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Spansion Q2 2012 earnings
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7/31/2012   2 comments
Memory maker Spansion reported Q2 2012 revenue up 11 percent from Q1 to $233.4 million. Net income of $26 million compared with a first-quarter loss of $13.1 million.
Altera shipping 14.1 Gbps backplane-capable transceivers in 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs
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7/31/2012   Post a comment
The only FPGA with 14.1 Gbps backplane-capable transceivers to meet the high-performance requirements in test and measurement, data centers, and storage area networks.
Toshiba to commence volume production of white LEDs
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7/31/2012   4 comments
Toshiba announced it would start mass production of white light-emitting diodes in the 200-mm wafer fab at subsidiary Kaga Toshiba Electronics in October.
Indian firm launches $125 MIPS-based Android 4.1 tablet
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7/31/2012   4 comments
Intellectual property licensor MIPS Technologies said an Indian firm is now shipping in India a media tablet featuring a MIPS-based processor and running the latest version of the Android operating system for about $125.
Synopsys buys EDA vendor Ciranova
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7/30/2012   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys announced the acquisition of custom IC EDA tool vendor Ciranova. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Analog sector to post modest sales growth, boost 300-mm production
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7/30/2012   2 comments
The worldwide analog semiconductor market is on track this year to grow 5.1 percent, increasing at a slower clip than the overall semiconductor industry, according to a market report from Semico Research Corp.
Smart Storage releases next-gen SATA SSD
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7/30/2012   Post a comment
The XceedIOPS2 leverages 24-nm eMLC NAND flash for mainstream workloads.
Apple to acquire fingerprint chip firm Authentec
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7/30/2012   12 comments
Apple signed a merger agreement to acquire AuthenTec, a provider of fingerprint ICs, sensors and software for security, for about $356 million, according to a regulatory filing.
UMC seeks partners, offers 10% share in business
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7/30/2012   1 comment
Foundry chip maker UMC has announced that it is offering a private equity placement for up to 10 percent of the company. There has been speculation that Qualcomm could be persuaded to purchase the stock as a means of investing in manufacturing.
Lattice announced serial image sensor bridge support for Sony IMX136/104
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7/30/2012   3 comments
Design uses low cost, low power MachXO2 PLD
Wireless is bright sector in slow chip market, says IHS
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7/30/2012   2 comments
Global semiconductor component revenue is expected to rise by 3 percent to $320.8 billion 2012, according to IHS iSuppli. The market research firm said that wireless market growth would be a highlight in an otherwise lackluster year.
Semtech rolls sub-GHz multi-PHY mode transceiver
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7/30/2012   1 comment
Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor vendor Semtech Corp. said it has introduced the SX1257, a low power digital I/Q RF multi-mode PHY transceiver. Suitable for smart metering applications, the SX1257 supports mandatory and optional 802.15.4g PHY modes, including orthogonal frequency division multiplexing.
Intel upgrades 3G RF chip with power amplifiers
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7/30/2012   7 comments
Intel has announced the integration of a 3G HSPA radio frequency transceiver with power amplifiers on a single 65-nm die.
Clemmer: NXP debt under control, focusing on design wins
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7/27/2012   6 comments
NXP CEO Rick Clemmer (shown) said the chip maker has reduced its debt by $900 million, allowing it to devote more of its resources to key design wins.
Auto IC gains breathe new life into car market
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7/27/2012   5 comments
Entrenched suppliers like ST, Freescale and Renesas are providing new kinds of auto electronics that are sustaining the global car market. That will make it harder for aspiring Chinese suppliers to enter a market with high barriers to entry.
Researchers claim smallest semiconductor laser
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7/27/2012   7 comments
Physicists at the University of Texas-Austin say they have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China.
First public access release to Xilinx Vivado design suite
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7/26/2012   2 comments
Accelerates time to implementation from C and RTL up to 4x and improves performance up to 15 percent.
PV inverter market to resume growth in 2012
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7/26/2012   3 comments
The global photovoltaic inverter market shrank in terms of revenues in 2011 but will return to growth in 2012, exceeding $7 billion, according to IMS Research.
Cadence CEO sees design activity keeping pace
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7/26/2012   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan said he expects to see design activity remain at a good pace in the second half of the year, despite macroeconomic challenges.
Rambus loses ITC case against chip makers
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7/25/2012   1 comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that a group of chip makers did not violate several patents held by technology licensor Rambus.
New LinkSwitch-HP ICs introduce primary side regulation to power supplies up to 90W
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7/25/2012   1 comment
LinkSwitch-HP ICs from Power Integrations is a new family of energy-efficient, off-line switcher ICs that can deliver up to 90 W output power with accurate primary-side regulation (PSR).
Apple coming to dominate electronics supply chain, says IHS
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7/25/2012   6 comments
Apple is expected to be the top chip buyer again in 2012 and is lengthening its lead in semiconductor buying over other top OEMs, according to IHS iSuppli
TI makes good on NS buy to lead industrial sector
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7/25/2012   1 comment
Market research firm IHS iSuppli, in its latest report, has confirmed Texas Instruments’ purchase of National Semiconductor has boosted TI’s market share, reinforcing its dominance in 2011, as its revenue from the industrial electronics chip space grew to $2.2 billion, up 24.9 percent from $1.8 billion a year earlier.
Losses up at NXP on increased sales
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7/25/2012   2 comments
Mixed-signal chip company NXP Semiconductor NV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has posted an increased loss on sales that climbed sequentially in the second quarter but were down year-on-year.
Micron's Elpida buy carries risks, says IHS
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7/25/2012   1 comment
Micron move to acquire Elpida Memory is a bold one that carries risk, particularly if the integration and technology transfer does not go smoothly, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Globalfoundries to expand N.Y. fab
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7/25/2012   1 comment
Globalfoundries announced it would move forward with additional construction of its Fab 8 campus in upstate New York, a move that will bring the total manufacturing capacity of the facility to 300,000 square feet.
Broadcom not threatened by Samsung's CSR buy
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7/25/2012   9 comments
Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor downplayed speculation that Samsung's acquisition of CSR's mobile business posed a threat to the company's business following Broadcom's better-than-expected second quarter financial report.
Despite record iPad sales, Apple's revenue comes up short
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7/24/2012   5 comments
Apple reported record sales of its iPad media tablet for the quarter ended June 30, but the company's overall revenue for the quarter and its sales target for the current quarter came up short of analysts' expectations.
SMIC says Q2 sales better than expected
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7/24/2012   Post a comment
Chinese chip foundry SMIC increased its second quarter sales and gross margin forecast, citing improved business.
Higher gas prices drives car, automotive IC sales
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7/24/2012   3 comments
The market for automotive ICs is forecast to grow 8 percent in 2012 to an annual value of $19.6 billion, according to market research company IC Insights.
Chip set shortage, weak economy mars Fairchild’s sales growth
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7/24/2012   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor’s president and chief executive, Mark Thompson, said “chip set shortages from a major vendor” hurt second-quarter sales.
ST trims losses, cuts capex
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7/24/2012   3 comments
A combination of continued losses and renewed market softness for Europe's leading chip company STMicroelectronics NV has led the company to make a 25 percent cut in its capital expenditure budget for 2012.
Mindspeed cuts 15% of workforce
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7/24/2012   3 comments
Network infrastructure chip vendor Mindspeed Technologies announced plans to cut more than 80 jobs as part of a restructuring plan to reduce costs.
TI: Customers holding off on new orders
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7/23/2012   8 comments
Despite lean inventors, OEM customers and distributors are being cautious about new purchase orders, executives from Texas Instruments said as the company provided a third quarter sales target that fell short of analysts' expectations.
Cisco to cut another 1,300 jobs
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7/23/2012   5 comments
Networking giant Cisco Systems said it plans to cut about 1,300 jobs, or roughly 2 percent of its global workforce, in connection with ongoing restructuring at the company.
Europe launches grid-connected renewable energy storage project
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7/23/2012   5 comments
A consortium of seven European partners has been formed to build a solid state hydrogen storage plant that will balance power supply and demand of renewable energy installed in the Puglia region of Italy.
Sensor seeks to cut wafer cleaning costs
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7/23/2012   3 comments
A wafer cleaning sensor developed with the help of Semiconductor Research Corp. could allow chip makers to cut energy and water costs by as much as 80 percent.
Ramtron extends Fram agreement with Rohm
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7/23/2012   Post a comment
Ferroelectric random access memory supplier Ramtron has entered into a new manufacturing and license partnering agreement with Rohm Co., Ltd. to manufacture Fram-based semiconductor products for Ramtron on Rohm’s Fram manufacturing line.
ARM, TSMC sign deal to ease FinFET process introduction
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7/23/2012   6 comments
Processor IP licensor ARM and foundry chip maker TSMC have signed a multi-year agreement to work together to optimize next-generation 64-bit ARM processor cores for FinFET process technology.
ISSI buys specialty flash memory vendor
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7/20/2012   Post a comment
Chip vendor Integrated Silicon Solution signed a deal to acquire specialty memory chip vendor Chingis Technology for $33 million in cash.
Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
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7/20/2012   58 comments
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reportedly predicted that more than half of new cars would be electric in 12 to 15 years.
Linear Technology LT3975 and LT3976 step-down regulators
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7/20/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology has expanded its growing family of sub-5 µA quiescent current step-down regulators with a pair of devices aimed at the automotive and industrial sectors.
Power semi market worth $20B in 2012, says Yole
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7/20/2012   1 comment
The market for discrete semiconductors, module and ICs dedicated to the power electronics industry will reach $20 billion in 2012, according to market research firm Yole Developpement (Lyon, France).
TI targets smart meters with analog front end
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7/20/2012   4 comments
TI released its first integrated e-metering product line that it claims offers the lowest power, delivering just 2mW per channel.
Freescale CEO targets Q3 for new strategic plan
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7/19/2012   4 comments
Freescale Semiconductor CEO Gregg Lowe said the company expects to decide by the end of the third quarter on spending plans that will focus on growing revenue and gross margins.
TI pursues smart-meter sector with ADS131E08 lowest power AFEs
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7/19/2012   Post a comment
TI released its first integrated e-metering product line that it claims offers the lowest power, delivering just 2mW per channel.
IDC cuts 2012 chip market growth forecast
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7/19/2012   1 comment
IDC cut its forecast for 2012 semiconductor market growth, citing macroeconomic uncertainties such as the ongoing Eurozone crisis, lower global GDP growth and slowing in emerging markets.
Linear Tech moves to integrate Dust Nets' wireless sensors
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7/19/2012   3 comments
Linear Technology is quickly integrating wireless sensor technologies it gained through the acquisition of Dust Networks. Product offerings will take a little longer, company executives say.
Qualcomm sees 28-nm capacity crunch through 2012
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7/18/2012   7 comments
Despite having four foundry suppliers at the 28-nm node, Qualcomm said it expects capacity constraints that are impacting its sales to persist until the end of the year.
LSI appoints Greg Huff CTO
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7/18/2012   Post a comment
LSI appointed Greg Huff to the position of chief technology officer as one of three promotions of company executives.
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