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Cortus APS5 32-bit MCU IP core has high max frequency
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5/31/2012   Post a comment
Cortus has launched the high performance, high throughput 32-bit APS5 RISC microcontroller IP core, which combines good integer computational performance with a high maximum clock frequency.
Texas Instruments TPS92550 and TPS92551 DC/DC LED driver modules
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5/31/2012   2 comments
TI's latest DC/DC LED driver modules incorporate all the required power and passive circuitry into a single IC package to deliver up to 23W of power to the LED.
Freescale pushes wireless recharge
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5/31/2012   15 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's reference designs for recharging tablets and smartphones allow automobiles, airports, coffee shops and other public areas to supply almost invisible recharging stations built into tables, kiosks or nearly any horizontal surface.
TSMC to use Mentor YieldEnhancer SmartFill at 20-nm
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics said TSMC would use the SmartFill capability in its Calibre YieldEnhancer product in 20-nm semiconductor manufacturing.
Insufficient baseband chip supply hurting LTE smartphone sales
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5/30/2012   9 comments
Since there has been greater than originally expected demand for LTE smartphones and tablets, international vendors are worried that their shipments are not enough to meet demand due to short supply of LTE solution chips from Qualcomm, currently the only provider of integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE baseband chips.
Breakthrough automatic partitioning tool from Flexras Technologies
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
New automatic partitioning tool boosts FPGA-based prototyping performance by 10X.
Xilinx ships the world’s first heterogeneous 3D FPGA
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5/30/2012   5 comments
The 3D integration of 28 Gbps transceivers enables breakthrough bandwidth and signal integrity for Nx100G and 400G line card solutions.
Globalfoundries selects Synopsys' tool for yield management
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
Globalfoundries has selected Synopsys' Yield Explorer tool for use as part of its next-generation yield management system for faster yield ramp based on volume diagnostics, Synopsys said.
Marvell wins as Dell starts shipping ARM-based servers
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5/30/2012   7 comments
Dell Inc. said it has started shipping server computers called Copper based on the ARM processor architecture to selected customers. The servers are based on Marvell's quad-core Armada XP SoC products.
Industrial apps go multi-platform
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5/30/2012   3 comments
Motorola Solutions has crafted a universal app platform for its developers, enabling a single HTML5 app to be deployed on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Blackberry mobile devices.
Ansys to acquire embedded software firm
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5/29/2012   2 comments
Simulation software provider Ansys said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire France-based Esterel Technologies, a provider of embedded software simulation tools for mission critical applications, for about $53 million in cash.
Globalfoundries to use Mentor's SmartFill at 20-nm
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5/29/2012   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics said Globalfoundries would use the SmartFill facilities of its Calibre YieldEnhancer product to enable advanced fill techniques for 20-nm manufacturing processes.
Intel invests in Dnote audio for use in ultrabooks
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5/29/2012   14 comments
Intel Capital has invested an undisclosed sum of money in Trigence Semiconductor Inc. to help expand use of its Dnote audio technology in computers based on Intel processors.
Cortus APS3R 32-bit MCU IP core targets low energy embedded apps
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5/28/2012   Post a comment
Cortus has extended its family of 32-bit modern RISC microcontroller IP cores with the energy efficient APS3R, which is targeted for low power embedded applications.
Renesas extends MCU work with TSMC to 40-nm
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5/28/2012   1 comment
As expected Japan's Renesas and foundry TSMC have announced an increase in the collaboration between the companies on microcontrollers.
Parallax releases four exciting new products!
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5/27/2012   Post a comment
I just received jolly friendly email from Lauren Davis, who is the Marketing Manager at Parallax. Lauren was keen for me to share some news…
Intel confirms Ireland for 14-nm silicon
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5/27/2012   24 comments
The Intel wafer fab complex in Leixlip Ireland is set to receive investment to allow it to manufacture 14-nm silicon and beyond, the company revealed in a presentation to analysts on May 10. The investment is expected to be more than $1 billion.
Energy Micro and Spectrum Design Solutions to offer energy-efficient wireless designs
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5/27/2012   2 comments
The folks at Energy Micro develop energy-friendly MCUs and RF transceivers based on the ARM Cortex processor core.
TI announces new DSP software and development kit
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5/27/2012   Post a comment
Jump-start real-time signal processing for biometric analytics apps; Scalable dev platform features embedded analytics for apps that require fingerprint recognition and face detection.
Stuff to see at DAC: Blue Pearl Software
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5/26/2012   Post a comment
Blue Pearl Software Suite accelerates FPGA implementation by generating SDCs for Synopsys Synplify Pro and Xilinx Vivado.
New Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit
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5/26/2012   4 comments
Accelerate design productivity for broadcast, aerospace and defense, industrial, and medical applications using Xilinx’s Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit.
Former Conexant CEO tapped to lead Lantiq
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5/25/2012   Post a comment
Dan Artusi, a former CEO of both Silicon Laboratories and Conexant Systems, was named to the same position at German broadband and networking chip vendor Lantiq.
Intel to spend $40 million on international university research
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5/24/2012   4 comments
Intel CTO Justin Rattner announced that the company plans to plow more than $40 million into a worldwide network of university research centers over the next five years in an international counterpart to the Intel's U.S.-based university research program.
Renesas still struggling with restructuring plan
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5/24/2012   6 comments
Japanese chip maker Renesas again finds itself at a crossroads as it struggles to come up with a restructuring plan that would ensure its survival.
Inertial measurement unit integrates accelerometer, gyro
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5/24/2012   10 comments
Bosch Sensortec said it has integrated an inertial measurement unit with a three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyroscope into the smallest package yet available for consumer-grade applications such as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras.
IP being made more accessible
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5/24/2012   1 comment
For people who wish to try before buying, the whole notion of reference designs and the implementation of them is a great idea…
TI equips ADS8028 SAR A/D converter with SPICE model
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5/24/2012   Post a comment
Model enables designers to quickly simulate, model and test the full analog signal chain.
High Voltage CMOS process tackles power
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5/24/2012   Post a comment
The new process provides low specific On-resistance 700V power devices and the lowest mask count in the foundry industry…
UMC breaks ground for $8-billion fab expansion
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5/24/2012   1 comment
Foundry chip company United Microelectronics Corp. has held a groundbreaking ceremony for Phases 5 and 6 of its Fab 12A 300-mm wafer fab complex at Tainan, Taiwan.
Intersil to cut 11% of workforce
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5/23/2012   4 comments
Analog chip vendor Intersil said it would cut about 11 percent of its workforce as part of a plan to reduce operating expenses by about $40 million per year.
Synopsys names co-CEO to join de Geus
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5/23/2012   3 comments
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys announced the promotion of longtime chief operating officer Chi-Foon Chan to the position of co-CEO, effective immediately.
Teardown slideshow: The anatomy of the LED light bulb
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5/23/2012   72 comments
Tech analysis firm MuAnalysis provides a detailed look inside an LED light bulb from LG.
TI rolls high data rate CAN transceivers
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5/23/2012   4 comments
Texas Instruments introduced a pair of turbo CAN transceivers designed for data rates in excess of 1 Mbps, meeting the growing demand for more nodes and greater data transmission length in today's industrial CAN networks.
Dell's results seen as bad news for Intel
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5/23/2012   10 comments
Disappointing first quarter results and a lower-than-expected second quarter sales target by PC supplier Dell is bad news for Intel, which has forecast growth above the seasonal average for the rest of the year, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Report reveals fake chips in U.S. military hardware
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5/23/2012   28 comments
More than a million suspect counterfeit electronic components have been used in 1,800 separate cases of bogus parts affecting U.S. military hardware, according to a report produced by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
TI says copper wire bonding momentum growing
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5/23/2012   3 comments
Texas Instruments said it has shipped nearly 6.5 billion analog, embedded processing and wireless chips using copper wire bonding technology, a milestone that the firm says underscores the semiconductor industry's growing confidence in copper packaging technology as a viable replacement for gold.
Sanjay Jha out as Google closes Moto Mobility buy
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5/22/2012   9 comments
Sanjay Jha (shown), who helped carve out Motorola Mobility from Motorola Inc. and served as CEO since 2010, resigned as Google closed its $12.5 billion acquisition of the mobile handset maker.
Pulsic to introduce analog and custom digital place and route
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
Pulsic will introduce a place-and-route implementation solution at DAC this year, including Unity Analog Router, Unity Custom Digital Router, and Unity Custom Digital Placer…
MaxLinear tips front-end receivers for video gateways, STBs
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
RF and mixed-signal chip vendor MaxLinear rolled out a pair of front-end receivers that use the company's Full-Spectrum Capture technology for cable video gateway applications and set-top boxes.
UK researchers follow silicon-oxide ReRAM route
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5/22/2012   23 comments
Researchers from University College London have developed a silicon oxide based resistive RAM by following a promising line of research similar to that pursued by teams at Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Startup opens GaN-on-Si wafer production facility
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
EpiGaN NV, a startup spun out of the IMEC research institute in 2010, has officially opened a production facility for gallium nitride on silicon wafers at the Research Campus in Hasselt, Belgium.
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HDD densities expected to double by 2016
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5/22/2012   2 comments
Maximum areal densities in hard disk drives are expected to more than double during the five-year period from 2011 to 2016, spurring continued growth for HDDs in storage-intensive applications such as video and audio systems, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Handset shipments projected to rise 11% in 2012
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
Sales of smartphones continued to drive mobile device market growth in the first quarter of 2012, but global sales of all cell phones declined compared to the first quarter of 2011, according to a report by market research firm Forward Concepts.
SMSC investors sue to stop takeover by Microchip
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5/21/2012   2 comments
Investors in SMSC have filed two lawsuits in Delaware state court seeking to block the proposed $939 million acquisition of SMSC by Microchip Technology, according to reports.
ON Semi expands Czech design center
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5/21/2012   6 comments
ON Semiconductor has expanded its operations in the Czech Republic, opening a 13,000-square-foot R&D and design facility in the town of Roznov, the company said.
Packaging materials firm snags $10.5M in funding
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5/21/2012   1 comment
Electronic materials vendor Shocking Technologies said it raised $10.5 million in new funding.
Foxconn invests $210M in new Apple production plant
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
Foxconn Technology Group will spend $210 million on building a new production line for its biggest customer, Apple Inc., according to China Daily.
JEDEC publishes LPDDR3 standard for low-power memory devices
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
The standard satisfies the performance and density demands of the latest generation of mobile devices.
12V POL converter SoC offers attractive figure of merit combination in size, efficiency, ripple, components, and cost
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
Enpirion EN2300 system on chip (SoC) family targets enterprise, servers, industrial applications; covers 4A to 15A, with high level of integration and reliability
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