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Microchip adds 15 new 8-bit PIC MCUs to USB portfolio
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
Three scalable, eXtreme low power families offer substantial system cost savings by eliminating external crystal; available with a wide range of features.
Xilinx acquires wireless backhaul IP provider
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. said it has acquired Modesat Communications of Estonia in a move to beef up its wireless mobile portfolio.
Xilinx acquires wireless backhaul solutions provider
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
Proven backhaul technology and design expertise accelerates time-to-market for wireless mobile backhaul platforms based on Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs.
ARM TechCon explores road to 14-nm ICs
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9/17/2012   10 comments
A tutorial presentation at the upcoming ARM TechCon exhibition and conference is set to discuss the mix of challenge and opportunity represented by the 14-nm manufacturing node which lies two or three years away from mass production.
Microchip unveils 8-bit microcontroller at DESIGN East
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9/17/2012   2 comments
Microchip will ship this fall a 4x4mm 8-bit controller with integrated USB for as little as 50 cents in high volumes, the company said at the DESIGN East conference.
Kalray claims customers for 256-core processor
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9/17/2012   5 comments
Kalray SA, the well-supported French launching a parallel processing chip and software, has 25 customers and is hopeful of winning more in Germany and Japan, according to CEO Joel Monnier.
Intel's Haswell: a viable platform for tablets?
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9/16/2012   1 comment
Intel's David (Dadi) Perlmutter believes it won't be long before Intel's core processor turns up in tablets, even if that means having to compromise on thickness and battery life.
PCs used less than half of DRAM bits in Q2
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9/14/2012   Post a comment
For the first time in about 30 years, PCs accounted for less than half of DRAM bits shipped in the second quarter, according to IHS iSuppli.
STMicro tips executive changes, promises new strategic plan
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9/13/2012   5 comments
STMicroelectronics announced executive changes, including the departure of Philipe Lambinet (shown), general manager of ST's digital sector, and promised a new strategic plan by December.
Lines blur between Intel Atom and Core
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9/13/2012   1 comment
Intel is making an aggressive shift toward mobile computing and designing its next- generation core microprocessors with mobility in mind, according to David (Dadi) Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager of the firm’s architecture group.
Analyst says Apple A6 processor is dual-core Cortex-A15
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9/13/2012   26 comments
The A6 processor inside the iPhone 5 mobile phone is a dual-core Cortex-A15 manufactured for Apple by Samsung Electronics using its 32-nm HKMG manufacturing process, analysts said.
Intel's Bohr sees at least 10 more years of scaling
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9/13/2012   1 comment
Despite the naysayers continually predicting an end to Moore's Law,Intel Senior Fellow Mark Bohr doesn't envision an end to semiconductor CMOS scaling for at least a decade.
Intel exec sketches vision for 'transparent computing'
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9/13/2012   5 comments
Renée James, general manager of Intel's Software and Services Group, outlined a high-level vision for "transparent computing" at the Intel Developer Forum.
Microsemi, Emcraft deliver FPGA-based SOM for embedded apps
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
Miniaturized System-on-Module (SOM) features SmartFusion cSoC with ARM Cortex-M3 and uClinux.
Opal Kelly adds QNX RTOS support to its FrontPanel/USB SDK
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
Combined with Opal Kelly's FPGA modules, this little rascal can save 70% of development time/cost.
Maxim launches VC group
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal chip company Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has announced it has established a corporate venture group.
Samsung invests $4 million in ESL tool vendor
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics made a $4 million strategic investment in Carbon Design Systems, a supplier of unified virtual prototypes for electronic system-level design and software development.
CEVA invests in Wi-Fi specialist Antcor
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
Chip IP specialist CEVA Inc. said it will make a minority equity investment in wireless software IP provider Antcor.
Samsung begins building China fab
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has broken ground on a wafer fab for NAND memory production in Xian, northwestern China.
Intel’s Haswell boosts battery life, graphics
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9/11/2012   Post a comment
Longer battery life and better graphics lead a laundry list of improvements in Intel’s Haswell (shown), its first new CPU design for its 22nm tri-gate transistor.
Intel Ultrabooks speak, tap and offer $1M prize
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9/11/2012   9 comments
Intel's Dadi Permutter (shown) demonstrated technology with Nuance and Mastercard--and offered a $1 million prize--for creating novel user interfaces for Ultrabooks.
IPhone 5 expected to spur smartphone rebound
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9/11/2012   7 comments
The launch of Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to spur the global smartphone market back to growth in the second half of the year after contraction in the second quarter, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Fairchild appoints industry veteran president, COO
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9/11/2012   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has appointed Vijay Ullal president and chief operating officer, charging him with responsibility for all operating activities including product lines, sales and marketing, technology development, manufacturing and supply chain management.
D2S tips model-based mask data prep tool
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9/11/2012   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, computational design tool vendor D2S rolled out a tool said to offer fully automated, full-chip mask data preparation for complex photomasks at 20-nm and below process nodes.
ST plans production stoppages
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9/11/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is planning production stoppages at its wafer fabs in Crolles, France, and Catania, Italy, amid reports that CEO Carlo Bozotti will soon announce a reorganization of the company that may include a change of business model,
Researchers claim semiconductors grown on graphene
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9/10/2012   Post a comment
A group of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have patented and are commercializing a technology for growing gallium arsenide nanowires on graphene, a breakthrough that could help pave the way for flexible, self-powered electronics integrated into everything from clothing to notepads.
TSMC releases 100-MHz embedded flash IP
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9/10/2012   Post a comment
The macro allows integration with high-performance processors to improve performance.
Ramtron says Cypress bid still too low
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9/10/2012   Post a comment
Ferroelectric random access memory vendor Ramtron International said its board of directors once again rejected an unsolicited takeover offer from Cypress Semiconductor, saying Cypress's latest bid remains too low.
Kalray samples 28-nm processor
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9/10/2012   1 comment
Kalray SA, fabless chip company that developed the MPPA multicored processor family for embedded applications, has announced it is now providing samples of its 28-nm MPPA-256 chip, which includes 256 processor cores.
TI leads power management IC rankings
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9/10/2012   4 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. retained its position in 2011 as the leading manufacturer of power management ICs, according to a ranking produced by market research firm IHS.
TSMC set to expand 2013 capex
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9/10/2012   1 comment
Foundry chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will boost capital expenditures for 2013 to $10 billion, up from about $8.25 billion in 2012, according to reports that also reckon it will be making processors for Apple in 2013.
Why China still can’t create the next Texas Instruments
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9/9/2012   54 comments
Will China ever create an enterprise comparable in size, creativity and impact to Texas Instruments?
Toshiba SSDs line includes 24-nm MLC NAND flash
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
SSD family spans enterprise applications from entry level to high performance.
ST releases advanced Power MOSFET family
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9/7/2012   2 comments
ST claims that its 900V and 950V SuperMESH 5 Power MOSFETs deliver the industry’s best efficiency at 900V and highest voltage rating at 950V for enhanced application reliability in green-energy applications.
ISSI backs Nanya in specialty DRAM plan
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9/7/2012   2 comments
DRAM maker Nanya Technology received about $200 million in backing from parent Formosa Plastics Group, including a $27 million equity investment from Integrated Silicon Solution as part of a foundry supply deal.
Renesas RX21A group of 32-bit microcontrollers
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9/7/2012   1 comment
Renesas Electronics’ latest MCU line comes with large memory capacity and a built-in A/D converter, enabling high-resolution measurement for smart meters.
August sales shine for UMC
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
Sales revenue at United Microelectronics Corp. was up in August, following a trend that has continued for several months and that is starting to indicate that the foundry could yet record sales growth for the year.
Texas Instruments SN65HVD72, SN65HVD75 and SN65HVD78 3.3-V RS485 transceivers
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
Available in speed grades up to 50 Mbps, TI’s latest transceivers provide a 50 percent higher level of ESD protection over the competition with +/- 15 kV HBM protection.
Intel revenue hit by weak demand
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9/7/2012   14 comments
Intel Corp. has lowered its forecast for third quarter revenue due to weaker than expected demand and said that it will reduce capital spending for 2012 below the previous minimum estimate of $12.1 billion.
NAND flash memory in short supply
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9/7/2012   5 comments
Just six weeks after Toshiba announced it was cutting its production of NAND flash memory chips, a maker of solid-state drives has signaled it can't get enough of the memory chips.
Apple and its Samsung memory order
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9/7/2012   11 comments
Apple has reduced its order with Samsung for memory ICs intended for its forthcoming model of iPhone, according to a Reuters report that referenced an unnamed source.
Power amplifier specialist Nujira snags another $12M in funding
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9/6/2012   2 comments
Nujira, a U.K.-based power amplifier specialist and pioneer in "envelope tracking" technology for handsets, said it raised an additional $12 million in funding, mostly from previous investors.
Intel's 22-nm process gives MOSFET switch a facelift
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9/6/2012   6 comments
The pursuit for the perfect switch faces many process challenges--a closer look inside Intel's latest 22-nm process.
Xilinx and Barco Silex ease Video over IP development
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9/6/2012   Post a comment
Flexibility of FPGA-based platform enables broadcast OEMs to accelerate time-to-market with "future-proofed" next-generation Video over IP systems.
Xilinx and OmniTek launch the Era of All Programmable SoCs
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9/6/2012   Post a comment
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC-based platform combines fully programmable hardware and software to reduce time-to-market and enable focus on innovation and differentiation.
Altera unveils innovations at the 20nm node
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9/6/2012   Post a comment
Altera's mega-cool next-generation devices extend the promise of "Silicon Convergence"
Altera achieves production rollout of all 28-nm FPGA families
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9/6/2012   Post a comment
Industry's broadest range of optimized 28-nm FPGAs meets diverse product design and differentiation requirements for customers.
Digital Blocks extends LCD controller IP core family
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9/6/2012   Post a comment
Building on expertise with Full HD 1920x1080 LCD panels, Digital Blocks supports the video / graphics requirements of 3840 x 2160 QFHD LCD panels in customized ASIC, ASSP, and FPGA solutions.
Microinverters, power optimizers to grow by 70% in 2012
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9/6/2012   Post a comment
Microinverters and power optimizers represent the fastest growing segment of the global photovoltaic inverter market, according to IMS Research.
Lenovo to acquire Brazil's biggest PC maker
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9/5/2012   2 comments
China's Lenovo will acquire Brazil's largest PC and consumer electronics vendor in a cash and stock deal worth about $147 million.
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