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Broadcom Posts Fiscal Q4 Loss
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12/8/2016   Post a comment
Chip vendor raises long-term gross margin forecast as it moves to complete the integration of Avago Ltd., Broadcom Corp.
ACE Awards: AMD Wins Company of Year
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12/8/2016   1 comment
Patterson and Hennessey reminisce about how far the industry has come at EE Times' and EDN's Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards.
Sweating Big Human-Body Data Challenge
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12/7/2016   Post a comment
Today’s wearable sensors can capturea user’s vital signs. But “none can monitor human health conditions at the molecular level,” said a professor at University of Calif., Berkeley, at IEDM while presenting his teams’ paper on “wearable sweat biosensor.”
Biometrics Ensure Security
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12/6/2016   1 comment
ImageWare Systems Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) already has the high-end customers for critical infrastructure access using up to 12 different biometrics, but now its has a server-based version for the rest of the world including mobile devices.
Obama Blocks China's Acquisition of Aixtron
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12/3/2016   6 comments
Move likely to exacerbate tensions over China's place in global semiconductor industry.
Obama Set to Block Acquisition of Aixtron by Chinese Firm
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12/2/2016   Post a comment
U.S. President reportedly will prohibit acquisition of German semiconductor equipment supplier on U.S. national security grounds.
SD Card Specs Diversify for Use Cases
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11/28/2016   Post a comment
SD Specification 5.1 establishes the new Application Performance Class to meet technical and market requirements to both run and store applications on SD memory cards
Bosch CEO: Hanging on to Lead
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11/21/2016   4 comments
The world's largest producer of automotive MEMS devices describes how it plans to hang onto the lead.
10 Cool Discoveries at Japan Embedded
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11/18/2016   Post a comment
The Embedded Technology 2016 showcased a ton of embedded boards, each with a clear focus on how to enable ‘low power’ and ‘embedded’ IoT devices. Highlights include deep learning coming to embedded boards, emergence of smarter IoT building blocks.
Parc: IoT To Be Self-Powered, Flexible, Transparent
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11/17/2016   Post a comment
The inventors of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer "desktop," object-oriented programming and amorphous silicon, among dozens of other forecasted breakthroughs, predicted that the future of the Internet of Things will be flexible, transparent and self-powering, according to Parc program manager of novel and printed electronics, Janos Veres at the MEMS Executive Congress 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona.
2016 ACE Awards Finalists Announced
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11/11/2016   Post a comment
Don't miss the announcement of this year’s winners; cheer on your favorites at the ACE Awards ceremony, Wednesday, December 7, co-located during the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
Where Are We with Thread IoT?
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11/9/2016   1 comment
Where are we now with Thread networking protocol-based IoT products? Connected thermostats, door locks, tooth brushes, alarm systems, lighting, you name it. What’s happening? How significant are the updates embedded in the 1.1 spec?
Electronica: CEO Forum Rambles on IoT Security, Safety
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11/8/2016   2 comments
The traditional CEO forum at Electronica continued a theme from two years before: the Internet of Things (IoT) but this time tried to shed some light on how to ensure safety and security.
IoT: What NXP Has, What Qualcomm Lacks
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11/8/2016   1 comment
A new Modular IoT Gateway NXP announced at Electronica demonstrates the compmany's strong presence in the industrial IoT market, its unmatched expertise in IoT security and the company’s broad MCU portfolio — areas in which Qualcomm seems to trail NXP.
SMIC to Build South China’s First 12-Inch Fab
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11/3/2016   Post a comment
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China’s largest foundry, said it is proceeding with plans to build South China’s first 12-inch fab at an existing facility in the city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong.
Anticipating a More Virtual Moore’s Law
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11/2/2016   5 comments
Nicky Lu, executive director of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association, anticipates the coming era of a “virtual” Moore’s Law. InFO and through interconnect via (TIV) will play key roles in a resumption of growth the chip industry, he said.
MediaTek May Be Among First with 10nm SoCs
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10/31/2016   Post a comment
MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest rival in the smartphone silicon business, said it aims to be among the chip industry’s first companies with 10nm products on the market starting in the second quarter next year.
Samsung Chips Offset Smartphone Disaster
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10/27/2016   1 comment
Samsung Electronics said strength in its semiconductor business offset the impact to its mobile phone business caused by exploding batteries in its flagship Galaxy Note 7 products.
TSMC Likely to Lock up Apple A10, A11 Orders
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10/26/2016   2 comments
TSMC will probably make nearly all of the A10 and A11 processors for Apple this year and next because of a competitive advantage the Taiwan foundry has gained in packaging technology called InFO (Integrated Fan Out), according to analysts.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
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10/21/2016   15 comments
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
Startup Taps Kickstarter To Manufacture Wireless Flash Device
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10/19/2016   Post a comment
iLuun chose Kickstarter to fund the next phase of its business and validate that there was a market for wireless flash drive that enables users to stream transfer media content to and from their mobile device
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi
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10/18/2016   Post a comment
FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
Bloomberg in France Advises Startup Crowd
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10/14/2016   Post a comment
Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg, and Emmanuel Macron, former French Minister of Economy, came on stage together at a two-day conference in Paris, talked to the entrepreneurs about startups, roles of the government and taking risks.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
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10/12/2016   37 comments
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
Google Does Consumer Electronics
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10/4/2016   2 comments
Google rolled out its new hardware group and its first products—two smartphones, an Amazon Echo-alike, a VR headset and Wi-Fi access point.
Sony-Inside Huami Watch: Is It Time for FD-SOI?
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10/4/2016   2 comments
Without any visible end products, FD-SOI has struggled to overcome the skepticism of many engineers. Finally, it’s official. And it’s a watch. Sony’s GPS chip -- built on 28-nm FD-SOI process -- is powering a smartwatch by Huami, Xiaomi’s sub-brand.
pMTJ Is Where the MRAM Action Is
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9/27/2016   1 comment
Another emerging player is ramping up as another layer memory has presented itself as a destination for MRAM and other alternative technologies such as 3D XPoint
Peratech 'Print' Smart Buttons on Any Surface
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9/20/2016   2 comments
Peratech, which invented quantum tunneling composites (QTC) materials, is now allowing its clients to print a smart button, which people can push with force, on any surface of any materials – including laminated wood.
Touch Standard Rides I3C Link
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9/14/2016   Post a comment
The MIPI Alliance is working on a standard touchscreen interface that will ride its emerging I3C upgrade to the widely used I2C link.
NXP Connects iPhone-7 Earbuds?
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9/10/2016   24 comments
Could the NXP's NFMI system-on-chip, the NxH2280 NFMI radio for Bluetooth-free earbuds, be in Apple's iPhone 7?
FCC: Get an App for that Video
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9/9/2016   2 comments
Pay-TV services would be required to provide free apps to access and search their video content under an FCC proposal aimed to open competition in digital media.
Apple Heralds Dawn of Dual Lens Camera
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9/8/2016   1 comment
Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus comes with a dual-lens camera, providing both telephoto-zoom and depth of field features. Corephotonics, who pioneered the computational dual camera for smartphones, is enabling Apple’s competitors to develop similar dual camera smartphones.
Apple Owes $14.5 Billion Back Tax, says Europe
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8/30/2016   6 comments
The European Commission has ruled that over several years Ireland has granted unjustifiable tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion (about $14.5 billion), which the US computer company must now pay back to the Irish state — plus interest.
Micron Moves 3D NAND Into Mobile
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8/16/2016   Post a comment
Micron's first foray into mobile 3D NAND is a 32GB offering aimed at the high and mid-end smartphone segment and is the first to use the Universal Flash Storage 2.1 standard
Deep Learning To Be In Smartphones Soon, Say CEVA, Rockchip
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8/11/2016   1 comment
China’s leading fabless semiconductor company Rockchip has licensed CEVA's XM4 imaging and vision DSP to enhance the imaging and computer vision capabilities of its’ SoC product lines.
Murata’s Playbook: Smartphones, Auto, Battery
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8/8/2016   3 comments
The new hope for Japan’s electronics industry is component suppliers who started out making lowly components. We sat down with Murata’s executive vice president and asked him about its post-smartphone strategy, why it wants Sony’s lagging battery business.
China’s LeEco to Acquire Vizio for $2 Billion
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7/29/2016   Post a comment
Upstart Chinese tech firm ponies up for one of North America's largest TV suppliers.
RasPi Maker May Be Sold to Avnet
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7/29/2016   1 comment
The U.S. distributor has outbid Switzerland's Daetwyler Holding AG for the troubled Raspberry Pi maker.
ST Buys NFC, RFID Assets from AMS
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7/29/2016   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV has acquired NFC, RFID reader business from AMS AG for a sum of $77.8 million plus an additional sum based on how the business performs in future.
Samsung Smartphones Gain, as iPhones Slip
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7/28/2016   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of smartphones and the second-largest chipmaker, today said its handset business improved just as iPhone maker Apple recorded its second quarterly decline in shipments.
Marvell Swings to Loss in Delayed Report
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7/27/2016   Post a comment
New CEO Matthew Murphy says he is looking to trim the fat and focus on profitable businesses.
New Guidance for Medical Device Applications to FDA
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7/27/2016   Post a comment
Medical device developers preparing pre-market submissions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refer to new and updated guidance. Published by FDA in mid-June.
ADI to Acquire Linear Tech for $14.8 Billion
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7/26/2016   15 comments
Latest semiconductor industry blockbuster deal would combine analog chip heavyweights.
What Separates Huawei from Ericsson
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7/26/2016   2 comments
On the day its biggest rival Ericsson lost a CEO under mounting pressure from investors, Huawei Technologies based in Shenzhen, China Monday reported a 40 percent jump in first-half sales.
TI Stays Steady Without Blockbuster Deal
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7/25/2016   Post a comment
Texas Instruments, which has shied away from the sort of blockbuster acquisitions made by peers over the past two years, continues to post strong sales and profits.
IP Pioneer Mark Templeton Dies
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7/25/2016   Post a comment
Co-founder and former president of Artisan Components drown July 17 while kayaking on Oregon's Rogue River.
'Poison Pill' Fuels Speculation of Micron Takeover
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7/25/2016   2 comments
Stock price rises 6% on news of shareholder rights issue designed to prevent individual or entity from amassing more than 5% of memory chip vendor's common stock.
Hearables: Next Big Consumer Thing
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7/25/2016   15 comments
Hearing aids, the first "hearable," helped people with damaged hearing but may now enhance the hearing of people with normal hearing.
Audio Rises for Event Detection
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7/25/2016   14 comments
Audio is heading from pure playback to enabling “input, trigger and analytics in contextual awareness,” says an industry executive. But what will take microphones to play as important a role as cameras to add “intelligence” to autonomous cars?
Qualcomm’s China Compromise Pays Off
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7/22/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm makes progress and profits from its agreement with China's NDRC, in quarterly results.
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