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Comment: re: Land of the Rising Silence - 5/31/2011
Land of the Rising Silence
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5/31/2011   38 comments
The Japanese are great at achieving goals like that 15-percent cut of electricity use this summer. In contrast, they tend not to discuss, or make plans, or even face up to issues — like the nuclear mess in Fukushima.
Renesas Mobile CEO predicts 10 fold growth for its global market share
News & Analysis  
5/27/2011   3 comments
Ikuya Kawasaki, CEO of Renesas Mobile, hopes to turn his company into a credible competitor against Qualcomm with a 20 to 30 percent share, using a proven LTE protocol stack Renesas gained from Nokia.
Up from the patent mine, Rambus sees the light
News & Analysis  
5/20/2011   7 comments
Rambus came to Lightfair in Philadelphia this week to pitch the company’s patented lighting solutions, branded as Pentelic.
ST’s new ARM-based DTV platform leverages ST-Ericsson
News & Analysis  
5/20/2011   11 comments
Philippe Lambinet, ST’s senior executive vice president, sees ST-Ericsson’s pioneering work critical, as his team switches its core from ST40 to ARM in its upcoming DTV SoC platform.
ST keeps faith in wireless ‘big-chip-in-the-middle’
News & Analysis  
5/20/2011   8 comments
STMicroelectronics’ turnaround remains only half done, as long as ST-Ericsson is yet to reach the break-even point. ST’s CEO Carlo Bezotti, however, evinced strong support for its wireless business.
NXP's foray into 'Internet of things' starts with light bulbs
News & Analysis  
5/17/2011   22 comments
NXP Semiconductors’ foray into the “Internet of things” will start with IP-based light bulbs, according to Richard Clemmer, CEO of NXP.
Fresco squeezes new life out of old analog; now on to silicon tuners
News & Analysis  
5/16/2011   2 comments
Fresco Microchip’s focus on “serving the underserved market” has enabled the startup to make a stellar growth over the last 12 months. The company is now ready to move into its own silicon tuner business.
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy
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5/11/2011   16 comments
Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
TI’s FRAM MCU signals that fabs are back
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5/3/2011   13 comments
Texas Instruments is unveiling today (May 3) a new suite of ultra-low-power FRAM microcontrollers.


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