A lively roundup of what we've heard on the street and what it means for you
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Cloud computing is turning out to be as big and attractive as it is hard to get your head around. The applications that drive it—often called workloads—are evolving and fragmenting rapidly, fueling an increasingly varied and complex set of chip and systems opportunities.
Facebook, in a bid to get other data center operators to adopt the designs outlined in its Open Compute Project and thereby add more buying power to its requests, has been more forthcoming than its larger competitors.
Tracking the hottest industry startups and gauging their chances for success
A team spun out from the Inter-university Microelectronics Center research institute is offering device makers epitaxial GaN-on-Si wafers with commercially viable 150- and 200-mm diameters. Gallium nitride and alloys containing aluminum and indium are important for such applications like optoelectronics, RF and lower-frequency power.
Crunching the numbers and discerning trends on varied segments of the global electronics industry
Maxim Integrated Products’ July acquisition of Austrian startup SensorDynamics gives the Silicon Valley company a solid technology play in the growing combination inertial sensor market niche, and likely makes Maxim a serious contender in the even bigger emerging market for integrated sensor solutions.
We identify and dissect the up-and-comers, the established firms hitting their stride, and the companies in crisis
LE Tech, the Japanese manufacturer of components for popular "pachinko" arcade machines, is applying its expertise in random number generation to the embedded security world. The result is a high-resilience microcontroller that eliminates the need for system resets after a software failure.
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