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KLA-Tencor aims below 20-nm
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9/5/2012   Post a comment
Chip equipment vendor KLA-Tencor rolled out new tools for overlay and photomask inspection at the Semicon Taiwan tradeshow in Taipei.
MEMC to pay $88M to settle supply dispute
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Silicon wafer supplier MEMC Electronic Materials said it agreed to pay 70 million euro (about $88.2 million) to specialty chemical provider Evonik Industries to settle a supply dispute.
APEC offers 600V discrete IGBTs
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Advanced Power Electronics has released a family of 600V discrete IGBTs for use in AC and DC motor control, home appliances, UPS, solar inverters, and induction cookers.
Semiconductor R&D set to hit record high
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Spending on research and development by semiconductor companies worldwide is expected to grow 10 percent in 2012 to a record high of $53.4 billion, according to market analysis firm IC Insights.
What's new in automotive electronics
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Car sales, aftermarket booming; fuel economy regs may strangle the V8; let there be light.
Chip sales grew slightly in July
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Semiconductor sales improved slightly in July compared to June, but remained lower than July 2011, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association trade group.
Wintel dominance seen waning in post-PC era
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9/4/2012   35 comments
The powerful alliance between Intel and Microsoft that has set the pace in the computer market for a generation is beginning to fray amid a new era of computing, according to IHS iSuppli.
Cadence says 28-nm DDR4 IP proven on TSMC process
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EDA and IP vendor Cadence Design Systems said the first products in its double-data rate (DDR)4 SDRAM PHY and memory controller IP family have been proven in silicon on TSMC processes.
Fujitsu Semi offloads test and assembly operations
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Fujitsu Semiconductor will transfer ownership of two Japanese semiconductor test and assembly facilities to J-Devices, a test and assembly specialist, under the terms of an agreement signed last week.
Greenliant SSDs take aim at embedded industrial apps
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The ball grid array SATA/PATA drives use MLC NAND flash memory.
10 Hot Topics at DESIGN East
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9/4/2012   3 comments
Come to Boston Sept 17 - 20; get a free show-floor pass or 15% sessions discount to learn the latest in embedded, Android, MEMS, and more.
Researchers move quantum computing to silicon
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9/4/2012   5 comments
Quantum computing has been brought a step closer to mass production by a research team led by scientists from the University of Bristol that has made a transition from using glass to silicon.
Energy Micro: Faster processing consuming less energy
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9/3/2012   1 comment
Benchmark tests using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM version 6.40 confirms EFM32 Gecko as the lowest energy microcontroller…
New Silicon Labs' MCUs deliver best-in-class temp sensing accuracy
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9/3/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs’ new C8051F39x/37x 8-bit MCUs are ideal a wide range of consumer, industrial, and communication applications.
Microchip's new volatile digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
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Low-power, low-cost 6-bit volatile DAC with command code features 1.8-5.5V wide operating voltage range along with I2C and SMBus compatibility.
GainSpan’s reference design codes provide easy Wi-Fi connectivity
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Facilitating easy connectivity to Atmel and STMicroelectronics MCUs gives access to advanced networking features and reduces development time.
TI introduces $17 C2000 LaunchPad Eval Kit
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Prototyping with Piccolo 32-bit MCUs is easier and less expensive with hardware and software that expands to TI BoosterPacks, enabling a myriad of applications.
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