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Updated: Speculation simmers over Intel-TSMC announcement
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Speculation is building about a planned news conference Monday where Intel and TSMC are set to make a strategic announcement.
Micron shutting 200-mm fab, cutting more jobs
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Memory chip specialist Micron Technology will cut up to 2,000 jobs and phase out 200-mm wafer manufacturing operations at the company's Boise, Idaho headquarters in response to deteriorating economic conditions.
At ESC Silicon Valley, survival's in the bag
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Books, scholarships, games, training, and more, all in a pretty cool Safari bag--yours if you register quickly for ESC Silicon Valley.
2009 EE Times ACE Awards finalists announced
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
See the companies, executives, teams, and others selected as ACE Award finalists.
Netbooks, smart phones: Will the twain meet?
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Conventional laptops and mobile phones remain worlds apart when it comes to cost, size and design metrics.
Updated: NAND capex seen dropping 59% in 2009
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2/19/2009   2 comments
Total NAND flash memory manufacturing capex is expected to fall by 59 percent in 2009 after decreasing by 28 percent in 2008, according to an analysis by DRAMeXchange, a memory clearing house.
Q1 PC builds looking slightly better, analyst says
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Recent checks into first quarter PC builds have revealed modestly better conditions than were present last month, a Wall Street analyst said.
Teardown ESC: Open-source cell phone
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2/18/2009   3 comments
See what's inside Openmoko's open-source cell phone at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.
Teardown ESC: Beat your child to a real 3D gaming experience
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Check out the teardown of a 3rd SpaceVest from TN Games at ESC in Silicon Valley--your child will envy you.
Teardown ESC: Oregon Scientific's SmartGlobe Deluxe
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The SmartGlobe is the first Internet-updatable model of the earth. Check out its innards at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.
Selecting the right platform for a media-centric embedded system
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2/16/2009   Post a comment
Selecting from the many available platforms for a video-enabled embedded application is a daunting task, but this special feature takes designers through the technical and market-driven decision points.
Want to connect at ESC? Use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and MyESC
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2/11/2009   2 comments
Embedded systems designers can exchange ideas via Internet-based social networking.
MEMORY: 256-Kilobit Serial F-RAM drops in to replace EEPROM
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2/10/2009   Post a comment
Ramtron FM24L256 provides low voltage, high-speed serial F-RAM in a small 8-pin pack
Connect with international press at ESC
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Spread the news about your products around the world. ESC Silicon Valley has new opportunities to meet the international press.
Free sponsored sessions at ESC deliver real stuff
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Vendors offer indepth info about Windows' Embedded, nonvolatile memory architectures, and more.
Esolo "MP4": Apple Nano clone adds some extras
Teardown  
2/9/2009   1 comment
External branding of the multimedia player is Esolo, from a Houston-based importer Esolo Digital who claims to be aligned with "over 100 factories in China".
VC Doerr named to Obama's Economic Recovery Board
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2/6/2009   Post a comment
Well-known venture capitalist John Doerr was among 15 U.S. business leaders named to an Economic Recovery Advisory Board created by President Barack Obama.
Analysis: Smartphones throw suppliers a lifeline
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2/6/2009   Post a comment
Take a close look at any supplier of ICs that is still showing revenue growth and, more often than not, the relative strength of the smartphone market deserves at least part of the credit.
The Woz joins flash drive startup
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2/5/2009   Post a comment
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will join solid-state drive startup Fusion-io as chief scientist.
In Japan-Taiwan DRAM courtship, gov't help means state meddling
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2/5/2009   Post a comment
Ongoing merger and consolidation talks between Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. and its Taiwanese competitors are evidently growing more complicated.
Top 10 OEMs used smaller portion of semis in '08
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2/4/2009   Post a comment
The top 10 original equipment manufacturers bought one-third of all semiconductors in 2008, accounting for $91.6 billion, down 3.8 percent from 2007, according to market research firm Gartner.
Freescale MRAM spinoff names CEO
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2/4/2009   Post a comment
Everspin Technologies, the MRAM spinoff from Freescale Semiconductor, named former Altius Solutions co-founder and Cadence Design Systems executive Aurangzeb Khan president and CEO.
Elpida bets future on gov't bailout, talks with Taiwanese
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2/4/2009   Post a comment
Elpida Memory Inc. is betting its future on a government bailout and merger talks with its competiting DRAM manufacturers in Taiwan.
Court stays Rambus case against DRAM vendors
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2/4/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has stayed coordinated patent infringement cases by Rambus against memory suppliers Hynix Semiconductor, Micron Technology, Nanya Technology and Samsung Electronics following a ruling earlier this month by the Delaware District Court.
SanDisk reports $1.86 billion loss for Q408
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Citing a goodwill write down of more than $1 billion, SanDisk posted a GAAP net loss of $1.86 billion, or $8.25 per share, on revenue of $864 million for the fourth quarter of 2008.
Micron, Mosaid settle patent dispute
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Micron Technology will license the patent portfolio of Mosaid Technologies, and Mosaid will acquire 400 Micron patents under the terms of an agreement to settle pending litigation, the companies announced.
Rambus demos mobile memory interface at DesignCon
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2/2/2009   1 comment
Rambus Inc. will demonstrate at DesignCon a new memory interface geared for mobile devices that delivers 16 times the bandwidth of today's technologies at a fraction of the power they would consume.


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