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Skyworks to Buy PMC-Sierra for $2 Billion
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10/6/2015   Post a comment
Deal to "create an analog and mixed-signal powerhouse" set to close in the first half of 2016.
M'soft Attacks Apple with Win 10
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10/6/2015   Post a comment
Microsoft unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices on Tuesday, highlighting how its new hardware will take advantage of Windows 10 for enterprise.
Marvell Debuts MoChi Chips
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10/6/2015   2 comments
Marvell has announced the first two chips --two 64-bit ARM processors -- to use its MoChi modular SoC approach, one of which also implements its first-level cache technology.
5G for Command & Control
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10/6/2015   4 comments
Dresden University of Technology professor Frank Fitzek has created a way to compress 5G data using random numbers that can be decoded in less than one millisecond yet are totally secure even if intercepted by bad guys.
New Funding Brings Aquantia Near $200 Million
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10/5/2015   2 comments
Funding round worth $37 million brings Ethernet chip vendor to $199 million total over 10 years.
IBM Nanotubes May Redefine Future of Moore's Law
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10/1/2015   22 comments
A new carbon nanotube transistor breakthrough from IBM Research could leave silicon transistors behind in the dust. IBM researchers say they can achieve angstrom (1/10 of a nanometer) scale nanotube transistors someday, starting at the 3-to-5 nanometer node.
Smart Home Gets Expanding Nest
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10/1/2015   Post a comment
Google's Nest Labs said it will release next year its Weave protocol and named companies who will use it to link smart home products.
iPhone 6S: A9 May Be Dual Sourced
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9/30/2015   2 comments
The list of components that make up the iPhone 6S is similar to that of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to a teardown of a unit performed by engineering consultants Chipworks.
GE Connects Industrial IoT
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9/30/2015   Post a comment
Connecting manufacturing and industry to the Internet is the next great frontier for OEM and manufacturer General Electric. The company showcased analytics platforms alongside hardware at an industrial Internet event.
Who Is Dumber, You or Your Home?
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9/30/2015   12 comments
It’s time to set aside the false hope that billions of connected devices installed in smart homes will save the electronics industry. Smart homes won’t carry the chip industry -- in need of the next market driver -- at least for now, possibly not ever.
Qualcomm to Invest $150 Million in Indian Startups
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9/29/2015   1 comment
Qualcomm Inc. has said it will invest up to $150 million in Indian startup companies at all stages of development.
Self-Driving Cars Rev CPUs
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9/29/2015   1 comment
Self driving cars are steering toward a 2022 market, fueling an emerging class of visual processors, said an analyst on the eve of an annual conference.
MotionEngine Wear Debuts
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9/29/2015   1 comment
Hillcrest specifically targets wearables with a special version of its MotionEngine called Wear, which accommodates always-on functions from battery-powered devices without running them down typical wearables including accurate activity tracking, advanced sleep monitoring, context awareness, intuitive gesture controls, precise compass heading and orientation.
Report: Cypress Preps Bid to Snatch Atmel from Dialog
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9/28/2015   2 comments
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is preparing an offer in an attempt to outbid Dialog Semiconductor plc for Atmel Corp., according to a Reuters report that referenced unnamed sources.
LTE-U, Wi-Fi Play Nice in Test
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9/28/2015   3 comments
Qualcomm wants to convince non-believers that LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) will be a good neighbor to Wi-Fi for next generation communications. Following debate about the realities of sharing spectrum, the chip giant discussed coexistence tests conducted at its San Diego lab.
Chinese Handset OEMs Start to Drive Sensor Demand
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9/25/2015   1 comment
Chinese handset OEMs are starting to take over from Apple and Samsung as the drivers of sensor volumes for smartphones, according to IHS Inc.
Egypt's Semiconductor Cluster Stronger Than Reported
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9/25/2015   Post a comment
The semiconductor cluster in Egypt runs to more than half-a-dozen startups that are operating as fabless chips companies, as IP licensors and design teams for hire, in the domains of analog, mixed-signal, RF and power.
IBM Watson Swayed CTO
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9/24/2015   Post a comment
The CTO of IBM’s Watson group tells the story of how he became a believer in cognitive computing and his opinions on its possible role in robotics.
Not Enough Money in MEMS, Own the Data, Says InvenSense CEO
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9/22/2015   3 comments
Behrooz Abdi, CEO of fabless MEMS company InvenSense Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), has said MEMS sensor component companies should offer complete IoT application solutions including data analytics.
NIST Hits Quantum Teleport Key Out of the Park
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9/22/2015   4 comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it has quadrupled the previous world's record for transmitting photons by quantum teleportation, up from 25 kilometers (16 miles) to 102 kilometers (63 miles) making long-range transmission of uncrackable encryption keys over fiber optics a reality.
Design Options for Next Billion IoT Devices
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9/21/2015   2 comments
Among a surfeit of theories, predictions and technology horse-race stories on IoT, it’s time to hear from an executive who has actually done the due diligence, made design choices and developed his own new IoT chipset.
MediaTek Bumps Qualcomm Out of Amazon Fire TV
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9/21/2015   Post a comment
MediaTek, the world’s third-largest chip designer, has bumped its larger rival Qualcomm out of the Fire TV, Amazon’s best selling device category.
Google Unveils Project Aura
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9/18/2015   Post a comment
Google Glass is gone, succeeded by Project Aura, Glass and Beyond which works alongside Google Cardboard.
China Warms Up, Slowly, to FD-SOI
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9/17/2015   7 comments
Participants at the Shanghai FD-SOI Forum this week doggedly pursued three key questions. Namely, FD-SOI’s IP, entry cost and roadmap beyond 22nm. And here’s a list of eight FD-SOI stakeholders best positioned to answer them.
Apple Seen Splitting 14/16nm Orders Among Foundries into 2016
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9/17/2015   5 comments
Apple, the world’s largest buyer of chips made with leading process technology, is likely to divvy up its orders for 14/16nm products this year and next as part of a strategy to gain pricing power over foundry suppliers such as Samsung and TSMC.
60 GHz Tested for 5G Backhaul
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
The XHaul Project, a €7.3 million euro program based in Bristol, UK, will test millimeter wave backhaul and fiber optic networks for 5G cellular networks.
Q&A with GloFo CEO: ‘IoT Is No Mystical Animal’
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9/16/2015   13 comments
PC shipments are going down all over the world. The smartphone market is losing steam. The IC industry is expecting a down year in 2016. Globalfoundries CEO discussed what chip vendors should do about it.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
White House Spending $160M On 'Smart Cities,' IoT
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9/15/2015   Post a comment
A new program from the Obama White House is looking to spend $160 million on so-called Smart Cities to improve communication and quality-of-life through technology and the Internet of Things.
Twitter's Strange Flight to Quality
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9/15/2015   Post a comment
Big software projects require standards and a tiger team to stamp out little code problems early, said a senior developer from Twitter.
Is it an ASIC? Is it an FPGA? No, it's eASIC!
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9/14/2015   Post a comment
28nm Nextreme-3 devices offer 2x the performance of 28nm FPGAs & consume up to 80% less power, yet take less than 25% of the time required to develop a traditional 28nm ASIC.
TSMC Wins All Apple's A10 Chip Business, Report Says
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9/14/2015   2 comments
TSMC will make all of the microprocessors for the iPhone 7 that is due to debut in 2016 using its 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, according to a Chinese language report.
IoT Lacks Tools, Says EDA Vet
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9/11/2015   3 comments
The coming world of networked sensors demands a new class of design tools, Berkeley researcher and EDA veteran Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli said at a DARPA event.
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose
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9/10/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward the holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the school’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors.
Intel-led Group Touts OIC 1.0 Over Rival IoT Specs
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9/10/2015   1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium has made public its long-waited Internet of Things candidate specification 1.0. "The big unresolved problem with IoT is not about ‘things.’ But it’s about the network,” said OIC executive director.
Apple Unveils New Chips For Mobile
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9/9/2015   2 comments
Apple rented out the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium -- a 7,000 person capacity arena in downtown San Francisco -- to unveil a handful of devices that are much, much smaller. The company’s new iPad and iPhone will run new processors with an updated architecture.
Nokia Shows Next-Gen Network
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9/9/2015   Post a comment
Nokia Networks announced a programmable 5G architecture for next-generation networks. Its 5G system will automatically adapt to legacy network’s separate parts to achieve lower latency and higher reliability.
Intel to Plug Security Hole Between Cloud & Devices
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9/9/2015   Post a comment
Intel Corp. promises that its EPID will fill a critical security hole between deployed MCU-based Internet of Things devices and the Cloud services that companies will need to access and manage them.
IoT Nets Snag Wide-Area Player
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9/9/2015   2 comments
On-Ramp Wireless has renamed itself Ingenu Networks and launched plans for a U.S. national network, the latest in a wide field of nets for the Internet of Things.
IoT Security Foundation Formed
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9/8/2015   1 comment
The Internet of Things Security Foundation has been formed with a large list of associate members having sprung out of discussions held at the UK's National Microelectronics Institute.
Apple TV: 8 Questions to Ask
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9/7/2015   8 comments
Consumers’ TV viewing patterns have already changed. The key question to ask is: If Apple plans to bring its magic touch, or an “iPhone moment,” to TV, what will they have to do with their next Apple TV?
Serdes Startup Credo Raises $8 Million
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9/5/2015   Post a comment
Credo Semiconductor Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.), a developer of serializer-deserializer circuits, technology and IP cores, has raised $8 million in a Series A round of funding led by Walden International.
IBM mbed with ARM
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9/4/2015   3 comments
IBM is mbed with ARM over connecting Internet of Things devices, using IBM's IoT for Electronics service for mobile, automotive, medical, Smart TVs, appliances or anything else with electronics to IBM's cloud for device management, running analytics in realtime so archives are not just raw data and guaranteeing security with sophisticated deep risk management.
Drone Advocates Urge Veto on California Bill
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9/4/2015   23 comments
California’s SB 142, currently being considered by the governor, would prohibit drones from flying over private property without permission.
Wireless and PLC Merge for Novel Mesh Networking
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9/4/2015   Post a comment
Greenvity Communications has found a way to make wireless and powerline communications work together as a single mesh network.
LED Displays Get Wearable
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9/3/2015   14 comments
A flexible, stretchable fabric-based light-emitting-diode (LED) display is built into a comfortable fabric by Imec and partners.
DesignCon Luminary Passes Suddenly
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
Last week, the signal-integrity community was left stunned when we heard about the death of Steve Weir.
Google-led Group Preempts HEVC
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9/2/2015   7 comments
Internet giants Google and Cisco have banded together with Amazon and Netflix, two large streaming service players, along with Microsoft, Intel and Mozilla, to establish an Alliance for Open Media to develop “open, royalty-free and interoperable solutions for the next generation of video delivery,” the group said Tuesday (Sept. 1).
China Server Upstart Hits Spotlight
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9/2/2015   1 comment
A director at China startup Phytium describes the little-known company that gained attention when it announced plans for a 64-core ARM server SoC.
New Technologies Secure the IoT & IIoT
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Traditional security techniques are failing; today's devices & systems need a proactive real-time defense that leverages up-to-the minute threat intelligence and is future-proof.
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