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Flash Shortages Drive SSD Shifts
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11/26/2013   13 comments
A tighter supply of NAND flash has spiked chip prices and is driving consolidation among dozens of independent solid-state drive makers.
China Investigates Qualcomm
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11/25/2013   19 comments
Qualcomm Incorporated Monday disclosed that China's National Development and Reform Commission, which regulates prices, has begun investigating Qualcomm regarding compliance with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
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11/25/2013   9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
IoT Challenge Sparks Ongoing Discussion
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11/25/2013   Post a comment
Join an ongoing conversation about the Smart America Challenge and what lies ahead for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Semi Industry Well Positioned for Conflict Mineral Reporting
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11/25/2013   6 comments
A semi-fixed set of resources and smaller list of factories that manufacture ICs may have the semiconductor industry uniquely positioned for conflict mineral reporting.
NY Senator Seeks $70M Grant for Semiconductor Manufacturing Institute
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11/21/2013   8 comments
New York state and SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering are gunning for a $70 million federal grant to build a Power Electronics Manufacturing Institute. The public-private partnership aims to develop more effective methods for transmitting electricity.
Chip Firms & OEMs to Make Strong Finish in 2013
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11/21/2013   1 comment
Chip makers and electronics original equipment manufacturers will enjoy significant revenue growth in 2013, says IHS.
IoT on Fingertip Appears at EE Live!
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11/21/2013   13 comments
After helping pioneer the Internet of Things, Berkeley's Kris Pister wants to put an entire node (including power source) on a chip.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
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11/21/2013   10 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
Toyota Exec Is (a) Generic, (b) Skeptical, (c) Mum
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11/20/2013   21 comments
A Toyota executive opened the Embedded Technology 2013 Conference Wednesday with a keynote speech that was distinguished by what was left out.
EDN Releases Top 100 Products of 2013
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11/20/2013   1 comment
The electronics community has voted. The annual EDN Hot 100 Products list is out, with offerings in 12 categories from microcontrollers to test and measurement equipment.
Intrinsic-ID to Make Dropbox Secure for Business Users
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11/20/2013   4 comments
Intrinsic-ID announced it is bringing a professional level of security to Dropbox users.
Sony Makes $18 on PS4, IHS Estimates
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11/19/2013   11 comments
Sony stands to make a marginal profit on each of its new PS4 consoles, a shift from past practices, according to a teardown analysis from IHS.
Nvidia, Micron Debut High-End Processors
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11/18/2013   24 comments
Nvidia is shipping its latest Tesla for high-end computing, but Intel may counter with an integrated Xeon Phi, and Micron tipped a novel part coming in 2014.
China Retains Lead in Supercomputers
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11/18/2013   19 comments
At more than 33 petaflops/s, China's Tainhe-2 retains the lead as the world's most powerful computer, but Cray was a new entrant at No. 6.
Industrial Internet Group Debuts Soon
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11/15/2013   12 comments
A 10-company US consortium to set standards for the Industrial Internet aims to debut in January, said a GE executive driving a business in the area.
Power Week in Review: Personal Fuel Cell, Virus-Improved Li-air Battery & PV Forecast
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11/14/2013   3 comments
This week, a personal hydrogen fuel cell for powering consumer portables, better Li-air batteries through biosynthesis, a forecast for solar PV installation growth, and the latest power management products and software.
Merger Pits Mysterious Tsinghua Unigroup vs. MediaTek
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11/14/2013   17 comments
The industry landscape among China’s fabless chip companies -- fragmented among too many little players fighting for a low-margin smartphone chip business in the domestic market -- is about to change.
AMD Secures PC Notebooks, Tablets With ARM
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11/13/2013   8 comments
AMD announced two new mobile x86 processors using a new ARM Cortex-A5 security block, including a 2W tablet SoC.
Facebook Likes Broadcom, Intel, Mellanox Switches
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11/11/2013   4 comments
Broadcom, Intel, and Mellanox propose software-agnostic switch designs to the Facebook-led Open Compute Project, which meets this week.
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off?
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11/11/2013   13 comments
Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
Apple, Samsung, Foundries Key to 3D ICs
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11/8/2013   21 comments
The Apple A7 in the iPhone 5s is a "poor man's 3D IC" said one veteran at a panel discussion that shed light on the state and future of chip stacks.
Power Week in Review: Solar Cells Using IR, Cheaper SiC & MLPE Disruptors
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11/7/2013   4 comments
This week, solar cells that can use thermal (IR) radiation, a forecast for module-level power electronics (MLPE) in the solar industry, news that may portend lower SiC prices, a high-precision linear current sensor IC, and more.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
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11/7/2013   27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
SK Hynix, Mediatek Rise in 2013 Rankings
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11/7/2013   5 comments
SK Hynix and Mediatek will be the big winners and a trio of Japan giants the big losers in 2013 rankings of chip sales, IC Insights predicts.
Cisco May Spend $1B in SDN Drive
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11/6/2013   12 comments
Cisco could spend nearly a billion dollars if the new software-defined networking products from Insieme, its latest spin-in startup, do well.
Intel Creates Internet of Things Group
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11/6/2013   19 comments
Embedded veteran Doug Davis was named head of a new Internet of Things group at Intel, which will sell Atom and Quark SoCs.
Find Next Silicon Valley Idol at NVidia’s Annual GPU Event
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11/5/2013   6 comments
NVidia is staging a new event called "The Early Stage Challenge," where 12 rising tech stars will compete for a single $100,000 award in front a live audience.
Maxim's USB Emulator Consolidates In-Car Device Charging
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11/5/2013   17 comments
Have USB, will travel. Maxim has developed an automotive-quality USB solution that can recognize any portable device and charge directly from car battery.
September Semiconductor Sales Set New Records
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11/5/2013   11 comments
The SIA has released its global semiconductor sales statistics, showing a record-breaking month.
Korea Drives High-End, Low-End Memory at ISSCC
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11/5/2013   3 comments
Samsung will demo its first mobile DDR4 chips while SK Hynix discloses its High-Bandwidth Memory stack at ISSCC.
Timeline: Toyota Faces More Battles in Liability War
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11/4/2013   22 comments
Calling the Oklahoma case an outlier is probably premature. Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, says it will give momentum to many other cases waiting for trial.
Sony & Panasonic: Out of the Woods?
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11/1/2013   16 comments
Two contrasting full-year financial forecasts issued by Panasonic and Sony this week prodded many financial analysts to suddenly ditch Sony and jump on Panasonic's bandwagon.
Apple iPad Air Packs Faster A7
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11/1/2013   13 comments
Early teardown results suggest a slightly faster A7 in the Apple iPad Air than in the iPhone 5 but few other surprises, according to Chipworks and iFixit.


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