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Report details Apple's patent holdings
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2/29/2012   9 comments
Apple has roughly 15,500 patents, about 8,500 of which are U.S. patents, according to a new report detailing the tech giant's patent portfolio.
STMicroelectronics leverages STM32 “DNA” to target budget applications
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2/29/2012   5 comments
Development of home and industrial electronic applications is simplified using new feature-rich, value-packed family of ARM Cortex–M0 microcontrollers
Report: Taiwan seeks merger with restructured Elpida
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2/29/2012   1 comment
Taiwan's government said it would continue to push for Taiwanese DRAM makers to consolidate with Japan's Elpida Memory if the firm is restructured after filing for bankruptcy, according to an Associated Press report.
AMD to buy microserver startup SeaMicro
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2/29/2012   10 comments
AMD will acquire microserver startup SeaMicro in a deal worth $334 million, under the terms of a definitive agreement between the two companies.
Product Roundup: Mobile World Congress
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Larry Desjardin, Contributing Editor for Test & Measurement World is covering the big news coming out of Mobile World Congress.
Agilent extends bandwidth of value-priced scopes to 1GHz
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2/29/2012   1 comment
Agilent Technologies has added four models to the Infiniium 3000 X series oscilloscopes.
RF tester speeds testing of wireless products
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
RTX Technology has expanded its range of DECT /CAT-iq (cordless advanced technology) RF test platforms.
Atmel launches Studio 6 for MCU design, 40 new SAM3 ARM Cortex-M3 MCUs
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has introduced Atmel Studio 6, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE) that now supports both Atmel 32-bit ARM Cortex-M series processor-based and Atmel 8/32-bit AVR-based microcontrollers (MCUs).
Intel creates $100 million automotive fund
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2/29/2012   7 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel, said it has created a $100 million investment fund to help accelerate innovation and the adoption of new technology and services in the automotive industry.
Police close part of MWC while students protest
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2/29/2012   11 comments
Police closed down significant parts of the Mobile World Congress today while students protested cuts in education outside the event.
Connect One unveils miniature high-speed WiFi module
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Connect One's Nano WiReach USB is a miniature WiFi module that brings wireless connectivity to consumer devices not originally intended to support wireless functionality.
Eurotech's DynaCOR 10-00 rugged industrial computer for M2M apps features modular fanless design, IP65 certification
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
The EN50155-rated DynaCOR 10-00 from Eurotech is a new family of rugged mobile computer that targets demanding machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
MIPS shows off $99 tablet at MWC
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2/29/2012   8 comments
MIPS Technologies, which makes the processors that power appliances like TVs and DTV boxes has come out with its own $99 tablet running Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Video: Android booth at MWC
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Google’s Android Booth at MWC 2012 is one of the major hotspots at the mobile show this year, attracting tens of thousands of visitors daily, most on the lookout for Google’s signature Android pins.
MWC Talk: Nokia and HTC CEOs discuss what it take to transform the mobile experience
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2/29/2012   2 comments
The panel discussion, participated by Nokia and HTS CEOs, took the topic of “transforming the mobile experience” in the direction of how rapidly changing market dynamics are influencing the entire ecosystem, hardware design, software and app integration and the end-user integrated lifestyle.
MWC Talk: Build mobile ecosystems,design great products and integrate consumer lifestyles
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Transforming the mobile experience. That's what many of the Mobile World Congress keynotes are honing in this year. And, the panel discussion on Wednesday took the topic in the direction of how rapidly changing market dynamics are influencing the entire ecosystem, hardware design, software and app integration and the end-user integrated lifestyle.
TenAsys releases distributed RTOS
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TenAsys Corporation's INtime Distributed RTOS enables programmers to write easily-scalable applications that run without modification on different system configurations
Mentor achieves first $1 billion sales year
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2/29/2012   2 comments
As expected, Mentor Graphics reported that its annual sales eclipsed $1 billion for the first time ever, as the company reported sales and earnings that beat analysts' expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter.
Sensor fusion enables e-compass
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2/29/2012   1 comment
Sensor fusion algorithms are being offered for free to users of Freescale's accelerometers and magnetometers corrects for magnetic interference in the environment.
SYSGO releases new PikeOS version 3.3
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
SYSGO has announced the new 3.3 release of its flagship product PikeOS, which extends SMP and Linux support to new multicore architectures, along with new certifiable file system, certifiable IP stack, performance improvements, and many enhancements in tools.
LDRA Certification Services assures IEC 61508 certification for safety-critical industrial products
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2/28/2012   1 comment
LDRA has created a certification services division that helps companies achieve compliance with IEC 61508 - Industrial Safety certification.
Intel, AMD pull out of WSTS
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2/28/2012   16 comments
Intel and AMD confirmed that they have left the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, which publishes widely cited monthly reports on global semiconductor sales.
Google's Schmidt talks up the transformative power of connectivity
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2/28/2012   5 comments
Rather than spend a lot of time talking about Google, Android OS or even recent changes in the company's privacy policies, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt used his Mobile World Congress keynote to highlight the need for bringing greater Internet connectivity to the world's most under-served markets.
Initiative on 450-mm moves gets Europe's full attention
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
At ISS Europe 2012 here semiconductor chip, tools and material companies concluded 450mm wafer production will catapult Europe back on the competitive stage along the U.S. and Asia to produce leading-edge semiconductors sometime in the next 15 years.
Micron buying Intel's stake in two IM Flash fabs
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
Micron Technology will acquire Intel Corp.'s stake in two IM Flash Technologies LLC fabs operated by the two companies for about $600 million, the companies said.
Xilinx 2.5-D Virtex-7 2000T named China ACE Awards 2012 FPGA of the Year
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2/28/2012   1 comment
The Virtex-7 2000T is the world's highest density FPGA, delivering greater than 2X the capacity and bandwidth offered by the largest monolithic devices...
Industry's most flexible, developer-friendly 32-bit MCUs from Silicon Labs
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2/28/2012   1 comment
Silicon Labs have just announced what they modestly describe as “The industry’s most flexible, developer-friendly 32-bit MCUs”
Cisco jumps into hybrid cellular/Wi-Fi fray
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2/28/2012   9 comments
Claiming the era of the big cellular base station is over, Cisco Systems joined the growing ranks of vendors rolling out hybrid systems that handle both cellular and Wi-Fi traffic.
Lattice announces support for latest MIPI BIF Standard
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
Programmable devices allow rapid adoption of the MIPI BIF standard using existing application processors and chipsets…
EnOcean rolls starter kit to develop energy-autonomous wireless sensors
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2/28/2012   3 comments
EnOcean GmbH has introduced the ESK 300 starter kit that is said to simplify the testing and development of energy harvesting wireless solutions for OEM partners
Intel's new partnerships and processors for the mobile space
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2/28/2012   2 comments
Intel’s foray into the smartphone space is a “marathon, not a sprint,” according to the firm’s CEO Paul Otellini. Speaking at a company press conference on Monday, where the firm announced new partnerships with Orange, Lava International Ltd., ZTE and Visa, Otellini reminded attendees that Intel was no stranger to the mobile market, having been involved in RF for many years.
SEMI acquires Plastic Electronics for special interest play
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
At ISS Europe 2012 here global industry association SEMI announced it has acquired the Plastics Electronics Conference and Exhibition.
IBM reports progress on quantum computing
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2/28/2012   12 comments
The last major engineering hurdle to quantum computers—millisecond coherence times—has been surmounted by researchers at IBM Research, making commercialization of the technology possible "within our lifetimes," according to Matthias Steffen, manager of IBM's Experimental Quantum Computing group.
ISS Europe 2012 ponders 450mm wafer fab challenges
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The quest for expanding semiconductor manufacturing to 450mm wafers in Europe has taken large chip companies by storm and placed them squarely in the eye of it.
Slideshow: Inside the Android booth at MWC
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2/28/2012   3 comments
Google's Android booth on the Mobile World Congress show floor is not to be missed--both literally and figuratively. It's the largest and possibly most fun booth at the show.
DAC reduces cable head-end footprint
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DAC aims to improve channel density by 20 times over present cable modem implementations.
Bliley oscillator improves phase noise performance
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The Zeus family of OCVCXOs is designed for phase-locked microwave signal sources such as DRO’s, low noise test equipment, synthesizers, microwave communication systems and radar applications.
Tiny module advances WiFi efficiency
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
The module targets mobile and fixed wireless data applications in the 5.15 to 5.85 GHz frequency range.
Facebook joins W3C to combat browser fragmentation
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2/28/2012   3 comments
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) Facebook said it would be joining over 30 device manufacturers, carriers, and developers in an industry-wide effort to help accelerate the improvement and standardization of mobile browsers.
OCZ rolls out 16 TB solid-state storage for cloud computing
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
The Z-Drive R4 CloudServ transfers multiple gigabytes per second and delivers more than 1 million IOPS.
Microchip upgrades enhanced core dsPIC33E and PIC24E chips to 70 MIPS
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Additionally, three new 64-pin motor-control and general-purpose devices have been added to the family
Cadence announces new virtual platform for Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP
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Virtual system platform used by Missing Link Electronics to dramatically reduce time-to-market for automotive infotainment and medical systems
Rambus CEO Hughes to retire
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2/27/2012   1 comment
Rambus announced it begun searching for a new CEO to replace Harold Hughes, who plans to retire.
Postcards from Barcelona: MWC Day 1
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2/27/2012   1 comment
Follow one of the EE Times reporters on his first day at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Xilinx to highlight 7 Series FPGAs and 100G technology at OFC 2012
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Best-in-class transceivers and market-leading IP cores provide optical system vendors and next-generation 100G optical module suppliers with high bandwidth comms platforms
Fujitsu unveils FRAM series with 3.0 V to 5.5 V range
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2/27/2012   1 comment
Tailored for the industrial and metering sectors, the components offer low power consumption and high reliability.
Small cell protocol stack optimized for TI's KeyStone multicore processors
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Texas Instruments and Aricent collaborate on small cell protocol stack optimized for TI's KeyStone multicore processors
Blue Pearl is offering free hands-on workshops…
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
The folks from Blue Pearl recently announced that the latest generation of their EDA tools boast a plethora of SystemVerilog and FPGA enhancements...
Visure Solutions announces test management extension for IRQA
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Visure Solutions has integrated test management into its IRQA requirements engineering solution.
Libelium Waspmote Wifi Sensors connect directly to cloud servers and iPhone/Android platforms
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2/27/2012   1 comment
Libelium's new Wifi module for the Waspmote platform enables sensor nodes to send gathered data to Web servers in the Cloud and to any Smartphone device without the need for a special gateway, easing the deployment of sensor networks.
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