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Updated: Printed battery maker expands in Wisconsin
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1/31/2012   5 comments
Blue Spark Technologies said it will expand production of printed carbon-zinc batteries in West Bend, Wis.
SGI packs 144 drives in 4U server
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1/31/2012   1 comment
SGI announced Modular Infinite Storage, its most dense system to date, packing up to four Intel Sandy Bridge processors and 144 2.5-inch hard disk drives in a 4U box.
Intel samples Atom server SoC, snags Xeon win
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1/31/2012   7 comments
Intel is sampling an Atom-based system-on chip for servers, a company executive said at a press conference announcing a new low-power system using one of its Xeon processors.
Why DesignCon? An editorial overview
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
EE Times is covering DesignCon in Santa Clara this week, to keep up with the innovations in high speed networking, board design, chips and testing.
LTE spending projected to boom in 2013
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1/31/2012   2 comments
Global capital spending on 4G Long Term Evolution wireless technology is expected to reach $24.3 billion in 2013, nearly triple the projected spending of $8.7 billion of 2012, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
IHS forecasts 3.3% chip growth in 2012
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Market research firm IHS iSuppli revised its 2012 semiconductor market forecast upward slightly, saying it now expects chip sales to grow 3.3 percent this year to reach $323.2 billion.
ARM tips 'gods and giants' roadmap for 2012
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1/31/2012   8 comments
Processor and related IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has disclosed the names, but little else, on the roadmap of cores it is working on in 2012 and revealed a gods and giants theme. The roadmap includes high performance processors, a low power microcontroller and graphics cores.
North America increases share of chip sales in 2011
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1/31/2012   2 comments
North American companies were responsible for 53 percent of IC sales in 2011 and grew market share, according to IC Insights Inc.
ARM sales, profits rise as partners gain market share
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1/31/2012   9 comments
Processor technology licensor ARM Holdings plc exceeded expectations of revenue with a strong fourth quarter and full year 2011 that outperformed the semiconductor industry as a whole in terms of growth.
Renesas cuts 2012 forecast
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Chipmaker Renesas Electronics cut its forecast for 2012, citing the semiconductor industry downturn and flooding last year in Thailand.
E-reader uses Qualcomm's mirasol display
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1/31/2012   9 comments
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of communications chip giant Qualcomm, said Monday that its mirasol display technology is featured in the next- generation Jin Yong Reader from Taiwanese e-reader vendor Koobe.
DesignCon panel: No magic bullet for crosstalk
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1/31/2012   2 comments
There is no perfect solution to the problem of crosstalk in modern communications ICs, an increasing concern as chip designers push devices into the realm of 28-gigabits per second and beyond, according to a panel of experts at DesignCon 2012.
AMD's CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture
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1/31/2012   9 comments
Making parallel computing easy to program for and enabling software engineers to let their imaginations run wild is AMD’s new holy grail according to Joe Macri, corporate vice president and CTO of the firm’s Client Division, speaking at DesignCon.
MEMS foundry IMT names semi vet CEO
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1/30/2012   Post a comment
Innovative Micro Technology announced that semiconductor industry veteran Craig Ensley joined the company as president and CEO.
Intel invests in network security firm
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1/30/2012   2 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel, led a $20 million round of investment in Solera Networks, a provider of network security analytics.
MStar revealed as ARM graphics IP licensor
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1/30/2012   1 comment
MStar Semiconductor Inc., a fables supplier of chips for consumers and communications applications which has licensed graphics cores from Imagination Technologies Group plc, is also a licensor of Mali graphics technology from ARM Holdings plc.
Arteris counters Sonics patent infringement claims
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1/30/2012   Post a comment
Arteris Inc., a provider of network-on-chip intellectual property, has hit back against rival Sonics Inc. Sonics filed a legal suit in November 2011 alleging Arteris infringed seven Sonics patents.
Intel patents purchase tips RealNetworks partnership
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1/30/2012   1 comment
RealNetworks Inc. has announced that is has agreed to sell patents that protect a forthcoming generation of video codec software, together with the software, to Intel Corp. for $120 million.
Tilera appoints CEO, announces processors
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1/30/2012   9 comments
Fabless chip company Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), has announced the immediately availability of 36- and 16-core 64-bit processors in its Tile-Gx series together with evaluation systems.
EE Times' Coverage of DesignCon
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1/30/2012   Post a comment
All the EE Times coverage of DesignCon 2012 from Santa Clara, Calif.
DesignCon: Avago, TI hit signal milestones
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1/30/2012   2 comments
Claiming milestones in speed, reach and power, Avago announced a 25 Gbit/s serdes and Texas Instruments rolled a family 12.5G signal conditioners at DesignCon.
Automating the MEMS design processes
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1/30/2012   3 comments
With the MEMS market growing at an annual compound growth rate of 50 percent, electronic design automation tools from Coventor are adding scripting to speed up the design process.
Global open M2M initiative formed by seven standards bodies
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Seven standards developments organizations have agreed to work together on common global standards for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The seven SDOs are ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TIA, TTA, and TTC.
UK researchers develop sensors to improve protection of concrete coastal structures
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1/29/2012   1 comment
Researchers at City University London and Queen's University Belfast following several research projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have developed innovative sensors that they claim will dramatically improve the ability to spot early warning signs of corrosion in concrete.
Prepaid meter reference design enables secure energy credit purchase through NFC
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Inside Secure have announced a secure prepaid utility meter reference design with Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity that OEMs can use to quickly and cost-effectively bring to market electricity meter products.
ITU approves G3-PLC as a new worldwide smart grid standard
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
In partnership with Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) and Sagemcom, Maxim developed the G3-PLC specification to promote open-endedness and interoperability among smart grid implementations.
Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) for grid technologies approved
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
ETSI has recently published two specifications for Smart Grid that will help drive the development and deployment of open, interoperable smart grid technologies internationally.
Bluespec continues to attract venture money
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1/27/2012   4 comments
EDA may not be loved by Wall Street, but high-level synthesis companies have attracted a number of venture companies…
MagnaChip buys IGBT module maker
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1/27/2012   2 comments
Analog and mixed-signal chip vendor MagnaChip Semiconductor said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held semiconductor supplier Dawin Electronics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Apple snatches Smartphone lead from Samsung in Q4
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1/27/2012   11 comments
Apple and Samsung Electronics continued their game of tag at the top of the smartphone shipment table, with Apple taking back the top spot for smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, while Samsung became the world’s largest smartphone brand for the year of 2011.
Foundry, logic customers drive KLA order rebound
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1/27/2012   Post a comment
Semiconductor capital equipment vendor KLA-Tencor posted declines in sales and profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31, but reported a significant increase in order bookings driven mostly by foundry and logic customers.
Spansion posts loss in 'transitional' quarter
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1/27/2012   1 comment
Flash memory vendor Spansion reported a fourth quarter net loss on declining revenue.
Globalfoundries CEO says company is back on track
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1/27/2012   7 comments
Globalfoundries CEO Ajit Manocha has praised his firm for what he called a “remarkable quarter” in Q411, and promised that the foundry was on track to “keep the momentum going,” after a year plagued with difficulties and setbacks.
Marvell cuts quarterly sales target
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1/27/2012   1 comment
Chip maker Marvell Technology Group cut its sales target for the quarter ending Jan. 28, saying revenue would be lower than expected because of disk drive shortages created by last year's flooding in Thailand.
Pentek tips Virtex-7 boards
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1/27/2012   1 comment
Pentek is sampling XMC modules using Virtex-7 FPGAs, claiming the Onyx boards deliver nearly double the performance and bandwidth of its Cobalt Virtex-6 boards.
Cisco rolls more routers for smart grids
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1/27/2012   5 comments
Cisco Systems is shipping its first routers geared for networks of smart meters, initially focusing on a co-development deal with meter maker Itron.
Rebuilding America: Proposals emerge to fix 'dysfunctional' R&D tax credit
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1/27/2012   24 comments
The R&D tax credit, a key incentive for spurring investment in U.S. innovation and manufacturing, needs a major overhaul, a tax expert says.
Nokia bleeds $1.38 billion in Q4; sales drop 21 percent
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1/27/2012   7 comments
Nokia had some good news and bad news for financial investors on Thursday (Jan. 26), announcing that though it had managed to sell over 1 million Windows Phone 7 Lumia devices to date, it had also lost $1.38-billion in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Freescale's CEO sees light at end of the tunnel
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1/26/2012   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor CEO Rich Beyer said the semiconductor industry is close to the end of the current downturn on a day when his company reported a narrower net loss despite a decline in fourth quarter earnings.
Micron's president to retire
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1/26/2012   2 comments
D. Mark Durcan, president and chief operating officer at memory chip vendor Micron Technology, will step down in August and be succeeded by Micron's vice president of sales, the company announced.
Implantable MEMS senses body fluids to rap music
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1/26/2012   2 comments
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a MEMS sensor that uses the low bass sounds of rap music to selectively power the device when implanted in the body.
Gallery: Fujitsu from supers to teddy bears
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1/26/2012   9 comments
Fujitsu’s corporate labs demoed a sampler of its latest work in everything from world-class supercomputers to smartphones—and even a robotic teddy bear—at an annual forum here.
Cypress beats estimates, but warns of Q1 sales slide
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Chip vendor Cypress Semiconductor reported sales and profit for the fourth quarter of 2011 that beat analysts' expectations, but warned that it expects revenue for the first quarter of this year to be down more that normal.
ST Micro chip controls auto car-door electronics
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1/26/2012   1 comment
STMicroelectronics has developed a digital control chip to replace the mechanical relay in car-door electronics.
TSMC returns fire over 28-nm process issues
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1/26/2012   5 comments
Maria Marced, a senior executive with foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., has hit back at analysts who have said it has yield problems with its 28-nm CMOS manufacturing processes.
Printed electronics startup plans pilot production line
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1/26/2012   1 comment
PragmatIC Printing Ltd., a developer of printed electronic technology, has announced plans to begin pilot-scale production at the government-backed Centre for Process Innovation in Redcar, Northern England.
LSI beats estimates
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1/26/2012   2 comments
Storage and networking chip vendor LSI delivered fourth quarter sales and first quarter guidance that exceeded analysts' expectations.
Teradyne reports uptick in orders in Q4
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Automated test equipment vendor Teradyne reported fourth quarter sales that exceeded analysts' expectations and said order bookings improved by more than 50 percent compared with the previous quarter.
Fab tool spending outlook improving, says Lam CEO
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Martin Anstice, president and CEO of equipment vendor Lam Research, said the outlook for wafer fab tool spending in 2012 is looking up after Lam reported steep declines in sales and profit but delivered results that beat analysts' expectations.
Anobit to be fully integrated into Apple
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1/26/2012   4 comments
Apple will integrate Anobit rather than run it as a separate unit, according to comments made by CEO Tim Cook, referring to his firm’s $390 million Israeli acquisition.
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