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2008-09-26 12:00:14

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a leading global supplier of high-performance, energy-efficient, silicon solutions, has announced that the company has extended its bipolar stepper motor control family to include two new Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) versions of a motor driver capable of peak currents up to 800 milliamp (mA) and for use with an external microcontroller for added flexibility. The AMIS-30511 and AMIS-30512 eliminate the need for many external components, reducing system...

2008-08-07 06:00:35

By From news reports The Japanese precision equipment maker Nikon announced Wednesday plans to more than double its output of cutting-edge machines for making semiconductors, as chip makers race to cut production costs. The investment of yen35 billion, or $323 million, over the next three years by Nikon - the world's No.2 maker, behind ASML of the Netherlands, of steppers, the machines that map out electronic circuits on silicon wafers - comes amid an industrywide slump that has prompted...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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