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Eye-catching CES gadgets, Part 1
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1/5/2011   25 comments
CES gadgets that you shouldn’t miss include: a robotic telescope; a video snow goggle; personal energy generator using kinetic energy; a mobile digital TV receiver device for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Startup offers FAT32 for Android, Linux
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1/5/2011   2 comments
Tuxera Inc., a provider of computer files systems that are compatible with the Windows operating system, has announced a GPL-compliant FAT32 replacement package for Android- and Linux-based systems.
ARM, NDS team on OTT delivery
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1/5/2011   3 comments
Digital rights management and conditional access software company NDS Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a partnership with processor IP licensor ARM Holding plc to enable the delivery of content and services to internet-connected TVs using NDS' Infinite TV.
CEA: Consumer electronics sales could top $1 trillion
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1/5/2011   4 comments
Global retail sales of consumer electronics devices are projected to reach $964 billion in 2011 and could top $1 trillion, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Samsung to boost investments
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1/5/2011   6 comments
The Samsung Group plans to increase its overall ''investments'' to 43.1 trillion won ($38.3 billion) in 2011, up 18 percent over last year, according to Reuters.
Semico: Seven predictions for 2011
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1/5/2011   2 comments
Semico Research Corp. has gazed into its crystal ball. Here are the research firm's seven predictions for 2011:
China flexing its muscles in the BioMEMS market
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1/4/2011   5 comments
An analyst foresees China playing a much bigger role in developing health care applications based on MEMS technology.
Analyst: Tablet PC users are conceited
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1/4/2011   21 comments
The tablet PC buzz is expected to ''die down'' in 2011, according to a bold prediction from Vernon Essi, an analyst with Needham & Co. LLC.
Lenovo brings Android tablet to China
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1/4/2011   9 comments
Lenovo will debut at the CES an ARM- and Android-based tablet that snaps into a docking station to become a Windows notebook.
Trident warns of sales shortfall
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1/4/2011   1 comment
Citing order push-outs and cancellations from TV OEMs, Trident Microsystems Inc. warned Tuesday (Jan. 5) that sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 fell short of the company's previously disclosed sales target.
Report: Qualcomm to buy Atheros for $3.5B
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1/4/2011   11 comments
Qualcomm is closing in on a $3.5 billion deal to acquire fellow wireless chip maker Atheros Communications, according to a New York Times report that cites two anonymous sources.
Eckstein joins GlobalFoundries
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1/4/2011   1 comment
Chip executive Elke Eckstein has joined GlobalFoundries Inc.
U.S. needs converged R&D play in life sciences
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1/4/2011   4 comments
The United States should capitalize on the trend of convergence of life, physical, and engineering sciences to foster the innovation necessary to meet the growing demand for accessible, affordable health care.
Challenges seen at Moto's handset spinoff
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1/4/2011   4 comments
As reported, Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. has completed its previously-announced spinoff from Motorola Inc. So what do analysts think about the spinoff?
Via rolls dual-core microprocessor
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1/4/2011   2 comments
Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. has rolled out its latest product-a dual-core, x86-based microprocessor.
TSMC solar partner builds U.S. plant
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1/4/2011   9 comments
Stion Inc., a manufacturer of thin-film solar panels, will build a new production facility in Mississippi.
SoftJin’s Universal TV Encoder IP for FPGA and SoC-based systems
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1/4/2011   4 comments
SoftJin says its Universal TV Encoder IP is an ideal building block for FPGA or SoC-based systems targeting set-top-boxes, Media players, TVs, and digital camera processors.
Trio fires volleys in high-speed wireless war
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1/4/2011   10 comments
Amimon, Cavium and SiBeam will unveil design wins at CES for their competing high-end wireless technologies, but none will stand out as a clear winner.
Freescale hardware/firmware slays ‘vampire’ power in consumer gear
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1/4/2011   16 comments
Freescale says its Watt Saver hardware/firmware package lets OEMs cut 'vampire' standby power to zero for greener consumer devices.
Micron offers SSDs up to 512-Gbyte
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1/4/2011   8 comments
Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. has announced several solid-state drives based on the company's 25-nm NAND flash memory technology and ranging in capacity from 64-Gbyte to 512-Gbyte. The drives will be available in 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors.
Motorola Mobility spinoff starts as public company
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1/4/2011   4 comments
Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. has completed its previously announced spin-off from Motorola, Inc. and its shares are trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
DRAM price collapse continues, says iSuppli
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1/4/2011   7 comments
The price of DRAMs and DRAM modules continued to decline in December and nothing is likely to prevent the slide continuing for at least another six months, according to market research firm iSuppli.
China link helps MIPS go mobile
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1/4/2011   11 comments
Delivering on its promise to enter the mobile market, MIPS will show off at CES two smartphones. One deploys a MIPS-Based CPU designed by a Beijing-based Ingenic Semiconductor, while the other is using a MIPS core from Actions Semiconductor for media processing.
Ruggedized 19” subrack with enhanced shock, vibration resistance
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1/4/2011   Post a comment
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has extended its europacPRO range of modular subracks with a new version designed for use in demanding environments such as military systems, on aircraft, close to rotating machinery or in power generation applications.
Tektronix signal analyzer delivers high performance at mid-range cost
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Tektronix releases signal analyzer that packs performance for embedded RF, radio communications, and spectrum management.
1,000 processors on a Xilinx FPGA
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1/4/2011   15 comments
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have created a 1,000-core computer processor based on a Xilinx field programmable gate array.
Samsung trials DDR4 DRAM module
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced the completion of a DDR4 DRAM module using 30-nm class process technology, that is somewhere between 30- and 39-nm.
GreenPeak: New controller chips target RF4CE
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1/4/2011   Post a comment
GreenPeak Technologies has released three controllers for use in RF4CE designs.
LCD TV revenues to fall
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1/4/2011   10 comments
LCD TV shipments will rise from 190 million units in 2010 to 215 million in 2011, although an increase in the rate of average selling price (ASP) erosion will lead to the first ever revenue decline in the LCD TV category, according to DisplaySearch.
Intel-GE healthcare JV launches
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1/3/2011   14 comments
A previously announced healthcare joint venture between Intel and General Electric is officially up and running as Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC.
SRI swallows Sarnoff
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1/3/2011   3 comments
SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, has completed the integration of Sarnoff Corp.
Troubled Vimicro divests IC lines
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1/3/2011   2 comments
Loss-ridden chip maker Vimicro International Corp. of China has entered into a definitive business restructuring agreements to divest certain non-core business lines and land use rights.
TowerJazz finally gets fab grant
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1/3/2011   Post a comment
After a long dispute, specialty foundry vendor TowerJazz said that the Israeli Investment Center Committee has approved grants of up to 150 million shekels ($42 million) to the company.
Marvell rolls hybrid flash, disk controller
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1/3/2011   6 comments
Marvell announced a hybrid serial ATA controller that makes a hard disk and solid state drive appear to a PC operating system like a single hard disk drive.
Microsemi 6-port PD-9506G and 12-port PD-9512G midspans
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1/3/2011   Post a comment
Check out these 6- and 12-port midspans, which optimize deployment flexibility and support gigabit switching and high-efficiency four-pair powering.
ITC backs Rambus with 34-company probe
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1/3/2011   8 comments
The International Trade Commission has announced that it will launch an investigation into various chips and memory controllers and products that contain them, including PC motherboards, modems, routers and computers, following a complaint filed by Rambus Inc.
AVX SQ series RF capacitors
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1/3/2011   Post a comment
AVX expanded its porcelain and ceramic dielectric multilayer capacitor chip product offering to include non-magnetic termination versions.
Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU gets GPU support
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1/3/2011   6 comments
Multicore graphics firm LucidLogix Technologies Ltd. has announced virtualization software written to help the Sandy Bridge processor from Intel work flexibly with external GPUs.
November's 'actual' global chip sales slip below par
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1/3/2011   4 comments
The "actual" global market for chips in November, as estimated by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, was $24.64 billion, up 13.9 percent from the same month a year before and up 1.0 percent from October 2010 sales of $24.40 billion.
November averaged chip sales sag slightly
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1/3/2011   3 comments
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for November was $25.97 billion, down from a revised $26.20 billion in the month before and up 14.4 percent from the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Lantiq rolls G.hn home net chips
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1/3/2011   Post a comment
Lantiq rolled out the industry's second family of home networking chips complaint with the new ITU G.hn standard to drive data over powerline, coax or twisted pair networks.
Freescale aims quad-core at consumer apps
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1/3/2011   2 comments
Freescale Semiconductor announced its new i.MX6 series of chips, including what it says are the first quad-core processors for high-end consumer electronic devices.
Report: Intel gains Israel fab grant
News & Analysis  
1/2/2011   5 comments
Intel Corp. has obtained a grant from the Israeli government to build a 300-mm fab in that nation, according to a report from Globes.
Mistral's ARM Cortex-A8-based open-source development board offers low-cost alternative to TI's AM35x EVM
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1/1/2011   Post a comment
CraneBoard provides a cost-effective, alternative development option to Texas Instruments’ AM35x Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors (MPUs) evaluation module (EVM).
DDC's MIL-STD-1553 and/or ARINC 429 board connects to any computer with USB port
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1/1/2011   Post a comment
The BU-67102UX1 board from Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a small form factor MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 board designed for applications that do not have a standard backplane, but have a USB port in the system.
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