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All the latest from ARM TechCon
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
All the latest from ARM TechCon
TI introduces wireless audio products with USB support
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
The two SoC solutions in TI’s PurePath wireless audio product family are aimed at delivering uncompressed, CD-quality wireless multichannel and multipoint audio streaming capabilities to consumer applications with USB ports, such as PCs, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles and more.
Low-cost audio processor eliminates need to write or license audio algorithms
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Quickfilter Technologies has introduced a 3-channel audio processor that is designed for seamless insertion into an audio serial digital data path.
2.4GHz wideband/HD voice quality for cordless phones
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10/25/2011   1 comment
Lantiq expanded its family of single-chip solutions for advanced cordless home telephony with the COSIC WDCT, a 2.4GHz version of the company's widely used DECT solution.
Digital filter design wizard for FIR and IIR filter implementations
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
This high-level software tool uses a design approach that walks the user through a series of easy to navigate dialog screens that contain instructional messages for each of the steps.
Jur-ASIC Parts program recreates obsolete and non-linear audio devices
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10/25/2011   1 comment
JVD Inc, provider of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design, manufacturing and test services, announced its JurASIC Parts Program, a design service that focuses on bringing obsolete and non-linear audio analog ICs back into production to meet the needs of older commercial and military applications.
Wolfson to acquire Dynamic Hearing
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Dynamic Hearing is a leading provider of high quality audio processing software for personal communication devices such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and hearing aids.
Mouser delivers National
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Mouser is now an official distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments, increasing Mouser's offering of analog products to its global customer base.
DSP software labs for undergraduate course study
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Nexten introduces its new DSP software lab designed to augment the traditional academic signal processing curriculum with a hands-on approach to understanding basic and advanced DSP subject matter.
Thai floods hit Emcore's production
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Rising flood waters breached the Thailand production facility of Emcore's primary contract manufacturer, forcing a closure that will likely last through the fourth quarter, Emcore said.
STMicro sees tough sledding in Q4
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10/24/2011   Post a comment
Chip vendor STMicroelectronics reported third quarter sales in line with analysts' expectations, but gave a fourth quarter sales target that was lower than expected.
HSpice creator Ashawna Hailey dies
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10/24/2011   2 comments
Ashawna Hailey, co-founder of EDA software firm Meta-Software and a creator of circuit simulation program HSpice, died earlier this month at the age of 62.
ARM to continue tablet domination into 2013
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10/24/2011   12 comments
While ARM processor based tablets are set for a 211 percent growth increase year-over-year in 2011, tablets based on rival x86 architecture are not expected to see much growth until 2013 according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
28 nm in volume production says TSMC
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10/24/2011   1 comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced Monday (Oct. 24) it had achieved volume production of its 28-nm process with wafers having already shipped to customers.
Harvesting boost charger features efficiency, low quiescent current, and superior cold-start capability
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10/24/2011   Post a comment
TI bq25504 draws 330 nA quiescent, has 330-mV cold-start to harvest from solar, piezo, EM, thermal sources; manages extraction, storage, disbursement
Fab tool book-to-bill sinks to 2-year low
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10/22/2011   5 comments
The book to bill ratio for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers—the three-month average ratio of bookings to billings—declined to 0.75 in September, its lowest level since May 2009, according to the trade group SEMI.
22-nm Ivy Bridge CPUs may launch in March
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10/22/2011   7 comments
Intel Corp.’s 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs will likely launch in March, one quarter later than originally planned, but well within Intel’s revised timeframe of “Spring 2012.”
Cadence CEO: Chip execs eye China, India
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10/21/2011   6 comments
Lip-Bu Tan, chief executive at Cadence Design Systems, says semiconductor industry leaders spend a lot of time thinking about China and India, because those markets will see explosive growth in chip consumption.
Freescales Beyer sees normal downturn
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10/21/2011   2 comments
Rich Beyer, Freescale Semiconductor's chairman and CEO, said current business conditions appear typical of "normal" downturn and don't approximate the severity of the steep downturn that began in 2008.
Foundries opt out of chip manufacturing stats
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10/21/2011   5 comments
The Semiconductor Industry Association released wafer manufacturing capacity statistics for the second quarter, but revealed that foundries TSMC and UMC are no longer represented in the data.
ST Micro chips tackle security/interface needs
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10/21/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has come out with a single-chip data encryption engine with a cryptographic module certified to the most rigorous security standard for non-military applications.
Maxim Integrated Products MAX17497 smart meter power regulator
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10/21/2011   4 comments
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX17497, a one-chip solution for all the power requirements on the communications and metrology boards in smart meters.
Thin Film, PARC tip printed CMOS memory
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10/21/2011   7 comments
Long-time plastic memory research company Thin Film Electronics ASA and Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) have said they have produced a working prototype of a printed ferroelectric polymer non-volatile memory that is addressed with p- and n-type organic circuits, the equivalent of CMOS circuitry.
Sequans, Fujitsu Semi team on LTE
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
Sequans Communications said it established a technology and marketing collaboration with Fujitsu Semiconductor for the purpose of providing customers with a comprehensive LTE product that combines Fujitsu's multimode 2G/3G/LTE RF solution with Sequans' next-generation LTE baseband chips.
ST launches first single-chip encryption engine certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 3
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
The HardCache-SL3/PC is a single-chip data encryption engine from STMicroelectronics. The company claims that it is the first in the world to include a cryptographic module certified to the United States NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) FIPS 140-2 Level 3 standard.
ARM mulls big-little scheme for graphics
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
As ARM Holdings plc rolled out its Cortex-A7 core and the "big-little" flexible power-performance scheme based upon it on Wednesday (Oct. 19), a company executive tipped that the company is also considering the application of a similar scheme to its graphics processor cores.
Got a Linear Rocks ticket?
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10/20/2011   18 comments
Linear Technology is built on its founders’ undying belief in analog, its mission carried out by hundreds of analog “gurus” at the company. Of course, if you have a ticket to Linear’s 30th anniversary party, you already knew that.
Musical ARM chairs as Drew goes strategic
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc has shuffled its senior executives with the promotion of Ian Drew to the position of executive vice president (EVP) of strategy from his previous position as EVP marketing.
Lam reports steep declines in sales, profit
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
As expected, Lam Research reported steep declines in sales and profit for the quarter ended Sept. 25, citing the impact of macroeconomic uncertainty on fab tool spending.
Low-voltage LDO targets smartphones with ultra-low dropout, tiny size, low noise
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
Wafer-level chip-scale LD6806CX4 from NXP delivers 2.9V from source as low as 3.0V
TI touts role in Android 4.0 rollout
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10/20/2011   6 comments
While the mobile masses enthused over Google's announcement of Android 4.0--Ice Cream Sandwich)--chip maker Texas Instruments was also excited about the role it was playing in the new OS rollout.
Arasan Chip Systems unveils mixed-signal USB 2.0 PHY IP
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10/20/2011   1 comment
The USB 2.0 PHY comprises a complete on-chip physical transceiver solution optimized for low power consumption, minimal die area, and high data throughput.
ARM reveals little dog A7 processor
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10/19/2011   15 comments
Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has revealed a power efficient Cortex-A7 processor core that it says is intended to be used alongside its top-of-the-range Cortex-A15 as part of a heterogeneous power-driven multicore strategy.
Papermaster joins AMD
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10/19/2011   9 comments
Mark Papermaster has joined AMD, where he will oversee silicon R&D and product development.
On Semiconductor P3MS650100H and P3MS650103H active clock generators
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10/19/2011   Post a comment
On Semiconductor's spread spectrum clock generators conserve board space and support EMI regulatory compliance without expensive and time-consuming redesigns.
Vishay E series MOSFETs
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10/19/2011   Post a comment
Vishay Siliconix 600 V and 650 V n-channel power MOSFETs feature currents from 22 A to 47A and ultra-low maximum on-resistance down to 64 mO.
Smartphones to drive DRAM volumes, says IHS
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10/19/2011   2 comments
Shipments of DRAMs for use in smartphones, will rise to 1.7 billion gigabits in 2011, up 157 percent from 672 million gigabits in 2010, according to market research firm IHS. By 2015, shipments will increase to 13.9 billion units, up 700 percent from 2011.
World’s first 1080p/30fps FPGA-based video analytics solution from Altera and Eutecus
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10/18/2011   2 comments
Single-chip solution performs video analytics at 1080p/30fps HD resolution for greater accuracy, detail, and flexibility
Hittite Mux and demux for broadband test, ATE, FPGA, DAC
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10/18/2011   Post a comment
The new parts support up to 32 Gbps data serialization and deserialization.
Siano reveals Android app for mobile TV
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10/18/2011   2 comments
Siano Mobile Silicon Ltd., a vendor of digital mobile television receiver chips, has launched Kan, a digital TV player application for the reception of CMMB broadcasts on Android devices.
Grace, eMemory expand memory IP options
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10/18/2011   1 comment
Embedded memory intellectual property licensor eMemory Technology Inc. has announced that both the NeoBit and NeoFlash non-volatile memory technologies will be manufacturable by foundry chipmaker Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and production is being developed on a 130-nm process.
IBM's Q3 disappoints Wall Street
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10/18/2011   1 comment
Despite exceeding analysts' earnings expectations, IBM's third quarter financial results seemed to disappoint an eager market.
Analyst: Chip market downturn to be brief
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10/18/2011   2 comments
A semiconductor industry downturn that began over the summer will be short lived, reaching its bottom in February 2012, according to a market analyst.
ON Semi to close Japanese fab
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10/17/2011   8 comments
ON Semiconductor will close its Aizu, Japan, wafer manufacturing plant by the end of June 2012, to hone in on more advanced technologies, the company said.
Thai flooding could disrupt supply of HDDs
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10/17/2011   3 comments
The massive flooding in Thailand over the past few weeks could potentially lead to a shortage of hard disk drive supplies in the fourth quarter and into 2012, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Infineon intros 32-bit multicore architecture for auto apps
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10/17/2011   1 comment
Based on TriCore processor, this architecture contains up to three processors with flash modules and meets ISO 26262.
Small-cell chip market CAGR at 50%, says firm
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10/17/2011   4 comments
The semiconductor market for femtocells and picocells will grow by a factor of ten from 2011 until 2016 when it will be worth $1.3 billion, according market forecasting company Mobile Experts LLC. The market, which includes multi-core processors, transceivers, amplifiers, filters, and TCXOs, will grow at more than 50 percent each year, the firm predicts.
OCZ's SSDs serve embedded apps
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10/17/2011   Post a comment
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. has launched the Deneva 2 and Intrepid Series mSATA SSD lineup for OEM clients.
SSD targets large file transfers
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10/17/2011   Post a comment
Patriot Memory expanded its Pyro brand of SATA III solid-state drives with the launch of Pyro SE.
ST CAN chip supports "partial networking" for improved fuel efficiency and emissions in auto apps
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10/17/2011   Post a comment
The L99PM72PXP is a new member of ST's family of power management system ICs that integrates both High-Speed CAN (HS-CAN) and LIN physical layers, providing all the functions needed to build up a complete Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for car body applications.
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