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Microprocessor server benchmarks seen as irrelevant
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10/31/2012   2 comments
Dhrystone and Spec benchmarks are less important as server design focuses less about IT and more on e-commerce and operational expenses.
ARM TechCon keynote: Move bits not atoms
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10/31/2012   10 comments
Professor Jonathon Koomey of Stanford University cautioned ARM TechCon attendees to take a system-level view of issues.
Slideshow: New York struggles to recover
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10/31/2012   2 comments
We hoofed it over the East River bridges from Brooklyn to Manhattan to gauge the pace of recovery in stricken New York City.
Slideshow: New York struggles to recover
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10/31/2012   2 comments
We hoofed it over the East River bridges from Brooklyn to Manhattan to gauge the pace of recovery in stricken New York City.
Sigma Designs cuts jobs, weighs sale of R&D programs
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10/31/2012   1 comment
TV and video processing SoC vendor is cutting jobs as part of a broad corporate restructuring.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – October 31st
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10/31/2012   Post a comment
ARM, Cadence, Cortus, DcD, DisplaySearch, Elliptic, eSilicon, Forte, Imperas, Jasper, LDRA, Mentor, Proton, Space, Synopsys, Uniquify, Xilinx and XYALIS made the lineup today. See here for their news
Medical device costs seen leveling off
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10/31/2012   Post a comment
U.S. spending on medical devices remains about flat at 6 percent of total health care spending, said a group lobbying for repeal of a medical device tax.
TI shows embedded tablet with $70 BoM
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10/31/2012   7 comments
Texas Instruments slashed the cost of tablets for a broad range of embedded markets with a reference design that has a bill of materials of just $70.
Video: Stranded by Sandy, ARM CEO videos from taxi
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10/31/2012   1 comment
Warren East made a virtual appearance at AMD’s historic press conference in San Francisco thanks both to cloud computing and swirling dark clouds.
Crowds flock to ARM engineer training
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10/31/2012   3 comments
Free training for engineers under the ARM Accredited Engineer program proved a big draw on the opening day of ARM TechCon.
Acer delays launch of Windows RT tablets
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10/30/2012   4 comments
Taiwanese OEM reportedly pushing back launch to see how Microsoft's own Surface tablet sells.
App developers are weak link for Android security
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10/30/2012   Post a comment
When it comes to Android app security, what's the weakest link? Mobile handsets, communication links or servers, data centers? We looked for some answers.
ARM tips 64-bit 'big-little' processor, partners
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10/30/2012   14 comments
ARM revealed details of its next generation of "big-little" processors along with the six partners who will help implement the technology.
Quad patterning a possibility at 10nm, says TSMC
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10/30/2012   4 comments
Quad patterning may be needed for 10-nm process technology if EUV lithography is not ready in 2015 when TSMC hopes to start using it.
'Superstorm' Sandy takes out data centers, websites
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10/30/2012   3 comments
Sandy, the hurricane turned superstorm that has killed at least 76 people and left millions without power, has also wreaked havoc on the Internet.
Custom cores in the cards for AMD, ARM?
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10/30/2012   7 comments
It’s a slow reveal, says AMD CEO Rory Read (shown), but the winks and nods we picked up suggest AMD hopes to spin SoCs with custom ARM cores—someday.
Slideshow: Inside IBM’s superconductor lab
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10/30/2012   20 comments
The search is on to find man-made materials with no resistance at room temperature. "It’s just a question of finding the route," says IBM fellow Stuart Parkin.
Apple drops two senior execs
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10/30/2012   5 comments
Scott Forstall, senior vice president of Apple's iOS operating system, is one of two executives leaving the company in a structural shakeup.
AMD to ship ARM-based server SoCs in 2014
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10/29/2012   9 comments
AMD will ship 64-bit server SoCs using ARM V8 cores in 2014 with its SeaMicro interconnect fabric on board.
Windows Phone 8 targets everyone but business users
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10/29/2012   20 comments
The most memorable tag line for Windows Phone 8 is: “We reinvented smartphones around YOU.”
IBM claims carbon nanotube IC breakthrough
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10/29/2012   2 comments
Researchers put 10,000 carbon nanotube transistors on a chip for first time in step toward developing replacement for silicon.
Post-election push seen for innovation ecosystem
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10/29/2012   7 comments
Venture capitalists are calling for a renewed push for an U.S. innovation ecosystem in the aftermath of a divisive presidential campaign.
Communications to pass computers as top market for ICs
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10/29/2012   1 comment
Fast-growing communications IC market to be worth more than computer IC market for the first time in 2014, according to a report.
Windows 8 won't help DRAM makers
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10/29/2012   5 comments
Unlike previous Windows rollouts, Win 8 won't result in a double-digit spike in DRAM bit shipments, according to IHS iSuppli.
Samsung's Q3 smartphone shipments double Apple's
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10/26/2012   9 comments
South Korean firm grows lead over U.S. rival as pair continue to lead the pack.
Robots making inroads in the home, study finds
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10/26/2012   4 comments
A Georgia Tech study found that older Americans would accept robotic assistance for household chores, but not for personal care.
CEO Clemmer carving out NXP 2.0 strategy
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10/26/2012   3 comments
NXP Semiconductors CEO Rick Clemmer has reduced the chip maker's huge debt, brought in an experienced management team and targeted key market segments.
Freescale cutting jobs in strategic realignment
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10/26/2012   8 comments
New CEO chooses battlegrounds in effort to improve market share, bottom line.
Spansion sees strong embedded, consumer growth for flash
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
NOR and NAND technologies find success even in a gloomy economy.
Red Hat joins Applied in ARM server drive
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10/25/2012   1 comment
Red Hat said it will support X-Gene, the 64-bit ARM server SOC family from Applied Micro, expected to demo next week.
NASA and WPI open robot competition
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have opened registration and are seeking teams to compete in next year's robot technology demonstration competition, which offers as much as $1.5 million in prize money.
Electronics supply chain unprepared for conflict minerals law
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10/25/2012   5 comments
Supply chain may not have enough time to prepare for regulatory requirement to disclose use of so-called "conflict minerals."
TSMC surprises with record sales
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
Foundry giant beats analysts' expectations for third quarter on strength of mobile IC demand.
Entegris promoting COO to CEO
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
Bertrand Loy to take the reins next month as current CEO steps down to pursue new challenges.
Tech jobs expand, says pre-election report
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10/25/2012   3 comments
The U.S. high tech sector added nearly 100,000 jobs in the first six months of 2012, a tech industry group said in a report released days before U.S. elections.
Slideshow: 10 things you should know about Win 8
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10/25/2012   32 comments
The debut of Microsoft’s latest OS will twist the PC industry into more pretzels than a yoga class. We explore some of the more interesting positions.
Marvell's Weili Dai to critics: 'Don’t bet against us'
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10/24/2012   19 comments
Countering critics, Marvell claims it’s ready for the "super-integration era" of storage, connectivity, video and 3-D graphics for Ultrabooks, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs.
Losses mount at ST on wireless slump
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
A strategic plan, due in December, will outline ST's aggressive drive into analog, other technologies.
Broadcom posts first $2 billion quarter
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10/24/2012   2 comments
Defying macroeconomic headwinds that have plagued rivals, firm becomes second fabless chip company with more than $2 billion in sales in a quarter.
Microsoft launches all-in-one streaming music service across its Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Microsoft has introduced Xbox Music, an all-in-one music service that enables users to stream custom-created playlists for a paid subscription, through the cloud.
Noise to the outside, silence inwards
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10/24/2012   1 comment
A major European automaker will integrate the HALOsonic External Sound Synthesis (ESS) equipment from infotainment group Harman in a line of plug-in hybrid vehicles. HALOsonic generates sound outside the vehicle in order to provide an acoustic warning to pedestrians.
Core demand driving ARM revenue
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10/23/2012   1 comment
Chip IP specialist ARM Ltd. bucked the negative earnings trend among the technology and other sectors during the third quarter.
Apple steps up pace with Mini, iPad 4, A6X
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10/23/2012   3 comments
Moving to a six-month product cycle, Apple debuted a fourth-gen iPad with an A6X processor and a larger than expected 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
Apple mini may max tablet sales
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10/23/2012   4 comments
Seven-inch tablets shipments will leap to 34 million this year and double by 2013, in part due to sales of an expected mini iPad, a market researcher forecast.
Elusive startup pits IBM Power servers against x86, ARM
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10/23/2012   11 comments
Startup Severgy enters the increasingly crowded field competing with energy efficient servers using a novel architecture—IBM’s Power.
TI tagged by weak demand
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10/23/2012   6 comments
Third quarter sales report and fourth quarter revenue target both disappoint Wall Street, with company citing sluggish economy, weak end-product demand.
Why Microsoft’s Surface will be no-show in Japan
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10/21/2012   13 comments
Is Microsoft snubbing Japan because of its growing irrelevance as a market? Or is Microsoft wary about its Surface tablet flopping in Japan?
Odyssey clean energy drive kicks off
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10/20/2012   Post a comment
An outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative transportation technologies kicked off Oct. 18 at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN.
Princeton researchers claim breakthrough on path to quantum computing
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10/19/2012   4 comments
Method for reading spin on electrons could help lead to larger quantum computing systems.
Marvell cuts sales target on weak PC market
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10/19/2012   4 comments
CFO departs as chip vendor becomes latest to blames sales shortfall on weak PC demand.
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