Newsletter | June 29, 2005

6.29.05 -- Feature Article: Buzz Continues To Build Around MPEG-4 AVCs, But MPEG-2 Still Strong

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Buzz Continues To Build Around MPEG-4 AVCs, But MPEG-2 Still Strong
Enthusiasm is still building around the nascent MPEG-4 AVC market, but the use of advanced video decoders does not mean that MPEG-2-only decoders will disappear from the market soon, reports In-Stat...

AMI Semiconductor Announces Single Chip CAN Repeater
AMI Semiconductor announced that it has started sampling its ISO 11898-2 compatible AMIS-42700 CAN transceiver IC. The new transceiver provides the interface between two physical CAN lines, allowing the device to act as a low-cost and low component count CAN repeater...

Nanotechnology At TU Ilmenau Boosted By AIXTRON Dual Reactor
AIXTRON AG announced the delivery of an AIXTRON system to the Center for Micro- and Nanotechnologies at the Technical University of Ilmenau (TU Ilmenau), Germany...

Multirate 8 Gb/s Embedded SerDes Core For ASIC Integration Introduced
Agilent Technologies announced the availability of a 8 Gb/s multirate embedded SerDes core for storage networking OEMs. The new SerDes core was validated in a 90-nm CMOS process and it supports 8, 4, and 2 Gb/s data-transfer rates...

Pitt And Bell Labs Researchers Send 'Heavy Photons' Over World-record Distances
When light hits a semiconductor material and is absorbed, its photons can become "excitons," sometimes referred to as "heavy photons" because they carry energy, like photons, but have mass, like electrons...

Prototyping To Cellular Platforms
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and Virtio Corporation have partnered to reduce handset development time by providing handset manufacturers with the ability to develop and test their software without waiting for hardware availability...

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