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Sony Reportedly Eyes Renesas Plant
Dec 4 13
Sony Corporation (TSE:6758) is considering acquiring a plant of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), informed sources said. Renesas has announced plans to close the Tsuruoka plant, a production base for system-on-chip products, within three years. Sony, which will start negotiations shortly on details such as the acquisition price, is expected to retain part of some 1,000 employees at the plant.
Renesas Electronics Corporation Demos USB PD, Powers 3.5-Inch HDD
Dec 3 13
Renesas Electronics Corp. demonstrated the "USB Power Delivery Specification (USB PD)," which enables to provide up to 100W of electricity to a device while transmitting data via USB, at Embedded Technology 2013, which took place from Nov. 20 to 22, 2013, in Yokohama, Japan. With USB 3.0 specifications, it is possible to supply up to 5V of power at 900mA while transmitting data. On the other hand, the USB PD enables to provide up to 20V of power at 5A. In the demonstration, Renesas supplied 12V of power to a 3.5-inch HDD to play a movie file stored in the HDD. The USB PD defines five "profiles", depending on the power to be supplied (10, 18, 36, 60 and 100W). It deals with voltages of 5, 12 and 20V and currents of 1.5, 2, 3 and 5A. Before supplying power via USB PD, a negotiation between power transmitting and receiving devices takes place to decide on a voltage and current. The company is developing a chip incorporating a USB PD controller and analog front-end (AFE) that perform such preprocessing or "handshake," aiming to release samples within the first half of fiscal 2014. The size of the chip will range from 4 x 4mm to 5 x 5mm, the company said. In the demonstration, it realized a USB PD controller and AFE by using an FPGA and discrete parts. The company aims to provide "USB PD solutions" using the chip and its USB 3.0 transceiver IC to its customers in cooperation with companies that are well-versed in power-supply circuits and AC adapters.
Renesas Electronics Corporation Introduces a Functional Safety Solution for Industrial Automation
Nov 25 13
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the development of a functional safety software package for its 32-bit RX631 and RX63N microcontroller (MCU) Groups. The new solution provides diagnostic software for the RX CPU core and its internal memory, and a detailed safety manual to significantly reduce development time for designs that need to conform to stringent safety directives for industrial equipment, such as safety controllers, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor drives and safety sensors. Key features of the new functional safety solution includes: Safety manual: For the functional safety qualification, a comprehensive analysis targeting the IEC61508 functional safety standard is performed and the result is published in the safety manual. The safety manual includes the RX MCU's hardware safety mechanism, the diagnostic methods of software with its diagnostic coverage, and the safety parameter based on safety analysis for each function part of the MCU; Self-test diagnostic software library: A diagnostic software library for the CPU core, RAM and flash ROM. Since the diagnostic coverage of the CPU core has undergone comprehensive fault simulation tests, the design solution makes it easy to show the basis of the coverage estimation and enables effective system integration; and Compliant with the RX631/63N Group of MCUs: The new functional safety solution is compliant with Renesas' RX631 and RX63N MCUs. The RX631 and RX63N MCUs are high-performance, 32-bit MCUs that operate at 1.65 DMIPS/MHz, and include a floating point unit (FPU), hardware multipliers & MAC, flash operation without wait states, memory sizes up to 2MB of on-chip flash, and a rich set of peripherals such as multiple timers, high speed analog, Ethernet connectivity, and built-in safety-related functions. By using the new functional safety solution, system manufacturers can easily apply functional safety to their systems using the RX631 and RX63N MCUs. Renesas is also planning to expand this safety solution to the company's other RX family MCUs. Renesas' new Functional Safety Solution will be sold under a software license model, and will be available in February 2014.
Renesas Electronics Corporation Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended September 30, 2013; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Nine Months Ending December 31, 2013
Oct 30 13
Renesas Electronics Corporation reported consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2013. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of ¥217.8 billion, operating income of ¥10.9 million, ordinary income of ¥5.4 million, net loss of ¥8.8 million and capital expenditure of ¥4.0 million.
For the six months, the company reported net sales of ¥416.866 million against ¥409.384 million a year ago. Operating income was ¥20.688 million against operating loss of ¥23.310 million a year ago. Ordinary income was ¥13.910 million against ordinary loss of ¥24.443 million a year ago. Net loss was ¥12.810 million or ¥30.22 per share against ¥115.081 million or ¥275.89 per share a year ago. Capital expenditure was ¥5.7 million.
For the nine months ending December 31, 2013, the company expects net sales of ¥613,900 million, operating income of ¥36,700 million, ordinary income of ¥26,900 million, net income of ¥11,200 million or ¥13.34 per share.
Renesas Electronics Corporation Reports Impairment Loss for the Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2013
Oct 30 13
Renesas Electronics Corporation reported total impairment loss in the second quarter ended September 30, 2013 of ¥3.5 million.