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Tessera warns of sales shortfall
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7/7/2011   4 comments
Tessera Technologies warned that sales for the second quarter fell short of its previously issued sales target due to lower than expected shipments of DRAM units by customers in the first quarter.
GCT Semiconductor claims world's first with WiMAX 2 solution
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7/7/2011   Post a comment
GCT Semiconductor lays claim to the world’s first 4x4 MIMO WiMAX 2 single-chip solution, the GDM7225, to support worldwide WiMAX ecosystem buildup.
Varactor diodes squeeze into small form factors
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7/6/2011   Post a comment
Skyworks introduced two miniature 0402 varactor diodes for voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), phase noise, and voltage-tuned filter applications.
Baolab creates ultra-low cost 3D digital MEMS compasses in CMOS
Product News  
7/6/2011   2 comments
The BLBC3-D NanoCompass from Baolab Microsystems is the first product that will be made using the company's NanoEMS technology, which enables nanoscale MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) to be built using standard high-volume CMOS lines and to be fully integrated monolithically with the analogue and digital electronics.
Axiomtek's new Mini ITX motherboard features Intel Atom processor D525 and Intel NM10 PCH chipset
Product News  
7/6/2011   1 comment
The MANO825 industrial-grade Mini ITX motherboard from Axiomtek features the dual core Intel Atom processor D525 1.8 GHz and the Intel NM10 PCH chipset. Two DIMM sockets onboard support up to 4 GB of DDR3 667/800 memory.
Ramtron samples 64-Kb FRAM
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7/6/2011   3 comments
Ramtron announced broad sampling of its 64-kilobit ferroelectric random access memory, billed as a drop-in replacement for 64-Kb EEPROM.
iWatt driver powers 32 strings of LEDs for TVs
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iWatt, Inc., has expanded its family of dc/dc LED backlight drivers with its iW7032 which can power up to 32 parallel strings of LEDs.
Valens Semi snags $14 million in funding
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7/6/2011   6 comments
Israel's Valens Semiconductor, inventor of the HDBaseT connectivity technology for transmitting high-definition content, said it closed $14 million in a second round of funding from a group of investment firms.
New Xilinx ISE Design Suite 13.2 boasts all sorts of cool stuff
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7/6/2011   Post a comment
Steps up designer productivity, brings partial reconfiguration to Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGAs, improves QoR, enhances PlanAhead, and continues delivering on Plug-and-Play IP initiative
XP Power JCM20 and JTK20 series DC-DC converters
Product News  
7/6/2011   1 comment
XP Power has added to its range of low power metal cased DC-DC converters with the launch of the 20 Watt JCM20 and JTK20 series.
Avago HLMP-Lx75, HLMP-Hx74/75 and HLMP-Ax74/75 LEDs
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7/6/2011   2 comments
Avago's bright oval through-hole LED series reduces power consumption and features matched radiation pattern for consistent light from all angles.
Cypress Semiconductor CYWB0263 USB 3.0 peripheral controller
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7/6/2011   1 comment
Cypress unveiled its West Bridge peripheral controllers, which enable streaming HD video, 2x IOPS, fast sideloading and increased charging current.
Report: Capex declining for U.S. carriers
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7/6/2011   3 comments
U.S. carriers are expected shrink their capital equipment budgets as availability of broadband networks plateaus, according to a report from Columbia.
Microsemi acquires mixed-signal IC vendor
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7/6/2011   3 comments
Chip vendor Microsemi acquired privately-held mixed-signal IC vendor ASIC Advantage. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
HTC to buy graphics chip firm S3
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7/6/2011   12 comments
Taiwanese handset vendor HTC agreed to purchase graphics chip vendor S3 Graphics for $300 million from microprocessor vendor VIA Technologies and private investment firm WTI Investment International.
EU project cuts cost of safety-critical embedded systems
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7/6/2011   Post a comment
The EU-funded INTERESTED (INTERoperable Embedded Systems Tool chain for Enhanced rapid Design, prototyping and code generation) project has achieved its goals in terms of reducing the cost and improving the quality and time-to-market of safety-critical embedded systems in Europe.
Tektronix buys validation tool vendor
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7/5/2011   3 comments
Test and measurement vendor Tektronix announced the acquisition of ASIC/FPGA prototyping debug software provider Veridae Systems. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
STMicro/Arkados deal adds weight to HomePlug's play
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7/5/2011   3 comments
STMicroelectronics has completed its acquisition of the semiconductor assets and intellectual property of Arkados, a broadband powerline communications provider.
Kvaser's Rugged family of CAN interfaces suit harsh environments
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Kvaser's Rugged family of CAN interfaces suit harsh environments Kvaser AB (Mölndal, Sweden) has announced its "Rugged" family of controller area network (CAN) to USB interfaces.
Report: 'Smart' TVs coming sooner than later
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7/5/2011   22 comments
Internet services are becoming critical to the future of television as TV manufacturers in 2011 aim to ship more than a quarter of all flat panel TVs with some form of Internet connectivity.
Software to save Russia's semiconductors push
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7/5/2011   2 comments
Software engineering will save the day for Russian microelectronics and Russia has no hopes of catching up with leading global semiconductor technology players.
PCIe 2.0 compliant low-cost FPGAs from Lattice
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7/5/2011   1 comment
LatticeECP3 PCI Express IP core solution enables low cost, low power single-chip programmable PCIe 2.0 endpoints.
TI, Wi-LAN reach settlement
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7/5/2011   6 comments
Texas Instruments reached an agreement with Canadian technology licensing firm Wi-LAN to end all litigation between the firms over Bluetooth.
Digital Blocks’ DB9100 BitBLT 2D graphics engine Verilog IP core family accelerates graphics display apps
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New core accelerates graphics development for ASIC, ASSP, and FPGA design teams while off-loading the graphics function from the main Processor and enhancing software developer productivity.
Microsemi achieves AS9100 Rev C and ISO 9001 certifications
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Microsemi says it is the first FPGA supplier to achieve compliance with key aviation, space, and defense-quality system requirements
SIA sees mediocre semiconductor sales ahead
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7/5/2011   1 comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association reported worldwide sales of semiconductors were $25 billion for the month of May, a 1.8 percent increase from the prior month when sales were $24.6 billion and a 1.3 percent growth from May 2010.
Global PV module inventories to end Q2'11 at 8.6-GW
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7/5/2011   Post a comment
The new Solarbuzz quarterly report pinpoints that weak European photovoltaic (PV) market demand in the first half of 2011 caused global solar module inventories to soar at the end of the second quarter of 2011.
MIT scientists claim 9-nm e-beam resolution
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7/5/2011   17 comments
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have developed a technique for pushing the resolution of high-speed e-beam lithography to write patterns.
Baolab MEMS-in-CMOS heads for the compass market
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7/4/2011   2 comments
Baolab Microsystems SL (Barcelona, Spain) a startup pioneering the creation of microelectromechancial systems (MEMS) within the back-end-of-line structure of CMOS wafers, has completed its first product design, a magnetic compass sensor.
SIA releases Q1 SICAS fab capacity report
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7/4/2011   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association has released wafer manufacturing capacity statistics for the first quarter of 2011 that show that utilization in most areas has remained above 90 percent and that for the total semiconductor industry it averaged 93.7 percent.
TAOS TSL2x72 series ambient light and proximity detection sensors
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7/4/2011   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions' latest sensor family is designed to create the widest dynamic range of operation necessary for mobile products to adapt to all lighting conditions.
Premo DSR5 family of Hall effect sensors
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7/4/2011   Post a comment
Premo has introduced a new series of Hall Effect sensors designed for a single supply voltage of +5V.
Emerson ATCA-9405 ATCA blade for 4G LTE
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7/4/2011   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has launched its first 40G AdvancedTCA payload blade.
MEMC, Suntech terminate wafer supply deal
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7/1/2011   3 comments
Solar panel provider Suntech Power agreed to pay silicon wafer supplier MEMC Electronic Materials $120 million to terminate a long-term wafer supply agreement between the two companies, MEMC said.
Curtiss-Wright rolls OpenVPX GPU based on Nvidia Fermi architecture
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7/1/2011   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) has introduced the VPX6-490 OpenVPX GPU Application Accelerator that provides two Nvidia Fermi architecture GPU devices on a 6U VPX board.
Acquisitions cool down as IPOs heat up
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7/1/2011   6 comments
Mergers and acquisitions cooled in the last quarter as activity in public offerings heated up, according to a report from Dow Jones VentureSource.
Global wafer fab statistics still missing
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7/1/2011   7 comments
Global chip manufacturing capacity statistics for the first quarter of 2011 have failed to appear on an industry body website despite an assurance from the Semiconductor Industry Association that they would be posted in June.
Pasquale Pistorio made STATS ChipPAC director
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7/1/2011   Post a comment
Singapore chip packaging company STATS ChipPAC has appointed semiconductor veteran Pasquale Pistorio to its board of directors, effective July 1.
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