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July 'actual' chip sales are above trend
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9/2/2010   7 comments
The "actual" global market for chips in July, as calculated by WSTS, was $24.57 billion, down sequentially 9.5 percent, which is less than the normal decline in July.
RFID Security - Part 2: RFID data communications
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9/2/2010   Post a comment
Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Security: Know it All" looks at RFID tag data, how some of the more popular protocols communicate data to the reader, and physical formats.
GlobalFoundries puts rivals on notice, tips 20-nm process
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9/2/2010   19 comments
Despite a sudden lull in the IC market, GlobalFoundries is moving full speed ahead with its aggressive silicon foundry strategy, putting competitors on notice and tipping a 20-nm technology node at its inaugural technology conference.
LTX-Credence beats estimates
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9/1/2010   Post a comment
Automated test equipment vendor LTX-Credence posted a net income of $14.1 million on sales of $73.2 million for the quarter ended July 31, narrowly beating consensus analyst expectations.
A4 chip drives AppleTV, iPod Touch
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9/1/2010   16 comments
Apple has designed out Intel and spread its A4 processor across all it non-computer products, lowering design and manufacturing costs.
IBM claims fastest MPU
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9/1/2010   7 comments
IBM said it will begin shipping a new mainframe computer computer capable of 50 billion instructions per second, powered by 96 microprocessors with 5.2-gigahertz clock speeds.
Rice's silicon memristor aims to beat HP
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   13 comments
Memristors made from pure silicon could enable resistive random access memory that are simpler and cheaper to manufacture than Hewlett-Packard's titanium-based formulation, according to researchers at Rice University.
GlobalFoundries to make big MEMS push
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9/1/2010   Post a comment
Following in the footsteps of TSMC, UMC and others, GlobalFoundries is making a big push in the MEMS foundry business.
AppleTV one small step toward Web-a-vision era
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   5 comments
An increasing number of low-cost Web video systems such as the new AppleTV box is driving toward an era when TV will become a Web-connected multifunction device with television just one of its applications.
ARM, GlobalFoundries to accelerate 28-nm foundry era
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   1 comment
GlobalFoundries said that it plans to get a jump on the 28-nm process era, making good on a previous promise, and taped-out a qualification vehicle based on ARM's Cortex-A9 dual processor.
Power Tip 27: Paralleling power supplies using the droop method
Design How-To  
9/1/2010   4 comments
Understand this relatively simple technique for putting supplies in parallel
World Economic Forum picks 2011 tech pioneers
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   1 comment
The World Economic Forum has selected 31 start-ups as Technology Pioneers of 2011 for answering some basic human needs with their innovative technologies.
Measuring fetal heart rates accurately and safely--without ultrasound
Design How-To  
9/1/2010   8 comments
Sensors, DSP, LabVIEW and National Instruments hardware combine for innovative, optical-based design
French lab takes RFID towards 10-Mbit/s
Research  
9/1/2010   1 comment
The CEA-Leti research center has announced it has demonstrated a contactless interface for RFID cards that operates at 6.8-Mbit/s.
Gartner raises 2010 chip market forecast
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   6 comments
Market research firm Gartner Inc. has raised its forecast for worldwide semiconductor revenue in 2010 to $300 billion, a 31.5 percent increase from 2009 revenue of $228 billion.
JST Corp. SFH Series wire-to-board crimp style connector
Product News  
9/1/2010   Post a comment
The SFH Series wire-to-board crimp style connector from JST Corp. is a compact, low-profile connector with both polarization and a secure friction locking device to ensure reliable contact in low current, low voltage conditions.
LED-backed LCD TVs on healthy growth path
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9/1/2010   Post a comment
LCD TV panel makers are targeting aggressive growth for LED panel shipments, with plans to reach 40 percent LED penetration in Q4’10, and to exceed 50 percent in Q2’11, according to the latest DisplaySearch report.
Automating static timing analysis process
Product News  
9/1/2010   Post a comment
EMA Design Automation announced TimingDesigner 9.25 with enhanced Automerge functionality, which the company claims, dramatically decreases the time required for performing interface timing analysis.
Development tool evolution – hardware/firmware
Design How-To  
9/1/2010   3 comments
Firmware development started out as a fairly simple process - a device-specific assembler (the more sophisticated ones came with a linker) and the editor of your choice. (In my early days as an engineer, that was Brief from a company called UnderWare. UnderWare sold brief to Solution Systems which in-turn sold it to Borland.)
Russian SoC designers take Virage IP for TV
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   2 comments
Semiconductor circuit licensor Virage Logic Corp. has announced that Microelectronics Research Institute Progress has licensed the ARC Video 401V subsystem.
Lyrtech makes financial progress
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9/1/2010   Post a comment
Lyrtech Inc. (Quebec City, Canada) which specializes in digital signal processing technologies and supplies a range of DSP-FPGA development platforms has reported a net profit of $0.1 million for the second quarter of 2010.
GlobalFoundries shows 28-nm AMS design kit
Product News  
9/1/2010   1 comment
GlobalFoundries is making a 28-nm analog/mixed-signal design flow development kit available to customers, the company said at the opening of its Global Technology Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Asus design win as Boston-Power raises $60 million
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   1 comment
A rechargeable lithium-ion battery from Boston-Power has been designed into notebook computers from Asus as the company raises $60 million in Series E.
Purdue pump uses body heat to deliver drugs
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   4 comments
Purdue University researchers have developed a pump for drug-delivery patches that might use arrays of "microneedles" to deliver a wider range of medications using the body's heat to transfer the drugs.
Virtualization options for embedded multicore systems
Design How-To  
9/1/2010   6 comments
There are a number of paths to virtualization for embedded systems. After a tour of those options, Freescale Semiconductor’s Syed Shah makes the case for the bare metal hypervisor-based approach -- coupled with hardware virtualization assists in the core, the memory subsystem and the I/O -- as the best-performing option.
Freescale forms joint lab with Chinese automaker
News & Analysis  
9/1/2010   1 comment
Engineers from Beiqi Foton Motor and Freescale Semiconductor will work together to integrate Freescale microcontrollers and sensors into automotive control systems for the powertrain, chassis, safety and "green" aspirations of the Chinese automakers.
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