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SEMI sees fabs capital increasing for now
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9/6/2011   Post a comment
SEMI, the semiconductor and materials industry group, reports capital expenditure will increase to $41.1 billion in 2011, the highest on record, but also predicts that the capacity ramp will slow.
IMEC India identifies projects to pursue
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9/6/2011   Post a comment
The joint initiative between Belgium-based research organization IMEC and India's WiPro has identified three projects to work on in healthcare technology and computing.
Tegal to sell nanolayer deposition patents
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Semiconductor production equipment vendor Tegal said it plans to sell its portfolio of patents related to nanolayer deposition technology after several semiconductor firms and chip equipment providers expressed interest in acquiring the technology.
Lattice MachXO2 PLD family now available in tiny WLCSP package
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Extremely small footprint and over 100X power reduction highlight benefits for low density PLD designers...
Industry's first 28-nm FPGA development kit from Altera
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Full-featured Stratix V GX FPGA-based development kit will accelerate the development of high-bandwidth systems
Former ST, Cadence JV tips smart meter ICs
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9/6/2011   10 comments
Accent Spa, founded in 1993 as a design services joint venture between Cadence and STMicroelectronics, has launched three smart meter ICs, confirming its transformation into a fabless chip company focused on smart grid applications.
Analogix fires an opening salvo in MYDP vs. MHL battle
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9/6/2011   3 comments
The mobile industry hasn’t indicated its interface preference for streaming HD video from a smartphone to an external HDTV. In hopes for tipping this uncertain balance, Analogix is announcing that its own SlimPort family is compatible with the ST-promoted MYDP digital interface.
Fairchild lowers Q3, cites slow distribution
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Fairchild Semiconductor, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal and power ICs, has reduced its guidance for third quarter sales significantly saying it has yet to see the normal seasonal increase in sales through distribution channels.
Sidense sues Kilopass and CEO Cheng
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9/6/2011   2 comments
Sidense Corp., a developer of licensable non-volatile memory, has said it has filed a law suit in the Northern District of California against rival Kilopass Technology Inc. and Kilopass CEO Charlie Cheng, on five counts, alleging defamation and unfair competition.
TSMC ready to flip the switch on EUV
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9/6/2011   4 comments
TSMC will switch on its first extreme ultraviolet machine in two weeks, the next step in its goal of evaluating three competing lithography machines.
China's fabless turn to Taiwan, says survey
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9/6/2011   2 comments
China's fabless chip companies are turning to Taiwan to a greater degree to help them get close to the leading-edge in geometry and compete globally, according to an IC design house and fabless chip company survey conducted by EE Times-China.
Bosch invests in gesture chip firm
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9/5/2011   3 comments
Robert Bosch Venture Capital has led an investment of 7.1 million euro (about $10 million) in Ident Technology AG (Gilching, Germany), a developer of electric field sensors that can be used for 3-D gesture recognition.
New Renesas SoC targets entry level, emerging market infotainment applications
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9/4/2011   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics announced a new member of its R-Car series of automotive SoCs, the R-Car E1, offering low power consumption and high system integration targeting the cost-sensitive market of car navigation and multimedia systems including high-end car radios.
TI launches 10 new Bluetooth LE profiles for rapid design of consumer medical, fitness, alert apps
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9/4/2011   2 comments
The Bluetooth low energy application software is a part of TI's BLE-Stack, and is available royalty-free to all using TI's CC2540 Bluetooth low energy SoC.
Continental brings high-end HMI to volume segment
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9/4/2011   Post a comment
A concept car from tier one Continental AG is crammed with new developments in the segment of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) the company plans to introduce in the volume segment over the next couple of years.
Mouser launches SuperSpeed USB 3.0 product knowledge training site
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9/4/2011   1 comment
The new Product Knowledge Center technology training site offers an analysis of the new SuperSpeed USB features, the various component families, and newly-available USB components for design-in of the interface with the widest installed base in the market.
OWC goes for high speed and low price on 60GB SSD
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9/2/2011   Post a comment
Other World Computing (OWC®) announced the $129.99 MSRP 60GB capacity model to its OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G Solid State Drive line. 
Semico cuts IC forecast, sees decline for year
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9/2/2011   5 comments
Semiconductor market watcher Semico Research cut its 2011 semiconductor industry forecast, saying it now expects chip sales to decline 2 percent compared to 2010.
IHS projects record growth for consumer MEMS
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9/2/2011   5 comments
The market for microelectromechanical systems in consumer electronics and mobile communications devices is on pace for record growth in 2011, thanks to the red hot media tablet and smartphone markets, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Japan up, RoW down in flat July chip sales
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9/2/2011   3 comments
It remains to be seen whether seasonal growth or economic uncertainty will characterize the global chip market in the second-half of 2011 as the July numbers favored neither side of the argument and came in flat and in-line with expectations.
Zarlink says it has other suitors
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9/1/2011   3 comments
Canadian mixed-signal chipmaker Zarlink Semiconductor said its board of directors is negotiating with 15 unidentified third parties interested in acquiring all or part of the company.
Researchers aim for energy-harvesting CPUs
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9/1/2011   5 comments
A team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University was awarded two grants to create powerful, energy-efficient computer processors that can run an embedded system without requiring battery power.
Ti offers 'Qi' inductive power transfer IC
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9/1/2011   6 comments
Texas Instruments has introduced the bq500210, an IC that controls and transfers wireless power for contactless chargers compliant with the Qi standard from the Wireless Power Consortium.
Intel invests in device security firm Mocana
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9/1/2011   2 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest semiconductor maker, has made a strategic investment of undisclosed size in Mocana, a provider of mobile and smart device security.
Analyst sees firm July, raises chip forecast
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9/1/2011   2 comments
The three-month average of global chip sales for July is going to be reported as $24.8 billion, up compared with a figure of $24.68 billion reported for June by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
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