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Comment: Re: Reactions? - rick merritt - 10/20/2014
Comment: Re: Reactions? - rick merritt - 10/20/2014
Comment: Reactions? - rick merritt - 10/20/2014
Comment: Re: Your feedback - rick merritt - 10/20/2014
IBM, GF Strike Historic Fab Deal
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10/20/2014   12 comments
IBM will transfer its two loss-making fabs to GlobalFoundries along with $1.5 billion in cash and related patents in a deal that could take a year to get regulatory approval and even longer to sort out its implications for both companiesí roadmaps.
Comment: Re: Micro vs macro - rick merritt - 10/20/2014
IoT Group Turns Off TV Band
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10/20/2014   6 comments
The Weightless SIG is turning away from its TV White Spaces effort and moving up-band to 900 MHz with the help of NWave Technologies, which joins the Internet of Things effort.
Computer Vision Opens New API
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10/20/2014   2 comments
The Khronos Group has officially released OpenVX, a high-level applications programming interface for computer vision apps.
Comment: Whose hiring? - rick merritt - 10/17/2014
Comment: Chiplets - rick merritt - 10/17/2014
Comment: Your feedback - rick merritt - 10/17/2014
Comment: Re: Celebrate - rick merritt - 10/17/2014
Ethernet Dike Sprouts Cracks
10/17/2014   6 comments
At least a half dozen new efforts are sprouting up to patch gaps in Ethernet, forcing engineers to reconsider the road map for the ubiquitous networking technology.
Comment: Re: Whither ATI? - rick merritt - 10/17/2014
Comment: Xilinx doing fine - rick merritt - 10/16/2014
AMD Plans 7% Layoffs
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10/16/2014   22 comments
AMD will lay off 7% of its staff by the end of the year it said following a third quarter report of a slight profit amid a fall in revenue and expects revenue to fall 13% in its next quarter.
Comment: Big bets - rick merritt - 10/16/2014
Comment: 14nm update - rick merritt - 10/15/2014
Big-Data Benchmark Brewing
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10/15/2014   1 comment
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium hopes to deliver by April the first part of a suite of benchmarks for big-data server clusters.
Intel Results Cool Downturn Fear
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10/14/2014   3 comments
Intel reported record third quarter revenues and said revenues should increase by $100 million next quarter, allaying fears of a general industry downturn.
Comment: How long? - rick merritt - 10/14/2014
Solar Rising in Village Microgrids
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10/14/2014   7 comments
Solar panels are on the rise in microgrids bringing electricity to remote villages in Africa and India, sparking interest in designs for low-power DC-based homes.
Comment: Analyst response - rick merritt - 10/13/2014
Comment: Re: Questions - rick merritt - 10/13/2014
Cellular Group Rolls IoT Guidelines
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10/13/2014   1 comment
The GSMA published guidelines for designing devices for the Internet of Things that ride on cellular networks while Samsung claimed it will roll 60 GHz WiFi IoT products in 2015.
Comment: Re: track record - rick merritt - 10/12/2014
Apple Inspires Startup's PC TV
News & Analysis  
10/11/2014   16 comments
The $1,600 Piixl G-Pack now available on Kickstarter is what a long time hobbyist essentially built for himself in lieu of the long rumored Apple iTV.
Slideshow: Maxim Integrates IoT
10/10/2014   3 comments
The Internet of Things in its industrial and consumer flavors was a main focus for Maxim's annual demo day for its chips and reference designs.
Comment: Big challenge - rick merritt - 10/9/2014
UMC Joins $6.2B China Foundry
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10/9/2014   Post a comment
United Microelectronics Corp. said it will invest US$1.35 billion over five years in a 40nm foundry joint venture planned in Xiamen.
Comment: Analyst comment - rick merritt - 10/9/2014
Comment: Re: why? - rick merritt - 10/8/2014
Lisa Su Named CEO at AMD
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10/8/2014   11 comments
AMD named Lisa Su as chief executive and president, making her the first female CEO among the top 20 semiconductor companies. Analysts hailed the move but scratched their heads over the timing, given Rory Read's successful but short tenure.
Chip Options Sought as Costs Rise
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10/8/2014   14 comments
At the S3S Conference, engineers explored advances in silicon-on-insulator, sub-threshold voltage design, and monolithic 3D integration as costs of making chips rise and the industry consolidates.
Comment: Well deserved! - rick merritt - 10/7/2014
Comment: Re: switches? - rick merritt - 10/7/2014
Comment: Re: Your take? - rick merritt - 10/7/2014
Comment: HP stories - rick merritt - 10/7/2014
Gigabit Ethernet Seeks a Boost
News & Analysis  
10/7/2014   18 comments
Broadcom and Cisco are leading a call for interest in 2.5G and 5G Ethernet to give a boost to business-class access points swamped by throughput from emerging 802.11ac WiFi links.
Comment: Great report! - rick merritt - 10/6/2014
Comment: Your take? - rick merritt - 10/6/2014
HP Splits, Adds 5,000 Layoffs
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10/6/2014   19 comments
Hewlett-Packard will split into separate $57B cloud and PC/printer companies, adding 5,000 more layoffs to its restructuring in a move that was met with muted response.
Comment: Re: Your take? - rick merritt - 10/6/2014
Comment: Your take? - rick merritt - 10/3/2014
Get 20 Takes on ARM Tech Con
10/3/2014   6 comments
ARM servers are progressing, but not ready for prime time, the race is on to a mainstream FinFET node, and IoT continued to appear everywhere at this yearís ARM Tech Con.
Comment: Who will win? - rick merritt - 10/2/2014
Comment: 0.7V potential - rick merritt - 10/2/2014
ARM Servers Want a Tune Up
News & Analysis  
10/2/2014   2 comments
ARM servers need better compilers to get optimal performance said a handful of early users and vendors, noting the still immature code chain for the emerging systems.
Samsung Shows 14nm Chip
News & Analysis  
10/2/2014   7 comments
Samsung showed a working mobile-applications processor made it its 14nm FinFET process at ARM Tech Con, but supplied few details on the status of the process or its customers.
Comment: Re: why? - rick merritt - 10/1/2014
ARM Extends Into IoT Software
News & Analysis  
10/1/2014   16 comments
ARM has announced plans for IoT device and cloud software under its mbed platform that is already making waves with embedded software vendors.
Comment: Market traction - rick merritt - 9/30/2014
Robots Confront Safety Standards
News & Analysis  
9/30/2014   7 comments
An emerging crop of industrial robots will be more user-friendly tools for novice users in a wide variety of small companies, but they may bump up against safety standards, experts say.
Telecom Capex to Fall 2% in 2015
News & Analysis  
9/30/2014   7 comments
Telecom carriers are expected to shave their capital spending on base stations and other gear in 2015, a new Dell'Oro Group report says.
Comment: TI update - rick merritt - 9/29/2014
Comment: Intel Dalian fab - rick merritt - 9/29/2014
Comment: The tweet of IoT - rick merritt - 9/29/2014
HP Ships First ARM Servers
News & Analysis  
9/29/2014   28 comments
Hewlett-Packard is shipping its first mainstream commercial servers using the 64-bit X-Gene ARM-based SoCs from Applied Micro and TIís 32-bit Keystone II with PayPal among its users.
Comment: Huge deal - rick merritt - 9/26/2014
Comment: Air war? - rick merritt - 9/26/2014

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