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Mentor Graphics Acquires Galaxy Semiconductor

October 31, 2016, anysilicon

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that it has acquired Galaxy Semiconductor, a leading provider of test data analysis and defect reduction software for the semiconductor industry. With this acquisition, more design, test, and product engineers will now have access to Galaxy’s powerful solutions for maximizing device yields, improving test quality,

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Investment: Aura Semiconductor raises Series A funding

October 31, 2016, anysilicon

Aura Semiconductor, a provider of high performance analog mixed signal solutions, today announced that it has completed Series A round of equity investment from Bay Area based WRV Capital.
 
Aura has innovative semiconductor technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT) Radios, Timing and Portable Audio markets. Aura’s products

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What is RISC-V? Why do we care and why you should too!

October 28, 2016, anysilicon

I’d like to start by talking about the biggest misconception regarding RISC-V. Many of you who have heard about RISC-V likely believe it is an open-source processor … but it is not.
 
So what is it?
RISC-V is an open specification of an Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). That is,

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NXP has agreed to be acquired by Qualcomm for $47B

October 27, 2016, anysilicon

SAN DIEGO, and EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 27, 2016 — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Qualcomm will acquire NXP.  Pursuant to the agreement, a subsidiary of Qualcomm will

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Austria’s ams acquires Heptagon become a worldwide leader in optical sensing

October 25, 2016, anysilicon

Premstaetten, Austria (24 October 2016) – ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Heptagon, the worldwide leader in high performance optical packaging and micro-optics. With this transaction, ams becomes the

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Hisense selects their SoC Fabric IP for IoT from Dolphin Integration

October 24, 2016, anysilicon

Launching any SoC on a highly competitive market demands a differentiation for which Hisense was searching for an ultra low-power solution to extend battery life-time of wireless-connected devices. Designing such an integrated circuit introduces new challenges: silicon area, power consumption and BoM cost must be aggressively reduced, while dealing with

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