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Synopsys's DDR interface IP to support DDR4
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9/30/2012   Post a comment
Updated IP includes a 13 percent jump in raw bandwidth and up to 50 percent reduction in overall latency.
Samsung, ST sign foundry deal
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9/28/2012   22 comments
STMicroelectronics has selected Samsung's foundry business unit for the production of ICs using a 32/28-nm high-K metal gate manufacturing process.
Embedded Wi-Fi development boards integrate TCP/IP stack
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Microchip’s latest boards are based on pre-certified Wi-Fi modules with the industry’s lowest power from its recent Roving Networks acquisition.
Silicon Laboratories Si87xx digital isolators
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Lab’s CMOS-based Si87xx isolators offer longer device lifetime and superior reliability, enabling manufacturers to extend product warranties.
TI TPS84250 power module
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Check out TI's smallest 2.5 power module with 65-V transient protection.
ON Semi names CFO
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
Firm promotes 13-year company veteran Bernard Gutmann to replace CFO Donald Colvin, who is retiring.
Mobile DRAM market sees cooling growth
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9/27/2012   3 comments
DRAM content in smartphones still increasing, but more slowly as densities approach 2 GB per phone.
TI steering OMAP to embedded
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9/26/2012   15 comments
Firm shifting R&D investment away from smartphones and media tablets to target $18 billion embedded processor market.
Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs used in robotic-assisted surgical app
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx is recognized for the inventive use of All Programmable FPGAs for 3D vision and precise control in minimally-invasive da Vinci Surgical System.
Aldec-Altera free DO-254 Webinar
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9/26/2012   6 comments
Sign Up for This Free Webinar -- How to Increase Verification Coverage by Test
Aldec's Active-HDL helps manage complex FPGA projects
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Active-HDL 9.2, an HDL-based FPGA Design and Simulation solution, allows engineers to effortlessly manage complex FPGA projects.
HP, Hynix delay memristor debut
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9/26/2012   10 comments
A two-terminal, nonvolatile memory version of a memristor, in development by Hewlett-Packard since 2008, won't be ready for commercialization at the end of 2013.
Firms seek breakthroughs in rechargeable batteries
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Joint development between a San Diego research firm and Japan's Ashai Kasei targets improvements in battery capacity, density.
LSI takes skeptic's view on small cells
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
LSI chief technologist Greg Huff (shown) is skeptical carriers will deploy a new generation of small cell base stations to handle the flood of mobile data.
China Fabless: Rockchip rattled by Android tablet wars
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9/25/2012   21 comments
China's Rockchip is betting the house on Globalfoundries' 28-nm process technology for its upcoming apps processor. It's next task will be hanging on to its customers as the tablet wars heat up.
Sharp reportedly close to bailout deal
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9/25/2012   3 comments
Loan package worth $2.7 billion said to be forthcoming, along with plan for returning firm to profit.
Infineon eyes more cuts as sales fall
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
German chip maker Infineon said it is defining "measures to improve profitability" in advance of releasing its fourth quarter results in November.
Texas Instruments unveils mega-cool Stellaris LaunchPad
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
Engineers of all experience levels can now explore Stellaris ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers with an easy-to-use kit priced at less than $5 USD!
Judge finds Rambus destroyed evidence
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9/25/2012   4 comments
Finding will limit damage payments by SK Hynix in patent infringement case.
New Atmel Cortex-M4 MCUs consume 66% less power…
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9/24/2012   2 comments
Devices run 90uA/MHz in active mode, deliver 28 CoreMark/mA, and consume 1.5uA in sleep mode with full RAM retention and 1.5us wake-up time.
STMicro's Smart-card MCUs increase security and flexibility
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
First secure microcontrollers to feature auto contactless-reader detection add secure hardware cryptography plus flexible memory and interface options.
Virtium introduces embedded SATA SSDs
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
The five-product portfolio targets industrial automation, networking, and medical applications.
Micron DDR3L-RS targets ultra-thins
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
The 2-Gb and 4-Gb devices reduce power use in standby.
Fujitsu said to be selling chip business
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9/24/2012   8 comments
Woes for Japanese IC sector continue as firm reportedly hires UBS to help sell its chip unit.
Cypress introduces 16-Mbit NV SRAMS
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9/21/2012   Post a comment
Devices can interface directly with ONFI and Toggle NAND bus controllers.
Teardown: Inside Apple's iPhone 5
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9/21/2012   30 comments
Photos show Apple mostly stuck with incumbent suppliers.
Japan Inc. reportedly moves to block KKR’s Renesas takeover
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9/21/2012   4 comments
Japanese manufacturers have teamed up with a government-backed turnaround fund to put together a rescue package for Renesas Electronics.
A peek inside Apple's A6 processor
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9/21/2012   5 comments
Teardown points to likely manufacturer, yields clues about GPU core scheme.
Fab tool book-to-bill slips again
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9/21/2012   Post a comment
The ratio of bookings to billings for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers declined for the fifth straight month in August.
Maxim advances analog integration strategy
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9/21/2012   4 comments
The analog IC maker has released five new highly integrated products for the factory automation and automotive markets, as well as collaborated with the companies to product a reference design for a telehealth fitness shirt.
Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
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9/21/2012   9 comments
Apple's A6 processor uses an internally-developed processor core rather than the ARM Cortex-A15, according to an analyst.
ARM TechCon to tip 'big-little' processors
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9/21/2012   2 comments
A presentation at the upcoming ARM TechCon will detail the so-called "big-little" processing approach, including power savings and the first processors to use the technique.
TI has six-channel LED driver
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9/20/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a six-channel LED controller that drives up to 28 LEDs per string and has a dimming control.
Globalfoundries looks leapfrog fab rivals with new process
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9/20/2012   22 comments
Globalfoundries unexpectedly said it plans to offer 14-nm process technology featuring FinFET 3-D transistors in 2014, a year after its 20-nm process is scheduled to enter production.
Motorola asks ITC to ban Apple products
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9/20/2012   3 comments
The war between the leading suppliers of personal electronics has escalated as Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has asked for a ban in the United States on a broad set of products from Apple.
Intel exec Maloney to retire
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9/19/2012   6 comments
Sean Maloney, a longtime Intel executive who is currently an executive vice president and chairman of the company's China subsidiary, plans to retire in January after 30 years with the company, Intel said.
Cypress grabs Ramtron, at last
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9/19/2012   2 comments
After several rejections, non-volatile memory vendor Ramtron agreed to be acquired by Cypress Semiconductor in a deal valued at $109.8 million.
China Fabless: Why is GigaDevice chasing the no-growth$3 billion NOR flash market?
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9/19/2012   9 comments
While China's fabless industry is mostly chasing apps processors, GigaDevice Semiconductor is targeting a market most have forsaken: NOR flash memory.
Fab lite, fewer startups to fuel doubling of IC growth rates
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9/19/2012   2 comments
Three decades of shrinking semiconductor revenue growth rates are about to be reversed, according to a new estimate.
Cowan tips chip market growth for 2013
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9/19/2012   2 comments
The global chip market will contract by 0.5 percent in 2012 and then increase by 7.7 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Mike Cowan.
Teardown: Inside the Kindle Fire HD
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9/19/2012   9 comments
A photographic play-by-play of the UBM TechInsights teardown of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Global chips sales slipped in August
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9/19/2012   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor sales on a three-month average basis were likely $24.4 billion in August, unchanged from the $24.40 billion posted by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization for July, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
TI introduces new SafeTI MCUs and PSU for safety-critical apps
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9/18/2012   2 comments
Latest 32-bit Hercules RM4x safety MCUs, TPS65381-Q1 power supply, software and documentation help designers more easily achieve IEC 61508 SIL-3 safety standards.
New SafeTI functional safety design packages from Texas Instruments
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9/18/2012   2 comments
Customers can more easily achieve IEC 61508, IEC 60730 and ISO 26262 safety certification for industrial, transportation, automotive and medical applications.
Kilopass details smaller footprint memory bit cell
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9/18/2012   Post a comment
At MemCon today Kilopass Technology Inc. is describing its embedded VCM NVM IP bit cell technology which is said to quadruple the density of available anti-fuse NVM IP bit cells.
Fab tool vendor Brooks cuts 10% of workforce
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
Brooks Automation, a provider of automation tools used in semiconductor manufacturing and other industries, said it expects to cut about 150 jobs in an effort to reduce operating expenses.
Silicon Power unveils 7-mm SSDs for ultrabooks
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9/17/2012   1 comment
Two models use the SATA III interface for read speeds of 557 MB and 550 MB, respectively.
Western Digital introduces 5-mm hybrid HDD
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
The drive pairs MLC NAND flash storage with magnetic disks for 500 GB capacity.
Group takes shortcut to development of electronic brain
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
Despite calls from some for more complex programs, the European Union's Blue Brain Project said simpler supercomputer simulations are sufficient to realize its goal of creating an electronic brain.
Sensor-fusion MCU kit from STMicroelectronics
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
Easy-access development kit combines power of STM32 F3 DSP core and floating-point arithmetic with MEMS gyroscope and e-compass for sensor-fusion applications.
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