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posted in March 2013
Exclusive: Lenovo to design own chips
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3/29/2013   21 comments
While beefing up its senior management team to prepare itself to become a leading consumer electronics vendor, Lenovo is growing its IC design team to about 100 engineers by mid this year.
Yoshida in China: What’s your Africa strategy?
3/29/2013   6 comments
The African market is much closer and more accessible to many Chinese fabless companies than we think.
Nvidia R&D chief sketches road to chip stacks
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3/28/2013   6 comments
Organic substrates with new I/O techniques could pave the road to a 2.5-D chip stack for Nvidia, said Bill Dally in exclusive interview with EE Times.
China fabless: RDA for sale at 'fair price'
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3/26/2013   1 comment
Speculation has it that Spreadtrum is poised to acquire fabless chip company, but RDA may be looking for a better deal.
Slideshow: Nvidia Pictures Graphics Future
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3/25/2013   7 comments
Stereo 3-D was one of many apps ranging from car infotainment to cloud clusters--and yes, gaming--at Nvidia's annual Graphics Technology Conference.
Graphics to drive TSMC's FinFET process
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3/25/2013   Post a comment
Processor IP licensor Imagination is teaming up with foundry TSMC to optimize 16-nm FinFET design flows for mobile performance using PowerVR GPUs.
Exclusive: SMIC's CEO makes utilization first focus
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3/21/2013   4 comments
SMIC CEO Tzu-Yin Chiu hopes to put to bed the industry’s image of the Chinese foundry as hip-deep in red ink and fighting TSMC in court.
London Calling: Sir Robin Saxby's startup rules
3/21/2013   5 comments
The founding CEO of ARM has provided a distilliation of his experience leading the processor IP licensor from startup to global force in the chip industry.
Slideshow: Intel rising in embedded systems
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3/20/2013   20 comments
Intel is on the rise in embedded systems while DSPs are on their way out. Graphics and ARM chips are just getting started.
Yoshida in China: How ST and Renesas blew it on mobile
3/20/2013   11 comments
We knew how this movie would end. The game is over for Western chip companies--except for the global mobile chip industry’s leader, Qualcomm.
Nvidia's road to Denver still in the shadows
3/20/2013   7 comments
Details about the first chip to emerge from Nvidia's Project Denver show how little we know about what will happen next in client computing.
Nvidia's road map drives graphics, ARM into the enterprise
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3/19/2013   4 comments
In a shot at Intel, AMD and its mobile competitors, Nvidia showed a road map for merging graphics, ARM cores and memory using FinFETs and 3-D ICs.
TI introduces Power Factor Correction (PFC) & Digital Power Workshop kits
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3/19/2013   Post a comment
PFC engineers can develop high-voltage and advanced power metering designs and analog power supply designers can easily transition to digital with new TI kit.
Spreadtrum flourishes as $50 smartphones boom
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3/18/2013   16 comments
Chip suppliers like MediaTek and Spreadtrum will continue to benefit from surging demand for smartphones in developing countries in 2013.
ST takes on mobile chips...but not the market
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3/18/2013   5 comments
As ST-Ericsson breaks up, ST promised support for existing products and customers but revealed the company is wary of the mobile devices market.
ST and Ericsson agree to break up joint venture
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3/18/2013   11 comments
After failing to find a buyer for their loss-making mobile chip JV, ST and Ericsson agreed to divide up certain IP and products while cutting jobs.
AMD 'Richland' APU demos face, gesture recognition
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3/15/2013   2 comments
The "Richland" x86-plus-graphics quad-core processor from AMD can do both facial and gesture recognition.
Marvell to roll the dice on China Mobile's LTE
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3/14/2013   Post a comment
Among those best-positioned to ride China Mobile's LTE wave early on are a handful of chip companies. Marvell hopes to join the club.
Taiwan’s Andes brings processor cores to U.S.
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3/14/2013   3 comments
Business traction in Asia and the global consolidation in processor IP cores have motivated Taiwan’s Andes Technology to enter the U.S. chip market.
Tensilica acquisition to accelerate Cadence core strategy
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3/13/2013   5 comments
Analysts are giving Cadence a cautious thumbs up as it moves into a future of integrated IP and tools for EDA.
Quanta's growth boosted by second-tier cloud providers
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3/12/2013   3 comments
Taiwan’s Quanta reported it made 1.2 million servers last year, mainly for large data centers, with growth driven in part by a new tier of cloud service providers.
OMG! Cadence to acquire Tensilica
3/11/2013   3 comments
EDA vendor will pay about $380 million to acquire dataplane processing IP firm.
High-speed measurements for electric, hybrid vehicles
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3/11/2013   Post a comment
Many aspects of modern drive concepts for vehicles with pure or hybrid electric motors make it necessary to develop new strategies for measurement data acquisition.
ARM, Khronos back low-energy parallelism conference
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3/8/2013   1 comment
A two-day conference is being created chartered with supporting the use of GPU computing and other forms of parallel processing in mobile and embedded applications.
8 Hacks to Watch at Design West's Black Hat Summit
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3/5/2013   3 comments
You can learn to hack into someone’s car or smartphone, build an underwater vehicle or tele-presence robot among the interesting DIY projects at Design West 2013.

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