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Forum planned on 40/100G Ethernet
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
The Ethernet Alliance will host a one-day forum in Silicon Valley on the changes coming with the 40 and 100 Gbit/second versions of the IEEE P802.3ba standard now in the works.
Digitally controlled potentiometer reduces cost, programming and system calibration
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
With < 1 percent typical resistor tolerance, Intersil's low-voltage digitally controlled potentiometer (DCP) can be used as a true variable resistor, enabling users to set standard and non-standard resistor values for open-loop applications.
Micron puts 34-nm NAND chips in mass production
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Micron Technology announced mass production of NAND flash memory chips using 34-nanometer (nm) process technology. Micron also said its subsidiary, consumer memory product provider Lexar Media, would deliver flash memory cards and USB flash drives based on the 34-nm devices.
Digital photo frames to get connected
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
The total silicon opportunity for digital photo frame suppliers will exceed $550 million by 2013, according to market research group InStat.
CADEKA : Octal A-D converter claims lowest power consumption
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
CADEKA claims the industry’s most power efficient, eight channel analog-to-digital converters.
Conexant : System-on-chip targets connected photo frames
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Conexant Systems has announced the first in a planned series of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions targeted at the growing market for “connected” digital photo frames and interactive display appliances (IDAs).
Global chip sales seen ticking up in May
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in May are believed to have increased by a seasonally adjusted 2 percent on the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
RF PA 6-MHz DC/DC converter implements dynamic voltage scaling for improved efficiency of 3G handsets
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild FAN5902 has minimum footprint, maximum efficiency due to switching frequency, dynamic adjustment of power amplifier current to match output power
Broadcom jacks up Emulex offer 19%, drops lawsuit
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. has increased its offer for Emulex Corp. 20 percent, raising the value of the deal to $912 million, and has also dropped a lawsuit against the board of directors in a bid to engage the management in a friendly takeover discussion.
Jobs go but new processors coming at ARC
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
ARC International (St Albans, England) is to lay off 35 employees and close several of its locations in a major restructuring that sees the licensor of multimedia IP cores reduced to 115 direct staff, excluding its Adaptive Chips joint venture in India. The company also revealed it is readying a new processing range that will be launched in November.
Virage Logic joins Power.org
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
IP vendor Virage Logic has joined Power.org, the organization that promotes and develops standards for Power Architecture.
Wolfson new DACs make high-quality audio more affordable
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
New DACs dramatically cut cost of bringing high quality audio to digital TV, Blu-ray, set-top box and games consoles
Altera rolls low power, anti-tamper FPGAs
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Altera this week is rolling out a new product family, Cyclone III LS, billed by the company as the industry's first low power FPGAs with anti-tamper, design-security and design-separation features.
Samsung using 45-nm process for ARM-11 based processor
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Ltd has started sampling its ARM11-based application processor that will be made on its 45-nm CMOS process technology.
Semico projects five-fold netbook growth
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
As many as 59 million netbooks will ship in 2013, nearly 22 percent of the mobile PC market and up almost five-fold from 2008, according to a new report by Semico Research that profiles the major chip contenders in the sector.
Altera enhances security in extended Cyclone-III FPGA family
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Altera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) has introduced the Cyclone-III LS family of FPGAs with enhanced security features. The devices are made on a 60-nm process technology from TSMC and offer 0.25W of static power consumption for 200,000 logic elements.
Stantum, Sitronix team for multi-touch controllers
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Stantum Technologies, the French multi-touch sensing technologies specialist, has teamed with Taiwanese group Sitronix (Hsinchu), which focuses on LCD driver and SoC design, to develop voltage matrix multi-touch single-chip solutions.
Siemens platform addresses Hi-Mix Low-Volume production
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
After several months of field testing, Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems GmbH (Munich) has launched sales for its Siplace SX component insertion machine platform. With a high degree of flexibility, the platform particularly addresses production environments characterized by frequent product changes and low volumes.
Cascadable 4-channel, 24-Bit ADC simplifies system design
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6/27/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced a 4-channel, 24-bit simultaneous-sampling ADC that can be daisy-chained to provide a sampling capacity for up to 32 channels.
Sematech to set up 'test bed' for TSV production
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6/26/2009   Post a comment
Chip-making consortium Sematech disclosed plans to set up a 300-mm R&D ''test bed'' for the production of 3-D devices based on through-silicon-via technology.
Micron fiscal Q3 loss widens on lower sales, price pressure
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. lost money for the tenth consecutive quarter in its latest reporting period as sales fell on a year-over-year basis although unit shipment continued to rise and the company made gains in efforts to trim operating costs.
SMSC to outsource test operations
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
Chip vendor SMSC said it plans to outsource some of its production test operations to Asian suppliers. The affected operations are currently handled in New York State.
Analyst: Intel eyes cellphone apps processor market
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
Intel is coveting the $1.3 billion cellphone application processor market for its future versions of Atom, according to Will Strauss, president and principal analyst at Forward Concepts, in a soon-to-be-published report on the handsets and chip market.
Gigle powers ahead in Belkin adapters
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
Gigle Semiconductor (Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland) has revealed that its GGL541 home-networking chip drives the Gigabit Powerline Networking Adapters being launched by network router specialist Belkin.
The iPhone 3GS costs $172.46, says iSuppli
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
The Apple iPhone 3GS has a bill of materials cost of $172.46, and Toshiba took the largest share of the pie at $24 for its 16 Mbyte flash module, according to market watcher iSuppli Corp.
XMOS fosters its first fabless client companies
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
James Foster, CEO of XMOS, has said the first partner company, enabled by the XMOS event-driven processor, is selling chips under its own brand and package labeling. Other XMOS client companies are moving to market rapidly, Foster said.
Opinion: Don't expect a Finntel iPhone
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
The marriage of Nokia and Intel pairs to powerful mobile forces, but history suggests we should not expect an iPhone killer.
Analysis: Intel, Nokia deal: Where's the beef?
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
The agreement between Intel Corp. and Nokia Corp. to collaborate in the development of new mobile communication chipsets, OEM hardware and software offered limited information about how such an alliance would work and the products that would result from it, indicating the ongoing PC-mobile handset convergence is still taking shape with winners and losers yet to be clearly determined.
Actel, Synopsys extend OEM agreement for FPGA tools
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Actel and EDA vendor Synopsys announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for FPGA design tools.
Intel, Nokia team up for opportunities in PC-mobile convergence
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Nokia Corp. have announced an agreement to collaborate in the development of next-generation mobile computing devices that the companies said would go beyond the current generation of products as they fight to maintain dominance in their respective market segments.
Alchimer raises $10 million in Round D
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Alchimer SA, the Massy, France-based provider of wet deposition processes for interconnections in 3D packaging applications, has raised $10 million in Series D funding.
Microchip debuts low-power, high-precision op amps
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Microchip has expanded its line of high-precision op amps with gain bandwidth product from 10 kHz to 50 MHz.
Gartner warns of slow recovery in electronics
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Electronic equipment markets are predicted to start picking up in the fourth quarter of 2009 and lead to a sustainable recovery in the second half of next year, according to market research group Gartner Inc.
IEEE plans PoE patent pool
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE is ready to jump into the patent pool game, and it is starting with a call for patents on power over Ethernet.
Intel reportedly signs wireless IC supply deal with Nokia
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
News reports indicate Intel Corp. has reached an agreement to supply chips to Nokia Corp. for its mobile handset products, giving the world's biggest semiconductor company the breakthrough it has been seeking in the communications market.
Vodafone first in Europe with live femtocell service
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Vodafone is set to become the first European network operator to offer femtocells commercially to residential users.
TI digs deeper into femtocells opportunity
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments is upping the stakes in supplying developers of both residential and enterprise femtocells with a range of DSPs specifically targeted at the emerging 3G access point market.
Silicon Labs : Telephony IC is highly integrated
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
With the Si3217x ProSLIC, Silicon Labs claims the industry’s highest performance, highest integration and lowest power family of single-channel foreign exchange station (FXS) solutions.
Maxim : Gamma correction IC has 16 programmable outputs
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
The MAX9669 is a low-cost, 16-channel, gamma-correction reference system with integrated nonvolatile (NV) memory.
Companies demo 'mass market' femtocell platform
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Femtocell pioneer Ubiquisys (Swindon, England) is demonstrating for the first time at this week at the Femtocells World Summit staged here in London its latest 3G basestation, which is based on the Aquilo baseband chipset from Percello (Ra’anana, Israel).
Intel, IBM spar for lead in Top 500 list
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Intel is on the rise in the world's fastest computers as ranked in the latest Top 500 supercomputer list, but IBM Corp. is still top dog and is making plans to keep it that way.
Rambus lowers revenue target
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6/23/2009   Post a comment
Memory technology licensor Rambus lowered its revenue target for the quarter ending June 30, saying it now expects sales of between $26.7 million and $27.2 million.
SanDisk files suit against LSI
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
SanDisk has filed a complaint against LSI asking for a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of several patents held by that company. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court, also alleges libel against LSI and requests damages.
Silicon startups get the squeeze
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6/22/2009   6 comments
Top venture capitalists say opportunities are changing and narrowing for semiconductor startups because the costs of bringing a new processor or system-on-chip to market are becoming prohibitive and raising new funds to invest in high tech companies of any kind is getting increasingly difficult.
Low-power stereo codec integrates Class D speaker driver
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
Designed to extend playback time for audio enabled portable devices, Wolfson Microelectronics' second device in its stereo chip line is being promoted as the industry's lowest power codec.
STMicroelectronics : Connectivity MCUs combine Ethernet, USB, CAN and I2S
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics annouces full production availability of its latest STM32 Connectivity Line microcontrollers built on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
April's semis growth "best since 1996", says analyst
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales in April were up 15.6 percent on the previous month, if the fact that March was a 5 week month is factored in, according to market research group Future Horizon (Sevenoaks, England).
Texas Instruments : 18-bit SoC enables high-speed data acquisition
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
Two system-on-chip (SoC) solutions from Texas Instruments enable designers to develop ultra-high performance analog-to-digital converter front ends for precision applications including high-speed data acquisition, automated test equipment and medical imaging.
Ramtron : Nonvolatile RAM replaces serial EEPROM
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
Ramtron has announced the FM24CL32, a serial nonvolatile RAM that offers high-speed read/write performance, low voltage operation, and superior data retention.
Marvell lifts sales target on improved demand
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6/22/2009   Post a comment
Citing broad improvement in demand within multiple end-markets, Marvell Technology Group increased its revenue target for its second fiscal quarter, saying it now expects sales to be between $600 million and $630 million.
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