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Check Out the CEO's Paycheck
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12/25/2013   88 comments
Across the world, the economics of commerce show that executive officers in large companies make substantially more than the average worker. Click to the next page to read what some of the top semiconductor companies are paying their chief executive officers.
Mediatek Going 64-Bit, LTE in 2014
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12/23/2013   6 comments
Mediatek will drive LTE and 64-bit cores into its mobile SoCs in 2014 as the rising Taiwan chip vendor makes a bid for more business outside Asia.
Low-Power eCompass Modules Used in Xiaomi Handsets
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12/17/2013   1 comment
STMicroelectronics recently introduced its LSM303D accelerometer and magnetometer combo module to Xiaomi (Mi1S). The device meets minimal size constraints and allows significant reductions in power consumption without compromising performance in other areas.
Qualcomm Kicks Off Midrange 4G Fight
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12/16/2013   11 comments
Qualcomm kicked off the next round of competition in smartphones with its announcement of high-end and mid-range LTE chips last week. Broadcom, Mediatek and others are expected to join the 4G handset battle in 2014.
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Chip Execs Lower Expectations
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12/11/2013   8 comments
Semi industry leaders see less momentum today for a sustained industry recovery in 2014 than a year ago, according to an industry survey. This muted confidence is primarily a result of revenue growth.
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Best of Silicon Valley: Music Venues
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12/11/2013   10 comments
The southern San Francisco Bay Area is be known for its plethora of startups and high-tech giants, as the creative hub behind many of the devices we use daily, but rarely is it heralded for its live music scene. We're here to debunk the myth that all the "good venues" are only in San Francisco and the East Bay.
Supreme Court to Hear Patent Case
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12/9/2013   17 comments
In a huge step toward patent reform, the Supreme Court has agreed to take on the question of software patents in the case of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. The case will decide whether software is an abstract idea, which are not covered by patent law.
'Jury Still Out' on Microsoft/Nokia Combo
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12/4/2013   7 comments
Microsoft purchased Nokia's devices and services division Dec. 2 for just over $7.17 billion. The acquisition could lead to more apps, faster computers, and improved mobile devices, according to analysts.
Sony May Buy Renesas Fab
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12/4/2013   11 comments
Sony is considering the purchase of a chip fab from Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas, with plans to expand CMOS image sensor production at a cost of $96 million. Sony already has around 30 percent of the CMOS image sensor market.
Bluetooth Smart Gets Smarter
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12/4/2013   11 comments
The latest Bluetooth spec update will improve consumer usability and developer access while paving the way for new devices. Bluetooth 4.1, builds on the current low power consumption model to produce data that’s more visible on mobile devices, improve usability with increased coexistence support for LTE and data exchange, and empower developer innovation.


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