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Tower Debuts RF Process For IoT Front Ends
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
Specialty foundry says it has begun mass production of a silicon-germanium process tailored to meet the demands of wireless front-ends on an integrated circuit for the Internet of Things.
Foundries' Sales Show Hard Times Continuing
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
Arteris Rolls New Heterogeneous SoC Architecture
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
Intellectual property vendor touches new technology for designing SoCs with cache coherency.
TI Still Top Dog in Industrial Chips
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Intel moves into No. 3 position behind Infineon, according to annual ranking compiled by Semicast Research.
Programmable ASSP (pASSP) I/F Bridge for Mobile Image Sensors & Displays
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Low-cost video interface bridge devices offer high bandwidth, low power, and small footprints.
Synopsys Aims to Deliver ‘Software Signoff’ Platform
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Leading EDA vendor looks to software quality and security to broaden its serviceable market.
IMEC Leverages Si Platform for Quantum Computing
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
European research institute is taking work it is doing in preparation for the 5-nm manufacturing node and turning it toward quantum computing.
Infineon Reshuffles Management Board
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
Amidst a phase of double-digit growth, Infineon reports a major reshuffle at its management board.
Nokia's Brand Goes to Startup With $500 Million Plan
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5/18/2016   1 comment
A startup, formed to takeover the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablet computers, said it intends to spend $500 million marketing Nokia as an Android-based mobile device over the next three years.
Evidence of Chip Sales Decline Mounts
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5/16/2016   1 comment
IDC becomes the latest market research firm to predict that semiconductor sales will decline in 2016.
Chip Market Slowdown Takes Toll on Suppliers
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5/13/2016   Post a comment
With the semiconductor market in a lull, most of the top 10 suppliers posted first quarter sales down significantly from last year.
IC Capital Spending Forecast Improves Slightly
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5/9/2016   Post a comment
Gartner says spending to decline by 2%, an improvement from its January projection.
Strong Growth Seen For CMOS Image Sensor Market
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5/6/2016   Post a comment
IC Insights projects that market will grow at 9% CAGR through 2020 as automotive, security and medical applications adopt the technology.
Analog, MEMS Drag On ST’s Results
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5/6/2016   Post a comment
Rumor mill says Carlo Bozotti's tenure as CEO could soon come to and end.
Chip Sales Edge Up Slightly
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5/3/2016   2 comments
The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that chip sales increased slightly in March compared with February, but sales for the first quarter were down sequentially and year-over-year.
Chips for Energy Harvesting: The Next Billion-Dollar Market
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4/29/2016   Post a comment
Although energy harvesting has failed to take off to date, it is expected to drive $3 billion in semiconductor sales in 2020, according to Semico Research.
Cypress to Pay $550 Million for Broadcom’s IoT Business
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4/28/2016   1 comment
Cypress says deal will open up new markets, give firm leadership position in consumer Internet of Things space.
TI Tops Estimates on Automotive IC Strength
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4/28/2016   Post a comment
Buoyed by strong sales of automotive semiconductors, Texas Instruments delivered first quarter results that beat Wall Street's expectations.
Xilinx Shares Decline After Light Forecast
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4/28/2016   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor beats quarterly sales expectations, but excepts sales to be flat in the current quarter.
Marvell Shakes up Board in Deal with Hedge Fund
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4/27/2016   6 comments
Chip firm commences search for CEO after burying hatchet with Starboard Value LP.
Macom Sues Infineon Over GaN Rights
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4/27/2016   Post a comment
RF and microwave chip vendor asks U.S. federal court to protect patented gallium nitride on silicon technology developed by Nitronex, which Macom acquired in 2014.
NXP Bullish on Future With Freescale in Fold
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4/27/2016   5 comments
No. 1 automotive semiconductor supplier forecasts better than expected second quarter, says integration is going well.
IoT Security Spending to Skyrocket
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4/25/2016   6 comments
The amount that enterprises and consumers will spend on security around the Internet of Things is projected to grow rapidly after 2020, according to Gartner.
Fab Tool Book-to-Bill Rises
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4/22/2016   1 comment
North American manufacturers of semiconductor capital equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio above parity for the fourth consecutive month in March, according to the SEMI trade group.
IDT Backs WiGig Chip Vendor
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4/22/2016   1 comment
Funding round worth $20 million marks second time in two weeks that venture capital has smiled on the semiconductor industry.
Qualcomm Posts Strong Results, Inks Licensing Deals
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4/21/2016   5 comments
Fabless chip giant showing progress in reaping royalties from China, South Korea.
Graphene-Based Sensor Detects Gases in the Home
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4/19/2016   Post a comment
Scientists have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with low power consumption.
Qorvo Buys Wireless IoT Specialist Greenpeak
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4/18/2016   Post a comment
RF chip company formed by the merger of RF Microdevices and TriQuint agrees to acquire fabless short-range wireless chip company.
Arduino-Compatible LoRa Board Senses It All
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4/18/2016   Post a comment
Dutch startup Sodaq has launched what the company believes will truly boost LoRa's adoption by makers and hobbyists of all horizons.
Open Source: Licensing Pitfalls May Outweigh Benefits
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4/18/2016   4 comments
Using open-source software can reduce development cost and effort, but pay close attention to the licenses involved.
Intel Reportedly Readies Mass Layoff
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4/15/2016   21 comments
Intel is preparing to a re-organization that include thousands of layoffs, according to a report by the Portland Oregonian.
Spiraling Data Costs Imperil IoT
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4/14/2016   4 comments
IoT system designers and service providers often don’t realize until much too late in the design cycle that their data costs are “quickly spiraling out of control,” Windspring CEO observed.
NXP Unit Reportedly Attracts Chinese Suitors
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4/11/2016   1 comment
Chinese suitors including Beijing-based JAC Capital Management are interested in NXP's standard products business, according to a Bloomberg report.
Chip Market Decline Deepens
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4/7/2016   3 comments
A chip market decline that began mid-2015 looks set to continue through the first quarter of 2016 at least, with falling markets on an annual basis in all geographies except China.
Intel Grabs OTA Platform Vendor Arynga
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4/6/2016   Post a comment
Intel acquired Arynga, a vendor of over-the-air software for cars. In the future, Arynga's products and technologies will be sold by Intel subsidiary Wind River.
Open-Source Processor Core Ready For IoT
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3/31/2016   4 comments
Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna have developed PULPino, an open-source processor optimized for low power consumption and application in wearables and the Internet of Things.
Wireless Charging Market Matures, Reports IHS
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3/30/2016   Post a comment
The wireless charging receiver market grew more than 160 percent in 2015 over the previous year, as annual global shipments reached 144 million units, says market research firm IHS.
Microsemi Sells Board Level Systems Business
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3/25/2016   Post a comment
Chip firm carves out "non-strategic component" of a board level systems and packaging business, sells it to Mercury Systems for $300 million.
Biometrics Market To Double Over 6 Years
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3/24/2016   Post a comment
The global market for biometrics technologies and applications will grow from about $13.7 billion in 2015 to more than $30 billion in 2021, according to market forecaster ABI Research.
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove Dies
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3/22/2016   8 comments
Hungarian immigrant who helped transform Intel into the world's biggest semiconductor company, passes away at age 79.
SiTime Refines MEMS-based kHz Oscillator
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3/16/2016   Post a comment
SiTime Corp. has introduced a range of 32kHz temperature-compensated oscillators for smart watches, activity trackers, tablets, mobile phones and smart meters.
Microchip’s Atmel Buy Clears Regulatory Hurdles
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3/14/2016   Post a comment
U.S. and German regulators clear $3.8 billion deal; transaction still being reviewed by South Korea as well as the French Defense Ministry.,
Apple Invents Emergency Alert System
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3/11/2016   1 comment
Apple has filed a patent for a medical monitor that can sound an alert based on irregularities in a user’s temperature, heart rate, oxygen level, or blood pressure.
Cambridge CMOS Preps NOx Sensors
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3/11/2016   Post a comment
Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd. is going to the great outdoors in 2016 with the offer of at least a couple of sensors for measuring outdoor air quality.
Toyota Develops Wearable Mobility Device For The Blind
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3/9/2016   Post a comment
Project BLAID is dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people navigate via a device worn around the shoulders.
Tablet Shipments to Decline, Focus Shifts to Detachables
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3/9/2016   3 comments
Overall tablet shipments are projected to decline for the second straight year, but the rise of detachable tablets has the market primed for modest growth next year, according to IDC.
Semiconductor Shipments to Top 1 Trillion Units in 2018
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3/8/2016   Post a comment
Milestone expected to cap 40 years of growth averaging 9% per year.
Analog Devices Rolls MCUs for IoT
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3/7/2016   1 comment
Ultra-low power microcontrollers said to enable more efficient operation, fewer battery replacements.
Toshiba's Sale of Medical Unit Could Fetch Billions
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3/3/2016   Post a comment
Still reeling from an accounting scandal, the Japanese company feels pressured to sell off one of the few bright spots in the company: its medical division. The sale could be worth billions of dollars.
Resource-rich MCU targets wearable IoT
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2/29/2016   Post a comment
Resource-rich MCUs for wearables may seem like a contradiction, but ARM aims to provide that with its Cortex-A32 processor.
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What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

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