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3D Stacks Need Lower Costs, Broader Backing
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11/26/2013   13 comments
A recent gathering at Georgia Tech showed the emerging technology for 3D chip stacking needs to come down in costs and get broader backing from designers and managers.
Supercomputer Accelerator Comes to Datacenter
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11/26/2013   4 comments
IBM is accelerating its enterprise software applications with Nvidia's coprocessor cards originally targeted at supercomputers.
China Investigates Qualcomm
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11/25/2013   19 comments
Qualcomm Incorporated Monday disclosed that China's National Development and Reform Commission, which regulates prices, has begun investigating Qualcomm regarding compliance with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
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11/25/2013   9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Why We Need Big Data & Connected Cars
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11/22/2013   16 comments
How we drive is set for major changes as the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, connected cars, and big data analytics make mobility quicker, safer, and greener.
Intel Nears Foundry Inflection Point
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11/22/2013   16 comments
With revenues flat, capex expenses near historic highs and no hot smartphone chips in 2014, Intel faces a pivot point in foundry.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
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11/22/2013   18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
IoT on Fingertip Appears at EE Live!
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11/21/2013   13 comments
After helping pioneer the Internet of Things, Berkeley's Kris Pister wants to put an entire node (including power source) on a chip.
Qualcomm Ups the Mobile Ante
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11/21/2013   10 comments
Mobile processor leader Qualcomm used its analyst day to rev its product line, upping the ante on competitors angling for the hot smartphone market.
Toyota Exec Is (a) Generic, (b) Skeptical, (c) Mum
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11/20/2013   21 comments
A Toyota executive opened the Embedded Technology 2013 Conference Wednesday with a keynote speech that was distinguished by what was left out.
Intrinsic-ID to Make Dropbox Secure for Business Users
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11/20/2013   4 comments
Intrinsic-ID announced it is bringing a professional level of security to Dropbox users.
Intel to Customize High-End Processors
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11/20/2013   13 comments
Intel's roadmap for its future high-end processors promises greater levels of integration as well as customized models of its Xeon and Xeon Phi processors with in-package memory, high-speed switches, optical fabrics, next-generation storage, and 3D stacked memory.
Sony Makes $18 on PS4, IHS Estimates
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11/19/2013   11 comments
Sony stands to make a marginal profit on each of its new PS4 consoles, a shift from past practices, according to a teardown analysis from IHS.
ARM's Got Leverage in Intel Battle
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11/19/2013   16 comments
ARM currently has an edge over industry heavyweight Intel in a battle of architectures and ecosystems that is reshaping mobile and server industries.
Embedded Vision: Who's Watching Whom & Why
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11/18/2013   24 comments
Imaging technology is no longer just about the never-ending megapixel race among CMOS image sensors. As market focus shifts to "vision" processing, the industry has drawn a new battle line.
Nvidia, Micron Debut High-End Processors
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11/18/2013   24 comments
Nvidia is shipping its latest Tesla for high-end computing, but Intel may counter with an integrated Xeon Phi, and Micron tipped a novel part coming in 2014.
China Retains Lead in Supercomputers
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11/18/2013   19 comments
At more than 33 petaflops/s, China's Tainhe-2 retains the lead as the world's most powerful computer, but Cray was a new entrant at No. 6.
Chat With Presidential Fellows on IoT
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11/18/2013   8 comments
This Friday EE Times is hosting a Twitter chat on the Internet of Things with two veteran entrepreneurs and US Presidential Innovation Fellows behind the Smart America Challenge.
Sony PS4 Goes Monolithic, Says Chipworks
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11/15/2013   17 comments
The PS4 uses a single die CPU/GPU and one main shared 8GB memory array. We therefore expected to see a single die under the main processor package, with no separate DRAM die in package, and no embedded DRAM on the main die. This is indeed what we have found. A huge monolithic die of 20 x 20mm.
Merger Pits Mysterious Tsinghua Unigroup vs. MediaTek
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11/14/2013   17 comments
The industry landscape among China’s fabless chip companies -- fragmented among too many little players fighting for a low-margin smartphone chip business in the domestic market -- is about to change.
VR Goggles Play Games With Latency
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11/14/2013   12 comments
With a few tricks to get to 15 milliseconds latency, headset maker Oculus VR believes it can create a new class of computer games.
AMD Secures PC Notebooks, Tablets With ARM
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11/13/2013   8 comments
AMD announced two new mobile x86 processors using a new ARM Cortex-A5 security block, including a 2W tablet SoC.
AMD Faces Long Road to HSA Success
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11/13/2013   11 comments
AMD has the right vision for creating a standard for SoCs blending GPUs, CPUs, and other cores, but there's plenty of work ahead to deliver on it.
AMD Tips Client, Server Chips for HSA
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11/11/2013   8 comments
AMD announced client and server processors shipping in 2014 will be its first using technology from the HSA Foundation for mixed-core SoCs.
Facebook Likes Broadcom, Intel, Mellanox Switches
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11/11/2013   4 comments
Broadcom, Intel, and Mellanox propose software-agnostic switch designs to the Facebook-led Open Compute Project, which meets this week.
Digital Medicine Will Reshape Hospitals
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11/11/2013   22 comments
Semiconductors could power personal, virtual healthcare that reshape hospitals, said a keynoter at the chip industry's annual gala.
Slideshow: TI & NVidia Drive Head-Up Display Evolution
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11/8/2013   22 comments
When do we get a windshield-wide head-up display that overlays a fat yellow arrow to show me my next turn? Imagine something equivalent to the yellow first-down line overlaid on TV when we watch football games.
Apple, Samsung, Foundries Key to 3D ICs
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11/8/2013   21 comments
The Apple A7 in the iPhone 5s is a "poor man's 3D IC" said one veteran at a panel discussion that shed light on the state and future of chip stacks.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
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11/7/2013   27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
SK Hynix, Mediatek Rise in 2013 Rankings
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11/7/2013   5 comments
SK Hynix and Mediatek will be the big winners and a trio of Japan giants the big losers in 2013 rankings of chip sales, IC Insights predicts.
Inside NFV, SDN & the Emerging Network
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11/6/2013   2 comments
Nabil Damouny provides a tour of the work on software defined networking and network function virtualization in a new blog.
Intel Creates Internet of Things Group
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11/6/2013   19 comments
Embedded veteran Doug Davis was named head of a new Internet of Things group at Intel, which will sell Atom and Quark SoCs.
Intel, ARM Do Server Wrestling at ISSCC
News & Analysis  
11/5/2013   20 comments
Intel will describe its Ivy Bridge-class server processor for the first time at ISSCC, where Applied Micro will also discuss the first 64-bit ARM server SoC.
Slideshow: ARM Flexes From Servers to Wearables
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11/4/2013   6 comments
At last week's ARM Tech Con, partners showed chips, boards, and systems using the low-power cores in everything from servers to wearables.
Apple iPad Air Packs Faster A7
News & Analysis  
11/1/2013   13 comments
Early teardown results suggest a slightly faster A7 in the Apple iPad Air than in the iPhone 5 but few other surprises, according to Chipworks and iFixit.


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