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Semi Book-to-Bill Ratio
July, 2014 (prelim.)            1.07
June, 2014                        1.10
May, 2014                        1.00
April, 2014                       1.03
March, 2014                      1.06
February, 2014                   1.01
January, 2014                     1.04
December, 2013                  1.02
November, 2013                  1.11
October, 2013                      1.05
September, 2013                  0.97
August, 2013                      0.98
July, 2013                         1.00
June, 2013                         1.10
May, 2013                         1.08
April, 2013                        1.08
March, 2013                       1.11
February, 2013                    1.10
January, 2013                      1.11
December, 2012                   0.92
November, 2012                  0.79
October, 2012                      0.75
September, 2012                  0.78
August, 2012                       0.82
July, 2012                           0.86
June, 2012                          0.93
May, 2012                           1.05
April, 2012                           1.10
March, 2012                         1.12
February, 2012                     1.01
January, 2012                       0.96
December, 2011                    0.85
November, 2011                    0.83
October, 2011                      0.74
September, 2011                   0.71
August, 2011                       0.80
July, 2011                           0.85
June, 2011                           0.94
May, 2011                           0.97
April, 2011                        0.98
March, 2011                        0.95
February, 2011                     0.87
January, 2011                       0.85
December, 2010                   0.90
November, 2010                   0.97
October, 2010                      0.98
September, 2010                  1.03
August, 2010                      1.17
July, 2010                         1.23
June, 2010                        1.18
May, 2010                        1.13
April, 2010                        1.13
March, 2010                      1.21
February, 2010                   1.23
January, 2010                    1.23
December, 2009                 1.07
November, 2009               1.06
October, 2009                  1.09
September, 2009              1.17
August, 2009                  1.06
July, 2009                     1.06
June, 2009                      0.80
May, 2009                      0.73
April, 2009                    0.65
March, 2009                 0.56
February, 2009             0.49
January, 2009               0.47
December, 2008           0.86
November, 2008           0.97
October, 2008               0.96
September, 2008           0.70
August, 2008               0.81
July, 2008                     0.83
June, 2008                   0.81
May, 2008                   0.78
April, 2008                 0.82
March, 2008               0.87
February, 2008          0.92
January, 2008             0.89
December, 2007        0.85
November, 2007        0.82
October, 2007            0.80
September, 2007       0.79
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Intel Unleashes its First 8-Core Desktop Processor

August 29, 2014 -- Intel Corporation unveiled its first eight-core desktop processor, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly code-named "Haswell-E," targeted at power users who demand the most from their PCs. ... read more

Texas Instruments Introduces 46 128-KB, 140-µA at 200-KSPS Microcontrollers for Metering, Health, Fitness and Wearables Designs

August 28, 2014 -- Texas Instruments (TI) today released 46 ultra-low-power MSP430 FRAM microcontrollers (MCUs) with more memory, features and integration. TI's MSP430FR69x MCUs are scalable up to 128 KB non-volatile FRAM memory and include smart analog integration, such as an extended scan interface (ESI) and a differential input analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that consumes as little as 140 µA at 200 KSPS. Developers can also leverage the integrated 320-segment LCD controller to easily add a display to their products and a 256-bit advanced encryption standard (AES) hardware accelerator to increase security of data transmissions. This integration not only reduces overall power consumption, it minimizes product size by eliminating redundant components in systems. ... read more

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Green Hills Announces Development Support for Microchip Technology's 32-Bit PIC Microcontrollers

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PMC Enables Density-Optimized Data Center Servers with Industry’s First 12Gb/s SAS Expander Card

Samsung Delivers Industry’s First 3D TSV Technology Based DDR4 Modules for Enterprise Servers

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Tattoo Bio-Batteries Produce Power from Sweat

August 15, 2014 -- Researchers University of California San Diego have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and the tattoo biobatteries can also produce power from the perspiration. The research team described their work at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ... read more

Four 400G Quandaries To Look Forward To

August 4, 2014 -- The 400 GbE (that’s Ethernet at 400 Gbits/s to you and me) task force has convened and hopes to deliver a 400GbE specification in Q1 of 2017. At this time, everything is on the table. In 400G Ethernet Effort Begins, John D’Ambrosia, Chair of the Ethernet Alliance and 400G Ethernet Group, said, "The key part is that this initial effort will spend significant time and energy on defining an architecture that will be flexible and enable future 400GbE implementations." He went on to say that, "diving into the technical details of each of these anticipated proposals will be part of the fun that awaits those ready for this project." ... read more

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Infineon's Solutions for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Induction Cooking Appliances

September 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m. EDT -- Induction cooking appliances such as table top cookers, large stoves, and inverterized microwave ovens are more popular with consumers than ever before. The focus for system designers is now moving to energy efficiency as the market demands better performing appliances. Join the webinar to see how Infineon's new RC-H5 family of discrete IGBTs make it easy to create a more efficient system.


  • Energy efficiency requirements for induction cooking appliances
  • Topologies for induction cooking appliance designs
  • Key parameters to be considered for system efficiency
  • New RC-H5 reverse conducting discrete IGBTs designed for the highest performance in induction cooking appliances

Speakers: Ellyse Brause is from the USA and has been working for Infineon in Austria for the last 1 1/2 years.

Thomas Kimmer was born in Germany and is working as an application engineer for Infineon since 2006.

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How to Charge Supercapacitor Banks for Energy Storage

August 12, 2014 -- Supercapacitors have been adopted for energy storage in a variety of power management applications due to their intrinsic physical characteristics that provide advantages over traditional batteries. In automotive applications such as start-stop systems with regenerative braking, supercapacitors can provide the energy needed to engage the starter to restart the combustion engine as well as accept the kinetic energy recovered during braking. This paper addresses the challenges related to charging these large capacitors, and shows power system designers how to evaluate and select the best system configuration for backup energy storage. A supercapacitor charger is demonstrated, with waveforms and detailed interpretations presented. ... read more

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Intel Developer Forum (IDF), September 9-11, 2014, Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco -- IDF is where people from every part of the technology world gather to hear about Intel’s latest advances and witness its vision for the future first-hand. With hundreds of sessions, keynote presentations from top Intel leaders, and a strong set of sponsoring organizations from across the industry, IDF provides a rare chance to engage and learn across the entire compute continuum. ... read more

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