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Epson develops high-speed USB hub controller for auto applications
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Epson's S2R72A04 boasts an operating temperature range of -40°C to 105°C.
Analysis: European technology report hints at protectionism
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
A long-awaited strategy document from the European Commission on technology shows hints of a climate of increased protectionism within Europe, where the beleaguered technology-based industry has suffered more than its equivalents in many other regions.
EC report discusses increased support for electronics
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
The European Commission has identified nanotechnology, electronics and photonics as key enabling technologies (KETs) that are of strategic interest to the European Union. Advanced materials and biotechnology are also listed in a report that goes on to discuss ways in which greater support should be offered to these disciplines.
ARM gets to sit beside Intel inside Dell laptop
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9/29/2009   2 comments
Dell has unveiled a range of laptops that, for the first time, use a microprocessor based on one of ARM plc's low power cores, sitting side-by-side an Intel Core Duo.
ADI to upstage Silicon Image with new HDMI 1.4 IC
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9/29/2009   5 comments
Some new AV receivers or sound bars -- scheduled for Christmas launch -- may come with HDMI 1.4 features including audio return channel and 3D processing, but they will be powered by Analog Devices' new HDMI 1.4 transceiver IC, rather than those by Silicon Image.
Analysis: What's behind Taiwan's decision to ease investment rules?
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Comments reported by local media from Taiwan's economic minister Shih Yen-shiang on the easing investment restrictions with regard to mainland China were enough to send the share prices of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp. shooting upwards, but the devil could yet be in the detail.
Powerful problems seen for mobile handsets
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Emerging solutions for bridging the power gap required by a growing number of handset features and available handset battery capacity are unlikely to solve the increasing and worrying problem, according to market trackers at IMS Research.
TSMC, UMC boosted by lifting of Taiwan investment ban
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
The Taiwan government is set to lift a long-running ban on investment by Taiwanese companies in Chinese counterparts, according to reports. The result is likely to benefit foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corp.
Drive makers at crossroads over next generation
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Hard disk makers will have to decide in the next year which of two major paths they will take to tomorrow's drives that will pack a terabit or more per square inch, according to a leading consultant—heat-assisted recording or patterned media.
Battery makers mix new notebook chemistries
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
New variations in the chemistry used for lithium ion batteries promise longer life for notebook computers, but the changes will also force new trade offs in the power electronics of those systems.
Global semi sales seen falling in August
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Seasonally adjusted global sales of semiconductors in August are expected to show a fall from that achieved in the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
IC recovery, Canon's struggle and executive migration lead weekly story ranking
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 18, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Sept. 25. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
SMIC licenses non-volatile memory from Virage, Kilopass
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (Shanghai, China) has said it is working with two non-volatile memory IP providers for future applications and process nodes; Virage Logic Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) and Kilopass Technology Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.)
For notebooks, Light Peak is in, USB 3.0 is out? Join the conversation
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9/25/2009   10 comments
At IDF, Intel said zip about its plan to support USB 3.0 for its PC chip set. Instead, the company heavily promoted Light Peak, which could be thought of as USB 4.0. Is this a bait and switch?
Fast interfaces overlap at IDF
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9/24/2009   1 comment
The buzz in fast interconnects at Intel Developer Forum was supposed to be around SuperSpeed USB, the 3.0 version of the omnipresent interface coming to systems in 2010, but somewhere on the road to San Francisco's Moscone Center, Intel decided to roll out Light Peak, the next next big thing in fast interconnects.
MCUs - Capacitive-touch R8C MCU integrates sensor control unit
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
R8C/33T microcontrollers from Renesas Technology combine low-power, low-noise, capacitive touch sensing capability with processing power and peripheral integration needed for system control functionality.
Premier Farnell to offer EDA to get closer to engineers
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Component distributor Premier Farnell plc (Leeds, England) wants to become a vendor of PCB layout software, including a free-of-charge lightweight edition. This should allow the company to get closer to engineers and to be able to sell chips direct to them from the design tool as it is in use.
Standards bodies seek common ground for powerline nets
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
A senior director of DS2, the Valencia, Spain based specialist in silicon for broadband power line gear, has warned of confusion and frustration in the industry and amongst consumers if forthcoming votes on a standard for the technology fail to resolve the problem of a fragmented powerline networking industry.
Video: Intel demos Larrabee, plans dev con
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. demonstrated an animation rendered with its Larrabee graphics processor at the Intel Developer Forum and said it is planning a developer's event for the graphics processor.
Report: Intel eyes Freescale's French operations
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
A report is circulating that Intel plans to purchase Freescale Semiconductor's wireless operations in Toulouse, France.
Update: Intel debuts optical link for PCs
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9/23/2009   2 comments
Intel Corp. wants to consolidate all the wired connections on your PC to a single 10 Gbit/second optical cable it calls Light Peak that it plans to support in silicon sometime next year working with Sony Corp.'s Viao group and other unnamed partners.
Samsung semis chief sees signs of recovery
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics is ramping up production of DDR3 memories and shifting manufacturing to a 40-nm process to meet what it anticipates will be increased demand as companies start rebuilding inventories.
Melexis keeps cutting jobs as it raises guidance
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems NV (Ieper, Belgium), a supplier of automotive ICs and subsystems, has said it now expects 2009 sales to be towards the top of the range given in July, of between 118 million euro (about $175 million) and 123 million euro (about $182 million). Nonetheless the company has announced job cuts at a newly-opened facility in Erfurt, Germany.
Chinese vendors take to cellular modems
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
The fast growing market for cellular modems has a distinctly Chinese flavor.
Samsung demos component advances for mobiles
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics will start sampling in December 1GHz application processors based on ARM's Cortex-A8, targeted at designers of smartphones and netbooks.
AT&T to unleash femtocell for 3G
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9/22/2009   1 comment
AT&T's long-awaited entry into the femtocells market is believed to rely on home basestations supplied by ip.access (Cambridge, England), powered by silicon from picoChip (Bath, England) and Cisco acting as systems integrator.
Medical electronics seeks role in health care debate
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9/22/2009   1 comment
The medical electronics sector is under pressure to prove its value in the debate over the high costs of health care, believing its biggest contribution could be developing devices and networks that drive a shift to lower cost care at home, but market hurdles have stymied early efforts.
40Gb Ethernet set to be major feature at ECOC
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
40GbE transceivers and other parts, including testers, are set to be a major talking point at both the exhibitor stands and conferences at this week's European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Vienna, Austria.
Phyworks integrates more functions into 10G transceiver
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Optical component specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has started sampling a single chip transceiver in CMOS that integrates a temperature sensor and diagnostic reporting.
Long, bumpy transition seen for USB 3.0
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9/21/2009   1 comment
The Intel Developer Forum is expected to generate buzz around SuperSpeed USB this week, but the transition to the 5 GHz interface may be slower and bumpier than many would hope due to cost, power and support issues.
Tough challenges ahead seen for fast growing MediaTek
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
Fast growing Taiwanese cellular chip supplier Mediatek has made huge strides over the past few years, but now faces some challenges identifying new growth opportunities, according to market research group Strategy Analytics.
MSC : Coaxial connectors suit 50 ohm systems up to 6 GHz
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
MSC offers Daa-Sheen’s MCX series of miniature connectors which are designed for 50 ohm systems with working frequency up to 6 GHz.
Next steps for Ethernet. Join the conversation
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9/17/2009   1 comment
We want to hear your comments on what's the next big step for Ethernet--400 Gbits/second or a terabit rate.
DisplayLink raises a further $8 million
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9/16/2009   Post a comment
DisplayLink Corp., the start-up developing semiconductors and software for network display applications, has raised $8 million in fourth-round funding, according to a regulatory filing.
Ethernet caught in demand/cost squeeze
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9/16/2009   1 comment
In one of the central ironies of the Internet era, popular Web sites and service providers are driving bandwidth requirements through the roof while pushing the costs of systems through the floor, according to presentations from Facebook engineers and others at a meeting of the Ethernet Alliance.
Video: Terabit ASICs need 25G links
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9/15/2009   Post a comment
Engineers called for 25Gbit/second channels to serve the future chips and systems now in design for tomorrow's 40 and 100 Gbit/s Ethernet networks.
Analyst: Qualcomm will maintain handset chips domination
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9/15/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm has reached an almost unassailable, leading position in the wireless chip market according to a note from market tracker Strategy Analytics.
SiPort brings HD radio to Micosoft's Zune
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9/15/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip group SiPort (Santa Clara, Calif.) is trying to give a much needed boost to HD radio in the U.S., and has persuaded Microsoft to include it in the latest version of the software giant’s Zune portable media player, which goes on sale this week.
Verifying next-generation system-on-chip designs
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9/14/2009   Post a comment
The first EETimes System on Chip Virtual Conference this week looked at next-generation SoC design, with a special session on verification, a topic that has stymied the best designers at a time of rapid time to market, multiple heterogeneous IP blocks and ever-more-complex designs. This series of features and courses will set the stage for that session, so use them to catch up and join in what is sure to be a fascinating discussion.
Broadcom files infringement suit against Emulex
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9/14/2009   Post a comment
Two months after dropping a hostile takeover bid for Emulex, Broadcom has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the rival network IC vendor.
Intel revamps organizational structure
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9/14/2009   Post a comment
Intel has confirmed that Pat Gelsinger has left the company and also announced a raft of other senior management and organizational changes.
Element CXI targets 4G apps with computing array
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9/14/2009   Post a comment
Element CXI, the Milpitas, California based fabless group developing reconfigurable processors, is launching at this week's 4G World Forum in Chicago its nGEN Elemental Computing Array (ECA) platform targeting multi-mode and multi-band wireless applications.
Cypress expands PSoC family for sophisticated applications
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9/14/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. expands the family of its Programmable System-on-Chips (PSoCs) towards the high end. With the move, the company seeks to gain acceptance in power-hungry embedded applications such as industrial embedded controls, automotive in-cabin devices, digital entertainment and portable medical implementations.
Video: Researchers craft automated surgical gear
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9/14/2009   Post a comment
Going far beyond the scalpel, researchers are taping hybrid sensors, wireless technology and video to create tomorrow's surgical instruments.
Motorola ties smartphone push to social networking
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9/11/2009   Post a comment
Hoping to play catch up in the rapidly evolving smartphone market, Motorola unveiled the company's first Android-based handset and proprietary software designed to emphasize social networking applications.
ST ref platform targets hybrid set-top boxes
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9/10/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is demonstrating at this week's IBC in Amsterdam a reference platform for set-top boxes that will be able to receive interactive digital television services via broadcast or broadband connections.
EC set to decide on long-running Qualcomm probe
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9/10/2009   Post a comment
Antitrust regulators in the European Commission are understood to be considering setting up a special panel to unravel the long-drawn out case pending against wireless chip group Qualcomm concerning patent royalty payments.
picoChip targets small-cell LTE femto designs
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9/10/2009   Post a comment
Wireless chip design group picoChip (Bath, England) is continuing to extend its range of development systems for the emerging femtocells market, with a hardware and software platform targeting "small cell" LTE basestations.
NXP integrates NDS access software on STB chip
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9/10/2009   Post a comment
Dutch chip company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), has announced the integration of NDS MediaHighway set-top box software onto the CX2450x chip for high-definition set top boxes. The integration supports digital pay-TV services and will be demonstrated at IBC 2009.
TI bumps up Q3 guidance
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9/9/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments said the company's revenue for the third quarter is expected to be in the range of $2.73 billion to $2.87 billion, an increase from the firm's prior target of $2.5 billion to $2.8 billion.
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