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Microchip expands LIN 2.1/ SAE J2602-2 portfolio
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4/30/2013   2 comments
Flexible LIN portfolio complies with global automotive standards; combines eXtreme low power consumption, high robustness, reliability, and integration.
Making roads safer with vehicle video recorders
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4/30/2013   3 comments
Digital video recorders have been designed to cope with unpredictable drivers and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. TI's Anshuma Saxena discusses car DVR technology advances to meet the need for improved video quality and the wider acceptance of full HD content.
AMD to support shared-memory spec this year
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4/30/2013   1 comment
The AMD-led HSA Foundation has described its uniform memory access technology expected to be released and supported in an AMD chip later this year.
Active antennas invade next-gen smartphones
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
OEMs trying to span more spectrum bands and ultimately boost coverage, battery life and data rates.
Yoshida in China: SMIC rides on China fabless growth
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4/25/2013   4 comments
SMIC's five consecutive quarters of revenue growth paint a picture of a new SMIC.
Slideshow: DESIGN West gets virtual Mars rover tour
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4/23/2013   4 comments
A NASA engineer provided a design review of the guts of the Mars Rover and the systems that safely set it down on the red planet.
DESIGN West: AMD launches SoC embedded attack
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4/23/2013   4 comments
AMD is renewing its attack on the embedded sector by bringing together GPU processing, quad-core x86 CPU and extended I/O on one chip.
Japanese electronics industry debates future amid turmoil
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4/22/2013   39 comments
Japanese engineers from competing electronics companies gather in one room to exchange punches, parries, and predictions for Japan's electronics industry.
Will ASICs be replaced in comms gear?
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4/19/2013   16 comments
A prominent Stanford engineering professor sees a new breed of merchant networking processors replacing ASICs in routers and switches.
Mobile SoCs still lacking good software model
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4/18/2013   1 comment
The industry lacks consensus on programming the heterogeneous mobile SoCs now on the rise but some promising power-friendly techniques are emerging.
Android code shifts media jobs to Ceva
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Software from Ceva shifts media threads running under Android from a CPU or GPU to its DSPs.
Cheap smartphone boom bodes ill for Intel
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4/17/2013   18 comments
Intel is not well poised for the battle ahead in smartphones costing less than $350, expected to drive most of the sector’s growth, said a market watcher.
ARM's low end undercut by Andes core
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4/17/2013   15 comments
Taiwan's Andes is shipping a processor core that uses 30 percent less power than an ARM Cortex M0 at the same performance as well as a new high-end core for networking.
Slideshow: Reinventing Networking for the IoT
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4/17/2013   5 comments
Vint Cerf kicked off the Open Networking Summit here saying software-defined networking promises a comms revolution, but demos showed it’s still in an early phase.
ARM Keil RTX RTOS offers ‘tickless’ power-saving mode on Energy Micro EFM32 Cortex-M MCUs
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4/16/2013   1 comment
The free Keil RTX real-time operating system, optimized for ARM Cortex-M devices, is now available in Energy Micro’s Simplicity Studio tool suite with additional ultra-low power mode.
Could Intel’s new CEO be blast from past?
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4/15/2013   21 comments
The world’s biggest chip maker is due for a new chief executive in less than 30 days and a returning veteran could fill the chair nicely.
Altera, AMCC to combine 64-bit processors, FPGAs
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4/15/2013   Post a comment
FPGA and networking chip vendors agree to work together on chips and software for data centers.
Huawei, world’s biggest underdog
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4/15/2013   10 comments
The ascent of Huawei -- from a reseller of commodity PBX equipment in rural China to a global telecom equipment behemoth with $34 billion revenue today -- is a story told and retold in China.
Yoshida in China: What Imagination must do next
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4/15/2013   2 comments
The integration of any two companies is a painful process. I got further explanation about the exodus of former MIPS people -- sales and FAEs -- in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China.
Windows 8 hurting PC market
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4/12/2013   103 comments
PC shipments have just posted the steepest decline ever in a single quarter, according to market research firm IDC, who put it down to consumers' reaction to the Windows 8 operating system and user interface.
China Fabless: Allwinner's secret to tablet IC success
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4/9/2013   4 comments
Red-hot Allwinner reveals how it earned top apps-processor supplier for Chinese tablets and its strategy going forward.
HP Moonshot software-defined server captures TI
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4/8/2013   7 comments
Texas Instruments joined the list of x86 and ARM vendors that eventually will catch a ride in HP's Project Moonshot systems, now shipping with Intel Atom SoCs.
Yoshida in China: Imagination's MIPS roadmap
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4/5/2013   2 comments
Imagination Technologies reaffirms commitment to MIPS and China.
Haptics lets your touch screen touch back
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4/4/2013   Post a comment
Touch screens are nice, but now they can provide users with tactile responses as well as visual ones.
Yoshida in China: Imagination dumps MIPS sales team
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4/4/2013   1 comment
Is Imagination Technologies actually helping increase the adoption of MIPS, or is it killing MIPS in China?
What’s next for Raspberry Pi, the dessert of choice for engineers and makers alike?
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4/2/2013   2 comments
The dessert of choice for engineers will be involved in many more projects and applications that will emerge during 2013.
3-D IC stacks pushed back to 2015
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4/2/2013   6 comments
Globalfoundries reports on a functioning 3-D wafer-level stack with through silicon vias as the industry pushes out plans for such products to 2015 or later.
China fabless: Actions Semi targets non-Apple market
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4/2/2013   11 comments
One of China's oldest fabless chip suppliers is often seen as a shrinking player in the diminishing MP3 player market. Look again.
Yoshida in China: What's Calxeda doing here?
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4/1/2013   2 comments
In Beijing, I ran into Barry Evans, one of the brains behind the famed Xscale processor SoC, now a co-founder and CEO at Calxeda.
Would the real Apple A5 please stand up?
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4/1/2013   8 comments
Apple A-5's shrink has less to do with process and more to do with fewer circuits.


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