Transport for London seeks blind spot technology

Transport for London (TfL) is looking for technology to reduce blind spots around heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), including cameras, optical detection and radar detection.

The aim is to reduce the risk of collisions between HGVs, pedestrians and cyclists – TfL has a target to the number of people killed or seriously…

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TI moves on from decision to exit smartphone chipsets

Texas Instruments is optimistic about the year ahead as Q1 revenues edge upwards and profit jumps ahead of this time last year.

The chip maker is moving on from its decision to exit the mobile phone chipset business.

“Revenue and earnings for the quarter were in the upper half of…

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Memory leads 2013 growth

The semiconductor market revenue was $318 billion last year – up 5% on 2012, says IHS.

The top 25 companies had revenue of  $225.3 billion—71% of the total.

The biggest % growth areas were:

DRAM – 32.5.

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Small signal FETS – 21.3

Wireless ASSPs – 15.3

Analogue ASSPs…

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ARM ecosystem steps up to process challenge, multiplies server ICs.

The foundry industry has motored to catch up with Intel on process technology.

“In the last couple of years, with Intel being forthright about getting into in the mobile space and quoting process node advantage as a way to leadership in the marketplace, that has woken up the foundries to…

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How a focus on the MRO procurement process can unlock significant cost savings

Maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) costs are a much bigger proportion of a company’s expenditure than stakeholders expect or understand. RS Components has conducted studies using its MRO data and unveiled a hidden 2:1 ratio for procurement costs versus product costs. Here, Didier Goguelin, RS Components country manager…

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