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With Over 1 Billion FPGAs Sold, Lattice Introduces MachXO3 Family
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9/24/2013   4 comments
Their high pin count, inbuilt interface functions, small size, and low power consumption makes Lattice's MachXO3 FPGAs ideal for a wide range of applications.
Isolation Improves Samsung Image Sensor
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9/24/2013   2 comments
Samsung isolates pixels to improve dynamic range and reduce cross-talk.
ST, Movea Forge Mobile Sensor Hub
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9/23/2013   9 comments
Data-fusion software from Movea is being added to ST microcontroller to create a sensor hub platform.
Agilent Splits HP DNA Again
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9/19/2013   29 comments
With a bold three-year plan, Agilent will split into a separate $3.9 billion life science and $2.9 billion traditional T&M company.
Sub-Threshold ARM Chip on Track at Ambiq
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9/19/2013   8 comments
A startup has just raised $10 million to help it prepare ARM-based MCUs with sub-threshold operation aimed at low power consumption.
NXP Teams With TTTech to Develop Automotive Ethernet Switch Chip
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9/18/2013   8 comments
With the Ethernet now invading cars, “the next logical thing” for the auto industry to look for is an automotive Ethernet switch chip, says NXP.
Microchip Introduces PIC24F 'GC' MCUs With Intelligent Analog
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9/17/2013   1 comment
Integrating analog on the MCU results in faster data paths, reduced noise, and the ability to change the analog parameters in software, all of which help to simplify board designs and reduce cost and board space.
Counter Argument: 3 Reasons We Need V2X
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9/17/2013   25 comments
Often left out of the self-driving car debate are the real reasons behind developing the autonomous car -- in a social context.
MEMS Maker Appoints NXP Veteran as CEO
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9/17/2013   1 comment
Tronics Microsystems has appointed a successor to Peter Pfluger, who is retiring after leading the company for 10 years.
Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line
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9/17/2013   5 comments
Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
EDA Startup Offers Language, Hardware IDE
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9/16/2013   26 comments
Two researchers have teamed up to launch an EDA startup. They already have an IDE-style product for hardware designers that is available to license.
Shaping the Future of MEMS
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9/13/2013   4 comments
Broadcom, ST Micro, Fairchild, and others outline future of micro-electro-mechanical systems at new conference.
Allied/RS Bring Free 3D Design Software to Everyone on the Planet!
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9/12/2013   12 comments
Free 3D design software will enable conceptualization and rapid prototyping, reduce costs, and dramatically accelerate product development.
Intel Quark Runs on Roof, Raises Questions
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9/10/2013   29 comments
Intel jumped into the microcontroller space with Quark, a synthesizable core and its lowest end x86 to date already running in the field.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August
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9/10/2013   2 comments
August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
SunEdison to IPO Wafer Supply Unit
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9/9/2013   Post a comment
Wafer supply firm that is moving towards solar module and farm activity and has filed for an IPO of its wafer supply business that could raise up to $250 million.
IoT Pioneer Takes More Money
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9/6/2013   10 comments
Television white-space spectrum pioneer Neul Ltd. has closed an initial tranche of a $5 million Series B round of equity funding.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line
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9/5/2013   2 comments
Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
Chip Market Growth Strengthens in July
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9/4/2013   8 comments
Global chip sales for July were up 5 percent on the same period in 2012, with a US boom more than compensating for a declining Japanese market. However, Japan showed strong growth compared with the previous quarter.
Indian Startup Uses Imagination for Wearable SoC
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9/2/2013   14 comments
An Indian startup chaired by Sanjay Jha, previously CEO and chairman of Motorola Mobility, has announced it has licensed graphics and MIPS processor cores from Imagination for use in its upcoming wearable processing unit (WPU) chip.
Flexible OLED Market to Boom in 2014
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9/2/2013   2 comments
Nascent market for flexible OLED displays set to gain momentum in 2014 but full flexibility must wait on materials and manufacturing progress, says market research firm.


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