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AMD settles patent dispute with Tessera
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2/28/2013   Post a comment
Agreement settles pending litigation between two firms. Financial terms not disclosed.
GainSpan unveils first single-chip Wi-Fi and ZigBee IP
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Multi-standard, multimode chip contains WLAN baseband, RF functions, and a dual IPv4/ IPv6 stack to spur the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Altera's future high-performance FPGAs to use Intel’s 14nm tri-gate technology
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2/27/2013   5 comments
Intel has been ramping its foundry services for some time now with some smaller FPGA companies – now its nabbed a big FPGA "fish" in the form of Altera.
Pericom expands USB 3.0 signal conditioning family
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
With their small footprint and low power, Pericom’s latest devices are well-suited for mobile devices.
Android, FreeRTOS top EE Times' 2013 embedded survey
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2/27/2013   15 comments
Android has become the most popular third-party operating system for embedded applications according to a survey of engineers – but as they become more familiar respondents may be starting to shy away from the OS for future projects.
TI introduces breakthrough InstaSPIN-FOC motor control technology
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
Identify, tune and fully control your motor in less than 5 minutes and eliminate the need for a mechanical rotor sensor. Available on C2000 Piccolo MCUs today!
Toshiba samples 64-GB universal flash storage
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
The JEDEC-compliant interface handles essential writing block management, error correction and driver software.
OCZ unveils SSD with 20-nm flash
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
The 6 Gb/s SATA III-based MLC drive will come in 220-GB and 240-GB capacities.
Achronix is shipping 22nm Speedster22i FPGAs
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2/25/2013   Post a comment
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation has begun shipping their industry-leading Speedster22i HD1000 FPGAs to customers.
Full production of entire Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC family
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2/25/2013   Post a comment
The smartest solution with proven performance, lowest power and unmatched productivity.
Big Data streamlines fabs
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2/25/2013   2 comments
Streamlined analytics in Microsoft's structured query language cut processing time for wafer fab data at AMD by 90 percent plus boost energy efficiency 10-times at Samsung.
Data compression IP reduces 3G/4G system costs
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
IDT’s patent-protected compression IP reduces system cost by enabling the use of low cost fiber to connect RRUs to baseband unit in wireless infrastructure.
AD5689R 16-bit D/A converter targets wide application range
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
With relative accuracy of ±2-LSB INL, 2-ppm/°C 2.5-V reference, and space saving packages, ADI’s nanoDAC+ converters allow analog designers to address a wider range of applications without having to trade off performance for footprint.
TI spins motors in minutes with sensorless, brushless DC motor drivers
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2/21/2013   3 comments
Integrated motor drivers accelerate product design by eliminating external components and software development.
China's Godson processors to power servers in 2014
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2/20/2013   11 comments
Loongson Technology is sampling a 32-nm Godson server processor and plans to ship a 28-nm version this fall to as many as 10 server makers in China.
Apple processors: Designed differently but here to stay
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2/20/2013   31 comments
What's next in Apple's iPhone- and iPad- powering A-series processor family? Two experts prognosticate.
Apple processors: Designed differently but here to stay
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2/20/2013   31 comments
What's next in Apple's iPhone- and iPad- powering A-series processor family? Two experts prognosticate.
ARM and STMicro join with Mathworks to support Cortex-M MCUs
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2/19/2013   2 comments
Offering first ever MATLAB, Simulink, and Embedded Coder support for Cortex-M processor-based MCUs.
Sensory's mega-cool TrulyHandsfree voice control 3.0
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2/19/2013   1 comment
Accurate voice user interfaces with biometric security and ID; Sensory's TrulyHandsfree voice control is enhanced with user defined triggers and passphrases.
ISSCC: ASML says EUV best option at 10nm
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2/19/2013   17 comments
An ASML executive gave an update on the progress with extreme ultraviolet lithography systems and "cautious" plans for 450mm wafers in a keynote at ISSCC.
Carver Mead: Finish the physics revolution
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2/19/2013   35 comments
Veteran semiconductor academic exhorts chip designers to question orthodox thinking in physics at a packed ISSCC keynote presentation.
Former Freescale CEO takes Dialog director's seat
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2/18/2013   Post a comment
European mixed-signal, power and RF chip company appoints Richard Beyer and Michael Cannon as non-executive directors.
TransferJet to demo speedy wireless at MWC
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2/18/2013   5 comments
Japanese companies are set to demonstrate speedy downloads of movies, music and e-books to smartphones and tablets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Intel research improves moisture-tracking in PCBs
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2/15/2013   2 comments
A senior Intel Corp. executive raises moisture sensitivity concerns in PCBs and explains Intel’s approach based on determining and controlling PCB insertion loss.
SK Telecom sets up Silicon Valley incubator
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2/15/2013   1 comment
The South Korean giant that now own Hynix will open a small incubator in Silicon Valley for up to four startups in chips, networking or medical electronics.
Applied Materials' sales top estimates
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Chip gear vendor's CEO reports progress on re-org, expresses optimism about 2013.
Xilinx accelerates design productivity for high-vol apps
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Artix-7 FPGA AC701 eval kit now available for designs requiring increased system performance, small form factor, and low power.
Alpha Data's Xilinx Virtex-7-based FPGA card for OpenVPX systems
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Ideal for rugged embedded computing applications, Alpha Data’s ADM-VPX3-7V2 is designed to support the world’s largest FPGA (V2000T), PCIe Gen3, VITA57 FMC I/O, and more...
60V LED drivers improve efficiency, light quality of solid state lighting systems
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2/14/2013   1 comment
Infineon is prepping a pair of 60V DC/DC LED drivers with high power conversion efficiency and current accuracy.
Voltage identification IC features 1% output-accuracy, supports 4- and 6-bit VID interfaces
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
TI introduced the industry's first voltage identification interface controller with adjustable start-up current for core-voltage regulators.
ADI 1.65-GHz clock buffer/divider IC combines high-speed, low jitter
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices' multi-output 1.65-GHz clock buffer and divider IC delivers low jitter to optimize noise performance in high-speed data converters.
Tower sees soft Q1, then growth
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Specialist foundry made a net loss in 2012 but after weak first quarter, due to customer transition in Japan, sees growth through 2013.
Ten chip sectors tipped to grow
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2/13/2013   2 comments
Tablet and cellphone processors, NAND flash memory and telecom-specific ICs are set to enjoy best growth in 2013, says IC Insights.
Reflex CES enters mainstream FPGA-based prototyping market
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
Reflex offers 25 to 125-million gates ASIC prototyping platform with partitioning software.
Atmel's new two-channel LED drivers complement MCUs
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2/12/2013   1 comment
MSL2021/23/24 devices deliver high light quality for warm white high color rendering index (CRI) LED lamps with industry’s most efficient power management and lowest component count.
Free online course: How to Choose a Microcontroller Architecture
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
I just heard about the latest track coming to the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center – Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.
Agilent expert explains DDR4 timing
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
JEDEC board member Perry Keller, who's also manager for the digital memory applications program at Agilent Technologies, talked about the latest DDR iteration at DesignCon.
Slideshow: IBM outlines fab future beyond FinFETs
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2/12/2013   28 comments
Foldable wafers, CMOS continuing to scale, and double patterning tricks were spotlighted at the recent Common Platform Technology Forum.
Microchip expands SPI flash family
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Three devices operate between 2.3 V and 3.6 V.
Reflective display funnels light
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2/7/2013   2 comments
University of Michigan researchers have developed a technology for creating reflective displays with vivid colors that can be viewed at nearly any angle.
Atmel's new Cortex-A5 MPUs for embedded industrial & consumer apps
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Delivering 850DMIPS, lower power consumption (under 200mW in active mode), and robust security features, SAMA5D3 series MPUs are backed by rich peripherals and easy-to-use design tools.
Atmel ships high performance, low-power Cortex-A5-based MPUs
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Atmel is shipping in production quantities the SAMA5D3 series, its highest performance, low-power microprocessor units based on the ARM Cortex-A5 core.
Toshiba develops zero wait state flash memory for 100MHz ARM microcontrollers
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Toshiba has developed a new generation of its high speed flash memory to provide zero-wait state performance at 100MHz for its ARM-based embedded microcontrollers.
Linear Technology LTM8045, a 2.8V-18V input, multi-topology DC/DC µModule converter
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Linear Technology rolled out a 2.8V-18V input, multi-topology DC/DC µModule converter, with onboard inductor, power switch and DC/DC controller delivering up to 700mA output current.
Single-chip line card device integrates quad DPLLs for 100G muxponders
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2/7/2013   Post a comment
Microsemi is offering what it claims is the industry's first monolithic quad channel translator for optical networks.
Tablets keep gaining on PCs
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2/6/2013   11 comments
Tablets accounted for one in three personal computer shipments in the fourth quarter, according to a market research firm.
GloFo, Samsung in race to 14nm
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2/6/2013   31 comments
Globalfoundries and Samsung are on track to offer 14-nm FinFET manufacturing in 2014, but an IBM executive has warned that EUV litho won’t be ready until the 7-nm node.
Chip market to contract in 2013, says analyst
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2/6/2013   8 comments
At least one market watcher expects a small contraction in chips this year, but believes the long-term outlook for semiconductors is solid.
Dell going private in $24 billion deal
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2/5/2013   18 comments
Leveraged buyout includes investment from founder Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners and a $2 billion loan from Microsoft.
ARM rates FDSOI process as "good technology"
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2/5/2013   28 comments
Processor IP licensor is ready to help make a success of fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator chip manufacturing, but it is up to developer ST to make the process more widely available.
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