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Analysis: Why Renesas is creating mobile IC spinoff
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10/31/2010   5 comments
Renesas Electronics' decision to spin out its mobile semiconductor products into a separate subsidiary is motivated not only by the differences between the markets for microcontrollers and baseband chips, but also to help protect Renesas' power amplifier business.
Consortium aims to stake 'vampire power'
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10/29/2010   12 comments
A consortium backed by the European Union aims to reduce standby power for electronic devices, which is estimated to account for 10 percent of European energy usage.
Graphene bandgap opened by vapor
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10/29/2010   10 comments
Tuning a semiconductor bandgap in sheets of pure carbon called graphene can be done using water vapor during fabrication, according to researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Carbon Design Systems launches IP web portal
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10/29/2010   1 comment
New IP web portal eliminates the virtual platform assembly bottleneck by offering models for the majority of third-party IP content used in advanced SoC / FPGA designs.
New design software transforms board management
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10/29/2010   1 comment
New software enables analog and board designers to integrate a circuit board’s power management and digital board management functions into the newly announced Platform Manager device family.
Lattice intends to blow your socks off at Electronica 2010
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10/29/2010   9 comments
Held every two years, Electronica – one of the largest and most anticipated trade shows in the industry – attracts thousands of companies and tens of thousands of attendees, including over 700 journalists from 34 countries.
Analog chip vendors post profits
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10/28/2010   5 comments
Analog chip vendors Maxim Integrated Products, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and MaxLinear reported profits for their most recently concluded quarters
Hynix, Magnachip post Q3 gains
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10/28/2010   1 comment
South Korean chip makers Hynix Semiconductor and MagnaChip Semiconductor reported third quarter sales increases despite some signs of a softening semiconductor market.
Microchip adds license for MIPS32 M14K cores, expands 32-bit MCU options
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10/28/2010   6 comments
Microchip Technology Inc. is licensing the MIPS32 M14K family of cores from MIPS Technologies Inc. to expand on its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family, which is currently based on the MIPS32 M4K.
Atrenta, CEA-Leti team on 3D design, advance power reduction
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10/28/2010   Post a comment
Soon after it established presence in Grenoble, France, Atrenta Inc. announced the signing of a multiyear collaboration agreement with CEA-Leti on advanced power reduction and 3D design.
Will Broadcom buy change the femto market?
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10/28/2010   13 comments
Broadcom’s $86 million acquisition of Percello validates the fledgling femtocell market; it presents a scenario for femtocell to get integrated in another box; and it shows the future of femtocells priced on par with WiFi.
Intel backs cloud computing alliance
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10/27/2010   6 comments
Intel through its clout behind cloud computing, pledging to help drive the creation of standards, including participation in an alliance of global businesses.
IBM, European researchers seek CMOS successor
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10/27/2010   6 comments
IBM Research Zurich, Infineon Technologies and Globalfoundries have joined forces with a half dozen European universities and research centers on a mission to cut the power consumption of electronic devices by10-fold and reduce standby power to zero.
Audio hub codec enables HD audio in portable apps
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10/27/2010   Post a comment
The WM8958 audio hub solution from Wolfson Microelectronics is designed to help bring high-definition (HD) audio to the next generation of portable multimedia devices.
STMicro hits Q3 target, names new COO
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics reported revenue for the third quarter in line with consensus analyst expectations and said it expects further growth in sales in the fourth quarter despite softening of demand in some market applications.
Spansion dragged to loss; sees sales growth
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10/26/2010   1 comment
NOR flash memory vendor Spansion reported a third quarter sequential increase in net sales and said it expects further growth in the fourth quarter.
High-definition PC audio codecs offer 3-state Class-D modulation, extend battery life
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology is claiming the world's first family of high-definition PC audio codecs to feature the DDX-based class-D modulation technology developed by Apogee Technology.
Power-efficient audio codec targets consumer electronics devices
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Conexant Systems, Inc., has introduced a new power-efficient stereo audio codec targeted at consumer electronics products including mobile Internet devices, smartbooks, and Web tablets.
Veeco's Q3 sales up big
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Chip equipment vendor Veeco its third quarter sales more than tripled compared with the third quarter of 2009, beating consensus analyst expectations for the period.
Qimonda settles with U.S. subsidiaries
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10/26/2010   1 comment
German chip maker Qimonda said its insolvency administrator has reached a settlement with Qimonda's U.S. subsidiaries, giving the parent company the right to over 800 patents and patent applications, according to a Dow Jones report.
Zoran cuts outlook, mulls restructuring
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
Zoran cut its outlook for the remainder of 2010 after posting third quarter sales that came in slightly below consensus analysts' expectations.
Analog Devices' ADM3052 and ADM3053 CAN transceivers
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
ADI’s latest isolated CAN transceivers are said to be the first integrated devices to isolate signals and power, reducing component count by up to 80 percent and board space by up to 70 percent.
Modest growth projected for ICs in 2011
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10/25/2010   5 comments
Semiconductor industry revenue is projected to grow 5.1 percent in 2011, according to market research firm iSuppli, which predicts the industry will enjoy a "soft landing" after a booming 2010.
Scenes from USA tech fest
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10/25/2010   8 comments
Photos from the USA Science & Engineering Festival, a two-day event held on the National Mall that drew tens of thousands of participants.
CE parts met cockpit avionics in vintage F-15 video camera
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
A video camera system once used in the F-15 essentially marries a general-purpose Sony CCD camera chip set to some special-purpose military hardware.
Atrenta, TSMC team on soft IP qualification flow
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) announced they have joined forces to enhance the quality of delivered synthesizable IP using Atrenta's SpyGlass platform.
Intel's embedded Xeon tackles avionics
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10/25/2010   6 comments
Mercury Computer systems claims first dibs on ruggedizing Intel's high-performance Xeon server processors to for avionics, space, surveillance and military pattern recognition.
Rare earth supply chain: Industry’s common cause
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10/24/2010   17 comments
China’s virtual monopoly on rare earths mining and materials portends its rising dominance in electronics manufacturing.
ST's SPV1001 low-loss power switch and a precision controller
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10/22/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at allowing more of the energy from each cell to reach the power grid in solar panels, STMicroelectronics has developed a product that replaces the simple bypass diode and enhances efficiency while offering the same package outline.
CMOS oscillator said to beat quartz
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10/22/2010   27 comments
Integrated Device Technology has introduced what it claims is the world's most accurate all-silicon CMOS oscillator with the industry's highest frequency accuracy.
ITC judge finds for Samsung over Spansion
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10/22/2010   6 comments
An administrative law judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission issued an initial determination finding that Samsung did not violate flash memory patents held by Spansion.
Iconic electronics journalist Jack Robertson dies
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10/21/2010   34 comments
Jack Robertson, an award-winning journalist who covered the electronics industry for some five decades, died at 78 on Oct. 19 in Arlington, Va.
Lattice Semi's Q3 comes up short
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10/21/2010   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor reported sales for the third quarter that fell short of consensus analysts' expectations, saying the last month of the quarter was slower than expected.
Freescale sees gains in Q3
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10/21/2010   2 comments
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. narrowed its loss amid strong sales for the quarter.
Sony Ericsson slips from top 5 in cell phones
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10/21/2010   16 comments
Sony Ericsson fell to sixth from fourth in overall cell phone shipments in the second quarter,though smartphone shipments for the firm increased sharply, according to iSuppli.
Cypress's Q3 sales fall short of estimates
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10/21/2010   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor reported third quarter revenue that fell short of the company's sales target and Wall Street expectations due to manufacturing limitations in its SRAM business and slowing order rates in PC end markets and the company's distribution channel.
Power IC market to grow 20% in 2010
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10/21/2010   7 comments
Following a decline of over 14 percent in 2009, the world market for power management and driver ICs is forecast to recover fully in 2010, growing by 20 percent to over $12 billion, according to market research organization IMS Research Ltd.
Record Xilinx quarter falls short of estimates
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Xilinx reported record revenue for the fourth consecutive quarter, but sales fell just short of consensus analysts' expectations.
Analysts fret over FPGA lead times
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10/20/2010   3 comments
Wall Street analysts see the shortening of programmable logic device lead times as a sign of slowing demand, though they appear divided on how severe the impact might be.
IMEC sets up R&D center in Taiwan
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10/20/2010   2 comments
European research institute IMEC signed a co-funding contract with the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs to establish an R&D facility, the IMEC Taiwan Innovation Centre.
Haptic module adds touch, sound to flat panels
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
NXT has launched a 15x10mm control module that, in combination with two 0.5W moving coil transducers, adds haptic touch to a flat panel whilst simultaneously turning the panel into a loudspeaker.
CSR launches CSR8810 dual-mode Bluetooth low energy platform
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
The CSR8000 series initially includes five variants, providing dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity with a dedicated DSP for advanced audio features.
ISuppli boosts iPad sales forecast
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10/20/2010   1 comment
Market research firm iSuppli has raised its forecast for shipments of Apple's iPad based on indications that component availability for the popular tablet is improving.
Brazilian startup to make IC for blood bag tracking
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10/20/2010   4 comments
Brazilian analog ASSP vendor Ceitec said it signed a contract with a Brazilian government-backed company to develop an RFID chip for tracking and managing blood bags.
'Black silicon' firm snags $12.5M in funding
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10/20/2010   5 comments
SiOnyx, the Harvard-spinout photonics startup that markets the material known as "black silicon," announced it has closed $12.5 million in Series B funding.
CEL ZigBee module ranges 2.5 miles
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, making it well suited for applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
Smarter auto system designs with Xilinx FPGA development platforms
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10/20/2010   1 comment
Xilinx XA Spartan-6 FPGA targeted design platforms enable innovation and reduced design risk of instrument clusters, surround view systems, and infotainment head units.
Design contest: Win $10,000 for a two-minute video
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10/19/2010   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor is sponsoring its "How Do You Make Sense of the World Contest," which features a $15,000 purse.
Altera posts third consecutive sales record
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Altera reported third quarter sales that exceeded expectations as the company turned in record revenue for the third consecutive quarter.
Linear Technology's LTC3105 boost converter
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
Check out Linear Technology’s latest synchronous boost converter, which incorporates maximum power point control (MPPC) and starts up with inputs of 250mV for energy harvesting applications
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