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Ansys to buy Apache Design for $310 million
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6/30/2011   9 comments
Design software vendor Ansys said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire power analysis and optimization EDA vendor Apache Design Solutions for $310 million in cash.
Automotive chip market to show 12% CAGR
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6/30/2011   6 comments
The annual global automotive chip market was worth $22 billion in 2010 and will be worth close to $35 billion in 2014, according to market research firm Markets and Markets. This equates to a compound annual growth rate for the period of about 12 percent.
Thin Film offers passive plastic NVM
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6/30/2011   2 comments
Printed plastic memory pioneer Thin Film Electronics ASA has announced the development of a passive array nonvolatile printable plastic memory that is describes as being suitable for secure documents.
Power management IC family combines multirail outputs, digital control, reporting, efficiency
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6/30/2011   3 comments
AS19xx series from Akros Silicon strives to meet needs of gateways, femtocells, settop boxes, and even LED drives
SMIC trading halted after chairman's death
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6/30/2011   12 comments
Shares of Chinese chip foundry SMIC ceased trading at the company's request after it reported that its chairman died and that the company's president and CEO failed to win re-election to its board of directors.
Solar module vendor gets $20M in funding
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6/30/2011   3 comments
Semprius, a provider high-concentration photovoltaic solar modules, announced that it recently secured $20 million in its first tranche of series C venture fundraising.
IDC: Cloud server revenue to hit $9.4B in 2015
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6/30/2011   8 comments
Worldwide revenue for cloud computing servers is projected to grow to $9.4 billion in 2015, according to market research firm IDC.
Samsung takes Apple fight to ITC
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6/29/2011   9 comments
South Korea's Samsung Electronics filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an investigation of alleged patent infringement by Apple and presumably seeking a ban on the importation of Apple products into the U.S.
Atmel expands maXTouch E-Series family for 2.8 to 3.5-inch touchscreens
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6/29/2011   Post a comment
The new Atmel maXTouch mXT112E controller from Atmel Corporation is optimized for 2.8- to 3.5-inch touchscreens for consumer markets such as feature phones, digital still cameras, global positioning systems (GPS), gaming consoles, and other high-volume devices.
IHS: Full Japan quake recovery by September
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6/29/2011   6 comments
The electronics industry supply chain is expected to be completely recovered from the after effects of the March 11 earthquake in Japan by the end of the third quarter, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Step-down regulators support DDR1, DDR2, and DDR3 memory
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6/29/2011   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3634, a high-efficiency, dual-channel monolithic synchronous step-down regulator for power supply and bus termination rails for DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM controllers.
QuickLogic announces Jupiter app reference platform for ArcticLink II CX family
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6/29/2011   Post a comment
Jupiter reference platform accelerates evaluation time, enables performance benchmarking, and showcases fast sideloading and content protection capabilities.
Spreadtrum targeted by Muddy Waters report
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6/29/2011   2 comments
Nasdaq-traded Chinese fabless chip company Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has been targeted by Muddy Waters LLC, a brokerage firm that has declared a short position in the company and published an open letter to the chairman.
SMIC picks Kilopass NVM IP for 55-nm process
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6/28/2011   Post a comment
Non-volatile memory IP vendor Kilopass Technology said Tuesday (June 28) it is expanding its one-time programmable NVM product offering to SMIC's 55-nm logic CMOS process.
Fujitsu's MB91580 32-bit MCUs enable highly efficient electric and hybrid vehicle motor control
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6/28/2011   3 comments
Fujitsu Semiconductor America's new MB91580 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) combine excellent performance with a wide range of peripheral functions to enable optimal, high-speed and highly efficient 3-phase inverter motor control in electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HV).
ST's fast-write EEPROM for low-cost blackbox recorders simplifies design
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6/28/2011   1 comment
The new M35B32 EEPROM from STMicroelectronics has a unique ultra-fast recording feature for storing important data during unexpected events. Its uses include recovering system data when a sudden power failure occurs, and ‘black-box’ recorders that help identify the causes of equipment failures or accidents.
Energy efficiency may require 'cool factor'
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6/28/2011   27 comments
The Smart Energy Panel at the Freescale Technology Forum addressed the issue of smarter energy efficiency by asking its panelists to expound on the question: What is the biggest hurdle to action?
Fresco Microchip gets $9M in series C funding
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6/28/2011   3 comments
Fresco Microchip, a developer of RF, mixed-signal and digital signal processing chips for TVs, announced it secured $9 million in series C funding from the Ontario Venture Capital Fund and previous Fresco investors Celtic House Venture Partners and Ventures West.
LED driver market to show 12% CAGR, says firm
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6/28/2011   10 comments
Annual LED driver IC sales will reach nearly $3.5 billion in 2015 up from nearly $2 billion in 2010, a compound annual growth rate of 12 percent, according to market research firm Strategies Unlimited Inc.
National Semiconductor LM5066 and LM5064 hot swap controllers
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6/28/2011   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its latest power management ICs are the first to come with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support.
Adesto ready to ramp CBRAM, with Altis
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6/28/2011   4 comments
Adesto Technologies Corp., a startup company developing conductive bridging RAM nonvolatile memory technology, has announced that it will ship products this year manufactured by foundry partner Altis Semiconductor SA.
Vishay DG2735A and DG2725 dual SPDT switches, DG2599 DPDT switch
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6/28/2011   Post a comment
Vishay is offering low-voltage analog switches that feature on-resistance down to 0.6 O maximum at 2.7V in a miniQFN package, making them well-suited for portable products.
Texas Instruments H.E.A.T. evaluation module
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6/28/2011   1 comment
TI is offering a high-temperature H.E.A.T. evaluation module that speeds safe testing of electronics for harsh and hot environments.
Fairchild Semiconductor FAN6863 PWM controller
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6/27/2011   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is sampling a small form factor PWM controller for space-constrained consumer electronics.
Synopsys rolls non-volatile memory IP
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6/27/2011   5 comments
Synopsys announced the immediate availability of DesignWAre AEON non-volatile memory IP for multiple 180-nm process technologies.
Private equity firm invests in Sumitomo unit
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6/27/2011   Post a comment
European private equity firm Bridgepoint said it is backing a management buyout of semiconductor process equipment vendor SPP Process Technology Systems. Financial terms of the buyout were not disclosed.
Wolfson issues warning over slow sales
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6/27/2011   4 comments
Mixed-signal fabless chip company Wolfson Microelectronics plc has issued a trading update notice stating that that second quarter revenues would come in at the lower end of previous guidance.
Smart energy module combines metering and control
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6/26/2011   Post a comment
ByteSnap Design has developed a ZigBee Smart Energy-compliant module that provides both metering and control in smart energy systems.
SIM controllers address the M2M markets
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6/26/2011   Post a comment
The devices, from StarChip, are based on the Cortus APS3s 32-bit core, enabling 20Mips at 20MHz across an extended range of temperatures from -40 to +105 degrees C.
Freescale's makeover: How's it look?
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6/26/2011   32 comments
CEO Beyer, in his keynote at Freescale Technology Forum, portrayed Freescale as a company of “embedded processing.” What pops into your head, when asked to describe Freescale in one key word?
Power transistor market set to grow 9% in 2011
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6/24/2011   6 comments
The global market for power transistors is set to reach $13.1 billion in 2011, according to market research firm IC Insights Inc., an increase of 9 percent over 2010, which itself was a 44 percent increase over the market in 2009.
Tilera launches many-core 64-bit processor
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6/24/2011   3 comments
Fabless many-core processor vendor Tilera Corp. has launched its Tile-Gx 3000 family of 40-nm processors claiming they provide a 10-fold improvement over Intel's SandyBridge processor in terms of performance-per-watt.
Nvidia quit PC benchmarking consortium, too
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6/23/2011   9 comments
Nvidiay left PC benchmarking consortium Business Applications Performance Corp., the organization now engaged in a war of words with Advanced Micro Devices after AMD exited the group earlier this week.
Analog Devices AD8429 instrumentation amplifier
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6/23/2011   Post a comment
ADI's latest instrumentation amplifier is designed for the precision measurement of extremely small signals present in noisy industrial operating environments
ST-Ericsson tips restructuring plan
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6/23/2011   2 comments
ST-Ericsson, the mobile phone chip joint venture between STMicroelectronics NV and Ericsson AB, has said it will implement cost savings to reduce annualized costs by about $120 million by the end of 2012. Up to 500 jobs are expected to be affected on a staff roster of about 6,700.
Freescale inks collaboration deals
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6/22/2011   Post a comment
Freescale announced a collaboration on a memory module with NOR flash memory vendor Spansion and an agreement around embedded software with Wind River.
AMD, PC benchmarking group trade barbs
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6/22/2011   13 comments
AMD traded barbs with PC benchmarking consortium BAPCo after AMD resigned from the organization and said it would not endorse the latest version of a popular benchmark.
KLA joins Sematech's EUV research program
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6/22/2011   8 comments
Semiconductor equipment vendor KLA-Tencor joined chip-making vendor consortium Sematech's lithography defect reduction program at the University at Albany.
Nat Semi stockholders approve TI takeover
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6/22/2011   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has announced that the company's stockholders approved the acquisition of the company by Texas Instruments Inc. at special meeting held Tuesday (June 21).
Allegro Microsystems A8516 LED driver
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6/22/2011   1 comment
Check out Allegro MicroSystems' new multi-output WLED/RGB driver for backlighting LCD monitors and televisions.
China white-box handset market in decline
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6/22/2011   4 comments
After a couple of recent profit warnings from white-box – or unbranded – handset manufacturers Nomura Equity Research has concluded that China's handset OEMs are facing structural problems.
Freescale rolls MEMS pressure sensor
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6/22/2011   4 comments
Freescale announced a low-cost Xtrinsic pressure sensor for consumer devices at the Freescale Technology Forum.
SIM controllers provide 20Mips@20MHz over extended temp range
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
StarChip's new SCM family of secure SIM controllers for M2M markets is based on the Cortus APS3s 32-bit core, enabling 20Mips@20MHz across an extended range of temperatures (-40°C to +105°C).
PLX, Avago demo PCI Express over fiber
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
Chip makers PLX Technology and Avago Technologies announced a collaboration using optics to demonstrate PCI Express extending beyond its dominant role within the box to a cabled box-to-box solution.
Dialog Semiconductor extends Panasonic relationship to power management and digital cordless technology
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor's DA9052 configurable power management IC has been adopted by Panasonic to maximise the battery life in two of the company's latest feature rich portable media players.
Wireless audio design delivers 40 hours on one AA battery
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
The Monad A1 wireless audio reference design from HiWave Technologies can deliver 13W burst audio and over 40 hours on one 1.2V AA NiMH battery.
Texas Instruments TMS320TCI6612 and TMS320TCI6614 small cell base station SoCs
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
TI is prepping a pair of SoCs for developers of metro, pico and enterprise small cell base stations.
IHS raises chip market growth forecast
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6/21/2011   4 comments
The global semiconductor market will be worth $325.9 billion in 2011, an increase of 7.2 percent on a market of $304.1 million 2010, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli. This is up from the previous IHS iSuppli outlook issued in April, which predicted revenue would rise by 7 percent for the year.
QuickLogic’s RGB-split technology for next-gen foldable tablets and smartphones
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6/21/2011   2 comments
RGB-split technology provides an innovative, system-proven solution for splitting a single CPU display signal for use by multiple (2, 3, or more) display systems.
Chinese fabless firm selects western foundry
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6/21/2011   13 comments
Southwest Integrated Circuit Design Co. Ltd. (SWID), a fabless IC chip company in Chongqing, China, has selected silicon-germanium BiCMOS manufacturing process technologies for its next radio frequency ICs and to have them manufactured in Newport Beach, California.
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