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Report: Broadcom acquires Israeli firm
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Broadcom last week acquired Israeli image processing vendor Sightic Vista for between $10 million and $20 million, according to the online, English-language version of Israeli business daily Globes.
Soitec, Sumitomo to develop GaN substrates
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Semiconductor manufacturing materials vendors Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Industries said they are working together to develop engineered gallium nitride substrates.
QuickLogic’s DPO technology extends single-charge battery life by up to 36% in handheld devices
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11/30/2010   1 comment
Display Power Optimizer (DPO) technology from QuickLogic increases battery life in every system tested, regardless of form-factor or display size.
VLSI cuts estimates for chip, tool markets
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
This year has been a "two for one deal," with both semiconductors and chip manufacturing equipment cramming two years of growth into one year, resulting in overcapacity and declining chip prices, according to market research firm VLSI Research.
Intersil Li-ion battery manager IC ensures performance and safety
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Device emphasizes accuracy, diagnostics, and robust communication.
'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
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11/30/2010   8 comments
With DRAM and flash scaling set to hit a wall, the race is on to find the all-purpose memory. But the contest is shaping up to be a marathon.
AMS, NXP team up for RFID authentification
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11/30/2010   6 comments
Analog chip company Austriamicrosystems AG and Dutch company NXP Semiconductors NV have announced that they have developed a reference design for product authentication in embedded consumer applications.
Linear Technology's LTC2165, LTC2185 and LTC2195 analog-to-digital converters
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11/30/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology launched three families of low power 16-bit, 25Msps to 125Msps ADCs that it claims dissipate approximately half the power of competing 16-bit products.
austriamicrosystems AS1310 DC-DC converter
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11/29/2010   2 comments
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up DC-DC converter optimized for light loads (60mA) and the highest efficiency – up to 92 %.
Allegro Microsystems SX68000M series motor drivers
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems is housing its latest high voltage three-phase motor driver family in a small package that minimizes board space and expands the use of inverter technology in low power motor drivers.
LatticeECP3 low-cost FPGA supports Broadcom HiGig protocol
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11/29/2010   1 comment
The folks at Lattice Semiconductor have just announced the immediate availability of the HiGig MAC IP core for their low-cost LatticeECP3 FPGA family.
NIST aims quartz microbalance at nanotech
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11/29/2010   4 comments
Using a new twist on the traditional thermogravimetric analysis technique, the National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrated a new method for taking Nanoscale measurements of the purity of carbon-nanotubes, coated-nanoparticles and surface features on thin films.
Marvell claims victory over Jasmine Networks
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
A California jury rejected misappropriation of trade secrets allegations against Marvell Technology Group in a suit brought by Jasmine Networks nearly 10 years ago, Marvell said .
Analyst: NAND flash market to grow 16% in 2011
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11/29/2010   6 comments
NAND flash memory sales revenue will grow 16 percent to reach $21.5 billion in 2011, according to DRAMexchange.
Inside offers NFC system-in-package for mobile
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11/29/2010   1 comment
Smart card IC company Inside Contactless SA has launched its SecuRead system-in-package for NFC mobile devices.
Texas Instruments 12-bit, 8-channel DAC7678 DAC
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11/29/2010   Post a comment
TI’s 8-channel DAC from TI provides low power and high accuracy in a small package.
CTO confirms IBM's PCM expectations
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11/29/2010   17 comments
Jai Menon, an IBM Fellow and chief technology officer with IBM's systems and technology group, has confirmed that IBM believes that phase-change memory (PCM), a non-volatile technology, could scale beyond where flash memory can go and could be of use in server computers in three to five years.
Rockchip, SMIC make 65-nm consumer SoC
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11/29/2010   6 comments
Fabless chip company Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. Ltd. has started commercial production of a mixed-signal ARM9-based consumer processor using a 65-nm CMOS process from Chinese foundry SMIC.
Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
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11/26/2010   13 comments
Infineon Technologies AG is supplying power chips for electric cars from 2003 startup Tesla Motors Inc., according to a Bloomberg report that quotes Infineon CEO Peter Bauer.
Ontario microwave startup raises $8 million
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11/25/2010   11 comments
Peraso Technologies Inc., a fabless chip company working on millimeter-wave radio transceiver technology, has raised C$8 million (about $7.9 million) in an equity financing round led by Celtic House Venture Partners.
Sitara ARM processor supports Profibus
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11/25/2010   12 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. has announced the availability of its AM1810 Sitara ARM processor, which integrates an ARM9 processor core with a Profibus interface. Profibus is a popular fieldbus used for communications between factory automation equipment.
NXP's Mifare to add NFC support to SIMs
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11/25/2010   10 comments
NXP Semiconductors NV has struck a licensing deal so that its 13.56-MHz Mifare contactless smart card technology to be integrated into the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) smart card format of Gemalto NV used in mobile terminals in GSM and UMTS (European 3G) mobile communications networks.
CMOS optical pulse compressor debuts
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11/24/2010   8 comments
Silicon photonic pulse compressors to be used for optical time division multiplexing in future on-chip silicon photonics were demonstrated on CMOS chips by researchers at the University of California at San Diego.
Broadcom closes Beceem buy
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11/24/2010   2 comments
Broadcom said it closed the $316 million acquisition of LTE and WiMAX SoC vendor Beceem Communications.
Infineon signs Chinese IGBT deal
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11/24/2010   5 comments
Infineon Technologies AG has signed a license agreement with Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of wind power equipments allowing the company to make core components for wind turbines.
Is IBM moving to fab-lite, research heavy?
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11/24/2010   16 comments
IBM appears set to gradually back away from semiconductor manufacturing and to rely for its leading-edge silicon on Samsung and GlobalFoundries as foundry suppliers. Both Samsung and GlobalFoundries are set to have wafer fabs for foundry operations in the United States, which could help cement relations.
Car Wi-Fi shipments projected to soar
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11/23/2010   7 comments
Shipments of built-in car Wi-Fi systems are set to soar by more than 40 fold by 2017, as automakers increasingly view wireless connectivity as a key competitive differentiator, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Altera’s next-gen industrial networking, motor control, and safety solutions
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11/23/2010   1 comment
Good grief – it sounds like the place to be at the moment is the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2010 Electric Automation Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany,
Xilinx FPGA development platforms accelerate industrial system designs
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11/23/2010   3 comments
New industrial networking, machine vision and motor control platforms short-cut design and integration of hardware, software and IP for high-performance system-on-chip designs.
Broadcom reveals CPU development
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11/23/2010   11 comments
A look at the BRCM 5000, a new MIPS-compatible CPU that Broadcom has developed its broadband and consumer-video SoCs.
Analog Devices claims MEMS patent win
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11/23/2010   6 comments
Analog Devices Inc. has said that U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled patents belonging to Knowles Electronics LLC invalid. As a result Administrative Law Judge Robert K. Rogers Jr. has quashed attempts to stop ADI from importing or selling its microphones in the United States.
LTX-Credence misses estimates
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11/23/2010   Post a comment
Automated test equipment vendor LTX-Credence—set to merge with Verigy—reported sales for the quarter ended Oct. 31 that fell short of consensus analysts' expectations.
Adesto adds Nelson Chan to board
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11/23/2010   Post a comment
Adesto Technologies Corp., a startup developing Conductive Bridge RAM (CBRAM) technology has announced that Nelson C. Chan has been appointed to its board of directors, effective October 12, 2010.
STMicroelectronics L6470 dSpin motor controllers
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11/23/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has unveiled a single-chip motor controller, dSPIN, containing digital, analog and power circuitry to control stepper motors.
Wolfson selected by Movidius for mobile 3D
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11/22/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has been selected by mobile multimedia processing specialist Movidius to deliver audio performance and power management to its Myriad 3D platform reference and development boards.
IRS2053M 3-channel Class-D audio driver offers superior sound quality in a smaller footprint
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11/22/2010   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the IRS2053M 200 V driver IC for use in Class-D audio applications including high-performance home theater systems and car audio amplifiers requiring a compact footprint.
Audio jack detection and configuration switch enables detection of different audio accessories
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11/22/2010   2 comments
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the FSA8008 audio jack detection and configuration switch as a one-chip audio jack detector and switch for 3- or 4-pole accessories.
Class-D audio amps and current limiting switches target portable, consumer apps
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11/22/2010   Post a comment
At Electronica in Munich, Germany, ON Semiconductor (Hall A5, Stand 225) is introducing four new devices designed to support portable and consumer electronics applications.
Broadcom buys Gigle for $75 million
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11/22/2010   7 comments
Broadcom Corp. has announced that it has agreed to pay $75 million in cash to acquire Gigle Networks Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines.
3-D digital video cameras on the horizon?
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11/22/2010   14 comments
Anticipating an emerging 3-D trend on the digital video camera market, Ambarella has unveiled a 3-D video pre-processor, called S3D, designed to be used with the company’s camera SoCs such as A5 or A7.
Analog Devices AD9278 and AD9279 receiver chips
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11/22/2010   Post a comment
Octal ultrasound receivers integrate ADI’s data conversion technology to provide high output-referred large-signal SNR, enabling improved sensitivity in diagnostic ultrasound systems while reducing board space up to 40 percent.
Aeroflex IPO raises $232 million
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11/22/2010   2 comments
Aeroflex Holding Corp. priced its initial public offering of 17,250,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $13.50 per share last week. The company granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,587,500 shares at a 6.25 percent discount.
Report: ARM in Google talks, could oust Intel
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11/19/2010   17 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc is in discussions with Google Inc. about ARM processors being used for the GoogleTV initiative, according to Dow Jones reports that quotes ARM president Tudor Brown.
ARM 64-bit CPU coming soon, says report
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11/19/2010   13 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc is expected to reveal its plans for processor cores that support 64-bit computing, within the next few weeks, according to an IDG news service report.
Singapore's A*STAR joins EU research on molecular-sized processor chip
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11/19/2010   1 comment
The A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) partners ten European Union research organisations to work on the groundbreaking €10 million ATMOL project that lays the foundation for creating and testing a molecular-sized processor chip.
Sandia upgrades supercomputer benchmarks
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11/19/2010   4 comments
Sandia National Labs has teamed with Intel, IBM, AMD and others on a new graphics-oriented supercomputer benchmark that concentrates on performance when analyzing large-scale but sparse data sets.
Semi book-to-bill dips below parity
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11/18/2010   Post a comment
The book-to-bill ratio for North American semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers slipped below parity in October for the first time in 15 months, according to the Semi trade group.
Marvell beats estimates
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11/18/2010   1 comment
Marvell Technology Group reported sales for its fiscal third quarter which were at the high-end of the company's guidance and edged consensus analysts' expectations.
Exar's XR16M890 and XR20M1280 UARTs
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11/18/2010   Post a comment
Exar’s latest single-channel UARTs with selectable bus interfaces simplify mixed voltage designs for next generation systems.
Report: Toshiba to close fab next month
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11/18/2010   3 comments
Toshiba will close one of its oldest fabs next month and outsource some of its chip production to boost profitability, according to a Bloomberg report which quotes the president of company's semiconductor division.
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