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11|27|2014 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- $150,000 seems a princely sum in exchange for an elevator pitch but not when you consider the research that went into it.

11|26|2014 MADISON, Wis. – For the ailing Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony Corp., now is apparently not the time for boast and bluster. Sony is talking softly ...

11|25|2014 MADISON, Wis. — In pursuing the growing Internet of Things market, NXP Semiconductors has picked up a key technology piece that was conspicuously absent ...

11|25|2014 OSAKA, Japan — The emerging sensor-fusion controller market for smartphones and wearable devices is about to meet a new competitor -- this time out of left ...

11|25|2014 TAIPEI — MediaTek, Taiwan’s largest chip designer, has announced that it will invest 300 million yuan renminbi (US$48.9 million) in a Chinese ...

11|24|2014 YOKOHAMA, Japan — Japan, which once looked like a world leader as it pushed its Home Energy Management System (HEMS) and the smart home standard, is now ...

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In today's increasingly device-centric world, design engineers are facing a proliferation of low-end, small-screen product requirements that require big system performance.
Pitching your product using an iffy benchmarking result has been done before. It’s called marketing. Calling others out for iffy benchmarking as part of your ...
In the past few weeks Apple Pay has been making the news as the new way to easily implement mobile payments with the iPhone 6 and the upcoming Apple Watch.
Most efforts to control power consumption in System-on-Chip design are focused on the computational units, such as the CPU and GPU. However, other sections of the chip ...
Madison, Wis. — So, tell me, why are we so down on terrestrial TV broadcast? There seems to be a growing consensus that broadcasting isn't just irrelevant but obsolete.
When Oscium introduced its iOS-based oscilloscope in 2011, I believed then that engineers would embrace the smartphone/tablet interface for controlling instruments. I ...
I have written several articles in the past 12 months about the need for new parasitic extraction techniques at advanced nodes. At 20 nm, double patterning entered our ...
If Ultra HDTV lives up to its hype, it will be in spite of a couple of major drawbacks. Foremost is the near total lack of Ultra HD content to play on these new sets. ...
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