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Report: Toshiba to close fab next month
News & Analysis  
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.
It’s crazy – Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs to support 2.78 terabits/sec!
Product News  
11/17/2010   5 comments
Xilinx have announced their forthcoming Virtex-7 HT family of devices, which will enable 100-400 Gbps applications and beyond – in a single FPGA – for next generation communication systems.
TSMC qualifies Synopsys' IC Validator for 40nm, 65nm
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11/17/2010   Post a comment
TSMC said it has qualified Synopsys' IC Validator physical verification tool for 40nm and 65nm interoperable DRC/LVS runsets.
Startup touts benefits of chaotic logic
News & Analysis  
11/17/2010   35 comments
The chaos that results from non-linear mathematics could have a part to play in semiconductor logic, according to researchers drawn from universities in the United States and India, and a startup company called ChaoLogix.
Three biggest changes freescale CEO has b rought to the company
News & Analysis  
11/17/2010   13 comments
Freescale CEO Rich Beyer is upbeat about his management team and his company. Now he wants to exit the wireless business and change Freescale’s DNA.
Energy harvesting conference shows you may be able to get something for (almost) nothing
News & Analysis  
11/17/2010   18 comments
Lots of vendors and intensity, plus deliverables, at Energy Harvesting & Storage Conference
Opal Kelly’s XEM6110 Spartan-6 FPGA module boasts External PCI Express
Product News  
11/16/2010   6 comments
This is jolly exciting, not the least that I personally hadn’t really heard about External PCI Express before now (there’s always something new to learn)…
HP's Rubenstein to developers: 'Be patient'
News & Analysis  
11/16/2010   2 comments
Jon Rubinstein, the chief of Hewlett-Packard's Palm business unit, told applications developers that a number of new products that run webOS will be rolled out in coming months.
Telegent TLG1180 single-chip mobile TV receiver
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11/16/2010   Post a comment
Telegent Systems will begin sampling its TLG1180, a single-chip mobile TV receiver supporting ISDB-Tb.
Silicon Image SiI9232 RGB-to-MHL transmitter and IP cores
Product News  
11/16/2010   2 comments
Silicon Image rolled out two products for the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) standard: an RGB-MHL transmitter and MHL-enabled IP cores.
Cell phone chip markets and ranking
News & Analysis  
11/16/2010   3 comments
The silicon chips and other components that go into cell phones are set to make up an almost $50 billion market in 2010 and it is expected to reach a size of $71 billion in 2014, according to market research firm Forward Concepts.
Startups complete Brazilian MCU design
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11/16/2010   1 comment
Chipus Microelectronics SA, a Brazilian startup licensor of analog and mixed-signal circuits, has said it has integrated a set of analog circuits with the ZR16, a proprietary Brazilian microcontroller.
Infineon sales, profits jump in Q4
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11/16/2010   Post a comment
Infineon's financial results for the fourth quarter of the 2010 financial year came in ahead of expectations and produced jumps in revenue and profit for both the quarter and the year.
Teardown: Kinect has processor after all
News & Analysis  
11/16/2010   11 comments
Despite Microsoft's claims to the contrary, its new Kinect motion-gaming ad-on for the Xbox 360 uses a standalone applications processor marketed by Marvell Technology Group, according to a teardown analysis of the Kinect performed by UBM TechInsights.
University of New Mexico sues Intel
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11/15/2010   34 comments
The University of New Mexico's technology-licensing arm filed a complaint in U.S. federal court alleging that Intel is infringing on a university-held patent covering double patterning lithography technology.
Cypress launches design contest
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11/15/2010   2 comments
Cypress Semiconductor is holding a design contest to highlight the most innovative and useful designs that make use of the Cypress PSoC 5 architecture powered by the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
Inphi IPO raises $81.6 million
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11/15/2010   Post a comment
Inphi Corp. priced its initial public offering of 6,800,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $12.00 per share last week. The company granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,020,000 shares to cover over-allotments.
Parade Technologies enters USB 3.0 market with PS8710A and PS8710B repeaters/redrivers
Product News  
11/15/2010   1 comment
Parade entered the USB 3.0 market with a low-power USB 3.0 repeater/redriver IC that incorporates automatic adaptive equalization.
TSMC launches IC engineering award
News & Analysis  
11/15/2010   3 comments
The European division of foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is launching an annual award to encourage European students to demonstrate their skills in mixed-signal of RF design.
N8: Solid start for Nokia’s Symbian^3 strategy
Teardown  
11/12/2010   10 comments
Nokia has bet big on the N8 to build its smartphone market share. UBM TechInsights tore down an N8 to find out how it stacks up against the established competition.
VC investment slides in October, says GSA
News & Analysis  
11/12/2010   3 comments
Six semiconductor companies raised $80.4 million, a dollar amount decrease of 11.2 percent from September 2010 and an increase of 16.2 percent from October 2009, according to the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). The number of deals decreased by two both sequentially and compared with October 2009.
Omron crafts MEMS for mobile
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11/12/2010   3 comments
Omron is expanding from its traditional medical and industrial markets for MEMS chips into mobile consumer devices and green energy.
Amlogic offers Cortex-A9 chip with HDTV
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11/12/2010   4 comments
Fabless chip company Amlogic Inc. has announced that its AML8726-M chip combines 1080p high-definition video decoding together with an ARM Cortex-A9 and Mali-400 graphics.
ARM, Cisco, others back MCU startup
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11/12/2010   11 comments
Ambiq Micro Inc., a 2010 microcontroller startup, has announced it has received a $2.4 million in venture capital funding from backers that include ARM Holdings plc and Cisco Inc.
Intel rolls new SSD, lowers prices
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11/12/2010   1 comment
Intel introduced a 120-gigabyte solid-state drive (SSD) model and said it has lowered prices on other SSDs.
TSMC's October sales growth is below par
News & Analysis  
11/12/2010   1 comment
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. showed 2.1 percent sequential sales growth in October but came up short compared with its long-term average sequential growth for the month.
Distributor EBV to sell its own chips
News & Analysis  
11/12/2010   2 comments
Emphasizing a buying, selling and distribution theme at this year's Electronica exhibition EBV Elektronik introduced a range of ICs under the EBV chips brand.
Intel aims for 'smart' embedded SoC
News & Analysis  
11/12/2010   10 comments
Intel is aiming to exploit "smart sensing opportunities in embedded markets" according to Vida Ilderem, vice president of Intel Labs, who gave the closing keynote at the MEMS Executive Congress.
Microsemi's record sales beat estimates
News & Analysis  
11/12/2010   1 comment
Chip vendor Microsemi reported record sales for its fiscal fourth quarter that exceeded consensus analysts' expectations.
Samsung's DRAM share topped 40% in Q3
News & Analysis  
11/11/2010   1 comment
Samsung was the only top five DRAM supplier to achieve sequential revenue growth in the third quarter as the market was plagued by slowing demand and declining average selling prices, according to iSuppli.
Altium supports Microsemi’s SmartFusion mixed-signal FPGAs
Product News  
11/11/2010   1 comment
Altium will provide its Altium Designer software as an option to customers using Microsemi’s SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs.
Taiwan projected to be #1 in wafer capacity
News & Analysis  
11/11/2010   9 comments
Taiwan will surpass Japan to have more semiconductor production capacity than any other region in the world by mid-2011, according to market research firm IC Insights.
Kinect's BOM roughly $56, teardown finds
News & Analysis  
11/11/2010   26 comments
Microsoft's Kinect motion-gaming add on for its Xbox 360 gaming platform carries a bill-of-materials of roughly $56, according to a teardown analysis performed by UBM TechInsights.
Altium to support Microsemi's SmartFusion
News & Analysis  
11/10/2010   1 comment
Design software vendor Altium will provide its Altium Designer software as an option to customers using SmartFusion intelligent mixed-signal FPGAs from Microsemi Corp.
Any-frequency clock generator debuts
News & Analysis  
11/10/2010   1 comment
Analog/mixed-signal chip maker Silicon Laboratories introduced a clock generator that synthesizes any eight frequencies without the need for separate phased-locked loops.
Linear Technology's LT3748H flyback DC/DC controller
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11/10/2010   Post a comment
Linear has developed a high input voltage isolated flyback DC/DC controller with guaranteed operation for junction temperatures as high as 150°C.
E-ink unveils color ePaper
News & Analysis  
11/9/2010   11 comments
E-Ink unveiled its long anticipated color version of its ePaper displays called Trition Imaging Film.
Micron samples 512-Mbit automotive NOR flash
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. has announced the sampling of a 512-Mbit NOR flash memory for automotive applications. The device is being manufactured in a 65-nm process technology. It has a parallel interface. Micron said it plans to begin mass production in 2011.
ARM servers ready for prime time
News & Analysis  
11/9/2010   6 comments
ARM-based servers are ready for prime time, but the technology will take time to hit the mainstream, according to Marvell Technology.
Texas Instruments' OPAx209, OPAx140 and OPAx171 36V operational amplifiers
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
TI’s three latest op amp families deliver high precision, low noise and small packages.
Foundries, memory firms shine in IC ranking
News & Analysis  
11/9/2010   3 comments
All of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers have for one are expected to register strong double digit growth rates in 2010, according to a preliminary ranking of the top 20 chip suppliers.
Low-power 6G CPRI v4.1 REC solution from eASIC and Radiocomp
Product News  
11/9/2010   1 comment
Combining eASIC’s Structured ASICs with Radiocomp’s IP, the power consumption of CPRI-based designs is reduced by up to 80%, with exceptionally high signal integrity compared to FPGA implementations.
Silicon Labs' Si348x PoE power management ICs
Product News  
11/9/2010   Post a comment
Silicon Labs’ Si348x family provides efficient active power management for PoE-enabled switches and routers
Texas Instruments' TPS2480 hot-swap controller
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
TI’s hot-swap controllers integrate high accuracy digital current monitoring, while protecting critical equipment during start-up and normal operation.
Silicon 60 successes: CMOS, software and a sales proposition
News & Analysis  
11/9/2010   3 comments
An analysis of the more than 250 startups to make the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list over the past six years reveals that the keys to success have been a clear sales proposition and that the industry's fundamentals still boil down to CMOS and software.
An Electronica Compendium
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
Gathered below are a number of our stories from the Electronica 2010 exhibition
Former Actel unit tips 65-nm flash platform
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
Microsemi's SOC Products Division—formerly Actel—unveiled its 65-nm embedded flash platform, featuring an expandable, four-input look-up table architecture.
Electronica: CEO panel basks in upbeat mood
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11/9/2010   Post a comment
In the traditional CEO panel on the opening day of the Electronica exhibition, the participants were unanimous that the semiconductor industry handled the economic crisis of 2008-2009 well, and that the industry is now set fair for return to "normal" growth.
TI to put floating point in every DSP core
News & Analysis  
11/9/2010   3 comments
TI is putting floating point in every DSP core – a smart move for applications like MIMO. But will it cost them a penalty in latency? Freescale believes it will.
MEMS gyro/accelerometer combo chip debuts
News & Analysis  
11/9/2010   7 comments
Invensense introduced the world's first integrated MEMS chip to include both a gyroscope and accelerometer on a single CMOS die.
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