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Rhines relinquishes president post

Rhines relinquishes president post Wally Rhines is to be replaced as president of EDA specialist Mentor Graphics by chief operating officer (COO) and CFO Greg Hinckley in a boardroom reshuffle. Rhines, who has led Mentor as president and CEO since 1993, takes over as chairman but continues his duties as CEO. Hinckley becomes president and […]

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Toys which talk and react

Toys which talk and react – Brief Article Toys you can talk to, which can listen and react, will result from a deal between signal processing specialists Domain Dynamics and Innovision Research & Technology. Innovision, technology incubator for new toy designs, will use Domain’s Tespar signal processing technology to develop speaker and word recognition modules […]

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‘DVD future is in rental’

‘DVD future is in rental’ Jim Bottoms, MD of Understanding & Solutions, a UK-based technology consultancy, told the DVD Forum Conference 99 in Massachusetts that film rentals are the best hope for the format’s development. DVD films have made the greatest inroads in the US, with a 5% penetration of homes compared with less than […]

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Binary counter is all-optical

Binary counter is all-optical Researchers at BT have developed what they claim is the world’s first all-optical binary counter, a fundamental building block for future optical circuits. While all-optical processing is used in photonic networks to regenerate packets and perform functions such as parity checking, an all-optical binary counter will add even more functionality at […]

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Turning up the volume

Turning up the volume Peter Elenius (pictured), vice-president of technology and chief technical officer at Flip Chip Technologies, says that more than a dozen companies worldwide have wafer level packaging (WLP) in volume production. Devices range from integrated passive devices and analogue components to power devices, serial EEPROMs and flash memory. One product sector that […]

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Order Book

Order Book Marconi Communications has been selected by the Railtrack Alstom west coast mainline joint project team for a multi-million pound contract to design, install and maintain an operational rail telecoms network, to cover the entire 1000km route between London and Glasgow. Touchscreen Systems is to supply 1500 17in IntelliTouch monitors for use in Boots’ […]

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Lan chipset enables 2.4-2.5GHz hopping

Lan chipset enables 2.4-2.5GHz hopping Waverider 2, from DIP International, is a chipset for wireless lan applications that offers a complete solution for frequency hopping spread spectrum radio in the 2.4 to 2.5GHz ISM band. The three-device chipset includes a wireless data controller, designated the WL102B, a 2.4 to 2.5GHz RF and IF circuit, designated […]

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On a tame GOOS chase

On a tame GOOS chase Thomas Land The Global Ocean Observation System (GOOS) plans an in-depth look at the world’s oceans and weather systems. Thomas Land looks at the progress The world electronics industry stands to gain some $4bn-worth of new business a year through a long-projected programme for the integration of several isolated weather […]

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Computer is network-ready for action

Computer is network-ready for action The combination of the ZF OEMModule Single Component Computer with a 10Base-T Ethernet and VGA controller has resulted in the ZF 104Card/EV from Datasound Laboratories. Network-ready with a full function 486 motherboard, the 104Card/EV is a compact, 3.6 x 3.8in SBC in a PC/104 compatible form factor. Containing all standard […]

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Integration support

Integration support Novellus Systems is restructuring to promote its services for the integration of copper interconnects and advanced dielectrics and speed time-to-market for products. A product group, integration and advanced development, will focus on systems to aid fabs’ use of new metals and low-k materials. The restructuring will also bring Novellus’s existing dielectrics and metal […]