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TSMC Pulls Plug on Solar Business
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8/27/2015   Post a comment
TSMC's six-year flirtation with solar and LED manufacturing as diversifying alternatives to IC foundry work is coming to an end.
Well-Backed MEMS Startup Closed?
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8/27/2015   Post a comment
Sand 9 Inc., a startup founded in 2007 to develop piezoelectric MEMS resonator timing circuits as an alternative to quartz crystal devices, appears to have closed its doors.
EUV Breaks Through to Angstrom
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8/27/2015   2 comments
A new type of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed at the University of Colorado can take optical images with angstrom resolution.
Intel's Fabric Supersizes Comm for Data
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8/26/2015   4 comments
Intel's Omni-Path Arcitecture (OPA) build on Infiniband and to provide superior fabric communications among heterogeneous computers from datacenters to supercomputer.
Wireless Charging Visits The Hospital
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging is making its way into hospitals with the goal of eliminating power issues in everything from surgical tools to defibrillators.
Superconductivity Temp Record Achieved
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Researchers have found that hydrogen sulfide loses its electrical resistance at high temperatures when placed under high pressure -- a discovery that could pave the way for superconductors that operate at room temperature.
Fabless RF Filters Cut Size, Share Same Die
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8/26/2015   1 comment
The latest high-end smartphones have upwards of 60 discrete radio frequency (RF) filters to address all the bands they must cover worldwide, but Resonant Inc. says it can half that number (or more) plus half their thickness.
CEO Interview: Ambiq Sees Broader Options for Low Voltage
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Mike Noonen, recently appointed interim CEO at microcontroller startup Ambiq Micro, discusses the focus and opportunities for this pioneering company designing circuits that can operate below the threshold voltage of the constituent transistors.
China Shakes Up ARM Servers
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8/25/2015   3 comments
A China startup, Phytium Technology, plans a 64-core ARMv8 server processor that leapfrogs any ARM server design described to date.
Tesla Engineer Jumps Ship To Join Apple
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Apple is adding another senior automotive engineer -- this time from Tesla -- to its roster of people working on the closely guarded Project Titan autonomous vehicle project.
Will Apple Build an Entire Car?
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8/25/2015   18 comments
Whether its creators call it ‘iRod’ or ‘iCar,’ Apple has launched a pedal-to-the-metal drive into the automotive industry, while keeping typically mum, according to industry analysts.
iPhone6 Powered by Hydrogen
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8/25/2015   15 comments
Intelligent Energy, the company that already sells external fuel cells to recharge iPhone in Apple Stores, wants to put one inside the phone, demonstrating a prototype fuel cell exactly the same size as an iPhone6's lithium-ion battery.
TSMC Wins Lawsuit Against Ex-Employee Now at Samsung
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
TSMC has won a lawsuit against a former R&D employee who leaked secrets including 28 nm process technology to Samsung.
Startup Wants Better IoT Radios
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8/25/2015   7 comments
Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee won’t cut it for next-generation nodes on the Internet of Things that need to run on tens of microwatts from energy harvesters, said a Hot Chips presenter.
Cellular, Asia Drive RF Sales
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Basestation proliferation in China and the Asia-Pacific region are driving demand for RF power devices, according to a report from ABI Research. The market for RF power devices grew by approximately $1 billion in 2014, over 50% growth year-over-year.
Bringing Gbit/s Ethernet into the USB 3.0 Fold
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8/24/2015   1 comment
The Cypress GX3 controller uses a proprietary burst mode mechanism to convert 1 Mbit/s Ethernet signals into 910 Mbit/s packets over a USB 3.0 connector.
MRAM Hits Flash Arrays in M.2 Module
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8/24/2015   1 comment
Everspin is gaining traction in the enterprise storage segment as Aupera incorporates its MRAM into its all-flash array.
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below
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8/24/2015   5 comments
Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors and driverless combines are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
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.
Quantum Highway Frictionless
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8/24/2015   4 comments
Marrying topological insulators with ferromagnets yields a quantum highway that could be adapted to encode, transmit and receive qubits using novel transistor designs, according to MIT researchers.
Smart-Meter ICs on Rise, Predicts Report
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The global market for smart meters is going to be 132 million units in 2015 rising to 150 million units in 2019 providing significant growth opportunities for ICs, according to research firm IHS,
SK Hynix Invests in Hyperspectral Sensor Startup
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8/21/2015   1 comment
SK Hynix has invested 2.2 billion won (about $1.8 million) in Stratio Technology Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.), a startup developing germanium-based hyperspectral image sensors, according to Korea Times article. SK Hynix has acquired a 9.1 percent stake the article said.
Ex-Google Engineers Promise Ultra-Low Cost Android PC
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8/21/2015   5 comments
Three ex-Google engineers pledge that their Remix Mini kickstarter campaign will produce a palm-sized box that plugs into a monitor, mouse, and keyboard for PC convenience but will run Android apps like on a smartphone.
5G the Free WiFi Killer
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8/21/2015   9 comments
At the Intel Developer Forum 2015 (IDF, San Francisco, Aug.18-20) a panel of experts described that amazing future we look forward to with 5G--at a price--one of which is the end of free WiFi.
Intel’s Krzanich: CEO Q&A at IDF
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8/21/2015   22 comments
Intel’s chief executive shares his thoughts on topics ranging from Moore’s Law, EUV, China, 3D XPoint and his effects to expand beyond the PC.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
Storage Industry Group Tackles SSD Data Recovery
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
Special interest group formed at the recent Flash Memory Summit will address challenges affecting data retrieval from corrupted SSDs as well as techniques for targeted file erasure
Synopsys Raises Sales Target Amid ‘Turbulent’ Market
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
EDA leader delivers strong quarterly results despite slowing chip market.
New Advances in FPGA Security
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
If left unprotected, side-channel attacks can be used to extract secret keys during cryptographic operations like bitstream loading.
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.
Google's Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
Google's DIY smartphone experiment -- Project Ara -- is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
Intel Memory Bus Draws Fire
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8/20/2015   26 comments
Intel’s plans to sell memory cards using proprietary extensions to the DDR4 bus is drawing fire from potential customers and competitors afraid of being locked in or out of its 3D XPoint technology.
Microcontroller Market Plagued by Price Erosion
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8/20/2015   3 comments
Despite an explosion in shipments in MCUs for the Internet of Things, revenue projected to increase only 4% in 2015.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
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8/20/2015   1 comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
AMS Plans To Rent A Wafer Fab In New York
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8/20/2015   2 comments
Austrian analog, mixed-signal and sensor company is set to manufacture chips in New York in a custom-built, rented wafer fab.
Intel RealSense Gets Real
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8/19/2015   4 comments
Intel getting real about its 3-D RealSense technology that mimics the human brain to allow developer to perceive the surrounding world and make sense of what it sees.
China Startup Offers Non-Volatile FPGAs
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8/19/2015   2 comments
Gowin Semiconductor Corp., a startup formed and backed to produce FPGAs has announced the availability of a non-volatile family of devices.
Cypress Solar PMICs Charge Indoors
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor announced a new family of solar energy harvesting power management integrated circuits to provide power to wireless sensors nodes that may be in the field for years at a time.
Plastic Solar Cells Double Output
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8/19/2015   6 comments
Fluence--for fluid enhanced crystal engineering--used a micron-sized "rake" to mix the two different polymers needed for plastic solar cells thus doubling their output over traditional mixing methods
MediaTek Faces Eroded Smartphone Growth
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8/19/2015   4 comments
MediaTek’s rapid growth in 4G smartphones is likely to be undermined by handset makers in China who design their own chips, according to an analyst who covers the tech industry in Asia.
USB Ain't So Simple Anymore
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8/19/2015   17 comments
Cypress, TI, NXP and Lattice have all rolled out new USB Type-C chips. Loaded with new features, USB Type C offers promises to system vendors. But for consumers, it may bring potential confusions, industry analysts cautioned.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
Intel Skylake Gets Mixed Reviews
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Analysts praised the hardware controlled power states of Intel’s new Skylake SoC architecture but expressed skepticism about its to-be-proven performance.
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.
Taiwan May Ease Rules on Chip Investments in China
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
The Taiwan government may soon ease regulations to help local chipmakers get a bigger slice of the semiconductor business in China.
Inside GlobalFoundries' Fab 8
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8/18/2015   5 comments
We tour GlobalFoundries' Fab 8, one of the largest chip fabs in the United States, in Malta, N.Y. and a hub for innovations developed at R&D centers in Albany.
In-Building Location Services: The Next Big Bluetooth App?
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Startup takes on the challenge of indoor navigation, uses a Bluetooth-based system in a smartphone and external beacons for tracking and engagement.
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.
Micron Upbeat About Turbulent 3D NAND Market
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8/17/2015   Post a comment
While company executives continue the narrative that Micron has successfully diversified and poised to capture emerging opportunities, financial analysts remain skeptical.
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