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Paris on a (Connected Electric) Scooter
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5/27/2016   1 comment
Start-up Cityscoot is bringing shared electric scooters to Paris. The company designed a black box, which makes every scooter “very smart.” It box enables Cityscoot to book, track and geo-locate, keeping riders safe, and communicating road conditions.
Quantum Dots Deep Into Hybrid LEDs
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5/27/2016   Post a comment
Researchers have designed a novel photonic quasi-crystal LED structure that deeply embeds quantum dots within the whole stack of the LED's active layers.
Stratix 10 MX: 1 TBps On-Chip Memory Bandwidth in Single FPGA
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5/26/2016   7 comments
Having up to 16 GB of in-package memory with a bandwidth of 1 TBps is going to be a game-changer for a wide range of applications.
Machine-Learning Radars May Come to Automotive
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5/26/2016   1 comment
Belgium's IMEC research institute plans to make future sensors --specifically radar sensors -- as well as devices that extract useful information locally and even become learning machines.
Infineon, AMS To Benefit From $70M Euro Sensor Project
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5/26/2016   Post a comment
IoSense, a European pilot line project has kicked off in Dresden, Germany at the site of project leader Infineon Technologies AG.
Plastic and Flexible OLEDS Market to Reach $16B
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5/26/2016   Post a comment
According to IDTechEx Research's latest report, the market for plastic and flexible displays will reach nearly $16 billion this year and will grow to $57 billion by 2026.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
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5/26/2016   Post a comment
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
'French Steve Jobs' & His Teacherless School
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5/25/2016   6 comments
The shortage of skilled software engineers is real globally. It took a French billionaire to develop a blueprint for the “school of the future.”
Globalfoundries Working on Next-Gen FDSOI Process
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5/25/2016   1 comment
The 22FDX fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) process developed by Globalfoundries Inc. is on track to debut later this year and the company is working on the follow-on process, according to chief technology officer Gary Patton.
Ultra-Dense 3-D Packaging for IoT
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5/25/2016   2 comments
The next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will keep shrinking their package sizes, instead of transistor sizes, thus extending beyond the end of Moore's Law.
Microsoft Shines Light on HoloLens
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5/25/2016   2 comments
The head of Microsoft’s HoloLens team gave his first public talk on the hardware inside the novel augmented reality headset and the accelerator chip that drives it.
IoT Security is Imec Target
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5/25/2016   Post a comment
The Imec research institute kicked off a program to upgrade embedded security for the Internet of Things and announced record efficiency and size for a novel solar cell.
iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display
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5/24/2016   2 comments
Apple watchers can add "OLED display" to the list of features we're expecting in the iPhone 7, as hinted by the CEO of Applied Materials.
Moore on his Law and More
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5/24/2016   14 comments
Imec celebrated Gordon Moore with a lifetime achievement award and a video interview from his home in Hawaii.
IoT Chip Supports Five Networks
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5/24/2016   Post a comment
Imec announced a low-cost chip supporting five low-power wide area networks for the Internet of Things and started work with Infineon on a car radar device.
Forces Clash over Auto Cyber Security
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5/24/2016   6 comments
With a growing number of connected cars and autonomous cars planned for rollout, automakers know they have a bulls-eye on their back. The question now is how best to deal with this imminent threat.
Tower Debuts RF Process For IoT Front Ends
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
Specialty foundry says it has begun mass production of a silicon-germanium process tailored to meet the demands of wireless front-ends on an integrated circuit for the Internet of Things.
Foundries' Sales Show Hard Times Continuing
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5/23/2016   2 comments
Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
Going the Distance with PCIe
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
Redrivers can strengthen signals and maintain their integrity when they have to travel further within a system, including SATA and M.2 SSDs
FPGA-Based Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Sets New Record
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
New 26.5 GHz LibertyGT 1410 achieves 100% probability of intercept (POI) with full accuracy on 320 ns minimum duration signals.
Arteris Rolls New Heterogeneous SoC Architecture
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
Intellectual property vendor touches new technology for designing SoCs with cache coherency.
Cool Quantum Cascade Laser Speeds Chemical Fingerprinting
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
MIT Researchers have proven a new terahertz spectroscopy system that uses a quantum cascade laser to extract a material’s spectroscopic signature in just 100 microseconds.
IoT Standard EEBus Available for Everyone
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5/23/2016   1 comment
After a series of successful field tests, the EEBus Initiative has released version 1.0 of its interoperability standard. Based on the idea of open systems, the specifications can be downloaded freely for everybody; a membership in the EEBus group is not required.
NXP Aims to Target IoT
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
A home gateway solution from NXP allows all the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a home to be integrated with WiFi making it more valuable and economical to keep the cable as your internet service provider (ISP) and get regular TV to boot.
Accelerators Unite ARM, IBM, X86
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5/23/2016   2 comments
Seven chip companies will define a cache-coherent interface between accelerators and server processors spanning ARM, IBM Power and x86 architectures.
MIT Media Lab Founder: Biotech Will Grow Computers
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5/20/2016   2 comments
Co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, recounts his prescient track record, then offers his latest predictions for the future of technology.
Android N Joins Auto OS Battle
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5/19/2016   3 comments
This week at its Google I/O Conference, Google upped the ante, revealing that the upcoming Android N will come with an auto-centric variant equipped with hooks that sink much deeper into cars.
16-Bit MCU With Smart Card Interface Targets Card Reader Tokens
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Seiko Epson is now shipping samples of a low-power, 16-bit microcontroller with on-chip flash memory.
TI Still Top Dog in Industrial Chips
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Intel moves into No. 3 position behind Infineon, according to annual ranking compiled by Semicast Research.
Programmable ASSP (pASSP) I/F Bridge for Mobile Image Sensors & Displays
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Low-cost video interface bridge devices offer high bandwidth, low power, and small footprints.
Metamaterials Boost the Distance for Wireless Charging
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain have used metamaterials to improve the performance of wireless charging systems.
Google’s TPU Hit a Tight Sked
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5/19/2016   6 comments
Norman Jouppi, a veteran processor and server engineering manager, shares some of the story behind Google’s custom accelerator for machine learning.
Data Centers Drive Startup
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
DriveScale applies lessons from Google to virtualize servers and SAS storage arrays for large business data centers.
Synopsys Aims to Deliver ‘Software Signoff’ Platform
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Leading EDA vendor looks to software quality and security to broaden its serviceable market.
NXP Focuses on Smart Cities, Security in Keynote
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Security plays heavy in first NXP/FTF Technology Forum keynote.
Beacons Entering Industrial Service
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Beacon technology is expanding from retail use to address industrial applications.
Google Designing AI Processors
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5/18/2016   24 comments
Google has developed and is running in its data centers a custom accelerator for artificial intelligence its calls a tensor processing unit.
Organic Fuel Cell Wins Intel's Student Design Prize
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
A fuel cell powered by organic waste material has won the first prize in Intel's international science competition.
IMEC Leverages Si Platform for Quantum Computing
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
European research institute is taking work it is doing in preparation for the 5-nm manufacturing node and turning it toward quantum computing.
Infineon Reshuffles Management Board
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
Amidst a phase of double-digit growth, Infineon reports a major reshuffle at its management board.
Nokia's Brand Goes to Startup With $500 Million Plan
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5/18/2016   1 comment
A startup, formed to takeover the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablet computers, said it intends to spend $500 million marketing Nokia as an Android-based mobile device over the next three years.
ARM Grabs Apical for $350M
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
ARM announced it has acquired the entire share capital of Apical Limited, a provider of imaging and embedded computer vision intellectual property products with extensive licensing deals across the semiconductor industry.
ARM Describes 10nm Test Chip
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5/18/2016   3 comments
ARM taped out a 10nm FinFET test chip in January at TSMC and expects similar SoCs will be in handsets by the end of the year, using the process it described as relatively expensive and focused on lowering power.
Gigafactory Battery Factory in Europe Opens
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
BMZ GmbH has opened the first section of what will be Europe’s biggest lithium-ion battery factory, labeling it as “Europe’s Gigafactory.”
Nissan Integrates e-Mobility with Smart Grid
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
Nissan intends to establish closer technological and business ties between electric driving and smart grids by testing a vehicle-to-grid system.
IoT Security: Taming a Perfect Storm
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5/18/2016   4 comments
Panelists at the NXP/FTF Technology Forum 2016 describe the hurdles that need to be surmounted in order to bring security to the Internet of Things.
Google Faces $3.4 Billion Fine
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
The European Commission is planning to announce it is hitting Google with a record-breaking €3 billion (about $3.4 billion) or thereabouts, according to the UK's Telegraph newspaper.
HP Releases Fusion 3D Printer with Support Ecosystem
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
Multi Jet Fusion, said to be 10x faster than laser sintering, is the basis of HP's new additive manufacturing device.
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