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Top ten Chinese chip design houses ranked
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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.
Accelerometer propels HP into sensor networks
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
A secret side project for a Hewlett-Packard engineer has quietly spawned an ultra-sensitive accelerometer that the PC giant hopes to leverage to propel it into sensor networks, an emerging market it sees as the next big wave of computing.
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.
Qualcomm misses estimates, extends Samsung license
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm reported quarterly sales and guidance that fell short of analyst expectations, but the company announced the extension of a license agreement with South Korea's Samsung Electronics reportedly worth more than $1.3 billion over 15 years.
Irish mobile video startup changes name, adds execs
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
Two weeks after changing its name from Movidia, fabless mobile video chip company Movidius Ltd. has announced two additions to its senior management team.
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.
CSR in hiring push seeks R&D engineers, finance execs
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
CSR plc, a fabless chip supplier for applications ranging from Bluetooth to GPS communications, is making a major hiring push according to open positions listed at its website.
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.
CSR, TSMC collaborate on 40-nm RF process
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
CSR plc, a fabless supplier of silicon for applications ranging from Bluetooth to GPS communications, has announced it is collaborating with foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) to develop a 40-nm low power RF manufacturing process.
AdaptivEnergy, GainSpan link on energy harvesting Wi-Fi nodes
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Energy harvesting company AdaptivEnergy Inc. (Hampton Roads, Va.) and GainSpan Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), a developer of Wi-Fi sensor network technology, have entered into a technology development partnership.
FlexRay standard transceiver certified to V2.1 Rev B
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems launched the AS8221 integrated transceiver, certified to the latest FlexRay V2.1 Rev B standard to act as the interface between digital logic and copper cable transmission in automotive networks.
SD card reader IC delivers high-speed USB-to-SD bridge
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX14502, a USB-to-SD card bridge that increases read-write speed by up to 40x in portable electronics.
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.
Ireland key to Analog Devices re-org, promotions
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, Mass.) has created two groups as part of an organizational change. Both will be led by executives who began their careers with ADI in Ireland, where the company has had a presence for many years.
Atheros targets cellphone with Wi-Fi chip
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11/2/2009   1 comment
Atheros Communications debuts a Wi-Fi chip for cellphones that supports a single-stream version of the latest 802.11n standard, attacking giants such as Broadcom and Texas Instruments who have been winning sockets in handsets with .11g chips that have integrated Bluetooth and FM radio features.
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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