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10|29|2014 MADISON, Wis. — If you haven't heard of Japan's MegaChips Corp., you'd better watch out. Japan's fast-growing fabless chip company may come knocking on ...

10|29|2014 MADISON, Wis. — Coming after the solid third quarter results that produced higher operating margins and improving cash flow, Freescale Semiconductor's CEO ...

10|29|2014 Two topics that are currently receiving a lot of attention are the Internet of Things (IoT) and the deployment of numerous sensors. Of particular interest is the ...

10|28|2014 MADISON, Wis. — While US retailers struggle to keep up with the transition of mobile payment systems partly prompted by new technologies like NFC-based ...

10|23|2014 PORTLAND, Ore. -- The year 2016 will be the Year of the Monkey in China, as well as the first year of the country's 13th Five-Year Plan, this one spanning 2016 ...

10|23|2014 The Murata cheerleaders are a team of small robots that use both sensing and communications to achieve stability and group synchronization.

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