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Qualcomm Takes on the World, in Court
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5/18/2017   Post a comment
When Intel and Samsung joined the fray last Friday by filing amicus briefs in support of the FTC’s complaint against, matters went from bad to worse for Qualcomm
AMD Goes Epyc for Data Centers
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5/18/2017   13 comments
So far AMD is making good progress in its return to profitability, but it’s too early to raise the “mission accomplished” banner.
Li-ion Battery Pack Tests: Easier Said Than Done
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5/16/2017   3 comments
The challenge of testing and assessing a battery’s internal state and structure while it is being used, even in a lab setup, is formidable — but a new approach may offer an opportunity.
Waymo-Lyft Tie Opens Door to 5 Questions
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5/16/2017   9 comments
What we don't know about Waymo-Lyft partnership includes when and where they plan to start “ride hailing” operations, and which self-driving car platform Lyft might eventually use for its autonomous driving services.
Optical Industry Needs Automation
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5/15/2017   1 comment
For many years, the optical communications industry has been getting by with artisan techniques, but we are approaching a time when vendors must automate.
Oscilloscopes and RF Test at ESC Boston 2017
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5/11/2017   1 comment
ESC Boston 2017 featured numerous oscilloscope exhibits for debugging analog and digital circuits in embedded systems and IoT.
Neural Nets Need Some Translation
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5/11/2017   Post a comment
Data scientists and engineers are invited to provide feedback on an emerging standard that aims to bring unity to the fragmentation in machine learning formats.
Arrow launches free overnight shipment for all products in stock
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5/11/2017   Post a comment
$20 of components automatically qualifies for free overnight shipping.
Infineon Leads Pick-and-Shovel Market
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5/10/2017   Post a comment
In an analysis produced for EE Times, Semicast Research has identified Infineon as the leading vendor overall for the combined automotive and industrial semiconductor market.
Qualcomm Poised to Become MCU Sales Leader?
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5/9/2017   Post a comment
Unprecedented consolidation continues to redraw the semiconductor industry's vendor rankings, and nowhere is that more evident than the microcontroller segment.
Crazy Cartoon Punchline Competition on EEWeb.com
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5/9/2017   10 comments
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to propose an appropriate punchline for the final frame of the cartoon.
Smart Cities Need Smart Partners
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5/9/2017   1 comment
The time is now to make every city a smart city.
FPGA-Based Functional Safety for Industrial Applications
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5/9/2017   Post a comment
For industrial applications, the overall average lifetime of manufacturing equipment is growing, and designers need to utilize and deploy components that will work reliably for decades.
Radar Expands Automotive Senses to Power Active Safety
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5/8/2017   Post a comment
Car OEMs and Tier One companies are learning to use sensor technologies for active safety systems that act on behalf of and in unison with the driver. What's the role of radar?
China Expands Data Export Restrictions
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5/8/2017   3 comments
New rules proposed in China will create significant hurdles for big data companies with international operations and their customers who use their data.
Second Chance for Rick Tsai
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5/8/2017   2 comments
Former CEO of TSMC Rick Tsai will have the opportunity of a lifetime when he takes over at the helm of MediaTek in July this year.
Macron, Innovator Beyond Politics
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5/7/2017   14 comments
Macron, who ran on a business-friendly, big-tent centrist platform, is also an avid promoter of the digital economy, enthusiastic about tech startups in France.
Radio Shack: Gone From Where It Started
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5/5/2017   8 comments
More Radio Shack stores are closing or have recently closed. The chain of electronics stores has run its course. Game over.
Connected Lights Create IoT Links
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5/5/2017   Post a comment
Collaboration among lighting, semiconductor and computing industries on standards and test beds is essential to realizing the full potential of connected lighting systems.
After Moore’s Law — What?
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5/5/2017   3 comments
The semiconductor industry must, at last, outgrow its obsession with pitch shrinkage, and go creative with the “heterogeneous integration of different technologies” to push economic growth.
Re-Thinking Supply Lines for Long-Overdue PCB Modernization
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5/4/2017   4 comments
By modernizing the supply chain, printed circuit board makers can improve efficiency, quickly adopt new technologies, and capture lower costs.
Optane and the Specification Game
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5/2/2017   1 comment
The introduction of Intel's latest Optane-based product offers an interesting play on the specification game.
Engineering Ed Stuck in the Past
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5/2/2017   22 comments
Curriculum modifications and forum replacements must be made in the engineering and computer science education system if we want to equip future generations.
Finding Flash: A Look at Today’s Memory Shortage
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5/1/2017   Post a comment
SSD drive prices have risen between 10% and 20% and suppliers are extending lead-times to distributors out into the 20+ week range. Here's a look at the current state of the flash memory market.
Home Alarms Ring Up Sales
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5/1/2017   Post a comment
Alarm systems are becoming more valuable as products expand to include detection of fire, carbon monoxide and water leaks, as well as home automation features such as smart plugs, locks, cameras, lighting and thermostat control.
Qualcomm: Apple's Real iPhone Competitor
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4/28/2017   14 comments
Apple has identified who its toughest foe is and is taking action.
It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!
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4/28/2017   Post a comment
A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.
7 Steps to Move Manufacturers to Industry 4.0
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4/27/2017   Post a comment
Every function and activity in manufacturing has data behind it that should be leveraged to improve processes across the organization that will help it achieve smart factory status.
IoT Security: What We Need Next
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4/25/2017   5 comments
Do we need a group to certify that IoT products support some baseline security and privacy standards? If so, what are the standards and who is the group?
Is Foxconn Ready for Cars?
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4/25/2017   Post a comment
What makes Taiwan’s foray into cars interesting is if and when Foxconn gets involved. We spotted several key technologies at AutoTronics show last week.
"The Hardware Hacker" Will Open Your Eyes
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4/24/2017   8 comments
Get an inside look at Chinese electronic component markets, manufacturing, fake parts, and the hacker mentality.
Embedded Systems Editor Bernard Cole Passes Away
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4/24/2017   1 comment
Long-time editor covering embedded systems at EE Times and Embedded.com influenced a generation of industry readers. Anyone who has touched the pages or viewed the pixels of EE Times or Embedded.com over the years has read and benefited from Bernie’s insights on embedded systems and software.
400G Deals Winning Hand for Data Centers
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4/21/2017   1 comment
Dell’Oro Group predicts that 400G will become the next major Ethernet speed for data centers, providing there’s adequate availability of 400G optics.
DNA, the Ultimate in Data Memory
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4/20/2017   4 comments
While the role of DNA as a biological memory is well established exploring its potential as a data memory is relatively new. DNA data memory has not quite yet reached the stage where a blob of DNA can have some wires attached to it to write and read its data content, good progress has been made.
Lessons That Carmakers Can Learn from the Mobile Industry
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4/18/2017   4 comments
Carmakers are at a crossroads. They can either follow the footsteps of the mobile industry by allowing two platforms -- Apple or Android -- or they can turn to open-source platforms like Automotive Grade Linux.
Where Do You Stand on Science March?
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4/17/2017   22 comments
Are you participating in the March for Science this Saturday? I’d love to hear why or why not.
Medical Tests: Merged Technologies Yield Dramatic Insight
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4/17/2017   Post a comment
New devices leverage high-performance, low-cost sensing technologies and signal processing to develop radically new ways to non-invasively address medical-instrumentation challenges.
Apple's In, But DMV Is Telling Us More
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4/16/2017   2 comments
The DMV website turns out to be a treasure trove of information on all the facets of highly automated vehicles currently in development.
Report Provides a Vision for Semiconductors
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4/14/2017   Post a comment
A recent report shows steps industry and government leaders can take to enable continued advances in semiconductor technology to help solve society’s most pressing challenges.
Toshiba Rumor Mill Runs at Full Capacity
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4/14/2017   3 comments
The latest rumors and unconfirmed reports from the semiconductor industry's most interesting soap opera of the moment.
Webinar: What's Happening in Embedded Space?
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4/13/2017   4 comments
Some of the answers that will be revealed in the forthcoming Embedded Markets Study Webinar may surprise you.
Survey Sees Engineering Brain Drain
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4/13/2017   7 comments
Senior engineers are retiring at an accelerated pace, creating a brain drain impacting all aspects of the supply chain from product creation though delivery.
Skilled Labor, Free Trade Key Concerns over Brexit
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4/12/2017   9 comments
The United Kingdom's electronics industry expresses angst in the time of Brexit.
Is Video the 'Killer Platform'?
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4/11/2017   Post a comment
High-quality video and mobility are the two big trends prompting the Video Electronics Standards Association to become more engaged in the mobile device industry.
Apple and Google in the Memory Business?
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4/11/2017   5 comments
A recent report out of Japan says three of tech's biggest and most prominent companies are interested in bidding on Toshiba's memory chip business. Can this be true?
When Your Sweat Knows More about You…
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4/10/2017   5 comments
Lucio Lanza believes that billions of things, once connected, will eventually embody intelligence. The notion makes us feel a little uneasy.
Technology Appointment: For a Haircut?
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4/10/2017   Post a comment
Apps certainly make life more efficient, but people still are key.
Foundries Need Clear Benchmarks
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4/10/2017   8 comments
Amid an unprecedented proliferation of process nodes, the industry needs good public benchmarks to compare semiconductor process technologies.
5 Blockchain Trends for 2017
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4/10/2017   Post a comment
Blockchain moved beyond being just the technology behind bitcoin in 2016, showing it has the potential to disrupt many different industries.
Who, What, When & Where at ESC Boston 2017?
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4/7/2017   8 comments
Over the years, a tradition has been established of meeting up the evening before ESC to grab a bite to eat and share tall tales.
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