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UMC sees utilization falling below 70% in Q4
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10/26/2011   2 comments
UMC reported double-digit sales declines in the third quarter on both a sequential and annual basis and said it expects capacity utilization to slip to below 70 percent in the fourth quarter, down from more than 90 percent at the beginning of the year.
austriamicrosystems AS3822, AS3823, AS3810, AS3820 and AS3821 LED TV driver chip line
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems' latest LED drivers and optimized backlight power supply are designed to provide the highest efficiency in LED TVs
International Rectifier AUIRS2332J gate drive IC
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
International Rectifier introduced a 600 V three-phase gate driver IC for automotive high-voltage motor drives for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications.
Report: HP to sell servers with ARM-based ICs
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10/26/2011   10 comments
Hewlett-Packard plans to sell servers with ARM-based processors made by startup Calxeda, according to a report.
ARM, Avnet launch embedded software store
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10/26/2011   9 comments
Electronics distributor Avnet's Electronics Marketing group and IP vendor ARM Holdings launched an e-commerce store dedicated to selling embedded software from a range of vendors to the embedded design community.
MEMS microphone smoothes the way to natural voice control in smart consumer devices
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10/26/2011   1 comment
STMicroelectronic's MP34DT01 employs a patent-pending technology that allows designers to place the microphone membrane closer to the acoustic port hole on the top of the package with a substantial increase in performance and no penalty in size.
HDMI test option available on 2-channel analyzers
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Audio Precision launched an advanced HDMI I/O option for its APx525 family of two and four channel audio analyzers.
HD Brilliance broadcast BNC connectors with locking collar
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Belden announced an innovative range of Brilliance high definition (HD) BNC connectors designed for use with the company's Brilliance coax cables.
Two-microphone wireless audio reference design kit
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
The nRFready Microphone wireless reference design kit provides a complete, fast-track two-microphone audio streaming solution ideally suited to consumer gaming and home karaoke applications.
A/V decoder for surveillance apps integrates audio DAC
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Conexant Systems' CX25828 eight-channel video/audio decoder with integrated audio DAC is designed for advanced, high-capacity DVR surveillance applications.
Xilinx and Cadence introduce an Extensible Virtual Platform
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10/26/2011   1 comment
Virtual platform allows software developers to start developing Code for the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
Xilinx Zynq-7000 news from ARM TechCon
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Xilinx launches open source Linux Support and developer community for its ARM processor-based programmable SoC – the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
TSMC-backed design house adopts ASIC model
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Global Unichip, a 13-year-old design services vendor with close ties to TSMC, has revamped its business model to focus on becoming a flexible, full-service fabless ASIC vendor.
Broadcom joins the party with low Q4 target
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Broadcom became the latest chip vendor to predict a fourth quarter sales decline, as the company turned in a third quarter performance in line with analysts' expectations but called for lower than expected fourth quarter revenue.
High-voltage IRS2980 aims at non-isolated LED apps
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced a new line of buck regulator LED drivers for non-isolated lamps.
Nvidia Kal-El processor to emerge Nov 9
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Nvidia Corp.’s Kal-El quad-core SoC will emerge November 9 in Asustek Computer’s Transformer Prime tablet, Asus CEO Jonney Shih has revealed.
TSMC R&D chief sees 10 more years of scaling
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10/25/2011   15 comments
Shang-Yi Chiang, senior vice president of R&D at TSMC, said the path is clear for continued semiconductor scaling using FinFETs for the next decade, down to the 7-nm node.
New licensees give ARM strong Q3
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Microprocessor architect ARM Holdings announced it had seen strong growth in the third quarter despite the global economic downturn thanks to a boon in new customers and an increase in the number chips based on its processor technology shipped.
Multi-channel receiver targets social-alarm applications
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10/25/2011   2 comments
Radiometrix has released the multi-channel COR3-869-5-SAL receiver, the first in a new range of Category 1 compliant radio receiver modules.
VLSI confabs call for mutual interest topics
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
The 2012 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will feature joint circuit and technology focus sessions for the first time, including design in scaled technologies; design enablement; memory technology and design; and 3-D (TSV) and heterogeneous integration.
Samsung, Cadence tout collaboration on SoC
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Executives from Samsung's foundry unit and EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems say their collaboration on Ambarella's new HD digital camera SoC recalls another era before the fabless-foundry model evolved.
Agilent introduces 3GPP Release 9 compliant multi-standard radio signal analysis solution
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Suited for engineers manufacturing base stations and base-station components, the MSR measurement application enables one-button, standards-based testing per the RF requirements defined in the TR 37 series of the 3GPP Release 9 standard.
Symmetricom targets 4G/LTE equipment with multi-sync SoftClock
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
SCi 2000 software clock solution is designed for small cells, macro base stations and backhaul infrastructure
New Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T FPGA provides equivalent of 20 million ASIC gates
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10/25/2011   4 comments
Xilinx ships world’s highest capacity FPGA and shatters industry record for number of transistors
Xilinx announces world’s highest capacity FPGA
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10/25/2011   1 comment
Virtex-7 2000T FPGA from Xilinx uses 2.5D IC stacked silicon interconnect technology to deliver 6.8 billion transistors
All the latest from ARM TechCon
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
All the latest from ARM TechCon
TI introduces wireless audio products with USB support
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
The two SoC solutions in TI’s PurePath wireless audio product family are aimed at delivering uncompressed, CD-quality wireless multichannel and multipoint audio streaming capabilities to consumer applications with USB ports, such as PCs, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles and more.
Low-cost audio processor eliminates need to write or license audio algorithms
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Quickfilter Technologies has introduced a 3-channel audio processor that is designed for seamless insertion into an audio serial digital data path.
Low profile piezoceramic audio speakers are 4.5mm thin
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
The Blue line SPS Piezoceramic speaker series from Sonitron comes equipped with a high power adhesive tape and soldering connection pads, ready for mounting in fast production lines.
2.4GHz wideband/HD voice quality for cordless phones
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10/25/2011   1 comment
Lantiq expanded its family of single-chip solutions for advanced cordless home telephony with the COSIC WDCT, a 2.4GHz version of the company's widely used DECT solution.
Digital filter design wizard for FIR and IIR filter implementations
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
This high-level software tool uses a design approach that walks the user through a series of easy to navigate dialog screens that contain instructional messages for each of the steps.
Jur-ASIC Parts program recreates obsolete and non-linear audio devices
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10/25/2011   1 comment
JVD Inc, provider of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design, manufacturing and test services, announced its JurASIC Parts Program, a design service that focuses on bringing obsolete and non-linear audio analog ICs back into production to meet the needs of older commercial and military applications.
Wolfson to acquire Dynamic Hearing
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Dynamic Hearing is a leading provider of high quality audio processing software for personal communication devices such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and hearing aids.
Mouser delivers National
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Mouser is now an official distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments, increasing Mouser's offering of analog products to its global customer base.
DSP software labs for undergraduate course study
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Nexten introduces its new DSP software lab designed to augment the traditional academic signal processing curriculum with a hands-on approach to understanding basic and advanced DSP subject matter.
Texas Instruments sees Q3 profits plummet
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) reported a decline in both revenue and earnings for the third quarter on Monday (Oct. 24), while lowering its forecasts for sales in the fourth quarter due to uncertain macro-economic circumstances and the global downturn. Following the results, TI saw its shares drop 1.2 percent to $31.32 in after-hours trading.
Thai floods hit Emcore's production
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Rising flood waters breached the Thailand production facility of Emcore's primary contract manufacturer, forcing a closure that will likely last through the fourth quarter, Emcore said.
STMicro sees tough sledding in Q4
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10/24/2011   Post a comment
Chip vendor STMicroelectronics reported third quarter sales in line with analysts' expectations, but gave a fourth quarter sales target that was lower than expected.
RTOSs support ARINC 653 Part 4
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10/24/2011   Post a comment
DDC-I offers the interfaces and scheduling model of the standard with two new variants of the Deos RTOS for avionics and safety-critical applications.
HSpice creator Ashawna Hailey dies
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10/24/2011   2 comments
Ashawna Hailey, co-founder of EDA software firm Meta-Software and a creator of circuit simulation program HSpice, died earlier this month at the age of 62.
CNSE expands research in CIGS solar cells
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10/24/2011   3 comments
CNSE in a partnership with Sematech has launched the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, NY, to engage with the solar energy community to work on increasing the performance of CIGS solar cells.
ARM to continue tablet domination into 2013
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10/24/2011   12 comments
While ARM processor based tablets are set for a 211 percent growth increase year-over-year in 2011, tablets based on rival x86 architecture are not expected to see much growth until 2013 according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
28 nm in volume production says TSMC
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10/24/2011   1 comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced Monday (Oct. 24) it had achieved volume production of its 28-nm process with wafers having already shipped to customers.
Reports examine mobile patent wars
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10/24/2011   6 comments
No clear winners are expected in the patent battles among Android partners, Apple and Microsoft, based on new reports analyzing some of the companies' patents.
Harvesting boost charger features efficiency, low quiescent current, and superior cold-start capability
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10/24/2011   Post a comment
TI bq25504 draws 330 nA quiescent, has 330-mV cold-start to harvest from solar, piezo, EM, thermal sources; manages extraction, storage, disbursement
PMC packs security in SAS controllers
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10/24/2011   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra, Inc. has rolled encryption technology into two new versions of its 6 Gbit/s Serial-attached SCSI controllers.
Fab tool book-to-bill sinks to 2-year low
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10/22/2011   5 comments
The book to bill ratio for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers—the three-month average ratio of bookings to billings—declined to 0.75 in September, its lowest level since May 2009, according to the trade group SEMI.
22-nm Ivy Bridge CPUs may launch in March
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10/22/2011   7 comments
Intel Corp.’s 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs will likely launch in March, one quarter later than originally planned, but well within Intel’s revised timeframe of “Spring 2012.”
No dual-core Windows Phone until late 2012
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10/21/2011   13 comments
Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone devices will likely not run dual-core processors or boast 720p Retina display-like screens until late 2012, according to a leaked roadmap.
Cadence CEO: Chip execs eye China, India
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10/21/2011   6 comments
Lip-Bu Tan, chief executive at Cadence Design Systems, says semiconductor industry leaders spend a lot of time thinking about China and India, because those markets will see explosive growth in chip consumption.
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