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Delayed Roadmap Set for Debut at TSensors Summit
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11/30/2015   Post a comment
The MEMS and Sensors Industry Group has announced that it will release the outline of the TSensors (Trillion Sensors) Roadmap on December 9 at the 2015 TSensors Summit, being held in Celebration, Florida.
5G Idea Opens IoT Horizons
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11/30/2015   Post a comment
A battle of 5G air interfaces has started as one from researchers in Dresden claims it will open up new uses for the Internet of Things.
5 Favorite STEM Programs for Black Friday Giving
11/27/2015   3 comments
Start a new tradition for the day after Thanksgiving: give to a STEM charity. Support a needed restoration of our science history that teaches the next generation.
NXP, Freescale Merger Clears FTC Hurdle
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11/26/2015   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors NV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for the sale of its RF power amplifier business to Chinese state-controlled Jianguang Asset Management Co. Ltd.
GloFo Sale: Report Says Abu Dhabi Holding Talks
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11/26/2015   4 comments
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co. has held talks with potential buyers for all or part of Globalfoundries Inc. according to a Bloomberg report that cited unnamed sources.
SiLabs Debuts MCU, Builds Smart Structures
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11/25/2015   Post a comment
Silicon Labs hopes to create buzz in the 8-bit market with its new microcontroller family that has high analog performance and peripheral integration.
Saleable Wearables: A Surprising List
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11/25/2015   8 comments
The consumer electronics industry is feeling a little spooked by a drop of 4.36% in year-over-year demand — from October 2014-October 2015, according to Argus Insights — for a wearable market. Where has it gone wrong?
Keep On Leaping Until At Least 2023
11/25/2015   2 comments
Expect UTC to keep the leap second for at least another eight years.
IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights
11/24/2015   3 comments
What would you build if you could get access to 40,000 streetlights?
Ooh Shiny! The iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
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11/24/2015   10 comments
With Christmas drawing close, you may be searching for gifts for family, friends, and colleagues, in which case the folks at iFixit have a few tasty items available.
Meet The Startups From Wearable World Accelerator
11/24/2015   Post a comment
A handful of new wearable and Internet of Things companies were on display at Wearable IoT World Labs’ fall demo day last week. The local accelerator showcased eight companies in the wearable and automotive world in its downtown headquarters.
MEMS Market: Ups and Upstarts
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11/24/2015   8 comments
The newly renamed MEMS and Sensors Industrial Group hosted IHS, which predicted the growth of the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) growth rates through 2019.
Silicon Labs Buys Zigbee Module Vendor Telegesis
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11/23/2015   Post a comment
Deal, worth $20 million, expected to accelerate the Silicon Labs' roadmap for ZigBee and Thread-ready modules.
Using a 3D Printer to Create Prototyping Jigs
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11/23/2015   4 comments
Steve Manley is creating mega-useful jigs to facilitate the construction of his hobby projects using his new 3D printer.
Tsinghua, Infineon Kicking Renesas' Tires
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11/23/2015   7 comments
Renesas Electronics has become an investment target to suitors outside Japan, including China’s Tsinghua Unigroup and Infineon Technologies in Germany, as Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), a government-backed turnaround fund, plans to draw down its investment.
Stocking Stuffers for Electrical Engineers
11/23/2015   3 comments
We all like presents. Electrical Engineers aren't much different from normal humans in this regard.
IoT Groups Merge Efforts
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11/23/2015   1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Universal Plug and Play Forum will combine efforts to gain heft in the battle to define the Internet of Things.
10 Early Stage Technology Innovations Point to Future
11/23/2015   Post a comment
Emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials,are set to change the electronics market. Here's a look at 10 innovative embryonic technologies.
3D Printers Spit out Small PCBs
11/22/2015   5 comments
Two companies showed 3D printers that can make small printed circuit boards and others including Qualcomm showed advances in plastic electronics at an IDTechEx event here.
Japan Focuses on IoT Nuts & Bolts
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11/20/2015   Post a comment
Is Open IoT a missed opportunity for Japan? Can Japan contribute to the fast-growing world of the Internet of Things? Here's what we found at Embedded Technology 2015 in Yokohama.
Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics
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11/20/2015   1 comment
Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of all, especially when it comes to wearables. The demand for precision technology that isn’t clunky and has a long battery life far exceeds that of the traditional wearable market, and has defined DARPA investment in wearables.
EEs Report Highest Pay Increase Since 2008
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11/20/2015   Post a comment
The IEEE-USA's annual salary survey found that electrical and electronics engineers employed in communications continued to command the highest median salary.
Samsung on Intel's Heels in Chip Vendor Ranking
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11/19/2015   2 comments
Samsung is set to make in-roads into Intel's lead as the world's largest chip manufacturer in 2015, according to a list of chip companies ranked by forecast chip revenues from market research firm IC Insights.
Smartphone Shipments up 15% in 3Q15
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11/19/2015   Post a comment
The global market for smartphones was 353 million units in 3Q15, up 15.5 percent over the same period in 2014. For mobile phones in total the market was 478 million units in 3Q15, an increase of 3.7 percent over a year before.
The Case for Local Intelligence in IoT-Centric Surveillance Devices
11/19/2015   Post a comment
The crossover between IoT and surveillance requires that edge devices like security cameras get connected and get smart.
Will IoT Make Taxing the Internet Inevitable?
11/19/2015   Post a comment
Following Ben Franklin's logic, if IoT is as inevitable as death, taxes are sure to follow. Have we been living in a fool's paradise with regard to the Internet?
Here's How to Acknowledge Your Rising Engineering Star Employees
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11/19/2015   2 comments
This is a wonderful (and free) way for companies to recognize their exemplary employees and for individuals to acknowledge their praiseworthy colleagues.
Easily Migrate Apps + Docs from Windows X to Windows Y or Z
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11/19/2015   1 comment
Zinstall WinWin provides the ability to migrate from any Windows OS to any Windows OS (any edition, 32-bit and 64-bit) and from any PC model to any PC model.
Why Japan Hasn't Led IoT
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11/19/2015   8 comments
Germany has Industry 4.0. The U.S. is running with Industrial Internet Consortium. Where is Japan? Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown RTOS, blasted Japanese embedded designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage.
Rising Engineering Star: Where Are They Now?
11/18/2015   Post a comment
Design News caught up recently with Justine Haupt, the 2014 recipient of our Rising Engineering Star award. What has she been up to?
E-Textiles Weave Complex Tale
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11/18/2015   Post a comment
While wearables present innumerable opportunities for fashion designers, the supply chain isn’t up to speed, according to a panel of wearable technology and fashion experts.
ON Semi to Buy Fairchild for $2.4 Billion
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11/18/2015   9 comments
Latest blockbuster deal in the semiconductor industry would create No. 2 player in power semiconductor market with annual sales of more than $5 billion.
What Keeps a Startup CEO Awake at Night
11/18/2015   Post a comment
Most startup CEOs will tell you that they find their job exhilarating and very demanding. The job is challenging and here's why.
Parrot Unveils Bebop 2 Drone
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11/17/2015   1 comment
French drone company Parrot unveiled its next-generation consumer drone, Bebop 2. The 500 gram, four propeller device is designed to take photos and video with 25 minutes of fly time.
What Are the Odds? Red Traffic Lights for Life!
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11/17/2015   20 comments
Could it be that one poor soul out there always experiences red traffic lights -- that each and every light transitions to red as our sad friend approaches?
Cunning Chronograph: Awesome Audio Display Alternative
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11/16/2015   4 comments
There are many different ways of doing things, such as presenting audio spectrum data on a NeoPixel-based clock, for example.
Are You a Superprogrammer?
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11/16/2015   5 comments
Unless we have a quantitative understanding of our profession it will be more art than science.
Menta eFPGAs Win Over E.U.
11/16/2015   2 comments
Menta offers electronic design tools (EDA) tools that enable you to put an FPGA accelerator on any chip you want.
Dialog-Atmel Deal Clears Regulatory Hurdles
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11/14/2015   Post a comment
U.S., Germany greenlight deal even as activist hedge fund seeking to block it increases its stake in Dialog.
Challenges to Widespread IoT deployment
11/13/2015   Post a comment
Immediate opportunities for the highly anticipated IoT market are not in consumer applications, but in industrial IoT and security it demands.
MEMS for Million-Dollar Horses
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11/13/2015   Post a comment
Horse Sense's Pegasus does the same kind of tracking, posture recording and monitoring as Dairymaster's MooMonitor does for cows, plus it measures their temperature -- critical for keeping expensive racehorses in tip-top condition.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day
11/13/2015   1 comment
Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
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11/13/2015   2 comments
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Friday Quiz: Signal Conditioning
11/13/2015   14 comments
Most sensors need signal conditioning, but which kind goes with which sensor?
ARM Flexes Mbed, RTOSes Respond
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11/13/2015   Post a comment
RTOS and MCU makers debated the expanding reach and partnerships for Mbed, ARM's free operating system for the Internet of Things.
Is Detroit Dead Meat?
11/12/2015   17 comments
Calling Detroit’s auto industry ‘dead meat’ presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I don’t disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
Apple’s A9: Story Within A Story
11/12/2015   9 comments
On a basic level it's a story of a sixth generation APU that is fabricated in a FinFET process. It's also a bigger story of Apple's semiconductor design ambitions.
Ambiq Leaps to Front of Low-Power MCU Lineup
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11/12/2015   10 comments
MCU vendors have been leapfrogging one another in low-power claims, but one has now jumped well out in front.
XLR8 FPGA-Accelerated Arduino Clone Kickstarter is Live
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11/12/2015   4 comments
You won't even know you're running your sketch on an FPGA until you fire up one or more of the accelerated functions... and then the magic happens.
Welcome to the Future -- Dynamic Adverts
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11/12/2015   3 comments
It may be that -- in the not-so-distant future -- everyone watching a TV program in the comfort of their own homes sees different advertising objects seamlessly embedded in the scenes.
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