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Korea’ s MagnaChip may revisit IPO
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10/26/2010   2 comments
After recently scrapping its plan for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S., South Korean chip maker MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. said it may revisit the IPO again in the future.
Samsung tablet borrows handset chips
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10/26/2010   17 comments
Samsung's Galaxy Tab reuses much of the hardware found in the company's smartphones, following a path Apple and other cellphone makers have pioneered.
STMicro hits Q3 target, names new COO
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics reported revenue for the third quarter in line with consensus analyst expectations and said it expects further growth in sales in the fourth quarter despite softening of demand in some market applications.
Spansion dragged to loss; sees sales growth
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10/26/2010   1 comment
NOR flash memory vendor Spansion reported a third quarter sequential increase in net sales and said it expects further growth in the fourth quarter.
Entegris, FormFactor, Novellus post results
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Fab tool vendors Entegris, FormFactor and Novellus separately posted mixed results in the quarter.
AnalogicTech cuts jobs, posts loss
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10/26/2010   1 comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., an analog semiconductor company, has cut 15 percent of its U.S. headcount amid ongoing losses.
Broadcom buys femtocell chip maker
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10/26/2010   5 comments
Broadcom signed a definitive agreement to acquire Percello, a privately-held company that develops SoCs for femtocells, for $86 million in cash.
Q3 results: What analysts are saying
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
It's earnings season again. Here's what analysts are saying about the recent results.
High-definition PC audio codecs offer 3-state Class-D modulation, extend battery life
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology is claiming the world's first family of high-definition PC audio codecs to feature the DDX-based class-D modulation technology developed by Apogee Technology.
Cadence sketches out tools vision
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10/26/2010   5 comments
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. rolled out a strategy to provide an end-to-end flow silicon and software design tools as part of a new EDA360 campaign.
Power-efficient audio codec targets consumer electronics devices
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Conexant Systems, Inc., has introduced a new power-efficient stereo audio codec targeted at consumer electronics products including mobile Internet devices, smartbooks, and Web tablets.
Intel opens China fab
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10/26/2010   41 comments
Intel Corp. has begun operations within its first fab in China.
Four ways to propel U.S. green jobs
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10/26/2010   22 comments
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The U.S. needs immediate, decisive investments in the green manufacturing sector, according to Stephanie Burns, chairman, president and CEO of Dow Corning Corp.
Linear Technology's LTC4071 tiny shunt battery system
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed an easy-to-use, tiny shunt battery system for Li-Ion/Polymer batteries that integrates a charger and battery pack protection in one IC.
AVX UT series of multilayer chip capacitors
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
AVX has expanded its MLCC product line to include low profile, fine copper termination versions.
Veeco's Q3 sales up big
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Chip equipment vendor Veeco its third quarter sales more than tripled compared with the third quarter of 2009, beating consensus analyst expectations for the period.
Himax licenses Synopsys' Galaxy, Discovery tools
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Flat panel displays provider Himax Technologies Inc. announced it is using Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation and Discovery Verification platforms for its video SoC products.
PolySwitch nanoASMD, microASMD, miniASMD, ASMD and AHS surface-mount devices
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Tyco has qualified its surface-mount PolySwitch devices according to AEC-Q200 standards to address the miniaturization trend in automotive electronics.
Qimonda settles with U.S. subsidiaries
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10/26/2010   1 comment
German chip maker Qimonda said its insolvency administrator has reached a settlement with Qimonda's U.S. subsidiaries, giving the parent company the right to over 800 patents and patent applications, according to a Dow Jones report.
Technology said to thwart voice phishing scams
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10/26/2010   9 comments
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say they have identified a digital fingerprint hidden within voice signals that can reveal fraud and thwart voice phishing scams.
Mentor Graphics FloTHERM thermal analysis software
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics released a new version of its FloTHERM 3D computational fluid dynamics software with features that allows engineers to identify where and why heat flow bottlenecks occur and how designers might fix the problem.
ZTE to buy $3 billion in chips
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10/25/2010   6 comments
China's ZTE Corp. has signed purchase agreements with five U.S. technology vendors at a total value of $3 billion.
Zoran cuts outlook, mulls restructuring
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
Zoran cut its outlook for the remainder of 2010 after posting third quarter sales that came in slightly below consensus analysts' expectations.
Micron CEO praises journalist Robertson
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
Steve Appleton, CEO and chairman of Micron Technology Inc., issued the following statement about Jack Robertson.
TI posts big Q3 but sees slowdown
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10/25/2010   9 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. beat Wall Street's estimates for the third quarter, but the chip maker issued a warning about a slowdown in the fourth quarter.
Group takes over GlobalFoundries tech park
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10/25/2010   3 comments
Amid concerns over infrastructure delays, a New York state agency plans to take over a technology park that houses the new 300-mm fab owned by U.S. silicon foundry upstart GlobalFoundries Inc.
Analysts give Rx for health care devices
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10/25/2010   4 comments
The U.S. market for home health monitoring will more than double to $5 billion by 2014, and fitness devices are also poised for growth, according to recent studies.
Analyst: Intel preparing 450-mm push
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10/25/2010   17 comments
Is Intel Corp. preparing for the 450-mm era in its new R&D fab in Oregon? One analyst thinks so.
C&K Components KMT5 ultra-miniature tactile switches
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
C&K Components has expanded its KMT Series of ultra-miniature tactile switches with what it says is the smallest available top-actuated, double-action tact switch.
Rohm's BD8381EFV-M LED driver
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
ROHM Semiconductor has developed LED driver for automotive forward illumination applications that allows designers to specify the same driver for use in high-beam, low-beam and daytime running light circuits.
austriamicrosystems' AS8650 is a smart power management System Basis Chip (SBC)
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems’ system basis chip cuts cost, saves space and reduces power losses of engine control unit supplies in next-generation automotive applications.
Xsens releases MTw wireless 3D motion tracker
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10/25/2010   1 comment
The MTw from Xsens Technologies B.V. is a miniature wireless inertial motion tracker for 3D kinematic measurements of body movements.
Analog Devices' ADM3052 and ADM3053 CAN transceivers
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
ADI’s latest isolated CAN transceivers are said to be the first integrated devices to isolate signals and power, reducing component count by up to 80 percent and board space by up to 70 percent.
Analog Devices' ADM3052 and ADM3053 CAN transceivers
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
ADI’s latest isolated CAN transceivers are said to be the first integrated devices to isolate signals and power, reducing component count by up to 80 percent and board space by up to 70 percent.
Modest growth projected for ICs in 2011
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10/25/2010   5 comments
Semiconductor industry revenue is projected to grow 5.1 percent in 2011, according to market research firm iSuppli, which predicts the industry will enjoy a "soft landing" after a booming 2010.
Conference to explore test challenges
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10/25/2010   2 comments
A new conference in Silicon Valley will explore wafer and packaged die characterization, debug, final test and failure analysis.
Korean analog startup emerges
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10/25/2010   12 comments
One of the newer players is Silicon Mitus Inc., a supplier of analog and mixed-signal devices that is reportedly causing some headaches for the multinationals, such as Maxim, ST, TI and others.
NJR takes on rivals in digital signal controllers
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10/25/2010   3 comments
A relatively unknown supplier in Japan is taking on the big boys such as Microchip, TI and others in the digital signal controller market.
International Rectifier's AUIRF7738L2, AUIRF7737L2, AUIRF7736M2 automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
IR recently expanded its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance levels for heavy load applications.
Scenes from USA tech fest
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10/25/2010   8 comments
Photos from the USA Science & Engineering Festival, a two-day event held on the National Mall that drew tens of thousands of participants.
CE parts met cockpit avionics in vintage F-15 video camera
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
A video camera system once used in the F-15 essentially marries a general-purpose Sony CCD camera chip set to some special-purpose military hardware.
Atrenta, TSMC team on soft IP qualification flow
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) announced they have joined forces to enhance the quality of delivered synthesizable IP using Atrenta's SpyGlass platform.
High-accuracy ADE7953 energy-metering IC resists tampering
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
The ADE7953 energy metering IC for single-phase meter configurations measures active, reactive and apparent energy along with rms voltage and current. It also provides neutral-current measurements that help designers develop tamper-proof smart meters.
Intel's embedded Xeon tackles avionics
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10/25/2010   6 comments
Mercury Computer systems claims first dibs on ruggedizing Intel's high-performance Xeon server processors to for avionics, space, surveillance and military pattern recognition.
CEA-Leti develops infrared-active 3D imaging matrix
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
CEA-Leti has unveiled what it claims is the first single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix operating at infrared frequency capable of returning a three-dimensional image of a distant object with a spatial resolution of 30cm from a single-laser flash.
Sigma chips drive home nets three ways
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10/25/2010   6 comments
Sigma Designs hopes to leapfrog separate coax, telephone or power line home networking chips with a new chip set that supports a mix of new and existing standards over all three wires.
IEEE kicks off energy storage effort
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10/25/2010   9 comments
The IEEE will write guidelines for large-scale electricity storage, focused on hybrid systems that use multiple technologies.
Rare earth supply chain: Industry’s common cause
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10/24/2010   17 comments
China’s virtual monopoly on rare earths mining and materials portends its rising dominance in electronics manufacturing.
CEL’s MeshConnect EM357 Module delivers best-in-class ZigBee performance
Product News  
10/22/2010   1 comment
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new MeshConnect EM357 module, built on the EM357 integrated circuit (IC) for ZigBee from Ember Corp. Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, enabling applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
ST's SPV1001 low-loss power switch and a precision controller
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10/22/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at allowing more of the energy from each cell to reach the power grid in solar panels, STMicroelectronics has developed a product that replaces the simple bypass diode and enhances efficiency while offering the same package outline.
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