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Active vibration control technology solves noise issues in hybrid cars
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11/26/2011   4 comments
Trelleborg's active vibration control (AVC) system is claimed to out-perform traditional passive systems by monitoring and adjusting to sound levels, significantly contributing to improved driver comfort.
Online simulation tool creates flyback power supply circuits in minutes
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11/26/2011   1 comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched an easy to use, powerful online simulation tool that allows designers facing the challenge of designing a flyback circuit for their applications’ power supply to throw the application note away and ‘Auto Design’, optimize or ‘Advance Design’ like a power supply expert.
Broadcom, NXP, Freescale and Harman join forces to establish in-car Ethernet
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11/26/2011   2 comments
After recent announcements from chip vendor Freescale and automotive supplier Continental, four technology companies launched the OPEN Special Interest Group aiming at establishing Ethernet in automotive applications.
Intel Capital starts $100 million apps investment fund
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11/26/2011   1 comment
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of the world's biggest chip maker, said it has launched a $100 million fund to invest in invest in software tools and services companies developing applications and digital content for mobile devices and PCs.
Energy@Home consortium to begin in-home trials
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11/26/2011   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Telecom Italia have presented the latest advancement of the Energy@Home consortium during the recent Design with Freescale (DWF) Italian session in Milan.
Plessey EPIC sensor targets movement sensing applications
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
Plessey Semiconductors has released the latest version of the company's Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensor optimised for security, switching and gaming applications.
FM background receiver chips enable cost-effective data functions in car radios
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
Two new FM receiver ICs from NXP enable designers to implement scanning and data functions in car infotainment systems as a background functionality.
High-speed transceiver offers reliable broadband powerline communications in industrial environments
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the first broadband, HomePlug 1.0-compliant, powerline communications transceiver for harsh industrial environments.
Sierra Wireless launches world’s smallest M2M cellular module
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11/26/2011   Post a comment
The AirPrime WS6318 module measures just 15 x 18 mm and provides essential M2M connectivity in a small, simple package that uses a conformal coating rather than metal shielding.
Dual core Mini-ITX Mainboard for Digital Home Media
Product News  
11/26/2011   1 comment
VIA Technologies has launched a dual core mini-ITX board for embedded media servers.
Z-Wave millimetre solution for smart homes
Product News  
11/26/2011   3 comments
The Fibaro wall inserts can be used to convert any series of switches into switches or dimmers controlled wirelessly by Z-Wave technology.
Supercomputing 2011 ultimate slideshow
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11/26/2011   11 comments
Supercomputing 2011 held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle was the 24th conference of its kind devoted to high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
Thinfilm unveils first scalable printed CMOS memory
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11/25/2011   Post a comment
Combination of Thinfilm printed rewritable memory and PARC transistors enables low-cost, printed integrated systems for the “Internet of things”
Kingston launches its fastest USB flash drive
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11/25/2011   1 comment
Kingston Digital, Inc. has released the Kingston DataTraveler® HyperX® 3.0, which is designed for enthusiasts and gamers, and features the fastest speeds and largest capacities that Kingston has to offer in a USB Flash drive.
Skyworks SPDT switches target access points
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11/25/2011   Post a comment
The small-package SKY13348-374LF and SKY13370-374LF are well suited for use in high-power access points and router applications given their matched ports which reduce low noise amplifier pulling and deliver better system performance. 
AT&T withdraws T-Mobile merger application
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11/25/2011   11 comments
U.S. wireless carrier AT&T says it has withdrawn its application to the FCC to have its $39 billion merger with Deutsche Telekom's U.S. subsidiary T-Mobile approved
Innovasic adds real-time channel to Ethernet
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11/25/2011   6 comments
Innovasic Semiconductor Inc. has announced device-level support for its PriorityChannel, an extension to Ethernet that is intended to ensure Ethernet is suitable for use in industrial applications and others where real-time responsiveness is required.
Samplify announces ultrasound ASIC
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11/25/2011   2 comments
Samplify announced a 32-channel beam-forming receiver ASIC for ultrasound machines, claiming it is the first merchant chip available for the function.
Sludge transformed into electricity using solar power, robots
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11/24/2011   17 comments
Israeli startup Global Recycling Projects Ltd. is working on a system to treat sludge waste and transform it into energy and raw materials by harnessing solar energy to thermo-chemically transform the waste.
Intel rolls new Pentium chips for microservers
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11/24/2011   12 comments
While Xeon chips are taking the high-end server market by storm, Intel has found a use for its historic Pentium processor in lower-end servers.
Google Wallet, Apple will force operator cooperation
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11/24/2011   7 comments
Mobile Network Operators will provide the majority of NFC-based e-cash wallets initially, but their market share will erode between 2012 and 2016 as Google and Apple claim users, according to ABI Research.
Mentor, JEOL work on improving mask writing
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11/24/2011   2 comments
EDA company Mentor Graphics Corp. and electron microscopy company JEOL Ltd. have said they will work together on improving IC mask writing tools.
Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
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11/24/2011   8 comments
Chip foundry Globalfoundries Inc. has postponed plans to start building a wafer fab in Abu Dhabi in 2012, due to uncertain global economic conditions, according to a local newspaper report.
Dialog wins sockets in Samsung smartphones
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11/24/2011   6 comments
Dialog Semiconductor plc has started shipping a power management and audio IC for use by Samsung in Android smartphones, initially targeting the China TD-SCDMA market.
EC clears way for Western Digital, Hitachi deal
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11/23/2011   2 comments
Hardware manufacturer Western Digital has overcome a major hurdle on its path to purchasing Hitachi GST, with the European Union's competition regulator giving the deal a green light, as long as WD manages to sell off its production operations for 3.5-inch disc drives.
Video teardown gets inside iPhone 4S
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11/23/2011   4 comments
UBM TechInsights posted an interactive video animation of an Apple iPhone 4S teardown that lets viewers click through areas of interest inside the new smartphone.
Microsoft preps Kinect for Windows hardware
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11/23/2011   4 comments
Microsoft confirmed it is developing hardware to bring its Kinect interface to Windows and launching a competition to give $20,000 to startups with ideas for using it.
New confab looks at touch, gesture and motion
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11/23/2011   Post a comment
The upcoming TGM 2011 conference will investigate some of the ways human-machine interface systems are evolving through touch, gesture and motion technologies.
Digital audio MCU/firmware platform offers 'plug-and-play' capability
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11/23/2011   Post a comment
Atmel Corp.'s Digital Audio Platform is designed to offer a "one-stop shop" for the microcontroller and firmware that enable designers to quickly and easily build equipment that accesses and plays digital music.
Imagination plans PowerVR R&D center, seeks engineers
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11/23/2011   Post a comment
Multimedia processor licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc has selected Bristol in the west of England as the location for a design center for PowerVR graphics cores and multimedia R&D.
Winbond’s W25X (Single & Dual SPI) and W25Q (Single, Dual and Quad SPI) SpiFlash memories
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11/23/2011   1 comment
Winbond's latest SpiFlash Serial Flash memories offer densities from 512Kb to 16Mb with USON, WLBGA packages that reduce footprint by 80%.
S3 provides IP for Chinese mobile TV
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11/23/2011   Post a comment
Design services and intellectual property licensor S3 Group Ltd., formerly known as Silicon & Software Systems, has announced that Nationz Technologies Inc. has licensed mixed-signal IP for use in a mobile television chip and that the chip is now available.
Reports: AMD cancels Globalfoundries 28-nm APUs
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11/23/2011   18 comments
Microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has decided to cancel APUs that Globalfoundries Inc. was set to make for it on 28-nm process technology, according to online reports.
EU to pursue smart system R&D
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11/22/2011   4 comments
The European Union is pursuing its own smart systems initiative that will be coordinated by STMicroelectronics.
Argonne National Lab still on the GPU fence
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11/22/2011   2 comments
Using GPUs in supercomputers can make things more complicated for the researchers simply trying to run their code, according to Argonne National Labs’ (ANL) deputy division director Susan Coghlan.
Intel claims MIC beats GPUs for parallelism
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11/22/2011   6 comments
While graphics processors, or GPUs, are certainly well known in the world of gaming and advanced graphics, the question of whether they can be used to accelerate computation within supercomputers is much more recent.
Image gallery: Japan bets on embedded
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11/22/2011   20 comments
While covering the Embedded Technology 2011 show in Yokohama, I couldn’t help but notice one big shift in the Japanese electronics industry’s agenda since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami: the industry’s collective focus on the “smart home.”
Ceva, Mitsui back gesture interface startup
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11/22/2011   3 comments
DSP intellectual property licensor Ceva Inc., together with Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd., has participated in a $4.2 million investment in EyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd. a provider of gesture recognition interface technology.
Lattice releases Sercos III real-time Industrial Ethernet solution
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11/22/2011   2 comments
Lattice announces LatticeECP3 FPGA module for the AUTOMATA Sercos III Real-time Ethernet Evaluation Kit
Xilinx speeds design and lowers costs for industrial networking and motor control systems
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
Visit Xilinx at SPS Drives to see new capabilities for boosting design productivity and using Spartan-6 FPGAs for better system performance and lower bill-of-materials…
Power management IC market growth down in 2011
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
The market in 2011 for power management semiconductors will grow more slowly than expected, stymied by a general slowdown in consumer spending and the disruption caused by the March Japanese earthquake, according to an IHS iSuppli.
Nanya asks ITC to block Elpida DRAMs
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11/22/2011   1 comment
Taiwanese DRAM vendor Nanya has said it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Elpida Memory Inc., Elpida Memory (USA) Inc., and Kingston Technology Co. Inc. alleging patent infringement.
Vishay Precision Group's resistor division releases HTHA series
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11/22/2011   Post a comment
VPG has released the HTHA series foil resistors with operating temperature up to +240°C, TCR of ±1 ppm/°C, and load-life stability to ±0.05% at +220°C.
Microchip MCP9808 silicon temperature sensor
Product News  
11/22/2011   1 comment
Microchip's latest sensor provides ± 0.5 degrees accuracy and 12-bit resolution from -20 to +100 degrees Celsius.
Report: Nanya to get billion-dollar boost
News & Analysis  
11/22/2011   3 comments
Nanya Technology Corp., a loss-making DRAM manufacturer, has recently decided to accept an offer from parent company Formosa Plastics Group to buy all outstanding equities for nearly NT$30 billion (about $1 billion), according to a local report.
IBM tries running data centers on solar power
News & Analysis  
11/21/2011   20 comments
IBM is harnessing the power of the sun with a massive installation of a 6,000-square-foot array of solar panels in Bangalore, India, which the firm claims can run 50 kilowatts of computer equipment for around 330 days a year, running 5 hours a day.
HP's profits plummet after nixing WebOS
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11/21/2011   6 comments
Hewlett-Packard's quarterly profit sank a whopping 91 percent to nearly zero in its latest quarter due to $2.1 billion in costs associated mainly with its decision to jettison its WebOS tablet and smartphone business.
Many Ivy Bridge ultrabooks expected at CES
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11/21/2011   17 comments
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will be replete with new ultrabook models, with a show director predicting as many as 50 different types.
32-bit MCUs boost in-vehicle security and tamper-proof ECUs
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11/21/2011   Post a comment
Devices bring security from software to hardware level and feature secure boot and crypto module.
iPhone 4s performance measured
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11/21/2011   15 comments
Mobile device performance analytics firm, Metrico Wireless, has released its report on the iPhone 4S and its relative performance across its three supported U.S. networks; AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless.
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