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Intel preps many-core 'Knights Corner' processor
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5/31/2010   1 comment
Intel Corp. has said it plans to offer many-core processors targeting certain applications in high performance computing. The first product, codenamed "Knights Corner," will be implemented on Intel's 22-nm manufacturing process and integrate more than 50 processors.
Strong April chip sales drive prediction higher
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
Actual global chip sales were $23.41 billion in April, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association, which quotes numbers from World Semiconductor Trade Statistics. Cowan LRA model moves annual prediction up.
April averaged chip sales beat expectations
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for April was $23.579 billion, up 2.25 percent compared with the previous month and up 50.4 percent compared with the year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
BOARDS - CANbus PC/104-Plus board consumes less than 2W
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Peripherals' new CAN4000-8S PC/104-Plus board has 4 isolated CANbus channels and 8 RS-422/485 ports and consumes less than 2W.
BOARDS - COM Express modules are compact, low power
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
congatec's new COM Express modules conga-CS45, conga-BS45 and conga-BM45 have 13 variants and re compact, low power.
Saxony agrees to aid Abu Dhabi with technology
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
The German state of Saxony has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority agreeing to set up opportunities to share and exchange knowledge and expertise in advanced technology R&D, in particular in microelectronics, according to the Advanced Technology Investment Co.
ST-Ericsson launches feature-rich mobile internet platform in China
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ST-Ericsson has launched a new platform that will enable manufacturers to build feature rich handsets with high-speed internet capabilities at an affordable price point.
Wireless mesh network chipset targets smart lighting
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Semtech and Virtual Extension have announced a two-chip wireless mesh network chipset that brings a new level of performance and signal robustness to smart lighting applications.
Bosch launches volume production of cost-optimized steering angle sensor
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Bosch's latest sensor supports basic ESP functions and integrates signal processing in the system control unit.
Digi launches out-of-the-box M2M cloud connectivity for embedded platforms
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Digi International has announced that all Digi and Rabbit embedded products will be configured to easily connect to the iDigi "cloud" out of the box.
Startup proposes SOI JFETs for low power
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SuVolta Inc., a startup formerly known as DSM Solutions Inc., has revealed some details of the company's plan to achieve low power IC operation through the use of complementary junction FET technology.
Maxim sponsors EV startup
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Chipmaker Maxim Integrated Products said it is supporting, financially and technically, OptaMotive, a Californian startup that is building an electric vehicle (EV) to compete for a $10m competition for clean, production-capable vehicles that exceed the electric equivalent of 100mpg (MPGe).
PicoChip cofounder joins antenna, backhaul firm
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
Peter Claydon, co-founder and former chief operating officer of PicoChip Design Ltd., has joined Deltenna Ltd., a developer of wireless communications systems, according to a report in the Silicon South West newsletter.
Hynix raises capex, breaks with Numonyx
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South Korean memory maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has said it plans to raise its capital expenditure for 2010 to 3.05 trillion won (about $2.5 billion) from an earlier planned 2.3 trillion won (about $1.9 billion). The company is also planning to spend 522 trillion won (about $425 million) to buy Numonyx NV out of a joint-venture wafer fab in China.
Leaders lost share in 2009 wafer market, says Gartner
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
Market leaders lost out in the supply of silicon wafers to chip makers in recession-hit 2009, according to market research company Gartner Inc (Stamford, Conn.). Worldwide silicon wafer demand in 2009 was $7.23 billion, down 38.5 percent in comparison with 2008, the company said.
China taps Nvidia for world's second biggest computer
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5/31/2010   1 comment
Using Intel and Nvidia processors, a Chinese computer maker has installed in Shenzhen what experts say theoretically is the fastest supercomputer in the world, an indication both of the rise of China and of graphics processors as a growing ingredient in high-performance but relatively low power systems.
EVE's ZeBu supports TLM-2.0
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5/31/2010   Post a comment
DAC is around the corner, and EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) said it has added TLM-2.0 support to its ZeBu hardware-assisted verification platforms.
BYD, Daimler form electric car JV in China
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China's BYD Co. Ltd. and Germany's Daimler AG have formed a joint venture called Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd., which will develop an electric vehicle for China.
Honda shuts China plants amid strike
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5/30/2010   Post a comment
China continues to experience labor problems at foreign firms.
BOARDS - PICMG 1.0 full-size SBC is based on Intel Atom N450, D410 and D510
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5/30/2010   Post a comment
Axiomtek’s SBC81207 SBC, based on Atom N450, D410 and D510 processors, provides an optimized balance between power consumption and system performance, and offers a variety of onboard I/O configurations.
ICs - ETG offers CANopen drive profile update
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5/29/2010   Post a comment
Updated EtherCAT sample code simplifies development of drives, and now includes the CANopen drive profile according to the ETG implementation guideline.
NETWORKING - Fairchild's USB technology meets now and future demands
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5/29/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild’s micro-USB switch (FSA9280A) and USB transceiver (FUSB2500) have been designed to serve the ever-evolving demands placed upon USB ports in today's market. In addition to being the universal interface for mobile applications, today's USB must handle file transfers, battery-charging, music, and factory programming.
Dongbu claims record in 180-nm process
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South Korean foundry vendor Dongbu HiTek has rolled out BD180LV, a new 180-nm process technology.
RIM sets up $100 million fund in China
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The BlackBerry Partners Fund has announced the expansion of its investment activities with the launch of a $100 million affiliate fund focused on mobile investment opportunities in China.
CECS, Chengdu firm to build solar stations
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Apollo Solar Energy Inc., a refiner and producer of tellurium-based compounds and other metals for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, here has entered into a non-binding collaboration agreement with China Energy Conservation Solar Energy Technologies Inc. (CECS) to build scaled thin-film solar energy power stations.
ASE breaks ground on 3-D packaging plant
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Amid booming demand, Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) has broken ground on a new IC-packaging plant in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung, according to an analyst.
Counterpoint: 450-mm era still remote
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5/29/2010   1 comment
Contrary to some reports, the shift towards 450-mm fabs is still unlikely for the foreseeable future due to costs, according to VLSI Research Inc.
Activist investor Icahn says Mentor undervalued
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5/28/2010   2 comments
Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed owning nearly 7 percent of EDA vendor Mentor Graphics, requested a meeting with the company's management and said its shares are undervalued, it was widely reported.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Rapita Systems launches improved version of RapiTime
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Rapita Systems Ltd has added new advanced features to RapiTime, the company's tool for the measurement and timing analysis of real-time embedded software. The latest release, RapiTime v2.3, improves execution time measurement, code coverage and worst-case execution time analysis.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - RTI and Remedy IT Integrate CORBA Component Model and DDS Standards
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has partnered with Remedy IT to support the DDS for Lightweight CCM (DDS4CCM) standard. This is the first integration of Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-time Systems (DDS)-compliant middleware with the OMG's Lightweight CORBA Component Model (CCM) framework.
Semis on longest quarterly growth streak since '04
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Global semiconductor revenue increased by 2 percent in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2009, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of sequential growth, the longest such stretch since 2004, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Wi-Fi IC shipments set to grow 33% in 2010, says ABI
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Global shipments of Wi-Fi ICs are forecast to surpass 770 million units in 2010, up almost 33 percent compared to 2009, according to the ABI Research wing of Allied Business Intelligence Inc.
Pace tops 2009 global set-top-box vendor ranking
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Pace plc was the top selling vendor of digital set-top-boxes shipped to pay-TV customers worldwide in 2009, according to market research company Intex Management Services Ltd., which trades as IMS Research.
Foxconn to raise workers' wages by 20%, says FT
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., which trades as Foxconn and makes electronic products for high profile brands such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Sony, is planning to raise the wages of its Chinese workers by about 20 percent, according to a Financial Times report.
Premo claims smallest automotive 35 Amp current sensor
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Inverters and DC/DC battery chargers for electric and hybrid vehicles require minimum space and maximum power handling per cubic cm. The new CS-100-AU automotive current sensor from Spanish manufacturer Grupo Premo uses just 2.4mm3 and handles 14.6A/cm3.
Boston-Power signs up BMZ to make battery packs
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
Boston-Power Inc., a vendor of lithium-ion batteries, is teaming up with Batterien-Montage-Zentrum, a European supplier of rechargeable battery packs.
Update: China claims record in quantum cat state
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5/28/2010   7 comments
The University of Science and Technology of China in Chengdu recently claimed a new breakthrough and record in the so-called ''hyper-entangled Schrodinger cat state.''
Nokia, CEA-Leti to present high-speed NFC
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
CEA-Leti and Nokia have developed a radio frequency front-end IC that supports high-data rate short-range communications between a reader, typically a mobile phone, and a memory tag, which is due to be presented at the upcoming VLSI Symposium.
Cisco expands efforts in Chengdu
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5/28/2010   1 comment
Communications equipment giant Cisco Systems Inc. has recently expanded its efforts in Chengdu, China.
Will proteins revolutionize computing?
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5/28/2010   Post a comment
A living protein found in every cell of the human body could become a self-assembler of future information processing systems that are smaller, faster and cheaper than the inorganic computer circuitry we use today.
Smart grid standards expected by mid-2011
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5/28/2010   2 comments
Engineers aim to deliver within a year a broad suite of standards needed to build smart electric grids and reported on stepwise progress at the end of Connectivity Week here.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Mentor, Lauterbach team on accelerated hardware/software debug/verification suite
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. and Lauterbach GmbH have collaborated to deliver a hardware-accelerated software development and debug platform for the verification of Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) and embedded systems.
Magma sharply narrows annual loss
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation again topped its own sales target for the quarter ended May 2, but the company posted another loss in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The company's annual loss for the fiscal year narrowed sharply compared with the previous year.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - eTools Design Suite 8.1 boosts performance, cuts design time
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
New features and utilities in eTools 8.1 Design Suite from eASIC enable designers to reduce overall design time by up to 40 percent while increasing design performance by up to 30 percent compared to eTools 8.0.
3-axis accelerometer cuts power, add features
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5/27/2010   2 comments
STMicro three axis accelerometer lowers power, extends battery life, shrink size and integrated with other MEMS devices like gyroscopes for mobile handsets, remote controls, gaming controllers.
Critics again hammer proposed NASA's manned flight plan
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
Lawmakers remain skeptical about NASA's blueprint will ensure continued U.S. access to low-Earth orbit and beyond.
Report predicts 75 million stereo 3-D PCs in 2014
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
Nearly one million PCs will ship this year equipped to display stereo 3-D content, rising to 75 million by 2014 valued at a whopping $30 billion, according to a new report from Jon Peddie Research.
BOARDS: SBC suits display control in railway and mobile markets
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
MEN Mikro Elektronik has developed the SC21 single-board computer for intelligent displays for use in the railway and mobile markets.
X-ES bases OpenVPX module on Freescale eight-core P4080 processor
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
The XPedite5470 from Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) is a high-performance 3U OpenVPX single-board computer featuring a Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor with eight Power Architecture e500 cores at up to 1.5 GHz.
Unisem eyes IC-packaging expansion in Chengdu
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5/27/2010   Post a comment
Seeking to break out from the crowded IC-packaging pack, Malaysia’s Unisem Berhad here outlined its ambitious growth strategy amid robust demand and shortages in the market.
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