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CogniVue Announces Next Generation APEX Vision Processing Core
March 03, 2015
Mobile World Congress 2015:CogniVue Corporation, which licenses its automotive and consumer market proven APEX(TM) Image Cognition Processor (ICP) technology to semiconductor vendors, announced its next generation of APEX ICP technology with a 10x performance increase over its current APEX.   The automotive market continues to drive the need for high performance vision processing at low power.   Building on its expertise in automotive safety applications and working collaboratively with major automotive Tier-1s and OEMs, CogniVue's team has further improved APEX ICP architecture, hardware blocks and added new features for this next-gen core that provides the best performance per area per power for vision and image processing.  For instance, the next-gen APEX will enable simultaneous processing of multiple feature detectors (i.e. Canny, FAST, SIFT, SURF etc.), complex classifiers (i.e. SVM, CNN, etc.) and motion analysis (i.e. trackers, optical-flow, etc.) on multi-camera 2k video streams at a fraction of the power of competing processors.  In addition CogniVue expands on APEX scalability by enabling not only performance scalability inside APEX, but also improved multi-core processing between APEX cores.   Customers may license a range of APEX configurations to best suit their application requirements by scaling both the vector and scalar performance, and now also connect multiple APEX cores together for even higher performance.

NXP Semiconductors Drives Off with Freescale in $16.7 Billion Deal
March 02, 2015
NEW YORK ( The Deal ) -- The Netherlands' NXP Semiconductors on Monday, March 2,  agreed to buy Austin, Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor for $16.7 billion, including debt, to create an automotive computer-chip powerhouse just as carmakers ramp up the level of technology in their vehicles. NXP, of Eindhoven, would offer $6.25 in cash as well as 0.3521 of its own shares for Freescale. The bid totals $36.14 per share, a scant premium to the target's Friday close of $36.11, and prices all of the equity at $11.8 billion.

General Electric Company Files Form 10-K
March 02, 2015
On February 27, 2015, General Electric Company (LSE: GEC) (EURONEXT PARIS: GNE) (the "Company") filed a Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Form 10-K has been submitted to the U.K. National Storage Mechanism and will be available shortly for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM. The Form 10-K is also available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov and on the Company's website at http://www.ge.com/investor-relations/shareholder-services/personal-investing/sec-filing/general-electric-company.

REMINDER: MEDIA ALERT: OneSpin Solutions to Demonstrate OneSpin 360 DV-Verify With Support for SystemC During DVCon; Entire Formal Verification Product Family to Be Showcased at DVCon, OneSpin Spokespersons on SystemC Panel, Formal/Semi-Formal Techniques Session
March 02, 2015
WHO: OneSpin(R) Solutions, provider of innovative formal verification solutions targeting a broad range of challenging verification problems WHAT: Will demonstrate OneSpin 360 DV-Verify(TM) with recently launched support for the SystemC language, the first SystemC Assertion-Based Property Checker, and the entire OneSpin Product Family in Booth #701 during DVCon

MediaTek Multi-Mode Wireless Charging Chipset Enters Mass Production
March 02, 2015
-- Industry's first multi-mode charging chipset to be made available for consumer use MediaTek, today announced that its MT3188, the industry-first multi-mode wireless charging integrated circuit (IC), is now commercially available to customers. The reference design, which includes the power electronics, supervisory circuit, and resonator has already passed three certifications including the A4WP, WPC and PMA standards groups. The mass production of this chipset makes MediaTek the first semiconductor company in the world to make multi-mode wireless charging chipsets available in devices for billions of consumers worldwide. MT3188 is compatible with the A4WP resonant wireless charging standard as well as the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) inductive wireless charging standards with no increase in cost over single mode resonant solutions. By supporting multi-mode wireless charging, the MT3188 offers handset manufacturers and other device makers the ability to seamlessly charge their products from any of the main stream chargers in the market, today.

NTT Innovation Institute Announces New Chief Product Officer to Lead Global Product and Commercialization Strategy
March 02, 2015
NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i3), the Silicon Valley-based open innovation and applied research and development center of NTT Group, announced today that Nina Simosko has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. In her new role, Ms. Simosko will lead the development and commercialization of NTT i3's groundbreaking platforms and solutions aimed at today's Digital Businesses.

Micro-mirrors from STMicroelectronics Provide Precision in Perceptual Computing
March 02, 2015
Adoption of micro-mirrors helps fundamentally change human-computer interaction GENEVA, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, the world's top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications1 today announced that ST was providing micro-mirrors and control devices for Perceptual Computing initiatives at Intel. In addition to the ASIC control devices, ST supplies a tiny MEMS mirror that moves thousands of times per second to scan an infrared light beam, painting an invisible grid on objects in front of it. The light reflected back from the object is captured and analyzed for 3D imaging and gesture applications. The use of MEMS technology to realize the mirror enables small and robust systems with high-performance and low-energy characteristics ideally suited to a wide variety of consumer devices, creating new dimensions in the natural interaction of people with technology.

Imagination and Altair Report Growing Traction for Altair's LTE Devices With MIPS CPUs; Altair Semiconductor's FourGee Chipsets Are Engine Inside Millions of Devices From 30+ Manufacturers
March 02, 2015
BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and Altair Semiconductor report growing market traction for Altair's LTE chipsets that utilize MIPS CPUs. Altair's LTE devices, including the FourGee-3100/6200 chipset, have been the communications engine inside millions of devices sold by more than 30 connected device manufacturers to-date. Altair's chipsets with MIPS CPUs inside are designed to support a range of applications, including tablets, mobile hotspots, routers and M2M devices. They are deployed commercially on LTE networks around the world including:

United States : Cavium Breaks 100Gbps IPsec Throughput Barrier using OpenDataPlane at Mobile World Congress 2015
March 02, 2015
Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, will demonstrate its single-chip OCTEON III processor running a full IPsec security application at 100Gbps throughput, necessary for next generation LTE-A and 5G networks using standard OpenDataPlane (ODP) software API's at Mobile World Congress 2015.

MicroTec for Windows: Semiconductor Process and Device Simulator
March 02, 2015
(PRWeb) - After its first public release in early 90's MicroTec semiconductor device simulator was used for research and education in more than 30 countries. More than 130 schools including leading academic institutions, such as Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, Waseda University, University of Waterloo, etc. The software is designed as an addition to any book on semiconductor devices or processes. It allows students to virtually create devices using a realistic semiconductor processing flow and then test their performance. A limited version of MicroTec was published by John Wiley & Sons as a supplement to Semiconductors Devices Explained by Prof. Ton Mouthaan's from the Twente University. Another example of how MicroTec could be used with a text book on Semiconductor Devices is presented here for a popular book by Ben Streetman and Sunjay Banerjee "Solid State Electronic Devices".


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