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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

Researchers accomplish full-duplex radio communications using an IC image

Researchers accomplish full-duplex radio communications using an IC

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Image courtesy of Columbia University and Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy Researchers have done what was thought to be impossible: create Integrated Circuits (IC) that facilitate full-duplex radio communications. — Read More

China market buoying iPhone shipments

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Cage Chao, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 24 March 2015] Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers. — Read More

Rockchip licenses Arteris interconnect IP for RK series

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Michael McManus, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Tuesday 24 March 2015] China-based chip developer Rockchip has extended its use of Arteris FlexNoC fabric IP as its on-chip communications backbone for its complete RK series of application processor SoCs, according to the two companies. — 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

Plextek PA for 5G image

Plextek PA for 5G

Thursday March 19, 2015

Bit digital phase control for 5G RF front ends. 5G communications technology promises the user the perception of near infinite capacity. This requires a step change in data rates, and will be facilitated by a move to higher transmission frequencies where wider bandwidths are more readily available. — Read More

Plextek reveals 28GHz power amplifier for emerging 5G standard image

Plextek reveals 28GHz power amplifier for emerging 5G standard

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Bit Digital Phase Control for 5G RF Front Ends' at a 5G Radio Technology Seminar organised by The IET yesterday. Plextek company also released a white paper on the development describing the design of a 4-channel transmitter IC with each channel containing a PA and an independently ... — 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

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Short Interest Disclosure image

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

PDF Solutions, Inc. Insider Transaction Update: Kwangh Kim Sells 14,900 Shares

Tuesday March 10, 2015

PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS), Kim Kwangh, Officer (VP of Business Development) of PDF Solutions, Inc., unloaded 14,900 shares at an average price of $17.98 on March 5, 2015. The total amount of the transaction was worth $267,902, according to the disclosed information with the Securities ... — Read More

Exar Shares Sinking Lower, Down 2.2%

Thursday March 05, 2015

Exar (NASDAQ:EXAR) is one of today's notable stocks in decline, down 2.2% to $10.72. The S&P is currently trading fractionally lower to 2,096 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading fractionally lower to 18,094. — 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

Broadcom baits developers with a WICED plan image

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

BenQ Now Shipping treVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth(R) Speaker image

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

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

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

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

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

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

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