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South Carolina refreshes tax admin, appraisal

TEXAS, USA: Tyler Technologies Inc. has signed a contract with Lexington County, South Carolina, to implement

Japan Airlines changes revenue mgt route

TOKYO: PROS, a big data software company, announced Japan Airlines (JAL) has fully deployed PROS Origin

WiGig radio for CE applications

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TORONTO, CANADA: Peraso Technologies Inc. announced the immediate production availability of its 60 GHz WiGig RF IC for consumer electronics. The device is available in two BGA versions, including the PRS1125, and the PRS1025, which includes an integrated antenna. The

Connected Homes to house more than fantasy next

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Connected Cars and Homes are coming soon than we thought of. Mercedes, Ford, and GM all have have prominent roles at CES – but will they make the same mistakes as automotive titans in the past, Forrester asks.

2014 semiconductor revenues will increase over 7 percent

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PHOENIX, USA: For nearly a year, Semico’s IPI index has been indicating that the fundamental demand in the second half of 2014 would be seasonally weak. Back in early 2013, Semico’s initial view for 2014 was a 10 percent market

Trinamic stepper motion control IC with integrated motor drive delivers 50V / 2A performance

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Pradeep Chakraborty | CIOL HAMBURG, GERMANY: TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading global developer of motor and motion control technologies, announced a new single-axis stepper motor control IC with integrated MOSFET motor drive that delivers the highest voltage and current specs

Microchip extends USB2.0 4-port controller hub

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USA: Microchip Technology Inc. announced the extension of its USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio with the new automotive-grade, 4-port, USB84604 IC. Featuring FlexConnect technology and an upstream port that supports both USB2.0 and High Speed Interchip (HSIC) connectivity, the new

Altera, IBM unveil FPGA-accelerated systems coherently attached to POWER CPU

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NEW ORLEANS, USA: Altera Corp. and IBM unveiled the industry’s first FPGA-based acceleration platform that coherently connects an FPGA to a POWER8 CPU leveraging IBM’s Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI). The reconfigurable hardware accelerator features shared virtual memory between the

Quantum dots and nanofibers for quantum Internet

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TOKYO, JAPAN: The December 2014 issue of the University of Electro-Communications e-Bulletin includes research highlights on quantum light sources integrated with nanofibers for the quantum internet; magnetic vortices; propulsion of a soft robotic fish; brain-training for baseball robots; heating in

Fragmentation in 3D industry will augment growth

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NEW TRIPOLI, USA: 3D printing industry remains highly fragmented across different printers, materials, and software. This fragmentation in the 3D industry will be a catalyst for growth, as no single company controls the majority of the market, according to the

Embest collaborates with ST to create Coocox toolchain

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CHICAGO, USA: Newark element14 partner Embest has collaborated with STMicroelectronics to align the free and open-source CooCox toolchain. This toolchain comes packed with the latest series of STM32 microcontrollers and exposes all performance and feature possibilities. In addition, it is

Micron announces next-gen automotive storage solutions

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BOISE, USA: Micron Technology Inc. expanded its automotive storage solutions portfolio with the introduction of their M500IT solid-state drive (SSD) in densities ranging from 60GB to 240GB and embedded multimedia card (e•MMC) 5.0 memory. Both solutions are specifically designed to

Is there still life for SMS?

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LONDON, ENGLAND: While some predict the death of SMS, its reach still makes it a widely used tool. In the last years, there has been a rise in OTT applications (over-the-top content, referring to delivery of media over the internet

STM32 MCU powers intuitive August smart lock system

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: STMicroelectronics has announced that its STM32 microcontroller is powering the August Smart Lock home-access control system. The high performance and power efficiency of the embedded STM32 microcontroller gives August Smart Lock users access to their home’s door lock

Temperature controller for embedded apps

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CHINA: Xinmeiya Technology, a distributor for Oven Industries in the PRC, has announced a new temperature controller for embedded applications. Oven Industries’ 5R7-001 temperature controller creates a seamless transition between heating and cooling devices, as it serves as the commander of

Synopsys intros DesignWare sensor and control IP subsystem

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. announced the DesignWare sensor and control IP Subsystem, a complete hardware and software solution optimized for a wide range of ultra-low power embedded sensor and control applications. The Sensor and Control IP Subsystem integrates the

Xilinx demos All Programmable embedded solutions

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SAN JOSE, USA: Xilinx Inc. demonstrated All Programmable embedded solutions for machine vision applications at Vision Stuttgart 2014. Through a series of demonstrations and presentations, Xilinx with their customers and ecosystem, will highlight the performance and flexibility of the Zynq

NA semicon equipment industry Nov. 2014 book-to-bill ratio 1.02

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SAN JOSE, USA: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.22 billion in orders worldwide in November 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, according to the November EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. A book-to-bill of

Q3 2014 worldwide PV equipment market stats report: SEMI

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SAN JOSE, USA: SEMI reported the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings and bookings for the third quarter of 2014. Worldwide billings decreased to $264 million in Q3 2014, a decrease of 17 percent from the prior quarter, but 36 percent

Q3 2014 worldwide semiconductor equipment billings at $8.8 billion: SEMI

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SAN JOSE, USA: SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $ 8.82 billion in the third quarter of 2014. The billings