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Gartner: ASIC design starts to fall by 22% in '09
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
ASIC design starts are expected to drop by 22 percent in 2009 as the economy causes firms to push out and--in some cases--cancel designs, accordng to market research firm Gartner.
Vendors call for cloud computing standards
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
A group of 38 companies and academic groups have signed on to a so-called Open Cloud Manifesto calling for open standards for cloud computing.
Willtek adds EDGE capabilities to its mobile service tester
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Willtek Communications has announced support of EDGE measurements for its 2201 ProLock, a compact GSM and WCDMA communication test set.
SpectraLinear rolls new PC clock chip
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to expand its market opportunities, SpectraLinear Inc. has rolled out what it claims is the industry's first non-volatile programmable, PC clock chip family.
Algorithm could replace touch screens with MEMS control
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
A new type of MEMS-based user interface enables 12 different device control functions while also eliminating expensive touch screens.
Declining ASIC starts seen as gain for FPGAs
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
FPGAs are displacing ASICs--a trend that in 2009 will be exacerbated by the global financial crisis--and now have a 30-to-one edge in design starts, according to market research firm Gartner.
Second-gen QuickLogic VEE proven system block
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3/28/2009   Post a comment
QuickLogic has announced the second generation of its VEE proven system block, said to improve consumer viewing experience while also extending the battery life of mobile devices.
Magma CEO upbeat on new products, analog push
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite challenging times for his company and the industry as a whole, Magma Design Automation Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan was upbeat about new products and his company's inroads in analog EDA during an interview with EE Times this week.
NEWS: QNX claims first multi-core RTOS with Common Criteria Security Certification
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
QNX Neutrino RTOS Secure Kernel v6.4.0 now certified to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+.
Analyst: Nokia could cut $5B in outsourcing
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
In a reverse-outsourcing move, Nokia will stop using external companies to assemble its handsets, cutting a whopping $5 billion in contract manufacturing business, according to an analyst from market watcher iSuppli Corp.
Slideshow: ACE Innovators of the Year
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
We present our five finalists for the 2009 ACE Innovator of the Year Award.
Suntech's Pluto technology achieves efficiencies of 19 percent on mono-crystalline PV Cells
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
The world's largest photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., says the company is routinely utilizing its Pluto technology to produce PV cells with conversion efficiencies of approximately 19 percent on mono-crystalline PV cells and 17 percent on multi-crystalline PV cells.
Is DDR3 transition delayed?
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Is the transition to DDR3 delayed--again? If so, that could be a blow for DRAM makers, which are looking for relief amid the memory downturn.
PC slide slows as Intel eyes embedded
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
It's not a recovery, but the PC market's slide seems to be slowing according to one financial analyst firm while Intel is positioning itself for growth in embedded markets beyond the PC, said an analyst at the firm.
U.K. collaboration aims at superior uncooled photonics
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
The UK government's Technology Strategy Board has agreed to spend £1.85 million (about $2.6 million) in a collaborative project to develop integrated indium phosphide-based photonic devices and new active materials.
Renesas buys wireless firm, rolls MCUs
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Amid a major microcontroller launch, Renesas Technology Corp. has acquired Key Stream Corp.'s wireless LAN chipset business for an undisclosed price.
Action urged to help Europe's semis sector
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
European governments and public authorities need to take coordinated, strong and urgent action to ensure the continent can remain competitive in the semiconductor and nanotechnologies sectors, Dirk Beernaert of the European Commission's Nanoelectronics division warned Friday (March 27).
DisplayPort receiver aims to replace LVDS in notebooks
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Chrontel has developed a receiver chip with integrated timing control (TCON) that enables notebook and netbook designers to make the transition from LVDS to DisplayPort.
30V power transistors achieve 1.6 milliohms RDS(ON) in 5x6 package
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a series of 30V surface-mount power transistors, achieving on-resistance as low as 2 milliohms (max) to increase the energy efficiency of products such as computers, telecom and networking equipment.
24-bit delta-sigma ADC delivers speeds up to 4 MSPS
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
TI says its latest 24-bit delta-sigma ADC offers a 60 percent faster sample rate than the nearest competition.
SolarWorld to get big slice of Obama boom
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
German renewable energy giant SolarWorld could come out of the industry's crisis stronger than it was before, outshining its peers, as it becomes one of the big inners of the "Obama boom" in the United States.
Samsung selects Spreadtrum mobile phone chips
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has selected Spreadtrum Communications Inc. (Shanghai, China) to supply wireless baseband chipsets for use in mobile phones Spreadtrum has said.
Dual, Quick-PWM graphics core controllers offer wide input/output voltage ratios
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced dual, synchronous, step-down, switch-mode power-supply (SMPS) controllers that feature a constant on-time, Quick-PWM architecture to support wide input/output voltage ratios, while maintaining a relatively constant switching frequency.
Fastest yet 24bit delta-sigma ADC claimed
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
With speeds of up to four mega samples per second (MS/s), Texas Instrument's latest 24bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is said to be 60 percent faster than its nearest competition.
Toshiba, Sharp say may work together in solar power
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Japan's Toshiba Corp and Sharp Corp said on Friday they are considering working together in the solar power business amid growing demand for cleaner energy, sending their shares higher.
MIT study exposes manufacturing inefficiencies
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
A detailed analysis has found that modern manufacturing processes are 'alarmingly' inefficient, according to an MIT news release. The team from MIT, led by Professor Timothy Gutowski, looked at 20 different major manufacturing processes and actually showed that some of the more modern systems were the worst offenders.
Elpida to raise $465 million through offering
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Japanese DRAM vendor Elpida Memory plans to raise capital to shore up its finances by selling shares in two of its businesses.
Samsung to accelerate 'green' product efforts
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is jumping on the green bandwagon.
Tesla targets broader audience with electric sedan
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Electric car start-up Tesla Motors Inc unveiled its newest, lowest-cost vehicle Thursday, a family sedan the company says will be the first highway-ready electric vehicle accessible to most car buyers.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: Microchip Technology unveils PICDEM Lab Development Kit
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Low-Cost Kit provides complete development environment for educators, students, and engineers who are new to PIC microcontrollers
SOFTWARE TOOLS: ASIM for AUTOSAR Builder speeds validation & verification
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Geensys' new offering identifies design issues early in the development cycle
Nvidia countersues Intel
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3/26/2009   1 comment
Graphics chip vendor Nvidia has filed a countersuit in Delaware against Intel claiming breach of contract, the company said.
Where is $3 trillion in global stimulus spending going?
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Where is $3 trillion in global stimulus money is going? How will it impact and change the mega trends shaping the future of electronics industry? What are the fundamental technologies upon which the success of that industry will depend? Which technologies will lose out? Lisa Su, Freescale's CTO, believes she knows.
Toshiba introduces Mosfets
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. introduced a new series of MOSFETs for synchronous rectification in the secondary stage of switched mode power supplies (SMPS).
TI releases family of radiation tolerant, high temperature-resistant power management
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has released a family of high-reliability power management integrated circuits and advanced CMOS (AC) logic devices to increase system-level reliability in applications exposed to long-term radiation and extreme temperatures, such as downhole drilling, x-ray imaging, satellite systems and high-altitude avionics.
Soitec claims circuit stacking is ready for prime time
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer and substrates supplier Soitec SA (Bernin, France) has said its circuit stacking technology is ready for technology transfer and manufacturing.
Fairchild Semiconductor unveils highest efficiency 6 MHz 600 mA synchronous buck regulator
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is providing designers of cell phones, datacards and netbooks a 6MHz synchronous buck regulator that delivers high efficiency in a compact and razor-thin footprint.
DoE debuts $3.2b in energy efficiency grants
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new $3.2 billion grant program to promote efficient use of energy, a slice of the estimated $32.7 billion in tech stimulus dollars allocated to the department.
Chipmaking equipment market fell 31% in 2008, says SEMI
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment fell to $29.52 billion in 2008, down 31 percent on 2007, according to trade association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
New analog IC markets seen after 2008 decline
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Growth drivers for analog ICs will migrate from mobile phones, multimedia players and general trends in portability and wireless to a new lineage of applications on the horizon in areas such as energy, transportation, health and safety, according to market research firm Databeans. The firm reported that the analog IC market declined 2 percent in 2008 and is in for another tough year in 2009.
Fairchild to close fabs, cuts more jobs
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor plans to close two fabs and eliminate at least 200 jobs in an effort to cut costs.
TI analog boss says unit will drive company growth
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. is bolstering its position in the analog semiconductor market by relying on its extensive product portfolio and worldwide sales force to drive growth in a depressed demand environment, according to company senior vice president Gregg Lowe.
Analysis: Is TI ready for a major analog IC acquisition?
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. wants to sharply increase its analog IC market share, but achieving that goal would require the company to again gamble on a significant acquisition similar to a strategic move it made nine years ago that helped cement its leading position in the segment.
Senators push for deal on patent damages
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3/26/2009   1 comment
U.S. Senators put out what amounts to a final call for compromise on the controversial question of how to calculate damages for patent infringement, a key sticking issue in the ongoing debate on a proposed patent reform bill S.515.
Credit rating agency lowers outlook for TI
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Fitch Ratings lowered its rating outlook for Texas Instruments to "negative" from "stable," saying it expects TI's revenue and operating performance for 2009 to deteriorate due to broad-based macroeconomic weakness through at least the rest of the year.
ATE consortium STC folds
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Test Consortium Inc. (STC) has folded.
Silicon ingot maker Solaicx customizes gear for solar
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3/26/2009   1 comment
Solar cell ingot manufacturer Solaicx has developed its own manufacturing process for wafers used in solar panels. The result, it claims, is much higher solar conversion efficiencies.
Agilent to cut 2,700 jobs in restructuring
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies plans to cut about 2,700 jobs--roughly 14 percent of its workforce--as part of a major restructuring in its Electronic Measurement and Semiconductor & Board Test segments which will include new leadership.
Spirent Communications Solution for CTIA A-GPS Over The Air Test Standard
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Spirent and ETS-Lindgren introduce test for Over the Air A-GPS for smart phones.
Lenders sue Freescale over debt swaps
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Senior lenders who provided $150 million to Freescale Semiconductor have filed suit against the chip maker over its attempt to exchange about $4 billion in notes for up to $1 billion in a new term loan.
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