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Microprocessor server benchmarks seen as irrelevant
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10/31/2012   2 comments
Dhrystone and Spec benchmarks are less important as server design focuses less about IT and more on e-commerce and operational expenses.
ARM TechCon keynote: Move bits not atoms
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10/31/2012   10 comments
Professor Jonathon Koomey of Stanford University cautioned ARM TechCon attendees to take a system-level view of issues.
Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs for trusted systems
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10/31/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx demonstrates foundation technologies that help developers to overcome the challenges of building safe and secure systems.
Samplify’s APAX IP Core speeds CPUs, GPUs, app processors, and ASIC/FPGA-based SoCs
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10/31/2012   Post a comment
APAX hard/soft intellectual property (IP) core accelerates memory, I/O, and storage throughput up to 8X.
Sigma Designs cuts jobs, weighs sale of R&D programs
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10/31/2012   1 comment
TV and video processing SoC vendor is cutting jobs as part of a broad corporate restructuring.
Linear Technology LTC6804 battery monitor
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10/31/2012   Post a comment
Linear’s latest battery monitor can measure up to 12 series connected battery cells at voltages up to 4.2V with 16 bit resolution and better than 0.04% accuracy.
Acer delays launch of Windows RT tablets
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10/30/2012   4 comments
Taiwanese OEM reportedly pushing back launch to see how Microsoft's own Surface tablet sells.
New low-power sensor hub solutions from Atmel
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10/30/2012   Post a comment
Sensor hub solutions with integrated motion and touch sensing incorporating maXFusion technology to address the growing motion sensor market.
ARM tips 64-bit 'big-little' processor, partners
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10/30/2012   14 comments
ARM revealed details of its next generation of "big-little" processors along with the six partners who will help implement the technology.
'Superstorm' Sandy takes out data centers, websites
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10/30/2012   3 comments
Sandy, the hurricane turned superstorm that has killed at least 76 people and left millions without power, has also wreaked havoc on the Internet.
TI’s MSP430FR59xx MCUs boost performance, slash power
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10/30/2012   Post a comment
First class software, support, tools, and tech docs offer everything developers need to get started with MSP family delivering lowest total power consumption.
High-performance dual-I/F chip-card MCUs from STMicroelectronics
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10/30/2012   Post a comment
First to combine advanced ARM SecurCore SC000 processor, contact/contactless interfaces, and support for multiple transport-card standards.
Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
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10/30/2012   20 comments
The search is on to find man-made materials with no resistance at room temperature. "It’s just a question of finding the route," says IBM fellow Stuart Parkin.
Apple drops two senior execs
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10/30/2012   5 comments
Scott Forstall, senior vice president of Apple's iOS operating system, is one of two executives leaving the company in a structural shakeup.
MaxLinear launches satellite receiver ICs
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10/29/2012   Post a comment
RF and mixed-signal IC vendor MaxLinear announced the MxL500 family of Full-Spectrum Capture tuner-demodulators for DVB-S/S2 satellite television systems.
Fujitsu rolls out low-power FRAM
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10/29/2012   1 comment
Device operates from 2.7 V to 5.5 V and offers 256 Kb capacity.
IBM claims carbon nanotube IC breakthrough
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10/29/2012   2 comments
Researchers put 10,000 carbon nanotube transistors on a chip for first time in step toward developing replacement for silicon.
Xilinx announces defense-grade All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs
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10/29/2012   Post a comment
Fail safe capabilities extend Xilinx secure leadership with the industry’s only defense-grade All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs for demanding applications.
Communications to pass computers as top market for ICs
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10/29/2012   1 comment
Fast-growing communications IC market to be worth more than computer IC market for the first time in 2014, according to a report.
Windows 8 won't help DRAM makers
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10/29/2012   5 comments
Unlike previous Windows rollouts, Win 8 won't result in a double-digit spike in DRAM bit shipments, according to IHS iSuppli.
Samsung's Q3 smartphone shipments double Apple's
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10/26/2012   9 comments
South Korean firm grows lead over U.S. rival as pair continue to lead the pack.
Touchstone expands low-power current-sense amplifier portfolio
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10/26/2012   Post a comment
Touchstone's latest current-sense amplifiers combine a very low 1µA supply current, a 200-µV (max) VOS, and very low gain error for cost-sensitive applications.
Freescale cutting jobs in strategic realignment
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10/26/2012   8 comments
New CEO chooses battlegrounds in effort to improve market share, bottom line.
Electronics supply chain unprepared for conflict minerals law
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10/25/2012   5 comments
Supply chain may not have enough time to prepare for regulatory requirement to disclose use of so-called "conflict minerals."
TSMC surprises with record sales
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
Foundry giant beats analysts' expectations for third quarter on strength of mobile IC demand.
Entegris promoting COO to CEO
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
Bertrand Loy to take the reins next month as current CEO steps down to pursue new challenges.
Boost productivity with Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2012.3
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
New multithreaded place-and-route, plus reference designs, accelerate time to implementation of All Programmable 7 series FPGAs.
New Lattice MachXO2 control systems dev kit
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
The MachXO2-4000HC FPGA-based kit combines programmability with ease of use to simplify electronic systems designs.
Losses mount at ST on wireless slump
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
A strategic plan, due in December, will outline ST's aggressive drive into analog, other technologies.
Broadcom posts first $2 billion quarter
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10/24/2012   2 comments
Defying macroeconomic headwinds that have plagued rivals, firm becomes second fabless chip company with more than $2 billion in sales in a quarter.
Core demand driving ARM revenue
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10/23/2012   1 comment
Chip IP specialist ARM Ltd. bucked the negative earnings trend among the technology and other sectors during the third quarter.
Apple steps up pace with Mini, iPad 4, A6X
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10/23/2012   3 comments
Moving to a six-month product cycle, Apple debuted a fourth-gen iPad with an A6X processor and a larger than expected 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
TI tagged by weak demand
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10/23/2012   6 comments
Third quarter sales report and fourth quarter revenue target both disappoint Wall Street, with company citing sluggish economy, weak end-product demand.
ISSI samples 1 Gb, 2 Gb DDR3 SDRAMs
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
Devices operate at 1.5 V and offer clock speeds up to 933 MHz.
Rohm rolls out high-speed EEPROMs
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
Series offers 512 k and 1 Mb densities with speeds up to 1 MHz.
Intrinsic-ID launches cloud security app using "Electronic Fingerprint"
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10/22/2012   Post a comment
The Saturnus application enables secure data access anytime, anywhere.
Princeton researchers claim breakthrough on path to quantum computing
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10/19/2012   4 comments
Method for reading spin on electrons could help lead to larger quantum computing systems.
Marvell cuts sales target on weak PC market
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10/19/2012   4 comments
CFO departs as chip vendor becomes latest to blames sales shortfall on weak PC demand.
AMD eyes ARM IP and realignment
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10/19/2012   11 comments
AMD CEO Rory Read (shown) outlined a shift in the chip maker's business model that will see it "building reusable IP blocks" to reduce development costs and speed execution of the new strategy.
AMD announces 15% staff cut
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10/19/2012   Post a comment
Microprocessor vendor AMD has swung to a net loss in third quarter results for 2012 and has announced it will restructure in the fourth quarter and reduce its global workforce by approximately 15 percent.
AMD lays off 15 percent, eyes embedded push
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10/18/2012   4 comments
Advanced Micro Devices said it is laying off 15 percent of its workforce to reduce costs while targeting the embedded chip sector.
Cosmic rays could assess damage to Japanese nuclear reactors
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory say have devised a method to measure damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
WirelessHART & IP wireless sensor networks achieve lowest power consumption at less than 50µA per node
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology's Dust Networks product group introduced the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products.
Silicon Laboratories CP2114 audio bridge
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' highly integrated device supports leading codecs and DACs for USB audio applications.
TI TLK10034 all-in-one transceiver for 10-Gbps Ethernet standards
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Flexible PHY SerDes supports multiple protocols for server, storage and enterprise networking equipment.
Mentor upgrades formal verification tools
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10/17/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics enhanced its Questa tools, automating functions to expand coverage and ease use of formal verification techniques in chip design.
ASML to buy lithography source vendor Cymer
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10/17/2012   6 comments
Leading semiconductor equipment vendor says deal will boost the development of extreme ultraviolet lithography for future process nodes.
RADX, Xilinx and ADI demo advanced, programmable EdgeQAM solutions
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10/17/2012   1 comment
Collaborative technology solution is a game changer for cable TV equipment OEMs, enabling faster time-to-market for future proof EdgeQAM products.
Aldec releases Xilinx-FPGA-based HES-7 ASIC prototyping board
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10/17/2012   Post a comment
Aldec has released the HES-7 -- its latest FPGA-based prototyping board leveraging the Xilinx Virtex-7.
Pico Computing's new Altera Stratix V PCIe FPGA module
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10/17/2012   Post a comment
New M-506 Module allows for flexible hardware-accelerated computing from HPC leader.
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