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GlobalFoundries Wins Approval for Next NY Fab
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8/30/2013   18 comments
GlobalFoundries has won local planning approval for a second, much larger, wafer fab in New York that could cost $15 billion, but which could depend on Apple for the green light.
WiFi Rides 900 MHz, Attacking Zigbee
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8/30/2013   9 comments
The IEEE may vote before the end of September on a draft 802.11ah standard to let WiFi ride 900 MHz into home and building networks.
Sixense Kickstarts Wireless Controllers
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8/29/2013   14 comments
Even established company's are now using Kickstarter to raise funds, here Sixense to market its second generation wireless motion tracking platform called STEM (for Sixense tracking embedded module).
ARM Buys Sensinode for IoT Software
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8/27/2013   7 comments
ARM bought startup Sensinode for the 6LoWPAN-based M2M software, which it will license and make available through its mbed program.
Startup Wants Simple, App-Savvy Switches
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8/23/2013   8 comments
The chief technology officer for Insieme Networks laid out his design principles -- but not his designs -- in a keynote at Hot Interconnects.
Slideshow: Facebook Calls for Cold Flash
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8/15/2013   25 comments
Facebook called for a new class of flash chips in a keynote describing how the company organizes its computer systems and processes its traffic.
Facebook Preps Switch, Taps Atom SoC
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8/12/2013   13 comments
Broadcom and Netronome submitted competing proposals to Facebook for a switch while the web giant readies Intel's Avoton for a storage role.
Adapteva Launches PUP
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8/12/2013   8 comments
Adapteva's PUP (Parallella University Program) is intended to bring parallel computing to the forefront in university engineering education.
Internets of Things Need Glue
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8/12/2013   42 comments
Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
Hoover Institution Plans Report on US Patent System
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8/9/2013   4 comments
Stanford's think tank will weigh in on whether the US patent system helps or hinders innovation with a report and a series of events.
US Consortium Forming on Industrial Internet
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8/7/2013   18 comments
Cisco Systems, GE, IBM, and Intel are among those forming a consortium to drive open industry standards that could give the US an edge in IoT.
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs
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8/6/2013   4 comments
FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
Memory Surge Shakes Up Chip Vendor Ranking
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8/5/2013   14 comments
Memory and fabless chip companies have done well in the latest ranking of semiconductor chip vendors from market research firm IC Insights.
Memory Market Turning on Q3 Caution
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8/2/2013   5 comments
NAND flash memory prices have slipped back after three months of rises, and caution is starting to drive the market.
Lawsuits Drive Patent Market
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8/1/2013   24 comments
A market for buying and selling patents is emerging as companies file more patents and get hit with more infringement suits, said a panel of experts.


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The vast majority of the embedded designers I know typically create MCU-based systems -- they rarely even consider using a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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