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posted in November 2012

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Silicon Valley Nation: Lobbyist optimistic on fiscal cliff
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11/30/2012   2 comments
An insider's view of Inside-the-Beltway politics and its impact on the electronics industry.
Silicon Valley Nation: Baseball, steroids and technology morality
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11/29/2012   5 comments
We argue loudly about technology in sports, not so much the consequences of our own. Why?
Silicon Valley Nation: Maxim confronts new challenges
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11/27/2012   7 comments
CEO Tunc Doluca has overhauled the analog company in the past 5 years. What's he worried about now?
Silicon Valley Nation: What's the right engineering school?
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11/26/2012   11 comments
It's applications time and there are a number of cool engineering programs to consider, according to the NAE.
Data, voice drive different connected-car markets
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11/26/2012   Post a comment
If western automakers design to data applications, emerging markets are all about voice.
8Gb NOR flash coming from Spansion at 45nm
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11/22/2012   Post a comment
First of a planned family to target gaming, industrial applications.
Silicon Valley Nation: Solving EV battery-disposal problems?
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11/21/2012   1 comment
What do you do with your EV battery after you're done with it? GM and ABB have a suggestion.
ARM CEO Warren East on IoT, Nokia, platforms, Europe's future
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11/21/2012   Post a comment
ARM CEO sees growth in embedded and servers while leveraging existing community, technology and infrastructure.
Silicon Valley Nation: Thanksgiving stress, flaming turkeys
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11/21/2012   12 comments
How do you, as an engineer, ensure a fun, technically successful holiday meal?
Sensor Platforms' Ian Chen: Context is king
News & Analysis  
11/21/2012   3 comments
Ian Chen believes a world increasingly stitched together by sensors will provide context for interpretation of all the data. That's how Ian Chen, executive vice president of Sensor Platforms, views things from his perch, where EE Times has identified him as one of the 40 key technologists to watch in the coming years.
Fuel injection, ECUs and the pressure of NASCAR racing
Design How-To  
11/20/2012   1 comment
A new design gets its first big road test before millions of spectators and viewers. No pressure at all.
Silicon Valley Nation: Intel's next CEO? Warrior-poet
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11/20/2012   4 comments
With Paul Otellini retiring as Intel CEO in May, Intel has an opportunity to make a statement about itself and the electronics industry.
Electronica: On Semi's high-brightness LED driver
Product How-To  
11/20/2012   1 comment
When headlights get smart, everybody wins.
Electronica: Melexis rolls new automotive circuits
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Next-gen sensing technology supports the new generation of EV and hybrid cars.
ISSCC preview: Revving ReRAMS, boosting memory bandwidth
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11/19/2012   12 comments
Higher-density non-volatile memories, faster memory transceivers and improved SRAMs highlight ISSCC's memory track for February
Silicon Valley Nation: Buckyballs, PCB scavengers and hypocrisy
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11/16/2012   12 comments
Should we think more about the consequences of our designs even if it's not directly our problem?
Semiconductor equipment sales continue to slow
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
The book-to-bill ratio for North American semiconductor equipment makers fell again in October.
Silicon Valley Nation: Sell your startup or stay?
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11/15/2012   5 comments
You're an engineer, you start a fine company and have fun doing it for many years. When do you sell?
Silicon Valley Nation: Cars in the cloud
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11/14/2012   4 comments
What happens when apps surge into automotive electronics? Nervousness, opportunity and innovation.
Auto networking opportunities growing, Broadcom says
Design How-To  
11/13/2012   Post a comment
Networking standards are giving automotive OEMs a way to reallocate their R&D dollars in interesting ways, according to panel of Broadcom automotive experts
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech in Sports
News & Analysis  
11/13/2012   10 comments
From instant replay to heart and helmet sensors, technology makes our games safer and more fun to watch.
Of Sand Dunes and the birth of the Silicon Valley
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
The Eureka Sand Dunes have nothing to do with the Silicon Valley, yet they have everything to do with the Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley Nation: Immigration do-over?
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11/12/2012   3 comments
Old engineering immigrants may be asking themselves, "Would I do it the same way all over again?"
Silicon Valley Nation: Intel's Itanium-Xeon conundrum
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11/9/2012   Post a comment
Will the processor giant merge two high-end CPUs or stay the course?
Wireless spectrum driving new design approaches
News & Analysis  
11/9/2012   1 comment
Spectrum sharing is becoming a viable way to overcome bandwidth crunch, according to a venture capitalist.
Silicon Valley Nation: Venture capital pioneer Paul Wythes dies
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11/7/2012   1 comment
Sutter Hill Ventures founder said hard work, smarts, character judgement and some luck are key to success.
NI founders Truchard and Kodosky: The human ties that bind
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11/7/2012   Post a comment
Meet Jeff Kodosky and Jim Truchard, founders of National Instruments (Austin, Texas).
EV, plug-in hybrid sales strong in October
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11/6/2012   Post a comment
The Chevy Volt and the plug-in Prius lead the pack. Meanwhile, annual sales EV sales could double 2011 totals.
Micrel linear regulators feature wide input operating voltage
Product How-To  
11/5/2012   1 comment
New products offer voltage range up to 120V DC and supply an output current of up to 25mA or 50mA.
GENIVI, AVnu in auto infotainment deal
Design How-To  
11/5/2012   1 comment
Two auto standards groups agree to make their technologies work together for easier design.
Slideshow: Highlights from ARM TechCon 2012
News & Analysis  
11/5/2012   2 comments
ARM TechCon 2012 featured the latest in ARM-based servers, superphones, a Monster Mash and an "Internet of Wings" powered by Angry Birds.
Silicon Valley Nation: Post-election gridlock likely: SIA CEO
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11/5/2012   6 comments
Semiconductor Industry Association CEO Brian Toohey expects little political change regardless of who wins the presidency.
Silicon Valley Nation: ARM's expansion challenge
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11/2/2012   9 comments
The IP company's next chapter will be the most challenging as it extends into new application segments.


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