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Spansion Targets IoT With Flexible MCUs
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11/27/2013   19 comments
Spansion's scalable and flexible MCU families offer seamless transition between ultra-low-power and ultra-high-performance.
Power Week-in-Review: Self-Healing Battery, Personal Hydroelectric Generator & Li-ion Forecast
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11/27/2013   16 comments
This week, a self-healing battery electrode, a personal hydropower turbine in a can, a forecast for li-ion battery pricing, a triple-output LED controller, and more.
3D Printers 'an Acorn' for Ailing HP
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11/26/2013   38 comments
Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman calls plans to release 3D printers in 2014 "an acorn" while reporting mildly upbeat financial results.
IBM Wins Gordon Bell Prize
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11/25/2013   5 comments
World's most complex simulation of cloud cavitation collapse was awarded the prestigious Gordon Bell prize at Supercomputer 2013 (SC13, Nov. 17-22, Denver).
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
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11/25/2013   9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
IoT Challenge Sparks Ongoing Discussion
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11/25/2013   Post a comment
Join an ongoing conversation about the Smart America Challenge and what lies ahead for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Power Week-in-Review: Wearable Batteries, Deep Sea Power, IGBT Module Monitor
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11/21/2013   Post a comment
This week, a new development in flexible batteries, testing deep sea power technology, a forecast for the stationary battery market, real-time IGBT module performance monitoring, and more.
EX-800 Blade Server Is the Buzz at Super Computing Conference
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11/20/2013   5 comments
Featuring a hybrid memory cube (HMC) from Micron and FPGAs from Altera, the EX-800 blade server from Pico Computing is the buzz of the Super Computing Conference.
Microchip Stakes Claim for World's Fastest 32-Bit MCUs
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11/19/2013   11 comments
Microchip's new 32-bit MCU family offers class-leading performance with 200MHz / 330DMIPS and 3.28 CoreMarks/MHz (over 3X the performance of previous generation PIC32 MCUs).
Imagination Reinvents Imaging Signal Processing
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11/18/2013   5 comments
Raptor, a new image signal processing architecture, combines heterogeneous computing to create a system platform for vision.
5 MEMS Chips Debut at MEMS Exec Congress
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11/18/2013   4 comments
New micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) chips were announced at the recent MEMS Executive Congress (Napa, Calif., Nov. 7-9).
Best-in-Test & Test Engineer Nominations Deadline Extended
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11/15/2013   1 comment
The new deadline is Nov. 20, 2013.
Industrial Internet Group Debuts Soon
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11/15/2013   12 comments
A 10-company US consortium to set standards for the Industrial Internet aims to debut in January, said a GE executive driving a business in the area.
Power Week in Review: Personal Fuel Cell, Virus-Improved Li-air Battery & PV Forecast
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11/14/2013   3 comments
This week, a personal hydrogen fuel cell for powering consumer portables, better Li-air batteries through biosynthesis, a forecast for solar PV installation growth, and the latest power management products and software.
Atmel Expands 8-Bit AVR MCU Line
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11/14/2013   1 comment
14-pin parts housed in tiny QFN package provide cost-effective and low power advantages for 8-bit MCUs.
Exar Transceivers Provide Level 4 IEC ESD Protection
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11/14/2013   1 comment
Enable industrial apps to withstand shorts up to +/-18V and ESD events over IEC Level 4.
Merger Pits Mysterious Tsinghua Unigroup vs. MediaTek
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11/14/2013   17 comments
The industry landscape among China’s fabless chip companies -- fragmented among too many little players fighting for a low-margin smartphone chip business in the domestic market -- is about to change.
VR Goggles Play Games With Latency
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11/14/2013   12 comments
With a few tricks to get to 15 milliseconds latency, headset maker Oculus VR believes it can create a new class of computer games.
Robot Rings Nasdaq Closing Bell
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11/13/2013   2 comments
A robot rang the Nasdaq closing bell for the first time, celebrating a Robo-Stox Index listed there Tuesday.
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off?
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11/11/2013   13 comments
Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
Spacecraft Flight Software Workshop Advances Code in Space & on Ground
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11/8/2013   9 comments
Software is becoming increasingly important in space travel. This group is at the leading edge.
Power Week in Review: Solar Cells Using IR, Cheaper SiC & MLPE Disruptors
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11/7/2013   4 comments
This week, solar cells that can use thermal (IR) radiation, a forecast for module-level power electronics (MLPE) in the solar industry, news that may portend lower SiC prices, a high-precision linear current sensor IC, and more.
Sideshow: NI Days Boston Conference & Exhibits
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11/7/2013   10 comments
NIDays in Boston had a full day of exhibits and too many conference sessions to allow any one person to attend them all.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
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11/7/2013   27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
Find Next Silicon Valley Idol at NVidia’s Annual GPU Event
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11/5/2013   6 comments
NVidia is staging a new event called "The Early Stage Challenge," where 12 rising tech stars will compete for a single $100,000 award in front a live audience.
Sony & Panasonic: Out of the Woods?
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11/1/2013   16 comments
Two contrasting full-year financial forecasts issued by Panasonic and Sony this week prodded many financial analysts to suddenly ditch Sony and jump on Panasonic's bandwagon.


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