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The vertical-integration mandala keeps turning
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1/30/2010   Post a comment
It's "back to the future" and "deja vu again", as IC vendors move into modules and multi-component devices
Atmel outlines plans for business restructuring
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
Following a comprehensive review of alternatives for its ASIC business Atmel Corporation has announced plans to continue to explore the potential sale of the company's Smart Card (SMS) business located in Rousset, France and East Kilbride, UK and that it intends to discontinue potential sale discussions for its Customer Specific Products (CSP) and Aerospace businesses.
Foundry rankings, Apple iPad lead weekly story ranking
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Haptic piezo controller helps to "feel the touch" in touch-screen applications
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
A novel haptic solution that provides customers with an enhanced, true "touch" experience with touch screens has been introduced Maxim Integrated Products which the company claims is the industry's first fully integrated, programmable HPC (haptic piezo controller) for single-layer and multilayer piezo actuators.
Chip makers swing to profitability
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
Chip makers including Sandisk, Maxim Integrated Products, Cypress Semiconductor and Lattice Semiconductor swung to profit in the calendar fourth quarter of 2009—compared to losses suffered at the height of the downturn in late 2008. But memory technology licensor Rambus posted a wider loss after retroactively recognizing previously withheld royalties in the year-ago period.
Semtech expands buck converter platform 3.5-MHz, 500-mA synchronous step-down regulator
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Semtech Corp., has introduced a highly integrated 500 mA synchronous step-down (buck) regulator with the tiny size and output flexibility needed for low voltage point-of-load regulation, as well as mobile device applications.
Power Over Ethernet DIMM family offers time and cost savings
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation has released the PD67100 PoE+ module family, which integrates the company's PD69012 PoE Manager device into an easy-to-integrate dual in-line memory module (DIMM).
Analyst rails against the fab-lite
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1/28/2010   6 comments
The fabless chip vendors and pursuers of fab-lite manufacturing strategies are about to get a shock, according to Malcolm Penn, principal analyst with Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England). Some companies could under-perform, others could be driven out of business in a market that should be booming for them; and all because they have lost control of manufacturing.
Agilent to offer RF small-signal products design kit from NXP
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc., is to offer a NXP Semiconductors' design kit for RF small-signal products within Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS).
Korean Fab plans to manufacture LF receiver IC for Micro Analog Systems
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Dongbu HiTek (Seoul, Korea) is to manufacture Low Frequency (LF) receiver ICs for Micro Analog Systems Oy (MAS), a fabless analog semiconductor company based in Espoo, Finland.
Miniature optical finger navigation input system targets cell phones
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Avago Technologies announced a miniature optical finger navigation (OFN) input system that brings high precision cursor control to a variety of mobile and consumer electronic devices.
Analysis: Why a sustained ASP turnaround could be a mirage
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Malcolm Penn, founder and principal analyst with Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England), has been at the bullish end of the spectrum of market researchers' opinion through most of the last decade. He remains so, but he is convinced that at long last the conditions are coming together to create manufacturing capacity shortages and a boom for chip makers and vendors.
TSMC profits in Q4 on returning demand
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) to post a net income of NT$32.67 billion (about $1.02 billion) on consolidated revenue of NT$92.09 billion (about $2.88 billion) in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009.
Earnings roundup: Qualcomm lowers sales target
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
More semiconductor firms and suppliers reported quarterly results that surpassed analyst expectations, but No. 1 fabless chip vendor Qualcomm disappointed the market by lowering revenue guidance for the year.
Low-voltage ASICs target low cost apps
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eASIC Corp. announced the availability of two lower power device options for its eASIC Nextreme family.
Low voltage level shifting I/O expander platform features advanced LED driver and keypad engine
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has unveiled the SX1508 and SX1509, two next-generation low voltage level shifting I/O expanders that come in eight- and 16-channels, respectively, with an advanced LED driver and keypad engine capability.
8-pin microcontroller features 3.5 kB self-programmable flash memory
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc., has introduced a new member of the company's 8- and 14-pin PIC16F61X 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) family, targeting cost-effective general-purpose applications.
MediaTek deploys EdXact's Jivaro netlist reduction platform for analog circuits
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Backend verification specialist, EdXact SA (Grenoble, France) and MediaTek Inc., (Hsin-Chu, Taiwan), a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, have entered a strategic relationship to deploy EdXact's netlist reduction platform for analog circuits.
Future Horizons sees 30% chip market boom
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
The worldwide chip market is set for two years of more than 20 percent growth and could even hit more than 30 percent growth in a single year, according to Malcolm Penn, the principal analyst and founder of the U.K. market analysis company Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England).
Berkeley Design Automation partners Solido Design Automation to accelerate nanometer IC variation analysis
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform (AFS Platform), and Solido Design Automation, provider of Variation Designer, have developed a validated flow for rapid reduction in variation risk in nanometer designs at the transistor level.
Renesas opts to use Cadence Virtuoso technology at mixed-signal and analog design at its global design centers
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp., has upgraded to the latest version of Cadence Virtuoso technology at its global design centers.
Diversity tuner integrates two signal paths in tiny package
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' diversity tuner for ISDB-T and DVB-T automotive applications integrates two high-performance signal paths that operate from a single fractional-N synthesizer.
Wolfson takes ultra low power to a new level with world-leading DAC
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has announced the launch of the WM8912, an ultra low power DAC.
Intersil module solves difficult power supply challenges
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at satisfying a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements, Intersil's scalable power module is easy to use, lowers risk, speeds time to market, provides a smaller footprint and simplifies inventory.
Step-down converter eases power design in consumer electronics
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
TI has introduced its first dual-output fully synchronous SWIFT power management IC, a 1.5-A/2.5-A converter that simplifies power design in consumer electronics with a 12-V power supply, such as a set top box or digital TV.
Microsemi partners with MagnaChip to optimize process technology
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation has partnered with specialty foundry provider MagnaChip Semiconductor LLC to develop advanced mixed-signal process technology that is optimized for products in Microsemi's key commercial growth markets.
Wolfson unveils ultra low power DAC
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched what the company claims is the world-leading ultra low power DAC designed to extend playback time, reduce system cost and enhance audio performance in portable applications, including media players, headsets, multimedia phones and navigation devices.
MediaTek licenses Edxact's netlist reduction tool
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Taiwan chip maker Mediatek Inc. announced it has selected Edxact's Jivaro netlist reduction platform for analog circuits.
TI Q4 net soars on higher analog IC demand
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc.'s net income rose sharply in the fourth quarter on benefits from higher analog demand, improving manufacturing utilization as well as lower overall costs and the company sees sales rising sequentially in the traditionally slower first quarter.
DirecTV adopts MoCA for home networking
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
DirecTV will use home networking chips from Entropic Communications Inc. in a deal that adds support from a major satellite TV player for the technology of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance which to date has mainly been used in set-top boxes for Verizon's Fios IPTV service.
High-voltage scan drivers minimize panel cost in LCD HDTVs
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's latest scan drivers integrate all logic needed for high-performance scan-driver systems.
Rail-to-rail input and output ADC driver supports high speed 16- to 18-bit SAR ADCs
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a 33 MHz, low noise, rail-to-rail input and output ADC driver that settles to 16-bits in just 350 ns.
VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
NEC Electronics announces the 78K0/Ix2 LED microcontroller demonstration kit
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics announces the 78K0/Ix2 LED microcontroller demonstration kit, enabling efficient and intelligent LED driver design without any additional driver ICs but the company's single flexible 78K0/Ix2 MCU.
Grace, HHNEC begin building joint wafer fab, say reports
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp and Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co. Ltd. (HHNEC) have begun construction of a 300-mm wafer fab at Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai, according to local reports.
Some tips for charging from USB sources (Part 2 of 2)
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Understand the subtleties of using the ubiquitous USB port as a charging and power source
S-parameters Without Tears
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Understand this increasingly critical measurement and its interpretations
SiTel collaborates with Broadcom on combined ADSL2+, 802.11n and DECT chip
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
SiTel Semiconductor has announced that its DECT/CAT-iq technology has been integrated into Broadcom's single-chip Integrated Access Device (IAD).
Audium appoints Chris Travis as Chief Technology Officer
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Audium Semiconductor (Bristol, UK) has appointed Chris Travis as the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
National Semiconductor releases new generation of integrated power modules
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
The Simple Switcher power module family announced by National Semiconductor provides the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator.
STMicroelectronics unveils integrated high-performance low-noise ultrasound pulse controller
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced an integrated low-noise ultrasound pulse controller that provides four independent channels, each of which generates precisely controlled high-voltage pulses to drive piezoelectric crystals or other transducers.
Fabless ranking, Apple's iPad, Daizi Zheng lead weekly story ranking
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 22. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
TI hits home run with Chronos sportswatch wireless dev kit
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1/21/2010   2 comments
The Texas Instruments product management team knew they were on to something as they prepped for the November '09 launch of the eZ430 Chronos low-power wireless MCU development kit, but they had no idea that within weeks it would surpass the 5,000-unit mark and in doing so leave previous kit-launch records in the dust.
Precision analog microcontrollers simplify optical module design
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a pair of precision analog microcontrollers featuring on-chip memory, data converters, and other analog peripherals that the company claims combine to deliver the highest level of programmability and smallest package size.
Compact optocoupler offers energy efficiency benefits
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced what he company claims is the industry's most energy efficient 1 MBd digital optocoupler.
Infineon launches new generation multi-band HSPA+/EDGE/GPRS RF transceiver for mobile devices
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has announced sample delivery of SMARTi UE2, the latest generation multi-band HSPA+/EDGE/GPRS RF transceiver for mobile devices.
Automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs offer power density and performance benefits
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced its AUIRF7739L2 and AUIRF7665S2 automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver power density benefits, dual-sided cooling and low parasitic inductance and resistance in a robust, reliable and AEC-Q101 qualified package for automotive applications.
Fairchild Semi tops Q4 expectations
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor International posted a fourth quarter net income of $13.1 million on sales of $354.5 million, exceeding the expectations of the company and Wall Street.
Global chip sales stayed firm in December, says analyst
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
The three-month average of global chip sales for December was $22.4 billion compared with $22.6 billion in November and up 28.5 percent from $17.4 billion, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Of Windmills and Recording Studios
Design How-To  
1/20/2010   1 comment
Windmills are cost more than a $1 million often requiring maintenance to go with their size and volatile nature. This article describes machine monitoring systems in wind turbines, how the requirements for a music studio network are similar to a turbine's monitoring system and how Firewire can been used to create a maintenance system for turbines.
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