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By Lou Covey Editorial Director, New Tech Press   It's time to stop wondering what Apple is going to do with its cash reserve after it pays out dividends to stock holders.  If what Cadence's Tom Beckley says about the next generation of chips holds true, Apples is going to need every dime to create the next generation of processors for the iPad and iPhone.   Beckley, senior vice president of R&D in the Cadence Custom IC group, was the keynote speaker at the 2012 International ...
From New Tech Press Apple's third generation of the iPad (imaginatively titled "iPad") was revealed today in San Francisco featuring a remarkably sharper screen and faster processing thanks to a quad-core GPU and a dual-core processor.  A larger battery is 70 percent stronger than the iPad2 battery allowing the device to maintain the same 10 hours of use.   Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed the new display is sharper than the average high-definition television set, but the higher resolu ...
By Lou Covey Editorial Director, New Tech Press   The growing relationship between Sharp and Apple that was revealed last week put to bed conjecture whether Apple's next leap might be into television.  It is.  And that leaves an open question:   Has Apple gone mad?   The profit margin on TV's is razor thin at best. In 2007 the average screen sold for $982; this year it's $545 and, in many cases, TVs are a loss leader for electronics retailers (you make money on the cable ...
  New Tech Press Managing Editor Joe Basques interviews Jean Labrosse on the RTOS company's new relationship with Newark/Element14, and Micrium's climbing status among engineers, according to the UBM/EETimes Embedded Market Survey ...
Leading-edge battery technologies and efficient temperature management of the battery pack are providing electric vehicles with the keys to success   BY MICHAEL KAWA Electronicproducts.com   The electrification of the automobile has begun. The pace was slow and unsure at first, but it is now gaining steam and ready to take off. At present, every major auto-maker has an electric vehicle (EV) on the market or is in development with plans for release on the docket. Concurrently, leader ...
Here’s how to use analog components to manage power in low-power solar systems BY MARTIN TOMASZ, Principal Sageloop Designs, San Francisco, CA sageloopdesigns.com   From large panels to harvested microwatts from a few photodiodes, solar power is increasingly prevalent in autonomously powered systems. With the worldwide evolution toward lower power operation using more “green” energy sources, emphasis on deploying solar power in a greater variety of environments has been o ...
BY MICHAEL KAWA, Contributing Editor Electronic Products   After spending the day in Canada recently, I headed back to the United States through my local border crossing. At the entry gate, and before looking at my ID, the border patrol agent surprisingly greeted me by name. He then took my ID, gave it a quick glance and asked me some basic security questions before letting me go on my way. While the crossing appeared mostly routine, it was not. This had been my first opportunity to use an ...
BY BRIAN DIPERT Principal Sierra Media   RAM, i.e., "random access memory," is a commonly interchanged term for "volatile memory," i.e., memory that loses its stored data when power is removed. Yet RAM is not an acronym with which I'm particularly fond. Several decades ago when first coined, it admittedly was reasonably accurate, in contrast to ROM (read-only memory). ROMs, specifically mask ROMs (programmed at the fab) and PROMs and EPROMS (programmed in dedicated lab bench hardware, or ...

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