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Japan 'actual' chip sales collapsed in April
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6/3/2011   3 comments
Actual chip sales for the Japan region in April were the lowest for 23 months, according to figures from the WSTS organization. It is likely to be due to the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Japan in March.
Analyst: OEMS cut tablet builds for 2011
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6/3/2011   6 comments
Production of media tablets in 2011—aside from Apple's iPad—is now expected to be significantly less than previously thought after lackluster sell through and other factors burst "the tablet bubble," according to a Wall Street analyst.
IHS: China's fabless to sell $10-bn in 2015
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6/3/2011   6 comments
China's fabless chip market is set to double from 2010 to 2015, according to market research company IHS-iSuppli.
Nanoscale waveguide boosts silicon photonics
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6/2/2011   4 comments
Berkeley Lab has invented a new quasiparticle called the "hybrid plasmon polariton" which it claims solves the problem of optical losses in silicon waveguides.
Micron tips PCIe solid-state drives
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6/2/2011   2 comments
Micron Technology announced a new portfolio of PCI Express solid-state drives featuring the company's 34-nm SLC NAND flash memory, DDR3 DRAM and an internally designed ASIC memory controller.
HTC opens Sense to developers
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6/2/2011   8 comments
HTC announced it will open up its HTC Sense mobile user interface for third party developers in the next few weeks.
SIA: Semi industry exceeded emissions goal
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6/2/2011   4 comments
The worldwide semiconductor industry exceeded its initial 10 percent reduction goal for perfluorocompounds (PFCs) emissions, bringing total PFCs emissions down by 32 percent over a 10-year period, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
AVX IDC series of inter-digitated capacitors
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6/2/2011   1 comment
AVX has expanded its inter-digitated capacitor product offering to include an ultra-miniature, RoHs-compliant version.
DRAM module market growing, says IHS
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6/2/2011   3 comments
The market for DRAM modules is set to increase to 812.8 million units in 2011, up 10.9 percent from 733.2 million units in 2010, according to market research firm IHS-iSuppli. This growth is down from the 14.6 percent market expansion seen in 2010.
Forte Design Systems ships latest ASIC and FPGA high-level synthesis
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Latest upgrades improve the full-chip design experience and the quality of results
Microsoft gives first peek at Win 8
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6/2/2011   20 comments
Microsoft will bring its mobile interface to the PC with Windows 8, but it may not support ARM mobile SoC makers Freescale, Marvell, ST-Ericsson and Samsung.
Integrated switch and LNA modules target TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE base stations
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has announced a series of high-power switch low-noise amplifier (LNA) modules dedicated for use in front-end receiver designs of TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE base transceiver station (BTS) applications.
Avago rolls first WiMAX coexistence front end module
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Avago Technologies introduces the market's first WiMAX coexistence front-end module in an effort to simplify the design of mobile electronics
Free RF design tools aim to speed time to market
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ADI's RF signal chain calculator and PLL synthesizer tools allowing engineers to model RF signal chains using ADI’s RFIC devices.
ADI launches industry-leading PLL
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Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) reports that its new PLL (phase-locked loop) synthesizer for wireless communication systems features the industry’s best combination of integration, performance, flexibility and the widest continuous frequency-range coverage for a single RF device.
RFMD IQ modulators include local oscillator
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RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced two new low-power IQ modulators featuring integrated fractional-N synthesizers and voltage controlled oscillators (VCO).
Inventory spike saved industry, says IHS
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6/2/2011   1 comment
An inventory spike that had built in the IC supply chain provided a cushion against the worst ravages of IC shortages after the Japan earthquake, says market researcher IHS-iSuppli.
Infineon to spend $350 million in Singapore
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6/2/2011   4 comments
Germany's Infineon Technologies AG plans to invest about 250 million euro (about $350 million) in Singapore over the next few years, according to local reports.
HTC debuts stereo 3-D smartphone
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6/2/2011   8 comments
HTC showed a handset capable of capturing and displaying stereo 3-D images and videos, one of a new crop of handsets some see as pointing the way to the future.
Qualcomm cautiously upbeat on Win 8 plans
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6/2/2011   10 comments
Qualcomm's CEO was high on enthusiasm but low on details about getting a port of the next version of Microsoft Windows for his Snapdragon processor.
Maxim buys Scottish mixed-signal design firm
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6/2/2011   2 comments
Maxim Integrated Products said it acquired Calvatec, a privately held analog/mixed-signal chip design firm based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Texas Instruments TPS55010 isolated DC/DC converter
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Check out TI's latest high-efficiency, primary-side feedback transformer driver for isolated 2-W power supplies.
STMicroelectronics TSC1021 high side current sense amplifier
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STMicroelectronics has introduced temperature stable measurement ICs for power management and motor control applications.
Plessey's EPIC sensors see thru walls
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6/1/2011   2 comments
The EPIC sensor, which requires no physical or resistive contact to make measurements, will enable innovative new products to be made such as medical scanners that are simply held close to a patient’s chest to obtain a detailed ECG reading or devices that can ‘see’ through walls. 
HP open to limited licensing of WebOS
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6/1/2011   9 comments
Hewlett-Packard is willing to license its WebOS environment to a limited number of key partners focused exclusively its mobile operating system.
Technosoft's iPOS3602 servo drive measures 21x54mm, offers high power density
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
The iPOS3602 from Technosoft is an intelligent servo drive offering higher power density on very compact boards. Modularly designed to cover both low- and high-volume applications, the iPOS3602 (36 V, 2 A, 75 W) is a complete motion control and drive solution.
Crystek's CVCO55CC-0827-0840 VCO
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Crystek's latest VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 827 MHz to 840 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.2 V to 4.7 V.
Fastrax UC430 GPS chip antenna
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Fastrax has unveiled the Fastrax UC430, a combination of a complete GPS receiver and an integrated chip antenna packed in a miniature form factor.
Avantech's AIMB-767 ATX motherboard boasts Intel Core2 Quad/Duo FSB 1333MHz processor
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Advantech's new industrial-grade ATX motherboard, the AIMB-767, is based on the Intel G41 and the ICH7R chipset for industrial applications that need dual displays for DVI plus VGA and strong I/O capability.
NXP LPC1788 ARM Cortex-M3 MCU
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NXP has started to ship in volume its LPC1788, an ARM Cortex-M3-based MCU with an integrated LCD controller.
Marvell claims first single-chip TD-SCDMA IC
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Marvell claims to be shipping the first single-chip solution to support China's TD-SCDMA telecommunications standard.
McAfee report shows record malware in Q1
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6/1/2011   5 comments
The first quarter was the busiest ever for malware, with more than 6 million unique sales of recorded malware, according to a report by security software vendor McAfee.
NFC player Inside Secure files for IPO
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6/1/2011   2 comments
Inside Secure SA, a fabless supplier of near field communication (NFC) chips has filed papers for an initial public offering of shares on the Euronext exchange in Paris, according to reports.
Veridae Systems launches multi-FPGA prototyping debug suite Certus
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6/1/2011   1 comment
The Certus multi-FPGA prototyping debug suite enables a single view of complex ASIC designs.
Rusnano draws MEMS firm to Russia
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6/1/2011   3 comments
Rusnano, the Russian government investment fund for nanotechnologies, has said it is investing $15 million into a $22 million project with MEMS-based timing company SiTime Corp. under which the company will open up a development center in Russia.
Xilinx to discuss 3D FPGAs in Embedded Systems at DAC 2011
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6/1/2011   1 comment
At DAC 2011, Xilinx will be discussing 3D IC design methodologies, design tools, and FPGAs in embedded systems.
Sofradir to deliver IR detectors for Sentinel-5 Precursor mission
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Infrared detectors specialist Sofradir (Paris, France) announced it has won a contract to deliver shortwave infrared (SWIR) arrays for the TROPOMI/S5 - (Sentinel 5 Precursor) mission, as part of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) space initiative. GMES is a joint undertaking of the European Commission and the European Space Agency.
Xilinx Research Labs fellow Steve Trimberger to become ACM fellow
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6/1/2011   4 comments
Steve Trimberger is to be honored at ACM induction ceremony with 2010 class of fellows. This most prestigious ACM grade recognizes the top one percent of membership.
Technosoft iPOS drive family
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
The iPOS drive family from Technosoft is a compact, flexible series of 75W servo drives designed to cover both low-volume and high-volume applications.
AMD rolls Series-9 chipset, shows next APU
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6/1/2011   3 comments
AMD launched its 9-Series chipset lineup for next-generation PC platforms at Computex in Taiwan, where one of the company's top executives also showed off the next-generation AMD accelerated processing unit, codenamed Trinity.
Molex 2.4 GHz ISM antenna is one of the smallest in its class
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Molex's standard antenna for applications using the 2.4 GHz band and Wi-Fi measures just 3 mm x 3 mm x 4 mm.
u-blox demonstrates Glonass positioning
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u-blox has enhanced its LEA-6H GPS module to support Russia's Glonass navigation system.
Melexis MLX90360 second-generation Triaxis sensors
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With a new generation of tri-axial sensors, Melexis addresses the needs of challenging applications in harsh automotive environments.
Singapore institute to make 4DS 16-kbit RRAM
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6/1/2011   4 comments
The Data Storage Institute of Singapore is going to help 4DS make a prototype non-volatile 16-kbit resistive random access memory.
TDK-Lambda GWS250 series power supplies
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
TDK-Lambda UK has developed a new series of 'green' power supplies that comply with the energy saving requirements of Energy Star and the ErP (Energy related Products) Directive.
ALPS SPVQ4H waterproof switch
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
These actuator-type switches provide high contact reliability at micro-current range and a long operating life of 300,000 switching cycles.
Japan's chip market contracts year-on-year
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Japan's averaged chip market in April was 7 percent smaller than a year before while the other regions monitored by WSTS all grew.
TSMC enhances 28-nm reference flow with Solido update
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6/1/2011   4 comments
TSMC has expanded Solido Variation Designer deployment in its Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) Reference Flow 2.0 for TSMC’s 28-nm design infrastructure.
Global averaged April chip sales show softness
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6/1/2011   1 comment
The three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors for April came in below expectations. Below-seasonal softness was ascribed partly to the aftermath of the March Japanese earthquake.
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