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Report details Apple's patent holdings
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2/29/2012   9 comments
Apple has roughly 15,500 patents, about 8,500 of which are U.S. patents, according to a new report detailing the tech giant's patent portfolio.
STMicroelectronics leverages STM32 “DNA” to target budget applications
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2/29/2012   5 comments
Development of home and industrial electronic applications is simplified using new feature-rich, value-packed family of ARM Cortex–M0 microcontrollers
AMD to buy microserver startup SeaMicro
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2/29/2012   10 comments
AMD will acquire microserver startup SeaMicro in a deal worth $334 million, under the terms of a definitive agreement between the two companies.
Atmel launches Studio 6 for MCU design, 40 new SAM3 ARM Cortex-M3 MCUs
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has introduced Atmel Studio 6, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE) that now supports both Atmel 32-bit ARM Cortex-M series processor-based and Atmel 8/32-bit AVR-based microcontrollers (MCUs).
Intel creates $100 million automotive fund
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2/29/2012   7 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel, said it has created a $100 million investment fund to help accelerate innovation and the adoption of new technology and services in the automotive industry.
Mentor achieves first $1 billion sales year
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2/29/2012   2 comments
As expected, Mentor Graphics reported that its annual sales eclipsed $1 billion for the first time ever, as the company reported sales and earnings that beat analysts' expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter.
Intel, AMD pull out of WSTS
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2/28/2012   16 comments
Intel and AMD confirmed that they have left the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, which publishes widely cited monthly reports on global semiconductor sales.
Xilinx 2.5-D Virtex-7 2000T named China ACE Awards 2012 FPGA of the Year
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2/28/2012   1 comment
The Virtex-7 2000T is the world's highest density FPGA, delivering greater than 2X the capacity and bandwidth offered by the largest monolithic devices...
Industry's most flexible, developer-friendly 32-bit MCUs from Silicon Labs
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2/28/2012   1 comment
Silicon Labs have just announced what they modestly describe as “The industry’s most flexible, developer-friendly 32-bit MCUs”
Lattice announces support for latest MIPI BIF Standard
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
Programmable devices allow rapid adoption of the MIPI BIF standard using existing application processors and chipsets…
Intel's new partnerships and processors for the mobile space
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2/28/2012   2 comments
Intel’s foray into the smartphone space is a “marathon, not a sprint,” according to the firm’s CEO Paul Otellini. Speaking at a company press conference on Monday, where the firm announced new partnerships with Orange, Lava International Ltd., ZTE and Visa, Otellini reminded attendees that Intel was no stranger to the mobile market, having been involved in RF for many years.
IBM reports progress on quantum computing
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2/28/2012   12 comments
The last major engineering hurdle to quantum computers—millisecond coherence times—has been surmounted by researchers at IBM Research, making commercialization of the technology possible "within our lifetimes," according to Matthias Steffen, manager of IBM's Experimental Quantum Computing group.
ISS Europe 2012 ponders 450mm wafer fab challenges
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
The quest for expanding semiconductor manufacturing to 450mm wafers in Europe has taken large chip companies by storm and placed them squarely in the eye of it.
Slideshow: Inside the Android booth at MWC
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2/28/2012   3 comments
Google's Android booth on the Mobile World Congress show floor is not to be missed--both literally and figuratively. It's the largest and possibly most fun booth at the show.
DAC reduces cable head-end footprint
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
DAC aims to improve channel density by 20 times over present cable modem implementations.
Microchip upgrades enhanced core dsPIC33E and PIC24E chips to 70 MIPS
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
Additionally, three new 64-pin motor-control and general-purpose devices have been added to the family
Cadence announces new virtual platform for Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
Virtual system platform used by Missing Link Electronics to dramatically reduce time-to-market for automotive infotainment and medical systems
Xilinx to highlight 7 Series FPGAs and 100G technology at OFC 2012
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
Best-in-class transceivers and market-leading IP cores provide optical system vendors and next-generation 100G optical module suppliers with high bandwidth comms platforms
Small cell protocol stack optimized for TI's KeyStone multicore processors
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments and Aricent collaborate on small cell protocol stack optimized for TI's KeyStone multicore processors
Blue Pearl is offering free hands-on workshops…
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
The folks from Blue Pearl recently announced that the latest generation of their EDA tools boast a plethora of SystemVerilog and FPGA enhancements...
MWC: Intel targets high-, low-end smartphones
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2/27/2012   3 comments
A high-end Atom chip set is designed to extend the performance of smartphones up to LTE category 3 data rates. The other targets “value” smartphones costing less than $190.
Sensor may bring touchscreen to feature phones
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2/27/2012   5 comments
Multi-touch touchscreens are standard equipment in smartphones. Cypress said its new sensor could make them cost effective enough for feature phones as well.
NFC-based chip protects luxury goods from counterfeiters and cloners
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2/27/2012   2 comments
Inside Secure has introduced the VaultIC160, a memory-enriched NFC-based security solution designed for embedding into high-end consumer or industrial products that are often targeted by counterfeiters and cloners.
World’s first quad core Mini-ITX board
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
The EPIA-M900 and EPIA-M910 boards use the 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor for enhanced multi-tasking and multimedia performance on the lowest quad core power budget for next generation embedded products.
Low cost, low power single chip design for Bluetooth Smart tags and accessories
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
Sampling now, the nRF8002 extends Nordic Semiconductor's Bluetooth low energy offering with a cost-optimized, ultra-low power, and easy to design-in single chip for Bluetooth Smart (as Bluetooth low energy will now be marketed to consumers) tags and accessories.
Energy-harvesting evaluation kit features wireless linked modules powered by sunlight, temp differences
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
Called ‘The Drop’ the kit showcases components from Atmel Corporation and Linear Technology which were selected for their low-power consumption and suitability for harvesting applications.
Bluetooth low energy enabled iPhone applications for mobile health
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2/27/2012   3 comments
Cambridge Consultants will demonstrate its latest Bluetooth low energy (BLE) iPhone 4S applications using CSR’s BLE devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Intel's Ivy Bridge delayed, says senior executive
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2/26/2012   5 comments
A senior Intel executive has admitted that its next generation Ivy Bridge microprocessor will be delayed by around eight to 10 weeks to be launched in June.
HTC unveils One series with dual and quad core phones
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2/26/2012   4 comments
HTC has announced its One Series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC), including a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 based device and another boasting Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4.
ISSCC highlights sensors and semiconductor technology in medicine
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2/24/2012   4 comments
Session 17 at this year’s International Solid-State Circuits Conference focused on the diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for health, leveraging the recent advances in sensor and semiconductor technologies.
SEMI book-to-bill improves for fourth straight month
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2/24/2012   2 comments
The three-month average book-to-bill ratio for North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers improved to 0.95 in January, the fourth consecutive month of improvement after six consecutive months of declines, according to the fab tool vendor trade group SEMI.
ON Semiconductor NCV47700 and NCV47701 two new low dropout voltage regulator ICs
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2/23/2012   1 comment
ON Semiconductor announced two new low dropout voltage regulator ICs for use in audio and infotainment systems, instrument cluster, navigation and satellite radio.
New tablets to feature MIPS for both applications and baseband processing
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2/23/2012   1 comment
Altair Semiconductor to bring its Leading LTE Chipset to MIPS-Based Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Tablets from Ingenic
Genusion licenses B4-Flash to Rohm, Lapis
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2/23/2012   3 comments
Genusion Ltd., a fabless Japanese memory IP company, has announced that is has licensed its B4-flash non-volatile memory technology to Rohm Group and Rohm subsidiary Lapis Semiconductor Co. Ltd.
World’s fastest 80C51 CPU @ CeBIT
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2/23/2012   4 comments
The DQ80251 is said to be more than 56 times better than a standard 8051 and more than 70% more efficient, than the nearest competition.
Mentor expands support for UVM
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2/23/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced the expansion of support for Universal Verification Methodology, an industry standard methodology for IC design verification.
STMicroelectronics STM6519 and STM6524 smart reset chips
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2/23/2012   1 comment
ST recently launched a new generation of its smart reset chips, which are designed to provide an intuitive means of resetting frozen gadgets, such as mobile phones, media players, and other portable consumer devices.
Energy Micro introduces energy-friendly ARM Cortex-M4 products
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2/22/2012   Post a comment
Energy Micro has extended its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of products based on the ARM Cortex-M4F core.
Magma's Madhavan won't join Synopsys
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2/22/2012   18 comments
As most expected, Magma Design Automation Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan won't join Synopsys Inc. as a result of its recently closed acquisition of Magma, Synopsys said.
ISSCC: Voltage regulators stacked in 3-D
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2/22/2012   8 comments
The world's first integrated voltage regulators can be located on the bottom of a 3-D chip stack, according researchers at IBM and Columbia University, who recently demonstrated a silicon interposer containing the necessary magnetic inductors at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
TI enables migration of CMSIS-based software to any Stellaris MCU
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2/22/2012   Post a comment
Stellaris Cortex-M4F-core based microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) now support ARM’s latest Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS).
Glasses-less 3-D, free-viewpoint coming to future TVs
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2/22/2012   9 comments
Future televisions will be smarter, more intuitive and feature even more technically logical advanced displays, according to a panel of experts at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Dialog on a mobile roll sees strong Q1
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2/22/2012   2 comments
Fabless chip company Dialog Semiconductor plc has reported strong financial results for fourth quarter, as expected, and has forecast a strong first quarter of 2012.
Vehicle audio power amp combines 49-W output, 6-V start/stop support
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2/22/2012   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a high-efficiency quad channel power amplifier that is optimized to the requirements of high-quality audio systems in vehicles fitted with 'start/stop' technology.
Demo board showcases SiC JFETs in cascode half-bridge configuration
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2/22/2012   Post a comment
Enabling a quick evaluation of the SJDP120R085 JFET, the demo board platform is suitable for many applications including boost, buck, inverter and PSU half-bridge power stage designs.
SiC JFET delivers high speed switching in micro inverters
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2/22/2012   Post a comment
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., has launched the SJDP120R340, a normally on SiC trench JFET that, when compared with silicon MOSFETs, enables higher switching speeds and substantially lower losses.
All-In-one MP3 audio system-on-a-chip for audio processing applications
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2/22/2012   Post a comment
Included are controllers for Hi-speed USB host/slave, SD card, parallel NAND flash, SPI, Ethernet, S/PDIF, I2S master/slave and UART. VS1005 also contains 24-bit ADC's and DAC's, headphone and microphone amplifiers, linear regulators, a real-time clock, and an FM tuner with RDS.
Samsung positions its fab to take on TSMC
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2/22/2012   6 comments
Samsung touted its new 32-nm high-k metal gate process at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, showing features it hopes might win customers over from a supply-constrained TSMC.
Microchip announces 8051 Replacements for NXP EOL MCUs
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2/21/2012   10 comments
Microchip will continue manufacturing 8051/80C51 microcontrollers that are 100% compatible with NXP’s EOL (End-of-Life) MCUs
Altera demos first FPGAs to interoperate with 100-Gbps optical module
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2/21/2012   6 comments
Altera’s Stratix V GT FPGAs with 28-Gbps transceiver technology enable next-generation 100-Gbps networks
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