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Energy Storage is Essential with Renewable Energy Sources 1
Posted Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 by Kim Parnell

Renewable energy sources such as Wind and Solar vary significantly in the output power level throughout the day.  The peak output from Wind and Solar will generally not align with the peak power demand on the grid from home and business users.  Further, the peak output is based on factors such as wind velocity…

Google Prevails in WAZE Copyright Infringement Suit by PhantomAlert 2
Posted Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 by Kim Parnell

In the first round of this suit, Google scored at least a temporary victory in that the judge ruled that a copyright claim could not hinge on simple facts of where points of interest are located. From : Google, the owner of the traffic app Waze, has managed to beat back a copyright…

IEEE Collabratec Online Community 3
Posted Friday, Jan 1, 2016 by Kim Parnell

IEEE Collabratec is a very useful online community that can be used by both IEEE Members and Non-Members. I am finding great benefit in easily establishing private groups to collaborate, share documents, and message between the group members. IEEE Collabratec™ is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create —…

2015 Flash Memory Summit and IEEE-CNSV 4
Posted Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 by Kim Parnell

The 2015 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) is a premier event for Flash Memory technology. Many new product announcements and technology developments are first revealed at this annual meeting. The rapid evolution of 3D Flash and also Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) technology were two items that I found particularly exciting. Several IEEE-CNSV members attended the…

Apple's iPhone, iPad Secret Sauce - Semiconductors 5
Posted Monday, Dec 7, 2015 by Ron Maltiel

Apple over the last few years has leveraged its growing chip design knowledge to gain an added edge in performance and battery life. For example, in the iPhone 6S Apple optimized the flash memory controller, which improves the speed of accessing flash data.

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