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Foundry revenue to grow 40% in 2010, says iSuppli
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5/11/2010   Post a comment
Pure-play foundry suppliers will see their collective revenues rise to $24.8 billion in 2010, a climb of 39.5 percent compared with the 2009 figure of $17.8 billion, according to market analysis firm iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.).
A guide to designing for ESD and EMC
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5/11/2010   Post a comment
This application note provides an introductory approach to ESD problems within amusement gaming systems that are exposed to ESD events that range from the normal charge build-up from using the equipment or moving parts due to triboelectric charging to malicious attacks by individuals trying to cheat the system.
Introduction to High-Speed Digital Design Principles
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
This white paper discusses some of the major factors that need to be considered in designing an embedded product and the various high-speed digital design concepts that play a vital role in the functionality of the hardware/product as a whole.
16-bit sensor signal conditioner integrates DSP
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
ZMD's 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC for resistive bridge sensors combines high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion, and an 18-bit DSP for linearization and calibration functions.
Automotive chips: Infineon passes Freescale
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
Infineon has displaced Freescale from the pole position in the automotive chip rankings.
IMEC forms 'more-than-CMOS' alliance with TSMC
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
Luc van den Hove, president and chief executive officer of IMEC (Leuven, Belgium), has said the research institute has entered into a partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) to develop hybrid "more-than-Moore" process technologies and pass them on to the Taiwanese foundry.
TSMC reports strong April sales
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said its unconsolidated April sales were approximately NT$32.68 billion (about $1.04 billion), an increase of 6.0 percent over March 2010 and an increase of 50.3 percent over April 2009.
UMC's sales sail forward in April
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
The world's number two foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported sales revenue for April down 1.7 percent on sales revenue for March. Sales were up 35 percent on what they were in the same month a year before.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for May 10, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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5/8/2010   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS #41: Clock Jitter Demystified
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5/8/2010   3 comments
Understand the terminology of this fundamental performance-determining parameter of clock and data signals in digital links
New Power Technologies Set to Improve Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
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5/7/2010   Post a comment
Increases in power demand, costs, require strategies & tactics to reduce consumption, promote environmental responsibility
RF mixers enable designs with high dynamic range, low noise reqs
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5/7/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced two new high-performance RF passive mixers for a variety of wireless applications.
ST enhances AC motor switches
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5/7/2010   Post a comment
ST's AC switch families for white goods and industrial applications provide built-in protection and enhanced switching for robust motor controls with minimal parts count.
GlobalFoundries hints at further expansion plans
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5/7/2010   Post a comment
GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), already at the start of building a $5 billion wafer fab in New York, appears to be getting ready to announce further expansion plans to help it profit from strong demand for foundry manufacturing services.
Chip CEOs join European competitiveness committee
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5/7/2010   Post a comment
Leading CEOs have joined an attempt by the European Commission to improve European competitiveness in high technology industries that covers semiconductors, nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology and photonics.
Mobile TV chip vendor Telegent withdraws IPO
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5/7/2010   Post a comment
Mobile TV chip vendor Telegent Systems canceled plans for an upcoming initial public offering of stock, saying the company has sufficient cash on hand to invest in future growth. Telegent also announced plans to search for a new CEO to replace co-founder Samuel Sheng.
Analysis: 'Blowout' Q1 has chip analysts thinking bigger
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5/6/2010   1 comment
Three market research analysts revised upward their forecasts for the 2010 semiconductor market after crunching the better-than-expected numbers from the first quarter.
Analysis: 'Blowout' Q1 has chip analysts thinking bigger
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5/6/2010   1 comment
Three market research analysts revised upward their forecasts for the 2010 semiconductor market after crunching the better-than-expected numbers from the first quarter.
Penn raises chip market growth forecast to 31%
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5/6/2010   Post a comment
The strength of Q1 financial results has led Future Horizons to raise its 2010 annual growth forecast for the global chip industry to 31 percent, up from 22 percent.
Pioneer of the CMOS image sensor dies at age 56
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5/6/2010   1 comment
Professor Peter Denyer, a pioneer of CMOS imaging sensor technology for cameras and a prominent member of the Scottish electronics community, died of cancer on April 22, five days before his 57th birthday.
Chip market headed for 30% growth year, says Cowan
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5/6/2010   Post a comment
Strong global chip sales in the first quarter of 2010, as reported by the Semiconductor Industry Association, have led industry analyst Mike Cowan to predict 30.3 percent growth for the chip market in 2010.
On Semi beats estimates, swings to Q1 profit
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5/6/2010   Post a comment
On Semiconductor dramatically exceeded consensus analyst expectations with its first quarter sales and second quarter sales target.
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Applied - Part 3: Filtering and equalization
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5/5/2010   Post a comment
Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics", 4th edition, looks at filter shapes and time domain effects, as well as equalization and tone controls.
Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead - and so is Vinyl
Audio DesignLine Blog  
5/5/2010   1 comment
Music shipment data is out for 2009, and a graph of that data helps put the popularity of the various formats - i.e., digital downloads, CD and vinyl LP - into perspective.
Wolfson steps closer to releasing new family of digital MEMS microphones
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5/4/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics is planning to introduce a new family of digital silicon MEMS microphones to complement their existing analog MEMS products.
MEMS microphones target high-fidelity audio playback
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5/4/2010   Post a comment
Two new MEMS microphones from Analog Devices enable advanced audio functions for portable electronics, including high-fidelity audio/video playback, hands-free communication, and voice recognition with built-in wind noise suppression, as well as TIA-920-compliance for VoIP apps.
DMOS microstepping motor drivers tout overcurrent protection
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5/4/2010   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems recently expanded its microstepping motor driver line to include four new devices that require fewer external components and use a simple STEP and Direction interface.
2.5-A step-down DC/DC converter supports input voltages up to 60V
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5/4/2010   Post a comment
TI is offering a wide input-voltage converter that is designed to provide fast transient response and high efficiency to industrial low-power systems and GSM/GPRS modules.
Automotive rear seat entertainment system - Your mobile living room
Design How-To  
5/4/2010   1 comment
Here's a look at tomorrow's multiple in-car entertainment options and how they may be implemented, using STMicroelectronics' STi71xx as an example.
NXP breaks even on rising sales
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5/4/2010   Post a comment
Mixed-signal chip company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has announced that it made zero income from operations on total sales of $1,165 million in the first quarter of 2010. The sales represent a comparable increase of 69.7 percent compared with Q1 2009 and a comparable sequential increase of 6.7 percent.
IMEC appoints former TSMC boss to business role
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5/4/2010   Post a comment
Research institute IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has appointed Kees den Otter, former president of TSMC Europe BV, to the position of vice president of emerging business.
Energy-efficient synchronous rectification drivers target computing, consumer apps
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5/3/2010   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its portfolio of products to support next-generation power system design.
JFET-input audio op amps feature low noise, distortion
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5/3/2010   Post a comment
Extending its Burr-Brown Audio line, TI launched a family of JFET-input op amps featuring ultra-low noise and distortion to maximize audio system quality and performance.
Programmable ASK/FSK transmitter provides frequency, output-power flexibility
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5/3/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's new ASK/FSK transmitter offers wide-ranging frequency and output-power programmability to allow system designers to use a single design for multiple applications.
ADC 'accuracy' and 'resolution' are not the same
Design How-To  
5/3/2010   2 comments
Analog-to-digital converters (ADC) are advertised as having "n" bit resolution, which often is misunderstood to mean accuracy.
Sony and IPWireless launch joint 4G and beyond wireless initiative
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5/3/2010   Post a comment
Sony Corporation of America and IPWireless have agreed to jointly research and develop wireless technologies for 4G and beyond, with work beginning immediately on enhancing LTE technology for new applications and services.
Excerpt: Thermal Management Handbook
Design How-To  
5/3/2010   2 comments
This section of the handbook examines selection and use of temperature sensing components, including their selection, placement, and PCB layout guidelines
March averaged chips sales set record, says SIA
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5/3/2010   Post a comment
At $23.06 billion, the three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for March set a record high, exceeded expectations and was up 4.6 percent from the equivalent figure in February and up 58.3 percent from March 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for May 3, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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5/1/2010   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
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