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posted in March 2012

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Akustica develops two-chip analog MEMS microphone
News & Analysis  
3/28/2012   2 comments
Akustica is entering the mobile device market with its first analog microphone, a low-cost two-chip solution that it hopes will widen its market share.
Mobile MotionEngine empowers apps
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3/28/2012   2 comments
The Freespace MotionEngine has already empowered the smart TV revolution at LG, Roku and Sony by enabling remote controllers to point-and-click on-screen air-mouse style. Now Hillcrest Labs has repurposed it for tablets and smartphones running the Android and Windows Phone operating systems.
Multi-cores tackle human interface
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3/26/2012   5 comments
The diverse demands of realtime process control which must nevertheless offer a touch-enabled user-interface—from smart appliances to point-of-sale terminals to medical monitors—is best addressed by heterogeneous multi-core processors, according to Freescale Semiconductor, which introduced its new Vybrid family of microcontrollers at DESIGN West 2012.
Materials science pioneer honored
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3/21/2012   3 comments
John Werner Cahn, a National Institute of Standards and Technology scientist responsible for major paradigm shifts that have repeatedly redefined modern materials science, recently received the Kyoto Prize in advanced technologies in San Diego.
Intel rolls first processor optimized for datacenters
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3/6/2012   4 comments
Intel announced its first processor optimized for the datacenter with 70 percent boost in performance for same energy consumed by up to eight-core processor per socket.


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