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Actel posts profit, names chairman
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
Actel reported second quarter growth on both a sequential and year-to-year basis and named a new chairman.
Memory firms, foundries move up in semi rankings
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7/30/2010   12 comments
Memory chip vendors and silicon foundries were the best performers in the first half of the year, with most moving up at least one spot in on the top 20 semiconductor firm rankings.
GT Solar buys firm
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7/30/2010   1 comment
GT Solar International Inc., a provider of photovoltaic manufacturing services for the solar industry, has acquired privately-held Crystal Systems Inc.
Micron confirms support for phase-change memory
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7/30/2010   13 comments
Memory chip maker Micron has confirmed its support for the phase-change memory product line and R&D inherited when it acquired Numonyx BV in May 2010.
Nanofibers-on-silicon harvest mechanical energy
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7/30/2010   4 comments
Piezoelectric nanofibers aligned on polymer on a silicon substrate can harvest power from motion for medical implants and "stretchable" electronics.
Renesas moves to fab-lite strategy
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7/30/2010   8 comments
Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp. has outlined its restructuring efforts in an effort to become profitable.
Axiomtek’s new fanless embedded computer is silent, power-optimized
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
Axiomtek's eBOX622-831-FL fanless embedded box computer has a 1.60 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor and features six COM ports (RS-232) and front-accessible CompactFlash socket. A 200-pin DDR2 SODIMM socket supports up to 2GB system memory.
Q2 results: What analysts are saying
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7/30/2010   2 comments
It's earnings season and a plethora of IC companies reported their results. Here's what analysts said about some of the players.
IR rolls automotive-qualified power MOSFETs
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International Rectifier (IR) announced it has extended its family of automotive-qualified power MOSFETs for applications low on-state resistance such as on-board power supplies and heavy loads on Internal Combustion Engine platforms, micro and full hybrid platforms.
SMT termination targets SSL and industrial applications
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
AVX has developed what it claims is the smallest available 6A SMT single IDC discrete wire-to-board contact.
Analyst: Maxim readies parts at Powerchip's 300-mm fab
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Analog chip maker Maxim has formed a 300-mm foundry alliance with Taiwan's Powerchip, according to an analyst.
Qualcomm forms Indian joint venture
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7/30/2010   4 comments
Qualcomm Inc. has joined with two Indian partners to form an LTE wireless joint venture.
AC-DC power supply achieves 92% efficiency at 50% full load
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has introduced the DS460S-3 bulk front end AC-DC power supply that can achieve a high typical conversion efficiency of 92 percent at 50 percent full load, meeting the Climate Savers Computing Gold standard.
Patent pool uncertainty looms over LTE roll out
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7/30/2010   7 comments
Three patent pool administration organizations are each trying to garner support from essential patent holders for the LTE standard for fourth generation communications.
Cranfield Aerospace uses antennas from Cobham Antenna Systems for Boeing X-48B prototypes
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
The X-48B is the latest experimental X-Plane and is a joint venture between NASA, US Air Force Research Laboratory and The Boeing Company. The vehicle was on view at a recent open day at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre at Edwards Air Force Base, USA.
TTI delivers copper flex assemblies for the military and aerospace industry
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
TTI is now offering Molex's range of Copper Flex interconnect products that can be designed and manufactured to meet the challenging demands of the military/aerospace market.
Earth has enough copper for e-mobility, researchers say
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7/30/2010   4 comments
The upcoming e-mobility wave could potentially lead to increased demand for metals such as copper, neodymium, and nickel. Research institute Fraunhofer ISI has gotten granular on the question if the geological availability of these raw materials is high enough to support e-mobility. The answer is yes, but...
SiGe Semi files for IPO
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7/30/2010   Post a comment
RF chip maker SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has filed for an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol ''SIGE.''
IBM crafts silicon optical amplifier
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7/30/2010   5 comments
IBM has demonstrated a silicon-based, all-optical amplifier for mid-infrared wavelengths used in applications like heat sensors and medical imaging.
Benchmark for deep packet inspection
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7/30/2010   2 comments
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmarking Consortium is developing a benchmark for measuring the performance of deep packet inspection on network processors.
Samsung posts record profit on strong chip sales
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7/30/2010   2 comments
Samsung Electronics reported a record operating profit for the second quarter, with strong semiconductor and LCD sales setting the pace.
Intel wins ruling in class action suit
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7/29/2010   2 comments
A judge reviewing an antitrust case against Intel brought by computer users recommended rejecting the plaintiffs' request for class action status, Intel said.
Analog semiconductor makers join earnings rally
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7/29/2010   1 comment
Analog chip vendors are mostly joining in the semiconductor earnings rally in recent days, with Maxim Integrated Products, MaxLinear and Monolithic Power Systems reporting profits, while Advanced Analogic Technologies posted a loss.
KLA, Varian beat forecast; MEMC misses
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Fab tool and materials suppliers posted mixed results for the quarter.
VLSI ups IC forecast, but CEOs remain cautious
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VLSI Research Inc. has raised its IC forecast, but the research firm sees more product shortages and a possible DRAM glut looming on the horizon.
JESD204A data converters cut power, board space in high-speed data apps
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7/29/2010   Post a comment
Expanding ADI’s JESD204 data converter portfolio, 14-bit analog-to-digital converters increase signal fidelity and simplify board layout in wireless infrastructure and data acquisition equipment.
MRAM maker settles with WD
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MagSil Corp. is developing MRAM technology, based on some patents from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Focus spins off chip unit
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Focus Enhancements Inc. has spun off its semiconductor division under the name Summit Semiconductor LLC.
ST offers dual-core Cortex-A9 processor for embedded apps
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7/29/2010   6 comments
STMicroelectronics has announced it can provide samples of a Cortex-A9 dual-core processor with a DDR3 memory interface intended for embedded applications.
EnSilica declares 'open season' on 8051 MCU
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7/29/2010   2 comments
EnSilica has established a special licensing deal to encourage existing 8051 licensees to switch their next ASIC design start to an eSi-1600 16-bit soft processor core.
Motorola Q2 net rises on higher margins
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7/29/2010   2 comments
Motorola Inc. improved its financial performance during the latest quarter with sales and earnings exceeding analysts’ average expectations although several of the company’s business units continued to experience year-over-year revenue declines.
TSMC sees Q2 sales climb, modest growth in Q3
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reported net income of $960 million on revenues of $2.51 billion during the second quarter.
Home media server embraces car infotainment
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7/29/2010   1 comment
In a project highlighting the increasing merger between home and automotive entertainment technologies, a consortium explores ways to use home media content in vehicles and mobile devices.
EDA startup Sigasi raises funds
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7/29/2010   5 comments
Sigasi, a Belgian EDA start-up that develops and markets Sigasi HDT, an Intelligent Development Environment (IDE) for VHDL designers, announced it has raised $800.000 in an initial round of financing.
LSI blames customer inventory adjustments for Q2 miss
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LSI blamed isolated customer inventory adjustments for modest second quarter revenue growth that resulted in the company coming up short of analysts' expectations for sales.
More fab tool vendors top expectations
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More semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors posted strong quarterly results, with Lam Research, Teradyne and Axcelis Technologies all putting up numbers that exceeded analysts' expectations.
ASMI buys Siemens' SMT business
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7/29/2010   1 comment
Germany's Siemens AG will sell its assembly systems business--Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems (SEAS)--to ASM Pacific Technology.
Acquisition-related tax benefit boosts Cadence
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Cadence Design Systems again reported quarterly results that topped analyst expectations, with management reporting that business improved across all regions of the globe.
Memcon: ASML, vendors to blame for shortages
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7/29/2010   Post a comment
There are supply constraints, extended lead times and firm product prices in this memory cycle. So who’s to blame for the problem?
MIPS Technologies delivers reference implementation for Skype devices
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MIPS Technologies Inc. has announced that MIPS architecture is now included in new SkypeKit developer tools available from Skype.
Nvidia warns of revenue shortfall
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7/28/2010   1 comment
Chip maker Nvidia warned that it expects revenue for the quarter ending Aug. 1 to be lower than previously projected.
Report: Renesas plans massive layoffs
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7/28/2010   3 comments
Amid plans to embrace foundries, Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp. reportedly plans to cut nearly 10 percent of its workforce, or about 5,000 jobs, by year's end.
Memory interface group claims to be back on track
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7/28/2010   2 comments
After a false start to forge a new mobile DRAM interface technology, a consortium has regrouped and re-defined its specification.
Analog audio subsystem integrates noise suppression for smartphones
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7/28/2010   1 comment
National Semiconductor's LM49155 analog audio subsystem provides uplink noise suppression and downlink SNR enhancement for smartphones and other handheld applications while consuming minimal power.
MEMS startup aims picoprojectors at 3-D modeling
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7/28/2010   4 comments
MEMS startup Seikowave and the University of Kentucky are harnessing picoprojectors to bring 3-D modeling based on structured light illumination to mass-market apps.
ADI - Xilinx collaboration streamlines base station design
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7/28/2010   2 comments
Analog Devices Inc. has collaborated with Xilinx Inc to introduce a radio architecture development platform that helps multi-carrier cellular base station manufacturers reduce engineering resources and improve time to market.
MediaTek takes LTE license, partners with Docomo
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7/28/2010   2 comments
MediaTek, a supplier of mobile phone chipsets, has announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with NTT Docomo covering LTE-PF, a mobile terminal platform. The move is described as the first phase of a strategic partnership.
3-D TV shipments forecast to grow to rapidly
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7/28/2010   8 comments
Despite a dearth of content, DisplaySearch predicts 3-D TV shipments will grow from 3.4 million in 2010 to 42.9 million in 2014.
Synopsys delivers audio IP in 40nm, 55nm process technologies
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7/28/2010   Post a comment
Synopsys Inc. announced the availability of the DesignWare 96 dB Hi-Fi Audio IP in the 40nm and 55nm process technologies.
Infineon increases sales, profits, outlook, capex
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7/28/2010   3 comments
German chip vendor Infineon beat analysts' expectations with revenues of about $1.57 billion in its fiscal third quarter.
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