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Spansion MirrorBit module available for Spartan-6
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
NOR flash vendor Spansion saidits MirrorBit flash memory is now available as a verified configuration solution for Xilinx' Spartan-6 FPGA family.
October's averaged chip sales beat expectations
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $21.7 billion in October, ahead of expectations, up a 5.1 percent from September and down 3.5 percent from October 2008, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Apple accused of NAND price manipulation, says Korean report
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc. is being accused of using its commanding purchasing position to manipulate NAND flash memory prices, according to a Korea Times article.
Samsung, Freescale, Apple pro and con lead weekly story ranking
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 22, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 27. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
European stocks recover from lows on Dubai debt shock
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
European stock markets recovered lost ground on Friday (Nov. 27) after opening between 1 and 2 percent down on the previous close. The low opening prices had been a reaction to news that state-owned Dubai World had said it would delay repaying some of its debt by six months.
Global chip sales were flat in October, says analyst
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in October are believed to have been flat on the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The three-month average of August, September and October chip sales is expected to be reported as $21.0 billion, compared to $20.6 billion for the equivalent figure in September.
Soitec CEO sees positive momentum in SOI markets
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite a widening net loss, year-over-year, in the first half of fiscal year 2009-2010, French SOI specialist Soitec SA said it has detected signs of renewed optimism in SOI markets for 2010 and beyond.
TSMC prepares to manufacture automotive grade ICs in China
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to launch what it says will be the automotive industry's first process qualification specification and service package for automotive-grade semiconductor manufacturing in China.
Creditors hear plan to save Qimonda Portugal, say reports
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
The Portuguese DRAM test and assembly operation subsidiary of insolvent Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) has been offered a financial life line and is taking on a new name, according to local reports.
Hynix backers opt for December auction, say reports
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Shareholders who bailed out memory chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. in the early part of this decade are planning to put their holding up for auction in December, according to online reports.
Update: Patent office rejects Rambus claims
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11/24/2009   2 comments
A patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 17 claims in three Rambus patents that the company asserted against Nvidia in a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Netbooks to hit 17% of 2010 portable PC market, says analyst
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11/23/2009   1 comment
The market for portable ccmputers will be 165 million units in 2010, according to Will Strauss president of market tracker Forward Concepts (Tempe, Ariz.) And of that market 3.6 percent, or about 6 million units, will be so-called smart book computers.
Tower makes deal to export know-how, equipment
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11/23/2009   1 comment
Loss-making foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), which trades as TowerJazz, has announced it plans to transfer "manufacturing know-how and certain equipment" to support an un-named Asian company ramp up production.
Make way for DDR3 transition, says iSuppli
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Double Data Rate 3 SDRAM, the state of the art in commodity memory technology, is expected to rise to dominance by the second quarter of 2010, according to new projections from market research firm iSuppli.
Ten technologies, seven predictions lead weekly story ranking
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 20. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010
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11/18/2009   6 comments
EE Times has compiled a list of emerging technologies that we think will be worth watching out for in 2010.
Recovery remains uncertain but China is key, says survey
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11/18/2009   2 comments
A recovery is coming in 2010 but many things about it remain uncertain, according to a global survey of semiconductor executives conducted by tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP during September and October.
Semiconductor industry close to sold out, says SICAS
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Chip manufacturing capacity is falling and as demand is increasing the chip industry is becoming close to being sold-out. Manufacturing capacity utilization has climbed above 90 percent in several leading-edge sectors, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics organization.
MRAM chips go serial in smart meters
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Serial peripheral interfaces could enable simpler devices to harness nonvolatile MRAMs.
Dolphin Integration enhances Cassiopeia generator
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) said it has enhanced its Cassiopeia architecture for single via programmable Read-only memory (ROM) with a capability to operate from nominal voltage down to 1.1 V in the TSMC 130 nm low power process.
Sematech appoints former IBM executive to CEO post
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Sematech, a consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Daniel Armbrust to serve as its president and chief executive officer.
DRAM: the field for material and process innovation
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11/16/2009   4 comments
Since its introduction, DRAM technology has been a commodity product driven by cost and razor-thin profits.
Those casual power extrapolations drive me crazy
Power DesignLine Blog  
11/14/2009   2 comments
The ease with which numbers are tossed around, especially those related to power and energy, really annoys me--and often leads to wrong conclusions
CEO's pay, SMIC, Zune lead weekly story ranking
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 13. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Volkswagen appoints e-car chief representative
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
With the appointment of a chief representative for electric traction, Volkswagen highlights the importance of the e -car for its product strategy. The company has named the former CEO of automotive supplier Continental AG, Karl-Thomas Neumann, for the position.
Would-be Hynix buyer reportedly backs out
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
South Korea's Hyosung has dropped its bid to buy a controlling stake in Hynix Semiconductor for as much as $2.9 billion, according to a Reuters report.
TSMC's October sales growth figures eclipsed by UMC
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Foundry chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported a slight rise in sales compared with 2008 in both its unconsolidated and consolidated sales results for October 2009.
Intel debuts portable text-to-speech reader
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11/10/2009   2 comments
Intel's digital health group released the Intel Reader, a paperback-sized device that can take a picture of printed text with its 5 megapixel camera and convert it to speech for the dyslexic and visually impaired.
Comment: Is Abu Dhabi targeting Intel rather than TSMC?
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11/9/2009   6 comments
With Waleed Al Muhairi, chief operating officer of Abu Dhabi government investment vehicle Mubadala Development Co., predicting Abu Dhabi would be making chips at home within four years, we are reminded that the Gulf states' aspirations to get into the chip business are long-enduring. But when Al Muhairi said Abu Dhabi wants to compete with Intel was that hubris?
UMC's October sales rise 17% year-on-year
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
The world's number two foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported a jump in sales for October compared with one year before.
DRAM module price jumps 14%, says analyst
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
The contract price for the supply of the 2-Gbyte small outline dual-in-line memory modules in the DDR2 DRAM 800-MHz format has increased to $41 from $36 in the first half of November, a jump of 14 percent, according to DRAMexchange Technology Inc., a Taiwan-based market analysis company.
Universal memory, round two
Design How-To  
11/8/2009   1 comment
It was in the heyday of the Zip Drive that three "first round" contenders--PCRAM, MRAM and FeRAM--bid to be named the "universal memory". Today, we continue to debate the candidates.
Nonvolatile-logic Route to instant-on
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11/8/2009   Post a comment
Research into the universal-memory concept has led to a number of novel applications, including the so-called instant-on processor.
Top women executives, Moto analysis lead weekly story ranking
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11/6/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 6. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Comment: chip company ranking points to post-crisis order
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11/6/2009   Post a comment
The latest chip company top 20 ranking provided by IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has a topsy-turvy look about it — at least it does if, like me, you have been following the fortunes of chip companies for some time.
'Perfect calm' to drive 2010 chip sales up 20%, says analyst
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Malcolm Penn, chief executive of market analysis firm Future Horizons (Sevenoaks, England), is looking forward to strong growth in the global chip market in 2010 after a 10 percent contraction in 2009.
Top ten Chinese chip design houses ranked
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11/5/2009   4 comments
The Chinese IC design sector was worth 23.52 billion yuan (about $3.44 billion) in 2008, and threw up some changes in the top ten ranking, according a report by Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute.
Samsung starts work on sub-28-nm foundry processes
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that a recently-formed semiconductor R&D center has begun work on advanced process development for use in foundry manufacturing.
Dolphin Integration opens competency center in Israel
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) has created Dolphin Integration Ltd. in Netania, Israel, in a view to foster the company's product developments in advanced memories, analog and mixed-signal circuits.
Micron offers NAND-DRAM memory in multichip package
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Micron Technologies Inc. (Boise, Idaho) has introduced a multi-chip package (MCP) memory for smart phones, personal media players, and mobile Internet devices (MIDs) that includes a 4-Gbit NAND flash memory die and a 2-Gbit low-power DDR die.
Comment: ESIA exposes Chinese chip sales
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
My support and congratulations go out to the European Semiconductor Industry Association for breaking out the Chinese semiconductor sales figures in its monthly reports.
Analyst raises chip market forecast on September strength
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
Bruce Diesen, analyst with Carnegie ASA (Oslo, Norway) has raised his forecast for the 2009 chip market. The market will still be down but the market shrink will be less than Carnegie previously predicted.
September 'actual' chip sales narrow the gap on 2008
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
September's global market for semiconductors was $23.98 billion, down 8.7 percent from the $26.26 billion value for sales recorded in September 2008, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
China chip market growth below rest of Asia-Pacific, says ESIA
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
The September three-month average for chip sales in China was $4.07 billion up 8.3 percent from $3.76 billion in August 09, according to data released by the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
Top vendors increase NAND flash market share, says research
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
The top three vendors of branded NAND flash memory increased their market share in the third quarter compared with the previous quarter, according to DRAMexchange, a market analysis company.
September averaged global chip sales show 8.2% growth
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $20.64 billion in September, up 8.2 percent from an upwardly revised $19.07 billion in August, and down 10.1 percent from September 2008, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association.


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