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Chip Sales Projected to Decline in 2015
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10/9/2015   Post a comment
Gartner revised its forecast, calling for chip sales to decline due to weakness in PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
5nm Test Lights Litho Path
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10/7/2015   5 comments
Test chips made in a 5nm process showed the value of pushing today’s 193-immersion and tomorrow’s extreme ultraviolet lithography systems to their limits, said researchers at Imec and Cadence.
AMD Cuts 5% of Global Employees
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10/1/2015   3 comments
Advanced Micro Devices has joined the list of large semiconductor companies handing out pink slips. A recently adopted restructuring plan to help improve poor fiscal results calls for a 5% reduction in the company’s global workforce.
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.
After VW’s Dieselgate: 5 Questions for Carmakers
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9/28/2015   19 comments
Since the Volkswagen scandal first broke, we know a lot more about how Dieselgate started to unravel. We made a list of five automotive issues the recent scandal has exposed.
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.
T&M Seminars, Courses, and Events
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9/21/2015   Post a comment
It's September, and there are many course, seminars, and conferences coming up over the next few months. Here's an overview.
Picotest Named Keysight Solutions Partner
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
Picotest is not only ay Keysight Solutions Partner, but CEO Steve Sandler is also a Certified Keysight Expert.
Philips' Home Medicine Connects to Medical Records
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9/15/2015   1 comment
Royal Philips (The Netherlands) will unveil its HealthSuite Digital Platform and the apps it has developed to monitor a patients health and transmit that information to existing healthcare databases.
Smart Prosthetics to Learn Mind Reading
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9/11/2015   3 comments
Smart prosthetics, where the prostetic learns to read the human brain's signals instead of the human learning the prosthetic's signals, is the focus of a project sponsored by the directors of the European Union's Human Brain Project, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
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.
DARPA Enlists Civilians to Secure U.S. Tech Lead
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9/10/2015   4 comments
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts a three-day conference called "Wait What?" (St. Louis, Mo.) for researchers in industry, academia and government to share ideas that will keep the U.S. ahead of the rest of the world in technology.
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.
Post-Silicon Tech Compared
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9/9/2015   4 comments
The Semiconductor Research Corporation is creating a joint benchmarking effort with Georgia Tech to guide post-silicon era electronics development at IBM, Intel, Freescale and Texas Instruments.
Green Gaming is Possible
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9/8/2015   17 comments
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has described how to save up to $18 billion annually by convincing gamers to make more energy efficient choices in their hardware without sacrificing high performance.
National Instruments Extends Push into Industrial IoT
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9/8/2015   Post a comment
NI has introduced new modular components to address industrial IoT needs, and is backing that up with education.
Audio Precision Releases LabVIEW DAQ Driver
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9/3/2015   Post a comment
The company known for its audio test & measurement equipment has updated it software driver for LabVIEW.
NIST Charts Course to Fault-Free Manufacturing
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9/3/2015   7 comments
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a roadmap for applying prognostics and health management (PHM) to improve manufacturing productivity.
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.
SiC/GaN Poised for Power
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9/1/2015   6 comments
Power transistors consume less space while supplying more power when using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) substrates over ordinary silicon wafers.
Keysight Expands Calibration, Asset Management Services
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8/31/2015   Post a comment
Keysight Technologies, Inc., has purchased Electroservices Enterprises Ltd, a U.K. company specializing in test equipment service and solutions.
Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum
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8/28/2015   6 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.
Electrostatic Discharge Association Recharges Standards Documents
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8/28/2015   Post a comment
The EOS/ESD Association (ESDA) has revised four of its standards documents and is issuing a new report arguing that machine model for IC qualification be abandoned.
EUV Breaks Through to Angstrom
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8/27/2015   10 comments
A new type of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed at the University of Colorado can take optical images with angstrom resolution.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration
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8/24/2015   Post a comment
The College of Nanoscience and Engineering has grown from a physics department at the State University of New York’s Albany Polytechnic campus to the hub of research and development for New York state.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
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.
Josephson Junctions: Ballistic Discovery Reveals Graphene Supercurrent Potential
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Graphene has now been shown to have the ability to "bounce" electron waves, similar to how light waves reflect reflect off mirrors. This research could lead to more senstive magnetometers and voltmeters.
Natcore Takes Silver Out of Photovoltaics
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Research company Natcore Technology claims its scientists have produced a low-cost all-back-contact silicon heterojunction photovoltaic structure in which silver has been completely eliminated, being replaced by aluminium.
Raspberry Pi Bundled with Matlab/Simulink
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8/17/2015   4 comments
Farnell element14 is listing a package that puts together MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite software with a complete starter kit of Raspberry Pi hardware.
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.
NIWeek: Flying Drones, Instrumented Bikes, Automated Guitars, & More
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8/11/2015   Post a comment
NI Week 2015 was a showcase of robotics. Here are some of the sights flying, rolling, and playing around Austin.
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.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
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7/31/2015   Post a comment
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
eBook Explains Faster In-System Flash Programming
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7/29/2015   1 comment
"Faster Flash Programming via FPGA and IJTAG" from ASSET Intertech shows you how to program FPGAs 50 to 1000 times faster.
Quantum Computing: Diode-like Breakthrough Surmounts Roadblock
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7/29/2015   1 comment
Quantum computers need a component like a diode, that only allows single photons to travel in one direction when their spin is up or down, which is just what researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen) have recently invented.
Graphene Sensor Detects Nano Molecules
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
Teams from the Swiss University EPFL and the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona used graphene to improve upon infrared absorption spectroscopy for molecule detection.
Keysight, IEEE Make Wireless Papers Available at No Cost
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7/27/2015   Post a comment
IEEE Communications Society and Keysight Technologies let you download papers on 5G and small-cell technologies at no cost.
Neutron Measurements Help Find Plutonium’s "Missing" Magnetism
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7/20/2015   Post a comment
The discovery promises to open up opportunities to advance a variety of applications in materials, energy and computing sciences.
Bell Labs Bucks Short-Term Research Trend
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7/15/2015   Post a comment
Solving networking problems is both an immediate and long-term goal for Bell Labs, as well as an interesting insight into its research strategy. While some legacy laboratories favor 2- or 3-year projects, Bell Labs emphasizes longer-term research.
Millimeter Waves Hitch a Ride
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7/14/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are studying how technologies using millimeter wave frequencies could be modified for cars.
In Search of 3D Printed Fiber Optics
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7/9/2015   Post a comment
3D printing of optical fibers could lead to new products for imaging and telecommunications, but only after years of testing.
Bell Labs Plugs in to the Network
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7/9/2015   Post a comment
The famed Bell Labs is not dead, President Marcus Weldon said. While some may think the multi-Nobel Prize winning research institute has fallen from glory in the past few years, the Alcatel-Lucent facility has kicked networking research into high gear.
Metrawatt Acquires UK Safety Testing Specialist Seaward Group
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7/8/2015   Post a comment
Seaward will become part of the GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist T&M manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA and with a global international sales network.
Crash Test Dummy Tenses Up Before Impact
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7/8/2015   1 comment
Toyota adds posture simulation to its virtual THUMS (Total Human Model for Safety) crash test dummy, making it possible to simulate different body postures during subsequent phases of a collision.
Samsung Boosts Batteries with Graphene
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
Researchers from Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), the company’s R&D hub, have found a way to extend lithium-ion battery life using silicon and graphene. The carbide-free graphene combats expansion to increase battery life by 1.8x over conventional lithium-ion batteries.
DesignCon 2016 Abstract Deadline Extended
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
You now have until Wednesday, July 8 so get your abstract in right away.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
Intel President, Execs Step Down
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7/2/2015   11 comments
Intel President Renée James is among several top executives who announced plans to resign from the chip giant. Three other executives from various divisions will also leave the company.
High-Speed Converters Aid Record Terabit Field Trial
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
Ultra high-speed digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters from Socionext Inc. (Yokohama, Japan) have been used in communications field trial that achieved 38.4Tbps over 762 kilometers of optical fiber.
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