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Custom Silicon Configuration Services

Custom Silicon Configuration Services * Custom Silicon Configuration Services, set up last month to provide packaging and assembly service to European semiconductor makers, has appointed Anthony Lewis director of manufacturing. Lewis joins from ASAT UK, where he was responsible for the development of the south Wales plant and the company’s French site. COPYRIGHT 1998 Miller […]

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Eastern approach works in training

Eastern approach works in training Bronagh Miskelly Confucius said: “What I hear, I forget. What I see I remember. What I do, I understand.” But what do the words of a fifth century BC Chinese philosopher have to do with training in the semiconductor industry two and a half millennia later? Quite a lot if […]

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NEWS DIGEST: Firewire royalties

NEWS DIGEST: Firewire royalties Apple Computer is trying to obtain royalties of $1 per port from system makers using the 1394 Firewire interface. The move has drawn protest from several quarters, who believe the price to be excessive. The move by Apple is said to be putting off some companies considering using 1394 for the […]

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Module moves in on flat panel displays

Module moves in on flat panel displays – Brief Article Sunrise Electronics has launched a high-resolution, small format colour TFT module for its range of flat panel displays from NEC. Designed for use in display terminals, multimedia systems and mobile monitors, the NL10276BC12-01 is a 16cm diagonal LCD with a resolution of 1024 x 768pixel […]

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Blower cools packed subrack systems

Blower cools packed subrack systems Rittal’s latest variable speed blower is said to provide effective cooling of densely packed VME or CompactPCI subrack systems. When mounted side by side in a subrack the RiCool blowers give 220cfm or airflow at 0in static pressure. Air is drawn up through the CPCI boards and then exhausts out […]

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Illuminance meter applies cosine law

Illuminance meter applies cosine law The 510 digital illuminance meter, from Yokogawa, applies the cosine law required to produce accurate readings as defined by international standards. It offers precise optical measurements without the errors commonly caused by the misreading of oblique incident light. The instrument has its spectral response accurately controlled in order to simulate […]

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Firms keeping hold of excess

Firms keeping hold of excess Almost 75% of electronics manufacturers retain or dispose of their excess semiconductor stocks rather than release them back into the market, according to independent distributor Dionics. Research among 200 UK OEMs and CEMs found that 65% of respondents kept spare chips `on the shelf’, while another 8% sent them to […]

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Acal buys to expand in Europe

Acal buys to expand in Europe Acal, one of the largest UK-owned distributors, is set to buy its counterpart Sedgemoor for #77.9m in cash and stock in order to expand some of its specialist distribution divisions into Europe. John Curry, Acal chief executive, cites Sedgemoor’s semiconductor operation Amega Group, the connectors and electromechanical division Townsend-Coates, […]

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Immigration confusion

Immigration confusion Despite increasing the number of temporary work visas, the US still needs more workers By Terry Costlow While the UK continues to debate how it will attact migrate technology workers, the US Senate has voted on a measure to increase the number of H-1B visas available by 70% for the next three years. […]

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Marketing post for Pidgeon at Rohm

Marketing post for Pidgeon at Rohm Greg Pidgeon has moved to Rohm Electronics as its marketing manager for northern Europe. The appointment is in line with Rohm’s strategy for growth in the UK and Nordic countries. Pidgeon was most recently in a sales post at Toshiba Electronics. Before that, he worked for distributor Arrow Electronics. […]