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Analog Devices CEO Jerry Fishman dies
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3/29/2013   6 comments
Semiconductor industry's longest-tenured CEO succumbs to an apparent heart attack after more than 35 years at ADI.
ADI designs ADMP801 MEMS microphone for hearing aid apps
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices’ tiny MEMS microphone features low equivalent input noise and power consumption.
Qualcomm, GloFo are stars of 2012 chip supplier ranking
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3/28/2013   3 comments
IDMs and fab-lite companies suffer as pure-play fabless and foundry companies are the star performers in a 2012 ranking of chip suppliers from IC Insights.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 27th 2013
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices, ARM, MorethanIP, OCP-IP, Synopsys, Tabula, Toshiba and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Analog Devices collaborates with Mathworks to offer engineering students low-cost learning platform
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced a low-cost hardware-software solution focusing on circuit testing designed for the engineering education market.
China fabless: RDA for sale at 'fair price'
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3/26/2013   1 comment
Speculation has it that Spreadtrum is poised to acquire fabless chip company, but RDA may be looking for a better deal.
Cheap mixed-signal ASIC as easy as FPGA
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3/25/2013   1 comment
How will you make that complex analog/digital circuit in volume?
3D physical simulation tools provide superior FinFet predictability
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3/25/2013   Post a comment
Fully depleted Silicon on Insulator (SOI) and multi-gate MOSFETs have demonstrated superior electrostatic integrity, tolerance to low channel doping and yet FinFET technologies appear to be the processes du jour for leading semiconductor device and foundry companies…
Plastic memory put to work in brand protection
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3/22/2013   Post a comment
Long-time developer of non-volatile memory made using organic materials has won an order for the use of its memory in electronic tags to deter the counterfeiting of branded consumer goods.
Cypress PSoC 4 challenges 8-, 16-, and 32-bit MCUs
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3/20/2013   Post a comment
Cypress’s PSoC 4 architecture delivers flexible, low-power ARM Cortex-M0-based devices for embedded designs.
Analog integration and the future of factory automation
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3/20/2013   1 comment
Designs are so complex now, requiring better sensing and control circuitry, that core functions have to be integrated going forward.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 20th 2013
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3/20/2013   Post a comment
Accellera, Agilent, ARM, Blue Pearl, CMP, CriticalBlue, Docea, Imec, Global Unichip, Mentor, Newark, Oasys and STMicro made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Creating solutions for health through technology innovation
Design How-To  
3/20/2013   4 comments
The medical industry has a huge potential as a market for technology. TI shows how some of its technologies are serving the industry.
What is an EDA startup?
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3/19/2013   4 comments
When does a startup stop being a startup? According to EDAC that may be when they get acquired...
Book: Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice
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3/19/2013   Post a comment
This blog post is a condensation of a series of posting on EDN about the book Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice, written by Dennis Fitzpatrick…
Obsolescence, counterfeiting and COTS: Understanding the consequences
Design How-To  
3/19/2013   1 comment
Vishay Precision Group traces the history of precision resistor obsolescence, and their subsequent counterfeiting, to understand the root cause of this serious problem impacting avionics, military and space companies.
Automotive Ethernet: Evolution in the fast lane
Design How-To  
3/18/2013   4 comments
NXP engineers discuss new network topologies and components and describe an evolutionary path of Ethernet into automotive applications.
Digital Data Locked Loops – Part 2
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3/18/2013   Post a comment
This design article comes from the book Practical Applications in Digital Signal Processing by Richard Newbold and this is part 2 on the subject of Digital Data Locked Loops
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 13th 2013
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3/13/2013   Post a comment
Aldec, Asygn, Cadence, EMA, GreenPlug, HDL, IAR, Mathworks, Mentor, Pulsic, Rambus and Renesas made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Toshiba prototypes wearable vital signs sensor module
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3/13/2013   Post a comment
Toshiba has developed a wearable sensor module designed to collect and transmit a variety of biological information over Bluetooth.
Industrial demand drives TI to lift guidance
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3/8/2013   Post a comment
Industrial and wireless demand is up while computing and communications infrastructure markets remain sluggish according to Texas Instruments, which raised its 1Q13 guidance.
Testing HDMI and MHL interfaces
Design How-To  
3/8/2013   1 comment
The author describes a set up for testing video transmitted by HDMI and mobile high-definition links for applications in cellular networks.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – March 6th 2013
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3/6/2013   Post a comment
Carbon, DVCon, Kilopass, Mentor, Real Intent, Tanner and TechAmerica made the lineup today. See here for their news…
How Conexant ended up filing for Chapter 11
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3/5/2013   23 comments
Service of company's debt eventually led to its downfall.
Chip market starts year brightly
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3/4/2013   4 comments
The Americas region posted its best total since 2001 as three-month average global sales showed year-on-year growth in January, according to numbers released by the SIA.
ISSCC's backstage duo toasts two big anniversaries
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3/1/2013   1 comment
The work of championing the practice of chip design is not always easy or glamorous, the veteran duo behind the ISSCC conference has found over the years.


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