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January 9, 2013
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  • AMD is making the transition from focusing on PCs, exec says
    Advanced Micro Devices, which has long relied on supplying x86-architecture microprocessors for PCs, is changing its corporate culture to concentrate on other chip applications, according to AMD's Lisa Su. "Much of the transition over the past year is that now we're a system-on-a-chip company. That's the future and we'll deliver the best technology for our growth markets," she said. Meanwhile, AMD has designated new graphics chips in the Southern Islands line with the code names of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Hainan and Oland, according to the website. AMD did not provide comment on the report. Reuters (1/9), (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Going Green 
  • Why power measurements are important
    The modern requirement for greater energy efficiency makes greater demands for accurately measuring power, according to Yokogawa Electric's Terry Marrinan. "No longer is it sufficient just to measure voltages and currents: engineers now need to understand waveforms and harmonics," he writes. Electronics Weekly (U.K.) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Semiconductors in Action 
  • Startup's battery tech might enable wearable electronics
    Imprint Energy of Alameda, Calif., has developed a battery technology that is smaller and more energy-efficient than existing lithium-ion batteries, Katie Fehrenbacher writes. Imprint's zinc-based flexible batteries are in sampling for pilot customers. GigaOm (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Marvell chips are in TV products introduced at CES
    The Armada 1500 video processor chips from Marvell Technology Group are at the heart of the new Netgear NeoTV Prime with Google TV set-top box and the Lenovo S-Series Smart TVs being exhibited this week at the 2013 International CES, Dean Takahashi reports. Marvell co-founder Weili Dai said, "This is going to be the big year of Smart TV. The opportunity is now bigger for everybody." VentureBeat (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  JEDEC News 
  • There's still time to join JEDEC for 2013
    As members of a global standards development organization, JEDEC member companies enjoy technological insight, competitive advantage and influence. JEDEC's low cost of membership allows companies of all sizes and revenue levels to participate, resulting in consensus-based standards with broad industry acceptance. Find out more and join today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Industry experts focus on DDR4 in upcoming JEDEC event
    JEDEC's two-day DDR4 Workshop on Feb. 6 and 7 in Santa Clara, Calif., offers an in-depth technical review of DDR4, as taught by industry experts involved in the creation of the standard, including representatives from Agilent, AMD, Inphi, Intel, Micron, Montage, Samsung and SK hynix. See the agenda and register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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