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Intel invests in Ozmo
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Ozmo Devices Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.), a provider of low-power Wi-Fi personal area network (Wi-Fi PAN) solutions, has completed its series D funding round in the amount of $10.8 million.
Chip processes gesture recognition for innovative HMIs
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Gesture recognition is not only a technology for computer games and mobile devices – it increasingly is also an option for innovative automotive human-machine interfaces. Chip maker Elmos AG now has implemented the respective signal processing within one chip.
Single-chip 802.11n dual-band 3x3 wireless chip revolutionizes multimedia over WiFi
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Broadcom has announced a single-chip 802.11n dual-band 3x3 wireless solution designed to revolutionize how users experience multimedia content in their homes.
RF chips use 10x less power than Bluetooth, Zigbee
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6/7/2010   3 comments
Europe's Imec research group plans to produce before the end of the year a short range RF transceiver ten times more power efficient than today's Bluetooth and Zigbee chips and demonstrated discrete blocks capable of sending 1,024 Kbytes/second over five meters while consuming less than one milliwatt.
Focusing on automotive, Micronas gains momentum
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Semiconductor manufacturer Micronas has left a difficult year behind: In 2009, the company was forced to shut down its core business of image signal processing chips for TV sets. EE Times Europe asked the new CEO Matthias Bopp if, and how, the company has digested the surgery.
Amimon promotes WHDI 2.0 as Wi-Fi’s future remains unsettled
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
As the Wi-Fi’s future remains unsettled, Amimon promotes WHDI 2.0 spec, scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2011, by hitting all the hot-button issues revolving around wireless HD video apps.
Software drives mesh nets for smart meters
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Arch Rock is releasing software based on Internet Protocol standards for a new generation of radio chips from companies such as Analog Devices and Texas Instruments aimed at supporting wireless mesh neighborhood networks to link smart meters to utility networks.
20-nm ready for tape out in 2012, says ST
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6/4/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV will be ready to tape out designs using a 20-nm CMOS low power process technology in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Jean-Marc Chery, the company’s chief technology officer.
ST mulls 300-mm wafer option for analog
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6/4/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics could make some analog ICs on 300-mm wafers at its Crolles-2 wafer fab near Grenoble, France, according to CEO Carlo Bozotti.
Hewlett-Packard passes two million mark in blade servers
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6/4/2010   1 comment
Hewlett-Packard has climbed to the top of the market for blade systems, one of the few bright spots in what has become a slow growth server market, but the question now is whether it can hang on in the face of new dynamics and competitors.
15-kV ESD-protected EL driver provides low audible noise, maximum flexibility
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6/3/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a 15 kV ESD-protected, DC-to-AC converter designed for driving two electroluminescent (EL) lamps.
ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST, TI form Linux venture
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6/3/2010   1 comment
ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have formed a non-profit company to propel Linux software technology in new and emerging markets.
HP researcher predicts memory-centric processors
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6/2/2010   1 comment
Hewlett-Packard researchers are exploring ways to make their memristor the centerpiece of a future server design and have determined low power processors such as those based on ARM cores are superior for some data center workloads.
Static pipelines enable lower power mobile CPUs
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
National Science Foundation funds $1.2 million effort to aim static pipelining technique at enabling lower power mobile devices by eliminating unnecessary redundancies.
Intel tips next-gen Atom SoC for tablets
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
Intel Corp. announced at Computex Oak Trail, its next-generation Atom processor for tablets and netbooks that will sample in early 2011, and Acer said it will make systems using it running Intel's MeeGo version of mobile Linux.
SMIC, Macronix present copper-based resistive RAMs
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
Two novel materials for resistive RAMs, both based on copper, are set to be discussed in a session at the forthcoming Symposium on VLSI Technology to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 15 to 17.
New specs rev Infiniband to 100 Gbits/s
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
The trade group behind the Infiniband interconnect is adding new 50 and 100 Gbit/second milestones to its road map, claiming its members will deliver products for them by early 2012 as the technology revs up to compete with the next wave of Ethernet.
Qualcomm samples dual-CPU Snapdragons, at last
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6/2/2010   1 comment
Qualcomm Inc. has announced that it is sampling dual-CPU Snapdragon processors that operate at up to 1.2-GHz in clock frequency. However, the parts were scheduled to sample in the fourth quarter of 2009.
SerDes integrates zero-latency control channel for industrial video applications
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's latest SerDes chipsets deliver clock, high-speed data and a low-speed, bidirectional I²C control bus over a single twisted wire pair, which it claims reduces interconnect size, weight and cost by up to 50 percent for industrial video, imaging and display applications.
5-GHz differential amplifier drives gigasample ADCs on 60-mA of quiescent current
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6/1/2010   Post a comment
According to Analog Devices, its ADA4960-1 differential amplifier is the industry's first to drive 1-GHz data converter signals with 8-bit linearity.
Freescale cuts Atom power by 50X
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6/1/2010   Post a comment
Freescale described its power management IC for Intel's Atom that enables operating power to be cut in half and standby power to be reduced by 50-times over previous Atom processors.
IBM makes oscillator from nanowire transistors
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6/1/2010   Post a comment
A series of functional 25-stage ring oscillators has been made by a team of researchers from the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center using silicon nanowire transistors with diameters down to 2.6-nanometers.
IBM, partners to report 22-nm FinFET SRAM
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6/1/2010   2 comments
A research team comprising authors from IBM Research, GlobalFoundries, Toshiba and NEC has produced an SRAM cell with an area of 0.0063 square microns using FinFET transistors and optical lithography.
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