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GlobalFoundries Wins Approval for Next NY Fab
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8/30/2013   18 comments
GlobalFoundries has won local planning approval for a second, much larger, wafer fab in New York that could cost $15 billion, but which could depend on Apple for the green light.
WiFi Rides 900 MHz, Attacking Zigbee
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8/30/2013   9 comments
The IEEE may vote before the end of September on a draft 802.11ah standard to let WiFi ride 900 MHz into home and building networks.
Samsung Starts Volume Production of DDR4 Memory
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8/30/2013   10 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has started volume production of DDR4 format memory, for use in enterprise servers in datacenters.
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal
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8/28/2013   9 comments
A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
MediaTek, MStar Merger Gets China's OK
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8/28/2013   11 comments
China's Ministry of Commerce has approved a proposed $4 billion merger between fabless chip companies MediaTek and MStar – but with conditions.
Qualcomm Opens DSP Core
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8/27/2013   8 comments
The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
IBM Hawks Open Software-Defined Environments
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8/27/2013   2 comments
IBM borrows its own Linux strategy to support OpenStack, which virtualizes compute, storage, and networking resources for open-source data centers.
ARM Buys Sensinode for IoT Software
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8/27/2013   7 comments
ARM bought startup Sensinode for the 6LoWPAN-based M2M software, which it will license and make available through its mbed program.
Autonomous Cars: Breaking Down Market Forecasts
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8/23/2013   35 comments
Market forecasts on autonomous cars wildly vary, depending on how “autonomous” people mean when they say “autonomous cars” – and what legal and commercial roadblocks they anticipate.
US Labs Unlock Secure Tech for Silicon Valley
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8/22/2013   10 comments
The Department of Homeland Security hosted its first annual showcase of cyber-security technologies available for licensing from federal labs.
Lattice's $24.99 iCEstick FPGA Evaluation Kit
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8/20/2013   10 comments
The iCEstick Evaluation Kit from Lattice Semiconductor opens the door to some very interesting design evaluations and product prototyping scenarios.
Big Deals of 2013
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8/19/2013   12 comments
EE Times takes a brief look at five big acquisitions made or announced in 2013 that are likely to impact the electronics landscape for years.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT
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8/15/2013   17 comments
ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Ceva-ZTE Deal Hints Home-Grown ASIC Is Back
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8/13/2013   14 comments
ZTE's chip division will be using Ceva's DSP to design LTE TDD/FDD multi-mode SoCs to power its upcoming base stations for the global market.
Internets of Things Need Glue
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8/12/2013   42 comments
Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
Slideshow: Microcontrollers in the Kitchen – 5 Tasty Projects
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8/8/2013   20 comments
Microcontrollers aren't just for industrial controls. Designers are finding uses for them just where you might least expect it, in the kitchen.
US Consortium Forming on Industrial Internet
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8/7/2013   18 comments
Cisco Systems, GE, IBM, and Intel are among those forming a consortium to drive open industry standards that could give the US an edge in IoT.
US Strength Lifts Q2 Global Chip Sales
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8/7/2013   6 comments
Industry statistics show the global growth in chip sales was driven by market strength in the Americas balancing Japanese weakness.
Custom Hardware Design Is Dead
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8/6/2013   25 comments
NI Week kicks off with record attendance
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs
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8/6/2013   4 comments
FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
3D NAND Production Starts at Samsung
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8/6/2013   16 comments
3D memory era begins as Samsung starts mass production of a multilayered 128 Gbit NAND flash memory based on a charge-trap cell.
Memory Surge Shakes Up Chip Vendor Ranking
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8/5/2013   14 comments
Memory and fabless chip companies have done well in the latest ranking of semiconductor chip vendors from market research firm IC Insights.
Exar CEO Talks Analog, China, IoT
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8/2/2013   3 comments
You don't need a fab to compete with TI in analog, Louis DiNardo tell us. China will do fine, despite its setbacks, and the Internet of Things is on a roll.
Sensor Hub IP Supports Optimization
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8/1/2013   4 comments
Synopsys is preparing a software-programmable sensor hub IP core that is based on the ARC processor.
60 GHz WiFi Startup Funded for IP Push
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8/1/2013   13 comments
UK startup raises money to deliver programmable baseband IP for 60 GHz WiFi and 4G back-haul applications.


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