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TI to provide foundry services to Spansion
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8/31/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has agreed to provide foundry services to another semiconductor vendor, but a spokesperson for the company said TI has no designs on beefing up its presence in the foundry business long-term.
Samsung pledges $70M for connected TVs
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8/31/2010   1 comment
Samsung vowed to spend about $70 million to establish its connected TV platform and showed a new app to control the TV using its Galaxy S Android smartphone.
TFT Touchscreen LCDs feature extended temp range, LED backlight
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8/31/2010   Post a comment
InfoVue TFT (Thin Film Technology) LCDs from Lumex are full color graphic display devices that come in both touch screen and standard formats and feature an extended temperature range, LED backlighting for high contrast, and a thin profile starting at 3mm.
Gartner cuts second-half PC sales forecast
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8/31/2010   5 comments
Gartner revised downward its PC sales forecast for the second half of 2010, citing an uncertain economic outlook in the U.S. and Europe.
Epson Toyocom XP-6000CA absolute pressure sensor
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8/31/2010   1 comment
Epson Toyocom Corp. has developed an extremely small absolute pressure sensor dubbed the XP-6000CA, which employs a QMEMS pressure-sensing structure that allows the sensor to squeeze into a tiny 7.0 × 5.0 × 2.0t mm package while providing total pressure accuracy (±30 Pa) and high resolution (0.3 Pa).
Infineon set to focus on capacity before acquisitions
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8/31/2010   3 comments
Infineon, which is selling its wireless business unit to Intel, is planning to use the cash it will receive to re-invigorate its in-house manufacturing ahead of seeking growth through acquisitions.
2A, 42V boost converter offered in automotive, military temperature grades
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8/31/2010   Post a comment
For applications in extreme ambient temperatures, Linear Technology has created "H-grade" and "MP-grade" versions of the LT3580, a current-mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with internal 2A, 42V switch. The device operates from an input voltage range of 2.5V to 32V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs.
AVX AU series multilayer ceramic chips
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8/31/2010   Post a comment
AVX has beefed up its multilayer ceramic chip (MLCC) line to include gold plated terminations, helping to eliminate a printed-circuit board’s susceptibility to tin wiskering that can affect system performance.
Maxim Integrated Products MAX2063 digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier
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8/31/2010   1 comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2063, calling it the industry's only fully programmable, multi-state, dual-channel, digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier (VGA).
Ethernet switch takes new tack at virtual I/O
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8/31/2010   1 comment
Startup Xsigo Systems, Inc. rolled out a 10 Gbit/second switch that can handle Ethernet networking and Fibre Channel storage traffic for a fraction of the cost of Fibre Channel over Ethernet adapters sold by companies such as Cisco Systems.
Intel will run wireless as separate business
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8/31/2010   5 comments
Intel will operate the wireless business it is set to acquire from Infineon as a separate business, according to executives speaking at a press conference called to discuss the deal.
Trident fires opening salvo on frame rate conversion patents
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8/31/2010   8 comments
Trident plans to pursue license agreements with select chip vendors for its motion estimation/motion compensation patents – essential to LCD displays and 3-D TV sets.
RF-MEMS to boost NTT's cell phones
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8/31/2010   3 comments
WiSpry and NTT DoCoMo will jointly develop tunable RF-MEMS capacitor arrays on CMOS chips to tune its filters in realtime thereby improving performance, mitigating dropped calls and expanding network capacity.
Vishay NTCLE305E4xxxSB micro-chip NTC thermistors boast small diameter, fast response time
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8/31/2010   Post a comment
Vishay has launched a series of micro-chip negative temperature coefficient thermistors with a small 1.6-mm body sensing diameter, fast response time down to = 0.7 s, and temperature accuracy of ± 0.5°C from + 25°C to + 85°C.
Sematech completes 3-D chip pilot line
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8/31/2010   Post a comment
Sematech announced the completion of its 300-mm, 3-D IC pilot line.
Cypress CY8CMBR2044 CapSense Express
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8/30/2010   Post a comment
Cypress semiconductor released a new version of its capacitive-sensing controller technology, intended to cut system-design time and expand the market for such applications.
Applied's flowable CVD: Another opinion
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8/30/2010   Post a comment
Applied called FCVD a ''game changer.'' Some analysts were not as impressed, however.
Analyst cuts forecast for AMD
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8/30/2010   4 comments
An investment banking firm has lowered its estimates for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Graphite foam cools hi-intensity LEDs
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8/30/2010   15 comments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher James Klett (shown) claims to have developed a graphite foam technology that can help cool LED light fixtures and extend their lifespan.
Report: EMS vendors face supply chain 'pileup'
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8/30/2010   2 comments
Contract manufacturers are facing a challenging supply imbalance characterized by tight inventories of components and a glut of raw materials, according to a report by market research firm iSuppli.
Intel-Infineon deal: What analysts are saying
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8/30/2010   8 comments
Here's what analysts said about the Intel-Infineon deal.
Top-of-rack 10GE switches to hit $500M
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8/30/2010   3 comments
The market for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet switches geared for rack-mounted servers grew a whopping 300 percent in the last quarter, an indicator a major upgrade cycle is underway in business networks, said an analyst.
Achronix, Opticomp demo 40-Gbit/s networking kit
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8/30/2010   3 comments
Achronix Semiconductor has teamed up with optical module supplier Opticomp to produce a development system for optical data communications.
Chip sales stay strong amid slowdown signs
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8/30/2010   3 comments
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for July was $25.24 billion, up 1.2 percent from June and up 37.0 percent from July 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
QNX tackles Freescale processors as platform for its software
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8/30/2010   3 comments
QNX Software Systems has announced that its CAR Application Platform now supports Freescale Semiconductor's i.MX processors which are used widely in automotive environments.
TPS7A30 and LT1175 prove that LDOs are still vibrant and vital
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8/30/2010   1 comment
TPS7A30 (Texas Instruments) and LT1175 (Linear Technology) low dropout regulators push negative voltage, micropower boundaries
Webench tool takes designer from LED driver through LED and even heat sink
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8/30/2010   1 comment
LED Architect from National Semiconductor encompasses specific LEDs, heat sinks for complete system-level design and tradeoffs analysis
Analysis: Intel's wireless move no guarantee of success
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8/29/2010   11 comments
Intel pays $1.4 billion for a ticket to bet on itself in the convergence of computing and communications. And Infineon gets richer and 30 percent smaller, but where's the plan?
Microsoft founder sues the industry
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8/29/2010   17 comments
Interval Licensing LLC, which is backed by Paul Allen, has filed a complaint against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.
Crystek CVCO55CC targets digital radios
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8/27/2010   Post a comment
Crystek's CVCO55CC-1490-1550 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 1490 to 1550 MHz
Semitech SM2200 OFDMA power line transceiver
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8/27/2010   Post a comment
Semitech Semiconductor announced an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) power line transceiver useful in smart grid applications.
3Par a $2 billion company
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8/27/2010   16 comments
The 3Par bidding war between HP and Dell speaks volumes about the dynamics of today's computer industry
China researchers claim faster MRAM
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8/27/2010   5 comments
MRAM speed can be boosted and power consumption cut by using a new electrical switching technique that requires much less energy to write bits, according to Chinese researchers.
Intel cuts sales target on weak PC sales
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8/27/2010   7 comments
Intel lowered its sales target for the third quarter, saying the company now expects revenue to be between $10.8 billion and $11.2 billion, down from a previous estimate of $11.2 billion and $12 billion.
ADI front end ICs aim to lower power consumption
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8/27/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced 12-bit and 10-bit mixed-signal front-ends (MxFEs) that aim to reduce power and board space for developers of wireless infrastructure and portable radio equipment.
ST launches 3-D digital TV chip
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8/27/2010   8 comments
STMicroelectronics has announced it is offering an IC with 3-D television support and 120-Hz motion estimation and motion compensation for 1080-line progressive scan pictures within mid-range integrated digital televisions.
Magma hits guidance, beats analyst expectations
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8/26/2010   2 comments
Magma Design Automation met or exceeded all financial guidance for the quarter ended Aug. 1, posting a net loss in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of $3.3 million on revenue of $32.6 million.
IR tops expectations, but profit declines
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8/26/2010   Post a comment
International Rectifier posted a net income of $29 million on revenue of $263.8 million for the quarter ended June 27, beating consensus analysts' expectations.
California proposal could jumpstart U.S. solar market
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8/26/2010   3 comments
Will solar finally take off in California--and the U.S.?
Silicon Labs, Quintic settle infringement suit
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8/26/2010   Post a comment
IC vendor Quintic has agreed to a patent licensing and royalty deal that provides the company with a limited license to Silicon Laboratories' international portfolio of FM radio patents under the terms of a patent infringement litigation settlement between the two companies, Silicon Labs said.
Analyst: IC business back on track in July
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8/26/2010   6 comments
After a lull, the IC industry is back on track, at least according to one analyst.
Aaxeon MAX-510 Linux-ready ARM9 computer features ultra-low power
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8/26/2010   Post a comment
The new MAX-510 from Aaxeon Technologies is a Mini Linux-ready ARM9-based computing platform for embedded headless run-only applications.
Analyst: Samsung likely to pass Intel in ICs
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8/26/2010   24 comments
South Korea's Samsung Electronics is on track to catch Intel in semiconductor revenue and will most likely become the No. 1 chip vendor by the middle of this decade, according to an industry analyst.
Report sees 255M Web-ready TVs sold in 2014
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8/26/2010   3 comments
Connected TVs and other networked digital home devices will grow to sales of more than 650 million units worldwide in 2014, signaling a gradual decline for DVDs and new opportunities still being defined.
Mentor teams with GlobalFoundries on DRC
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8/26/2010   1 comment
Mentor Graphics has announced it has been working with GlobalFoundries to create the Graphical Design Rule Manual (GDRM) that helps IC designers debug layout design rule violations in chips intended for manufacture by foundry.
Sony: 3-D sweep, WiFi remote, netbox but no Google TV yet
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8/26/2010   15 comments
Sony showed off digital cameras with 3-D sweep panorama mode, 3-D LCD TVs with LED backlighting, Android-based Xperia smartphones, Netbox and more. But conspicuously absent was Google TV.
Report: Russian chipmaker calls for 90-nm import ban
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8/26/2010   13 comments
Russian company Sistema and state nanotechnology venture Rusnano are calling for a ban on imports of 90-nm ICs for key applications as they get their own 90-nm production up and running, according to reports.
Graphene fabrication gets a boost
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8/26/2010   2 comments
U.S. researchers claim supercomputer simulations found that electron radiation prevents crosstalk between monolayers of graphene during fabrication.
China's Godson vector, 28nm
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8/25/2010   31 comments
A chief architect of China's microprocessor initiative described an ambitious set of new Godson CPUs including a server chip with vector processing and plans to leapfrog to a 28nm process for the next generation.
Ford steers electric car push in Portland
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8/25/2010   13 comments
Ford Motor Co. and Portland General Electric announced a collaboration to help prepare the city of Portland.
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