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C&K Components' the PTS 810 series top-actuated switches enable easy identification in complex systems
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
C&K Components’ latest switches enable visual differentiation and variable operating forces.
More varied research needed beyond 10-nm, says Intel
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5/22/2013   8 comments
Intel's director of component research says more varied research is needed to catch the next opportunity beyond conventional silicon.
Broadcom’s CTO on Ethernet’s six key directions
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5/22/2013   3 comments
As the industry celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ethernet, Broadcom CTO Henry Samueli talks about six directions in which it is heading.
Europe backs FDSOI wafer fabs
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5/21/2013   3 comments
A $465 million collaborative R&D project is set to support pilot lines in Dresden and Grenoble for production of fully depleted silicon on insulator manufacturing process.
Windows 8 learning curve: Two customers speak
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5/21/2013   5 comments
Microsoft users expect Windows 8.1 to lessen the learning curve for the new OS. But it may not be as bad as you fear, two education customers report.
Microchip expands 8-bit PIC MCU portfolio with intelligent analog
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5/21/2013   1 comment
MCU features complementary output generator, op-amp, and 9-bit DAC, increasing overall system capabilities while reducing costs.
EFM32 "Wonder Gecko" with ARM Cortex-M4 and FPU
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Energy Micro combines floating point and extreme low leakage technology to achieve longest battery lifetime in portable applications.
Altera Stratix V GX FPGAs achieve PCIe Gen3 compliance
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5/21/2013   Post a comment
New Altera DMA reference design for Stratix V and PCIe Gen3 solutions now available.
Qualcomm, Samsung pass AMD in microprocessor sales
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5/21/2013   13 comments
Thanks to PC sales slowdown coupled with increase in smartphone and tablet sales, AMD slipped to fourth in MPU sales for first time since 1990s.
Taiwanese researchers take aim at environmental issues
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5/21/2013   Post a comment
Taiwan has long been recognized for its contributions to microelectronics, but its research labs are now working on pressing social issues.
Slideshow: Maker Faire returns to Silicon Valley
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5/21/2013   8 comments
Our man in Silicon Valley spent his Saturday afternoon taking in Maker Faire and here's a glimpse of some of the makers, robots, LEDs and whatnot he saw there.
QuickLogic's camera I/F solution for TI's ARM MCUs & Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS
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5/20/2013   Post a comment
Ready-to-use solution enables developers to take advantage of Android ecosystem; supports BeagleBone open source hardware platform and QuickLogic Camera Cape.
Seagate SSDs target big data, cloud storage
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5/20/2013   Post a comment
Enterprise version features a 12 Gb/s SAS interface.
Aldec's Spec-TRACER for safety-critical FPGA & ASIC designs
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5/20/2013   Post a comment
Spec-TRACER provides requirements lifecycle management for FPGA and ASIC designs for use in safety-critical industries like avionics, automotive, industrial, and nuclear.
Android drives cameras to GPUs, plans IR support
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5/20/2013   4 comments
Google will update Android camera API to support computational photography on graphics cores and build support for infrared into Android.
ST to deny rivals FDSOI access
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5/20/2013   Post a comment
In an interview Jean-Marc Chery, ST's CTO (shown), said his company could install its FDSOI process in multiple foundries but for now has an agreement in place that will deny certain companies access to the process.
Arduino board plugs DIYers into the cloud for $69
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5/19/2013   8 comments
Massimo Banzi launched a $69 Arduino board that plugs do-it-yourselfers into the cloud using a Wi-Fi chip from Qualcomm Atheros running a custom variant of Linux.
Slideshow: Google I/O puts 7 platforms on parade
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5/17/2013   6 comments
At its annual developer's conference, Google showed advances across seven major platforms--Android, Chrome, Glass, Google+, Maps, Search and Google TV.
Taiwan funds smartphone innovations
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5/16/2013   4 comments
National Taiwan University has developed several innovations for tablets and smartphones designed to win the hearts of mass-market users.
ST's strategy is a tale of two segments
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5/16/2013   3 comments
ST tells analysts it is going to report financial results for both its digital and analog business segments for "transparency" but remains committed to exploiting manufacturing technologies it has Crolles, including its FDSOI process.
Ten percent of notebooks using touch screens
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5/16/2013   2 comments
Despite the sluggish uptake of Windows 8, nearly 4.6 million notebooks tapped into capacitive touch screen displays last quarter, a figure one market watcher sees rising.
Chrontel expands CH7515 DisplayPort-to-LVDS conversion chip lineChrontel expands DisplayPort-to-LVDS conversion chip line
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
Chrontel's latest device supports higher resolutions and 3D displays.
Kemet multilayer stacked capacitors offer high temperature reliability
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
KEMET has introduced new KEMET Power Solutions High Temperature (KPS HT) Multilayer stacked capacitors.
Ground-bond instrument suits alternative-energy testing
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Part of the HYAMP III series of manual ground-bond testers from Associated Research, the Model 3145 provides up to 40 A of DC ground-bond test current for alternative-energy and solar test applications.
Arduino-compatible chipKIT platform expands with PIC32-based boards
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
Microchip has expanded its Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem with new tools from various partners.
Vishay expands optoelectronics product line with the VSMG10850, VSMB10940, and VEMD10940F
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
Vishay is offering new high-speed 850 nm and 940 nm IR emitters and package-matched high-speed silicon PIN photodiode for infrared touch panels.
Peregrine tailors PE95421 SPDT RF switch for space applications
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
Manufactured on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, the RF switch is highly resistant to total-dose and single-event radiation effects, which helps improve product reliability.
Mellanox to acquire silicon photonics developer Kotura
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
Mellanox expects acquisition to enhance competitiveness, expand its ability to deliver next-generation optical connectivity.
Google I/O: Larry Page talks, search box listens
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5/15/2013   7 comments
No shiny new gadgets debuted, but Google did show search responding to voice recognition and CEO Larry Page gave a surprise Q&A.
High-density BNC male connectors target broadcast, telecom network apps
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
Bomar’s RF interconnects feature low loss at extended frequencies to support higher data rates.
Sharp expand display line with LQ070Y3DG05TPxx and LQ104V1DG81TP01 TFT LCDs
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
Sharp has added 7.0-in. and 10.4-in. multi-touch PCAP displays to its all-LED backlit TFT LCD line up.
Touchstone Semiconductor TS3300 boost regulator
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
Touchstone’s 3.5µA TS3300 boost regulator maintains 84% efficiency over a 100:1 output current span while delivering 75mA.
Texas Instruments LP5907 and LP38798 low drop out linear voltage regulators
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
TI has rolled out a pair of ultra-low noise, high PSRR linear voltage regulators.
E Ink preps flexible e-paper display
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5/15/2013   1 comment
E Ink is preparing to launch a 13.3-inch sized flexible e-paper display. Mass production due in 2H13.
Q1 mobile phone sales buoyed by Asia-Pac
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5/14/2013   5 comments
Handset sales were down year-over-year in all regions expect Asia-Pacific, according to Gartner.
Altera to acquire power technology innovator Enpirion
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5/14/2013   Post a comment
Altera's acquisition of Enpirion will allow them to deliver breakthrough power solutions for FPGAs; these solutions will reduce power and form factor and simplify system design.
Exclusive: TSMC plots microelectronics future
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5/13/2013   9 comments
TSMC's chief technology officer and vice president of R&D reveals future of semiconductors from perspective of world's foremost microchip foundry, in exclusive interview with EE Times.
Swissbit rolls out industrial SATA II SSD
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
SLC drive achieves a data rate of up to 240 MB/s.
‘Sentrollers’ taking over from ‘People’ as the majority population on the Internet, says GreenPeak Technologies
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5/13/2013   1 comment
GreenPeak Technologies has released a white paper called “Sentrollers and the Internet of Things” where it defines Sentrollers as a new, all-encompassing term for sensors, actuators and controllers – the various devices that make up the new Internet of Things.
Japan's chip vendors slide down Q1 global rankings
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5/13/2013   12 comments
Japan's chip vendors in the top 20 ranked by sales in Q1 all suffered declining sales compared with 1Q12 and were four of the worst five performing in the top 20 in terms of growth.
Intilop, Altera deliver unprecedented sub-microsecond full system latency
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
Intilop showcase hyper performance FPGA-NIC system solutions using Altera's Stratix V FPGAs on Nallatech board.
Slideshow: How knockoff nation mastered ecosystem
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5/13/2013   58 comments
Da Fen Village, where replicas of Van Gogh, Rembrandt or Monet are mass-produced by Chinese artists and art students, represents everything that gives China a bad name: Knockoff nation.
LED luminaires transmit data at high bandwidth
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5/13/2013   1 comment
The Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin has further developed its broadband optical communications technology which utilizes standard commercial LEDs used for lighting purposes to transmit data.
Group backs publish/subscribe open protocol for M2M messaging
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
Organizations from around the world are collaborating on a lightweight reliable messaging transport protocol for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connections and Internet of Things (IoT).
High-performance set-top box SoC supports high-end Android-based IPTV
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics says that the company’s Orly system-on-chip (SoC) is now powering a new generation of advanced set-top boxes introduced by NTT Plala Inc., a leading Internet / IPTV service provider in Japan.
Bluetooth low energy temperature sensor platform offers low cost smart monitoring using a smartphone
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5/13/2013   1 comment
Hong Kong-based National Electronics & Watch Co. Ltd has announced a Bluetooth low energy temperature sensor platform that could reduce the cost of installing smart ambient temperature monitoring networks into homes and commercial buildings by using the simplicity of a smartphone.
MCUs with ultra low power and USB target emerging mobile healthcare, smart home and Internet of Things
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics has introduced the first in its RX100 Series of ultra-low-power 32bit Microcontrollers – the new RX111 Group.
Home gateway reference platform serves up to eight satellite TV channels to IP-connected devices
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
Abilis Systems and MaxLinear have released what they claim to be the world's first eight-channel satellite headless gateway reference platform.
First MOST150 INIC with USB 2.0 and coax physical layer support
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
Microchip announces the first MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiver.
Tiny Bluetooth low-energy and ANT+ ICs
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5/13/2013   Post a comment
Nordic Semiconductor ASA has introduced two wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP) variants of its existing QFN-packaged nRF51822 and nRF51422 SoCs (System-on-Chips) that will now join the company's class-leading nRF51 Series.
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