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Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM
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10/31/2011   13 comments
An electronics engineer by the name of Abdel Rahim al-Kib has been appointed Libya’s interim Prime Minister by the country’s National Transitional Council, just a week and a half after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebels October 20, effectively liberating the country.
Thailand floods take toll on PC makers
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10/31/2011   3 comments
The ongoing floods in Thailand have created shortages in the hard disk drive (HDD) market which are beginning to trickle down and affect both the pricing and availability of PCs according to industry wide reports.
Globalfoundries names Manocha permanent CEO
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10/31/2011   2 comments
Ajit Manocha, who has served as interim CEO of Globalfoundries since June, was appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
New surveillance camera reference design from Lattice and Valens Semiconductor
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10/31/2011   1 comment
Comprehensive HDBaseT reference design for the surveillance market uses LatticeECP3 FPGA and Valens’ VS100 HDBaseT chipset
TI debuts $5 Sitara AM335x ARM processors
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10/31/2011   3 comments
With pricing starting as low as $5, Texas Instruments has just introduced its new family of Sitara AM335x microprocessors targeting applications such as 3D interactive touch screens, high resolution displays and wireless connectivity.
SiliconBlue is sampling three new ultra-low-power 40nm FPGAs
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10/31/2011   Post a comment
New “Los Angeles” ultra-low-power 640, 1K and 4K LP and HX devices sampling; world’s smallest footprint, plastic 0.4mm 2.5x2.5mm BGA available now!
Canonical preps Ubuntu for mobile devcies
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10/31/2011   3 comments
Canonical is said to be working on versions of its Ubuntu version of Linux for smartphones, tablets and intelligent embedded devices, according to reports.
Global chip sales show September growth
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10/31/2011   Post a comment
A Japanese recovery and continued demand for mobile personal electronics helped the three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors in September reach $25.76 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association quoting figures compiled by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
EUV litho source is much brighter, says Ushio
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10/31/2011   6 comments
Xtreme Technologies GmbH (Aachen, Germany) has reported a doubling of the brightness of its laser-assisted discharge plasma (LDP) illumination source for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography with more progress to come.
Chinese processors power supercomputer
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10/31/2011   12 comments
China has reported the development of a supercomputer based on a domestically developed microprocessor, according to reports.
Microchip releases new flash products
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. announced an expansion of its multi-purpose flash plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST39VF80XC and SST39VF160XC.
GHS and Silex build secure Wi-Fi platform
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Silex's latest Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi radio modules and security supplicant software offerings are now integrated and available for Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY real-time operating system – the foundation for its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices.
HSPA+ module for M2M applications is 2mm thin
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Cinterion has released what the company claims to be the world's thinnest HSPA+ M2M module, featuring flexible surface mounting technology and enabling secure, high-speed voice and data communications on global 2G and 3G cellular networks.
Renesas R-Car H1 series offers complete scalable lineup for car infotainment market
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10/30/2011   2 comments
Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary Renesas Mobile Corporation have announced a new member of the R-Car series of automotive SoCs, the R-Car H1, capable of delivering up to 11,650 Dhrystone MIPS and ideal for the high-end car navigation market.
Full-flat patient infotainment terminal with projective capacitive touch screen
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Advantech's PIT-1503W Patient Infotainment Terminal runs an Intel Atom D510 processor and is designed with a 15.6” wide, projective capacitive touch (PCT) full-flat glass panel.
Daimler presents comprehensively integrated infotainment system
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Several weeks after the first presentation of its futuristic F125 research car, Daimler has provided details on the car's infotainment system. It embraces elements such as cloud computing, seamless media integration, many apps as well as the new MirrorLink open infotainment interface.
NXP shows smart home control using 6LoWPAN
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10/30/2011   1 comment
At an IPSO Alliance event on the “Internet of Things”, NXP Semiconductors presented a smart home control demo using JenNet-IP – its ultra-low-power wireless connectivity network layer software based on 6LoWPAN.
Traffic monitoring system uses Bluetooth sensors over ZigBee
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10/30/2011   5 comments
The platform is capable of sensing the flow of Bluetooth devices in a given street, roadway or passageway while differentiating hands-free car kits from pedestrian phones.
Multiple alliances collaborate to launch Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
HomePlug Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance and ZigBee Alliance have signed an agreement formalizing the Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability. The Consortium will provide the Smart Grid ecosystem with confidence in application and device interoperability.
Quantenna partners with Sagemcom on Wi-Fi whole-home networking solutions
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10/30/2011   1 comment
Quantenna Communications and Sagemcom announced a collaborative agreement to integrate Quantenna's Wi-Fi technology in Sagemcom video bridges and other Wi-Fi products, accelerating time-to-market for advanced wireless video and TV services.
Freescale tackles automotive infotainment, mobile devices with combination of ARM Cortex-A7, A15
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor plans to leverage the energy efficiency and performance of the two ARM cores to develop future generations of its rapidly expanding portfolio of i.MX applications processors.
MOST Cooperation demonstrates integration of Ethernet-based devices with MOST
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
The MOST150 network supports consumer standards such as UPnP (Universal Plug-n-Play) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) as well as diagnostics standards (DoIP).
Downturn drags on chip equipment sales
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10/29/2011   6 comments
As expected, semiconductor equipment suppliers KLA-Tencor, Novellus Systems and Teradyne reported declines in sales and they expect more of the same in the fourth quarter.
IHS: MStar still leads DTV SoC market
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10/28/2011   Post a comment
Taiwanese fabless chip vendors MStar Semiconductor and MediaTek continued to dominate the digital TV SoC market in the first half of 2011, holding market shares of 39 percent and 12 percent, according to market research firm IHS.
Samsung and ZTE win mobile market share in Q3
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10/28/2011   14 comments
Samsung Electronics and China’s ZTE made significant strides in mobile handset market share in the third quarter, while Apple and Nokia lost share, according to a market research firm.
Slideshow: Scenes from ARM TechCon 2011
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10/28/2011   6 comments
A collection of images from ARM TechCon 2011, held Oct. 25-27 in Santa Clara, Calif.
UN stresses ICTs role in energy sustainability
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10/28/2011   8 comments
The head of the UN’s Global Compact Lead Ole Lund Hansen has stressed the importance of sustainability, while calling on ICT companies to align strategies in order to promote better energy efficiency.
Imec launces organic PV project with partners
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10/28/2011   3 comments
Europe’s Imec research consortium (Leuven, Belgium) and 16 project partners have launched the European FP7 project X10D to bring organic photovoltaic technologies as competitive commercial alternatives to thin-film photovoltaic technologies.
Aeroflex RAD1419 A/D converters for Hi-Rel space applications
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10/28/2011   Post a comment
Using specially processed Linear Technology die, Aeroflex RAD's A/D converter family includes a 14-bit, 150mW power dissipation product packaged in a 28-lead flatpack.
Spansion to close test and assembly plant
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10/27/2011   3 comments
NOR flash memory vendor Spanion will close a test and assembly facility in Kuala Lumpur, a move expected to save the company about $30 million per year.
AMD hits Q3 targets despite 32nm challenges
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10/27/2011   2 comments
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted third quarter revenue of $1.69 billion on Thursday, showing a 7 percent sequential increase and 4 percent increase year-over-year, exceeding revised guidance figures by a percentage point.
AMCC demos 64-bit ARM server chip
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10/27/2011   12 comments
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. fired a shot across the bow of Intel, demonstrating the first 64-bit ARM server processor
IBM researchers to report carbon feats at IEDM
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10/27/2011   5 comments
A couple of late submissions to the upcoming IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting will detail record-breaking performance in transistors made from carbon and its derivatives.
TSMC reports Q3 sales decline
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10/27/2011   2 comments
TSMC reported a third quarter sales decline and said it expects a further decline in the fourth quarter. But TSMC said it expects its capacity utilization to improve slightly in the fourth quarter.
ARM unveils 64-bit architecture
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10/27/2011   41 comments
ARM Holdings has announced that its next-gen ARMv8 architecture will include the firm’s first 64-bit instruction set, pushing ARM-based processors into new segments of the consumer and enterprise markets.
Toshiba 4-channel TLP290-4 and TLP291-4 transistor photocouplers operate at higher temperatures
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10/27/2011   2 comments
Toshiba latest optocouplers feature a quad configuration in a double-molded package, wider creepage distance and a wider operating temperature range.
Toyota, Ford lead vehicle app integration with smartphones
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10/27/2011   6 comments
Toyota and Ford have the most successful integration of car infotainment systems with mobile devices like smartphones, according to an IHS iSuppli Automotive Research report.
Sony to buy Ericsson's stake in handset JV
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10/27/2011   4 comments
Sony signed a deal to acquire Ericsson's 50 percent stake in the mobile handset joint venture between the two companies, Sony Ericsson, for about $1.49 billion.
Avago ACPL-K4xT optocouplers
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10/27/2011   2 comments
Optimized for use in onboard chargers and other high-voltage systems in hybrid and electric vehicles, Avago's latest optocouplers are qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 stress test requirements for automotive applications.
ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Fast Processor Models Provided by Imperas and OVP
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Imperas has released its models of the Cortex-A9 MPCore and Cortex-A5 UP ARM processor cores, including the 1, 2, 3, and 4-core versions of the Cortex-A9 MPCore.
Vishay CNY64ST optoelectronic components
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10/27/2011   3 comments
Vishay has housed its latest high-voltage isolation optocouplers in surface-mount packages for solar and wind turbine installations.
Cree high-voltage XLamp XT-E and XM-L LEDs
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10/27/2011   3 comments
Cree announced the commercial availability of high-voltage LEDs optimized for small form factor lighting applications.
SanDisk's co-founder Harari recognized by CEA
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SanDisk Corp.’s co-founder and former CEO Eli Harari was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association CE Hall of Fame at CEA’s Industry Forum on Tuesday.
Facebook debuts new hardware specs, partners
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10/27/2011   4 comments
Facebook pushed forward its six-month old initiative for open source data center hardware with new partners and specifications.
Non-contacting rotary position sensor Model AMS22 boosts product longevity
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Bourns' programmable magnetic sensor helps increase product life and reliability of applications operating in harsh and high vibration environments.
Semtech SX8674/75/76/77/78 multi-touch resistive touchscreen controllers
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Semtech's latest SX867X devices deliver "pinch and stretch" gesture recognition in a single-chip solution for four-wire analog resistive touch screens.
Vishay DG9251, DG9252, DG9253, DG9236 CMOS analog switch and multiplexers
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Vishay Siliconix CMOS analog switch and multiplexers feature a wide 2.7V to 16V single-supply and ±2.7V to ± 8V dual-supply voltage range.
Freescale, Green Hills team on virtualization
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Green Hills Software announced a new alliance to expand the roll of system virtualization technology in ARM-based embedded and mobile applications.
Atmel's new ARM processor-based SAM4 MCU family offers highest Cortex-M Flash memory density of 2MB
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
The SAM4S16 is the first device in the Atmel Corporation's Cortex-M4 processor-based family. Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4-based Flash MCUs.
Netlist offers mSATA half-slim and 1.8" SATA SSDs
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10/27/2011   2 comments
Netlist's mSATA half-slim and 1.8" SATA SSDs target datacenter, server, networking, and storage equipment
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