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Startup develops room-temp metallic "velcro" glue
47 Mpixel imager for industrial inspection, aerial survey
Samsung gives ground over chip workers' cancers
Chip market shrank 1.9% in 2015, says Gartner
China is chip market's only growth region
Automotive LED driver lowers cost of LED front lighting systems
Startup raises funds for battery-less IoT
Advanced Bluetooth Smart remote reference design
Startup offers all-in-one 2G/3G/4G front-end
Printing MEMS devices at 100x less cost
Fastest 64 Mb Quad SPI NOR flash runs in extended temperature range
End-to-end security with IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart
TI offers IR sensor-SoC for depth sensing
Leti strains to improve FDSOI
Qualcomm rejects company break up
BrainChip provides details of neural network architecture
Apple buys wafer fab in San Jose
October chip market points to flat 2015
Former games company offers analog IC for IoT
M&A pace to accelerate in 2016, says survey
Chinese group makes late bid for Fairchild
Taiwan joins pack pursuing Qualcomm
Merged NXP, Freescale focused on the road ahead
Bosch makes Chinese IoT deal
Scattered light measurement technique focuses on 10-nm semiconductor features
Analog, US to lead chip market growth
Bosch creates "smart home" system and subsidiary
When the sensor, signal conditioning gate performance
Qualcomm licenses Xiaomi for 3G, 4G
Samsung drives IDM win over fabless in 2015
Ambiq's appoints CEO with power experience
Startup wants to be the ARM of neuromorphic cores
Tower buys Maxim's Texas wafer fab
USB Type-C power delivery controller IC - powers PCs and TVs
Smart buildings, smartphones will drive IR detector market
Report: Abu Dhabi holding talks over GloFo sale
Microsemi sees off Skyworks to win PMC-Sierra
Volkswagen deploys data glasses in series production
Taiwan considers lifting China investment ban
Qualcomm licensing is illegal, claims South Korea
Samsung FinFET Exynos 8 has custom cores
UHD TV adoption will hit viewers' energy bills
On Semi set to buy Fairchild for $2.4 billion
IoT will add 5.5 million things per day in 2016
Automotive market supports ailing semiconductor industry
The Filter Wizard: Just because you're correct doesn't mean you're right
Will IoT make taxing the Internet inevitable?
China's Tsinghua interested in MediaTek
FPGA-based system development platform for the network edge
30V, 4.65A wide input range 8th brick DC-DC converter
Dual-core audio SoC designed for mobile devices
mCube takes tri-axis accelerometer to 1.1mm
USB 3.0 camera module converts video images into any desired format
Energy-efficient computing needs new devices and architectures
Further details of FinFET ReRAM released
Samsung backs terahertz pioneer for chip inspection
Power management IC eases hearing aids design
25 megapixels CMOS sensor with global shutter capability
Report: Analog Devices, Maxim in merger talks
More-than-Moore will lead, argues GloFo's Wijburg
Startup pitch-fest opens Semicon Europa show
Coventor upgrades MEMS+ design tool for IoT
SMIC to report Tunnel-FET extension to CMOS
Sony acquires SoftKinetic for ranging technology
Bosch aims programmable sensor at drones, IoT
Chip market decline accelerated in August, says ESIA
Update: IMEC, Cadence tape out first 5nm test chip
Skyworks to buy PMC-Sierra for $2 billion
High-integration Bluetooth Smart module
Industrial grade transmitter chip supports wireless 1080p 60fps video
Bluetooth Smart module integrates programmable analog and digital blocks
Freescale specs analog IC for motorcycles' ABS
MEMS platforms are way to go, says Bosch's Finkbeiner
NXP-Freescale: merger of 'compatible' giants on track
Chip enables voice-activated wake-up, always-on operation
ARM joins Semiconductor Research Corp.
Not enough money in MEMS, own the data, says InvenSense CEO
China buys Swedish MEMS foundry, builds fab
Report: Cypress preps bid to snatch Atmel from Dialog
MEMS move to 300mm-diameter wafers
Let's make MEMS suppliers rich, says Huawei
Startup goes multi-die to customize MCUs
Dialog to acquire Atmel for USD4.6bn in IoT push
Apple to split 14/16nm orders among foundries into 2016
Mysterious Mott transition could make better electronics
The Silicon 60 v16.1: A tale of two Cs
Crossbar raises $35 million for ReRAM roll out
Dresden memory startup to debut at Semicon Europa
Samsung launches 12Gbit DRAM
TSMC reports August sales drop
Global chip sales dip on soft demand
Apple joins Pentagon alliance to develop wearable tech
TSMC pulls plug on solar business
A New York adventure
380-micron-thick package puts Bluetooth in credit-card formats
Intel acquires power EDA startup
Chip-scale photovoltaics startup raises funds
Energy-harvesting power management ICs for wireless sensor nodes
Li-ion battery monitoring LSI delivers industry-low current consumption
SK Hynix invests in hyperspectral sensor startup
Energy harvesting power management IC addresses wireless sensors
USB Type-C port controllers add low-power options
AMS plans to rent a wafer fab in New York
China startup offers non-volatile FPGAs
Hexagonal silicon could be light emitter
Smart-meter ICs on the rise, predicts report
Gesture sensor market booming
BASF spins off 3D sensor into subsidiary
USB 3.0 camera reference design kit takes 13Mpixels at 21fps
256 Mbit NOR flash memory delivers 333 MBps read bandwidth
28nm chips from SMIC power mainstream smartphones
1Mb nvSRAM with quad serial peripheral interface up to 108MHz
Synchronous rectifier controller maximises efficiency across load profiles
Image co-processors for next-generation automotive cameras
Indian fab project hires former GloFo exec
Intel, Micron launch "bulk-switching" ReRAM
Smartphone processor sales climb, players ranked
Welsh chip foundry planned
China bids $23 billion for Micron
Audi adds Renesas to its Progressive Semiconductor Program
Globalfoundries' CEO on why FD-SOI and why now
Back-side illuminated image sensor for automotive ADAS/viewing cameras
1/3-inch 1Mp BSI CMOS image sensor right for automotive ADAS
1.3Mpixels USB3 CMOS camera supports 149 fps at full resolution
Weak currencies zap Europe, Japan in global chip market
Heisenberg's principle applied to Indian wafer fabs
It's crunch time (again) for EUV lithography
Could India's analog wafer fab be moving south?
Scottish bacteria-killing light fixture targets US healthcare market
Low-power LTE 4G modem targets IoT
IoT platform comes in a tiny single chip module
Nordic adds NFC to Bluetooth, with ARM M4f core and low power drain
Nominations sought for best EMEA company
3D-printed steel bridge to be built in mid air
Bluetooth LE plus expanded memory enable over-the-air upgrades
Video: Bosch Sensortec celebrates 10th birthday
Good things from down under
Position of strength
Chinese image sensor startup seeks security market
3-D printed aircraft parts will save weight, fuel says study
European chip market shows 18% annual growth in April
IoT needs new MEMS approaches
Bluetooth Smart remote control and touch mouse reference design kits
Researchers make ICs on wood
When did analog steal digital's mojo?
Double data rate (DDR) memory termination regulators
NXP agrees RF power business sell off
Rohm buys Renesas wafer fab
MEMS Industry Group absorbs 'trillion sensors' initiative
High voltage photorelays fit in industry's smallest package
CEO interview: What's next after Tower's turn-around?
Audio DSP chip embeds AfterMaster's HD technology
Gartner lowers 2015 chip market growth forecast
Samsung busts TSMC's 'monopoly,' analysts say
4 Mbit asynchronous SRAMs have on-chip ECC
Intel's 10nm secrets predicted
WSTS marks America up for 2015 boom
2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver pairs with 32-bit MCUs
Gyroscope vendors ranked by 2014 sales
Colibrys launches vibrational gyroscope
Cypress' full portfolio now from EBV Elektronik
Intel, Samsung up, Qualcomm, Toshiba down in chip vendor ranking
TSMC outlines 16nm, 10nm plans
Bluetooth LE chip supports multiple sensor processing
Top 50 contract manufacturers ranked
Medical chip market on 12% CAGR
ARM-based MCUs take high-end graphics to mid-range cars
Auto chip market: upheaval ahead
Escatec extends production services to Built-In Self Test
Offset vertical probe with scrub design raises yield and cuts cost of test
Vampire power and the need to save energy little and often
Industrial IoT drives Microsemi-Vitesse merger
Economic recovery driving industrial chip market to 10% CAGR
Layoffs hit 1,600 in Cypress deal
Cypress and Spansion complete USD5 Billion all-stock merger
Bluetooth Smart dev kits by Dialog, in distribution
MEMS will be made on 300mm wafers, says Bosch exec
Intel selects ST micromirrors for human-machine interface
The future of custom ASICs
Low power, USB Type-C charger and device reference designs
Geo selects S3 DAC IP for video processor
RF LDO operates at up to 20V, 200mA
Let's aim above 100GHz
5G convergence calls for more virtualization and versatile hardware
Two ex TI-ers invest USD 1B in India's first analog fab
3D TSVs take CMOS image sensors beyond Moore's law
LDO design techniques for small spaces
Sony to ramp CMOS image sensor production
High-temperature N-channel power MOSFETs feature integrated drivers
SoC brings smart lighting to mainstream consumers
Maxim exits consumer MEMS, touch sensors
Analog startup offers gigasample-per-second ADC core
FPGA-based I/O expansion and bridging starter kit
China bigger than Europe, Japan in fabless chip market
Push button reboot controller draws 0.01μA in standby
Gartner predicts a softer chip market in 2015
Book presents an analog wonderland
Infineon Technologies completes International Rectifier acquisition
The peak-to-average ratio: or how good engineers can look bad
UHF RFID sniffer operates in real time
ROHM extends Rutronik's franchise to a global agreement
InvenSense adds multicore CPU to motion sensor
Global chip market growth softened in November
13 Mpixel CMOS image sensor maximises sensitivity: and stacked-dice sensors
Next generation 200-Gigabit network processor now in production
Shanghai Huali Microelectronics looks to specialty technology to target IoT growth
Precision op amps are aimed at IoT
China VC lifts sensor startup to record funding
Tiny, boring engineering designs can be fun
UMC to manufacture automotive power devices for Infineon
Sensors, big data, medical are hot in 2015, says KPMG
Fairchild transfers discrete production to Tower in Japan
Chip market forecast raised for 2014, 2015
MPUs and memory sales boost 2014 semiconductor European market
The engineering desk-to-bench ratio
Micro DC/DC converter integrates coil for EMI-sensitive wearables
I3C sensor interface set to superset I2C, SPI
LED control chips enable more efficient automotive lighting designs
CCD image sensors bring new parameters to low-light imaging
ST extends Thelma MEMS process
2.4 GHz SoC transceivers for smart metering applications
EBV Elektronik to distribute Samsung's LED components in EMEA
Chip market growth continues to slow in September
Freescale CEO: 'IoT isn't just buzz'
Synchronous demodulator with configurable analogue filter; analogue signal processing
Arduino Uno shield-compatible kit for Bluetooth Smart, ANT, 2.4 GHz designs
"New" MEMS evolution coming, predicts Yole
TSMC Capex to exceed $10B in FinFET ramp-up
Layout-dependent effects in analog design
RF switch enables dual-band architecture for DOCSIS 3.1 devices
A breeding ground for French startups
Knowles hit by MEMS microphone defect
Touch controller maintains multiple-finger tracking, with thick gloves
Chinese analog chip firm comes to Europe
Tower Semi, Korea produce CMOS image sensor
Peregrine expands integrated-RF-device coverage from DC to X-band
Chip market growth slows but Europe stays strong
IoT gateway reference design
Mixed-signal IP available on 16nm FinFET process
European 3D TSV Summit to add business focus
Fairchild reinvents itself
Wearable equipment market to double in 2014
ON Semiconductor partners Transphorm for GaN solutions
PZT making waves in MEMS
Building ARM-based Bluetooth-enabled wearables
ARM-core-based, SiP for precision sensing in portable medical devices
U.S. foundry agrees to help expand China's MEMS ecosystem
Could AMS' expansion be bad news for Europe?
Lattice offers packaged design for power functions in USB 3.1 Type-C connectors
Low-cost dev kit accelerates USB 3.0 designs
Austria's AMS is shopping for a wafer fab
CEO interview: AMS' Laney on driving a sensor-driven business
Asynchronous SRAMs with on-chip ECC boost data integrity
Rohde & Schwarz provides RF test expertise to Broadcom
Power routing in analog design
Easy-to-use development tools support 24-hour prototyping
MCU comes with class D speaker amp to embed audio playback
Consumer-driven surveillance takes shape
Toshiba launches faster, smaler 20-Mpixel image sensor
Europe leads world in chip market growth
European semiconductors sales up 14.9% this year
Sensata to pay $1-bn for tire pressure sensor leader
NAND, DRAM 3D-transition roadmaps
Is free-space wireless charging viable? Dialog thinks it’s worth a try
mCube forms indoor navigation subsidiary
Dialog collaborates with Energous to develop wire-free charging
Bluetooth Smart in a hearing aid receives stereo audio direct from iOS devices
AgigA Tec sampling first DDR4 Nonvolatile DIM
E2V buys Spanish image sensor specialist for €34 million
Programmable PSUs ideal for battery-powered device mesurement
Global chip market growth accelerated in June
Vishay boosts infrared LED production with MOCVD addition
RF CMOS switches target wireless infrastructure
Memscap breaks even on rising Q2 revenue
IoT: sensor fusion or confusion?
Offline power converters offer high efficiency for consumer applications
Failed merger talks won't stop Dialog
Peregrine Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices settle all litigation
IR image sensor has 12-micron pixels
AMS, Dialog merger talks fail
Thoughts on energy harvesting for wearable equipment
Bluetooth Smart module requires no RF design expertise to use
CCD image sensor ups sensitivity, cuts noise
EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
Silicon 60 Reveals Shifts in Technology Focus
Gartner raises 2014 chip market growth forecast
Memsstar upgrades MEMS etch and deposition
Two-year chipmaking equipment spending boom coming
Chip market growth moderated in May
Camera IC market set to stagnate
Spreadtrum rises in baseband processor ranking
Bluetooth Smart protocol stack for wearable hub networks with wireless sensors
More wafer fab closures expected in 2014, says IC Insights
Is there still room for the vacuum tube?
MOSFET transistors aim for extreme temperatures
CEO interview: China, not Apple, is way to go, says mCube CEO
AMS, Dialog confirm merger talks
Cirrus to take half the audio IC market, says report
Optical data center to drive silicon photonics, says Yole
Memsic improves 3-axis magnetometer
Rousset judgment is economic and social mistake
LFoundry wins Japanese view finder display work
High performance III-V MOSFET targets next-generation servers
Foldable OLED displays come in at 5.9 inches
Chip market sustains double-digit percentage growth
AC/DC controller added to Dialog's Rapid Charge portfolio
Bosch leads Yole's MEMS market top 30 ranking
Bosch leads Yole's MEMS market top 30 ranking
Dynamic photodiode eases logic-photovoltaic integration
Manufacturing matters to Analog Devices in the IoT era
Switching charger IC targets USB powered smartphones
Future Electronics gives away CapSense evaluation kits
Cavendish RF MEMS released to manufacturing
High lumen output LEDs focus on outdoor lighting
Geo Semi raising cash for automotive, IoT push
Novelda has second-generation CMOS radar chip
Pulsic offers automated IC layout tool
X-REL Semiconductor signs for UK and Russian distribution
Japan's chip fabs turn to growing lettuce
Asynchronous SRAM features on-chip error-correcting code
Graphene, porous copper startups merge
Wireless USB transceiver targets for 3-year battery life
Fabless chip companies ranked by 2013 sales
The Filter Wizard and the Captain's Log
Distributor offers reference design for Bluetooth Smart Beacons
Globalfoundries launches auto chip manufacturing platform
Teledyne Dalsa's CEO retires
Cypress adds entry-level chips to mixed-signal programmables
"IoT and the car is like a gift for Freescale"
Insect-based EDA gets funds
Bosch brings internal measurement technology to external markets
Energy harvesting needs new tools
Strained nanowire has tunable electroptic properties
Teardown reveals PrimeSense in Google's Tango
Micrel's 10 criteria for choosing a MEMS foundry
Wearable computing market on 78% CAGR through 2018
Anglia signs with DEM Manufacturing
End of Windows XP boosted 1Q14 PC sales, says Gartner
On Semi launches industrial image sensor family
French team up to develop geo-location without GPS
China’s quest for ‘MIPS in wearable’
Companion FPGA packs 85K LUTs in 10x10mm package
Japan's chipmaking equipment vendors fall in 2013 ranking
Surfing on Apple’s iBeacon wave: Nordic’s Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit
Chip market grew 5% in 2013, says Gartner
On Semi buys former Kodak image sensor business
Global chip sales up 11% in February
Gen2 RFID tag aims at luxury goods protection
InvenSense, Sonion collaborate on hearing aid microphones
Quad data rate SRAM supports 100-400 Gigabit line cards
LED driver delivers high-power bulb dimming benefits
Flexible capacitive switch enables minimal user interfaces
Capacitive sense buttons similar in cost to mechanical switches
2-W amplifier delivers over 40 dB of gain from 1500 to 2700 MHz
Mid-power LEDs claims unmatched lumen density
Micron Italian job cuts get global criticism
A marathon of data collection for wearables
Slideshow: Focusing on power trends at APEC 2014
Collaboration deal focuses on vehicle battery cooling solutions
AIXTRON unveils demo cluster for OLED production
Has indoor navigation lost its way?
Small transistors reduce footprint in smartphones, wearables
Pay rise agreed at NXP
Abu Dhabi creates iMicro hub for microsystems research
Freescale mourns employees on missing Malaysian flight
Fairchild acquires body motion capture firm Xsens
Scalextric slot-cars get Bluetooth connection to smartphones
Newswatch: Mediatek v Qualcomm – let the duelling commence
Tiny FPGA interfaces any processor to MIPI interfaces
Energy harvester PMIC works with thermoelectric generators
Intelligent power driver handles extreme temperatures
Rapid charge controller supports MediaTek fast charge protocol
S3 offers ADC cores for consumer SoCs
Google prototypes depth-sensing mobile phone
Simplified manufacturing organization to boost Renesas’ profits
Qualcomm leads, Intel lags in smartphone processor market
Reference designs show low-complexity FPGAs for HMI solutions
Artificial graphene-like 2D materials get tunable
Bluetooth Smart software development kit for Arduino-based projects
Global wafer revenues declined in 2013
Apple wants more Sony sensors, says Nikkei
Industrial chip market to grow 9% in 2014.
IBM’s chip unit on chopping block?
Opinion: the hyperspectral era has already begun
Reduced-size humidity sensor aims at wearables
The overt analog at ISSCC
DelfMEMS, Presto team on RF MEMS test
Sales record ends chip industry's year
Five lessons from Lenovo’s Motorola deal
Micron preps Italian job cuts
Audi, Bosch get granular on GaN
The analog circuitry hidden at ISSCC
Foundries grow faster than IC market, says IC Insights
World's smallest and lowest power Bluetooth v4.0 Smart SoC enters volume production
NFC reference design kit comes with ready-made application software
Profitable TI to cut 1,100 jobs
CMOS image sensor market on 10% CAGR
How much power from MEMS windmills?
Thermocompression bonding: an approach for narrow-pitch die-to-die and die-to-wafer 3D stacking
EDA market blooms despite Japan's fall
UK IC design house helps Chinese MEMS startup
4-wire resistive touch panel controller ICs include 8- or 32-bit CPU
On Semi sues CMOSIS over image sensors
Dialog Q4 soaring on mobile sales
Global chip market grew 5% in 2013, says IHS
What a mess!
650-V green mode buck switches deliver power efficiency with system design scalability
Americas, Europe drove chip sales in November, says SIA
Flash MCU with LED/LCD driver directly drives display panels for small household appliances
QuickLogic offers sensor hub for mobile devices
Lfoundry Rousset fab closes with loss of 600 jobs
NikkoIA gets European money for organic NIR sensor
Startup offers chip-scale solar energy harvester
Moortec improves on-chip thermal sensors
Tower buys three wafer fabs for $8 million
Top ten product articles on Analog in 2013
Embedded 100G Ethernet in 22-nm FPGAs save power in demonstration
Synchronous step-down regulators offer 96% efficiency
Gartner puts a number on IoT in 2020
Chip industry confidence survey reports muted optimism
RF power LDMOS transistors support the 700 MHz to 2700 MHz band with a single device
ARM powered Kinetis miniature MCUs come in 1.9x2mm WL-CSP
Chipmaking equipment spend to rise in 2014
Step aside MEMS. Here comes NEMS
ST redesigns MEMS accelerometers
Big moves in chip vendor top 20 ranking
Bluetooth low energy toolbox eases development on Android
Nuvoton sensor hubs come with Movea software
Transphorm acquires Fujitsu's GaN power conversion business
1200-V field stop trench IGBTs offer faster switching performance with improved reliability
Battery management chip targets e-bikes and HEVs
Gartner: Qualcomm, Micron rise in 2013 chip market
Use touch sensing with flexible and curved surfaces
Jobs to go at Lfoundry Rousset
Europe improves as China drives chip market
Omron to work with Leti on MEMS
Sony files patent for the SmartWig
Panasonic to sell wafer fabs to Tower
Toshiba ships 1080p image sensor
IMEC uses CCD-in-CMOS for image sensor
Microchip buys Belgian transceiver startup
Wolfson to use bat-like sonar for gesture recognition
Sensirion preps multi-gas sensor 'nose' for smartphones
Fairchild Semiconductor reveals new 'No Obsolete' product and lifetime supply policies
X-Fab ready for global growth says CEO: Part 2
MEMS oscillator meets industrial, military specs
Nordic Semiconductor adds IO Components to its UK and Ireland distributor network
Improved dielectric material yields higher reliability for eWLB packages, extends its use cases
Apple moves to buy Kinect sensor firm
Samsung spots startup's quantum-dot potential
High-density video frame buffer supports throughputs up to 4.8Gbps
Dialog Semiconductor and Richtek Technology partners in china
Energy, Mobility, and the Cloud: key opportunities for power-management solutions
Bluetooth low energy wireless comms IC gives fitness monitor extra kick
Programmable LED driver ICs enable digital dimming, wireless control and sensor control
Power integrity analysis engine delivers 10X faster performance
Should Abu Dhabi build a MEMS fab?
High resolution optical image stabilization IC targets smartphone camera modules
Dialog partners Sengled Lighting to develop Ledotron-compliant smart lighting solutions
Silex, A. M. Fitzgerald launch sensor design platform
Programmable LED driver ICs offer intelligent LED lighting gains
janusz Bryzek: The trillion-sensor man: Part 2
Neuronics creates efficient memory: Part 2
MIPI forms sensors working group
Trillion Sensor Summit preps roadmap
MEMS upgrade supports Android KitKat
Janusz Bryzek: The trillion-sensor man: Part 1
ESD protection diodes specifically designed for NFC antennas
Vision processing eyeglass-mounted device helps the visually impaired
UHF RFID test equipment supports extended read and write memory tests
Louder audio from portables with audio speaker driver IC
Must manufacturing leave Europe?
Lattics partners Azcom Technology to offer programmable low-power HetNet solutions
Neuronics creates efficient memory: Part 1
Audio speaker driver IC brings 3X power output to Ultrabooks
Synaptic transistor learns as it switches
DSP-based system-on-chip targets hearing aids and hearing implant devices
ARM partners Nordic Semiconductor to develop Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled devices
Fast automotive-grade power management chips reduce BOM
Samsung opts for Dialog Semiconductor PMIC to power new Galaxy smartphone platform
IBM Grabs ARM for ASICs
MEMS event to focus on toys, robots
ADI opens SDR transceiver up for general sale
Microsemi agrees to pay $230 million for timing firm
Ultra-low power FPGAs enable always-on sensor solutions for context-aware mobile apps
UK IC assembly and test facility faces closure
SMIC forms center for vision, sensors, MEMS, 3D
Magnachip adds SOI to improve BCD process
1A load-switch comes in plastic package
High performance common-drain MOSFETs help battery pack designers simplify designs
Freescale takes the broad view of IoT/M2M
Dialog touch chip supports Microsoft, FlatFrog
Freescale Freedom development platform now at Farnell element14
Thin Film prints smart sensor label
16-channel LED backlight driver enhances TV picture quality with advanced dimming capability
Grab the medical MEMS opportunity
InvenSense to buy ADI's MEMS microphone business
Touchscreen controller boasts excellent noise rejection and precise stylus capability
Energy, Mobility, and the Cloud provide key opportunities for power-management solutions
MEMS set to change medicine at IEDM
8-bit MCUs feature high-accuracy oscillator circuit to control rotation in single-phase fan motors
Future Horizons predicts sharp chip market rebound
Crocus offers SRAM, sensors on way to MCU
Imagination preps ray-tracing for 16nm mobile
Profiled LED backlight technology minimizes set up costs
Nordic Semiconductor launches world's first concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy combo chip
Reduced consumer demand pulls power semiconductor business down, says IHS
Online design tool adds power train discrete device power loss and efficiency analysis modules
High resolution copper ink printing for electronic interconnects
Low-cost FPGA family brings 640 to 22K logic cells in tiny package
Freescale and Oracle to push common IoT gateway platform as a standard
4:1 input 1/8th brick DC-DC converters deliver up to 96W
Wireless chip is compatible with the 868MHz Wireless M-Bus
UltraCMOS® antenna switch drives RF performance in Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A smartphone
Cypress adds three solutions to programmable USB 3.0 controller portfolio
Solid phase epitaxy enables tensile-strained GeSn MOSFET devices on Si
Freescale to collaborate with ROHM to deliver innovative automotive solutions
PSoC 1 devices feature integrated USB
MCUs draw only 0.25uA in a 32KHz standby mode
Dialog Semiconductor licenses Cadence’s Tensilica HiFi audio/voice DSP IP
SMIC adopts Cadence Digital Flow for improving area, power and performance
Ultra-low power image processor IC relies on Deeply Depleted Channel transistors
LED driver IC ensures up to 91% efficiency
Fairchild Semiconductor kicks off power seminars program in Europe
Entegris and Imec join their expertise on 3D wafer handling
Wafer processing technology does away with LED binning
Realtek licenses Cadence's Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP core
Digi-Key to distribute Sanken Electric’s portfolio globally
USB FPGA evaluation kit slashes cost and speeds development of mobile devices
Surface mount LEDs with aspherical lens measure only 2.9x2.4mm
Industrial semiconductor market reports positive first quarter
45-W SSL LED driver delivers high performance and lower cost in commercial lighting
Capacitive touch-sensing controller optimized to replace mechanical buttons in front panels
SOT-23 packaged FlexRay transceiver ESD protection diode
Ruark Audio selects Nordic Semiconductor RF technology for its retro-styled R7 music center
Azzuro licenses GaN-on-Si technology for LEDs
Dual output boost regulator offers extended battery life
DSLR camera remote can be controlled from any Bluetooth v4.0 smartphone using Nordic SoC
Cypress qualifies BLE radio to integrate with PSoC and capacitive touch technologies
Development kit for iPhone, iPad and iPod audio accessories
USB-serial bridge controllers integrate capacitive touch-sensing and battery-charge detection
Lattice Semiconductor signs a global distribution deal with Future Electronics
Fairchild Semiconductor starts production of eight-inch wafers in Korea
Cypress’s PSoC selected for intuitive touchpad in handheld Korg music synthesizer
Hardened hardware crypto chips resist fierce attacks and viruses
Dialog Semiconductor acquires iWatt
4.6% sequential monthly increase for worldwide semiconductor sales, the largest since March 2010
IGBT power modules offer increased life in wind turbines
Freescale and ESIEE Paris open second teaching lab targeting multicore technology
AltiVec engine advances code performance with 172 GFLOPs of vector processing
A new approach to the challenge of powering cellular M2M modems
BLDC motor control reference design includes PFC
OLEDs and inorganic quantum dots hybrid approach through inkjet-printing
Audi picks Analog Devices for semiconductor program
Audi picks Analog Devices for semiconductor program
Gresham Power offers UK based custom design and manufacturing service
SMIC forms joint venture for 28-nm chip production
Touchscreen controllers claim world's best tracking of gloved fingers
Programmable SoC IDE aims to speed and simplify embedded designs
Silica moves to fast lane in Europe's LED market
Graphics chip recognizes nearby pedestrians and bicycles
Bluetooth SoC only draws 3.8mA at transmission and reception
Ultra-low-power SoC supports world's smallest Bluetooth location stickers
European Semiconductor Distribution Market shows sequential recovery in Q1/CY13
Understanding onboard flash programming
SILICA invests in Power ’n More design support strategy
Service aware switch engines tracks mobile and cloud access
Rugged four-port mini USB hub mounts anywhere
High efficiency synchronous regulators feature Constant On-Time control architecture to simplify designs
Integrated low-side gate driver incorporates 3.3-V LDO regulator in 5-lead SOT 23 package
CML Microcircuits expands engineering department with specialist RF and mixed-signal semiconductor design team
Tiny Bluetooth low energy and ANT+ ICs
LEDs will represent over 25% of the global lighting market by 2016, says NPD DisplaySearch
Step-down switching regulators with built-in 800mOhm power MOSFET
Fully flexible design platform helps OEMs validate new energy harvesting cell concepts
Where will Apple get flash memory now?
Lattice introduces low-cost image sensor extender reference design
Glass wafer market to reach more than 15M 8” equivalent wafers shipped per year by 2018, says Yole Développement
Single-chip ‘indoor GPS’ solution offers real-time location systems a 10cm accuracy
Premier Farnell agrees to offer Freescale Freedom Development Platform for the Kinetis K20 MCU globally
Low-cost development kit for Cypress PSoC 4 architecture
Bluetooth low energy temperature sensor platform offers low cost smart monitoring using a smartphone
embedded CBRAM technology now available for demonstration on 130nm CMOS
Online design tool provides CCM, non-isolated PFC buck and buck LED driver designs in less than a minute
China rising with branded products strategy
Farnell element14 becomes authorised distributor​ of Panasonic Semico​nductor​
Multi-touch display sensor ICs focuses on supporting ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs
ST’s THELMA MEMS manufacturing process available for prototyping through CMP
Software tool supports all types of discrete manufacturing from PCB assembly to complex box-builds
PSoC 4 architecture claims lowest-power ARM Cortex-M0-based devices for embedded designs
Digital television semiconductor market dips in 2012 as TV sales stall, says IHS
Who's managing your power management?
Intel leads surprise inventory decline
Arduino-compatible computer with Bluetooth low energy enables smartphones and tablets to be added to projects
2.5x2.5mm FPGA draws only 25-microwatt for portable systems
Harwin invests a further Ł1M in state-of-the-art connector manufacturing facility in Portsmouth
Chip market starts year brightly
Cars keep driving demand of the chip industry
Low power, high efficiency DC-DC converter optimized for low load efficiency
Micron's 200mm manufacturing plant to be acquired by LFoundry
Nordic Semiconductor adds Distrelec ELFA Group to its European distribution network
Nordic Semiconductor and Japanese partners demonstrate application development-ready Bluetooth low energy modules
Cypress claims to silence noise from chargers and displays with next-generation Gen5 TrueTouch controllers
Haptic drivers provide faster haptic response to enhance the end-user experience
Benchtop boundary scan analyzer for electronic board test
Sports watch relies on optical technology to continuously measure heart rate
Maxim Integrated partners Freescale to showcase a comprehensive outdoor LTE/3G picocell base station
Infineon revives former Qimonda production line for power semiconductors
Buck converter extends power scalability for smartphones and tablets
Machine vision market to grow 50% from 2012 to 2016 to reach $6.75 billion says Frost & Sullivan
Varitronix to increase LCD production capacity with US$25m design & manufacturing line
Chip engineers prepare for 450mm wafer transition
Bluetooth Low Energy opens up professional laser distance measurement to the mass-market
Ink evaluation kit for flexible thin film transistors
€11.2-million European project to take flexible OLEDs from lab to fab
Lattice upgrades FPGA design software
Switching regulators help reduce current consumption during stand-by
Pin-in-Paste RF MoCA filter modules withstand a reflow temperature of 260°C
Chip market ready to rebound
Bluetooth low energy link to smartphone opens up professional laser distance measurement to the mass-market
Shorted-anode IGBTs provide superior switching for high-power induction heating
Fast prototype production covers electronic and plastic parts
Wireless ANT+ head-up display for runners shows live training data
Fleet tracking system consumes extremely little power
Enhanced RFID realizes its full potential
Low voltage MOSFETs in a DFN 1.0x0.6 mm packages target portable wireless applications
Dialog Semiconductor makes strategic investment in MIT spin-off Arctic Sand
Dialog Semiconductor invests in MIT spin-off power management start-up company
Image signal processor addresses video monitoring applications
GeneSiC Semiconductor signs global distribution deal with Digi-Key
Audio codec enhances smartphone sound quality
Farnell element14 now stocks ON Semiconductor’s motor driver ICs
Farnell element14 begins stocking full range of evaluation boards from ON Semiconductor
Reference design for advanced browsing control of TVs and set-top boxes
Small-footprint milling machine improves package decapsulation workflows
MOSFETs in ultra-slim molded chip scale package designs
Semiconductor silicon revenue will close the year down 2.3 percent from last year’s USD310 billion
PSoC 5LP family powers high-precision programmable analog with a single-cell battery to advance embedded design
Fully programmable smoke detector IC with integrated bus interface
L2Tek deal with Valens brings reduction in HD video transmission costs to the UK market
Constant current regulator offers protection benefits for solid state lighting systems
MediaTek has eight-core apps processor
China fabless firm looks West as mobile slumps
TSMC next for New York fab?
MSC signs pan-European distribution agreement with ELMOS
MSC signs Europe-wide distribution agreement for semiconductor solutions with Fujitsu
Rebound launches lighting branch
KNX transceiver with built-in 20V voltage regulator and two DC-DC converters
Pre-approved Bluetooth low energy module allows prototypes to be developed within hours
Two single-channel power MOSFETs drive power efficiency and protection in portable and consumer electronics
Premier Farnell completes global franchise deal with Lattice Semiconductor
14.2-A output current PMIC supports ARM quad-core application processors
ROHM Semiconductor develops smallest transistor package to improve performance in smartphones
DC-DC converter targets graphic and core processor applications in portable electronics
30W DC to 6GHz GaN on SiC RF power transistors
Communications, automotive IC markets in pole position through 2016
Pre-configured DSP system for hearing aids
Smartphone camera auto focus control IC
Graphene on SiC: technology offers interesting perspectives for power electronics
Seven flexible parametric curve tracer solutions offer power device characterization benefits
Analysis software speeds up semiconductor yield, product and test engineering
FPGA-based kit combines programmability with ease of use to enhance interface protoyping
Field stop trench technology IGBT devices expand current ratings and deliver high speed switching capabilities
FPGA-based kit combines programmability with ease of use to enhance interface protoyping
How linear phase filters can still cause phase distortion
Digi-Key signs global distribution deal with Touchstone Semiconductor
1MHz EEPROM series feature I2C interface and densities up to 1Mbit
Single chip solution combines a 2.4-GHz, low-power wireless radio and capacitive touch
Smart gate driver optocoupler provides designers with isolated gate driving and fault sensing benefits
ON Semiconductor joins imec's GaN-on-Si research program
LED backlight boost switches reduce power losses, minimize sub-harmonic oscillation in high-power LED applications
Power management ICs offer multi-channel operation and low quiescent current in portable applications
Ambient light and proximity sensors support mobile device designs, offer low power consumption and high resolution
Taiwan embeds ReRAM in 28-nm logic process
TriQuint wins contract to triple performance of RF power amplifiers
RS components signs reseller agreement with Fairchild Semiconductor
Spray-On shielding materials lighter and cheaper than metal cans
Freescale and CogniVue partner on automotive cameras for collision avoidance systems
Industrial semiconductor market to grow to USD 55 billion in 2017
IGBT sales to drive power semiconductor market growth in 2012 as MOSFETs struggle
16-Mbit parallel nvSRAMs and Synchronous NAND interfaces
Battery-powered evaluation kit enables engineers to test wireless accessory and sensor applications
600-V short circuit rated IGBTs improve motor drive efficiency and reliability
Optogan's formula for success: Russian IP, German manufacturing
ST takes a closer look at OLED displays
End-point detection module for improved electronic package decapsulation and sample preparation
Industry's first molded chip scale package offers power benefits for space-constrained portable devices
Li-Ion battery charger targets next generation power efficiency demands
High power factor corrector LED driver has a low startup current of 8uA
Evaluation kits target iCE40 mobileFPGA family optimized for low power, low cost and small footprint
IHS downgrades semiconductor market outlook, 2012 shows revenue decline
Richardson RFPD launches the TriQuint GaN Tech Hub
Samsung upgrades Austin chip fab, invests $4B
Reverse polarity switches protect mobile devices against damage from dangerous reverse bias and over-voltage transient events
New Integrated Design Environment is released for PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures
Mid-voltage MOSFETs provide improved reliability in synchronous rectification applications
Ultra-low IR Schottky barrier diodes prevent thermal runaway at high temperatures
Ultra-low IR Schottky barrier diodes reduces power consumption in automotive and power supply devices by 40 percent
Intel adds power amplifiers to 3G RF chip
Wireless shines bright in a slow chip market
Bus transceiver for FlexRay automotive networking
200-V Schottky barrier rectifiers support high frequency inverter applications
Lattice semiconductor releases serial image sensor bridge support for Sony IMX136/104
Physicists claim smallest semiconductor laser
SiC power MOSFET with internal SiC SBD reduces power loss in inverters
Timing PHY devices support 1GE, 10GE and 10GE OTN
8-V power MOSFETs lower power consumption and extend battery life
Fuel efficiency drives semiconductor content in cars
Design tools for low cost, low power LatticeECP4 FPGA family
Developing a 200Gbit/s line card with 22nm FPGAs
Expanding system control with PLDs and low overhead serial buses
Seoul Semi boosts LED brightness 5x with technology breakthrough
Fabless sector better shaped than the overall industry, says the Global Semiconductor Alliance
Report: Qualcomm wafer fab not ruled out
PSoC power monitoring and fan control solutions aim to simplify system design
Power semiconductor market maintains growth despite challenging business climate
Ultra-low power wireless SoCs slash power consumption, free designers from proprietary software frameworks
Layer-by-layer 3D selective silicon deposition could cut micro- and nanomanufacturing costs
3.3-V, 20-A (66-W) 2:1 input 16th brick DC-DC converter delivers high performance benefits
element14 is first to offer Freescale's Freedom Development Platform for Kinetis L Series MCUs
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface board targets Altera FPGAs
Power Line Carrier modem SoC targets smart metering and building automation applications
World's first Bluetooth low energy bike speed and cadence monitor is released
Intelligent multi-purpose switch family supports 24V battery systems
Low-power USB-to-UART bridge controller
Low-power USB-to-UART bridge controller
Tiny Bluetooth low energy proximity key fob runs for a year on a coin cell
Sharp, SEL reduce display power consumption with innovation in semiconductor technology
ITC to probe RF chips used by Moto, HTC
Low power LatticeECP4 FPGAs start shipping
30-V power MOSFET cuts conduction losses
Li-ion battery protection ICs target E-Bikes, power tools and electrical vehicles
Embedded function block of Lattice MachXO2 PLDs enhanced by reference designs
Power MOSFET shrinks board space with chip scale packaging technology
Intel Capital invests in audio for use in ultrabooks
Renesas, TSMC tout licensable MCU platform using 40-nm eFlash
Murata wants to build from MEMS to Internet of Things
ON Semiconductor expands R&D operations with design centre in Roznov
ON Semiconductor expands R&D operations in Czech Republic
European SILVER project aims to further cut semiconductor industry’s energy and water consumption footprint by 10%
Altium and NXP to deliver component content online for AltiumLive
Power management architecture supports circuit boards with up to 36 power supply rails
Murata selects Black Sand CMOS PAs for 3G front ends
Lattice unveils scalable star topology power management architecture
TriQuint wins $12.3M GaN DARPA contract to develop ultra-fast power switch technology
Fujitsu shows radiation-hardened RFID using FRAM technology
Integrated surface-mount DVGAs can reduce basestation BOMs
High brightness LEDs optimize automotive exterior lighting performance
NPD DisplaySearch reports 66% growth of touch sensors manufacturing capacity, oversupply looming
Point-of-load DC-DC buck regulators target high-reliability space systems
Voice over IP processor first to integrates Intrinsic-ID's hardware intrinsic security IP
Low power MachXO2 programmable logic devices focus on space-constrained environments  
Mouser stocks Seoul Semi’s Acrich2 LED engines
Integrated switching buck regulators offer industry leading conversion ratios
ARM announces availability of 'Seahawk' A15 hard macro
Evaluation board supports design of twisted pair building automation networks
TSMC to offer only one process at 20-nm
60-A multi-chip module family enables designers to meet stringent energy savings standards
RFID test and measurement system
Pure-Play semiconductor foundry market set for 12 percent growth in 2012, says IHS iSuppli
OpenET Alliance unveils first members, releases updated interface specification
Low-loss, ultra miniature power MOSFETs deliver improved power efficiency with a smaller form factor in portable devices
Class-D amplifier device reduces distortion and prevents early phone software shutdown
RF SAWs simplify RF design in advanced LTE and WCDMA networks
MOSFETs in DFN 2x2 package offer space savings with high performance
Nordic partners with Movea for motion enabled TV remote controls
Dialog Semiconductor and TSMC to create a process platform to advance BCD power management
USB 3.0 controller offers FX3 flexibility to test thousands of devices for USB compliance with Windows 8
Mechatronics robot and board teaches sensor programming
Acal BFi and Lattice Semiconductor sign distribution agreement
Green VoIP processor addresses high end phones
Multi-cores tackle human interface
Rohm Semiconductor and Premier Farnell move from European franchise to Global
Copper glass-coated semiconductor bonding wire scales down to 4 microns
MicroDIP bridge rectifiers simplify board layout, reduces bill of materials
Nordic to demo freespace pointing upgrade for RF Smart Remote reference design at ESC 2012
30-W, 2.5-6-GHz GaN PA delivers 35% PAE for wide-ranging applications
ON Semiconductor introduces high efficiency wireless charging ICs
First phone with 'hover' functionality enabled by Cypress TrueTouch controller technology
US Optoelectronics industry seeks manufacturing comeback
High-switching frequency capability enables integrated device to use thinner inductors
Gartner ups 2012 chip forecast to 4% growth
Gallium Nitride power semiconductor market to exceed $1 Billion by 2021
Chip-making equipment spend flat in 2012
Dual power supply control LSI for solar and battery driven devices
Temperature stabile LED with constant efficiency
Dialog Semiconductor pioneers integration of 32-bit ARM processor in a mixed signal PMIC
PSoC further enriched with digital filter co-processor
Fujitsu rolls graphics controller with improved APIX2 interface
MIPI BIF standard supported by Lattice
Freescale initiative supports board designers
Laser and modulator driver targets 40/100G applications
Voltage regulators stacked in 3-D
Adjustable output low dropout voltage regulators for automotive applications
Low cost, low power single chip design for Bluetooth Smart tags and accessories
Terahertz CMOS debuts at ISSCC
Comparing Bluetooth low energy and proprietary RF for HID applications
Tower aims to build 300-mm wafer fab in India
Mouser now stocking NXP Semiconductor’s LPC4300 Cortex-M4 / M0 MCUs
Cypress TrueTouch Touchscreen controllers support Windows 8
Maskless e-beam litho good for 14-nm
Chip stocks have room to grow
AC LED module does away with electrolytic capacitors, ballast
Medium voltage MOSFET enables higher efficiency solutions
Global chip sales squeeze 0.4% annual growth
Rambus buys memory startup for $35 million
Cadence and Samsung collaborate on DFM for 32-, 28- and 20-nm chip design
LED driver compatible with TRIAC and analog dimming and non-dimming designs
MagnaChip buys IGBT module maker
Seoul Semi builds its future on IP
TGMC and Partner Electronics announce complete design-to-manufacturing service
Prepaid meter reference design enables secure energy credit purchase through NFC
Lattice extends FPGA family's power efficiency, package size and performance
Researchers cool semi membrane by laser interaction
2.5-V voltage reference IC targets power-sensitive applications
1200-V MOSFETs claim superior performance than Si IGBTs and Superjunction MOSFETs
The world's leading chip maker is Taiwan
PwC sees China growth despite IP fears
EDA sales continued double-digit boom
Bluetooth low energy/Smart advanced navigation remote control for connected TVs is demonstrated at CES
Power MOSFET claims lowest on-resistance in an ultra-thin DFN package
Marvell and One Laptop per Child unveil the XO 3.0 Tablet
Dual image sensor stereo camera reference design
Lattice transfers its standard military drawing (SMD) product line to Arrow Electronics
Global semiconductor sales look to long term growth after near term challenges
Integrated sensor nodes with GSM modems: simplifying the task of wireless data acquisition
SemiGen opens RF supply center in New Hampshire
Flamac and imec combine expertise to develop new materials for solar cells
LEDs and LED driver packages for advanced indicator applications
Global power semiconductor market growth cut to 5.0 percent in 2012
GSA releases of analog/mixed-signal/radio frequency process control monitoring checklist tool
High-linearity amplifiers lower base station power consumption
Bluetooth blood pressure monitor uses any Bluetooth version 4.0 'Smart Ready' smartphone or computer
Cypress makes PSoC Creator 2.0 Design Environment available to all users
Trench-based low forward voltage Schottky rectifiers offer switching efficiency benefits
PowerTrench MOSFET offers up to 40 percent space savings and increased efficiency
Lattice Diamond design software accelerates FPGA design optimization for low power applications
2012 chip market forecast revised downwards
Altatech Semiconductor enters LED inspection market with AltaSight LEDMax System
Worldwide semiconductor sales projected to top $300 billion in 2011
Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ tablet runs on 1GHz low-power MIPS-based XBurst CPU
2.4 GHz RF Smart Remote reference design targets TVs and set-top boxes
Touchstone adds six analog ICs to alternate-source Maxim product family
Low-power current-sense amplifiers feature tightest offset available
MCUs with RC ADCs boast accurate temperature measurement
Wireless Innovation Forum launches open source framework for commercial baseband software
ON Semiconductor expands in-vehicle networking portfolio
Innovasic adds 'real-time' channel to Ethernet
Industrial Ethernet data management solution guarantees reliable real-time performance
High temperature optocoupler series minimizes system failure
Nordic to refresh RF family, debuts TV remote reference design
Photoelectric sensor detects clear objects with a response speed of 250 microseconds
Home health hub reference platform targets telehealth applications
Energy@Home consortium to begin in-home trials
Single-chip solution for large touchscreens enables direct lamination to sensor-on-lens technology
PV manufacturing equipment revenues to halve in 2012
Power MOSFETs target portable applications
LED lighting chipset helps optimize a wide range of LED applications
ON Semiconductor teams with Arrow Electronics to offer reference designs for VITA image sensors based on Cyclone FPGA
Single-chip PWM controller reduces standby power without external components
Top 20 chip firms set to outgrow market
Analyst calls 'bottom' of IC downturn
Airbag sensors employ 'intelligence' to improve vehicle safety
Online simulation tool creates flyback power supply circuits in minutes
High performance 60-A DC-DC converter features four programmable outputs
Foundries have 28-nm yield issues, say execs
Seoul Semi seeks its USP inside the LED chip
Li-Ion battery switching charger speeds charge times and boost USB OTG power
Global chip sales show September growth
Lattice partners Valens Semiconductor to create reference design for the surveillance camera market
EMI/RFI screening aluminium enclosures withstand full immersion
Sony Manufacturing Systems shows LED pick-and-place system
Freescale, Green Hills team on virtualization
Seoul Semi launches second generation AC LED modules
TSMC's R&D chief sees 10 years of scaling
Mouser Electronics signs global distribution for Nordic Semiconductor
Product platform integrates ARM Cortex-M4, -A5 cores
Seoul Semi improves LED architecture
Two-microphone wireless audio reference design kit
Seoul Semi quadruples LED production capacity
B&B Electronics expands Ethernet extender line with PoE+ capabilities
Nordic Semiconductor adds Mouser to its global distributor list
SmartSense auto-tuning for PSoC 3 programmable SoCs
Lattice releases ultra-low power IspLEVER Classic design tool suite
Industry's smallest active clock generator ICs reduce EMI issues in portable applications
Touch-sensing IC drives 4x4 matrix system for keypad applications
India drafts new electronics manufacturing policy
Gartner: IC capex to decline 19% in 2012
Farnell extends die-cast enclosures portfolio
LED lighting searching for balance between efficacy and efficiency
New buck regulators feature high efficiency and a thermally enhanced package
Ultra low power 2.4 GHz SoCs help wireless muscle stimulator to offer consumers pro athlete technology
Linked nanoparticles promise cheap solar cell benefits
GEM Services enters joint venture with Mitsubishi Electric to build power semiconductor modules in China
New touchscreen controllers claim world's best SNR performance
Constant current regulators focus on 1.0 W LED lighting applications
Power semiconductor market is forecast to grow by USD 10 billion by 2015
MEMS chips entering mass consumer markets
Fujitsu and Fraunhofer IIS join research efforts on nanometre chips
Fujitsu standardizes on Cadence DFM technologies for 28-nm ASIC and mixed-signal designs
Low-power 2.4-GHz wirelessUSB transceiver
ON Semiconductor unveils lowest capacitance transient voltage suppressors
New ultra-low-power, 32- to 64-pin Kinetis microcontrollers focus on cost-sensitive applications
Lattice launches power management seminars, lowers price of evaluation boards
Startup gains funds for LED lighting IC
ARM Cortex-M0 based 32-bit MCUs for cost-sensitive motor and LCD control
CMOS DAC supports data conversion at 2Tbit/s for optical links
TSMC says equipment vendors late for 14 nm
Seoul semiconductor starts mass production of LED automotive headlights
New WLCSP packaged PLD offers benefits for low density PLD designs
Mouser and MikroElektronika partner to on advanced development systems
Analyst sees upside in 2H11 chip market
IDT moving from Fab-lite to Fabless business model
Altis collaborates with Cadence Services to offer PDKs
Femtocell base station-on-chip supports up to 16 simultaneous users
8-bit microcontrollers with embedded flash memory
Power management IC provides efficient solution for Intel Atom processor E6XX-based designs
Arrow Electronics signs Dialog Semiconductor for EMEA
AdaptiveRF CMOS power amplifier architecture
IPF advocates clear benefits of Objet 3D printing materials
Achieving Gen2 Serial RapidIO throughput with low cost, low power FPGAs
DC to 4 GHz packaged power pHEMT
NI expands PXI platform capability for semiconductor characterisation
Automotive grade non-synchronous boost controller has wide input range
Speeding the development of organic semiconductors for flexible displays
Seoul Semiconductor introduces high-brightness LEDs for external and stage illumination
Touchstone Semiconductor unveils free demo boards offer
Single-wire 16-bit DAC for 4-to-20-mA loops simplifies smart transmitter design
3:1 USB mobile high definition link switch supports both high definition video and audio data transfer to 1.3-GHz
European semiconductor industry leading indicator up in June
DVGAs enable higher-performance basestation radio architectures
Single and dual comparators aim to solve supply chain management challenges
ASIX Electronics buys MosChip assets
Nordic Semiconductor collaborates with Broadcom to develop Bluetooth low energy proximity fob prototype
Swiss contract manufacturer Escatec to drastically increase its R&D headcount and turnover
Tower transfers SiGe process to Israel
Class D audio amplifier for flat panel TVs features digital power limit and selectable gain
Dual switch flyback solution provides alternative to LLC, single QR flyback topologies
National Semiconductor expands sensor AFE family with seven 24-bit and 16-bit pin-compatible ICs
Renesas Electronics transfers high-power amplifier business to Murata Manufacturing
Audi to use NatSemi's SerDes technology in 2012 car models
World's first 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit low-power asynchronous SRAMs feature 32-bit bus widths
Cypress and UMC deliver ICs on new low-power 65-nm SONOS embedded flash technology
RF4CE reference design for plug-and-play USB stick enables cost-efficient RF4CE implementation
Triad offers 1 million gates plus analog
TI says damaged Japan fabs back in action
Semikron heads for e-mobility
French consulting firm spins off fabless high-reliability chip company
ROHM Semiconductor introduces LEDs for customized wavelength
Cypress provides touchscreen solution for world's smallest Windows 7 mobile phone handset
Automotive LDO voltage regulator portfolio features five energy efficient integrated devices
100-A power MOSFETs offer low power loss benefits for consumer motor drive applications
Class-G headphone and Class-D speaker amplifiers balance audio power versus battery life
New release of design software delivers more robust designs for low power, cost sensitive FPGA applications
Mixed signal design software simplifies platform management design
Globalfoundries engages startup for R&D
Semikron adds 12 300 m˛ of modern logistics to its headquarters in Nuremberg
Direct RF-sampling ADC aims to revolutionize radio architectures
Fairchild claims to simplify LED Lighting supply chain complexity
West bridge peripheral controller brings USB 3.0 to mobile devices
Novel organic semiconductor materials achieve ‘better than amorphous-silicon’ performance
Lattice unveils first PCI Express 2.0 compliant low cost FPGA
Gigaset selects Dialog Semiconductor Green VoIP ICs for new pro range of VoIP phones
SPI FRAMs in 0.18µm technology up to 256Kbit
Demand for energy efficiency helps power semiconductor market to bounce back
ROHM Semiconductor claims industry's first multi-touch controller for resistive touchscreens
ON Semiconductor collaborates with Stegia to bring ultra small smart motor solutions to market
National Semiconductor unveils industry's first high-voltage PMBus system power management and protection ICs
Broadband BTS LNAs are deliver flexibility and simplify RF design requirements
Audio streamer delivers class-leading cost and power optimization for mono wireless audio
ON Semiconductor expands serial EEPROM portfolio to 1Mb
PWM controller provides a small form factor solution for space-constrained consumer electronics
Gartner: Chip market to grow 5.1% in 2011
TVs turn on as Apple, Nordic join Bluetooth
AMP: Freescale's answer to exploding Internet traffic
Nanotubes not toxic, researchers say
Industry's first 100-V half-bridge gate driver for enhancement-mode GaN power FETs
Temporary bonding equipment market to surf on the growth of thin wafer manufacturing
Power stage dual asymmetric MOSFETs focus on need for high power density and ease of design
Dialog adds ARM multicore support for next generation of system level power management ICs
Lattice and Flexibilis unveils first FPGA Ethernet Switch IP cores with HSR (IEC 62439-3) protocol support
SANYO introduces audio processing solution for IC recorders
ON Semiconductor expands linear voltage regulator portfolio with compact 150-mA devices
SolarMagic chipset and firmware help detect hazardous arc faults in PV systems
Production-ready Bluetooth low energy heart-rate belt works with any Bluetooth version 4.0 smartphone
Nordic Semiconductor offers support to winners of 2011 Bluetooth Innovation World Cup
High density FIFO memories up to 72 Mbits
Dialog Semiconductor extends Panasonic relationship to power management and digital cordless technology
Low power CMOS platform helps reduce IC power consumption by more than 50 percent
High-brightness LED driver focuses on simplifying area-lighting design
New mobile audio initiative deploys high performance mixed signal technology to boost audio performance while minimizing battery life
Japan 'actual' chip sales collapsed in April
April global chip sales show softness
PowerTrench MOSFETs boost system efficiency and power density in synchronous rectification applications
National Semiconductor releases industry's first online analog design tool in Portuguese language
ROHM releases high speed switching, high voltage resistance MOSFETs for PFCs in switching power supplies
Lattice Semiconductor agrees global distribution deal with Digi-Key
European EMS firm broken in three
IBM to test wafer pruning
New DrMOS device family offers 94 percent efficiency in 6-mm x 6-mm form factor
Innovative protected common mode filters support high speed serial interfaces
Ferroelectric RAM chips ready up to 256kbit
Highly linear broadband MOSFET array targets medical, test and measurement applications
SID: Single layer technology boosts capacitive touchscreens
HP discovers memristor mechanism
New IGBT module family targets renewable systems and industrial drives
60-V MOSFET offer lower conduction and switching losses
High-performance capacitive touchscreens to replace resistive solution for single-layer touchscreen sensors
TSMC joins Sematech, cites 450-mm R&D
Lattice Semiconductor and System General unveil programming support for Lattice MachXO2 PLD family
NXP metrology labs hands calibration contract to Tektronix
GSA to work with MEMS Industry Group
Maxim to demo real-time power efficiency inside LED ballast with Teridian energy-measurement SoC
Semiconductor industry loves automotive - but carmakers bet on more software
ON Semiconductor reveals industry's lowest capacitance ESD protection for high bandwidth interfaces
TI remains the largest power IC supplier despite fierce competition
Robotic design contest to take place at Freescale's Technology Forum
French RISC core aims at touch-screen apps
Low-power repeaters triple the Reach of PCI Express Gen-3 Standard
32-bit application-specific MCU IP for touch screen applications
IEEE-1588 timing node system IP core for the LatticeECP3 and LatticeECP2M FPGAs
Precision mixed-signal microcontroller focuses on portable sensing applications
Lattice unveils 4 x 3.125-Gbps SRIO capability on its ECP3 FPGA family
TSMC spins out solar, LED units
IGBT modules for 3-level inverters offer industry-leading current density performance
Power switch technology exceeds Energy Star requirements for consumer and home appliance applications
Si2 to form 3-D IC standards group
Battery powered MachXO2 Pico development kit accelerates time-to-market for low power designs
India preps $5 billion two-fab plan
Cypress TrueTouch touchscreen solution to support the Android 3.0 platform
Future Electronics and ADD semiconductor extend distribution agreement to global franchise
Fujitsu says all fabs running at 100%
QDR Consortium unveils highest speed SRAMs
8-bit USB flash microcontroller reduces the number of application power supply circuits, simplifies design
Study: 63% of IC fabs in earthquake zones
Sub-harmonically pumped mixer MMIC performs through 97 GHz
Lattice Diamond design software delivers enhanced support for low power MachXO2 PLD family
Chip market on 9% CAGR to 2013, says analyst
Low power monolithic optical proximity and digital ambient light sensor ICs offers spectrum sensitivity close to human eye
Fully customizable gear-motors for vending machines
Cypress extends PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip architecture with new development kit
LTE chip startup raises $26 million
New power modules comply with CISPR 22 (Class B) Standard, current sharing enables 60-A of output
National Semiconductor complements Simple Switcher product family
Programmable ARM9-based SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller
Japan quake won't slow capex, says analyst
Gennum buys UK-based mixed-signal IC firm
Freescale Sendai fab not to re-open after quake
Texas Instruments set to dominate power IC market with 17 percent stake
TI agrees to acquire National Semiconductor
Rudi De Winter wants limping X-Fab to get up to speed
Lattice reference design enables ISP to interface with Aptina HiSPi CMOS sensors
Hynix agrees six-year patent deal with Mosaid
IHS: Chip revenue dipped in fourth quarter
Sidense 1T-OTP memory is made available in ON Semiconductor 180-nm process technology
Low cost dev kit for Kinetis
New compression and encryption IP cores support the LatticeECP3 FPGA family
Low cost evaluation boards aim to accelerate PLD design and hardware evaluation
Fujitsu restarts two back-end chip plants
Analyst: Quake impact on IC chain temporary
TSMC sees some impact from quake
Clock jitter cleaner family claims industry's lowest phase noise
nvSRAMs with I2C and SPI interfaces
Lattice FPGAs enable silent video processing
ON Semiconductor introduces new LDO linear voltage regulators including XDFN packaged devices
PSoC 3 extended with new dev kit and software
Rohm rolls automotive headlight LED drivers
First low-power, real-time video processing engine utilizes LatticeXP2 FPGAs
Ten renewable energy grade ICs reduce PV system cost, improve reliability
Ten renewable energy grade ICs reduce PV system cost, improve reliability
Automotive semiconductor market sees major shift
Chip equipment market up 148 percent in 2010
Industry’s first system-on-chip two-way radio enabling cost effective digital radios
TrueTouch PSOC solution delivers accurate touchscreen for new Fujitsu mobile phone
Ultrafast laser 'scribing' technique to cut cost, hike efficiency of solar cells
PSR/SSR mixed PWM controller delivers standby power under 10mW for portable device chargers
High-Performance clock buffer family claims Industry’s lowest additive RMS phase jitter
High performance PWM controllers target energy efficient solutions for home electronics
New PWM controllers integrate all four primary-side bridge MOSFET gate drivers
Analysts: Chip ASPs to fuel two good years
Low energy watch that wirelessly communicates with smartphones offers long coin-cell battery life
Production-ready kit and FPGA reference design accelerate full HD HDR camera designs
Wrap-around view technology for driver visual assistance
Smart meter reference design targets residential market
Fiber optics boosted by crystalline core
ON Semiconductor acquires CMOS image sensor business unit from Cypress
IR to buy CHiL for $75 million
International Rectifier acquires CHiL Semiconductor to digital power market
Stereo analog subsystem with Class G headphone amp offers loudspeaker protection for mobile handsets
High-current buck regulators deliver efficiency of 97 percent for high-performance FPGAs, and ASICs
National Semiconductor offers industry's first analog design tool in Russian language
Synchronous rectification controller is compatible to flyback and forward topologies
Asian electronics giants are aiming for large slice of PV pie
GSA opens European office
Novel touchscreen controller enables touchscreens to function seamlessly with noisy battery chargers
Synopsys, Varian to develop TCAD models for logic, memory devices
TriQuint cracks top 10 among MEMs vendors
Dialog Semiconductor acquires Sitel to target wireless connectivity and VOIP IC sectors
Sleep assessment monitor offers 'professional' results
ON Semi rolls six space-saving, automotive-qualified power MOSFETs
RFMW brings TriQuint Semiconductor’s product lines to EMEA
ROHM Semiconductor introduces ultra-compact high efficiency step-down DC/DC converter modules
X-Fab joins forces with MEMS foundry MFI
New sensor AFE solution aims to revolutionize how sensor systems are designed
CMP chooses TriQuint as its GaAs foundry partner
National Semiconductor demonstrates 28-Gbps data centre technology with Molex and Amphenol
500-MHz log amp offers 75-dB dynamic range
Single-chip solution for large multitouch touchscreens offers 60 sensing I/O channels
Europe awards contract to assess 450-mm pilot line
ON Semiconductor prepares to acquire CMOS image sensor business unit from Cypress
New 10 Gbps repeaters double signal conditioning performance at half the power
Contract manufacturing, set for 8.5% growth
STARC selects Solido Design Variation Tools
Chipmakers 2011 capabilities ranked
Configurable sensor AFE solution aims to simplify sensor systems designs, speeds time-to-market
Nanotape could make solder pads obsolete
Nordic Semiconductor launches industry's lowest power complete Bluetooth low energy solution
Top ten OEMs buy 34 percent of chips, says Gartner
Dow Corning joins imec's GaN affiliation program
Automotive semiconductor market to double, Semicast predicts
Automotive semiconductor market to double, Semicast predicts
National Semiconductor unveils three high output voltage power modules
Fairchild appoints Dan Kinzer as Chief Technology Officer
Forget fab-lite, this is fab-tight
NetLogic Microsystems tapes out in TSMC’s advanced 28-nm process
Industry-first bi-directional logic gate optocoupler provides reliable optical isolation
Record backlogs posted in Q4’10 by PV equipment suppliers
Printable solar cell technology manufactured from cheap, non-toxic materials
Automotive MCU design to benefit from Certitude verification
China-based MIPS32 licensee targets mobile devices
Acer's new ICONIA tablet features first 10-finger touchscreen solution
Freescale magnetometer shrinks e-compass for mobile gear
Cypress triples manufacturing capacity for touchscreen controller family
ISSI spins off Giantec Semiconductor
China link helps MIPS go mobile
Freescale raises the bar with high-performance, low-power multicore processors
On Semi completes Sanyo buy-out
November averaged chip sales sag slightly
Toshiba's logic unit goes fab lite
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IC lab explores Superman's X-ray vision
WLCSP options of Nordic's 2.4-GHz devices target space-constrained sports, fitness, and health applications
CMOS image sensor powers 35 mm camera used on 3D motion pictures
New memory devices claims industry's fastest QDR SRAM operating speed and reduce power consumption by 50 percent
Dialog Semiconductor wins outstanding European semiconductor company award for second time
2.4GHz RF and ANT products soon available in 2.6x2.7mm WLCSP options
Gartner cuts 2011 fab tool forecast
Penn predicts 6 percent chip market growth in 2011
PFC/PWM controller provides higher efficiency in dual-switch flyback topologies
New semiconductor materials to cut losses by half for renewables, telecoms and lighting systems
Shrink, BlackBox license 'electronic glue'
AgigA Tech achieves safety and compliance certifications for battery-free energy modules
Low power 2D to 3D video conversion IC enables 3D experience for smartphones and tablet PCs
Dialog Semi's gambit on mobile 2D/3D chip
Chip market to grow 9 percent in 2011, says IDC
Cypress TrueTouch to support touchscreens for the new HTC 7 Surround and HTC 7 Mozart Phones
Capacitive touch solution helps control innovative, LED-based user interface on new Epson multi-function printers
Sematech, SRC and SIA plan 3-D chip infrastructure
IC rankings show Samsung gaining on Intel
Peregrine Semiconductor and Soitec announce new bonded silicon-on-sapphire substrate for RFIC manufacturing
Analyst: chip market to grow 2.3 percent in 2011
National Semiconductor unveils web interface to improve solar energy harvesting
Ixys revives Zilog amid a power trip
TSMC to reportedly boost capex, build new fab
National Semiconductor LED Driver claims industry's best dimming performance
Rockchip, SMIC make 65-nm consumer SoC
Micrium RTOS supports Cypress PSoC 5 ARM Cortex-M3 development platform
Research projects explores GaN for automotive, solar applications
Samsung Electronics selects Dialog’s audio codec IC for new line of MP3 players
Lattice unveils first low cost FPGA to support Broadcom HiGig protocol
E-readers could mean $1B for chip makers in 2011
Renesas reveals two-channel master single-chip IO-Link solution
Moore's Law enters the fourth dimension
DisplayPort to LVDS converter IC bridges gap in panel interface transition
High efficiency charge pump with power saving CABC mode focuses on smartphone LED backlighting
Power Line Communication solution passes PRIME conformance test
Peregrine files for $100 million IPO
Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse implements touch scroll strip using Cypress CapSense solution
Cypress passes the 750 million shipment milestone of PSoC devices
Fab utilization near capacity in Q3
Single-chip DECT ICs with QSPI flash interface
Cypress offers cash and prizes for winners of the ARM Cortex-M3/PSoC 5 Design Challenge
Industry-first 2.8-V to 36-V integrated load switches simplify power management design
2.3- and 5.3-megapixel image sensors focus on machine vision, security and traffic monitoring applications
Nordic 2.4-GHz transceivers enable consumer brain control headset to open door to wireless mind gaming
TSMC funds fabs, tips EU solar unit
Electronica: CEO panel basks in upbeat mood
TI to put floating point in every DSP core
OmniVision and INOVA deliver video data solution for automotive camera systems
Automotive to become semiconductor industry's best customer
ON Semiconductor unveils integrated stepper motor/CAN transceiver and high power PoE-pd interface controller family
Class D audio amplifiers and current limiting switch devices target portable and consumer applications
Audio jack detection and configuration switch enables detection of different audio accessories
Version 1.1 of Lattice Diamond FPGA design software supports new MachXO2 PLD family
September, Q3 chip sales fall below par
JVD expands sales operations with first European office
FPGA-based PCI Express Root Complex Lite solution support s intelligent bridging functions
GaN PA is ideal for EW and defense systems
20 W GaN PA offers high power and efficiency
Smartphone-class processors target in-car multimedia applications
Tokyo Electron looks to LCD panel equipment fab in China
Graphics controller enables re-configurable dashboards and car navigation
Intel confirms new Oregon R&D fab
Semiconductor replication service offers better alternative to system redesign says Rochester Electronics
New applications to drive analog demand
High power DC to 40 GHz chip termination
GigOptix delivers industry's first thin film polymer on silicon optical modulator production samples
TI buys former SMIC fab in Chengdu
High-performance microstep motor drivers offer selectable excitation modes
SerDes chipset brings Blu-ray video to rear-seat entertainment systems
ARM, SMIC extend partnership to 40-nm node
Grace enhances automotive foundry offering
Spire claims record solar cell efficiency
U.S. eases controls for etch, cluster tools
Suntech pushes for solar 'smart panels'
National Semiconductor and Suntech collaborate to develop smart panel solar technology
Fujitsu brings fast-boot Linux to the infotainment domain
Global chip sales rise in August, says ESIA
Anti-counterfeiting measure: the authorized directory of semiconductor distributors
Keithley updates its semiconductor parametric test software
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano
Lattice targets video with free reference designs
TriQuint rolls new GaAs foundry process
Programmable SPI-4.2 core launched as IP
65-V dual-channel, dual-phase synchronous buck controller saves space in high voltage applications
FPGA-to-ASIC replacement with a "Zero NRE" model
GSA kicks off 3-D chip, MEMS work
SP6T all-Tx RF switch delivers fully symmetric flexibility
Software brings quality to video
Altair Semiconductor announces Digital Dividend reference design
Gartner lifts 2010 fab tool growth forecast
European semiconductor industry leading indicator down in July
Tool optimizes design of multiple load power supplies for Altera, Xilinx FPGAs
Second generation 65-GSa/s 8-bit ADC technology focuses on 100G optical transport
High voltage gate driver ICs offer improved noise Immunity and performance
TSMC's August sales show little growth
Belgian wafer manufacturing facility to boost capacity by 40 percent by early 2011
Cypress offers CapSense and TrueTouch controllers in WLCSPs
ADD Semiconductor is first to achieve PRIME certification for powerline communications in smart metering
New PSoC Creator Design Environment release adds programmable peripherals for PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures
Global Qi standard launch aims to power up wireless charging
LED lighting design tool provides faster development
Worldwide semiconductor revenue beats Gartner's expectations, growing 31.5 percent in 2010
HP, Hynix to commercialize the memristor
Dialog PMIC and audio codec supports Renesas reference platform for HD video enabled mobile devices
System-on-chip device family for ZigBee RF4CE consumer electronics
PowerQUICC II Pro architecture extended for cost-sensitive networking and industrial applications
All signs point to IC downturn
Battery-free energy modules deliver critical data back-up during power loss
Brushless DC motor controller with sensorless commutation technique
Research consortium touts air-gap for PC boards
Startup developing probability processor
Altis Semi finds buyer
N-Channel and Schottky diode combination delivers high conversion efficiency for smartphone backlighting
Healthcare, retail and manufacturing sectors to drive mobile data service revenues up USD27 billion by 2014
Compact Power Line Communication solution offers reduced component count
AgigA Tech offers highest-density battery-free non-volatile DDR3 for critical data back-up
SOT-883L packaged N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs offer energy efficient benefits
High precision linear RMS RF power detector extends battery life for 3G/4G handsets
CamSemi secures 10 major design wins
Lattice Semi's CEO leaving for equipment firm
SMIC moves 65-nm to volume production
ISuppli again raises semiconductor forecast
Chip sales up 7 percent sequentially in Q2
Texas Instruments extends its leadership in power ICs market
NatSemi expands 'Simple Switcher' power module family
National Semiconductor unveils first analog audio subsystem with integrated noise reduction
India, Israel plan chip innovation fund
SMIC extends Virage IP deal to 40-nm
Fab tool book-to-bill ratios up
ARM, TSMC ink strategic agreement
150-V low RDS(ON) MOSFET offers high performance in isolated DC-DC applications
Lattice releases 90 reference designs for the MachXO and ispMACH 4000ZE PLDs
On Semiconductor to acquire Sanyo Semiconductor to enhance its manufacturing scale
Innovasic Semiconductor offers downloadable EtherNet/IP connectivity solution
Cypress and Future Electronics develop low-cost PSoC 3 development board
Ferrotec acquires Integrated Materials and expand its lines of advanced materials
Analyst: Foundries gird for war at 28-nm
Zarlink claims industry's only integrated single-chip synchronization solutions for OTN
Innovasic Semiconductor partners with Micrel on industrial Ethernet reference platform
2.4-GHz reference design aims to corner remote controlled racing toy market
SIA sees IC slowdown in second half
20-V synchronous buck controller drives high-current point-of-load applications
Penn puzzled as chip ASPs fall during boom
Lattice and Helion release HD HDR IP cores video security and surveillance cameras
Global chip sales beat expectations - again