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Freescale lowers IPO share price to $18
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5/26/2011   4 comments
Freescale Semiconductor said it plans to sell 43.5 million common shares at $18 per share in an initial public offering beginning Thursday.
Tablets drive investment in display manufacturing
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5/25/2011   8 comments
New products like tablet computers are driving investment and demand for LCD and OLED manufacturing equipment.
STMicroelectronics STripFET VI DeepGATE power MOSFETs
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
ST's power devices employ its proprietary technology that trims watts and weight from comfort, body and power-train electronics.
Hardware-assisted verification platform + Ethernet testing solution
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
EVE’s ZeBu hardware-assisted verification family has been integrated with Xena’s high-density Ethernet testing solution.
New easicopy cell-based ASICs from eASIC
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5/25/2011   2 comments
The new easicopy cell-based ASIC from eASIC mitigates the traditional risks associated with cell-based ASIC design.
ITT Cannon Nemesis series connectors
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
ITT's rugged miniature circular connector provides sealed, space-saving design for handheld and medical devices.
BSV-nano FPGA POL converter from Bellnix
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5/25/2011   4 comments
Partnering with Xilinx and Altera, the BSV-nano POL converter is said to provide optimal performance for the latest FPGAs designs.
Ramtron sampling first FRAMs made at IBM
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5/25/2011   3 comments
After multiple delays, Ramtron is now sampling the first pre-qualification FRAM devices built on the company's manufacturing line at IBM.
Hirose DF59 series connector system
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5/25/2011   1 comment
This connector system from Hirose provides wire-to-board, board-to-board, and short-circuit connection with a common receptacle design.
Audio test & measurement seminar in UK (June 2-3)
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
A two-day audio test and measurement training seminar held by Prism Sound and its UK distribution partner, TTi distribution, will introduce engineers to the practical and theoretical aspects of accurately measuring audio for a wide variety of applications.
Wireless stereo audio modules feature audio codec firmware update
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Laird Technologies, Inc., has released its enhanced Bluetooth BTM510/511 and BTM520/521 wireless stereo audio modules with new firmware update.
Sound terminal IC for heatsink-free 50W audio systems
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' Sound Terminal digital audio SoC supports up to 50W of output power, without requiring any external heatsink.
Slide potentiometer with 60mm travel length for professional audio
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
The RS6011 series a family of compact, smooth-running slide potentiometers from Alps Electric Europe has been designed for use in professional audio applications such as mixing console faders.
Mixed-signal MCUs on 90nm process
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Targeting designers of industrial and consumer applications who need solutions with low power consumption and increased integration, Freescale has introduced the ColdFire+ MCF51Qx and MCF51Jx microcontroller families.
Switches offer guaranteed latch-up prevention and low charge injection, leakage
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced the ADG5212 and ADG5213 high-voltage, latch-up proof quad switches that offer guaranteed latch-up protection for industrial, instrumentation, and automotive applications operating at up to ±22 V.
IBM to test wafer pruning
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5/25/2011   10 comments
IBM will test a wafer pruning technique developed at the University of California at Los Angeles said to spot bad wafers early with test structures in-between die that can reject wafers before costly metallization steps.
AVX 9276 series wire-to-board connector series
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
AVX's 9276 Series dual-contact connector simplifies installation and provides quick and reliable termination in a 2.5 mm pitch SMT package.
Nomura sees 2011 chip market growth of 4.4%
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5/25/2011   5 comments
Brokerage firm Nomura Securities has raised its forecast for growth in the value of the global semiconductor market to 4.4 percent, an increase from its previous projection of 3.1 percent given in December 2010.
AFE for auto radar provides signal path: 6-channel mux, PGA, LNA, filter, and 14-bit, 80-MapsADC
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices AD8283 analog front end integrates analog signal chain, facilitates design and adoption of car radar
New Roboteq programmable motor controller touts advanced features, small size
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5/24/2011   Post a comment
The SDC2130 motor controller from Roboteq, Inc can directly drive two DC motors up to 20Amps each at up to 50Volts, or one motor up to 40Amps.
Applied braces for sales decline
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5/24/2011   Post a comment
Applied Materials, the largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, reported second quarter sales and earnings that exceeded analysts' expectations but said it expects sales for the current quarter to decline due to sluggish near-term economic conditions.
IHS: Tablet's rise hurt Q1 PC sales
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5/24/2011   10 comments
First quarter global PC sales declined by 0.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010, in part because of rising interested in Apple's iPad and other tablets, according to IHS iSuppli.
Tessera loses appeal of ITC ruling
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5/24/2011   1 comment
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that DRAM vendors did not infringe on a Tessera patent by using wBGA laminate-based package substrates.
Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE dial up WinPhone 7
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5/24/2011   5 comments
Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE will make smartphones using Windows Phone 7, Microsoft said as it previewed Mango, the software's next release.
Report: Smart grid could cost $476B
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5/24/2011   29 comments
Sensor networks are one of the big emerging opportunities in building a smart grid now estimated to cost nearly half a trillion dollars.
Skyworks broadband quadrature modulators support cellular infrastructure
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5/24/2011   1 comment
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced three wideband quadrature modulators for cellular infrastructure and high performance radio link applications.
FPGA development board help drive electric vehicles and the Smart Grid
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5/24/2011   1 comment
Microsemi and Ariane Controls are working together on a development platform to support key emerging electric-vehicle charging and related Smart Grid standards.
IMEC, Atrenta to show 3-D design flow at DAC
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5/24/2011   3 comments
EDA company Atrenta Inc., working with the IMEC research institute on a 3-D integration project, has developed a planning and partitioning design flow for heterogeneous 3-D stacked IC assemblies. They plan to demo the flow at the DAC exhibition.
Analyst predicts OLED lighting market
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5/24/2011   4 comments
The global market for OLED lighting will be $4.8 billion in 2016, according to market research firm NanoMarkets LLC. Of that Europe will be responsible for $1.5 billion in OLED lighting panel sales and Asia is expected to provide $2.1 billion.
PMC-Sierra leaps into 40G optical
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5/24/2011   1 comment
PMC-Sierra announced a 40G coherent optical transceiver in 40nm CMOS, one day after startup ClariPhy revealed its progress on a similar part.
Intel's Maloney tapped to lead China unit
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5/24/2011   10 comments
Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Architecture group, has been named chairman of Intel China.
Foxconn blast may cause iPad shortfall
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5/23/2011   9 comments
The explosion that ripped through a Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China, late last week—killing three—could result in a production loss of 500,000 Apple iPad 2 tablets in the second quarter, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Mixed signals for MeeGo at dev con
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5/23/2011   14 comments
About 1,200 developers signed up for this week's MeeGo Conference on Intel's mobile Linux variant, but the future of the OS is unclear.
Pentek's Cobalt Virtex-6 family now supports CompactPCI system designs
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5/23/2011   Post a comment
Pentek, Inc.'s Cobalt Virtex-6 board family is now available for use in CompactPCI (cPCI) systems. The migration to cPCI gives system designers full access to Pentek’s modular technology, which features high-performance signal acquisition and the processing power of Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs.
ClariPhy samples 40G coherent chip
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Clarify is sampling a chip aimed for upgrading long distance optical networks to 40G, part of a rising tide of silicon for next-generation carrier and data center nets.
RF switch targets high-precision broadband
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Peregrine PE42551 50-Ohm RF switch minimizes phase and IL drift after switching event
Plastic optics boosted to 25 Gbit/s
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology reporting successful operation of s new vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser technology from VI Systems at 25 Gbits per second.
Intel invests $24.5 million in four startups
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5/23/2011   6 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest chip maker, said it invested about $24.5 million in four firms.
Microchip and Digilent launch first Arduino-compatible 32-bit microcontroller development platform
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5/23/2011   3 comments
Platform includes development boards, open-source software; 32-bit performance and low cost enable hobbyists and academics of all disciplines to integrate electronics into projects.
Embedded Workbench supports TI's new ultra-low-power MSP430 FRAM MCUs
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5/23/2011   Post a comment
The software development toolsuite IAR Embedded Workbench from IAR Systems now offers complete support for the ultra-low-power MSP430FR57xx FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) microcontroller (MCU) series from Texas Instruments (TI).
U.S. regulators green light TI-National deal
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5/23/2011   1 comment
U.S. regulators declined to request additional information to investigate the proposed acquisition by Texas Instruments of National Semiconductor.
NI to buy EDA vendor and RF design firm
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5/23/2011   6 comments
National Instruments Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AWR Corp. a supplier of EDA software for designing high-frequency components and systems. The purchase price of $58 million includes $7 million in cash on the AWR balance sheet, NI said.
SpringSoft’s Protolink Probe Visualizer speeds verification of FPGA-based prototype boards
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Protolink Probe Visualizer enables real-time design visibility and RTL debug of off-the-shelf and custom boards for fast prototype verification and early SoC system validation.
Marvell to invest $200 million in Israel R&D
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Communications chip company Marvell Technology Group Ltd., is reportedly planning to invest $200 million in its Israel R&D operation. The company's co-founders – Sehat Sutardja, CEO, chairman, and Weili Dai, chief operating officer – who are also husband and wife, are reportedly visiting Israel.
Redpine rolls flexible Wi-Fi chip set
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5/23/2011   1 comment
The Maxi-Fi Beam450 from Redpine Signals can be configured to deliver a single 450 Mbits/s link or simultaneous 150 and 300 Mbits/s links over 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
Tiny quad-channel 14/16-bit, 100 MSPS ADC targets medical MRI, available without magnetic "personality"
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5/23/2011   Post a comment
TI ADS5263 delivers low power, small footprint with high SNR; optional non-magnetic package
PLX chip carries 10GBase-T 300 meters
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5/23/2011   5 comments
PLX Technology demoed a 10 Gbit/second Ethernet link carrying both data and electrical power a distance of 300 meters over Category 6A copper cables.
Open source protocol targets 'Internet of things'
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5/22/2011   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has announced it will make the IEEE 802.15.4 based wireless connectivity network layer software it inherited from the acquisition of Jennic, JenNET-IP, open source, in a bid to generate greater interest in the 'Internet of Things' concept.
NXP's GreenChip smart lighting solution opens new dimension in energy efficient lighting
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5/22/2011   1 comment
NXP Semiconductors has introduced its GreenChip smart lighting solution that makes the Internet-enabled, energy-efficient lighting network a reality – not only for businesses, but also for consumers trying to make the most of energy savings in the home.
Wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module offers continuous monitoring of carbon monoxide levels
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5/22/2011   Post a comment
Unitronic is planning to present a wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module for continuous monitoring of the carbon monoxide concentration in various buildings and in industrial applications at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany) from 7 to 9 June 2011.
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