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Sonics and ARM craft agreement
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
ARM has taken a license to the Sonics interconnect patent portfolio and they will work together on power management...
Researchers harvest energy from planes
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4/30/2013   1 comment
Team of Viennese devices method for powering sensors attached to a plane’s fuselage that can be used to collect data on the plane's structural health.
BlackBerry CEO says tablets have no future
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4/30/2013   8 comments
Thorsten Heins says he doesn't think anyone will still be using tablets five years from now.
Tight 32-Gb NAND flash supply pumps up prices
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
Chasing mobile high-density NAND flash leaves an underserved market in low-end devices.
Parasitic extraction in the age of double-patterning
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
Addressing new extraction accuracy, complexity, and computational requirements at 20 nm and below...
Reclaiming lost knowledge
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Education in science and technology topics should extend beyond the high-school and college years.
Yoshida in China: A radical proposal for monetizing IP
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4/30/2013   10 comments
If you have an innovation whose IP is trapped in a university, why not consider spinning it out in an investment-rich environment like China.
Video: Propeller Beanies Mesh via Wireless Network
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4/29/2013   3 comments
One of the highlights of DESIGN West--CapNet project --the world's first wireless mesh network to be deployed in propeller beanies.
Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
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4/29/2013   27 comments
Windows 8 tablets did surprisingly well in the first quarter, boosting Intel's share of the market from practically zero to around 7 percent.
Robotic ants offer design tips
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
A study of how robotic ants navigate via swarm behavior, and the design of their trail networks, may make human transportation networks more efficient.
Accidental engineering: 10 mistakes turned into innovation
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4/29/2013   3 comments
10 major discoveries, inventions, and inspirational moments that were, for the most part, serendipitous.
Book excerpt: Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
The primary subject of this book is Signal Integrity and the book starts at the very beginning with introductory text about components and physics...
When MEMS Meets Metrology
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
Advancing capabilities in test and measurement take two mutually supportive paths: refinement of exiting approaches and adaptation of apparently unrelated technologies.
Boston bombings likely to boost video surveillance gear sales
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4/26/2013   13 comments
If history is any measure, the tragic attack in Boston will spur increase in spending on security and surveillance.
Cyber security solutions underused
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4/26/2013   7 comments
Hackers keep succeeding with the same old tricks for which everybody knows the solution -- namely multifactor authentication -- but users just continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.
What were they thinking: Drink your dinner leftovers
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4/26/2013   10 comments
What to do with the dinner leftovers? Well, with this patent you may be able to turn them into a healthy drink...
Semico looks into the medical world
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4/25/2013   2 comments
Semico has a new research report that looks into the healthcare industry...
Yoshida in China: SMIC rides on China fabless growth
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4/25/2013   4 comments
SMIC's five consecutive quarters of revenue growth paint a picture of a new SMIC.
iPad loses share to Android, Windows tablets
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4/25/2013   4 comments
Tablets running software from Google and Microsoft continue to steal market share from Apple's tablet.
DESIGN West: 'Big Bang Theory' star pushes STEM
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4/24/2013   40 comments
Mayim Bialik, who stars on hit sitcom, also happens to hold a PhD in neuroscience and is passionate about the importance of STEM education.
Samsung Galaxy S4 oozes innovation
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4/24/2013   1 comment
Handset may be today's best smartphone, with solid hardware and software tricks such as eye tracking and a gesture UI.
3D print your next headphones
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4/24/2013   1 comment
Here's how one DIYer created a fully functional set of headphones using no traditional manufactured parts - just a 3D printer and a few raw materials.
DESIGN West: Taking embedded market's pulse
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4/24/2013   7 comments
Security is next big thing, fewer engineers working on comms and other fascinating data from 2013 Embedded Market Study to be discussed here on Thursday.
Corporations continue to get away with theft
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4/24/2013   3 comments
What is the correct punishment for a shoplifter? Why does the same not apply to corporations. Google pays a 24 cent fine...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – April 24th 2013
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
ARM, Aspen Labs, CEVA, Corelis, Digi-Key, EDAC, IC Manage and Mouser made the lineup today. See here for their news…
San Jose Calling: AMD will go embedded with ARM
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4/24/2013   4 comments
AMD is coming off the back of a bet-the-company reshuffle of management and strategy. And its nuanced position on processor architecture means we are still waiting for the ARM shoe to drop.
Apple's latest supply chain headache: Foxconn
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4/23/2013   6 comments
Multiple publications are reporting that Apple has returned 5 to 8 million iPhones to Foxconn for unknown manufacturing defects.
The Dreamliner saga: When your solution is more than just a software patch
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4/23/2013   6 comments
Unlike the convenient world of software patches and downloadable upgrades, Boeing's lithium-ion battery fix has serious consequences.
Mentor claims SW teams will not buy modified HW tools
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4/23/2013   1 comment
When software and hardware people come together there are always interesting differences. Mentor believes that SW folk will not buy modified HW tools…
Industry view: iSuppli on the hybrid memory cube
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4/23/2013   3 comments
HMC rollout, the future of DDR5 and the memory wall you’ve probably never heard of.
Smart-city technology harvests energy from footsteps
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4/22/2013   3 comments
Imagine a future in which the energy of people's footsteps is transformed into electricity to power urban infrastructure.
Is Apple looking to replace Tim Cook?
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4/22/2013   8 comments
Apple's board of directors may secretly be looking for an executive to replace current CEO Tim Cook, according to a Forbes report.
The 'art of engineering' exhibit and book signing at DESIGN West
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4/22/2013   1 comment
The true art of design takes center stage at DESIGN West with book signings by famous authors and an art exhibit at UBM Tech's lounge.
London Calling: Design jobs start for students in China
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4/22/2013   1 comment
A lack of suitably experienced IC designers in China has led design house Sondrel to start its recruitment process by training students in Ningbo.
Japanese electronics industry debates future amid turmoil
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4/22/2013   39 comments
Japanese engineers from competing electronics companies gather in one room to exchange punches, parries, and predictions for Japan's electronics industry.
Open source costs time
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4/19/2013   14 comments
Open-source tools and software are great if you have a limited budget, but commercial alternatives can be well worth their cost.
Industry still unprepared for conflict minerals reporting
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4/19/2013   2 comments
May 2014 in the deadline to conflict with SEC regulations on conflict minerals; one in three companies hasn't even started the process.
Bluetooth chip shipments expected to double by 2017
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4/19/2013   2 comments
As smartphones and tablets boom, so do combo wireless technology chips and mobile SoCs featuring Bluetooth.
What were they thinking: An engine that consumes its own exhaust
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4/19/2013   4 comments
You could say this patent is a blast from the past, but would it work today?
Content in the home
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
It seems as if I have been wanting, and waiting for good solutions to home media for many years now and the suppliers are still failing to deliver. Some progress has been made…
Lead-acid could challenge lithium-ion in hybrids
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4/18/2013   1 comment
With disenchantment in lithium-ion technology on the rise, lead-acid batteries may be poised to play a bigger role in green vehicles.
Where's your inefficiency?
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
How do you actually determine the sources of power use and loss in your design?
Supply chain management lessons from the Civil War
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4/17/2013   1 comment
Most companies start small and grow, and at some point their supply chain lengthens and gets complex. This often happens overnight.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – April 17th 2013
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4/17/2013   Post a comment
Accellera, Altera, ARM, Atrenta, Flexras, Forte, Gold Standard, Hardent, Jasper, Semico, Space Codesign, Symtavision, Synopsys and TSMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Chips vulnerabilities just waiting to be exploited
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
When hackers got into a mil-grade FPGA, alarm bells went off. The vendor says what they found was a key security feature, but concern remains.
DAC – here we come – time to SKY
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
There are several changes being made to the DAC program this year and I spoke with Yervant Zorian about them. Today we learn about the SKY talks…
JEDEC forum puts the focus on mobile memory
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4/16/2013   1 comment
Learn more about mobile memory testing, universal flash storage, and what's ahead in LPDDR4.
North Korea poses little threat to world's memory supply
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4/16/2013   8 comments
Before you react to reports that Samsung and SK Hynix memory fabs are in jeopardy, pause for a little common sense and take a look at the messenger.
Riddle me this…
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4/15/2013   18 comments
A strange experience in the kitchen leaves me pondering the hidden mysteries that surround us…
Getting over my new integration fears
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4/15/2013   Post a comment
For someone who "grew up" on integration via increased hardware functionality, it takes some time to get used to integration done by applications software tying ICs together.
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