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Japan to Form Power Device Initiative
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7/31/2013   11 comments
Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market
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7/30/2013   13 comments
The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
Hurray! Xilinx Xcell Journal Issue No. 84 Is Here!
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7/25/2013   4 comments
Like every edition of Xcell journal, Issue #84 is jam-packed with a bunch of informative and useful articles.
Evaluate the Potential of CPU-to-FPGA Offloading
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7/24/2013   4 comments
Impulse Accelerated Computing and Solarflare have collaborated to help developers of processing-intensive software evaluate the potential of CPU-to-FPGA offloading.
Adapteva's $100 Parallella Supercomputer Platform Now Shipping
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7/23/2013   41 comments
In addition to proving delivery on the original concept, Adapteva is also announcing that the general public can pre-order Parallella computing platforms.
Loss-Making ST Forecasts Flat for Q3
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7/23/2013   4 comments
As STMicroelectronics strives to move on from its wireless misadventure, the company has reported losses in its Q2 results and sees no sequential growth in Q3.
TI Looks for Q3 Sales Uptick
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7/23/2013   9 comments
Texas Instruments reported that second quarter sales were down 9 percent year-over-year, but the company forecast a third quarter sequential increase of about 6 percent.
T&M Turns to Open-Source, Kickstarter
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7/22/2013   26 comments
A test-and-measurement startup is launching the open-source Red Pitaya project and credit-card-sized instrument board on its crowdfunding site.
Startup Aims to Unsnarl IoT Code
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7/17/2013   21 comments
WigWag plans open source software to ease to job of addressing devices using any protocol on the Internet of Things. It also described the innards of its home automation devices.
What's Microsemi Done With Actel's SmartFusion Product Range?
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7/16/2013   8 comments
The SmartFusion2 product range is built on 65nm Flash technology and biased heavily towards security and defense applications.
Japan Firm Offers Personal 3D Printer
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7/16/2013   17 comments
Japan firm is offering a 3D printer plus design software for less than 200,000 yen, or less than about US$2,000, in the form of the Scoovo C170 model.
MRAM Pioneer Doubles Funding
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7/16/2013   13 comments
French MRAM firm Crocus Technology has raised about $45 million, which it plans to use for volume production in Israel and R&D at its joint venture fab in Russia.
Lattice Semiconductor Looks to the Future
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7/12/2013   17 comments
Lattice Semiconductor has just announced a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics.
Did Upside-Down Sensors Cause Rocket Crash?
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7/10/2013   36 comments
A spectacular rocket crash might be due to a backward connector.
First 20nm UtraScale ASIC-Class FPGA From Xilinx
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7/9/2013   1 comment
20nm UltraScale devices enable 1.5-2x system-level performance and programmable systems integration a year ahead of the competition.
MIT Aims for Thinner Solar Cells
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7/9/2013   13 comments
Researchers plumb the spectrum of materials in search of the thinnest possible solar cell.
Slideshow: Lam Eyes Next $1B Opportunity
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7/8/2013   10 comments
The man who helped establish the plasma etcher in the 1980s hopes to ride e-beam to the rescue of a chip-making process running out of gas.
Tablet Display Market Heating Up
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7/5/2013   14 comments
Surge in orders from unbranded, white-box Chinese tablet manufacturers prompts IHS to increase forecast by 6 percent.
Rival Robot Styles Compete
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7/3/2013   14 comments
A look at the different types of robots squaring off in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Big-Little, GPU-Compute Go Industrial
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7/3/2013   13 comments
Fujitsu is aiming energy-saving SoC and heterogeneous computation techniques at graphically controlled systems in consumer and industrial sectors.
Alpha Data Announces Zynq SoC-Based Deployable Board
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7/3/2013   10 comments
Offering the Zynq All Programmable SoC in a standard form factor will facilitate easy development and deployment in commercial, industrial, and rugged systems.
Chip Sales Boom in May
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7/2/2013   7 comments
Americas and Asia-Pacific regions drive May three-month average of global chip sales above expectations and produce the largest sequential monthly increase in averaged sales since March 2010.
Dialog to Pay $310 Million for PMIC Pioneer
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7/2/2013   1 comment
Germany-based Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy power management IC pioneer iWatt for $310 million in cash plus up to an additional $35 million based on subsequent business performance.
Toshiba to Build Fab for 3D NAND Flash
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7/2/2013   21 comments
Phase 2 of Toshiba's Fab 5 at Yokkaichi will be the production site for vertically organized 3D NAND flash memory.
Slideshow: Darpa's Virtual Robotics Challenge Gets Underway
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7/2/2013   11 comments
Nine of the 26 teams that competed in Phase One of the Virtual Robotics Challenge are moving on to the next round.


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