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CEVA Acquires RivieraWaves, Expands IP Offering with Connectivity for Smartphones, Tablets, Small Cells and the Internet of Things

CEVA, Inc. today announced that it has acquired RivieraWaves, a privately held company and a leading provider of wireless connectivity IP for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies. More...

Atmel to Acquire Newport Media - Strengthening its Leadership Position in the IoT Market

Atmel Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media, Inc. that will enable Atmel to offer the industry's most complete wireless portfolio of smart connected devices for the "Internet of Things." More...

Accellera Systems Initiative Releases UVM 1.2

Accellera Systems Initiative (Accellera) announced it released a new version of its Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) class reference document, UVM 1.2 for SoC (system on chip) verification. More...

Quantifying the Internet of Things Market

Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. More...

Accellera Systems Initiative Enhances Mixed-signal Modeling and Verification in Verilog-AMS 2.4 Standard

Accellera Systems Initiative (Accellera) announces it has developed new verification and design modeling extensions for its Verilog-AMS standard. More...

Electric Cars Reinvented - $178.9 Billion Market

IDTechEx finds that the global sale of hybrid and pure electric cars will triple to $178.9 billion in 2024 as they are transformed in most respects. More...

Forward Concepts Forecasts LTE Baseband Market to Grow 47% in 2014

Forward Concepts, a leader in DSP and wireless market research is proud to announce the publication of its newest report, "LTE Chip Market Trends." More...

Wearable Technology $50 Billion Investment Frenzy By Dr Peter Harrop

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. More...

Cirrus Logic Agrees to Acquire Wolfson Microelectronics

Cirrus Logic, Inc. and Wolfson Microelectronics plc today announced the terms of a recommended transaction under which Cirrus Logic would acquire Wolfson at a price of £2.35 per share in cash, implying an enterprise value of £278 million, or approximately $467 million. More...

51st Design Automation Conference to Debut Automotive Systems and Software Track

It was just a matter of time before the Design Automation Conference, known as the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, would incorporate a special track dedicated to the automotive industry. More...

Freescale enters into definitive agreement to purchase Mindspeed ARM processor business from MACOM

Freescale Semiconductor has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Comcerto CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. More...

Green Hills Software Announces IoT Security Advisors Program

Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the launch of a new services group, IoT Security Advisors, comprised of security experts from all of Green Hills Software’s business units to provide security services for organizations that must manage the daunting privacy and security challenges associated with the IoT. More...

Renesas Electronics America and Express Logic Announce RZ Express Program to Drive Development of HMI Applications

Renesas Electronics America and Express Logic, Inc. announce the new RZ Express program—an optimized package of high-performance microprocessors (MPUs), easy-to-use RTOS, and comprehensive middleware solutions ideal for high-resolution displays used in the design of human-machine interface (HMI) applications. More...

New Initiatives Expand the Technical Program as the 51st Design Automation Conference Opens Advance Registration

Continuing the tradition of being in the forefront of electronic design, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) is pleased to announce the technical program for 2014. More...

By 2024 Over 50% of the Li-ion Battery Business will be for Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars, Forecasts IDTechEx

Hybrid and pure electric cars will be much more than half of the value of this market by the end of the decade. More...

Renesas and Synopsys Expand Automotive Collaboration with VDK Support for Renesas' RH850/E1x MCU Series

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the expansion of its Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) portfolio for Renesas' RH850 MCU with the new RH850/E1x series reference virtual prototype. More...

Mentor Graphics Acquires Berkeley Design Automation to Advance Nanometer Analog/Mixed-Signal Verification

Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that it has acquired Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. (BDA), a recognized leader in nanometer analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification. More...

EEMBC Benchmark to Reveal the Truth Behind Microcontroller Ultra-Low Power Claims

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced the availability of the first version of EEMBC ULPBench, a standardized, industry-developed and endorsed method to encourage microcontroller vendors to provide application developers with accurate, reliable information that allows them to equitably compare the efficiency of microcontrollers targeted at Ultra-Low Power (ULP) applications. More...

Renesas Electronics Develops Industry’s First 28nm Embedded Flash Memory Technology for Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced that it has developed the industry's first 28-nanometer (nm) flash memory intellectual property (IP) for microcontrollers (MCUs) using a 28 nm process technology. More...

ARM Enhances IP Suite for 2015 Mid-Range Mobile and Consumer Markets

ARM today announced an enhanced suite of higher performance and more energy-efficient products specifically designed for the rapidly growing mid-range mobile and consumer electronics markets. More...

Synopsys Acquires Target Compiler Technologies

Synopsys, Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Target Compiler Technologies, a privately held company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, that provides software tools to design and program application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs). More...

Revised PMBus Power System Management Protocol Specification V1.3 to be Introduced at APEC 2014

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 between 8:30AM and 12 noon, during the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, the revised PMBus Power System Management Protocol Specification V1.3 will be introduced. More...

Can the Internet of Things Drive Adoption of Energy Harvesters? Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

Xilinx, Inc. today announced another industry first at 20nm with the tape-out of the first Virtex UltraScale device. More...

64-bit Architecture for the Digital Home

STMicroelectronics has released details of its innovative STi8K architecture addressing future Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) for the Digital Home. More...

Connected Television Peripherals Semiconductor Forecast 2012-2018

Encore Info has announced the availability of its new worldwide market research report for the semiconductor components that provide the connectivity and processing performance for connected TVs peripherals. More...

Microchip Expands Arduino Compatible chipKIT Ecosystem With Wi-Fi Development Board, IoT Cloud Software and Motor Control Shield

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of its Arduino compatible chipKIT ecosystem, with two new development tools from Digilent, Inc., and an embedded cloud software framework. More...

Cadence Expands Physically Aware Synthesis in RTL Compiler, Improving Power, Performance and Area for Complex Chips

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced the Encounter RTL Compiler version 13.1, which includes a new suite of physically aware RTL synthesis capabilities that deliver up to 15 percent improvement in power, performance and area on today's most complex advanced node chip designs that face timing or congestion challenges. More...

Xilinx Ships Industry’s First 20nm All Programmable Product

Xilinx, Inc. today announced first customer shipment of the semiconductor industry's first 20nm product manufactured by TSMC, and the PLD industry's first 20nm All Programmable device. More...

Cadence Announces Availability of Interconnect Workbench for Performance Analysis and Verification of ARM-Based SoCs

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of Cadence Interconnect Workbench. More...

Weightless Hardware Roadmap Announced

The Weightless SIG has announced the roadmap for the roll-out of Weightless compatible hardware from SIG founder and Promoter Group Member, Neul. More...

WInnForum now accepting Presentation Proposals for SDR-WInnComm 2014 Workshop: SSPARC- Technologies And Opportunities for Sharing with Radar

DARPA has recently launched the SSPARC program (Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications). This workshop, chaired by John Chapin (DARPA)and Vince Kovarik (PrismTech), will bring together the Wireless Innovation Forum community and current SSPARC participants to exchange ideas and build future collaborations. More...

Xilinx Introduces UltraFast Design Methodology for Vivado Design Suite

Xilinx, Inc. today introduces the UltraFast design methodology for Vivado Design Suite, a comprehensive design methodology for enabling accelerated and predictable design cycles for design teams using the Vivado Design Suite. More...

Small Electric Vehicles Succeed in Non-Glamorous Roles

Analysts IDTechEx have recently pointed out that industrial and commercial electric vehicles (hybrid and pure electric) are now a bigger business than electric cars and will remain so for the coming decade, while making almost all the profit of the two put together. More...

MEMS Accelerometer from STMicroelectronics Is Part of Newly Launched Brain Sentry Impact Sensor
STMicroelectronics today announced that the just-launched Brain Sentry Impact Sensor, a lightweight helmet-mounted impact-monitoring device, uses ST’s MEMS accelerometer to monitor head impacts that may cause concussions or other brain injuries. More...

Renesas Electronics America Offers Free IAR Embedded Workbench C/C++ Compiler and Debugger Tool Suite for RX and RL78 MCUs
Renesas Electronics America today announced that, in partnership with IAR Systems Software, Inc., embedded developers designing with Renesas’ flagship RX or RL78 microcontrollers (MCUs) can get one free license for IAR Embedded Workbench, the popular C/C++ compiler and debugger tool suite. More...

Synopsys Launches DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX Controller and PHY IP for Ultra High-Definition Multimedia Experience
Synopsys, Inc. today launched its DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX IP solutions, including controller, PHY, and example Linux drivers to reduce designers' integration risk and time-to-market. More...

Submit Your Abstract Proposal Today; Deadline is September 16
Attracting attendees from all aspects of the SDR, CR and DSA, SDR-WInnComm is the ideal place to network and make an impact on the advanced wireless radio community. Submit your abstract now and be a part of the only event devoted to the advancement of radio technologies from research through deployment. More...

Microsoft to acquire Nokia's phone business for $7.2B
Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services. More...

ARM Acquires Advanced Display Technology From Cadence
ARM and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement for the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores to ARM. More...

Renesas Licenses Cadence's Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP for Next-Generation IoT Chip
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that as part of their Smart Society initiative, Renesas Electronics Corporation has licensed the Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP (digital signal processor) for a next-generation chip designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. More...

Wireless Innovation Forum Call for Proposals for Training Courses on Innovative Wireless Technologies
In response to requests by its members, The Wireless Innovation Forum intends to offer one or more fee-based training courses focused on topics relevant to its mission of advocating for the innovative utilization of spectrum and advancing radio technologies that support essential and critical communications. More...

Cadence Announces New Verification IP Models for Latest Memory Standards
At MemCon 2013 today, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the immediate availability of new verification IP (VIP) models for the latest memory standards -- LPDDR4, Wide I/O 2, eMMC 5.0, HMC and DDR4 LRDIMM. More...

Crossbar Emerges from Stealth-Mode; Unveils Crossbar RRAM Non-Volatile Memory Technology
Emerging from stealth-mode today, Crossbar, Inc. unveiled its Crossbar Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology. More...

Alta Devices Enables Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Long as the Sun Shines
During a keynote at the small unmanned systems business expo in San Francisco, CA today, Alta Devices’ CEO, Christopher Norris, explained that small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are no longer constrained to short-range or limited flight times and are now able to fly as long as the sun is shining. More...

Synopsys Announces Availability of Complete 28-nm Data Converter IP Portfolio
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of its 28-nanometer (nm) data converter IP portfolio,which includes DesignWare analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and integrated PLLs. More...

Xilinx Tapes-Out First 20nm All Programmable Device with First UltraScale ASIC-class Programmable Architecture
Xilinx, Inc. announced two more industry firsts at 20nm, expanding on a series of industry innovations started at 28nm. Xilinx has now taped out the semiconductor industry's first 20nm device, and the PLD industry's first 20nm All Programmable device. More...

Deadline Extended for SDR-WInnComm 2014; Abstract Submissions now due 16 September 2013
Attracting attendees from all aspects of the advanced wireless radio value chain, SDR-WInnComm is the ideal place to network and make an impact on the advanced wireless radio community. More...

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR TO ACQUIRE IWATT, A LEADING PROVIDER OF DIGITAL POWER MANAGEMENT ICs
Dialog Semiconductor Plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire iWatt Inc., a leading provider of digital power management integrated circuits, for a cash payment of approximately $310 million, with additional contingent consideration of up to $35 million. More...

TI makes analog easier with new library of precision designs
Today Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a precision analog design library that provides comprehensive board-level precision designs to help engineers quickly evaluate and customize their systems while expanding their analog knowledge base. More...

Encore Info Research Report says Semiconductor Market for Smart TV and Connected Devices expected to reach $US 10.8 Billion by 2017
Encore Info has announced the publication of its new worldwide market research report for the semiconductor components that provide the connectivity and processing performance for connected and smart TVs, set-top boxes, and Blu-Ray players. More...

Rambus and SK Hynix Sign Patent License Agreement
Rambus Inc. today announced they have signed a five-year patent license agreement for the use of Rambus memory-related patented innovations in SK Hynix semiconductor products and have also settled all outstanding claims. More...

Silicon Labs to Acquire Energy Micro
Silicon Labs today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Micro AS. More...

ARM Targets 580 Million Mid-Range Mobile Devices with New Suite of IP
Today at Computex, ARM announced an optimized IP solution designed to power the 580 million mid-range mobile devices expected over the next two years. More...








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