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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.
Intel Taps Q'comm Exec to Head New Group
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11/20/2015   3 comments
Intel combined four divisions into one and named former Qualcomm exec Venkata Renduchintala to head the business which spans PCs, IoT, software and engineering.
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.
Facebook Shifts Switch to 100G
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11/19/2015   Post a comment
Facebook announced it is designing a 100 Gbit/second top-of-rack switch for its next-generation data centers, reportedly using Broadcom’s Tomahawk chip.
5G Challenges Call for Startups
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11/18/2015   Post a comment
A pioneer of MIMO antenna technology gave his opinions on the challenges developing a 5G cellular standard and called for startups to attack them.
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.
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.
10nm SRAM, 10-core SoC at ISSCC
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11/16/2015   5 comments
The annual ISSCC in February will include papers on a 10nm SRAM from Samsung, an advanced fingerprint recognition chip from Invensense.
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.
ARM Flexes Mbed, RTOSes Respond
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11/13/2015   Post a comment
RTOS and MCU makers debated the expanding reach and partnerships for Mbed, ARM's free operating system for the Internet of Things.
Strong Dollar Drags on Chip Sales
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11/11/2015   Post a comment
Market research firm IC Insights says effect of currency fluctuation will drag worldwide chip sales into the red for 2015.
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.
ARM Flexes Handset, IoT Cores
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11/10/2015   1 comment
ARM announced a new entry-level, 64-bit smartphone core, the A-35, and an architecture for supporting hardware-based TrustZone security on 32-bit microcontrollers.
IoT Nets Advance at Ingenu, LoRa
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11/10/2015   Post a comment
Ingenu revealed its plans for a U.S. 2.4 GHz network for the Internet of Things while rival LoRa Alliance announced an upgraded spec and a partner in India.
Diodes Ups Offer for Pericom
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11/9/2015   Post a comment
Pericom's board unanimously agreed to a higher offer from the discrete and analog chip vendor, rejecting a competing offer.
Printed Electronics Make a Mark
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11/9/2015   2 comments
A handful of companies will show new kinds of products using printed electronics at an annual Silicon Valley event on the sector.
Smartphone Slide Proceeds, Says Q’Comm
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11/4/2015   1 comment
Growth of smartphone sales will continue to slow as China OEMs take a bigger share of the market and selling prices decline next year, said Qualcomm reporting drops in annual sales and profits.
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.
Intel Fills Out IoT Portfolio
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11/3/2015   5 comments
Intel filled out its platform for the Internet of Things with a new SoC, two microcontrollers and software for end node operating systems as well as cloud computing and analytics.
Qualcomm sketches road to 5G
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11/3/2015   1 comment
Qualcomm is starting to discuss its proposals for a 5G cellular air interface that includes a new protocol for the Internet of Things.
Cellular Simplifies its IoT Road Map
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10/29/2015   Post a comment
Three vendors announced milestones this week in the race to network the world for the Internet of Things. Underneath the breathless pace of the press releases however vendors are advancing less swiftly.
IoT Startup Revises 802.15.4 Nets
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10/27/2015   Post a comment
Startup Helium debuts its first product, an end-to-end platform for the Internet of Things using a variant of 802.15.4 networks.
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.
Lam Deal Leaves Open Questions
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10/23/2015   Post a comment
Lam Research’s proposed $10.6 billion acquisition of KLA-Tencor raises several unanswered questions about customer reactions, counter-offers, China and layoffs.
Further Details of FinFET ReRAM Released
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10/22/2015   1 comment
Further details have been released of the resistive RAM made using a 16nm logic FinFET manufacturing process. A full paper is due to be presented on a 1-kbit memory array of such devices at this year's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) coming up in December.
Lam, KLA May Leapfrog Applied
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10/21/2015   Post a comment
Lam and KLA-Tencor announced a $10.6 billion merger that one analyst said could help it leapfrog Applied Materials as the top supplier of semiconductor capital equipment.
Server Benchmark Debuts at ARM Event
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10/20/2015   Post a comment
Expanding beyond its work with embedded processors, EEMBC will describe at ARM Tech Con its new ScaleMark benchmark for testing clusters of servers in big data centers.
Cellular, Wi-Fi Clash Heats Up
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10/15/2015   5 comments
Startups and smart cities are calling for Wi-Fi phones as cellular carriers make their own push into home and metro Wi-Fi services.
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.
Will Intel, with CDMA, Gun for iPhones?
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10/14/2015   8 comments
Now that Intel bought VIA Telecom’s CDMA assets, earlier market speculations pointing to Intel’s partial design win in iPhones next year may get more credible. Without CDMA, no smartphones can get into Verizon’s huge network.
City Aims to be IoT Petri Dish
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10/13/2015   1 comment
Bristol is installing high-end public wired and wireless networks aiming to create a place where vendors can experiment to the benefit of companies and citizens.
VeriSilicon to Acquire Vivante
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10/12/2015   1 comment
VeriSilicon plans to expand its IP portfolio and customer base, and to make a foray into the automotive market, through the acquisition of Vivante Corp., a leading embedded GPU IP vendor.
Dell/EMC Draw Mixed Reviews
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10/12/2015   8 comments
Dell’s bid $67 billion for storage giant EMC in a deal billed as the largest tech acquisition to date, but one already getting mixed reviews.
Medtech Event Debuts New Projects
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10/9/2015   Post a comment
The annual Body Computing Conference will discuss work on injectable sensors, virtual clinics and crowd-sourced health research, said Leslie Saxon
Startup Describes New Core, SoC
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10/7/2015   7 comments
Soft Machines, a rare microprocessor startup, described the first products including an SoC design service it will release in mid-2016.
5nm Test Lights Litho Path
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10/7/2015   5 comments
Test chips made in a 5nm process showed the value of pushing today’s 193-immersion and tomorrow’s extreme ultraviolet lithography systems to their limits, said researchers at Imec and Cadence.
Marvell Debuts MoChi Chips
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10/6/2015   2 comments
Marvell has announced the first two chips --two 64-bit ARM processors -- to use its MoChi modular SoC approach, one of which also implements its first-level cache technology.
New Funding Brings Aquantia Near $200 Million
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10/5/2015   2 comments
Funding round worth $37 million brings Ethernet chip vendor to $199 million total over 10 years.
Slumping PC Market Plagues Micron
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10/2/2015   4 comments
Sluggish demand for PCs results in third consecutive quarterly revenue decline for memory chip vendor.
Smart Home Gets Expanding Nest
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10/1/2015   Post a comment
Google's Nest Labs said it will release next year its Weave protocol and named companies who will use it to link smart home products.
Self-Driving Cars Rev CPUs
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9/29/2015   1 comment
Self driving cars are steering toward a 2022 market, fueling an emerging class of visual processors, said an analyst on the eve of an annual conference.
IBM Watson Swayed CTO
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9/24/2015   Post a comment
The CTO of IBM’s Watson group tells the story of how he became a believer in cognitive computing and his opinions on its possible role in robotics.
AMD Loses Processor Veteran
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9/18/2015   Post a comment
AMD claims its x86 and ARM processor and SoC road maps will not be impacted by the departure of its lead architect, Jim Keller.
TSMC Preps 10nm, Tunes 16nm
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9/17/2015   7 comments
The world’s largest chip foundry said it will start “risk” production in 10nm late this year while it fine tunes its 16nm process and plans a basket of IoT offerings.
Chips Slump as Drivers Falter
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9/16/2015   1 comment
The Internet of Things won’t be enough to revive a semiconductor industry amid slowing PC, tablet and smartphone drivers, a Gartner analyst said.
GloFo Employee Buyout Result of Revenue Drop
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9/14/2015   4 comments
GlobalFoundries is offering a buyout program to members of its U.S. workforce following a downturn in revenues for the foundry industry over the past nine months.
IoT Lacks Tools, Says EDA Vet
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9/11/2015   3 comments
The coming world of networked sensors demands a new class of design tools, Berkeley researcher and EDA veteran Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli said at a DARPA event.
IoT Nets Snag Wide-Area Player
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9/9/2015   2 comments
On-Ramp Wireless has renamed itself Ingenu Networks and launched plans for a U.S. national network, the latest in a wide field of nets for the Internet of Things.
Apple TV: 8 Questions to Ask
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9/7/2015   8 comments
Consumers’ TV viewing patterns have already changed. The key question to ask is: If Apple plans to bring its magic touch, or an “iPhone moment,” to TV, what will they have to do with their next Apple TV?
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