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MagnaChip scraps IPO bid
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor has dropped its bid for an initial public offering in the U.S., citing unfavorable market conditions.
Tzero readies mobile UWB chip
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1/30/2009   2 comments
Startup Tzero Technologies hopes 2009 will be the year ultrawideband establishes a foothold and sketched out plans for a new mobile chip that is the latest part of its two-pronged strategy.
Conexant reports loss, job cuts
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor vendor Conexant Systems has eliminated approximately 140 jobs--or 11 percent of its work force--as part of a cost-reduction plan expected to save the company about $4 million per quarter.
AMCC CEO to step down amid revenue decline
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. President and CEO Kambiz Hooshmand will step down on June 1 after the company reported a $274.5 million fiscal third quarter net loss due largely to a $264.1 million non-cash write-down of goodwill.
NEC cuts 20,000 jobs, seeks help for chip unit
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
As the global slowdown rocks Japanese electronics companies, Toshiba Corp is reportedly in talks to merge part of its chip operations with NEC Corp's semiconductor unit
Beyer: Freescale can weather 'pessimistic' industry scenario
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1/30/2009   1 comment
Ten months into his tenure as chairman and CEO at Freescale Semiconductor Rich Beyer says he is positive about the company's prospects and sees it emerging from the current "miserable" downturn a stronger competitor despite a raft of problems, debts and liquidity concerns.
Low cost, small chip integrates GPS, Bluetooth and FM transceiver
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
CSR has launched BlueCore BC7830, which claims to be the smallest GPS combination device designed for mobile handsets. Measuring a mere 11mm² in silicon size, the BC7830 includes GPS, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, FM transmit and receive technologies and support for Bluetooth low energy all on a single chip.
STM garde la confiance des brokers
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
La société de courtage Nomura Securities a réduit ses estimations et ses objectifs de cours pour STMicroelectronics NV, mais reste confiant sur le long terme malgré un diminution estimée du chiffre d'affaire de 25 à 30 pourcent pour 2009.
Administrator wants to avoid breaking up Qimonda, but time is short
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
For insolvent DRAM manufacturer Qimonda, the clock is ticking. While the insolvency administrator reports first contacts with potential suitors, the time line is tight.
Freescale finds no buyer; to sell wireless IC unit piecemeal
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1/30/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor said it may have to break up and sell pieces of its wireless IC business to different buyers because it could not find a single purchaser for the division.
Analysis: Broker, EC keep faith with STMicroelectronics
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Brokerage firm Nomura Securities has sharply reduced its estimates and share price targets for STMicroelectronics NV, but remains upbeat about the long term outlook for the chipmaker despite the hefty decline expected in Q1 and 25-30 year-on-year decline for all of 2009.
Feu vert de Bruxelles pour Crolles 3
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
La commission Européenne a donné son accord pour le support financier de 457 million euros (environ $600 million) accordé par la France au programme Nano2012 R&D.
Intellectual Ventures picks up Transmeta patents
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Intellectual Ventures, a patent development and licensing company, has acquired the patent portfolio of Transmeta Corp., including more than 140 issued U.S. patents in areas such as low power microprocessor technology.
Linear Technology licenses Virage Logic's AEON NVM for power management ICs
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has licensed Virage Logic's AEON embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) solution for use in Linear Technology's high-performance analog and power management ICs used in a wide range of applications.
STM supprime 4500 postes dans le monde
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Genève, Suisse -- Confronté a une perte substantielle de 786 millions de dollars US en 2008, STMicroelectronics s'est engagé dans un plan d'économie de plus de 700 millions de dollars en 2009 avec la suppression de 4500 emplois.
LTC3603 step-down regulator delivers 2.5A
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
A wide 4.5V to 15V input range allows the LTC3603 buck converter to serve in applications driven by a dual-cell Li-Ion source or a traditional 12V supply.
IQE sees Q2 upturn as restructuring bears fruit
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
A trading update from semiconductor wafer supplier IQE plc (Cardiff, Wales) suggests the company will hit forecasts for 2008, with revenues of approximately £60 million, up 20 percent on the previous year, and bring in profits of about £8.4 million, more than double that of 2007.
Intel loses another round against EU regulators
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
The European Court of First Instance has rejected Intel's attempt to delay publication of the European Commission's findings on the anti-trust allegations against the chip maker.
Reflective Memory PMC for maximum data safety
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
MEN presents the Reflective Memory PMC mezzanine card P512 which is suited for use in safety-critical applications, offers a high transmission speed and high flexibility.
C Components : Snap-acting switches provide excellent tactile feedback
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
K5G and K5A2 snap-acting key switches feature silver- or gold-plated dome inserts for enhanced user feel, provide excellent tactile feedback, and are housed in small, low profile packages.
Micrel : PWM buck regulators suit 5- and 3.3-V buses
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Micrel introduces a family of dual non-synchronous PWM buck regulators.
Video: HP calls for on-chip optics
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
Memo: Rich Templeton to TI employees on job cuts
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Memo from Rich Templeton to TI employees on job cuts
Analysis: TI hunkers down for a prolonged recession
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1/27/2009   3 comments
Texas Instruments is bracing for a prolonged market downturn and expects to emerge with a smaller revenue base.
Lattice ships 15 millionth MachXO programmable logic device
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1/27/2009   1 comment
Versatile LUT-based architecture from Lattice Semiconductor drives rapid adoption of MachXO PLDs in first three years of product availability.
Groups team for nanoimprint lithography
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
NIL Technology (Copenhagen, Denmark), a leading provider of stamps for nanoimprint lithography, has teamed with IMS Chips for the fabrication of stamps used in electron beam lithography (EBL).
Wolfson: D-A converter targets high-end audio
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics announces an addition to its portfolio of high performance D/A converters.
NXP touts efficiency advance for basestation PAs
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has started sampling integrated Doherty amplifiers for cellular basestations, based on its RF transistor technology.
TI cancels planned sale of wireless baseband unit
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. said it was unable to find a buyer willing to pay what it wanted for the wireless merchant base band business and will no longer sell the unit but instead will continue supporting existing customers in-house.
Siemens braves the crisis -- for the time being
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
With strong quarterly figures, German electronics and electro-technics combine Siemens AG (Munich) invalidated the worst downturn fears: The technology provider, a large customer for electronic goods, managed to rise its revenue during the first crisis quarter. However, even Siemens sees dark clouds at the horizon.
Intersil : Voice and data switches eliminate clicks and pops
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
The ISL54210 and ISL54211 are compact, high-performance mixed audio and data switches that combine superior low distortion performance, high-speed USB 2.0 data rates and use effective suppression technology to eliminate clicks and pops in handheld devices.
ARC secures IP deal for security SoCs
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Chinese security chip group Synochip has taken a license from ARC International (St Albans, England) to build system on chips that provide security for PCs, flash drives, portable video players and information security and online payment systems.
Microchip: Motor control eval board enhances DSC-based apps
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has introduced the dsPICDEM MCLV motor control development board - along with free motor-control software source code and an enhanced IDE - as a cost-effective method for developing dsPIC-based sensored or sensorless BLDC and PM synchronous motor control applications.
TI to cut jobs 12% as profit sinks 86%
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1/26/2009   7 comments
Texas Instruments Inc.'s fourth quarter net profit sank 86 percent and revenue fell 26 percent, prompting the company to announce another round of reorganization that it said will result in the elimination of 12 percent of its workforce.
Programmable oscillators extend battery life in portables
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
SiTime is getting ready to sample next month the first three devices in a new family of programmable oscillators that it says delivers the lowest power consumption and fastest start-up time in the industry.
Groups tout single chip DAB receiver design
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
The latest version of DAB/Digital Multimedia Broadcasting middleware from Factum Electronics AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has been ported to Analog Devices' Blackfin BF5xx processors.
Survey projects market explosion for netbooks
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1/26/2009   1 comment
The market for netbooks could explode from 35 million units this year to as many as 139 million in 2013, according to a report published today by ABI Research.
CEO's of Atheros, CSR to join GSA board
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
Joep van Beurden, chief executive officer of CSR plc, (Cambridge, England) has been nominated to serve on the board of the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
Qimonda continues production amidst finger-pointing
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1/26/2009   1 comment
As a preliminary insolvency manager begins sifting through Qimonda's books, the DRAM manufacturer is attempting to continue production.
Oerlikon sells chip business units as it refocuses
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
Diversified technology group Oerlikon (Zurich, Switzerland) is selling its Esec Business Unit to Dutch company BE Semiconductor Industries NV and plans to dispose of its etch business to a management buyout, as it focuses its strategy on growth areas, such as its solar unit.
Infineon wins German Innovation Award
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
Overshadowed by the Qimonda insolvency and the bleak outlook for the industry, Infineon has won the highly prestigious Innovation Award of German Industry for its single-chip mobile handset platform. The company expects the crisis to significantly influence the handset demand spectrum, conceded Infineon board member Hermann Eul.
Frontier Silicon pushes on digital Touch Radio
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1/26/2009   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon (Watford, England) has outlined further details of its touch screen user interface DAB radio, dubbed "Touch Radio" that it previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Step-up DC/DC converter drives up to 40 white LEDs
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1/25/2009   Post a comment
From a 12V input, Linear's 45V, 2.1MHz DC/DC boost mode converter can drive up to four strings of LEDs, each with up to ten 120mA white LEDs in series while delivering efficiencies up to 90%.
Tiny current-sense amplifier delivers precision monitoring
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1/25/2009   Post a comment
Maxim's high-side, current sense amplifier provides 1microamp supply current for battery-powered applications.
Configurable video processor from Stretch uses less power, has PCIe interface for advanced apps
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Multi-stream H.264 encoding, video analytics, processing uncompressed video streams, and capture cards are among the targeted applications for Stretch's new low-power processor.
ESC Video: Apollo astronaut Ken Mattingly
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Apollo astronaut Ken Mattingly talks about how electrical engineering made the moon landing program such a success.
Cypress Q4 revenue down 26%
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor saw its fourth quarter 2008 revenue decline 26 percent sequentially and 20 percent year-over-year as it experienced its lowest book-to-bill ratio since the dotcom crash.
Qimonda en faillite
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Le fabricant de mémoires DRAM en difficulté Qimonda, filiale de Infineon s'est déclaré en faillite devant le tribunal de Munich ce vendredi 23 janvier 2009.
Intel, AMD cross swords over foundry venture
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
An analyst has downplayed the significance of a letter AMD received from arch-rival Intel that asks for a meeting to discuss how AMD's formation of The Foundry Co. may affect long-standing cross-licensing agreements between the two companies.
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