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Analysis: Behind the downfall of Silicon Image's CEO
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9/30/2009   4 comments
The sudden resignation of Silicon Image CEO Steve Tirado may not have surprised those following the company's recent financial results.
Analysis: Behind the downfall of Silicon Image's CEO
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9/30/2009   4 comments
The sudden resignation of Silicon Image CEO Steve Tirado may not have surprised those following the company's recent financial results.
EASIC offers ASIC-in-a-Box design kits
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eASIC this week announced two ASIC-in-a-Box design kits that the company said would improve access to ASIC design and reverse the trend of declining ASIC starts.
Automotive SoC enables precision ultrasonic sensing
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Maxim's newest MAXQ mixed-signal microcontroller provides a compact SoC for accurate ultrasonic distance measurements, and adds intelligence to cost-sensitive sensor-conditioning applications.
Epson develops high-speed USB hub controller for auto applications
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Epson's S2R72A04 boasts an operating temperature range of -40°C to 105°C.
ISuppli upgrades 2009 chip forecast again
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli again upgraded its forecast for 2009 semiconductor sales, saying it now predicts a decline of 16.5 percent compared to 2008.
Low jitter clock generator targets broadcast video applications
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' Si5324 replaces traditional multi-component video PLL products with a single clock IC while providing 80 percent lower jitter than competing products.
Faulty memory chip causes Philips defibrillator recall
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9/30/2009   1 comment
Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a leading vendor of consumer and medical products, has announced that it is recalling approximately 5,400 HeartStart FR2+ automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
ARM in talks with GlobalFoundries, say reports
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) is holding talks with the foundry chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), according to reports.
Avnet releases Spartan-6 kits
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Electronics distributor Avnet released a pair of new kits supporting Spartan-6 FPGAs from Xilinx.
Micron narrows quarterly loss
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Saying the market remains challenging but is beginning to improve, memory chip vendor Micron Technology reported a net loss of $88 million for the quarter ended Sept. 3, down from a net loss of $290 million in the prior quarter and a net loss of $344 million in the year-ago quarter.
Lean IC inventories could create artificial sales bump
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Global chip revenue in the third quarter is likely to rise by 3 percent more than actual demand would dictate, creating an artificial bump in sales thanks to lean inventory levels, according to market research firm iSuppli.
TI to open 300-mm analog fab in North Texas
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9/29/2009   2 comments
Texas Instruments plans to open a 300-mm analog semiconductor fab in Richardson, Texas. The company expects to begin equipping the facility next month and ship the first chips from the fab by the end of next year.
Atmel : 128 KB flash MCU suits low-power applications
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Atmel has announced a 128 KB picoPower megaAVR microcontroller, targeting size-constrained, low-power applications.
Maxim introduces mixed-signal MCU for ultrasonic sensor applications
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the newest member of its MAXQ RISC microcontroller product line: the MAXQ7667 SoC (system-on-chip), mixed-signal microcontroller for ultrasonic sensor applications.
ARM gets to sit beside Intel inside Dell laptop
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9/29/2009   2 comments
Dell has unveiled a range of laptops that, for the first time, use a microprocessor based on one of ARM plc's low power cores, sitting side-by-side an Intel Core Duo.
Powerful problems seen for mobile handsets
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Emerging solutions for bridging the power gap required by a growing number of handset features and available handset battery capacity are unlikely to solve the increasing and worrying problem, according to market trackers at IMS Research.
Drive makers at crossroads over next generation
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Hard disk makers will have to decide in the next year which of two major paths they will take to tomorrow's drives that will pack a terabit or more per square inch, according to a leading consultant—heat-assisted recording or patterned media.
Secure CPU vendor introduces security server
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Secure processor vendor CPU Technology introduced a security server that combines hardware and software used to encrypt embedded applications and configure security features for the company's Acalis CPU872 secure processors.
Judge approves TI's purchase of Qimonda assets
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved the $172.5 million purchase by Texas Instruments of semiconductor manufacturing equipment from Qimonda's fab in Virginia.
Battery makers mix new notebook chemistries
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
New variations in the chemistry used for lithium ion batteries promise longer life for notebook computers, but the changes will also force new trade offs in the power electronics of those systems.
Analog Devices offers first PDM digital-input class D audio amplifier for portable applications
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first PDM (pulse density modulation) digital-input Class D audio amplifier for handset and other portable applications, such as portable media players and laptop computers.
Elpida readies 2GB Mobile DDR2 memory
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9/28/2009   1 comment
Elpida Memory will start sampling next month a 2-gigabit DDR2 Mobile RAM, targeting smartphones, netbooks and mobile Internet devices.
Slideshow: Denials, memories and the 'Turbo Man' at IDF
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
This year's Intel Developer Forum will not be remembered for huge surprises or landmark announcements. But it had some visual moments.
Judge approves MagnaChip's reorg plan
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Peter Walsh has approved a reorganization plan submitted by South Korea's MagnaChip Semiconductor, according to a Reuters report.
Global semi sales seen falling in August
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Seasonally adjusted global sales of semiconductors in August are expected to show a fall from that achieved in the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Six European startups in the spotlight
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
The twelfth edition of SAME Forum this week in Sophia Antipolis, France, was no exception to the rule. A startups panel brought to light innovative technologies and applications for the microelectronics industry.
Intel dials in 45nm for TV chip gambit
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. formally announced its first 45nm system-on chip—the CE4100 or Sodaville--at the Intel Developer Forum, its second swing at a device aimed for TVs and other digital living room systems.
Fast interfaces overlap at IDF
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9/24/2009   1 comment
The buzz in fast interconnects at Intel Developer Forum was supposed to be around SuperSpeed USB, the 3.0 version of the omnipresent interface coming to systems in 2010, but somewhere on the road to San Francisco's Moscone Center, Intel decided to roll out Light Peak, the next next big thing in fast interconnects.
Standards bodies seek common ground for powerline nets
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
A senior director of DS2, the Valencia, Spain based specialist in silicon for broadband power line gear, has warned of confusion and frustration in the industry and amongst consumers if forthcoming votes on a standard for the technology fail to resolve the problem of a fragmented powerline networking industry.
Freescale Toulouse says no word on Intel
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. intends to acquire Freescale Semiconductor's wireless operations in Toulouse, France, and to take over 53 out of the 236 employees that Freescale said it would lay off by the end of 2009, according to French press. In order to obtain confirmation, EE Times, contacted Michel Abitteboul, communication manager for Freescale Toulouse, who neither denied nor confirmed these speculations.
Video: Intel demos Larrabee, plans dev con
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. demonstrated an animation rendered with its Larrabee graphics processor at the Intel Developer Forum and said it is planning a developer's event for the graphics processor.
Report: Intel eyes Freescale's French operations
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
A report is circulating that Intel plans to purchase Freescale Semiconductor's wireless operations in Toulouse, France.
ESC Boston: Phase-change memory alters design boundaries, constraints
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9/23/2009   1 comment
A Numonyx executive explained how changes in memory technologies affect designers and products, and how the coming reality of phase-change memory will change the design tradeoffs at both the prototyping stage as well as for final products.
Update: Intel debuts optical link for PCs
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9/23/2009   2 comments
Intel Corp. wants to consolidate all the wired connections on your PC to a single 10 Gbit/second optical cable it calls Light Peak that it plans to support in silicon sometime next year working with Sony Corp.'s Viao group and other unnamed partners.
Actel releases firmware catalog
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Actel has released a new firmware catalog, a move billed by the company as a continuation of its commitment to enhancing the embedded processor development tool suite.
Opinion: EC's antitrust supremo fights against time . . .
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner in charge of antitrust cases, is a tough cookie, She needs to be, looking into alleged misdemeanours by some of the biggest global corporations and governments.
Xilinx boosts sales target
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx raised its sales target for the September quarter, saying it now expects sales of approximately $413.8 million, up 10 percent from the previous quarter.
Samsung semis chief sees signs of recovery
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics is ramping up production of DDR3 memories and shifting manufacturing to a 40-nm process to meet what it anticipates will be increased demand as companies start rebuilding inventories.
Otellini denies antitrust charges in EC's Intel report
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Chief executive Paul Otellini denied Intel Corp. engaged in anticompetitive practices outlined in a 518-page report released Monday by the European Commission, and said in a Q&A session after his keynote at the first day of the Intel Developer Forum that Intel will present its evidence in an appeal of the EC's May decision to slap a $1.45 billion fine on the chip maker.
Altera announces volume shipments of first 40-nm FPGA
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Altera announced volume production of the company's 40-nm Stratix EP4SGX230 FPGAs.
Intel demos Larrabee, security acceleration at IDF
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. demonstrated a working version of its first discrete graphics processor, Larrabee, at the Intel Developer Forum where it also showed chips with a next-generation security acceleration capability.
Xilinx ISE Design Suite 11.3 supports Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx announced design support for Virtex-6 HXT FPGAs with the 11.3 release of the company's ISE Design Suite software.
Otellini: Intel to ship more SoCs than PC CPUs -- someday
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will someday ship more system-on-chip devices than PC processors, said chief executive Paul Otellini whorolled out new software efforts to drive its Atom-based chips into handsets and other devices and.showed the company's first working 22nm SRAM devices, 364 Mbit chips with 2.9 billion transistors.
Executive move: Freescale to ST, Austin to Milan
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
Paul Grimme, STMicroelectronics NV's newly appointed head of the automotive products group, joined the chipmaker from Freescale and moved to Milan from Austin, Texas, as the company takes step to expand its presence in the sector and catch up with leaders Freescale and Infineon.
Chinese vendors take to cellular modems
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
The fast growing market for cellular modems has a distinctly Chinese flavor.
Samsung demos component advances for mobiles
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics will start sampling in December 1GHz application processors based on ARM's Cortex-A8, targeted at designers of smartphones and netbooks.
STMicroelectronics Debuts 32-bit MCU/SoC with Embedded 2.4GHz Radio
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has extended its microcontroller portfolio by introducing the STM32W family, featuring an integrated 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver.
AT&T to unleash femtocell for 3G
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9/22/2009   1 comment
AT&T's long-awaited entry into the femtocells market is believed to rely on home basestations supplied by ip.access (Cambridge, England), powered by silicon from picoChip (Bath, England) and Cisco acting as systems integrator.
Swissbit : High speed SDRAM is only 17.75 mm heigh
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
Swissbit announces its latest high speed / high performance SDRAM memory module, a DDR3 Ultra Low Profile (ULP) Registered ECC DIMM (RDIMM).
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