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Osram sues Samsung, LG in South Korea
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
German high-tech lighting manufacturer Osram and its subsidiary, Osram Opto Semiconductors, filed multiple lawsuits in South Korea against companies controlled by LG Group and Samsung, claiming that the companies are infringing core Osram patents.
Jedec readies DDR4 memory spec
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8/22/2011   6 comments
The Double Data Rate 4 memory chip standard will include three data width offerings, differential signaling, data masking and a new termination scheme, according to the Jedec Solid State Technology Association, the standards developer that creates the DDR standards.
TI’s dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit DACs provide highest precision, lowest power consumption
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8/22/2011   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has announced that their family of dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) provide the industry’s highest precision and lowest power consumption.
GPRS modem routers simplify M2M data connectivity
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8/21/2011   Post a comment
Radio Data Technology (RDT) has released their latest RM6000 GPRS modem routers following successful field trials in the water and traffic management industries.
WiMAX subscriptions surpass 20 million globally
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8/21/2011   4 comments
The WiMAX Forum has announced that WiMAX technology has broken the 20 million global subscriber mark. This significant milestone comes among reports from operators around the world reporting dramatic subscriber growth.
Hittite phase shifter claims one octave bandwidth
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8/21/2011   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced a new SMT packaged MMIC analog phase shifter which is well suited for phased array, industrial sensors, and clock and local oscillator (LO) synchronization applications in fiber optic, military, test equipment and industrial/medical equipment.
Radicom Bluetooth modules aim for low cost
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8/21/2011   Post a comment
Radicom Research has announced the launch of its RB4000 and RB4000HM Bluetooth modules for short-range wireless data connectivity.
Pasquale Pistorio wins IEEE Noyce Medal
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8/19/2011   3 comments
Pasquale Pistorio, former president and CEO of STMicroelectronics, has been named the winner of the 2011 IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal.
Mentor beats targets, touts strong bookings
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8/19/2011   4 comments
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics reported quarterly sales and profit that beat analysts' expectations and said it achieved its best ever bookings for a fiscal second quarter.
Analyst: Marvell report 'better than feared'
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8/19/2011   4 comments
A Wall Street analyst reiterated his "buy" rating on Marvell Technology Group, one day after the company reported quarterly sales and profit that exceeded consensus analysts' expectations and guided for sequential growth of about 7 percent for the current quarter.
SEMI book-to-bill tumbles in July
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8/18/2011   1 comment
The ratio of sales bookings to billings among North American semiconductor capital equipment vendors tumbled for a third straight month in July, according to the fab tool vendor trade group SEMI.
Samsung samples 30nm, 32GB DDR3 RDIMMs
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8/18/2011   2 comments
In an effort to deliver higher performance with lower power consumption to the next-generation server market, Samsung has developed 32GB DDR3 RDIMMs that use 3D through silicon via (TSV) package technology.
HP to spin out PCs, drop webOS products
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8/18/2011   39 comments
Hewlett-Packard CEO Léo Apotheker confirmed that rhe company will explore the spin out or sale of its PC business and said HP would discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad tablet and webOS phones.
Cree buys outdoor LED lighting firm
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8/18/2011   3 comments
LED maker Cree said it acquired LED outdoor lighting supplier Ruud Lighting in a cash and stock worth about $525 million.
Microchip Technology SST11CP15 RF power amplifier
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
Microchip introduced the SST11CP15 RF power amplifier for 5 GHz IEE 802.11a/n WLAN embedded applications.
SanDisk flash drive targets advanced tablets
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8/18/2011   2 comments
SanDisk Corporation recently introduced the iNAND™ Extreme® embedded flash drive (EFD), the first in a new line of products from the company that is designed for high-end tablets running advanced operating systems and data-intensive applications.
On Semiconductor NCN1188 link switch
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor introduced the NCN1188, which is claimed to be the industry's first 3:1 high speed USB switch with the capacity to support the new Mobile High Definition Link interface standard for HD video and digital audio.
SSD ASIC architecture targets enterprise apps
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8/18/2011   1 comment
STEC, Inc. announced a new integrated application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) architecture for its ZeusIOPS® enterprise-class SSD family in order to make them more cost-efficient.
Texas Instruments UCC28250 and UCC28950 green PWM controllers
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
TI's green controllers integrate synchronous rectifier outputs and pre-bias start-up to support multiple isolated power supply topologies.
Miniature AEC Q200-qualified AC varistor features high ESD
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
AVX claims smallest dual-element multilayer varistor with exceptionally high ESD value.
IR's chief sees weakened end-market demand
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8/18/2011   1 comment
International Rectifier reported quarterly sales in line with analysts' expectations, but CEO Oleg Khaykin said the company expects revenue to dip due to weakened end-market demand.
IBM demos cognitive computer chips
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8/18/2011   28 comments
IBM demonstrated proof-of-concept cognitive computing chips that replicate the functions of neurons and synapses in the brain with digital integrators and crossbar switches.
EE Times' coverage of ESC Boston
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
EE Times' continuing coverage of ESC Boston, the most complete technical conference and expo in the East, set for Sept. 26-29 at the Hynes Convention Center.
Synopsys lifts 2011 targets after strong Q3
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8/17/2011   1 comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys raised its 2011 sales and earnings targets after reporting better-than-expected revenue and profits for its third quarter of fiscal 2011.
TI says OMAP not for sale
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8/17/2011   8 comments
Texas Instruments said its OMAP multimedia applications processor line is not for sale, contrary to widely circulated rumors.
Microsemi launches Zarlink takeover bid
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8/17/2011   1 comment
Microsemi launched a formal bid to acquire all outstanding shares of Canadian mixed-signal chipmaker Zarlink Semiconductor.
Freescale sells Scottish fab
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8/17/2011   5 comments
The Freescale Semiconductor fab in East Kilbride, Scotland, which ceased chip production two years ago, has been sold to a real estate developer for undisclosed financial terms.
Avago AFBR-57F5PZ Gbit Fibre Channel transceiver
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8/17/2011   Post a comment
Avago says its latest SFP+ transceiver delivers twice the data bandwidth of the current generation of Fibre Channel devices at nearly the same power level, while increasing port density.
Vishay SiB437EDKT P-channel MOSFET
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8/17/2011   Post a comment
Vishay Siliconix claims its 8 V P-Channel TrenchFET Power MOSFET offers industry's lowest on-resistance down to 34 mO at 4.5 V in the 1.6 mm by 1.6 mm footprint area with sub-0.8-mm profile.
Analog Devices AD8436A and AD8436J RMS-to-DC converter
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8/17/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices' RMS-to-DC converter offers a 100 µV to 3 V of usable dynamic range and the ability to measure extremely low signal levels with high accuracy and no drop in settling time.
National Semiconductor DAC161P997 16-bit digital-to-analog converter
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8/17/2011   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's single-wire 16-bit DAC for 4-to-20 mA loops simplifies smart transmitter design.
Ex-Broadcom exec named CEO of ClariPhy
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8/17/2011   3 comments
Nariman Yousefi, a 17-year veteran of Broadcom, was named president and CEO of mixed-signal digital signal processing SoC startup ClariPhy Communications.
GE's new GFG500 Gb Ethernet video processor and 3U OpenVPX-REDI MCP500 processor offer flexibility, faster TTM
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8/17/2011   Post a comment
The 3U OpenVPX-REDI GFG500 Gigabit Ethernet Video Processor and the 3U OpenVPX-REDI MCP500 Processor from GE Intelligent Platforms are targeted for video and network processing applications deployed in harsh environments.
GE's MIP3ES miniature image stabilizer targeted for harsh environments such as UAVs
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8/16/2011   Post a comment
The MIP3ES Miniature Image Stabilizer from GE Intelligent Platforms is designed for demanding military/aerospace applications in which size, weight and power (SWaP) are highly constrained.
EE Times launches China fabless IC report
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8/16/2011   2 comments
UBM Electronics, the publisher of EE Times, announced the availability of the China Fabless Profile, a special report created by EE Times Confidential and focused on China's fast-growing fabless semiconductor sector.
IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol IP for Microsemi’s SmartFusion cSoCs
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8/16/2011   1 comment
SmartFusion cSoCs are the only devices that integrate an FPGA, a complete microcontroller built around a hard ARM Cortex-M3 processor, and programmable analog fabric.
Renesas files patent suit against Vizio
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8/15/2011   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics filed patent infringement complaints against television maker Vizio with the U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. federal court in Texas, according to a report by the Bloomberg news service.
Toshiba establishes chip design JV in Brazil
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8/15/2011   3 comments
Toshiba said it established a semiconductor design house as a joint venture with Semp Toshiba Informática, a Brazilian Toshiba affiliate.
Solar cell maker files for bankruptcy
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8/15/2011   19 comments
Loss-ridden Evergreen Solar announced that it filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy code.
SMIC's COO resigns in latest shakeup
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8/15/2011   4 comments
In the latest management shakeup to hit Chinese chip foundry SMIC, the company announced that Simon Yang, chief operating officer, will resign effective Sept. 5.
lyteda appoints Jim Hogan chairman of the board
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8/15/2011   Post a comment
Jim Hogan, an industry veteran, visionary and expert voice, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Polyteda Software Corp.
Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
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8/15/2011   27 comments
Web search giant Google signed a definitive agreement to acquire handset vendor Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion in cash.
Ultra-precision op amp pushes to zero drift, 36V rail
Product News  
8/15/2011   3 comments
TI dual-channel OPA2188 offers major improvements in offset voltage drift, initial offset voltage, bandwidth
Varian shareholders OK Applied acquisition
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8/12/2011   1 comment
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates shareholders approved the proposed $4.9 billion acquisition of the firm by Applied Materials.
Viewpoint: Don't believe the hype
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8/12/2011   6 comments
The $4.5 billion Nortel patent sale, which has lead to a flurry of commentary about a bubble in patent valuation, was an outlier, not a trend. Here's why.
Connector tool joins MapleSim models to dSPACE controller board
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8/12/2011   Post a comment
Allows real-time implementation in a single environment.
SATA-IO unveils two interface standards: SATA Express and SATA µSSD
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8/12/2011   1 comment
SATA-IO is enabling higher speed storage applications with the development of its new SATA Express specification. The organization also introduced a new standard for embedded SSDs, which eliminates the module connector from the traditional SATA interface.
Siano, Innofidei settle mobile TV spat
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8/12/2011   Post a comment
Siano Mobile Silicon Ltd. and Innofidei Inc., two fabless chip companies competing in mobile TV applications, have agreed to drop court cases and other proceedings against each other in China and the United States.
TSMC's A6 processor to respin, says report
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8/12/2011   17 comments
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) – said to have started trial manufacturing of the ARM-based A6 processor for Apple – will put the IC through another tape-out for the "production design" in the first quarter of 2012, according to the Taiwan Economic News.
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