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PolyCore upgrades multicore development tool
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4/29/2012   3 comments
PolyCore Software Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) has upgraded its Poly-Platform tool to version 2.0 with the inclusion of Poly-Mapper which provides control of memory used for messaging in multi-core software.
Nokia downgraded to 'junk'
News & Analysis  
4/24/2012   20 comments
Another quarter of disastrous financial results for Nokia last week, with a quarterly loss of $1.7 billion, has led to the Finnish phone maker’s debt being downgraded to “negative” and even “junk” by major financial consultants.
Solid-state drives jump on PCI Express
News & Analysis  
4/9/2012   7 comments
A coming wave of solid-state drives for the PCI Express bus will continue the SATA vs. SCSI protocol split and accelerate the shift to competition based on software.
Digi International and Wind River cooperate on cloud-connected wireless M2M solutions
News & Analysis  
4/8/2012   Post a comment
Digi International and Wind River will jointly deliver a new family of cloud-connected wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, the M2M Solution Builder kits, including a combination of hardware, software, cloud connectivity and access to tailored M2M development services.
Google unveils Project Glass, augmented reality specs
News & Analysis  
4/5/2012   24 comments
Google Goggles may have only been a figurative name for the firm’s image recognition app, but the unveiling of Project Glass, could make real Google glasses a reality someday.
Optimizing performance, power, and area in SoC designs using MIPS® multi-threaded processors
Design How-To  
4/4/2012   Post a comment
Hardware-based multi-threading technology has for some time been known in the industry as a feasible technique for improving system performance...
Apple green-lights NXP engineering app
News & Analysis  
4/3/2012   6 comments
Semiconductor company NXP has had its engineering workbench iPad app approved by Apple and launched in the App store.
The price you pay for a free Windows phone
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/3/2012   5 comments
In case you haven’t seen the promotion, Microsoft is offering a Windows Phone Challenge at Microsoft stores with the tag line “Will You Get Smoked?” The object is that you pit your smartphone against a Windows phone to do a specific function, determined by the Microsoft representative


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