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TI Illustrates Car Security Threats
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8/9/2013   30 comments
Certainly, not everyone in the automotive industry is dismissing the recent car-hacking tech paper. Texas Instruments isn’t taking it lightly, either.
Technicolor Wants to Certify Your Displays
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8/8/2013   17 comments
OEMs can differentiate their displays and chips with two new certification programs, Technicolor says, but so far, few are taking them up on it.
'Corelets' Prime Cognitive Computers
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8/8/2013   13 comments
IBM's corelet architecture and programming model enables software to be written for its hardware cognitive computers that processes sensor inputs, performs cognitive functions (such as pattern recognition) then send the appropriate signals to actuators in the real world.
DRAM Prices to Rise 40% in 2013
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8/8/2013   9 comments
Despite declining shipments with just three major vendors of DRAMs, prices for the memory component are set to shoot up.
US Consortium Forming on Industrial Internet
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8/7/2013   18 comments
Cisco Systems, GE, IBM, and Intel are among those forming a consortium to drive open industry standards that could give the US an edge in IoT.
US Strength Lifts Q2 Global Chip Sales
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8/7/2013   6 comments
Industry statistics show the global growth in chip sales was driven by market strength in the Americas balancing Japanese weakness.
Places to Be This Week
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8/6/2013   1 comment
NI Week and the IEEE EMC Symposium are both on this week.
Ethernet Backbone in Car: Hype or Reality?
News & Analysis  
8/6/2013   41 comments
Can the traditionally conservative automotive industry's fixation for penny-pinching and proprietary technology ever be flipped?
Quantum Technologies Attract Russian Capital
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8/6/2013   2 comments
Serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussav tells how the Russian Quantum Center will emulate Bell Labs by producing the basic materials science breakthroughs needed to make quantum technologies a commercial reality.
Custom Hardware Design Is Dead
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8/6/2013   25 comments
NI Week kicks off with record attendance
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs
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8/6/2013   4 comments
FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
Judy Estrin Cites Challenges for Media, Women
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8/6/2013   7 comments
Serial entrepreneur Judy Estrin shares insights on the state of her new turf of digital online media and the progress (or lack of it) for women in engineering.
EDA Vendors Enjoyed Strong Q1
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8/6/2013   2 comments
The EDA Consortium's industrywide first-quarter sales numbers show IP licensing and services are leading a buoyant sector.
3D NAND Production Starts at Samsung
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8/6/2013   16 comments
3D memory era begins as Samsung starts mass production of a multilayered 128 Gbit NAND flash memory based on a charge-trap cell.
Memory Surge Shakes Up Chip Vendor Ranking
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8/5/2013   14 comments
Memory and fabless chip companies have done well in the latest ranking of semiconductor chip vendors from market research firm IC Insights.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver
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8/5/2013   65 comments
Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa
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8/5/2013   21 comments
MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.
Test & Measurement New Product Roundup
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8/5/2013   3 comments
Here’s a roundup of test & measurement in EE news during the past month. New releases include signal generator, scope, probes, and software, among others.
Flying Robots Compete
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8/5/2013   24 comments
The International Aerial Robotics Competition sponsored will be held next week by its sponsor the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (Arlington, Vir.)
ST Hawks Smallest MEMS Compass
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8/2/2013   4 comments
STMicroelectronics calls its LSM303C, combining a three-axis magnetometer and a three-axis accelerometer in a 16-bit, 2x2mm package, the world's smallest MEMS compass.
Slideshow: High-Voltage Hybrids & EVs
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8/2/2013   10 comments
The new breed of higher-voltage architectures for hybrids and electric vehicles provides more power for the auto industry's growing list of electrical features.
Memory Market Turning on Q3 Caution
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8/2/2013   5 comments
NAND flash memory prices have slipped back after three months of rises, and caution is starting to drive the market.
Exar CEO Talks Analog, China, IoT
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8/2/2013   3 comments
You don't need a fab to compete with TI in analog, Louis DiNardo tell us. China will do fine, despite its setbacks, and the Internet of Things is on a roll.
Lawsuits Drive Patent Market
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8/1/2013   24 comments
A market for buying and selling patents is emerging as companies file more patents and get hit with more infringement suits, said a panel of experts.
AMD's x86-Based SoC Powered Down by Third
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8/1/2013   2 comments
AMD has released an accelerated processing unit that tests at 3W power use with a 6W maximum thermal design power.
Samsung Tipped to Acquire OLED Pioneer
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8/1/2013   17 comments
Chiel Industries, an affiliate of Samsung, is reportedly in negotiations to acquire OLED materials pioneer Novaled AG.
Alphasat Mega Satellite Launches Successfully
News & Analysis  
8/1/2013   21 comments
Alphasat is the largest European telecom satellite ever built; furthermore, its payload is the most advanced telecommunications processor to be developed in Europe.
Sensor Hub IP Supports Optimization
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8/1/2013   4 comments
Synopsys is preparing a software-programmable sensor hub IP core that is based on the ARC processor.
Quantum Wave Functions Come Alive: May the Bohr Model Rest in Peace
News & Analysis  
8/1/2013   2 comments
Atomic wave functions have finally been measured. It's time to put the Bohr Model of the atom to rest once and for all.
60 GHz WiFi Startup Funded for IP Push
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8/1/2013   13 comments
UK startup raises money to deliver programmable baseband IP for 60 GHz WiFi and 4G back-haul applications.
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