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Best Year Since 2010, says IHS

Best Year Since 2010, says IHS

The worldwide semiconductor market revenue is on track to achieve a 9.4 percent expansion this year, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance since 2010, says IHS.

Global revenue in 2014 is expected to total $353.2 billion, up from $322.8 billion…

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10 deals which changed the chip industry in 2014

10 deals which changed the chip industry in 2014

A number of big company acquisitions in 2014 look like they will restructure the wireless chipset market.

One of the oldest names in semiconductor history lost its independence.

While a number of the UK’s most celebrated start-ups of the last two decades were snapped up.

Qualcomm agreed a…

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Positives and negatives for 2015 IC industry

Positives and negatives for 2015 IC industry

A positive for the semiconductor industry this year is that it is the industry with the least correlation with the oil industry, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank in its 2015 Semiconductor Playbook…

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TDK improves PFC efficiency

TDK improves PFC efficiency

Power factor correction (PFC) can be more efficient at partial loads, according to UK power supply firm TDK-Lambda, which has patented its technique.

PFC is a technique employed in mains power supplies to prevent them injecting harmonic distortion into the mains (see box below).

However, “the switching loss in…

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Comment: UK-based innovators could harvest 5G windfall

Comment: UK-based innovators could harvest 5G windfall

Denis Keseris, patent attorney at Withers & Rogers, considers how innovators are already developing concepts and technology – with particular respect to M2M capabilities – that may find their way into the 5G standard.

UK-based innovators operating in fields outside of mobile telecommunications are already working towards a chance to benefit…

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Not only IoT, but software-defined everything, says Wind River

Not only IoT, but software-defined everything, says Wind River

Let’s look beyond the internet of things (IoT) the embedded world is moving into the zone of ”software-defined everything,” according to Wind River’s chief strategy officer Gareth Noyes.

Wind River says it continues to address IoT applications, but in a keynote presenation at the Embedded World conference…

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Zero drift CMOS op amps from On Semi

Zero drift CMOS op amps from On Semi

ON Semiconductor has introduced a family of CMOS op amps that are designed to deliver zero drift operation for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs…

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IoT is not happening, says ARM

IoT is not happening, says ARM

The internet of things is not happening yet, says a executive at processor firm ARM.

Despite the marketing hype around the market for internet-enabled wristbands and fitness monitors, the market is being sen as slow to develop.

ARM, one of the biggest promoters of the market, does not yet…

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CSR targets ARM mbed with Bluetooth boards

CSR targets ARM mbed with Bluetooth boards

CSR is focusing its embedded design strategy on the ARM mbed operating system.

CSR plans to offer two mbed expansion boards, also known as shields, to support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi interfaces.

One shield solution combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth based on the CSR6030 and CSR8311. The other offers a…

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Mobile broadband facing spectrum crunch

Mobile broadband facing spectrum crunch

Governments must make more mobile spectrum bands available if the full potential of mobile broadband services are to be realised, according to mobile specialists speaking in Cambridge this week.

The warning comes less than 12 months ahead of the World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva that will review the…

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