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Protect Your IoT Designs from Malware
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12/18/2017   Post a comment
Recent malware attacks such as BrickerBot are a call to action to improve security in products designed for the Internet of Things.
Four Big Trends to Watch at CES 2018
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12/18/2017   Post a comment
The factors that distinguish CES 2018 from last year are the pervasiveness of AI, connectivity and software platforms. A broader theme is how all these technologies, once they get connected, will alter consumers’ perception of reality.
MediaTek Claims First Health Biosensor for Smartphones
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12/15/2017   Post a comment
Billed as the first biosensor that monitors health functions from a smartphone, module tracks heart-rate information, blood-pressure trends, peripheral oxygen-saturation levels and more.
Driving Research into Intelligent Agriculture
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12/15/2017   Post a comment
Initiatives throughout the world are taking shape to develop "smart" or intelligent agriculture to boost food security as the world’s population grows.
Microbial Fuel Cell Fabbed on Flex Fabric
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12/15/2017   1 comment
Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated a flexible, stretchable, fabric-based microbial fuel cell for powering wearable devices.
Engineering for Privacy Requires Standards
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12/14/2017   Post a comment
Common sense guidelines and standards are needed to help engineers create products that respect privacy and give users the rights to their own data.
Visible Light Spectrum, Temperature Sensors Target IoT
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12/14/2017   Post a comment
New Ams sensors for visible light spectrum and temperature enable smart building, health, and cold chain IoT applications.
Apple Awards $390 Million to Optical Components Supplier Finisar
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12/14/2017   Post a comment
Apple will give $390 million of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund to enable supplier to set up manufacturing facility in Texas.
Silicon Labs to Acquire Sigma Designs
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
Deal focused on Z-Wave technology; Silicon Labs intends to divest or shutter other product lines.
Karamba Says It Can Protect CAN
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12/13/2017   4 comments
Thus far, Trillium has been the sole voice promoting 30-year-old CAN bus protection. Now Karamba Security is in the game, claiming it better because SafeCAN authenticates a CAN bus-based network with “zero network overhead.”
IoT Markets to Watch in 2018
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12/13/2017   1 comment
Predictive maintenance and asset tracking are two big IoT markets to watch in 2018 because they will provide real efficiencies and improved safety.
ST, Ams Sense 3D Trend
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12/13/2017   4 comments
ST and Ams have identified 3D sensing as the biggest growth segment in sensors. To frame their success as a lucky break induced by iPhone X would be an understatement. Both are boldly taking on the complex technology challenges.
Redpine Flexes ‘Lowest-Power’ Wireless MCU
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
Redpine is rolling out the industry’s lowest-power wireless combo solution featuring advanced security with integrated Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, 802.15.4/ZigBee/Thread, for battery-operated IoT applications
How efficient memory solutions can help designers of IoT nodes meet tight BoM cost targets
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
Read this article to learn about the choices of memory architecture available to designers of IoT end nodes containing a LPWAN radio.
LEDs Need a Sensor Interface
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
The IoT-Ready Alliance invites engineers to help define and implement an interface between LED lights and sensor modules.
Time to Rethink Computer Vision
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12/11/2017   1 comment
Today, computers are fast becoming the world’s largest consumers of images, and yet, this is not reflected in the way that images are captured.
National Security vs. Job Creation
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12/8/2017   1 comment
In the U.S., CFIUS is bringing new levels of scrutiny to M&A’s, especially those involving foreign capital. But national security needs to be balanced with the benefits of investment capital coming into the country.
2017 Watson AI XPrize Top 10 Revealed at NIPS
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12/8/2017   Post a comment
Amiko AI and aifred Health, the first- and second-place finishers in this year’s round of the IBM Watson AI XPrize competition, presented their projects at NIPS 2017.
Cypress HyperBus Set to Get Standards Stamp
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12/8/2017   Post a comment
Cypress' high-bandwidth HyperBus 8-bit serial memory interface will be included in the new, yet to be finished eXpanded SPI (xSPI) electrical interface standard from JEDEC
Snapdragon 845, ARM PCs Debut
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12/7/2017   1 comment
Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 845 mobile SoC while Asus and HP showed notebook PCs using the existing 835 chip.
5 gift ideas to rescue engineers from deal deluge
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12/6/2017   Post a comment
If you already feel you are drowning in deals, worry not. We have done the homework for you, so you can instead turn your attention to enjoying your holidays with friends and family.
Intel’s EyeQ 5 vs. Nvidia’s Xavier: Wrong Debate
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12/6/2017   2 comments
The specsmanship battle by Nvidia and Intel over AI chips reached a new high, when Intel CEO claimed EyeQ 5 “can deliver more than twice the deep-learning performance efficiency” than Xavier SoC. Nvidia called us and cried foul.
Startup Takes NB-IoT to New Lows
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12/5/2017   Post a comment
Startup Riot Micro announced a chip optimized to take NB-IoT and Cat M1 to new lows for LTE-based cellular IoT networks.
Semiconductor Sales to Top $400 Billion
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12/5/2017   Post a comment
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization has once again revised its 2017 chip sales forecast upward after the industry posted another all-time record month in October.
Walmart Calls for Sub-$1 IoT Sensor
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12/4/2017   1 comment
A Walmart executive shared his thoughts on the Internet of Things, machine learning (aka AI), robotics, and more in a wide-ranging interview.
5 boards that will kick-start your IoT project
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12/4/2017   Post a comment
Whether you are designing a powerful multi-sensor based device or looking for a quick start to simpler designs, you will find a board here that fits your needs.
6 Short Stories from the IoT
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12/1/2017   Post a comment
Exhibitors at a recent IoT Expo provided glimpses into how the Internet of Things is evolving across consumer and industrial markets.
4DS Enlists IMEC to Advance ReRAM
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12/1/2017   1 comment
Collaboration aims to demonstrate 4DS' production back-end-of-line process on IMEC's CMOS megabit memory vehicle processed at 300mm wafers to make 1Mb devices
Qualcomm, Apple Exchange Fresh Salvos
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12/1/2017   Post a comment
Qualcomm claims Apple violates more patents, while Apple says Qualcomm violates eight patents held by Apple.
GaN Chip Vendor Snags $15 Million in Funding
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11/30/2017   Post a comment
High-voltage gallium nitride semiconductor vendor Transporm has secured $15 million in funding from Japan's Yaskawa Electric.
Intel Touts Auto AI Chip’s Efficiency
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11/30/2017   2 comments
Intel's CEO sets record straight on the efficiency of the EyeQ 5 chip, developed by Mobileye, compared to Nvidia’s Drive PX Xavier SoC for autonomous driving.
Velodyne Pads Lead in Lidar Derby
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11/29/2017   1 comment
Velodyne LiDAR is still lapping the field in an embryonic but increasingly competitive lidar market, an advantage that grew when it unveiled a new 128-channel lidar sensor. The VLS-128 boasts range and resolution that other lidars have not offered.
RISC-V Spins into Drives, AI
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11/28/2017   5 comments
Western Digital and startup Esperanto tipped plans for storage and machine-learning chips using the open-source RISC-V architecture.
CEA-Leti Moves Fast on New CEO
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11/28/2017   3 comments
CEA-Leti, one of the largest micro- and nanotechnologies research institutes in Europe, lost its head recently, but recovered by naming Emmanuel Sabonnadiere as CEO, succeeding Marie-Noëlle Semeria. CEA-Leti has provided no explanation of Semeria’s contract non-renewal.
IoT Skill Shortage Ahead
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11/28/2017   3 comments
The growing Internet of Things is opening up a new range of jobs that require specific IoT skills--and we’re already seeing a shortage of qualified candidates.
Infineon and Osram’s Intelligent Matrix-lighting System for Vehicles
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11/28/2017   Post a comment
Video from ELIV 2017 illustrates how LED vehicle headlight systems can change the game in energy consumption and safety.
Qualcomm Sheds Light on Licensing Policy
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11/27/2017   1 comment
5G technology licensing rates, the same as the firm charged for 4G, offer perspective on Qualcomm's dispute with Apple and wireless industry grumbling.
Startup Demonstrates ReRAM Retention, Endurance
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11/22/2017   1 comment
Weebit Nano has been able to achieve 10 years' data retention achieved across 300nm 4Kb memory array cells at above room temperature.
MEMS Design Shrinks Speakers to Chip Scale
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11/22/2017   3 comments
USound has developed microelectromechanical system (MEMS) chip-scale audio speakers, targeting in- and over-ear high-fidelity earbuds, smartphones, multidriver headphones, and other IoT wearables.
Analyst Warns on Semiconductor Stock Valuations
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11/22/2017   4 comments
Chip stocks have surged in value over the past three years, but it might be time to sell before a downturn hits, according to Handel Jones of IBS.
Inside 5 AR/VR Headsets
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11/22/2017   2 comments
Augmented and virtual reality headsets will see use in companies faster than in our living rooms, but that’s not stopping developers from pushing the limits to woo consumers.
What AlphaGo Zero Means for the Future of AI
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11/22/2017   Post a comment
Intel’s Bob Rogers explains the possibilities that emerge as AI progresses beyond standard machine learning. DeepMind’s self-taught Go champion is just the beginning.
Soitec Tunes Wafers for RF, Imagers, Photonics
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11/22/2017   2 comments
In recent months, Soitec is talking up not just RF-SOI and FD-SOI, but Photonics-SOI, Imager-SOI and others. What are they, how are they engineered, and what are they for?
Samsung Likely to Unseat Intel as Top Chip Vendor
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11/22/2017   6 comments
Samsung, which has nearly half of the global DRAM market, is likely to crush smaller rivals after more than doubling its plan for capital expenditures in its semiconductor unit for this year, according to market analyst IC Insights.
A Look At Over-the-air Software Updates for Vehicles
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11/21/2017   Post a comment
Microchip Technology demonstrates its infotainment connectivity solution at the 2017 ELIV electric vehicle conference in Bonn, Germany
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
Qualcomm, China Mobile, ZTE Show 5G Data Interoperability
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11/21/2017   1 comment
A 5G interoperability test system developed by Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile, combined with the pending development of the first 3GPP 5G-NR standard, are good indicators of the pending frenzy over 5G; it’s a good time to take a Boot Camp course on 5G.
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.
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