Fujitsu launches FM3 line of MCUs based on ARM Cortex M3 Product News 11/8/2010 Post a comment Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has released 44 microcontrollers (MCUs) from its new FM3 family of general-purpose RISC microcontrollers using the ARM Cortex M3 core. The FM3 family includes the High-Performance MB9BF500/400/300/100 series for the 32-bit market, which demands high-speed performance, and the Basic MB9AF100 series for the 16-bit market, designed for superior cost-performance and low power consumption.
Freescale rolls with automotive safety News & Analysis 11/8/2010 3 comments Freescale Semiconductor unveiled new automotive sensor chips to meet consumer demand for increased safety and growing government regulations for better electronic stability and collision at Electronica 2010.
New Lattice MachX02 is the Do-It-All PLD Product News 11/8/2010 3 comments 65nm MachX02 PLDs deliver 3X increase in logic density, 10X increase in embedded memory, more than a 100X reduction in static power, 30% lower cost compared to their predecessors.
September, Q3 chip sales fall below par News & Analysis 11/5/2010 3 comments The market for semiconductor chips softened in the third quarter and fell behind the ten-year average historical averages according to an analysis of data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
HP pursues 'sensing-as-a-service' News & Analysis 11/5/2010 10 comments An HP business strategist outlined the company's championing of sensing-as-a-service, a play on software as a service, which bundles its wireless MEMS sensors with the data processing expertise to interpret the raw data feeds.
More chip makers top analyst estimates News & Analysis 11/4/2010 3 comments Chip makers Atmel, Microchip Technology, Skyworks Solutions and International Rectifier all reported sales for their most recently concluded quarters that exceeded consensus analyst expectations.
VTI champions MEMS timing chips News & Analysis 11/4/2010 Post a comment VTI Technologies, the leader in combo micro-electro-mechanical system (MEM) chips, has entered the consumer market for gyroscopes and silicon-MEMS oscillators.
Eye movement controls gaming console News & Analysis 11/4/2010 11 comments A team of engineers inside National Instruments has unveiled the LabView source code to "EyeMario," which demonstrates how video gamers can use their eyes to control Nintendo gaming consoles.
Startup opens retina implant fab News & Analysis 11/4/2010 11 comments Retina Implant AG, a developer of electronic sub-retinal implants for the visually impaired, has opened a manufacturing plant to meet anticipated demand for its devices.
Quickpath IP bound for Achronix FPGAs News & Analysis 11/4/2010 4 comments Achronix will be including a hard Quickpath IP core in support of processor communications on forthcoming field programmable gate arrays enabled by Intel manufacturing.
Qualcomm, On Semi top expectations News & Analysis 11/3/2010 Post a comment Chip vendors Qualcomm and On Semiconductor reported quarterly earnings that beat consensus analysts' expectations, though On Semi's outlook for the current quarter came in below what analysts thought it would be.
MEMC claims legal win over Soitec News & Analysis 11/3/2010 Post a comment MEMC Electronic Materials said it received a favorable ruling from a U.S. federal court on its litigation with Soitec that will enable MEMC to continue to produce and sell silicon-on-insulator wafers.
Is IBM serious about phase-change memory for servers? News & Analysis 11/3/2010 26 comments IBM is looking forward to improving its server computers within a few years through the use of phase-change memory, according to two separate reports that reference different senior executives with the company. This is despite review papers and discussion within a patent application that seems to acknowledge problems with the scaling of PCM.
Intel to acquire Dresden LTE firm News & Analysis 11/3/2010 7 comments Infineon's wireless business unit, which is in the process of being acquired by Intel Corp., is taking over Blue Wonder Communications GmbH, a specialist in LTE communications.
BEEcube's BEE4-W speeds prototyping of military/aerospace comm designs Product News 11/3/2010 Post a comment The BEE4-W is BEEcube's latest generation FPGA Berkeley Emulation Engine (BEE) platform, specifically designed to address rapid system-level prototyping of wireless and digital communications designs. It is a commercial, stackable full speed multi-FPGA based prototyping platform, integrated with DAC/ADC modules for mixed signal and digital communications designs. With four (4) integrated ADC and DAC solutions, the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA based BEE4-W enables a wide range of high-performance, real-t
NXP sees demand for NFC, lighting ICs News & Analysis 11/2/2010 3 comments Despite closing wafer fabs and being constrained in manufacturing capacity in some areas, NXP is building capacity in its remaining manufacturing sites, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.
Sidense files to nix rival's patents News & Analysis 11/2/2010 2 comments Sidense, a licensor of one-time-programmable fuse-based memory intellectual property, has petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate one-transistor memory patents that rival Kilopass has attempted to assert against it.
EDA startup targets debug, validation News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment An EDA startup spun out of research at the University of British Columbia came out of stealth mode promising to deliver a breakthrough technology for post-silicon debug and validation.
Researchers claim superior 'quantum tunneling' News & Analysis 11/1/2010 4 comments Researchers at Oregon State University claim to have perfected a better method for "quantum tunneling" using metal-insulator-metal architecture, potentially paving the way for faster, lower power and cooler running electronics,
Elpida posts profit, sees DRAM price erosion News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment Japan's Elpida Memory reported strong year-to-year gains for the second quarter and first six months of its fiscal year, but the company experienced sequential sales decline between its first and second quarters due to eroding DRAM selling prices.
Chinese RF startup files for IPO News & Analysis 11/1/2010 3 comments Fabless RF and analog chip company RDA Microelectronics Inc. (Shanghai, China) has filed an F-1 prospectus form for a $100 million initial public offering of stock with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
DNA detection startup signs Roche News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment DNA Electronics Ltd., a fabless chip startup that offers real-time nucleic acid detection, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Basel, Switzerland) to develop a semiconductor-based DNA sequencing system.
Narda Coupler Product News 11/1/2010 Post a comment A compact 90-deg. hybrid coupler from Narda meets military shock and vibration requirements.
Ceva signs for gesture-recognition News & Analysis 11/1/2010 1 comment DSP intellectual property licensor Ceva Inc. has teamed up with EyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd., a developer of touch-free interface technologies for consumer electronics.
September chip sales up, says ESIA News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for September was $26.42 billion, up 2.9 percent compared with the previous month and up 26.2 percent compared with the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
Analyst: September chip sales rise News & Analysis 11/1/2010 Post a comment The three-month average of global chip sales for September is set to be $26.5 billion, slightly up from $25.7 billion for August, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
MIPS CEO: ‘Companies need to have a soul’ News & Analysis 11/1/2010 26 comments In a sharp contrast to a year ago, the Wall Street loves MIPS. Share holders love them. Even the media seems to be in love. But MIPS CEO believes that’s not enough: “Companies need to have a soul.”