SAN FRANCISCO — Makers are no strangers to modular hardware, and startup Tiny Circuits hopes to bridge the gap between hobbyists and OEMs with a variety of ...
PORTLAND, OR — Every digital semiconductor manufacturer and foundry in the world is trying to build 3D FinFETS that rival Intel, which is so far leading ...
MADISON, Wis. — Texas Instruments reported third-quarter results above expectations Monday. Net income rose 31% from a year earlier to $826 million, and ...
TORONTO -- As adoption of DDR4 finally gains steam, memory testing equipment makers are also seeing increased demand for their tools.
SAN FRANCISCO — Strong iPhone and Macintosh sales drove Apple to record revenues and profits despite a 13% drop in iPad sales. With its next-generation ...
MADISON, Wis. — Car OEMs’ growing desire to meet or exceed higher New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) ratings is driving chip suppliers to develop more ...
MADISON, Wis. — China Mobile's 2014 nine-month income fell by 9.7% compared with the same period a year ago, with profits dipping for the fifth-straight ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. — IBM struck a historic and much-anticipated deal to transfer its chip fabs to GlobalFoundries, but the complex deal has its share of ...
MADISON, Wis. — On Monday, October 20, Spansion Inc. unveiled 96 new MCUs, fresh additions to the company's FM4 family of MCUs based on the ARM Cortex-M4 core.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Developers of computer vision applications are expected to get a leg up from the OpenVX specification published today. OpenVX defines a ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The so-called TV whites spaces around 700 MHz appear less fertile a ground for the next-generation of Internet of Things applications ...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The world's first 2D piezoelectric material has been demonstrated by researchers at Columbia University, in collaboration with those at Georgia ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Advanced Micro Devices will lay off 7 percent or about 700 of its 10,149 staff by the end of the year in a $70 million restructuring ...
TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest chip foundry, said Thursday, Oct. 16, that it aims to increase its ...
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...
Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...
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