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February 11, 2013
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  • Renesas readies quad-core and octo-core processors
    Renesas Mobile will introduce the quad-core MP6530 processor and an octo-core processor, both with the "big/little" architecture of ARM Holdings, this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Meanwhile, Renesas Electronics forecast a larger net loss of $1.9 billion for the current fiscal year ending March 31, citing staff reductions and an ongoing restructuring effort. EE Times (2/11), Bloomberg Businessweek (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ICs, Memory & More 
  • Samsung, LG expand operations in China to meet local competition
    LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics are stepping up their operations in China in the face of increased local competition from Huawei Technologies, Lenovo Group and ZTE, this analysis notes. Samsung's share of the Chinese telecommunications market fell from 20% in 2011 to 14.2% in 2012, according to Gartner, which notes that LG has a less than 1% market share in the country. In addition, Samsung supplies application processors, NAND flash memory devices and other components to Chinese manufacturers. The Korea Times (Seoul) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Going Green 
  Semiconductors in Action 
  • Report: Tim Cook opposed Apple's suit against Samsung
    When Steve Jobs wanted to file a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics, Tim Cook opposed the idea, citing the close business relationship between Apple and the Korean company, this blog post notes. "Apple's lawsuit about Samsung's copycat tactics illuminates the risks of being dependent on a supplier, and other systems companies in the electronics industry are likely to want alternatives to Samsung, which has a black eye for allegedly copycatting a key customer's designs," Dean Takahashi writes. VentureBeat (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NXP, Delphi will collaborate on automotive electronics
    NXP Semiconductors and Delphi Automotive have signed an agreement to work together on various aspects of automotive electronics. Delphi will use NXP's SAF775x line, which includes a multi-tuner car radio chip, and the chipmaker's AM/FM background tuner. RTT News (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Qualcomm exec: Welcome to the era of distributed gaming
    More powerful processors and greater bandwidth capability will help improve the gaming environment, according to Qualcomm's Raj Talluri. "You undertake it when you have a powerful computer on both sides, and high bandwidth in between. It's distributed gaming, more than cloud gaming," he says in this interview. Talluri adds, "You have a pretty powerful processor on this side, too." VentureBeat (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Testing & Standards 
  JEDEC News 
  • Updates to JESD21-C: JEDEC Configurations for Solid State Memories now available for free download
    JESD21-C is a compilation of some 3000 of JEDEC memory device standards for solid state memory from September 1989 to the present. In addition to the free downloads available on the JEDEC website, an annual updating service and complete hard copies are also available for purchase. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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