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Activist investor Icahn chastises Mentor again
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5/2/2012   1 comment
Billionaire financier Carl Ichan wrote a new letter to Mentor Graphics' board of directors criticizing the decision not to re-nominate two directors he supported to the company's board for another term.
EASIC claims to enable 3X increase in energy efficiency for supercomputer
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Fabless ASIC house eASIC said the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Hitotsubashi University, has successfully demonstrated a 3X increase in energy efficiency for a green supercomputer used for performing astronomical simulations using eASIC's Nextreme-2 NEW ASIC devices.
eASIC's chips provide 3X efficiency increase for supercomputer
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GRAPE-8 supercomputer achieves 6.5 GFLOPS/Watt efficiency for astrophysical simulations.
CEA stokes engines of innovation with free booth at CES 2013
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The Consumer Electronics Association will sponsor a contest where a startup can with a free exhibit space at next year's Consumer Electronics Show.
JEOL FE-SEM enables sub-nm imaging, analysis
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A large specimen chamber accommodates a wide variety of detectors.
Thermometers perform calibration checks
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Battery-powered units come with a Pt100 sensor probe and 5-point calibration certificate.
Latest Android NDK fully supports MIPS architecture
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Android app developers can directly bring native applications to millions of MIPS-based platforms.
Microchip Technology acquires SMSC
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5/2/2012   1 comment
This latest acquisition will expand Microchip’s smart connectivity solutions for embedded markets.
earchers come up with possible ITO replacement
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A research team from the University of Exeter has placed its stamp on its unique version of a transparent, lightweight and flexible graphene material.
Soft errors can cause headaches at smaller geometries
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5/2/2012   1 comment
IROC has been in the soft error business for a decade, developing simulation expertise and tools while also providing test and analysis services…
Yole: Sony, Silex, Dalsa shine MEMS foundry ranking
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5/2/2012   3 comments
The top 20 MEMS foundries increased revenues by 5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010 to more than $600 million, according to market research firm Yole Development.
SIA: March chips sales showed sequential improvement
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The three month-rolling average of global chip sales improved to $23.3 billion in March, up 1.5 percent from February but down 7.9 percent compared with March 2011, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association trade group.
Mercury wins sensor processing subsystem contract with Raytheon
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5/2/2012   1 comment
Mercury Computer Systems (Chelmsford, Massachusetts) said it has concluded a contract with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems to deliver application-ready subsystems and integration services for Raytheon’s Advanced Distributed Aperture System.
Microchip tips gesture firm buy in profitable quarter
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5/2/2012   1 comment
Microcontroller vendor Microchip has acquired Ident Technology, a German company that is developing 3-D gesture recognition technology based on electric field sensing.
Low-power accelerometer senses shock up to 400g in 3D
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The industry’s first 3-axis high-g accelerometers with ultra-low current consumption optimized for battery-operated applications are ready to hit the shelf. The
ADI unveils converters for performance and small package advantage
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Analog Devices introduced a series of quad 16-, 14- and 12-bit D/A converters in space-saving 16-lead surface-mount LFCSP or leaded TSSOP packages.
IXYS introduces highest power density bipolar TO240 module
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5/2/2012   1 comment
IXYS Corporation announced the highest power density bipolar module in the industry standard TO240 outline
CS Series LED linear luminaire cuts energy consumption 40-50%
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Cree unveiled a high-efficacy suspended linear luminaire that uses 40-50% less energy
Photomask market to grow 7% in 2012, SEMI says
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5/1/2012   3 comments
The worldwide semiconductor photomask market is expected to be worth $3.35 billion in 2012, up 7 percent from 2011, according to the fab tool vendor trade group SEMI.
Broadcom tops Q1 estimates as profit tumbles
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5/1/2012   2 comments
Fabless semiconductor provider Broadcom reported sales and profit that exceeded analysts' expectations, even as its net income in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles tumbled compared with the previous and year-ago quarters.
Fairchild asserts new patents against Power Integrations
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5/1/2012   1 comment
Fairchild Semiconductor said it filed new patent infringement claims in U.S. federal court against Power Integration' LinkSwitch-PH LED power conversion products.
HGST, LSI, PMC-Sierra demo 12G SAS
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The HGST division of Western Digital demonstrated a solid-state disk drive with a 12 Gbit/second Serial Attached SCSI interface working with chips from LSI and PMC-Sierra.
Fujitsu to transfer Iwate fab to Denso
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Fujitsu Semiconductor will transfer ownership of an older fab that produces microcontrollers to Japanese automotive parts supplier Denso under the terms of an agreement announced last week.
TriQuint wins $12.3 million DARPA contract
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RF chip supplier TriQuint Semiconductor said it was selected by the the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to lead a $12.3 million development program focused on ultra-fast gallium nitride switch technology for DARPA's Microscale Power Conversion program.
che updates Redhawk for sub 20-nm and 3-D designs
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Ansys subsidiary Apache Design has developed its fourth-generation power sign-off EDA software package which addresses sub-20-nm designs that operate at 3 GHz. The RedHawk-3DX package also supports simulation of multi-die 3-D ICs.
DVGAs promise convenience for 3G 4G communications
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TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc has released two digitally-controlled variable gain amplifiers (DVGAs) that are designed to integrate functionality and reduce bill of material
Portable video RF link enhances HD/SDI capable cameras
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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC now offers its RF Central microLite HD Elite  System.
GlobalFoundries, Infineon, IBM, ST linked to Indian fab plan
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5/1/2012   20 comments
More companies are being linked to the Indian government's plan to get one or more semiconductor wafer fabs constructed on the sub-continent. At least five chip companies have expressed an interest in supporting the project, according to a Hindu Business Line report.
congatec's entry-level COM Express Type 2 module sports Intel Atom dual-cores
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The conga-CCA from congatec Inc. is an entry-level model of the company's Type 2 Pin-out COM Express module range.
Libelium lists 50 Internet of Things (IoT) applications
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5/1/2012   1 comment
Libelium, a supplier of wireless sensor nodes, has produced a list of more than 50 sensor applications that will help drive the Internet of Things and wireless sensor networks.
Financial reports point to better Q2 for semis
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Semiconductor vendors and related companies have largely continued in recent days to forecast sequential quarterly growth in providing sales targets for the current quarter.
LDK Solar has cut more than 5,000 jobs this year
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5/1/2012   6 comments
In another sign of trouble for the solar industry, an executive for LDK Solar that the photovoltaic panel manufacturer has cut more than 5,000 jobs so far this year.
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