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Flex Electronics Approach an Inflection
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8/18/2017   Post a comment
The next five years in flexible electronics can be the most exciting we have witnessed if we can seize a bounty of opportunities and overcome remaining challenges.
Startup Runs MCU on 5 MicroW
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8/18/2017   Post a comment
Startup Eta Compute will demo at Hot Chips a Cortex-M3 running at 5 microW, targeting SoCs run on energy harvesters for the Internet of Things.
Trump, Truth and American Manufacturing
Semi Conscious  
8/18/2017   11 comments
The President's strained credibility and controversial stance on the ugly incident in Charlottesville has imperiled potential opportunities to revitalize high-tech manufacturing in the U.S.
Can ST Unseat NXP in iPhone NFC?
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8/17/2017   4 comments
When Apple next month rolls out its new iPhones, whose NFC chip will be inside? Right now, ST is keeping mum. Most analysts remain skeptical of the possibility, although some said it’s “conceivable.”
API Paves Road for Multicore SoCs
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8/17/2017   Post a comment
A new API from the Multicore Association eases the job of programming increasingly heterogeneous embedded processors.
Engineer Looks to Crowdfunding to Stoke Kids' Interest in Electronics
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8/16/2017   Post a comment
A veteran software engineer is looking to harness the power of crowdfunding to get his pet project -- an intuitive, digital circuit design kit aimed primarily at kids -- off the ground.
ThinCI Q&A on Deep-Learning
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8/16/2017   1 comment
ThinCI will detail next week at Hot Chips its deep learning processor. Last week, Denso revealed a new subsidiary to develop IP cores for automated driving. We caught up with ThinCI CEO to connect the dots.
Celebrating the Engineer
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8/16/2017   8 comments
You would think my inbox would be flooded with stories of unsung engineers who have done cool things. Nope.
IoT Rolls Up its Sleeves
AspenCore Global Report  
8/15/2017   5 comments
Hype for the Internet of Things is over and the hard work designing products, deployments and tacking issues like security has just begun.
Semiconductor Industry Backs Trump's China Probe
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8/15/2017   10 comments
The Semiconductor Industry Association applauds U.S. President's investigation of China's policies, laws and practices around intellectual property.
Auto Security: Do Feds Have Our Back?
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8/14/2017   1 comment
Government agencies in the U.S. and the U.K. are working to get ahead of the curve and let the public know that they are concerned about vehicle cybersecurity.
Server DRAM Supply Expected to Remain Tight
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8/14/2017   1 comment
Sales of server DRAM chips among top three vendors rose by 30 percent sequentially in second quarter, according to a market watcher.
Blockchain Fortifies Supply Chain
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8/11/2017   Post a comment
Thanks in part to increasing globalization, supply chain for consumer and industrial goods alike has over time become convoluted and opaque. Enter the concept of blockchain.
Gogoro – EV with Smartphone Soul
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8/11/2017   1 comment
Gogoro makes electric scooters with the far-reaching aim of rethinking how cities distribute, manage and experience energy. We talked to the top management of the company, in Taiwan, who are mainly from smartphone maker HTC.
EEWeb's August Cartoon Punchline Competition
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8/10/2017   Post a comment
The winner of this month's contest will receive a full-size copy of the original cartoon, adorned with his or her caption and signed by the artist.
11 Crazy & Creative Gadgets Getting Traction on Kickstarter
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8/9/2017   Post a comment
A quick exploration of the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform uncovers ideas that range from sublime to ridiculous—and demonstrates that people are lining up to take some of them from the drawing board to reality.
Design Now for the Interference of Things
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8/9/2017   1 comment
At the keynote address of the 2017 IEEE EMC/SI/PI Symposium, the FCC's Julius Knapp explained the agency's role in regulating IoT devices.
Fired Googler: Hoist with His Own Canard
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8/9/2017   112 comments
What we must ask about the fired Googler who wrote a 'diversity' memo is this: Did he know his job as an engineer?
11 Views of Vintage Microcomputers
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8/9/2017   19 comments
Veteran microprocessor analyst Kevin Krewell shares a few cool pix of classic microcomputers he snapped while at the recent Vintage Computer Festival West.
Micron Pushes Capacity Threshold in NVMe SSDs
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8/8/2017   Post a comment
The “mainstreaming" of NVMe is gathering momentum as the cost curve of the technology heads downward
Getting ready for a lower-power future: the keys to successful adoption of new low-voltage memory ICs
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8/8/2017   Post a comment
The flash market is ready to standardize on 1.2V and extended 1.5V as the next power node below 1.8V, giving system designers the confidence to plan their development roadmaps around 1.2V as the supply voltage of the future.
Security Scan Checks Binary Open Source
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8/8/2017   Post a comment
A free online service gives a taste of a novel scanner that checks binary versions of open source code for security flaws.
Engineers Must Build the RoI for IoT
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8/7/2017   1 comment
Devices and engineers themselves must become more flexible and focused on return on investment to succeed in an era where a software-defined Internet of Things has become the new normal.
Room-temp Laser-on-CMOS Achieved
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8/7/2017   7 comments
Researchers from Arizona State and Tsinghua Universities achieved a room-temperature CMOS laser using a molybdenum ditelluride monolayer over a silicon cavity.
Semiconductor Sales Tracking up 21% From 2016
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8/4/2017   1 comment
Record second quarter sales of more than $97 billion put industry on trajectory for huge year.
Engineer's Guide to Imaging Valley
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8/4/2017   Post a comment
French researchers have accumulated key imaging technologies, ranging from X-ray and far infrared to visible image sensors, 3D imaging, and software – all concentrated in Grenoble area. Here are key movers and shakers in Imaging Valley.
Arduino Goes Hybrid, Flexible
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8/4/2017   8 comments
Flexible hybrid electronics are poised to enable the Maker movement with flexible Arduino microcontroller boards.
Toshiba Cuts WD Out of New Fab Investment
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8/3/2017   Post a comment
Spat between feuding partners takes new turn as Toshiba says it will go it alone to fund equipment purchases for Fab 6 at its Yokkaichi Operations manufacturing site.
IBM Claims Tape Density Record
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8/3/2017   2 comments
In a boost for Big Data, IBM Research has set a tape areal-density record of 201 gigabytes/square inch on nano-grained sputtered tape from Sony Storage Media Solutions.
Made in China 2025: AI in U.S. Factories? Not There Yet
AspenCore Global Report  
8/3/2017   1 comment
Are AI technologies fully deployed in U.S. factories yet? The short answer is no. The long answer, like the subject, is complicated.
Chip Sales Forecasts Continue to Rise
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8/3/2017   Post a comment
Market watchers keep revising semiconductor sales forecasts upward as the market boom continues to unfold.
Wearables Need Fresh Design Style
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8/3/2017   11 comments
Current wearable technology falls far short of its potential because of a siloed approach to design, a lack of interdisciplinary R&D and a general inability of product designers to solve real human needs.
Startup Stacks IoT Chips Cheaply
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8/2/2017   4 comments
Startup zGlue designed a low cost 2.5-D substrate for integrating more than a dozen chips, providing an alternative to SoCs for the Internet of Things.
TI Brings DLP Pico Projectors to the Masses
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8/2/2017   8 comments
Texas Instruments, inventor of the MOEMS-based Digital Light Processor (DLP), has produced a $20 digital micromirror device (DMD) to bring pico projectors to the mass market.
Fab: Millstone Around Your Neck. Or Pearls?
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8/1/2017   4 comments
Our blind faith in fabless strategies must be challenged. Why does ST value its Rousset Fab, and why on earth is Apple sending a design team to Grenoble?
Intel Quashes Quark for IoT Nodes
News & Analysis  
8/1/2017   5 comments
Intel reportedly cancelled plans to take the x86 into microcontrollers with the Quark processor and modules, amnid a sluggish wearables market.
MediaTek's Market Share Continues to Slide
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8/1/2017   Post a comment
MediaTek, the second-ranked smartphone chip supplier after Qualcomm, said that its market share has continued a slide that started earlier this year due to a slowdown in product upgrades.
5G Proposals Jam 3GPP Channels
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8/1/2017   2 comments
Sometimes spurious proposals have been clogging channels at the 3GPP standards group as it expands cellular and accelerates 5G.
ST Sprints While Q’comm Deal Hobbles NXP
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8/1/2017   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is sprinting toward the winner’s circle in MCUs, NFC and sensors, while NXP is hobbled by its pending acquisition by Qualcomm. ST, claiming No. 3 share in volume MCU market, disclosed a plan for 64-bit MCU, and FD-SOI.
Find Hidden Insights in Manufacturing Data
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7/31/2017   Post a comment
By analyzing data across several manufacturing operations, engineers at semiconductor companies could identity the root causes of defects.
Synaptics Calls for Voice Standards
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7/31/2017   9 comments
Synaptics’ CEO called for standards amid a rapidly emerging market for voice services and talked about his deals to buy Conexant and a Marvell unit.
Bluetooth Mesh Bucks Short Range Reputation, Consumer Roots
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7/31/2017   Post a comment
The new standard will push Bluetooth away from its consumer application roots to more commercial and industrial applications that demand ROI
Samsung Was No. 1 in Chip Sales in Q2
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7/28/2017   9 comments
The booming memory chip market propelled South Korean conglomerate past Intel in semiconductor sales in the second quarter, as some analysts had predicted.
Ions Power Machine-Human Interface Demo
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7/27/2017   Post a comment
The University of Maryland’s NanoCenter demonstrated an “inverted” battery that converts electrical signals into the ion power used by the human brain’s synapses to yield what it says is a perfect machine-to-human interface.
Startup Campus Beckons Int'l Inventors
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7/27/2017   1 comment
From Shenzhen to New York and Silicon Valley, incubators are popping up, providing affordable space for entrepreneurs to build and nurture startups. Among them, what makes Station F — recently opened in Paris as the world’s largest startup campus — different?
ST Prepares for ToF Sensor Product Ramp
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7/26/2017   Post a comment
Shipments of company's time of flight sensors, rumored to be included in iPhone 8, have surpassed 300 million and ST is increasing capex for the remainder of the year.
Automotive, Industrial Continue to Drive TI's Sales Gains
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7/26/2017   Post a comment
Chip firm reports second consecutive quarter of double digit year-over-year sales increases.
Hot Chips Gets More Diverse
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7/26/2017   Post a comment
Hot Chips has a talk for every hot computing topic this year as well as great human networking with many of the most interesting people in the chip business.
IoT Growth Slower Than Expected
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7/25/2017   7 comments
Analysts said that the Internet of Things will crack a billion units a year in 2019, slower than expected, as Andes rolled out four new IoT processor cores.
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