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Xilinx to demo broadcast innovation and differentiation at IBC 2012
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8/30/2012   Post a comment
Broadcast engineers are faced with the challenges of providing cost-effective, high performance video, audio, and network systems.
Avnet Wi-Fi dev kit designed to attach to FPGA dev boards
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8/30/2012   5 comments
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Introduces the CC3000-Pmod Compatible Wi-Fi Adapter Kit.
Formosa Plastics bails out DRAM subsidiaries
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8/30/2012   2 comments
Formosa Plastics Group, parent of Nanya Technology Corp., has put together a bail-out plan worth about $1 billion to keep the loss-making DRAM maker from delisting from the Taiwan stock exchange, according to local reports.
Renesas president won't quit, lays out priorities
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8/29/2012   33 comments
Hours after a U.S. private equity firm launched a takeover bid, Renasas President Yasushi Akao (shown) told EE Times he's staying.
Linear Techology The LT4275A (LTPoE++), LT4275B (PoE+) and LT4275C (PoE) power device interface controllers.
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8/29/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology is offering power device interface controllers that support up to 90W and all three power-over-Ethernet standards: LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE.
Maxim 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ chipset comprises the MAX3948 DC-coupled laser driver and the DS4830 optical microcontroller
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8/29/2012   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' 4-channel QSFP+ transmitter supplies 4x the bandwidth, at less power, and in only 1.5x the area of a single-channel solution.
Silicon Laboratories C8051F39x/7x 8-bit MCUs
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8/29/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has rolled out an 8-bit MCU line that integrates a temperature sensor, as well as several other analog peripherals, helping to reduce BOM costs in communication and industrial systems.
ams AS3661 smart LED driver
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8/29/2012   Post a comment
Smartlight driver from ams integrates control of three separate banks of ‘smart’ indicator LEDs.
Microchip MCP47A1 D/A converter
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8/29/2012   Post a comment
This low-power, low-cost 6-bit volatile D/A converter with command code features a 1.8-5.5V wide operating voltage range and I2C/SMBus compatibility.
AMD appoints ecosystem expert to its board
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8/29/2012   3 comments
Jack Harding (shown), CEO of design and manufacturing services provider eSilicon, has been appointed to the board of directors of AMD.
Report: TSMC rebuffs Apple, Qualcomm
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8/29/2012   31 comments
Apple and Qualcomm have each offered more than a $1 billion to foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to obtain a dedicated supply of processor chips, and both their offers have been rejected, according to a Bloomberg report.
Top 10 chip vendors hurt by weak Q2
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8/29/2012   5 comments
Six of the world's top 10 semiconductor suppliers booked chip sales in the second quarter that were lower than the second quarter of 2011, with overall chip sales declining 3 percent year-over-year, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Smartphones projected to be majority of handsets shipped in 2013
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8/29/2012   4 comments
Smartphones are now expected to account for the majority of cellular handset shipments for the first time in 2013, two years earlier than previously predicted, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Western Digital back on top of hard disk drive heap
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8/28/2012   3 comments
Western Digital regained the top spot among hard disk drive suppliers in the second quarter, six months after falling behind rival Seagate Technology in the wake of flooding in Thailand that forced several facility closures, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
AMD lands high-performance computing guru
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8/28/2012   2 comments
AMD named John Gustafson, formerly of rival Intel's eXtreme Technologies Lab, to the role of senior Fellow and chief product architect for AMD's graphics chip business unit.
KKR said to target Renesas with $1.27 billion bid
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8/28/2012   6 comments
Renesas has a market capitalization of about 95 billion yen. KKR’s plan is to lead the chipmaker's turnaround efforts by taking over a majority stake by year's end.
OpenCL for FPGAs previewed via Altera's early access program
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8/28/2012   Post a comment
Customers receive a first look at how OpenCL can simplify FPGA development and increase productivity.
Xilinx acquires embedded Linux provider PetaLogix
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8/28/2012   Post a comment
The acquisition of the original developer of embedded Linux solutions for Xilinx FPGAs further strengthens Xilinx's All Programmable solutions for SoC designs.
Promo pricing for new Lattice iCEblink40 eval kits
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8/28/2012   1 comment
New iCEblink40 evaluation kits from Lattice Semiconductor accelerate application development for the low-cost, low-power iCE40 mobileFPGA family.
Making every TV 'smart'
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8/28/2012   8 comments
Hillcrest Labs announced a downsized version of its motion processing algorithms that can run on an 8-bit microcontroller inside a television remote control, offering the potential to make any TV a "smart" TV.
FLIR speeds thermal imaging FPGA development
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8/28/2012   Post a comment
Automatic HDL generation from MATLAB reduces concept to field-testable prototype development time by 60%.
Xilinx buys embedded Linux tool vendor PetaLogix
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8/28/2012   Post a comment
Programmable logic provider Xilinx announced it acquired embedded Linux solutions provider PetaLogix. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
ST forms joint venture with Chinese car maker
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8/28/2012   6 comments
STMicroelectronics and Chinese automobile maker FAW Group Corp. have formed a joint laboratory to develop automotive electronic components.
Teardown: Samsung tablet could have higher margin than iPad
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8/27/2012   13 comments
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 media tablet could deliver higher profit margins than Apple's market-leading iPad—if Samsung can maintain its target selling prices—according to a preliminary teardown analysis of the tablet conducted by IHS iSuppli.
Kingston releases enterprise-class SSD
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8/27/2012   Post a comment
Drive buoys Big Data with capacities of up to 400 GB.
Intel partners with VMware on cloud security
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8/27/2012   Post a comment
Intel said it would collaborate with VMware to deliver a platform for "trusted cloud" that combines Intel's Trusted Execution Technology and VMware's vSphere 5.1, platform for building cloud infrastructures.
DoCD – DCD’s on-Chip FPGA/SoC Debugger
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8/27/2012   Post a comment
DoCD offers real time, non-intrusive debug capability, enabling pre-silicon validation and post-silicon on-chip software debugging.
Cypress again ups ante for Ramtron
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8/27/2012   4 comments
Cypress Semiconductor increased its offer to acquire FRAM vendor Ramtron International to $2.88 per share, or around $100 million.
Silicon Motion rolls out ruggedized SSD
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8/27/2012   Post a comment
Single-package drive targets industrial applications.
Fujitsu settles patent case with Acacia Research
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8/27/2012   1 comment
Acacia Research, a patent portfolio holder and licensor, said it entered into a settlement agreement with Japan's Fujitsu Semiconductor and its U.S. subsidiary resolving pending patent litigation.
Samsung to take 3% stake in ASML
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8/27/2012   4 comments
Samsung Electronics will invest $345.5 million to boost ASML's extreme ultraviolet and 450-mm lithography tool development and has committed to buying a 3 percent stake in the Dutch lithography vendor for about $629.5 million.
Mentor riding 28-nm transition wave
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8/24/2012   3 comments
Mentor Graphics CEO Walden Rhines (shown) said Mentor and other EDA vendors are benefiting from customers' transition to more advanced design nodes.
Qualcomm buys Israeli basestation SoC vendor
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8/24/2012   4 comments
Qualcomm said it acquired Israeli basestation system-on-chip and software vendor DesignArt Networks for an undisclosed sum.
Automotive IC sales roll in 2012
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8/23/2012   3 comments
Semiconductor sales into the automotive sector are the brightest spot in an otherwise down year for IC vendors.
IC market now seen shrinking in '12
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8/23/2012   9 comments
A key market watcher is expected to announce a downgraded 2012 chip market forecast projecting sales to decline slightly compared to 2011.
Zorian of Synopsys to head 50th DAC planning
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8/23/2012   2 comments
Planning for the 50th Design Automation Conference has begun with the naming of the executive committee to be chaired by Yervant Zorian (shown), chief architect at Synopsys.
IR has three PM chips for Ultrabook designs
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8/23/2012   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced three chips that meet Intel’s VR12.6 specifications for 15W and 25W Intel’s Ultrabook laptop reference designs.
Synopsys raises profit target again after strong quarter
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8/22/2012   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys raised its profitability target for its current fiscal year for a second consecutive quarter after reporting sales in line with expectations and profitability that exceeded analysts' estimates for the quarter ended last month.
Rambus cutting 15% of workforce
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8/22/2012   3 comments
Rambus plans to cut its workforce by about 15 percent as part of a restructuring plan expected to save the company $30-$35 million.
UMC to shutter Japanese fab
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8/22/2012   1 comment
Taiwanese foundry UMC said its board of directors voted to close the company's 200-mm fab in Japan in an effort to cut costs amid difficult macroeconomic conditions and customer demand decline.
ON Semi cuts 250 jobs
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8/22/2012   3 comments
ON Semiconductor said it would eliminate about 250 jobs as part of a previously disclosed plan to reduce costs.
ADI’s Fishman remains bullish despite economic uncertainty
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8/22/2012   5 comments
CEO Jerald Fishman (shown) remains upbeat about Analog Device's ability to boost profits as it continues to grow its analog content in all of its major market sectors.
Chip startup funding up in July, says GSA
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8/22/2012   Post a comment
Funding for semiconductor firms and suppliers grew sequentially in July, but was down compared with July 2011, the Global Semiconductor Association said.
Globalfoundries projected to surpass UMC in foundry rankings
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8/21/2012   6 comments
Globalfoundries is expected to surpass UMC to become the No. 2 semiconductor foundry supplier in 2012, according to projected ranking of foundry vendors by market research firm IC Insights.
IDT NVMe flash controller
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8/21/2012   Post a comment
IDT announced samples of its NVM Express (NVMe) enterprise flash memory controller with native support for PCIe® Gen 3.
Analog specialist Apex targets printing market
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8/21/2012   1 comment
Apex has reemerged as a niche power analog vendor targeting printing applications in the industrial sector, an embryonic market that CEO Greg Brennan (shown) believes has significant growth opportunities.
Thanks to Apple, Samsung foundry sales to surge again
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8/21/2012   4 comments
Samsung's foundry revenues are projected to grow 54 percent this year after surging 82 percent in 2011, according to IC Insights.
Cypress tips upgraded IDE for PSoC
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8/21/2012   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor rolled out a new version of the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip development environment with more than 100 new features and enhancements.
Samsung to invest $4B to upgrade Austin chip fab
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8/21/2012   24 comments
Samsung Electronics plans to invest $4 billion to beef up the company's logic semiconductor fab in Austin, Texas, where it builds Apple's A4 and A5 processors and other logic chips.
Johnson Controls, XL Hybrids in lithium-ion battery deal
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8/20/2012   5 comments
Johnson Controls Inc. agreed to supply XL Hybrids, a small aftermarket powertrain startup, with lithium ion battery packs.
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