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MSC introduces complete POI/POS and digital signage solutions
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6/18/2010   Post a comment
MSC is offering a combination of a flexible integration platform and different full HD displays as complete POI/POS and digital signage solutions
Qualcomm delays dual-core Snapdragon for smart books
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6/18/2010   Post a comment
Qualcomm has delayed a promised dual-core Snapdragon processor for smart books from 2009 until the second-half of 2010, according to a company executive.
Group aims to set standards for multicore tools
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6/17/2010   Post a comment
The Multicore Association has formed a new work group to tackle the problem of incompatible software development tools for multicore processors and expects to have a draft standard for one or more common data format and a Linux-based reference implementation of its work within a year.
Intel speeds up single-chip cloud computer
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6/16/2010   Post a comment
At this week's 2010 Symposium on VLSI Circuits in Hawaii, Intel Corp. will provide an update on its ''tera-scale'' processor R&D efforts.
RMS detector accurately measures large crest factor signals in 3G and 4G devices
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6/16/2010   Post a comment
With a .8 mm x .8 mm footprint, Analog Devices' ADL5505 TruPwr RMS detector allows optimization of the linear power amplifier's performance to increase efficiency and battery life.
Khronos upgrades parallel programming standard
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6/15/2010   Post a comment
The Khronos Group, an industry consortium focused on developing multimedia standards and application programming interfaces (APIs), has released version 1.1 of the OpenCL specification, a royalty-free standard for parallel programming of processors.
Startup SeaMicro packs 512 Intel Atoms in server
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6/14/2010   2 comments
Startup SeaMicro announced a server that packs 512 Intel Atom processors in a 10U chassis to deliver the same performance at a fraction of their power and space as systems using conventional server CPUs, aiming to address the needs of the large data centers limited by the cost and complexity of the power and space they consume.
ARM shares spike again
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6/10/2010   1 comment
Shares in processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc spiked on Thursday taking the stock up above 300 pence a share from an opening price of 273.4 pence.
CompactPCI processor board brings Intel Core i7 performance to 6U systems
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6/9/2010   Post a comment
With the 2.53GHz Intel Core i7-610E and the LV 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-620LE, Kontron's 6U CompactPCI processor board CP6002 not only speeds up multiprocessing tasks via hyper-threading technology (HTT), but also processes single-threaded tasks much faster thanks to the new Intel Turbo Boost technology.
Intel invests in touchscreen OEM
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6/8/2010   Post a comment
OpenPeak Inc. (Boca Raton, Fla.), a provider of multimedia touch-screen devices, has secured an additional $52 million of financing from existing investors and Intel Capital.
Achieve robust designs with Six Sigma--Part II
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6/8/2010   Post a comment
Customers want reliability, efficiency, flexibility, and affordability. To deliver products, this robust, quality manufacturing isn't enough. Here's a complete blueprint for implementing Six Sigma product design including such proven techniques as Voice-of-Customer (VOC) and Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) to Kano modeling. See how Six Sigma bridges critical gaps between R&D, product and process.
Cirrus Logic rolls audio ICs
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6/8/2010   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic introduced a pair of audio ICs targeted for smartphones and mobile consumer electronics applications.
Freescale scales down mixed-signal microcontrollers
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6/8/2010   Post a comment
Freescale moves entire microcontroller line to the 90 nanometer node, in order to offer its unique thin-film storage (TFS) that can be configured as either a large flash or a small EEPROM, plus includes analog functions, touch interface and super long batterlife and multiple low power modes.
Report: Samsung supplied ARM core in Apple iPad
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6/7/2010   4 comments
Korea's Samsung provided the ARM core at the heart of the Apple A4 processor that powers the iPad, reinforcing the growing competition between both Samsung and Intel and the ARM and x86 architectures.
Intel invests in Ozmo
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Ozmo Devices Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.), a provider of low-power Wi-Fi personal area network (Wi-Fi PAN) solutions, has completed its series D funding round in the amount of $10.8 million.
20-nm ready for tape out in 2012, says ST
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6/4/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV will be ready to tape out designs using a 20-nm CMOS low power process technology in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Jean-Marc Chery, the company’s chief technology officer.
My "fans" want to know: what's the thermal impedance of dust?
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6/4/2010   4 comments
A layer of dust on heat-sink fins causes all sorts of headaches and noise
Hewlett-Packard passes two million mark in blade servers
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6/4/2010   1 comment
Hewlett-Packard has climbed to the top of the market for blade systems, one of the few bright spots in what has become a slow growth server market, but the question now is whether it can hang on in the face of new dynamics and competitors.
ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST, TI form Linux venture
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6/3/2010   1 comment
ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have formed a non-profit company to propel Linux software technology in new and emerging markets.
HP researcher predicts memory-centric processors
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6/2/2010   1 comment
Hewlett-Packard researchers are exploring ways to make their memristor the centerpiece of a future server design and have determined low power processors such as those based on ARM cores are superior for some data center workloads.
Static pipelines enable lower power mobile CPUs
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
National Science Foundation funds $1.2 million effort to aim static pipelining technique at enabling lower power mobile devices by eliminating unnecessary redundancies.
Intel tips next-gen Atom SoC for tablets
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
Intel Corp. announced at Computex Oak Trail, its next-generation Atom processor for tablets and netbooks that will sample in early 2011, and Acer said it will make systems using it running Intel's MeeGo version of mobile Linux.
Qualcomm samples dual-CPU Snapdragons, at last
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6/2/2010   1 comment
Qualcomm Inc. has announced that it is sampling dual-CPU Snapdragon processors that operate at up to 1.2-GHz in clock frequency. However, the parts were scheduled to sample in the fourth quarter of 2009.
A monitor-based approach to verification
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6/2/2010   Post a comment
A monitor-based verification approach is an efficient way to make many verification environment components reusable within the same project and to keep the environment more simple and similar across various levels.
Freescale cuts Atom power by 50X
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6/1/2010   Post a comment
Freescale described its power management IC for Intel's Atom that enables operating power to be cut in half and standby power to be reduced by 50-times over previous Atom processors.
IBM makes oscillator from nanowire transistors
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6/1/2010   Post a comment
A series of functional 25-stage ring oscillators has been made by a team of researchers from the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center using silicon nanowire transistors with diameters down to 2.6-nanometers.
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