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Startup Breathes Life into Bio IoT
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11/21/2017   Post a comment
Startup Nano Global partnered with ARM to design SoCs than can detect and scrub pathogens in a wide range of medical and IoT products
Analysts Applaud Marvell-Cavium Deal
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11/21/2017   2 comments
Analysts generally praised the merger of Marvell and Cavium as diversifying into broader comms and networking markets but were wary of revenue and profit growth.
Siemens Acquires Solido Design Automation
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11/20/2017   Post a comment
Deal provides first glimpse of what may be a more aggressive stance on M&A for Mentor Graphics under Siemens ownership.
Marvell Buying Cavium for $6 Billion
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11/20/2017   Post a comment
Latest semiconductor industry blockbuster would result in firm with $3.4 billion in annual sales.
Beating IoT Big Data With Brain Emulation
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11/17/2017   8 comments
Bosch Sensortec demonstrated its sophisticated three-tiered methodology for solving the real-time Big Data deluge with smart sensors that send summaries every few seconds to hubs, which in turn send trends to the cloud every few minutes, where they are analyzed and fed back to the user as actionable information.
STMicro Augments Low-power MCU Family
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11/17/2017   3 comments
STM32L4+ devices, part of STMicro's STM32 family, boast significantly higher performance at ultra-low power consumption.
Intel Updates 5G, LTE Roadmaps
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11/16/2017   Post a comment
Intel disclosed a few details of its plans for advanced LTE and 5G baseband chips, aiming to close the gap with market leader Qualcomm.
IBM: Copper Interconnects Here to Stay
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11/15/2017   4 comments
Copper will serve as the interconnect technology for CMOS forever, no matter how small its feature sizes evolve, according to Big Blue.
U.S. Trade Commission Investigating Apple
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11/15/2017   Post a comment
Trade commission initiates investigation into whether products including iPhones, iPads and Macs violate patents held by Southern California software firms.
AI Chip Startup Graphcore Lands $50 Million in Funding
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11/14/2017   2 comments
Latest funding infusion from Sequoia Capital brings total raised by UK firm to about $110 million over the past 18 months.
DRAM Price Increases Expected to Persist in Q4
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11/14/2017   Post a comment
Supply remains tight as OEMs gear up for the end-of-year holiday season.
China Passes U.S. in Supercomputers
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11/13/2017   7 comments
China is running more of the world’s Top 500 supercomputers, cranking out more overall performance than systems in the U.S. for the first time.
IBM's Quantum Computer Goes Commercial
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11/13/2017   2 comments
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Automotive Seen as Strongest Semiconductor Driver Through 2021
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11/13/2017   Post a comment
Sales of automotive electronic systems are forecast to increase the most of six major semiconductor end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.
Samsung Shows EUV Design at ISSCC
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11/13/2017   6 comments
Samsung will describe a 7nm SRAM cell made using EUV lithography at ISSCC amid advances in processors, sensors and specialty memories.
Chip Incubator Warms New Startups
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11/10/2017   Post a comment
Silicon startup incubator Silicon Catalyst announced that two new portfolio companies and ON Semiconductor joined as a partner.
MEMS Sensor Startup mCube Buys Xsens
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11/10/2017   Post a comment
CEO says combination will bring together hardware and software for motion tracking in sports, entertainment and medical, applications, among others.
Low-cost Lifetime Boost for Lithium Batteries
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11/9/2017   2 comments
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute is seeking a U.S. patent on a composite paste that OEMs can apply to battery electrodes to prevent solid electrolyte interface buildup and thereby extend battery life up to 70%.
iPhone X BoM Estimated at $370
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11/9/2017   1 comment
Teardown analysis by IHS Markit finds the new flagship smartphone maintains Apple's typically high margins, despite being the most expensive handset the company has marketed.
Facebook Likes $1K Base Stations
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11/9/2017   3 comments
Facebook showed its design open source cellular base station that could cost less than $1,000 at a summit of carriers working on software-defined networks.
Intel Taps AMD Graphics Chief
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11/9/2017   1 comment
Intel hired AMD’s chief graphics architect to head a new group that will design a full range of GPUs including high-end discrete parts.
ON Semi Joins MCU Benchmarking Consortium
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11/8/2017   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor joined the low-power working group of the EEMBC to help set standards for power consumption for microcontrollers for the Internet of Things and edge node devices.
Robots Get AI from Startup
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11/7/2017   Post a comment
Startup Embodied Intelligence announced software to embed machine-learning capabilities into industrial robots.
Broadcom Launches $103 Billion Bid for Qualcomm
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11/6/2017   6 comments
Broadcom offers $70 per share to acquire larger rival in what would be the biggest tech acquisition of all time.
Apple iPhone X Packs Intel, Q’comm
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11/3/2017   4 comments
Teardowns of Apple’s iPhone X show two boards stacked in a microvia sandwich with separate models using Intel and Qualcomm cellular modems.
Synopsys to Pay $565 Million for Security Software Firm
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11/3/2017   2 comments
EDA leader says deal for Black Duck Software will broaden product offering, expand customer reach in the software security market.
Broadcom to Moves Headquarters to U.S.
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11/3/2017   1 comment
Chip vendor to shift location of incorporation to Delaware from Singapore as Trump administration pushes corporate tax reform.
Apple Reports Records, Mum on X
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11/3/2017   Post a comment
Apple reported record quarterly sales but gave few insights into issues ramping its iPhone X or expectations of their sales.
Q’comm Profits Dive Amid Patent Disputes
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11/2/2017   Post a comment
Qualcomm reported 57-89 percent declines in annual and quarterly profits, largely due to lost royalties from Apple and an unnamed customer.
MediaTek Shifts To IoT
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11/1/2017   6 comments
MediaTek, which has seen its share of the smartphone business plummet during the past two years, is turning to new products such as IoT chips to drive sales growth.
AT&T Previews Edge Compute Plans
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11/1/2017   Post a comment
AT&T discussed its plans for an edge computing architecture and implications it may have for designers of servers, devices and software.
Higher DRAM Bit Growth Seen For 2018
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11/1/2017   3 comments
Samsung mulling plan to ratchet up DRAM capacity next year, which would prompt competitors to follow suit.
Canyon Bridge Head Charged With Insider Trading in Lattice Deal
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11/1/2017   3 comments
Benjamin Chow, managing partner of private equity firm backed by China's central government, is accused of feeding non-public information about the deal to a friend who profited over $5 million from trades of Lattice stock.
Semiconductor Sales Hit $108 Billion in Q3
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10/31/2017   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales topped $100 billion for the first time in the second quarter, breaking an all time high.
Apple May Drop Qualcomm Chips
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10/31/2017   3 comments
Apple is creating designs of next-generation iPhones and iPads that use Intel and Mediatek's baseband modem chips, cutting out longtime supplier Qualcomm amid a legal dispute, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Samsung's Chip Sales Hit New High
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10/31/2017   1 comment
South Korean firm all but certain to pass Intel in chip sales this year as memory chip boom continues through the third quarter.
Drone Challenge Rides Soft Radio
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10/31/2017   Post a comment
DARPA will host a hackfest and drone flight challenge at Moffett Field later this month to seek new uses for software-defined radio.
STMicro Sees Growth Across the Board
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10/27/2017   Post a comment
Sales for IoT, smartphones, industrial and automotive lead the way as company remains on track to grow 18 percent in 2017.
IoT May Need Sub-50-Cent SoCs
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10/27/2017   9 comments
The Internet of Things will demand radically cheaper, lower power SoCs by 2027, but the road to get there is unclear, said technologists from ARM.
Intel Lifts Sales Forecast After Strong Q3
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10/26/2017   Post a comment
Biggest U.S. chipmaker on track for a record year after sales rise across all product groups.
ARM CEO Sounds Security Alarm
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10/26/2017   1 comment
Simon Segars calls on tech firms to come together to address cyber security, which says threatens the potential of the Internet of Things.
ARM Unveils New AI Group
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10/26/2017   Post a comment
ARM created a machine learning group recently that plans accelerator cores as well as enhancements for CPU and GPU cores and software.
Bitcoin ASIC Maker Bets on AI
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10/25/2017   Post a comment
Bitcoin ASIC designer Bitmain of Beijing announced it is sampling its first accelerator for deep neural networks, the BM1680.
Semiconductor Equipment Market Cools Further
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10/25/2017   Post a comment
Billings amount North American semiconductor tool makers declined sequentially in September for a third straight month, according to the SEMI trade group.
ARM Extends Mbed to Gateways
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10/24/2017   Post a comment
ARM will expand ts Mbed embedded software to include a framework of modules for gateways on the Internet of Things.
Apple Talks About Sole Sourcing from TSMC
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10/24/2017   Post a comment
At its 30th anniversary celebration, TSMC hosted a forum of key customers including semiconductor CEOs and Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams. Williams provided a rare glimpse into TSMC’s role as the sole supplier of Apple’s A11 application processor.
NXP to Bridge MCU & AP with 'Crossovers'
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10/24/2017   1 comment
To use an MCU or not (and to opt for an apps processor instead)? This is an eternal question for embedded system designers, and one that NXP Semiconductors hopes to answer by launching a new high-end MCU.
Brexit, Britain, and Beijing
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10/24/2017   Post a comment
What will Brexit mean for U.K.-China trade? Syrus Lohrasb of the China-Britain Business Fusion Group sees a balancing act between protecting “prime assets” and courting investment in AI, robotics, and hardware-software integration.
Apple and Samsung Headed Back to Court
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10/24/2017   1 comment
Electronics heavyweights to continue dispute about smartphone patent infringement after judge orders new trial.
ARM Boosts IoT Security
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10/23/2017   1 comment
ARM announced a new framework for security in MCU-class devices used in the Internet of Things along with new firmware and core offerings to implement them.
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