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Altera, RFMD offer disappointing sales targets
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
Chip makers Altera and RF Micro Devices posted quarterly numbers in line with consensus analysts' expectations, but provided sales targets that were lower than Wall Street expected.
AMD posts loss, still beats street estimates
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1/24/2012   3 comments
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has posted a net loss of $177 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 on revenue of $1.69 billion, with operating income of $71 million, still managing to beat analyst expectations.
Apple was top chip buyer in 2011, Gartner says
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1/24/2012   4 comments
Apple was the leading customer of semiconductor chip vendors in 2011, buying $17.3 billion worth of chips and accounting for 5.7 percent of chips purchased on a design total available market basis, according to market research firm Gartner.
ST-Ericsson outlook bleak as large customer cuts orders
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1/24/2012   1 comment
Financial results for the fourth quarter at troubled mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson NV were bleak with sales down, losses up and the outlook bad due to a loss of orders from a large customer.
European startup attempts processor revolution
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1/24/2012   15 comments
French startup Kalray is attempting to break through the many-core barrier with a 256-core processor array integrated on a 28-nm CMOS chip.
Freescale, Inside Secure team on smart-meter reference design
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1/24/2012   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor partnered with Inside Secure on a smart-meter reference design that cures security ills with near field communication technology that has been proven in the banking industry.
Single/multiphase energy-measurement IC eases smart-grid transition for utility meters
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
CS548x/9x family from Cirrus Logic provides high-accuracy analog front end, internal calculation engine, and I/O
STMicro misses Q4 targets; CEO says bookings bottomed
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1/24/2012   1 comment
STMicroelectronics CEO Carlo Bozotti said orders bottomed in the fourth quarter as the company's sales failed to hit analysts' targets.
TI beats estimates; plans to close two fabs
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1/23/2012   4 comments
Texas Instruments reported better than expected sales for the fourth quarter of 2011 and announced plans to close two older chip fabs in the next 18 months.
Synopsys acquires verification IP firm
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1/23/2012   2 comments
EDA and intellectual property vendor Synopsys acquired verification IP vendor ExpertIO. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analyst sees chip sales rebound in December
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1/23/2012   1 comment
The three-month average of global chip sales for December is going to be reported by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization as $24.1 billion, according to a prediction from Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
CEO change won't stem RIM's decline, says analyst
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1/23/2012   6 comments
Research in Motion's replacement of co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie with Thorsten Heins may give the company a boost, but not enough to stop continued market share loss, according to a Wall Street analyst.
8GB DDR3 modules target high-end industrial PCs and servers
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Swissbit's 8GB modules are compliant to the respective JEDEC DDR3 specifications and are supported by the latest DDR3 memory controllers.
Intel buys Qlogic InfiniBand business for $125 million
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1/23/2012   1 comment
Intel Corp. has agreed to buy product lines and assets associated with the InfiniBand standard from Qlogic Corp. for $125 million in cash. A significant number of the employees associated with this business are expected accept offers to join Intel.
Infineon launches MCU family based on ARM Cortex-M4
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1/23/2012   3 comments
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG has launched its XMC4000 family of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the Cortex-M4 core licensed from ARM Holdings plc.
Startup proposes processor on DRAM process to save power
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1/23/2012   7 comments
Venray Technology has proposed building a small microprocessor on a DRAM process to save power.
Maxim acquires LTE chip firm
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1/22/2012   2 comments
Analog and mixed-signal IC maker Maxim Integrated Products has acquired Genasic Design Systems Ltd., a fabless RF chip company founded in 2009, for an undisclosed amount.
Kingston Digital offers portable flash solutions
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1/21/2012   1 comment
Kingston Digital, Inc. announced several portable flash memory-based solutions for thin notebook, tablet and smartphone users.
IC Insights: Intel, Samsung 'smell blood in the water'
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1/21/2012   9 comments
Aggressive capital spending plans by Intel and Samsung are a signal that the two largest chip vendors see an opportunity to distance themselves from competition, according to IC Insights.
Slideshow: MEMS conquering sports
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1/21/2012   6 comments
MEMS are revolutionizing sports, health and fitness by making possible scores of new products that help athletes analyze and improve performance.
KLA eyes changing process technology with new inspection tools
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
KLA-Tencor announced three new wafer defect inspection systems that the company hopes will provide leading-edge chip makers with the process control ammunition they will need as the industry implements new technologies on multiple fronts.
Could 450-mm wafers make sense away from the leading edge
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1/20/2012   6 comments
When 450-mm diameter wafers come, will it be for only the most advanced digital manufacturing processes? Future Horizons think there is a case to be made for 450-mm wafers away from the leading-edge.
Intel promotes Krzanich, Perlmutter
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1/20/2012   7 comments
Intel announced the promotions of Brian Krzanich to chief operating officer and Dadi Perlmutter to chief product officer.
ST’s voltage-level translator supports SD 3.0 standard, enables more storage, faster speeds on portables
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics (ST) has introduced what the company claims is the industry’s first voltage-level translator compliant with the latest SD (Secure Digital) 3.0 standard.
TSMC process in trouble, says analyst
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1/20/2012   21 comments
Mike Bryant, technology analyst with Future Horizons Ltd. has said that foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is in trouble with its 28-nm manufacturing process technologies, which are not yet yielding well.
Maxim Integrated PRoducts MAX98314 audio amplifier
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products released what it claims is the industry's first mono, 3.2W, Class D amplifier with integrated input coupling capacitors.
STMicroelectronics STC3105 battery monitor IC
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' new monitoring device helps batteries in handhelds last longer.
Intel says 2012 capex will top $12 billion
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1/20/2012   2 comments
Intel said it would spend between $12.1 billion and $12.9 billion on capital spending in 2012, a higher-than-expected forecast that comes as a pleasant surprise to semiconductor manufacturing tool suppliers.
Texas Instrument bq2416x ingle-cell, dual-input Li-Ion battery charger family
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
Aimed at tablets, e-readers and smartphones, TI's latest flexible battery ICs support expanding current-charge requirements for longer operation.
Allegro Microsystems A1357 sensor IC
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1/19/2012   1 comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced a customer programmable linear hall-effect sensor IC that features a pulse width modulated two-wire output and supports a temp range from 40°C to 150°C.
Intel posts another record revenue year
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1/19/2012   3 comments
Intel has reported yet another record financial year, with revenue of $54 billion, operating income of $17.5 billion, net income of $12.9 billion and EPS of $2.39.
Cypress expands ITC complaint against GSI
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1/19/2012   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has expanded its patent infringement claims against GSI Technology in a case before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the company said.
IHS: Nokia's Lumia 900 to lead Windows Phone resurgence
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1/19/2012   17 comments
Nokia is set to regain some of its lost smartphone market share thanks to the introduction of its Lumia 900 last week—and, in the process, re-establish Microsoft's Windows Phone as a leading contender in the cellphone operating system business, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Microsemi buys Maxim's telecom timing IC biz
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1/19/2012   1 comment
Chip vendor Microsemi said it acquired Maxim Integrated Products' telecom clock generation, synchronization, packet timing and synthesis business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
SMSC to cut 5% of workforce
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1/18/2012   11 comments
Mixed-signal chip maker Standard Microsystems said its board of directors voted to approve a restructuring plan that will eliminate about 5 percent of its global workforce, or about 50 employees.
ASML touts EUV progress, guides for better Q1 sales
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1/18/2012   2 comments
ASML reported sales for the fourth quarter of 2011 that were roughly in line with analysts' estimates, guided for better-than-expected first quarter sales and said it continues to make progress on next-generation extreme ultra-violet lithography.
Xilinx announces ISE Design Suite 13.4
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1/18/2012   Post a comment
New release simplifies microcontroller-based designs; also offers enhanced debug with 2D Eye Scan and partial reconfiguration support for Artix-7 and Virtex-7 XT FPGAs
Analyst honored by fab tool trade group
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1/18/2012   1 comment
G. Dan Hutcheson, chairman and CEO of market watcher VLSI Research, was awarded the 13th annual Bob Graham Award for outstanding contributions in semiconductor equipment and materials marketing at fab tool vendor trade group SEMI's annual Industry Strategy Symposium.
Analyst warns of chip downturn in 2013
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1/18/2012   3 comments
The semiconductor industry is expected to grow by 6 to 7 percent this year, but will contract in 2013 as the U.S. economy slows, according to Handel Jones, founder and CEO of International Business Strategies.
Android will run better on our chips says Intel
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1/17/2012   23 comments
Intel may have missed the smartphone boat the first time around, but the chip maker is determined not to let the opportunity set sail without it again, making its first big moves in ultra-mobility at last week’s CES 2012. Showing off a reference design smartphone and announcing partnerships with both Motorola and LG, Intel is determined to make its mark on mobile this coming year, starting with the Chinese market and then expanding out.
Audi selects Tegra processor for infotainment and dashboard
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1/17/2012   1 comment
Nvidia Corp. has announced that car maker Audi AG has selected the Tegra 3 processor to be the application and graphics processor for its in-vehicle infotainment systems and digital instrument display, across the entire line of its vehicles worldwide, beginning in 2013.
Testronic Labs selected as Qi Interoperability testing center
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1/17/2012   Post a comment
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has selected Testronic Labs, a leader in quality assurance and localization services for film and television, games, websites, hardware, and software, as the Qi wireless charging interoperability testing center.
MIPI announces RF standards for mobiles
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1/17/2012   1 comment
The MIPI Alliance, an industry organization that promotes interface specifications for mobile devices, has announced two specifications targeting the digital modem and the front-end radio. These are the DigRF v4 and the RFFE v1.10 specification.
Samsung budgets for logic and OLED investment spree
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1/17/2012   12 comments
Amidst a troubled global economy Samsung has set a record investment budget for 2012 of 47.8 trillion won (about $41.7 billion) for its operations, according to reports.
New USB-to-SPI protocol converter from Microchip
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1/16/2012   Post a comment
Provides the simplest, smallest, and most cost-effective way to add USB to existing designs
DC/DC converter handles load-dump and cold-crank conditions
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1/16/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology adds step-down switching regulator that delivers 3.5A and transient protection to 60V.
Globalfoundries appoints former NXP executive as sales boss
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1/16/2012   1 comment
Struggling foundry chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc. has appointed Michael Noonen as senior vice president of sales and marketing, reporting to CEO Ajit Manocha.
NXP teams with Treehouse for machine networks
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1/16/2012   1 comment
NXP's low power wireless chips are being used for new technology for control, tracking and monitoring machine networks from US startup Treehouse Labs.
M2M wireless gateway bridges different wireless networks
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
Laird Technologies' APG BT W400 wireless access point gateway has been designed for M2M wireless communications and for connecting Bluetooth enabled devices in a Personal Area Network to IP network via Ethernet or WLAN interface.
Freescale adds low end processors to i.MX 6 family for industrial multimedia
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing two lower cost processors that are pin-compatible with the existing i.MX 6 family of devices for industrial and embedded multimedia applications.
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