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Operating system, or simply OS, pertains to the computer's master control program. It is a collection of software, firmware and hardware elements that controls the execution of computer programs.
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2002-10-30 NeoMagic joins Symbian program
NeoMagic Corp. has joined Symbian's Platinum Partner Program.
2003-09-04 NEC upgrades gateway processor to handle security tasks
Setting its sights on network gateways, NEC Electronics America Inc. has rolled out a faster version of its 64-bit embedded processor.
2007-01-25 NAND caching tech war, no winner yet
Neither the hybrid hard disk drives nor embedded NAND technology can be declared as winner in the brewing NAND caching technology battle as neither of the two convincingly realizes the potential of NAND caching, reveals IDC.
2003-09-16 Multiprocessing with real-time operating systems
The article focuses on a specific type of multiprocessor system, the tightly coupled SMP, and how it is supported by a typical RTOS.
2010-04-20 Multicore SoCs invade embedded arena
Predicting trends is difficult in most connected industry experts, but one trend that's easy to spot is the widespread acceptance of multicore SoC, which is happening for a number of reasons.
2004-11-16 Multicore SiByte processors roll
Broadcom expands its line of 64bit SiByte communication processors, adding two dual-core versions and its first quad-core implementations.
2014-06-12 Multicore architecture for compute-intensive app
One needs to dive into each of the architecture choices in order to assess how each component influences the architecture chosen in order to optimise the particular algorithm.
2005-01-03 Move toward Linux in current, next-generation products in Asia
There is already evidence of a strong tendency by consumer device manufacturers to move toward embedded Linux.
2008-07-14 More firms endorse Symbian Foundation
The initial board members of the Symbian Foundation have welcomed the continuing support from mobile industry leaders for their plans for the initiative and the evolution of Symbian OS as an open platform for mobile innovation.
2007-10-22 Mobile Linux makes headway in handset industry
Mobile Linux momentum is growing with an increasing support for Linux as a cellular operating system from a broad cross-section of the handset industry.
2005-08-16 Mobile handsets are dialing up Linux
Manufacturers are beginning to view Linux as a universal solution that can be leveraged across a broad range of devices.
2003-04-25 Microsoft unveils Windows CE.NET 4.2
Microsoft Corp. has rolled out Windows CE.NET 4.2, an embedded OS update aimed primarily at developers of STB, residential gateways, and VoIP.
2006-08-25 Microsoft to offer discounts for Vista
Microsoft is considering to offer discounts to entice consumers to upgrade their PCs with Windows Vista, even though the new OS isn't due for release until next year.
2015-08-03 Microsoft places hope on Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft is confident Windows 10's universal apps will help plug the holes in its mobile offering, which will allow developers to truly create apps that run on desktops, tablets and smartphones.
2008-01-29 Microsoft pie slice shrinks as PC market perks up
While Microsoft's OS sales are increasing in absolute terms, the company is getting a smaller slice of a growing PC market.
2011-03-11 Microsoft pays $1 billion to Nokia to get support
Microsoft is reportedly paying Nokia $1 billion to promote and develop cellphones running the Windows OS. The five-year deal is expected to benefit Nokia in terms of savings on software R&D.
2002-01-14 Microsoft makes itself at home
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates set the table for the giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Monday night (Jan. 7), announcing the long-awaited commercial version of the firm's new CE OS.
2008-01-17 Microsoft faces new antitrust probes in Europe
The European Commission has launched two new antitrust probes against Microsoft, according to an Agence France-Presse report.
2007-10-29 Microsoft bows to EU rulingwill Linux now rise?
The European Union said that Microsoft is now in compliance with its antitrust rulingspaving the way for greater use of open source OS like Linux in the workgroup server market. Will such open-source systems make significant progress now?
2003-02-18 Metrowerks to integrate Beatnik engine into toolset
The two companies have announced the availability of a software development kit that integrates Beatnik polyphonic audio into specific apps.
2007-08-24 Mentor's Nucleus, Edge target IBM Cell/B.E. processor
Mentor Graphics has entered a joint collaboration with IBM on the targeting and porting of Mentor's Nucleus OS and Edge Developer Suite for the IBM Cell/B.E. processor.
2011-10-26 Low-cost Android phones snag hitch amid strong sales
Although forecasted to ship 339 million units in 2015, below-$150 Android phones may result in platform fragmentation.
2007-07-23 Linux-based parametric test systems debut
Keithley Instruments' S600 Series Parametric Test Systems migrated to the Linux OS on the embedded control computer within each test system.
2006-06-20 Linux platform for cellphones coming
Motorola, NEC Corp., NTT Docomo Inc., Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone Group announced a collaboration to establish an open Linux-based software platform for mobile phones.
2007-01-16 Linux IDE beta version promises full Eclipse compliance
MontaVista Software Inc. released the beta version of an integrated development environment (IDE), code-named Project Tsuki, that promises full compatibility with the Eclipse framework.
2003-03-03 Linux embedded development solutions available for Asians
It is important to recognize the types of software that are available for embedded Linux development.
2005-09-01 Leaky chips test designers' skills
To achieve longer battery life in portable products, the entire IC design chain must chip in and tackle leakage.
2002-10-21 Kyocera extends PalmSource license
Kyocera Wireless Corp. has extended its license agreement with PalmSource Inc. though 2005, concerning the use of the Palm OS platform on its entire line of smartphone devices.
2010-10-18 Kit eases Android user interface creation
Mentor Graphics Corp. releases a user interface development kit for the Android OS that generates Java interfaces, integrates code, and creates required files automatically.
2012-10-17 Jolla eager to join the smartphone circus
Comprised of Nokia's MeeGo N9 organisation, Jolla raised $258.8 million from a variety of telecommunications-industry players to use discarded Nokia Corp. technology.
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