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EE Times' top ten cloud stories in 2011
News & Analysis  
12/29/2011   8 comments
The most popular cloud computing stories of 2011 were about big vendors jumping in and engineers coming to grips with this emerging space.
Intel rolls 32-nm Atom, preps 22-nm Ivy Bridge
News & Analysis  
12/28/2011   12 comments
Intel rolled out 32 nm Atom chips for netbooks and embedded systems and is reportedly planning to release its 22 nm Ivy Bridge notebook and desktop CPUs in April.
Back Story
News & Analysis  
12/27/2011   6 comments
We have compiled our “Confidential Top 10,” the ten most well-read EE Times Confidential stories this year. We have also put together "back stories," illustrating what have motivated us to go after a specific story.
Top 10 automotive electronics stories of 2011
Design How-To  
12/23/2011   3 comments
The top stories of the year underscore the great interest Automotive Designline readers have in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Inside Sony's Vita: IBM, Toshiba, Avago
News & Analysis  
12/22/2011   12 comments
IBM, Toshiba, Qualcomm and Avago won significant sockets inside Sony's Playstation Vita handheld game console, according to a teardown by UBM TechInsights.
Lead-free auto power MOSFETs come in standard TO packages
Product News  
12/22/2011   2 comments
Diffusion-soldering die-attach approach permits producing lead-free packages.
Analyst: Shortage may be over for AMD Llano
News & Analysis  
12/21/2011   4 comments
AMD's refresh of its A-series may indicate shortages are over for the 32nm parts, but a bigger shift in the AMD/Intel battle will come in 2012 when next-gen parts roll.
AMD adds 13 chips to mixed-core CPU line
News & Analysis  
12/20/2011   1 comment
AMD refreshed its line of processors that mix CPU and graphics cores with five desktop and eight notebook parts, including two chips available for over-clocking.
SerDes technology allows single wire pair control channel
Design How-To  
12/19/2011   6 comments
Unique SerDes application permits encrypted HD video/audio with full-duplex bi-directional control over a single wire pair interface.
Top ten MCU articles for 2011
Design How-To  
12/19/2011   Post a comment
It is interesting to look back over what has caught the attention of our readers over the last year. Here we list the top ten technical articles on the Microcontroller designline in 2011.
Xilinx Ships First Zynq-7000 Devices
Product News  
12/18/2011   1 comment
Xilinx, Inc. has launched its first Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP).
Single event effects (SEEs) in FPGAs, ASICs, and processors, part I: impact and analysis
Design How-To  
12/14/2011   1 comment
As dimensions shrink to below 90 nm, SEEs impact all electronics, including ASICs and FPGAs with faults ranging from logical errors to changes in data to latchups.
Intel weakness not just about HDDs, says Nomura
News & Analysis  
12/14/2011   10 comments
Investment broker Nomura Equity Research reckons the $1 billion that Intel shaved off its forecast for 4Q11 sales revenue is about more than just a shortage of hard disk drives hurting PC sales.
TI introduces industry’s smallest power management ICs for solid state drives
Product News  
12/13/2011   Post a comment
The LM10504, LM10503 and LM10506 power management ICs (PMICs) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) are a family of tiny, single-chip, power management integrated circuits (PMICs) for powering all the supply rails in solid state drives (SSDs), hybrid drives, and other Flash memory management applications.
Processors enable global software defined radio platforms
Design How-To  
12/12/2011   1 comment
Moving radio functions from hardware into software opens up cost benefits for global car production. Secondly, it affords producers flexibility when making decisions about future innovations in the pipeline—such as car-to-X. But what is needed is the right mix of specialized and flexible function blocks.
Intel cuts Q4 guidance, cites disk drive shortage
News & Analysis  
12/12/2011   4 comments
Intel has cut its fourth quarter guidance by 6.8 percent referencing a shortage of hard disk drives as the reason.
Report: Intel has 14-nm process running in the lab
Research  
12/12/2011   1 comment
Intel has the follow-on to its 22-nm manufacturing process technology running in its laboratories, according to a report that quotes Pat Bliemer, managing director for Intel Northern Europe.
Top "Medical Designline" articles for 2011 (Part 2 of 2)
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12/11/2011   Post a comment
See what your fellow engineers were reading this past year
All-in-one embedded single-board computer measures 100x72mm
Product News  
12/11/2011   Post a comment
With the MIO-2260 Data Modul presents an all-in-one ultra-small size embedded SBC in a 100x72mm footprint, easy to integrate into space-limited systems, making it a good fit for power saving environments.
Qualcomm announces two Snapdragon S4 chips
Product News  
12/9/2011   5 comments
Qualcomm Inc. has announced two variants to its Snapdragon S4 class of processors – the MSM8625 and the MSM8225 chips.
Broadcom slips into top 5 in smartphone CPUs
News & Analysis  
12/7/2011   10 comments
Broadcom entered the top five in sales of smartphone applications processors in the third quarter for the first time, surpassing Nvidia, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
VC history seen with rose-colored glasses
Blog  
12/5/2011   10 comments
The new movie "Something Ventured" tells an important piece of the history of the electronics industry--seen through somewhat rose-colored glasses.
LEDs tailor automotive lighting, improve safety
Design How-To  
12/1/2011   5 comments
Lighting used to be purely functional but has evolved into an element of design: Every vehicle can be given an individual appearance thanks to characteristic lighting.
Samsung samples 2-GHz dual-core A15 processor
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   10 comments
Samsung has started sampling the industry's first dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor for high end tablet PCs.
Facebook preps Sandy Bridge, 10GE servers
News & Analysis  
12/1/2011   4 comments
Facebook will start rolling out in its data centers next year smaller, more powerful servers based on Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Bulldozer processors and 10 Gbit Ethernet.


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