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Where Are We With Inattentive Driving?
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2/4/2016   10 comments
Distracted driving -- especially through the growing use of smartphones in vehicles -- is killing people on the road. Where are the technologies designed to combat the problem of inattentive or intoxicated driving?
Microsoft's Project Natick: Underwater Data Center Takes The Plunge
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2/4/2016   Post a comment
Microsoft aims to explore the possibility of an undersea data center for lower costs and environmental sustainability with Project Natick.
Google Fiber Expansion Coming To Public Housing
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2/4/2016   Post a comment
Google continues the expansion of its Fiber Internet service by offering free connections for families in public housing, starting in Kansas City. The search giant is already offering free WiFi service in some public housing developments.
34 Automotive Startups to Watch
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2/2/2016   2 comments
The automotive sector has been going through something of a renaissance with automotive tech startups mushrooming at unprecedented speed. In collaboration with IHS Automotive’s analyst Egil Juliussen, we put together a list of 34 startups to watch.
Chip Sales Dipped Slightly in 2015
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2/1/2016   Post a comment
Despite formidable economic headwinds, semiconductor sales in 2015 fell just short of the record total established in 2014, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Tektronix Turns 70, Unveils New Look & Strategy
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2/1/2016   7 comments
The venerable test & measurement company shows off a sleek logo and focuses on applications.
MediaTek's 4G Market Share Gains to Slow in 2016
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2/1/2016   Post a comment
MediaTek reiterated expectations that its market-share gains in the 4G business may slow this year after soaring in 2015. Shipment growth in China, MTK's key market, is likely to drop to the low single-digit range.
Google SkyBender Drone Project Aims To Deliver 5G Wi-Fi
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1/31/2016   Post a comment
Project SkyBender joins the ranks of Google's Project Loon and Facebook's efforts to provide super-fast WiFi from drones and other airborne vehicles.
IoT Frameworks Dig in for Battle
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1/28/2016   Post a comment
No winner emerged among competing application frameworks for the Internet of Things at CES, leaving analysts calling for a truce.
FDSOI Carries on Despite ST Re-org, Says COO
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1/28/2016   6 comments
STMicroelectronics' withdrawal from the set-top-box business and the transfer of engineers to microcontroller and digital automotive work will not stop the adoption of fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) manufacturing process, according to Jean-Marc Chery, ST's chief operating officer.
TI to Shutter Scotland Fab
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1/27/2016   1 comment
Analog chip giant will close 150mm fab, transfer production to existing 200mm facilities.
Set-Top Era Over, Says FCC
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1/27/2016   14 comments
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal to force pay-TV operators to adopt open formats so any systems or software developer can access their content.
India Preps RISC-V Processors
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1/27/2016   34 comments
An India government lab expects to get up to $45 million to develop a 64-bit RISC-V microprocessor, while a team of academics is developing similar chips released as open source.
Sony to Acquire Altair Semi For $212 Million
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1/26/2016   Post a comment
Japanese electronics giant plans to combine existing sensing technologies with Israeli startups LTE chipsets for new breed of IoT products.
Qualcomm, TDK Prep $3bn RF Joint Venture
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1/25/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) and TDK Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) have agreed to form a joint venture – RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. – to deliver radio frequency modules and filters for multiple applications, including IoT, drones, robotics and automotive electronics.
Security Outlook Bleak, Improving
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1/22/2016   1 comment
The rise of the Internet of Things with more devices and data means many more security breaches are ahead but so are more secure SoCs, said an expert at DesignCon.
IoT Shoots for the Stars
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1/21/2016   1 comment
Arrayent, the inventor of the Connect Platform for Internet of Things brands such as Whirlpool, Pentair, Maytag Commercial Laundry, LiftMaster, and more just landed $15 million in Series C funding.
Sony To Use FD-SOI in Stacked Image Sensors
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1/21/2016   4 comments
At the FD-SOI Forum held here Thursday, the biggest FD-SOI news, which surfaced as chatter during coffee breaks at the Forum, is that Sony is looking to use FD-SOI for image signal processor on chip stack CMOS Image Sensors.
Over-The-Air Charging Is The Future
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1/21/2016   9 comments
The future of wireless charging doesn’t lie in current coil-based systems, which aren't "really revolutionary." Further, standardization won’t drive wireless charging adoption among consumers.
Google, Intel Prep 48V Servers
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1/21/2016   4 comments
Google called for 48V server motherboards and Intel said it has a prototype design out for feedback in a DesignCon panel.
Wireless Brain Sensor Monitors Then Dissolves
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1/19/2016   Post a comment
A team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created implantable electronic sensors that can measure intracranial pressure and temperature before being absorbed into the body.
Intel Thwarts Hackers
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1/19/2016   4 comments
Intel has secretly built hardware into its 6th Generation vPro Core processors that it claims guarantee uncrackable authentication plus the ability up to share your screen with any WiDi equipped display in the world.
Intel Metamaterials Breakthrough
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1/18/2016   15 comments
TSMC Boosts 2016 Capex to About $9.5 Billion
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1/14/2016   2 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest foundry, said it will increase its capital expenditure in 2016 to an amount ranging from $9 billion to $10 billion as it aims for a bigger share of finer geometry chips.
Consumers Feel Perils of Connectivity
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1/14/2016   7 comments
Connectivity is the main thing in the Internet of Things . But what if software updates, unbeknownst to users, go haywire, leaving people -- especially seniors, the ill and babies – inside in the cold?
Al Gore on China, Mobile Web
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1/14/2016   4 comments
The warming relationship between China and the U.S. is important for continued development of the mobile Internet, according to former vice president Al Gore. Yet new tech companies also play an important role in shaping the future world.
Qualcomm, TDK Prep $3bn RF Joint Venture
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1/14/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) and TDK Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) have agreed to form a joint venture – RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. – to deliver radio frequency modules and filters for multiple applications, including IoT, drones, robotics and automotive electronics.
AMD’s ARM SoC Seeks Sockets
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1/14/2016   1 comment
AMD announced production availability for its first 64-bit ARM-based server processor, but it lacks customers and is not competitive with Intel’s Xeon.
6 Things to Know About HDR, 4K TV
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1/14/2016   3 comments
The consumer electronics world has just got some much-needed clarity on 4K Ultra High Definition TV. In parallel, the industry now faces a fresh format battle brewing over High Dynamic Range technology. Here are the six things you need to know about 4K, HDR.
Streetlight Shines on Metro IoT
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1/11/2016   4 comments
A smart streetlight developed by Philips is shining a light on the Internet of Things in smart cities.
Mobileye, Nvidia (and Others) Spar over Cars
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1/11/2016   5 comments
The field of autonomous driving technologies revealed its substantial expansion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Mobileye’s new mapping technology is potentially “most dangerous,” cautioned CEVA CEO, as it can lock in car makers using Mobileye’s EyeQ chip.
TI, Analog Devices Reportedly Abandon Pursuit of Maxim
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1/8/2016   Post a comment
Analog chip giants drop bids to acquire Maxim Integrated Products after failing to agree on price, according to Bloomberg.
ARM Exec’s Straight Car Talk at CES
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1/7/2016   1 comment
In a one-on-one interview with EE Times at the CES, Ian Drew, ARM’s executive vice president of marketing and business development, posed five questions that the automotive industry -- or the tech industry in general -- would rather not hear.
Amazon Now Sells Own ARM chips
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1/7/2016   2 comments
Annapurna Labs Inc. ( ), a subsidiary of Internet shopping channel Amazon.com, has announced the availability of its Alpine range of ARM-based chips and subsystems aimed at home use Wi-Fi routers and Network-Attached Storage devices.
FCC, FTC Chiefs Pit 'Sharing' vs. Regulations
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1/7/2016   1 comment
The Consumer Technology Association chairman discussed regulations of "the sharing economy" with both FCC and FTC chairmen before the packed audience at the Consumer Electronics Show.
MediaTek 5G Combines Heterogenous Dark Silicon
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1/7/2016   2 comments
MediaTek aims to dominate the 5G handset chip market by populating with multiple CPUs, GPUs and specialized accelerators that will only be turned on when needed (dark silicon style) and sold at prices lower than Qualcomm and Broadcom, its to main competitors.
China Is Chip Market's Only Growth Region
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1/5/2016   1 comment
The three-month average of global chip sales for November 2015 declined by 3.0 percent compared with the figure for the same month a year before, according to numbers from World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) as reported by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
CES: ASIC Enables Location Services
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1/5/2016   3 comments
PNI Sensor Corp's new SENtrace application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) keeps GPS systems accurate within one meter per 100 meters traveled while cutting power by 10-fold.
Broadcom’s Low Power Comms Play
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1/5/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom announced a new low power Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo chip that targets mobile platforms and accessories. The chip has three times the battery life of previous combo chips, the company said at International CES, held here Jan. 6-9.
NXP Set to Demystify Smart Homes
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1/4/2016   2 comments
NXP is rolling out a “Lego-style” smart home development kit at the Consumer Electronic Show with a goal to “demystify smart homes for developers,” according to the company.
Broadcom Frees CPU in New Router Chip
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1/4/2016   1 comment
Broadcom announced a 64-bit quad core processor for high-end routers during International CES, held here Jan. 6-9. The processor will target smart home, Internet of Things, and enterprise applications that require increasingly higher throughput.

Qualcomm and Haier Sign 3G/4G Patent Agreement
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1/4/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm Incorporated has entered into a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent license agreement with Haier, a leading Chinese home appliances and consumer electronics brand.
Today 3PM EST/Noon PT: 5G Hurdles Gauged at DesignCon
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12/29/2015   1 comment
Speakers from Intel, Keysight, Qualcomm and Rohde & Schwarz will size up the design challenges for 5G systems in a panel at DesignCon.
Google, HP, Oracle Join RISC-V
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12/28/2015   4 comments
The RISC-V open source processor core is rising as an alternative to ARM with support from Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others.
Radio Powers Autonomous Temperature Sensor
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12/24/2015   4 comments
Researchers at the Technical University of Eindhoven have developed a wireless temperature sensor that is powered by millimeter wavelength radio waves that are also used for communications.
Apple Pays to Settle with Ericsson
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12/22/2015   Post a comment
Apple and Ericsson have agreed a global cross-license for patents essential to the GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards and granted certain other patent rights to each other, settling a long-standing dispute.
Apple, Samsung Bring Mobile Payment Face-Off To China
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12/22/2015   Post a comment
Apple and Samsung have struck separate deals with China's UnionPay bank to bring their mobile payment services to the Chinese market in 2016.
Apple's Tim Cook Defends Encryption, Labor Practices In China
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12/21/2015   Post a comment
Charlie Rose sat down with Tim Cook and other major players on the team at Apple for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the company during an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes.
Toshiba Reorg Cuts Consumer Unit
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12/21/2015   3 comments
Toshiba will exit an ailing consumer notebook market but hang on to its profitable NAND flash business in a reorganization that includes 6,800 layoffs.
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