Global chip sales show September growth News & Analysis 10/31/2011 Post a comment A Japanese recovery and continued demand for mobile personal electronics helped the three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors in September reach $25.76 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association quoting figures compiled by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
GHS and Silex build secure Wi-Fi platform Product News 10/30/2011 Post a comment Silex's latest Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi radio modules and security supplicant software offerings are now integrated and available for Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY real-time operating system – the foundation for its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices.
HSPA+ module for M2M applications is 2mm thin Product News 10/30/2011 Post a comment Cinterion has released what the company claims to be the world's thinnest HSPA+ M2M module, featuring flexible surface mounting technology and enabling secure, high-speed voice and data communications on global 2G and 3G cellular networks.
NXP shows smart home control using 6LoWPAN News & Analysis 10/30/2011 1 comment At an IPSO Alliance event on the “Internet of Things”, NXP Semiconductors presented a smart home control demo using JenNet-IP – its ultra-low-power wireless connectivity network layer software based on 6LoWPAN.
Downturn drags on chip equipment sales News & Analysis 10/29/2011 6 comments As expected, semiconductor equipment suppliers KLA-Tencor, Novellus Systems and Teradyne reported declines in sales and they expect more of the same in the fourth quarter.
TSMC reports Q3 sales decline News & Analysis 10/27/2011 2 comments TSMC reported a third quarter sales decline and said it expects a further decline in the fourth quarter. But TSMC said it expects its capacity utilization to improve slightly in the fourth quarter.
ARM unveils 64-bit architecture News & Analysis 10/27/2011 41 comments ARM Holdings has announced that its next-gen ARMv8 architecture will include the firm’s first 64-bit instruction set, pushing ARM-based processors into new segments of the consumer and enterprise markets.
Cadence CEO talks venture capital News & Analysis 10/26/2011 1 comment Collaboration and more semiconductor VC investment is what’s needed to continue innovation in the hi-tech space said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer of Cadence Design Systems in a fireside chat with ARM’s executive VP Simon Seagers at TechCon.
UMC sees utilization falling below 70% in Q4 News & Analysis 10/26/2011 2 comments UMC reported double-digit sales declines in the third quarter on both a sequential and annual basis and said it expects capacity utilization to slip to below 70 percent in the fourth quarter, down from more than 90 percent at the beginning of the year.
ARM, Avnet launch embedded software store News & Analysis 10/26/2011 9 comments Electronics distributor Avnet's Electronics Marketing group and IP vendor ARM Holdings launched an e-commerce store dedicated to selling embedded software from a range of vendors to the embedded design community.
Broadcom joins the party with low Q4 target News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Broadcom became the latest chip vendor to predict a fourth quarter sales decline, as the company turned in a third quarter performance in line with analysts' expectations but called for lower than expected fourth quarter revenue.
New licensees give ARM strong Q3 News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Microprocessor architect ARM Holdings announced it had seen strong growth in the third quarter despite the global economic downturn thanks to a boon in new customers and an increase in the number chips based on its processor technology shipped.
VLSI confabs call for mutual interest topics News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment The 2012 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits will feature joint circuit and technology focus sessions for the first time, including design in scaled technologies; design enablement; memory technology and design; and 3-D (TSV) and heterogeneous integration.
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