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Exar Promotes Daniel Wark to Vice President of Worldwide Operations

Sunday December 21, 2014

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The Sound System In This New Audi Will Have 23 Speakers

Saturday December 20, 2014

When the  all-new 2016 Audi Q7 goes on sale next year, it will be available with a new 3D sound system that gives your favorite tunes a spatial dimension. So instead of just the left and right channels you also get spatial height. — Read More


Topeka Capital Markets Raises Himax Technologies, Inc. Price Target to $11.00 (NASDAQ:HIMX)

Saturday December 20, 2014

Stock analysts at Topeka Capital Markets hoisted their target price on shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) from $9.00 to $11.00 in a report issued on Friday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. — Read More


Analog Devices SVP William R. Matson Sells 51,800 Shares (ADI)

Saturday December 20, 2014

Analog Devices (NYSE:ADI) SVP William R. Matson unloaded 51,800 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.00, for a total transaction of $2,952,600.00. — Read More


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23-Speaker 3D Sound System Detailed in 2016 Audi Q7

Saturday December 20, 2014

The all-new Audi Q7 has lot's of new tricks up its sleeve, and with the arrival of its new Advanced 3D Sound, your music will take on a whole new dimension. It is a fact of life. We love listening to music while driving, while waiting at a light, while parking, just about every situation ... — Read More


UK to fine-tune functional materials with £20m boost

Saturday December 20, 2014

Related news Investments worth £20m in new functional materials aim to advance the UK’s manufacturing capability, an engineering council has announced.   The ten research projects that will get a financial boost from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will ... — Read More


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Google’s Project Ara adds NVIDIA and Marvell chips

Saturday December 20, 2014

Chris Davies Google's Project Ara modular smartphone may be yet to convince everyone that it solves a legitimate problem, but we now at least know it won't be lacking power, with Marvell and NVIDIA both cooking up processor modules for the phone. — Read More


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Taiwan and South Korea control more than half the production of 12-inch chips

Saturday December 20, 2014

Ampliar Employees of a chip producer company posing with silicon wafers. Taiwan and South Korea control more than half the global production of 12-inch chips in an attempt to boost their participation in the world market for semiconductors, says a new report released Friday by market ... — Read More


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Innovative manufacturing to take IT beyond the electronic age

Saturday December 20, 2014

Enlarge A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data communications with a new generation of photonic microchips. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today announced funding for a multi-university research programme and ... — Read More


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Audi brings 3D sound into the car

Friday December 19, 2014

The latest 3D sound technology will be making its debut in the Audi Q7 in 2015. It is available as a component of the Advanced Sound System from Bang & Olufsen and also of Bose Surround Sound. At its core is a complex algorithm that calculates the control signals for each speaker swiftly ... — Read More


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Popular Bitcoin Mining Software

Friday December 19, 2014

The first Bitcoin block, called the genesis block, was mined in January 2009 and was placed in the blockchain (its public ledger). The process of mining began ever since with a default design that scales up the difficultly level as more and more Bitcoins are mined. — Read More


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DARPA Combating Rising Cases of Counterfeit Microelectronics

Friday December 19, 2014

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) famously said, “We will bury you.” Though his words were taken out of context and put fear into American hearts, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is afraid that China may be able to take over American military assets ... — Read More


Himax Technologies, Inc. Short Interest Down 29.9% in November (HIMX)

Friday December 19, 2014

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,772,031 shares, a drop of 29.9% from the November 14th total of 3,951,826 shares, Stock Ratings Network reports. — Read More


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Resolutions and Solutions

Shelly Stalnaker | Friday December 19, 2014

That time of year is coming…the old calendar comes down, the new one goes up, and we look at all those days ahead of us and think…THIS year, the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series! Okay, we don’t really think that, but it’s one of those forlorn wishes that keeps hanging around. — Read More


Exar Promotes Daniel Wark To Vice President Of Worldwide Operations

Friday December 19, 2014

Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the promotion of Daniel Wark to the position of Vice President, Worldwide Operations. — Read More


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Discovery opens door for radical reduction in energy consumed by digital devices

Thursday December 18, 2014

Posted: Dec 17, 2014 (Nanowerk News) An article in Nature Materials ( "Negative capacitance in a ferroelectric capacitor") describes the first direct observation of a long-hypothesized but elusive phenomenon called “negative capacitance.” — Read More


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Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors

Thursday December 18, 2014

The atomic structure of a ferroelectric material exhibits the so-called “negative capacitance” effect. If successfully built into transistors, it could drastically reduce the electricity needed to run computer processors and other transistor-dependent devices. Credit: Suraj S. Cheema ... — Read More


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Startup Addresses Critical Semiconductor Tech Limitations

Thursday December 18, 2014

“The idea behind Seamless Devices is to simplify the design of high-performance electronic systems even as transistors are scaled down deep into the nanoscale,” says Kinget. “We are building patented switched-mode analog signal processing techniques and extending their capability to ... — Read More


eASIC and Xelic Deliver CPRI to OTN Reference Design For SFP+ to Enable Fast C-RAN Deployment

Thursday December 18, 2014

December 17, 2014– eASIC Corporation, (@easic) a fabless semiconductor company that delivers a custom IC platform (eASIC Platform), and Xelic, Inc., a fast leading supplier of silicon intellectual property (SIP) and IP-enabled design services, today announced the immediate availability ... — Read More


Microsemi's Ultra-secure SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs And IGLOO2 FPGAs Recognized On EDN's List Of Hot 100 Products Of 2014

Thursday December 18, 2014

"Providing our customers with security solutions at the device, design and system levels is one of the key reasons Microsemi has the most secure SoC FPGAs available," Weyer said. "We are excited our approach is recognized by EDN as an important aspect of securing many of the new applications ... — Read More

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