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7 Ways to Skin French Tech
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5/31/2016   1 comment
France now bills itself as a “startup nation” and is backing its tech industry via a confluence of government money and private sector investment.
Intel Broadens Xeon Video Offerings
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5/31/2016   Post a comment
Intel announced its new E3-1500 version five (E3v5) and companion Iris Pro graphics processing unit (GPU) for ultra-fast video transcoding.
'French Steve Jobs' & His Teacherless School
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5/25/2016   7 comments
The shortage of skilled software engineers is real globally. It took a French billionaire to develop a blueprint for the “school of the future.”
Forces Clash over Auto Cyber Security
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5/24/2016   6 comments
With a growing number of connected cars and autonomous cars planned for rollout, automakers know they have a bulls-eye on their back. The question now is how best to deal with this imminent threat.
Tower Debuts RF Process For IoT Front Ends
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
Specialty foundry says it has begun mass production of a silicon-germanium process tailored to meet the demands of wireless front-ends on an integrated circuit for the Internet of Things.
Foundries' Sales Show Hard Times Continuing
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5/23/2016   2 comments
Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
Android N Joins Auto OS Battle
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5/19/2016   3 comments
This week at its Google I/O Conference, Google upped the ante, revealing that the upcoming Android N will come with an auto-centric variant equipped with hooks that sink much deeper into cars.
Nokia's Brand Goes to Startup With $500 Million Plan
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5/18/2016   1 comment
A startup, formed to takeover the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablet computers, said it intends to spend $500 million marketing Nokia as an Android-based mobile device over the next three years.
Google Faces $3.4 Billion Fine
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5/18/2016   Post a comment
The European Commission is planning to announce it is hitting Google with a record-breaking €3 billion (about $3.4 billion) or thereabouts, according to the UK's Telegraph newspaper.
Chip Market Slowdown Takes Toll on Suppliers
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5/13/2016   Post a comment
With the semiconductor market in a lull, most of the top 10 suppliers posted first quarter sales down significantly from last year.
U.S. Investigates Security Update Practices
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5/10/2016   4 comments
Federal agencies are seriously worried about cyberattacks. Whether such assaults are launched on smartphone or cars, they’ve come to believe that the threats are real. Agencies are asking industries how they’re responding to the vulnerabilities of their connected devices.
Strong Growth Seen For CMOS Image Sensor Market
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5/6/2016   Post a comment
IC Insights projects that market will grow at 9% CAGR through 2020 as automotive, security and medical applications adopt the technology.
Former Intel Exec Perlmutter to Chair ReRam Startup
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5/4/2016   5 comments
David Perlmutter, a former executive vice president and chief product officer at Intel, has agreed to be non-executive chairman of Weebit Nano, a startup formed to commercialize silicon dioxide resistive RAM technology.
Chip Sales Edge Up Slightly
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5/3/2016   2 comments
The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that chip sales increased slightly in March compared with February, but sales for the first quarter were down sequentially and year-over-year.
How Google Made Chromecast Cool
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5/2/2016   Post a comment
Since the release of the first generation of the Chromecast, Google has old more than 20 million units to customers looking to make their tired old TVs a little smarter.
Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business
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4/29/2016   16 comments
As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. Intel is likely to keep its modem team.
MediaTek Expects Increase in Smartphone Shipments
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4/29/2016   1 comment
MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest competitor in the smartphone silicon business, said it expects to increase shipments during the second quarter this year from the first quarter even as global growth in the segment has stalled for the first time.
Smartphone Shipments Down for First Time
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4/29/2016   7 comments
Smartphone shipments fell for the first time in their nearly decade-long history during the first quarter this year, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
JEDEC Adds UFS Card Spec
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4/28/2016   Post a comment
The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) family of standards have been updated along with the introduction of a new removable memory card option for the mobile device market
Qualcomm Posts Strong Results, Inks Licensing Deals
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4/21/2016   5 comments
Fabless chip giant showing progress in reaping royalties from China, South Korea.
Apple iPhone Shipments May Fall
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4/19/2016   4 comments
Shipments of the Apple iPhone may have fallen for the first time since the iconic smartphone went on the market in 2007, analysts are saying.
Apple, Samsung Reinforce Ties Over iPhone's OLED Display
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4/18/2016   1 comment
Reports indicate that Samsung Display has signed a deal with Apple to supply OLED displays for the next generation of iPhones.
Quakes Hit Japan's IC & Auto Makers Hard
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4/18/2016   3 comments
Japanese electronics and automotive manufacturers are struggling to assess damages to their manufacturing facilities after a series of earthquakes--as high as 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale--struck Kyushu, Japan’s southern island.
Arduino-Compatible LoRa Board Senses It All
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4/18/2016   Post a comment
Dutch startup Sodaq has launched what the company believes will truly boost LoRa's adoption by makers and hobbyists of all horizons.
Movidius Weds Thermal Imager & Computer Vision
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4/18/2016   Post a comment
Flir and Movidius have worked together to add Movidius’ advanced computer vision capabilities to FLIR’s newest thermal imaging camera core called Boson. “Nothing like this exists today,” boasted Movidius CEO.
Intel Reportedly Readies Mass Layoff
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4/15/2016   21 comments
Intel is preparing to a re-organization that include thousands of layoffs, according to a report by the Portland Oregonian.
Spiraling Data Costs Imperil IoT
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4/14/2016   4 comments
IoT system designers and service providers often don’t realize until much too late in the design cycle that their data costs are “quickly spiraling out of control,” Windspring CEO observed.
TSMC Expects Second Half Surge
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4/14/2016   Post a comment
TSMC expects that it will emerge from an industry slowdown sometime during the second half of this year. The company faces overall sales growth in its business segment that slowed to 4.4% in 2015 from 16% in 2014.
Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc.
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4/12/2016   20 comments
The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall is undeniable. EE Times went back to Japan and explored what remains of Japanese chip vendors, how Japan Inc. has crumbled and if we grade recent restructuring programs, who comes out on top.
Plessey Sees Greener Pastures in Horticultural Lighting
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4/11/2016   Post a comment
Plessey will add new arm to its semiconductor fab operations with a global exclusive license agreement to manufacture and sell the PhytoLux horticultural lighting product.
NXP Unit Reportedly Attracts Chinese Suitors
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4/11/2016   1 comment
Chinese suitors including Beijing-based JAC Capital Management are interested in NXP's standard products business, according to a Bloomberg report.
Intel Grabs OTA Platform Vendor Arynga
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4/6/2016   Post a comment
Intel acquired Arynga, a vendor of over-the-air software for cars. In the future, Arynga's products and technologies will be sold by Intel subsidiary Wind River.
Android Auto Rolls Into 18 New Countries
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4/6/2016   Post a comment
Google's Android Auto tool that gives drivers access to features including maps, music, and search, is now available in a larger selection of countries around the world.
microSD Cards Well-Suited for Drones
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4/5/2016   Post a comment
Latest video specs meet desire for high quality action video for consumers and professionals alike, while also supporting simultaneous writes for use in increasingly popular drones
Last ASIC Vendor Standing in Japan
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4/4/2016   1 comment
EE Times caught up with president of Socionext in Yokohama. We asked about Socionext’s progress in its first full calendar year, specific areas of post-merger “synergy” and what lessons, if any, Socionext might have learned from Renesas.
Smartphone Sales Growth Projected to Slip to 7%
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4/1/2016   7 comments
Growth in smartphone sales is projected to slip into single digits for the first time and PC sales are forecast to fall again in 2016, according to Gartner.
Open-Source Processor Core Ready For IoT
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3/31/2016   4 comments
Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna have developed PULPino, an open-source processor optimized for low power consumption and application in wearables and the Internet of Things.
Marvell licenses startup's SerDes
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3/29/2016   1 comment
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has licensed the Glasswing chip-to-chip SerDes technology from startup company Kandou Bus SA (Lausanne, Switerland).
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove Dies
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3/22/2016   8 comments
Hungarian immigrant who helped transform Intel into the world's biggest semiconductor company, passes away at age 79.
Google Divesting Humanoid Robots
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3/18/2016   19 comments
Google X, now the keeper of its robotic team of 300 engineers, has put its Boston Dynamics division on the chopping block, and may abandon humanoid robots altogether.
Maker Community Takes Up the FPGA
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3/16/2016   8 comments
Lower cost and greater simplicity are combining to bring the FPGA to a new class of users -- the DIY community.
Startup InVisage's CEO: Why Image Sensor Revolution Is Upon Us
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3/14/2016   11 comments
EE Times Europe interviewed InVisage CEO Jess Lee and asked him to explain why he feels his startup company is on the verge of great things in the image sensor market, and potentially elsewhere.
FBI Request Exceeds ‘Just 1 iPhone’
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3/2/2016   2 comments
After 5-hour testimony in front of Judiciary Committee, no resolutions are in sight for the FBI vs. Apple debate.
Raspberry Pi Goes 64-bit
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2/29/2016   1 comment
The Pi 3B is based on the Broadcom BCM2837 SoC, which includes a quad-core Cortex-A53 and is capable of 1.2GHz clock frequency. Cortex-A53 comply with the ARMv8A instruction set architecture and support both 64- and 32-bit addressing as well as providing backwards compatibility with the ARMv7 instruction set architecture.
Resource-rich MCU targets wearable IoT
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2/29/2016   Post a comment
Resource-rich MCUs for wearables may seem like a contradiction, but ARM aims to provide that with its Cortex-A32 processor.
Better Acoustics: Smartphones' Next Frontier
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2/29/2016   13 comments
Vendors gunning for MEMS microphone featuring better acoustics include Infineon, who provides its MEMS silicon to Hong Kong-based AAC, and a startup named Vesper, developer of the world’s first piezoelectric-based MEMS microphones. Vesper announced a partnership with AAC.
Keysight and Spreadtrum to Collaborate on Mobile Chipset Technology
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2/26/2016   Post a comment
Keysight Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have signed an understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the research and development of mobile chipset advanced technology, including the development of new testing needs, covering mobile chipset baseband, RF module and conformance test.
Samsung Doubles UFS Capacity, Performance
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2/25/2016   1 comment
Latest flash memory builds on first generation memory announced a year ago to meet high-end smartphone demands for video
Son of Gerber-Format Inventor to Tell Dad's Story, ESC Boston 2016
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2/25/2016   Post a comment
Gerber's life is an immigrant "rags-to-riches" story involving a Holocaust survivor who ended up pioneering important developments in engineering, electronics, printing, apparel, aerospace, and numerous other areas.
Qualcomm CTO on Network Slicing, 5G for ‘Services’
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2/25/2016   6 comments
Matt Grob, Qualcomm CTO, talks to EE Times on 5G Network Slicing technology, his pre-5G concerns and lessons learned from 4G.
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