Global Semiconductor Industry Posts Highest Sales Total of 2013 in July

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.53 billion for the month of July 2013, the highest total of 2013 and an increase of 5.1 percent over July 2012. Global sales in July were ...

Atmel Ships New ARM Cortex M0+ Processor-based MCUs in Volume

Ultra-low Power SAM D20 Ideal for Developing Next-Generation Smart, Connected Devices for the Internet of Things in Automation, Consumer, Metering, and Industrial ApplicationsSAO PAULO -- Aug. 28, 2013-- Atmel Corporation (ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced the company is shipping in production ...

M2M Data Will Dominate the Big Data Era

M2M data is data derived from sensors attached to machines/products/devices that collect all kinds of data, from GPS coordinates, temperature data to usage data. M2M data literally is data between two or machines and ultimately between machines and people. First the data is exchanged from a remote machine/product/device ...

Google’s location-based security system can protect your phone whenever you leave the house

The folks over at Engadget noticed that Google has applied for a rather interesting new patent. According to the USPTO application, it is a “location-based security system for portable electronic device.” What this means is an awesome new way to automatically ramp up your phone’s security depending on ...

Vietnam moves to manage OTT apps

The Vietnamese government is looking to formulate new policies to ‘manage’ free over-the-top (OTT) services such as Viber and Whatsapp, Reuters reports, citing a statement from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Free internet-based services are said to be harming the country’s network operators, including military-owned Viettel, which told state media that it would stand to lose as much as ‘40%-50% of its revenue’ if all of its customers used OTT apps instead of traditional messaging and calls.