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Microchip’s strategy in a ‘weak economy’
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9/30/2011   13 comments
In a recent interview at ESC, Microchip’s COO made no efforts to sugar coat the weak global economy. But he noted: Now is not the time to panic, it’s time to “focus on things we can control.”
Energy Micro spots ESC Boston with Geckos, Dracos
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9/30/2011   Post a comment
Leave it to a company like Energy Micro (Oslo, Norway) to just add 100, yes one hundred, microcontrollers to its portfolio in one swoop, as it did at last week's Embedded Systems Conference here.
Gartner: IC capex to decline 19% in 2012
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9/30/2011   4 comments
Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending will total about $35.2 billion in 2012, representing a 19.2 percent decline from the projected 2011 total of $43.5 billion, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.
Amkor to buy Toshiba's Malaysia subsidiary
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9/30/2011   3 comments
Toshiba said it signed a deal to sell its Malaysian test and assembly operations to Amkor Technology. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Samsung preps 30-nm LPDDR3 DRAM
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9/29/2011   1 comment
Samsung said it has developed the first monolithic 4-Gb LPDDR3 memory using 30nm class technology for mobile applications.
Synopsys to distribute ARM Fast Models
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9/29/2011   Post a comment
Synopsys will distribute ARM Fast Models and create models of ARM Cortex series processors under the terms of an agreement between the two companies, Synopsys said.
Silicon Line SL82027 and SL82017 MIPI M-PHY optical media converter ICs for mobile phones
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9/29/2011   Post a comment
Silicon Line GmbH is sampling optical media converter ICs targeted at mobile and smart phones using the latest MIPI Alliance based M-PHY standard.
Analog Devices boasts fastest, 1nv/vHz, low power, rail-to-rail amplifiers
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9/29/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices unveiled a series of high-speed amplifiers that establish a new performance standard with the best combination of high-speed, low noise and low power.
Azoteq IQS243 capacitive sensor controller
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9/29/2011   1 comment
Azoteq's 3-channel capacitive sensor controller can work reliably through glass up to 15mm thick and achieves proximity detection up to 150mm.
Crocus appoints CEO for Russian MRAM fab
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9/29/2011   Post a comment
Crocus Technology Inc., a developer of MRAM memory ICs, has announced the appointment of Boris Omarov as CEO of a manufacturing joint venture, Crocus Nano Electronics (CNE), which is being created to run an MRAM wafer fab under development in Russia.
Samsung shrinks Exynos dual-core processor
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9/29/2011   3 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced an addition to its Exynos family of application processors for smartphones at mobile-oriented Samsung exhibition held at the Westin hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.
Six handset makers back Isis NFC payment
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9/29/2011   3 comments
Isis, a joint venture between U.S. mobile phone service providers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has announced that HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson will introduce NFC-enabled mobile devices that implement Isis NFC and technology standards for electronic payment.
Bergman becomes CEO at Synaptics
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9/29/2011   1 comment
Synaptics named Rick Bergman its president and chief executive officer a week after he departed Advanced Micro Devices where he was general manager of products.
Qualcomm jumps into ‘Embedded’ fray
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9/28/2011   4 comments
Qualcomm, traditionally known for its direct relationships with mobile handset OEMs and ODMs, has jumped into the “embedded” fray, by launching the company’s newly designed “DragonBoard.”
Mosaid says Google bought 18 patents for $11M
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9/28/2011   4 comments
Canadian IP licensor Mosaid Technologies said Google recently bought five patent families from the firm for $11 million.
AMD warns of lower Q3 sales
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9/28/2011   7 comments
AMD warned that third quarter sales would be up less than expected compared to the second quarter, primarily because of 32-nm yield issues at its foundry provider, Globalfoundries.
Spansion claims world's fastest serial flash memory
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9/28/2011   Post a comment
Spansion aims to change the way serial flash is perceived and open up new markets.
Atmel and Redpine Signals enable ultra-low power 802.11n Wi-Fi for AVR and ARM-based MCUs
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9/28/2011   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation and Redpine Signals have announced that 802.11n Wi-Fi can be implemented for all Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) using Redpine Signals’ Connect-io-n and n-Link modules, designed to make it easy to integrate Wi-Fi capability for a variety of embedded systems in building automation, metering, digital audio and medical applications.
Avago shareholders unload 15 million shares
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9/28/2011   2 comments
Analog chip vendor Avago Technologies announced the sale of 15 million ordinary shares by certain existing shareholders to Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities, as underwriters in the registered public offering of those shares.
New from Xilinx – Pocket Power Estimator App for iPhones and iPads
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9/28/2011   3 comments
Using this app, designers can quickly evaluate the low power benefits of Xilinx’s 28nm 7 Series FPGAs
Synopsys' CODE V Enhances Analysis of Precision Optical Systems
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9/28/2011   Post a comment
Synopsys has a new version of its CODE V® optical design and analysis software ready for you with enhancements to its Beam Synthesis Propagation tool…
Industrial versions of Opal Kelly’s XEM6010 Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA USB modules now available
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9/28/2011   1 comment
The new XEM6010-LX45I and XEM6010-LX150I modules are specified for the full industrial temperature range of -40ºC to +85ºC
Open-Silicon takes broad ARM license
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9/28/2011   2 comments
Open-Silicon Inc. has signed a multi-year comprehensive licensing agreement for a broad portfolio of processor cores and related intellectual property from ARM Holdings plc.
Atmel to acquire ADD Semiconductor
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9/27/2011   2 comments
Chip vendor Atmel signed a definitive agreement to acquire power line chip vendor Advanced Digital Designfor an undisclosed amount, the company said.
Synopsys enhances Synplify FPGA Synthesis Software
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9/27/2011   1 comment
Automated error detection/recovery and greater resistance to soft errors delivers more reliable operation in harsh environments
Altera delivers industry’s first FPGA-based Serial RapidIO Gen2 solution
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9/27/2011   Post a comment
Altera demonstrates interoperability with industry’s first Serial RapidIO Gen2 Switch from IDT
Intel, IBM to lead $4.4B chip R&D hub in NY
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9/27/2011   40 comments
A group of semiconductor companies led by Intel and IBM will invest $4.4 billion over five years to create a semiconductor research and development hub in New York to develop next-generation chip technology, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.
austriamicrosystems AS3610 and AS3611 switching regulators
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9/27/2011   1 comment
austriamicrosystems released a pair of step-down DC-DCs that offers fast and highly efficient charging of Li-Ion batteries in mobile devices with up to 1.25 A output current.
Elpida has 4-Gbit DRAM in 25-nm process
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9/27/2011   2 comments
Elpida Memory Inc. has said it has completed development of the industry's first 25-nm process 4-Gbit DDR3 synchronous DRAM. The company claims the part is also the smallest 4-Gbit DRAM yet produced.
On Semiconductor NSI50350A constant current regulators
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9/27/2011   1 comment
On Semiconductor's constant current regulators provide voltage surge suppression through innovative Self Bias Transistor technology to protect LEDs in solid-state lighting applications.
Indian IP firm scores win with ARM
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9/27/2011   15 comments
In an unusual win for an Indian tech company, ARM Holdings is using phase-locked loop solutions from Indian IP vendor Cosmic Circuits.
More bad news for solar: Oversupply havoc
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9/27/2011   25 comments
As if the solar panel industry needed more bad news, market watcher Solarbuzz said production cutbacks at leading solar module manufacturers has been insufficient to prevent further inventory buildup, resulting in oversupplies growing into 2012 and likely depressing prices further.
Acromag PMC-SLX reconfigurable FPGA modules reduce cost of complex embedded computing tasks
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
Acromag has introduced new PMC mezzanine modules featuring the cost-optimized Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. The PMC-SLX reconfigurable FPGA modules are designed to cut costs, yet deliver high-performance computing for algorithm acceleration and custom logic processing tasks, according to Acromag.
SoC supports 1080p HD video for still cameras
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9/26/2011   6 comments
Image processing chip vendor Ambarella announced the availability of a new system-on-chip said to enable the development of digital still cameras with full 1080p HD video.
Intel tips next university research center
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9/26/2011   3 comments
Intel said its fifth university research center will be based at the University of Washington and focus on pervasive computing research.
Altera's FPGA-based Serial RapidIO Gen2 enables next-gen wireless base station deployments
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
Altera Corporation has launched what they claim is the industry's first Serial RapidIO Gen2 FPGA-based solution, enabling improved bandwidth and link flexibility for next-generation 3G and 4G wireless base station deployments.
PMIC startup raises $11 million
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9/26/2011   1 comment
Quantance Inc., a developer of high-speed power supply management ICs, has announced it has raised $11 million in Series C funding. Investors include TD Fund, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and DoCoMo Capital.
AMD debuts next-gen embedded graphics processor
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
At Embedded Systems Conference Boston this week AMD is introducing its Radeon E6460, a next-generation entry-level embedded graphics processor that complements its Radeon E6760.
Freescale lowers Q3 financial guidance
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9/26/2011   6 comments
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has lowered its financial guidance for the third quarter of 2011 ending Sept. 30.
Trident to cut 20% of staff to lower costs
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9/26/2011   8 comments
Trident Microsystems Inc., a provider of chips for TVs and set-top boxes, has announced that it plans to lay off about 275 employees out of a total of 1,275 so that is can lower its financial breakeven point.
ST-Ericsson's NovaThor powers HTC smartphone
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9/26/2011   3 comments
Struggling wireless chip vendor ST-Ericsson has announced that China Mobile and HTC have announced the first smartphone to be based on one of its NovaThor chipsets.
Broadcom rolls 40-nm NFC chip
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
Broadcom said it is sampling the semiconductor industry's first near field communications chips built in 40-nm CMOS.
Report: Intel chooses Ireland over Israel
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9/26/2011   11 comments
Intel Corp. has chosen its Irish Leixlip campus rather than Fab 28 at Kiryat Gat in Israel, as the location to receive an upgrade to 15-nm production technology, according to a report in Globes, which cited unnamed sources.
ESC - STMicroelectronics launches faster, more-of-everything Cortex M4 based MCUs
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a new series of microcontrollers (MCUs) that the company claims are the world's most powerful: the STM32 F4 series. This extension to the STM32 platform is based on the latest ARMCortex-M4 core, which adds signal-processing capabilities and faster operations to the company's portfolio of STM32 microcontrollers.
Energy Micro and Hitex offer Class B self-test library for EFM32 Cortex-M3-controlled home appliances
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9/25/2011   Post a comment
Energy Micro and Hitex Devepment Tools have jointly published a self-test library for the ARM Cortex-M3 based EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family.
ESC automotive products preview
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9/24/2011   Post a comment
Here's what we can tell you about some of what's being shown at the annual ESC clambake in Boston.
TI closes National acquisition
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9/23/2011   17 comments
As expected, Texas Instruments closed the $6.5 billion acquisition of former rival National Semiconductor.
Medical MEMS tackles knee replacement
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9/23/2011   5 comments
A California firm has created a system using Analog Devices' MEMS to improve the precision of knee replacement surgeries.
Arasan Chip Systems Introduces USB 2.0 HSIC PHY IP
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9/23/2011   Post a comment
Reuse at all levels is wonderful, especially when a standard can be repurposed for a different application. Arasan produces USB 2.0 HSIC PHY IP for on board interconnect…
Rick Bergman, products GM, leaving AMD
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9/23/2011   1 comment
Rick Bergman, general manager of AMD's products group, is stepping down to pursue another opportunity at a different firm, AMD said.
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