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Les salariés de Texas Instrument manifestent
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2/4/2009   Post a comment
Les salariés de la filiale françaises de Texas Instrument ont manifesté ces derniers jours pour protester contre les licenciements et les indemnités médiocres proposées par le fabricant de puces américain.
Court stays Rambus case against DRAM vendors
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2/4/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has stayed coordinated patent infringement cases by Rambus against memory suppliers Hynix Semiconductor, Micron Technology, Nanya Technology and Samsung Electronics following a ruling earlier this month by the Delaware District Court.
Actel posts wider loss, plans job cuts
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Actel will cut an undisclosed number of jobs as part of a restructuring plan expected to save the company $6.5 million per quarter by the third quarter of 2010.
Last hurrah for Motorola in phones, says analyst
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Another very challenging set of results from Motorola Inc. has set the scene on what must be the troubled company's last attempt at being a major player in the manufacturing of mobile phones, according to a senior City analyst.
Mini SSR targets low-voltage, high-current switching apps
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
The CPC1020N solid-state relay from Clare combines 1.2 Arms of current handling and 0.25 Ohms on-resistance in a 4-pin SOP.
Qimonda stops Sandston fab on cost disadvantage
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Fighting for survival, insolvent DRAM maker Qimonda has announced it has produced first wafers containing DDR3 Buried Wordline memory chips in 46nm geometries. What seems like good news for the company as a whole in fact is bad news for the company's Sandston fab.
Analyst: December DSP shipments were 'a disaster'
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Shipments of DSP were down a collective 30.7 percent for the last three months of 2008, with all segments suffering badly, according Will Strauss, principal analyst at Forward Concepts (Tempe, AZ.).
Signal integrity issues dog high-speed design
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Engineers are struggling with old and new signal integrity issues as they drive toward designs in the 5 to 10 Gbit/s range, according to a panel of experts at DesignCon.
Atmel acquires ZigBee IP
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Taking a step into a new market, Atmel Corp. has acquired the ZigBee-based intellectual-property rights from LuxLabs BVI for an undisclosed sum.
Pas d'argent de l'UE pour Qimonda
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Le commissaire européen à l'industrie Guenter Verheugen a refusé de dépenser de l'argent de l'Union Européenne pour venir à l'aide du fabricant de mémoires DRAM Qimonda.
ARM tips plans for Swift and Sparrow processor cores
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ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England), a licensor of processor-related intellectual property, has disclosed plans for processor cores to be introduced into its Cortex range, codenamed Swift and Sparrow.
La JV ST, Ericsson sur les rails avec un CA de 3,7 mds $
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV et Ericsson ont annoncé avoir finalisé la fusion de Ericsson Mobile Platforms avec ST-NXP Wireless dans une co-entreprise détenue à 50:50. La fusion a été finalisée selon les termes annoncés le 20 aôut 2008.
Video: Xilinx CEO sees 'programmable imperative'
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Moshe Gavrielov, president and CEO of programmable logic supplier Xilinx, makes the case that market and technology forces have finally aligned to create a tipping point whereby FPGAs are displacing traditional ASICs for many applications.
SanDisk reports $1.86 billion loss for Q408
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Citing a goodwill write down of more than $1 billion, SanDisk posted a GAAP net loss of $1.86 billion, or $8.25 per share, on revenue of $864 million for the fourth quarter of 2008.
Spansion CEO steps down amid crisis
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2/2/2009   1 comment
Bertrand Cambou has resigned as president and chief executive from NOR-flash giant Spansion Inc. amid losses and other problems.
ST attacks battery charger impact on environment
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
ST decided to do something about the tons of battery chargers tossed out with portable devices from cell phone handsets through personal media players.
Micron, Mosaid settle patent dispute
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Micron Technology will license the patent portfolio of Mosaid Technologies, and Mosaid will acquire 400 Micron patents under the terms of an agreement to settle pending litigation, the companies announced.
New Spartan-6 FPGAs brings low-power and high-speed connectivity to cost-sensitive systems
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
The new Spartan-6 FPGA family from Xilinx integrates ubiquitous connectivity standards for a broad set of cost-sensitive applications while delivering 2X the capability at less than 50 percent of the power.
New Virtex-6 FPGAs designed to satisfy insatiable demand for higher bandwidth and lower power systems
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
New Virtex-6 FPGA family from Xilinx are designed to deliver more computational performance and faster networking at 50 percent reduced power and 20 percent lower costs.
Intel's 'My Wi-Fi' seeks to mobilize personal-area nets
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. wants to connect millions of Wi-Fi-enabled devices by building a wireless access point called My Wi-Fi into Centrino 2-equipped notebook computers, establishing a personal-area network that travels with users.
Network appliance processor pair supports PCIe, GbE and display interfaces
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
MosChip's MCS8142 and MCS8144 network appliance processors are well-suited for systems designs across many markets, including SOHO, NAS, digital signage, POS and industrial and consumer electronics.
Low power differential ADC drivers enable highest accuracy conversion
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TI claims that its latest amplifiers for power-sensitive systems consume half the quiescent current of competitive devices.
Altera announces Stratix IV GT and Arria II GX FPGAs
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Altera's new Stratix IV GT FPGAs with integrated 11.3 Gbps transceivers target extreme communications applications; cost-optimized Arria II GX FPGAs are targeted at applications requiring up to 3.75 Gbps
Low power 256Kb serial F-RAM provides high-performance data collection
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corporation has introduced the FM24L256, a 256 Kb, 2.7 to 3.6 V nonvolatile F-RAM memory device with a high-speed serial I2C memory interface.
Xilinx launches Spartan-6, Virtex-6 FPGAs
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Xilinx has just celebrated its 25th anniversary as semiconductor company by launching its Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 families of field-programmable gate arrays.
Toon tapped as CEO of picoChip
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Nigel Toon has been appointed President and CEO at wireless chip company picoChip (Bath, England), replacing Guillaume d'Eyssautier.
Sequans et Varioptic dans la Silicon 60 de EE Times
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Seules 2 sociétés françaises, Sequans communications et Varioptic ont été reprises dans le palmarès Silicon 60 alors que l'on y retrouve 10 sociétés britanniques. Est ce dû à un manque de créativité ou de capitaux?
December chip sales fell 32.2% year-on-year, says analyst
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
The three month moving average of global chip sales for December came in even worse than expected, down to $17.4 billion from the $20.9 billion achieved in November and 21.9 percent lower year-on-year, according to Bruce Diesen of brokers Carnegie ASA in Oslo, Norway. ,
Renesas : Automotive dual-core SoC includes image recognition
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Renesas Technology has announced the SH7776 (SH-Navi3), a dual-core system-on-chip (SoC) device with on-chip enhanced graphics functions and a high-performance image recognition processing function for the next generation high-performance car information terminals.
Xilinx lays foundation for 'targeted design platforms'
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
For the first time, Xilinx is simultaneously launching the next generations of its high-end Virtex and low-cost Spartan FPGAs, billed as the foundation for "targeted design platforms" that the company says will be supported by intellectual property cores, design environments, reference designs and scalable boards and kits offered by Xilinx and third-party partners.
Nujira readies power efficiency technology for mobiles
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira has launched its Coolteq-I high accuracy tracking technology IP targeting handset RF front ends for 3G, LTE and WiMAX devices that are likely to hit the market in 2011.
Altera expands transceiver based FPGA range
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Altera is expanding its transceiver based range of FPGAs, both of which will be made by TSMC in a 40-nm process and which extends the range of parts from 175Mbits/s to 11.3Gbits/s.
Freescale en pertes de $8 milliards en 2008
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. continue de faire des pertes mais la vraie question est de savoir combien de temps cela peut durer. En 2008, Freescale a perdu près de $8 milliards (environ 6 milliards d'euros).
Rambus demos mobile memory interface at DesignCon
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2/2/2009   1 comment
Rambus Inc. will demonstrate at DesignCon a new memory interface geared for mobile devices that delivers 16 times the bandwidth of today's technologies at a fraction of the power they would consume.
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