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NXP/Freescale Merger – A Union of Equals

Contributed by Ray Angers   It was announced this week that NXP Semiconductor NV (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) and Freescale Semiconductor Ltd (Austin, Texas) plan to merge their operations.  The deal, if approved in the second half of 2015, would bump the combined company into the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers. What was the motivation to bring [...]

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Intel Bolsters IoT Position

Contributed by Martin Bijman On Feb 2, Intel announced it will purchase “Internet of Things” (IoT) chip company Lantiq. According to Intel, this will enhance connection experiences in the home, by extending its home gateway business with Lantiq product lineup of access products such as cable, DSL, fiber, LTE, retail, and IoT smart routers. Internet [...]

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HiSense: A Fierce DTV Player in the USA as Seen at CES 2015

Contributed by Jim Morrison Two Years Can Change A Lot In January of 2013, I spent a lot of time studying DTVs at CES. One of the players that rose above the rest was HiSense. Back in 2013, the Chinese flat panel TV provider spoke of ambitious goals to increase their market share in the USA. Well, [...]

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CES 2015 Unveiled: Top 5 Themes

Contributed by Dick James and Jim Morrison Every year before the press day, and two days before the actual show itself, International CES holds their “CES Unveiled” event for media and analysts. It’s basically a mini-trade show that (presumably) the exhibitors have to pay extra, to get increased exposure for their products. It’s always a [...]

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Intel’s 14-nm Parts are Finally Here!

Contributed by Dick James Click here for more information on Chipworks’ Intel 14 nm reports   Earlier last week, a couple of laptops arrived from Japan using the Core M version of Intel’s Broadwell processor. Straight into the lab, and within a few hours the first sight of the die structure, confirming that it is [...]

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Chipworks @ Mobile World Congress – The Year of Incremental Improvements

Contributed by Dick James As we did last year, we went along to the Mobile World Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona last week. The intent was to take the pulse of the mobile business, not just the big announcements like the Samsung Galaxy S5, but also the parts that go into mobile devices. Dominant Themes [...]

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