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Baidu Grows Silicon Valley Footprint
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2/27/2014   2 comments
An expanding US development center will help China's search giant prepare a move to embrace GPUs and DSPs in its datacenters.
LTE Built-In GM Cars: No Smartphones Required
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2/25/2014   24 comments
Smartphones are no longer the only platform hotly pursued by cellular operators eager to boost their revenue. Now, it’s cars. GM has partnered with AT&T, and Qualcomm launched 20nm LTE-A chipset for automotive.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled at MWC
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2/24/2014   12 comments
Samsung announced the next generation of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. The water and dust proof S5 has cat 4 LTE coverage and is designed to complement the company's new line of wearable devices.
Nokia’s Android X Series Targets 'Next Billion'
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2/24/2014   15 comments
Under the tagline, "connecting the next billion to the Internet," Nokia unveiled its first Android-based mobile handsets, the Nokia X series, at the Mobile World Congress.
Teenage CEO Speaks at EE Live!
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2/24/2014   9 comments
At 17, and chief executive of his own high-performance computer startup, Thomas Sohmers shares his views on Silicon Valley and more at EE Live!
$25 Smartphones on Firefox OS to Rock MWC
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2/23/2014   34 comments
Spreadtrum and Mozilla, Firefox's OS designer, have teamed up to storm emerging markets with a $25 smartphone -- its startling low cost enabled by web technologies.
Startup Stacks Chips Wirelessly
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2/21/2014   28 comments
ThruChip of Japan wants to license an inductive coupling method for linking 3D chip stacks wirelessly, saving costs and hassles of wired links.
Broadcom Chip Locates Wearables
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2/21/2014   4 comments
Broadcom announced a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and sensor hub integrated SoC. The 40nm chip is designed for low-power, mass-market wearable devices and aims to fix issues associated with high cost, often inaccurate GPS systems.
Intel Drives Xeon to Big Data
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2/19/2014   7 comments
In an effort to increase data analysis power, Intel has achieved breakthrough computing speeds on its recently announced Xeon E7 v2 family of server processors. The Xeon processors can analyze large, diverse amounts of previously inaccessible data.
Spansion to Launch HyperBus I/F for Automotive
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2/18/2014   12 comments
Spansion has developed HyberBus Interface, targeting in-car systems that demand “instant-on” and “interactive graphical user interface.” The proprietary interface offers low latency, high read throughput, and low pin-count.
Sonics' New IP for Low-Power SoCs Patented
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2/18/2014   3 comments
Sonics revealed the issuance of patent 8,601,288 "Intelligent Power Controller" from the US Patent Office. The hardware-based power-management IP lets SoC designers partition power domains and turn them on and off without software intervention.
Startup Promises Bandwidth Boost
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2/18/2014   30 comments
Kandou Bus says it can boost data rates or cut power fourfold in many chip interfaces thanks to an insight from its founder, a math professor.
End of Startup Era: Chips Face Innovation Gap
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2/14/2014   34 comments
The startup era is ending, chief executives and investors said, so the semiconductor industry has to find innovation from another source.
Did Apple Steal DLNA's Thunder?
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2/13/2014   23 comments
Within its closed iOS device universe, Apple has delivered an "interoperable" experience, "or at least the belief in such" among its users, says an analyst. Does that mean Apple stole DLNA's thunder?
Simplify the Complexity of M2M
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/13/2014   3 comments
The new industrial control made possible by M2M pushes the envelope of traditional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
Google Ramps Up Chip Design
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2/12/2014   29 comments
Evidence is mounting that Google is ramping up a broad and deep chip design capability, but its focus and timing are still unclear.
NFV Spec Nearly Done
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2/11/2014   3 comments
The final draft of the spec for Network Functions Virtualization is nearly complete, but several challenges lie ahead.
ARM Expands Cores for Midrange
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2/11/2014   15 comments
ARM announces the Cortex A17 and a display controller acquired from Cadence as its latest cores targeting 2015 midrange smartphones.
Qualcomm Answers 'Auto-Grade Dilemma'
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2/10/2014   1 comment
Qualcomm is ideally positioned to answer what I call the "auto-grade dilemma." It's a dilemma because moving technologies originally designed for smartphones to automotive use is a big challenge -- especially for a company like Qualcomm.
DesignCon Chip Stack Hits 10 TByte/s
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2/10/2014   2 comments
A paper at DesignCon caught Herb Reiter's attention because it described a whopping 10 TByte/s connection for a 2.5-D processor and chip stack.
Google Cloud Needs Lower Latency
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2/10/2014   8 comments
A Google fellow asked engineers at ISSCC to come up with new techniques to reduce latencies to handle a rising tide of sensor data from wearables.
Google Glass Gets Korean Upgrade
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2/10/2014   5 comments
Researchers in Korea develop a custom accelerator chip geared to providing a next-generation user interface for wearable glasses.
Intel Labs Vows to Run Tight Ship
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2/9/2014   11 comments
The new director of Intel Labs said in his first press conference he will keep the group focused on big bets relevant to the company's business.
IBM Chip Sale: What Would It Mean?
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2/7/2014   5 comments
IBM is exploring the sale of its chip division -- a move that could have profound implications for the chip and server industries.
IBM’s Chip Unit on Chopping Block?
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2/7/2014   49 comments
Discussions about putting IBM’s semiconductor business on the chopping block have returned with a vengeance. IBM reportedly retained Goldman Sachs to look for possible buyers.
Sony Dumps PCs, Splits TV Op, Cuts 5,000 Jobs
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2/6/2014   26 comments
Sony dumps its PC business, splits its TV division and cuts 5,000 jobs, and issues a fiscal warning. But lacking is clarity: We all know what Sony was, but what is it becoming?
Spansion, Post Merger, to Launch Auto SoC Mid-2014
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2/5/2014   19 comments
Spansion plans to home in on the automotive market by launching new SoC products, the first fruits of the acquisition of Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU and analog businesses, in the middle of this year.
Government OKs Car-to-Car Talk
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2/5/2014   23 comments
In announcing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology Monday, the US Dept. of Transportation pledged to “begin taking steps to enable” V2V for light vehicles. But it stopped short of proposing rulemaking.
Microsoft CEO: 3 Things Nadella Brings
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2/4/2014   Post a comment
Satya Nadella has been named CEO of Microsoft. Here are three strengths he brings to the job.
Bitcoin CPUs Coming, Says Investor
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2/4/2014   46 comments
Bitcoin will give rise to a class of specialized parallel processors, says a veteran investor, but one engineer expresses skepticism.


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Tiny Kickstarter MCU Board Provides 'Smart Fusion' for IoT Systems
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11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
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Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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