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SPIE: EUV sources behind schedule
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2/28/2011   4 comments
Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is making progress, but the power source for the technology is behind schedule, warned keynote speakers at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here.
TSMC to make FinFETs in 450-mm fab
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) outlined more details about its 450-mm fab plans.
Intel completes McAfee buy
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2/28/2011   8 comments
Intel said it completed the previously announced acquisition of McAfee after receiving regulatory approval.
UC offers engineering leadership classes
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2/28/2011   5 comments
The University of California has begun the first session of its so-called ''Engineering Leadership Program for Professionals.''
Japan forms EUV metrology consortium
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2/28/2011   1 comment
Japan has formed a consortium to propel the infrastructure for photomask and inspection gear in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.
CUDA 4.0 aims to ease parallel programming
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
Version 4.0 of Nvidia's CUDA toolkit for developing parallel applications using the company's graphics processors includes new features designed to make parallel programming easier and enable more developers to port their applications to graphics processor units.
Synopsys says IP supports PCIe 3.0
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys its DesignWare IP supports the final version of the PCI Express 3.0 base specification recently released by the PCI Special Interest Group.
Fujitsu signs license deal for ARM IP
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor will incorporate ARM technology into its platform offerings under the terms of a comprehensive license agreement between the companies.
ISS: ST's Bozotti cheers for European chips
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2/28/2011   10 comments
Carlo Bozotti, president and chief executive officer of STMicroelectronics, provided a keynote address to the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe) held here by industry body SEMI, which contained a commitment to European chip making – but only just.
Smart meter reference design targets residential market
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2/28/2011   4 comments
NURNBERG, Germany: - A smart meter reference design developed by Freescale Semiconductor will form part of aSmart Energy Wall display during Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany.
NXP renews MCU partner role with ARM
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2/28/2011   4 comments
NXP Semiconductors NV and ARM Holdings plc have expanded their strategic relationship around the development of ARM cores and ARM-based microcontrollers.
Industry mulls 6.7-nm wavelength EUV
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2/28/2011   3 comments
The industry is now in discussions about the development of EUV, based on a 6.7-nm wavelength technology.
Startup rolls complementary litho
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2/28/2011   6 comments
At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference here, maskless startup Multibeam Corp. will outline more details about its ongoing efforts to commercialize its so-called Complementary E-Beam Lithography (CEBL) technology in the market.
Nikon: Five reasons to be bullish
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2/28/2011   5 comments
At the annual LithoVision event here, an executive from lithography vendor Nikon Corp. outlined the business dynamics in the market.
Update: Nikon tips 193-nm tool, illuminator
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2/28/2011   2 comments
At the annual LithoVision event here, Japan’s Nikon Corp. tipped its lithography roadmap.
Embedded Wi-Fi SoC for the Internet of Things market
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2/27/2011   Post a comment
The AX220xx family, from ASIX Electronics, is a single-chip MCU with TCP/IP and 802.11 WLAN MAC/baseband.
Innovative solution creates SAW-less reconfigurable transceiver
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2/27/2011   2 comments
At the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC2011), imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation presented a highly-linear reconfigurable transceiver, eliminating the need of surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters.
Biomedical signal processor targets wearable biomedical sensor systems
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2/27/2011   2 comments
imec, Holst Centre and NXP presented a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBio, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems.
NXP expands industrial control series to support energy-efficient controls and appliances
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2/27/2011   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has unveiled its LPC1200 Industrial Control Series featuring the ARM Cortex-M0 processor, which extends NXP’s 32-bit ARM microcontroller continuum and targets a wide range of industrial applications in the areas of factory and home automation.
Front-end module support for WiLink platform
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2/27/2011   Post a comment
Manufacturers designing around the WiLink 6.0 and WiLink 7.0 platforms from Texas Instruments can integrate RFMD's RF3482 to gain reliable, flexible WiFi connectivity.
Closing the gap between MCU and x86
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2/27/2011   1 comment
At the Embedded World conference and exhibition, MSC will be promoting an ARM-based module concept that targets cost-sensitive embedded applications.
Nvidia, Atmel, STMicro found in Motorola Xoom
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2/26/2011   19 comments
In addition to a dual-core Tegra 2 applications processor from Nvidia, Motorola Mobility's Xoom media tablet includes a four-chip touch screen controller solution from Atmel and MEMS sensors from AKM Semiconductor, Kionx, STMicroelectronics and Bosch Sensortec, according to IHS iSuppli.
Change shuffles PCB EDA vendor rankings
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2/25/2011   8 comments
Zuken vaulted to the No. 2 position in sales among providers of printed circuit board EDA tools as the result of a clarification of the firm's revenues, according to Gary Smith EDA.
OmniVision: What analysts are saying
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2/25/2011   Post a comment
CMOS image sensor vendor OmniVision Technologies Inc. had a strong quarter.
Applied results: What analysts are saying
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2/25/2011   5 comments
As reported, Applied Materials Inc. posted strong results. Here’s what analysts are saying about the results:
IR to buy CHiL for $75 million
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2/25/2011   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. has agreed to acquire CHiL Semiconductor Corp. (CHiL) for $75 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments.
Maxim enters digital power market
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2/24/2011   10 comments
In a major move, Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is entering into the emerging digital power market.
On Semi to expand Oregon fab
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2/24/2011   8 comments
On Semiconductor Corp. plans to invest more than $30 million to expand capacity and capabilities at its 8-inch wafer manufacturing facility in Gresham, Oregon.
Mentor beats estimates, eyes $1 billion mark
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2/24/2011   5 comments
EDA vendors Mentor Graphics and Magma Design Automation reported quarterly results that beat consensus analysts' expectations, with Mentor posting record annual revenue and saying it expects to become a $1 billion company in the current fiscal year.
Applied beats Street
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. reported sales of $2.69 billion for the first quarter, compared to $2.89 billion in the previous quarter and $1.85 billion a year ago.
CEA-Leti, spinoff form maskless lab
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
CEA-Leti and a spinoff, Aselta Nanographics, are creating a joint lab to develop e-beam proximity effects correction solutions for both mask writing and maskless lithography applications.
Firm: Kick out Zoran's board
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2/24/2011   4 comments
Hedge fund Ramius LLC has recommended that shareholders of Zoran Corp. consent on Ramius' proxy move to remove three incumbent directors and elect Ramius nominees to the Zoran board.
Update: Renesas chairman to retire
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Junshi Yamaguchi, chairman and representative director of Renesas Electronics Corp., is retiring amid an ongoing reorganization at the Japanese chip maker.
Entegris, IBM form partnership
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Entegris Inc. has announced a joint development agreement with IBM to develop and test new filtration techniques for use in advanced semiconductor manufacturing.
JEDEC announces standard for flash storage
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2/24/2011   3 comments
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, formerly known as the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council, has published a standard on the use of flash memory for solid-state storage in mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers.
PC processor market to grow 10% in 2011, says IDC
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments fell in the fourth quarter, down 4 percent sequentially and down 21 percent compared with 4Q09, according to market research firm International Data Corp. For the full year 2010, however, worldwide PC microprocessor unit shipments grew 17.1 percent, while revenue increased 26.7 percent to $36.3 billion, the firm said.
Consortium claims SiGe frequency record
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2/24/2011   1 comment
The European Union's DotFive project has produced a silicon germanium chip set that it claims has the world's highest frequency of operation in the history silicon germanium.
U.S. back on top in IPOs
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2/24/2011   1 comment
After a surge in IPOs by companies in the Asia-Pacific in 2010, the U.S. has regained the lead in IPOs so far in 2011 with 24 already executed, according to financial research and services provider Renaissance Capital.
Linear Technology LT3512 high voltage isolated flyback regulator
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Linear’s high voltage monolithic flyback regulator simplifies isolated DC/DC converter design.
Linear Technology LTC6803 battery stack monitor
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
This device is Linear’s second generation high voltage battery monitor, which includes a 12-bit ADC, precision voltage reference, high voltage input multiplexer and serial interface.
TI TPS54060 and TPS7A30/49 development kits
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
TI’s latest power solutions generate clean positive and negative voltage rails for powering data converters and amplifiers.
Allegro Microsystems A4934 three-phase drivers
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems designed its latest three-phase DC motor driver IC with BEMF sensing circuits, eliminating the need for Hall sensors in fan and blower applications.
Cree C2D05120E Schottky diode
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2/24/2011   1 comment
Cree’s 1200V silicon carbide Schottky diode can enable smaller, lower cost, and more efficient solar power micro-inverters.
Fairchild Semiconductor FAN6204 secondary-side synchronous rectification (SR) controller
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed a secondary-side synchronous rectification controller that increases power efficiency while integrating more functions.
ISSCC panel sees challenges at 20-nm
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2/24/2011   4 comments
After some debate, there is finally some consensus at the 22-/20-nm logic node-at least among leading-edge foundries.
Ramtron hurt by IBM foundry delays
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2/24/2011   6 comments
Amid problems with its foundry ramp with IBM Corp., Ramtron International Corp., a supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM), reported total revenue of $16.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with total revenue of $14.4 million for the same quarter last year.
Golden Gate buys Conexant
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2/23/2011   9 comments
Conexant Systems Inc. is going private.
Analyst: Marvell should buy EZchip
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2/23/2011   6 comments
Is EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. a takeover target?
IMEC, Renesas tip reconfigurable transceiver
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2/23/2011   Post a comment
At this week’s International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) here, IMEC and Renesas Electronics Corp. presented a paper on a highly-linear reconfigurable transceiver that eliminates the need for surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters.
ChipMOS narrows focus
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2/23/2011   Post a comment
Taiwan's ChipMOS Technologies Inc. will receive approximately $11.6 million in the sale of its idle, non-core assets, including six sets of Advantest T5377 and Advantest T5377S memory test systems, respectively, and a building located in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.
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