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Broadcom to acquire Dune Networks for $178 million
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip vendor Broadcom plans to acquire Dune Networks, a developer of solutions for data center networking equipment, in a deal worth $178 million, the company said.
Spansion MirrorBit module available for Spartan-6
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
NOR flash vendor Spansion saidits MirrorBit flash memory is now available as a verified configuration solution for Xilinx' Spartan-6 FPGA family.
Low-power FPGA startup hits volume production
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Low-power FPGA startup SiliconBlue Technologies Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has shipped production-volume quantities of its iCE65 mobileFPGA devices to more than 10 customers. The company claims it is the first new FPGA vendor to achieve this in 20 years.
Apple accused of NAND price manipulation, says Korean report
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc. is being accused of using its commanding purchasing position to manipulate NAND flash memory prices, according to a Korea Times article.
Smart grid hits snag over powerline standard
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11/30/2009   7 comments
The U.S. government is grappling with one of the first big snags in the wake of awarding $4 billion in grants to build a smart electric grid—how to find a standard that would let consumer appliances plug into an intelligent power network.
LF RFID IC with OTP functionality targets small-sized access control systems
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation's LF OTP (One Time Programmable) transponder, desinated IDIC® ATA5575M1, has been optimized for next-generation access control systems. Application areas include, for example, hotel rooms, engineering departments, offices, time recording systems and parking lots, as well as customer loyalty and membership cards.
Global chip sales were flat in October, says analyst
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in October are believed to have been flat on the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The three-month average of August, September and October chip sales is expected to be reported as $21.0 billion, compared to $20.6 billion for the equivalent figure in September.
NEC Electronics targets industrial automation systems with Ethernet PHY development
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics is working on a new family of industrial Ethernet physical layers (PHYs) for 10Base-T and 100Base-TX/FX industrial-grade networks.
Researchers report room-temperature silicon spintronics
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Rsearchers from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) are claiming they can control a silicon electron's spin at room temperature. The research team has published a paper to that effect in the Nature.
Infineon and Nokia collaborate on developing advanced LTE transceivers
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies and Nokia are co-operating to develop advanced radio frequency (RF) transceiver solutions. The agreement covers a non-exclusive collaboration to ensure the compatibility and interworking of Nokia's advanced licensable baseband modem technologies and Infineon's leading RF solutions.
Soitec builds growth strategy on 4 pillars, says CEO
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
The end of 2009 is fast approaching, and there is no better time to assess the year's achievements and highlight priorities for the coming year, and even years. At a press conference last week in Paris, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, president and CEO of Soitec SA (Bernin, France), said the company has the financial resources it needs to seize market opportunities and has built its growth strategy on four pillars.
Infineon, Nokia agree to push LTE radios towards 1-Gbit/s
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG and Nokia have said they are going to cooperate on the development of RF transceivers for use in LTE wireless communications. The work could lead to systems which can deliver 1-Gbit per second data transfer rates.
Hynix backers opt for December auction, say reports
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Shareholders who bailed out memory chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. in the early part of this decade are planning to put their holding up for auction in December, according to online reports.
Compact integrated synthesizer module delivers 24-bit step size resolution
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
A fully integrated broadband synthesizer module, the HMC-C070 MicroSynth™ from Hittite Microwave Corporation operates from 5.5 to 10.5 GHz and is ideal for military radar, EW, ECM, test and measurement and lab instrumentation applications.
Integrated sine-to-sine wave clock buffer reduces cost and board space
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments claims to have introduced the industry's smallest four-channel, low-power, low-jitter sine-to-sine wave clock buffer, the first device in a family of sine-wave clock buffers, designated CDC3S04.
Man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit ICs
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11/25/2009   3 comments
One of three people charged with selling counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Tiny isolated voltage/current detectors packaged in smaller stretched SO-8
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies is offering one of the smallest isolated voltage/current detectors with 8mm creepage and clearance, as well a low price tag.
ANALOG/LINEAR - PSoC 1 device boasts enhanced analog performance
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11/25/2009   1 comment
Cypress Semiconductor's CY8C28xxx PSoC 1's integrate analog-to-digital converters and CapSense touch sensing.
Update: Patent office rejects Rambus claims
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11/24/2009   2 comments
A patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 17 claims in three Rambus patents that the company asserted against Nvidia in a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Imagination bundles cores to make 'Connected Processor' series
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has announced a forthcoming series of embedded processors under the name "Meta Connected Processor" intended to support Internet-connectivity in low-cost consumer products.
Energy Micro adds Motorola alumni to the board
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Energy Micro AS (Oslo, Norway), vendor of the Gecko 32-bit microcontroller, has added Daniel Artusi and Daniel Hoste, to its board of directors.
Chip brings energy efficiency to netbook adapters
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
A low-cost IC that increases energy efficiency and standby performance of power supplies under 75 W, the GreenChip TEA1733(L) from NXP Semiconductors is designed specifically for low-power computing and communication applications such as netbook adapters, printer adapter and LCD monitor supplies.
ISSCC preview: Intel, AMD face off at 32nm
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices will face off with separate papers on their next-generation 32nm processors at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in February, but IBM's Power7 and Sun Microsystems' Rainbow Falls will be among the most aggressive multicore architectures described at the event.
Lattice announces Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint soft IP core for ECP3 family
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and partner Praesum Communications announced the availability of the Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint soft IP core for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family.
IC rankings: Samsung among few set to grow in '09
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
South Korea's Samsung Electronics is the only top 10 semiconductor supplier expected to show an increase in chip sales this year compared to 2008, according to preliminary semiconductor supplier rankings by market research firm iSuppli.
ADI tops estimates, projects flat sales
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Chip maker Analog Devices reported better-than-expected sales for the quarter ended Oct. 31, with the company's chief executive crediting improvements in many economies and customer inventory replenishment, among other factors.
11 reasons why Freescale is a viable IC vendor: CEO
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11/23/2009   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is getting some positive response from its bond investors in the first signs the company is making headway with its reorganization. Chairman and CEO Rich Beyer in an interview outlined 11 reasons why he believes the company will overcome its debt and sales hurdles.
Programmable current-limit switches protect host devices from faulty loads
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' latest adjustable current-limit switches are intended for cell phones, MP3 players, and other battery-powered applications.
Make way for DDR3 transition, says iSuppli
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Double Data Rate 3 SDRAM, the state of the art in commodity memory technology, is expected to rise to dominance by the second quarter of 2010, according to new projections from market research firm iSuppli.
1MBd digital optocoupler is energy efficient
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies claims its latest compact digital optocoupler operates on 80 percent less drive current than similar 1MBd optocouplers offered by other suppliers.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 20, 2009 edition
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Qualcomm, MediaTek ink patent cross-licensing deal
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip vendors Qualcomm and MediaTek have agreed to let each other utilize technology covered by their respective patent portfolios.
Chip sector downgrade 'baseless,' says analyst
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11/20/2009   3 comments
BofA Merrill Lynch's downgrade of the semiconductor industry is baseless, according to the editor of a technology and semiconductor investment newsletter.
AnalogicTech launches direct and edge LED backlighting driver line
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies has entered the LED backlit LCD television market with seven chipsets designed to enhance energy efficiency and user-experience for LED backlit LCD televisions.
Vitesse enables migration of legacy Fibre Channel storage hardware to 8G
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Vitesse's latest clock and data recovery device is designed to meet the challenges of transmitting and recovering 8G Fibre Channel data in lossy legacy blade server backplanes and host bus adapters (HBA).
Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola Ventures invest in Sequans
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
French WiMax chip supplier Sequans Communications SA (La Défense, France) announced that Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola Ventures, the investment arm of Motorola, led a round of financing to foster the company's Long Term Evolution (LTE) development program. Financial details remained undisclosed.
AMD to retire $1 billion worth of debt
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
AMD plans to retire some of its debt using a portion of the $1.25 billion it received from Intel to settle legal disputes between the two companies, AMD said.
Semtech to buy Sierra Monolithics for $180 million
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Analog mixed-signal chip vendor Semtech will acquire analog IC vendor Sierra Monolithics for $180 million in cash under the terms of a definitive agreement signed by the two companies.
Supercomputer market growth hinges on 3D Web
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Supercomputing needs to address the needs of the 3D web to grow into a profitable long-term business based on commercial applications instead of government handouts.
Viewpoint: Caution, objects in the crystal ball are closer than you think
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Many of the consumer electronics products that are ubiquitous today have been around less than 10 years. Likewise, products we've not conceived of will dominate the future. And low-power FPGAs will play a key role.
Lattice inks new distributors
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced new distribution representatives covering the Nordic market, parts of Western Europe and throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Highest-density LatticeECP3 in volume production
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced that its LatticeECP-150 mid-range FPGA has been fully qualified and released to volume production.
Xilinx unveils platform for broadcast connectivity
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx introduced the latest of its targeted design platforms, this one targeting broadcast connectivity applications.
EC found guilty of maladministration in Intel antitrust case
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
The European Ombudsman, Nikiforos Diamandouros, has gone public in saying he has found the European Commission Competition Directorate guilty of maladministration on one count in a complaint brought by Intel Corp. However, the ruling is unlikely to alter case.
picoChip aims at driving the femtocell market and secures an extra USD 20 million of funding
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
picoChip has unveiled its roadmap to include complete femtocell solutions, integrating PHY, stack and femtocell system software in a end-to-end femtocell reference solution.
Bluetooth low energy ready to roll
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
At the IMS Research's fourth Bluetooth conference, Nordic Semiconductor announced that as of last week, they started shipping samples of their single-mode Bluetooth low energy solution.
Latest eASIC design suite targets 45-nm designs
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Structured ASIC vendor eASIC announced the immediate availability of its eTools 8.0 software suite for implementing 45-nm designs with its Nextreme-2 ASICs.
Former semiconductor execs charged with fraud
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11/18/2009   1 comment
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged two former executives from semiconductor vendor Tvia with improperly inflating the company's financial results.
Xilinx announces EasyPath-6 cost-reduction FPGAs
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx this week announced the next generation of its FPGA cost-reduction product, EasyPath-6.
Altera offers RapidIO 2.1 IP core
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Altera announced the immediate availability of an intellectual property core supporting the RapidIO 2.1 specification.
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