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Broadcom to acquire Dune Networks for $178 million
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip vendor Broadcom plans to acquire Dune Networks, a developer of solutions for data center networking equipment, in a deal worth $178 million, the company said.
Firm to lease New York fabs, facilities
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Real estate firm Binswanger has been named exclusive agent by IBM Corp. for the lease of two fabs and industrial space located in East Fishkill, N.Y.
Silicon Frontline licenses fast 3D extraction tool
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Image sensor provider Aptina announced it has licensed the Fast 3D software for post-layout verification and fast 3D extraction from startup Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. to improve its image sensor design accuracy and manufacturing quality.
Analysis: Sleeping giant Applied wakes up
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The sleeping giant woke up in the fab tool business, but will its rivals take notice or respond with a yawn?
OTB Solar partnersTrident Solar to offer inkjet technologies to solar market
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
OTB Solar BV (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and Trident Solar today announce a partnership for bringing innovative, cost-saving inkjet technologies to the solar market.
Worst could be over for solar slump
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The solar industry is seeing its first downturn, but the worst could be over in the arena.
Wintegra samples wireless network processor
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Communications chip developer Wintegra Inc. (Austin, Texas) has said that the company's third-generation network access processor, the WinPath3, is now sampling.
Obducat's CEO resigns amid losses
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Patrik Lundstrom, chief executive of Obducat AB, has announced his intention to leave the nano-imprint lithography supplier.
'Upfitting' market heats up
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The vehicle "upfitting" sector appears to be a growth market for automotive suppliers.
Survey shows how users want more on mobiles
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Users of mobile computing and portable communications expect to access more multimedia content over time but are not prepared to pay much by way of a subscription for the right, according to a survey conducted by ABI Research on behalf of Mirics Semiconductor Ltd. (Fleet, Hampshire).
Ceravision signs Toshiba for microwave lighting
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Ceravision Ltd. (Milton Keynes, England), developer of a microwave-powered light bulb, has formed an alliance with Toshiba Electronics to accelerate development of magnetrons for lighting applications.
October's averaged chip sales beat expectations
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $21.7 billion in October, ahead of expectations, up a 5.1 percent from September and down 3.5 percent from October 2008, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Apple accused of NAND price manipulation, says Korean report
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc. is being accused of using its commanding purchasing position to manipulate NAND flash memory prices, according to a Korea Times article.
Diamond Microwave Devices closes GBP1.3m commercialisation round
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Diamond Microwave Devices (DMD), a spin out from the diamond electronics team in Element Six Technologies (E6), has closed a GBP1.3m equity investment from a consortium consisting of Oxford Technology Management, YFM via the Partnership Investment Fund, The ERA Foundation and two private investors.
Smart grid hits snag over powerline standard
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11/30/2009   7 comments
The U.S. government is grappling with one of the first big snags in the wake of awarding $4 billion in grants to build a smart electric grid—how to find a standard that would let consumer appliances plug into an intelligent power network.
Engineers take a bad year in stride
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
I tip my hat TO ENGINEERs.
2009 Salary Survey: Engineers take a bad year in stride
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11/30/2009   6 comments
Despite the toll of the past year on the economy in general and tech in particular, most EEs still love their jobs, wish to stay in the field and do not regret their investments in the profession.
Salary Survey: Chinese, Indian engineers expand wish list
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Engineers in China and India want more--more money, more societal recognition, higher positions at their employers.
Salary Survey: What ails Japanese engineers?
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11/30/2009   1 comment
The struggle for relevance in a technology world that is rapidly shifting resources and manufacturing to China appears to be taking a heavy toll on Japanese engineers.
Salary Survey: 'Hot' tech markets leave Chinese EEs cold
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11/30/2009   8 comments
The globalization of engineering has made some geography-specific trends more difficult to spot.
Where next? Debating the future of manned space flight
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11/30/2009   5 comments
The future of U.S. manned spaceflight and exploration of the solar system looks bleak unless political and budget barriers can be overcome.
Altera signs distribution agreement with Newark
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Electronics distributor Newark has signed a franchise agreement with Altera to supply Altera's FPGA and CPLD devices, the latest development kits and the Quartus II design software in North America.
Three EDK 300 kits to win for EnOcean Dolphin modules
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Offering a simple entry to bidirectional, self-powered wireless communications, the EDK 300 developer's kit enables users to start complex hardware and software design for new products based on EnOcean's Dolphin EO3000i platform.
Ingenic licenses Dolphin Integration's audio codecs
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Chinese embedded microprocessor supplier Ingenic Semiconductor announced it is licensing the ultra-low power audio converter from Dolphin Integration.
Oerlikon Systems wins multiple crystalline silicon solar cell system orders
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Oerlikon Systems (Balzers, Liechtenstein) has received a large order for multiple SOLARIS crystalline silicon solar cell systems from a major European crystalline solar cell manufacturer.
Organic solar cell startup raises $27 million
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Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has raised $27 million in a second round of financing, with which it plans to build a manufacturing facility.
Samsung, Freescale, Apple pro and con lead weekly story ranking
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 22, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 27. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
European stocks recover from lows on Dubai debt shock
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European stock markets recovered lost ground on Friday (Nov. 27) after opening between 1 and 2 percent down on the previous close. The low opening prices had been a reaction to news that state-owned Dubai World had said it would delay repaying some of its debt by six months.
Samsung licenses HD video processor IP from Silicon Hive
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Silicon Hive BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), a licensor of application processors, has announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has licensed its HiveGo VSS3000 video processor.
Global chip sales were flat in October, says analyst
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in October are believed to have been flat on the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The three-month average of August, September and October chip sales is expected to be reported as $21.0 billion, compared to $20.6 billion for the equivalent figure in September.
Soitec CEO sees positive momentum in SOI markets
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite a widening net loss, year-over-year, in the first half of fiscal year 2009-2010, French SOI specialist Soitec SA said it has detected signs of renewed optimism in SOI markets for 2010 and beyond.
TSMC prepares to manufacture automotive grade ICs in China
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to launch what it says will be the automotive industry's first process qualification specification and service package for automotive-grade semiconductor manufacturing in China.
Low-cost development environment for the STM32 microcontrollers
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is making low-volume design around its STM32 microcontrollers accessible, thanks to the very low-cost ST-LINK debug probe, delivered with the Atollic TrueSTUDIO  IDE.
Contact-free capacitive level switch
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Sensortechnics' CLW series detects point levels of liquids and granular or pulverised materials without contacting the media, relying on non-invasive capacitive sensor technology and allowing complete media compatibility and sterility.
Renesas samples 45-nm ARM-based mobile processor
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Europe has begun sampling the SH-Mobile APE4, a Cortex-A8 based processor targeted at mobile phone and mobile device implementations. The processor is implemented in a 45-nm process and can be operated at a clock frequency in excess of 1-GHz, Renesas said.
Creditors hear plan to save Qimonda Portugal, say reports
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
The Portuguese DRAM test and assembly operation subsidiary of insolvent Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) has been offered a financial life line and is taking on a new name, according to local reports.
Letter to the editor: iSuppli states the obvious
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Fact of the matter is Q4 foundry wafers are Q1's IC shipments. Q1 is ALWAYS down on Q4 for a whole variety of reasons so the fact Q4 wafer growth is lower than Q4 is simply stating the obvious.
60 GHz reflective electro-absorption modulator claims world first
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
CIP Technologies has released a combined modulation and photodetection transducer capable of working at up to 60 GHz — designated 60G-R-EAM-1550.
Researchers report room-temperature silicon spintronics
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Rsearchers from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) are claiming they can control a silicon electron's spin at room temperature. The research team has published a paper to that effect in the Nature.
Texas Instruments spin-off files for $500 million IPO
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Sensata Technologies Holding BV, a vendor of sensors and controls used in the automotive and aerospace industries, has filed for an IPO that would raise $500 million.
Mixed signals seen in distribution channels
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
There are mixed signals in the IC distribution channels right now.
Novellus rolls ashable hardmask film
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Novellus Systems Inc. has rolled out a suite of ashable hardmask (AHM) films, said to have up to 25 percent greater etch selectivity than rival amorphous carbon films.
LED maker Seoul raises $248 million
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has announced that it and its affiliate company, Seoul Optodevice Co. Ltd., have raised $248 million by way of a share issue.
Ten random things you should know about the 2010 CES
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
The largest consumer electronics show has always presented the latest and greatest of gadgets, both for useful work and for frivolous entertainement. Here is a random of what can be expected at CES.
Ultra Clean acquires Singapore site
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Ultra Clean Holdings Inc., a developer and supplier of subsystems, has opened its new manufacturing operation in Singapore.
ST uses Omron MEMS microphone in multi-die package
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) has started selling MEMS microphones that use sensor technology from Omron Corp. and has asserted that this will improve the sound quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness for voice applications in cell phones, wireless devices and games.
Soitec builds growth strategy on 4 pillars, says CEO
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
The end of 2009 is fast approaching, and there is no better time to assess the year's achievements and highlight priorities for the coming year, and even years. At a press conference last week in Paris, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, president and CEO of Soitec SA (Bernin, France), said the company has the financial resources it needs to seize market opportunities and has built its growth strategy on four pillars.
CUI : Optical encoders offer IP65 protection
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
CUI’s C14 panel mount optical encoders are now available with optional IP65 protection to prevent dust and water intrusion.
Austriamicrosystems : Funlight LED driver matches lighting to audio
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems introduces the AS3665 funlight LED driver that enables astounding lighting effects in mobile phones and a variety of other consumer applications.
STMicroelectronics : LED signage drivers help avoid bright spots
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has announced a series of highly accurate LED drivers with automatic power saving (STP16CPP05, STP16CPPS05, STP16DPP05 and STP16DPPS05), enabling electronic signage such as road signs, advertising, stadium displays, battery or solar-powered signs and similar equipment to deliver better, high-resolution viewing by ensuring consistent brightness across the viewing area.
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