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Standard aims to expand use of flash in PCs
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Dell, Intel and Microsoft agreed to work on a standard for NAND flash module controllers that the trio expects will help expand the use of flash memory in notebooks and desktops.
Sensors, safety pace auto chip market growth
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
A new Strategy Analytics study highlights an increase of $1.12 billion in auto chip vendor revenues in 2006, paced by new sensor applications and safety requirments.
Design tools spur fuel cell development year round
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Challenge X EXCLUSIVE: Developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in three years is a daunting task. In a northern climate that only allows test driving on roads for eight months of the year, the task is nearly impossible--without the correct tools that is.
The autonomous car is here--sort of
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
This VW Golf navigates obstacle courses on its own.
Intel researchers focus on parallel software
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
With the rise of multicore CPUs the push for parallel software has become job number 1 for Intel's microprocessor R&D labs where researchers are developing domain-specific languages, as well as parallel versions of existing languages and applications.
Consumer and automotive electronics converge: Part 3 - MOST details and controller architecture
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
This series conclusion offers a detailed explanation of MOST and examines the new Intelligent Network Interface Controller architecture that simplifies how MOST systems are integrated.
Microsoft inks anti-piracy deal with Vietnam
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. signed an agreement with the Vietnamese government designed to reduce the use of pirated software in the country as it gears up to attract more technology investments.
Microsoft says PCs may need DRAM upgrade
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
Desktop and notebook computers need to adopt error-correcting code (ECC) memory to fend off rising system crashes from single-bit memory errors, according to a confidential white paper written by Microsoft Corp.
Betting on '08, Taiwan vendors prep WiMAX 16e systems
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
Anticipating more demand for WiMAX next after Intel Corp starts shipping modules, Taiwan system vendors are quickly jumping onto the bandwagon.
Optimized memory utilization boosts graphics display controller IC efficiency
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
The complex memory traffic patterns across GDC interfaces present potential data bottlenecks. A balanced design architecture can reduce, and even eliminate, choke points while optimizing performance, cost, and board space utilization.
Asia EMS/ODM market to more than double by 2011
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
Asia's low-cost advantage and increasing skill set will help it more than double its market share in EMS and ODM by 2011.
Plethora of teams advance in DARPA Urban Challenge
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5/11/2007   Post a comment
Teams from around the world selected in autonomous vehicle competition which will include negotiating live traffic.
IT managers have green on their minds, but not on the books
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5/10/2007   Post a comment
Environmental factors are important in IT planning, a Forrester report shows, but only 25 percent of managers have written green criteria into their purchasing processes, largely due to lack of soup-to-nuts product strategies.
HIL simulation boosts automotive design efficiency
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5/9/2007   Post a comment
Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation reduces development cost and increases the quality of a vehicle. The unit under test provides feedback for the simulation, and testing can take place early in the design cycle.
Microsoft inks deal with Packeteer for branch office products
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5/7/2007   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has signed its most extensive joint-development and marketing pact to date with a developer of network appliance hardware, Packeteer Inc.
UMC targets CPUs, mulls commodity flash
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5/7/2007   Post a comment
As IDMs push to go fabless or fab-lite, UMC chief executive Jackson Hu says there will be more opportunities for the foundry to push into microprocessors and flash memory, a market he said the foundry "cannot ignore."
Connectivity drives car audio technology
Design How-To  
5/3/2007   1 comment
Semiconductor manufacturers must provide devices that help Tier-1 suppliers develop scalable infotainment systems and allow integrating consumer gadgets into vehicles.
Java development framework targets multicore
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5/3/2007   Post a comment
A new Java development platform from Pervasive Software supports programming for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) multicore CPUs.

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