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VLSI: IC billings dip in 'skittish market'
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4/29/2011   5 comments
It's a ''skittish market'' for ICs, according to VLSI Research Inc.'s ''Semiconductor Analytics'' report.
Samsung's profits fall 30 percent
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4/29/2011   10 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced revenues of 36.99 trillion won ($34.6 billion) on a consolidated basis for the first quarter, a 7 percent increase year-on-year.
Apple, Samsung gain in cell phone rankings
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4/29/2011   7 comments
Having posted a record Q1 shipment volume, South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. further closed the gap against market leader Nokia and extended its lead ahead of third place vendor LG Electronics, according to International Data Corp. (IDC).
On Semiconductor NBX series silicon-based crystal oscillator clocks
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4/29/2011   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor is extending its silicon-based crystal oscillator (XO) clock module range. The six new additions to the NBX series provide a cost-effective, high accuracy reference clock solution with dual voltage capabilities and class-leading total frequency stability as low as ±20 parts per million (ppm).
Fab tool results: What analysts are saying
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4/29/2011   Post a comment
It's earnings season and a plethora of fab tool companies reported their results. Here's what analysts said about some of the players:
French firm takes stake in SunPower
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4/29/2011   7 comments
French oil and gas vendor Total Group will launch a ''friendly tender offer'' to buy 60 percent of SunPower Corp. for $1.38 billion.
IHS: E-readers to decimate book publishing
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4/28/2011   12 comments
The book publishing industry has entered a period of long-term decline because of the rising sales of e-book readers, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Spansion, Microsemi in line with estimates
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4/28/2011   1 comment
Chip vendors Spansion and Microsemi delivered quarterly reports that were in line with consensus analysts' expectations.
Hynix' profits jump
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4/28/2011   1 comment
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. posted consolidated first quarter revenue of 2.79 trillion won ($2.6 billion), up 2 percent from the previous quarter but down 1 percent a year ago.
Panasonic to cut 17,000 jobs
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4/28/2011   14 comments
Amid a large loss and a reorganization, Japan's Panasonic Corp. plans to cut about 17,000 jobs over the next two years.
AMD licenses SMSC's USB chip interface
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4/28/2011   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has licensed SMSC's Inter-Chip Connectivity (ICC) technology, a low power variant of the 480 Mbit/s USB 2.0 standard geared for chip-to-chip links.
Infineon CIC61508 safety watchdog for microcontrollers
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4/28/2011   1 comment
Infineon Technologies announced an intelligent Signature Watchdog for use along with the company's 32-Bit TriCore microcontrollers and the dedicated SafeTcore software.
JSR expands officer committee
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4/28/2011   Post a comment
Japan's JSR Corp. has announced that the company has named the first non-Japanese officer to its ''officers committee.''
SEMI CEO to retire
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4/28/2011   2 comments
SEMI has announced that its president and CEO, Stanley Myers, will retire.
iWatt, Inc., has introduced the iW1700 zero power AC/DC digital PWM controller
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4/28/2011   Post a comment
iWatt has introduced the iW1700 zero power AC/DC digital PWM controller, which is designed to enable low-cost, energy-efficient 120 V/230 VAC offline adapters and chargers (up to 5 W) that consume zero no-load power for cell phones, audio players, digital cameras, and other low-power portable devices.
TSMC posts mixed results
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4/28/2011   1 comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) reported consolidated revenue of NT$105.38 billion ($3.597 billion) in the first quarter, representing a 4.3 percent decrease from 4Q10 and a 14.3 percent increase in 1Q10.
Piezoelectric MEMS boosts vibration harvester
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4/28/2011   14 comments
Electrical engineers from the University of Michigan claim to have invented a technique for micro-machining piezoelectric MEMS that generate 10-times more energy than conventional energy harvesters.
Atmel, MagnaChip tip foundry deal
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4/28/2011   Post a comment
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. has signed a wafer foundry agreement with a major provider of microcontrollers and touch solutions-Atmel Corp.
Cadence beats Q1 estimates, promotes exec
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4/27/2011   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems reported sales and earnings for its fiscal first quarter that exceeded consensus analyst expectations and announced the promotion of one EDA veteran to replace another that is leaving the company.
Powerchip re-enters DRAM business
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4/27/2011   3 comments
Taiwan's Powerchip Technology Corp. has re-entered the DRAM business-after only a three-month hiatus.
Bsquare, Qualcomm roll development platform
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4/27/2011   Post a comment
Bsquare Corp. has announced the general availability of the next-generation of the Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform (MDP) for Android.
TSMC spins out solar, LED units
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4/27/2011   1 comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) plans to transfer its solar and solid-state lighting businesses into two new subsidiaries.
Nokia to shed 7,000 jobs, jettison Symbian
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4/27/2011   12 comments
Troubled cell-phone giant Nokia is shedding 7,000 jobs and has announced plans to transfer its Symbian software activities to Accenture.
Update: UMC profits fall, tempers outlook
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4/27/2011   Post a comment
Taiwan foundry vendor United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) missed its sales estimates in the first quarter and ''tempered'' its expectations for the second period.
ARM working on AMD to drop x86
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4/27/2011   39 comments
ARM CEO Warren East says it's "perfectly natural" for ARM to try to persuade AMD to license ARM processors and use them instead of Intel's x86 architecture.
UFO group seeks funding for telescope
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4/27/2011   9 comments
A key program at the SETI Institute is running out of money.
Accellera tips IP tagging standard effort
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4/27/2011   Post a comment
EDA and IP standards body Accellera launched an effort to create a standard for IP tagging—tracking soft IP information which will be automatically added and detectable in the final GDSII database format.
ST's Q1 sales come up a little short
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4/27/2011   Post a comment
European chip vendor ST Microelectronics reported first quarter sales that came in slightly below expectations, with the company saying that sales at its ST-Ericsson cell phone chip joint venture decreased more than expected.
Report: Micron may take over Inotera
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. may pursue an acquisition of its Taiwan DRAM joint venture partner, according to a report from the US-Taiwan Business Council.
Wi-LAN settles suits with Intel, others
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Canada's Wi-LAN Inc. has confirmed that four litigations that were scheduled for trial in early 2011 have been dismissed as a result of agreements signed with major semiconductor and product vendors.
Broadcom down, Altera up after Q1 earnings
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Broadcom's stock declined more than 7 percent in after hours trading after the company reported first quarter profits and second quarter guidance that disappointed analysts. Altera's shares rose despite narrowly missing consensus analysts' expectations.
MEMS mics enhance audio in mobile devices
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced two digital MEMS microphones - one designed for mobile phones and the other for laptops and tablets.
Update: MIPS gets sweet with Honeycomb
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4/26/2011   4 comments
MIPS Technologies said that it has ''official source access'' to Google's Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb.
Silver Lake buys Smart Modular
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Smart Modular Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of memory modules and solid-state storage products, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Silver Lake Partners and Silver Lake Sumeru for $9.25 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $645 million.
Intel takes step back into solar
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4/26/2011   3 comments
Has Intel Corp. re-entered into the solar business? Not exactly.
TowerJazz rolls SiGe process
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4/26/2011   3 comments
Specialty foundry vendor TowerJazz Inc. has announced the availability of its latest silicon germanium (SiGe) foundry process.
Clare CPC7514Z monolithic high-voltage isolated analog switch array
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Clare has introduced the CPC7514Z quad high-voltage isolated analog switch array for use in industrial controls, instrumentation, automatic test equipment and telecom applications.
Crystek unveils CVCO55CC-3500-3700 3500 to 3700-MHz VCO
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Crystek's latest VCO is designed to operate from 3500 MHz to 3700 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.1 V to 16 V.
M/A-COM buys Optomai amid suit
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4/26/2011   1 comment
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. has acquired Optomai Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that develops integrated circuits and modules for next-generation 40- and 100-Gbps fiber optic networks.
NXP Semiconductors GreenChip SSL4101T controller IC
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
NXP is adding to its broad GreenChip SSL family of products, the GreenChip SSL4101T controller IC, which offers new levels of professional-grade performance for Solid State LED lighting power supplies.
Nanotube-based solar cells harness viruses
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4/26/2011   5 comments
Living viruses pattern dye-sensitized solar cells by keeping nanotubes conductors in line while secreting a coating of titanium dioxide to make them work.
PLX ExpressLane PEX8603 and PEX8605 PCI Gen 2 switches
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
PLX Tech is getting ready to sample this July a three-lane PCIe Gen2 switch, and a new four-lane PCIe Gen2 switch, both of which are in 10x10mm QFN packaging.
Hynix sale scheduled for May
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4/26/2011   4 comments
A group of creditor banks that turned Hynix debts into shareholding back in 2001 have announced plans to sell off as early as May, their 15 percent stake in the world's second largest DRAM maker, according to reports.
Si2 to form 3-D IC standards group
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4/26/2011   3 comments
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), an organization focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve IC design, is quietly forming a standards group for 3-D chips.
Apple moves to No. 1 in handset revenue
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4/26/2011   39 comments
Apple overtook Nokia to become No. 1 in revenue among the world's handset vendors during the first quarter, when Apple racked up record iPhone sales according to Strategy Analytics.
Cadence introduces latest version of Allegro
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4/25/2011   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems introduced the latest version of its Allegro PCB and IC packaging technology, delivering new capabilities that the company says provide increases in productivity and predictability across silicon, SoC and system development.
Firm lowers MOCVD forecast
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4/25/2011   Post a comment
Investment banking firm Barclays Capital has lowered its forecast in the metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment arena.
Elpida's profits fell in 2010
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4/25/2011   Post a comment
Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. has announced preliminary consolidated earnings figures for fiscal year 2010.
Three indicted for PC exports to Iran
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4/25/2011   10 comments
Three individuals have been recently indicted on charges of illegally exporting millions of dollars worth of computer-related equipment from the United States to Iran via the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Class D audio driver IC integrates two channels in small footprint
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4/25/2011   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the IRS2052M Class D two-channel audio driver IC for high-performance home theater systems and car audio amplifiers.
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