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posted in September 2011
Dick Tracy uber-watch tipped for ARM TechCon launch
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9/29/2011   21 comments
I'm Watch, is a Dick Tracy style watch for the 'app' generation that is being tipped to launch at ARM TechCon, which takes place Oct. 25 to 27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
Pioneer of EDA to speak at IEF event
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9/23/2011   1 comment
Professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, of the University of California, Berkeley electronic engineering and computer science department, is one of two keynote speakers added to the program of the International Electronics Forum to be held at the Ayre Hotel, 5-7th October 2011, Seville, Spain.
Via files patent suits against Apple
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9/23/2011   5 comments
Taiwan x86 chip maker Via Technologies, Inc. is suing Apple Inc. for infringing three U.S. processor patents.
Broadcom closes DTV, Blu-ray chip units
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9/22/2011   24 comments
Broadcom has quietly shut down its digital TV operations, including offices in Canada, China and the U.S.
Report: TSMC to slash 2012 capex
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9/21/2011   2 comments
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is going to cut its capital spending in 2012 by 19 percent compared with 2011, to $6 billion, according to a Taiwan Economic News report which cited company executives as sources.
Forecast sees hard year, fewer chip makers
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9/19/2011   2 comments
Semiconductor sales will "muddle along" to five percent growth this year and nudge toward double-digits in 2012, according to IC Insights' fall forecast.
Brazilian iPad production due in December
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9/16/2011   15 comments
Apple iPad tablet computers made in Brazil will reach the market in December, according to Brazilian website UOL quoting Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Aloizio Mercadante.
Future Horizons' forum set to focus on "new rules"
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9/15/2011   Post a comment
The International Electronics Forum is set to take place next month, Oct. 5 to 7, in Seville, Spain. The program includes presentations from a dozen senior executives drawn from companies in the fields of manufacturing, design and fabbed and fabless chip supply.
More advice on navigating patent law shifts
Blog  
9/15/2011   2 comments
Patent expert Jason Kipnis provides some guidelines on how to deal with pending changes in patent disclosure and re-exam procedures.
Navigating the shifts in U.S. patent law
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9/14/2011   6 comments
The new U.S. patent reform bill makes a handful of significant changes that impact how you should manage your patent portfolio, says UBM TechInsights.
Abu Dhabi schools get IC research grants
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9/12/2011   3 comments
University research consortium Semiconductor Research said it awarded seven research contracts to four universities in the United Arab Emirates.
When the smart money got into/out of manufacturing
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9/1/2011   5 comments
For every sell off there is a buy in. So, of the two companies that have agreed to the transfer of an Oregon wafer fab, IDT and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, which is right?


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