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HP names outsider as CEO
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9/30/2010   18 comments
Hewlett-Packard announced the election of Léo Apotheker as chief executive and president.
Acacia, Hynix reach settlement
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9/30/2010   Post a comment
Acacia Research Corp. said that its DRAM Technology LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement agreement with Hynix Semiconductor.
Modular FPGA board for extreme hardware-accelerated computing
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9/30/2010   3 comments
The M-503 addresses the ever-increasing demands for memory and I/O bandwidth for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications in the bioinformatics, image processing, and signal processing domains.
Analyst: Report that Cirrus lost iPhone slot bogus
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9/30/2010   17 comments
A report that Cirrus Logic has lost the coveted audio codec socket in the forthcoming iPhone 5 from Apple is factually inaccurate and not credible, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Maxim tips ICs as it unveils the 'new Maxim'
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9/30/2010   23 comments
Maxim CEO Tunc Doluca unveiled what he called ''the new Maxim’’ or ''Maxim 2.0.''
RF Micro offers MBE foundry service
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9/30/2010   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices Inc. has struck again in the foundry arena.
TSMC gets nod for 130-nm production in China
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9/30/2010   4 comments
The Taiwan government has approved Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.'s application to upgrade its 200-mm fab in Shanghai.
Analyst cuts 2010 chip growth forecast to 32%
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9/30/2010   21 comments
Market forecaster iSuppli Corp. has decided it should curb its enthusiasm for the global chip market in 2010. The firm says it sees softening demand and rising inventories and has trimmed its forecast to 32 percent.
Tanner EDA reports double-digit growth
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9/30/2010   2 comments
Tanner EDA (Monrovia, Calif.) has closed fiscal year 2010, ending May 2010, with a 17-percent revenue growth over fiscal year 2009. For the current fiscal year, the company said it anticipates continued double-digit growth.
Renesas aims to gain market share with SoCs
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9/30/2010   12 comments
Renesas Electronics Corp. has announced measures it says will strengthen the company's system-on-chip (SoC) business for networking and industrial infrastructures that support the cloud-computing era.
Mobile video processor goes 3-D
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9/30/2010   20 comments
Fabless mobile video chip company Movidius Ltd. has launched the MA1133 video processor as the first chip in its Myriad 3-D range, capable of capturing and manipulating stereo imagery on a mobile phone.
Agilent joins PXI Systems Alliance board
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9/30/2010   2 comments
Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification
IQE buys Galaxy Semi, seeks to raise $33 million
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9/30/2010   Post a comment
Epitaxial wafer supplier IQE plc has acquired Galaxy Compound Semiconductors Inc., a specialist manufacturer of antimony substrates used in infrared sensing, for up to $14.15 million in cash.
ADI ADXRS453 MEMS gyroscope
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9/30/2010   1 comment
Analog Devices unveiled the ADXRS453 iMEMS gyroscope, which offers higher accuracy in harsh environments.
Analyst: Cost of CMP slurries skyrocketing
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9/30/2010   2 comments
The price of slurries used in chemical mechanical planarization in semiconductor manufacturing is going up thanks to a Chinese embargo of rare earth oxides, according to an analyst.
Zarlink sells Swedish campus
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9/29/2010   2 comments
Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has sold its Jarfalla, Sweden campus to a company affiliated with the Stendorren group of companies.
Analyst: Four things Nokia needs to do
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9/29/2010   20 comments
Nokia's new chief executive needs to focus the company on fewer handsets supporting more operating systems and move its headquarters to the U.S., said a veteran mobile systems analyst.
Emcore could lose Nasdaq listing
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it could be de-listed because its stock price has been under $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, the company said.
Netherlands center posts 20 research jobs
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9/29/2010   4 comments
A research center in the Netherlands has posted 20 job openings for technical people, particularly for those with experience in advanced lighting technology and body area networks for health and wellness monitoring.
Silicon photonics pioneer snags 'genius' award
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9/29/2010   45 comments
University professor Michal Lipson was recently made a MacArthur Foundation Fellow--the no-strings-attached $500,000 "genius" award.
Sensor Products Tactilus heat-sink analysis system
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9/29/2010   1 comment
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system detects surface contact and pressure distribution between a CPU and a heat sink.
MIPS Technologies touts MIPS32 1074K core as fastest fully-synthesizable multicore IP
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has introduced the MIPS32 1074K Coherent Processing System (CPS), a new processor that offers industry-leading speed for fully-synthesizable multicore IP, offering the high performance of a custom implementation with an off-the-shelf CPU core.
Software is top headache for network engineers
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9/29/2010   8 comments
Software tops the list of concerns for network systems developers who called for better tools for debugging multicore processors and supporting virtual I/O.
Semico: Sky not falling on ICs
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9/29/2010   5 comments
The semiconductor market has begun to crest after huge growth in the first half of the year, according to Semico Research.
Chip silicon shipments projected to jump 24%
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9/29/2010   5 comments
Worldwide shipments of silicon for semiconductor manufacturing will grow 23.6 percent in 2010 to a record 8.9 billion square inches, according to market research firm iSuppli.
RF Micro enters GaAs foundry business
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9/29/2010   19 comments
Taking on TriQuint, Win Semiconductor and others, RF Micro Devices Inc. has added its gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology to its foundry services portfolio.
Danaher bids $340 million to buy Keithley
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9/29/2010   20 comments
Danaher Corp., which owns Tektronix and Fluke, is set to acquire Keithley Instruments Inc. for about $340 million, or $300 million net of cash to be assumed.
Honeywell to boost sputtering target output
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Honeywell Electronic Materials is expanding its production capacity for 300-mm sputtering targets and related metals.
Mega-powerful 3D software only $99!
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9/29/2010   3 comments
The folks at Alibre have developed an incredibly powerful – yet easy to use – 3D CAD program called Alibre Design that will have you tap-dancing with delight.
Wolfson's WM8325 power management IC
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson is sampling what it says is the highest current monolithic power management IC, which features four programmable DC-DC converters, including one which is capable of delivering up to 2.5A.
Atrenta names new CFO
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, announced it has appointed Bert Clement as chief financial officer. He reports to Atrenta's CEO, Dr. Ajoy Bose.
New GE VME I/O boards deliver 48 analog/digital inputs/outputs in single 6U VME slot
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
GE Intelligent Platforms has launched the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms. Using only a single chassis slot, he VME-6500 6U VME Multifunction I/O Board can deliver the analog and digital I/O capabilities that previously would have occupied four slots, making a significant contribution to substantially enhanced performance and functional den
SMSC's sales jump
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
SMSC announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2011, ended Aug. 31.
Maxim readies 'lite' powerline device
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9/28/2010   5 comments
Analog chip maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is readying a new powerline communication (PLC) device.
VME boards suffer market slump
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9/28/2010   4 comments
The military, industrial and telecom markets for VME single-board computers are all underperforming, according to a report from the Vita trade association.
Class-D amp offers cost-efficient, smartphone friendly solution
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9/28/2010   17 comments
Silicon Labs' Si270x stereo digital Class-D amplifier employs multilayer EMI mitigation technology to enable easier EMI compliance, AM/FM radio co-existence and smartphone compatibility.
Update: Maxim CEO sees record quarter
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9/28/2010   27 comments
Despite a lull in the IC market, Maxim Integrated Products Inc. remains bullish.
Maxim's MAX9622 precision operational amplifier
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9/28/2010   17 comments
Maxim's latest op amp precisely calibrates Vos on power-up, enabling designers to downsize their sense resistor to improve power efficiency.
Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft
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9/28/2010   3 comments
The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
Analyst: TSMC faces slowdown
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9/28/2010   5 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is seeing a slowdown amid a lull in the IC market.
MosChip MCS9950 multi-function PCI Express (PCIe) connectivity with display controller chip
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
MosChip's latest controller offers built-in support to enable a variety of PCIe to multiple I/O connectivity and display options.
Fairchild expands efforts in China
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9/28/2010   4 comments
Fairchild Semiconductor has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China's Sichuan Changhong Electric Co. Ltd.
GlobalFoundries joins OpenPDK group
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9/28/2010   2 comments
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) said that GlobalFoundries Inc. has joined both the OpenPDK and Design for Manufacturability Coalitions of Si2.
Kingston Announces CompactFlash Ultimate 600x Card
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Kingston Announces CompactFlash Ultimate 600x Card
European bank loans ST $470 million
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9/28/2010   42 comments
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a 350 million euro (about $470 million) loan contract with STMicroelectronics NV in support of the company's industrial and R&D concerning next-generation semiconductor circuits.
M/A-COM Tech Asia: GaAs MMIC targets phased array radar and satcom
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9/28/2010   1 comment
M/A-COM Tech Asia launches XZ1001-BD, which integrates transmit/receive switches, low noise amplifier, 6-bit phase shifter, 6-bit attenuator and driver amplifier
Cadence defines Cortex-A15 MPCore implementation methodology
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. said it is providing an optimized implementation methodology for the new ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor. The purpose is to offer mutual customers an immediate access to optimized implementation flow for designing Cortex-A15 MPCore-Based SoCs.
Penn joins board of ATE startup
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9/28/2010   3 comments
Malcolm Penn, founder, CEO and lead analyst with Future Horizons has joined the board of directors of mixed-signal test tools and services supplier ATEEDA Ltd.
Tools aid debug and validation to MIPI M-PHY specification
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
At the MIPI Alliance All-Members meeting in Athens, Greece, Tektronix Inc. has introduced tools that enable engineers to use its DPO/DSA/MSO70000B series oscilloscope to start performance verification and debug for the MIPI Alliance M-PHY standard.
Analyst: Japan's litho firms face extinction
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9/28/2010   34 comments
With extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) emerging as the main candidate for the production of next-generation integrated circuits Japanese lithography equipment makers look set to fall further behind market leader ASML Holding NV, according to analysts with investment broker Nomura.
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