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Japan to Form Power Device Initiative
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7/31/2013   11 comments
Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
Micron Closes Elpida Acquisition
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7/31/2013   14 comments
Micron Technology announced it closed its $2.5 billion deal to acquire Elpida Memory.
Samsung & Apple Drive Robust Growth in Light Sensors
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7/31/2013   2 comments
The value of light and proximity sensors used mobile handsets and tablets is set to grow rapidly in the coming years due to increased use by the likes of Samsung and Apple, according to IHS.
Loss of Subsidies Could Burst EV Bubble
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7/30/2013   19 comments
Sales of electric cars and batteries will climb steadily over the next five years, but what happens if government subsidies disappear?
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report
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7/29/2013   10 comments
Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
Tablet SoC Latecomer MediaTek Creeping up on Samsung
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7/29/2013   38 comments
On Monday, July 29, MediaTek launches a new quad-core tablet SoC with heterogeneous multi-processing capability, which the Taiwanese chip giant declares a “world’s first.”
Samsung Overtakes Apple in Handset Profits
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7/29/2013   29 comments
After a four-year run at the top Apple was overtaken in the second quarter by Samsung as the world's most profitable mobile phone vendor, according to a market analysis firm.
Freescale's Loss Hides Auto Success
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7/26/2013   13 comments
Freescale scored increased operational profits in the second quarter, but saw net income brought down by a one-off financial restructuring cost.
SK Hynix Scores Record Profits
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7/25/2013   8 comments
The memory maker that was saved a decade ago by a bailout has just posted record profits based on memory price strength.
ARM's Mali Shipments Beat Expectations
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7/25/2013   5 comments
ARM CEO Simon Segars sees mid-range and entry-level smartphones driving further success for the company's Mali range of graphics processor cores.
In-Car Wireless Rises, but Don't Hold Your Breath
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7/24/2013   13 comments
Automakers are going wireless big time. But they are not likely to use WiFi/Bluetooth combo chips anytime soon.
Former ARM CEO Joins Micron
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7/23/2013   2 comments
Warren East, former CEO of processor IP licensor ARM, has joined the board of directors of memory maker Micron.
Loss-Making ST Forecasts Flat for Q3
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7/23/2013   4 comments
As STMicroelectronics strives to move on from its wireless misadventure, the company has reported losses in its Q2 results and sees no sequential growth in Q3.
TI Looks for Q3 Sales Uptick
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7/23/2013   9 comments
Texas Instruments reported that second quarter sales were down 9 percent year-over-year, but the company forecast a third quarter sequential increase of about 6 percent.
SuVolta Process Wins ARM, UMC Support
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7/23/2013   15 comments
With six deployment programs in place, SuVoltas's chip manufacturing process is looking like a viable alternative to FDSOI and FinFET processes.
MEMS Sensors Secure Structures
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7/19/2013   21 comments
Infrastructure monitoring firm Resensys claims to be preventing bridges from collapsing with advanced warning using wireless networks of micro-electro-mechanical system sensors and smart monitoring software.
Other Firms Prepare to Eat Apple's Lunch
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7/19/2013   54 comments
Shipments of Apple iPhones fell below expectations in the first quarter of 2013 and market analyst IHS reckons Apple is on track to lose market share in the rapidly growing market.
Freescale: Smart Cards on Wheels
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7/18/2013   29 comments
It's not hard to imagine cars in the future literally becoming "smart cards on wheels" if Freescale Semiconductor has its way.
Graphene Said to Pose Health Hazard
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7/18/2013   25 comments
Toxicity studies conducted at Brown University find that graphene--a possible successor to silicon in future IC manufacturing--disrupts functions of living cells.
Intel Results Continue to Slide
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7/18/2013   35 comments
Intel cuts 2013 capex and revenue forecasts as it reports falling profits in second quarter.
TSMC Forecasts Tepid Q3
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7/18/2013   4 comments
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said that demand for its wafers will "moderate" in the third quarter after it reported record sales and profits for 2Q13.
NEC Quits Smartphone Business
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7/17/2013   20 comments
NEC's withdrawal is a clear defeat for the Japanese company and its place in the global mobile industry where the changing of the guards has been apparent.
Slideshow: Scenes From Semicon West 2013
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7/17/2013   3 comments
Images from the recently concluded Semicon West, the semiconductor capital equipment industry's annual tradeshow in San Francisco.
What's Microsemi Done With Actel's SmartFusion Product Range?
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7/16/2013   8 comments
The SmartFusion2 product range is built on 65nm Flash technology and biased heavily towards security and defense applications.
SRC, Intel Shrink Environmental Footprint of Chip Building
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7/16/2013   6 comments
Intel and Semiconductor Research Corp. have developed a semiconductor gas distribution system purging algorithm that cuts ultra-high purity gas usage 20-percent and the time required to purge by 30 percent, thus cutting costs while improving throughput.
MRAM Pioneer Doubles Funding
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7/16/2013   13 comments
French MRAM firm Crocus Technology has raised about $45 million, which it plans to use for volume production in Israel and R&D at its joint venture fab in Russia.
Infineon: Breaking Down Automotive Attacks
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7/15/2013   32 comments
It takes more than a university paper, said an Infineon executive, to justify a business case for security among automotive OEMs.
MEMS Nixes Temperature Compensation
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7/11/2013   9 comments
SiTime aims for five parts per billion frequency stability for future micro-electro-mechanical system resonators using its TempFlat technology.
Car Hacking: NXP Pushes Flexible Security
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7/11/2013   25 comments
NXP early on realized that automotive security could benefit from the company’s experience in developing a "secure element" – successfully deployed in millions of smartcards.
Lenovo Passes HP to Take PC Market Lead
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7/11/2013   23 comments
Chinese firm pulled into lead in the second quarter as overall PC sales tumbled 11 percent year over year, according to IDC.
Image Processor IC Startup Snags Funding, New CEO
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7/10/2013   4 comments
Movidius Ltd. puts the former GM of TI's OMAP in the chief executive chair and moves its headquarters to Silicon Valley.
'Super WiFi' Comes to WVU
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7/9/2013   26 comments
West Virginia University has become the first university in the US to use low-frequency “white spaces,” left empty by TV stations that have switched to digital broadcasting, to offer Super WiFi.
First 20nm UtraScale ASIC-Class FPGA From Xilinx
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7/9/2013   1 comment
20nm UltraScale devices enable 1.5-2x system-level performance and programmable systems integration a year ahead of the competition.
Fab Tool Market Expected to Contract Again
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7/9/2013   10 comments
The semiconductor processing equipment is projected to contract for the second straight year, but rebound in a big way in 2014, according to the SEMI trade group.
How Hackers Can Take Control Over Your Car
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7/8/2013   71 comments
The automotive industry has yet to see a hacker compromising the safety of cars and drivers, because automobiles have not been network-connected until recently. But that doesn't mean it won't happen.
Apple Bucks High-Tech Slippage in Fortune Rankings
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7/8/2013   7 comments
The high-tech industry as a whole, despite the performance of Apple, Samsung, and Hon Hai, took a back seat to automotive companies and oil producers in the latest Fortune Global 500.
Tablet Display Market Heating Up
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7/5/2013   14 comments
Surge in orders from unbranded, white-box Chinese tablet manufacturers prompts IHS to increase forecast by 6 percent.
Big-Little, GPU-Compute Go Industrial
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7/3/2013   13 comments
Fujitsu is aiming energy-saving SoC and heterogeneous computation techniques at graphically controlled systems in consumer and industrial sectors.
Why Hydrogen Cars Are Suddenly Back in Vogue
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7/2/2013   42 comments
GM and Honda announced that they will join forces to develop a common hydrogen powertrain – fuel cells and hydrogen tanks – for fuel cell vehicles.
Dialog to Pay $310 Million for PMIC Pioneer
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7/2/2013   1 comment
Germany-based Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy power management IC pioneer iWatt for $310 million in cash plus up to an additional $35 million based on subsequent business performance.
Toshiba to Build Fab for 3D NAND Flash
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7/2/2013   21 comments
Phase 2 of Toshiba's Fab 5 at Yokkaichi will be the production site for vertically organized 3D NAND flash memory.
For Durability Testing, Ford Turns to Robots
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7/1/2013   12 comments
Automotive companies are known as pioneers in robotic technologies. They’ve honed their robotic skills to improve their production lines. Now robots are going to work as test drivers, says Ford.


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