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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 ...

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As you may recall, I recently had the great fortune to be invited to speak at ESC Brazil 2014. (See What? You Missed ESC Brazil 2014? Check Out This Video!)
In previous columns, I have written about my conviction that programmable RF products represent an exciting new wave for programmable devices. (See: Programmable RF Arena ...
I just received an email from my chum Rick Curl, who poses a rather interesting question. Rick's query was as follows:
My degree is in Control Engineering -- a core of math with "surrounding subjects" of electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics and fluidics. The only official programming I ...
Most efforts to control power consumption in System-on-Chip design are focused on the computational units, such as the CPU and GPU. However, other sections of the chip ...
Electromagnetic compatibility problems are everywhere. As frequencies increase and products get smaller, EMC problems get harder to design out and to ...
A few weeks ago, when I was having problems with one of my antique analog meters, someone suggested replacing the failed movement with a servo. Though I ended up taking a ...
Madison, Wis. — So, tell me, why are we so down on terrestrial TV broadcast? There seems to be a growing consensus that broadcasting isn't just irrelevant but obsolete.
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