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ARM CEO Warren East on IoT, Nokia, platforms, Europe's future
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11/21/2012   Post a comment
ARM CEO sees growth in embedded and servers while leveraging existing community, technology and infrastructure.
Memsic gets bid from private equity firm
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11/21/2012   1 comment
MEMS maker Memsic said IDG-Accel China Growth Fund has offered to acquire the company for $4.00 per share, or about $96.8 million in cash.
U.S. space plane's mission remains a mystery
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11/21/2012   8 comments
The Air Force's prototype X-37B space plane is scheduled to return to orbit on Nov. 27, but the service still isn't talking about the spacecraft's mission.
Mars Curiosity gets down to science
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11/21/2012   8 comments
The Mars Curiosity rover has begun its search for evidence of microbial life on the Red Planet. A suite of sensors is delivering samples to an on-board lab for analysis.
Ceva bids for MIPS
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11/21/2012   5 comments
DSP IP licensor CEVA has offered a competing bid of $75 million in cash for MIPS Technologies in an attempt to outbid U.K. GPU licensing company Imagination Technologies.
Europe plots three pilot wafer fabs
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11/21/2012   7 comments
A European initiative formed to coordinate research in nanoelectronics has proposed projects for the creation of three pilot fabs, including one for 450-mm diameter wafers.
Sensor Platforms' Ian Chen: Context is king
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11/21/2012   3 comments
Ian Chen believes a world increasingly stitched together by sensors will provide context for interpretation of all the data. That's how Ian Chen, executive vice president of Sensor Platforms, views things from his perch, where EE Times has identified him as one of the 40 key technologists to watch in the coming years.
Broadcom-led group to develop SDN interface
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11/21/2012   3 comments
Broadcom is forming a group to develop an interface for software-defined networks, aiming to embrace both the new OpenFlow approach and legacy distributed nets.
Spectrum-analyzer updates enhance field use
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Agilent has expanded the capabilities of its N934xC family of handheld spectrum analyzers with such features as remote control and peak power measurement of pulsed signals for increased versatility in field applications.
Texas Instruments' SM28VLT32-HT 4-MB Flash memory
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
TI's latest part has an operational capacity of 4 MB and eliminates the need for costly up-screening and qualification testing of industrial-grade components for temperature ranges outside data sheet specifications.
Reference board enables customized video wall systems
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
The video wall system reference board released by congatec AG offers up to nine independent DisplayPort connectors in combination with an MXM graphics module and a COM Express CPU module.
Release 5 of INtime includes distributed RTOS technology for Windows
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
TenAsys has launched release 5 of its INtime real-time operating system software, including INtime for Windows and the new INtime Distributed RTOS.
Sixth generation 600-V IGBTs claims hard switching efficiency benefits
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has unveiled a sixth generation IGBT technology that offers improved switching loss/conduction loss trade-off for increased efficiency and improved performance.
Active optical cable doubles reach over copper solutions
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
These active optical cable assemblies from Avago use proprietary technology, yielding a lower cost per 10G link than active copper cables
Two radio tuners integrated on single chip enable compact car radios
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
The SAF775x is the third generation of NXP’s popular car radio and audio DSP product family and is the industry’s first single-chip multi-tuner RFCMOS IC with embedded AM, FM, and DAB tuners.
STMicroelectronics' new STM32 F427 and F437 MCUs
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11/20/2012   1 comment
Lead customers in energy, medical technology, and wireless markets sample industry’s new highest-performing ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers.
Palladium Energy acquires MicroSun Technologies
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Battery maker Palladium Energy has completed the acquisition of MicroSun Technologies, an provider of customized power solutions.
IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
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11/20/2012   6 comments
IBM, Brazilian development bank BNDES and the EBX Group of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, are partnering for the construction and operation of a wafer fab in the south of Brazil, according to local reports.
Infineon details short-time work regime
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
German chip maker provides more details of a recently-introduced short-time work regime. So far it only impacts one factory making power electronics modules.
Intel's CEO search begins, and the nominees are...
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11/20/2012   80 comments
Predictions about who will replace Paul Otellini as Intel's next CEO cover the entire waterfront, with the least predictable being the most likely.
TDK unveils 1 TB flash memory controller
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Design offers support for 3 Gbps SATA with access speed of 180 MB/s.
Microchip’s new GestIC tech for mobile-friendly 3D gesture interfaces
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
MGC3130 is the world’s first E-field-based 3D gesture controller; Includes library of gestures and precise hand position tracking.
Xilinx' Zynq All Programmable SoCs for industrial automation apps
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11/19/2012   1 comment
Devices, platforms and partnerships demonstrate accelerated development of advanced motor-control, real-time industrial networking and redundant Ethernet communications applications.
QuickLogic's display I/F bridge solutions for mobile / handheld devices
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
Solves bridging of mismatched video standards between the display and processor; Supports RGB, MIPI DSI, and LVDS at up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolutions; Enables OEMs to evaluate benefits of VEE and DPO without risk.
Hot new ASIC/FPGA IP cores from SingMai Electronics
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
This month sees the first of SingMai's new cores – the PT10 Histogram Equalization IP Core – that is suitable for both SD and HD video sources.
Intel CEO Otellini to retire in May
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11/19/2012   26 comments
Intel said it will consider both internal and external candidates to replace Paul Otellini as CEO when he retires in May.
ISSCC preview: Revving ReRAMS, boosting memory bandwidth
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11/19/2012   12 comments
Higher-density non-volatile memories, faster memory transceivers and improved SRAMs highlight ISSCC's memory track for February
Applied Materials sees big drop in 2013 tool spending
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11/19/2012   3 comments
Chip equipment vendor Applied Materials expects fab tool spending to decline 5-15 percent next year, worse than Gartner's forecast.
Carbon nanotubes 'cloned' by USC researchers
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
Team demonstrates ability to grow carbon nanotube semiconductors of predefined structures, paving the way for carbon to be used in future electronics.
4G, Wi-Fi and Ethernet limits pushed at ISSCC
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
Panasonic, Ericsson, Finisar and Hitachi will drive wired and wireless comms forward with devices described at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Chip firms ranked by Q4 guidance
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11/19/2012   3 comments
The market for semiconductors in the fourth quarter of 2012 will be up 0.5 percent sequentially giving rise to annual market fall of 2.5 percent compared with 2011, according to market analysis firm Semiconductor Intelligence.
UMC replaces CEO in management shuffle
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11/19/2012   2 comments
United Microelectronics Corp. has moved its former CEO up to vice chairman as it ponders the future direction of the foundry chip maker.
ISSCC: Samsung big.little, but no Intel, Nvidia CPUs
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11/19/2012   7 comments
Samsung will show an SoC using ARM A15 and A7 cores at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, but Intel’s Haswell and Nvidia’s Project Denver will be absent.
'Antenna-on-a-chip' speeds infrared light transmission
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11/16/2012   2 comments
Rice University researchers have developed a micron-scale spatial light modulator that could improve the capability of optical information processing systems.
Atmel launches integrated app store and collaboration workspace
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Additions to Studio 6 further simplify embedded MCU design; Atmel Gallery delivers ecosystem that significantly reduces time-to-market for embedded MCU designs.
Semiconductor equipment sales continue to slow
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
The book-to-bill ratio for North American semiconductor equipment makers fell again in October.
Qualcomm buys Israeli ultrasound technology firm
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Fabless giant acquires ultrasound technologies for input solutions to pair with Snapdragon applications processor.
4-wire transmitters are PC-programmable via USB
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Models in the Acromag TT330 series of 4-wire process transmitters convert a variety of thermocouple, voltage, and current input-signal types to a proportional bipolar or unipolar control signal.
COM Express board with latest AMD R Series processors
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Kontron has launched a series of COM Express Computer-on-Modules for small form factor applications based on the AMD Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit.
ISSCC 2013: Combining old with new
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
The venerable International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February will make the most of commemorating its 60-year history by highlighting past innovations that remain relevant today.
1.27mm pitch single row connector offers highest current density
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
ERNI's MiniBridge connector latching options provide rugged connectivity in ultra-compact size.
AVX INTRODUCES THE NEW SUPER X7R SMM STACKED MLC CAPACITOR SERIES
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
The latest addition to its line of SM SMPS capacitors, AVX’s Super X7R SMM capacitors are well suited for a broad range of applications.
Infineon cuts workers hours ahead of downturn
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11/16/2012   6 comments
Reinhard Ploss, incoming CEO at Infineon, said the German chip maker is reducing hours for some employees and postponing or cancelling projects as part of attempts to weather a forthcoming "economic storm."
Slideshow: IMEC explores bio, nano frontiers
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
A digital Petri dish and a chip that runs on the power of a lemon were just two of more than a dozen demos from engineers and biologists at the IMEC research institute.
Electronica: Raspberry Pi gets another I/O board
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11/16/2012   7 comments
U.K. component distributor Premier Farnell has announced it has an exclusive deal with OpenLX SP Ltd. to distribute the PiFace Digital I/O board and will be able to supply both it and a 5-megapixel camera board in the first quarter of 2013. Both items are designed to complement the low-cost, credit-card sized Raspberry Pi computer.
Medical device tax under fire in Washington
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11/16/2012   2 comments
More than 50 medical device executives will descend on Washington D.C. to ask lawmakers to repeal a tax set to go into effect in January.
LSI targets flash, basestations, DSPs
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
LSI CEO Ahbi Talwalkar (shown) reveals signal processing technology it will leverage as its moves away from PCs and data centers to growth in wireless basestations.
Globalfoundries eyes IPO as ATIC sets expectations
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11/16/2012   11 comments
Foundry chip manufacturer Globalfoundries expects to be a profitable by 2015, clearing the way for a possible IPO.
Agilent upgraded EMPro12 is speedier
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has announced shipment of EMPro 2012, its 3-D electromagnetic simulation software that creates 3-D models and analyzes the electrical performance of packages, connectors, antennas, and other RF and high-speed components.
Bosch shrinks MEMS altimeters
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
Bosch Sensortec has transferred its portfolio of high-precision automotive MEMS expertise to craft mass-market versions for consumer devices.
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