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Date: 31-12-08

Archive News for the year 2008, 2007, 2006

Free Operating System to, for and by the engineering students

Micronas and Oregan Networks partner to provide Internet TV solutions

Qualcomm and Tianyu sign 3G subscriber unit and modem card license agreement

KEMET cuts staff and also the salary

Intersil acquires digital power IC expert Zilker Labs

World's fastest graphene transistor operates at GHz frequencies

International conference on VLSI design & embedded systems on 5th Jan 09 at Delhi

IP cores from IPextreme support Mentor Graphics' PrecisionR Synthesis FPGA tool

Energy saving is not just environment issue, it's new economy

Micron works with Sun Micro to achieve one million write cycles in NAND flash

Nonlinear modeling technique for transistors and amplifiers

Maxim and Sagem to develop power line comm. specs for EDF of France

Hemlock Semiconductor to invest $3.0 billion to produce polysilicon for solar market

Growing set top box IC market in India

Smallest Fin-FET SRAM cell with high-k/Metal gate material

PLX Technology to acquire Oxford Semiconductor

Gennum to bundle Jungo's driver development toolkit with its PCI Express chip

Global Semiconductor Alliance 2008 awards goes to Xilinx, Cavium, Tilera and …

SEMI forms India PV Advisory Committee and to conduct a solar event in Nov 09

Online switching loss calculator for Vishay's inductors

Barco's ARINC 429 IP core for ACTEL FPGA is DO-254 certified

Free updated SPICE models and evaluation board for analog circuit design from ADI

Fibridge develops HD IP camera for security applications in airports

Fujitsu and WinMagic together deliver security solutions for disk drive content

LG Chem and ST jointly making Li-ion battery suitable for electric/hybrid cars

HCS08 microprocessor IP Core is available from IPextreme

IEEE standards to boost patent licensing program in collaboration with Via Licensing

TriQuint reports 500%(quarterly) increase in sales from its RF ICs used in smart phones

Sandbridge partners with telecom software developers to offer ready code for their chips

ARM announces support for Open Handset Alliance

Milandr licensed ARM Cortex-M3 processor for automotive MCU applications

Intel advances in silicon photonics by developing Avalanche Photodetector

Atmel opens new Chinese design and sales center in Shanghai

Hardware-based anti-theft technology for notebook computers and businesses

EDA software contest by VLSI Society for Indian engineers

Synopsys reports 10.3% increase in sales revenues in fiscal 2008

Cypress granted with 750 patents related to programmable logic

NXP's SmartMX IC receives MasterCard Approval

Agilent online live tradeshow to educate on tech trends in test and measurement domain

Actel to hold aerospace focused FPGA design forum

Future Electronics to sell and distribute Actel's products

Xilinx to present tutorials on FPGAs at FPGA Summit in US

Cost saving Radar chip from Infineon is used in Bosch's automotive safety system

Synopsys to buy ProDesign's CHIPit business unit

Fairchild files patent infringement lawsuit against Infineon over few discrete products

Semiconductor equipment sales to drop to $30.91 Billion in 2008

Hitachi GST and Intel to jointly develop Solid State Drives (SSD)

Solar market revenues booming at growth exceeding 75%

Motorola deploys first WiMAX 802.16e trial network in Vietnam

Successful demonstration of first non line-of-sight-launch system's missile

Lightweight satellites related study-contract to Harris from US Air Force

Merrimac granted a patent for a complex RF module

A new digital driver interface to drive IGBTs

Phonak and NXP jointly developed single IC hearing aid system

Five innovations to change our lives in next five years

NXP improves its position in chip-card IC vendor ranking by shipping 1 millionth IC

UMC's successful high-k/metal-gate solution at 45nm paves way next-gen for 32/28nm

SiliconBlue and Magma partnering in providing FPGA design tools

NAND Flash to be mass-produced at 34 nm by Intel and Micron

Analog's 4Q revenue grow due to Wireless comm market growth

Cloud computing consulting services from IBM

Philips Electronics has acquired India-based Meditronics

ST Micro joins collaborated effort by MIT lab to produce ultra-low power MCUs

DRAM vendors Powerchip and Elpida engaged in close talks for a possible merger

Smart automotive exhaust sensors jointly by Innovate Technology and CoorsTek

Cavium Networks to acquire video IC specialist W&W Communications

IBM to acquire cross-platform virtualization player Transitive Corp

Wireless power delivery and charging from TI and Fulton Innovation

North American semi equipment industry posts Oct -08 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.93

Portland Group and AMD to jointly develop accelerator compiler technology

Qualcomm is granted license to distribute Skyhook Wi-Fi Positioning on gpsOne Platform

VirtualLogix to support all ARM multicore platforms

MontaVista webinar on migrating to embedded linux device drivers

Teridian Semiconductor licenses ColdFire architecture from Ipextreme

LynuxWorks and Arxan partner to provide anti-tampering embedded software

DSRC Packet Sniffer, a vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is under demo

QNX gaining popularity in aerospace and defense systems

DDC-I enters embedded RTOS market

Symmetricom offers IEEE 1588 PTP client portfolio

Synopsys new modeling technology to reduce library data size at 45-nm and below

Actel's FPGAs to manufacture from UMC's 65nm low leakage and embedded flash tech

ON Semiconductor decides not to acquire Atmel

TSMC incorporates Magma's Titan AM into its analog design environment

Synopsys contributes draft standard to IPL alliance

TeamF1's authentication protocol products integrated with Green Hill's RTOS

Resources from IBM for budding entrepreneurs

Boston's skyscraper illuminated with white LED fixtures

IXYS to sell Power Efficiency's energy saving motor controllers

Amid the flat and weak market Fujitsu produced record disk drives

Successful trial of 40 Gbps network link

Scaleo chip and Tata Elxsi partner to build AUTOSAR-based automotive platform

MathWorks opens sales and support office in Bangalore, India

Rambus complaints on NVIDIA to International Trade Commission over patent infringement

Simon Yu is appointed as VP and MD for National Semiconductor Asia Pacific Region

Quad core Shanghai's performance to boost AMD's server processor business

Ongoing Panasonic and Sanyo's merger to bring new energy technologies

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 training on ARM9 processors from Atmel in Spain

NXP and Renesas expand license agreement on NXP's MIFARE technology

Cypress to set up a lab and donate $200k to Anna University Chennai

CDAC and MNNIT Allahabad partner to train engineering students

Wipro-NewLogic and IN2FAB launch analog IC design porting services

QNX Launches new version of Neutrino RTOS

Infineon and Micron to develop high-density subscriber identity module (HD-SIM) cards

Enea's OSE RTOS to support Freescale's multi-core MPC8641D and MPC8572DS

ST Microelectronics and Arkados partner in developing SOC for powerline comm

Qualcomm opens test center in Singapore

UMC to make SRAM chips at 28nm node

Webcast on electric motor evolution

Triquint's new GaAs process enables the design of high throw count switches in RFICs

DSP library for ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers

Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS is available on Virtutech's Simics

Intel establishes open-source software development center in Taiwan for mobile devices

NXP Semiconductors is selling its Integrated Passive Device (IPD) business

Multifunctional car key developed by BMW and NXP can handle e-transactions

Market survey finds consumers prefer to surf net on mobile device instead of PC

Free online EDA tool for designing white LED based lighting solutions

Open source support from TI for Android based gadget development

PCB service providers Optimum Design and RockSolid merge

LSI's RAID-On-Chip is opted by leading computer vendors

New corporate license model by XJTAG

Digi-Key Corporation to distribute and HI-TECH's embedded software products

ICP Solar to acquire Ibersolar

Samsung steps back from acquiring SanDisk

QNX announces its market leading figures in Automotive RTOS market

ZTE Selects Cavium's OCTEON processors for 3G routers

Fujitsu and Gennum announced a case study on boosting data center bandwidth

Seagate extends awarding disk-drive SOC design wins to LSI

State-of-art analog design research center coming up in Dallas

IP equipment tester Ixia opens new facility in Bangalore, India

KPIT Cummins and VaST team up to deliver virtualization tools for automotive apps

Enea's OSE RTOS to support for AMCC's PowerPC architecture

Maxim integrated products to acquire Mobilygen

Express Logic and Renesas together offer audio-video media player reference design

Microsemi acquires a power supply company Babcock

Touch screen controllers maker Hampshire is now part of Microchip

Z-RAM memory technology breakthrough by Innovative Silicon

Avnet proposes to acquire Abacus Group

EDA revenues down slightly in the second quarter of 2008

SiRF & Qualcomm sign mutual patent non-assertion agreement

ON Semiconductor and Catalyst Semiconductor merging process completed

No more Matsushita, its only Panasonic

Xilinx to showcase embedded products at ESC Bangalore-08

Sathya Prasad appointed as president of SEMI India

Micrium's embedded software fully support ARM Cortex M1 and M3

Free webinar for embedded developers on migrating from VxWorks to Linux

ThreadX RTOS to have MCAPI Communications API

Agilent converts parking space into solar power station

IPextreme and Texas Instruments host webinar on "cJTAG -- IEEE 1149.7"

RF Micro Devices opens new customer support center in Bangalore, India

Aonix released enhanced version of Ada for LynxOS RTOS

Atmel showing no interest in acquisition proposal is right move!

Commercially supported uCLinux is available for Altera's Nios processors

ARM, Chartered, IBM and Samsung join hands to develop 32 nm and 28nm SOCs

Freescale ups investment in growing markets and intent to sell of its cellphone IC business

Bob Kondamoori to be the new MD of Semindia, as B.V. Naidu quits

Cypress Semiconductor's academic support initiative

Philips and Osram signed LED patent license agreement

Green Hills Software solutions supports Intel's Atom processor N270

Embedded database manager Raima from Birdstep to support µC/OS-II RTOS

VaST virtual models for Freescale's powertrain management microcontrollers

ST Engineer's book on Domino Logic

New version of Intel's vPro tech for PCs to think and act for themselves

Microcontrollers for automotive embedded system applications

Freescale buys Intoto, a communication software provider

TI and Ittiam jointly offer IP based videophone solutions for OEMs

Impulse C-to-FPGA tool is integrated into LynuxWorks' BlueCat embedded Linux OS

RMI selects SiGe Semi and CSR as alliance partners for its GPS Application Solution

Solar Infra announces plans to establish a mega solar plant in India

AMD appoints Ramkumar Subramanian as sales and marketing VP of India

Synopsys and Ovonyx team-up in developing simulation models for Phase-change RAM

The reason of growth of top-20 semiconductor vendors

Year-end is the events-time for Indian Engineers. Check this not-to-miss list

Semiconductor-manufacturing investment flow of 23 billion USD into India

Bosch, Dupont and Xerox have pledged environment friendly patents

India is playing key role in WiMAX success

IMS Research rates Infineon as top power semiconductor vendor

Broadcom acquired digital TV business from AMD

Microchip to hire another 300 engineers in India

TranSwitch Corporation to acquire Centillium Communications

Would like to know how the semiconductor chips are made!

Debiotech and ST micro successfully develop a prototype of automatic insulin pump

Catalyst Semiconductor proves small analog companies can perform well

Do you like wild and crazy ideas?

Security tools for any unauthorized data transfer through USB flash drive

Elpida and NEC to form a new company to exclusively manufacture Display Driver ICs

Intel to form an independent company called SpectraWatt to manufacture solar cells

NAND flash chip of 32 Gigabit in TSOP package

Indian Engineers severely lack exposure to semiconductor manufacturing

India's automotive electronic growth

Fairchild and Zilker Labs partner to manufacture digital power products

Qualcomm has designed devices to handle Windows Mobile software

Java enters embedded world

Are you developing a touch screen display? Then attend this free event

Get to know more about FPGA at SOPC WORLD 2007 by Altera in Bangalore and Delhi

AAC and H.264 DL libraries from ARM for Cortex and ARM11 users

Vitesse's storage semiconductor unit is sold to Maxim

Moser Baer ensures continuous supply of Silicon for its PV cell unit

IMEC announce progress made in 32nm nodes

India semiconductor investment: 2nd quarter 07

Broadcom acquired Global Locate Inc

IBM achieves 10th breakthrough in chip making

Insulin delivering MEMS based technology breakthrough from ST and Debiotech

Tesla Semiconductor, a new analog semiconductor R & D venture in Bangalore

Intel releases set of tools for multi core based PC board development

Avago Technologies to buy Infineon's Polymer Optical Fiber business

Freescale to license e200 core for SOC designers

Indian Institute of Science is the leadership-university partner of Texas Instruments

Infineon's 130nm process technology for HSMC fab in India

ISSI opens sales office in Chennai

India semiconductor policy is officially announced

Freescale inaugurates a bigger facility at Noida

Intel releases guidelines to PC makers to get Energy Star stamped

Silicon based transistors are predicted to be obsolete by 2025

Hynix and Toshiba to cross license patents and products

TI says its 1394 devices are a continued success

Cyberia: An event for B.E. /B. Tech. students and by B.E. /B. Tech. students

Global IP Solutions optimized voice software for Analog's Blackfin

Texas Instruments to make 4 MB FRAMs for ATMEL

Hyundai Motors and Infineon to jointly work on automotive electronics

Silicon Micro System to train Indian electronic engineers on Lattice PLD/FPGAs

Moser Baer to build thin film solar array plant in India

Bangalore's Ittium Systems goes for Altera's Stratix II

Semiconductor policy of India to boost the morale of Indian electronic engineers

OpenKODE 1.0 specs from Khronos to develop media apps on mobiles

Seiko Epson to manufacture mixed signal ICs For Maxim Integrated Products

VERTIGO: Research project for embedded systems

Texas Instruments releases new SwitcherPro power supply design tool

ST Microelectronics to set up VLSI lab in IIT Delhi and BITS Pilani

National Semiconductor has acquired Xignal Technologies

A new consortium is formed for speedy deployment of Near Field Communications (NFC)

The secret metal alloy and Hafnium based high K material push Intel one year ahead of competitors

Analog Devices and Legend Silicon together open a design lab in Shanghai

Two new customers to ARM's AMBA technology

Freescale and IBM agree to research jointly to transit into 45nm nodes and lower

Andrew Corp. open it's newly built production facility in Goa, India

Fujitsu continues to drive disk drive density to new levels with it's latest technology break through

Renesas and Powerchip agree for a joint venture to design memory devices

No wireless, no DSL cable, no phone, still you get 200mbps internet at home

The list of companies with highest number of US patents in 2006

Fairchild Semi to buy System General of Taiwan

IBM gets a step closer in integrating optical communications inside a silicon chip

ST and Ibiquity joins hands to see traditional radio is not just an AM/FM audio receiver

IBM and AMD expect first 45nm chips to be available in mid-2008.

Micron has acquired image sensor business of Avago Technologies.

Free designer guide on Instrumentation Amplifiers from Analog Devices

Qualcomm expands it's WLAN portfolio by acquiring Airgo

Lattice products are ISO/TS 16949 certified

AMD announced availability of Athlon dual core processors in 65nm process.

Agere Systems and LSI Logic are merged and will be called as LSI Logic

Interesting new technologies unveiled at TI developer conference in Bangalore.

New surface mount package called "Gigamite" from Microsemi for hi-rel RF semiconductor devices.

ST Micro and Velox Semiconductor signed agreement to launch new range of GaN Schottky diodes jointly.

Nvidia to assist Indian film industry to create digital content.

Xilinx adds EtherCAT IP core for it's Spartan series FPGAs

Freescale Technology Forum event focuses entirely to build Indian hardware industry


Freescale takes leading position by shipping more than 300 million MEMS based acceleration sensors.

Samsung India sign MOU with Govt. of Tamil Nadu to build factory in Chennai.

Intel ships in volumes it's 1Gb, monolithic NOR flash memory chips to mobile phone makers.

International Rectifier is getting out of discrete business by selling it to Vishay Intertechnology

NXP's new family of smartcard ICs are thinner than a sheet of paper.

S-LCD aims to become world's largest large screen LCD maker by 2007.

Super Barrier Rectifier specialist APD Semiconductor is acquired by Diodes Inc.

ST Micro gets one NAND license from Samsung.

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are invited to partner with Intel.

Microsemi acquires POE (Power over Ethernet) expert PowerDsine.

Microsoft stamps approved seal on Samsung's flash Solid State Drives (SSDs) 

ST Micro and Nanotron team up to develop asset tracking systems

Freescale's Technology Forum to be held in Bangalore on 14th and 15th of Nov. 

Cypress sharpens focus on PSOC and gets away from PC clock business by selling it to Spectra Linear.

Altera’s SOPC conference in Bangalore on 16th November, 06

Drag and drop solution announced by Altera and Northwest logic for  667-Mbps DDR2 SDRAM interface in Stratix II FPGAs

The enhanced PCI express proposal gets the name “Geneseo”.

NXP rises it’s stake in Singapore’s SSMC (Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Co. Pte. Ltd.)

Radiation hardened IC expert Aeroflex is offering new radiation hardened  Mixed Signal ASIC for aerospace, medical and any such high reliable applications

Asahi window glass signals to their boss while it’s breaking.

Fujitsu and Advantest  plan to venture jointly for the development of mask free electron beam lithography.

Magna Systems and IBM sign agreement to develop new embedded electronic systems for  automotives.

Samsung’s new flash memory development has extended maximum memory capacity of NAND flash memories to 256 MB and a scaling down to 20 nano meters

Samsung semiconductor is anticipating to mass produce Phase change Random Access Memory (PRAM) by 2008

Anadigics, The “powerful supplier” of  mobile rf power amplifiers has shipped production volumes of it’s power amplifiers to Nokia and Samsung.

Shanghai based AP Semiconductor is agreed to merge with Analogic Tech


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