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posted in October 2012

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Microprocessor server benchmarks seen as irrelevant
News & Analysis  
10/31/2012   2 comments
Dhrystone and Spec benchmarks are less important as server design focuses less about IT and more on e-commerce and operational expenses.
Silicon Valley Nation: Semiconductor industry's Windows 8 problem
10/30/2012   7 comments
ICs enable almost everything and get almost no respect.
Silicon Valley Nation: Engineering fights death on race tracks
10/29/2012   Post a comment
Dan Wheldon's fatal 2011 IndyCar crash shows just how fine engineering tolerances can be.
Software startup engineers a smarter grid
Design How-To  
10/29/2012   Post a comment
Former semiconductor-industry engineers mine energy data to optimize load, cut costs.
Spansion sees strong embedded, consumer growth for flash
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10/25/2012   Post a comment
NOR and NAND technologies find success even in a gloomy economy.
Silicon Valley Nation: The 64-bit question on ARM, AMD
10/25/2012   Post a comment
Any significant push into servers almost demands a tighter partnership between the two processor companies.
Silicon Valley Nation: STEM, engineering and innovation
10/24/2012   9 comments
Engineering teachers should get more credit for their resourcefulness and creativity, especially from education bureaucrats.
Losses mount at ST on wireless slump
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
A strategic plan, due in December, will outline ST's aggressive drive into analog, other technologies.
Core demand driving ARM revenue
News & Analysis  
10/23/2012   1 comment
Chip IP specialist ARM Ltd. bucked the negative earnings trend among the technology and other sectors during the third quarter.
Silicon Valley Nation: AMD future bids farewell to PC
10/19/2012   8 comments
Troubled microprocessor firm banks on embedded and heterogeneous computing shift as it sees PC market fade.
AMD lays off 15 percent, eyes embedded push
News & Analysis  
10/18/2012   4 comments
Advanced Micro Devices said it is laying off 15 percent of its workforce to reduce costs while targeting the embedded chip sector.
Silicon Valley Nation: Not hip enough to be Square?
10/18/2012   Post a comment
Electronics once dictated applications. Now, dizzying creativity in applications is demanding more of electronics. How do we keep up?
Silicon Valley Nation: Talent gap
10/17/2012   8 comments
If you think finding good digital designers is tricky, try finding analog engineers.
Silicon Valley Nation: Coming home
10/16/2012   6 comments
When a museum display of the late analog engineer Jim Williams' engineering bench ended, the question loomed: What to do with it?
Week in automotive electronics (Oct. 15, 2012)
News & Analysis  
10/16/2012   Post a comment
Automotive engineering shortage; upside to A123 bankruptcy; cars for drunks; new connector spec released.
Seven new Freescale dev kits for automotive motor control
Product How-To  
10/16/2012   Post a comment
Freescale's 32-bit Qorivva MCUs power new offerings that support as FlexPWM, CTU, ADC and eTimer modules.
New automotive connector spec speeds EV charge time
News & Analysis  
10/15/2012   1 comment
SAE has published a new J1772 electric-vehicle connector spec including DC charging capability.
Silicon Valley Nation: Immigrants keep coming
10/12/2012   Post a comment
If the Silicon Valley is dying, why are so many engineers scrambling to come here?
Silicon Valley Nation: Investing in innovation
10/11/2012   1 comment
One company, in an education grant, seeds future hopes.
Silicon Valley Nation: Investing in innovation
10/11/2012   Post a comment
One company, in an education grant, seeds future hopes.
Atmel gloved-touch controller family expands in automotive
Product How-To  
10/10/2012   Post a comment
The Atmel mXT143E and mXT224E touch controllers are designed for small automotive touchscreens and touchpads up to 7 inches in diameter.
Silicon Valley Nation: The engineer(ing) behind Felix Baumgartner's free fall
10/10/2012   Post a comment
How Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner will survive a free fall from the stratosphere.
Week in automotive electronics (Oct. 8, 2012)
News & Analysis  
10/9/2012   Post a comment
Upheaval at Better Place; Audi PHEV slideshow; Ford leverages carbon fiber; Renault, HP in cloud deal.
Silicon Valley Nation: Forbes innovation list disses electronics
10/9/2012   4 comments
A new Forbes innovation list includes only a handful of electronics companies.
Silicon Valley Nation: EV design chain and pollution
10/8/2012   5 comments
A report suggests electric vehicles are bigger polluters than internal combustion cars. What does this say about the design chain?
Silicon Valley Nation: California's slow bleed
10/5/2012   22 comments
"California is one of the most hostile places to do business on the face of the earth," says Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. Rodgers.
Silicon Valley Nation: What makes Oscar Pistorius run?
10/4/2012   1 comment
When amputee and sprinter Oscar Pistorius speeds down the track, he can thank an engineer.
Silicon Valley Nation: When vision ignores reality
10/3/2012   11 comments
Breathtaking vision may not track with reality without the infrastructure to support it.
Battery-infrastructure company ousts swashbuckling CEO
News & Analysis  
10/3/2012   1 comment
Better Place, the battery-swapping infrastructure company, replaced CEO Shai Agassi amid struggle for acceptance.
Silicon Valley Nation: Xilinx, Altera all grow'd up?
10/2/2012   3 comments
Back in the day, Altera and Xilinx used to bicker and fight constantly. What happened?
Week in automotive electronics (Oct. 1, 2012)
News & Analysis  
10/2/2012   Post a comment
Toyota's weird Insect; shakeup at EV infrastructure pioneer; spy troubles; EVs under fire; in the garage with KV Racing;
Silicon Valley Nation: Lost voices
10/1/2012   5 comments
Where have our industry leaders gone?

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