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New specs rev Infiniband to 100 Gbits/s

The trade group behind the Infiniband interconnect is adding new 50 and 100 Gbit/second milestones to its road map, claiming its members will deliver products for them by early 2012. The effort revs the technology up to 26 Gbits/s per lane to compete with the next wave of Ethernet. via EETimes.com – New specs rev […]

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Countdown begins for critical U.S. commerical rocket launch

SpaceX, a key supplier of future commercial launch services to NASA, said it is targeting Friday (June 4) for the first launch of its Falcon 9 rocket via EETimes.com – Countdown begins for critical U.S. commerical rocket launch.

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FPGA-SoC-platform eases TCP-offload engine design

Intilop Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has developed an integrated FPGA-SOC-Platform with TCP offload engine (TOE), and PCI Express. The Xilinx V5 and V6 FPGA based development platforms provide system solutions for TCP offload engine SoC IP. The platform integrates some features of TCP/IP protocol in hardware which provide differentiated levels of TCP/IP performance improvement. via […]

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Motorola squares up Android phone with enhanced MotoBlur

Motorola announced a square-shaped, low-end Android phone, featuring a pivot design that exposes a hidden, five-row QWERTY keypad. The “Flipout” is equipped with a 2.8-inch, 320 x 240 touchscreen, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a three-megapixel camera, and runs Android 2.1 with a new version of Motorola's MotoBlur UI layer. via Motorola squares up Android phone […]

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Kilopass Announces Indutry’s Largest Embedded Logic Non-Volatile Memory for Leading Edge Semiconductor Systems-on-Chip

Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced Gusto, the industry’s first and only 4 megabit (Mb) one-time programmable (OTP) NVM IP via Kilopass Announces Indutry’s Largest Embedded Logic Non-Volatile Memory for Leading Edge Semiconductor Systems-on-Chip – Embedded Computing Design.

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HP still dominates MEMS supplier rankings

Hewlett-Packard Co. continued to dominate the MEMS sensor market in 2009, leading all semiconductor IDM and fabless firms with $877 million in MEMS revenue, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. via EETimes.com – HP still dominates MEMS supplier rankings.

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Mocana Closes New Series C Funding from Symantec

Mocana, a Security software company that delivers comprehensive protection for smart devices, has closed a strategic investment from Symantec Corp with existing institutional investors Southern Cross Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures also participating in the round. The infusion of funding will be used to expand the company’s product lines, build out its international presence and […]

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Investor Icahn says Mentor undervalued

Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed owning nearly 7 percent of EDA vendor Mentor Graphics Corp., requested a meeting with the company's management and said its shares are undervalued via EETimes.com – Activist investor Icahn says Mentor undervalued.

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Dongbu claims record in 180-nm process

South Korean foundry vendor Dongbu HiTek has rolled out BD180LV, a new 180-nm process technology. The new mixed-signal process optimizes nLDMOS transistors with the industry’s lowest Rsp (specific on-resistance), according to Dongbu. It supports 7V-to-30V operating voltages via EETimes.com – Dongbu claims record in 180-nm process.

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China taps Nvidia for world’s second biggest computer

Using Intel and Nvidia processors, a Chinese computer maker has installed in Shenzhen what experts say theoretically is the fastest supercomputer in the world. The system represents both the rise of China and of graphics processors as a growing ingredient in high-performance but relatively low power systems. via EETimes.com – China taps Nvidia for world’s […]

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