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Thoratec Corp. has replaced CEO Gary Burbach with the man who previously led the company for a decade. The shakeup follows the deaths of four patients and reduced blood flow or lost consciousness in five others.
Spansion will launch a new microcontroller designed to offer high-performance human machine interface (HMI) for automobile dash and clusters. It comes with HyberBus interface and 2D or 3D graphics cores (or both) embedded inside the MCU.
Intel, striving to get processor design wins in mobile devices, has made progress in the tablet computer rising to number-two supplier behind Apple in 2Q14, according to market analysis company Strategy Analytics.
A recent study concludes that most medical devices cleared via the FDA's 510(k) and PMA processes lack sufficient evidence to show they are safe and effective. The report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, concluded that 42 of the 50 medical devices studied did not have sufficient data backing their use.
ARM has announced plans for IoT device and cloud software under its mbed platform that is already making waves with embedded software vendors.