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Report: Broadcom acquires Israeli firm
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Broadcom last week acquired Israeli image processing vendor Sightic Vista for between $10 million and $20 million, according to the online, English-language version of Israeli business daily Globes.
Soitec, Sumitomo to develop GaN substrates
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Semiconductor manufacturing materials vendors Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Industries said they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride substrates.
Applied's etcher: What analysts are saying
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
As reported, Applied Materials Inc. has rolled out a high-throughput, ''smart'' etch system. Here's what analysts said about the tool.
Semtech rolls industry's first smart current sink LED backlighting platform
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has launched industry’s first smart current sink LED backlighting platform with on-chip digital lighting effects for high-end handheld displays. The new platform incorporates Semtech’s smart Automatic Dropout Prevention (ADP) technology for high-quality current sink drivers that can replace boost converters and charge pumps in high-end handhelds, while providing high-quality display backlighting.
Microchip narrows forecast
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. said that based on bookings and sales activities in October and November that it expects its net sales for its third quarter of fiscal 2011 ending Dec. 31, 2010 to be down 3 percent to 7 percent sequentially.
Trio propose new card format
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11/30/2010   5 comments
SanDisk Corp., Nikon Corp. and Sony Corp. have announced the joint development of a set of specifications that addresses the future requirements of professional photography and video markets.
QuickLogic’s DPO technology extends single-charge battery life by up to 36% in handheld devices
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Display Power Optimizer (DPO) technology from QuickLogic increases battery life in every system tested, regardless of form-factor or display size.
Qualcomm, Ericsson demo LTE in India
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11/30/2010   4 comments
Qualcomm and Ericsson have demostrated LTE TDD mobility at 2.3 GHz in India.
VLSI cuts estimates for chip, tool markets
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
This year has been a "two for one deal," with both semiconductors and chip manufacturing equipment cramming two years of growth into one year, resulting in overcapacity and declining chip prices, according to market research firm VLSI Research.
Optogan opens HB LED factory in St.Petersburg
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11/30/2010   2 comments
Optogan, a supplier of high brightness LEDs, has opened a new manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg, Russia with a production line capable of an annual capacity of 360 million LEDs.
Intersil Li-ion battery manager IC ensures performance and safety
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Device emphasizes accuracy, diagnostics, and robust communication.
Maxim's MAXQ7670A lowers cost for precision sensor apps in automotive and industrial
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
The MAXQ7670A from Maxim Integrated Products is a mixed-signal microcontroller that integrates all the functions needed to accurately measure small-amplitude differential analog input signals.
European Commission to probe Google
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google Inc. has abused a dominant position in online search.
'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
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11/30/2010   8 comments
With DRAM and flash scaling set to hit a wall, the race is on to find the all-purpose memory. But the contest is shaping up to be a marathon.
On-Ramp Wireless marks underground grid sensors
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11/30/2010   2 comments
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant to On-Ramp Wireless for a project to install an intelligent system to monitor events in the underground distribution grid.
austriamicrosystems and NXP Semiconductors deliver tracking reference design
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems and NXP Semiconductors N.V. have jointly developed the first in a range of reference solutions for product authentication in embedded consumer applications.
AMS, NXP team up for RFID authentification
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11/30/2010   6 comments
Analog chip company Austriamicrosystems AG and Dutch company NXP Semiconductors NV have announced that they have developed a reference design for product authentication in embedded consumer applications.
Update: Mitsubishi buys power firm
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has agreed to purchase shares of Vincotech from The Gores Group, and acquire Vincotech.
Applied, Samsung settle trade dispute
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. has entered into a settlement agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over alleged misuse of trade secrets.
Built-in MEMS resonators beat quartz
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11/30/2010   6 comments
SiTime is offering world's first real-time clock resonator that can be wirebonded inside a semiconductor vendor's package thereby eliminating the need for external quartz crystals.
COM Express FPGA Starterkit enables extremely flexible I/O
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Kontron's COM Express FPGA Starterkit features the Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA and provides all the required components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/Os.
Linear Technology's LTC2165, LTC2185 and LTC2195 analog-to-digital converters
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology launched three families of low power 16-bit, 25Msps to 125Msps ADCs that it claims dissipate approximately half the power of competing 16-bit products.
Applied rolls fast, 'intelligent' etcher
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11/29/2010   6 comments
Seeking to lower the IC manufacturing costs for 3-D designs, double-patterning and other applications, Applied Materials Inc. has rolled out a high-throughput, ''smart'' etch system.
austriamicrosystems AS1310 DC-DC converter
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11/29/2010   2 comments
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up DC-DC converter optimized for light loads (60mA) and the highest efficiency – up to 92 %.
Allegro Microsystems SX68000M series motor drivers
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems is housing its latest high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology in low power motor drivers.
LatticeECP3 low-cost FPGA supports Broadcom HiGig protocol
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11/29/2010   1 comment
The folks at Lattice Semiconductor have just announced the immediate availability of the HiGig MAC IP core for their low-cost LatticeECP3 FPGA family.
Mellanox buys Voltaire
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11/29/2010   5 comments
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. will acquire Voltaire Ltd. for approximately $218 million.
NIST aims quartz microbalance at nanotech
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11/29/2010   4 comments
Using a new twist on the traditional thermogravimetric analysis technique, the National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrated a new method for taking Nanoscale measurements of the purity of carbon-nanotubes, coated-nanoparticles and surface features on thin films.
Marvell claims victory over Jasmine Networks
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
A California jury rejected misappropriation of trade secrets allegations against Marvell Technology Group in a suit brought by Jasmine Networks nearly 10 years ago, Marvell said .
Inside Xbox 360’s Kinect controller
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11/29/2010   7 comments
The Kinect sensor peripheral for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 puts players in the game by eliminating the game controller, thanks to PrimeSense’s reference design.
Analyst: NAND flash market to grow 16% in 2011
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11/29/2010   6 comments
NAND flash memory sales revenue will grow 16 percent to reach $21.5 billion in 2011, according to DRAMexchange.
Inside offers NFC system-in-package for mobile
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11/29/2010   1 comment
Smart card IC company Inside Contactless SA has launched its SecuRead system-in-package for NFC mobile devices.
Altium expands European team
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Altium Ltd. announced it has strengthened business activities across EMEA.
Texas Instruments 12-bit, 8-channel DAC7678 DAC
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
TI’s 8-channel DAC from TI provides low power and high accuracy in a small package.
CEA-Leti unveils HgCdTe array for defense, security apps
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
CEA-Leti has developed an infrared imaging array in the 8-10µm band capable of returning an image with a minimum temperature difference, or thermal resolution, of 1 to 2mK, at ambient temperature and with traditional image cadences of 25-50 Hertz.
‘Social Media 101 for Engineers’ Webinar: Register now
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11/29/2010   3 comments
Are there killer social media apps for engineers, and if so, what are they? Find out in our Webinar, “Social Media 101 for Engineers,” at 2:00 pm EST on Dec. 15.
CTO confirms IBM's PCM expectations
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11/29/2010   17 comments
Jai Menon, an IBM Fellow and chief technology officer with IBM's systems and technology group, has confirmed that IBM believes that phase-change memory (PCM), a non-volatile technology, could scale beyond where flash memory can go and could be of use in server computers in three to five years.
Rockchip, SMIC make 65-nm consumer SoC
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11/29/2010   6 comments
Fabless chip company Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. Ltd. has started commercial production of a mixed-signal ARM9-based consumer processor using a 65-nm CMOS process from Chinese foundry SMIC.
Tablets to hit 2011 PC market, says analyst
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11/29/2010   9 comments
The tablet PC market will more than double to reach 51.3 million units in 2011, heavily cannibalizing the netbook computer market, according to DRAMexchange.
Duo designs ultrasound platform
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Samplify Systems and Telemed Ltd. announced an alliance to jointly develop and market an ultrasound system for medical electronics companies.
2010 EE Times Global Salary and Opinion Survey
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11/28/2010   14 comments
It’s still a tough job market for engineers, but the worst may be over for a profession buffeted by the economic crisis, according to the EE Times 2010 Salary & Opinion Survey.
Powercast RF energy harvesting kit enables wireless battery charging
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11/28/2010   4 comments
Powercast Corporation has announced its Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Battery Charging.
Startup raises VC for GaN-on-Si factory
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11/26/2010   8 comments
Wafer supplier Azzurro Semiconductors AG has closed a venture capital round of 14.5 million euro (about $19 million).
Watch the Hylas-1 launch live!
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11/26/2010   Post a comment
Watch the Hylas-1 launch live, due to take place on Friday 26 November during a launch window between 19:39 and 22:54 CET.
Toshiba to source rare-earths from Mongolia
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11/26/2010   17 comments
Toshiba Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mongolia's MNFCC LLC agreeing to discussions on cooperation in the development of Mongolia's mineral resources, including uranium, rare earth and rare metals products.
Lockheed Martin uses ALT Software's safety critical graphics SW
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11/26/2010   Post a comment
ALT Software Inc. said it has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide embedded graphics display drivers and hardware support for the company's next generation avionics hardware.
Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
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11/26/2010   13 comments
Infineon Technologies AG is supplying power chips for electric cars from 2003 startup Tesla Motors Inc., according to a Bloomberg report that quotes Infineon CEO Peter Bauer.
Movea offers $1.99 'air mouse' for iPhone
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11/26/2010   19 comments
Motion sensing and gesture recognition company Movea SA has announced its Air Mouse application for the iPhone4 is available for download from the App Store at a price of $1.99. The Air Mouse application enables iPhone4 users to turn their phone into a motion-operated remote control for home media and presentation uses.
Ontario microwave startup raises $8 million
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11/25/2010   11 comments
Peraso Technologies Inc., a fabless chip company working on millimeter-wave radio transceiver technology, has raised C$8 million (about $7.9 million) in an equity financing round led by Celtic House Venture Partners.
Flight Focus uses Vector tools for DO-178B Level C/D coverage requirements
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11/25/2010   1 comment
Vector Software, Inc. announced that FlightFocus Pte Ltd has deployed its VectorCAST/C++ and VectorCAST/Cover tools to achieve DO-178B certification in a short amount of time.
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