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10|30|2014 MADISON, Wis. — China's Xiaomi's emergence as the world's third largest smartphone vendor in the last quarter should have surprised no one. However, it's a ...

10|30|2014 Desktop and laptop computers are consuming much more energy when not in use than previously thought, according to two recent studies commissioned by the ...

10|29|2014 PORTLAND, Ore. — Three-dimensional printers were once a toy, then a curiosity, and now they've become a serious prototyping tool. Oak Ridge National ...

10|23|2014 The power management IC market will grow at a CAGR of 7.87% between now and 2018, according to a recent report on the global power management semiconductor IC ...

10|22|2014 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Moore’s Law is not dead, but it has clearly reached old age, and no fundamental technology has emerged to replace it. Whatever ...

10|21|2014 MADISON, Wis. — Texas Instruments reported third-quarter results above expectations Monday. Net income rose 31% from a year earlier to $826 million, and ...

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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 ...
We know that battery capability, which is primarily defined using energy density by volume and by weight, is a critical factor in determining what we can expect of the ...
Electromagnetic compatibility problems are everywhere. As frequencies increase and products get smaller, EMC problems get harder to design out and to ...
I'm currently cursing myself for being a fool. I have let chances and opportunities slip between my fingers. I deserve to be berated soundly. But what is the cause of this ...
On a cold October 19 morning, buyers and sellers of mostly electronic equipment, components, computers, and assorted parts gathered in a parking lot and adjacent garage on ...
A handful of major microserver projects, mainly funded by the European Union, presented data center servers based on energy-efficient embedded processors at the recent ...
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has again committed the colossal sin of speaking plainly, and electric vehicle advocates aren’t happy about it.
We are on the cusp of a major shift in battery technology for mobile handsets as Li-ion batteries reach the limits of their capabilities and new chemistries emerge to ...
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