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Where Are We With Inattentive Driving?
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2/4/2016   11 comments
Distracted driving -- especially through the growing use of smartphones in vehicles -- is killing people on the road. Where are the technologies designed to combat the problem of inattentive or intoxicated driving?
NASA Denies Hackers Hijacked Its Drone
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2/3/2016   Post a comment
The space agency insists AnonSec didn't commandeer a NASA Global Hawk drone, but it's still looking into claims its network was hacked.
Battery Innovations Power Electric Bike
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2/3/2016   2 comments
The coolest looking electric bicycle is powered by innovative battery technology developed inside a San Francisco garage. Occasionally called “the Tesla of electric bicycles,” Bolt Motorbikes uses a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery with more proprietary features than the electric vehicle company.
Astrobotic Technology: NASA’s Doorway to Mars Exploration
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2/3/2016   4 comments
Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining.
34 Automotive Startups to Watch
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2/2/2016   2 comments
The automotive sector has been going through something of a renaissance with automotive tech startups mushrooming at unprecedented speed. In collaboration with IHS Automotive’s analyst Egil Juliussen, we put together a list of 34 startups to watch.
NXP Outlines Autonomous Vehicle Advances
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2/1/2016   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has been working with Google on self-driving cars and has interesting progress to report. Speaking in the plenary session of the 63rd International Solid State Circuits Conference, officials said facsimiles of self-driving cars are already on the road.
Google SkyBender Drone Project Aims To Deliver 5G Wi-Fi
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1/31/2016   Post a comment
Project SkyBender joins the ranks of Google's Project Loon and Facebook's efforts to provide super-fast WiFi from drones and other airborne vehicles.
Samsung, Apple Top Chip Buyers Again
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1/29/2016   Post a comment
Electronics giants ranked first and second in semiconductor consumption in 2015 for the fifth straight year, according to market research firm Gartner.
Why Opt For Chip Stack, FD-SOI in Image Sensors?
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1/28/2016   2 comments
Before stampeding to FD-SOI for CMOS image censors (CIS), a few key questions need answering: How big is the CIS market? Why chip stacking in CIS? Why use FD-SOI? We asked Yole Développement to help us break it down.
Google's Deep Learning Comes to Movidius
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1/27/2016   Post a comment
Google will buy Movidius vision processing chips and license the entire Movidius software development environment. Google's goal is to expand its machine intelligence technology beyond the data center, by bringing it to mobile devices.
Semiconductor R&D Spending Slows
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1/26/2016   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry spent slightly more on R&D in 2015, but the rate of growth was among the lowest on record, according to IC Insights.
High-Temperature Electronics Operate at 300°C
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1/25/2016   2 comments
Sensors and actuators in industrial applications are increasingly deployed in environments with high temperatures. In the joint R&D project HOT 300, five Fraunhofer institutes have developed a number of basic technology components for high-temperature microsystems.
Qualcomm, TDK Prep $3bn RF Joint Venture
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1/25/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) and TDK Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) have agreed to form a joint venture – RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. – to deliver radio frequency modules and filters for multiple applications, including IoT, drones, robotics and automotive electronics.
Will Xilinx Join the M&A Party?
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1/21/2016   3 comments
Speculation holds that Qualcomm may be targeting Xilinx for acquisition after programmable logic vendor's recent regulatory filing.
Sony To Use FD-SOI in Stacked Image Sensors
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1/21/2016   4 comments
At the FD-SOI Forum held here Thursday, the biggest FD-SOI news, which surfaced as chatter during coffee breaks at the Forum, is that Sony is looking to use FD-SOI for image signal processor on chip stack CMOS Image Sensors.
Safety-Related Flaws at Unacceptable Level, Says Report
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1/19/2016   3 comments
According to a report by the Center of Automotive Management (Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany), faulty safety equipment in the cars was by far the biggest reason for car vendors to launch a call-back campaign.
Intel Meets Expectations Despite Sagging PC Market
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1/15/2016   1 comment
World's biggest chip maker says it's now deriving about 40% of sales from non-PC markets; firms sees data centers, Internet of Things and memory as future growth drivers.
Qualcomm, TDK Prep $3bn RF Joint Venture
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1/14/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) and TDK Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) have agreed to form a joint venture – RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. – to deliver radio frequency modules and filters for multiple applications, including IoT, drones, robotics and automotive electronics.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe Repositions Itself as a Distributor
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1/13/2016   Post a comment
Having sold its MCU products to Spansion and graphics chips to Socionext, Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe FSEU continues its restructuring strategy, resurfacing as a distributor under the name Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU).
Cypress Unveils Traveo OTA Update MCUs
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1/12/2016   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. rolled out the first series of Traveo MCUs with embedded flash on the 40nm process technology node, designed to enable mid-range to mass-market cars to implement over-the-air software updates.
Mobileye, Nvidia (and Others) Spar over Cars
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1/11/2016   5 comments
The field of autonomous driving technologies revealed its substantial expansion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Mobileye’s new mapping technology is potentially “most dangerous,” cautioned CEVA CEO, as it can lock in car makers using Mobileye’s EyeQ chip.
ARM Exec’s Straight Car Talk at CES
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1/7/2016   1 comment
In a one-on-one interview with EE Times at the CES, Ian Drew, ARM’s executive vice president of marketing and business development, posed five questions that the automotive industry -- or the tech industry in general -- would rather not hear.
FCC, FTC Chiefs Pit 'Sharing' vs. Regulations
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1/7/2016   1 comment
The Consumer Technology Association chairman discussed regulations of "the sharing economy" with both FCC and FTC chairmen before the packed audience at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Sound of Silence Greets Ford-Google Deal
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1/6/2016   1 comment
The biggest news of Ford Motor’s press conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show turns out to be the announcement Ford didn’t make: A partnership deal with Google on self-driving cars. The company laid out a deal with Amazon and a vehicle-to-drone strategy.
Toyota Presses R&D, Hydrogen at CES
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1/6/2016   8 comments
The fully autonomous car is a long way from reality, says Gill Pratt, CEO of Toyota Research Institute. One reason: drivers aren't ready to "trust something they don't understand."
Qualcomm Adds Smartphone Power To Auto
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1/5/2016   Post a comment
Chip giant Qualcomm announced a new family of automotive processors and a design win at International CES. The company aims to shift the pace of development in the smartphone market to the automotive arena with modular designs.
NXP Unveils a 'Cocoon' of Tiny Radar Sensors
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1/4/2016   Post a comment
NXP’s tiny radar chip, based on CMOS process technology, will open the door for car OEMs and Tier Ones to develop systems consisting of a ‘cocoon’ of radar sensors for self-driving cars.
Ford, Google Car Deal: Who Needs Whom
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12/22/2015   4 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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Inside NXP Merger: Dos & Don'ts
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12/9/2015   7 comments
The first instinct for anyone working at chip companies about to go through mergers and acquisitions would be understandably to assume the worst: There goes your job. What should be your next step?
Scope, Not Scale, Drives Freescale/NXP Nuptials
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12/7/2015   2 comments
As NXP and Freescale completed a merger Monday, NXP CEO Rick Clemmer declined to answer a question about the number of layoffs likely to ensue. The CEO said he won’t yet know absolute numbers for a few months.
Tech Tackles Climate Change: From Batteries to Mini-Grids
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12/5/2015   13 comments
This fourth part of how we can still beat greenhouse warming climate change by adopting carbon-free electrical generation and zero-emission transit focuses on batteries and the infrastructure that utilizes them.
Bosch to Focus on Cloud for Connected Car Services
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12/4/2015   Post a comment
Automotive supplier Robert Bosch group has announced to develop cloud-based services for the connected car, such as real-time traffic data or infrastructure data. In contrast to its competitors, Bosch offers two different types of gateways for the Internet connection. For the car-to-x technology, Bosch’s strategy might have interesting consequences.
French Startup Plugs Smartglasses into Bikers' Helmets
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12/4/2015   Post a comment
2015's Paris Motorcycle Show held Portes de Versailles was, well, full of shiny bikes. But one exhibit that really caught our eye was the in-retina display plug-in helmet accessory that Eye-Lights co-founders Romain Duflot (CEO) and Thomas De Saintignon (CTO) were demonstrating at the Motoblouz stand.
What Freescale-NXP Merger Can Teach Us
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12/3/2015   4 comments
As new NXP, conceived in a merger with Freescale, approaches its day of birth – next Monday, the crucial issue posed by a combined entity $10 billion in revenue is its impact on the competitive landscape in the semiconductor market.
‘Father of Robotics’ Joseph Engelberger Dies
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12/2/2015   Post a comment
Pioneer credited with developing the first industrial robot was 90 years old.
15 Hot Tech Stories for 2016
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12/1/2015   1 comment
EDN and EE Times' list of tech stories to watch for in 2016, from transistor level to systems level.
Tech Tackles Climate Change: Wind & Will Power
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12/1/2015   10 comments
This second part of how we can still beat greenhouse warming climate change by adopting carbon-free wind-powered electrical generation and zero-emission transit.
Energy Harvesting For High Power
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12/1/2015   Post a comment
It’s taking a while to sow the seeds for energy harvesting. While much industry focus may be on powering the Internet of Things, the future may be bigger for energy harvesting.
Bill Gates Backs Multi-Billion Dollar Clean Tech Initiative
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12/1/2015   Post a comment
A public-private partnership for clean energy research and development kicked off the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris today. Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced that he would donate $2 billion over the next five years to the newly formed Mission Innovation.
Driven by IEEE Standards, Ethernet Hits the Road in 2016
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12/1/2015   2 comments
A new trend emerging in the automotive market in 2016 is the migration of Ethernet, a tried-and-true computer network technology, into connected cars. The proliferation of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features in many vehicles is also expected to expand Ethernet use.
Technology Tackling Climate Change
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11/30/2015   19 comments
We can still beat greenhouse warming climate change by adopting carbon-free electrical power generation and zero-emission vehicles.
Delayed Roadmap Set for Debut at TSensors Summit
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11/30/2015   Post a comment
The MEMS and Sensors Industry Group has announced that it will release the outline of the TSensors (Trillion Sensors) Roadmap on December 9 at the 2015 TSensors Summit, being held in Celebration, Florida.
NXP, Freescale Merger Clears FTC Hurdle
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11/26/2015   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors NV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for the sale of its RF power amplifier business to Chinese state-controlled Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd.
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As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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