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Microsoft files Google complaint in Europe
News & Analysis  
3/31/2011   6 comments
Microsoft is filing a formal complaint with the European Commission as part of an ongoing investigation into whether Google breaks anticompetitive laws in the European Union.
Reports: Google could "standardize" Android on ARM
News & Analysis  
3/31/2011   8 comments
Google Inc. may be entering talks with ARM Holdings plc about a standardization of Android operating system for an ARM-based chipset, according to a Digitimes report that references unnamed sources at notebook computer makers.
Report: Computing has hit 'power wall'
News & Analysis  
3/24/2011   11 comments
A new report warns that chip designers and software developers must adopt parallelism to overcome power limits.
Warren Buffett in India
India Chip Chat  
3/23/2011   6 comments
Preferring metal sheets to silicon chips, billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, in his maiden visit to India said he would rather invest in software or chewing gum industries than semiconductor industry.
Gemalto, ST extend collaboration to NFC
News & Analysis  
3/21/2011   Post a comment
Smartcard and security company Gemalto and chip vendor STMicroelectronics have announced they are working together to develop digital security products and services for near field communications applications.
Intel ramps hardware-software codesign research
Research  
3/17/2011   5 comments
A hardware-software codesign project being conducted within Intel Labs Europe is going well – so well that Intel is not prepared to say much about it but has quadrupled the number of researchers on the project.
Embedded software unites old and new
Design How-To  
3/11/2011   Post a comment
Advanced embedded software technologies offer medical devices improved connectivity with the assurance of security
Report: Microsoft to pay Nokia $1-bn for support
News & Analysis  
3/8/2011   16 comments
Software giant Microsoft will pay mobile phone company Nokia more than $1 billion to promote and develop handsets that run the Windows operating system, according to a Bloomberg report that references two un-named sources.
Renesas Electronics announces support for Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 for its SoCs
Product News  
3/6/2011   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics has announced its support for the Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system for the company's SoCs, including the R-Car series, to offer new functionality and a development environment that supports the quick creation of small, smart, securely connected devices.
LynxSecure 5.0 features increased performance and virtualization
Product News  
3/2/2011   Post a comment
LynxSecure 5.0 from Lynux Works, Inc., is a new release of the LynxSecure separation kernel and hypervisor that adds significant performance increases for fully virtualized guest operating systems (OSes) by utilizing new hardware technologies. The new release also offers 64-bit and Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) guest OS virtualization support.


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The 10 Commandments of Electronics
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My chum Rick Curl dropped into my office this morning. We had both decided that we desperately needed some face-to-face time to talk about the current Doctor Who (our feelings are mixed at ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
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American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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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 ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
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Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).