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Comment: GPS - rick merritt - 4/28/2015
Apple Ticks Up Sales Record
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4/27/2015   1 comment
Apple reported record sales for its second quarter but said its new smartwatch has lower than average profits and forecast a seasonally down June quarter.
ARM Gives Peek at Road Map
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4/24/2015   2 comments
ARM disclosed new details of its A72, including three functional units it shares with a yet-to-be announced high-end core, and defended its big.little approach to multiprocessing.
EUV Deal Raises Questions
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4/24/2015   8 comments
ASML announced it struck a deal to sell 15 EUV systems to an existing U.S. customer, once again raising hopes about the readiness of the key technology for making leading-edge chips.
Comment: New drivers? - rick merritt - 4/23/2015
Comment: ARM server - rick merritt - 4/23/2015
Comment: Blinders off - rick merritt - 4/23/2015
Smartwatch Uptick in Mobile Slump
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4/23/2015   3 comments
Smartwatches could grow to sales of 400 million units a year by 2019 when smartphone and tablet sales slump to single-digit levels, said a market watcher.
8 Views of Security from RSA
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4/23/2015   7 comments
Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from the Internet of Things to policy.
Comment: Your take? - rick merritt - 4/22/2015
Intel's 10nm Secrets Predicted
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4/21/2015   10 comments
Leapfrogging competitors to lower power chips, Intel will use quantum well FETs in a 10nm process next year using germanium and InGaAs, predicted a semiconductor analyst.
Moore’s Law @50 in the News
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4/20/2015   2 comments
Here’s a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore’s Law on Sunday, April 19.
Rocket Fuels Student Space Dreams
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4/17/2015   2 comments
Boston students hope to break records by launching a homegrown rocket into space, one of many projects sponsored by the non-profit Mavericks.
Comment: Fun with FinFETs - rick merritt - 4/16/2015
Data Centers Drive SDN, Bandwidth
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4/16/2015   2 comments
A Microsoft engineer described two new networking initiatives Web-scale engineers are driving to lower costs and get more bandwidth.
Comment: How much IP? - rick merritt - 4/15/2015
Nokia, AlcaLu Leapfrog Huawei
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4/15/2015   4 comments
Wireless is the likely target of layoffs after Nokia bid $16.6 billion for Alcatel-Lucent to create the world’s second largest telecom vendor.
Bluetooth Does IoT 5+ Ways
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4/15/2015   5 comments
At Bluetooth World, Google, CSR and Nordic Semi proposed separate ways to link a rising tide of Bluetooth devices into the Internet of Things.
Moore’s Law Hits Middle Age
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4/14/2015   6 comments
Top technologists from Intel, IBM and TSMC who helped drive Moore’s Law forward share their stories and opinions on its 50th anniversary.
Comment: V-Nova vs H.265 - rick merritt - 4/11/2015
Smart Homes Smell the Coffee
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4/8/2015   1 comment
Withings announced a smart home monitor with an air-quality sensor from AMS, the first of many such Internet of Things systems to come.
Comment: Late updates? - rick merritt - 4/6/2015
Comment: Who and whom? - rick merritt - 4/6/2015
Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley
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4/6/2015   1 comment
The regional First Robotics competition in Silicon Valley drew hundreds of young people pumped up for the program that drives a love for engineering.
Comment: What's next? - rick merritt - 4/2/2015
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks
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4/2/2015   4 comments
The Thread group and the ZigBee Alliance will define a spec to run the application-level Zigbee Cluster Library over native–IP Thread networks.
IoT Snags $25M in Europe
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4/1/2015   3 comments
EuropeCPS aims to spend $25 million over three years helping companies create designs for the Internet of Things using boards from Intel, STMicro and others.
Comment: Re: Good Luck - rick merritt - 3/31/2015
Comment: IEEE's side - rick merritt - 3/30/2015
Analysts Cool on Intel/Altera Combo
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3/30/2015   14 comments
Analysts gave a chilly reception to the idea of Intel acquiring Altera, the world’s second largest FPGA maker and a new foundry customer for Intel.
Comment: Fbook CTO on VR - rick merritt - 3/27/2015
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
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3/27/2015   3 comments
Linux needs greater security, unity and interoperability to meet its potential in the emerging Internet of Things said speakers at the Embedded Linux Conference.
Micron, Intel Flash 3D NAND
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3/26/2015   1 comment
Micron and Intel have co-developed a 3-D flash NAND chip sampling now that is denser than the parts Samsung has been shipping since July.
Drones Eyed for Aid Missions
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3/25/2015   Post a comment
About a dozen volunteers have formed The Syrian Air Project in an effort to find a way to use drones to deliver medical goods and food to civilians under siege.
Optical Specs Plug Into Data Center
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3/23/2015   Post a comment
Microsoft’s data center group is leading a new effort to define interfaces to plug optical cables directly into server and switch boards.
14 Views of the Open Power Summit
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3/18/2015   1 comment
IBM and its partners unveiled a handful of Power-based boards and chips headed for the market, mostly from China, at its first Open Power Summit.
Broadcom v ASICs, Part 2
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3/18/2015   Post a comment
Broadcom announced the first 28nm versions of its StrataDNX chips from its Dune acquisition, driving deeper into competition with OEM ASICs.
Comment: Other inages - rick merritt - 3/17/2015
13 Images from Nvidia’s GTC
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3/17/2015   3 comments
With new cards and developer systems, Nvidia aims to ride a rising tide of deep learning apps into applications such as self-driving cars it said at its annual graphics event.
Comment: Update - rick merritt - 3/16/2015
SoC Spec Hits Version 1.0
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3/16/2015   2 comments
The AMD-led Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation has finished its 1.0 spec, turning attention to what SoCs will support it.
Layoffs Hit 1,600 in Cypress Deal
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3/13/2015   1 comment
Cypress and Spansion are expected to lay off more than 20% of combined staff or about 1,600 people following their recently approved merger.
Smart Glasses Go To Work
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3/12/2015   1 comment
Epson, Google, Sony and others are seeking traction for their smart glasses among business users, according to exhibitors at an event on wearable devices.
Facebook Unveils Servers, Switches
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3/11/2015   2 comments
Apple and Hewlett-Packard were the latest to join the Open Compute Project at its annual gathering where Facebook showed its latest server and switch designs.
Comment: Another comment - rick merritt - 3/10/2015
FinFETs Race Toward Silicon
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3/10/2015   Post a comment
As Cadence announced a new physical-design tool, Synopsys said it has 100 production tape outs in FinFET processes, 90% of the advanced chips made to date.
Comment: Re: Dick Tracey - rick merritt - 3/10/2015
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
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3/9/2015   15 comments
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
Comment: I'm not alone - rick merritt - 3/6/2015
TV Reboots with Web-Like Service
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3/6/2015   12 comments
The next-generation U.S. standard for terrestrial TV will embrace Web standards and support 4K video in hopes of delivering more compelling services.
Smartphone, Samsung in Trouble
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3/5/2015   28 comments
With its Galaxy S6 announcement at MWC, Samsung and smartphones in general look to be in trouble and that’s bad news for the electronics industry.
VR is New Reality at GDC
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3/5/2015   1 comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
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Comment: Re: Disconnect - rick merritt - 3/3/2015
Comment: Re: Merger - rick merritt - 3/3/2015
Comment: Re: Disconnect - rick merritt - 3/3/2015
Comment: Security budget - rick merritt - 3/3/2015
Graphics API Gets Makeover
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3/3/2015   Post a comment
With new proprietary graphics interfaces out from AMD, Apple and Microsoft, Khronos Group is previewing Vulkan as an open follow on to OpenGL.


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