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Researchers Develop Reliable Rechargable Zinc Battery
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6/21/2016   3 comments
Researchers from Stanford University and Toyota developed a novel battery design for grid-scale energy storage. The battery has electrodes made of zinc and nickel, inexpensive metals, which are available commercially but few are rechargeable.
Nanotech Boosts Hydrogen Fuel Production
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6/21/2016   Post a comment
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a method for producing hydrogen fuel that offers fewer emissions and is more stable.
STMicroelectronics Seeks Revival
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6/14/2016   5 comments
STMicroelectronics has changed in recent years. In the past five months alone, ST exited some of its biggest business, had less-than-stellar financial results, and is taking on behemoth NXP for dominance in automotive microcontrollers. But where is this sometimes struggling company going?
China Dominates Smartphone Suppliers List
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6/10/2016   2 comments
China-based smartphone suppliers represented eight of the top 12 slots for smartphone IC suppliers in the first quarter of 2016, according to a report from IC Insights. Chinese companies Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi were all in the top five suppliers.
Ericsson Reports Love/Hate Relationship With Wearables
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6/8/2016   Post a comment
A new report from Ericsson shows a love ‘em and leave ‘em relationship with wearables: consumers are increasingly connected to their wearable devices, but still feel underwhelmed by what the device delivers.
AMD Details Next-Gen APUs
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6/8/2016   4 comments
AMD still believes in PCs and recently announced its seventh generation of A-series processors targeted for that market. Code-named Bristol Ridge and Stony Ridge, the processors are designed to boost productivity, enhance multimedia, and improve energy efficiency.
Industrial Semi Revenues Rise Slightly
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6/2/2016   Post a comment
Despite forecasts to the contrary, industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015, IHS reports. Year-over-year global revenue rose less than 1% percent in 2015 to $41.9 billion.
ARM Aims Artemis at Low Power
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5/29/2016   Post a comment
ARM announced its Cortex-A73, a next-generation mobile CPU core, formerly code-named Artemis.
ARM Describes 10nm Test Chip
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5/18/2016   3 comments
ARM taped out a 10nm FinFET test chip in January at TSMC and expects similar SoCs will be in handsets by the end of the year, using the process it described as relatively expensive and focused on lowering power.
Paying, Building 5G for Autos
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4/22/2016   Post a comment
Industry experts at the Brooklyn 5G Summit expect, unsurprisingly, that 5G will play a major role in the future of automotive communications. Just how next-generation cellular systems will help form autonomous or automated driver assistance is still being constructed.
Samsung Details Foundry Roadmap
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4/22/2016   4 comments
Officials from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. detailed the company’s foundry roadmap, which includes expanding FD-SOI production and offering low-cost alternatives to existing FinFET technologies.
NI's mmW Radio Speeds 5G Research
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4/21/2016   1 comment
National Instruments announced a software defined radio for the millimeter wave spectrum. The transceiver system that can transmit and/or receive wide-bandwidth signals at 2 GHz real-time bandwidth, covering the 71-76 GHz spectrum. The system comes with accompanying software.
Ams Breaks Ground on N.Y. Fab
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4/20/2016   1 comment
AMS AG broke ground on a wafer fab in upstate New York today, joining the ranks of advanced manufacturers in the region. The Austrian company aims to start volume ramp of high-performance analog wafers by the second half of 2018.
FD-SOI Expands, But Is It Disruptive?
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4/14/2016   5 comments
The ecosystem for fully-depleted silicon on insulator (FD-SOI) process technology has tipped from a too-late technology to a viable alternative to finFETs for the Internet of Things and automotive markets. To many, the presence of officials from major companies at an industry event signaled a coalescing around the technology.
Facebook Roadmap Eyes AR/VR, Connectivity
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4/13/2016   2 comments
Facebook's CEO said the company will target three major areas in the next 10 years: connecting everyone to the Internet, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality.
Broadcom Drives Enterprise Wi-Fi to 2 Lanes
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4/12/2016   Post a comment
To handle an ever-increasing number of devices connecting in public, Broadcom announced a new dual-channel 5 GHz Wi-Fi access point platform for enterprise. Broadcom’s 5G-HD platform is based on a quad-core 64-bit Cortex A-53 CPU and a flexible architecture for routing different kinds of mobile traffic.
AMD Climbs Bristol Ridge
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4/6/2016   1 comment
AMD unveiled its new mobile 7th generation of FX A-Series processors, code named Bristol Ridge. The Bristol Ridge AMD FX processors will be featured in a new notebook design by HP and offer improved multitasking performance, ultra-HD video streaming and all day battery life.
Developing an Accessible Arduino
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3/31/2016   Post a comment
Development platforms such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino have given access to many makers and entrepreneurs , providing a low-cost method to tinker and prototype. Yet such platforms lack accessibility for at least one group of people who need access to specialized devices.
Celebrating Women in STEM
3/30/2016   1 comment
With an ever-increasing amount of talk about gender equality in the tech industry – and many company promises to increase gender and ethnic diversity among its staff – it is important to recognize those that overcame obstacles to success. Several of these women shared their diverse experiences with EE Times.
Virtual Game Room or Rage Room?
3/22/2016   Post a comment
Playing pool is fun, but enjoying a bit of virtual rage and chair throwing without any repercussions? That has the markings of some serious success.
Engineering A Diverse Future
3/21/2016   Post a comment
A panel titled Engineering for Tomorrow at Silicon Valley Comic Con focused less on emerging tech in favor of social issues in the engineering industry.
VR Not Ready for Standards
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3/17/2016   2 comments
Virtual reality may have been big enough to get its own sub-track at Game Developers Conference and require a last-minute move to a set of larger rooms. But VR hasn’t developed enough to create standards.
Smart Glasses May Replace Smartphones
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3/15/2016   4 comments
The nascent virtual and augmented reality market will explode by 2018, according to a panel at Game Developers Conference. While still in the prototyping and developer kit stage, VR/AR headsets will eventually account for a large market.
4K Rides USB-C for Handsets
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3/14/2016   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor and MediaTek have eyes on 4K ultra-high definition for mobile devices. People are already streaming 4K video from their smartphones, but demand for content and data requires fast new connections.
Cross Pacific Partners: Japan's Startups, US Dollars
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3/11/2016   Post a comment
Several organizations have set their sights on Japan for the next wave of successful startups and visionary entrepreneurs. At a pitch event, investors discussed how emerging startups can harness the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
5G mmW Models Go Open Source
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3/11/2016   Post a comment
In an effort to speed 5G development, NYU Wireless will provide its channel models and measurements for cellular propagation in the millimeter wave (mmW) band as free, open source software. The simulation will help product developers understand the behavior and capabilities of the mmW radio spectrum.
Graphene Goes Ultra-Thin, Absorbent
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3/3/2016   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Surrey in the U.K. have developed nanometer-thin graphene sheets that can better absorb light and head. Traditionally a poor absorber of light, the sheets could power smart wallpaper or other applications in the Internet of Things.
FBI Request Exceeds ‘Just 1 iPhone’
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3/2/2016   2 comments
After 5-hour testimony in front of Judiciary Committee, no resolutions are in sight for the FBI vs. Apple debate.
13 Women Who Changed Science
3/1/2016   10 comments
During Women's History Month in March, we celebrate the myriad accomplishments of women past and present. Here are 13 woman who achieved amazing innovations and accomplishments in engineering.
NASA Engineer Honored With Washington Award
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2/26/2016   1 comment
Chicagoland engineers will present the Washington Award to aerospace engineer Dr. Aprille Ericsson. Ericsson has made significant contributions to the aerospace field and was also the first female, and the first African-American female, to receive a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and the first black female to receive a Ph.D. in engineering at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
How We Got Here: Advice From Women Engineers
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2/26/2016   6 comments
Being a woman in the engineering field can be isolating when you rarely meet other women in technical positions. n celebration of the 65th annual Engineers Week, TE Connectivity hosted a webcast to discuss the roles of women in engineering and the challenges they face.
Black Engineers Call for Diversity
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2/25/2016   Post a comment
February is a big month for the National Society of Black Engineers (NBSE), a 41-year-old professional organization dedicated to increasing the number of black and African-identified engineers. Against a backdrop of a national conversation about racial equality, NBSE will celebrate both Engineers Week and Black History Month.
Nokia's RAN Catches Air At MWC
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2/23/2016   Post a comment
Nokia announced the next generation of its AirScale Radio Access technology with cloud-based Radio Access Network designed for open interfaces. The company demonstrated its technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
NXP Processor Powers IoT, Networks
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2/22/2016   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors announced a new low power processor based on Freescale technology that is the size of a microcontroller. With 1 Watt typical power in a 9.6mm x 9.6mm package, the 64-bit QorIQ LS1012A processor may be the smallest and lowest power embedded processor in the market.
Samsung Taps Q'Comm in S7
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2/21/2016   Post a comment
Samsung announced the next generation of its flagship Galaxy smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge offer small updates to the S6 line, including bigger screens, larger batteries and a Qualcomm processor.
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MWC to Focus on Making 5G Real
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2/17/2016   2 comments
OEMs, telcos and semi companies will continue to pave the yellow brick road toward 5G communications at this year’s Mobile World Congress. While last year featured heavy discussion around standardization, much of the 5G talk at the 2016 conference will center around commercialization.
Qualcomm Unveils Wearable SoC
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2/11/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm announced a thinner and lower-power family of SoCs, Snapdragon Wear 2100, targeted at the wearable market. The company had previously pushed its mobile chips, such as the Snapdragon 400, into the wearable segment. This represents the first time Q'comm has created a wearable-specific platform.
Startup Club Spurs ‘Hardware Revolution’
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2/10/2016   3 comments
Getting a leg up in the hardware industry as a small company can be a challenge, even with a great product. To create a community that has more power in numbers, a group of international investors and tech enthusiasts started a club with the express purpose of helping startups grow.
Battery Research Claims 10x Gain
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2/8/2016   Post a comment
A Stanford-SLAC team wrapped silicon lithium-ion anode particles in a custom-fit cage made of graphene to alleviate battery issues that sap their performance.
Battery Innovations Power Electric Bike
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2/3/2016   3 comments
The coolest looking electric bicycle is powered by innovative battery technology developed inside a San Francisco garage. Occasionally called “the Tesla of electric bicycles,” Bolt Motorbikes uses a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery with more proprietary features than the electric vehicle company.
FinFETs Flow at Samsung, TSMC
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2/3/2016   3 comments
Production of next-generation FinFET chips is underway in earnest with Samsung and TSMC leading the charge. Although Samsung announced mass production of its 14nm LPP process technology with a major customer win in Qualcomm, TSMC may have the last laugh with Apple driving shipments.
IoT Frameworks Dig in for Battle
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1/28/2016   Post a comment
No winner emerged among competing application frameworks for the Internet of Things at CES, leaving analysts calling for a truce.
VC Funding Up, Investing Down in Q4'15
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1/27/2016   Post a comment
Dow Jones Venture Source announced figures for venture capital funding in the fourth quarter of 2015. Fundraising rose sharply while the number of funds remained the even, though investments in U.S.-based companies decreased.
Over-The-Air Charging Is The Future
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1/21/2016   9 comments
The future of wireless charging doesn’t lie in current coil-based systems, which aren't "really revolutionary." Further, standardization won’t drive wireless charging adoption among consumers.
Stanford Develops 'Safe' Battery
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1/18/2016   14 comments
New battery developed at Stanford University shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools without losing performance.
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Al Gore on China, Mobile Web
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1/14/2016   4 comments
The warming relationship between China and the U.S. is important for continued development of the mobile Internet, according to former vice president Al Gore. Yet new tech companies also play an important role in shaping the future world.
All Aboard the Hardware Startup Train
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1/13/2016   2 comments
After years of software-based funding and tedious development, the crowdfunding tide is turning toward hardware. At International CES, held Jan. 6- 9, officials from Indiegogo said companies throughout the chip and gadget ecosystem are getting on board.
Patent Awards Down, IBM Still No. 1
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1/13/2016   Post a comment
2015 saw a 1% downturn in U.S. patent activity for the first time in seven years, with 298,407 utility patents filed. Perennial patent leader IBM led the year with 7,355 patents, down slightly from 2014.
Ultra-Thin Sensors Flex for Medicine
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1/12/2016   Post a comment
The future of medical monitoring should be small, flexible and very, very thin according to wearable company MC10. The Massachusetts-based announced several flexible body-worn sensors at International CES, one of which is less than half the thickness of human hair.
IoT's Coolest Connections at CES
1/8/2016   2 comments
Internet of Things was on display at CES this year. We saw plenty of cool items for the home and family, but here are some of the more interesting entrepreneurial endeavors.
What Samsung Brought to CES 2016
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1/6/2016   Post a comment
In 2016, Samsung will focus on enhancing and syncing IoT, “alleviating pain points for consumers,” and expanding its Galaxy ecosystem. This is all code for more: more technology in its displays, more connections, and more devices you didn’t know you needed.
Qualcomm Adds Smartphone Power To Auto
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1/5/2016   Post a comment
Chip giant Qualcomm announced a new family of automotive processors and a design win at International CES. The company aims to shift the pace of development in the smartphone market to the automotive arena with modular designs.
Everything is Connected At CES Unveiled
1/5/2016   Post a comment
From advanced algorithms for virtual reality to 360-degree HD cameras and automatic bartenders, CES Unveiled showcased some far-out and expensive products for the person who truly wants everything connected.
Broadcom’s Low Power Comms Play
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1/5/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom announced a new low power Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo chip that targets mobile platforms and accessories. The chip has three times the battery life of previous combo chips, the company said at International CES, held here Jan. 6-9.
Broadcom Frees CPU in New Router Chip
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1/4/2016   1 comment
Broadcom announced a 64-bit quad core processor for high-end routers during International CES, held here Jan. 6-9. The processor will target smart home, Internet of Things, and enterprise applications that require increasingly higher throughput.

'Silicon City' Calculates NYC Computer History
12/15/2015   Post a comment
An exhibit at the New York Historical Society digs into New York City’s computer engineering history from vacuum tubes and telegraphs to the 1964 World's Fair and beyond.
Top 10 Power Stories of 2015
12/14/2015   Post a comment
As a demonstration of how important power issues are to the whole of electronics engineering, no one trend dominated EE Times’ power management coverage this year. Everything from battery management to solar power and florescent lamps made EE Times’ list of top power stories.
Analysts Predict CES 2016 Trends
12/11/2015   1 comment
The 2016 International CES will show evolutionary progress in a range of products from cars and drones to smart homes and wearables with a heightened focus on the impact of connectivity, said analysts.
Alliance Fast Tracks Ethernet Standards, Products
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12/10/2015   Post a comment
A year after forming, the NBASE-T Alliance is speeding up the development and standardization Ethernet specifications with the IEEE 802.3bz standard. On its one-year anniversary, the group announced a new MAC-PHY specification and the addition of 14 new members.
RF Charger Taps Tiny Antenna
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12/4/2015   9 comments
The Cota wireless charging technology from Cairo-based Si-Ware Systems and Ossia Inc. can charge up to eight devices simultaneously at a distance of 30 feet using 2.4 GHz multi-path radio frequency.
Energy Harvesting For High Power
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12/1/2015   Post a comment
It’s taking a while to sow the seeds for energy harvesting. While much industry focus may be on powering the Internet of Things, the future may be bigger for energy harvesting.
Bill Gates Backs Multi-Billion Dollar Clean Tech Initiative
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12/1/2015   Post a comment
A public-private partnership for clean energy research and development kicked off the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris today. Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced that he would donate $2 billion over the next five years to the newly formed Mission Innovation.
SiLabs Debuts MCU, Builds Smart Structures
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11/25/2015   Post a comment
Silicon Labs hopes to create buzz in the 8-bit market with its new microcontroller family that has high analog performance and peripheral integration.
Meet The Startups From Wearable World Accelerator
11/24/2015   Post a comment
A handful of new wearable and Internet of Things companies were on display at Wearable IoT World Labs’ fall demo day last week. The local accelerator showcased eight companies in the wearable and automotive world in its downtown headquarters.
Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics
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11/20/2015   1 comment
Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of all, especially when it comes to wearables. The demand for precision technology that isn’t clunky and has a long battery life far exceeds that of the traditional wearable market, and has defined DARPA investment in wearables.
E-Textiles Weave Complex Tale
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11/18/2015   Post a comment
While wearables present innumerable opportunities for fashion designers, the supply chain isn’t up to speed, according to a panel of wearable technology and fashion experts.
Parrot Unveils Bebop 2 Drone
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11/17/2015   1 comment
French drone company Parrot unveiled its next-generation consumer drone, Bebop 2. The 500 gram, four propeller device is designed to take photos and video with 25 minutes of fly time.
GlobalFoundries Launches 14nm ASIC
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11/14/2015   Post a comment
GlobalFoundries announced a new ASIC, FX-14, based on technology acquired from IBM and the foundry’s new 14nm LPP process. FX-14 targets wired and wireless applications, as well as compute and storage applications with support for various SoCs including 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 processors.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
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11/13/2015   2 comments
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
ARM CEO Touts IoT Security, Fire Safety
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11/11/2015   7 comments
ARM couldn’t have done it better if they tried. Just as CEO Simon Segars reached the climax of his TechCon keynote on the importance of security for the Internet of Things, a fire alarm rang out.
ARM Flexes Handset, IoT Cores
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11/10/2015   1 comment
ARM announced a new entry-level, 64-bit smartphone core, the A-35, and an architecture for supporting hardware-based TrustZone security on 32-bit microcontrollers.
Wireless Charging Industry Groups Evolve
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11/3/2015   Post a comment
Two Wireless Charging industry groups have merged and rebranded under a new name. The Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance will now form AirFuel Alliance.
Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform
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10/29/2015   Post a comment
Verizon wants to connect billions of things within the space of its 4G LTE network. The company announced an Internet of Things development platform, ThingSpace, that aims to lower the barrier to entry for connectivity in smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and sharing platforms.
Wireless Charging IC Targets IoT
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10/28/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging startup Energous is sampling an RF-to-DC rectifier IC designed to power smaller wearable and IoT devices that require up to 10 Watts over a 15 foot distance.
Oracle Hedges Server Bets
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10/28/2015   Post a comment
Oracle debuted five new servers and a separate server partnership with Intel. The new servers are based on its latest SPARC M7 microprocessor, while the partnership targets mission critical systems favored by IBM.
Dell Packs Analytics in IoT Gateway
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10/23/2015   1 comment
At Dell World, the PC giant took a bigger step into the Internet of Things announcing a new IoT gateway with embedded analytics, initially for industrial automation and transit and a new custom IoT engineering team.
Dell Preps Semi-Custom Servers
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10/22/2015   Post a comment
Dell unveiled new servers for the data center market and enterprise at its annual DellWorld conference, targeting custom and semi-custom network infrastructure and storage for tier two cloud providers and others.
PCs Live, Says Dell with Refresh
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10/20/2015   Post a comment
As the PC market continues to decline, Dell is doubling down with a desktop refresh targeting emerging markets including three desktop and three all-in-one PCs.
ARM Squeezes GPU For IoT
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10/20/2015   Post a comment
ARM has released a new low power GPU for wearables and the Internet of Things that merges smartphone-quality graphics. The 32-bit Mali 470 requires half the power of ARM’s previous graphics processor generation using the same process geometry.
Intel's Curie Powers Arduino
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10/16/2015   2 comments
Intel’s mini Internet of Things module, Curie, will power two forthcoming Arduino development boards. Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 are designed for entry-level makers and education environments.
Xilinx Revenues Driven By Data
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10/14/2015   Post a comment
Xilinx's second quarter fiscal 2016 sales were down 4% from the prior quarter and down 13% year-over-year, but Xilinx's CEO put emphasis on its data-center future.
Intel Rides Servers, Flash in Q3
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10/13/2015   2 comments
Intel today reported third quarter revenue of $14.5 billion, a 10% increase from the second quarter of 2015, and flat year-over-year. Growth in its data center, non-volatile memory, and Internet of Things businesses offset lower client revenue.
Q'comm Unveils Server Bid
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10/8/2015   11 comments
Qualcomm officially entered the server market with a single chip SoC server development platform. The company first announced that it would tackle the much-sought after market last year, but had been largely quiet about its progress.
GE Launches Current for Energy
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10/7/2015   Post a comment
launched a new energy spin-off company dedicated to developing energy efficient devices. Current will combine GE’s LED, solar, energy storage and electric vehicle businesses with its Predix industrial analytics platform to focus on commercial, industrial, and government customers. Parts Search

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