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posted in September 2007
Nanotubes help detect, repair wing cracks
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have demonstrated the ability of carbon nanotubes to enable the self-healing of defects in aircraft wings and other polymer composites.
Updated: Emerson buys Motorola's embedded comms group
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
One of the oldest and most well established names in embedded computing, Motorola's Communications Computing group, is being acquired, for $350 million in cash, by Emerson.
PC architecture integrates a media center 'on wheels' - Part 2: building a unified system and connecting it to portable devices
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Consumers increasingly want to plug-in a myriad of devices in their cars--requiring a high level of integration between vehicles, content, applications, and the devices themselves. A PC-compatible system offers performance, flexibility, connectivity, and scalability to meet today's, and future, infotainment needs.
Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.
PC architecture integrates a media center 'on wheels' - Part 1: coding/decoding content, rights management, and HMI challenges
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Consumers increasingly want to plug-in a myriad of devices in their cars--requiring a high level of integration between vehicles, content, applications, and the devices themselves. A PC-compatible system offers performance, flexibility, connectivity, and scalability to meet today's, and future, infotainment needs.
e2v joins Power.org alliance
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v is joining the Power.org group, the company announced at the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
Atmel unveils ASK/FSK transceiver evaluation kit
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
The Wireless BlackBird ATAB542x kit is a standalone unit that does not require a PC connection.
USB 3.0 guns for Firewire
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. announced it is working with a handful of companies on a USB 3.0 specification that could push throughput beyond 4 Gbits/second, ten times its current rate and add new quality of service capabilities that could challenge the 1394 interconnect also known as Firewire.
Arcom name to disappear as part of "Eurotech vision"
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Arcom, a specialist developer and supplier of embedded and industrial boards, is changing its name next month to Eurotech Ltd.
Server blade features dual-core processor
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
MEN Micro releases an updated server blade that incorporates Intel's dual-core Xeon processor for high-performance industrial applications.
TI touts five years of one-chip phone advances
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9/17/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. expects to ship 200 million units of its single chip wireless ICs based on the company's Digital RF process technology (DRP) by the end of this year.
PLX, Mellanox roll Express Gen2 chips
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9/17/2007   Post a comment
Silicon is on the way with new switches from PLX Technology and new 10 Gbit Ethernet and 20 Gbit/s Infiniband adapter cards from Mellanox Technologies using the new PCI Express 2.0 standard to plow broader internal data paths for servers, storage systems and graphics.
Broadcom touts space, power saving Wi-Fi chip
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9/14/2007   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. has started shipping to PC OEMS a tightly integrated wireless LAN chip that it says has a 40 percent smaller footprint and consumes half the power of previous Wi-Fi chips from the company.
Panel formed to develop plug-and-play bus specs
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9/13/2007   Post a comment
Three member companies of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturing Group have formed a subcommittee to develop plug-and-play specifications for Com Express.
NXP expands mobile speaker production
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9/12/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors is investing Euros 42 million ($58 million) in its Sound Solutions innovation and manufacturing activities in Vienna, Austria.
S3 touts 65-nm mixed signal IP capability
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9/12/2007   Post a comment
Silicon & Software Systems Ltd (S3), has taped out and received silicon from the 65-nm node version of its licensable mixed-signal intellectual property (IP). This is already being designed in by major developers of SoCs targeted at wireless and multimedia applications.
ARC signs "landmark" licensing deal with Intel
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
Configurable processor cores and subsystems developer ARC International has signed one of its most high profile and potentially lucrative deals with a multi-year, royalty bearing licensing agreement with Intel Corporation.
MiniFX FPGA board interfaces with ADC board
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
Embedded Systems Design, Inc. has released the StreamBlade MiniFX, a 3.5" X 3.0" FPGA-based processing board designed to process real-time streaming data.
Mistral rolls OMAP2430 Starter Kit
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Mistral's OMAP2430 Starter Kit is a software development and device prototyping platform for wireless/multimedia application development.
LED driver boards offer brightness stability over wide input range
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Endicott Research Group has released two industrial LCD boards that provide full function LED drivers in a compact size, with wide range dimming, wide input-voltage, and full brightness and enable control.
Radisys snares Intel's ATCA, PCI business
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Radisys Corp. is acquiring Intel Corp.'s modular communications platform business in a transaction including a $25 million purchase price along with $6.75 million of inventory and other considerations.
Nets to offer patients health care 'to go'
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Researchers increasingly share a vision of a coming revolution in health care, where today's services, controlled by physicians and hospitals, give way to a new model in which consumers directly access devices and services on the Internet or their emerging home and personal-area networks.
MediaTek buys ADI's cellular chip operations
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
One of Taiwan's top fabless chip groups and consumer chip designers, Mediatek Inc., has bought, for about $350 million in cash, Analog Devices Inc's baseband chips product lines as well as some of ADI's cellular handset baseband support operations .
Evaluation kit assesses link performance
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
Amphenol's TCS XCede backplane link evaluates links supporting data rates up to 20 Gbps
Gennum drives 3Gbit/s HD-SDI over optical
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Gennum Corporation has started sampling 3Gbit/second dual receiver and transmitter optical modules that meet the new SMPTE HD-SDI standard for such parts, the company said at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam.
GE Fanuc expands VPX line
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems announced the SBC310, the first 3U VPX single board computer to feature Freescale's dual-core PowerPC 8641D and provide support for a PMC/XMC site.
Register now for ESC Boston
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9/5/2007   Post a comment
ESC Boston is less than two weeks away, but there is still time to get a price break through early registration.
ClearSpeed licenses processor technology to BAE Systems
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
In a major expansion of its strategy, ClearSpeed has licensed the core of its next range of co-processors to BAE Systems who plans to use the massively parallel processors in demanding space applications.
Omron restructures top management at components unit
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
In a major reorganization of the senior management structure at Omron Electronic Components Business , Mark Jones has been promoted from vice president of sales and marketing to chief operating officer for European operations.
Enriching the connected car driving experience: Part 1 - connected platforms and the Rich Internet
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9/1/2007   Post a comment
X86 platform architecture delivers a rich and interactive in-car experience in a way that's difficult for non-PC-compatible platforms--and bridges the gap between automotive and consumer product lifecycles.
Motherboard supports two quad processors
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9/1/2007   Post a comment
ITOX announced the introduction of the G7B630-NRM-G motherboard supporting Intel Core 2 Quad processors.


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