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Pericom launches clock generator family
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
Pericom’s latest HiFlex line targets cloud computing and networking applications.
Metal film resistor tailored for high-voltage, high-humidity applications
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
The RNV14 from Stackpole is a ¼ watt high voltage metal film resistor that is able to withstand environments with high moisture.
Hittite expands optical modulator driver product line
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Hittite's latest 32 Gbps compact dual channel optical modulator driver swings 8Vp-p.
STEC releases pair of 2 TB SSDs
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Both devices offer unlimited writes over the specified product lifespan.
Qualcomm lifts sales target after record quarter
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1/31/2013   1 comment
Fabless giant boosts annual target by $400 million after reporting its best ever quarterly sales and profit.
Rambus rolls out LPDDR3 controller, interface
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Memory architecture supports data rates of up to 3200 Mb/s.
S2C's "Prototype Ready" interfaces library for rapid ASIC prototyping
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S2C boasts largest "Prototype Ready" interfaces library for Virtex-7 2000T FPGA-based rapid ASIC prototyping: 13 new modules include a new high-speed GTX peripheral category.
IBM's Watson goes to college
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1/31/2013   4 comments
A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
First 25G boards may ride Panasonic’s Megtron-6
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1/31/2013   2 comments
Panasonic could see a boost this year as the first printed circuit boards carrying 25 Gbit/second signals arrive thanks in part to its Megtron-6 material.
Interconnect system supports SAS 2.1, 3.0 protocol signaling
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
FCI has released its Mini-SAS HD internal board connectors and cable assemblies, which fulfills system designer needs for a high speed internal SAS compliant interconnect system.
TI doubles memory in new MSP430 MCUs
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration, and device scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors, and low-power wireless applications.
Atmel, Exegin to offer wireless smart grid solutions
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
License agreement provides smart grid OEMs the opportunity to utilize proven Atmel smart grid solutions with ZigBee support in mesh networks.
Energy Micro to showcase cool customer apps at embedded world
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Make sure you visit the folks from Energy Micro at Embedded World 2013 (Hall 1, Booth 523) and tell them "Max says Hi!"
STMicro brings smartphone style to simple appliances
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Java environment optimized for STM32 microcontrollers heralds richer GUIs and faster time-to-market for basic electronic products.
Chip market ready for steady rebound
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1/30/2013   4 comments
Wireless communications will drive semiconductors in the long-term with global economy and chip market well aligned for several years growth, says analyst.
Freescale attacks Cavium with security coprocessors
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Freescale’s C29x security co-processors will sell for as little as $99, significantly undercutting the Nitrox 3 from Cavium.
Ultra low power controllers get new benchmark
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1/30/2013   2 comments
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium will release tools for measuring energy consumption on microcontrollers that last years on a single battery.
Sub-2.3ms latency wireless guitar jack claimed better than wired
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
With a sub-2.3ms latency, Dutch developer Systec Designs claims its 'stageClix' wireless guitar jack - which employs Nordic RF technology - is the lowest latency digital wireless audio adapter of its kind available in the world and is actually superior in many ways to a traditional hard-wired guitar-to-amplifier cable link.
DAC delivers high-quality audio in small package
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced the company's stereo digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the WM8533, which claims to provide outstanding audio performance in a small package size for a wide range of consumer electronic applications.
Tiny audio transducer delivers 80dBA SPL
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Model TRSTE-5025 from Transducers USA is a surface mount audio transducer producing a very high sound pressure level of 80dBA minimum in a miniscule 5x5x2mm package.
Software tool identifies RF spectrum IMD frequencies
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Launched by Kaltman Creations LLC, RF-intermodPRO is new software product that aids in calculating, predicting and identifying intermodulation interference of wireless devices.
Low-power audio codec combines class-D amps for speakers, Class-G for headphones
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Conexant Systems has launched an ultra low-power, I2S audio codec with integrated stereo class-D speaker amplifiers and power-efficient class-G headphone amplifiers.
Audio codec enhances smartphone sound quality
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor plc has unveiled a ultra low power audio codec, designed to provide full range, high fidelity audio capture and playback to a variety of portable devices and audio accessories.
DesignCon: "Uncomplaining" engineers must demand better EDA tools
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1/29/2013   11 comments
Jonah Alben, Nvidia engineering VP, sees longer, more difficult design cycles if tools-investment complacency lingers.
Cadence announces updates for advanced nodes
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1/29/2013   Post a comment
Cadence has announced a new set of custom/analog capabilities designed specifically for the advanced technology nodes of 20 nanometers and below…
Slideshow: Hanging out at a hardware hackathon
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1/29/2013   4 comments
The Open Compute Summit hosted a hackathon, attracting nearly 100 engineers to spend a day at a design party for data center hardware.
Cisco packs silicon photonics on 3-D ICs
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1/29/2013   16 comments
Bill Swift, manager of Cisco's transceiver group, said at DesignCon the networking giant is using 2.5-D silicon interposers for silicon photonics.
Broadcom rolls SoC switches for enterprise
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1/28/2013   Post a comment
Next-generation switches said to cover all sizes of businesses from wiring closet to core.
Android benchmark gets update, publishes online
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1/28/2013   1 comment
An Android benchmark is getting an update and is now publishing results online that compare performance of mobile devices.
Qualcomm joins IMEC core CMOS R&D program
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1/28/2013   15 comments
Fabless chip giant joins the likes of Intel, Globalfoundries and Samsung in the core CMOS research program operated by the IMEC research institute.
Chinese IC market boom predicted
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1/28/2013   Post a comment
The Chinese IC market is expected to grow much faster than the global chip market over the next five years.
China fab recruits Chartered veteran as CEO
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1/28/2013   2 comments
Chinese wafer fab backed by SMIC charges former Intel and Chartered Semiconductor executive with building international management team.
Cisco sells Linksys to Belkin, ending home networking run
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1/25/2013   10 comments
A big 10-year effort to expand into consumers markets, build on core router business, comes to a close.
Cambridge jumps into graphene research race
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1/25/2013   3 comments
Cambridge University plans to open a graphene research center next week to work in parallel with the UK's National Graphene Institute.
Kotura preps fab deal amid silicon photonics surge
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1/25/2013   8 comments
A “large CMOS foundry” will make 100G silicon photonics chips for Kotura that will sample later this year, facing competition from Cisco, Intel and Luxtera.
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1
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1/25/2013   1 comment
Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
Qualcomm preps ARM server SoCs
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1/25/2013   17 comments
Qualcomm has posted job openings that make it clear it will join at least seven companies making 64-bit ARM server SoCs.
Semi equipment market gets a December bounce
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1/25/2013   Post a comment
Sales and orders up for first time in months but still well below 2011 levels.
Renesas MOSFETs deliver 50% lower on-resistance
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics is sampling low on-state resistance power MOSFETs for more power efficient and compact server power supplies.
Open ARM development platform targets industrial applications
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
Silica has expanded its range of microcontroller development tools by introducing a low cost ARM-based board for industrial applications.
Improvements to Lattice Diamond and iCEcube2 tools accelerate design of low density FPGAs
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor has added an array of advancements to its Lattice Diamond and iCEcube2 design tools, including improved power calculations and design productivity.
Smart sensor packs motion sensing and intelligence into 9 mm3
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is getting ready to sample an ultra-compact 3-axis accelerometer with embedded microcontroller for advanced motion-recognition capabilities and sensor hub.
Diodes expands low-voltage CMOS logic family
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
Continuing the rapid expansion of its standard logic product line, Diodes has added more package options to its four families of high-speed and advanced high-speed CMOS parts.
Apple's stock nosedives after forecasted sales decline
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1/24/2013   22 comments
Shares decline nearly 10 percent in after hours trading after tech giant forecasts sequential sales drop of more than 20 percent.
Intel to discontinue PC motherboards
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1/23/2013   22 comments
Chip maker plans to ramp down business over three years and transition employees to other projects.
Connectors predicted to plug into growth in 2013
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
First stable growth for the market sector since 2008 expected, according to Bishop & Associates.
TI unveils industry’s lowest phase noise frequency synthesizer
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
With integrated VCO outputs from 50 to 3760 MHz, TI’s latest synthesizer supports a wide range of applications.
NEMA 4X/6P polycarbonate enclosures debut for indoor, outdoor use
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
Hammond Manufacturing has launched the PCJ Series, a family of polycarbonate enclosures designed for housing electrical and electronic equipment in installations where NEMA 4X (IP66) environmental sealing for dust and water protection is required.
TT Electronics WHS series wirewound resistors
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
TT Electronics’ latest wirewound resistor series offers a surge energy ratings range from 2W to 7W, 1 to 330O.
Penn keeps predicting chip market growth
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1/23/2013   2 comments
The chip market will grow by 8 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Malcolm Penn but it depends on how the global economy plays out in 2013. Right now the signs are not good.
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