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Digital Blocks expands its video signal and image processing IP core family
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1/31/2012   1 comment
New FPGA/ASIC cores include a color space converter, chroma resampler, CCIR BT.656 encoder and decoder, and system-level IP for RGB-to-CCIR 601/656 conversion...
QuickLogic introduces Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology for Pico Projectors
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology adapts projected content for best viewability based on the color of the projection surface.
Analog Devices’ FMC boards support Xilinx’s Targeted Design Platforms
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
ADI’s A/D and D/A converter FPGA mezzanine cards include all HDL code and device drivers for easy integration with multiple generations of Xilinx FPGAs.
Why DesignCon? An editorial overview
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
EE Times is covering DesignCon in Santa Clara this week, to keep up with the innovations in high speed networking, board design, chips and testing.
LTE spending projected to boom in 2013
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1/31/2012   2 comments
Global capital spending on 4G Long Term Evolution wireless technology is expected to reach $24.3 billion in 2013, nearly triple the projected spending of $8.7 billion of 2012, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
IHS forecasts 3.3% chip growth in 2012
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Market research firm IHS iSuppli revised its 2012 semiconductor market forecast upward slightly, saying it now expects chip sales to grow 3.3 percent this year to reach $323.2 billion.
ARM tips 'gods and giants' roadmap for 2012
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1/31/2012   8 comments
Processor and related IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has disclosed the names, but little else, on the roadmap of cores it is working on in 2012 and revealed a gods and giants theme. The roadmap includes high performance processors, a low power microcontroller and graphics cores.
North America increases share of chip sales in 2011
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1/31/2012   2 comments
North American companies were responsible for 53 percent of IC sales in 2011 and grew market share, according to IC Insights Inc.
Renesas cuts 2012 forecast
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Chipmaker Renesas Electronics cut its forecast for 2012, citing the semiconductor industry downturn and flooding last year in Thailand.
E-reader uses Qualcomm's mirasol display
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1/31/2012   9 comments
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of communications chip giant Qualcomm, said Monday that its mirasol display technology is featured in the next- generation Jin Yong Reader from Taiwanese e-reader vendor Koobe.
DesignCon panel: No magic bullet for crosstalk
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1/31/2012   2 comments
There is no perfect solution to the problem of crosstalk in modern communications ICs, an increasing concern as chip designers push devices into the realm of 28-gigabits per second and beyond, according to a panel of experts at DesignCon 2012.
AMD's CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture
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1/31/2012   9 comments
Making parallel computing easy to program for and enabling software engineers to let their imaginations run wild is AMD’s new holy grail according to Joe Macri, corporate vice president and CTO of the firm’s Client Division, speaking at DesignCon.
MEMS foundry IMT names semi vet CEO
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1/30/2012   Post a comment
Innovative Micro Technology announced that semiconductor industry veteran Craig Ensley joined the company as president and CEO.
Intel invests in network security firm
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1/30/2012   2 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel, led a $20 million round of investment in Solera Networks, a provider of network security analytics.
MStar revealed as ARM graphics IP licensor
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1/30/2012   1 comment
MStar Semiconductor Inc., a fables supplier of chips for consumers and communications applications which has licensed graphics cores from Imagination Technologies Group plc, is also a licensor of Mali graphics technology from ARM Holdings plc.
Arteris counters Sonics patent infringement claims
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1/30/2012   Post a comment
Arteris Inc., a provider of network-on-chip intellectual property, has hit back against rival Sonics Inc. Sonics filed a legal suit in November 2011 alleging Arteris infringed seven Sonics patents.
Tilera appoints CEO, announces processors
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1/30/2012   9 comments
Fabless chip company Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), has announced the immediately availability of 36- and 16-core 64-bit processors in its Tile-Gx series together with evaluation systems.
Automating the MEMS design processes
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1/30/2012   3 comments
With the MEMS market growing at an annual compound growth rate of 50 percent, electronic design automation tools from Coventor are adding scripting to speed up the design process.
Prepaid meter reference design enables secure energy credit purchase through NFC
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Inside Secure have announced a secure prepaid utility meter reference design with Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity that OEMs can use to quickly and cost-effectively bring to market electricity meter products.
ITU approves G3-PLC as a new worldwide smart grid standard
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
In partnership with Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) and Sagemcom, Maxim developed the G3-PLC specification to promote open-endedness and interoperability among smart grid implementations.
TI launches ZigBee Smart Energy system-on-chip with ARM Cortex-M3 processor
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has launched a system-on-chip that integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 2.4GHz Zigbee radio, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, dedicated Smart Energy (SE) 2.0 hardware security acceleration and enough flash and RAM to run the ZigBee IP stack and SE2.0 profile for smart grid and remote sensor applications.
ST unveils industry-first car door controller IC with integrated window control
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1/28/2012   3 comments
STMicroelectronics claims that their L99DZ80 car door controller IC is the market’s first multi-functional door-zone driver with an integrated electric-window control.
Bluespec continues to attract venture money
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1/27/2012   4 comments
EDA may not be loved by Wall Street, but high-level synthesis companies have attracted a number of venture companies…
MagnaChip buys IGBT module maker
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1/27/2012   2 comments
Analog and mixed-signal chip vendor MagnaChip Semiconductor said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held semiconductor supplier Dawin Electronics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Foundry, logic customers drive KLA order rebound
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1/27/2012   Post a comment
Semiconductor capital equipment vendor KLA-Tencor posted declines in sales and profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31, but reported a significant increase in order bookings driven mostly by foundry and logic customers.
Spansion posts loss in 'transitional' quarter
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1/27/2012   1 comment
Flash memory vendor Spansion reported a fourth quarter net loss on declining revenue.
Globalfoundries CEO says company is back on track
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1/27/2012   7 comments
Globalfoundries CEO Ajit Manocha has praised his firm for what he called a “remarkable quarter” in Q411, and promised that the foundry was on track to “keep the momentum going,” after a year plagued with difficulties and setbacks.
Marvell cuts quarterly sales target
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1/27/2012   1 comment
Chip maker Marvell Technology Group cut its sales target for the quarter ending Jan. 28, saying revenue would be lower than expected because of disk drive shortages created by last year's flooding in Thailand.
Intersil ISL28407 precision amplifiers
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1/27/2012   Post a comment
Intersil expanded its family of precision amplifiers with 40 V low power, high ESD products that claim to provide excellent DC accuracy and noise performance.
Freescale's CEO sees light at end of the tunnel
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1/26/2012   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor CEO Rich Beyer said the semiconductor industry is close to the end of the current downturn on a day when his company reported a narrower net loss despite a decline in fourth quarter earnings.
Micron's president to retire
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1/26/2012   2 comments
D. Mark Durcan, president and chief operating officer at memory chip vendor Micron Technology, will step down in August and be succeeded by Micron's vice president of sales, the company announced.
Cypress beats estimates, but warns of Q1 sales slide
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Chip vendor Cypress Semiconductor reported sales and profit for the fourth quarter of 2011 that beat analysts' expectations, but warned that it expects revenue for the first quarter of this year to be down more that normal.
ST Micro chip controls auto car-door electronics
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1/26/2012   1 comment
STMicroelectronics has developed a digital control chip to replace the mechanical relay in car-door electronics.
TSMC returns fire over 28-nm process issues
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1/26/2012   5 comments
Maria Marced, a senior executive with foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., has hit back at analysts who have said it has yield problems with its 28-nm CMOS manufacturing processes.
LSI beats estimates
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1/26/2012   2 comments
Storage and networking chip vendor LSI delivered fourth quarter sales and first quarter guidance that exceeded analysts' expectations.
Teradyne reports uptick in orders in Q4
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Automated test equipment vendor Teradyne reported fourth quarter sales that exceeded analysts' expectations and said order bookings improved by more than 50 percent compared with the previous quarter.
Fab tool spending outlook improving, says Lam CEO
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Martin Anstice, president and CEO of equipment vendor Lam Research, said the outlook for wafer fab tool spending in 2012 is looking up after Lam reported steep declines in sales and profit but delivered results that beat analysts' expectations.
Anobit to be fully integrated into Apple
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1/26/2012   4 comments
Apple will integrate Anobit rather than run it as a separate unit, according to comments made by CEO Tim Cook, referring to his firm’s $390 million Israeli acquisition.
Elpida announces ReRAM chip, aims to enter market 2013
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1/25/2012   8 comments
Struggling DRAM maker Elpida Memory Inc. has announced the development of a non-volatile resistance memory (ReRAM) prototype. The company said it plans to work with Sharp Corp. on commercialization with a view to volume production of a gigabit-scale ReRAM in 2013.
Samplify Systems announces APAX application acceleration technology
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Accelerate application performance in data centers and cloud computing, as well as FPGAs and also ASICs/SoCs and application processors used in consumer and mobile devices…
Analog Devices ADP5041 multi-output regulators
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
These multi-output regulators with supervisory and watchdog timers from Analog Devices reduce component count and increase power density and reliability.
Touchstone TS6001A and TS6001B voltage reference IC
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Touchstone has expanded its voltage reference family with a low-power, low-dropout precision SOT-23 voltage reference IC.
ZMDI ZSSC3016 sensor signal conditioner
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1/25/2012   2 comments
ZMDI has developed a high-precision 16-bit sensor signal conditioner that provides energy-efficient high accuracy amplification and high resolution output.
Samplify offers speed up for multicore processors
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a startup fabless chip company with expertise in compression, has announced it can provide application acceleration technology called APAX that can more than double the performance of multicore processors.
Fab tool book-to-bill improves again
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
The the three-month average ratio of bookings to billings posted by North American fab tool makers improved for the third consecutive month in December after six straight months of declines, according to SEMI.
Israel gives Intel ultimatum on fab grant
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1/25/2012   36 comments
The Israeli government is attempting to force Intel’s hand on a decision to potentially build a new fab in the north of the country in exchange for a 1 billion shekel ($264.37 million) grant
Ethernet AVB development kit for open network standard automotive infotainment applications
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx has demonstrated at the 2012 International CES the world's first FPGA-based Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging (EAVB) network implementation optimized for carrying high-speed data traffic within the automobile.
Reference design for licence-free radio microphones based on DECT
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
By taking advantage of DECT, the radio microphone design delivers higher audio quality with no interference and quadruples the range of existing radio microphone technology.
Clock oscillator has a phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at 10Hz offset for audio equipment
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Crystek's HCMOS Clock Oscillator family is suitable for use in applications such as DACs, ADCs, digital audio broadcasting and professional CD audio equipment.
Class-D audio amplifier exhibits power density of 3.2-W/mm-square
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1/25/2012   2 comments
STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-performance, analog class-D audio amplifier that is claiming best-in-class power density.
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