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Sensor seeks to cut wafer cleaning costs
News & Analysis  
7/23/2012   3 comments
A wafer cleaning sensor developed with the help of Semiconductor Research Corp. could allow chip makers to cut energy and water costs by as much as 80 percent.
Startup debuts e-paper for signage
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7/18/2012   5 comments
Startup Altierre debuted a new e-paper for signage applications that lets customers take advantage of wireless updates.
6-axis MEMS chip gets motion engine
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7/17/2012   3 comments
STMicroelectronics has shrunk its 6-axis accelerometer-gyroscope combo chip while adding a smart motion processing chip.
Six-axis MEMS sets new size/power low
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7/12/2012   2 comments
Invensense says its latest six-axis MEMS combo chip combining a three-axis accelerometer and three-axis gyroscope sets a new low in size and power.
Tools expand for sensor fusion hubs
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7/6/2012   1 comment
An expanding suite of tools for fusing the outputs from MEMS chips is designed to enable designers to develop sensor fusion algorithms.
Has ARM won the processor wars? Hardly!
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7/4/2012   72 comments
ARM processor cores are used for everything from smartphones to tablets to basestations to servers, so one could believe that the company has just about won the processor wars. Not so fast. There are places where ARM has not won, where it is unlikely to and meanwhile the technology environment is changing.
Enea completes migration to Linux OS
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7/3/2012   Post a comment
Sweden's Enea is moving from RTOS to Linux for its communications infrastructure software for wireless basestations.
Terahertz emitter harnesses 45-nm CMOS
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7/2/2012   3 comments
Texas Instrument has demonstrated a terahertz-range emitter which could be a step toward creating silicon-based terahertz-range emitters and detectors that could downsize millimeter-wavelength devices for a wide variety of applications beyond airport security including safer medical and dental imaging along with a whole array of industrial and environmental applications aimed at detecting hazardous substances.


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