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Trip report: The tablet wars (aka Computex 2011)
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5/31/2011   15 comments
The curtain rose on the 31st edition of Computex, the second largest computer show in the world. Guess what product category is hot?
Nokia sales miss casts doubt on Windows plan
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5/31/2011   15 comments
Nokia said it expects second quarter sales to be substantially lower than previously expected, casting further doubt on the company's push into handsets running the Windows Phone OS.
Nimbic launches cloud computing solution for EDA
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5/31/2011   5 comments
Nimbic’s scalable and secure cloud computing solution – nCloud – delivers unprecedented scale and speed in system design and simulation.
Lattice and Digi-Key enter into global distribution agreement
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5/31/2011   Post a comment
It’s jolly exciting to hear that Lattice Semiconductor and Digi-Key have just announced that they’ve signed a global distribution agreement.
Actions Semi tips MIPS-based Honeycomb SoC
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5/31/2011   2 comments
Actions Semiconductor will collaborate with MIPS Technologies to offer a MIPS-based, 1.3 GHz chipset optimized for version 3.0 of Google's Android operating system, also known as Honeycomb, the companies said.
Mentor’s TLM Synthesis links virtual prototyping and hardware implementation
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5/31/2011   1 comment
Mentor Graphics has announced that its Catapult C high-level synthesis (HLS) tool now supports the synthesis of transaction level models (TLMs).
Wireless sensor node includes solar harvesting
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5/31/2011   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source.
Brazilian IP startup makes PMU for Lfoundry use
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5/31/2011   Post a comment
Chipus Microelectronics SA, a Brazilian startup licensor of analog and mixed-signal circuit designs, has announced the availability of a power management unit for use on LFoundry's 150-nm mixed-signal process technology.
Report: IDC cuts chip growth on poor PC sales
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5/31/2011   1 comment
Market research firm International Data Corp. has cut its forecast on the annual revenue growth of the semiconductor sector to between 4 and 5 percent from 6 to 8 percent, according to a Dow Jones report.
Intel embeds Mirics in PC-with-TV motherboard
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5/30/2011   6 comments
Mirics Ltd., a developer of a software modem technology for digital TV reception, has said that Intel Corp. is planning to deliver global broadcast TV reception through an Intel branded PC motherboard.
OEMS speed adoption of IPv6
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5/30/2011   3 comments
The first of over two dozen IPv6 systems from leading OEMs that are using NetLogic Microsystem's NL11k knowledge-based processors will begin shipping in production in 3Q 2011, with the remaining customer systems expected to commence shipping over the following twelve months.
Ubiquisys collaborates with Intel to develop intelligent small cells
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5/30/2011   Post a comment
This emerging generation of intelligent small cells (small base stations) will offer new levels of processing power, creating a cloud of IP-enabled "compute engines" much closer to mobile users.
CAST adds FPGA / ASIC video and image processing IP cores
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5/28/2011   Post a comment
New image scaler, graphic accelerator, and video deinterlacer IP cores expand family of H.264, JPEG, and JPEG 2000 compression IP.
Analyst: Tablets to drive PC growth in 2011
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5/27/2011   7 comments
PC shipments are expected to increase by 13 percent this year compared to 2010, according to IC Insights, which includes media tablets in the PC category.
Mentor, Magma top expectations
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5/27/2011   1 comment
Mentor Graphics CEO Walden Rhines said Mentor's board has met once by phone since three members nominated by billionaire financier Carl Icahn were elected to join it.
Tessera sues Sony again
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5/27/2011   2 comments
Tessera Technologies filed a complaint through one of its subsidiaries against Sony in California state court.
Zarlink tips 5% job cuts on 'strong' results
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5/27/2011   13 comments
Canadian mixed-signal chip company Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has said it plans to reduce its global workforce by approximately 5 percent by the end of fiscal Q2 2012, which ends in September 2011. Zarlink (Ottawa, Ontario) made the announcement within its statement of its fourth fiscal quarter and 2011 fiscal year results.
ASIC prototypes on time—or your money back
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5/27/2011   6 comments
Open-Silicon CEO Naveed Sherwani claimed an industry first, announcing a money-back guarantee on design engineering schedules for ASICs.
Super wideband voice input processor targets home telepresence and Smart TV apps
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5/27/2011   1 comment
The CX20708 dedicated super wideband (SWB) voice input SoC from Conexant Systems is designed to ease the design challenges of integrating voice input capabilities into modern home electronic appliances.
Renesas Mobile CEO predicts 10 fold growth for its global market share
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5/27/2011   3 comments
Ikuya Kawasaki, CEO of Renesas Mobile, hopes to turn his company into a credible competitor against Qualcomm with a 20 to 30 percent share, using a proven LTE protocol stack Renesas gained from Nokia.
Image gallery: Xperia Play handset teardown
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5/26/2011   5 comments
The first "PlayStation certified" smartphone features Qualcomm's Snapdragon, Broadcom's BlueTooth/WiFi/FM combo chip and memory ICs from Micron and Elpida, among others, according to a teardown analysis.
High-temp MEMS goes seismic
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5/26/2011   4 comments
Analog Devices claims to have designed the world's first MEMS chip that can tolerate temperatures as high as 342 degrees Fahrenheit.
Freescale CEO bullish on IPO
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5/26/2011   6 comments
Rich Beyer, Freescale Semiconductor's chairman and CEO, said he was happy with the opening of the company's IPO despite the fact that the opening price was lowered. Shares climbed up more than 5 percent by mid-day trading.
Silicon Labs offers energy harvest WSN design
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5/26/2011   5 comments
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has produced a wireless sensor node (WSN) reference design based on its Si10xx wireless microcontroller (MCU) family and powered by a solar energy harvesting source.
Analyst sees flat April for global chip sales
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5/26/2011   1 comment
The three-month average of global chip sales for April are likely to be $25.3 billion April, similar to the $25.26 billion reported in March by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Freescale lowers IPO share price to $18
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5/26/2011   4 comments
Freescale Semiconductor said it plans to sell 43.5 million common shares at $18 per share in an initial public offering beginning Thursday.
STMicroelectronics STripFET VI DeepGATE power MOSFETs
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
ST's power devices employ its proprietary technology that trims watts and weight from comfort, body and power-train electronics.
Hardware-assisted verification platform + Ethernet testing solution
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
EVE’s ZeBu hardware-assisted verification family has been integrated with Xena’s high-density Ethernet testing solution.
New easicopy cell-based ASICs from eASIC
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5/25/2011   2 comments
The new easicopy cell-based ASIC from eASIC mitigates the traditional risks associated with cell-based ASIC design.
BSV-nano FPGA POL converter from Bellnix
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5/25/2011   4 comments
Partnering with Xilinx and Altera, the BSV-nano POL converter is said to provide optimal performance for the latest FPGAs designs.
Wireless stereo audio modules feature audio codec firmware update
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Laird Technologies, Inc., has released its enhanced Bluetooth BTM510/511 and BTM520/521 wireless stereo audio modules with new firmware update.
Sound terminal IC for heatsink-free 50W audio systems
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' Sound Terminal digital audio SoC supports up to 50W of output power, without requiring any external heatsink.
Mixed-signal MCUs on 90nm process
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Targeting designers of industrial and consumer applications who need solutions with low power consumption and increased integration, Freescale has introduced the ColdFire+ MCF51Qx and MCF51Jx microcontroller families.
Switches offer guaranteed latch-up prevention and low charge injection, leakage
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced the ADG5212 and ADG5213 high-voltage, latch-up proof quad switches that offer guaranteed latch-up protection for industrial, instrumentation, and automotive applications operating at up to ±22 V.
IBM to test wafer pruning
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5/25/2011   10 comments
IBM will test a wafer pruning technique developed at the University of California at Los Angeles said to spot bad wafers early with test structures in-between die that can reject wafers before costly metallization steps.
Nomura sees 2011 chip market growth of 4.4%
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5/25/2011   5 comments
Brokerage firm Nomura Securities has raised its forecast for growth in the value of the global semiconductor market to 4.4 percent, an increase from its previous projection of 3.1 percent given in December 2010.
AFE for auto radar provides signal path: 6-channel mux, PGA, LNA, filter, and 14-bit, 80-MapsADC
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices AD8283 analog front end integrates analog signal chain, facilitates design and adoption of car radar
Applied braces for sales decline
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5/24/2011   Post a comment
Applied Materials, the largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, reported second quarter sales and earnings that exceeded analysts' expectations but said it expects sales for the current quarter to decline due to sluggish near-term economic conditions.
IHS: Tablet's rise hurt Q1 PC sales
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5/24/2011   10 comments
First quarter global PC sales declined by 0.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010, in part because of rising interested in Apple's iPad and other tablets, according to IHS iSuppli.
FPGA development board help drive electric vehicles and the Smart Grid
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5/24/2011   1 comment
Microsemi and Ariane Controls are working together on a development platform to support key emerging electric-vehicle charging and related Smart Grid standards.
Analyst predicts OLED lighting market
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5/24/2011   4 comments
The global market for OLED lighting will be $4.8 billion in 2016, according to market research firm NanoMarkets LLC. Of that Europe will be responsible for $1.5 billion in OLED lighting panel sales and Asia is expected to provide $2.1 billion.
Intel's Maloney tapped to lead China unit
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5/24/2011   10 comments
Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Architecture group, has been named chairman of Intel China.
Foxconn blast may cause iPad shortfall
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5/23/2011   9 comments
The explosion that ripped through a Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China, late last week—killing three—could result in a production loss of 500,000 Apple iPad 2 tablets in the second quarter, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Intel invests $24.5 million in four startups
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5/23/2011   6 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest chip maker, said it invested about $24.5 million in four firms.
Microchip and Digilent launch first Arduino-compatible 32-bit microcontroller development platform
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5/23/2011   3 comments
Platform includes development boards, open-source software; 32-bit performance and low cost enable hobbyists and academics of all disciplines to integrate electronics into projects.
Embedded Workbench supports TI's new ultra-low-power MSP430 FRAM MCUs
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5/23/2011   Post a comment
The software development toolsuite IAR Embedded Workbench from IAR Systems now offers complete support for the ultra-low-power MSP430FR57xx FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) microcontroller (MCU) series from Texas Instruments (TI).
SpringSoft’s Protolink Probe Visualizer speeds verification of FPGA-based prototype boards
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Protolink Probe Visualizer enables real-time design visibility and RTL debug of off-the-shelf and custom boards for fast prototype verification and early SoC system validation.
Marvell to invest $200 million in Israel R&D
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Communications chip company Marvell Technology Group Ltd., is reportedly planning to invest $200 million in its Israel R&D operation. The company's co-founders – Sehat Sutardja, CEO, chairman, and Weili Dai, chief operating officer – who are also husband and wife, are reportedly visiting Israel.
Tiny quad-channel 14/16-bit, 100 MSPS ADC targets medical MRI, available without magnetic "personality"
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5/23/2011   Post a comment
TI ADS5263 delivers low power, small footprint with high SNR; optional non-magnetic package
Open source protocol targets 'Internet of things'
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5/22/2011   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has announced it will make the IEEE 802.15.4 based wireless connectivity network layer software it inherited from the acquisition of Jennic, JenNET-IP, open source, in a bid to generate greater interest in the 'Internet of Things' concept.
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