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Mobile Growth Shifts to Low End
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4/30/2014   9 comments
A maturation in the smartphone and tablet markets will align growth with eastern markets utilizing lower-tier devices, Analyst Linley Gwennap said in his keynote remarks during the Linley Tech Mobile Conference. Evolutions in mobile technology will also reflect these trends.
Thailand Strives to Bolster Engineering Ranks
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4/30/2014   6 comments
In order to move up the value chain, Thailand needs more engineers. The challenge is how exactly to accomplish that goal.
Major SSD Vendors Diversify Offerings for Enterprise Workloads
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4/30/2014   Post a comment
Micron, SanDisk, and Samsung are all targeting datacenters with new SSDs optimized for different applications with a wide range of drive writes per day.
Silego Announces World's Smallest Mixed-Signal FPGA
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4/30/2014   2 comments
A single GPAK mixed-signal FPGA can replace a variety of primitive logic, comparators, and passive components, thereby saving cost, power, and PCB real estate.
IBM Shifts Cluster Tech to Cloud
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4/30/2014   Post a comment
IBM is taking distributed scheduler technology originally developed for some of its largest supercomputers and applying it to cloud computing.
Nomadic Altium Tribe Is on the Move Again
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4/30/2014   18 comments
The hot-off-the-press news is that the guys and gals at Altium are on the move again -- they are leaving Shanghai, China, and heading towards San Diego, USA.
Apple Recruits New MedTech Rock Star
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4/30/2014   6 comments
Apple has added Divya Nag -- another medical device veteran -- to its growing roster of professionals with a background in life sciences. The hire could help Apple navigate the medical technology market.
Cirrus Logic to Buy Rival Wolfson for $467M
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4/30/2014   1 comment
Fabless analog and DSP vendor Cirrus Logic is on its way to becoming an audio chip powerhouse with a deal to acquire rival Wolfson Microelectronics for $467 million in cash and debt.
End Smartphone Patent Wars, Says EU
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4/30/2014   3 comments
Having seen the situation in US courts, the European Union wants to stop this kind of litigation because it limits innovation, hurts consumer choice, and creates an enormous burden on the courts and on European institutions.
AMD Unleashes Puma in Mobile
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4/30/2014   9 comments
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has announced two new mobile accelerated processing units – a low-power chip codenamed Mullins and a mainstream chip, Beema - as its next generation of cores. The Puma generation hinges on integrated security, improved power consumption, and increased processing capabilities.
Analog EDA Based on Artificial Intelligence Gets Funds
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4/30/2014   Post a comment
Analog EDA startup Thalia Design Automation Ltd. has raised $1 million in a mix of equity funding and grant support.
Apple-Samsung: Let the Jury Begin
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4/30/2014   Post a comment
The closing arguments in the Apple-Samsung trial show.
IoT Couple Nutures Startups
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4/30/2014   2 comments
Jim Reich and Caroline Fernandes have forged a partnership that includes a lot of time nourishing the fledgling Internet of Things.
Google Car's Next Move
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4/30/2014   11 comments
Most impressive about the video clip posted by Google is how neatly Google Car’s computer vision organizes what it sees on streets into separate, independent boxes, according to IHS analyst.
NXP Beats 1Q Estimates
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4/29/2014   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors' first-quarter earnings beat projections as sales growth was better than expected in nearly all its product segments.
Smartphones Leave Identifiable 'Fingerprints'
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4/29/2014   3 comments
Components leave identifiable markers on sensor data and radio signals without requiring any personal data.
ST Trims Losses in Q1
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4/29/2014   2 comments
STMicroelectronics narrowed its losses in its first quarter as Europe’s largest chipmaker drastically cut costs by reducing R&D expenses and posting significantly lower impairment and restructuring charges.
TI's New Code Composer IDE Simplifies Everything
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4/29/2014   5 comments
The 'Simple Mode' greatly reduces all of the available options and exposes only the essential functionality the user requires to get up-and-running.
Exar to Acquire Integrated Memory Logic for $223M
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4/29/2014   Post a comment
Exar Corp. took another step to advance its analog diversification strategy with a $223 million proposed deal to acquire Integrated Memory Logic Ltd. (iML), a fabless semiconductor company that provides power-management chips aimed at the flat-panel display market.
Apple-Samsung Trial: The End Is Near
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4/29/2014   2 comments
Final courtroom drama in Apple-Samsung trial is just a speed bump in march toward closing arguments, which will happen today.
Startups Pioneer Printed Electronics
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4/29/2014   4 comments
Kalamazoo, Mich., was once known as a paper mill town, but these days it is emerging as a center for a coming wave of printed electronics.
Is It Secure to Use BLE in Cars?
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4/29/2014   25 comments
How secure is Bluetooth Smart inside cars? The Bluetooth SIG is working behind the scenes to plug some security holes in Bluetooth Smart, and it's not quite finished.
Galaxy S5 Camera Problem: Samsung Eats Crow
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4/28/2014   12 comments
Just one day after releasing an ad touting the GS5's camera over the iPhone's, Samsung must replace some devices due to faulty cameras.
Panasonic/Fujitsu Venture More Divestiture Than Investment
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4/28/2014   1 comment
The "fabless" chip design firm brings little of the innovative history of either company to the table, analysts said.
Atmel Announces Next-Gen Touchscreen Controllers
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4/28/2014   Post a comment
The new mXT106xT2 family of touchscreen controllers support hover operation in which the user's finger can be up to 20mm above the touch surface.
Channeling Silicon Valley: Thailand Banks on Tech Startups
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4/28/2014   Post a comment
Embracing the idea that it will be innovative startups and entrepreneurs that will lay the foundation for a strong future economy, Thailand is putting a priority on science, technology, and innovation investment targets and creating an infrastructure to support fledgling startups
Auto OEMs Embrace Electric Tech
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4/28/2014   1 comment
The money is in batteries but the real energy is in software was the theme that emerged from the Silicon Valley Driving Charged and Connected Symposium on Thursday.
Tiny Sensor Monitors Batteries on Start-Stop Cars
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4/28/2014   2 comments
With automakers scaling up for a sales boom, Freescale Semiconductor has rolled out a low-power, low-cost sensor that promises to monitor the batteries used on start-stop or micro-hybrid cars.
Aquifi's Gesture Interface Adapts
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4/28/2014   Post a comment
Startup Aquifi revolutionized gesture interfaces by adapting to the user with a software-only solution that works with any smartphone, tablet, or PC.
Slideshow: Exhibits in Apple v. Samsung
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4/28/2014   5 comments
The Apple v. Samsung case has generated thousands of pages of exhibits from which we pulled 17 pages that were widely cited or insightful.
Apple's Quick-Links May Lessen Samsung Damages
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4/26/2014   11 comments
Judge Koh will present the appellate court's decision to the jury on Monday morning and reopen the case for subsequent two hours of additional expert witness testimony.
Quick Recovery From Fire Helps Hynix to Profits in Q1
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4/25/2014   7 comments
A September fire at its Wuxi fab cut global DRAM supplies by 15% and drove prices up as much as 40%.
Microsoft Finalizes Nokia Buy Amid Rumors of New CEO
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4/25/2014   16 comments
Microsoft announced the official purchase of Nokia's handset business, a €5.44 billion deal first announced in September 2013. Rumors also place 46-year-old Rajeev Suri as Nokia’s next CEO.
China Takes Lead in Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene
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4/25/2014   7 comments
China has for the first time edged out the US in patents and published papers regarding carbon nanotube and graphene research and manufacturing.
PCIe Still Strong Despite Alternatives
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4/25/2014   1 comment
Diablo Technologies sees its Memory Channel Architecture as a solution to PCIe limitations, but PCIe still has a five-year roadmap and inherent scalability that will keep it alive for years to come.
Apple iPhone Sales Lead to Record Quarter
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4/25/2014   5 comments
iPhone sales were impressive, but Apple still faces challenges as iPad sales sag.
Qualcomm Profits Rise on Lower-Than-Expected Revenue
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4/25/2014   Post a comment
Qualcomm posted better-than-expected earnings results in its second fiscal quarter ended March 30, but its top-line fell short due to lower licensing revenue, mainly in China where the rollout of LTE has been slower than anticipated.
IBM's 3D Printer to Revolutionize Chip Prototyping
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4/25/2014   7 comments
IBM Research in Zurich has invented a microscopic 3D printer for patterning semiconductor substrates for fast prototyping with nanometer-scale resolution and licensed it to SwissLitho AG under the NanoFrazor name.
Soraa & the Rendering of Whites
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4/25/2014   Post a comment
According to new research from Penn State, Soraa's blue-pumped LED light does not activate the optical brightening agents present in pretty much any product that manufacturers want to appear whiter than white.
Tech Giants Settle Salary Suit
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4/25/2014   20 comments
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel agree to settle a class action suit alleging they unfairly agreed not to hire one another's engineers and set pay ceilings.
IBM Power 8 Gains User, Skeptic
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4/24/2014   9 comments
Open relationships may be the future, and IBM is one of 26 industry leaders placing bets as part of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on its POWER 8 processor. There is skepticism around whether an open model can be successful in the competitive server market.
Power Week-in-Review: 5m Wireless Power Transfer & Low-Cost Ultracaps
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4/24/2014   2 comments
This week, researchers have demonstrated wireless power transfer over a 5-meter distance, low-cost ultracapacitors have been built from graphene and carbon nanotubes, a current-sensing solution for battery management that uses no shunt resistor, and much more.
Analog Helps Drive TI's Q1 Profit
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4/24/2014   1 comment
Texas Instruments reported sales revenues up 3 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago, but that includes a $37 million benefit for the sale of a site and other assets related to a previously announced restructuring.
Spansion Expands Auto-Grade Flash Lineup
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4/24/2014   9 comments
As car OEMs' appetite for advanced driver assistance systems and more elaborate infotainment systems soars, Spansion is beefing up its flash memory lineup to meet the automotive industry's stringent quality requirements.
ARM: Smartphone Sales Drop, but Recovery Is Coming
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
In the first quarter of 2014, ARM rescued its financial results with license deals, embedded chips, but the company sees a smartphone revival coming in second quarter.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip as Open Hardware
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4/23/2014   11 comments
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
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4/23/2014   12 comments
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
Cadence Breaks Into Top 4 in Semi IP Core Ranking
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
ARM Holdings remains the No. 1 semiconductor IP core supplier in the world, according to a new report from Gartner, but Cadence moved up the list due to several strategic acquisitions.
Ultracapacitor Breakthrough May Recharge Energy Storage
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4/23/2014   14 comments
A better material for ultracapacitors is a hybrid composite of graphene flakes and single-walled carbon nanotube, according to researchers at George Washington University.
Slimming ICs to a Single Molecule Wide
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4/23/2014   1 comment
Conductors with a layer of built-in insulation are helping chip developers control the power of nano-circuits, according to recent research from the University of Rochester.
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