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ARM buys Sansa hardware-based security technology

ARM has bought the five year-old Israeli security firm Sansa which has a hardware solution for mobile connectivity.

The price is thought to be somewhere around $90 million.

Sansa, which was called Discretix until last October, has had $37 million of venture capital money and is backed by both…

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Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

Mouser is shipping the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux which enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer.

The stick has pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS.

It has a 64-bit 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor with 2…

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Antenova adds Sinica for 1559MHz-1609MHz satellite bands

Antenova, the Hatfield antenna specialist, has launched an embedded GNSS antenna, named ‘Sinica’, which operates on the 1559MHz–1609MHz satellite bands.

Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on the 1559MHz-1609MHz bands, the company says. It operates with all of the public satellite constellations – GPS, GLONASS, Baidou and Gallileo…

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IQE joins Obama initiative

IQE has been announced as a key partner in a new consortium to establish the United States’ first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI).

Created as part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the IP-IMI was launched this week in Rochester, NY by…

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Infineon on-track to 34% y-o-y growth

Infineon had calendar Q2 revenue of € 1,586 million – up 7% on calendar Q1 – for a profit of €245 million at a margin of 15.4%. Infineon expects a 1% revenue increase in calendar Q3 and a 34% increase for the full year.

“Revenue, earnings and margin rose significantly in…

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Toshiba licenses ARM Cortex-A53

Toshiba has licensed the ARM Cortex-A53 processor, the most power-efficient ARMv8-A processor capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code.

Toshiba will deploy the processor to develop ASSPs such as ApP LiteT application processors that offer well balanced power-efficiency and performance with 64-bit…

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QuickLogic introduces multi-core EOS sensor hub

QuickLogic has introduced a triple core sensor hub called EOS.

The justification for sensor hubs is that: “It is power-prohibitive to do sensor processing on the host processor,” according to QuickLogic vice-president Brian Faith.

The three cores are: an ARM Cortex M4F MCU, a front-end sensor manager…

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Intel, Micron plan crosspoint memory

Intel and Micron plan to have samples of a 128Gbit 3D crosspoint memory by the end of the year with commercial shipments in 2016.

Intel claims that the new memory, which it calls XPoint, writes ‘up to 1000 faster than NAND’ and has 1000 times the endurance of NAND.


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Maxim quad deserializer for ADAS

The MAX9286 quad deserializer from Maxim enables the design of surround-view systems for ADAS.

One MAX9286 gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) deserializer receives and automatically synchronizes video from up to four cameras.

Surround view systems are a key component in today’s emerging ADAS market. The MAX9286 automotive deserializer…

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UltraSoC joins with Tortuga Pacific to push IP

UltraSoC, the debug specialist, has joined with Tortuga Pacific, the specialist in expanding IP businesses, to promote  UltraSoC’s UltraDebug debug and validation technologies to SoC designers.

“The Tortuga Pacific team is uniquely equipped to represent UltraSoC’s silicon debug and analytics offering to our key markets in North America…

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