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It’s Good to Be Understood – The Always Listening Home

The dream of having a truly “smart” home has finally started to materialize in a meaningful way.  One aspect of the smart home concept which has been severely underestimated until very recently, though, is the emergence of voice-activated systems and their ability to make sense of spoken commands and requests from humans.  Speech is a primary […]

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QuickLogic’s New Partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Brings Big Benefits

Recently QuickLogic announced that it has joined a cadre of industry leaders in partnering with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for its FDXcelerator™ Program.  (Other members of this program include key technology companies such as Amkor Technology, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Synopsys, Amkor Technology, ASE Group, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Sasken, Sonics and Cadence.)  The partners will together provide a suite […]

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Great Press Coverage of our Recent ArcticPro eFPGA Announcement

We were very pleased to get a high level of interest and attention from the technical and business press when we made our recent ArcticPro™ embedded FPGA announcement.  The amount of coverage we received affirms our belief that this announcement represents a significant milestone for the semiconductor industry as a whole, and SoC developers in […]

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The “Everywhere” FPGA

We just announced our new ArcticPro™ eFPGA initiative.  While the “e” stands for “embedded”, it could just as easily stand for “everywhere”, as this program makes our latest FPGA technology available as an IP block to other companies designing SoC devices for the GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX process, as well as their 65nm and 40nm process nodes.  […]

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The Voice…

With apologies to Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera fans, we’re not going to be discussing the latest results from the singing contest reality TV show.  Instead we’re going to talk about the rise of speaking as a convenient and practical way for us to interact with our mobile electronics.  Perhaps the best-known examples today are […]

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Battery-Powered Voice Processing for IoT Applications

Smartphones with integrated sensors have really helped drive down the cost and power consumption of sensor-based solutions. Lower cost and lower power sensor-based solutions have, in turn, enabled the “Internet of Things” (IoT) market to become established. However, IoT applications are different than smartphone applications in many ways. One of the most important is how […]

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What Do Dick Tracy and Asian Telecom Customers Have in Common?

Way back in 1946, comic strip author Chester Gould introduced the concept of a two-way wrist radio which enabled his detective character Dick Tracy to easily communicate with other members of the police force. At that time, the battery and electronic technology available wasn’t even close to being small and efficient enough to make such […]

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Why Enhanced Gesture Detection is a Big Deal for Wearables

According to a May, 2015 IHS iSuppli market research report, smart watches, activity trackers, fitness/sports monitors, and Bluetooth® headsets will total more than 150 million units by 2018. OEMs building these wearable devices know that their customers have the same basic desires: intuitive interactivity, high reliability, long battery life, and fashionable stylishness. Choosing the right […]

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