Headlines


Semtech Provides Ultra-High Speed ADC and DAC for Advanced Digital Microwave Systems; Utilizing IBM's advanced 32nm SOI technology; Semtech has developed 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores at 6.3 ENOB, optimized for integration in high performance System on Chip (SoC) solutions
September 15, 2014
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores are available utilizing IBM's 32nm SOI technology for integration in high performance Digital Microwave System on Chip (SoC) solutions. Microwave radio systems are currently being revolutionized by advanced data converters with sampling rates at millimeter-wave frequencies and analog bandwidths extending through Ku-band. These compact and highly-efficient analog-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-analog converters (DACs), integrated into versatile chipsets with digitally programmable poly-phase filtering and interpolation techniques, allow extremely wide bandwidths to be digitally processed. Specific spectral regions extending as high as 34GHz may be selectively processed, for dramatic increase in system SNR and SFDR performance. Digital tuning with fine frequency resolution and channelization may then be performed in an extremely efficient manner, thus fully leveraging the performance andintegration advantages of deep-submicron CMOS SOI technologies.

CyberOptics Shares Best Practice Process Insights for Reticle Environments at SPIE Photomask Technology 2014; Panel session will feature CyberOptics spokesperson discussing how best to improve processes in reticle mask environments
September 15, 2014
CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, will present at the upcoming SPIE Photomask Technology 2014 , the premier worldwide technical meeting for the photomask industry, at the Monterey Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, September 16-18, 2014.

ON Semiconductor Announces High Performance System-in-Package (SiP) Solution for Precision-Sensing in Portable Medical Devices; Semi-customizable, power efficient SiP solution enables miniature sensing systems ideal for mHealth applications including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors, and electrocardiogram analyzers
September 15, 2014
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficiency innovations, has responded to rapidly-evolving product development demands within the portable medical market by introducing Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors and electrocardiogram analyzers. Struix, which means "stacked" in Latin, utilizes advanced die stacking technology to integrate a custom-designed analog front-end (AFE) on top of an industry-leading 32-bit Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP) microcontroller (ULPMC10), to form a complete miniature system. By using standard and customizable components, Struix offers medical device manufacturers the design flexibility required to create unique medical sensor interface applications while improving time-to-market and cost-effectiveness.

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Intel, Apple, PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Fund, Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF and SPDR S&P 500 ETF
September 15, 2014
 Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Intel (Nasdaq:INTC-Free Report), Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL-Free Report), PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Fund (AMEX:PSI-Free Report), Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF(AMEX:XLK-Free Report) and SPDR S&P 500 ETF(AMEX:SPY-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations.Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free.

Elmos Selects Synopsys' Custom and Digital Design Solutions; Selection of Synopsys' Solutions Based on Superior Results for Analog Mixed-signal Designs
September 15, 2014
Highlights of Benefits Realized by Elmos: Higher productivity with unified custom and digital co-design implementation solution Up to 10X faster mixed-signal verification Up to 10 percent smaller area and better silicon correlation Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that Elmos has selected Synopsys' comprehensive custom and digital tools to increase the engineering productivity of its mixed-signal design teams. Elmos' decision to switch to Synopsys' solutions is based on the superior results delivered by Synopsys' Galaxy(TM) Design Platform and mixed-signal verification tools. The tools selected by Elmos include Galaxy Custom Designer® for custom layout, Design Compiler® for synthesis, IC Compiler(TM) for place and route, PrimeTime® for static timing, StarRC(TM) for extraction, IC Validator for physical verification, CustomSim(TM) for circuit simulation and VCS® AMS for mixed-signal verification. The platform delivered up to 10 times faster mixed-signal verification and up to 10 percent smaller silicon area compared to Elmos' existing tools and methodologies. Adoption of Synopsys' solutions will enable Elmos to further extend its leadership in development of mixed-signal semiconductors for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets.

BitFury Announces Technology Roadmap for Sustained Industry Leadership
September 15, 2014
BitFury Group, the leading bitcoin infrastructure provider and bitcoin transaction processing company, today announced its roadmap to lead the industry with the most advanced ASIC, system and datacenter technology. BitFury has achieved its market leadership position by delivering class-leading capability utilizing mature 55nm silicon process technology. Going forward, BitFury's new products will take advantage of the state-of-the art silicon manufacturing, enabling as much as an order-of-magnitude improvement. With this transition, the company expects to gain a substantial competitive advantage, planning to achieve energy efficiency of 0.2 joules-per-gigahash (J/GH) by the fourth quarter of 2014 and sub-0.1 J/GH by mid-year of 2015. Energy efficiency is the primary metric that determines bitcoin transaction processing economics, as it drives both capital costs (mainly semiconductor purchases and datacenter capacity) and operating costs (mainly electricity).

New GE White Paper Makes the Case for Upgrading Legacy Power Systems at Telecommunications Central Offices; GE's White Paper Examines Migration Strategy for Switch Mode Rectifiers
September 15, 2014
As today's telecommunications central office operations cope with increasing demand for wireless and 4G bandwidth, engineers face the difficult and costly decision to maintain, upgrade or replace their existing DC power plant systems. A new white paper from GE's Critical Power business (NYSE: GE) provides migration strategies and a total cost of ownership model that help guide telecom central offices in improving their power operations. "It's not uncommon for telecommunications central office operations to have decades-old low-efficiency, ferro-resonant rectifiers providing power conversion and back up for their critical operations," according to white paper author Vito Savino, product line leader, DC power systems, GE's Critical Power business. "If you were managing an e-commerce, banking or any other mission-critical information technology operation, would you bet the business on a 15-year-old power system?"

AXIe Consortium Announces a New AXIe Specification for Low-Cost Instrumentation and Switching
September 15, 2014
The AXIe Consortium announced a new specification, AXIe-0, suitable for low-cost instrumentation and switching. Titled "Low Cost Instrument and Switch Architecture," AXIe-0 retains the module size and board area of the current AXIe-1 Base Architecture, while delivering a cost effective platform for vendors and users not needing the full capability of AXIe-1. Von Campbell, Chairman of the AXIe Consortium and R&D Manager at Keysight Technologies, said, "The AXIe-0 specification is part of the ongoing efforts of the Consortium to broaden the use of AXIe. This new low cost instrument and switch architecture enhances cost effectiveness and improves ease of implementation for vendors wanting to take advantage AXIe's space, power, and form factor for products that don't require the high speed data infrastructure. These products include electronic switching, loads, frequency converters, and a wide set of custom functionality designed by system integrators."

Pericom Delivers Broad Support for Mobility Platforms; New Products Cover Timing, Switching, Signal Integrity, and Connectivity Functions in Support of Latest Mobile Processor Chipsets
September 15, 2014
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM (IDF) -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, connectivity, signal-integrity and timing solutions, announced multiple new products in support of next generation mobile platforms including notebook, ultrabook, tablet, smart phone, and consumer products. Pericom displayed these products at IDF, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, September 9-11, 2014 at Booth # 452. The new products are designed to support the latest CPU/processor chipset functionality and meet customer needs for the lowest power and smallest footprints. They expand Pericom's 'total segment solution focus' for low power mobility platforms, and include 'C Connector' multiple chip solutions, 'Combo' PCIe3/SATA3, USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort1.2 ReDrivers, SPI, HDMI, and Audio switches, USB detection/protection and charger solutions, and 32kHz XO.

OKI Delivers Additional Exhaust Gas Treatment Equipment for ON Semiconductor's European Plants; - Unique filter design realizes extended maintenance-free use -
September 15, 2014
OKI Engineering , an OKI Group company (TOKYO:6703) providing reliability evaluations and environmental conservation technologies, recently delivered an additional unit of KGT-3MM-AP exhaust gas treatment equipment for atmospheric pressure CVD?manufacturing equipment to semiconductor manufacturer ON Semiconductor 's European plants. OKI Engineering's exhaust gas treatment equipment adopts a filter designed to minimize filter clogging, allowing extended maintenance-free use, ultimately contributing to production efficiency and helping to maintain the semiconductor manufacturers' production environment.


NEW PRODUCTS

SEMI-GAS broadens gas mixing capabilities for highly corrosive gases
08/28/2014SEMI-GAS Systems, a provider of ultra-high purity gas delivery equipment, recently broadened the capabilities of its custom Xturion ...
Entegris announces GateKeeper GPS platform
07/15/2014Entegris, Inc., announced last week the launch of GateKeeper GPS, its next-generation of automated regeneration gas purification system (GPS) technology....
Bruker introduces Inspire nanoscale chemical mapping system
07/15/2014Bruker today announced the release of Inspire, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial...