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Pericom launches clock generator family
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
Pericom’s latest HiFlex line targets cloud computing and networking applications.
STEC releases pair of 2 TB SSDs
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
Both devices offer unlimited writes over the specified product lifespan.
Qualcomm lifts sales target after record quarter
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1/31/2013   1 comment
Fabless giant boosts annual target by $400 million after reporting its best ever quarterly sales and profit.
Rambus rolls out LPDDR3 controller, interface
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Memory architecture supports data rates of up to 3200 Mb/s.
IBM's Watson goes to college
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1/31/2013   4 comments
A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
TI doubles memory in new MSP430 MCUs
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration, and device scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors, and low-power wireless applications.
Atmel, Exegin to offer wireless smart grid solutions
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
License agreement provides smart grid OEMs the opportunity to utilize proven Atmel smart grid solutions with ZigBee support in mesh networks.
Energy Micro to showcase cool customer apps at embedded world
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Make sure you visit the folks from Energy Micro at Embedded World 2013 (Hall 1, Booth 523) and tell them "Max says Hi!"
STMicro brings smartphone style to simple appliances
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
Java environment optimized for STM32 microcontrollers heralds richer GUIs and faster time-to-market for basic electronic products.
Chip market ready for steady rebound
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1/30/2013   4 comments
Wireless communications will drive semiconductors in the long-term with global economy and chip market well aligned for several years growth, says analyst.
DesignCon: "Uncomplaining" engineers must demand better EDA tools
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1/29/2013   11 comments
Jonah Alben, Nvidia engineering VP, sees longer, more difficult design cycles if tools-investment complacency lingers.
Cadence announces updates for advanced nodes
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1/29/2013   Post a comment
Cadence has announced a new set of custom/analog capabilities designed specifically for the advanced technology nodes of 20 nanometers and below…
Broadcom rolls SoC switches for enterprise
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1/28/2013   Post a comment
Next-generation switches said to cover all sizes of businesses from wiring closet to core.
Qualcomm joins IMEC core CMOS R&D program
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1/28/2013   15 comments
Fabless chip giant joins the likes of Intel, Globalfoundries and Samsung in the core CMOS research program operated by the IMEC research institute.
Chinese IC market boom predicted
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1/28/2013   Post a comment
The Chinese IC market is expected to grow much faster than the global chip market over the next five years.
Cisco sells Linksys to Belkin, ending home networking run
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1/25/2013   10 comments
A big 10-year effort to expand into consumers markets, build on core router business, comes to a close.
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1
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1/25/2013   1 comment
Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
Qualcomm preps ARM server SoCs
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1/25/2013   17 comments
Qualcomm has posted job openings that make it clear it will join at least seven companies making 64-bit ARM server SoCs.
Semi equipment market gets a December bounce
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1/25/2013   Post a comment
Sales and orders up for first time in months but still well below 2011 levels.
Renesas MOSFETs deliver 50% lower on-resistance
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics is sampling low on-state resistance power MOSFETs for more power efficient and compact server power supplies.
Diodes expands low-voltage CMOS logic family
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
Continuing the rapid expansion of its standard logic product line, Diodes has added more package options to its four families of high-speed and advanced high-speed CMOS parts.
Apple's stock nosedives after forecasted sales decline
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1/24/2013   22 comments
Shares decline nearly 10 percent in after hours trading after tech giant forecasts sequential sales drop of more than 20 percent.
Intel to discontinue PC motherboards
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1/23/2013   22 comments
Chip maker plans to ramp down business over three years and transition employees to other projects.
Penn keeps predicting chip market growth
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1/23/2013   2 comments
The chip market will grow by 8 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Malcolm Penn but it depends on how the global economy plays out in 2013. Right now the signs are not good.
AMD claims progress on turnaround
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1/23/2013   3 comments
CEO says company moving in right direction after the chip vendor reports second consecutive quarterly loss.
TI integrates USB on C2000 Piccolo real-time, floating-point MCUs
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1/22/2013   Post a comment
Piccolo F2806xU MCUs are perfect for motor control systems, renewable energy and power applications; integrated USB facilitates on-the-go field diagnostics and communications.
Check out TI's MCU BoosterPack design challenge
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1/22/2013   1 comment
Enter original designs by March 1, 2013 for the chance to demo your design in the TI booth at DESIGN West.
Energy Micro’s low power MCU delivers long battery life
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ARM Cortex-M3-based EFM32 Giant Gecko keeps handheld control asleep with 1.2µA low energy capacitive touch sensor interface.
Atmel expands ARM Cortex-M4 based flash MCUs
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1/22/2013   Post a comment
Running at 120MHz, new SAM4E ARM Cortex-M4 processor-based MCUs provide Ethernet and dual-CAN connectivity and advanced analog capability.
VITA sets optical component specs for 25G boards
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1/22/2013   1 comment
The trade group behind VMX single-board computers is setting standards for opto-electronic components that pave the wave for its next-gen optical backplanes.
Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC wins Microprocessor Report Analyst Choice Award
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1/21/2013   Post a comment
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC recognized for being first to market and opening new opportunities for designers.
NXP on route to automotive future
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1/18/2013   4 comments
The car is the next frontier in consumer electronics, going from mode of transportation to personalized mobile information hub.
Intel expects growth in 2013
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1/17/2013   11 comments
Chip giant forecasts modest sales growth for the year after reporting fourth quarter sales in line with analysts' expectations.
Front end RF module addresses smart metering and ISM band applications
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices’ front end RF reduces design-time and speeds time-to-market in smart energy metering applications operating in the 405 to 475MHz frequency range, as well as for portable battery powered equipment and general 433/470MHz ISM band systems.
AMD reportedly sues former employees over trade secrets
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1/17/2013   4 comments
Federal complaint alleges that four workers took more than 100,000 sensitive documents before going to work for Nvidia.
Atmel talks touch enabled curves and Internet of Things
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1/17/2013   2 comments
From curved touch surfaces to the Internet of Things, American semiconductor company Atmel is making waves in the world of consumer electronics.
MediaTek, MStar merger delayed
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1/16/2013   Post a comment
A lack of anti-trust clearances has prompted MediaTek to withdraw a plan to issue additional shares with which to buy rival fabless chip company MStar, according to local reports.
Mattson Technology to slash jobs
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Semiconductor capital equipment vendor to broadly reduce workforce as part of a cost reduction plano reduce operating expenses by 40 percent.
Fairchild pumps up volume on analog and power in mobile
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1/15/2013   8 comments
Fairchild semiconductor may not be a well known consumer brand, but at CES 2013, the analog and mixed-signal company showed just how important it was to the smartphone space.
Touchstone offers deep discount on second-source Maxim comparators
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Touchstone Semiconductor’s single, dual and quad comparators yield a $0.20 to $2 savings over comparable parts from analog IC maker Maxim Integrated Products.
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 production plans
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1/15/2013   8 comments
Apple cut orders for iPhone 5 screens after lower than expected demand, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cited unnamed sources.
Electronics growth threatened by fiscal uncertainty, higher taxes
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Varying forecasts among economists, industry observers at fab tool gear vendor trade group summit.
Researchers design, control molecular motor
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1/14/2013   Post a comment
International team of scientists claims breakthrough on road to developing nanoscale machines.
Micron releases 960-GB SSD
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1/14/2013   1 comment
The drive uses 20-nm MLC NAND flash with a SATA 6-Gb/s controller and the company’s custom firmware.
CES: Maxim shows heart, turns up volume on audio
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1/14/2013   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated shows how its microcontrollers and power management systems can be used to full effect in consumer electronics.
OCZ demos PCIe-based SSD
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1/14/2013   1 comment
Device provides lower latency and faster file transfers and boot-ups over the company’s SATA III models.
Tablet sales to outpace notebooks
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1/11/2013   14 comments
Worldwide tablet sales are expected to be significantly greater than notebook PC sales in 2013, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
CES: Samsung touts green memory
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1/11/2013   8 comments
Samsung, as a huge player in the entire connected ecosystem, has decided it needs to tackle the problem and at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, was touting its “green memory” to clean up the data center.
TI unveils the first integrated analog front end for photometry applications
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1/11/2013   Post a comment
TI's AFE44xx family integrates all the front end components and associated timing control circuitry of a typical photometry solution.
RF modules speed time-to-market for implantable medical device designers
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1/11/2013   Post a comment
Microsemi has introduced a complete medical network radio link for implantable medical devices such as pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators and neurostimulators.
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