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Smart memory seen as cure for user-interface bottlenecks
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4/30/2012   4 comments
Spansion CEO John Kispert said smart memory will be needed to wean advanced user-interfaces off cloud connectivity dependence.
Micron, Hynix poised to gain NAND share, says IHS
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4/30/2012   2 comments
Micron Technology and SK Hynix narrowed the gap in NAND flash memory with market leaders Samsung and Toshiba in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
TriQuint Semi cuts jobs
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor cut about 70 jobs in Florida and plans to also cut jobs in Costa Rica as part of a plan to restructure the company's SAW filter manufacturing operations.
IDT buying PLX Tech for $330 million
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4/30/2012   6 comments
IDT said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire connectivity chip vendor PLX Technology in a cash and stock deal were about $330 million.
Embedded TLC flash controller targets smart phones, tablets
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
DensBits’ DB3610 offers more than 10,000 P/E cycles on 2Xnm triple-level-cell devices.
New memory packaging IP packs multi-gigabit capacity in a small form factor
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Invensas targets notebook and tablet applications with DIMM-in-a-package solution based on xFD Technology.
NeoPhotonics deals with Rusnano, plans facilities in Russia
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
Russian government entity Rusnano has acquired 4.97 million newly-issued common shares of San Jose, Calif.-based NeoPhotonics Corp. in a private placement transaction worth $39.8 million.
Ericsson adds new dev boards to 3E Gold Design Kit
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4/30/2012   Post a comment
Ericsson has launched two new development board kits, the ROA1285068 and ROA1285077, for its 3E Gold Design Kit.
Samsung tapes out Gigahertz+ ARM Cortex-A15 processor
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Hardened core used in industry's first ARM Cortex-A15 processor-based SoC for mobile computing devices.
Researchers prototype implantable microphone for de
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4/30/2012   6 comments
A proof-of-concept prototype microphone implanted in the middle ear promises to partly offset the need for wearing an outer hearing aid.
Innovative IC can't trap lightning, but can let you know it's coming
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4/30/2012   10 comments
Austriamicrosystems AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC senses approach via analog circuitry plus waveform-analysis algorithms
NXP today: 'Practically a Chinese company'
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4/30/2012   33 comments
Rick Clemmer, NXP’s CEO, said last week, NXP today is “practically a Chinese company.” NXP makes more money in China than in any other single country. Further, the Dutch company employs 8,000 people in China.
Gore starts business, develops tests for portable electronics
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4/30/2012   1 comment
Gore has created a new business unit, Gore Portable Electronic Vents, to concentrate on solutions to protect portable devices from water, dust and dirt ingress while maintaining the integrity of sound transmission.
Broadcom rolls two-port 100G switch
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4/30/2012   2 comments
Broadcom brings to Interop 2012 next week its BCM88650, a high-end switching fabric that sports two 100G ports and also can be flexibly used for 10 and 40G nets.
Huawei to give Intel LTE development support in China
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4/30/2012   4 comments
Intel's aspirations selling chips for mobile equipment have received a boost with the news that Huawei has agreed to work with Intel on the testing and rapid deployment of the time division duplex format applied to Long Term Evolution standard.
2012 chip market to grow 7%, says analyst
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4/30/2012   1 comment
Growth in the semiconductor market will accelerate in the second half of 2012 and achieve an annual percentage figure of 6 to 7 percent, according to Mali Venkatesan, research manager for semiconductors at International Data Corp.
Heliatek pushes organic solar cell efficiency higher
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4/29/2012   4 comments
Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has pushed the record efficiency for organic solar cells higher, achieving an efficiency of 10.7 percent in a 1.1 square centimeter tandem cell. The efficiency was measured by indepdendent test house SGS SA (Geneva Switzerland).
PolyCore upgrades multicore development tool
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4/29/2012   3 comments
PolyCore Software Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) has upgraded its Poly-Platform tool to version 2.0 with the inclusion of Poly-Mapper which provides control of memory used for messaging in multi-core software.
VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller features low power, low cost
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4/28/2012   Post a comment
The VL812 USB 3.0 hub controller from Via Labs, Inc., incorporates a new low-power design featuring an industry-first integrated 5V DC-DC switching regulator.
Switching buck regulators optimized for infotainment
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4/27/2012   Post a comment
Automotive devices operate at 2 MHz and offer high conversion ratios.
Fairchild, Power Integrations found to infringe patents
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4/27/2012   5 comments
A jury in U.S. federal court found that Fairchild Semiconductor and Power Integrations infringed on each others' patents.
ST’s SPIRIT1 wireless transceiver cuts power budget 50% in smart meter apps
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4/27/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has launched a high-performance, ultra-low-power wireless transceiver for Automatic Meter Infrastructure and other wireless sensor node applications.
Win a trip to the Indy 500
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4/27/2012   6 comments
Circuit-protection maker Littelfuse is sending five engineers to the big Memorial Day race.
Cisco validates Emerson 3U processor board for communications in defense apps
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4/27/2012   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power said its CPCI7203 rugged 3U CompactPCI processor blade has been verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications.
Dialog signs up to use Intrinsic-ID on-chip security
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4/27/2012   1 comment
Fabless chip company Dialog Semiconductor plc has integrated security technology from startup Intrinsic-ID BV into its SC14453S voice-over-IP processor.
Beta rolls MIL-STD-1553 data bus coupler
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4/27/2012   1 comment
Beta Transformer Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Data Device Corp., has launched the BXC-A-3, MIL-STD-1553 data bus couplers designed for use in systems development, benchtop test and flight maintenance applications.
Chip execs see 20 nm variants, 3-D ICs ahead
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4/27/2012   12 comments
GlobalFoundries is mulling low power and high performance variants of its 20 nm processes while several chip execs see 3-D ICs coming in 2014 and a path to 7 nm.
Spansion looks for return to profitability in Q2
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
Flash memory vendor Spansion reported a loss on declining sales for the first quarter, but said it expects a revenue increase and return to profitability in the second quarter.
ARM TechCon 2012 – Call for abstracts closes on Friday 27 April 27 2012
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
This year's ARM TechCon will be held October 30 – November 1, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
TSMC raises capex to record $8.5 billion, pulls in 20-nm
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4/26/2012   5 comments
TSMC has raised its planned capital expenditure for 2012 to between $8 billion and $8.5 billion. The move accompanied the announcement of first quarter financial results and a strong second quarter outlook by the foundry.
Achronix chairman: Intel foundry gambit poised for payoff
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4/26/2012   14 comments
Achronix Semiconductor Corp., eight years into its startup phase, is hanging its hat on Intel’s 22-nm FinFET process technology for its survival and envisioned victory as it prepares to go public in 2014.
CAST’s Talos eval kits help designers choose the best MCU Cores
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4/26/2012   1 comment
Talos Series Evaluation Kits are part of the full line of microcontroller and processor IP cores available through and supported by CAST
Pixel Qi claims it can beat iPad display
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4/26/2012   9 comments
Pixel Qi, a developer of reflective liquid crystal displays that can be read in sunlight thereby saving power, has announced that it can produce a screen with higher image quality than the iPad 3 retina screen.
Silicon Designs' model 2266 high-precision accelerometer
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Designs' model 2266 high-precision accelerometer come with a simple four-wire snap-in removable connector, designed to allow users the added ability to exchange, move, reposition, and replace accelerometers within a given test setup.
Melexis LX92221 and MLX92241 Hall Effect sensors
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
Melexis' latest Hall Effect sensors are designed for stringent automotive applications requirements.
Molex Inc. has expanded its innovative Brad Micro-Change M12 circular hybrid technology connector system
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4/26/2012   1 comment
Combining power and data lines into one connector, Molex's latest Brad Micro-Change CHT Connector System reduces cabling requirements and lowers installation time and associated costs.
GlobalFoundries installs gear for 20-nm TSVs
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4/26/2012   5 comments
GlobalFoundries is installing gear to make through-silicon vias at 20 and 28 nm in its New York fab, hoping to take production orders in the second half of 2013.
GE's new PCIe packet processor delivers low latency, high throughput, long life
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
The WANic 66512 PCI Express Packet Processor from GE targets the High Frequency Trading (HFT) market. It leverages Cavium’s 10-core 1.5GHz OCTEON II processor to deliver very low latency and very high throughput to a broad range of applications.
Neul launches white-space smart metering in Cambridge
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4/26/2012   8 comments
Neul, a startup company pioneering the use of white space radio, has set up a city-wide network in Cambridge, England, to demonstrate smart meter reading and other applications.
LSI, Xilinx, Cadence beat estimates
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4/26/2012   2 comments
Chip vendors LSI and Xilinx and design automation software provider Cadence Design Systems reported quarterly results that exceeded analysts' expectations and offered guidance that was also better than expected.
Nvidia, BGI partner on cloud DNA sequencing service
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4/26/2012   3 comments
BGI, the world’s largest genomics institute announced on Wednesday it would launch a new cloud-based service for researchers to do next-generation sequencing bioinformatics analysis cheaply within the cloud.
Improve real-time-control system performance by 5x with these MCUs from TI
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4/25/2012   2 comments
New C compiler, motor control software library, and system examples expand access to integrated floating-point CLA co-processor for innovative, custom motor control designs.
Intersil's chip set enables Micron Tech LCOS display
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4/25/2012   4 comments
Intersil's mixed signal chip set targets novel pico-projector applications with a reference design using Micron Technology's liquid crystal on silicon display.
IHS boosts 2012 chip market forecast
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4/25/2012   4 comments
Strong demand for smartphones and media tablets spurred IHS iSuppli to increase its 2012 chip sales forecast.
Energy Micro unveils *giant* starter kits
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32 Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko in full volume production for memory-hungry and energy-efficient applications
MPSOC'12 advanced registration open until May 11th
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
MPSoC'12 will be held on July 9-13, 2012 at Chateau Montebello Québec, Canada
Standards effort seeks to put a charge in EV deployment
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4/25/2012   9 comments
The American National Standards Institute is driving an effort to develop technical specs for electric vehicle technology and related efforts like battery development and an interoperable charging infrastructure.
Agilent PC software analyzes scope captures
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
The application supports a variety of popular waveform formats.
CISC's test system checks RFID tag performance
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
The unit comes with measurement software and a reference tag for self-calibration.
Emulation market growing. Mentor ups the ante.
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
The emulation market is growing and Mentor wants a bigger piece of the pie. It hopes the new Crystal2 chip will do just that along with VirtuaLAB…
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