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ARM demos 32nm Cortex based processor 16/02/2009

ARM is demonstrating a Cortex based processor at Mobile World Congress that has been produced on the IBM Common Platform using 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology.  Read More

Pioneer to axe 10,000 jobs 12/02/2009

Japanese manufacturer Pioneer is to cut 10,000 jobs globally to cope with sinking sales of car audio equipment and flat screen televisions.  Read More

STMicroelectronics and Ericsson 50/50 venture 12/02/2009

The wireless semiconductor division of STMicroelectronics and the mobile division of Ericsson have merged to create ST-Ericsson.  Read More

3d dashboard developed 12/02/2009

Researchers in Berlin have developed a car dashboard that provides drivers with velocities, engine speeds and warnings on a three dimensional display.  Read More

High capacity flash memory 12/02/2009

Mass production is commencing on what has been described as the world’s first high performance 4bit per cell (x4) flash memory  Read More

Contract manufacturing continues to suffer 11/02/2009

Conditions in the global electronics contract manufacturing sector continue to deteriorate, according to iSuppli, which has cut its expectations for what it calls a ‘volatile industry’. Global contract manufacturing revenues are now expected to decrease by 9.9% this year, compared to iSuppli’s earlier forecast of 2.2% growth.  Read More

Acquisition enhances ARM’s portfolio 11/02/2009

ARM has acquired Swedish video ip company, Logipard in an effort to offer an energy efficient and high performance multi-standard video engine.  Read More

$7billion investment by Intel 10/02/2009

In an attempt to build advanced manufacturing facilities in the US, Intel plans to invest a sum of $7billion over the next two years.  Read More

Decline in distribution 10/02/2009

EMEA semiconductor distribution sales declined 11.4% in the fourth quarter of 2008 and 7.9% for the total year.  Read More

Merger strengthens position in GPS market 10/02/2009

Wireless and data communications specialist, CSR has entered into a conditional agreement with multifunction location platforms professional SiRF.  Read More

IMEC creates single chip 60GHz radio in 45nm digital cmos 09/02/2009

At this week’s International Solid State Circuits Conference, IMEC is describing a 60GHz front end receive chain, phase locked loop and power amplifier created in 45nm digital cmos.  Read More

HP leads oem consumption 09/02/2009

The top 10 oems consumed $92billion of semiconductors in 2008, according to market analyst Gartner. The company says this comprises one third of all semiconductor consumption, but adds the consumption was 3.8% less than in 2007.  Read More

TI dsp targets LTE 09/02/2009

With industry attention focusing more closely on the LTE wireless standard, TI has launched a three core dsp, along with a software library, that it believes will provide the performance necessary to support the standard’s complex algorithms.  Read More

Rapid reaction 09/02/2009

Addressing a market which it believes could be worth up to $500million a year, Synopsys has expanded its Confirma rapid prototyping platform.  Read More

Further Japanese cuts 06/02/2009

Sharp is to cut 1500 contract workers in Japan by the end of March 2009.  Read More

Domestic energy management kit previewed 05/02/2009

Domestic energy management specialist Onzo has provided early details of its smart energy kit. The two part kit – display and sensor – will provide consumers with information to help them understand and manage their energy use.  Read More

Lasers for pcb manufacture? 05/02/2009

Researchers from De Montfort University are exploring whether laser technology can provide a low cost, chemical free method of manufacturing pcbs.  Read More

Atmel and Morgan Stanley discuss ‘strategic alternatives’ 05/02/2009

Atmel has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to evaluate options – including a possible sale.  Read More

Think small 05/02/2009

CSR has launched what it describes as ‘the smallest and lowest cost Wi Fi silicon in the world’.  Read More

Boosting scan resolution 04/02/2009

As part of a move to increase throughput in computer tomography (CT) systems and to improve their resolution, Analog Devices has developed the ADAS1128 current to digital converter.  Read More

Panasonic cuts 15,000 jobs 04/02/2009

Panasonic has said it plans to reduce costs by cutting 15,000 jobs and closing 27 plants worldwide.  Read More

Wireless joint venture 03/02/2009

STMicroelectronics has bought NXP’s stake in the ST-NXP Wireless joint venture for $92million.  Read More

Mentor launches power integrity package 03/02/2009

In a move which responds to increasing power supply complexity on modern pcbs, Mentor Graphics has launched HyperLynx PI (power integrity). The software is said to meet the needs of those designing high performance electronic products.  Read More

Silicon society 03/02/2009

A society of mini robots with the ability to communicate and perform communal tasks is currently being developed at the University of Wales, Newport.  Read More

Rambus targets 17Gbyte/s bandwidths 03/02/2009

Rambus has launched what it calls its Mobile Memory Initiative, which focuses on developing high bandwidth, low power memory technologies. According to the company, it is looking to enable data rates of 4.3Gbit/s, which would enable a memory bandwidth of more than 17Gbyte/s from one mobile dram.  Read More

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