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Intel names insider Brian Krzanich CEO

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Chip giants stays with tradition of promoting internal candidates to top job. It also promoted Renee James to the position of president.

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Imagination gives profit warning

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
A number of delayed licensing deals will cause Imagination to miss its previously expected profit figure for the 2013 financial year, but it's just "lumpy" sales, the company said.

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Tablet sales grew 142% in Q1

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Both Apple and Samsung shipped more tablets than expected, according to IDC.

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Intel to make 22-nm chips for Microsemi

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Fifth publicly disclosed foundry customer for world's biggest chip maker plans to offer products based on tri-gate process by early 2015.

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Samsung hits triple-level-cell NAND flash milestone

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Samsung’s 21-nm, 64-Gbit triple-level-cell NAND flash is the first commercial SSD product using the TLC design in 21-nm node.

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Touchstone preps entry into power management

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
A fabless startup chip company that specializes in analog is preparing to expand into power management and ultra-low power applications.

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ARM, Sonics make interconnect licensing deal

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
ARM has licensed the patent portfolio of Sonics and the two companies are set to work together on multicore interconnect and power management developments.

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MCU market turns to 32-bits and ARM

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
The MCU market will return to sustained growth over the next five years after a difficult 2012, according to market analyst. Increasing adoption of ARM will accompany a gradual move to 32-bits as price erosion continues.

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Avago buys Javelin Semi

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Firm says acquisition of 3G CMOS PA developer will form foundation of its RF CMOS design and development for its wireless semiconductor division.

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Arista packs 96 100G ports on switch

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Arista Networks tapped Broadcom chips to create a 96-port 100G switch while HP claimed a lead in software-defined networks in the run up to next week’s Interop.

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Making roads safer with vehicle video recorders

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Digital video recorders have been designed to cope with unpredictable drivers and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. TI's Anshuma Saxena discusses car DVR technology advances to meet the need for improved video quality and the wider acceptance of full HD content.

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Tracking down interference in complex RF environments

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Agilent system engineers report how the use of "gapless capture" allows the continuous measurement of data over long durations to ensure the capture of RF events.

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Spansion buys Fujitsu's MCU, analog business

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Previously a memory-only company Spansion is leaping into the supply of microcontroller system-chips by acquiring Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU and analog business.

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China became biggest PC market in 2012

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Unique market conditions and massive population propelled China's PC shipments past the U.S. for the first time, according to IHS.

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TSMC races up MEMS foundry ranking

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
ST still leads the MEMS foundry business but TSMC nearly doubled its MEMS sales in 2012, moving the world's largest logic foundry into third place as a MEMS foundry, according to Yole's annual sector ranking.

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Smart meter spec for IP rolls out

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Long-awaited spec is now available for an IP-based network for smart meters and home area running HomePlug, Wi-Fi or Zigbee protocols.

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Infineon goes to GloFo for embedded flash

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
To maintain its position in automotive and security Infineon is turning to Globalfoundries to provide its MCUs with embedded flash at 40-nm.

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How small vendors compete in analog IC market

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
A case study of two AFE ICs confirms a significant potential for small IC vendors.

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CEO Sanghi bets Microchip's future on power, connectivity

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
Firm to extend XLP low-power range of MCUs to 32-bit and is likely to continue moving towards greater systems knowledge through acquisition.

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AMD to support shared-memory spec this year

Fri, 2013-05-03 13:01
The AMD-led HSA Foundation has described its uniform memory access technology expected to be released and supported in an AMD chip later this year.

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