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Report: Broadcom acquires Israeli firm
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Broadcom last week acquired Israeli image processing vendor Sightic Vista for between $10 million and $20 million, according to the online, English-language version of Israeli business daily Globes.
Soitec, Sumitomo to develop GaN substrates
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Semiconductor manufacturing materials vendors Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Industries said they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride substrates.
Applied's etcher: What analysts are saying
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
As reported, Applied Materials Inc. has rolled out a high-throughput, ''smart'' etch system. Here's what analysts said about the tool.
Microchip narrows forecast
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. said that based on bookings and sales activities in October and November that it expects its net sales for its third quarter of fiscal 2011 ending Dec. 31, 2010 to be down 3 percent to 7 percent sequentially.
Trio propose new card format
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11/30/2010   5 comments
SanDisk Corp., Nikon Corp. and Sony Corp. have announced the joint development of a set of specifications that addresses the future requirements of professional photography and video markets.
Qualcomm, Ericsson demo LTE in India
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11/30/2010   4 comments
Qualcomm and Ericsson have demostrated LTE TDD mobility at 2.3 GHz in India.
VLSI cuts estimates for chip, tool markets
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
This year has been a "two for one deal," with both semiconductors and chip manufacturing equipment cramming two years of growth into one year, resulting in overcapacity and declining chip prices, according to market research firm VLSI Research.
Optogan opens HB LED factory in St.Petersburg
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11/30/2010   2 comments
Optogan, a supplier of high brightness LEDs, has opened a new manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg, Russia with a production line capable of an annual capacity of 360 million LEDs.
European Commission to probe Google
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google Inc. has abused a dominant position in online search.
'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
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11/30/2010   8 comments
With DRAM and flash scaling set to hit a wall, the race is on to find the all-purpose memory. But the contest is shaping up to be a marathon.
On-Ramp Wireless marks underground grid sensors
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11/30/2010   2 comments
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant to On-Ramp Wireless for a project to install an intelligent system to monitor events in the underground distribution grid.
Update: Mitsubishi buys power firm
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has agreed to purchase shares of Vincotech from The Gores Group, and acquire Vincotech.
Applied, Samsung settle trade dispute
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. has entered into a settlement agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over alleged misuse of trade secrets.
Built-in MEMS resonators beat quartz
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11/30/2010   6 comments
SiTime is offering world's first real-time clock resonator that can be wirebonded inside a semiconductor vendor's package thereby eliminating the need for external quartz crystals.
Applied rolls fast, 'intelligent' etcher
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11/29/2010   6 comments
Seeking to lower the IC manufacturing costs for 3-D designs, double-patterning and other applications, Applied Materials Inc. has rolled out a high-throughput, ''smart'' etch system.
Mellanox buys Voltaire
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11/29/2010   5 comments
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. will acquire Voltaire Ltd. for approximately $218 million.
NIST aims quartz microbalance at nanotech
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11/29/2010   4 comments
Using a new twist on the traditional thermogravimetric analysis technique, the National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrated a new method for taking Nanoscale measurements of the purity of carbon-nanotubes, coated-nanoparticles and surface features on thin films.
Marvell claims victory over Jasmine Networks
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
A California jury rejected misappropriation of trade secrets allegations against Marvell Technology Group in a suit brought by Jasmine Networks nearly 10 years ago, Marvell said .
Inside Xbox 360’s Kinect controller
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11/29/2010   7 comments
The Kinect sensor peripheral for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 puts players in the game by eliminating the game controller, thanks to PrimeSense’s reference design.
Analyst: NAND flash market to grow 16% in 2011
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11/29/2010   6 comments
NAND flash memory sales revenue will grow 16 percent to reach $21.5 billion in 2011, according to DRAMexchange.
Altium expands European team
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Altium Ltd. announced it has strengthened business activities across EMEA.
‘Social Media 101 for Engineers’ Webinar: Register now
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11/29/2010   3 comments
Are there killer social media apps for engineers, and if so, what are they? Find out in our Webinar, “Social Media 101 for Engineers,” at 2:00 pm EST on Dec. 15.
CTO confirms IBM's PCM expectations
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11/29/2010   17 comments
Jai Menon, an IBM Fellow and chief technology officer with IBM's systems and technology group, has confirmed that IBM believes that phase-change memory (PCM), a non-volatile technology, could scale beyond where flash memory can go and could be of use in server computers in three to five years.
Rockchip, SMIC make 65-nm consumer SoC
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11/29/2010   6 comments
Fabless chip company Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. Ltd. has started commercial production of a mixed-signal ARM9-based consumer processor using a 65-nm CMOS process from Chinese foundry SMIC.
Tablets to hit 2011 PC market, says analyst
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11/29/2010   9 comments
The tablet PC market will more than double to reach 51.3 million units in 2011, heavily cannibalizing the netbook computer market, according to DRAMexchange.
Duo designs ultrasound platform
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Samplify Systems and Telemed Ltd. announced an alliance to jointly develop and market an ultrasound system for medical electronics companies.
2010 EE Times Global Salary and Opinion Survey
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11/28/2010   14 comments
It’s still a tough job market for engineers, but the worst may be over for a profession buffeted by the economic crisis, according to the EE Times 2010 Salary & Opinion Survey.
Startup raises VC for GaN-on-Si factory
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11/26/2010   8 comments
Wafer supplier Azzurro Semiconductors AG has closed a venture capital round of 14.5 million euro (about $19 million).
Watch the Hylas-1 launch live!
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11/26/2010   Post a comment
Watch the Hylas-1 launch live, due to take place on Friday 26 November during a launch window between 19:39 and 22:54 CET.
Toshiba to source rare-earths from Mongolia
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11/26/2010   17 comments
Toshiba Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mongolia's MNFCC LLC agreeing to discussions on cooperation in the development of Mongolia's mineral resources, including uranium, rare earth and rare metals products.
Lockheed Martin uses ALT Software's safety critical graphics SW
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11/26/2010   Post a comment
ALT Software Inc. said it has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide embedded graphics display drivers and hardware support for the company's next generation avionics hardware.
Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
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11/26/2010   13 comments
Infineon Technologies AG is supplying power chips for electric cars from 2003 startup Tesla Motors Inc., according to a Bloomberg report that quotes Infineon CEO Peter Bauer.
Movea offers $1.99 'air mouse' for iPhone
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11/26/2010   19 comments
Motion sensing and gesture recognition company Movea SA has announced its Air Mouse application for the iPhone4 is available for download from the App Store at a price of $1.99. The Air Mouse application enables iPhone4 users to turn their phone into a motion-operated remote control for home media and presentation uses.
Ontario microwave startup raises $8 million
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11/25/2010   11 comments
Peraso Technologies Inc., a fabless chip company working on millimeter-wave radio transceiver technology, has raised C$8 million (about $7.9 million) in an equity financing round led by Celtic House Venture Partners.
Flight Focus uses Vector tools for DO-178B Level C/D coverage requirements
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11/25/2010   1 comment
Vector Software, Inc. announced that FlightFocus Pte Ltd has deployed its VectorCAST/C++ and VectorCAST/Cover tools to achieve DO-178B certification in a short amount of time.
NXP's Mifare to add NFC support to SIMs
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11/25/2010   10 comments
NXP Semiconductors NV has struck a licensing deal so that its 13.56-MHz Mifare contactless smart card technology to be integrated into the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) smart card format of Gemalto NV used in mobile terminals in GSM and UMTS (European 3G) mobile communications networks.
CMOS optical pulse compressor debuts
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11/24/2010   8 comments
Silicon photonic pulse compressors to be used for optical time division multiplexing in future on-chip silicon photonics were demonstrated on CMOS chips by researchers at the University of California at San Diego.
Broadcom closes Beceem buy
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11/24/2010   2 comments
Broadcom said it closed the $316 million acquisition of LTE and WiMAX SoC vendor Beceem Communications.
IEDM confab tackles power large and small
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11/24/2010   Post a comment
Finding better ways thru semicondcutors and other devices to generate, transmit, use and save energy will be a large focus at the upcoming International Electron Devices Meeting.
Mentor, Rohde & Schwarz develop HW-accelerated debug platform
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11/24/2010   2 comments
Mentor Graphics Corp. and Rohde & Schwarz said they have joined forces to deliver a hardware-accelerated debug platform for the verification of wireless communications SoCs.
Infineon signs Chinese IGBT deal
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11/24/2010   5 comments
Infineon Technologies AG has signed a license agreement with Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of wind power equipments allowing the company to make core components for wind turbines.
Automotive MEMS sales rebound, says iSuppli
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11/24/2010   6 comments
Driven by the sharp rebound in the automotive production and inventory rebuilding, the market for automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors will grow to record size in 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Is IBM moving to fab-lite, research heavy?
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11/24/2010   16 comments
IBM appears set to gradually back away from semiconductor manufacturing and to rely for its leading-edge silicon on Samsung and GlobalFoundries as foundry suppliers. Both Samsung and GlobalFoundries are set to have wafer fabs for foundry operations in the United States, which could help cement relations.
Chinese web TV market booming, says In-Stat
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11/24/2010   8 comments
China’s web-enabled TV market started in 2009, with over 2 million web TV set shipments and about 250,000 web-TV set top box (STB) shipments, according to market research company In-Stat.
North American PCB book-to-bill slips
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11/24/2010   3 comments
The book-to-bill ratio for the North American rigid PCB industry in October 2010 fell below parity to 0.98, according to the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, a standards body for the electronics industry known as the IPC.
Quantum hard drives on the horizon
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11/23/2010   6 comments
Entanglement may be used someday to read and write information onto quantum hard drives.
Car Wi-Fi shipments projected to soar
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11/23/2010   7 comments
Shipments of built-in car Wi-Fi systems are set to soar by more than 40 fold by 2017, as automakers increasingly view wireless connectivity as a key competitive differentiator, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Broadcom reveals CPU development
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11/23/2010   11 comments
A look at the BRCM 5000, a new MIPS-compatible CPU that Broadcom has developed its broadband and consumer-video SoCs.
ISSCC'11 picks of practical gems shine
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11/23/2010   Post a comment
The International Solid State Circuits Conference boasts advanced circuit design developments from around the globe. The 2011 conference to be held in San Francisco in February breaks down this way: out of 669 papers submitted to ISSCC 2011, 211 have been accepted, with 80 from North America, 69 from the Far East, and 62 from Europe.
E-readers could mean $1B for chip makers in 2011
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11/23/2010   15 comments
The market for e-readers like Amazon's Kindle is projected to represent a $1 billion opportunity for semiconductor suppliers next year, according to market research firm In-Stat.
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