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Japan to Form Power Device Initiative
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7/31/2013   11 comments
Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
Micron Closes Elpida Acquisition
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7/31/2013   14 comments
Micron Technology announced it closed its $2.5 billion deal to acquire Elpida Memory.
Samsung & Apple Drive Robust Growth in Light Sensors
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7/31/2013   2 comments
The value of light and proximity sensors used mobile handsets and tablets is set to grow rapidly in the coming years due to increased use by the likes of Samsung and Apple, according to IHS.
TI Gives Tour of Analog Fab Terrain
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7/31/2013   16 comments
The process technology behind analog components is highly diverse, say executives at Texas Instruments, which supports 78 different process flows.
Questions On EMC Pre-Compliance Testing for Radiated Emissions
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7/31/2013   5 comments
Answers to questions on how to perform pre-compliance testing for radiated emissions.
MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market
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7/30/2013   13 comments
The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
UBM Tech Announces Karen Field As New General Manager of DESIGN West
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7/30/2013   14 comments
Responsible for Driving Community, Cutting-Edge Programs, and Unique Experiential Activities.
Loss of Subsidies Could Burst EV Bubble
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7/30/2013   19 comments
Sales of electric cars and batteries will climb steadily over the next five years, but what happens if government subsidies disappear?
Cut ADC Skewing Errors
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7/30/2013   4 comments
A digital-signal-processing technique can remove unwanted frequencies from interleaved sampled signals.
Multicore Standard IDs Chips to Software
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7/30/2013   3 comments
A proposed standard aims to let multicore processors share details with OSes and tools so they can automate software configuration decisions.
Chip Market Projected to Grow 7%
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7/30/2013   19 comments
IDC says the semiconductor market will grow by 6.9 percent in 2013, thanks in large part to smartphone and tablet growth.
Flash DIMMS Invade DDR3 Slots
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7/30/2013   8 comments
Startup Diablo Technologies announced a chip that lets NAND flash ride on the DDR3 DIMM bus, enabling new memory applications.
Intel, Xilinx & Joe Costello Back EDA Firm Oasys
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7/30/2013   2 comments
An EDA firm with high-profile customers has received another tranche of funding. This time Joe Costello, former CEO of Cadence, is getting in on the action.
Exabyte Movies Coming (Not Too) Soon
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7/29/2013   7 comments
The entertainment sector has a rapacious hunger for digital storage, still mainly in the form of hard disks, according to a new report.
Asset Tackles System Debug
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7/29/2013   1 comment
How fast can you bring up design prototypes and get them into manufacturing?
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report
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7/29/2013   10 comments
Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
Tablet SoC Latecomer MediaTek Creeping up on Samsung
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7/29/2013   38 comments
On Monday, July 29, MediaTek launches a new quad-core tablet SoC with heterogeneous multi-processing capability, which the Taiwanese chip giant declares a “world’s first.”
Samsung Overtakes Apple in Handset Profits
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7/29/2013   29 comments
After a four-year run at the top Apple was overtaken in the second quarter by Samsung as the world's most profitable mobile phone vendor, according to a market analysis firm.
Free High-Level Synthesis Guide for S/W Engineers
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7/26/2013   3 comments
This comprehensive 89-page guide is intended to teach software engineers how to use the high-level synthesis (HLS) tool in Vivado.
Quantum Machine Learning for Big-Data
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7/26/2013   6 comments
Self-proclaimed quantum mechanic and author of "Programming the Universe," Seth Lloyd, describes a quantum machine learning algorithm for quantum big data that surpasses all know techniques today while simultaneously insuring the absolute privacy of the user and its results.
Freescale's Loss Hides Auto Success
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7/26/2013   13 comments
Freescale scored increased operational profits in the second quarter, but saw net income brought down by a one-off financial restructuring cost.
Hurray! Xilinx Xcell Journal Issue No. 84 Is Here!
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7/25/2013   4 comments
Like every edition of Xcell journal, Issue #84 is jam-packed with a bunch of informative and useful articles.
Designing for Safety Just Got Cheaper
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7/25/2013   7 comments
TI adds Hercules safety MCU to its Launchpad lineup.
SK Hynix Scores Record Profits
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7/25/2013   8 comments
The memory maker that was saved a decade ago by a bailout has just posted record profits based on memory price strength.
What Drives Global Manufacturing Competitiveness?
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7/25/2013   29 comments
Here are the results of a global competitiveness in manufacturing study published by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ltd. Who’s in the top ten now, and where will they be in five years? It might surprise you.
LeCroy Reignites Scope Wars With 100GHz Oscilloscope
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7/25/2013   10 comments
Teledyne LeCroy has raised the bar by demonstrating a 100GHz prototype scope for high-speed measurements.
ARM's Mali Shipments Beat Expectations
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7/25/2013   5 comments
ARM CEO Simon Segars sees mid-range and entry-level smartphones driving further success for the company's Mali range of graphics processor cores.
Slideshow: Google Upgrades Android, Nexus, TV
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7/25/2013   29 comments
We take a look at the new Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and Chromecast and share a brief chat with Google's Mr. Android and the chairman of Asus.
Plugfest Pulls G.Vector Suppliers Together
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7/25/2013   4 comments
The UNH-IOL gathering gives VDSL2 product makers a chance to test interoperability.
In-Car Wireless Rises, but Don't Hold Your Breath
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7/24/2013   13 comments
Automakers are going wireless big time. But they are not likely to use WiFi/Bluetooth combo chips anytime soon.
Scoping out the Latest in Oscilloscopes
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7/24/2013   8 comments
The current crop of scopes offers more channels, flexible resolution, and ultra-broad bandwidth.
Quantum Entanglement Made Visible
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7/24/2013   12 comments
The co-founder of the first successful quantum technology company claimed this week to have demonstrated macroscopic quantum entanglement, a breakthrough that could be help to develop quantum communications networks.
Evaluate the Potential of CPU-to-FPGA Offloading
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7/24/2013   4 comments
Impulse Accelerated Computing and Solarflare have collaborated to help developers of processing-intensive software evaluate the potential of CPU-to-FPGA offloading.
Intel Engineer Builds Social Networks
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7/24/2013   24 comments
Ronak Singhal Likes top computer experts in big Web companies, incites debates among his Intel colleagues, and tracks 15 emerging competitors.
Russian Quantum Center Advances
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7/23/2013   6 comments
Russian scientists have started producing technology advances at the fledgling Russian Quantum Center.
Adapteva's $100 Parallella Supercomputer Platform Now Shipping
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7/23/2013   41 comments
In addition to proving delivery on the original concept, Adapteva is also announcing that the general public can pre-order Parallella computing platforms.
Former ARM CEO Joins Micron
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7/23/2013   2 comments
Warren East, former CEO of processor IP licensor ARM, has joined the board of directors of memory maker Micron.
Loss-Making ST Forecasts Flat for Q3
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7/23/2013   4 comments
As STMicroelectronics strives to move on from its wireless misadventure, the company has reported losses in its Q2 results and sees no sequential growth in Q3.
TI Looks for Q3 Sales Uptick
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7/23/2013   9 comments
Texas Instruments reported that second quarter sales were down 9 percent year-over-year, but the company forecast a third quarter sequential increase of about 6 percent.
SuVolta Process Wins ARM, UMC Support
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7/23/2013   15 comments
With six deployment programs in place, SuVoltas's chip manufacturing process is looking like a viable alternative to FDSOI and FinFET processes.
What Is DLNA?
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7/22/2013   4 comments
If you are interested in wireless home networking, then DLNA compliance is important. Find out what you need to “know before you go” to test.
Straight Talk on Self-Driving Cars
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7/22/2013   45 comments
There is a visible gap between what ADAS is capable of doing today and how consumers envision the ultimate future of autonomous driving.
Russia Pioneering Quantum Technologies
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7/22/2013   9 comments
The Russian Quantum Center is a high profile government funded initiative aimed at catapulting the Federation to the forefront of quantum technology development.
Java Grabs ARM in Embedded Drive
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7/22/2013   10 comments
Version 3.3 of Oracle's Java Micro Edition Embedded supports ARM-based SoCs targeting a broad range of microcontroller-class devices.
T&M Turns to Open-Source, Kickstarter
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7/22/2013   26 comments
A test-and-measurement startup is launching the open-source Red Pitaya project and credit-card-sized instrument board on its crowdfunding site.
MEMS Sensors Secure Structures
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7/19/2013   21 comments
Infrastructure monitoring firm Resensys claims to be preventing bridges from collapsing with advanced warning using wireless networks of micro-electro-mechanical system sensors and smart monitoring software.
Other Firms Prepare to Eat Apple's Lunch
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7/19/2013   54 comments
Shipments of Apple iPhones fell below expectations in the first quarter of 2013 and market analyst IHS reckons Apple is on track to lose market share in the rapidly growing market.
Freescale: Smart Cards on Wheels
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7/18/2013   29 comments
It's not hard to imagine cars in the future literally becoming "smart cards on wheels" if Freescale Semiconductor has its way.
Graphene Said to Pose Health Hazard
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7/18/2013   25 comments
Toxicity studies conducted at Brown University find that graphene--a possible successor to silicon in future IC manufacturing--disrupts functions of living cells.
Intel Results Continue to Slide
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7/18/2013   35 comments
Intel cuts 2013 capex and revenue forecasts as it reports falling profits in second quarter.
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