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Cheaper iPhone on the way, says analyst
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12/31/2008   Post a comment
A lower-cost version of Apple's popular iPhone, unofficially dubbed the "iPhone Nano" by some, could be hitting stores by the second quarter of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Actions Semi lowers Q4 guidance
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
Chinese fabless chip vendor Actions Semiconductor cut its guidance for the fourth quarter, saying it now expects revenue of $15 million to $16 million.
Chip distributor inventories rising, analyst warns
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
Thanks to weaker-than-expected shipments in November, inventories for Asian semiconductor distributors have reached far beyond desired levels, something likely to have a negative impact on overall chip shipments in the first half of 2009, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Medical giant designs in Amimon wireless
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12/30/2008   8 comments
Stryker Corp., a large medical electronics company, has struck an exclusive deal to use proprietary wireless technology from startup Amimon for its operating room systems, a second major design win for the company which is the midst of a battle with multiple short-range, high bandwidth wireless technologies.
PLX Tech cuts guidance
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
PCI Express chip vendor PLX Technology cut its revenue estimates for the fourth quarter, citing reduced demand.
Powerline group breaks two-year deadlock
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Thanks to growing momentum behind the ITU G.hn standard covering all wired home networks, the IEEE P1901 has taken a significant step toward defining a standard for competing power line technologies, breaking a two-year deadlock.
ST-NXP Wireless : UMA chipset platform uses cellular network of WiFi
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
ST-NXP Wireless has announced that its 3G unlicensed mobile access (UMA) chipset platform is now in mass production, paving the way for a new range of converged fixed and mobile phones with enhanced multimedia capabilities.
PLX to acquire storage interconnect IC vendor
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
PCI Express Internet chip vendor PLX Technology said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oxford Semiconductor, a privately held fabless provider of silicon and software for the consumer and small office/home office storage markets, in a deal worth at least $26 million.
IDT : PCIe Gen 2 switching solutions support multicast functionality
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
IDT announces two new PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 2 switching solutions that are optimised for computing and embedded applications.
New energy guidelines stump CE designers
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12/13/2008   Post a comment
The new Energy Star 3.0 guidelines slashing the standby power consumption requirement to 1 watt or less will stump TV designers, as SoC to monitor the Consumer Electroincs Control (CEC) command alone could easily blow the 1 watt budget.
G.hn hits milestone toward unified home nets
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12/12/2008   Post a comment
The ITU released a key part of the pending G.hn standard that aims to create unified home networking chips able drive throughput rates ranging from 50 to more than 700 Mbits/second over coax, phone or power lines.
Transcoding video with parallel programming on multi-core processors
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12/12/2008   1 comment
Designing high-performance video encoding and transcoding systems that can exploit both multi-core CPU and many-core GPUs for faster-than-real-time performance.
Adapt standard tests to non-standard devices: Automotive qualification of a MEMS-based sensor system
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12/11/2008   Post a comment
AEC-Q100 does not address MEMS and unencapsulated devices. This is where the engineer designing the test plan must get creative in seeking a solid physics-of-failure-based test regime. The authors prove that an exposed humidity sensor can survive a lifetime of humidity-temperature and bias, tests particularly severe for the sensor and its exposed wire bonds.
QMEMS enables smallest real-time clock
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12/10/2008   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom is claiming the smallest real-time clock chip fashioned by combining a quartz microelectromechanical system resonator with an ASIC.
Hirschmann : Fast Ethernet switch offers optimal performance under extreme conditions
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12/10/2008   Post a comment
A managed Fast/Gigabit Ethernet switch in Hirschmann's MACH1000 family has all its connections located on the rear of the device (with the exception of a service port).
Demultiplexer pair ensures DisplayPort compliance
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
Parade Technologies' PS8318 and PS8312 DisplayPort demux products leverage proven advanced equalizer and aux channel link training combination to assure DisplayPort source compliance for desktop, notebook, and docking station PC applications.
Broadcom rolls .11n, B'tooth, FM in handset chip
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12/8/2008   1 comment
Broadcom Corp. has rolled out a new combo chip for mobile devices that is its first to integrate single-stream 802.11n, Bluetooth and FM receive and transmit capabilities, part of an expanding portfolio of wireless combo devices aimed at mobile systems such as cellphones and portable media players.
Intel breaks record with optical CMOS device
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12/7/2008   Post a comment
Researchers from Intel Corp. have demonstrated a photo detector built in CMOS that the company claims is the highest performance optical component of its class to date, research Intel claims shows the way to designs that could increase the distance or lower power and cost of optical links.
Ethernet on track for 40/100G spec in March
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
The IEEE 802.3ba group is on track to deliver a first cut of its standard for 40 and 100 Gbit/second Ethernet in March, and companies are already gearing up to implement the specification in progress.
Rankings: A peak inside China's chip industry
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12/5/2008   Post a comment
A recent report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers provides a rare glimpse inside China's semiconductor industry, offering a ranking of 29 indigenous Chinese chip firms with 2007 revenue greater than $30 million, according to the firm.
Silicon Image, Analogix settle dispute
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12/4/2008   Post a comment
Semiconductor vendors Silicon Image and Analogix Semiconductor said they have reached a settlement and would dismiss two outstanding litigations between the two companies.
Private chip companies shedding staff, too
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
Layoffs by big public companies have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, but private companies are cutting jobs too. Legend Silicon is one example.
1394 Automotive offers future-proof vehicle network design
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12/3/2008   Post a comment
Alternative standard to MOST and Ethernet provides long life cycles along with performance, security, flexibility, and economy.
Downturn catching up with comms ICs, says analyst
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12/2/2008   Post a comment
The market for communications ICs--which had been a relative pocket of strength in a downturn-stricken semiconductor industry through the third quarter--is experiencing rapid degradation, forcing suppliers to cut production, according to an analyst.
15-channel chip supports up to 56 touch zones
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
Leadis Technology Inc. has boosted the performance of its LDS60xx family of button ICs with a technology called TapTouch that it says lowers the cost of capacitive touch implementation in high button count applications.
Top 20 chip suppliers: iSuppli's preliminary rankings
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
Six of the top 10 semiconductor companies are expected to suffer revenue declines in 2008, with the broader industry hamstrung by a "disastrous" year for the memory chip segment, according to market research firm iSuppli's preliminary rankings of the top 20 chip suppliers for the year.


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