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posted in December 2011
Top 10 smartphone innovations of 2011
Blog  
12/30/2011   26 comments
As smartphones become ever more ubiquitous and the speed of mobile innovation increases exponentially month by month, keeping track of the big innovations over a full year can seem a futile task. The changes, once recorded seem almost incremental when looked at through the year’s rear view mirror.
Intel's Medfield benchmarks leaked
News & Analysis  
12/27/2011   13 comments
Purported specifications and benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming 32nm Medfield platform have been leaked online, detailing performance figures set to rival if not beat current chip market leaders in the tablet space.
Back Story
News & Analysis  
12/27/2011   6 comments
We have compiled our “Confidential Top 10,” the ten most well-read EE Times Confidential stories this year. We have also put together "back stories," illustrating what have motivated us to go after a specific story.
Top 10 automotive electronics stories of 2011
Design How-To  
12/23/2011   3 comments
The top stories of the year underscore the great interest Automotive Designline readers have in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Accelerated Android 4.0 available on ARM development boards
News & Analysis  
12/22/2011   5 comments
Linaro, a not-for-profit engineering organization that works with open-source software for the ARM processor architecture, has announced downloadable builds of v4.0 of the Android operating system on development boards from Samsung and ST-Ericsson.
Intel announces mobile and wireless reorganization
News & Analysis  
12/15/2011   13 comments
In a bid to tighten and hone its mobile technology focus, Intel Corp. has confirmed it has reorganized several business units to form a new mobile and communications group which will be responsible for all the firm’s smartphone, tablet and wireless communication efforts.
Top "Medical Designline" articles for 2011 (Part 2 of 2)
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12/11/2011   Post a comment
See what your fellow engineers were reading this past year
PandaBoard ES equips open source mobile developers with TI's OMAP4460 processor
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12/11/2011   Post a comment
Pandaboard.org, which is an online resource for the growing, active community supporting PandaBoard, the low-cost, open OMAP 4 processor-based mobile software development platform, has announced the general availability of PandaBoard ES, the next-generation open mobile software development platform based on OMAP 4 technology from Texas Instruments.
ThreadXRTOS adds support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform
Product News  
12/11/2011   1 comment
ThreadX RTOS from Express Logic, Inc., now supports Xilinx’s Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP).
Android 4.0 ported to HP TouchPad
News & Analysis  
12/10/2011   11 comments
Developers attempting to port the latest version of Android to Hewlett Packard’s discontinued TouchPad tablet appear to have made a breakthrough, with one team member posting a photo of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on his personal device.
Developer hits back at Intel's Android fragmentation claims
News & Analysis  
12/8/2011   5 comments
In response to Intel’s claims that he was fragmenting the Android operating system, Chih-Wei Huang has hit back at what he calls “prejudiced” PR tactics to discredit his work.
RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again
News & Analysis  
12/7/2011   11 comments
Last week, security researchers posted a video showing a successful BlackBerry PlayBook hack, exploiting a security hole in Research in Motion’s enterprise level security encryption and granting users root access to the system.
Nvidia: ARM supercomputer to be more efficient than x86
News & Analysis  
12/6/2011   39 comments
An ARM CPU is inherently more efficient than an x86 CPU and therefore best suited toward the high performance computing needs of the future, according to Nvidia.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
AMD offers Fusion APUs as alternative accelerators for supercomputing
News & Analysis  
12/6/2011   3 comments
While Intel and Nvidia engage in a war of words over which architecture best suits high performance computing –graphics cards or many integrated cores—rival chip designer AMD is offering up its own Fusion architecture for consideration, and some vendors are already taking the bait.
Intel, Google don't support Android to PC port
News & Analysis  
12/3/2011   26 comments
A developer in Taiwan has been making internet waves with his new but unauthorized release of a Google Android Ice Cream source code for x86 devices, aimed specifically at PCs.
Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   10 comments
No sooner had the Kindle Fire tablet been hacked to allow access to the Google Android market, Amazon has released required software updates for the device which effectively block the root file, dismantling the hack, and which also force the device to update over Wifi only.


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