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AMD relinquishes stake in Globalfoundries
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3/5/2012   30 comments
AMD agreed to relinquish its remaining 14 percent stake in Globalfoundries and to pay Globalfoundries $425 million as part of an amended foundry supply agreement between the two firms that will enable AMD to use another foundry provider at the 28-nm node.
ITC judge finds chip firms didn't infringe Rambus patents
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3/3/2012   2 comments
An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission issued an initial determination that LSI, MediaTek, STMicroelectronics and other firms did not infringe upon several patents held by technology licensor Rambus.
Free: National Instruments releases 2012 Embedded Systems Outlook
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3/2/2012   1 comment
Report outlines latest technology and business trends for the embedded systems market
Lattice HDR-60 video camera development kit upgraded
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New GUI from Helion dramatically increases productivity and slashes the design cycle
Hurray! Altium announces Altium Designer 12
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Continues successful path of software updates and AltiumLive content
Thermal Modeling Solution for Architecture Exploration
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3/2/2012   2 comments
Docea Power takes thermal modeling up to the ESL level...
MathWorks’ MATLAB now supports HDL code generation
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3/2/2012   2 comments
New products support HDL code generation and verification across MATLAB and Simulink
Texas Instruments LM3242 and LM3243 RF DC/DC switching converters
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TI has released RF DC/DC switching converters for 2G, 3G and 4G power amplifiers.
Tuttle replaces Sayiner as CEO at Silicon Labs
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3/2/2012   4 comments
Tyson Tuttle (shown) will take the helm at analog and mixed-signal specialist Silicon Labs, the company announced, replacing Necip Sayiner as president and CEO effective April 18.
austriamicrosystems AS3674 and AS3940 LED drivers
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austriamicrosystems' inductive boost converters enable 90% peak efficiency and 60% reduction in PCB area.
SIA committed to data programs, says chief
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3/1/2012   5 comments
Brian Toohey, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association trade group, said the organization remains committed to data programs and that he is hopeful that a solution can be reached to enable the WSTS to continue reporting data on microprocessor sales.
Lattice supports Panasonic 1080p image sensor
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Sensor integrates with Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit – Reduces time-to-market for 1080p camera applications
Altera’s Stratix V FPGAs in industry’s first single-chip, dual 100G transponder
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3/1/2012   Post a comment
The folks from Altera have just announced the industry’s first single-chip, dual 100G transponder solution implemented in a 28-nm high-performance Stratix V FPGA.
Startup offers Hanadu powerline M2M comms
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3/1/2012   7 comments
Xsilon Ltd., a 2008 fabless chip startup, has announced it is offering in-home machine-to-machine powerline communications technology.
Luxtera, ST in deal to take silicon photonics mainstream
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3/1/2012   12 comments
STMicroelectronics NV has said it agreed with CMOS photonics specialist Luxtera Inc. to develop a dedicated silicon photonics process at its 300-mm research and pilot production wafer fab in Crolles, France. Production at Crolles would then enable the two companies to provide silicon photonics components and systems.
SIA pulls plug on fab capacity report
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3/1/2012   9 comments
The Semiconductor Industry Association said it would cease publication of a closely watched quarterly report on chip fab capacity utilization, one day after it came to light that Intel and AMD stopped participating in another program that pools and reports data on chip sales.
PMC buys Maxim's 12-Gb/s server storage expander line
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3/1/2012   2 comments
PMC-Sierra said it acquired Maxim Integrated Products' 12-Gb/s serial attached SCSI expander technology. The purchase price was not disclosed.
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