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MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market
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7/30/2013   13 comments
The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
Tablet SoC Latecomer MediaTek Creeping up on Samsung
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7/29/2013   38 comments
On Monday, July 29, MediaTek launches a new quad-core tablet SoC with heterogeneous multi-processing capability, which the Taiwanese chip giant declares a “world’s first.”
Samsung Overtakes Apple in Handset Profits
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7/29/2013   29 comments
After a four-year run at the top Apple was overtaken in the second quarter by Samsung as the world's most profitable mobile phone vendor, according to a market analysis firm.
10 Projects Showcasing the Raspberry Pi's Versatility
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7/26/2013   28 comments
The Raspberry Pi is everywhere, you may not have thought of these interesting uses though. From antique telephones to feeding your dog, you may be surprised.
Slideshow: Google Upgrades Android, Nexus, TV
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7/25/2013   29 comments
We take a look at the new Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and Chromecast and share a brief chat with Google's Mr. Android and the chairman of Asus.
Loss-Making ST Forecasts Flat for Q3
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7/23/2013   4 comments
As STMicroelectronics strives to move on from its wireless misadventure, the company has reported losses in its Q2 results and sees no sequential growth in Q3.
SuVolta Process Wins ARM, UMC Support
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7/23/2013   15 comments
With six deployment programs in place, SuVoltas's chip manufacturing process is looking like a viable alternative to FDSOI and FinFET processes.
Java Grabs ARM in Embedded Drive
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7/22/2013   10 comments
Version 3.3 of Oracle's Java Micro Edition Embedded supports ARM-based SoCs targeting a broad range of microcontroller-class devices.
Other Firms Prepare to Eat Apple's Lunch
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7/19/2013   54 comments
Shipments of Apple iPhones fell below expectations in the first quarter of 2013 and market analyst IHS reckons Apple is on track to lose market share in the rapidly growing market.
Intel Results Continue to Slide
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7/18/2013   35 comments
Intel cuts 2013 capex and revenue forecasts as it reports falling profits in second quarter.
Startup Aims to Unsnarl IoT Code
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7/17/2013   21 comments
WigWag plans open source software to ease to job of addressing devices using any protocol on the Internet of Things. It also described the innards of its home automation devices.
DRAM Prices Improving Rapidly
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7/16/2013   12 comments
Thanks to robust gains in average selling prices throughout the year, the DRAM market is now expected to grow by 28 percent this year even as unit shipments fall, according to IC Insights.
Apple, Samsung Reportedly Ink 14-nm Foundry Deal
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7/15/2013   12 comments
Longtime Apple foundry provider Samsung will build 14-nm A9 processors for Apple beginning in 2015, according to report.
Dongbu HiTek Expands Foundry Deal With China's BYD
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7/12/2013   13 comments
South Korean analog foundry will build more 2-megapixel image sensors for BYD to supply Huawei and other Chinese smartphone vendors.
Lenovo Passes HP to Take PC Market Lead
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7/11/2013   23 comments
Chinese firm pulled into lead in the second quarter as overall PC sales tumbled 11 percent year over year, according to IDC.
Tablet Display Market Heating Up
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7/5/2013   14 comments
Surge in orders from unbranded, white-box Chinese tablet manufacturers prompts IHS to increase forecast by 6 percent.
Dialog to Pay $310 Million for PMIC Pioneer
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7/2/2013   1 comment
Germany-based Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy power management IC pioneer iWatt for $310 million in cash plus up to an additional $35 million based on subsequent business performance.
Toshiba to Build Fab for 3D NAND Flash
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7/2/2013   21 comments
Phase 2 of Toshiba's Fab 5 at Yokkaichi will be the production site for vertically organized 3D NAND flash memory.
Global Chip Sales Buoyed by Phones, Memories
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7/1/2013   4 comments
An analyst predicts that industry bodies will report a sharp increase in the three-month moving average for May global chip sales.
Embedded Linux Kernel Tuned for Virtualization & Determinism
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7/1/2013   Post a comment
Wind River has tackled one of the main objections to using virtualization in networking and communications applications by optimizing the embedded Linux kernel for Real Time performance.
IoT Landscape Defies Mapping
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   17 comments
The Internet of Things represents one of the most fragmented market landscapes in electronics today.
WigWag Kicks Off Home Automation Campaign
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   5 comments
WigWag has quickly blown through the modest goal of its Kickstarter campaign, but whether the startup sparks an IoT firestorm remains to be seen.
Artificial Pancreas Dials Up Smartphones
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   13 comments
Diabetes researchers are tapping mobile devices to link insulin monitors and pumps as they work toward an artificial pancreas.


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