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Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision?
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9/27/2013   46 comments
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are driving the business of automotive electronics suppliers today.
Broadcom’s Car Gambit: 802.11ac/Bluetooth LE Combo IC
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9/26/2013   21 comments
Broadcom is making an aggressive wireless entry into the automotive market by rolling out the industry’s first automotive-quality 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth low-energy combo chip.
Ericsson Retunes Radio for $4B Small Cell Market
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9/25/2013   10 comments
Claiming it is redefining the architecture for small cells, Ericsson announced its Radio Dot leveraging standard office cables for indoor cellular networks.
Foiling Medical Implant Hackers
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9/24/2013   22 comments
Algorithm uses a patient's heartbeat as a random number generator for cryptography, to secure medical implants from attacks by hackers.
With Over 1 Billion FPGAs Sold, Lattice Introduces MachXO3 Family
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9/24/2013   4 comments
Their high pin count, inbuilt interface functions, small size, and low power consumption makes Lattice's MachXO3 FPGAs ideal for a wide range of applications.
Isolation Improves Samsung Image Sensor
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9/24/2013   2 comments
Samsung isolates pixels to improve dynamic range and reduce cross-talk.
Applied, Tokyo Electron Agree to $29 Billion Merger
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9/24/2013   38 comments
New name needed for proposed trans-Pacific "merger of equals" that will create a clear market leader in chip- and display-making equipment.
Oracle Brews Java for the Internet of Things
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9/23/2013   17 comments
Oracle will expand Java's reach in MCUs with partners such as Freescale, which launched a family of gateways aiming to unify the Internet of Things.
Sub-Threshold ARM Chip on Track at Ambiq
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9/19/2013   8 comments
A startup has just raised $10 million to help it prepare ARM-based MCUs with sub-threshold operation aimed at low power consumption.
Flexible Curved Displays to Top $27 Billion by 2023
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9/18/2013   20 comments
From Dick Tracy-style watches to cinema-style immersion on a small screen, the curved display market is expected to boom.
Microchip Introduces PIC24F 'GC' MCUs With Intelligent Analog
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9/17/2013   1 comment
Integrating analog on the MCU results in faster data paths, reduced noise, and the ability to change the analog parameters in software, all of which help to simplify board designs and reduce cost and board space.
Counter Argument: 3 Reasons We Need V2X
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9/17/2013   25 comments
Often left out of the self-driving car debate are the real reasons behind developing the autonomous car -- in a social context.
MEMS Maker Appoints NXP Veteran as CEO
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9/17/2013   1 comment
Tronics Microsystems has appointed a successor to Peter Pfluger, who is retiring after leading the company for 10 years.
Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line
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9/17/2013   5 comments
Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
Intel Boosts vPro Virtualization, Security at IDF
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9/16/2013   Post a comment
Intel Developer Forum: Virtualized environments based on Intel's vPro up the ante for fleet-like management of tablets, 2-in-1s, Ultrabooks, laptops, and more.
Allied/RS Bring Free 3D Design Software to Everyone on the Planet!
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9/12/2013   12 comments
Free 3D design software will enable conceptualization and rapid prototyping, reduce costs, and dramatically accelerate product development.
Dialog Mulls MEMS Market Entry
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9/12/2013   14 comments
The mixed-signal and power chip vendor wants to add MEMS technology to its range of offerings for mobile devices.
If a Car’s Really 'Autonomous,' Why V2X?
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9/12/2013   42 comments
As the Advanced Driver Assistance System used in smartcars further improves, and LTE proliferates, do autonomous cars even need to wait for the elusive V2X future?
Intel Quark Runs on Roof, Raises Questions
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9/10/2013   24 comments
Intel jumped into the microcontroller space with Quark, a synthesizable core and its lowest end x86 to date already running in the field.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August
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9/10/2013   2 comments
August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup: Sept. 10, 2013
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9/10/2013   Post a comment
This is a roundup of news and activities associated with EDA and IP over the past couple of weeks.
Japan No Longer Gung-Ho on Vehicle-to-Infra Alone
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9/9/2013   6 comments
In hopes of enabling the V2X future, the US, Japan, and Europe are all looking at different scenarios as to when and how Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure should unfold.
SunEdison to IPO Wafer Supply Unit
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9/9/2013   Post a comment
Wafer supply firm that is moving towards solar module and farm activity and has filed for an IPO of its wafer supply business that could raise up to $250 million.
IoT Pioneer Takes More Money
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9/6/2013   10 comments
Television white-space spectrum pioneer Neul Ltd. has closed an initial tranche of a $5 million Series B round of equity funding.
Valley Spawns Million-Dollar Engineers, Says VC
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9/5/2013   21 comments
Top algorithm experts are bringing down tens of millions in stock at Google and other web companies, said Marc Andreessen, an Internet entrepreneur turned venture capitalist.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line
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9/5/2013   2 comments
Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
Broadcom Buys Renesas' LTE Assets – IP, SoC & Engineers
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9/4/2013   19 comments
Broadcom Corp. surprised many in the mobile industry by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from Renesas Mobile.
SuVolta Power-Saving Chip Process Enters Production
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9/4/2013   Post a comment
Fujitsu launches image processor chip that uses DDC technology from SuVolta. Chip provides twice the performance of competitors' products and consumes less power, Fujitsu claims.
Chip Market Growth Strengthens in July
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9/4/2013   8 comments
Global chip sales for July were up 5 percent on the same period in 2012, with a US boom more than compensating for a declining Japanese market. However, Japan showed strong growth compared with the previous quarter.
ARM Buys Display IP From Cadence
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9/3/2013   2 comments
No price was given for the deal, but Cadence has agreed to transfer its Panta display controller cores to ARM.
Sand 9 MEMS Cracks Cellphone Market
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9/3/2013   8 comments
Sand 9 has finally achieved the holy grail of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) compatibility with billions of cellphones as well as the emerging Internet of Things.
Indian Startup Uses Imagination for Wearable SoC
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9/2/2013   14 comments
An Indian startup chaired by Sanjay Jha, previously CEO and chairman of Motorola Mobility, has announced it has licensed graphics and MIPS processor cores from Imagination for use in its upcoming wearable processing unit (WPU) chip.
Flexible OLED Market to Boom in 2014
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9/2/2013   2 comments
Nascent market for flexible OLED displays set to gain momentum in 2014 but full flexibility must wait on materials and manufacturing progress, says market research firm.


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