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Imagination Technologies CEO knighted
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12/29/2012   1 comment
Imagination Technologies CEO Hossein Yassaie has been put on the Queen's honors list for 2013, and will become a knight.
Micron hit by manufacturing glitch, makes loss
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12/21/2012   2 comments
U.S. memory chip maker was impacted by problems in manufacturing as well declining average selling prices for some of its component types in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013 year.
Samsung 14-nm FinFET test chip pushes ecosystem
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12/20/2012   7 comments
The Korean chip maker teams with ARM, Cadence, Mentor and Synopsys to push the design and process envelope.
Globalfoundries: Europe 'fundamentally flawed' on manufacturing
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12/20/2012   5 comments
Globalfoundries CEO Ajit Manocha had some harsh words for Europe regarding manufacturing and what needs to be done to revive it.
MOSFETs in ultra-slim molded chip scale package designs
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor released a family of low on-resistance 8 V, 20 V, and 30 V MOSFETs in the ultra-thin molded chip scale package.
Ericsson writes off $1.2 billion
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12/20/2012   1 comment
Swedish telecommunications equipment company Ericsson will not take over ST's half of loss-making mobile phone chip ST-Ericsson, but will take a $1.2 billion charge in its fourth quarter results.
Imagination wins MIPS bid
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12/20/2012   1 comment
DSP IP licensor Ceva has announced that it will not rebid against Imagination for processor IP company MIPS Technologies.
FPGA market report gives new insights into the sector
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
For the last few years I have had my own personal copy of this report, and I have to say that I find it invaluable for its insights and reference material.
QuickLogic to showcase solutions for mobile devices at CES
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
The company’s hospitality suite will feature a variety of processor-to-display and processor-to-processor bridging solutions that…
Mentor's Rhines sees 'modest growth' in 2013
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12/19/2012   2 comments
Despite lingering economic uncertainty, Mentor Graphics CEO Wally Rhines thinks the global semiconductor industry will rebound in 2013 after revenues declined in the current year.
Semi equipment sales, bookings tumble again
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12/19/2012   1 comment
Economic "headwinds" and slow PC sales dragged down equipment sales for sixth straight month.
Top 10 tech blunders of 2012
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12/19/2012   31 comments
Failure is a stern teacher, and there were plenty of technology blunders in 2012. Here's our list of the worst missteps.
Top 10 tech blunders of 2012
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12/19/2012   31 comments
Failure is a stern teacher, and there were plenty of technology blunders in 2012. Here's our list of the worst missteps.
Reflex CES introduces industry’s first Aurora-Like IP core
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
New IP core offers the freedom to choose best FPGA technology; enables interoperability between FPGA platforms; targets embedded, military and telecommunications/networking apps.
Conexant launches high-def voice capture IC
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
This latest offering from Conexant complements its portfolio of turnkey Far-Field Voice Input Processor SoC solutions.
Add voice, sound clips, and streaming audio to embedded designs
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' new Class D ToolStick simplifies the addition of voice, sound clips and streaming audio to embedded designs.
Energy-friendly MCU design for remote medical systems
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
Energy Micro and Lamprey Networks demonstrate an energy-friendly MCU design with communications protocol stack for remote medical systems
Fab spending decline to continue in 2013
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12/18/2012   2 comments
Global spending on wafer fab equipment is on pace to decline 17.4 percent this year from $36.2 billion in 2011, according to a market researcher.
Qualcomm, Broadcom climb in chip company ranking
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12/17/2012   2 comments
Although 2012 is not quite over, market research firm Gartner reckons it can already state that the global chip market will decline by 3 percent in 2012 to $297.6 billion with the top 25 vendors generating 68.2 percent of the total.
Imagination raises MIPS bid
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12/17/2012   1 comment
The bidding war between Imagination Technologies and Ceva for MIPS Technologies Inc. has reached $100 million. MIPS is a long-established licensor of processor architectures and IP.
IBM provides Russia with 90-nm process
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12/15/2012   2 comments
IBM has agreed to help Russia's Angstrem out with a 90-nm manufacturing process as part of a broader agreement on collaboration that will range from mathematics to microelectronics and computer science.
Altera eyes FDSOI process for FPGAs
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12/15/2012   4 comments
In what could signify a move away from foundry TSMC, Altera has been looking at a fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator manufacturing process as an option for future FPGAs.
Chip sales slide in Q4 amid inventory, pricing gloom
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12/14/2012   5 comments
Weak holiday consumer demand pulls down 2012 chip market to negative territory.
Lattice ship 15 million iCE FPGAs and counting…
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
Ultra-low density FPGAs reach historic shipment level; will be featured at CES 2013.
Aldec supports ARM Cortex-A9 in HES-7 ASIC prototyping platform
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
The HES-7 leverages the Xilinx Virtex-7 2000T All Programmable FPGA and the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
Lattice's MIPI CSI-2 image sensor bridge reference design
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
"Mobile Innovation" reference design enables image sensors to be used in a variety of consumer applications.
Altera, ARM announce adaptive FPGA embedded S/W toolkit
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12/14/2012   1 comment
Unique partnership creates DS-5 toolkit that removes debugging barriers for SoC FPGA devices.
Chip market rebound coming, survey says
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12/14/2012   3 comments
A broad-based chip market rebound will help the U.S. move ahead of China as the most important market, according to a global semiconductor survey.
10 Tech Gifts to Buy Your Engineer for Christmas
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12/14/2012   29 comments
Techies know what they want in their stockings, but significant others who think a chip goes with dip can't. Here's what'll be appreciated.
Ireland still set for FinFETs, says Intel exec
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12/14/2012   8 comments
Despite sending Irish workers home from training Intel is still working hard in Ireland to prepare for the introduction of P1272, its 14-nm FinFET manufacturing process.
Foundries not dead, just evolving, says Globalfoundries CEO
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12/13/2012   11 comments
Intel has publicly declared the fabless/foundry model as dead or dying, but Ajit Manocha, CEO of Globalfoundries, says it is simply being born again.
ST's TS 881 comparator operates at 1.1 volt
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced the TS881 comparator compatible with supply voltages as low as 1.1V over a wide temperature range.
Low-power comparators enhance portable technology for heathcare sector
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
ST has launched the first in new family of comparators that offers industry-leading power consumption and speed for faster performance and longer battery life.
Texas Instruments ISO1540 and ISO1541 isolators
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
TI rolled out the lowest-power, bidirectional I2C isolators that are intended to extend the lifetime of industrial isolation.
Altera's shipping its first SoC FPGAs
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12/12/2012   1 comment
Altera's SoC FPGAs deliver a preferred feature set that meets the performance and reliability requirements of embedded system developers.
SuVolta reports 65nm parameter results at IEDM
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
At IEDM today SuVolta presents the results of analog and digital logic circuits designed with the company’s PowerShrink CMOS platform implemented in Fujitsu Semiconductor’s 65 nm process technology.
Toshiba claims MRAM can replace SRAM
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12/11/2012   7 comments
Smartphones and tablet computers could benefit from a prototype memory that Toshiba expects to be used to replace SRAM in cache memory for mobile processors.
28-nm FDSOI is production ready, says ST
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12/11/2012   11 comments
To coincide with a meeting on process technology held alongside IEDM, European chip company ST has announced that its 28-nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) is available for pre-production volumes from its wafer fab at Crolles, France.
ADI introduces two waveform generators
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
Micron reportedly preps Israel job cuts
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12/11/2012   2 comments
Memory chip maker is preparing to lay off about one third of its workforce at its wafer fab in Israel, according to local news reports.
Moore’s Law seen hitting big bump at 14 nm
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12/11/2012   16 comments
Chips made at the 14-nm process node could deliver as little as half the performance boost of a new node yet still carry a price premium, experts predicted.
MIT integrates InGaAs in 22-nm design flow
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
MIT researchers claim their indium gallium arsenide transistors can challenge silicon at 22 nm.
Intel's 22-nm tri-gate SoC, how low can you leak?
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12/10/2012   6 comments
After announcing Ivy Bridge, the mainstream CPU version of its 22-nm tri-gate technology in June, Intel is back with a revamped SoC version for low power devices.
ST remains committed to FD-SOI, says CEO
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12/10/2012   2 comments
Despite planning to exit from its joint venture ST-Ericsson, one of few users of its fully-depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) manufacturing process, European chip maker intends to keep faith with the technology and continue using it at its wafer fab in Crolles, near Grenoble, France.
ST-Ericsson vows to keep working on turnaround
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12/10/2012   2 comments
Loss-making mobile digital chip company ST-Ericsson NV, the joint venture that STMicroelectronics has said it will exit, has said it will not change its strategy as a result of ST's announcement.
ST to exit ST-Ericsson in 2013
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12/10/2012   12 comments
As part of a strategic plan to improve the financial situation of the company STMicroelectronics has announced its intention to exit from mobile digital joint venture ST-Ericsson during 2013.
AMD recasts foundry deal to save cash
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12/7/2012   Post a comment
Struggling AMD has negotiated a fixed-price wafer deal with Globalfoundries to help it conserve resources and in an attempt to generate cash.
Intel upping Atom ante
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12/7/2012   20 comments
Intel is positioning its upcoming Atom-based Centerton chip as a server alternative to 64-bit ARM devices.
Report: China approves ARM venture with conditions
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12/7/2012   Post a comment
The Chinese government has followed the European Commission in approving a joint venture on security on condition that ARM shares TrustZone information with competitors.
Marvell co-founder: RIM will survive, thrive
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12/7/2012   13 comments
Despite its recent troubles, RIM will manage to pull through and succeed with BlackBerry OS 10, says Marvell's Weili Dai.
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