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February 25, 2013
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  • Dialog has $312 million in cash and is interested in acquisitions
    With $312 million in cash on hand at the end of last year, Dialog Semiconductor is interested in making acquisitions and strategic investments. "We invested in Arctic Sand at the end of last year. It is a spinoff from MIT with an interesting buck-boost dc-dc architecture and we do talk to a lot of startups," said Dialog's Mark Tyndall. Acquisitions are also possible, he added: "We've been looking at different targets over the last year." EE Times (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ARM issues 75 licenses for Mali GPUs
    ARM Holdings has licensed its Mali graphics processing unit to 75 parties, the company reported today. Chips based on the Mali design are found in 70% of graphics-enabled digital televisions, half of Android-based tablet computers and 20% of Android smartphones, according to ARM. Electronics Weekly (U.K.) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Imagination rethinks its products after MIPS acquisition
    Imagination Technologies has ambitious plans for the intellectual property it gained in the acquisition of MIPS Technologies, Agam Shah writes. "We are calling all our processor families MIPS," Imagination's Tony King-Smith says. Analyst Jim McGregor says he's curious whether the company will merge graphics processing units with CPUs. Network World/IDG News Service (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Huawei debuts smartphone with quad-core processor
    Huawei Technologies has introduced the Ascend P2 smartphone, which will be available in the second quarter. The Android handset is based on a quad-core processor running at up to 1.5 gigahertz, although it isn't clear whether the processor is from Qualcomm or is an internal Huawei design, according to this blog post. (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • JEDEC members among UBM Tech's Test & Measurement World 2013 Best in Test Winners
    JEDEC congratulates member companies Agilent Technologies, Mentor Graphics, National Instruments, Synopsys and Tektronix on their selection as "2013 Best in Test" winners by Test & Measurement World. The awards honor innovations from 2012 that are considered by editors and readers to have made important contributions to the industry. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • JEDEC Mobile Forum: Save the dates
    To be held in Santa Clara, Calif., on May 1 and 2, the Forum will focus on the latest developments and standards for mobile storage technology, including Universal Flash Storage (UFS), LPDDR3 & 4, and Wide I/O 2, as well as the mobile devices that utilize these standards, including smartphones, ultra-thin notebooks, and tablets. Online registration coming soon! Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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