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3D Stacks Need Lower Costs, Broader Backing
Blog  
11/26/2013   13 comments
A recent gathering at Georgia Tech showed the emerging technology for 3D chip stacking needs to come down in costs and get broader backing from designers and managers.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
IoT Challenge Sparks Ongoing Discussion
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11/25/2013   Post a comment
Join an ongoing conversation about the Smart America Challenge and what lies ahead for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Why We Need Big Data & Connected Cars
Blog  
11/22/2013   16 comments
How we drive is set for major changes as the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, connected cars, and big data analytics make mobility quicker, safer, and greener.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow  
11/22/2013   18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Slideshow: DesignCon 2014 Mobile App
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11/21/2013   1 comment
Download the DesignCon 2014 Mobile App and have all the conference and exhibition information at your fingertips.
IoT on Fingertip Appears at EE Live!
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   13 comments
After helping pioneer the Internet of Things, Berkeley's Kris Pister wants to put an entire node (including power source) on a chip.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   10 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
Qualcomm Ups the Mobile Ante
Blog  
11/21/2013   10 comments
Mobile processor leader Qualcomm used its analyst day to rev its product line, upping the ante on competitors angling for the hot smartphone market.
Power Tip 65: Power Supply Implications of Envelope Tracking
Power Tips  
11/20/2013   Post a comment
Envelope tracking requires a high-bandwidth power supply with the ability to source and sink current, which complicates the design.
Where Are All the Medical Breakthroughs?
Blog  
11/20/2013   7 comments
Innovation in medical electronics is hard due to technical, legal, and financial conditions, but new regulatory structures could help.
Chat With Presidential Fellows on IoT
Blog  
11/18/2013   8 comments
This Friday EE Times is hosting a Twitter chat on the Internet of Things with two veteran entrepreneurs and US Presidential Innovation Fellows behind the Smart America Challenge.
Industrial Internet Group Debuts Soon
News & Analysis  
11/15/2013   12 comments
A 10-company US consortium to set standards for the Industrial Internet aims to debut in January, said a GE executive driving a business in the area.
Merger Pits Mysterious Tsinghua Unigroup vs. MediaTek
News & Analysis  
11/14/2013   17 comments
The industry landscape among China’s fabless chip companies -- fragmented among too many little players fighting for a low-margin smartphone chip business in the domestic market -- is about to change.
AMD Secures PC Notebooks, Tablets With ARM
News & Analysis  
11/13/2013   8 comments
AMD announced two new mobile x86 processors using a new ARM Cortex-A5 security block, including a 2W tablet SoC.
M/A-COM to Buy Mindspeed for $272M
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11/13/2013   Post a comment
While Mindspeed is better known for its communications processors business, its appeal for M/A-COM lies in its high-performance analog products for high-speed switching and signal conditioning as well as its VoIP business.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine
News & Analysis  
11/13/2013   14 comments
Wearable sensors and smart patches are allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and even diagnose disease with their smartphones, according to Donald Jones, Vice President of Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm Life Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) who predicted the eventual end of bulky, traditional medical instruments.
Digital Medicine Will Reshape Hospitals
Blog  
11/11/2013   22 comments
Semiconductors could power personal, virtual healthcare that reshape hospitals, said a keynoter at the chip industry's annual gala.
Open-Source Radio Links Mexican Village
Blog  
11/7/2013   5 comments
Santa Maria Yaviche is the latest case study for what can be done by creating networks in remote villages using open-source technologies.
Slideshow: NI Days Keynote Address
News & Analysis  
11/6/2013   4 comments
At NI Days 2013 in Boston, attendees saw product demos and some smashing.
Intel Creates Internet of Things Group
News & Analysis  
11/6/2013   19 comments
Embedded veteran Doug Davis was named head of a new Internet of Things group at Intel, which will sell Atom and Quark SoCs.
Maxim's USB Emulator Consolidates In-Car Device Charging
News & Analysis  
11/5/2013   17 comments
Have USB, will travel. Maxim has developed an automotive-quality USB solution that can recognize any portable device and charge directly from car battery.
Slideshow: ARM Flexes From Servers to Wearables
Slideshow  
11/4/2013   6 comments
At last week's ARM Tech Con, partners showed chips, boards, and systems using the low-power cores in everything from servers to wearables.
Program Certifies Students as RF/µW Engineers
News & Analysis  
11/4/2013   2 comments
Universities can produce graduates with a certificate in RF/microwave design certificates through a program with Agilent Technologies.
Apple iPad Air Packs Faster A7
News & Analysis  
11/1/2013   13 comments
Early teardown results suggest a slightly faster A7 in the Apple iPad Air than in the iPhone 5 but few other surprises, according to Chipworks and iFixit.


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