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Intel's Q3 results better than feared
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10/16/2012   Post a comment
Sales beat revised target, but firm still grappling with tough economy, soft PC sales and inventory glut.
Foxconn admits to hiring underage workers
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10/16/2012   9 comments
Contract manufacturer says it employed interns as young as 14 in violation of China's labor laws.
4 Billion CEVA-powered chips and counting
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10/16/2012   Post a comment
Additional milestone reached for LTE/LTE-Advanced DSPs, surpassing 20 customer design wins; in audio/voice DSPs, CEVA powers more than 2 billion devices to date…
SunPower to idle manufacturing lines, cut jobs
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10/16/2012   1 comment
Solar panel maker to cut 900 jobs, idle six of 12 manufacturing lines in the Philippines.
Xilinx is accelerating automotive driver assistance deployment at SAE Convergence 2012
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The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC-based platform enables automakers to address both technical challenges and business goals in designs to increase driver awareness.
AMD said to be cutting staff
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10/16/2012   7 comments
AMD is rumored to be planning to cut its workforce by between 10 and 30 percent, according to multiple reports.
MIT applies 'invisibility' to electronics
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Technology developed for the cloaking of objects could lead to new kinds of electronics, researchers say.
Microchip introduces parallel flash development kit
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Kit includes two daughter boards with 64 Mb and 16 Mb devices.
TI's new Hercules TMS570 ARM safety MCUs
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SafeTI design packages: 32-bit Hercules safety microcontrollers, TPS65381-Q1 PMIC, and DRV3201-Q1 motor driver help speed customer motor control design and certification.
Atmel's new MCU-Based RF transceiver family
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Ideal for long-range car access and smart RF systems, the new devices' flexibility helps reduce production time and costs.
Japan set to rescue Renesas
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10/15/2012   15 comments
The Japanese government is poised to rescue struggling Japanese chip company Renesas Electronics through a buyout led by a government investment fund.
ST denies break up rumor
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10/12/2012   6 comments
STMicroelectronics, Europe's largest chip manufacturer, denied it is breaking up the company after reports surfaced that such a move is being considered.
High speed data converter simplifies FPGA interconnect design
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Analog Devices has launched a dual-channel, 14bit, 250MSPS, analog-to-digital converter that connects seamlessly to high-speed FPGAs and enables precise multi-channel converter synchronisation.
Parade PS8402A DisplayPort-to-HDMI adaptor IC
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10/12/2012   Post a comment
Parade released what it says is the first DisplayPort-to-HDMI adaptor IC for VESA’s new type 2 dual-mode DisplayPort adaptor.
LED drivers target automotive applications
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10/11/2012   Post a comment
Infineon has introduced LED drivers that enable automotive RGB ambient lighting with what it claims requires the lowest development effort.
AMD warns of Q3 sales shortfall
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10/11/2012   2 comments
AMD warned that sales will be lower than expected one day after research firms reported ominous data on the PC market.
Embedded Systems Conference issues call for abstracts
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The Embedded Systems Conference is soliciting proposals for technical conference program and speed training theater sessions.
HP, Lenovo in dead heat for PC sales lead
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Top two vendors neck-and-neck in the third quarter as overall shipments declined sharply year-over-year.
ARM, Intel battle heats up on networking front
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10/10/2012   6 comments
Both ARM and Intel are poised to boost market share in networking and communications systems at the expense of Freescale and Power-based chips.
Wow! Tensilica licensees have shipped 2 billion IP cores!
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10/10/2012   3 comments
Current run rate of 800 million cores a year is up 50 percent over 2011.
Lenovo launches laptop-tablet hybrids
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10/10/2012   4 comments
Multi-use PCs convert from laptop to tablet to offer more flexibility.
Ultrathin PC sales projected to surge
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10/9/2012   3 comments
Ultrathins, which bring features popular in tablets to notebooks, are projected to be 25 percent of the total mobile PC market by 2015.
Opal Kelly's XEM6310 FPGA module boasts USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection
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10/9/2012   Post a comment
Customer speeds exceeding 300 MB/s deliver 8X improvement versus USB 2.0
Atmel showcases killer MCU for PRIME smart metering apps
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New ARM Cortex-M4 processor-based single-chip solution delivers unprecedented level of system integration, low power and high performance.
Wow – Forbes says Altera is among world's 100 most innovative companies!
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10/9/2012   2 comments
Altera's innovations cover the spectrum of semiconductor and systems technologies.
U.S. warns telcos not to buy gear from China's Huawei, ZTE
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10/9/2012   39 comments
Congressional committee report cites potential threat to national security from Huawei, ZTE.
ARM BASIC Chip-50 MHz only $10
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10/8/2012   3 comments
The ARM BASIC Chip-50 MHz is the only system on a chip with IEEE floating-point support for $10.00.
Broadcom's 28nm multicore communications processors
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Powerful new security advances and performance gains for enterprise, data center, and service provider networks.
Fujitsu’s FRAM targets high-frequency RFID apps
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Device integrates 9 KB of FRAM with a full 8 KB available as user memory.
Microsemi announces SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA
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10/8/2012   2 comments
The industry's only flash-based FPGA targeted at industrial, defense, aviation, communications, and medical applications.
Altera rolls high-bandwidth, 28-nm midrange FPGAs
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The Arria V GZ Extends Altera's midrange FPGA family to meet the demand for increased bandwidth in broadcast and communications systems.
Foundries fight for process tech lead
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10/5/2012   3 comments
The gulf between the process technology leaders and laggards is big and getting bigger, according to IC Insights.
Foundry sales growth hitting the skids
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10/5/2012   1 comment
After a strong second quarter, pure play foundry growth slows, pointing to a new manufacturing patterns, says IHS.
Op-amps offer high accuracy at very low power
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Better accuracy at less power consumption and more design simplicity, this is what STMicroelectronics promises customers of its new 16V operational amplifiers.
24GHz single-chip radar an be used in broad range of applications
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With its new single-chip radar solutions, Infineon addresses applications in industrial and commercial sensing.
Power switch replaces discrete FET devices
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10/5/2012   2 comments
TI is touting its latest PFET high-side load switch as the most flexible in the industry with level shift and slew-rate control.
EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch
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10/4/2012   31 comments
Seventeen new companies join version 14.0 of our list of 60 emerging startups. Newcomers range from memory and EDA firms to processor and sensors developers.
Opal Kelly's XEM6002 Integration Module with Pmod-compatible connectors
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10/4/2012   Post a comment
Adds to broad range of COTS FPGA integration modules with easy-to-use FrontPanel software interface.
Synopsys acquires EVE
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10/4/2012   Post a comment
Deal, which had been rumored for weeks, likely to lead to legal battle between Synopsys and Mentor.
USB IP core combo pack from DCD
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10/4/2012   2 comments
Targeted at both FPGA and MCU deployment, Digital Core Design's USB IP core combo pack consists of Audio, Human Interface Device, and Mass Storage platforms.
Samsung seeks to reinvent itself in Silicon Valley
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10/4/2012   4 comments
Samsung is planning to open several innovation centers outside South Korea as part of a project to reinvent the company, according to Young Sohn, Samsung's chief strategy officer.
Qualcomm backs AMD's Heterogeneous System Architecture
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Fabless chip giant joins HSA Foundation to help define standards in heterogeneous computing.
Applied Materials slashing jobs
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10/3/2012   7 comments
Fab tool vendor cutting up to 1,300 jobs, shifting investment to new product development capabilities.
Group places call for consensus on small cells
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10/3/2012   4 comments
Small Cell Forum wants clarity on what cellular carriers want to see in small cell base stations and how they want to deploy them.
Video design on FPGAs made easier by Altera
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10/3/2012   Post a comment
Video Design Framework Workshop (IDSP230) -- 8 hour instructor-led Course
New MathWorks / Altera webinar heading our way!
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10/3/2012   Post a comment
I was excited to hear that a new webinar is coming up, titled Verifying Altera Floating-Point IP Cores on FPGAs with MATLAB & Simulink.
Chip sales flat in August
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10/3/2012   1 comment
Semiconductor sales still tracking 5 percent below 2011 levels, SIA says.
Semi industry fab costs limit industry growth
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The costs of staying at the leading edge in semiconductor manufacturing are rising with semiconductor manufacturers needing to plan on equipment costs increasing at about 15 percent for each new node.
ST plots wireless MEMS roadmap
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10/3/2012   4 comments
ST is pushing a system-in-package approach to MEMS which it claims will yield wireless MEMS components by the end of 2013 and the integration of gas sensors in environmental MEMS in 2014.
Counterfeit chip reports maintain record pace
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10/3/2012   4 comments
U.S. Department of Defense set to update rules governing acquisition of electronic components amid record number of incidents.
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