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TV tuner IC vendor gains $16 million in Series E
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3/31/2010   Post a comment
Xceive Corp., a fabless developer of RF-to-baseband TV tuner ICs, has announced it has secured more than $16 million in a combination of Series E equity and debt financing.
Micrel unveils PoE power sourcing equipment controller
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Micrel Inc., has introduced a Power over Ethernet (PoE) Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) Controller that provides 8-ports of IEEE 802.3af-compliant power delivery in a compact 64-pin LQFP package.
Report: Third Chinese Foxconn employee falls to death
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3/30/2010   1 comment
An employee of contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn fell to his death Monday (March 29) in Shenzhen China, according to a Xinhua report that cited the company and police as sources.
Programmable timing devices promise low power for portables
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
IDT's family of VersaClock devices offers lower power and greater flexibility for designers of mobile consumer devices.
Practical Embedded Security - Part 1: PPP, Ethernet and ARP
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
This week, Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Practical Embedded Security" looks at low-level communications protocols, including PPP and Ethernet, and their specific security features and requirements.
Tough 2009 creates winners, losers in chip vendor ranking
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
Qualcomm, Hynix and Advanced Micro Devices each managed to climb two places in a top ten ranking of chip vendors by 2009 revenue provided by market research company Gartner Inc. (Stamford, Conn.).
NXP is planning billion-dollar IPO, say reports
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
NXP BV, the chip company that resulted from a buy out from Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) by a private equity consortium, is planning to list its shares, according to Reuters and Bloomberg reports that cite unnamed sources.
DesignArt launches 4G basestation chip family
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
DesignArt Networks Ltd. (Ra'anana, Israel) has announced its DAN3000 family of ICs for use in 4G LTE and IMT-Advanced basestations. The company said its chips would allow the deployment of multi-gigabit mobile radio access networks (RANs).
TSMC applies to take 10% stake in SMIC
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
Leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has applied to the Taiwan government for approval to acquire a 10 percent stake in China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., according to reports.
IDT signs up to use Samplify compression
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3/26/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), a developer of mixed-signal ICs for communications, has announced a joint development program with Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a maker of data converter designs and ICs.
Find out what's inside a life-changing gadget
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3/26/2010   1 comment
The FitBit is a $99 device that (hopefully) has life-altering effects. See what makes it tick at ESC.
SMIC asks TI to take over fab management, says report
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3/26/2010   1 comment
Foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (Shanghai, China), is planning to end an agreement to manage a 200-mm wafer fab in Chengdu, according to a Reuters report.
February chip sales were steady, says analyst
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3/25/2010   2 comments
The three-month average of global chip sales for February is set to be $22.15 billion compared with $22.49 billion, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Groups seek path to bring smart grid home
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3/24/2010   2 comments
Members of the ad hoc U-Snap Alliance hope to field this summer the first products based on its specifications for carrying smart grid data over home networks, one of a handful of new efforts seeking ways to unite today's fragmented wired and wireless technologies for emerging energy applications.
Handsets with Wi-Fi to hit 25% in 2102, says In-Stat
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3/23/2010   1 comment
Mobile handsets with embedded Wi-Fi continued to experience growth in 2009 despite total handset shipment declines, according to market watcher In-Stat (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
USB-OTG bus port protection array offers low capacitance and leakage current
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3/23/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has introduced a new ESD-protection array featuring low capacitance and leakage current to protect USB-OTG ports against transient voltage signals.
IDT rolls Serial RapidIO Gen2 system modeling tool
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3/23/2010   Post a comment
IDT's new modeling tool enables architects to virtually build and test systems, improving design efficiency and speeding time to market.
Cells vs. packets: What's best in the cloud computing data center?
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3/22/2010   Post a comment
Resource constrained data centers cannot waste anything on their way to efficiency. Answers vary depending on data-center size, and include PODS. What will need to be in place to make this a practical solution?
ARM, Renault, MontaVista join in-vehicle alliance
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3/22/2010   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc, Renault and MontaVista Software have joined GENIVI, an automotive electronics industry alliance that is seeking to drive adoption of an open-source car infotainment platform. MontaVista joined GENIVI as a core member in June, 2009 and now the three companies have all been elected to take seats on the board of directors of the organization.
Chelsio debuts Fibre Channel over Ethernet chip
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3/22/2010   Post a comment
With its latest 10 Gbit/second chip, the four-port T4, Chelsio Communications Inc. aims to push ahead of a pack of competitors seeking design wins in data center systems expected to converge networking, storage and clustering functions on to Ethernet.
Quartics opens Shanghai R&D center
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3/19/2010   Post a comment
Quartics Inc. (Irvine, Calif.) has announced the opening in Shanghai of its center of excellence for video algorithm development and systems engineering. The company also introduced its programmable Qvu processor for video enhancement technology to consumers and OEM/ODM customers in China.
GPS-enabled GSM/WCMDA handset shipments jumped 92% in 2009
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3/19/2010   Post a comment
Global shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increased 92 percent in 2009 to 150 million units, according to analysis firm Berg Insight AB (Gothenburg, Sweden). With growth set to continue at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.7 percent, shipments are forecasted to reach 770 million units in 2014.
Report: Intel, Sony work on Google TV
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3/18/2010   Post a comment
Eighteen months after launching a software initiative for Internet-connected TV's with Yahoo, Intel is reportedly at work on a bigger, better deal with Google and Sony.
Fabless firm makes meter deal with India's Aftek
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3/18/2010   Post a comment
Aftek Ltd. (Mumbai, India) has announced a collaboration on automatic meter management with Advanced Digital Design SA, a developers of SOCs for communications over powerlines.
Chip market to slow in second half, says TSMC's Chang
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3/18/2010   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. chairman Morris Chang has said he expects chip market growth to slow in the second half of 2010, before picking up again in 2011, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
Rx for iPhone: Support Adobe Flash, microSD, NFC
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3/17/2010   11 comments
The Apple iPhone should embrace Adobe Flash, microSD cards, multitasking and near-field communications, according to veteran mobile analyst J. Gerry Purdy.
Dual-channel buffer with power-saving mode supports SATA 6Gbps speeds
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3/16/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's latest SATA redriver supports data rates up to 6.0Gbps while offering multiple low-power operating modes to extend battery life and conserve energy.
ASIC, ASSP revenue to rise 14% in 2010, says Gartner
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3/16/2010   Post a comment
Revenue from application-specific ICs and application-specific standard products is set to increase by 14.4 percent in 2010, to $93.3 billion, according to Gartner analyst Bryan Lewis.
Understanding Assembly Language for IA-32 and Intel 64 Architectures - Part 1: Basic overview and instruction set extensions
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3/15/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of a look at understanding assembly language for IA-32 and Intel 64 architectures offers a basic overview of the instruction sets and details on Streaming SIMD Extensions and Advanced Vector Extensions.
MagnaChip files $250 million IPO
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3/15/2010   Post a comment
MagnaChip Semiconductor, a logic IC spinoff from Hynix Semiconductor Inc. that filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2009, has now filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of stock.
3G modems are $3.5 billion market in 2010, says In-Stat
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3/15/2010   Post a comment
The market for 3G cellular modems, aside from those deployed in mobile phone handsets, will be worth more than $3.5 billion in 2010, according to according to market research company In-Stat.
End of conflict at ST-Ericsson Caen
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3/12/2010   Post a comment
An official statement from France's Ministry of Industry announced the end of balance-of-power between ST-Ericsson, the 50/50 joint venture between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics NV, and 114 employees at its site in Caen, in the French region of Normandy. An agreement was signed on March 11.
Email: Is energy harvesting for WSNs overhyped?
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3/12/2010   2 comments
A marketing professional with an interest in wireless sensor networks suggests a couple of questions to be put to the panel due to take place at Embedded Systems Conference.
Fairchild minimizes power losses in multi-stage power supplies
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3/11/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed a CCM PFC controller for 300W to 2kW power supply designs that bring high system efficiency, high power factor and low total harmonic distortion (THD).
Ralink, TrendChip merge to form wireless, broadband IC player
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3/11/2010   Post a comment
Ralink Technology Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a developer of wireless chips, has announced an agreement to take over the broadband chipset supplier TrendChip Technologies Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan).
Discrete audio amplifier basics - Part 1: Bipolar junction transistor circuits
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3/10/2010   8 comments
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Audio Engineering: Know it All" covers the basics of bipolar junction transistors and looks at some typical BJT audio circuit configurations.
Audio codecs, algorithms target the ARM Cortex-M4
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3/10/2010   Post a comment
Ittiam Systems has announced audio processing software for the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, including a fully optimized implementation of MP3 and WMA decoders, complemented by a set of audio effects and acoustic processing algorithms.
TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications - The Network Layer, Part 1: The Internet Protocol
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications" begins with a look at the Internet Protocol, including the IP header, the IP checksum and fragmentation.
Optimizing Embedded Designs for the Intel Atom Processor
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Designers must understand intricacies involved in hardware, software, and end delivery to select the right Atom-based solution for their embedded devices.
Analysts cite five opportunities in mobile data
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Systems and semiconductor companies have a handful of opportunities for growth in mobile data networks despite the fact most carriers will keep a lid on capital equipment spending over the next two years, according to analysts from Barclays Capital.
Semiconductor capex to grow 76% in 2010, says Gartner
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is projected to surpass $29.4 billion in 2010, a 76.1 percent increase from 2009 spending of $16.7 billion, according to market research company Gartner Inc. (Stamford, Conn.).
Analog Devices offers WSN transceiver
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has announced today the availability of an RF transceiver targeting short-range wireless systems in the 2.4-GHz ISM band.
Blue Wonder launches LTE modem core, software
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3/5/2010   Post a comment
Blue Wonder Communications GmbH (Dresden, Germany) has launched what it claims is the world's first embeddable LTE modem core.
Atom, Tabula, Samsung lead weekly story ranking
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3/5/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 28, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, March 5. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Wafer fab utilization stays high, says SICAS
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3/5/2010   Post a comment
Chip manufacturing capacity is rising around the world, but so is demand, keeping capacity utilization above 90 percent in several leading-edge sectors, according to SICAS.
TSMC, UMC lose production to quake
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3/4/2010   Post a comment
Foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinhcu, Taiwan) and United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) have reported on the impact of an earthquake that hit southern Taiwan at 8:18 am local time on March 4, 2010.
WSTS: January chip sales up 72% on a year ago
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3/4/2010   2 comments
January's global market for semiconductors was $22.38 billion according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization. This was slightly down on the figure for December 2009 of $23.48 billion, but exceeded the January 2009 actual sales figure of $13.02 billion by 71.9 percent.
ESC: Panel to debate wireless sensor networks
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3/4/2010   4 comments
A panel of experts has been drawn together to discuss the future of wireless sensor networks at the Embedded Systems Conference, which take place April 26 to 29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
3-D TVs for industry: $64B; health research: zero
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3/3/2010   2 comments
Plenty of money will be made selling stereo 3-D televisions over the next few years, according to two market research reports issued this week, but whether any of it funds research on the health impacts of broad use of such novel systems remains to be seen.
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