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Silicon Labs, Quintic settle infringement suit
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8/26/2010   Post a comment
IC vendor Quintic has agreed to a patent licensing and royalty deal that provides the company with a limited license to Silicon Laboratories' international portfolio of FM radio patents under the terms of a patent infringement litigation settlement between the two companies, Silicon Labs said.
Analyst: IC business back on track in July
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8/26/2010   6 comments
After a lull, the IC industry is back on track, at least according to one analyst.
Aaxeon MAX-510 Linux-ready ARM9 computer features ultra-low power
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8/26/2010   Post a comment
The new MAX-510 from Aaxeon Technologies is a Mini Linux-ready ARM9-based computing platform for embedded headless run-only applications.
Analyst: Samsung likely to pass Intel in ICs
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8/26/2010   24 comments
South Korea's Samsung Electronics is on track to catch Intel in semiconductor revenue and will most likely become the No. 1 chip vendor by the middle of this decade, according to an industry analyst.
Report sees 255M Web-ready TVs sold in 2014
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8/26/2010   3 comments
Connected TVs and other networked digital home devices will grow to sales of more than 650 million units worldwide in 2014, signaling a gradual decline for DVDs and new opportunities still being defined.
Mentor teams with GlobalFoundries on DRC
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8/26/2010   1 comment
Mentor Graphics has announced it has been working with GlobalFoundries to create the Graphical Design Rule Manual (GDRM) that helps IC designers debug layout design rule violations in chips intended for manufacture by foundry.
Sony: 3-D sweep, WiFi remote, netbox but no Google TV yet
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8/26/2010   15 comments
Sony showed off digital cameras with 3-D sweep panorama mode, 3-D LCD TVs with LED backlighting, Android-based Xperia smartphones, Netbox and more. But conspicuously absent was Google TV.
Report: Russian chipmaker calls for 90-nm import ban
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8/26/2010   13 comments
Russian company Sistema and state nanotechnology venture Rusnano are calling for a ban on imports of 90-nm ICs for key applications as they get their own 90-nm production up and running, according to reports.
Graphene fabrication gets a boost
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8/26/2010   2 comments
U.S. researchers claim supercomputer simulations found that electron radiation prevents crosstalk between monolayers of graphene during fabrication.
China's Godson vector, 28nm
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8/25/2010   31 comments
A chief architect of China's microprocessor initiative described an ambitious set of new Godson CPUs including a server chip with vector processing and plans to leapfrog to a 28nm process for the next generation.
Ford steers electric car push in Portland
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8/25/2010   13 comments
Ford Motor Co. and Portland General Electric announced a collaboration to help prepare the city of Portland.
Analyst: Street is too bearish on IC climate
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8/25/2010   1 comment
Regarding the growing chip inventories and IC lull, one analyst drew a simple conclusion: Don't worry.
TI offers free Embedded CE 6.0 R3 BSPs for OMAP-L1x, Sitara AM1x devices
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8/25/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated offers free Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 board support packages (BSPs) for OMAP-L1x floating-point DSP+ARM9 processors, Sitara AM1x ARM9 microprocessor units (MPUs), and associated evaluation modules (EVMs).
Applied's flowable CVD: What analysts are saying
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8/25/2010   Post a comment
Applied called FCVD a ''game changer,'' but analysts were not as impressed.
VLSI raises IC, fab tool forecasts
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8/25/2010   1 comment
Despite a lull in the market, VLSI Research Inc. has raised its chip and fab tool forecasts for 2010.
Army reloads combat vehicle program
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8/25/2010   10 comments
The Army will issue a revised request for industry proposals for a new infantry fighting vehicle.
Capacitor lead times could remain stretched through 2010
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8/25/2010   4 comments
Lead times for aluminum, ceramic and tantalum capacitors could remain abnormally long through the rest of the year, according to iSuppli.
ISuppli: Apple to dominate tablet market through 2012
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8/25/2010   10 comments
Apple's iPad is set to continue dominating the tablet computer market through at least 2012, accounting for nearly two-thirds of tablet shipments that year, according to iSuppli.
IBM describes Power7 supercomputer
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8/25/2010   5 comments
IBM engineers sketched out plans at Hot Chips for a petaflops-class supercomputer built from as many as 64,000 Power7 processors and delivering a terabit/second of optical links to the system's main processor boards.
Canon develops 120-megapixel CMOS sensor
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8/25/2010   16 comments
Canon Inc. has announced it has developed a CMOS image sensor with more than 120 million pixels, and claimed it is the world's highest resolution image sensor for its size.
OCP-IP, Imperas, CircuitSutra offer TLM virtual platform
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8/25/2010   Post a comment
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP), an organization promoting standards for intellectual property core interfaces, has teamed up with CircuitSutra and Imperas to create a virtual platform demo.
Agilent WaferPro for automating complex device modeling
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8/25/2010   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has announced WaferPro software for automated DC and RF measurement of semiconductor device modeling applications.
Perpendicular MRAMs challenge flash
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8/25/2010   10 comments
Spin currents used to switch MRAM states resulted in perpendicular recording in magnetic domains as small as 50 nanometers.
ADI rolls ADuM1250W isolators for I2C designs
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8/25/2010   3 comments
Analog Devices unveiled automotive-grade I2C isolators to counter traditional bidirectional signal-isolation issues on the popular bus.
Semico's IC forecast index takes dip
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8/25/2010   Post a comment
In August, the Semico IPI Index experienced its first drop since December 2009.
Avago's sales, profit up as gross margin tops 50%
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8/24/2010   Post a comment
Analog/mixed-signal chip vendor Avago Technologies reported record revenue and gross margins above 50 percent for the quarter ended Aug. 1.
Icahn increases stake in Mentor to 15%
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8/24/2010   2 comments
Activist investor Carl Icahn has acquired an additional 8.24 million shares of Mentor Graphics, according to a regulatory filing.
Applied flows into flowable CVD
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8/24/2010   2 comments
As expected, Applied Materials rolled out a new chemical vapor deposition technology, said to tackle the gap-fill challenges in advanced chip designs.
New PLED18 shunt devices protect up to four LEDs simultaneously
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8/24/2010   Post a comment
The new PLED18 Series from Littelfuse maintains LED string brightness while improving LED lighting string reliability.
Huawei smart memory chip
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8/24/2010   5 comments
Huawei Technologies has described a smart memory chip that is part of an emerging class of devices networking giants are designing to create smaller, faster line cards.
Chip market inventory growing, says iSuppli
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8/24/2010   5 comments
Chip inventory expanded sequentially by 9 percent in the second quarter of 2010, according to a survey of 35 chip manufacturers, conducted by industry analysis firm iSuppli Corp.
Xelerated extends 100GE broadband reach
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8/24/2010   1 comment
On the heels of extending its HX family of network processor units to accommodate 100 Gbit/s of Ethernet traffic Xelerated is now sampling its AX family of programmable Ethernet switches.
M'soft, IBM describe Xbox 360 250G chip
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8/24/2010   3 comments
Automated design tools were the big hero behind the design of the 45nm integrated processor inside the latest Xbox 360 250G videogame console, based on a talk from Microsoft and IBM at Hot Chips.
Report finds no increased cancer risk at Greenock fab
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8/24/2010   5 comments
Workers at a National Semiconductor wafer fab in Greenock, Scotland, were not at an increased risk of contracting cancer, according to a research study conducted by the U.K. government's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Used fab equipment startup emerges
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8/24/2010   Post a comment
A group of executives from the ATE and other industries have formally announced a new used equipment and service company.
Renesas assigns patents to Acacia for licensing
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8/24/2010   3 comments
Chip company Renesas Electronics Corp. has entered into a patent licensing agreement with Acacia Research Corp., a patent portfolio holder and licensor.
Lantiq offers VDSL2 chipset on 65-nm
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8/24/2010   Post a comment
Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, the wireline chip spin-off from Infineon Technologies AG, has introduced a 65-nm chipset for carrier linecards supporting the global VDSL2 and ADSL/2/2+ standards.
Intel, Nokia 3-D interface lab
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8/24/2010   3 comments
Intel and Nokia are jointly investing in a small academic research lab to study future 3-D user interfaces and user experiences for mobile devices.
Android processor shines light on dark silicon
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8/24/2010   14 comments
A prototype Android processor shows how an array of fine-grained, application-specific cores can relieve what one researcher called the growing problem of dark silicon lost to current leakage.
Hot Chips: Inside AMD's Bulldozer, Bobcat
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8/24/2010   12 comments
A peak inside AMD's Bulldozer and Bobcat cores provides a glimpse at the competitive landscape in x86 processors in 2011 and beyond.
Microchip offers two DC/DC converter reference designs with dsPIC33F
Product News  
8/23/2010   4 comments
Microchip announced two new digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies.
Freescale boosts its QorIQ comm processors
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8/23/2010   1 comment
Freescale's line of QorIQ communications processors now includes its Data Path Acceleration Architecture.
Broadcom rolls FastRTV technology for cable boxes
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8/23/2010   Post a comment
Broadcom's FastRTV technology reduces or eliminates channel-surfing delays.
Xelerated samples AX family of programmable ethernet switches
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8/23/2010   Post a comment
Xelerated today (Aug. 23) began sampling its AX family of programmable Ethernet switches for unified fiber access and mobile backhaul.
Applied invests in solar inspection firm
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8/23/2010   Post a comment
A group of investors, including Applied Materials, have backed BT Imaging, a supplier of luminescence-based inspection and quality control systems for the photovoltaic manufacturing industry.
McGill harnessing piezo effect in quantum dots for nano sensors
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8/23/2010   5 comments
Aiming for nanoscale sensors and power supplies that translate vibration into a usable signal, McGill researchers induced a nanoscale piezoelectric effect in quantum dots.
Mindspeed 26-core basestation DSP
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8/23/2010   1 comment
Mindspeed described a new family of SoCs for cellular basestations that use as many as 26 processor cores to compete with a host of vendors including Texas Instruments and Freescale.
Isabellenhütte Heusler and Austriamicrosystems cooperate on flexible battery sensor ICs
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8/23/2010   1 comment
Isabellenhütte and Austriamicrosystems have signed a cooperation agreement to develop battery sensor ICs, taking advantage of both companies' expertise on current and voltage measurement of 12V and 24V vehicle batteries and on high-performance analogue ICs respectively.
Harting expands connectivity solutions for in-vehicle networks
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8/23/2010   Post a comment
The Harting technology group has added a family of Ethernet switches to its product portfolio. The Ha-VIS switches are designed for Ethernet communications networks in road and rail vehicles.
ARM7 40-bit, virtualization
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8/23/2010   1 comment
ARM Ltd. is developing extensions to the ARMv7 architecture for virtualization and 40-bit addressing, tipping two of the new advances it will put into its next0generation Eagle core expected later this year.
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