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TranSwitch engineering VP out in re-org
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10/4/2011   1 comment
The vice president of operations and engineering at chip and IP vendor TranSwith has resigned from the firm in connection with a business re-organization and restructuring designed to focus company resources on high-growth opportunities.
Opal Kelly’s Shuttle LX1 – FMC carrier for semiconductor evaluation
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Small, low-cost FPGA-based module with FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) connector includes rich development environment
Unity to detail terabit memory architecture
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10/4/2011   2 comments
Next-generation memory hopeful Unity Semiconductor said Christophe Chevallier, a co-founder and chief operating officer, will present an invited paper on the company's CMOx solution for non-volatile solid state memory at the Nikkei Electronics CEATEC Silicon Storage Symposium in Tokyo this week.
Qualcomm names Mollenkopf president, COO
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Qualcomm promoted Steve Mollenkopf, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, to president and chief operating officer of the company effective Nov. 12.
Mylium introduces new FPGA-based HD graphics controller
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I just heard from Dominik Domanski at Mylium that they are continuing to expand their range of graphics solutions for embedded systems.
SuVolta to discuss low-power at ARM TechCon
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10/4/2011   1 comment
Scott Thompson, chief technology officer of startup SuVolta Inc., will provide an overview of advanced transistor technologies at the ARM TechCon, which takes place Oct. 25 to 27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
STMicro, Mobileye expand vehicle safety IC developments
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STMicroelectronics and Mobileye have announced they are co-developing a third-generation system-on-chip processor for the vision-based driver-assistance segment of the automotive market.
Envelope tracking API released for 4G phones
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The OpenET Alliance, the industry body that promotes envelope tracking in wireless transmission has announced it has released an application programming interface (API) for 4G handsets.
Linear Technology LT3745 buck LED driver
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Linear Technology's 16-channel LED driver powers up to 75mA of LED current for each channel, which can drive up to 36V of LEDs in series.
Infineon ILD series of LED drivers
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Infineon has expanded its LED driver ICs product portfolio with devices that provide flexibility and performance for a broad range of energy efficient solid state lighting designs.
Texas Instruments AC/DC LED lighting drivers, LM3448 and TPS92070.
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10/4/2011   Post a comment
TI is offering two phase-dimmable, offline LED lighting drivers for use in solid state lighting residential, architectural, commercial and industrial applications.
Swatch chip arm qualifies Bluetooth LE chip
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10/4/2011   4 comments
EM Microelectronic-Marin SA, the semiconductor division of the Swatch Group, has announced that its EM9301 Bluetooth low energy radio chip has received Bluetooth V4.0 qualification.
India drafts new electronics manufacturing policy
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10/4/2011   31 comments
India announced the draft of a new electronics policy which seeks to build a strong manufacturing base and address the issues that are the cause of the current weak manufacturing ecosystem in place.
Intel to invest $20M in 6 Indian firms
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10/4/2011   7 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest semiconductor, said it plans to invest roughly $20 million in six Indian companies.
STMicro transistors aim for wireless systems
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STMicroelectronics has announced the LET family of RF power transistors for applications such as government communications, private mobile radio as used by emergency services, and L-band satellite uplink equipment.
Intel to buy mobile navigation software firm
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10/4/2011   8 comments
Intel confirmed that it signed a deal to acquire Israel's Telmap, a provider of mobile navigation software.
G3-PLC Alliance formed to drive communications standard for smart grid development
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10/3/2011   Post a comment
Powerline communications gets another push forward in Europe with twelve major players in the smart-grid industry announcing a new global partnership to support the deployment of G3-PLC, a new power-line-communications (PLC) protocol.
Toshiba America Electronics Components TB62D701 and TB62771 DC/DC LED drivers
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10/3/2011   1 comment
Toshiba is offering new four-channel and eight-channel LED drivers that can take on much of the functionality typically handled by other components in lighting applications.
Startup offers embedded memory IP
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10/3/2011   1 comment
Memoir Systems Inc. is a 2009 startup company that has begun offering embedded memory intellectual property aimed at SoCs being designed for the networking and multicore processor markets.
Spreadtrum takes majority stake in MobilePeak
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China-based fabless chip supplier Spreadtrum Communications said it completed a majority acquisition of WCDMA solutions provider MobilePeak Holdings for about $5 million.
Samsung partners with Quantenna on MIMO Wi-Fi
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10/3/2011   2 comments
Fabless communications chip company Quantenna Communications Inc. has announced a partnership with conumer electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to develop 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi technology products for multiple markets.
August global chip sales show surprise growth
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10/3/2011   2 comments
The three-month average of global semiconductor sales was $25.03 billion in August, showing an increase of 0.7 percent from the prior month when averaged sales were $24.9 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Startup Memoir Systems makes memory performance programmable
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10/3/2011   2 comments
Memoir Systems offers intellectual property (IP) to wrap around standard memory products in order to boost performance.
Cavium hears micro LTE base station call
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10/3/2011   2 comments
Cavium Networks will go up against Freescale, Texas Instruments and others in the market for chips for a new generation of miniaturized LTE base stations
Microsemi embedded SSD targets defense and aerospace
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10/3/2011   1 comment
Providing up to 75GB solid state storage, the MSM37 and MSM75 products supports advanced security features for defense and aerospace applications.
Former Qimonda boss joins NXP management
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10/3/2011   4 comments
Chip company NXP Semiconductors NV has announced the appointment of Kin Wah Loh as executive vice president responsible for sales and marketing and as a member of the NXP management team.
Renesas: A three-horn dilemma with a three-prong solution
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10/2/2011   5 comments
Renesas’ problems include: 1) enormous damage done by the March 11th Great East Japan earthquake; 2) a yet-to-complete reorganization; and 3) a weak global economy becoming increasingly evident in the electronics industry.
Renesas Electronics Europe and AND TR release ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1 module-based design kits
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
Based on Renesas’ M16C/6B single chip ZigBee silicon, the AND TR design kits are tuned to provide optimum RF performance in the most demanding situations and have been tested for interoperability at ZigBee Smart Energy interoperability events.
Ultra-low power wireless networking solution now available
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
Mouser is now stocking the Panasonic PAN1317 / PAN1327 Bluetooth RF Modules, which feature both Dynastream's dual-mode Area Network Technology (ANT+) software protocol and Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity.
TinyMesh RF modules with self-configuring mesh protocol for ISM bands
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
Radiocrafts AS has introduced a powerful mesh network protocol operating in all sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz license free ISM bands.
Secure RFID keys feature a 13.56 MHz interface for access control, e-cash, and ID cards
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduced a line of RFID keys and cards designed for the two-billion-units-per-year automatic identification, access control, and electronic cash (e-cash) markets.
Automotive-certified Bluetooth v4.0 device features EDR and LE operation
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched a highly integrated and compact Bluetooth controller LSI that delivers high-speed operation and ultra-low power consumption for the latest mobile, automotive and healthcare system designs.
Congatec unveils AMD dual core power on Qseven
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
The conga-QAF is the first module to combine high graphics performance, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor which makes it an ideal solution for cost-sensitive low-power control and visualization applications.
Next-gen VIA EPIA-M720 Mini-ITX board offers improved HD audio/video performance, supports DDR3 and SATA II
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10/1/2011   1 comment
VIA Technologies, Inc has announced the next generation VIA EPIA-M720 Mini-ITX board, an upgrade from the VIA EPIA-LN, delivering DDR3 and SATA II support for greater performance, richer digital media, and extended connectivity for embedded devices.
Demand for NFC grows, says NXP
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10/1/2011   Post a comment
NXP says it has responded to growing demand, with the NTAG2 family of NFC tag solutions to effectively deploy NFC in emerging use cases such as smart posters, social media, service discovery, and electronic enhancement of printed media.
Smart accessories could be the next big thing
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10/1/2011   2 comments
Energy Micro has reassessed its application areas to include ‘smart accessories’ - devices that connect to and are powered by smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.
Fujitsu and Autotalks partner to develop vehicle-to-vehicle communication processor
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10/1/2011   1 comment
The combined efforts of the two technology leaders will provide OEMs and Tier1s with a vehicle-to-vehicle communication processor by next year.
Ultra-low-power 2.4-GHz SoCs help wireless muscle stimulator to offer consumers pro athlete technology
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10/1/2011   Post a comment
The world's first wireless muscle electro-stimulator, which is used by HTC-Highroad, the professional cycling team of top 2011 Tour de France sprinter and new world road race champion, Mark Cavendish, now employs Nordic nRF24LE1 proprietary 2.4-GHz SoCs.
Itron's smart meter clinches first interoperable device interface specifications certification
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10/1/2011   Post a comment
Itron Inc. is claiming to be the first company to earn the IDIS (Interoperable Device Interface Specifications) certification for its electricity smart meter.
Wall switch brings 802.11n Wi-Fi to hotels
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10/1/2011   1 comment
Ruckus Wireless announces that its high-speed Wi-Fi wall switch has experienced broad adoption by hotels around the globe looking to deliver a myriad of IP-based in-room services over a unified wired/wireless infrastructure, while also providing high-speed wireless Internet access to a flood of new Wi-Fi-enabled mobile and handheld devices.
u-blox acquires Fusion Wireless, expands its reach in the US CDMA wireless markets
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10/1/2011   Post a comment
u-blox has acquired 100% of the shares of Fusion Wireless, a provider of CDMA wireless modules for consumer and M2M applications, based in San Diego.
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