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Holiday tablet sales expected to rise 60%
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11/30/2012   7 comments
"Tablet tracker" report by investment firm predicts strong year-over-year growth for iPad and Android-based tablets.
Youth, execs meet at chip gala focused on STEM
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11/30/2012   6 comments
Students from San Jose’s Lynbrook High met FIRST organizer Dean Kamen at the annual SIA dinner, where STEM education was in the spotlight.
Printed electronics pilot line starts production
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11/30/2012   3 comments
A pilot line in northern England has started commercial production of printed circuits, but the company involved says it is not revealing details of the functions until 2013.
Infineon expands MCU line
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11/30/2012   Post a comment
New series offers high-resolution PWM unit for efficient digital power conversion.
ST sets date for strategy announcement
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11/30/2012   Post a comment
Struggling European chip manufacturer STMicroelectronics will announce details of its strategic plan on Dec. 10.
Globalfoundries' FinFET wafers set to roll
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11/30/2012   17 comments
The first multiproject wafer runs for foundry customers to begin testing the 14XM manufacturing process technology could start as soon as the first quarter of 2013.
Impulse's CoDeveloper compiles ANSI C to Altera's Quartus Qsys
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
Software developers work within a C development tool such as Visual Studio to offload the microprocessor code via parallelized optimization to FPGA.
Lattice Semiconductor to showcase liquid lens technology
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
Varioptic liquid lens technology and Helion IP featured on Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit.
Upbeat VCs have cash for a few good chips
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11/29/2012   7 comments
Despite "dismal" forecasts for chips in 2012, venture capitalists said they see lots of opportunities ahead, including some in semiconductors.
Microchip’s PIC32 GUI Development Board With Projected-Capacitive Touch
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
High-performance 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller eliminates cost and complexity of external graphics controller.
PSS controller targets lower cost USB chargers for new generation smartphones
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
CamSemi's PSS controller features an integrated active Ultra High Voltage (UHV) device that allows charging to start in under 0.1 seconds.
'Signum' ARM digital quarterly launches
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11/28/2012   Post a comment
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Android cutting deeper into iPad's market share
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11/28/2012   8 comments
Apple's share of the tablet market fell to 55 percent in the third quarter, the lowest it has been since the original iPad introduction.
MEMS microphones go HD
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11/28/2012   Post a comment
Akustica is offering a line of high-definition MEMS mics for consumer electronic devices.
Flexible electronics breakthrough claimed
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11/28/2012   2 comments
Using flexible plastic substrates in place of rigid silicon wafers could open up new applications for electronics.
AMD to sell Austin campus
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11/27/2012   6 comments
Chip vendor's plan to sell Lone Star campus to raise cash contingent on a multi-year leaseback deal.
Microchip expands mTouch sensing portfolio
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11/27/2012   Post a comment
Turnkey controllers for Multitouch, Proximity Detection, and Haptic Feedback.
NXP rolls wireless MCUs for Internet of Things
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11/27/2012   5 comments
JN516x MCU family features embedded flash memory for ZigBee, JenNet-IP, and other 802.15.4 applications.
Swissbit extends SSD product line
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11/27/2012   Post a comment
The SATA II device supports up to 260 MB/s data rate.
Chip market to fall in 2012, rise in 2013
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11/27/2012   6 comments
The WSTS industry organization has revised its previous forecasts down and now predicts a weak end to the year for the global chip market.
CMOS power amplifiers penetrating 3G handsets
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11/27/2012   2 comments
A teardown analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Appeal found it is one of the first 3G smartphones to use a CMOS power amplifier instead of gallium arsenide.
MediaTek reportedly has eight-core apps processor
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11/27/2012   19 comments
MediaTek is developing an ARM-based eight-cored processor for use in a smartphone by Chinese telecommunications equipment and network provider ZTE, according to reports in Taiwan.
Xilinx' Zynq All Programmable SoCs accelerate productivity in industrial automation
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11/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx demonstrates new design platform that enables industrial designers to deliver high performance and increased safety for motion control and industrial networking solutions.
TSMC breaks ground for FinFET fab
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11/26/2012   7 comments
Foundry breaks ground for fab set to mass produce 20-nm planar CMOS and 16-nm FinFET circuits in 2014.
Calxeda hires former Cisco exec as COO
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11/23/2012   Post a comment
A startup pioneering the development of ARM-based processor chips and technology for server computers, has announced that Gopal Hegde has joined the company as chief operating officer. Hegde was previously senior director of engineering at Cisco.
Ceva bids for MIPS
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11/21/2012   5 comments
DSP IP licensor CEVA has offered a competing bid of $75 million in cash for MIPS Technologies in an attempt to outbid U.K. GPU licensing company Imagination Technologies.
Europe plots three pilot wafer fabs
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11/21/2012   7 comments
A European initiative formed to coordinate research in nanoelectronics has proposed projects for the creation of three pilot fabs, including one for 450-mm diameter wafers.
Texas Instruments' SM28VLT32-HT 4-MB Flash memory
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
TI's latest part has an operational capacity of 4 MB and eliminates the need for costly up-screening and qualification testing of industrial-grade components for temperature ranges outside data sheet specifications.
Sixth generation 600-V IGBTs claims hard switching efficiency benefits
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has unveiled a sixth generation IGBT technology that offers improved switching loss/conduction loss trade-off for increased efficiency and improved performance.
STMicroelectronics' new STM32 F427 and F437 MCUs
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11/20/2012   1 comment
Lead customers in energy, medical technology, and wireless markets sample industry’s new highest-performing ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers.
IBM backs Brazilian wafer fab project
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11/20/2012   6 comments
IBM, Brazilian development bank BNDES and the EBX Group of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, are partnering for the construction and operation of a wafer fab in the south of Brazil, according to local reports.
Infineon details short-time work regime
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
German chip maker provides more details of a recently-introduced short-time work regime. So far it only impacts one factory making power electronics modules.
Intel's CEO search begins, and the nominees are...
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11/20/2012   80 comments
Predictions about who will replace Paul Otellini as Intel's next CEO cover the entire waterfront, with the least predictable being the most likely.
TDK unveils 1 TB flash memory controller
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Design offers support for 3 Gbps SATA with access speed of 180 MB/s.
Microchip’s new GestIC tech for mobile-friendly 3D gesture interfaces
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
MGC3130 is the world’s first E-field-based 3D gesture controller; Includes library of gestures and precise hand position tracking.
Xilinx' Zynq All Programmable SoCs for industrial automation apps
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11/19/2012   1 comment
Devices, platforms and partnerships demonstrate accelerated development of advanced motor-control, real-time industrial networking and redundant Ethernet communications applications.
Intel CEO Otellini to retire in May
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11/19/2012   26 comments
Intel said it will consider both internal and external candidates to replace Paul Otellini as CEO when he retires in May.
ISSCC preview: Revving ReRAMS, boosting memory bandwidth
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11/19/2012   12 comments
Higher-density non-volatile memories, faster memory transceivers and improved SRAMs highlight ISSCC's memory track for February
Applied Materials sees big drop in 2013 tool spending
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11/19/2012   3 comments
Chip equipment vendor Applied Materials expects fab tool spending to decline 5-15 percent next year, worse than Gartner's forecast.
Carbon nanotubes 'cloned' by USC researchers
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11/19/2012   Post a comment
Team demonstrates ability to grow carbon nanotube semiconductors of predefined structures, paving the way for carbon to be used in future electronics.
Chip firms ranked by Q4 guidance
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11/19/2012   3 comments
The market for semiconductors in the fourth quarter of 2012 will be up 0.5 percent sequentially giving rise to annual market fall of 2.5 percent compared with 2011, according to market analysis firm Semiconductor Intelligence.
UMC replaces CEO in management shuffle
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11/19/2012   2 comments
United Microelectronics Corp. has moved its former CEO up to vice chairman as it ponders the future direction of the foundry chip maker.
'Antenna-on-a-chip' speeds infrared light transmission
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11/16/2012   2 comments
Rice University researchers have developed a micron-scale spatial light modulator that could improve the capability of optical information processing systems.
Atmel launches integrated app store and collaboration workspace
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Additions to Studio 6 further simplify embedded MCU design; Atmel Gallery delivers ecosystem that significantly reduces time-to-market for embedded MCU designs.
Semiconductor equipment sales continue to slow
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
The book-to-bill ratio for North American semiconductor equipment makers fell again in October.
Qualcomm buys Israeli ultrasound technology firm
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Fabless giant acquires ultrasound technologies for input solutions to pair with Snapdragon applications processor.
Infineon cuts workers hours ahead of downturn
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11/16/2012   6 comments
Reinhard Ploss, incoming CEO at Infineon, said the German chip maker is reducing hours for some employees and postponing or cancelling projects as part of attempts to weather a forthcoming "economic storm."
Bosch shrinks MEMS altimeters
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
Bosch Sensortec has transferred its portfolio of high-precision automotive MEMS expertise to craft mass-market versions for consumer devices.
Handset shipments declined 3% in Q3
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
Smartphone sales surged, but overall handset shipments declined year-over-year, according to Gartner.
Electronica: Micron memory to skip a node
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11/15/2012   3 comments
Micron Technology is looking at a so-called 2X-nm process manufacturing node for its next generation of phase-change memory. This will be a production node at roughly the same minimum geometry that Micron is investigating for the introduction of vertical-NAND flash memory.
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