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TSMC surprises with record sales
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
Foundry giant beats analysts' expectations for third quarter on strength of mobile IC demand.
Entegris promoting COO to CEO
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
Bertrand Loy to take the reins next month as current CEO steps down to pursue new challenges.
Tech jobs expand, says pre-election report
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10/25/2012   3 comments
The U.S. high tech sector added nearly 100,000 jobs in the first six months of 2012, a tech industry group said in a report released days before U.S. elections.
Slideshow: 10 things you should know about Win 8
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10/25/2012   32 comments
The debut of Microsoft’s latest OS will twist the PC industry into more pretzels than a yoga class. We explore some of the more interesting positions.
Ericcson demos DBV at EGG
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
At the Electronics Goes Green (EGG) congress held recently Ericsson presented the use of advanced dynamic bus voltage architectures as a way to minimize energy expenditure at the board level.
Boost productivity with Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2012.3
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
New multithreaded place-and-route, plus reference designs, accelerate time to implementation of All Programmable 7 series FPGAs.
Marvell's Weili Dai to critics: 'Don’t bet against us'
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10/24/2012   19 comments
Countering critics, Marvell claims it’s ready for the "super-integration era" of storage, connectivity, video and 3-D graphics for Ultrabooks, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs.
New Lattice MachXO2 control systems dev kit
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
The MachXO2-4000HC FPGA-based kit combines programmability with ease of use to simplify electronic systems designs.
Graphical audio development tool for SHARC processors
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
SigmaStudio for SHARC from Analog Devices enables developers to graphically design and program audio applications for SHARC processors using an extensive, optimized library of more than 100 pre-built audio algorithms.
Losses mount at ST on wireless slump
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
A strategic plan, due in December, will outline ST's aggressive drive into analog, other technologies.
Broadcom posts first $2 billion quarter
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10/24/2012   2 comments
Defying macroeconomic headwinds that have plagued rivals, firm becomes second fabless chip company with more than $2 billion in sales in a quarter.
Microsoft launches all-in-one streaming music service across its Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Microsoft has introduced Xbox Music, an all-in-one music service that enables users to stream custom-created playlists for a paid subscription, through the cloud.
Noise to the outside, silence inwards
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10/24/2012   1 comment
A major European automaker will integrate the HALOsonic External Sound Synthesis (ESS) equipment from infotainment group Harman in a line of plug-in hybrid vehicles. HALOsonic generates sound outside the vehicle in order to provide an acoustic warning to pedestrians.
Top and bottom port silicon MEMS microphones with matching frequency responses
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has released the WM7121 and WM7132 high performance top and bottom port silicon analogue micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones with matching frequency responses.
Airtight audio connectors for active loudspeaker manufacturers
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Cliff Electronics has released two innovative connector products which offer pro-audio manufacturers and live music producers solutions to longstanding problems.
Class-D amplifier family brings digital audio to automotive infotainment
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has revealed a full-digital audio-amplifier system-on-chip family suitable for use in dash-mounted sound-system control panels in the car.
Speaker housing gives big speaker quality in small form factor design
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
The VSE3 speaker housing design released by HiWave Technologies enables audio OEMs to deliver big sounds from small balanced-mode radiator (BMR) speakers.
Digital Class-D speaker amps aim to simplify design, provide unmatched audio performance
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., has introduced two digital-input Class D power amplifiers that simplify designs, eliminate complicated programming, reduce noise, and hasten time to market.
24-V power amplifier brings state-of-the-art audio to commercial vehicles
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced the market’s most powerful and most simple-to-use audio power amplifier for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and agricultural vehicles, whose electrical systems run at 24 V rather than the 12 V used in cars.
Audio op amps set new performance and power benchmarks
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
The dual-channel OPA1662 and quad-channel OPA1664 from Texas Instruments are bipolar-input audio op amps that provide superior noise, distortion, and bandwidth performance while dissipating just 1.5 mA.
Core demand driving ARM revenue
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10/23/2012   1 comment
Chip IP specialist ARM Ltd. bucked the negative earnings trend among the technology and other sectors during the third quarter.
Apple steps up pace with Mini, iPad 4, A6X
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10/23/2012   3 comments
Moving to a six-month product cycle, Apple debuted a fourth-gen iPad with an A6X processor and a larger than expected 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
Apple mini may max tablet sales
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10/23/2012   4 comments
Seven-inch tablets shipments will leap to 34 million this year and double by 2013, in part due to sales of an expected mini iPad, a market researcher forecast.
Elusive startup pits IBM Power servers against x86, ARM
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10/23/2012   11 comments
Startup Severgy enters the increasingly crowded field competing with energy efficient servers using a novel architecture—IBM’s Power.
TI tagged by weak demand
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10/23/2012   6 comments
Third quarter sales report and fourth quarter revenue target both disappoint Wall Street, with company citing sluggish economy, weak end-product demand.
ISSI samples 1 Gb, 2 Gb DDR3 SDRAMs
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
Devices operate at 1.5 V and offer clock speeds up to 933 MHz.
Rohm rolls out high-speed EEPROMs
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
Series offers 512 k and 1 Mb densities with speeds up to 1 MHz.
Intrinsic-ID launches cloud security app using "Electronic Fingerprint"
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
The Saturnus application enables secure data access anytime, anywhere.
N2Power offers 375W constant current supply for LED lamps
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
N2Power has come out with XL375LED constant current versions of its 375W AC-DC power supply. The new units are designed to drive strings of LEDs in high power lamps for industrial, entertainment and outdoor lighting requirements.
Why Microsoft’s Surface will be no-show in Japan
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10/21/2012   13 comments
Is Microsoft snubbing Japan because of its growing irrelevance as a market? Or is Microsoft wary about its Surface tablet flopping in Japan?
Odyssey clean energy drive kicks off
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10/20/2012   Post a comment
An outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative transportation technologies kicked off Oct. 18 at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN.
Princeton researchers claim breakthrough on path to quantum computing
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10/19/2012   4 comments
Method for reading spin on electrons could help lead to larger quantum computing systems.
Marvell cuts sales target on weak PC market
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10/19/2012   4 comments
CFO departs as chip vendor becomes latest to blames sales shortfall on weak PC demand.
UBM symposium tackles marketing to engineers
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10/19/2012   Post a comment
UBM Electronics will host a series of panels and tutorials on "Marketing to Engineers" as part of this year's Online Marketing Summit.
Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
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10/19/2012   77 comments
Microsoft will start promoting apps written for the byte code interpreter in Win 8 rather than the x86 compiler, starting what an industry veteran calls the end of traditional PCs.
Sony to cut 2,000 workers in Japan
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10/19/2012   2 comments
Sony’s latest restructuring plan will result in more layoffs at its headquarters and other electronics business units in Japan.
AMD eyes ARM IP and realignment
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10/19/2012   11 comments
AMD CEO Rory Read (shown) outlined a shift in the chip maker's business model that will see it "building reusable IP blocks" to reduce development costs and speed execution of the new strategy.
AMD announces 15% staff cut
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10/19/2012   Post a comment
Microprocessor vendor AMD has swung to a net loss in third quarter results for 2012 and has announced it will restructure in the fourth quarter and reduce its global workforce by approximately 15 percent.
AMD lays off 15 percent, eyes embedded push
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10/18/2012   4 comments
Advanced Micro Devices said it is laying off 15 percent of its workforce to reduce costs while targeting the embedded chip sector.
Google opens doors to its data centers -- sort of
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10/18/2012   4 comments
Google posted a photo gallery, video and gave a reporter access to its data centers, but the multimedia gambit provided few significant technical details.
OpenFlow gets a workout during plugfest
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10/18/2012   1 comment
Twenty companies participated in the second plugfest for the OpenFlow protocol for software-defined networking conducted as a new Indiana University lab.
Cosmic rays could assess damage to Japanese nuclear reactors
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory say have devised a method to measure damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
Test laser diodes with dual-channel picoammeter/voltage source
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Keithley's picoammeter provides two independent picoammeter/source channels in a 2U, half-rack enclosure, allowing simultaneous 6-1/2-digit measurements across both channels.
WirelessHART & IP wireless sensor networks achieve lowest power consumption at less than 50µA per node
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology's Dust Networks product group introduced the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products.
Mentor upgrades Questa with formal
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics has released a new version of its Questa functional verification suite with added formal capabilities…
VPG FRST series of wraparound chip resistors
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
VPG releases new FRST wraparound chip resistors for high-temperature applications to +200°C featuring stability under load of 0.02% and 0.015% through 85% RH at 85°C.
Silicon Laboratories CP2114 audio bridge
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' highly integrated device supports leading codecs and DACs for USB audio applications.
TI TLK10034 all-in-one transceiver for 10-Gbps Ethernet standards
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Flexible PHY SerDes supports multiple protocols for server, storage and enterprise networking equipment.
C&K Components SDP002 detect switch
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
C&K's micro mini pendulum switch enables more efficient ATCA board control and SMT process compatibility.
Mentor upgrades formal verification tools
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10/17/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics enhanced its Questa tools, automating functions to expand coverage and ease use of formal verification techniques in chip design.
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