IoT Best in Breed fund set to go the distance
12.05.2015 - 23:19
Innovative incubator looks to offer longer term support to 'start ups'. Neil Tyler reports.London based Internet of Things incubator Breed Reply has just completed its second IoT Best in Breed funding round. The initiative, started last year, is intended to identify and support innovative IoT ideas.Speaking to New Electronics, Emanu...
Sajid Javid gets BIS post
12.05.2015 - 22:15
Sajid Javid has been appointed Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, replacing Vince Cable, who lost his seat at the General Election. Javid, previously Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, also acted as Minister for Equalities. He has also held the post of Financial Secretary to the Treasury.Before being elected i...
FPGA design iterations reduced with new engine
11.05.2015 - 23:11
Altera says its Spectra-Q engine will accelerate design productivity and time to market for those working with next generation programmable devices.Alex Grbic, senior director of software and IP marketing, said: "Spectra-Q will offer a significant productivity improvement for FPGA designers. It is a game changing combination of software te...
IoT package provides 'actionable data'
11.05.2015 - 22:31
Fujitsu has developed an IoT solution called Ubiquitousware, which is said to enable the creation of devices that can sense the status of people and things and their environments, then analyse the data to provide actionable data.The solution consists of core modules that work in tandem with middleware that uses sensors to learn and analyse data...
Microchip set to acquire Micrel
11.05.2015 - 22:28
Microchip Technology has signed an agreement to acquire Micrel for $839million.Commenting on the announcement Microchip Technology's President and CEO, Steve Sanghi said that Micrel's portfolio of linear and power management products, LAN solutions and timing and communications products, as well as their strong position in the industria...
Altium Designer upgraded to version 15.1
06.05.2015 - 23:18
Altium has released version 15.1 of its flagship tool Altium Designer. Included in the release are features intended to improve design efficiency, with expansions to productivity, documentation and high speed design."Altium Designer 15.1 is building upon the solid foundation we've had in place since the original release of Altium Desig...
Wrinkly transistors could find application in wearable electronics
06.05.2015 - 23:15
Materials scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have investigated how micro-scale wrinkling affects electrical performance in carbon based, single crystal semiconductors and believe the work could have application in wearable electronics.Post doctoral student Marcos Reyes-Martinez said: "We worked with a crystalline semicon...
Eight colour LCD module for wearables
06.05.2015 - 23:12
Sharp Microelectronics has unveiled a 1.33in diagonal colour memory LCD. According to the company, the eight colour module has ultra low power consumption, allowing designers to use it to create 'always on' devices that show data at a glance.The device is said to deliver smooth graphics and to support simple video, allowing the display...
EEMBC working on IoT edge node benchmark
06.05.2015 - 23:09
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has announced a benchmark that looks at the efficiency of Internet of Things edge nodes. The benchmark, currently in development, aims to provide a standardised way for application developers to compare the efficiency of systems targeted at IoT end point applications."EEMBC's IoT...
Architectural improvements boost A72 performance, cut power consumption
06.05.2015 - 23:01
Microarchitectural improvements applied in ARM's Cortex-A72 core are said to increase efficiency such that it can deliver the same performance of a Cortex-A15 processor while consuming half the power on a 28nm process. And the company suggests the A72 will consume 75% less power when manufactured on 14/16nm FinFET nodes. In a blog post...
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