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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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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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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

American Semiconductor® Releases FleXform-ADC™ Flexible Hybrid Development Kit

Saturday February 21, 2015

American Semiconductor, Inc., the global leader in flexible integrated circuits and flexible hybrid systems, today announced the release of the FleXform-ADC™ Flexible Hybrid Development Kit. The FleXform-ADC is designed to support flexible hybrid sensor development and productization ... — Read More

Linear Technology Recommends Stockholders Reject “Mini-Tender Offer ”

Saturday February 21, 2015

News Release   Company Website: MILPITAS, Calif. -- (Business Wire) Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC), a leading, independent manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits, today reported that it has been notified of an unsolicited "mini-tender ... — Read More

Media Alert: Marvell Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Sehat Sutardja to present on "The Future of IC Design Innovation" at ISSCC

Saturday February 21, 2015

WHAT: At the 2015 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Marvell MRVL, -0.67% will present a groundbreaking computing system and system-on-chip architecture that can drastically reduce system cost and power consumption, ... — Read More

Simple analog ASIC solves difficult thermal analysis problems

Saturday February 21, 2015

In a world where Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) are dominating every conceivable application, greater attention is being applied to their long term reliability. — Read More

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Exar Announces 800MHz Universal Quad Clock for Complex Timing Solutions

Friday February 20, 2015

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, announces the XR81411, a quad output, high frequency LVCMOS/LVDS/LVPECL configurable clock synthesizer. — Read More

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Physically-Aware Synthesis Helps Design a New Computer Architecture

Richard Goering | Friday February 20, 2015

Semiconductor startup Soft Machines believes its Variable Instruction Set Computing (VISC) CPU cores will represent a bold leap forward for computer architectures. In a presentation at the Front-End Design Summit held at Cadence San Jose headquarters in December 2014, now available ... — Read More

New Apple Inventions cover Biometrics and a possible Thinner MacBook Cover Hinge Supporting Cellular Connectivity

Friday February 20, 2015

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published patent applications from Apple that cover a possible new MacBook hinge supporting cellular connectivity and biometrics related to Touch ID that could eventually extend to Macs.   The Apple MacBook Hinge Patent   Apple's patent application ... — Read More

Stock Investors Bid Up Shares of Synopsys, Up 2.7%

Friday February 20, 2015

Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) is a company whose shares are active, trading 2.7% higher to $46.40. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now trading 0.2% lower to 17,989 and the S&P is trading fractionally lower to 2,098. — Read More

Pericom Semiconductor to Present at the Annual ROTH Conference on March 10

Friday February 20, 2015

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation PSEM, -1.64% a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, signal-integrity, connectivity and timing solutions, today announced that Alex Hui, president and CEO, and Kevin Bauer, CFO, will participate at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference to be held ... — Read More

China's Semiconductor Investment Plans -- Unprecedented Opportunity the Focus of SEMICON China 2015

Friday February 20, 2015

China's new investment and government promotion policies for the IC industry represents major opportunities for global semiconductor companies; the government plans will impact the entire global industry landscape. These issues are a key focus of SEMICON China 2015 (March 17-19) in Shanghai. — Read More

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Non-destructive subsurface imaging of carbon nanotubes in polymer composites

Thursday February 19, 2015

Posted: Feb 18, 2015 (Nanowerk Spotlight) Lightweight composite materials consisting of polymer matrices with embedded carbon nanotubes (CNTs) offer a unique combination of stiffness and strength with very high thermal and electrical conductivities. — Read More

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Qulacomm Facing Intense Competition From MediaTek

Thursday February 19, 2015

Judging by the analysts’ reports, numbers of Chinese smartphone vendors are set to switch from Qualcomm’s ( QCOM) MSM8939 processor to MediaTek’s MT6752 processor in the smartphones under way. The USB analysts went on the report claiming that the Qualcomm’s design is inferior to MediaTek’s. — Read More

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Three-dimensional opto-electric integration

Thursday February 19, 2015

A germanium photodetector integrated on a silicon bulk wafer. Credit: Optical Society of America Three-dimensional (3D) integration of various materials on top of bulk silicon could be the best answer for cost-effectively marrying optical devices with electronics. — Read More

Media Alert: Cadence To Showcase System Design And Verification Solutions At DVCon US 2015

Thursday February 19, 2015

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced it plans to exhibit its system design and verification solutions at the Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) in San Jose, California. The conference is focused on the application of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, la ... — Read More

Buyers Accumulate Shares of ON Semiconductor, Up 1.3%

Thursday February 19, 2015

ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ONNN) is one of today's biggest movers, up 1.3% to $12.15. The S&P is trading lower by 0.3% to 2,094 and the Dow is trading 0.2% lower to 18,001. ON Semiconductor Corporation supplies analog, standard logic, and discrete semiconductors for data and power management. — Read More

Microsemi Strengthens Leadership in Defense and Security with Category 1A Trusted Supplier Accreditation From DMEA

Thursday February 19, 2015

Company is the Only Accredited Supplier Offering Both FPGA and ASIC Solutions and Services for Multiple End-markets Such as Defense and Communications ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated ... — Read More

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