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SPIE: EUV sources behind schedule
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2/28/2011   4 comments
Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is making progress, but the power source for the technology is behind schedule, warned keynote speakers at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here.
TSMC to make FinFETs in 450-mm fab
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) outlined more details about its 450-mm fab plans.
Intel completes McAfee buy
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2/28/2011   8 comments
Intel said it completed the previously announced acquisition of McAfee after receiving regulatory approval.
Cadence extends verification IP catalog
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced it has opened and extended its portfolio of verification IP and memory models to support silicon to system development.
UC offers engineering leadership classes
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2/28/2011   5 comments
The University of California has begun the first session of its so-called ''Engineering Leadership Program for Professionals.''
Japan forms EUV metrology consortium
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2/28/2011   1 comment
Japan has formed a consortium to propel the infrastructure for photomask and inspection gear in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.
CUDA 4.0 aims to ease parallel programming
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
Version 4.0 of Nvidia's CUDA toolkit for developing parallel applications using the company's graphics processors includes new features designed to make parallel programming easier and enable more developers to port their applications to graphics processor units.
Synopsys says IP supports PCIe 3.0
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys its DesignWare IP supports the final version of the PCI Express 3.0 base specification recently released by the PCI Special Interest Group.
Fujitsu signs license deal for ARM IP
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor will incorporate ARM technology into its platform offerings under the terms of a comprehensive license agreement between the companies.
ISS: ST's Bozotti cheers for European chips
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2/28/2011   10 comments
Carlo Bozotti, president and chief executive officer of STMicroelectronics, provided a keynote address to the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe) held here by industry body SEMI, which contained a commitment to European chip making – but only just.
The case against Thunderbolt
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2/28/2011   21 comments
Intel's Thunderbolt is leaving some people feeling burned the chip giant is launching a new interface rather than giving its full attention to an existing one—USB.
IEEE-USA, others challenge patent reform
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2/28/2011   5 comments
Claiming it disadvantages small and startup companies, the IEEE-USA and other groups have fired off letters opposing a draft patent reform bill the U.S. Senate will debate.
NXP renews MCU partner role with ARM
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2/28/2011   4 comments
NXP Semiconductors NV and ARM Holdings plc have expanded their strategic relationship around the development of ARM cores and ARM-based microcontrollers.
IMEC installs pre-production EUV litho
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2/28/2011   5 comments
Belgian research institute IMEC has announced it has installed an NXE:3100 pre-production extreme ultra-violet lithography machine from ASML at its Leuven facility.
Industry mulls 6.7-nm wavelength EUV
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2/28/2011   3 comments
The industry is now in discussions about the development of EUV, based on a 6.7-nm wavelength technology.
Startup rolls complementary litho
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2/28/2011   6 comments
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here, maskless startup Multibeam Corp. will outline more details about its ongoing efforts to commercialize its so-called Complementary E-Beam Lithography (CEBL) technology in the market.
Nikon: Five reasons to be bullish
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2/28/2011   5 comments
At the annual LithoVision event here, an executive from lithography vendor Nikon Corp. outlined the business dynamics in the market.
Update: Nikon tips 193-nm tool, illuminator
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2/28/2011   2 comments
At the annual LithoVision event here, Japan’s Nikon Corp. tipped its lithography roadmap.
Microsoft opens Kinect to hackers with Windows SDK planned for spring 2011
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2/27/2011   4 comments
At Microsoft’s TechForum, the company announced plans to release a non-commercial Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit, or SDK, this spring.
Inertial sensor market to grow 20.3% annually to reach $2.56B in 2015
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2/27/2011   4 comments
The inertial sensor market for consumer electronics is growing very quickly due to the fast adoption of accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers in mobile phones, tablets, game stations and laptops.
Innovative solution creates SAW-less reconfigurable transceiver
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2/27/2011   2 comments
At the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC2011), imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation presented a highly-linear reconfigurable transceiver, eliminating the need of surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters.
Biomedical signal processor targets wearable biomedical sensor systems
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2/27/2011   2 comments
imec, Holst Centre and NXP presented a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBio, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems.
Nvidia, Atmel, STMicro found in Motorola Xoom
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2/26/2011   19 comments
In addition to a dual-core Tegra 2 applications processor from Nvidia, Motorola Mobility's Xoom media tablet includes a four-chip touch screen controller solution from Atmel and MEMS sensors from AKM Semiconductor, Kionx, STMicroelectronics and Bosch Sensortec, according to IHS iSuppli.
Change shuffles PCB EDA vendor rankings
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2/25/2011   8 comments
Zuken vaulted to the No. 2 position in sales among providers of printed circuit board EDA tools as the result of a clarification of the firm's revenues, according to Gary Smith EDA.
Photo gallery: Eye on innovations at ISSCC
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2/25/2011   14 comments
We snapped a dozen images of innovators and their innovations at this week's ISSCC, spanning display, processors, analog circuits and communications chips.
Security penetrates the clouds
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2/25/2011   9 comments
Information technology security provider SafeNet recently adapted its encryption, authentication and virtualization security suites to run on cloud computers.
OmniVision: What analysts are saying
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2/25/2011   Post a comment
CMOS image sensor vendor OmniVision Technologies Inc. had a strong quarter.
Applied results: What analysts are saying
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2/25/2011   5 comments
As reported, Applied Materials Inc. posted strong results. Here’s what analysts are saying about the results:
IR to buy CHiL for $75 million
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2/25/2011   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. has agreed to acquire CHiL Semiconductor Corp. (CHiL) for $75 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments.
Inside Thunderbolt: Videos, photos, details
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2/25/2011   14 comments
We got a demo of the new Thunderbolt interface, pictures of its controllers and connector and more in-depth details on the technology and business behind it.
Maxim enters digital power market
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2/24/2011   10 comments
In a major move, Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is entering into the emerging digital power market.
On Semi to expand Oregon fab
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2/24/2011   8 comments
On Semiconductor Corp. plans to invest more than $30 million to expand capacity and capabilities at its 8-inch wafer manufacturing facility in Gresham, Oregon.
Mentor beats estimates, eyes $1 billion mark
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2/24/2011   5 comments
EDA vendors Mentor Graphics and Magma Design Automation reported quarterly results that beat consensus analysts' expectations, with Mentor posting record annual revenue and saying it expects to become a $1 billion company in the current fiscal year.
Applied beats Street
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. reported sales of $2.69 billion for the first quarter, compared to $2.89 billion in the previous quarter and $1.85 billion a year ago.
CEA-Leti, spinoff form maskless lab
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
CEA-Leti and a spinoff, Aselta Nanographics, are creating a joint lab to develop e-beam proximity effects correction solutions for both mask writing and maskless lithography applications.
Ten things to know about Intel's Thunderbolt
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2/24/2011   49 comments
We answer a few of the big questions about Intel's new Thunderbolt interface, but plenty of issues remain in the dark about the technology built into Apple's new MacBooks.
Firm: Kick out Zoran's board
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2/24/2011   4 comments
Hedge fund Ramius LLC has recommended that shareholders of Zoran Corp. consent on Ramius' proxy move to remove three incumbent directors and elect Ramius nominees to the Zoran board.
Update: Renesas chairman to retire
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Junshi Yamaguchi, chairman and representative director of Renesas Electronics Corp., is retiring amid an ongoing reorganization at the Japanese chip maker.
Entegris, IBM form partnership
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Entegris Inc. has announced a joint development agreement with IBM to develop and test new filtration techniques for use in advanced semiconductor manufacturing.
JEDEC announces standard for flash storage
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2/24/2011   3 comments
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, formerly known as the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council, has published a standard on the use of flash memory for solid-state storage in mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers.
Apple MacBook debuts Thunderbolt I/O
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2/24/2011   27 comments
Apple announced its latest MacBook Pro notebook will build in Thunderbolt, the new high speed systems interface from Intel formerly known as Light Peak.
Analyst: 'Apple effect' could drag on Avago
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2/24/2011   3 comments
Analog chip vendor Avago Technologies supplies only a duplexer to the CDMA version of Apple's iPhone 4, less than Avago supplies to other leading CDMA OEMs and a possible drag on the company's revenue going forward, according to an analyst.
PC processor market to grow 10% in 2011, says IDC
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments fell in the fourth quarter, down 4 percent sequentially and down 21 percent compared with 4Q09, according to market research firm International Data Corp. For the full year 2010, however, worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments grew 17.1 percent, while revenue increased 26.7 percent to $36.3 billion, the firm said.
Consortium claims SiGe frequency record
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2/24/2011   1 comment
The European Union's DotFive project has produced a silicon germanium chip set that it claims has the world's highest frequency of operation in the history silicon germanium.
U.S. back on top in IPOs
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2/24/2011   1 comment
After a surge in IPOs by companies in the Asia-Pacific in 2010, the U.S. has regained the lead in IPOs so far in 2011 with 24 already executed, according to financial research and services provider Renaissance Capital.
ISSCC panel sees challenges at 20-nm
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2/24/2011   4 comments
After some debate, there is finally some consensus at the 22-/20-nm logic node-at least among leading-edge foundries.
Ramtron hurt by IBM foundry delays
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2/24/2011   6 comments
Amid problems with its foundry ramp with IBM Corp., Ramtron International Corp., a supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM), reported total revenue of $16.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with total revenue of $14.4 million for the same quarter last year.
Golden Gate buys Conexant
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2/23/2011   9 comments
Conexant Systems Inc. is going private.
CPU, DRAM ride organic substrates at ISSCC
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2/23/2011   3 comments
Papers at the ISSCC described the first simple processor and DRAM built on organic substrates as well a process for printing n- and p-type CMOS transistors on plastic.
AMD's 'Zacate' built with standard EDA tools
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2/23/2011   9 comments
AMD detailed the technical specifications of the first of its chips known as an "accelerated processor unit," combining microprocessor cores with graphics, at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
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