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Freescale i.MX 7 Finally Here
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6/22/2015   3 comments
Freescale's latest application processor, the i.MX 7 comes with one or two ARM Cortex-A7 microprocessors as well as one Cortex-M4 micro controller resulting in a unique heterogeneous architecture that consumes as little as 250 microAmps in its Low Power State Retention mode (LPSR).
Crocus Gets $21 Million backing for Sensor Push
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6/21/2015   Post a comment
Crocus Technology SA (Santa Clara, Calif.), a developer of magnetic RAM and related devices has announced it has raised $21 million (about €19 million) in funding. This brings the total raised by the company to date to $194 million (about €180.3M).
IR Cameras Soon a Commodity, Warns Yole
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6/19/2015   2 comments
Over the next several years, uncooled thermal camera shipments will accelerate rapidly, with volumes growing at 22% CAGR between 2015 and 2020, according to Yole Développement's latest report.
Bidding War for ISSI Wages On
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6/19/2015   Post a comment
Just when it looked as though ISSI was set to let stockholders favor of the Uphill transaction, Cypress came back with a higher offer, only to be trumped again by Uphill
Keysight Technologies Set to Acquire Anite
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6/19/2015   Post a comment
Acquisition would place Keysight in top position for wireless test.
ASICs for the IoT Cross the Horizon
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6/19/2015   2 comments
The custom chip industry is working to jump-start ASIC development for the Internet of Things.
InVisage, TSMC Join Forces for Image Sensor Attack
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6/19/2015   Post a comment
InVisage Technologies Inc., a startup developing quantum-dot based light capture film for image sensors, has opened its first sensor manufacturing facility QFAB3 in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.
IBM Demos III-V FinFETs on Silicon
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6/18/2015   3 comments
IBM has found a way to use confined epitaxial overgrowth (CELO) to build III-V FinFETs on silicon wafers using standard CMOS processing.
SSD Standards Poised for Update
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
JEDEC's call for input on follows confusion over SSD data retention, the release of the NVMe specification, and broader adoption of SSDs and flash in both clients and enterprise data centers
Researchers Call For Reform of Safety Standards For Millimeter-Wave Devices
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
NYU researchers say effect of millimeter waves on human health is negligible at levels below current exposure guidelines but call for review of FCC safety rules as bands over 100 Ghz are tapped.
Stephen Elop Out In Microsoft Executive Shakeup
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
Organizational changes within Microsoft's engineering team will result in the departure of senior executives, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
ACE Awards Finalists Recognized for Innovation in Electronics
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
Winners to be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley; ACE Lifetime Achievement to celebrate Linear Technology's Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin.
RF MEMS Tuner Gains Design Wins in LTE Phones
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6/17/2015   Post a comment
Cavendish Kinetics has said that its RF MEMS switch is gaining design wins as a tuning element for antennas in multiband LTE smartphones.
Intel Buys Smart Glasses Company
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6/17/2015   1 comment
Intel has acquired smart eyeglass maker Recon Instruments for a reported $175 million. Recon created smart eyewear with a heads–up display for sports.
Sensata Climbs Automotive MEMS Ranking
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6/17/2015   1 comment
Sensata leapfrogged Freescale and Denso to second position in the automotive MEMS market in 2014 but still a considerable way behind market leader Robert Bosch GmbH, according to market analysis firm IHS.
Paris Air Show Grounds Drones — Again
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6/17/2015   5 comments
Despite its commitment to displaying machines designed to fly, there are unwelcome flying objects at the Paris Air Show. Drones are grounded.
AMD Beats Nvidia to 2.5-D Graphics
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6/16/2015   6 comments
AMD became the first first graphics vendor to ship products using 2.5-D memory chip stacks, beating rival Nvidia.
Fairchild Out "Smarts" Dumb MEMS
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6/16/2015   7 comments
Fairchild announced its entry into the MEMS market -- under its own label -- last year, even though its been a MEMS foundry since 2001 from which it gained the experience to build "smart" high-end devices with built-in DSPs that it claims reduces power over competing high-accuracy six axis inertial measurement units (IMUs).
Software Development: Not Written Here Is New Norm
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6/16/2015   8 comments
To meet tight development deadlines, software developers are using more third-party software without properly vetting it for code quality, safety, and security.
Facebook Likes Open Networks
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6/16/2015   Post a comment
A Facebook engineer called for more work on open-source networking hardware and open-source comms software to keep pace with expanding data centers.
Omnivision Moves Sensor Supply to China, Says Yole
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6/16/2015   Post a comment
The acquisition of OmniVision Technologies by a Chinese consortium is being accompanied by the movement of manufacturing support into China, according to Yole Developpement.
HTC: Asus Can't Buy Us
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6/15/2015   Post a comment
HTC issued a thanks but no thanks-style response after an Asus executive floated the idea that it could purchase the smartphone manufacturer.
Chip, PC Demand Continues Decline
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6/15/2015   16 comments
Deutsche Bank analysts released reports projecting continued weakness in semiconductors, especially for PCs, and shaved its predictions for Intel.
IBM Sparks Machine Learning
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6/15/2015   1 comment
IBM is putting open-source Apache Spark -- the in-memory framework for apps like machine learning -- on the professional's map just as it did the operating system (OS) Linux by incorporating it into all their hardware platforms and training one million programmers to use it.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
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6/15/2015   Post a comment
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
Startup Plans Neural Network Front-End for Sensor Systems
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6/15/2015   Post a comment
Analog Computing Solutions Inc. (Bloomington, Indiana), founded in 2013, is developing a neural network IC that monitors sensor data for key events and thereby allows microcontrollers to stay in sleep mode until required.
Video: 8K-Resolution on YouTube
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6/15/2015   Post a comment
"Ghost Towns" from Neumann Films is claimed to be the first 8K-resolution video available to be viewed on YouTube.
Wearables, Home Devices Likely to Lead IoT Growth
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6/12/2015   1 comment
Wearables and home devices are likely to lead growth in the IoT business during the rest of this decade, according to semiconductor companies and industry analysts at the Computex Taipei show that wrapped up last week.
Yole Predicts the 'Sensorization' of Modern Life
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6/12/2015   Post a comment
After the consumerization of electronics – which took the semiconductor industry from something driven by enterprise computing to its current position as the supply of components of mobile devices – comes the sensorization of electronics, and of our lives. That is according to Jean-Christophe Eloy, CEO of market analysis firm Yole Developpement.
MEMS and Vision Take Top Awards at Sensors Expo 2015
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6/12/2015   Post a comment
These devices and technologies won the top awards for innovation and application at Sensors Expo 2015.
Oculus Touch Creates Virtual Hands
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6/11/2015   Post a comment
Oculus is taking another step into the virtual world, adding touch capabilities with a new wearable controller for its virtual reality goggles.
Cypress and ISSI: On Again, Off Again
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6/11/2015   Post a comment
After citing anti-trust concerns as a barrier to a potential Cypress acquisition, ISSI briefly was open to a merger, but is now advising stockholders to vote in favor of an amended Uphill agreement, which was first floated in March.
Xiaomi 1, Qualcomm 0
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6/11/2015   4 comments
The shift of momentum in smartphone market couldn’t have been more explicit: Qualcomm named its former executive as the new China chairman, while Xiaomi announced it hired Qualcomm’s China chief as its new senior vice president.
TI Offers Wearable Evaluation Kit
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6/11/2015   Post a comment
Texas Instrument's (TI's) digital light processing (DLP) LightCrafter Display 4710 evaluation module (EVM) allows engineers to assess its smallest 1080p .47-inch tilt and roll pixel (TRP) array for wearables and other small electronic devices like screenless TVs and pico-projectors.
Full-Duplex Comm Almost Here
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6/11/2015   4 comments
Kumu Networks (Sunnyvale, Calif.) offers full-duplex operation for traditional wireless networks with add-on modules that allow the use of same frequency at same time for transmit and receive thus doubling bandwidth.
3D Printed Aircraft Parts Will Save Weight, Fuel Says Study
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6/11/2015   Post a comment
A case study completed by researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) finds that using 3-D printing to manufacture the metal parts of aircraft could offer significant savings in fuel, materials and other resources.
Motion Engine Beats Gestures
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6/10/2015   1 comment
As the Austin-based startup Quantum Interface (Qi) unveiled its first predictive navigation software and technology, EE Times Europe caught up with the company's founder and CTO Jonathan Josephson to know more about the underlying technology.
Hacking Self-Driving Cars Easy, Say Firms
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6/10/2015   1 comment
New self-driving technology in driverless cars could end up leaving such vehicles vulnerable to hackers, according to cyber security firm Mission Secure Inc. (MSi) and autonomous robotics platform developer Perrone Robotics Inc.
Intel Memo on Layoffs Reported
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6/10/2015   20 comments
Intel may cut an untold number of research an administration positions, according to an internal memo obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive. Following a reduced revenue outlook for 2015, the chip company could aim to cut its budget by $300 million
FD-SOI Development as a Service
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6/10/2015   3 comments
CEA-Leti announced its partners for its Silicon Impulse FD-SOI development program, with the goal to broaden the use of FD-SOI for low-power applications.
Smart Glasses Strap On AR
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
Emerging technologies like AR comes with a series of challenges and opportunities, executives from smart glasses and AR device companies said during a session. Still, as additional use cases develop the possibilities are endless.
Synopsys IP Speeds Automotive SoC Design
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
Targeting safety-critical IP for automotive applications, Synopsys widens its offerings. They include Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (AVB), Low-power DDR3 memory, non-volatile memories, data converters and other functional units, all powered by Synopsys ARC microprocessor architecture.
3D Power Packaging With Focus on Embedded Substrate Technologies
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
The power electronics industry and the semiconductor industry, inseparably intertwined with one another, are facing unprecedented efficiency, cost, construction and thermal challenges which provide many opportunities for innovation.
VCs, Startups Hail Intel Diversity Fund
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6/9/2015   1 comment
Intel’s new a five-year, $125 million fund focused on startups with female or minority executives is a small step in a long journey for the tech investment community, observers said.
No ISSI for Cypress
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6/9/2015   Post a comment
Anti-trust concerns halt acquisition that would have further expanded Cypress offerings in the automotive memory segment in the wake of its merger with Spansion
Smart Glasses Pack Tablet SoC
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6/9/2015   Post a comment
Osterhout Design Group announced what it claims is the most powerful pair of smart glasses, using a quad-core 2.7 GHz SoC, 2GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
Atmel on the Block
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6/9/2015   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. is on the block, looking for a potential buyer, Reuters reported Monday. If true, the move feeds further fuel into the M&A frenzy currently affecting the global semiconductor market.
Tiny Spirals May Make Counterfeiting Impossible
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6/9/2015   1 comment
Microscopic nano-patterns, called Archimedean spirals, promise to authenticate anything they are attached to--from currency to credit-cards to microchips--by returning a unique double-harmonic signal from an infrared laser.
IBM Demos III-V on Silicon
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6/9/2015   9 comments
IBM has fabricated a variety of nanowire structures from III-V compounds of indium (In), gallium arsenide (GaAs) atop a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer that it claims proves the concept for advancing Moore's Law with smaller devices with increased performance.
iOS 9, Mac OS X El Capitan Dominate WWDC 2015
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6/8/2015   Post a comment
Apple's WWDC 2015 set the stage for a new Apple Music streaming service and updates including OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and WatchOS 2.
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