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Skyworks Ramps Innovative CMOS Switches into Volume Production with Several Customers

Fri, 03/03/2006 - 6:06am

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announces that its highly innovative CMOS switches for satellite receiver applications are gaining significant market traction and have commenced volume production in support of several customers throughout Asia and Europe. The SKY13264-340LF and SKY13272-340LF, which were first launched in June 2005, are true high-isolation direct broadcast satellite (DBS) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) switches that deliver high levels of integration and are easy to implement.


TechnoConcepts Chooses Jazz Semiconductor as Foundry Partner

TechnoConcepts, Inc. announces that it has selected Jazz Semiconductor, an independent wafer foundry located in Newport Beach, California, to fabricate True Software Radio® chips. TechnoConcepts’ True Software Radio® is a wireless transmitter/receiver technology that can operate continuously across different frequency bands, controlled entirely by software.


Hittite Microwave Achieves Automotive Quality Management System Certification

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces it has received its ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification for the design, manufacture, and sale of plastic encapsulated analog and mixed-signal ICs for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications for the automotive industry. ISO/TS 16949 is a quality management system which specifies automotive industry quality and manufacturing standards that are more stringent then ISO 9001:2000 requirements.


Sirenza Microdevices Signs Distribution Agreement with Digi-Key

Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. and Digi-Key Corporation announce that the companies have signed a worldwide distribution agreement. Digi-Key currently ships product to more than 130 countries.


Mouser Electronics and Digi International Sign Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces it has entered into a distribution agreement with Digi International, a manufacturer of ARM-based embedded modules. Digi International also owns Rabbit Semiconductor, a long-time supplier to Mouser.


Mouser Electronics and Ohmite Reach Expanded Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces it has reached an expanded global distribution agreement with Ohmite Manufacturing Company. Ohmite is a manufacturer of power resistive products.


Trilithic Expands Internationally

Trilithic, Inc. announces the opening of a new sales office in Europe. With this expansion, Trilithic will provide local sales support for all customers and sales agents in Europe as well as initiate new business development projects.


CETECOM Spain Gets PTCRB GERAN Laboratory Approval

Centro de Tecnología de las Comunicaciones, S.A. (CETECOM), in Spain, was approved by the PCS Type Certification Review Board as PTCRB GERAN laboratory as of November 28, 2005. With this approval, CETECOM Spain is now able to offer conformance testing services for the two private certification schemes used in GSM and UMTS technologies, Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB).


IRC Partners with Chip Supply to Distribute Wire-bondable Resistor Die

Giving design engineers of hybrid microelectronics expanded options and worldwide availability for ultra stable, tantalum nitride miniature resistor die, TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has added Chip Supply, Inc. as a die distributor for its wire-bondable chips. Designated the WBC Series, the resistors feature IRC’s self-passivating TaNSilâ tantalum nitride thin-film technology on silicon substrates.


SiRF Technology Acquires Impulsesoft, Strengthening SiRF’s India Operations

SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. announces that it has acquired Impulsesoft, an expert in Bluetooth stereo solutions and embedded software, in a cash transaction. This acquisition significantly improves SiRF’s capabilities to deliver and support value-added embedded software solutions, to complement its chip-set offerings, for enhanced user experience.


CSI Wireless Reports New Fixed Wireless Orders

CSI Wireless Inc. announces that it has received more than $5M of new purchase orders for CSI's fixed wireless phones. Ongoing orders from Latin America are for CSI's 300 Series phone. Initial orders from India were for CSI's new GSM-based phone that was developed for India's largest cellular carrier. The carrier is executing a launch of GSM fixed wireless phones in India this month, and CSI is one of only three suppliers selected for this nationwide event.


Wisair Secures $20 Million in C Round of Funding

Wisair announces the receipt of $20 million in its C series of funding. The round was led by funds advised by Apax Partners, with participation from existing investors Bynet, Intel Capital, RAD Group’s founders, Vertex, new investor Tomen Electronics and other strategic investors.


TI Completes Acquisition of Chipcon

Texas Instruments announces it has finalized its previously announced acquisition of Chipcon, a leading company in the design of short-range, low-power wireless RF (radio frequency) transceiver devices. This acquisition will expand TI’s high-performance analog portfolio and will enable TI to provide customers with ZigBee™-compliant solutions and a range of proprietary RFICs that enable low-power wireless applications.


Hitachi Teams with Ember to Enter ZigBee Sensor Market

Hitachi WirelessInfo Venture Company (WI) is working with Ember Corporation to develop a family of ZigBee-based sensors for use in a variety of wireless monitoring, sensing and control applications. Hitachi WI is developing ZigBee wireless sensor and control modules based on Ember’s ZigBee compliant platform. The new modules will be marketed to other Hitachi business units, including Hitachi Electronics Services Co. and Hitachi Urban Development, as well as other OEM companies. Hitachi WI plans to adopt Ember’s next generation EM250 SoC in 2006.


Cypress and Torex Semiconductor Announce Joint Solution

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announces a partnership with Torex Semiconductor Ltd. of Tokyo, whereby Torex will offer a family of step-up DC/DC converters optimized for operation with Cypress's WirelessUSB 2.4-GHz radio SoC and microcontrollers for human interface devices (HIDs).


TeleCIS Wireless Secures $10M in VC and Strategic Funding

TeleCIS Wireless, Inc. announce that the company has secured $10M in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $18.7 million, excluding product revenues from its Wi-Fi designs. The Series C round was co-led by ATA Ventures of Redwood City, California and an undisclosed strategic corporate investor. This round of funding will support the upcoming launch of the company’s WiMAX Fixed/Portable subscriber device chip as well as the development of the second TeleCIS chip, a multi-protocol chipset combining 802.16e WiMAX Mobile and 802.11 WiFi protocols in a single chip.


StratEdge Selects BSW TestSystems & Consulting AG as Germany and Benelux Representatives

StratEdge announces that BSW TestSystems & Consulting AG will represent StratEdge in Germany and the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg) countries. BSW is a test and measurement solutions provider for customers in the semiconductor, electronic and telecom industries as well as research and development institutes.


Virage Logic Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2006 Results

Virage Logic Corporation reports its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2005. Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 were $13.7 million, compared with $15.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and $12.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. License revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 was $10.4 million, compared with $13.1 million for the same period a year ago and $10.0 million for the prior quarter. Royalties for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 were $3.3 million, compared with $2.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and $2.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. As reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 was $242,000, or $0.01 per share, compared with net income of $1.7 million, or $0.08 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and net income of $232,000 or $0.01 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. Net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 included $1.9 million of stock-based compensation expense. Without the adoption of FAS123R, the company would have reported a net loss of $95,000 or $0.00 per share.


Agere Systems Reports Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2006

Agere Systems reports that revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2006, ended December 31, 2005, were $403 million, within the guidance range provided in October, driven by strong demand in the company’s storage business. By comparison, Agere’s revenues were $416 million in the September quarter and $410 million in the year-ago quarter.


Enuclia Semiconductor Secures $13M in Series B Financing Led by Menlo Ventures

Enuclia™ Semiconductor, Inc. has secured $13 million in Series B financing led by Menlo Ventures of Menlo Park, Calif. Arvind Purushotham, managing director at Menlo Ventures, will join the Enuclia board. Sevin Rosen Funds and BA Venture Partners, who co-led Enuclia's $5.3 million Series A funding in December 2004, also participated in the Series B round.


Spirent Acquires SwissQual to Enhance Portfolio Of Wireless Test and Measurement Solutions

Spirent Communications announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SwissQual, a test and measurement company for wireless network operators. The company made the acquisition for a consideration totaling up to $70.5 million USD (including performance incentives) on a cash and debt-free basis.


RF Monolithics Announces U.S. and European Certification for Wireless Mesh Networking Module

RF Monolithics, Inc. announces that the U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have both certified the Company's newly announced DM1800 embedded wireless mesh networking module. With this regulatory approval, the DM1800 is now available to provide connectivity in wireless sensor network applications in the United States and Europe.


Semico Releases Market Report

ARC International announces that Semico Research Corporation has released a new market report on configurable 32-bit CPUs. Semico has concluded that SoCs incorporating one or more configurable 32-bit processors will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.9% between 2003 and 2009, far outpacing the projected increase of less than 10% for chips with fixed architecture 32-bit cores.

Agilent Technologies Announces Breakthrough in Device Modeling Speed, Efficiency

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces a major breakthrough in device modeling speed and efficiency with its Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software platform. Device modeling engineers are reporting extraction flow improvements of up to 50% when using the new modeling algorithms and data interface in IC-CAP.


Cirronet Wireless Data Module Now RoHS-compliant

Cirronet™ announces the immediate availability of RoHS-compliant wireless OEM modules. The first compliant Cirronet product to ship is the WIT2450 module, with the company’s complete line of OEM module products shipping in compliance by the end of the first quarter.


Agilent Announces Plan to Expand Portfolio

Agilent announced a plan to expand its EDA product portfolio to include full 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulation. The new product is expected to transform the way 3D EM software is priced and offered to RF and microwave designers. This announcement comes after the recent acquisition of Eagleware-Elanix and is part of a larger strategy to expand Agilent’s overall high-frequency EDA offering, with a combination of internal development, partnerships and acquisitions.


RELM Wireless Receives $1.25 Million Order for Digital P25 Radios

RELM Wireless Corporation announces that it received a $1.25 million order from a state government agency for its digital P25 portable and mobile radios. The company expects to ship this order in the first quarter of 2006.


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