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STMicro adds new MCU to STM32F4 Series
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4/30/2013   1 comment
The STM32F401 is the entry-level MCU in STMicro’s high-performance STM32F4 series featuring the ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit/DSP core.
PhD student monitors patients with Parkinson's Disease
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4/30/2013   1 comment
I just heard about a really interesting project being undertaken by Georgia Tech PhD student Teresa Sanders.
Atmel introduces ultra-low-power single-chip touch controller for screens up to 15.6”
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4/30/2013   1 comment
Next-generation maXTouch T series brings high-performance adaptive architecture and intuitive user interface solutions including maXStylus and maXFusion.
Microchip expands LIN 2.1/ SAE J2602-2 portfolio
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4/30/2013   2 comments
Flexible LIN portfolio complies with global automotive standards; combines eXtreme low power consumption, high robustness, reliability, and integration.
China became biggest PC market in 2012
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4/30/2013   5 comments
Unique market conditions and massive population propelled China's PC shipments past the U.S. for the first time, according to IHS.
Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
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4/26/2013   17 comments
TechInsights examines the innards of Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone.
Smart switch tracks mobile and cloud access
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4/26/2013   Post a comment
Vitesse's Service Aware Architecture (ViSAA) for its Carrier Ethernet Switch chips provides hardware-based tracking of mobile access and cloud services usage for billing purposes.
Spreadtrum sacks CTO
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4/26/2013   3 comments
The sudden firing of Qiuzhen Zou, Spreadtrum's chief technology officer, hints at internal turmoil within the Chinese fabless chip firm. What’s the story behind Spreadtrum’s sudden sack of its CTO?
Fairchild Semiconductor FAN3180 gate driver
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4/25/2013   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor’s low-side gate driver incorporates a 3.3-V LDO regulator in 5-lead SOT 23 package.
Microchip brings PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 integrated op amps to 8-bit PIC MCUs
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4/25/2013   Post a comment
New MCUs feature on-chip op amps, high-speed comparators, and ADC for general-purpose, signal conditioning and sensing applications.
Design West panel scopes out future of IoT
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4/24/2013   6 comments
The Internet of things will reshape business models for embedded systems companies and raise the level of security concerns according to a new report.
TI's profit up despite declining sales
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4/23/2013   Post a comment
First quarter performance in line with analysts' expectations even as customers continue to operate with very low levels of inventory.
Add radio on-a-chip to any design
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4/23/2013   7 comments
Designers can add FM radio to any of their consumer gadgets with a $5 software-defined radio-on-a-chip, an antenna-to-audio solution from mixed signal semiconductor maker, Silicon Labs (Austin, Texas).
DESIGN West: Nordic to demo low-power RF chip
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4/22/2013   Post a comment
Low-power RF specialist highlights chip and module designs using ANT+, Bluetooth and proprietary 2.4-GHz wireless communications and "appcessories" from third parties.
SP/Silicon Power unveils two new SSDs
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4/22/2013   Post a comment
The SATA III 6 Gb/s devices feature read/write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 440 MB/s.
Slideshow: Is Europe Stealth Semiconductor Research Leader?
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4/22/2013   3 comments
From energy harvesting to efficient lighting, Europe continues to live up to its tradition of excellence in academic and collaborative research.
Microchip expands embedded wireless portfolio with new Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee offerings
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4/22/2013   Post a comment
Expansion includes PIC32 Bluetooth Digital Audio Kit, feature-rich Wi-Fi modules, IEEE 802.15.4 and proprietary radio, and XBee-compatible Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules.
Applied Materials back on top in chip equipment
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4/22/2013   Post a comment
Displaced by ASML in 2011 after nearly 20 years as No. 1, chip gear giant regained leadership last year on strength in deposition.
Altera announces new Cyclone V SoC development kit
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4/22/2013   3 comments
Available for ordering now, new kit Includes Altera SoC EDS featuring ARM DS-5 Altera Edition toolkit.
IBM invests $1 billion in flash development
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4/19/2013   2 comments
Big Blue to demonstrate the technology with competency centers and a line of all-flash storage appliances.
AMD's Q1 beats estimates
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4/19/2013   2 comments
Microprocessor vendor says it has largely completed restructuring initiatives which resulted in thousands of job cuts.
Intel buys Mashery for API management expansion
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Chip firm to acquire manager of APIs that allow public-facing companies to make their services accessible to remote device users.
Micrel MIC826 voltage supervisor
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Micrel’s latest microprocessor supervisor improves accuracy of power supply monitoring, reduces solution size up to 70 percent, and cuts current consumption up to 75 percent.
Xilinx, the Embedded Vision Alliance Summit, and DESIGN West 2013
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Presentations and demonstrations highlight combination of SoC silicon, tools, and IP resulting in smarter embedded vision solutions.
Microchip's PIC24 Lite MCU features extreme low power
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4/17/2013   Post a comment
The low-cost PIC24F KM family is the latest addition to Microchip Technology Inc.'s 16-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio.
Microsoft, Foxconn ink patent licensing deal
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4/17/2013   8 comments
World's largest contract manufacturing to pay software giant royalty for every Android handset it builds.
Intel's Q1 profit tumbles on weak PC market
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4/16/2013   23 comments
Chip giant continues to expect moderate growth for the year, banking on the success of new computing form factors in second half.
Smart watch sales expected to surge
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4/16/2013   8 comments
Smart watches may finally be catching on after more than a decade of existence thanks to a number of new models.
ARM Keil RTX RTOS offers ‘tickless’ power-saving mode on Energy Micro EFM32 Cortex-M MCUs
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4/16/2013   1 comment
The free Keil RTX real-time operating system, optimized for ARM Cortex-M devices, is now available in Energy Micro’s Simplicity Studio tool suite with additional ultra-low power mode.
Indian chip market set to jump 20% in 2013
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
Improving consumer confidence means Indian semiconductor consumption in 2013 is set to grow even faster than it did in 2012, according to Gartner analyst.
TI's new Tiva C Series ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs for connected applications
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4/15/2013   3 comments
New Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs are in production today and offer connectivity and sensor aggregation, along with tools and software for development.
5 questions with TSMC founder Morris Chang
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4/15/2013   8 comments
The man who invented the concept of a semiconductor foundry briefly entertained questions from a small group of reporters and customers on an annual trip to the US.
Linear Technology Corp.’s LTC6957 is a DC to 300MHz dual output buffer/driver/logic translator
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
Linear Technology’s dual output sine wave to logic converter uses selectable input filtering for lowest additive jitter.
Pericom PI3PD22920, PI3PD22919, PI3TB212, PI3WVR12612, PI3WVR12412, mobile connectivity platform
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
New switching and power management products target Thunderbolt, USB and video protocols.
China Fabless: Allwinner's secret to tablet IC success
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4/9/2013   4 comments
Red-hot Allwinner reveals how it earned top apps-processor supplier for Chinese tablets and its strategy going forward.
3-D chips getting cool
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4/8/2013   2 comments
DARPA awards Georgia Tech 3-year $2.9 million contract to develop better cooling strategies for 3-D chips.
Touchstone Semi expands NanoWatt analog IC line to include TS3003, TS3004, TS3005, TS3006
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4/5/2013   Post a comment
The company’s latest additions include four new 1.55V to 5V, 1.9µA one-resistor-tunable timer ICs.
Tablet sales surging at PC's expense
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4/4/2013   36 comments
Changing consumer preferences has the shift from PCs to tablets in full swing, with PC sales expected to contract for second year in a row.
Texas Instruments Inc. SN65LVDS324 image sensor receiver IC
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4/3/2013   Post a comment
TI’s 1080p60 sensor-to-processor IC reduces video system size and power consumption.
Texas Instruments DRV2605 haptic driver
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4/3/2013   Post a comment
TI's latest haptic driver makes it easy to add realistic tactile feedback effects to consumer and industrial products.
Fairchild enhances Power Supply WebDesigner
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4/3/2013   Post a comment
The online design and simulation tool now provides CCM, non-isolated PFC buck and buck LED driver designs in under a minute.
Linear Technology Corp. has developed a high voltage inverting DC/DC controller dubbed LTC3863
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4/3/2013   Post a comment
Linear Tech's high voltage inverting DC/DC controller uses a single inductor to produce a negative voltage from a positive input voltage.
Qualcomm, Broadcom rise in chip vendor ranking
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4/3/2013   12 comments
Only three of the top 10 chip sellers were able to grow sales in 2012, according to Gartner.
3-D IC stacks pushed back to 2015
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4/2/2013   6 comments
Globalfoundries reports on a functioning 3-D wafer-level stack with through silicon vias as the industry pushes out plans for such products to 2015 or later.
Chip market growth limited to Americas, Asia-Pacific
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4/2/2013   5 comments
The global chip market continued to polarize in February as the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions showed year-on-year growth, Europe faltered and Japanese sales fell steeply.


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