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First-Time-Right Design With Much Shorter Development Cycles

Friday April 24, 2015

The »Intelligent IP Mixed Signal Design Flow« methodology developed by the Design Automation group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS offers an unparalleled degree of automation, especially for the otherwise time-consuming, error-prone analog portion of the design. — Read More


Cadence Design Systems : Expands OrCAD PCB Portfolio with New Products and Technologies to Enable Faster Product Creation

Friday April 24, 2015

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced five new OrCAD(®) products and three key feature updates as it celebrates 30 years of continued OrCAD design and innovation. The expanded OrCAD portfolio enables greater product creation efficiency by delivering additional high-speed ... — Read More


Real Intent and TopBrain Partner to Bring Ascent and Meridian Breakthrough Verification Solutions to China

Friday April 17, 2015

Real Intent Inc. and TopBrain Design Systems Ltd. today announced a partnership in which TopBrain will provide and support Real Intent's Ascent and Meridian products in China, becoming Real Intent's first distributor there. — Read More


Cascade Microtech Introduces Multipurpose Module for IC Failure Capture

Friday April 17, 2015

Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD) is introducing a new Multipurpose Electromigration (MPEM) module featuring an intuitive, full-featured test suite for predicting the lifetime and reliability of copper interconnects in modern integrated circuits. — Read More


Lifespan of Silicon Valley's foundation stone: Moore's Law turns 50

Friday April 17, 2015

Fifty years ago Sunday, Electronics Magazine published a very technical paper by a youthful pioneer in the silicon chip business named Gordon Moore. Inelegantly titled "Cramming more components onto integrated circuits," the article observed that the number of electronic components ... — Read More


Rockchip showcases devices at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Friday April 17, 2015

Sammi Huang, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 15 April 2015] China-based IC design house Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is exhibiting smartphones and tablets equipped with Intel processors, and Chromebooks developed through cooperation with Google at the 2015 Hong Kong Electronics ... — Read More


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

Monday April 06, 2015

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


Taiwan has world's 2nd-largest fabless IC market share: study

Sunday April 05, 2015

Taiwan performed well in integrated circuit (IC) design in 2014, securing 18 percent of the world's fabless IC market share, ranking second behind the United States, according to semiconductor market research company IC Insights. — Read More


Specialty DRAM specialists ESMT, Etron report profit growth for 2014

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Josephine Lien, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 2 April 2015] Memory IC design house Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) saw its net profits soar 67.6% on year in 2014, while profits at Etron Technology climbed to a 4-year high. — Read More


Actions Semiconductor Launches Open Source Platform SoC and Reference Design Platform

Tuesday March 31, 2015

ZHUHAI, China, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) ("Actions Semiconductor" or "the Company"), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) ... — Read More


IC demand from China picking up, say Taiwan firms

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Cage Chao, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 31 March 2015] IC demand from China's smartphone market is showing signs of a pick-up, as inventories at non-Apple vendors ease, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses. — Read More


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


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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


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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


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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

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