TI introduces wireless audio products with USB support Product News 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.
Jur-ASIC Parts program recreates obsolete and non-linear audio devices News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Thai floods hit Emcore's production News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Fab tool book-to-bill sinks to 2-year low News & Analysis 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.
Cadence CEO: Chip execs eye China, India News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Thin Film, PARC tip printed CMOS memory News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
ARM mulls big-little scheme for graphics News & Analysis 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? News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
TI touts role in Android 4.0 rollout News & Analysis 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.
ARM reveals little dog A7 processor News & Analysis 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.
Vishay E series MOSFETs Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
Siano reveals Android app for mobile TV News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
ON Semi to close Japanese fab News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Small-cell chip market CAGR at 50%, says firm News & Analysis 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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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