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Freescale puts Toulouse, Sendai wafer fabs up for sale
News & Analysis  
11/9/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (Austin, Texas) has appointed Colliers International's Advanced Technology Resource Group (ATREG) to act as advisor in the sale of Freescale's 150-mm semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Toulouse, France and Sendai, Japan.
Programmable logic device adds high voltage mosfet control for hot swap applications
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor has introduced higher performance versions of its Power Manager II product family. The ispPAC-POWR1014-2 and ispPAC-POWR1014A-2 devices integrate higher voltage charge pumps with programmable current to control MOSFETs in hot swap and sequencing applications.
Comment: Is Abu Dhabi targeting Intel rather than TSMC?
Blog  
11/9/2009   6 comments
With Waleed Al Muhairi, chief operating officer of Abu Dhabi government investment vehicle Mubadala Development Co., predicting Abu Dhabi would be making chips at home within four years, we are reminded that the Gulf states' aspirations to get into the chip business are long-enduring. But when Al Muhairi said Abu Dhabi wants to compete with Intel was that hubris?
UMC's October sales rise 17% year-on-year
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
The world's number two foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported a jump in sales for October compared with one year before.
Top women executives, Moto analysis lead weekly story ranking
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11/6/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 6. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Comment: chip company ranking points to post-crisis order
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11/6/2009   Post a comment
The latest chip company top 20 ranking provided by IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has a topsy-turvy look about it — at least it does if, like me, you have been following the fortunes of chip companies for some time.
'Perfect calm' to drive 2010 chip sales up 20%, says analyst
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Malcolm Penn, chief executive of market analysis firm Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England), is looking forward to strong growth in the global chip market in 2010 after a 10 percent contraction in 2009.
Top ten Chinese chip design houses ranked
News & Analysis  
11/5/2009   4 comments
The Chinese IC design sector was worth 23.52 billion yuan (about $3.44 billion) in 2008, and threw up some changes in the top ten ranking, according a report by Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute.
Samsung starts work on sub-28-nm foundry processes
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that a recently-formed semiconductor R&D center has begun work on advanced process development for use in foundry manufacturing.
Mitsubishi Electric selects Nextreme NEW ASICs for display wall cubes
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eASIC said Mitsubishi Electric selected its Nextreme NEW ASICs for its Seventy Series Display Wall Cube Systems.
Enabling dramatic change around the world
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
A recent trip to my native country of Pakistan gave me insight into the potential of cell phones in developing countries, and the potential for low-cost PLDs with transceivers to enable infrastructure companies in these regions to design products with a strict eye on product cost.
Chartered shareholders approve Abu Dhabi takeover
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
Shareholders in Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Singapore) have voted in favor of a takeover of the company by Advanced Technology Investment Company LLC (ATIC) of Abu Dhabi.
EE Times' Top 10 women in microelectronics
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
EE Times has compiled an international list that celebrates women who are business and technology leaders in microelectronics.
EDA pundits envision more 'ASIC-like tools' for FPGAs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/4/2009   1 comment
A pair of EDA pundits outlined some ways EDA would evolve, including getting more revenue from FPGA users.
BOARDS - FPGA-based card provides high-speed I/O on AdvancedMC module
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
CommAgility's AMC-V5-10G targets high-end wireless and data processing applications with 10G Ethernet/CPRI interfaces
Configurable touch-sensing controller offers low-power benefits
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a new line of CapSense capacitive touch-sensing devices with low-power 1.8 V operation to extend battery life in handheld mobile consumer applications.
Comment: ESIA exposes Chinese chip sales
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
My support and congratulations go out to the European Semiconductor Industry Association for breaking out the Chinese semiconductor sales figures in its monthly reports.
Analyst raises chip market forecast on September strength
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
Bruce Diesen, analyst with Carnegie ASA (Oslo, Norway) has raised his forecast for the 2009 chip market. The market will still be down but the market shrink will be less than Carnegie previously predicted.
September 'actual' chip sales narrow the gap on 2008
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
September's global market for semiconductors was $23.98 billion, down 8.7 percent from the $26.26 billion value for sales recorded in September 2008, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
Altera announces Cyclone IV FPGAs
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
Altera announced the newest Cyclone low-cost FPGA family, which adds support for mainstream serial protocols as well as a rich supply of logic, memory and DSP capabilities. The company also rolled out version 9.1 of its Quartus II design software.
DAC survey uncovers surprises
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
At this year's DAC in San Francisco, EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) conducted a survey to determine preferences and prevalence of verification environments. In this guest blog, Lauro Rizzatti, general manager of EVE USA, presents the survey findings, bearing strong promises for hardware-assisted verification vendors.
China chip market growth below rest of Asia-Pacific, says ESIA
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
The September three-month average for chip sales in China was $4.07 billion up 8.3 percent from $3.76 billion in August 09, according to data released by the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
September averaged global chip sales show 8.2% growth
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $20.64 billion in September, up 8.2 percent from an upwardly revised $19.07 billion in August, and down 10.1 percent from September 2008, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
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