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Letters to the editor: Safety above all else

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Safety above all else Not instituting a travel ban from people coming from West Africa does not appear to be in the best interests of the citizens of the U.S. The CDC has already demonstrated several times how unprepared it is to prevent Ebola from getting to these shores, and once ... — Read More


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Freescale Introduces World's Smallest Integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today introduced the FXTH87 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) family, which is the smallest integrated package TPMS solution available at an extremely light weight of 0.3 grams. — Read More


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Building an IoT Project with Intel Galileo and Node.js

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Intel XDK IoT Edition provides an IDE that enables you to use JavaScript with Node.js to build Internet of Things (IoT) projects that target specific Intel boards and interact with Arduino shields and modules. — Read More


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Design of RF Heat Therapy System Based on DS18B20 and FPGA [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)]

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Abstract: In the process of research and development of this subject, it compares the three major heat physics technology. According to the organizational characteristics of glioma, it uses radiofrequency capacitive heating method. — Read More


It's Been A Busy Year for EDA and Semicon Organizations

Tuesday October 21, 2014

For the organizations that support the standardization of EDA-related processes and chip-development techniques, much has happened in the last quarter of 2005. Many of these organizations are Affiliate Sponsors of Chip Design magazine, such as the EDA Consortium, FSA, IEC, OCP-IP, Si2, ... — Read More


Comparing America's 3 Largest Broad Line Semiconductor Companies

Tuesday October 21, 2014

* All data are as of the close of Friday, October 17, 2014. The semiconductor segment of the market is quite diverse, with companies organized into five main industries: broad line, integrated circuits, specialized, equipment & materials, and memory chips. — Read More


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XLNX: Buy Xilinx If You Can Stomach Volatility

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Xilinx ( XLNX), is the market leader in Programmable Logic Device (PLD), a $4.5 billion subset of the $318 billion market for semiconductors. Xilinx holds a 50% market share of the PLD market, followed by Altera with 38% and 11% for all others. — Read More


GLOBAL 3D IC MARKET 2014-2018: KEY VENDORS ARE ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, SAMSUNG, STMICROELECTRONICS AND TAIWAN

Tuesday October 21, 2014

http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769A 3D IC is an IC with multiple layers (more than two) of active electronic components which are integrated into a single circuit. These layers are integrated both vertically and horizontally. — Read More


Global 3D IC Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors Are Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Samsung, STMicroelectronics And Taiwan

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global 3D IC Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. A 3D IC is an IC with multiple layers (more than two) of active electronic components which are integrated into a single circuit. — Read More


Cadence Helps GUC Complete First Production Design on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET Plus Process

Tuesday October 21, 2014

The combination of the Cadence digital solution with the 16FF+ process provided GUC with a 2X system performance improvement, an 18 percent frequency increase, and a 28% power reduction over their previous design. — Read More


TSMC Honors ANSYS With "Partner Of The Year" Award

Tuesday October 21, 2014

TSMC has honored ANSYS ( ANSS) with its Open Innovation Platform ® Partner of the Year 2014 award for joint development of 16-nanometer (nm) FinFET Plus design infrastructure. The award is given to TSMC OIP partners that have made significant contributions toward the development of ... — Read More


Dialog Semiconductor Multi-Touch Display Sensor IC Enters Mass Production with Major PC OEM

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Advanced Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB:DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid-state lighting and Bluetooth(R) Smart wireless technology, today announced its DA8901 Multi-Touch IC has entered mass production. — Read More


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World record in data transmission with smart circuits

Tuesday October 21, 2014

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 21-Oct-2014 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Johanna Wilde johanna.wilde@chalmers.se 46-317-722-029 Chalmers University of Technology @chalmersnyheter IMAGE: The photo shows the 140 GHz transmitter chip, containing an I-Q modulator, a 3-stage amplifier, and a x3 frequency ... — Read More


Analog Devices Introduces Ka-Band HPA and Block Upconverter for Single-Carrier Satellite Communications Equipment

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Analog Devices, Inc. ( ADI) introduced today two Ka-band devices for use in single-carrier satellite communications. The HMC7053 block upconverter and HMC7054 high-power amplifier (HPA) operate in the 29- to 31-GHz frequency output range, feature -60-dBc spurious-free dynamic range performance ... — Read More


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IBM Exits Semiconductor Business and Recreates Itself

Monday October 20, 2014

With its decision today to sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development. In announcing the $1.5 billion sale of its microelectronics manufacturing unit to GlobalFoundries, IBM emphasized ... — Read More


Minimizing the Effects of Manufacturing Variation During Physical Layout

Monday October 20, 2014

For ICs targeted at 45 nm and below, variability in manufacturing is emerging as a leading cause for chip failures and delayed schedules. Achieving manufacturing closure has become very difficult, if not impossible, using aging incumbent place and route solutions that fail to consider ... — Read More


Global semiconductor IP market forecast to be worth US$5.6Bn by 2020

Monday October 20, 2014

- The semiconductor IP market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% from 2014 to 2020 and reach US$5.63 Billion in 2020. Integrated Circuit (IC) design teams are constantly struggling with the increasing pressure to make end user products smaller in size, more reliable, affordable, ... — Read More


Zacks Reaffirms “Neutral” Rating for Linear Technology (LLTC)

Monday October 20, 2014

Zacks reissued their neutral rating on shares of Linear Technology (NASDAQ:LLTC) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $41.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Linear Technology is a leading OEM of analog and mixed signal semiconductors. — Read More


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Susan and Greg Schaffer

Monday October 20, 2014

Cupertino, California Greg earned a bachelor’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering in 1965; a master’s from the University of California, Berkeley, in electrical engineering in 1969; and a master’s from the University of Arizona in computer science in 1971. — Read More


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BenQ Cares Program Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Monday October 20, 2014

BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP ® projector brand in The Americas (1), today launched its latest "BenQ Cares" campaign. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company will donate $10 for each award-winning ... — Read More

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