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Intel upping Atom ante
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12/7/2012   20 comments
Intel is positioning its upcoming Atom-based Centerton chip as a server alternative to 64-bit ARM devices.
Report: China approves ARM venture with conditions
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The Chinese government has followed the European Commission in approving a joint venture on security on condition that ARM shares TrustZone information with competitors.
Earthquake, tsunami strike Japan's northeast
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A one-meter high tsunami has come ashore in Japan's Miyagi prefecture after an earthquake of an estimated 7.3 magnitude occurred under the ocean about 150 miles off Japan's northeast coast.
3-D printers for medical use ahead says researcher
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12/7/2012   Post a comment
3-D printers may someday produce more bio-friendly implants, valves, microneedles and other medical devices, said a researcher at the BioMeDevice conference.
Marvell co-founder: RIM will survive, thrive
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12/7/2012   13 comments
Despite its recent troubles, RIM will manage to pull through and succeed with BlackBerry OS 10, says Marvell's Weili Dai.
Yokogawa launches optical wavelength meter
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The new meters are designed to complement the company’s optical spectrum analyzers.
Broadcom sees rising 20 nm costs amid handset push
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12/6/2012   19 comments
Broadcom’s CEO Scott McGregor expects the company will move closer to leading-edge processes in 2013 as it moves toward integrated mobile SoCs.
ERNI MicrospeedT connector system
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ERNI's latest connector system is available in multiple configurations with leads uniquely formed within stamping die.
MIPS rolls architecture extensions amid bidding war
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12/6/2012   1 comment
MIPS Technologies released virtualization and SIMD extensions to its base architecture that are likely to be its final technology update as an independent company.
Mushkin preps 480GB mSATA solid-state drive
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Shipments of the world's largest capacity mSATA solid-state drive are planned for mid-January 2013.
Digital TV tuner lowers cost of DVB-T, DTMB TV and STB designs
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New low-cost super radio features best-in-class sensitivity performance, power consumption and interference rejection.
Innovation for a disruptive world
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12/6/2012   1 comment
Whatever we seek, we have to react to disruption when it happens, as too many good ideas have simply withered on the vine due to risks associated with being different.
Medtech prize, wireless FDA unit proposed in bill
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A U.S. lawmaker from Silicon Valley proposed legislation to create a national medtech prize and a wireless health division in the Food and Drug Administration.
Intel to detail tri-gate advances at IEDM
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12/6/2012   3 comments
The International Electron Devices Meeting also will focus on circuit-device interaction and energy harvesting, among other cutting edge technologies.
Intel to detail tri-gate advances at IEDM
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12/6/2012   3 comments
The International Electron Devices Meeting also will focus on circuit-device interaction and energy harvesting, among other cutting edge technologies.
TI launches new real-time operating system: TI-RTOS
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12/6/2012   1 comment
TI-RTOS eases software development for microcontroller (MCU) designers, allowing them to take applications with greater functionality and connectivity to market faster.
Power Sources sets green tech for medical apps
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Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. is offering its GRN-60 series of "green" power supplies featuring input protection dual fusing for line and neutral leads (-DF models).
Sony, Toshiba expected to spend more on chips
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Beleaguered Japanese consumer electronics giants expected to open wallets in 2013 to try to revitalize businesses.
Broadcom lifts Q4 sales target
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Firm lifts guidance to high end of previous range on strong sales of mobile and wireless chips.
Philips, LG, Panasonic slapped with 1.9 billion EU fine
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12/5/2012   2 comments
Electronics firms—including Philips, LG and Panasonic—have been fined $1.9 billion by the European Union for alleged cartel-like behavior.
Qualcomm overtakes TI in chip sales rankings
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12/5/2012   16 comments
Fabless chip giant expected to move to No. 3 in chip sales this year, according to IHS iSuppli.
Opinion: A graduate-entrepreneur looks forward 40 years
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12/5/2012   1 comment
I propose a positive vision in 2052 that develops from what we are currently doing and where we have come from in the past ten years.
PMC’s Lang talks of comms, storage and mergers
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12/5/2012   3 comments
PMC-Sierra CEO Greg Lang deflected reports that the chip company is under pressure to consider a sale.
Touchstobe has ADI dropin 12-bit ADC
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Touchstone Semiconductor has unveiled its first Analog Devices alternate source two-channel, 12-bit, 125-ksps analog-to-digital converter that can be used as a drop-in replacement for the Analog Devices AD7887.
Global chip sales stay strong in October
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Growth in the Americas region pushed the three-month average of worldwide semiconductor sales to increase at above seasonal rates in October, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association trade group.
Nokia selling headquarters for $223 million
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12/5/2012   7 comments
Finnish mobile phone vendor plans to lease space back on a long term basis from real estate investment firm.
Staples to offer 3-D printing
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12/5/2012   15 comments
Office super store Staples is set to roll out a 3-D printing initiative, allowing customers to send in their designs and have them made.
TI’s MSP430 5xx MCUs with independent 1.8V I/O supply for simplified co-processor design
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
MSP430F521x/522x devices offer simplified, smart-interface solutions between 1.8V and up to 3.6V voltage domains for applications such as sensor hub, keyboard control, and health and fitness.
Home patient monitoring slowly gets on its feet
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12/4/2012   4 comments
Big growth is ahead for remote patient monitoring but regulatory, reimbursement and cultural challenges are still ahead, said a keynoter at BioMeDevices.
Microchip boosts performance on low-cost, small package PIC32 MX1/MX2 MCUs
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Feature-packed 32-bit MCUs Include I2S for audio applications; plus capacitive touch and USB OTG.
Toshiba rolls $350, 10-inch tablet
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12/4/2012   4 comments
Excite 10 SE features Android 4.1, powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core applications processor, is priced at $350.
DCD's DRPIC166X low-cost high-performance MCU IP core
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The DRPIC166X is a low-cost high performance 8-bit, fully static soft IP Core, intended to operate with fast (typically on-chip), dual ported memory.
Microchip launches PIC32 GUI development board
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High-performance 32-bit PIC32 MCU eliminates cost and complexity of external graphics controller; Microchip provides free graphics and multitouch Software.
TI's new, highly-integrated C2000 32-bit Piccolo F2805x MCUs
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
Achieve best-in-class motor system efficiency and 5X performance with robust Piccolo F2805x MCUs featuring the CLA co-processor, software, tools and support
Handset shipments set to grow just 1% in 2012
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12/4/2012   1 comment
IDC predicts tepid overall handset growth for the year, but smartphone shipments are set to grow 45 percent.
PRO DESIGN, multi-Virtex-7 2000T FPGA-based prototyping system
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12/4/2012   1 comment
The folks at PRO DESIGN, veterans in the EMS and EDA industry, have just announced the launch of their new product family of FPGA-based prototyping systems called “proFPGA.”
Achronix 6 billion-transistor FPGAs: Take two
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12/4/2012   18 comments
Achronix’s new FPGA, scheduled to start sampling this quarter, won’t arrive until the first quarter of 2013.
Improved context-awareness for mobile phones
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12/4/2012   2 comments
Sensor Platforms updates its software library to give mobile developers smarter ways to use their sensors.
Qualcomm invests in Sharp to drive MEMS display
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12/4/2012   5 comments
Sharp and Qualcomm are in a joint dev effort for MEMS displays that use a digital micro shutter that modulates light from an RGB LED backlight.
Applied Materials' former CTO leaving firm
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12/3/2012   Post a comment
Mark Pinto, formerly Applied Materials' chief technology officer, is leaving the company as part of an executive shakeup.
Marvell rolls Wi-Fi 802.11ac SoC
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Firm claims first 802.11ac 4x4 chip to improve the throughput of enterprise and retail access points and the robustness of wireless video distribution.
IHS cuts chip market forecast again
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Market research firm cuts semiconductor forecast for third time in three months, saying it now expects 2.3 percent contraction in 2012.
Globalfoundries cuts jobs in Singapore
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12/3/2012   7 comments
Foundry chip maker Globalfoundries said it is cutting 300 jobs in Singapore, citing a "softening of the current macro-economic climate."
Lattice can't wait to demo "Mobile Innovation"
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12/3/2012   Post a comment
I just heard from the folks who don the undergarments of authority and stride the corridors of power in Lattice Semiconductor's top-secret underground bunker...
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