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Taiwan IC design houses gearing up to offer solutions for USB Type-C

Thursday March 26, 2015

C (USB-C) chip solutions, as they anticipate the interface will see widespread adoption, according to industry sources. Apple's adoption of USB-C in its new MacBook series will encourage other notebook and mobile device companies to follow suit, the sources believe. — Read More

Digitimes Research: Japan semiconductor product value edges up 8.7% in 2014 amid strategic changes

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Ricky Tu, DIGITMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 25 March 2015] The production value of Japan's semiconductor industry reached JPY3.25 trillion (US$27.5 billion) in 2014, increasing 8.7% from a year earlier. — Read More

Forza Silicon Picks Silicon Frontline's P2P for Fast, Early, Full-Chip IR Drop Analysis and Resistance Mapping of Image Sensors

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc., a leading provider of electrical and physical verification for IC layout, today announced that Forza Silicon, a leader of advanced image sensor and mixed-signal IC designs, has selected the company's P2P (IR Drop and Resistance Mapping) for fast, ... — Read More

Silicon Cloud Establishes Cloud Center in Singapore for Internet of Things Design Enablement

Monday March 23, 2015

Silicon Cloud International, a provider of secure and private cloud computing infrastructure, announced today that its second cloud center has been operational in Singapore since March 2015. This cloud center is aimed at providing a state-of-the-art design enablement infrastructure ... — Read More

Advantest wins new customer with installation of V93000 semiconductor test system at Shanghai Haier IC in China

Monday March 16, 2015

Press release [Tuesday 17 March 2015] Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) has received its first order from Shanghai Haier IC, an IC design company in China that develops microcontrollers, embedded memories and radio-frequency ... — Read More

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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Short Interest Disclosure

Thursday March 12, 2015

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) has witnessed a colossal rise of 0.9% or 287,611 shares in its short figure. The short interest augmentation took it from 30,577,293 on February 13,2015 to 30,864,904 on February 27,2015. — Read More

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Altium updates high-speed PCB design tool

Friday March 06, 2015

March 02, 2015 // Julien Happich Altium has announced the next update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer 15.1, introducing several new features for improved design productivity, documentation outputs, and high-speed design efficiency. — Read More

Nanoelectronic Device Could Replace Conventional Electronics Memory

Friday March 06, 2015

Researchers have used an advanced model to simulate in unprecedented detail the workings of "resistance-switching cells" that might replace conventional memory for electronics applications, with the potential to bring faster and higher capacity computer memory while consuming less energy. — Read More

Synopsys to Present at Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Thursday March 05, 2015

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that Trac Pham, CFO and Dave DeMaria, vice president of corporate marketing, will attend the Piper Jaffray Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference on March 10, 2015. — Read More

Viasat (VSAT) Announces Acquisition of EAI Design Services

Thursday March 05, 2015

Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has expanded its capabilities in high-speed, low-power secure space-based ASIC and FPGA microprocessor design with the acquisition of the product and technology portfolio of EAI Design Services LLC. — Read More

ViaSat Buys ASIC, FPGA Design Company

Thursday March 05, 2015

Carlsbad-based ViaSat, the satellite communications technology developer, said today that it has acquire ASIC and FPGA design provider EAI Design Services. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. — Read More

Pericom Delivers Broad Support for Latest Embedded Chipsets and Platforms

Monday February 23, 2015

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, signal integrity, connectivity and timing solutions, today announced multiple new products supporting next generation embedded chipsets and platforms, including industrial, automotive, ... — Read More

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AMD Hiring CPU Engineer For GPU Driver Optimization

Sunday February 22, 2015

Pros Cons Presentation   Usability   Features   Value   AMD is hiring a CPU Performance Engineer to optimize the graphics drivers in CPU intensive gaming scenarios. This was revealed via a job description listed by AMD on LinkedIn yesterday. — Read More

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Broadcom baits developers with a WICED plan

Saturday February 21, 2015

Georgy S Thomas, Feb 21, 2015, BENGALURU, Dhns SDK, tag kit with sensors, community, power initiative Broadcom, the $8.43-billion, Irvine, California-based fabless semiconductor giant, is betting big on the Indian software developer community hopping onboard its WICED (wireless internet ... — Read More

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BenQ Now Shipping treVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth(R) Speaker

Saturday February 21, 2015

BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned digital lifestyle solutions provider, today announced that the company is now shipping its award-winning treVolo portable Bluetooth(R) speaker. Introduced at 2015 International CES, the audiophile-grade device is designed to deliver unparalleled ... — Read More

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Low Power FPGA Targets Wearable Applications

Saturday February 21, 2015

Lattice Semiconductor's new, 40-nm iCE40 UltraLite targets mobile devices like wearable technology where low power is king. The iCE40 UltraLite uses half the power and is less than half the size of the iCE40 Ultra (see the figure). — Read More

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JPR Finds NVIDIA GPU Shipments Are Up in Q4 – AMD and Intel Dropped

Saturday February 21, 2015

Graphics processors, stand-alone discrete devices, and embedded processor-based GPUs are ubiquitous and essential components in all systems and devices today from handheld mobile devices, PCs, and workstations, to TVs, servers, vehicle systems, signage, game consoles, medical equipment, ... — Read More

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Biz Break: eASIC seeks to break chip IPO drought in Silicon Valley

Saturday February 21, 2015

Today: Santa Clara chip company eASIC files for an initial public offering just as Silicon Valley nears its longest period without a chip company debut since the dot-com bust. Also; Apple returns to record-breaking ride. — Read More

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Functional safety in cars: How safe is safe enough?

Saturday February 21, 2015

Cars are changing. While a few years back, the main challenges in designing a car were in its mechanics, the new challenge is the design and integration of electronic systems. I still remember my first car: The most sophisticated bit of electronics was the after-market CD player I installed. — Read More

Inphi Price Target Lowered to $22.00 at Northland Securities (IPHI)

Saturday February 21, 2015

Inphi (NASDAQ:IPHI) had its price target cut by Northland Securities from $24.00 to $22.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock. — Read More

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