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Globalfoundries names Manocha permanent CEO
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10/31/2011   2 comments
Ajit Manocha, who has served as interim CEO of Globalfoundries since June, was appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
New surveillance camera reference design from Lattice and Valens Semiconductor
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10/31/2011   1 comment
Comprehensive HDBaseT reference design for the surveillance market uses LatticeECP3 FPGA and Valens’ VS100 HDBaseT chipset
SiliconBlue is sampling three new ultra-low-power 40nm FPGAs
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10/31/2011   Post a comment
New “Los Angeles” ultra-low-power 640, 1K and 4K LP and HX devices sampling; world’s smallest footprint, plastic 0.4mm 2.5x2.5mm BGA available now!
Global chip sales show September growth
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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.
Chinese processors power supercomputer
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10/31/2011   12 comments
China has reported the development of a supercomputer based on a domestically developed microprocessor, according to reports.
Microchip releases new flash products
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. announced an expansion of its multi-purpose flash plus (MPF+) memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST39VF80XC and SST39VF160XC.
GHS and Silex build secure Wi-Fi platform
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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
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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.
Renesas R-Car H1 series offers complete scalable lineup for car infotainment market
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10/30/2011   2 comments
Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary Renesas Mobile Corporation have announced a new member of the R-Car series of automotive SoCs, the R-Car H1, capable of delivering up to 11,650 Dhrystone MIPS and ideal for the high-end car navigation market.
NXP shows smart home control using 6LoWPAN
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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.
Traffic monitoring system uses Bluetooth sensors over ZigBee
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10/30/2011   5 comments
The platform is capable of sensing the flow of Bluetooth devices in a given street, roadway or passageway while differentiating hands-free car kits from pedestrian phones.
Quantenna partners with Sagemcom on Wi-Fi whole-home networking solutions
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10/30/2011   1 comment
Quantenna Communications and Sagemcom announced a collaborative agreement to integrate Quantenna's Wi-Fi technology in Sagemcom video bridges and other Wi-Fi products, accelerating time-to-market for advanced wireless video and TV services.
Freescale tackles automotive infotainment, mobile devices with combination of ARM Cortex-A7, A15
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10/30/2011   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor plans to leverage the energy efficiency and performance of the two ARM cores to develop future generations of its rapidly expanding portfolio of i.MX applications processors.
Downturn drags on chip equipment sales
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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.
Slideshow: Scenes from ARM TechCon 2011
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10/28/2011   6 comments
A collection of images from ARM TechCon 2011, held Oct. 25-27 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Aeroflex RAD1419 A/D converters for Hi-Rel space applications
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10/28/2011   Post a comment
Using specially processed Linear Technology die, Aeroflex RAD's A/D converter family includes a 14-bit, 150mW power dissipation product packaged in a 28-lead flatpack.
AMD hits Q3 targets despite 32nm challenges
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10/27/2011   2 comments
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted third quarter revenue of $1.69 billion on Thursday, showing a 7 percent sequential increase and 4 percent increase year-over-year, exceeding revised guidance figures by a percentage point.
AMCC demos 64-bit ARM server chip
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10/27/2011   12 comments
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. fired a shot across the bow of Intel, demonstrating the first 64-bit ARM server processor
TSMC reports Q3 sales decline
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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
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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.
Sony to buy Ericsson's stake in handset JV
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10/27/2011   4 comments
Sony signed a deal to acquire Ericsson's 50 percent stake in the mobile handset joint venture between the two companies, Sony Ericsson, for about $1.49 billion.
ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Fast Processor Models Provided by Imperas and OVP
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Imperas has released its models of the Cortex-A9 MPCore and Cortex-A5 UP ARM processor cores, including the 1, 2, 3, and 4-core versions of the Cortex-A9 MPCore.
Semtech SX8674/75/76/77/78 multi-touch resistive touchscreen controllers
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Semtech's latest SX867X devices deliver "pinch and stretch" gesture recognition in a single-chip solution for four-wire analog resistive touch screens.
Vishay DG9251, DG9252, DG9253, DG9236 CMOS analog switch and multiplexers
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Vishay Siliconix CMOS analog switch and multiplexers feature a wide 2.7V to 16V single-supply and ±2.7V to ± 8V dual-supply voltage range.
Freescale, Green Hills team on virtualization
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Green Hills Software announced a new alliance to expand the roll of system virtualization technology in ARM-based embedded and mobile applications.
Atmel's new ARM processor-based SAM4 MCU family offers highest Cortex-M Flash memory density of 2MB
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
The SAM4S16 is the first device in the Atmel Corporation's Cortex-M4 processor-based family. Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4-based Flash MCUs.
Netlist offers mSATA half-slim and 1.8" SATA SSDs
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10/27/2011   2 comments
Netlist's mSATA half-slim and 1.8" SATA SSDs target datacenter, server, networking, and storage equipment
Rugged SSD targets defense and aerospace apps
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
SMART releases its high-performance, highly reliable Xcel-200 SSDs
Silicon Laboratories on track despite weaker profits
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Austin based Silicon Laboratories Inc. announced it had finished Q3 at the top of its revenue guidance at $119.1 million, despite weaker profits amidst macro-economic uncertainty and slower market demand.
LSI to acquire SandForce for $370 million
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10/26/2011   5 comments
Chip maker LSI signed a definitive agreement to acquire SandForce, a supplier of flash processors for solid state drives, in a deal worth about $370 million.
Thai floods close second Microsemi plant
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10/26/2011   1 comment
Ongoing flooding in Thailand has forced the closure of a second facility subcontracted by Microsemi.
Cadence CEO talks venture capital
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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
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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.
austriamicrosystems AS3822, AS3823, AS3810, AS3820 and AS3821 LED TV driver chip line
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems' latest LED drivers and optimized backlight power supply are designed to provide the highest efficiency in LED TVs
International Rectifier AUIRS2332J gate drive IC
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
International Rectifier introduced a 600 V three-phase gate driver IC for automotive high-voltage motor drives for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications.
Report: HP to sell servers with ARM-based ICs
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10/26/2011   10 comments
Hewlett-Packard plans to sell servers with ARM-based processors made by startup Calxeda, according to a report.
ARM, Avnet launch embedded software store
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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.
MEMS microphone smoothes the way to natural voice control in smart consumer devices
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10/26/2011   1 comment
STMicroelectronic's MP34DT01 employs a patent-pending technology that allows designers to place the microphone membrane closer to the acoustic port hole on the top of the package with a substantial increase in performance and no penalty in size.
Two-microphone wireless audio reference design kit
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
The nRFready Microphone wireless reference design kit provides a complete, fast-track two-microphone audio streaming solution ideally suited to consumer gaming and home karaoke applications.
A/V decoder for surveillance apps integrates audio DAC
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Conexant Systems' CX25828 eight-channel video/audio decoder with integrated audio DAC is designed for advanced, high-capacity DVR surveillance applications.
Xilinx and Cadence introduce an Extensible Virtual Platform
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10/26/2011   1 comment
Virtual platform allows software developers to start developing Code for the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
Xilinx Zynq-7000 news from ARM TechCon
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Xilinx launches open source Linux Support and developer community for its ARM processor-based programmable SoC – the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
TSMC-backed design house adopts ASIC model
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Global Unichip, a 13-year-old design services vendor with close ties to TSMC, has revamped its business model to focus on becoming a flexible, full-service fabless ASIC vendor.
Broadcom joins the party with low Q4 target
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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.
Nvidia Kal-El processor to emerge Nov 9
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Nvidia Corp.’s Kal-El quad-core SoC will emerge November 9 in Asustek Computer’s Transformer Prime tablet, Asus CEO Jonney Shih has revealed.
TSMC R&D chief sees 10 more years of scaling
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10/25/2011   15 comments
Shang-Yi Chiang, senior vice president of R&D at TSMC, said the path is clear for continued semiconductor scaling using FinFETs for the next decade, down to the 7-nm node.
New licensees give ARM strong Q3
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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
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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.
New Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T FPGA provides equivalent of 20 million ASIC gates
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10/25/2011   4 comments
Xilinx ships world’s highest capacity FPGA and shatters industry record for number of transistors
Xilinx announces world’s highest capacity FPGA
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10/25/2011   1 comment
Virtex-7 2000T FPGA from Xilinx uses 2.5D IC stacked silicon interconnect technology to deliver 6.8 billion transistors
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