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MCUs - Renesas MCUs for advanced driver assistance system apps boast small size and low cost
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2/27/2010   Post a comment
Renesas MCUs for driver assistance systems include compact 13 mm - 13 mm package, large-capacity memory, 4-channel CAN, 2-channel FlexRay and are designed for popularly priced vehicles.
AuthenTec buys security IP
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
AuthenTec Inc., a provider of fingerprint sensors, has acquired SafeNet Inc.'s Embedded Security Solutions Division.
KMG buys chemicals unit
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
KMG Chemicals Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the electronic chemicals business of General Chemical Performance Products LLC for $25.5 million in cash.
10 observations from SPIE Litho
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Here's what EE Times observed at SPIE.
10 observations from SPIE Litho
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Here's what EE Times observed at SPIE.
Nano-imprint hit by delays in HDDs
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Nano-imprint lithography has made solid progress over the years, but for the most part, the technology remains stuck in its R&D niche.
SENSORS - Bosch digital acceleration sensor in LGA housing is world's smallest
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
The BMA220 digital sensor from Bosch Sensortec is, according to the company, the smallest digital acceleration sensor in LGA housing in the world, measuring only 2 mm x 2 mm x 0.98 mm, including LGA housing, a 55% reduction in surface area over current 3 x 3 LGA housings.
Direct-write litho still facing uphill climb
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2/26/2010   2 comments
Multiple development efforts focused on e-beam direct-write lithography have reported progress this week at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference. But, at least according to one prominent lithography researcher, production tools are still a minimum of five years away.
Nokia ranks at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
The Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research to provide a clear understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. Vendors are assessed on the important parameters of “innovation” and “implementation” across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix
Lattice inaugurates Asia operation center in Singapore
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced the formal opening of Lattice SG Pte. Ltd., its new Asia operations center
50V rated C0G multilayer ceramic capacitors
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
TDK-EPC Corporation launched a new series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) with C0G temperature characteristics and a rated voltage of 50V, 60 percent smaller than existing products with the same capacitance according to the manufacturer
NEWS: ARTEMIS-JU launches third call for research proposals
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2/26/2010   Post a comment
The ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking (JU) today (Feb 26) launched its 2010 call for R&D proposals which should generate an R&D activity in excess of 200 million.
U.S. offers $50M for research buildings
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
The U.S. Commerce Dept.'s National Institute of Standards and Technology announced a competition for grants for the construction of new or expanded scientific research buildings at universities and nonprofit organizations.
Magma tops sales forecasts, posts loss
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation reported sales of $30.7 million for the quarter ended Jan. 31, beating analysts' estimates and the company's own target.
Researchers say eye strain a concern as 3-D TVs debut
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Experts in human perception are expressing concerns stereo 3-D TVs now hitting the market could cause eye strain and related health problems, a sensitive topic industry groups are actively discussing, but in their rush to get systems out the door vendors have yet to fund any major studies of the issues.
Update: Intel-TSMC Atom partnership on hold
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
A groundbreaking partnership between Intel and TSMC has been placed on hiatus due to lack of customer demand, according to a New York Times report.
Senator: Committee struck deal on patent reform
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
A U.S. Senator leading the charge for patent reform suggested a Senate committee has struck a rough compromise keeping a draft bill alive by balancing calls for lowering damages in patent infringement suits with calls for improving the quality of patents.
Hynix names CEO, remains in limbo
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Creditors of South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. have named Kwon Oh Chul as its new chief executive, according to reports.
Morgan Technical Ceramics aims to pioneer energy harvesting research
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Ceramic components manufacturer, Morgan Technical Ceramics, (Stourport, UK) is undertaking a Shorter Knowledge Transfer Partnership (sKTP) project with Glyndwr University (Wrexham, Wales) which will last 26 weeks, is to design and build an energy harvesting demonstration system that will provide a renewable source of energy.
TowerJazz posts loss, sales up
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Foundry vendor TowerJazz Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) said fourth quarter 2009 revenue was $100.6 million, representing a 26 percent increase over third quarter 2009 revenue of $79.6 million and 30 percent over fourth quarter 2008 revenue of $77.5 million.
SiPort names new CEO
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
SiPort Inc., a supplier of integrated circuit platform solutions for digital terrestrial broadcast receivers, announced the appointment of David Rolston as chief executive.
Magma provides EDA for Western China
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Chengdu ICC (CDICC), a government-funded organization that promotes integrated circuit (IC) design in Chengdu, China, has opened an IC design center in cooperation with EDA software vendor Magma Design Automation Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
PRODUCT HOW TO: Improving switch maintenance in PXI with BIRST
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Switching systems are a key part of any test system, they allow users to connect the test equipment to the unit under test in different ways. Users consider the switching system to be perhaps one of the most likely parts of the system to fail, this article explores the reasons for concern and a way that one manufacturer has found to diagnose these problems.
Planar power resistors provide external thermal dissipation for battery packs in hybrid electric vehicles
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC has developed a series of planar power resistors for hybrid electric vehicles that gives alternative-energy automotive design engineers a rugged resistive device capable of dissipating heat generated during the battery charging cycle.
NXP, IBM praise Dutch road-pricing trial
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
A road pricing trial conducted in the Netherlands by NXP and IBM working on behalf of the Dutch government has been proclaimed a success in that it reduced traffic congestion and decreased kilometers driven and carbon dioxide emissions.
Reverse-engineered semiconductor devices provide authorized pin-for-pin replacements
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2/25/2010   1 comment
Rochester Electronics provides authorized reverse-engineering services to re-create, manufacture and distribute pin-for-pin replacement parts with matched cycle for cycle timing for aftermarket semiconductor devices
Avago, TriQuint report increased sales
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Rival RF chip vendors Avago Technologies and TriQuint Semiconductor reported gains in sales and profit for their most recently concluded quarters.
EUV metrology R&D doesn't add up
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2/24/2010   1 comment
The numbers for the development of future EUV mask and metrology tools do not add up, according to experts at the SPIE Advanced Lithography event here.
TSMC's R&D boss addresses 40-nm yields, high-k, litho
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Shang-Yi Chiang, senior vice president of R&D at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), addressed several issues about the silicon foundry giant. Chiang discussed TSMC's 40-nm capacity, yield issues, high-k and lithography.
Bluetooth group explores apps in smart grid
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has formed a Smart Energy Study Group with CSR, Broadcom and Emerson Electric as the initial members of the group.
Gartner: Chip revenue to rise 20% in 2010
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
After declining 9.6 percent in 2009, global semiconductor revenue is expected to rise 19.9 percent in 2010, reaching $276 billion, according to market research firm Gartner.
Opinion: Microchip must raise SST offer again
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2/24/2010   1 comment
Microchip Technology Inc. will have to significantly raise its offer for Silicon Storage Technology Inc., perhaps up to $4.00 per share from the current price of $3.00 if it wants to gain control of the company and end a brewing bidding war with a private equity firm.
Mil/aero group foresees shift to optical in 2012
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2/24/2010   1 comment
The VITA Standards Organization, a leading standards group for military and aerospace markets, will announce as early as next week a call for participation in a group to explore the feasibility of deploying in 2012 products with optical backplanes and system interconnects.
HP Labs' Singapore hub aims to advance cloud computing
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard's latest advanced research facility opening in Singapore today (Wed. Feb. 24) will embark on projects for using cloud computing to alter development of data centers and application design principles.
IPL group releases PDK standard
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2/24/2010   1 comment
After several false starts, the industry appears to have finally paved a roadmap for interoperable process design kits (PDKs).
Free seminars focus on high performance DC/DC regulators
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation is planning to run a series of free half-day seminars on the use of its family of high performance DC/DC uModule regulators.
Global shipments of short range wireless ICs to exceed 2 billion units in 2010
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Global shipments of short range wireless ICs (Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4, Wi-Fi) are expected to surpass two billion units this year, increasing approximately 20 percent compared to 2009. Shipments are forecast to total five billion in 2014, according to new market data from ABI Research
Directed self-assembly grabs the spotlight at SPIE
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
If there is a darling of this year's SPIE Advanced Lithography conference, it just might be directed self-assembly, a technology that emerged in recent years to land on the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors and is considered a potential candidate to extend optical lithography.
Kumar Sivarajan named tech visionary; Verismo's internet TV device named best product by ISA
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2/24/2010   1 comment
ISA names Kumar Sivarajan tech visionary, lists electronic products award winners
Toyota CEO to acknowledge 'confused' priorities in testimony
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2/24/2010   4 comments
Toyota's CEO concedes in prepared testimony before a House panel that the Japanese car maker's "priorities became confused" as it pursued global market growth.
APEC: Tesla Roadster, solar-panel dangers kickstart power fest
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
The 25th APEC kicked off with a dynamic plenary session that discussed the past and future of power, exposed the latest improvements to the Tesla Sports Roadster, uncovered the hidden dangers and inefficiencies of solar panels and showed how close-coupling cooling can achieve a 31 percent improvement in cooling efficiency for data centers.
Berkeley puts flying litho on the runway
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography event here, the University of California at Berkeley provided an update on a technology called plasmonic nano-lithography--based on a flying lens.
GlobalFoundries, Samsung join e-beam group
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
The eBeam Initiative--a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of a new design-to-manufacturing approach known as design for e-beam (DFEB)--has announced that six additional companies have joined the group.
Verigy posts loss amid sales gain
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
ATE supplier Verigy Ltd. said revenue for the first quarter was $106 million, an increase of 9 percent from the prior quarter, and an increase of 56 percent from the prior year period.
Is there a bidding war for SST?
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has entered into an amendment to its Feb. 2 definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Storage Technology Inc.
IBM says litho chemical better for environment
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
IBM said researchers from its Semiconductor Research and Development Center have developed a fluorine-free photo-acid generator for use in 193-nm lithography, billed as a more environmentally friendly alternative than the fluorine-based perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid currently in use.
Intel-led alliance pledges $3.5B in venture funds
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
The Invest in America Alliance, a group of 25 venture capital and 17 high tech companies led by Intel Corp., pledged to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. technology startups over the next two years and hire as many as 10,500 college students in 2010.
Junctionless transistor is ready for 20-nm node, says researcher
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2/23/2010   3 comments
Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge of Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland), co-author of the paper Nanowire transistors without junctions, has said that junctionless transistors could be implemented commercially at around the 20-nm manufacturing node.
CamSemi opens business development office in Korea
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
CamSemi has opened a dedicated business development and application design centre in the Bundang-GU district of Gyungg-Do, Seoul in South Korea.
DAC 2010 to award Richard Newton graduate scholarships
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
The 47th Design Automation Conference, to be held from June 13 to 18, 2010, in Anaheim, Calif., intends to award scholarships to promote graduate research and study in EDA and circuit design. These $24.000 scholarships are in honor of the memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton.
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