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X-Fab takes control of another MEMS foundry
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11/5/2012   1 comment
German foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG has increased its holding in MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH from 25.5 percent to 51 percent and renamed the company as X-Fab MEMS Foundry Itzehoe.
Big.little test results show promise, ARM reports
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11/5/2012   8 comments
Benchmarks on a test chip (shown) revealed ARM’s big.little approach can cut power consumption 50 percent without sacrificing performance, ARM said.
Japanese CE giants losing credibility war
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11/2/2012   17 comments
As Japan's consumer electronics companies shift from consumer to industrial markets along with "eco" and "smart" products, details are scarce.
Chip sector adding jobs faster than overall U.S. economy
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11/2/2012   1 comment
Analysis of U.S. government data shows that semiconductor industry jobs grew by 3.7 percent in past year.
VC confidence up despite tech IPO busts
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11/2/2012   8 comments
A quarterly survey of Silicon Valley venture capitalists found some reasons for optimism as innovation grows and new technologies are rolled out.
Android powers 75% of smartphones in Q3
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11/2/2012   4 comments
Four years after Android-powered devices hit the streets, Google-backed OS found in three of every four smartphones shipped in Q3.
Qualcomm grabs half of baseband IC market
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11/2/2012   4 comments
Fabless chip giant increased market share as Intel, MediaTek fought for No. 2 position in first half of 2012.
ARM's East cites power as key IC design driver
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11/2/2012   3 comments
Power consumption considerations are now central across virtually all design disciplines, says ARM CEO Warren East.
Cadence, IBM push SOI FinFET design to 14-nm
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EDA vendor designs ARM processor test chip aimed at implementation in a 14-nm silicon-on-insulator FinFET manufacturing process technology from IBM.
Internet of Things accelerator launched
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11/1/2012   1 comment
Newly announced program has already garnered partnership support from ARM, Unilever, Neul and Raspberry Pi.
ARM joins group driving IoT specs
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11/1/2012   1 comment
ARM CEO Warren East said the IP chip vendor will join the Weightless Special Interest Group that is developing Internet of Things standards.
Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
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11/1/2012   12 comments
Struggling Japanese consumer electronics company Sharp warned that heavy losses endanger its independence.
Linaro ARM server efforts targets Linux code
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11/1/2012   Post a comment
Thirteen companies will develop low level, open source code for Linux-based ARM servers as part of a new group within Linaro, a non-profit open-source collaboration.
TI integrates more functions into AFE5809
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11/1/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has integrated digital I/Q demodulation and decimation into an analog front end to reduce FPGA processing requirements in ultrasound systems as well as ultrasonic applications, such as sonar and non-destructive testing.
UMC sees shipments declining amid inventory glut
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11/1/2012   1 comment
Third quarter results in line with Wall Street's expectations, but foundry vendor sees dip ahead.
IMEC backs carbon nanotube memory
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11/1/2012   6 comments
Belgian microelectronics research center IMEC has announced a joint development program with Nantero Inc. to make carbon nanotube non-volatile memories with critical dimensions of less than 20-nm.
Slideshow: ARM A57 core revealed
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11/1/2012   21 comments
ARM provided the first public description of its new high-end 64-bit core, the Cortex A57, noting it will deliver 1250 SpecInt2000 at 1.7 GHz.
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