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Synopsys to buy Magma for $507 million
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   25 comments
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys signed a definitive agreement to acquire rival EDA vendor Magma Design Automation in a deal worth about $507 million.
I’m so lucky to be here (Part 3)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/30/2011   8 comments
In my previous I’m so lucky to be here column I described an unfortunate incident involving myself and a water barrel. Looking back, this was the least of my adventures…
Skyworks to get AnalogicTech at lower price
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   1 comment
Skyworks Solutions will acquire Advanced Analogic Technologies for about $250 million in cash under the terms of an amended agreement between the companies.
Rugged MIL-COTS power supply offers scalable power in small package
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11/30/2011   Post a comment
The VME550 series from Aegis Power Systems features 18-36 VDC input with capability of one to six DC outputs.
Cray to provide supercomputer to Kyoto University
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   1 comment
Supercomputer maker Cray has been contracted to build a new supercomputer for the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.
PC sales rankings: New No. 2 Lenovo breathing down HP's neck
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   8 comments
China's Lenovo Group rode a strong surge in third quarter shipments to move into second place among global PC vendors, surpassing Dell and posting a strong challenge to market leader Hewlett-Packard, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Using the clock period constraint to your advantage
Design How-To  
11/30/2011   4 comments
Understanding the TS_clk constraint in terms of the Xilinx ISE and tool behavior will help you attain effective timing closure in your Xilinx FPGA designs.
Report: Magnetic sensors to grow in automotive motors
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   1 comment
Revenue derived from the use of magnetic sensors in automotive motors will expand by nearly 40 percent in 2012 reaching $160.3 million, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Imec and Kaneka research copper for silicon solar cells
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11/30/2011   Post a comment
Research consortium imec (Leuven, Belgium) is cooperating with Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) to come up with silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cells.
IEDM: I've got an app for that
Blog  
11/30/2011   2 comments
Anyone that has attended a big technical conference, such as the International Electron Devices Meeting, which opens on Monday Dec. 5, in Washington DC, knows that selecting which papers to attend can be a difficult process.
ASML, TEL to speed up litho cooperation
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   3 comments
Dutch lithography equipment specialist ASML has announced an agreement made with semiconductor production equipment supplier Tokyo Electron Ltd. to accelerate joint development activities in extreme ultraviolet and ArF immersion lithography clusters.
Toshiba to close wafer fabs, slow IC production
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   5 comments
Toshiba Corp. has announced it plans to close three manufacturing facilities and consolidate much of its discrete, analog and imaging IC production into three others, as part of a response to a fall off in demand for consumer products from the western hemisphere.
Crystalline alloy boosts piezo MEMS operation
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11/30/2011   Post a comment
Researchers have successfully integrated a new, highly efficient piezoelectric material into a silicon microelectromechanical system.
UMC, Kilopass extend license agreement
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11/30/2011   Post a comment
Non-volatile memory IP vendor Kilopass Technology expanded its manufacturing license agreement with Taiwanese foundry UMC to cover process technology spanning from 55 nm to 130 nm.
Globalfoundries replaces CFO, appoints CTO
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   3 comments
Globalfoundries appointed Daniel Durn, a former executive at the firm's parent company, to the position of chief financial officer and assigned two other senior executives to key positions.
IDT claims first piezoelectric MEMs
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   8 comments
Integrated Device Technology said it has developed what it claims is the world's first piezoelectric micro-electro-mechanical system.
Tegal invests in Israeli medtech startup
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11/30/2011   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment supplier Tegal said it made a $300,000 strategic investment in NanoVibronix, a privately held firm that develops medical devices and products that implement its proprietary therapeutic ultrasound technology.
Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer wins Gordon Bell award
News & Analysis  
11/30/2011   2 comments
The Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Global Scientific Information Computing Center has won the the supercomputing industry’s highest honor, the Gordon Bell Prize, with its Nvidia GPU-accelerated Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer.
Microchip Tech rolls low-cost MCU dev tool
Product News  
11/29/2011   2 comments
Microchip Technology rolled out what it claimed is the lowest cost development tool supporting 3.3V, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers in 28-pin SPDIP packages.
Nokia tweaks Bluetooth for indoor navigation
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   15 comments
Nokia Research is courting partners and expanding Bluetooth as part of a new initiative for indoor location-based services.
Film Review: Hugo (plus an amazing 3D video)
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/29/2011   10 comments
During the Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the film Hugo – I cannot recommend this little rascal too highly…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup - Nov 30th
Blog  
11/29/2011   Post a comment
Digital Core Design, DMAP, Mentor, JEOL and Magma made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Hi-fi digital audio streaming comes of age
Design How-To  
11/29/2011   2 comments
This article examines some of the technology trends supporting high-end digital audio streaming.
Springsoft announces new tool for chip finishing
Product News  
11/29/2011   Post a comment
Springsoft has announced a new tool optimized for the task for chip finishing, enabling high-speed layout changes…
Tutorial: Designing an FPGA from scratch – It’s like déjà vu all over again!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/29/2011   3 comments
A few days ago, my friend Sven-Åke Andersson called me to say that he's returned to work on his “FPGA from scratch” blog and he’s added a whole bunch of stuff…
Engineering and the American Dream
Semi Conscious  
11/29/2011   67 comments
A growing number of people are now bemoaning the death of the American Dream. Among EEs, this sentiment has existed for years.
Primary-Side-Control with Active PFC Offline LED Controller
Product How-To  
11/29/2011   Post a comment
Designing a successful LED light depends on adapting what is essentially a DC device to run using the AC mains signal—which typically requires more circuitry than incandescent bulbs.
Nvidia Kepler GPUs to trail AMD's next generation
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   6 comments
Nvidia’s first generation Kepler GPU should emerge in March 2012, according to reports.
TI's MSP430 ultra-low-power automotive MCUs improve fuel efficiency, battery life
Product News  
11/29/2011   2 comments
Texas Instruments Incorporated's MSP430 line of 16-bit ultra-low-power microcontrollers for automotive applications has achieved AEC-Q100 certification.
Considering a prototype? Consider these questions first
Blog  
11/29/2011   1 comment
Prototypes should provide value, but if you don’t consider everything you may finish up being disappointed. Here is a checklist…
Ratiometricity, digital signal correction enable high-res, low-noise smart sensors
Design How-To  
11/29/2011   3 comments
Use of specific analog and digital sensor signal processing concepts enables interference-immune, highly accurate sensor signal measurements. Proper application of concepts, such as ratiometricity or signal conditioning, is paving the way for energy-efficient, high-performance standard solutions.
PCI Express 4.0 drives to 16 GT/second
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   3 comments
PCI Express will double its data rates to support up to 16 GTransfers/second in an upcoming version 4.0 of the spec due by the end of 2014.
Magma lets analog get physical
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Magma integrates analog electrical and physical design into a single unified methodology…
Vishay Precision Group VSMF series Bulk Metal foil resistors
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
VPG released a new series of chip resistors with flexible terminations offering low TCR of ±2.0 ppm/°C and load-life stability to ±0.01%.
Altera continues 28-nm rollout with shipment of Arria V FPGAs
Product News  
11/29/2011   1 comment
Altera demonstrates its lowest-power midrange FPGAs with 10.3125-Gbps transceivers optimized for wireless, broadcast, and military applications
ADLINK Rugged COM Express Type 6 module targets mobile apps
Product News  
11/29/2011   Post a comment
ADLINK's latest Express-HRR COM Express Type 6 module offers a modular, power-efficient design with Intel Core i7 processor, QM67 chipset, and standards-based design to support multi-vendor interoperability.
3-D IC confab to look at commercial opportunities
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
As 3-D integration and packaging approaches an inflection point, an upcoming conference in this area will bring together semiconductor luminaries for discussing 3-D commercial opportunities.
Tablet computer market on 81% CAGR, says analyst
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   4 comments
Global PC shipments, including tablet computers, will be 414 million units in 2011, up 13 percent on 366 million PCs shipped in 2010, according to market research firm IC Insights.
Deutsche Telekom gets in on optical chip startup
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   2 comments
German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom has joined Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks in investing in Skorpios Technologies Inc., a 2009 startup developing silicon photonic technology.
Applied tips atomic-layer film treatment
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
Applied Materials announced a new atomic-layer film treatment that the company claims can reduce chip power consumption and lower the k-value of dielectric films by up to 20 percent.
WSTS drops 2012 chip market growth forecast to 2.6%
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization has lowered its prediction for the 2012 global chip market to 2.6 percent annual growth but raised its view of 2013 to 5.8 percent annual growth.
Samsung preps 8-Gbit phase-change memory
Research  
11/29/2011   24 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is set to re-ignite debate about whether phase-change memory is commercially viable with the presentation of an 8-Gbit, 20-nm phase-change random access memory at the 2012 International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Android market hack for Kindle Fire
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   10 comments
While Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle Fire tablet launched recently without official access to the Google Android Market, it hasn’t taken developers long to hack the code and make it work.
Semi industry vet Jim Fiebiger dies
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11/29/2011   Post a comment
James R. Fiebiger, a semiconductor industry veteran for more than four decades, died recently in Los Angeles. The cause of Fiebiger's death was not immediately known.
Vinod Khosla in action
India Chip Chat  
11/29/2011   16 comments
Watching legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla interact with a group of startups in India made for a riveting show.
Seagate: HDD shortages to last for months
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   8 comments
Seagate said it expects revenue for the quarter ending in December to be above consensus analysts' expectations, but warned that the recent flooding in Thailand will lead to a shortage of hard disk drives that will last several quarters.
Report: Powerchip mulls fab sale
News & Analysis  
11/28/2011   3 comments
Taiwanese memory chip vendor Powerchip Technology is considering the sale of one of its 300-mm fabs to help pay off debt at the request of one of its creditors, according to a report.
SATS firm takes stake in Elpida finance unit
News & Analysis  
11/28/2011   1 comment
Memory test and assembly services provider Walton Advanced Engineering paid about $50 million to acquire 7,500 preferred shares in a finance subsidiary of memory chip vendor Elpida Memory.
Microchip integrates wireless transmitter with MCU
Product News  
11/28/2011   3 comments
The single-chip design targets remote control, security, and keyless entry systems.
Ask about free shipping…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/28/2011   10 comments
I guess that it’s because the holiday season is upon us that the number of TV “Infomercials” and suchlike are so prevalent, but there’s one thing I don’t understand…
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