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Imagination Technologies CEO knighted
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12/29/2012   1 comment
Imagination Technologies CEO Hossein Yassaie has been put on the Queen's honors list for 2013, and will become a knight.
Top 7 memory news stories for 2012
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12/29/2012   Post a comment
Mergers, maturing technologies, and manufacturing moves.
Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
12/28/2012   8 comments
Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has enjoyed yet another spectacular year of growth, with some incredible wins for engineering startups. Come and see some of the highest funded projects from 2012.
DesignCon's 5 Toughest Tech Questions
News & Analysis  
12/28/2012   11 comments
FPGA or ASIC? What are the issues for 3-D interconnects? Enquiring tech minds want to know.
What were they thinking: changes to design patents
Blog  
12/28/2012   14 comments
The US Congress loves to tinker rather than tackle big issues. This year they tinkered with design patent law...
A Christmas in the Sierras
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12/28/2012   1 comment
A handful of peers from Silicon Valley were among the 56 souls with whom I spent the Christmas holiday in an old ski lodge in the snow-crusted Sierras.
Commentary: Electronics outlook seems dreary; in fact it's the opposite
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12/28/2012   1 comment
Innovation-inspired confidence fuels the future, rather than pessimism.
Flexible and novel partitioning strategy for hierarchical design
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12/27/2012   Post a comment
In deep sub-micron technology nodes, the biggest challenge in hierarchical design is signal routing closure for the top level which have huge number of partitions...
Top 10 Hurricane Sandy Survival Technologies
News & Analysis  
12/27/2012   10 comments
Tough tech can be an important mitigating tool for natural disasters, enabling city infrastructures to stay up while recovery operations engage.
Case study: Practical in-system programming for PCM
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12/26/2012   Post a comment
In-System Programming of Micron’s Phase Change Memory with BPM Microsystems’ 2800ISP
Samsung pursuit of Apple was abusive, says EC
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12/24/2012   7 comments
The European Commission has announced the "preliminary view" that Samsung's pursuit of injunctions against Apple in the courts of various European countries over alleged patent infringement is an abuse of its patent position.
Micron-Elpida deal cleared by Japan's FTC
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12/24/2012   Post a comment
In another step towards the completion of the previously announced take-over of troubled Japanese memory IC maker Elpida by Micron, the deal has been cleared by Japan's Fair Trade Commission.
Silicon Valley Nation: Five epic road trips
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12/21/2012   1 comment
I spent most of 2012 on the road interviewing engineers. Here are five of the coolest stories.
10 top startups to watch in 2013
News & Analysis  
12/21/2012   18 comments
Here's our list of ten startups focused on a wide range of electronics technologies that are worth keeping an eye on in 2013.
Samsung and partners create 14nm FinFET test chips
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12/21/2012   Post a comment
Samsung, Cadence, ARM, Synopsys and Mentor all work together to create 14nm FinFET test vehicles that will help to hone the process for production…
What were they thinking: Triskaidekaphobians prepare
Blog  
12/21/2012   12 comments
Many people suffer from triskaidekaphobia and so this coming year is going to be very difficult for them, but there is good news…
Anritsu’s battery operated unit detects PIM
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12/21/2012   Post a comment
The device tests at 40W and includes the company’s “distance to PIM” feature, which provides insight to where the PIM problem is, even if it is outside the antenna system.
Atmel Wi-Fi buy aimed at Internet of Things
Design How-To  
12/21/2012   3 comments
Atmel, a vendor of microcontrollers and touch technology, is buying 2004 startup Ozmo Devices, a pioneer of wireless personal area network technology for an undisclosed amount of money.
Micron hit by manufacturing glitch, makes loss
News & Analysis  
12/21/2012   2 comments
U.S. memory chip maker was impacted by problems in manufacturing as well declining average selling prices for some of its component types in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013 year.
China makes its own 22-nm transistor
News & Analysis  
12/21/2012   6 comments
A Chinese research institute has made a HKMG 22-nm transistor that it expects to form the basis of a manufacturing process for domestic chip companies.
Top 10 smart energy articles of 2012
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12/21/2012   Post a comment
The year’s most popular contributed articles to Smart Energy Designline include design features on energy harvesting, energy conversion, smart metering, powerline communications, batteries and more.
Intel claims latest tablet SoC beats Nvidia Tegra 3
News & Analysis  
12/20/2012   24 comments
Atom-based Clover Trail SoCs outperformed Nvidia’s Tegra 3 while using less power, Intel claimed in a briefing that covered a sub-10W Haswell Ultrabook.
Samsung 14-nm FinFET test chip pushes ecosystem
News & Analysis  
12/20/2012   7 comments
The Korean chip maker teams with ARM, Cadence, Mentor and Synopsys to push the design and process envelope.
TransferJet vs. NFC at CES
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Toshiba hopes Samsung’s Galaxy S3 TV ads for NFC technology will boost its TransferJet technology by promoting the advantages of proximity wireless technologies.
Printed sensor system rolls off the press
Design How-To  
12/20/2012   3 comments
A Norwegian firm has prototyped an all-printed electronic system that includes printed, rewritable memory, sensor and logic.
Silicon Valley Nation: Processor speed kings crowned
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Want to know who's got the fastest CPUs and GPUs? Ask gamers. (Hint: AMD and Intel.)
Globalfoundries: Europe 'fundamentally flawed' on manufacturing
News & Analysis  
12/20/2012   5 comments
Globalfoundries CEO Ajit Manocha had some harsh words for Europe regarding manufacturing and what needs to be done to revive it.
Happy, inspiring video – "Bring Me Sunshine"
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   4 comments
Someone just sent out a link to a really good video that made me feel really happy (I'm still smiling as I pen these words)
200 lumens LED leads market to new price-performance levels
Product News  
12/20/2012   Post a comment
Cree's XLamp MK-R LEDs leverage its SC³ technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt (at 1 W, 25°C).
MOSFETs in ultra-slim molded chip scale package designs
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor released a family of low on-resistance 8 V, 20 V, and 30 V MOSFETs in the ultra-thin molded chip scale package.
Propeller P8X32A project board speeds circuit building
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
The Propeller P8X32A project board from Parallax is designed for any project using the Propeller P8X32A multicore microcontroller.
WebPACK edition of Xilinx Vivado Design Suite now available
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Customers can download the industry’s first free SoC-strength tools for All Programmable design with release of Vivado Design Suite 2012.4
Arasan adds MIPI conformant CSI-3 receiver IP core
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems announced the addition of new IP cores for the MIPI Alliance CSI-3 Receiver along with a matching Type 1 M-PHY to the company’s expansive MIPI portfolio.
A look back on 2012: Semiconductor
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
What advances were made in semiconductors and chips during 2012? This collection from my survey will fill you in...
System Hyper Pipelining = 16 MCU cores on a Spartan-6 LX9 FPGA
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   11 comments
My friend Tobias has been working on a rather cool technology called System Hyper Pipelining in which he uses registers to multiply the functionality of IP cores.
Altium introduces “Ideas”
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   1 comment
I just received news of a rather interesting offering from those clever guys and gals at Altium…
Energy harvesting + sensor network nodes = autonomous sensor network nodes
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2012   2 comments
My friend Luiz would like to share his paper that introduces the non-specialized reader to two combined technologies: energy harvesting and sensor network nodes.
Aldec shares verification white papers
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
The folks at Aldec asked me to "spread the word" regarding the availability of their most viewed white papers on verification.
Servers cool it with liquid refrigerant
News & Analysis  
12/20/2012   7 comments
Startup Clustered Systems lets data centers pack 200 KW of electronics into a rack using its sealed liquid cooling system.
Ada 2012 language standard gets ISO approval
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
The latest version of the ADA programming language has received the approval of the International Organization for Standardization.
CAN transceivers target extremely harsh environments
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Holt Integrated Circuits has launched the HI-3000H, a family of CAN transceivers that can operate in temperatures from -55°C to 200°C. Compatible with ARINC 825 and ISO 11898-5 standards, the HI-3000H is suitable for high temperature avionics and industrial applications such as aircraft braking systems, engine controls and down-hole drilling.
Ericsson writes off $1.2 billion
News & Analysis  
12/20/2012   1 comment
Swedish telecommunications equipment company Ericsson will not take over ST's half of loss-making mobile phone chip ST-Ericsson, but will take a $1.2 billion charge in its fourth quarter results.
Imagination wins MIPS bid
News & Analysis  
12/20/2012   1 comment
DSP IP licensor Ceva has announced that it will not rebid against Imagination for processor IP company MIPS Technologies.
Ericsson outlines 10 hot consumer trends for 2013
News & Analysis  
12/19/2012   3 comments
What's hot and trending in the world of mobile infrastructure? Ericsson consumer labs has accumulated some facts and figures in its latest report.
Is there a Verilog or VHDL online course?
Blog  
12/19/2012   7 comments
Hmmm, this is an interesting question. It all started with that online FPGA course I gave last week…
Lattice to feature real-time 3D video converter at CES 2013
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
“Mobile Innovation” video converter board enables glasses-free 3D displays
Blue Pearl Software opens Japan office
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
Blue Pearl appoints Katsuhiko Sakano as Sales Director to support growing interest in FPGA design tools for embedded applications.
ASSET's FPGA-based instruments for testing on-board memory
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
FPGA-controlled test (FCT) tool for ScanWorks inserts, configures, and executes IJTAG board test instruments from functional FPGAs
FPGA market report gives new insights into the sector
Product News  
12/19/2012   Post a comment
For the last few years I have had my own personal copy of this report, and I have to say that I find it invaluable for its insights and reference material.
QuickLogic to showcase solutions for mobile devices at CES
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
The company’s hospitality suite will feature a variety of processor-to-display and processor-to-processor bridging solutions that…
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