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One analyst takes on the PM market
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Global sales of digital power semiconductors are set to increase to $821 million in 2013, up from $127 million in 2008, according to iSuppli Corp. The most rapid growth will be in DCPs.
Green power in the future
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
Sharp Microelectronics reported its first loss ever this year so the company is investing in a future "green" to ensure it keeps its competitive edge.
Sometimes it pays to know
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9/16/2009   Post a comment
A new report from Databeans has a bunch of good data that might just serve power management circuit designers well.
Ban the power for BANs
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9/9/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm described a new algorithm to lower the power of body area networks at a recent conference. The medical industry needs that to have sensors work 24/7 in regular living conditions without wireless packets getting lost.
Managing waves and thoughts
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9/2/2009   Post a comment
Bin He can point to a spot on the brain that gave off a sub-microvolt signal corresponding to a thought. The question now is can thoughts be managed with the same techniques used to manage power?


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