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NXP, Freescale Merger Clears FTC Hurdle
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11/26/2015   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors NV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for the sale of its RF power amplifier business to Chinese state-controlled Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd.
GloFo Sale: Report Says Abu Dhabi Holding Talks
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11/26/2015   2 comments
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co. has held talks with potential buyers for all or part of Globalfoundries Inc. according to a Bloomberg report that cited unnamed sources.
Positioning Servo Design Gets Jumpstart with SoC and Software
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11/25/2015   Post a comment
Making things move just the way you want may have gotten a bit easier with TI's new Position Manager.
MediaTek Sees Gains Against Qualcomm Slowing Next Year
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11/25/2015   Post a comment
MediaTek, which eroded Qualcomm’s market share in smartphones this year, said its gains may slow in 2016 as its larger rival rolls out new products for the high-end segment.
Microsemi Sees off Skyworks to Win PMC-Sierra
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11/25/2015   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire PMC-Sierra Inc., a maker of chips for optical storage and communications.
SiLabs Debuts MCU, Builds Smart Structures
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11/25/2015   Post a comment
Silicon Labs hopes to create buzz in the 8-bit market with its new microcontroller family that has high analog performance and peripheral integration.
Tsinghua, Infineon Kicking Renesas' Tires
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11/23/2015   7 comments
Renesas Electronics has become an investment target to suitors outside Japan, including China’s Tsinghua Unigroup and Infineon Technologies in Germany, as Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), a government-backed turnaround fund, plans to draw down its investment.
Segger Demonstrates its Embedded Software with emPower Hardware
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11/23/2015   Post a comment
Segger has released the emPower evaluation board, dedicated to convey an out-of-the-box experience of the company's embedded software offerings.
EEs Report Highest Pay Increase Since 2008
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11/20/2015   Post a comment
The IEEE-USA's annual salary survey found that electrical and electronics engineers employed in communications continued to command the highest median salary.
Samsung on Intel's Heels in Chip Vendor Ranking
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11/19/2015   2 comments
Samsung is set to make in-roads into Intel's lead as the world's largest chip manufacturer in 2015, according to a list of chip companies ranked by forecast chip revenues from market research firm IC Insights.
Why Japan Hasn't Led IoT
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11/19/2015   8 comments
Germany has Industry 4.0. The U.S. is running with Industrial Internet Consortium. Where is Japan? Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown RTOS, blasted Japanese embedded designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage.
China's Buying Spree: 2014-15 Top Tech Deals
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11/18/2015   2 comments
The history of the electronics industry will mark 2014-15 as the watershed year of China’s great leap forward in the global market. In addition to Chinese shopping spree, Qualcomm and Intel are allying with Beijing to invest more in China.
Sarawak-Backed X-Fab Invests in Wafer Fab
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11/17/2015   Post a comment
More-than-Moore chipmaker X-Fab Silicon Foundries SE (Erfurt, Germany) has announced it will invest $114 million in its wafer fab in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, to meet demand for 0.18-micron and 0.35-micron manufacturing.
Report: China Has $47bn Chip Fund Focused on U.S. M&A
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11/17/2015   3 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup intends to spend 300 billion yuan (about $47 billion) over the next five years to build up China's position in the chip industry, according to the company chairman speaking in an interview given to Reuters.
AMD Pushes GPUs Through New HSA Tools
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11/16/2015   Post a comment
Under its “Boltzmann Initiative,” AMD has announced a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems.
Intel Scales System Framework
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11/16/2015   5 comments
Intel is defining a scalable system framework that all its vendors can participate in to create and interoperable ecosystem for all computers, from handhelds to supercomputers.
Dialog-Atmel Deal Clears Regulatory Hurdles
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11/14/2015   Post a comment
U.S., Germany greenlight deal even as activist hedge fund seeking to block it increases its stake in Dialog.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
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11/13/2015   2 comments
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Inside WeMo Switch
11/13/2015   Post a comment
As with many consumer electronics devices, Belkin's WeMo Switch home automation device is highly integrated and low cost from a bill-of-materials
Apple’s A9: Story Within A Story
11/12/2015   9 comments
On a basic level it's a story of a sixth generation APU that is fabricated in a FinFET process. It's also a bigger story of Apple's semiconductor design ambitions.
Ambiq Leaps to Front of Low-Power MCU Lineup
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11/12/2015   10 comments
MCU vendors have been leapfrogging one another in low-power claims, but one has now jumped well out in front.
Automotive Market Supports Ailing Semiconductor Industry
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11/12/2015   Post a comment
In upcoming IC Market Drivers Report, IC Insights finds growth in demand for the integrated circuits is strongest in automotive industry while traditional demand boosters like computer and consumer markets remain anaemic.
SMIC Running Full Tilt, Countering Chip Slump
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11/11/2015   2 comments
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), China’s largest foundry, today said its capacity is fully utilized, countering a business downturn that’s hurt its larger competitors.
Thread Gets Real with Certification Rollout
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11/11/2015   Post a comment
IoT isn’t exactly a market thing yet, due to the absence of a standardized platform both on the application and network protocol layers. But the industry may be coalescing around Thread, when it comes to network protocols.
TSMC Open to Selling Stake to Chinese Investors
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11/10/2015   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest foundry, said it is open to the possibility of selling a stake in itself to Chinese investors.
ARM Extends Server to IoT Services
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11/10/2015   Post a comment
ARM surveyed its work from servers to IoT cloud services and showed a prototype wafer printed on plastic in a keynote opening its annual conference.
Micron Persistent Memory Pairs RAM/Flash
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11/10/2015   10 comments
Micron Technologies Inc. has combined a digital-in-line memory (DIMM) board with an self-backup-powered (with a super-capacitor) solid-state drive (SSD) to create a new memory architecture that can boost up-time by 100-times.
64-Bit Debug Tool Works Back in Time
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11/10/2015   2 comments
By recording system state for later reconstruction and replay, this unique debug tool simplifies debugging of 64-bit ARM systems running Linux.
Scaling Down Semi Process Nodes for IoT Apps
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11/9/2015   1 comment
Scaling chips to 20-25 nanometers for Internet of Things devices will take longer than other markets because various elements in the mixed signal microcontroller-based architecture do not scale as easily.
Google Walks Fine Line in Android Chip Quest
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11/8/2015   8 comments
There are three questions on Google’s reported plan for Android chips: whether it can help Google catch up with Apple’s iPhone; if it stops Android fragmentation; whether Google is looking at an application processor or something else?
Chip Sales Declined 3% in Q3
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11/4/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales trended downward in the third quarter amid softening demand and currency devaluation, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
MediaTek on Target for 150 Million LTE Shipments This Year
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10/30/2015   Post a comment
MediaTek, the world’s third-largest chip designer, said it will meet its target set earlier this year to ship 150 million long-term evolution (LTE) chips this year.
UMC Meets Expectations on 28nm Ramp as Demand Slumps
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10/28/2015   Post a comment
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), the world’s second-largest foundry, is meeting its expectations for a slowed ramp of 28nm process technology because of weak demand that’s likely to persist until 2016 while the chip industry recovers from an inventory correction.
ARM Upgrades Interconnect, Memory Control IP
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10/27/2015   Post a comment
ARM has upgraded its Corelink CCI coherent interconnect technology and digital memory controller as the basis for future heterogeneous system chips.
TI to Bring 3-D Surround-View to Entry-Level Cars
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10/27/2015   5 comments
Texas Instruments is introducing its newest automotive system-on-chip family, in an effort to move 3-D surround-view applications from the luxury category to entry and mid-level vehicles.
Jitter & Noise Test Lab Opens in Silicon Valley
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10/27/2015   Post a comment
JitterLabs provides testing at its facility and can produce reports from your facility through its Web-based software.
Chip Mergers, Impacts Still Ahead
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10/26/2015   2 comments
The current consolidation of semiconductor companies is not over, and engineers and OEMs have yet to feel its impacts in layoffs and pricing.
AMD Unveils 64-bit x86 SOC for High-Performance Embedded
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10/22/2015   Post a comment
AMD claims high-end embedded leadership with x86-based R-Series SOCs.
TI Staying Above Consolidation Fray
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10/22/2015   Post a comment
Chipmaker's CFO says the company has no immediate plans to join in the acquisition frenzy sweeping the semiconductor industry.
CAN Bus Can Be Encrypted, Says Trillium
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10/22/2015   13 comments
Trillium, a Japanese start-up, has developed a CAN bus encryption and key management system for protecting payloads less than 8bytes – something that’s never done before and viewed by an industry observer as “a pretty significant development.”
ARM Takes Back SoC Tool & Designers from Carbon
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10/20/2015   3 comments
ARM takes back its SOC Designer Tool from Carbon Design Systems, which Carbon had acquired in a 2008 deal that gave Carbon full access to ARM’s intellectual property to optimize its tools and generate cycle-accurate models of the company’s processors, PrimeCell peripherals and fabric IP.
Apple Fined $234 Million for Infringing University Patent
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10/19/2015   Post a comment
The University of Wisconsin has been awarded $234 million in damages after a jury decided that Apple's A7, A8 and A8X application processors had infringed its patent.
Microsemi Bids $2.2 Billion for PMC-Sierra
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10/19/2015   4 comments
Microsemi Corp. (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) has offered $11.50 per share to shareholders of PMC-Sierra Corp. as a mixture of stock and cash and trumping an offer from Skyworks Solutions made earlier this month.
Novel Approach to Embedded Development Revealed at Renesas DevCon
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10/15/2015   3 comments
With the Synergy platform, Renesas Electronics aims to simplify embedded design while encouraging rise of a support ecosystem comparable to smartphone apps developers.
Industrial-Strength Processor Has a Core For That
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10/15/2015   Post a comment
With as many as 10 cores on chip, the new Sitara processor packs a lot of processing muscle.
Report: Analog Devices, Maxim in Merger Talks
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10/15/2015   6 comments
The share prices of both Analog Devices and Maxim Integrated Products spiked late on Wednesday Oct. 14 after reports that the two companies are in talks about a potential merger.
Fairchild Reportedly in Sale Talks with Infineon, On Semi
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10/15/2015   2 comments
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.—a name synonymous with Silicon Valley since the original company's formation in 1957—has hired Goldman Sachs to help it find a buyer for the company, according to a Bloomberg report.
More-than-Moore Will Lead, Argues GloFo's Wijburg
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10/15/2015   8 comments
At the opening press conference for the Semicon Europa exhibition being held here in Dresden Germany Rutger Wijburg, senior vice president and general manager of fab management at Globalfoundries Inc., made the case for More-than-Moore semiconductors as the enabler of the next wave of electronics.
TSMC Slashes 2015 Capex by over 25% to $8 Billion
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10/15/2015   Post a comment
TSMC, which for the first time this year led the world’s chipmakers with the largest announced capital expenditure, will cut the 2015 budget by more than a quarter to $8 billion after demand slumped.
Leading-Edge Driving Pure-Play Foundry Growth
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10/13/2015   Post a comment
The total pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1 percent to $44.9 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights
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