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MediaTek Going Wearable, Chinese & Cheap
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1/31/2014   17 comments
MediaTek is quietly going after the emerging market of under-$50 wearable devices. The company’s new "all-in-one" SoC, called Aster, is sampling now only to a select group of customers.
Memory Shifts Coming, Says Keynoter
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1/30/2014   21 comments
Abstracted memory interfaces, DRAM alternatives, and new kinds of processors are in the works, a Micron fellow said at DesignCon.
3 Google Moves Signal End of Smartphone Era
1/30/2014   54 comments
Connect the dots among the three big moves Google made this month to dump Motorola, snatch up Nest, and make peace with Samsung, and what do you get? I see the end of the smartphone era.
Qualcomm LTE IC Makes (Auto-) Grade, But Only in Module
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1/30/2014   8 comments
As car OEMs put together in-vehicle infotainment and telematics systems based on consumer technologies, the question is: Are these consumer chips automotive-qualified?
Macronix-Spansion Clash Heats Up
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1/28/2014   4 comments
The war of words between Spansion and Macronix, entangled in several separate legal fights over flash memory, escalated when Macronix issued a release entitled “Macronix Demands Spansion Cease and Desist False and Misleading Statements Concerning Macronix.”
Migrate a PCB Design to DDR4 SDRAMs
1/27/2014   1 comment
What are the challenges and best ways forward when migrating an embedded PCB design from DDR3 SDRAM to DDR4?
SanDisk Ships Enterprise-Grade ULLtraDIMM SSDs
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1/24/2014   Post a comment
Leveraging the memory channel storage architecture from startup Diablo Technologies, SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM’s SSD are already being incorporated into IBM servers with use cases ranging from VDI to transaction processing
Tektronix Acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs
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1/24/2014   2 comments
Move puts Tektronix in a stronger position against signal-integrity rivals.
Samsung SDI Climbing Onto China's EV Bandwagon
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1/23/2014   2 comments
Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. has signed a preliminary agreement to build an electric car battery factory in Xi'an, China, where Samsung Electronics is already building a multi-billion dollar fab for NAND flash memory chips.
Properly Track Test Capacity
1/23/2014   2 comments
There are three things you need to know about to get the most out of your ATE.
USB Flash Drives Still Have (a Little) Life Left in Them
1/21/2014   11 comments
Pervasive WiFi and cloud services mean there's less need for USB thumb drives. They will die a slow death as users hit connectivity and online storage constraints, as well as limited drive space on tablets.
Intel Seeks Visibility in Cloud Service Market
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1/15/2014   2 comments
Intel starts program with 16 cloud service providers to reveal tghe Intel technology inside their servers.
Samsung Aims SSD Encryption at Enterprise Environments
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1/14/2014   1 comment
Firmware, third-party software support part of broader strategy to offer more SSD-based applications for enterprises and regulated industries.
IBM Turns to Semiconductor Packaging Post-Moore’s Law
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1/14/2014   12 comments
IBM is facing the challenges of a post-Moore's Law world including lithography and back-end scaling. The company is looking to move beyond traditional CMOS technology and its Von Neumann architecture to use more 3-D and 2.5-D scaling.
Auto UI at Digital Cusp
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1/13/2014   8 comments
As evidenced at CES last week, the automotive industry is exactly at the digital cusp that swept the mobile phone industry two decades before, with its human-machine interface still in its infancy.
CES Mobile Wrap: DSP, GPU, CPU Redefined
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1/13/2014   4 comments
Apps processor designers are prompted to rethink DSP, GPU, and CPU cores. This year’s CES saw Nvidia’s Tegra K1, MediaTek’s octa-core apps processor, and new generation of Ceva-TeakLite-4 DSP architecture.
Standards & Travels
1/10/2014   Post a comment
Technical standards bring engineers closer together through a common language.
SoC Design: Hierarchical Flow Only Way to Go
1/9/2014   Post a comment
A spectacular rise in SoC design complexity and size means it's critical to minimize lengthy problem detection and fix issues as early as possible using a comprehensive hierarchical SoC methodology. Here's why.
Take a Smartphone & Wrap a Car Around It
1/8/2014   22 comments
Tesla's Elon Musk is no longer the only gearhead thinking of the car as a smartphone. The perception of a car turning into a smartphone (or a smartphone turning into a car) is a prophecy fulfilling itself at 90 miles an hour.
Flash Drives Storage Innovation
1/8/2014   3 comments
Why all the excitement (and investment) in flash storage?
Samsung & Rambus Agree to 10-Year License
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1/7/2014   4 comments
Samsung Electronics and Rambus have come to terms on a 10-year deal extending their relationship through 2023. Samsung will pay Rambus $60 million a year for access to security and other capabilities on tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
LG Revives webOS for Smart TV
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1/7/2014   13 comments
LG Electronics has breathed new life into webOS – a mobile operating system originally developed by Palm, by redesigning it as an OS for its new smart TV platform.
Getting to Know Your NAND: 10 Features
1/7/2014   4 comments
Here are 10 key features of NAND-based all-flash arrays that differ from SSD deployments.
Knight’s Landing Leaks Reveal Strong Performance, Memory Hierarchy
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1/6/2014   2 comments
Leaks are fueling speculation about Intel's upcoming high-performance compute platform, codenamed Knight's Landing. What seems definite: increased on-die memory and higher bandwidth.
Freescale Rolls Platform for Wearables Design
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1/6/2014   5 comments
Freescale, seeing opportunity in enabling a yet-to-be-defined wearable market, is rolling out at CES the industry’s first reference platform for wearable device design, flexible enough for a host of applications ranging from fitness and healthcare to infotainment.
Must-See TV at CES: Mobile Display Processing
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1/3/2014   10 comments
Not-to-be-missed at CES next week is this demo on how motion video quality of movies and NFL football games, displayed on smartphones or tablets, can be sharpened with display processing technology.
DDR4 Gets Update Before Getting Much Uptake
1/3/2014   Post a comment
JEDEC is revising the standard with new features for 2014, while commercial availability is not expected until the spring. Parts Search

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