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E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. What has gone wrong?
Slideshow: Touch Taiwan 2015
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8/31/2015   Post a comment
The touch screen industry is looking for a lift as demand growth for smartphones and tablets hits a lull in 2015. Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute, one of the world’s largest electronics R&D organizations, may have the answer.
'Future Frontier' Sees Drones, Space
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8/31/2015   8 comments
The "Future of Frontier Technologies" report describes what analysts believe will be the most successful technologies in the next five years, from finance drones, space, augmented- and virtual-reality.
Apple Joins Pentagon Alliance to Develop Wearable Tech
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8/31/2015   Post a comment
The Pentagon has announced a Silicon Valley-based manufacturing institute and partnership with a consortium of over 160 companies, universities, and non-profit organizations -- including Apple and Boeing -- to develop high-tech military wearables and ultimately "an end-to-end stretchable electronics 'ecosystem' in the U.S."
Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum
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8/28/2015   3 comments
Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
Facebook Likes 100G at $1/G
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8/28/2015   2 comments
Web giant Facebook has helped define a short, reach 100 Gbit/second optical Ethernet transceiver that can hit $1/Gbit costs in volume.
Qorvo Takes Strategic Stake in MEMS Vendor Cavendish
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8/28/2015   Post a comment
RF MEMS switch vendor Cavendish Kinetics Ltd. has raised $36 million in a Series-F round of financing that includes a $25 million stake taken by RF component company Qorvo Inc. through its subsidiary TriQuint Inc.
Intel Investment Spotlights Drones’ Opportunity for Chipmakers
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8/28/2015   6 comments
Backing of Chinese Drone Supplier Yuneec—to the tune of $60 million—speaks to the opportunity that chipmakers see in the fast-growing drone market
Intel's Fabric Supersizes Comm for Data
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8/26/2015   8 comments
Intel's Omni-Path Arcitecture (OPA) build on Infiniband and to provide superior fabric communications among heterogeneous computers from datacenters to supercomputer.
Fabless RF Filters Cut Size, Share Same Die
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8/26/2015   1 comment
The latest high-end smartphones have upwards of 60 discrete radio frequency (RF) filters to address all the bands they must cover worldwide, but Resonant Inc. says it can half that number (or more) plus half their thickness.
China Shakes Up ARM Servers
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8/25/2015   5 comments
A China startup, Phytium Technology, plans a 64-core ARMv8 server processor that leapfrogs any ARM server design described to date.
iPhone6 Powered by Hydrogen
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8/25/2015   17 comments
Intelligent Energy, the company that already sells external fuel cells to recharge iPhone in Apple Stores, wants to put one inside the phone, demonstrating a prototype fuel cell exactly the same size as an iPhone6's lithium-ion battery.
Cellular, Asia Drive RF Sales
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Basestation proliferation in China and the Asia-Pacific region are driving demand for RF power devices, according to a report from ABI Research. The market for RF power devices grew by approximately $1 billion in 2014, over 50% growth year-over-year.
Bringing Gbit/s Ethernet into the USB 3.0 Fold
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8/24/2015   1 comment
The Cypress GX3 controller uses a proprietary burst mode mechanism to convert 1 Mbit/s Ethernet signals into 910 Mbit/s packets over a USB 3.0 connector.
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below
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8/24/2015   5 comments
Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors and driverless combines are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
Smart-Meter ICs on Rise, Predicts Report
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The global market for smart meters is going to be 132 million units in 2015 rising to 150 million units in 2019 providing significant growth opportunities for ICs, according to research firm IHS,
Ex-Google Engineers Promise Ultra-Low Cost Android PC
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8/21/2015   5 comments
Three ex-Google engineers pledge that their Remix Mini kickstarter campaign will produce a palm-sized box that plugs into a monitor, mouse, and keyboard for PC convenience but will run Android apps like on a smartphone.
5G the Free WiFi Killer
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8/21/2015   9 comments
At the Intel Developer Forum 2015 (IDF, San Francisco, Aug.18-20) a panel of experts described that amazing future we look forward to with 5G--at a price--one of which is the end of free WiFi.
Intel’s Krzanich: CEO Q&A at IDF
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8/21/2015   22 comments
Intel’s chief executive shares his thoughts on topics ranging from Moore’s Law, EUV, China, 3D XPoint and his effects to expand beyond the PC.
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.
Pause Forecast for CMOS Image Sensor Market
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
The CMOS image sensor market will continue to enjoy high annual growth rates until 2017 and 2018, when it will pause, according to IC Insights.
Intel Memory Bus Draws Fire
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8/20/2015   26 comments
Intel’s plans to sell memory cards using proprietary extensions to the DDR4 bus is drawing fire from potential customers and competitors afraid of being locked in or out of its 3D XPoint technology.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
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8/20/2015   1 comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
Cypress Solar PMICs Charge Indoors
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor announced a new family of solar energy harvesting power management integrated circuits to provide power to wireless sensors nodes that may be in the field for years at a time.
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.
In-Building Location Services: The Next Big Bluetooth App?
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Startup takes on the challenge of indoor navigation, uses a Bluetooth-based system in a smartphone and external beacons for tracking and engagement.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice
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8/17/2015   2 comments
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
Lenovo, HTC Slash Jobs As Smartphone Market Shifts
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8/15/2015   1 comment
Facing pressure and competition in the global smartphone market, Lenovo and HTC each announced layoffs as part of different restructuring plans.
Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars
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8/14/2015   4 comments
A Broadcom executive answers nagging questions on automotive Ethernet. They include its specific applications inside a car and if it has enough bandwidth to meet ADAS requirements. There’s also concern about Broadcom’s IP, and which car OEMs are already using Ethernet.
5G Expectations Soar
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8/14/2015   Post a comment
The next-generation of wireless technology is generating big-time predictions as the industry gears up for its potential benefits.
Samsung Slims Phones, Boosts Displays
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8/13/2015   Post a comment
Banking on trends toward larger screens, Samsung unveiled two new smartphones with larger displays in a smaller form factor. The Samsung S6 Edge+ and Note 5 will be available in the U.S. and Canada on Aug. 21.
Intel Preps Crosspoint Server
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8/13/2015   6 comments
Intel will debut next week a new class of high performance servers using the 3-D Crosspoint memories it recently announced with Micron, said one expert.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA
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8/13/2015   Post a comment
Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Intel Said to Unseat Q'Com in iPhone
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8/12/2015   6 comments
Speculation about Intel Corp.’s design win for next Apple iPhone has resurged with a vengeance. A Northland Capital Markets’ analyst wrote in a research note that Intel will capture roughly 50% of Apple’s modem business in the upcoming iPhones due to launch September.
IBM Watson Ready for Kick Off
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8/12/2015   1 comment
Edge-Up-Sports has contracted with IBM to use its Watson technology to provide its fantasy football managers with all the latest information about their players including commentators opinions, performance statistics, recent articles, news coverage, player tweets and official announcements about each player on their fantasy football team.
Samsung Drives Up 3-D Flash
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8/11/2015   1 comment
Samsung announced a handful of novel products using its 3-D NAND flash chips, but the mass market for such products may be more than a year away, said analysts.
IoT Networks Debated at ESC
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8/11/2015   12 comments
The Internet of Things lacks a wide area network with broad coverage and low cost, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the recent ESV SV event.
'Black Dart' Counters Drones
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8/11/2015   2 comments
Joint U.S. military "Black Dart" exercises demonstrated and tested the latest countermeasures against enemy operated drones on July 26th through August 7th at the Naval Air Station (Point Mugu, California).
Weightless Expands Wide-Area IoT Spec
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8/10/2015   Post a comment
The Weightless SIG has a new standard in the works, for two-way, low-power, wide-area networking in the IoT.
Google Becomes Alphabet, Silicon Valley Zaibatsu
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8/10/2015   8 comments
Perhaps it was inevitable given the myriad business interests and technology fields Google has been so eager to get its hands on. Google announced Monday it will be creating a new holding company called Alphabet Inc.
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.
Apple: No Plans To Be A Mobile Operator
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8/5/2015   Post a comment
Apple has shut down industry rumors citing the company's plans to build its own virtual network service.
RealSense Teardown Highlights IR Light Projector
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8/5/2015   Post a comment
Reverse engineering services company Chipworks Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) has deconstructed an Intel RealSense depth-sensing camera taken out of a Lenovo Yoga15 computer.
Swarm Lab Wants to Build Friendlier IoT Cloud
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8/5/2015   Post a comment
Web services are not up to the challenge of the Internet of Things, say UC Berkeley researchers, who propose using their more flexible Global Data Plane instead.
Terahertz Optical Transistors Beat Silicon
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8/4/2015   1 comment
Purdue University researchers demonstrate CMOS-compatible all-optical transistor capable of 4-THz speeds.
Carmakers Raise Stakes in Map Battle vs. Google
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8/4/2015   4 comments
BMW, Audi and Mercedes -- to purchase Nokia’s HERE map business has exposed a growing digital rift between Google and traditional car OEMs. Carmakers are showing signs that they’re taking seriously the Google-car threat to their business.
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.
MediaTek Cautions 'Weak Demand' for Handsets
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7/31/2015   5 comments
MediaTek has pared its expectations for 2015 as a result of weaker demand for smartphones and stronger price competition for the handset chips that the company makes.
Samsung's Slippage Stirs Smartphone Angst
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7/30/2015   6 comments
Samsung’s downbeat outlook is stirring up worries over the global smartphone market. A bigger question is if this dip is an isolated incident, or a harbinger of an inevitable slowdown in the smartphone market.
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