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Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics
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11/20/2015   1 comment
Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of all, especially when it comes to wearables. The demand for precision technology that isn’t clunky and has a long battery life far exceeds that of the traditional wearable market, and has defined DARPA investment in wearables.
EEs Report Highest Pay Increase Since 2008
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11/20/2015   Post a comment
The IEEE-USA's annual salary survey found that electrical and electronics engineers employed in communications continued to command the highest median salary.
E-Textiles Weave Complex Tale
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11/18/2015   Post a comment
While wearables present innumerable opportunities for fashion designers, the supply chain isn’t up to speed, according to a panel of wearable technology and fashion experts.
IEEE Backs H-1B Visa Reform
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11/18/2015   5 comments
Bill introduced in U.S. Senate would reform the way temporary worker visas are awarded amid allegations that the system is dominated by large global outsourcing firms.
Report: China Has $47bn Chip Fund Focused on U.S. M&A
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11/17/2015   3 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup intends to spend 300 billion yuan (about $47 billion) over the next five years to build up China's position in the chip industry, according to the company chairman speaking in an interview given to Reuters.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
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11/13/2015   2 comments
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Inside WeMo Switch
11/13/2015   Post a comment
As with many consumer electronics devices, Belkin's WeMo Switch home automation device is highly integrated and low cost from a bill-of-materials
Apple’s A9: Story Within A Story
11/12/2015   9 comments
On a basic level it's a story of a sixth generation APU that is fabricated in a FinFET process. It's also a bigger story of Apple's semiconductor design ambitions.
Ambiq Leaps to Front of Low-Power MCU Lineup
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11/12/2015   10 comments
MCU vendors have been leapfrogging one another in low-power claims, but one has now jumped well out in front.
Automotive Market Supports Ailing Semiconductor Industry
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11/12/2015   Post a comment
In upcoming IC Market Drivers Report, IC Insights finds growth in demand for the integrated circuits is strongest in automotive industry while traditional demand boosters like computer and consumer markets remain anaemic.
Write-Once Memory Speeds Up, Powers Down Reads
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11/11/2015   Post a comment
Wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) and even conventional read-only memory (ROM, flash, one-time programmable--OPM) need ultra-low power consumption for reads.
Oculus Originator Gives Away MEMS Version
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11/9/2015   16 comments
What does a millionaire who made his fortune selling his company to Facebook do afterwards? He invents an even better version and gives it away, of course.
Display Startup Preps $1 billion Funding Round
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11/9/2015   1 comment
Magic Leap Inc. a startup working on retinal display that superimposes computer generated imagery over real-world objects – is close to finalizing a billion-dollar financing round.
Toyota Creates $1 Billion AI, Robotics Institute In US
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11/9/2015   Post a comment
Toyota will invest $1 billion to create an AI and robotics research institute headed by former DARPA project manager and MIT professor Gill Pratt. Its mission will extend beyond self-driving cars.
Google, Tesla, Nissan: 6 Self-Driving Vehicles Cruising Our Way
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11/9/2015   Post a comment
Traditional car makers, such as Nissan and Daimler, are joining tech giants like Google in the race to create self-driving vehicles. Here's what you need to know.
Graphene-on-MEMS Makes Better Night-Vision Sensor
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11/6/2015   Post a comment
Graphene can be used to improve infrared vision systems so that they do not need the bulk and cost of cooling apparatus, according to a research paper published in Nano Letters.
Cognitive Computing Powers 6 Smart Deployments
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11/6/2015   Post a comment
Cognitive computing, which enabled IBM Watson to win Jeopardy!, is helping professionals get expert assistance and make faster, more intelligent decisions based on highly complex big data.
Is Apple's New 4-Inch iPhone Coming In 2016?
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11/6/2015   Post a comment
An analyst predicts a smaller, less-expensive iPhone will debut early next year due to strong demand for compact iPhones.
3D Printing Breakthrough Could Change Healthcare
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11/4/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have used a new technique to print soft tissue an off-the-shelf 3D printer, and hope to use the method to make hearts.
Universal Wireless Charger Meets Multiple Standards
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11/4/2015   Post a comment
A wireless charging system that can transmit power at multiple frequencies and charge up electronic equipment regardless of which standard it adheres to, has been reported by researchers at University of California, San Diego.
Google's Project Loon To Launch Internet Balloons In Indonesia
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11/3/2015   Post a comment
Google joins a list of tech companies, including Facebook, that are taking to the skies to bring the Web to far-flung corners of the world.
Nissan’s Self-Driving Car Prototype Hits Japan's Streets
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11/3/2015   Post a comment
Another automaker accelerates its plans for self-driving vehicles, with Nissan planning test runs of its cars on Japanese roads.
Optical heart-rate measurement’s top 5 challenges
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11/2/2015   Post a comment
Before releasing your latest wearable into the world, be sure you’ve validated its heart-rate measurement function against these five challenges.
Wireless X-Ray Vision Tech Tracks People Through Walls
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10/30/2015   Post a comment
MIT researchers have developed a system called RF-Capture that can track motion like Microsoft's Kinect, except that it works through walls.
Smartphone Camera Filter Improves Low-Light Photography
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10/30/2015   1 comment
Engineers at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) have developed a camera filter for smartphones that allows for much brighter and sharper photos in low-light conditions.
Toshiba, Sony Confirm Transfer of Image Sensor Facilities
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10/30/2015   Post a comment
Sony and Toshiba aim to execute legally binding definitive agreements by the end of 2015. Afterward, the two Japanese companies will complete the transfer by March 31, 2016.
Audio Digital Signal Processing Without the Experts
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10/29/2015   Post a comment
Is it the new CAD for sound? DSP Concepts is selling its secret sauce by wrapping a graphical user interface around all its hard-earned, 400+ audio algorithms, compiled for major audio processors.
Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform
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10/29/2015   Post a comment
Verizon wants to connect billions of things within the space of its 4G LTE network. The company announced an Internet of Things development platform, ThingSpace, that aims to lower the barrier to entry for connectivity in smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and sharing platforms.
Your Robot Replacement Has Arrived
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10/29/2015   Post a comment
Robotic process automation can help companies operate more frugally and efficiently, though potentially at the expense of human workers.
Toshiba to Sell Image Sensor Unit to Sony
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10/27/2015   Post a comment
Toshiba will sell its image sensor business to Sony for approximately 20 billion yen ($164.69 million), according to unnamed sources in a Reuters report.
Jitter & Noise Test Lab Opens in Silicon Valley
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10/27/2015   Post a comment
JitterLabs provides testing at its facility and can produce reports from your facility through its Web-based software.
Apple Takes Green Initiatives in China
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10/26/2015   1 comment
Apple plans to produce 2.2GW of solar power and other renewable energy in China to cut air pollution brought by factories that have made millions of iPhones and iPads in the past eight years.
Chip Mergers, Impacts Still Ahead
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10/26/2015   2 comments
The current consolidation of semiconductor companies is not over, and engineers and OEMs have yet to feel its impacts in layoffs and pricing.
Intel's Curie Powers Arduino
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10/16/2015   2 comments
Intel’s mini Internet of Things module, Curie, will power two forthcoming Arduino development boards. Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 are designed for entry-level makers and education environments.
Fairchild Reportedly in Sale Talks with Infineon, On Semi
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10/15/2015   2 comments
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.—a name synonymous with Silicon Valley since the original company's formation in 1957—has hired Goldman Sachs to help it find a buyer for the company, according to a Bloomberg report.
Researchers Demonstrate Single-Ended Die-to-Die Transceiver
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10/13/2015   Post a comment
Proposed link architecture, transceiver circuit design and package solution developed at University of Toronto addresses issues present in likely DDR memory alternatives
Chip Sales Projected to Decline in 2015
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10/9/2015   Post a comment
Gartner revised its forecast, calling for chip sales to decline due to weakness in PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
Q'comm Unveils Server Bid
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10/8/2015   11 comments
Qualcomm officially entered the server market with a single chip SoC server development platform. The company first announced that it would tackle the much-sought after market last year, but had been largely quiet about its progress.
CEVA Accelerates Deep Neural Networks
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10/7/2015   Post a comment
CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN) technology is taking us one step closer to systems that boast embedded speech and embedded vision and true artificial intelligence.
Apple Acquires Perceptio, A Deep Learning, AI Specialist
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10/6/2015   Post a comment
In the quest to create an ever-smarter iPhone, Apple has acquired Perceptio, which could make Siri faster and more effective.
Battery Market Growth Is Tricky Business
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10/5/2015   1 comment
Numerous industries are showing an increased demand for Lithium ion automotive batteries, according to Yole Developpment, as many companies aim to diversify into battery-related businesses. However, the burgeoning market may be a tricky investment.
AMD Adds to Embedded Graphics Lineup for Industrial and More
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9/30/2015   Post a comment
Three new graphics module series from AMD address a broad range of applications, from industrial control to casino gaming.
MEMS Move to 300mm-Diameter Wafers
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9/29/2015   Post a comment
French research institute CEA-Leti has manufactured accelerometer MEMS devices on 300mm-diameter wafers.
India Scores Support of Silicon Valley Giants
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9/29/2015   Post a comment
U.S. tech giants have committed to participate in Digital India and Smart Cities projects after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Silicon Valley on Saturday (Sept. 26).
Watson-Type Machine Learning Affordable for Small Business
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9/29/2015   4 comments
Dato Inc. is shedding its big-guys-only shell and appealing to mid-sized and even small companies who want to build machine-learning intelligence into their application by offering graphical user interface (GUI) toolkits and Coursera training.
Scalable Transistors in High-Voltage CMOS at ams
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9/28/2015   Post a comment
The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG is expanding its 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS specialty process platform by adding a set of truly voltage scalable transistors to its advanced “H35” process.
Egypt's Semiconductor Cluster Stronger Than Reported
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9/25/2015   Post a comment
The semiconductor cluster in Egypt runs to more than half-a-dozen startups that are operating as fabless chips companies, as IP licensors and design teams for hire, in the domains of analog, mixed-signal, RF and power.
TSMC’s 2015 Forecast May Be Warning for Supply Chain
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9/24/2015   Post a comment
A forecast of 2015 revenue yesterday by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., (TSMC), may have sounded a warning for other companies in the electronics supply chain.
Wearables by the Yole Forecast Numbers
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9/23/2015   Post a comment
Eric Mounier, senior technology and market analyst for Yole Developpement gives a bullish forecast for MEMS market, saying that wearable equipment will be one of the next main opportunities for MEMS components.
Synopsys Touts IP Portfolio for IoT
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9/22/2015   Post a comment
Stable of intellectual property, cobbled together largely from acquisitions, targets connectivity, security and sensor processing requirements of the Internet of Things.
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