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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.
TSMC Discusses Next MEMS, Monolithic Mics
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9/22/2015   Post a comment
To expand its role as a supplier to fabless MEMS vendors foundry TSMC plans to use its advantages in being able to combine CMOS logic and MEMS sensors together to come up with innovative sensors and use cases.
3D Printed Parts Help Regenerate Nerves
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9/21/2015   Post a comment
For the first time ever, regrowth of nerve complexes has been demonstrated in rats by creating a custom 3-D scaffold shaped like the missing nerves and "seeding" it with biochemicals that promote both sensory an motor nerve regeneration.
Smartwatches, Activity Trackers Driving Wearables Beyond Healthcare
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9/21/2015   Post a comment
A new survey of large enterprises finds a good deal of interest in wearables, especially smartwatches, that is driving the market to look beyond novel healthcare and fitness uses.
Mysterious Mott Transition Could Make Better Electronics
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9/18/2015   6 comments
The Mott transition – a phase transition between metal and insulator states in certain metal oxides – has yielded additional clues to its quantum mechanical nature with the observation of a dynamic Mott transition in a superconductor.
Google Unveils Project Aura
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9/18/2015   Post a comment
Google Glass is gone, succeeded by Project Aura, Glass and Beyond which works alongside Google Cardboard.
NYC Mayor Wants Computer Science Education For All Students
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9/18/2015   Post a comment
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants computer science education offered to all students within the next 10 years. Finding the right teachers, however, may be difficult.
60 GHz Tested for 5G Backhaul
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
The XHaul Project, a €7.3 million euro program based in Bristol, UK, will test millimeter wave backhaul and fiber optic networks for 5G cellular networks.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
Dresden Memory Startup To Debut At Semicon Europa
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9/15/2015   4 comments
A startup company that is working on a ferroelectric non-volatile memory technology based on hafnium oxide is set to make its debut at the Semicon Europa exhibition taking place in Dresden, Germany, October 6 to 8.
White House Spending $160M On 'Smart Cities,' IoT
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9/15/2015   Post a comment
A new program from the Obama White House is looking to spend $160 million on so-called Smart Cities to improve communication and quality-of-life through technology and the Internet of Things.
Is it an ASIC? Is it an FPGA? No, it's eASIC!
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9/14/2015   Post a comment
28nm Nextreme-3 devices offer 2x the performance of 28nm FPGAs & consume up to 80% less power, yet take less than 25% of the time required to develop a traditional 28nm ASIC.
Smart Prosthetics to Learn Mind Reading
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9/11/2015   3 comments
Smart prosthetics, where the prostetic learns to read the human brain's signals instead of the human learning the prosthetic's signals, is the focus of a project sponsored by the directors of the European Union's Human Brain Project, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose
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9/10/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward the holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the school’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors.
DARPA Enlists Civilians to Secure U.S. Tech Lead
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9/10/2015   4 comments
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts a three-day conference called "Wait What?" (St. Louis, Mo.) for researchers in industry, academia and government to share ideas that will keep the U.S. ahead of the rest of the world in technology.
GaN For Power To Show Extended Market Boom
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9/10/2015   Post a comment
Specialist companies will benefit from a forthcoming boom in gallium nitride for power semiconductors, but will find themselves under competitive or acquisitive pressure from larger players such as Infineon/International Rectifier.
Nokia Shows Next-Gen Network
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9/9/2015   Post a comment
Nokia Networks announced a programmable 5G architecture for next-generation networks. Its 5G system will automatically adapt to legacy network’s separate parts to achieve lower latency and higher reliability.
Post-Silicon Tech Compared
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9/9/2015   4 comments
The Semiconductor Research Corporation is creating a joint benchmarking effort with Georgia Tech to guide post-silicon era electronics development at IBM, Intel, Freescale and Texas Instruments.
Toyota Investing $50 Million In AI Development
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9/8/2015   Post a comment
Toyota is investing $50 million to create research programs at Stanford and MIT to study and facilitate the advancement of artificial intelligence.
DecaWave Preps For Expansion, Next Location Chip
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9/8/2015   Post a comment
Even though ultrawideband fabless chip company DecaWave Ltd. has only recently raised funding of $4.5 million the company is planning for another substantial round as it looks to develop future lower power chips.
Google Backer Offers $50M Quantum Computer Investment
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9/8/2015   Post a comment
One of the original investors in Google plans to invest up to $50 million in Cambridge Quantum Computing Ltd., a developer of tools and software for the commercialization of quantum computers.
DesignCon Luminary Passes Suddenly
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
Last week, the signal-integrity community was left stunned when we heard about the death of Steve Weir.
Smart Mouth Guard Monitors Health Markers in Real Time
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have built a prototype mouth guard designed to monitor various health markers in saliva and then transmit the data wirelessly to a mobile device.
New Technologies Secure the IoT & IIoT
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Traditional security techniques are failing; today's devices & systems need a proactive real-time defense that leverages up-to-the minute threat intelligence and is future-proof.
Intel Investment Spotlights Drones’ Opportunity for Chipmakers
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8/28/2015   6 comments
Backing of Chinese Drone Supplier Yuneec—to the tune of $60 million—speaks to the opportunity that chipmakers see in the fast-growing drone market
Open Source GPU Debuts
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8/27/2015   6 comments
The first open source general-purpose graphics processor was described at Hot Chips along with an open source core more power efficient than an ARM processor.
EUV Breaks Through to Angstrom
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8/27/2015   10 comments
A new type of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed at the University of Colorado can take optical images with angstrom resolution.
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.
iPhone6 Powered by Hydrogen
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8/25/2015   17 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.
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.
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.
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.
Intel’s Krzanich: CEO Q&A at IDF
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8/21/2015   25 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.
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'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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Raspberry Pi Bundled with Matlab/Simulink
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8/17/2015   4 comments
Farnell element14 is listing a package that puts together MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite software with a complete starter kit of Raspberry Pi hardware.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice
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8/17/2015   2 comments
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
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