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2004-01-16 Running job-security scared
With the rapid outsourcing to China, some would argue that the U.S. middle class is shrinking and running job-security scared.
2014-06-23 Robots actuate industrial automation
Technology and artificial intelligence have entrenched on the industrial territory, where automation is no longer an option but a need, recording 179,000 robots sold worldwide in 2013.
2014-10-10 Rising costs drive chip companies to alternate routes
The low cost of capital is fuelling M&A across all industries, and the rising cost and complexity of making chips is pouring gas on the fire in semiconductors.
2013-01-31 RIM arms self with BlackBerry 10 in smartphone battle
In a market ruled by Apple and Samsung, RIM is making the final charge in its struggle to become the third practical smartphone brand as well as the No. 3 mobile OS.
2009-02-06 Rhines: EDA innovation will continue
Mentor Graphics chairman and CEO Walden Rhines stuck a positive note presenting data that he said debunked many commonly held pessimisms about EDA and the broader semiconductor industry.
2009-12-14 RFID reader integrates dual-axis antenna
Motorola has expanded its RFID reader solutions with the MC3090-Z featuring dual-axis antenna for versatile use in retail, healthcare and business environments.
2014-08-11 Renesas works out EOL deals to survive the crunch
In the Japanese semiconductor firm's case, posting sales that reflected 4.9 per cent increase over the previous quarter is hardly a proof of its full recovery. Renesas' Hisao Sakuta said its most urgent task is to improve its gross profit rate, which requires negotiating end-of-line deals with customers.
2012-08-31 Renesas president mum on KKR deal, discusses restructuring plan
Yasushi Akao talks at length about his key strategies in increasing profits for Renesas Electronics. His comments came hours after news spread that private equity firm KKR intends to invest $1.27 billion in the struggling Japanese chip company.
2011-05-31 Renesas Mobile CEO sees LTE, modem tech as keys to success
Renesas Mobile's CEO has revealed the company's medium- and long-term plans, among them, a new modem technology and mobile app processor, and LTE chips connected to cloud services.
2008-04-28 Reduce power consumption in UWB chips
One especially sweet spot for UWB and Wireless USB is in mobile, battery-operated devices requiring high bandwidth and low power consumption.
2007-03-16 Reduce memory subsystem power consumption in handsets
Less attention has been given to memory components despite the fact that the power demands of memoryat least 20 percent of total power budgetare equal to the demands of the application processor. Reducing the power used by memory can significantly extend handsets battery life.
2006-07-17 Re-engineering the obsolete semiconductor
What are the key considerations when looking for a partner to produce obsolete parts for your mission-critical application? John O'Boyle discusses the do's and don'ts that can help make the right moves in re-engineering the obsolete semiconductor.
2013-03-28 RDA sets sights on a higher bidder
There is some speculation that Spreadtrum is poised to acquire fellow Chinese fabless chip company, but RDA may be looking for a better deal.
2010-08-16 Questions to help sort out the industry
As the global economy makes it way out of recession, the electronics industry is picking up, but manufacturers remain wary as they try to avoid the hidden risks that still threaten their businesses.
2006-07-01 Qualcomm's chip chief looks to 4G
Qualcomm Inc.'s Sanjay Jha sat down with EE Times' Loring Wirbel to share QCT's plans for continued domination in 3G and emerging 4G wireless.
2014-06-18 Qualcomm advocates monolithic 3D adoption
The chipmaker appears to be making a concentrated effort to employ 3D integration technology to stretch out the semiconductor roadmap beyond the scaling trajectory predicted by Moore's Law.
2011-10-11 Price challenges hinder TSV adoption
In order for chip stacks using high density through-silicon vias (TSVs) to be used in high volume devices, major price adjustments should be done.
2009-09-29 Premier Farnell increases Web focus
Premier Farnell Asia Pacific president Syed Salman H. talks about the company's focus on the Web and its "element14" Website.
2003-06-26 PRAM poised to re-enter memory race
Phase-change RAM, also known as ovonic or chalcogenide memory, appears to have gotten a new lease on life.
2014-09-05 Power tip: How to get more power from a flyback
Interleaving a flyback allows you to save cost by using fewer parts or to reduce the ripple voltage of the power supply. Plus, it raises the effective switching frequency of the power supply.
2008-10-16 Power in USB 2.0 Devices
More devices are doing more things. The best example of devices that have more functions are phones.
2005-07-15 Power detectors shrink to 1mm?
Manufactured using a BiCMOS process, the new RF power detectors from National Semiconductor are optimized for power consumption.
2010-02-19 Power amps support multiple W-CDMA bands
Skyworks Solutions Inc. is offering highly-integrated multimode power amplifier modules for next-generation smart phones and data cards requiring multiple W-CDMA bands.
2006-06-27 Portable speakers roll for the iPod
Logitech's mm50 portable speakers, the first integrated iPod dock from the company, is examined in this article.
2005-06-16 Platform SoCs now possible
To a large extent, platform SoCs have been science fiction--until now. Such designs can span a wide range of markets.
2005-07-28 Philips unveils 'first USB, USB OTG carkit transceivers'
Philips released what it touts as the industry's first family of USB and USB On-the-Go carkit transceivers, offering manufacturers a simple and cost-effective way to connect mobile devices to a carkit via a USB interface.
2005-06-27 Philips Semiconductors CEO sets out platform for the future
Six months after taking charge of Philips Semiconductors as President and CEO, Frans van Houten, has survived the inaugural phase of his leadership with a smile.
2006-01-18 Philips scouting merger partner for chip unit
Royal Philips Electronics has confirmed it wishes to pursue a merger for Philips Semiconductors, but remained quiet about potential partners.
2014-10-28 Persuasion meets passion: Inside a $125 million MPU start-up
A microprocessor start-up that raises $125 million is a rare desert flower in Silicon Valley these days. The founders of Soft Machines shared some of the story of how they survived seven years through a historic recession and the hurdles that still stand between the company and its first revenue.
2008-03-19 Perform smart verification of GAN-enabled phones
Mobile phone developers have several opportunities to test their GAN implementations against standards. Early verification of a phone's ability to handle data and voice improves the probability of success during conformance testing.
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