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TI TPS54062 SWIFT step-down regulator
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
TI's 50-mA, 60-V synchronous step-down converter with integrated FETs provides 90-percent power efficiency, transient protection in a 125 mm2 package.
Vishay VCS1625P Foil surface-mount current sensing chip resistor
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8/2/2011   2 comments
VPG released an ultra-high-precision Foil surface-mount current sensing chip resistor with high power rating of 1 W, low TCR to ±2 ppm/°C, load life stability of 0.015% (2,000 hours, +70°C), and tolerances to ±0.1%.
HiSilicon extends ARM licenses for 3G/4G comms
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8/2/2011   2 comments
HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. has licensed a range of ARM technology for use across the breadth of its communications chip design activities including: 3G/4G basestations, networking infrastructure and mobile computing applications.
Dongbu aids Chinese image sensor entry
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8/2/2011   3 comments
Foundry Dongbu HiTek Co. Ltd. has announced it has begun volume production of high dynamic range CMOS image sensor chips for BYD Microelectronics, a subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of products ranging from batteries to electric vehicles.
RF SAW filters target 3G/4G infrastructure
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8/2/2011   1 comment
TriQuint Semiconductor has released five new RF SAW filters that improve performance in 3G/4G network infrastructure designs
NIWeek 2011 opens with new LabVIEW
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8/2/2011   3 comments
LabVIEW2011 delivers new features and libraries.
RF chip vendor files for $230 million IPO
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8/1/2011   3 comments
Chip and component vendor M/A-COM Technology Solutions said it filed an S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of common stock.
Analyst: Apple had 57% of Q2 handset profits
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8/1/2011   6 comments
Despite holding only 5.4 percent share of the global handset market, Apple was responsible for a whopping 57 percent of all cellular handset operating profits in the second quarter, up from 51 percent in the first quarter and 41 percent in 2010, according to an analyst at Canaccord Genuity.
Axiomtek’s Atom-based HMI touch panel computer sports wide temp support and IP65 protection
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8/1/2011   Post a comment
Axiomtek's GOT-3156TL-830 is a heavy-duty & fanless HMI touch panel computer utilizing a 15-inch high brightness (400 nits) XGA TFT LCD with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Axiomtek’s Atom-based HMI touch panel computer sports wide temp support and IP65 protection
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8/1/2011   Post a comment
Axiomtek's GOT-3156TL-830 is a heavy-duty & fanless HMI touch panel computer utilizing a 15-inch high brightness (400 nits) XGA TFT LCD with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Nanocircuits that adhere to any substrate
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8/1/2011   6 comments
Researchers at Stanford University recently demonstrated a novel wafer-scale lift-off process for fabricating nanowire-based circuits on reusable silicon wafers, then transferring them to any substrate in any shape.
GaN startup raises $38M to transform power conversion
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8/1/2011   6 comments
Transphorm not only won over blue-chip VCs but got their blessing to build a fab.
Embedded browser benchmark released
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8/1/2011   3 comments
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium launched BrowsingBench, a tool to measure the processing and displaying of Web pages on mobile devices.
Nujira opens IC design center in Edinburgh
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8/1/2011   1 comment
Nujira Ltd., a provider of "envelope-tracking" technology as a power saver in cellular telephone power amplifiers, has announced it has been awarded £175,000 (about $290,000) funding from Scottish Development International to open an IC design center in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Key exec, EDA 360 author, leaving Cadence
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8/1/2011   7 comments
The sudden departure of Cadence Design Systems' chief marketing officer was hastened by a reorganization of marketing functions within the company that a longtime analyst believes could signal a coming change in CEO at the EDA vendor.
Global Q2 chip sales confirm falling market
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8/1/2011   4 comments
Global chip sales in the second quarter were down 2 percent compared to equivalent figure in the previous quarter and down 0.5 percent from the second quarter in 2010, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
MimoOn LTE software ported to TI chips
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8/1/2011   Post a comment
MimoOn GmbH (Duisburg, Germany), a developer of software-defined radio technology, has said it has implemented LTE PHY software on KeyStone chips from Texas Instruments Inc. for small cell basestations.
Indian chip market to grow 15% in 2011
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8/1/2011   2 comments
The 2011 Indian semiconductor market is going to be worth $8.2 billion, up 15.5 percent compared to $7.1 billion in 2010, according to an EE Herald report that references market research company Gartner as its source.
Tower makes Ramon rad-hard processor
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Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a specialty foundry that trades as TowerJazz, and Ramon Chips Ltd., a fabless company that specializes in space applications, have announced they have completed a second generation of radiation-hardened processors.
Research links data centers, renewables
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8/1/2011   Post a comment
AMD and HP will collaborate with Clarkson University in a $675,000 project to define a greener data center run on renewable energy.
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