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Report: Broadcom acquires Israeli firm
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Broadcom last week acquired Israeli image processing vendor Sightic Vista for between $10 million and $20 million, according to the online, English-language version of Israeli business daily Globes.
Soitec, Sumitomo to develop GaN substrates
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Semiconductor manufacturing materials vendors Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Industries said they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride substrates.
Semtech rolls industry's first smart current sink LED backlighting platform
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has launched industry’s first smart current sink LED backlighting platform with on-chip digital lighting effects for high-end handheld displays. The new platform incorporates Semtech’s smart Automatic Dropout Prevention (ADP) technology for high-quality current sink drivers that can replace boost converters and charge pumps in high-end handhelds, while providing high-quality display backlighting.
QuickLogic’s DPO technology extends single-charge battery life by up to 36% in handheld devices
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Display Power Optimizer (DPO) technology from QuickLogic increases battery life in every system tested, regardless of form-factor or display size.
VLSI cuts estimates for chip, tool markets
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
This year has been a "two for one deal," with both semiconductors and chip manufacturing equipment cramming two years of growth into one year, resulting in overcapacity and declining chip prices, according to market research firm VLSI Research.
Intersil Li-ion battery manager IC ensures performance and safety
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Device emphasizes accuracy, diagnostics, and robust communication.
Maxim's MAXQ7670A lowers cost for precision sensor apps in automotive and industrial
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
The MAXQ7670A from Maxim Integrated Products is a mixed-signal microcontroller that integrates all the functions needed to accurately measure small-amplitude differential analog input signals.
'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
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11/30/2010   8 comments
With DRAM and flash scaling set to hit a wall, the race is on to find the all-purpose memory. But the contest is shaping up to be a marathon.
On-Ramp Wireless marks underground grid sensors
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11/30/2010   2 comments
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant to On-Ramp Wireless for a project to install an intelligent system to monitor events in the underground distribution grid.
AMS, NXP team up for RFID authentification
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11/30/2010   6 comments
Analog chip company Austriamicrosystems AG and Dutch company NXP Semiconductors NV have announced that they have developed a reference design for product authentication in embedded consumer applications.
Built-in MEMS resonators beat quartz
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11/30/2010   6 comments
SiTime is offering world's first real-time clock resonator that can be wirebonded inside a semiconductor vendor's package thereby eliminating the need for external quartz crystals.
COM Express FPGA Starterkit enables extremely flexible I/O
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Kontron's COM Express FPGA Starterkit features the Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA and provides all the required components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/Os.
Linear Technology's LTC2165, LTC2185 and LTC2195 analog-to-digital converters
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology launched three families of low power 16-bit, 25Msps to 125Msps ADCs that it claims dissipate approximately half the power of competing 16-bit products.
austriamicrosystems AS1310 DC-DC converter
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11/29/2010   2 comments
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up DC-DC converter optimized for light loads (60mA) and the highest efficiency – up to 92 %.
Allegro Microsystems SX68000M series motor drivers
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems is housing its latest high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology in low power motor drivers.
LatticeECP3 low-cost FPGA supports Broadcom HiGig protocol
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11/29/2010   1 comment
The folks at Lattice Semiconductor have just announced the immediate availability of the HiGig MAC IP core for their low-cost LatticeECP3 FPGA family.
NIST aims quartz microbalance at nanotech
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11/29/2010   4 comments
Using a new twist on the traditional thermogravimetric analysis technique, the National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrated a new method for taking Nanoscale measurements of the purity of carbon-nanotubes, coated-nanoparticles and surface features on thin films.
Marvell claims victory over Jasmine Networks
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
A California jury rejected misappropriation of trade secrets allegations against Marvell Technology Group in a suit brought by Jasmine Networks nearly 10 years ago, Marvell said .
Inside Xbox 360’s Kinect controller
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11/29/2010   7 comments
The Kinect sensor peripheral for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 puts players in the game by eliminating the game controller, thanks to PrimeSense’s reference design.
Analyst: NAND flash market to grow 16% in 2011
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11/29/2010   6 comments
NAND flash memory sales revenue will grow 16 percent to reach $21.5 billion in 2011, according to DRAMexchange.
Inside offers NFC system-in-package for mobile
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11/29/2010   1 comment
Smart card IC company Inside Contactless SA has launched its SecuRead system-in-package for NFC mobile devices.
Altium expands European team
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Altium Ltd. announced it has strengthened business activities across EMEA.
Texas Instruments 12-bit, 8-channel DAC7678 DAC
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
TI’s 8-channel DAC from TI provides low power and high accuracy in a small package.
CEA-Leti unveils HgCdTe array for defense, security apps
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
CEA-Leti has developed an infrared imaging array in the 8-10µm band capable of returning an image with a minimum temperature difference, or thermal resolution, of 1 to 2mK, at ambient temperature and with traditional image cadences of 25-50 Hertz.
CTO confirms IBM's PCM expectations
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11/29/2010   17 comments
Jai Menon, an IBM Fellow and chief technology officer with IBM's systems and technology group, has confirmed that IBM believes that phase-change memory (PCM), a non-volatile technology, could scale beyond where flash memory can go and could be of use in server computers in three to five years.
Rockchip, SMIC make 65-nm consumer SoC
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11/29/2010   6 comments
Fabless chip company Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. Ltd. has started commercial production of a mixed-signal ARM9-based consumer processor using a 65-nm CMOS process from Chinese foundry SMIC.
Duo designs ultrasound platform
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Samplify Systems and Telemed Ltd. announced an alliance to jointly develop and market an ultrasound system for medical electronics companies.
Startup raises VC for GaN-on-Si factory
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11/26/2010   8 comments
Wafer supplier Azzurro Semiconductors AG has closed a venture capital round of 14.5 million euro (about $19 million).
Watch the Hylas-1 launch live!
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11/26/2010   Post a comment
Watch the Hylas-1 launch live, due to take place on Friday 26 November during a launch window between 19:39 and 22:54 CET.
Toshiba to source rare-earths from Mongolia
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11/26/2010   17 comments
Toshiba Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mongolia's MNFCC LLC agreeing to discussions on cooperation in the development of Mongolia's mineral resources, including uranium, rare earth and rare metals products.
Lockheed Martin uses ALT Software's safety critical graphics SW
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11/26/2010   Post a comment
ALT Software Inc. said it has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide embedded graphics display drivers and hardware support for the company's next generation avionics hardware.
Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
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11/26/2010   13 comments
Infineon Technologies AG is supplying power chips for electric cars from 2003 startup Tesla Motors Inc., according to a Bloomberg report that quotes Infineon CEO Peter Bauer.
Movea offers $1.99 'air mouse' for iPhone
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11/26/2010   19 comments
Motion sensing and gesture recognition company Movea SA has announced its Air Mouse application for the iPhone4 is available for download from the App Store at a price of $1.99. The Air Mouse application enables iPhone4 users to turn their phone into a motion-operated remote control for home media and presentation uses.
Ontario microwave startup raises $8 million
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11/25/2010   11 comments
Peraso Technologies Inc., a fabless chip company working on millimeter-wave radio transceiver technology, has raised C$8 million (about $7.9 million) in an equity financing round led by Celtic House Venture Partners.
Flight Focus uses Vector tools for DO-178B Level C/D coverage requirements
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11/25/2010   1 comment
Vector Software, Inc. announced that FlightFocus Pte Ltd has deployed its VectorCAST/C++ and VectorCAST/Cover tools to achieve DO-178B certification in a short amount of time.
Vishay launches DSCC-approved, zero-ohm chip resistor
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11/25/2010   5 comments
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced the RCWPM Jumper, a DSCC-approved, zero-ohm chip resistor that is MIL-PRF-32159-qualified.
Sitara ARM processor supports Profibus
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11/25/2010   12 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. has announced the availability of its AM1810 Sitara ARM processor, which integrates an ARM9 processor core with a Profibus interface. Profibus is a popular fieldbus used for communications between factory automation equipment.
NXP's Mifare to add NFC support to SIMs
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11/25/2010   10 comments
NXP Semiconductors NV has struck a licensing deal so that its 13.56-MHz Mifare contactless smart card technology to be integrated into the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) smart card format of Gemalto NV used in mobile terminals in GSM and UMTS (European 3G) mobile communications networks.
CMOS optical pulse compressor debuts
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11/24/2010   8 comments
Silicon photonic pulse compressors to be used for optical time division multiplexing in future on-chip silicon photonics were demonstrated on CMOS chips by researchers at the University of California at San Diego.
Broadcom closes Beceem buy
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11/24/2010   2 comments
Broadcom said it closed the $316 million acquisition of LTE and WiMAX SoC vendor Beceem Communications.
Mentor, Rohde & Schwarz develop HW-accelerated debug platform
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11/24/2010   2 comments
Mentor Graphics Corp. and Rohde & Schwarz said they have joined forces to deliver a hardware-accelerated debug platform for the verification of wireless communications SoCs.
Synopsys unveils LightTools version 7.1
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11/24/2010   Post a comment
Synopsys Inc. has made enhancements to its LightTools illumination design and analysis software.
D&R readies Intelligent Project Architect
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11/24/2010   Post a comment
Design & Reuse SA (D&R) has delivered Intelligent Project Architect (IPA) as part of its IP management platform. It is suitable for IP-based collaborative design project between geographically distributed teams using various revision control systems.
Infineon signs Chinese IGBT deal
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11/24/2010   5 comments
Infineon Technologies AG has signed a license agreement with Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of wind power equipments allowing the company to make core components for wind turbines.
Automotive MEMS sales rebound, says iSuppli
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11/24/2010   6 comments
Driven by the sharp rebound in the automotive production and inventory rebuilding, the market for automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors will grow to record size in 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Is IBM moving to fab-lite, research heavy?
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11/24/2010   16 comments
IBM appears set to gradually back away from semiconductor manufacturing and to rely for its leading-edge silicon on Samsung and GlobalFoundries as foundry suppliers. Both Samsung and GlobalFoundries are set to have wafer fabs for foundry operations in the United States, which could help cement relations.
North American PCB book-to-bill slips
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11/24/2010   3 comments
The book-to-bill ratio for the North American rigid PCB industry in October 2010 fell below parity to 0.98, according to the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, a standards body for the electronics industry known as the IPC.
Quantum hard drives on the horizon
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11/23/2010   6 comments
Entanglement may be used someday to read and write information onto quantum hard drives.
Car Wi-Fi shipments projected to soar
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11/23/2010   7 comments
Shipments of built-in car Wi-Fi systems are set to soar by more than 40 fold by 2017, as automakers increasingly view wireless connectivity as a key competitive differentiator, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Altera’s next-gen industrial networking, motor control, and safety solutions
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11/23/2010   1 comment
Good grief – it sounds like the place to be at the moment is the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2010 Electric Automation Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany,
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