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    by Published on 05-03-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. Atmel
    Article: A Brief History of the Fabless Semiconductor Industry-atmel-samd21bldc24v-stk-kit-jpg

    We tend to focus on connectivity and sensors for the IoT, however there is a third element to what I call the “Edge Device Triad” that is just as important: actuators. Making things move with microcontrollers (MCUs) is a science in and of itself. For small size and ...
    by Published on 05-01-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
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    As with any new technology, businesses will need to find quantifiable benefits in the Internet of Things before the concept is embraced and implemented. It could be argued that connected devices are already being adopted on a wide scale: companies like Microsoft, Amazon, ...
    by Published on 05-01-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Mobile
    FinFET Wiki-qualcomm-x16-lte-modem-jpg

    Qualcomm has been the global unit and revenue market share leader for years in modem technologies used in smartphones, tablets, PCs and IoT (Internet of Things). One of the reasons they have maintained this lead for so long is that they are typically first to market with new generations of modems. Today at their investor conference, they announced ...
    by Published on 04-27-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. IoT Internet of Things
    FPGA Simulation Wiki-why-iot-needs-fog-computing-jpg

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest mega-trends in technology - and for good reason , IoT deals with all the components of what we consider web 3.0 including Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing.
    by Published on 04-26-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. STMicroelectronics,
    4. FD-SOI
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    We in Semiwiki are writing about FD-SOI since 2012, describing all the benefits offered by the technology in term of power consumption, price per performance compared with FinFET, etc. Let me assess again that I am fully convinced that FD-SOI is a very smart and efficient way to escape ...
    by Published on 04-26-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Automotive
    Aldec Multimedia Wiki-stop-dashboard-insanity-min-jpg

    Speaking as part of the digital track at this week's NAB confab, John Ellis proclaimed the demise of the dashboard radio in the coming world of automated vehicles. The headline reporting his talk in Tom Taylor's newsletter was “Radio is on a path to extinction in the vehicle.” There's no point in being subtle if you're John Ellis ...
    by Published on 04-25-2016 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. FPGA,
    3. Flex Logix
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    Licensing IP can be a pain, especially when the vendor's business model has front-loaded costs to get started. Without an easy way to evaluate IP, justifying a purchase may be tough. With more mid-volume starts coming for the IoT, wearables, automotive, and other application segments, it's a growing concern. Flex Logix is doing something ...
    by Published on 04-25-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Logic Design-data-security-magic-vs-common-sense-min-jpg

    I remember when I was a kid and my dad would perform magic tricks. His magic was so bad but at the time I thought it really worked and was real. You know the trick - get a coin, put it in your hand, ...
    by Published on 04-25-2016 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Silicon Photonics
    Article: A Brief History of the Fabless Semiconductor Industry-theonering-jpg

    In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel 'Lord of the Rings', the Dark Lord Sauron created the "One Ring" as the ultimate weapon to conquer all of Middle-earth. So too it seems that in the world of integrated silicon photonics, the "ring" has become somewhat ...
    by Published on 04-24-2016 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Security
    Article: Analytics Exposed 2012-lattice-min-jpeg

    Public-key crypto-systems rely these days on approaches founded in mathematical methods which are provably hard to crack. The easiest to understand requires factorization of a key based on the product of two large prime numbers. ...
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