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Intel launches solid-state drive
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12/30/2010   26 comments
Intel Corp. has introduced to the market a solid-state drive (SSD) that offers 40- and 80-Gbyte memory capacity in a format measuring 51-mm by 30-mm and only 5-mm deep. The unit weighs 10 grams.
Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
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12/30/2010   12 comments
About 45 million units and some 21 percent of all TVs shipped in 2010 are forecast to have internet connectivity, according to market research company DisplaySearch
Intel shrinks SSD drive
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12/30/2010   3 comments
Intel Corporation has released the Intel® solid-state drive 310 Series, a solid-state drive (SSD) with Intel® X25-class SSD performance that measures 51mm-by-30mm and 5mm thick.
Nine predictions for CES 2011
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12/29/2010   10 comments
Many at CES will show an iPad-alike, no one will have much to add to 3-D Web TVs, everyone will want to partner in home nets and the AMD/Intel war will take a new turn.
Graphics IP startup claims 40 licensees
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12/29/2010   12 comments
Vivante Corp., a supplier of graphics processing unit (GPU) IP cores, has announced that 40 companies have licensed Vivante GPU cores, and multiple customers having integrated Vivante's GPUs into semiconductor products due to launch in 2011.
Santa brought fewer gadgets in 2010
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12/28/2010   17 comments
Holiday spending was down in consumer electronics, a maturing sector increasingly focused on profits, not growth, said one leading analyst
5 things to watch for in new cameras during 2011
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12/28/2010   33 comments
Here are five things defined by camera OEMs and chip vendors as the next battleground for the digital still camera market in 2011.
Automotive MEMS hits record high
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12/28/2010   8 comments
Automotive MEMS chip sales surpassed a 2008 peak, reaching a new high in worldwide shipments during 2010.
Nordic shrinks 2.4GHz ANT products
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12/28/2010   Post a comment
Nordic releases miniaturized 2.4GHz products with wafer-level chip-scale packages for space-constrained sports, fitness, and health applications.
Anaren radio modules target European apps
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12/27/2010   Post a comment
Anaren integrated radio modules A1101R08A (antenna) and A1101R08C (connectorized) are ETSI-compliant for 865-868MHz. With the new modules, Anaren aims to save time and costs for OEMs marketing a wireless product in Europe.
Cypress fleshes out 65nm SRAM family
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12/27/2010   1 comment
Cypress Semiconductor reports that new devices deliver industry’s fastest QDR SRAM operating speed of 550 MHz while reducing power consumption by 50 percent.
Key innovators in 2010
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12/27/2010   6 comments
Multicore development, the Droid phone and the acceleration of Tesla's electric car head our list of top innovations in 2010.
NXP sells off can tuner operation
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12/24/2010   12 comments
NXP Semiconductor NV, a chip company that has been undergoing a strategic overhaul and downsizing, after being loaded with debt by private equity buyers has announced that Nutune, a joint venture, has been sold to affiliates of American Industrial Acquisition Corp.
ITC won't review Samsung-Spansion finding
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12/23/2010   5 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission said it will not review an October determination that Samsung did not violate flash memory patents held by Spansion.
ITC finds Knowles infringed ADI patents
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12/23/2010   Post a comment
A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge ruled that Knowles Electronics infringes valid claims from a wafer anti-stiction application patent held by Analog Devices.
IBM racetrack memory enters home stretch
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12/23/2010   9 comments
IBM's racetrack memory entered the home stretch to fabricating a prototype solid-state memory chip that can replace both flash memory and hard disk drives.
Many-core Plurality to benchmark on EEMBC
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12/23/2010   2 comments
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has announced that Plurality Ltd., a developer of many-core processors, has joined the consortium's Consumer Workgroup.
Roboteq publishes free WiFi Robot Platform Design
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12/22/2010   2 comments
Roboteq, Inc. has published a WiFi Robot design platform featuring Roboteq’s AX3500 DC Motor Controller and an Intel Atom Processor-based Mini-ITX mainboard. The robot is a battery-operated, 4 wheel-drive unit, built around 1.5 by 2 feet (46cm x 61cm) aluminum frame, with WiFi connectivity and video camera.
Axiomtek's new NA-320FL multi-Gigabit network appliance platform is fanless, noiseless
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12/22/2010   Post a comment
Axiomtek's NA-320FL is a fanless 1U compact network appliance platform with six Gigabit LANs. It supports Intel's low-power Atom processors D510 1.66GHz with Intel ICH8M PCH chipset.
Report: Sony to buy back fab from Toshiba
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12/22/2010   Post a comment
Sony plans to re-acquire a semiconductor fab in Nagasaki, Japan, that it sold to Toshiba in 2008, according to a report.
Analyst downgrades Xilinx after sales warning
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12/22/2010   2 comments
Xilinx was downgraded by a Wall Street analyst after the firm cut its sales guidance for the fiscal third quarter due to weaker than anticipated sales to a few large wireless communications customers.
Report sees 1.7B USB 3.0 devices in 2014
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12/22/2010   6 comments
Despite a slow take-off, 1.7 billion USB 3.0 devices will ship in 2014, up from a slower than expected 14 million this year, according to an In-Stat report.
NXP sells off sound division for $855 million
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12/22/2010   15 comments
NXP Semiconductor NV, a chip company that has been undergoing a strategic overhaul and downsizing led by CEO Rick Clemmer, has agreed to sell its Sound Solutions business line to Dover Corp. for $855 million.
Prism Sound adds Bluetooth support to audio tester
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12/22/2010   Post a comment
Prism Sound's dScope Series III audio analyzer has been upgraded so support audio streaming directly between test system and Bluetooth device, enabling real-time, closed-loop testing of Bluetooth audio systems.
Zarlink invests $5 million in timing firm
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12/22/2010   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has announced it has invested $5 million in Multigig Inc., a fabless chip company that provides clock generation and timing products for the wired and wireless communications markets.
Xilinx lowers quarterly guidance on weak comms
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12/22/2010   1 comment
FPGA vendor Xilinx Inc. has reduced its guidance for its third fiscal quarter which ends with the calendar year.
ARM share price soars on Windows reports
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12/22/2010   20 comments
ARM's share price jumped sharply on reports that Microsoft will use the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month to demonstrate a version of its Windows operating system that will run on processors designed by the U.K. firm.
13 'fabless' chip firms to top $1B in sales
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12/22/2010   5 comments
IC Insights said that a record 13 fabless chip companies will top $1 billion in sales this year, though the firm defines the term to include one company that maintains its own fabs but gets most of its wafers from foundries.
DDC's RP-26300 solid-state power controller handles four 75-amp channels
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
The RP-26300 from Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a new compact (6.3 in X 4.6 in), multi-channel solid-state power controller card with the capability to distribute and control power to four independent 75 Amp subsystems, and handle high current loads up to 300 Amps with channel paralleling.
In split vote, FCC approves Net neutrality rules
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12/21/2010   16 comments
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission split along party lines to narrowly pass what chairman Julius Genachowski called the first enforceable rules for the Internet.
ITC ruling for Tessera over chip firms upheld
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
A U.S. federal appeals court upheld an ITC ruling against several chip makers that were found to infringe BGA package patents held by Tessera Technologies.
VCs upbeat on consumer, media, mobile
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12/21/2010   8 comments
A slim majority of venture capitalists expect rising investments mainly in the U.S. with most enthusiasm for consumer, media and mobile sectors, according to a new survey.
Samsung Electronics selects Dialog’s audio codec IC for new line of MP3 players
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics has adopted the DA7211 audio codec IC from Dialog Semiconductor plc to deliver the highest level of audio performance in its YP-Q3AB MP3 player.
PMR audio processor claims unrivalled performance
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has added a new audio scrambler and sub-audio signaling processor, the CMX148, to the company’s family of analog two way radio ICs.
Low-power HDMI receivers deliver enhanced A/V system performance
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced what the company claims is the industry’s smallest, single-chip receivers to incorporate HDMI version 1.4a support for 3-D display resolutions and extended colorimetry.
Math library for HiFi audio DSPs now available
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
Tensilica has announced that the NatureDSP Math library from DSP and VoIP software solutions provider IntegrIT DSP Design House is now available for its HiFi audio DSPs for system-on-chip (SOC) design.
Voice processing modules available free to developers
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments is now offering field-proven Telogy Software voice processing modules free to developers designing with C55x and C64x+ DSPs.
Haptic touch and audio exciters simulate mechanical key movement
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
NXT announced combined haptic touch and audio exciters for touch panels and screens in industrial, home automation, automotive and consumer electronic products.
Dresden's 'Cool Silicon' project preps phase 2
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12/21/2010   5 comments
The Dresden Cool Silicon project, backed by state and federal government funding and launched in 2009, is preparing to enter its second phase.
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX11645 2-channel analog-to-digital converter
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12/21/2010   5 comments
Check out what Maxim is calling the industry's smallest 2-channel, 12-bit ADC that includes an internal reference in a space-saving 4mm2 WLP.
Texas Instruments' TPS54618 step-down SWIFT DC/DC converter
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
This 6-A converter in a 3-mm x 3-mm QFN package achieves 95-percent power efficiency over full load.
Vishay's metal film resistors offer temp coefficients down to ± 5 ppm/°C
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12/21/2010   4 comments
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a surface-mount series of high-precision, high-stability metal film resistors in the 2012 and 4527 case sizes. The PSF resistors feature extremely low temperature coefficients down to ± 5 ppm/°C and tight tolerances to 0.01%
TSMC to raise R&D spend in 2011, says report
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plans to raise its R&D spending by nearly 39 percent to NT$50 billion (about $1.68 billion) in 2011, according to a Taipei Times report that quoted chairman and CEO Morris Chang.
Rare earth scarcity gauged by DoE
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12/21/2010   5 comments
The anticipated study by the U.S. Department of Energy concludes that rare earth scarcity is critical to the growth of clean energy technologies.
Narda rolls high speed switched BIT attenuator
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12/20/2010   Post a comment
Narda has launched the Model DA64-63B, a high-speed switched-bit 63-dB attenuator that operates from 2 to 6 GHz.
Shifts, growth ahead for 10G Ethernet
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12/20/2010   6 comments
The Ethernet chip market will expand to $3.4 billion in 2014 with most of the growth and shifts coming in 10G silicon, according to two new Linley Group reports.
NFC poised to take off, iSuppli says
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12/20/2010   5 comments
Boosted by support from Nokia and Google, use of near field communication in handsets is poised to begin an explosive growth phase next year, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Fab tool book-to-bill ratios slide again
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12/20/2010   Post a comment
A trade group reported that the book-to-bill ratio for Japan-based chip equipment vendors slide again in November to 1.09. The ratio for North American firms also slipped in November.
IP reuse standard said to be gaining steam
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12/20/2010   3 comments
More than 1,200 copies of the IEEE IP-XACT standard created to ease IP reuse have been downloaded in the past six months, according to Accellera, an EDA standards organization.
Power Integrations RDK-251 reference design
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12/20/2010   Post a comment
Power Integrations announced a new reference design for a 5-watt offline LED driver that includes flicker-free TRIAC dimming and single-stage power factor correction.
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