Analyst: 'Apple effect' could drag on Avago News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Ramtron hurt by IBM foundry delays News & Analysis 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.
AMD's 'Zacate' built with standard EDA tools News & Analysis 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.
IMEC, Renesas tip reconfigurable transceiver News & Analysis 2/23/2011 Post a comment At this week’s International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) here, IMEC and Renesas Electronics Corp. presented a paper on a highly-linear reconfigurable transceiver that eliminates the need for surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters.
ChipMOS narrows focus News & Analysis 2/23/2011 Post a comment Taiwan's ChipMOS Technologies Inc. will receive approximately $11.6 million in the sale of its idle, non-core assets, including six sets of Advantest T5377 and Advantest T5377S memory test systems, respectively, and a building located in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.
Zoran fires back at hedge fund News & Analysis 2/23/2011 Post a comment Zoran Corp. has responded to Ramius LLC's claim that the previously announced merger with CSR plc "may undervalue Zoran," and its question as to whether the transaction "was the result of a full and fair sale process to maximize value for all Zoran shareholders."
Nanosensors to benefit military and energy sectors News & Analysis 2/23/2011 3 comments The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany is spearheading a pair of national initiatives in innovative nanosensing technologies in support of critical applications in the military and energy sectors.
Jabil buys back factories it sold in 2010 News & Analysis 2/23/2011 5 comments Electronics manufacturing supply contractor Jabil Circuit Inc. has announced it has acquired three factories in France and Italy that it had sold off in July 2010. The move was made because of "multiple breaches" of terms and conditions by the purchaser including the diversion of funds that had been designated as working capital, Jabil said in a statement.
Android will outshine Nokisoft, says ABI News & Analysis 2/23/2011 15 comments Smartphone shipments grew from 177 million in 2009 to 302 million in 2010, a 71 percent growth rate according to ABI Research. At the same time Nokia's handset market share has dropped from 39 percent to 33 percent, while the share held by Android-based phone makers has gone from 4 percent to 24 percent, the market analysis company said.
Mentor claims comprehensive support for UVM 1.0 Product News 2/23/2011 Post a comment Mentor Graphics Corp. announced its comprehensive support for Accellera's Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) across a host of products including Questa advanced functional verification platform, the Questa MVC Verification IP library, the Veloce emulation platform and the Certe Testbench Studio tool.
Millimeter-scale all-in-one computers debut News & Analysis 2/23/2011 4 comments Researchers from the University of Michigan debuted what they billed as the world's first all-in-one, millimeter-sized processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.
Intel details Sandy Bridge at ISSCC News & Analysis 2/23/2011 7 comments Intel disclosed more technical details of its 32-nm Sandy Bridge processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, including further description of its modular ring interconnect, design techniques used to minimize the cache's operational voltage and the inclusion of debug bus for monitoring traffic on the interconnect.
Panasonic settles with Freescale News & Analysis 2/23/2011 Post a comment Panasonic and Freescale Semiconductor have reached a settlement in a patent dispute at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Tough years seen ahead for NOR flash News & Analysis 2/23/2011 3 comments After a booming 2010, NOR flash memory revenue is expected to decline by nearly 6 percent to $4.8 billion in 2011, signaling the beginning of difficult years ahead marked by declining prices, according to IHS iSuppli.
SEMI book-to-bill slips News & Analysis 2/22/2011 Post a comment North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.85 in January, down from 0.90 in December, according to SEMI.
Firms push to extend mobile DRAM spec News & Analysis 2/22/2011 Post a comment There is a proposed standard to extend mobile DRAM technology to higher speeds-a move that could push out competing next-generation efforts from MIPI, Rambus, Silicon Image and the 3-D chip community.
Delphi offers sound generator for e-cars News & Analysis 2/22/2011 4 comments With the advent of e-cars the problem arises that approaching electric cars are not noticed by other traffic participants such as pedestrians and cyclists. Automotive tier one Delphi has developed a sound generator that facilitates the recognition.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 14 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...