the competitive edge when it comes to meeting the increasing demand for products offering higher accuracy, lower power consumption, and the integration of more analog functions.
Monthly Special
Design, Protection in Power Management for Portable Applications
Power Management for Portable Media Players
Gas Gauging Enhanced by Current Monitors
Functional Integration in Power Converter
Cover Story
CMOS Technology Evolves to High-Speed, Low-Dissipation
Since reaching the 90nm generation, there is no longer a universal CMOS technology to suit everyone's needs. The technology is now evolving in two different directions - high-speed, or low-dissipation.
Tech Analysis
Mobile Phone Memory Cards Made Semi-Removable
Ultra-small memory cards could soon become standard, "semi-removable" storage media in mobile phones; furthermore, their application could spread to digital cameras and other portable equipment.
DAC 2005: NEC Announces C-Language Input ESL
Freescale Strengthens Core Business
6-Color LEDs Boost Color in LCD Monitor
Micron to Commercialize 1.75µm Pitch CMOS Sensor
Oxide Fuel Cells Made Cooler for Use in Portable Gear
CMOS Sensor Makes Hand-Held HDTV Camera Possible
IC for Single-Cell Solar/Fuel Cells Can Step Up from +0.3V
New Tool for Publishing Content to Mobile Phones
Mortherboards, Graphics Cards Feature at Computex 2005
Xilinx Offers "Future-Proof" Programmable Basestation
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