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Long-Range Affordable EV Won't Be Easy
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/30/2013   24 comments
Makers of electric vehicles are beginning to talk publicly about the next big step: building an affordable long-range car.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Teardown: Original Phablet Sets Bar
News & Analysis  
9/27/2013   10 comments
With Qualcomm still in the house, 32-Gbit NAND, Samsung goes for substance over kitsch. See a view inside the phone in this TechInsights' teardown.
Apple A7 First Look From Chipworks
News & Analysis  
9/27/2013   30 comments
A first peek into the Apple A7 in the iPhone 5s suggests a quad-core GPU cluster and a honking 3 Mbyte SRAM fingerprint storage block.
Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision?
News & Analysis  
9/27/2013   46 comments
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are driving the business of automotive electronics suppliers today.
Samsung Heads Off MediaTek With Octa 'HMP'
Blog  
9/25/2013   12 comments
Samsung is making heterogeneous multiprocessing software available that allows all eight cores in its Exynos 5 Octa application processor to operate at the same time, when necessary.
Golden Apple of China: iPhone 5s
Blog  
9/25/2013   24 comments
Since last Friday when Apple released its two new phones, early results show the more expensive iPhone 5s is by far outselling iPhone 5c globally, including China.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2013   13 comments
How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
Slideshow: Smart Brings Joy to New Concept Car
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   15 comments
The Smart Fourjoy includes a futuristic interior with a rear bench seat designed to look like lounge furniture, as well as transparent exterior parts and LEDs fitted to its front and rear lights.
Group Defines Carriers' Needs in SDN
News & Analysis  
9/23/2013   3 comments
Carriers' requirements for emerging software-defined networks are defined in a new document from the Optical Internetworking Forum.
Oracle Brews Java for the Internet of Things
News & Analysis  
9/23/2013   17 comments
Oracle will expand Java's reach in MCUs with partners such as Freescale, which launched a family of gateways aiming to unify the Internet of Things.
Apple M7 From NXP, Says Chipworks
News & Analysis  
9/20/2013   18 comments
The Apple 5S sensor controller is an NXP device, according to a teardown from Chipworks that also examined the A7 processor and other elements.
Brocade Software Beats Cisco ASICs
News & Analysis  
9/18/2013   7 comments
Brocade's software exec might be one of Intel's best spokesmen as he uses the x86 to pop profit margins of Cisco routers.
Apple Begs the 64-Bit Question
Blog  
9/16/2013   40 comments
With its iPhone 5S, Apple begs the question of what a mobile handset can do with 64-bit addressability. I suspect the answer is, "Not much."
Learning Sign Language to Talk to Your Cadillac
Blog  
9/16/2013   14 comments
Nailing down the perfect human/machine interface is an eternal quandary for every serious consumer technology developer.
EDA Startup Offers Language, Hardware IDE
News & Analysis  
9/16/2013   24 comments
Two researchers have teamed up to launch an EDA startup. They already have an IDE-style product for hardware designers that is available to license.
Slideshow: Intel's CEO Fires Up IDF
Slideshow  
9/13/2013   19 comments
Brian Krzanich kicked off the Intel Developer Forum with a working 14nm x86 notebook SoC and more. Take our virtual tour of the event.
China’s Take on iPhones: It May Surprise You
Blog  
9/12/2013   28 comments
Never underestimate China, or prejudge the taste of the Chinese consumer.
In Embedded Vision, Sensors Rule, Part 2
Blog  
9/10/2013   Post a comment
Lately I’ve realized that new image sensor capabilities (such as 3D, higher resolution, faster frame rates, and increased dynamic range) are having a dramatic impact on system architecture and algorithms.
Wanted: Link Between EVs & the Grid
Blog  
9/10/2013   23 comments
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to foster connections between EVs and the electric grid.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August
News & Analysis  
9/10/2013   2 comments
August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
Qualcomm Not Big on Big.little
Blog  
9/9/2013   8 comments
Don't expect Qualcomm to use ARM's big.little or off-the-shelf cores – it aims to lead at the risk of tripping on not-invented-here syndrome.
Valley Spawns Million-Dollar Engineers, Says VC
News & Analysis  
9/5/2013   21 comments
Top algorithm experts are bringing down tens of millions in stock at Google and other web companies, said Marc Andreessen, an Internet entrepreneur turned venture capitalist.
Broadcom Buys Renesas' LTE Assets – IP, SoC & Engineers
News & Analysis  
9/4/2013   19 comments
Broadcom Corp. surprised many in the mobile industry by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from Renesas Mobile.
Slideshow: Intel Beats ARM Servers
Slideshow  
9/4/2013   16 comments
With its 22 nm Avoton now shipping, Intel released benchmarks showing it beats ARM server SoCs in performance and performance-per-watt -- for now.
Slideshow: Q'comm Turns on 3DTV, MEMS, More
Slideshow  
9/4/2013   8 comments
An auto-stereoscopic 3DTV was one of two dozen demos that plugged into Snapdragon chips at an event the day before Qualcomm's Uplinq conference.
Indian Startup Uses Imagination for Wearable SoC
News & Analysis  
9/2/2013   14 comments
An Indian startup chaired by Sanjay Jha, previously CEO and chairman of Motorola Mobility, has announced it has licensed graphics and MIPS processor cores from Imagination for use in its upcoming wearable processing unit (WPU) chip.


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