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SEMI: Wafer shipments increased in Q2
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8/3/2011   1 comment
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5 percent in the second quarter compared to the first quarter, according to fab tool vendor trade organization SEMI's Silicon Manufacturers Group.
The latest and greatest in RIO technology
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs are featured in NI’s new CompactRIO Systems and Single-Board RIO Devices.
PLX Technology PLX ExpressLane PEX8713 and PEX8717 PCIe Gen3 switches
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
PLX Technology's PCI Express Gen3 switches have x2 interface ports, which make them well-suited for solid-state storage, high-end computing, gaming, and designs that bridge out to the Thunderbolt interface.
GreenPeak launches RF4CE on USB stick
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8/2/2011   3 comments
GreenPeak Technologies BV has produced a reference design for a ZigBee RF4CE wireless standard receiver on a USB stick. The company is offering it to provide a quick upgrade to RF4CE wireless remote control for equipment that has a USB port.
Mentor CEO Rhines fears foundry oversupply
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8/2/2011   5 comments
The semiconductor industry is projected to grow by 7.2 percent in 2011, but Walden Rhines, chairman and CEO of EDA vendor Mentor Graphics, sounds a note of caution about maintaining this growth in 2012.
International Rectifier AUIR331x power switches
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8/2/2011   1 comment
International Rectifier designed its latest high-side intelligent power switches with accurate current-sensing and built-in protection circuits for automotive applications.
TI TPS54062 SWIFT step-down regulator
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
TI's 50-mA, 60-V synchronous step-down converter with integrated FETs provides 90-percent power efficiency, transient protection in a 125 mm2 package.
HiSilicon extends ARM licenses for 3G/4G comms
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8/2/2011   2 comments
HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. has licensed a range of ARM technology for use across the breadth of its communications chip design activities including: 3G/4G basestations, networking infrastructure and mobile computing applications.
Dongbu aids Chinese image sensor entry
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8/2/2011   3 comments
Foundry Dongbu HiTek Co. Ltd. has announced it has begun volume production of high dynamic range CMOS image sensor chips for BYD Microelectronics, a subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of products ranging from batteries to electric vehicles.
RF chip vendor files for $230 million IPO
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8/1/2011   3 comments
Chip and component vendor M/A-COM Technology Solutions said it filed an S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of common stock.
Axiomtek’s Atom-based HMI touch panel computer sports wide temp support and IP65 protection
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8/1/2011   Post a comment
Axiomtek's GOT-3156TL-830 is a heavy-duty & fanless HMI touch panel computer utilizing a 15-inch high brightness (400 nits) XGA TFT LCD with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
GaN startup raises $38M to transform power conversion
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8/1/2011   6 comments
Transphorm not only won over blue-chip VCs but got their blessing to build a fab.
Key exec, EDA 360 author, leaving Cadence
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8/1/2011   7 comments
The sudden departure of Cadence Design Systems' chief marketing officer was hastened by a reorganization of marketing functions within the company that a longtime analyst believes could signal a coming change in CEO at the EDA vendor.
Global Q2 chip sales confirm falling market
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8/1/2011   4 comments
Global chip sales in the second quarter were down 2 percent compared to equivalent figure in the previous quarter and down 0.5 percent from the second quarter in 2010, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
MimoOn LTE software ported to TI chips
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8/1/2011   Post a comment
MimoOn GmbH (Duisburg, Germany), a developer of software-defined radio technology, has said it has implemented LTE PHY software on KeyStone chips from Texas Instruments Inc. for small cell basestations.
Indian chip market to grow 15% in 2011
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8/1/2011   2 comments
The 2011 Indian semiconductor market is going to be worth $8.2 billion, up 15.5 percent compared to $7.1 billion in 2010, according to an EE Herald report that references market research company Gartner as its source.
Tower makes Ramon rad-hard processor
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8/1/2011   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a specialty foundry that trades as TowerJazz, and Ramon Chips Ltd., a fabless company that specializes in space applications, have announced they have completed a second generation of radiation-hardened processors.
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