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10|30|2014 MADISON, Wis. — China's Xiaomi's emergence as the world's third largest smartphone vendor in the last quarter should have surprised no one. However, it's a ...

10|29|2014 MADISON, Wis. — If you haven't heard of Japan's MegaChips Corp., you'd better watch out. Japan's fast-growing fabless chip company may come knocking on ...

10|29|2014 TAIPEI — UMC, the world’s third-largest chip foundry, said Wednesday, Oct. 29, that it has grabbed a larger piece of the 28 nanometer business that ...

10|28|2014 MADISON, Wis. — While US retailers struggle to keep up with the transition of mobile payment systems partly prompted by new technologies like NFC-based ...

10|20|2014 MADISON, Wis. — China Mobile's 2014 nine-month income fell by 9.7% compared with the same period a year ago, with profits dipping for the fifth-straight ...

10|16|2014 TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest chip foundry, said Thursday, Oct. 16, that it aims to increase its ...

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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. ...
MADISON, Wis. — How do you make your car's dashboard look like a smartphone? Since the Consumer Electronics Show in January, this has been a burning question in the ...
The lack of quality manuals and documentation for developer tools greatly diminishes our ability to work well in subtle but important ways.
Entrepreneurial designers are creating new ideas for wearable and connected devices daily. Consumers are racing to support their Kickstarter campaigns. Unfortunately, many ...
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