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posted in April 2009
Analyst: PC builds, chip inventories improving
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
A financial analyst said the outlook for second quarter PC builds is looking better and that Asian chip distributors are reporting better-than-expected demand for semiconductors across a number of markets.
LSI reports $104 million loss as sales tumble
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Abhi Talwalkar is not calling the bottom, but the chief executive of LSI Corp. is looking for glimmers of hope in his company's latest quarterly results in which it lost $104 million as sales tumbled 27 percent compared to the first three months of 2008.
Wi-Fi startup raises $18 million
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Quantenna Communications, Inc., a startup focused on consumer Wi-Fi network chips for consumer video, has closed a $13.85 million Series C funding round led by new investor.
Updated: Atmel lays off 293 workers
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
A spokesperson for Atmel confirmed that the company laid off 293 workers, including 266 at the company's fab in Colorado Springs, Colo., and 27 at the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
RF Micro posts loss, says demand stabilized
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices reported a GAAP net loss of $49.4 million on revenue of $172.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, which closed March 28, the company said.
Fairchild : Resonant controller simplifies power design
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild introduces the FAN7621, a resonant controller for power designers of LCD and PDP TVs, servers, game consoles and LED lighting applications.
Qualcomm to pay Broadcom $891M to settle patent disputes
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm will pay Broadcom $891 million over four years under the terms of a settlement and multi-year patent agreement announced by the companies.
Editors' Choice: Products of the Week
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4/24/2009   Post a comment
Check out Editors' Choice, highlighting what we think are this week's top products.
Nokia's NFC phone sends the right messages
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
Mobile phone maker Nokia claimed it has changed the prospects for Near Field Communications (NFC) in the mobile sector with the surprise announcement that it will start shipping in the third quarter, in selected markets, its first SIM-based handset – the 6216 Classic.
Qualcomm, Broadcom in 'advanced' settlement talks
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4/22/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm postponed its scheduled quarterly earnings release until next week, citing advanced settlement talks with rival fabless chip vendor Broadcom.
Ikanos to buy Conexant's broadband access products
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4/22/2009   Post a comment
Chip vendor Ikanos Communications plans to acquire Conexant Systems' broadband access product line for $54 million under the terms of a definitive agreement between the two companies.
Bluetooth upgrade rides 802.11 radios
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released its version 3.0 specification supporting data rates up to 24 Mbits/second over a shared 802.11 radio, a small but significant step toward the technology becoming a de facto protocol for ad hoc, secure wireless peer-to-peer networks.
UWB startup Radiospire folds
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4/21/2009   5 comments
Another ultrawideband startup bites the dust as Radiospire Networks Inc. confirms it is closing its doors, but three remaining UWB startups remain committed to the technology despite a string of bad news over the last nine months.
ChipWrights targets ViSP processor at netbooks
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
ChipWrights Inc. (Bedford, MA), the fabless group that focuses on digital signal processing-based devices called visual signal processors (ViSPs), is touting its multi-core CW5631 SoC as the ideal solution for netbook developers struggling to implement successful web video and Linux support without driving costs sky-high.
3-Gbps SDI equalizer yields low jitter across cable lengths
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's PowerWise cable equalizer guarantees lowest maximum jitter across cable lengths.
Atmel : 32-bit CPU supports Hi-Speed USB
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Atmel has introduction of a new AVR32 microcontroller with high speed communication.
Adobe Flash being ported to TVs, STBs
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has started porting the Adobe Flash Platform into some of its chips targeting set top boxes. The move is part of plans by Adobe to extend the Flash Platform into televisions, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.
PCIe switches add high bandwidth interconnection to many applications
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
PLX Technology recently rolled out a pair of high-performance PCIe switches that are intended for control planes, back planes, gigabit Ethernet cards, host bus adapters, servers, enterprise storage, and multi-function printers.
Cypress revenue beats estimates
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor posted a GAAP net loss of $90.7 million on revenue of $139.3 million in the first quarter as gross margin fell and factory utilization hit an all-time low of 34 percent, the company said.
Solid-state lighting startup gets $12M in funding
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Solid-state plasma lighting startup Luxim said it has obtained $12 million in series C funding from existing investors.
Low-power chipset enables high-quality voice over broadband
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Zarlink's VE8820 chipset helps manufacturers design Voice-over-IP (VoIP) equipment that meets environmental and operating cost concerns from service providers.
AnalogicTech : Lighting controller drives up to eight LEDs
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
By delivering industry-standard I2C programmability across nine different LED combinations and I2C control across 16 different voltage settings for each LDO, AnalogicTech’s AAT2862 provides the level of versatility designers require to build complex products in short design cycles.
China promises 3G growth in 2009
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
China will continue its national roll out of 3G cellular services this year despite the global recession, spawning double-digit growth for network equipment vendors, according to an analyst's report.
SMPTE to kick off 3DTV effort in June
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4/13/2009   Post a comment
Stereoscopic 3-D content took a small step closer to the home TV as the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers said it will define a single mastering standard for viewing on TVs, PCs and mobile phones stereo 3-D content that could come from optical disks, broadcast networks or the Internet.
Startup brings MLC to server flash drives
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4/13/2009   Post a comment
Startup SandForce aims to be the first company with a controller supporting multi-level cell flash chips for solid-state drives used in servers, paving the way to lower cost and higher density drives servers makers want.
Secure CPU complies with DoD anti-tamper mandate
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4/10/2009   Post a comment
A privately held semiconductor company based in Pleasanton, Calif., is offering a secure chip that provides anti-tamper technology in commercial and military systems as outlined in U.S. Department of Defense instruction 5200.39.
CAN primer: creating your own network
Design How-To  
4/9/2009   1 comment
CAN is extensively used in automobiles and trucks but has found applications everywhere. There are many "application" layers available for CAN such as ISO 15765 (cars), J1939 (trucks) and CANopen (factory automation) but it is very easy to develop your own protocol that will fit and simplify your needs. This paper goes through the theory of CAN, talks about a practical example with an STM32 microcontroller, and provides links to source code.
Marvell's plan: Enabling 'next billion' connected device users
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4/8/2009   6 comments
Leveraging its homegrown ARM-based Sheeva CPU processors, Marvell Technology Group's co-founder and CEO has a clear vision: Enabling the next billion users of connected devices.
Four questions on design using social networks
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
AsusTek and Intel share their experience with WePC.com, an early experiment in how social networks can become an input for the product design process.
Low-power SDI chipset eases broadcast equipment design
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
Mindspeed Technologies' multi-channel, multi-rate chipset provides a complete serial link solution for 3G/HD/SD-SDI broadcast equipment with what the company says is a more than 70 percent power savings compared to existing products.
Analyst: Chip delays could slow Verizon's LTE rollout
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
A research note from Deutsche Bank has cast doubts over the ability of early adopter Verizon Wireless to launch a 4G Long-Term Evolution network in up to 35 markets in the U.S. by the end of next year using datacards, and suggests handsets may be even longer delayed.
RF chip start-up raises $10 million in Series C
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
Programmable radio frequency (RF) chip specialist WiSpry Inc. (Irvine, Calif.) has raised an additional $10 million in a Series C financing round, bringing the total invested in the start-up to $28 million.
ZigBee chip specialist raises a further $8 million
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
Capitalizing on the increasing interest in and demand for smart energy/grid initiatives, ZigBee chip specialist Ember Corporation ( Boston, Mass. and Cambridge, England) has closed a funding round of $8 million that brings the company's total funding to $89 million.
MagnaChip seeks investment from financial firm
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4/3/2009   Post a comment
South Korean financial services firm KTB Securities is in negotiations to invest in MagnaChip Semiconductor, the logic spin-off of Hynix Semiconductor, according to a report out of South Korea that was confirmed by a MagnaChip executive.
NEWS: JEDEC takes on low power in NVM and SDRAM memory devices
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4/3/2009   Post a comment
The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has released its Low Power Memory Device Standard, with advanced power management features, and a shared NVM/SDRAM interface.
Trimble : GPS timing receiver keeps systems in sync
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4/2/2009   Post a comment
Trimble has introduced an embedded GPS receiver for timing applications.
COMPONENTS: Socket for processor features POP memory on top
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics has introduced a high performance socket for processor with a POP memory socketed on top.


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