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Skin Cancer Biopsied by Optical Scan
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12/31/2015   Post a comment
Apollo Medical Optics Inc. has invented a low-cost tabletop optical coherence tomography (OCT) system that allows doctors to "see-and-treat" cancer in a single office visit.
Researchers Claim Self-directed Assembly Breakthrough
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12/31/2015   Post a comment
Team from IBM and NIST observes that nanoparticles of gold can "operate like snow blowers," churning through semiconductor materials to etch straight channels.
Samsung Launches Chip for Health-Related Wearables
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12/30/2015   Post a comment
The South Korean company claims that the new processor is the first in the world to be able to take multiple measurements, including body fat, skin temperature and heart rate.
Fairchild Gets New Takeover Offer in Escalated Bidding War
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12/29/2015   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. has received a revised takeover offer from a group representing China Resources Microelectronics (CR Micro), according to press reports.
DARPA Funds Atoms-to-Products Breakthrough
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12/29/2015   2 comments
DARPA funds Atoms-to-Products program with undisclosed funding amounts allotted to 10 companies and universities to maintain quantum nanoscale properties at the millimeter scale of microchips.
Today 3PM EST/Noon PT: 5G Hurdles Gauged at DesignCon
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12/29/2015   1 comment
Speakers from Intel, Keysight, Qualcomm and Rohde & Schwarz will size up the design challenges for 5G systems in a panel at DesignCon.
Intel Seals $16.7 Billion Altera Deal
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12/28/2015   1 comment
Following the approval of China's Ministry of Commerce, the world's biggest chip vendor closes its largest ever acquisition.
Electro-Photonic Processor Chip Communicates Directly by Light
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12/28/2015   1 comment
In a letter to Nature, a group of researchers from University of California, Berkeley; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and University of Colorado, Boulder, report the development of a highly-integrated photonic system comprising an IC that contains a processor, memory, and a large number of optical transceivers on a single die.
Startup Raises Funds for Battery-Less IoT
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12/28/2015   Post a comment
PsiKick Inc. (Charlottesville, Virginia), a semiconductor startup formed to work on sub-threshold voltage operation wireless circuits, has raised $16.5 million in Series B financing led by Osage University Partners and joined by existing investors.
Google, HP, Oracle Join RISC-V
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12/28/2015   4 comments
The RISC-V open source processor core is rising as an alternative to ARM with support from Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others.
Intel Funds Doctor in Your Pocket
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12/24/2015   Post a comment
Medical diagnostic module adds onto smartphone to enable users to diagnose their own diseases at home, while traveling or even in the remotest parts of third-world countries.
Radio Powers Autonomous Temperature Sensor
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12/24/2015   4 comments
Researchers at the Technical University of Eindhoven have developed a wireless temperature sensor that is powered by millimeter wavelength radio waves that are also used for communications.
Samsung Running 28nm FDSOI Chip Process
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12/23/2015   3 comments
Samsung is running 28nm fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) wafers for STMicroelectronics, the developer of the technology, and has other customers lined up, according to an Advanced Substrate News report.
Power Source Tailored for Wearable Electronics
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12/23/2015   Post a comment
Researchers have developed flexible wire-shaped microsupercapacitors that can be woven into a jacket, shirt or dress, creating a tailored power source for wearable electronics.
Ford, Google Car Deal: Who Needs Whom
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12/22/2015   3 comments
Google and Ford Motor Co. are expected to announce a partnership deal at the CES. While the industry sees the deal inevitable, they point out enough differences in the two companies’ visions on ‘autonomous’ cars and liability.
Apple, Samsung Bring Mobile Payment Face-Off To China
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12/22/2015   Post a comment
Apple and Samsung have struck separate deals with China's UnionPay bank to bring their mobile payment services to the Chinese market in 2016.
Apple Pays to Settle with Ericsson
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12/22/2015   Post a comment
Apple and Ericsson have agreed a global cross-license for patents essential to the GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards and granted certain other patent rights to each other, settling a long-standing dispute.
Apple's Tim Cook Defends Encryption, Labor Practices In China
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12/21/2015   Post a comment
Charlie Rose sat down with Tim Cook and other major players on the team at Apple for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the company during an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes.
Toshiba Reorg Cuts Consumer Unit
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12/21/2015   2 comments
Toshiba will exit an ailing consumer notebook market but hang on to its profitable NAND flash business in a reorganization that includes 6,800 layoffs.
ZigBee 3.0 to Include Energy Harvesting
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12/21/2015   Post a comment
The ZigBee Alliance industry association has said that it will work to combine EnOcean energy harvesting with ZigBee 3.0 to help address a breadth of IoT applications in smart home, smart city and industry 4.0.
Apple Finds Home At Former Q'comm Display Lab
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12/21/2015   Post a comment
Apple has started work in a small-scale production facility in Longtan near Taipei, Taiwan on display technologies, according to a Bloomberg report.
7 Automotive Tech Vendors to Watch in 2016
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12/21/2015   6 comments
The spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas will be shining blindingly on cars. EE Times has put together a list of automotive tech companies to watch for at CES and/or 2016.
Startup Preps Big Data Processor
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12/18/2015   2 comments
Startup Nervana Systems is preparing a novel microprocessor designed to use deep neural networks for big data analytics.
TDK Grasps at Micronas
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12/17/2015   Post a comment
Magnet sensors apparently are about to assume a key role for industrial and automotive electronics applications: Electronics components manufacturer TDK has submitted a takeover bid for Swiss semiconductor Micronas who possesses significant expertise in this technology.
Microchip Named as Atmel Bidder
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12/17/2015   4 comments
Microcontroller vendor Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) is the company that has made a $3.8 billion unsolicited offer for Atmel Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), according to a Reuters report that referenced an unnamed source.
Leti Strains to Improve FDSOI
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12/17/2015   Post a comment
French research institute CEA-Leti has reported on two techniques to put local strain in the silicon channel of a fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) manufacturing process.
Apple Fab Buy: Biometrics, RF MEMS in Play?
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12/17/2015   2 comments
Apple’s recent purchase of an 8-inch R&D fab from Maxim has sent industry sources sleuthing for what the Cupertino, Calif. behemoth has up its sleeve now. Prototyping biometric sensors and/or RF switches is possible, speculated Semico Research analysts.
Cypress Puts Wafer Fab Up for Sale
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12/16/2015   2 comments
ATREG Inc., a specialist vendor of wafer fabs and other technology assets, has been retained by Cypress Semiconductor to help sell its 200mm wafer fab in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Apple Buys Wafer Fab in San Jose
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12/16/2015   7 comments
Apple Inc. has bought a wafer fab in North First Street, San Jose, Calif. from analog and mixed-signal chip vendor Maxim Integrated Products Inc., according to a Silicon Valley Business Journal report.
BrainChip Provides Details of Neural Network Architecture
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12/16/2015   Post a comment
Peter van der Made, CTO and interim CEO of BrainChip Inc. provides more details of his company's spiking neural network architecture, SNAP64.
Qualcomm Rejects Company Break Up
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12/16/2015   Post a comment
Qualcomm has announced that it has completed a comprehensive review of the company and plans to stick with its current corporate and financial structure.
Z-Wave, ZigBee Upgrade IoT Efforts
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12/16/2015   Post a comment
ZigBee and Z-Wave are both getting upgrades amid a rising tide of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 6LoWPAN devices for the Internet of Things.
Software Upgradable Cars Launch Platform Race
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12/16/2015   Post a comment
By rolling out over-the-air autopilot features, Tesla Motors changed the conversation around automobiles in 2015, or that Nvidia caught a ride on Tesla’s coattails. How do NXP and Renesas plan to compete in the new automotive CPU platform?
Bidding War for SPIL Heats Up
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12/16/2015   Post a comment
ASE boosts bid to acquire outstanding stake in firm after announcement of investment by Tsinghua Unigroup.
TSMC Work on 5nm Process Leaves EUV Undecided
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12/15/2015   3 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest foundry, said it has started work on a 5nm process to push ahead its most advanced technology, yet the company remains undecided on the adoption of extreme ultraviolet lithography at that node.
Medical, Mining, Mousetraps, and More at Designers of Things
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12/15/2015   Post a comment
The Designers of Things Conference showcased new products and applications for IoT, 3D printing, and wearable tech.
Micron to Pay $4 Billion for Remaining Stake in Inotera
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12/14/2015   1 comment
U.S. memory chip vendor to control 100% of Taiwanese DRAM venture.
ST to Make LoRa IoT Chips
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12/14/2015   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics will become a second source for Semtech, making RF chips supporting the LoRa network for the Internet of Things.
Mobile Apps Get Easier for Enterprise IoT
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12/14/2015   Post a comment
Mobile apps, the forgotten element of the IoT, can now be created without the need for coding.
Power’s Role in Thinner Designs
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12/13/2015   Post a comment
Although inductors do exist in small form factors, it is hard to make them extremely thin and maintain the required quality factors
Chinese Nationals Charged in Plot to Steal Chips From U.S. Navy
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12/12/2015   1 comment
Three Chinese nationals are being held in Connecticut after allegedly attempting to buy and export chips stolen from the U.S. Navy.
Samsung Drives Into Next-Gen Auto Components Market
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12/11/2015   Post a comment
Samsung turns to the automotive space with a focus on next-generation technologies.
Tim Cook Defends Against iPhone Battery 'Hump' Jabs
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12/11/2015   7 comments
In response to complaints about iPhone battery life, Apple recently released its first battery case for the device, but the "hump" in the back has met with criticism. CEO Tim Cook defends the design.
Spy Agencies Fund IBM's Quantum Computing Research
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12/11/2015   Post a comment
Big Blue gets a multi-year grant from the U.S. intelligence community for the development of quantum computing technology. A universal quantum computer could tackle challenges such as safeguarding against cyberattacks and speeding up medical R&D.
M&A Pace to Accelerate in 2016, Says Survey
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12/11/2015   1 comment
Semiconductor industry business leaders predict that the number of mergers and acquisitions in 2016 will match or exceed 2015, according to an annual survey of semiconductor industry business leaders conducted by business.
Taiwan Joins Pack Pursuing Qualcomm
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12/11/2015   1 comment
Mobile phone technology and chip provider Qualcomm Inc has announced that the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) has initiated an investigation into whether the company’s patent licensing arrangements violate the Taiwan Fair Trade Act.
Chinese Researchers Develop First Brain-Controlled Car
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12/11/2015   3 comments
Nankai University researchers claim to have created the first car that can be controlled by the brain. The project was inspired by people with disabilities who are physically unable to steer a car.
Roadmap to Trillion Sensors Forks
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12/10/2015   Post a comment
Presenters at the Trillion Sensor Summit described two plans to produce a roadmap from 15 billion sensors in 2015 to 1 trillion by 2025.
The World's No. 2 RF Firm Emerges Behind NXP
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12/10/2015   Post a comment
Behind the Freescale-NXP mega-merger completed earlier this week was the emergence of Ampleon, NXP’s former RF business unit and now the world’s second largest RF power company. The China-owned company plans on IPO in 4 to 5 years.
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