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10/16/2018

Intel will work with Dublin City University on artificial intelligence technology at Talent Garden Dublin, a new research and development hub in the capital of Ireland. Talent Garden Dublin will offer training in AI, blockchain and coding, along with design and leadership.

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10/16/2018

NXP Semiconductors brought out the eIQ machine learning framework and development tools for its application processors and microcontrollers. Those tools are meant for inference at the edge node for applications such as anomaly detection, facial recognition and speech recognition.

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10/16/2018

Researchers at China's Zhengzhou University report crafting a nanogenerator capable of harvesting energy from motions by humans, providing a power source for wearable electronics. The hydrophobic nanofiber-based nanogenerator can be woven into clothing and washed, the scientists say.

10/16/2018

Arm and Intel will collaborate on internet of things network management, in an effort to bring greater security to IoT devices. Arm will use Intel's Secure Device Onboard service, enabling its Pelion IoT Platform to onboard and manage platforms based on the x86 architecture.

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10/15/2018

ROHM brought out a new line of digital-to-analog converter chips for high-fidelity audio applications under the MUS-IC brand. These DACs can also be used in power supplies.

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10/15/2018

ASE Technology Holding and its customers are looking for ways to minimize disruption from the continuing trade conflict between China and the US, Chief Operating Officer Tien Wu says. ASE has boosted investment in its Mexican facility to answer market demand for packaging of automotive electronics in North America, while it continues to invest in its Taiwanese facilities, he adds.

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DigiTimes
10/15/2018

An academic research team led by researchers at UCLA used graphene-based "petals" and arrays of hollow cylinders formed with carbon nanotubes to develop a new type of supercapacitor inspired by nature. The team emulated the structure of plant leaves to optimize the supercapacitor's capability to grab ions in an electrolyte solution and to improve energy-storage density.

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UCLA
10/15/2018

Omron rolled out the D6F-PH Differential Pressure Sensor, a microelectromechanical system device that sports an Inter-integrated circuit digital output. The MEMS-based sensor can be used in air conditioners, boilers, ducts, fuel cells, projectors, and servers.

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10/15/2018

The RISC-V instruction set architecture is gaining in industry adoption, partly due to its open-source nature, Brian Bailey writes. Ted Speers of Microsemi says the architecture will provide a "massive" economic benefit in enabling hardware innovation through collaborative efforts.

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10/12/2018

The long reign of Moore's Law in IC design and manufacturing is ending, and artificial intelligence technology is its successor, per Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. "Accelerated computing looks at the entire stack, algorithms, software and processor," he said at a company conference, touting the capabilities of graphics processing units.

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