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Category Archives: Chip+System Design

Raytheon to Acquire Applied Signal Technology for $490 Million

Raytheon Company of Waltham, Mass., said today it has signed a definitive acquisition agreement with Applied Signal Technology, Inc., which specializes in the collection and processing of communications signals to … Continue reading

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December 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Qualcomm Sells 700MHz Spectrum to AT&T for $1.9 Billion

Spectrum Sale Will Lead to Shutdown of FLO TV Business in March 2011 Qualcomm Incorporated today said it has agreed to sell its Lower 700 MHz D and E Block … Continue reading

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December 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Beltone gets CES Innovation Award for Bluetooth-Compatible Hearing Aid

Beltone Electronics has received the International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award in the Health and Wellness category for its Beltone True hearing aid. The device integrates Bluetooth compatibility … Continue reading

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December 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Semiconductor Groups Form 3D IC Standards Efforts to Save Moore’s Law

In an unprecedented display of urgency at a critical juncture in the history of the semiconductor industry, several of the largest organizations representing semiconductor design and manufacturing have announced initiatives … Continue reading

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December 8, 2010 · 2 Comments

HID Global Delivers RFID Readers for Next-Generation e-Passport Systems in Europe

New RFID reader technology from HID Global is being deployed in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain to help create a more robust identity-checking infrastructure in Europe, said company … Continue reading

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December 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

IEDM Explores 15-Nanometer Chip Design Challenges

The semiconductor industry holds its collective breath this coming week while leading scientists and engineers from around the world gather at the 2010 International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco … Continue reading

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December 4, 2010 · 1 Comment

Roving Networks’ Low Power WiFi Module Targets Remote Sensors, Asset Tracking

Roving Networks has revealed the RN-171,an ultra-low power Wi-Fi module targeting remote sensor and asset tracking applications. The new module complements Roving Networks’ line of full-featured Wi-Fi modules that are … Continue reading

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December 2, 2010 · 1 Comment