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It was hard to get used to seeing these relatively small chip makers going for billions of dollars in stock. Applied Micro Circuits acquired MMC Networks for $4.5 billion in stock–second largest deal ever in the chip business after Texas Instrument's $6.1 billion acquisition of Burr-Brown earlier in the year. A week after TI purchased Burr-Brown and Alantro Communications, it acquired Dot Wireless for $475 million in stock in a move aimed at bringing more strength to its third-generation (3G) cellular phones and wireless devices.

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During the fourth quarter, inSilicon Corp. moved to expand itsposition in the communications market by agreeing to acquire twosmall design firms with mixed-signal and wireless-technologyknow-how.

Why go global? But perhaps, the key that most distinguishes Zhongguncun is it’s the advanced thinking of the administrative committee of Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park.

Tustin, Calif. – TDK Semiconductor has introduced a 155.52-Mbit/second BiCMOS transceiver IC for Sonet OC-3 or STM-1 applications. The 78P2252 supports the industrial temperature range and can be used at 3.3 volts or 5 V. It follows the 78P2253, introduced earlier this year for both fiber-optic and coaxial cable transmission.

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Selected columns of Frank Burge:

During the fourth quarter, inSilicon Corp. moved to expand itsposition in the communications market by agreeing to acquire twosmall design firms with mixed-signal and wireless-technologyknow-how.

Why go global? But perhaps, the key that most distinguishes Zhongguncun is it’s the advanced thinking of the administrative committee of Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park.

Tustin, Calif. – TDK Semiconductor has introduced a 155.52-Mbit/second BiCMOS transceiver IC for Sonet OC-3 or STM-1 applications. The 78P2252 supports the industrial temperature range and can be used at 3.3 volts or 5 V. It follows the 78P2253, introduced earlier this year for both fiber-optic and coaxial cable transmission.

Quest Manufacturing

Opulent Americas

SunLED

Verivolt

Harris

ICE Components

Vishay / Thin Film

Danotherm Electric

Silicon Motion

DB Unlimited

  • At NI week earlier this month, AWR exhibited within the NI RF and Wireless Pavilion, demonstrating Behavioral Model Extraction: A Power Amplifier Example, which showed how combined technology could be used to build a time delay neural network. An AWR/NI team also demonstrated Signal Processing with VSS and LabVIEW: An 802.11ac Example, where VSS was used to call LabVIEW directly via a virtual instrument server interface such that additional/custom signal processing blocks are readily extended into the VSS environment. Finally, the Design Through Test: An Amplifier Example demonstration showed how an amplifier designer can easily move from the design stage through to test, with results validated between simulation and measurements along the way using Microwave Office for circuit simulation, LabVIEW for signal processing and virtual control of hardware of NI’s PXI instrumentation, and VSS for system-level simulation of the amplifier. Last but not least, a passive radar system was featured during NI Week’s Tuesday keynote.

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    While IBM executives affiliated with Tech Town were not available for comment, Berning believes the Armonk, N.Y., company would like to have the business center offer additional services such as sheet metal, plastics, and other technologies.

    Acme Electric
  • If you found this article to be of interest, visit Programmable Logic Designline where – in addition to my Max’s Cool Beans blogs – you will find the latest and greatest design, technology, product, and news articles with regard to programmable logic devices of every flavor and size (FPGAs, CPLDs, CSSPs, PSoCs…).

    While IBM executives affiliated with Tech Town were not available for comment, Berning believes the Armonk, N.Y., company would like to have the business center offer additional services such as sheet metal, plastics, and other technologies.

    PMC-Sierra greatly expanded its offerings in broadband communications and high-speed transmission equipment by making back-to-back acquisitions of startups Extreme Packet Devices and AANetcom. The British Columbia chip company paid a total of $1.3 billion in stock for the two companies.

    RIGOL Technologies
  • While IBM executives affiliated with Tech Town were not available for comment, Berning believes the Armonk, N.Y., company would like to have the business center offer additional services such as sheet metal, plastics, and other technologies.

    PMC-Sierra greatly expanded its offerings in broadband communications and high-speed transmission equipment by making back-to-back acquisitions of startups Extreme Packet Devices and AANetcom. The British Columbia chip company paid a total of $1.3 billion in stock for the two companies.

    Sadler said it was in shareholders' best interest to pursue other avenues in the United States, but he remains bullish about the company's distribution prospects in Canada, which he says have largely been unaffected by Merisel's performance in the U.S.”

    Micrium