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Xtrinsic sensors trigger satellite airbags
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10/19/2010   2 comments
Claiming to shrink the size, increase the reliability and lower the cost of satellite airbag sensors, Freescale Semiconductor unveiled smart Xtrinsic airbag accelerometers at the Convergence 2010 automotive tradeshow in Detroit.
Intel confirms new Oregon R&D fab
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10/19/2010   17 comments
Intel has confirmed speculation that it will build a new R&D wafer fab in Hillsboro, Ore., and upgrade other existing U.S. facilities for 22-nm production at a total investment of between $6 billion and $8 billion.
Diodes’ ZXLD1374 LED driver
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
Diodes Inc.’s new multi-topology LED driver, the ZXLD1374, is designed to increase the performance of high brightness automotive, industrial and commercial lighting systems.
France's CNRS offers nano-memory IP
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10/19/2010   3 comments
France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) has done preliminary work on several nanoelectronic memory technologies that it now wishes to progress further through licensing agreements.
Report: Altera to get TSMC's 28-nm in Q4
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10/19/2010   3 comments
Foundry TSMC is set to put its 28-nm CMOS process into production this year in response to orders for programmable logic chips from Altera, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Freescale rolls auto CPUs for in-dash apps
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10/19/2010   6 comments
Freescale Semiconductor announced new high-end automotive processors at Converence 2010 in Detroit.
Analyst sees 'PLD inflection point'
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10/18/2010   4 comments
Programmable logic vendors should be more resilient in the face of cyclical downturns with the semiconductor industry entering a "PLD inflection point" where programmable logic appears to be gaining favor versus traditional custom ASIC solutions, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Teardown: Sony's 'Move' into motion gaming
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10/18/2010   5 comments
Sony's attempt to play catch up with Nintendo's Wii in motion-based gaming hinges on a $99 bundle for its PlayStation 3 that is powered by devices from STMicroelectronics, Kionx, CSR, AKM Semiconductor and OmniVision Technologies.
IDC sees 24% chip market growth in 2010
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10/18/2010   6 comments
International Data Corp. (IDC) has provided an update to its semiconductor forecast for 2010 and 2011 and moved its relatively low growth estimates for each up by one or two percentage points.
Gartner: iPad pushes tablet computer sales
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10/18/2010   14 comments
Worldwide sales of tablet computers will exceed 200 million units in 2014, up from its projected 19.5 million unit sales in 2010, according to market research company Gartner.
Consumer electronics rebounds, says iSuppli
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10/15/2010   20 comments
The consumer electronics equipment and semiconductor markets are rebounding in 2010, according to analyst firm iSuppli Corp.
Lfoundry to help build Malaysian wafer fab
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10/15/2010   16 comments
Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH has signed an agreement with QT Hightech Malaysia Sdn Bhd to help build a 200-mm wafer fab in the Kulim High-tech Park in Malaysia, according to local reports.
Integration is winning in smartphone processors
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10/15/2010   22 comments
Baseband-integrated applications processors are gaining market share in the smartphone market, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Tata Elxsi announces LTE Femto/Pico eNodeB solution
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10/15/2010   10 comments
Software services vendor Tata Elxsi has announced its LTE Femto/Pico eNodeB solution compliant to 3 GPP Release 8 and Femto Forum specifications.
Triple-mode graphene transistors go analog
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10/15/2010   18 comments
Rice University researchers have demonstrated analog graphene transistors that can amplify like p-type and n-type silicon transistors, and also exploit the ambipolar ability of graphene in a novel frequency-multiplication mode.
TI buys former SMIC fab in Chengdu
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10/15/2010   17 comments
Texas Instruments acquired a 200-mm wafer fab in China which was previously operated by Chinese foundry SMIC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
CSR asks for injunction against Broadcom
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10/14/2010   7 comments
Chip maker CSR requested that a U.S. federal court grant a preliminary injunction against some Broadcom products that CSR alleges violate its patents.
Fairchild profits on steady sales in Q3
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10/14/2010   3 comments
Analog and power IC vendor Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. saw profits slide sequentially on sales revenue up 1 percent in the third quarter but its net profit beat analysts' expectations while its quarterly revenue was slightly lower than the consensus.
Evaluation system uses IO-Link for Infineon MCUs
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10/14/2010   Post a comment
Hitex Development Tools has worked with Infineon Technologies, TMG Technologie Management Gruppe Technologie und Engineering, ZMDI Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden and with development tool support from Keil to developed an IO-Link demonstration system
Audience announces voice processor A1028 for mobiles
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10/14/2010   3 comments
Audience has announced the latest addition to its family of voice processor chips, the A1028.
Renesas readies mixed-signal MCUs
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10/14/2010   15 comments
Renesas Electronics is likely to introduce its first mixed-signal microcontrollers within the next two years, according to top executive Yasushi Akao.
Renesas SH7268 and SH7269 microcontrollers
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10/14/2010   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics Corp. announced the the SH7268 and SH7269 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs).
Spansion boosts Q3 sales target
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10/13/2010   Post a comment
Spansion said it is expecting to report higher third quarter sales than it did previously and also announced that it is seeking approval from lenders to buy back $85 million of its shares.
Nokia N8's BOM costs similar to iPhone 4
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10/13/2010   21 comments
A teardown analysis of Nokia's N8 smartphone found components supplied by Broadcom, TI, Renesas and others, and found that the device's bill of materials cost is nearly identical to the 16-Gbyte version of the iPhone 4.
ASML's sales, backlog up in Q3
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10/13/2010   2 comments
Lithography tool vendor ASML said third quarter sales more than doubled compared with the third quarter of last year and affirmed its projection for record sales in 2010.
QuickLogic's new ArcticLink II CX CSSPs target smartphone and tablet applications
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10/13/2010   1 comment
QuickLogic's new ArcticLink II CX family of CSSPs are ideally suited to address the needs and challenges of the mobile market with regard to products such as smart phones and tablet computers...
MEMS modeling tool adds Simulink integration
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10/13/2010   Post a comment
MEMS-chip designers can now use Coventor's 3-D modeling tool, then verify their designs using MathWorks's Mathlab behavioral modeling tool.
Freescale debuts 'green' digital signal controller
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10/13/2010   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor introduced a "greener" digital signal controller that the company says will enable greener appliances, industrial process controllers and data-center server farms.
Analysts lukewarm on Intel after Q3 report
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10/13/2010   20 comments
Wall Street analysts gave generally mixed reviews to Intel's third quarter earnings report, saying the company's sales target for the fourth quarter was better than feared, but suggesting that the company still faces some headwinds.
VC, M&A activity dipped in Q3, says GSA
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10/13/2010   Post a comment
The value venture capital deals and number of mergers and acquisitions involving semiconductor companies all dipped in the third quarter of 2010, according to the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
Samsung stages NAND fight back at 2X-nm
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10/13/2010   21 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has said it is now producing 64-Gbit NAND flash memory with three bits per memory cell on a 20-nm class process.
PMC-Sierra reportedly in talks to buy Wintegra
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10/13/2010   1 comment
Communication and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra is in talks to acquire Israel-based network processor vendor Wintegra for $250 million, according to Israeli news media reports.
New grants extend nano research effort
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10/12/2010   13 comments
The Nanoelectronics Research Initiative has received $2 million in new grants from the Semiconductor Research Corp. and the National Science Foundation.
Altera launches major embedded initiative
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10/12/2010   7 comments
As part of its embedded initiative, Altera will expand its current embedded partner programs by embracing the broad ecosystems from ARM, Intel, and MIPS Technologies, as well as the FPGA world.
Lattice mixed-signal Platform Manager set to transform board management
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10/12/2010   2 comments
Lattice's new mixed-signal Platform Manager devices will significantly simplify board management design by integrating programmable analog and logic.
Linear Technology: RF to digital receive modules target base-station designs
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10/12/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has released the LTM9004 and LTM9005, two RF-to-digital uModuledevices for use in the receive channel in cellular base stations.
Silicon Labs buys Irish sensor startup
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10/12/2010   20 comments
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has acquired ChipSensors Ltd., a developer of a dielectric-as-sensor technology designed to detect temperature, humidity and gases. The amount paid was not disclosed.
Tower, Crocus embed MRAM in 130-nm CMOS
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10/12/2010   13 comments
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a foundry which trades as TowerJazz, has announced that it has integrated a thermally assisted switching (TAS) magnetic random access memory (MRAM) into its 130-nm CMOS manufacturing process.
Renesas eyes growth in power management ICs
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10/12/2010   15 comments
Renesas Electronics, the No. 3 chip vendor, wants to leverage its position as the dominant microcontroller supplier to grow sales of other semiconductors, including power management ICs.
ISuppli: Chip market could face oversupply
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10/11/2010   10 comments
Semiconductor inventory levels may have crossed into oversupply territory amid softness in some end markets in the third quarter, a dramatic turnaround from the lean inventories and part shortage seen for most of 2010, according to iSuppli.
LatticeMico8 FPGA microcontroller boasts new C compiler
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10/11/2010   2 comments
The LatticeMico8 soft processor is a free, easy-to-use embedded microcontroller optimized for implementation in Lattice FPGAs and PLDs.
ST's Carmelo Papa appointed chairman of EPoSS
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10/11/2010   Post a comment
Carmelo Papa, executive vice president and general manager of the industrial and multisegment business within STMicroelectronics, has been appointed chairman of a European think-tank for smart system integration.
24-bit ADC provides high resolution for low power precision sensor applications
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10/11/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a single-channel, 24-bit ADC that offers an industry-leading 23.9-bit effective resolution (ENOB) at < 300µA. The higher ENOB eliminates power-hungry gain stages while achieving the highest precision possible from the sensor.
ARM, SMIC extend partnership to 40-nm node
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10/11/2010   2 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc and Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) have announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of a physical IP library platform for SMIC 65-nm LL and 40-nm LL technology process nodes.
Grace enhances automotive foundry offering
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10/11/2010   Post a comment
Chinese foundry Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. has rolled out an automotive-grade process control program and achieved ISO/TS16949 certification.
Fujitsu enables Fast-Boot Linux solutions for automotive applications
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10/9/2010   Post a comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has implemented a new Linux Fast-boot technology in its Jade family of SoC's, the MB86R0x-SoC devices. The technology was developed to meet the requirement for faster boot times in Linux-based automotive applications. Based on a standard Linux kernel, the technology enables developers to take advantage of the quick innovation cycles of the Linux operating system.
Emcore regains Nasdaq compliance
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10/8/2010   1 comment
Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore said was notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it has regained qualification for listing.
TSMC's September sales rise, beat trend
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10/8/2010   46 comments
TSMC reported consolidated net sales of about $1.22 billion, a 0.7 percent increase over August.
UMC's September sales are flat
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10/8/2010   5 comments
Taiwanese foundry United Microelectronics Corp. announced its net sales for September 2010 were approximately NT$10.94 (about $350 million), up 0.5 percent over August 2010 and an increase of 14.8 percent over September 2009.
SEMI wants easier access to European money
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10/8/2010   40 comments
The SEMI industry trade organization has called for a simplification of the rules controlling access to the European Union Framework collaborative research program.
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