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Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
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11/30/2011   25 comments
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys signed a definitive agreement to acquire rival EDA vendor Magma Design Automation in a deal worth about $507 million.
Skyworks to get AnalogicTech at lower price
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11/30/2011   1 comment
Skyworks Solutions will acquire Advanced Analogic Technologies for about $250 million in cash under the terms of an amended agreement between the companies.
PC sales rankings: New No. 2 Lenovo breathing down HP's neck
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11/30/2011   8 comments
China's Lenovo Group rode a strong surge in third quarter shipments to move into second place among global PC vendors, surpassing Dell and posting a strong challenge to market leader Hewlett-Packard, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
ASML, TEL to speed up litho cooperation
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11/30/2011   3 comments
Dutch lithography equipment specialist ASML has announced an agreement made with semiconductor production equipment supplier Tokyo Electron Ltd. to accelerate joint development activities in extreme ultraviolet and ArF immersion lithography clusters.
Toshiba to close wafer fabs, slow IC production
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11/30/2011   5 comments
Toshiba Corp. has announced it plans to close three manufacturing facilities and consolidate much of its discrete, analog and imaging IC production into three others, as part of a response to a fall off in demand for consumer products from the western hemisphere.
Globalfoundries replaces CFO, appoints CTO
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11/30/2011   3 comments
Globalfoundries appointed Daniel Durn, a former executive at the firm's parent company, to the position of chief financial officer and assigned two other senior executives to key positions.
IDT claims first piezoelectric MEMs
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11/30/2011   8 comments
Integrated Device Technology said it has developed what it claims is the world's first piezoelectric micro-electro-mechanical system.
Tegal invests in Israeli medtech startup
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11/30/2011   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment supplier Tegal said it made a $300,000 strategic investment in NanoVibronix, a privately held firm that develops medical devices and products that implement its proprietary therapeutic ultrasound technology.
Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer wins Gordon Bell award
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11/30/2011   2 comments
The Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Global Scientific Information Computing Center has won the the supercomputing industry’s highest honor, the Gordon Bell Prize, with its Nvidia GPU-accelerated Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer.
Microchip Tech rolls low-cost MCU dev tool
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11/29/2011   2 comments
Microchip Technology rolled out what it claimed is the lowest cost development tool supporting 3.3V, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers in 28-pin SPDIP packages.
Springsoft announces new tool for chip finishing
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Springsoft has announced a new tool optimized for the task for chip finishing, enabling high-speed layout changes…
TI's MSP430 ultra-low-power automotive MCUs improve fuel efficiency, battery life
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11/29/2011   2 comments
Texas Instruments Incorporated's MSP430 line of 16-bit ultra-low-power microcontrollers for automotive applications has achieved AEC-Q100 certification.
Altera continues 28-nm rollout with shipment of Arria V FPGAs
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11/29/2011   1 comment
Altera demonstrates its lowest-power midrange FPGAs with 10.3125-Gbps transceivers optimized for wireless, broadcast, and military applications
ADLINK Rugged COM Express Type 6 module targets mobile apps
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
ADLINK's latest Express-HRR COM Express Type 6 module offers a modular, power-efficient design with Intel Core i7 processor, QM67 chipset, and standards-based design to support multi-vendor interoperability.
Deutsche Telekom gets in on optical chip startup
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11/29/2011   2 comments
German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom has joined Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks in investing in Skorpios Technologies Inc., a 2009 startup developing silicon photonic technology.
Applied tips atomic-layer film treatment
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Applied Materials announced a new atomic-layer film treatment that the company claims can reduce chip power consumption and lower the k-value of dielectric films by up to 20 percent.
WSTS drops 2012 chip market growth forecast to 2.6%
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization has lowered its prediction for the 2012 global chip market to 2.6 percent annual growth but raised its view of 2013 to 5.8 percent annual growth.
Semi industry vet Jim Fiebiger dies
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
James R. Fiebiger, a semiconductor industry veteran for more than four decades, died recently in Los Angeles. The cause of Fiebiger's death was not immediately known.
Seagate: HDD shortages to last for months
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11/29/2011   8 comments
Seagate said it expects revenue for the quarter ending in December to be above consensus analysts' expectations, but warned that the recent flooding in Thailand will lead to a shortage of hard disk drives that will last several quarters.
Microchip integrates wireless transmitter with MCU
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11/28/2011   3 comments
The single-chip design targets remote control, security, and keyless entry systems.
Supreme Court won't overturn Tessera ruling
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11/28/2011   2 comments
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a patent infringement ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission which found for Tessera Technologies over several chipmakers.
VeriSilicon takes ARM license
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11/28/2011   1 comment
IC design foundry and custom silicon provider VeriSilicon has licensed intellectual property from ARM Holdings, including Cortex processor and Mali graphics processing unit cores and Artisan physical IP, ARM said.
Lattice announces new LatticeECP4 low-cost, low-power FPGAs
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11/28/2011   1 comment
6G SERDES, hardened communication engines, and ultra-high bandwidth DSP blocks for cost- and power-sensitive applications in the wireless, wireline, and video markets
Novellus claims legal win over Linear Tech
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11/28/2011   Post a comment
Novellus Systems said a California appellate court unanimously upheld its legal victory in a lawsuit brought by Linear Technology.
Optical diode boosts silicon photonics efforts
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11/28/2011   4 comments
An optical diode demonstrated by MIT researchers could speed the arrival of silicon photonics.
ST-Ericsson replaces CEO with ST's Lamouche
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11/28/2011   3 comments
ST-Ericsson NV, the struggling mobile phone chip joint venture, has announced the appointment of Didier Lamouche as president and CEO, with effect from Dec. 1, 2011. Lamouche, who is chief operating officer of STMicroelectronics NV, replaces Gilles Delfassy who has led ST-Ericsson since September 2009.
USB audio decoder IC offers versatile audio playback benefits
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11/26/2011   2 comments
ROHM has developed a USB audio decoder IC that enables audio playback of MP3 files from CD-ROM and USB memory using a single chip, making it ideal for a variety of equipment, including AV receivers, radio players, and stereo component systems.
NXP claims breakthrough Class-AB and Class-D audio amplifiers for start-stop systems
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11/26/2011   1 comment
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has introduced two new automotive audio amplifiers supporting energy-saving start-stop systems.
New HD audio PC solution offers 5x better audio quality
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
The new devices claim to offer up to 5x better audio quality than other solutions available in the market today, with a DAC signal-to-noise ratio of 105 dB and true 2 Vrms capless output capability.
Advanced car radio tuner IC family reduces cost and complexity
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has introduced the Si476x automotive tuner IC family designed to deliver high RF performance coupled with advanced signal processing while reducing cost and complexity of car radio systems.
Online simulation tool creates flyback power supply circuits in minutes
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11/26/2011   1 comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched an easy to use, powerful online simulation tool that allows designers facing the challenge of designing a flyback circuit for their applications’ power supply to throw the application note away and ‘Auto Design’, optimize or ‘Advance Design’ like a power supply expert.
Intel Capital starts $100 million apps investment fund
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11/26/2011   1 comment
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest chip maker, said it has launched a $100 million fund to invest in invest in software tools and services companies developing applications and digital content for mobile devices and PCs.
Energy@Home consortium to begin in-home trials
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11/26/2011   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Telecom Italia have presented the latest advancement of the Energy@Home consortium during the recent Design with Freescale (DWF) Italian session in Milan.
Plessey EPIC sensor targets movement sensing applications
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
Plessey Semiconductors has released the latest version of the company's Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensor optimised for security, switching and gaming applications.
FM background receiver chips enable cost-effective data functions in car radios
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
Two new FM receiver ICs from NXP enable designers to implement scanning and data functions in car infotainment systems as a background functionality.
High-speed transceiver offers reliable broadband powerline communications in industrial environments
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the first broadband, HomePlug 1.0-compliant, powerline communications transceiver for harsh industrial environments.
Supercomputing 2011 ultimate slideshow
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11/26/2011   11 comments
Supercomputing 2011 held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle was the 24th conference of its kind devoted to high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
Thinfilm unveils first scalable printed CMOS memory
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11/25/2011   Post a comment
Combination of Thinfilm printed rewritable memory and PARC transistors enables low-cost, printed integrated systems for the “Internet of things”
Kingston launches its fastest USB flash drive
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11/25/2011   1 comment
Kingston Digital, Inc. has released the Kingston DataTraveler® HyperX® 3.0, which is designed for enthusiasts and gamers, and features the fastest speeds and largest capacities that Kingston has to offer in a USB Flash drive.
Innovasic adds real-time channel to Ethernet
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11/25/2011   6 comments
Innovasic Semiconductor Inc. has announced device-level support for its PriorityChannel, an extension to Ethernet that is intended to ensure Ethernet is suitable for use in industrial applications and others where real-time responsiveness is required.
Dialog wins sockets in Samsung smartphones
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11/24/2011   6 comments
Dialog Semiconductor plc has started shipping a power management and audio IC for use by Samsung in Android smartphones, initially targeting the China TD-SCDMA market.
Digital audio MCU/firmware platform offers 'plug-and-play' capability
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11/23/2011   Post a comment
Atmel Corp.'s Digital Audio Platform is designed to offer a "one-stop shop" for the microcontroller and firmware that enable designers to quickly and easily build equipment that accesses and plays digital music.
Winbond’s W25X (Single & Dual SPI) and W25Q (Single, Dual and Quad SPI) SpiFlash memories
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11/23/2011   1 comment
Winbond's latest SpiFlash Serial Flash memories offer densities from 512Kb to 16Mb with USON, WLBGA packages that reduce footprint by 80%.
S3 provides IP for Chinese mobile TV
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11/23/2011   Post a comment
Design services and intellectual property licensor S3 Group Ltd., formerly known as Silicon & Software Systems, has announced that Nationz Technologies Inc. has licensed mixed-signal IP for use in a mobile television chip and that the chip is now available.
Reports: AMD cancels Globalfoundries 28-nm APUs
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11/23/2011   18 comments
Microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has decided to cancel APUs that Globalfoundries Inc. was set to make for it on 28-nm process technology, according to online reports.
Argonne National Lab still on the GPU fence
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11/22/2011   2 comments
Using GPUs in supercomputers can make things more complicated for the researchers simply trying to run their code, according to Argonne National Labs’ (ANL) deputy division director Susan Coghlan.
Image gallery: Japan bets on embedded
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11/22/2011   20 comments
While covering the Embedded Technology 2011 show in Yokohama, I couldn’t help but notice one big shift in the Japanese electronics industry’s agenda since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami: the industry’s collective focus on the “smart home.”
Lattice releases Sercos III real-time Industrial Ethernet solution
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11/22/2011   2 comments
Lattice announces LatticeECP3 FPGA module for the AUTOMATA Sercos III Real-time Ethernet Evaluation Kit
Xilinx speeds design and lowers costs for industrial networking and motor control systems
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
Visit Xilinx at SPS Drives to see new capabilities for boosting design productivity and using Spartan-6 FPGAs for better system performance and lower bill-of-materials…
Power management IC market growth down in 2011
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
The market in 2011 for power management semiconductors will grow more slowly than expected, stymied by a general slowdown in consumer spending and the disruption caused by the March Japanese earthquake, according to an IHS iSuppli.
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