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Adjunct SOC for power amplifier performs complex signal processing in RF domain
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Scintera has developed a power amplifier linearization SoC that performs complex signal processing in the RF domain, resulting in low-power consumption, wide signal bandwidth, and broad frequency operation.
Mil/aero group foresees shift to optical in 2012
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2/24/2010   1 comment
The VITA Standards Organization, a leading standards group for military and aerospace markets, will announce as early as next week a call for participation in a group to explore the feasibility of deploying in 2012 products with optical backplanes and system interconnects.
Global shipments of short range wireless ICs to exceed 2 billion units in 2010
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Global shipments of short range wireless ICs (Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4, Wi-Fi) are expected to surpass two billion units this year, increasing approximately 20 percent compared to 2009. Shipments are forecast to total five billion in 2014, according to new market data from ABI Research
Kumar Sivarajan named tech visionary; Verismo's internet TV device named best product by ISA
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2/24/2010   1 comment
ISA names Kumar Sivarajan tech visionary, lists electronic products award winners
Comment: Sparking interest in engineering
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
Intel is behind a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries. The initiative also wants to increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates.
Junctionless transistor is ready for 20-nm node, says researcher
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2/23/2010   3 comments
Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge of Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland), co-author of the paper Nanowire transistors without junctions, has said that junctionless transistors could be implemented commercially at around the 20-nm manufacturing node.
Mid-year slump to limit chip market growth, says analyst
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
A mid-year slump in the western economy is likely to inhibit consumer electronics spending and hold annual semiconductor revenue growth back at 11.2 percent in 2010, according to Robert Castellano of market research company The Information Network (New Tripoli, Pennsylvania).
X-FAB opens UK branch office
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
Following the recent sale of its Plymouth silicon fabrication facility to Plessey Semiconductors, X-FAB has established a UK office supporting research and development, customer hotline support and sales
LCD TV shipments grew 37% in 2009, says analyst
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
Despite the recessionary economic climate in 2009 TV shipments grew worldwide by 2 percent and LCD TV shipments grew 37 percent, according to DisplaySearch, a display market research company.
IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant PD interface controllers enable PoE+ powered devices
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
Maxim is offering IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant PD interface controllers that feature a 100V absolute maximum rating and built-in wall-adapter detection to simplify the design of PoE+ PDs.
Junctionless transistor could simplify chip making, say researchers
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
In a move that could revolutionize nanoelectronics manufacturing and the semiconductor industry, scientists at the Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland) have designed and fabricated what they claim is the world's first junctionless transistor.
Analysts: Five observations on mobile from MWC
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Apple and software are in the driver's seat in the mobile market but platform fragmentation may be ahead, according to analysts from Barclay's Capital who shared their observations from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
ISSCC, Nvidia shortfall lead weekly story ranking
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 14, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 19. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Zigbee ready to certifiy sub-1GHz devices
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
The ZigBee Alliance is offering certification for ZigBee platforms designed to operate in the regional sub-1 GHz unlicensed frequencies.
Crisis hits Elmos 2009 figures
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Automotive chip vendor Elmos AG (Dortmund, Germany) has been hit badly in FY 2009 by the automotive crisis. Despite a strong uptrend in the second half of the year, the company saw its sales decline drastically.
Intel lab explores nanoscale power storage
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2/18/2010   1 comment
Intel researchers are exploring nanoscale materials that could be used to create ultracapacitors with a greater energy density than today's lithium ion batteries as part of work in a new lab dedicated to work on microgrids.
PLX fires up 8 GHz PCI Express chip
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
PLX Technology, Inc. announced it has working PCI Express Gen 3 silicon that it will demo to key customers before the end of March and aims to sample a range of PCIe Gen 3 switches made in 40nm process technology before the end of the year, starting with server and storage switches sampling before July.
ZeroG chief executive joins GainSpan
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Greg Winner has been named chief executive of embedded Wi-Fi chip startup GainSpan Corp., fresh from closing a deal in January to sell its competitor startup ZeroG to Microchip Technology Inc.
Deserializer display bridge chip connects advanced baseband or application processors to displays with parallel interfaces
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has unveiled a new deserializer display bridge chip that connects the baseband or application processors used in smart phones, which use Mobile Industry Processor Interface-Display Serial Interfaces (MIPI-DSI), to displays with legacy parallel interfaces.
Six things that surprised us at ISSCC
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2/16/2010   1 comment
The pervasive focus on power management, the lack of papers on nanotechnology and software and the slow recovery of attendance were among the surprises for EE Times editors at the 2001 ISSCC last week.
Infineon aims Android phones at high volume
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2/15/2010   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has announced the availability of the XMM6181 reference design, which is intended to help engineers create entry-level Android smartphones.
Grace: Setting course in a consolidating foundry market
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2/15/2010   Post a comment
Grace Semiconductor of China has been a rather low-profile company in the past. Nevertheless, the foundry service provider makes most of its profits in Western geographies, mostly in Europe and the U.S.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: New release of Wind River Hypervisor extends virtualization support
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2/14/2010   Post a comment
Wind River Hypervisor 1.1 streamlines device software development with on-chip debugging and support for latest processor technologies.
Ceva launches programmable HD video processor
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2/12/2010   Post a comment
DSP core licensor Ceva Inc. is due to unveil a software-programmable multimedia video processor architecture at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.
ISSCC, A4 processor, Micron lead weekly story ranking
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2/12/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 12. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Intel's Gargini pushes III-V-on-silicon as 2015 transistor option
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2/12/2010   Post a comment
A presentation prepared by Paolo Gargini, Intel's director of technology strategy, to give to the Industry Strategy Symposium Europe, held in Dublin, Ireland, earlier this week, stressed Intel's progress in adding compound semiconductor layers to silicon as a means of continuing scaling and reducing power consumption.
Infineon emphasizes power, China in 'new start'
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2/11/2010   1 comment
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) is set to drive itself forward by focusing on power semiconductors and the Chinese market, according to the text of speech given to shareholders by CEO Peter Bauer.
UMC sees January sales drop 9% sequentially
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2/11/2010   Post a comment
United Microelectronics Corp., the world's second largest foundry, had January sales of NT$8,600 million (about $268 million), a decrease of 9.25 percent from the December 2009 sales figure of NT$9,292 million (about $290 million).
Bosch launches fab for automotive semiconductors
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2/11/2010   2 comments
Automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH (Gerlingen, Germany) currently is adding the finishing touches to its 200mm wafer fab in near-by Reutlingen.
Tablets seen as $4B opportunity for chips
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
The market for semiconductors going inside tablet PCs--including Apple's much publicized iPad--could be worth $4.1 billion by 2014, according to market research firm In-Stat.
Tiny temp sensor boosts equipment reliability, energy savings
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
Semtech's highly integrated SX8733 temperature sensor monitors up to two temperature diodes and its own temperature, while its low-power design enables temperature monitoring of ASICs during sleep mode.
IDT launches PCIe Gen 2 system interconnect product line
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2/10/2010   1 comment
IDT (Integrated Device Technology Inc.) has started to sample a line of PCI Express (PCIe) Gen2 system interconnect switching products, featuring an advanced switch architecture to support multi-domain data and control plane connectivity for multi-root communications and embedded applications.
TSMC sees sales drop in January
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said its January sales on an unconsolidated basis, were approximately NT$29.16 billion (about $908 million) a decrease of 4.3 percent from December 2009 and an increase of 134.4 percent over January 2009.
Ozmo hires veteran as CEO
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
Ozmo Devices Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.), a provider of Wi-Fi Personal Area Network (Wi-Fi PAN) chips, has recruited Bill McLean to serve as chief executive officer.
Medtronic turns a light on brain implants
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
Medtronic has developed prototype implant that uses light to alter the behaviors of nerve cells in the human brain, one of a handful of papers at the International Solid State Circuits Conference seeking more refined electronic techniques to diagnose or apply therapies to neural conditions.
Single-key capacitive touch controllers target portables
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2/9/2010   Post a comment
Atmel's new line of single-key touch controllers offers faster response time, low current consumption and low noise to enable next-generation designs.
Chip links hit 20 Gbits/s, power lows at ISSCC
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2/9/2010   Post a comment
Researchers showed advances driving wider, faster and lower power chip-to-chip interconnects in a session at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
SMIC expected to announce capital injection
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2/9/2010   Post a comment
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (Shanghai, China) is expected to announce a capital injection from Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings Co. Ltd., an existing investor, at a quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday (Feb. 9).
Nujira launches power-saving alliance at MWC
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2/9/2010   Post a comment
Mobile phone power amplifier specialist Nujira Ltd. (Cambridge, England) has announced the formation of an OpenET Alliance to develop and publish open specifications for envelope-tracking interfaces for 3G and 4G platforms.
Texas Instruments samples quad-radio chip
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2/9/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) has produced a wireless connectivity chip, intended to provide extra radios beside the main cellular channel needed on a mobile phone. The WiLink 7.0 (part numbers WL1281 and WL1283) offers wireless LAN 802.11n, GPS, Bluetooth and FM transmit and receive.
Single mode Bluetooth low energy module
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2/9/2010   Post a comment
The Insight SiP ISP091201 is a completely self-contained Bluetooth low energy SiP module that includes Nordic's MicroBlue nRF8001 connectivity-on-chip solution, integrating the radio, baseband and software stack plus an integrated antenna, 16MHz crystal and 15 supporting passive components.
IMS: Electric cars propel IC demand
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2/8/2010   Post a comment
A new report from IMS Research forecasts that demand for electric vehicles will grow steadily throughout the decade.
An analyst's 10 reasons to be cheerful
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2/8/2010   Post a comment
Bill McClean, analyst with IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has provided ten reasons that support the idea that 2010 could be between a good and a great year for the semiconductor industry.
MOST networks require the ‘most’ innovatively designed junction boxes
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2/8/2010   Post a comment
Tremendous market acceptance of MOST technology within the automotive industry is driving OEMs and CEMs, developing and supplying multimedia and infotainment systems for cars, to explore new ways to increase manufacturing efficiency and reduce the associated production costs
Engineers explore life beyond 10 Gbit links
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2/8/2010   1 comment
Electronics engineers are bumping up against the limits of their tools and techniques—and perhaps even physics--to keep pace with the rapidly expanding needs of an Internet-driven society as they coalesce around a move to 25 Gbit/second chips and ponder what comes next.
Intel flash, Apple departures, ARM roadmap lead weekly story ranking
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2/5/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 31, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 5. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Image processing SoC from NEC supports high-end camera functionality
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2/5/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics announced the camera engine 151 (CE151) SoC, an image processing device for camera phones that will provide clear and high-quality images comparable to that of digital-still cameras
CSEM offers transceiver-with-DSP for wireless networks
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2/4/2010   Post a comment
Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (Neuchatel, Switzerland) has produced a one-volt RF transceiver with an integrated DSP tailored for portable wireless communications in such things as wireless sensor networks and body area networks.
GlobalFoundries wants 30% of foundry market, says report
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2/4/2010   Post a comment
GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) the foundry chip maker backed by Abu Dhabi, has said it wants to take 30 percent of the foundry market within three years, according to a Bloomberg report that cited the CEO of its lead investor as its source.
DRAM leads top ten IC growth sectors for 2010, says analyst
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2/4/2010   Post a comment
All but four of about 28 IC product categories will grow in 2010 resulting in an overall IC market growth of 15 percent, according to a forecast from market research firm IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
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