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KKR Gains 6.8% Stake in Marvell
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12/31/2013   6 comments
Private equity firm KKR & Co. LLP has amassed a 6.8 percent stake in Marvell Technology Group, according to a regulatory filing.
Power Week-in-Review: Smallest Laptop Adapter, Fusion Power Breakthrough & BLE Wireless Power Solution
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12/26/2013   12 comments
This week, development of a laptop power adapter in a wall plug form factor, a breakthrough in the superconducting cables needed to control nuclear fusion reactors, a new LDO+ from Linear Technology, a Bluetooth Smart-based wireless charging solution and more.
5G Dials Up Global Efforts
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12/24/2013   13 comments
The chair of Europe's new 5GPPP Association explained his group's plans and pointed to others around the world defining the next-gen network.
Altera CEO Upbeat After Tough 2013
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12/23/2013   7 comments
The FPGA vendor's chief executive shared his views on the outlook for semiconductors and engineering in a yearend interview with EE Times.
ZNYX Launches ATCA Cooled Chassis for Server Blade Platform
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12/18/2013   2 comments
Midsized chassis enables customers to scale out Advanced TCA functionality using virtualized machines and move ATCA beyond the telecom market.
Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Enables Indoor Navigation Without WiFi
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12/16/2013   12 comments
Sensor Platforms Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) addition to its FreeMotion Library gives original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the means to enable indoor navigation, more detailed activity monitoring, sports/health applications, and a whole range of new location-based services.
Spansion vs. Renesas Flash MCU War: Smoke but No Fire?
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12/13/2013   3 comments
Chip companies serving the automotive industry know where the next-generation MCU battle will be played out: high-performance MCUs with fast-access flash memory at 40-nm process. Expect a battle to start brewing between Renesas Electronics and Spansion.
Power Week-in-Review: Triboelectric Power Generator, GaN Partnership & Advanced Batteries Growth
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12/12/2013   Post a comment
This week, practical power generators using the triboelectric effect, a report on the continued growth of advanced batteries, two GaN power device manufacturers join forces, an SMU battery simulator add-on, and more.
Power Week-in-Review: Aerial Power Plants, Thermoelectronic Generator & DC Power Forecast
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12/5/2013   1 comment
This week, a practical thermionic generator with high efficiency, a project to build high-altitude drone-based aerial power plants, a forecast for DC power in commercial buildings, a HV boost converter, and more.
Sony May Buy Renesas Fab
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12/4/2013   11 comments
Sony is considering the purchase of a chip fab from Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas, with plans to expand CMOS image sensor production at a cost of $96 million. Sony already has around 30 percent of the CMOS image sensor market.
Carriers Switch on Small Cells Slowly
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12/3/2013   5 comments
The Small Cell Forum expects 11.5 million small-cell base stations will be in use by 2018, up from just 168,000 today.
Xilinx Announces 20-nm FPGA/SoC Devices
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12/2/2013   9 comments
The UltraScale architecture addresses applies leading-edge ASIC techniques in a fully programmable fabric to provide extreme performance with smart processing.
Altera Announces 20nm FPGA/SoC Tools
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12/2/2013   3 comments
Altera describes the Quartus II Software Arria 10 Edition as "The industryís first development tool for 20 nm FPGAs and SoCs."
Startup Drives 60 GHz to Small Cells
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12/2/2013   3 comments
Peraso Technologies packed its 60 GHz transceiver in a waveguide module to get an edge of Hittite and Infineon in backhaul for small cell base stations.


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