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Cadence, Northrop Grumman team on space ASICs
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8/4/2010   4 comments
Cadence Design Systems and Northrop Grumman have developed a cell library for use in designing next-generation ASICs for space applications.
Intel escapes fine, agrees to restrictions in FTC deal
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8/4/2010   11 comments
The government released details of its settlement with Intel over charges that the chip maker used anticompetitive tactics that stifled innovation and harmed consumers.
ASIC performs ambient noise cancellation during a voice call or music playback.
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8/4/2010   3 comments
Wolfson’s latest stereo headphone driver employs its proprietary digital ambient noise cancellation technology, enabling electronics manufacturers to provide consumers with cost-effective, mass market, noise canceling headphones and headsets.
UMC: Capacity was sold out in Q2
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8/4/2010   1 comment
Foundry UMC reported its capacity utilization rate was 100 percent in the second quarter and said the company logged record wafer shipments during the period.
QuickLogic posts loss
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Programmable logic vendor QuickLogic said its second quarter revenue more than doubled compared with the second quarter of 2009.
DDR3 DIMM socket connector reduces module errors
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8/3/2010   2 comments
Fujitsu has released a DDR3 DIMM socket connector designed to reduce errors and intermittent faults associated with DDR3 memory modules.
Intel reaches settlement with FTC
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8/3/2010   5 comments
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a news conference in Washington to provide details of a settlement that the regulatory body reached with Intel.
SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules provide extended temp range for harsh environments
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SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules from National Semiconductor Corp. feature an extended operating temperature range and vibration and drop testing for use in harsh environments. 
AAT3698 battery charger IC
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8/3/2010   2 comments
Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. announced the availability of the AAT3698, a single input 1.6A linear charger to manage the charging, sequencing and protection of Lithium (Li)-Ion and Lithium Polymer-powered portable devices.
Analyst: Declining HDD shipments spell trouble for PC market
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8/3/2010   8 comments
A 4 percent sequential decline in hard disk drive shipments in the second quarter could spell trouble for PC shipments in the second half of the year, according to an analyst.
Fibre Channel over Ethernet forecast
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Shipments of Fibre Channel over Ethernet will hit 7.8 million ports a year by 2014, rivaling Fibre Channel in storage area networks, according to a new report from Dell 'Oro Group.
PV installation growth rate to slow in 2011
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8/3/2010   2 comments
Global photovoltaic systems installations will grow 43 percent next year despite concerns about reduced incentives offered by governments, according iSuppli.
Class D amplifiers integrate anticlipping, voltage limiting
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Maxim's MAX98400 family integrates anticlipping, voltage-limiting, and thermal-foldback technologies to improve audio quality and robustness in TVs, desktops, and portable electronic products.
3D TV infrared receivers feature 25-kHz carrier frequency
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8/3/2010   Post a comment
Specifically designed for the LCD shutter glasses used with 3D-ready TV sets, Vishay's latest pair of IR receivers operates on a carrier frequency of 25 kHz and receives the 3D synchronization signals from an 830-nm to 850-nm emitter, avoiding possible interference from TV and set-top box remote controls.
TDK-Lambda expands industrial power supply line
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8/3/2010   Post a comment
TDK-Lambda has extended its LZSA series of industrial power supplies to include a new 48V at 1500W model.
Wavesat tri-band reference design for 4G wireless IC
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8/3/2010   1 comment
Wireless baseband IC provider Wavesat has made available the second reference design for its Odyssey 9000 family of 4G mobile chipsets, this latest version supporting three frequencies in the LTE (long-term evolution) protocol.
Fuel cell breakthrough aims at commercialization
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8/3/2010   11 comments
Cornell University scientists believe they have made a nanotechnology breakthrough that could make hydrogen fuel cells commercially viable.
Multichannel RF remote control application board debuts
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Radiometrix has just introduced the CTA88 remote control chip application board that provides simple 8-channel digital I/O implementations of remote control functions, using either the company’s multichannel LMT/LMR (UHF and VHF band) or single frequency BiM (FM band) wireless radio modules.
SMIC moves 65-nm to volume production
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8/3/2010   1 comment
Chinese chip foundry SMIC said it has moved its low-leakage 65-nm process technology into volume production at its 300-mm facility in Beijing.
8-channel, 12-bit ADC consumes as little as 55mW per channel
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8/3/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at portable ultrasound systems, Maxim Integrated Products is offering a low-power, 12-bit, 50Msps ADC that integrates 8-channels on a single chip.
GE seek early adopters for FPGA boards
Product News  
8/3/2010   4 comments
GE Intelligent Platforms is developing a range of digital receiver, digital transceiver and FPGA processor products based on the Virtex-6 FPGA family from Xilinx.
Stretch announces new S7 processor family for video applications
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8/3/2010   1 comment
Software-configurable processor vendor Stretch today unveiled its third-generation processor, the S7 family.
Semi-autonomous buggy helps blind drivers
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8/3/2010   6 comments
Virginia Tech researchers have built a semi-autonomous vehicle that can be driven by the visually impaired.
ChipMOS settles with investment firm
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Test and assembly provider ChipMOS Technologies said its subsidiaries reached a confidential global settlement with investment firm Fulcrum Credit Partners.
Advanced Linear unveils next-gen EPAD architecture
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8/2/2010   2 comments
Analog semiconductor vendor Advanced Linear Devices announced the next generation of the core technology in the company's precision CMOS devices.
Intel, GE form healthcare joint venture
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8/2/2010   12 comments
Intel and General Electric plan to form a healthcare joint venture focused on so-called "telehealth" and independent living.
Micron says campus fire won't disrupt business
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A fire burned through the heating and cooling system in a building on the Micron Technology Inc. campus near Boise, Idaho.
SIA: Chip sales up 7% sequentially in Q2
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8/2/2010   3 comments
Second quarter semiconductor sales amounted to $74.8 billion, up 7.1 percent from the first quarter, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
LG boosts 'green' investment
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8/2/2010   7 comments
LG Electronics unveiled more than the world's first solar-powered air conditioner when it revealed its green efforts.
Ansoft Designer 6.0 with Solver on Demand integrates HFSS and HSPICE
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Ansoft Designer 6.0 from ANSYS features new Solver on Demand technology, which enables electronic design engineers to quickly and accurately analyze signal-integrity, power-integrity and electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems from a single schematic- and layout-based environment.
ASE to buy firm for $68 million
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8/2/2010   1 comment
Test and assembly house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering plans to acquire EEMS Test Singapore for $67.7 million.
ISuppli raises semiconductor forecast
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8/2/2010   12 comments
ISuppli again raised its forecast for the chip market, saying it now expects sales for the industry to be up 35 percent this year.
Open source compiler speeds code execution in LabVIEW 2010
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8/2/2010   6 comments
National Instruments has incorporated off-the-shelf compiler technologies that execute code an average of 20 percent faster in LabVIEW 2010.It also adds access to a marketplace for evaluating and purchasing add-on toolkits for integrating custom functionality into the platform.
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