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EEs Report Highest Pay Increase Since 2008
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11/20/2015   Post a comment
The IEEE-USA's annual salary survey found that electrical and electronics engineers employed in communications continued to command the highest median salary.
IEEE Backs H-1B Visa Reform
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11/18/2015   5 comments
Bill introduced in U.S. Senate would reform the way temporary worker visas are awarded amid allegations that the system is dominated by large global outsourcing firms.
Report: China Has $47bn Chip Fund Focused on U.S. M&A
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11/17/2015   3 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup intends to spend 300 billion yuan (about $47 billion) over the next five years to build up China's position in the chip industry, according to the company chairman speaking in an interview given to Reuters.
GlobalFoundries Launches 14nm ASIC
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11/14/2015   Post a comment
GlobalFoundries announced a new ASIC, FX-14, based on technology acquired from IBM and the foundry’s new 14nm LPP process. FX-14 targets wired and wireless applications, as well as compute and storage applications with support for various SoCs including 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 processors.
ARM CEO Touts IoT Security, Fire Safety
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11/11/2015   7 comments
ARM couldn’t have done it better if they tried. Just as CEO Simon Segars reached the climax of his TechCon keynote on the importance of security for the Internet of Things, a fire alarm rang out.
Measurement Computing Acquires Data Translation
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11/11/2015   9 comments
Longtime rivals in the data-acquisition field to merge, but keep both names.
Altera Readies FPGAs with In-Package Memory
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11/11/2015   3 comments
Programmable logic vendor integrating DRAM with Stratix 10 FPGAs to be ship in 2017.
Strong Dollar Drags on Chip Sales
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11/11/2015   Post a comment
Market research firm IC Insights says effect of currency fluctuation will drag worldwide chip sales into the red for 2015.
Gas Sensors Penetrate Smartphones
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11/5/2015   3 comments
Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd. claims to have a 1-by-1 millimeter die that can sense any pollution gas, in a package small enough to fit inside any smartphone.
Chip Sales Declined 3% in Q3
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11/4/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales trended downward in the third quarter amid softening demand and currency devaluation, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
NASA Deep-Space mission challenges: Antennas to MIPS
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11/4/2015   1 comment
The New Horizons spacecraft and its voyage to Pluto is an excellent example of the challenges to electronic systems on a long journey in space. Here we look at the system designs and functionality as well as some of the difficulties an engineer would face in designing such systems.
Building Automation Startup Joins IoT Networks Game
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10/26/2015   Post a comment
Founded in 2009 to offer building automation solutions, including connected sensors or or co-developed customized solutions, French startup Qowisio is hoping to finalize the installation of its first public IoT network by the end of 2015.
Chip Mergers, Impacts Still Ahead
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10/26/2015   2 comments
The current consolidation of semiconductor companies is not over, and engineers and OEMs have yet to feel its impacts in layoffs and pricing.
Apple Fined $234 Million for Infringing University Patent
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10/19/2015   Post a comment
The University of Wisconsin has been awarded $234 million in damages after a jury decided that Apple's A7, A8 and A8X application processors had infringed its patent.
More-than-Moore Will Lead, Argues GloFo's Wijburg
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10/15/2015   8 comments
At the opening press conference for the Semicon Europa exhibition being held here in Dresden Germany Rutger Wijburg, senior vice president and general manager of fab management at Globalfoundries Inc., made the case for More-than-Moore semiconductors as the enabler of the next wave of electronics.
Leading-Edge Driving Pure-Play Foundry Growth
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10/13/2015   Post a comment
The total pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1 percent to $44.9 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights
Moroccan Camera Packager to Exit Market, Auction Equipment
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10/13/2015   Post a comment
Nemotek Technologies SA (Rabat, Morocco), which has been performing wafer-level packaging of lenses and camera modules, is leaving the business and putting its production equipment up for sale.
Chip Market Decline Gathered Pace in August, says ESIA
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10/10/2015   Post a comment
Gartner revised its forecast, calling for chip sales to decline due to weakness in PCs, smartphones and tablets.
CEVA Accelerates Deep Neural Networks
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10/7/2015   Post a comment
CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN) technology is taking us one step closer to systems that boast embedded speech and embedded vision and true artificial intelligence.
Cadence DSP Promises More Horsepower for Next-Gen Smartphones
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10/6/2015   Post a comment
Next-generation Tensilica vision and imaging DSP promises up to 13X boost in performance, 5X decrease in power consumption.
GE Connects Industrial IoT
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9/30/2015   Post a comment
Connecting manufacturing and industry to the Internet is the next great frontier for OEM and manufacturer General Electric. The company showcased analytics platforms alongside hardware at an industrial Internet event.
Cypress Bid to Acquire Atmel has Expired
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9/29/2015   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has issued a statement saying that an offer to acquire Atmel Corp. has expired and that Cypress is no longer interested in such an acquisition.
Apple Project Titan: Electric Car May Arrive By 2019
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9/23/2015   Post a comment
Apple is ramping up the development of Project Titan, its foray into electric car production, by expanding its team, the WSJ reports.
Synopsys Touts IP Portfolio for IoT
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9/22/2015   Post a comment
Stable of intellectual property, cobbled together largely from acquisitions, targets connectivity, security and sensor processing requirements of the Internet of Things.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
Dresden Memory Startup To Debut At Semicon Europa
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9/15/2015   4 comments
A startup company that is working on a ferroelectric non-volatile memory technology based on hafnium oxide is set to make its debut at the Semicon Europa exhibition taking place in Dresden, Germany, October 6 to 8.
Is it an ASIC? Is it an FPGA? No, it's eASIC!
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9/14/2015   Post a comment
28nm Nextreme-3 devices offer 2x the performance of 28nm FPGAs & consume up to 80% less power, yet take less than 25% of the time required to develop a traditional 28nm ASIC.
TSMC Reports August Sales Drop
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9/10/2015   Post a comment
TSMC has reported that its net revenues for August 2015 were down both sequentially and on a year-on-year basis.
Intel-led Group Touts OIC 1.0 Over Rival IoT Specs
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9/10/2015   1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium has made public its long-waited Internet of Things candidate specification 1.0. "The big unresolved problem with IoT is not about ‘things.’ But it’s about the network,” said OIC executive director.
Nokia Shows Next-Gen Network
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9/9/2015   Post a comment
Nokia Networks announced a programmable 5G architecture for next-generation networks. Its 5G system will automatically adapt to legacy network’s separate parts to achieve lower latency and higher reliability.
Google Backer Offers $50M Quantum Computer Investment
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9/8/2015   Post a comment
One of the original investors in Google plans to invest up to $50 million in Cambridge Quantum Computing Ltd., a developer of tools and software for the commercialization of quantum computers.
Apple TV: 8 Questions to Ask
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9/7/2015   8 comments
Consumers’ TV viewing patterns have already changed. The key question to ask is: If Apple plans to bring its magic touch, or an “iPhone moment,” to TV, what will they have to do with their next Apple TV?
DesignCon Luminary Passes Suddenly
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
Last week, the signal-integrity community was left stunned when we heard about the death of Steve Weir.
New Technologies Secure the IoT & IIoT
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Traditional security techniques are failing; today's devices & systems need a proactive real-time defense that leverages up-to-the minute threat intelligence and is future-proof.
New Advances in FPGA Security
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
If left unprotected, side-channel attacks can be used to extract secret keys during cryptographic operations like bitstream loading.
China Startup Offers Non-Volatile FPGAs
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8/19/2015   2 comments
Gowin Semiconductor Corp., a startup formed and backed to produce FPGAs has announced the availability of a non-volatile family of devices.
USB Ain't So Simple Anymore
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8/19/2015   17 comments
Cypress, TI, NXP and Lattice have all rolled out new USB Type-C chips. Loaded with new features, USB Type C offers promises to system vendors. But for consumers, it may bring potential confusions, industry analysts cautioned.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
Josephson Junctions: Ballistic Discovery Reveals Graphene Supercurrent Potential
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Graphene has now been shown to have the ability to "bounce" electron waves, similar to how light waves reflect reflect off mirrors. This research could lead to more senstive magnetometers and voltmeters.
Taiwan May Ease Rules on Chip Investments in China
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
The Taiwan government may soon ease regulations to help local chipmakers get a bigger slice of the semiconductor business in China.
Should Altera Worry About Intel's M&A Record?
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8/17/2015   14 comments
Altera’s fate after its pending acquisition by Intel is anybody’s guess. But the big worry is if Intel squashes Altera -- pushing newly acquired talent, products and technologies into oblivion as though they had never existed.
Altera Launches SoC FPGA Developers’ Forum
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8/13/2015   1 comment
Altera is launching three one-day SoC FPGA developer conferences on three continents in 2015.
NIWeek: Flying Drones, Instrumented Bikes, Automated Guitars, & More
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8/11/2015   Post a comment
NI Week 2015 was a showcase of robotics. Here are some of the sights flying, rolling, and playing around Austin.
AMD Slips From Ranking of Top 20 Chip Vendors
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8/7/2015   7 comments
A rough first half to the year, including a devastating second quarter, drops AMD from the list for first time in decades.
An Operator's View of 5G
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8/5/2015   1 comment
The Telecommunications Industry Association surveyed 58 operators globally on the future of 5G cellular, and found that the next-generation technology will begin rollout in Asia and require great effort from network operators.
NI Week: Videos From Opening Day
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8/4/2015   Post a comment
NI Week opened today with a two-hour exhibit opening. Here's some of what we saw.
Smarter Sensor Hub Cuts Power
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7/30/2015   4 comments
QuickLogic has a new sensor hub Eos, named after the Greek Goddess of the new dawn, which packs so many hardware accelerators--including it own field programmable gate array (FPGA)--on an SoC with an ARM Cortex-M4F, that it can serve as the application processor for wearables as well as significantly offload the app processor on a smartphone.
eBook Explains Faster In-System Flash Programming
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7/29/2015   1 comment
"Faster Flash Programming via FPGA and IJTAG" from ASSET Intertech shows you how to program FPGAs 50 to 1000 times faster.
Neutron Measurements Help Find Plutonium’s "Missing" Magnetism
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7/20/2015   Post a comment
The discovery promises to open up opportunities to advance a variety of applications in materials, energy and computing sciences.
Bell Labs Bucks Short-Term Research Trend
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7/15/2015   Post a comment
Solving networking problems is both an immediate and long-term goal for Bell Labs, as well as an interesting insight into its research strategy. While some legacy laboratories favor 2- or 3-year projects, Bell Labs emphasizes longer-term research.
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