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GlobalFoundries Wins Approval for Next NY Fab
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8/30/2013   18 comments
GlobalFoundries has won local planning approval for a second, much larger, wafer fab in New York that could cost $15 billion, but which could depend on Apple for the green light.
GPU-Compute on Exynos Made Easier
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8/29/2013   2 comments
Imagination has developed OpenCL extensions related to camera operations and computational photography that apply to its PowerVR Series 5 GPUs -- in use in such platforms as the Odriod development board and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal
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8/28/2013   9 comments
A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
MediaTek, MStar Merger Gets China's OK
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8/28/2013   11 comments
China's Ministry of Commerce has approved a proposed $4 billion merger between fabless chip companies MediaTek and MStar – but with conditions.
ARM Buys Sensinode for IoT Software
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8/27/2013   7 comments
ARM bought startup Sensinode for the 6LoWPAN-based M2M software, which it will license and make available through its mbed program.
Group Describes Specs for x86, ARM SoCs
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8/26/2013   5 comments
The Heterogeneous Systems Architecture group gave a first look at work on parallel programming specs backed by AMD, ARM, and ARM SoC vendors.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT
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8/15/2013   17 comments
ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones for First Time
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8/14/2013   20 comments
Sales of smartphones grew 47 percent in the second quarter and accounted for more than half of all mobile handset sales, according to Gartner.
Apple to Boost Pure-Play Foundry Growth
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8/14/2013   9 comments
Thanks largely to expectations that Apple will move at least some of its chip manufacturing to TSMC, overall pure-play foundry sales are expected to grow more than 20 percent this year.
Ceva-ZTE Deal Hints Home-Grown ASIC Is Back
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8/13/2013   14 comments
ZTE's chip division will be using Ceva's DSP to design LTE TDD/FDD multi-mode SoCs to power its upcoming base stations for the global market.
Mobile Rising in Processor Market
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8/13/2013   11 comments
Mobile processors are becoming more significant in an expanding microprocessor market, because the PC market is in the doldrums, and non-x86 processors are failing to penetrate PCs, IC Insights says.
Intel Acquires Fujitsu Wireless
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8/13/2013   33 comments
Intel confirmed a report by analyst Will Strauss that it acquired Arizona-based subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant.
Technicolor Wants to Certify Your Displays
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8/8/2013   17 comments
OEMs can differentiate their displays and chips with two new certification programs, Technicolor says, but so far, few are taking them up on it.
3D NAND Production Starts at Samsung
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8/6/2013   16 comments
3D memory era begins as Samsung starts mass production of a multilayered 128 Gbit NAND flash memory based on a charge-trap cell.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver
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8/5/2013   65 comments
Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa
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8/5/2013   21 comments
MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.
Memory Market Turning on Q3 Caution
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8/2/2013   5 comments
NAND flash memory prices have slipped back after three months of rises, and caution is starting to drive the market.
Samsung Tipped to Acquire OLED Pioneer
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8/1/2013   17 comments
Chiel Industries, an affiliate of Samsung, is reportedly in negotiations to acquire OLED materials pioneer Novaled AG.
Sensor Hub IP Supports Optimization
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8/1/2013   4 comments
Synopsys is preparing a software-programmable sensor hub IP core that is based on the ARC processor.
60 GHz WiFi Startup Funded for IP Push
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8/1/2013   13 comments
UK startup raises money to deliver programmable baseband IP for 60 GHz WiFi and 4G back-haul applications.


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