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WiFi Rides 900 MHz, Attacking Zigbee
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8/30/2013   9 comments
The IEEE may vote before the end of September on a draft 802.11ah standard to let WiFi ride 900 MHz into home and building networks.
Samsung Starts Volume Production of DDR4 Memory
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8/30/2013   10 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has started volume production of DDR4 format memory, for use in enterprise servers in datacenters.
Got MIPI? If Not, Lattice Will Show You How
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8/28/2013   2 comments
Lattice's new reference designs for MIPI DSI and CSI TX/RX help designers overcome the challenges of integrating camera and display capabilities in their systems.
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal
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8/28/2013   9 comments
A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
MediaTek, MStar Merger Gets China's OK
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8/28/2013   11 comments
China's Ministry of Commerce has approved a proposed $4 billion merger between fabless chip companies MediaTek and MStar – but with conditions.
Got Zuken? There's a New Enterprise-Level PCB/System Design Player in Town!
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8/27/2013   12 comments
In many respects, it's surprising that Zuken has managed to maintain such a low profile in the USA because they are so well known in the rest of the world.
ARM Buys Sensinode for IoT Software
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8/27/2013   7 comments
ARM bought startup Sensinode for the 6LoWPAN-based M2M software, which it will license and make available through its mbed program.
US Labs Unlock Secure Tech for Silicon Valley
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8/22/2013   10 comments
The Department of Homeland Security hosted its first annual showcase of cyber-security technologies available for licensing from federal labs.
Lattice's $24.99 iCEstick FPGA Evaluation Kit
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8/20/2013   10 comments
The iCEstick Evaluation Kit from Lattice Semiconductor opens the door to some very interesting design evaluations and product prototyping scenarios.
Q-MEMS Downsizes Inertial Measurement Units
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8/19/2013   9 comments
Epson lays claim to the world's smallest high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU)--the V340 is a six-axis high-precision gyroscope/accelerometer combo that measures just twelve-by-ten-by-four millimeters.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT
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8/15/2013   17 comments
ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
NXP: 3 Phases of Automotive Ethernet
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8/14/2013   10 comments
The introduction of Ethernet inside the automobile is inevitable, but opinions are divided about how it will be phased in and what role it will play.
MEMS Nixes Quantum Light Fluctuations
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8/14/2013   9 comments
Caltech researchers harnessed MEMS resonators to nix the tiniest quantum fluctuations in laser light, potentially enabling a new generation of ultra-precise measurement instruments.
Adapteva Launches PUP
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8/12/2013   8 comments
Adapteva's PUP (Parallella University Program) is intended to bring parallel computing to the forefront in university engineering education.
Internets of Things Need Glue
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8/12/2013   42 comments
Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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