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ADAS kit accelerates development of surround view applications
11.10.2015 - 23:26

Renesas Electronics has announced the ADAS Surround View Kit. An extension of the ADAS Starter Kit, the Surround View Kit is said to simplify and accelerate the development of surround view applications when combined with the Starter Kit. The ADAS Surround View Kit combines automotive cameras from Integrated Micro-electronics and multiple hig...

Skyworks to buy PMC-Sierra for $2billion
11.10.2015 - 23:23

Skyworks Solutions is to acquire PMC-Sierra in a $2billion cash deal. According to Skyworks, the deal enhances its position as a diversified analogue, RF and mixed signal semiconductor provider. “With our acquisition of PMC, Skyworks will be [well] positioned to capitalise on the explosive demand for high performance solutions that seam...

Sony splits devices business into three, looks to improve agility
11.10.2015 - 23:19

Sony has announced plans to split its devices business into three new companies, addressing semiconductors, batteries and storage solutions. The three units will all report to Sony’s executive deputy president and corporate executive officer Tomoyuki Suzuki. The move is intended to improve accountability and to allow the new companies to r...

Cadence, imec tape out a 5nm processor based test chip using EUV and quad patterning
11.10.2015 - 23:16

Belgian nanoelectronics research centre imec and Cadence Design Systems have completed the first tapeout of a 5nm test chip, created using a mixture of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and 193nm immersion lithography techniques. The partners say they optimised design rules, libraries and place and route technology to obtain optimal power, performanc...

Accelerating machine learning deployment in low-power embedded systems
11.10.2015 - 23:13

CEVA has introduced a real-time neural network software framework, the CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN), to streamline machine learning deployment in low-power embedded systems. Exploiting the processing power of the CEVA-XM4 imaging & vision DSP, the CDNN is claimed to enable embedded systems to perform deep learning tasks 3x faster than ...

More than 80 years after the last research, potassium-ion battery proved feasible
10.10.2015 - 22:29

Research at Oregon State University has shown that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery; a discovery which may pose a challenge and sustainable alternative to the lithium ion battery. According to the research team, potassium ion batteries were last explored in 1932. “For decades, people have assumed that potassiu...

Updated video processing core targets demanding applications
10.10.2015 - 22:26

Looking to meet growing demand for more performance from video processing systems, but with lower energy consumption, Cadence has unveiled the Tensilica Vision P5 digital signal processor (DSP). The flagship imaging and vision core is said to offer up to 13X better performance than the company’s previous generation device while consumin...

Nanoscale photodetector is the first step to making photonic circuits competitive
10.10.2015 - 22:22

Researchers at the University of Rochester, New York have succeeded in shrinking photonic devices below the diffraction limit of visible light - around 200 to 300nm - a necessary step on the road to making photonic circuits competitive with today's technology. The scientists developed a nanoscale photodetector that uses molybdenum disulphide...

Graphene heterostructures produce ultra-fast photodetectors
09.10.2015 - 23:19

A research group led by Professor Frank Koppens from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) has shown that a two-dimensional crystal, combined with graphene, has the capability to detect optical pulses with a response faster than 10ps. Ultra-fast detection of light lies at the heart of optical communication systems. Driven by the IoT and 5...

NI announces Engineering Impact Awards finalists
09.10.2015 - 22:07

National Instruments (NI) has announced the shortlist of finalists for its 2015 Engineering Impact Awards, which honour Northern Europe’s most innovative engineering projects using NI software and hardware. The finalists in this year’s Engineering Impact Awards have combined their expertise with NI tools, in order to solve challen...

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