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Intel has late metal fix for design error
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1/31/2011   15 comments
Some more details of a design error in companion chip to the Sandy Bridge processor, and the fix being implemented, have emerged in a conference call held by Intel to discuss the issue and the impact on revenues and margins.
Rambus CEO sees light in semi growth
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1/31/2011   1 comment
In the first DesignCon keynote today here president and chief executive officer of Rambus Inc. painted an optimistic forecast for semiconductors and electronics in general, and of course touted Rambus' IP business model as ideal to produce "one SoC that addresses a broad range of performance levels and price points. "
Cavium buys Chinese fabless chip firm
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Cavium Networks said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Beijing-based fabless chip firm Celestial Semiconductor in a cash and stock deal worth $55 million.
SIA: Chip sales hit record $298B in 2010
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Global 2010 semiconductor sales totaled a record $298.3 billion, up 32 percent increased from 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Xilinx experts have lots to say at DesignCon 2011
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1/31/2011   1 comment
Through silicon vias (TSVs), signal integrity, design methodologies, FPGA-based SoC development, demonstrations, technical sessions, the future of FPGAs, and more...
Ceva claims top spot for cell phone DSP
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
DSP intellectual property supplier Ceva Inc. has claimed that is now the world's leading DSP architecture deployed in cellular baseband processors.
Despite chip bug Intel raises Q1, 2011 outlooks
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1/31/2011   1 comment
Despite acknowledging it has discovered a costly design error in a processor support chip, Intel has raised its revenue predictions for both the first quarter of 2011 and the full year.
Synopsys: IC Compiler speeds DRC up to 7X
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Synopsys released the latest version of its Galaxy Implementation Platform and IC Compiler, including enhancements that the company claims make automatic design rule check repair up to 7 times faster.
Cadence rolls 28-nm digital design flow
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems rolled out an end-to-end digital design flow for 28-nm based on the company's Encounter platform.
Optiphase creates waveform and timing generator instrument using Opal Kelly XEM3001 FPGA module
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1/31/2011   1 comment
Optiphase has created a PC-controlled Waveform and Timing Generator (WTG) instrument using the Opal Kelly XEM3001 FPGA module mated with a custom adapter PCB.
Intel finds design error in chip
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1/31/2011   13 comments
Intel has found a design error in a support chip for the recently announced Sandy Bridge processor. The company says it has implemented a solution but that the error could cost the company $700 million.
Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
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1/31/2011   8 comments
Intel Corp. has joined President Obama's Startup America campaign to strengthen entrepreneurship in the United States and, through Intel Capital, has pledged to invest an additional $200 million in U.S. technology companies and joined the campaign's board of advisors.
Apache releases CPM v2.0 at DesignCon
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
At DesignCon here Apache Design Solutions released CPM v2.0, its next generation Chip Power Model (CPM) intended for co-analysis/co-optimization of the chip, package, and system.
ARM adds to Cortex processors and fills out roadmap
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1/31/2011   3 comments
The ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore and the Cortex-R7 MPCore processors have been launched for use in 3G and 4G mobile baseband, mass storage, automotive and industrial markets. A roadmap for the Cortex R-Series processors also enables ARM's customers to future-proof their designs based on a single consistent architecture.
Xilinx buys high-level synthesis EDA vendor
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1/31/2011   1 comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx acquired high-level synthesis vendor AutoESL Design Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
DesignCon: National, Rambus rev to 20G+
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1/31/2011   1 comment
National, Molex and Rambus will be among dozens of companies at DesignCon unveiling capabilities to drive signals to 20 Gbits/s or higher for next-generation systems.
Plessey unveils 500MHz Logarithmic/Limiting amplifier with 75dB dynamic range
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Plessey Semiconductors has introduced the PS13201 Logarithmic/Limiting Amplifier, a pin-for-pin, drop-in compatible replacement for the original Plessey SL3522 log amp.
Tyco Electronics devises solid-state lighting for dummies
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1/31/2011   5 comments
Tyco Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components, is now laying a strategic bet on the solid-state lighting business.
Magneti Marelli, Wind River provide Genivi-compliant infotainment platform for BMW
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Automotive component supplier Magneti Marelli and embedded software vendor Wind River have announced a technological collaboration to create what they call the first Genivi-compliant in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solution for the automotive industry.
UK company launches 'personal' femotcell
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1/31/2011   1 comment
Ubiquisys, developer of 3G and LTE intelligent cells, has announced the world's first attocell - a personal femtocell.
CSEM Brasil receives USD 8 million for microsystems-based agricultural research
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1/31/2011   1 comment
The Brazilian development bank BNDES approved funding of US$ 8M for the Innovation Center CSEM Brasil, Belo Horizonte, to develop technological systems for crop monitoring and to set-up an applied-research facility in nanotechnology, microsystems and sensors.
Microchip expands PIC microcontroller family with Ethernet, CAN and USB connectivity
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Microchip announces a six-member family of 32-bit PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontrollers that provide integrated, CAN, Ethernet, USB and serial connectivity peripherals with new, more cost-effective memory options.
New 10 Gbps repeaters double signal conditioning performance at half the power
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Provide the industry's highest equalisation gain (36 dB), consume half the power (55 mW/channel) and deliver twice the reach (20 m over 24-AWG cable) of current solutions
Blue Pearl rolls tool suite with native visual verification environment
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Blue Pearl Software Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) is proposing a transformative approach with the introduction of its Blue Pearl Suite for automating design analysis, CDC (clock domain crossing) checking, SDC (Synopsys Design Constraints) creation, visualization and validation.
ITC finding for ADI over Knowles to stand
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission will let stand a determination last year by an administrative law judge finding that patents asserted by Knowles Electronics against Analog Devices are invalid.
China's ZTE cracks handset vendor top 5
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1/28/2011   7 comments
China's ZTE placed fourth in sales globally among handset vendors in the fourth quarter of 2010, marking the first time that a Chinese company cracked the top five in any quarter, according to market research firm IDC.
Micron buys Canon's stake in Tech Semi
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1/28/2011   4 comments
Micron Technology said it acquired Canon's 10 percent stake in Tech Semiconductor Singapore for $121 million.
Microsemi, Lattice post results
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Microsemi reported a net loss despite another quarter of increased revenue, while Lattice Semiconductor saw sales and net income decline sequentially.
Gallium arsenide on a roll, says analyst
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1/28/2011   9 comments
The global market for GaAs devices was $4.9 billion in 2010, up 32 percent on 2009, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Dongbu licenses EnSilica RISC processor
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Design house EnSilica Ltd. has announced that Korean foundry Dongbu HiTek has licensed the eSi-1600 embedded RISC processor. The eSi-1600, part of a configurable family of processor cores, is a 16-bit CPU core suitable for integration into ASIC and FPGA designs.
Magillem rolls Checker Suite, Compliance Lab conform with IP-XACT/IEEE 1685
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Magillem SA (Paris, France) is promoting IP Reuse and interoperability through IEEE 1685 with the introduction of the IP-XACT Checker Suite Software and Compliance Lab Services.
TCXO helps tune femtocells and base stations
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Precision Devices has announced the TS05, a temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) in a 5mm by 3.2mm by 1.5mm package.
Synopsys aims to ease memory integration with new complier
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
DesignWare DDR PHY compiler enables designers to optimize DDR memory interface IP for specific applications
Freescale sales grow for 6th straight quarter
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1/27/2011   9 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's top executive said the company is in position to grow in 2011 after reporting sequential revenue growth for the sixth consecutive quarter.
Introducing Opal Kelly’s new entry-Level Xilinx Spartan-6 USB FPGA module – the XEM6001
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1/27/2011   4 comments
This XEM6001 module is offered as an upgrade to Opal Kelly’s popular XEM3001, providing many enhancements, while keeping the same footprint and pinout.
Cypress’s new single-chip TrueTouch for tablets sports 60 sensing I/O channels
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is offering a new, high-performance single-chip TrueTouch solution for large multitouch touchscreens up to 11.6 inches. The CY8CTMA884 family offers 60 sensing I/O channels with support for up to 884 nodes on the screen, more than any other single-chip solution, according to the company.
New LinkSwitch-PH LED driver ICs are up to 88% efficient, deliver reduced component count
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Power Integrations has launched seven new members to its LinkSwitch-PH family of LED driver ICs. Optimized for industrial and commercial settings where high efficiency and system longevity are dominant requirements, the LNK413 and LNK419 are suitable for lighting applications ranging from 3 W bulbs to 55 W replacements for fluorescent lighting fixtures.
Microsoft calls for 16-core server SoCs
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1/27/2011   14 comments
A Microsoft executive called for multicore system-on-chips to drive the lower power servers for future data centers, but said he wants x86, not ARM based chips.
Bluetooth I/O Module supports iPhone/Android, analog I/O support in industrial apps
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
The Bluetooth I/O module OBI411 from connectBlue implements wireless I/O functionality, enabling the user to either read/write digital I/O signals or read analog I/O signals wirelessly. The new module is targeted for industrial applications such as remote control, Apple iPhone operation and server communication via a mobile phone.
TI TLV320DAC3202 headset driver
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1/27/2011   4 comments
Check out TI’s latest Class-G amp for cost-sensitive media players and mobile handsets
Analog Devices' ADP124 and ADP125 low dropout regulators
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
With a power supply rejection ratio that is double the level of comparable parts, Analog Devices says its latest LDOs can help battery-operated portable equipment run longer and more efficiently.
Parade Technologies PS8330A/B DisplayPort 1.2 repeater/redriver
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Parade’s repeater supports a 5.4Gb/s main link, fast AUX, and HDMI-compatible dual-mode operation.
Icera aims Espresso at smartphones
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1/27/2011   4 comments
Fabless chip company Icera Inc. has announced it is sampling the latest chip set and software in its Espresso series of platforms targeted at HSPA+ smartphones.
Europe awards contract to assess 450-mm pilot line
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Two consultancy firms with expertise in the semiconductor industry – Future Horizons Ltd. and Decision SA – have been awarded a one-year joint contract to assess the benefits of a 450-mm semiconductor prototyping line being located in Europe.
EVE enhances ZeBu debugging capabilities
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) has developed superior debugging capabilities for its ZeBu emulation platform so that designers can quickly and easily generate design waveforms.
Four-core ARM A9 to run Sony game console
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1/27/2011   18 comments
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has announced its next-generation portable entertainment system (codenamed NGP) will be run on a four-core Cortex-A9 processor from ARM and a PowerVR SGX543MP4+ graphics core from Imagination Technologies. NGP will make its debut at the end of the year 2011, Sony said.
Memory and capacitive touch options added to MSP430 16-bit MCU portfolio
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1/27/2011   2 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. has added 64 variants to its ultra-low-power MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers (MCUs) that aim to provide 6-bit performance at an 8-bit price.
Fairchild’s UniFET II MOSFETs reduce switching losses, withstand high current spikes
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed an optimized power MOSFET, the UniFET II MOSFET, that features an improved body diode, reduced switching losses and the capability of withstanding double the current stress during diode recovery dv/dt mode.
EDA firm Calypto names new CEO
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Privately held EDA vendor Calypto Design Systems announced that Doug Aitelli, currently the company's current vice president of worldwide sales, would assume the position of CEO.
Update: Hynix' Q4 income slips, LSI posts loss
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Memory chip maker Hynix Semiconductor reported that its fourth quarter net income declined sharply sequentially, while fellow chip maker LSI reported a net loss.
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