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Apple Buys into Augmented Reality -- for Cars?
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5/30/2015   Post a comment
Munich-based augmented reality software vendor Metaio GmbH has been acquired by Apple. The move fuels anew speculations around Apple’s plans to enter the automotive market.
Google Gestures at 60 GHz
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5/29/2015   Post a comment
Google unveiled a radar-on-chip for fine gesture control with the goal of expanding increasingly small screens and interfaces. While the radar technology isn’t yet authorized by the FCC, Google’s ATAP team wants to fine tune its Soli chip for wearables.
Google Unveils Smart Fabric Program
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5/29/2015   Post a comment
In what might be the largest development in smart fabrics, Google announced a project to scale manufacturing of fabrics that use broad gestures to control mobile devices, lights, and more.
Can Formula E Overtake Formula One?
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5/29/2015   15 comments
The Formula E race in Berlin was marred by the winner of the race, Lucas de Grassi of the Audi Sport ABT Team, later being disqualified after an inspection of his car reveal he was using non-standard parts.
Huawei vs. Xiaomi: China in Microcosm
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5/29/2015   6 comments
Huawei’s technological prowess in telecom and Xiaomi’s agility in China’s consumer electronics market illustrate both companies’ potential and their weaknesses. Understanding the differences offers a glimpse into the future -- where China is guiding the global electronics industry.
Google Rolls Android M, IoT OS
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5/28/2015   1 comment
Developers were audibly excited by the bevy of improvements and added features on the newest Android release, Android M. Google is unlikely to have satisfied hardware engineers, who may have been hoping for a next-generation device.
A New Broadcom: The First Cuts
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5/28/2015   14 comments
The proposed $37 billion merger of Avago and Broadcom creates the world’s sixth biggest chip vendor and promises to save at least $750 million a year within 18 months.
Micron Bullish On Coming Year
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
Company president Mark Adams sees poor PC DRAM performance stabilizing in the latter half of 2015 with mobile continuing to perform well, but Micron needs to do some work to regain its leadership in NAND.
FPGAs Ride HP’s Moonshot
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5/28/2015   13 comments
SRC Computers announced a new FPGA server card that Hewlett-Packard will sell as an option for its processor-agnostic Moonshot servers.
NXP Agrees to RF Power Business Sell-Off
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors strikes deal to sell its RF power business to Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd (JAC Capital) to appease regulators.
Daimler, Qualcomm Announce Strategic Partnership
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
Mercedes-Benz brand owner Daimler AG and Qualcomm Technologies have announced a strategic partnership aiming at vehicle connectivity. Initially both companies will together fathom out which technologies will suit best for future vehicle generations. Possible technologies include 3G/4G mobile radio as well as cable-free charging options such as Qualcomm’s Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology
Avago, Broadcom Combo Praised
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5/28/2015   7 comments
Reports Avago will bid to buy Broadcom amid an industry consolidation are getting praise from the stock market and semiconductor analysts.
Xray Sensor Startup Raises Funds
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
MultiX SA has developed a sensor the ME100 based on CdTe and CdZnTe crystal material. This together with a signal conditioning ASIC and high-speed front-end electronics is capable of measuring the energy of each incident x-ray photon.
Rohm Buys Renesas Wafer Fab
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
Rohm Co. Ltd. (Kyoto, Japan) has moved to acquire a 200mm wafer fab from Renesas Electronics Corp. for 450 million yen (about $3.7 million).
Gaming Helps Tool Emulate True Power Peaks
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5/27/2015   1 comment
Mentor Graphics' Veloce Power Application software identifies power consumption problems in emulation, enabling them to be nixed before fabrication.
SoC From Russia With MIPS
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5/27/2015   7 comments
Baikal Electronics of Russia, announced its T1, the first chip to use MIPS Warrior cores, will take on Broadcom and others in WiFi routers and home gateways.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
Spreadtrum Guns for Intel’s 14nm FinFET in 2016
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5/27/2015   4 comments
Working with Intel, Spreadtrum CEO Leo Li sees three things going for his company. “The access to Intel’s foundry, strong IP, and Intel is the only processor architecture company that has its own foundry.”
Single-Molecule Diode Technique Targets Made for Nanoscale
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at Columbia University in New York City reported that they have created a single-molecule diode for nanoscale devices.
Altium's Free PCB Tool Available for Test and Evaluation
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5/27/2015   3 comments
Looking to attract would-be electronic designers in the DIY maker, open hardware and hobbyist world, Altium has just released the beta version of its free community-driven CircuitMaker PCB tool.
Sensor Choices Power Industrial Internet Innovation
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Whether or not the Internet of Things will live up to its own hype, the notion has certainly got people thinking. Proposals range from the “Internet of Everything” to some more focused concepts such as the Industrial Internet; a term first introduced by electrical giant GE, and now understood to mean the automation of industrial environments using sensor networks and machine-to-machine communications.
Implanted Biosensor Can Be Wirelessly Charged
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
A laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has developed an implantable biosensor that can report measurements wirelessly and powered by a battery worn on the skin.
Smartening up Power Monitoring
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5/26/2015   Post a comment
Built around an internal 16-bit PIC MCU, Microchip's new power monitoring IC makes it flexible enough for both industrial and consumer apps requiring power factor correction.
Xiaomi's Spending Spree: Its Logic and Method
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5/26/2015   2 comments
Xiaomi is on a spending spree lately in hopes of expanding its portfolio beyond smartphones. But textbook business-school investment strategies probably won’t cut it. After all, Xiaomi is no Google –- at least not yet. So what to do?
SK Hynix, Sharp Move Up Chip Vendor Ranking
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5/26/2015   Post a comment
SK Hynix, MediaTek and Sharp are three companies that showed strong sales growth year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015 and climbed up the top 20 chip vendor ranking produced by IC Insights.
Smart Factories Meet AI
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5/25/2015   1 comment
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has 47 years of experience in smart decision support, smart crowd control, the smart factory and more.
Force Sensors Make Medical Devices Smarter
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5/25/2015   Post a comment
The practice of medicine has always been an art as well as a science. But, in the age of value-based care, the balance between those two is shifting in favor of the latter. Sensor-enabled medical devices are playing an important role in the trend.
Development Kit Targets Motion Control Design
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5/22/2015   Post a comment
TI's DesignDRIVE gives motion control developers a sandbox in which they can experiment with sensor and motor control topologies.
New Tool Automates Register Verification Process for FPGA, SoC & IP Designs
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5/22/2015   Post a comment
Registers are one of the first aspects of the design that must be tested because they contain the configuration settings for the hardware and are the basis of the hardware/software interface.
How the Apple Watch Can Collect Patient Data
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5/22/2015   Post a comment
A project in southern New Jersey is using Apple Watches to better understand the factors influencing treatment outcomes among women with breast cancer.
Huawei’s Everything-Connected Game Plan
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5/22/2015   4 comments
As Chinese Internet companies like Tencent, Alibaba and Xiaomi bulldoze into the local consumer electronics market with online strategies, the position of China’s telecom giant Huawei grows ever more intriguing. Will Huawei join them or stand on its own?
Samsung Ramps 10nm in 2016
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5/22/2015   8 comments
Samsung said its 10nm FinFET process node will be in full production by the end of 2016 and offers “significant power, area, ad performance advantages.”
FDA Panel Deems Duodenoscopes to Be Unsafe
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5/22/2015   Post a comment
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended drastically improving cleaning techniques for duodenoscopes linked to superbug outbreaks at hospitals in Seattle, Los Angeles, and outside Chicago.
HP Strikes China Deal, Sales Slump
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5/21/2015   2 comments
The same day it reported declining quarterly results, Hewlett-Packard announced plans to create a $3.1 billion networking venture in China with an arm of Tsinghua.
Robot Revolution Initiative Launches in Japan
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5/21/2015   Post a comment
Seeking to lead the "robot revolution," Japan has initiated development of a five-year plan to dramatically expand the role of robots in industry and society.
Why Smartwatch Pulses Are Weak
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5/21/2015   2 comments
Bloom Technologies aims to pave the way toward medical-grade wearables that can capture more useful data than today’s gadgets including the Apple Watch.
Self-Driving Cars Without Passengers
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5/21/2015   3 comments
Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) is aiming for self-driving cars that you drop off at garage and then let them find a space and plug into recharge.
Crowdfunding Gives IoT a Boost
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5/20/2015   Post a comment
Wearable startups are getting more attention these days -- from chip makers, vendors, consumers, and even some venture capitalists – and there’s a lot of interest in novel hardware implementations. Speakers at Wearable World Congress, held here May 19-20, said new ways of finding funding have led to an explosion of hardware-related companies.
Software Secure? Good! But What About the Hardware (FPGAs & SoCs)?
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5/20/2015   1 comment
The Prospect Hardware Security Design and Analysis Toolkit from Tortuga Logic is a valuable addition to the Design-for-Security arsenal.
Security Takes a MIPS Twist
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5/20/2015   1 comment
Imagination Technologies announced OmniShield, a framework for hardware-backed security covering any virtualized hardware blocks.
Wearables Pocket IoT Crowdfunding
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5/20/2015   Post a comment
Incubator Wearable World hosted an event to showcase the intersection of crowdsourced startups and big-name tech scrambling for position in the emerging sector of the Internet of Things.
Electrode Discovery Points to Simpler Solar Cell Production
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way of simplifying the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the catalyst that turns plain silicon into valuable black silicon.
Shenzhen Startup to Keep Copycats Out
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Shenzhen, flush with money, talent and willing consumers, has become a new hub for the next-generation smartwatches. Startup 3Wearables CEO told us, “Our business model is designed to keep copycats out.”
Festo's Smart Robotics Aimed at SMC
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5/19/2015   5 comments
Festo Didati GmbH & Co KG (Denkendorf, Germany)
MBtech Boosts Electromobility With New Competence Center
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Engineering and consulting services company MBtech is bundling its electromobility expertise in a new competence center. The center’s engineering topics range from high-voltage systems and power electronics to the development of high-voltage battery management systems.
Cypress Eyes ISSI
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
On the heels of its Spansion acquisition, Cypress has made an offer for the fabless semiconductor company that focuses on the automotive, communications and industrial markets with its DRAM, SRAM and NOR flash products
AMD Preps GPU, DRAM Stack
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
AMD plans to combine on a single device one its graphics processors and the SK Hynix high bandwidth memory DRAM stack, aiming to beat to market similar devices described by its rival Nvidia.
eSilicon Brings Virtualization to Online Portal
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
An IC designers’ job is mired in “what if’s.” eSilicon wants to make the ASIC designer’s decision process as painless as possible. The company is unveiling Tuesday a new online tool called “Optimizer.”
High Current and High Power Density Demands on POL Converters
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
The complexity and performance of the latest FPGAs, processors, ASICs and associated memories for server, telecom, datacom, networking, and industrial equipment continue to increase the power demands in these applications
EAG Adds IC Analytical Tools
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5/18/2015   Post a comment
The company that specializes in failure analysis and testing has invested in new IR emission microscopes, scanning acoustic microscopy, and decapsulation tools.
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