Semtech Gets Design Win

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Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech announced a design win this morning, saying that smart home technology developer Savant is using the company's chips in a design. According to Semtech, Savant is using its BlueRiver AV-over-IP chipsets for a new IP video product line. Those products provider 4K video over IP to residential and commercial markets. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the win were not announced. READ MORE>>.

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Semtech Gets Design Win In India

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Camarillo-based Semtech , the developer of analog and mixed signal semiconductors, announced a design win in India this morning, with Indian startup EasyReach Solutions. Semtech said that EasyReach will use its LoRa wireless radio frequency technology into its industrial and smart vehicle monitoring products. The company's technology will used by EasyReach in sensors for steam traps, concrete mixers, forklifts, diesel tankers, back hoes, water meters, and trucks, according to Semtech.

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Shows Off Capsule Design

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Playa Vista-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , which is one of LA's multiple companies working on next generation, "Hyperloop" style transportation systems, has unveiled a capsule design today in Spain. design ahlborn dirk tech high transport technologies transportation hyperloop

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Transphorm Gets Design Win

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Goleta-based Transphorm , which is developing gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors, reported a design win fo its components this morning. design spply power nitride gallium electronics transphormAccording to Transphorm, the first ever, AC-DC power supply using its GaN FETs has just been announced. The new power supply was developed by Bel Power Solutions , a power supply which Transphorm says has greater than 96 percent efficiency.

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Web Designers vs. Web Developers

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Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer?

ISSQUARED Acquires Starnet Data Design

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Newbury Park-based ISSQUARED , an information technology provider, said this morning that it has acquired Westlake Village-based Starnet Data Design. issquared starnet data design merger acquisition consulting ventura countyFinancial details of the buy were not disclosed. BOth companies provide information technology consulting, including consulting in the areas of networking, security, hardware, and other related areas for enterprise to SMB customers.

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Report: Faraday Future's Chief Designer Resigns

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A report this morning says that the Chief Designer for Los Angeles-based Faraday Future , Richard Kim, has resigned--and many employees are skipping work as the company continues to look for investment. The report, from The Verge, follows earlier, high profile executive departures at the electric car designer in November. faraday future executive deadpool chief designer

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Report: Faraday Future Loses Key EV Designer

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Troubled, Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has lost a key electric vehicle designer, among a number of layoffs at the company over the last few weeks, according to a report. According to a report from the Verge, Peter Savagian, a Senior Vice President at Faraday Future and former Chief Engineering on the General Motors EV1 electric car, has left his job.

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MaxLinear Teams For Gigabit Modem Design

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Carlsbad-based RF semiconductor maker MaxLinear and partner NewVasTek announced this morning that the two companies have teamed up to develop a joint, reference design for a wireless 5G modem. According to the two, the design combines MaxLinear's AirPHY multi-gigabit modem technology with NewVasTek's resonant wireless power technology.

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MaxLinear Gets Design Win In Germany

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Carlsbad-based radio frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor developer MaxLinear has scored a design win in Germany, with GiaX GmBH, the company said today. maxlinear design germany mixed signal semiconductor europe internationalAccording to MaxLinear, GiaX GmbH has selected the company's MxL85110 broadband modem system on chip (SoC) for its HelEOS network system, which will deliver 10 Gbps over Ethernet Coax. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the were not announced.

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Leaf Group Acquires Deny Designs

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Santa Monica-based Leaf Group , which is led by Sean Moriarty, said on Thursday that it has acquired home decor brand Deny Designs. for Deny Designs, split between $6.7M Deny Designs was based in Denver, Colorado. media demand decor home acquisition merger designs deny group leafLeaf Group said it paid $12.0M in cash plus approximately 215,000 shares of its common stock.

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Elon Musk Shows Off BFR Design

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Elon Musk , the CEO and founder of SpaceX , has released artist's renditions of the upcoming "BFR" rocket, which the company is designing to take astronauts and passengers to space. SpaceX has said that 347 foot long BFR is designed to take up to 100 people into space at once, housed in 40 cabins--and is ultimately designed to take mankind to Mars.

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Design Mornings - Design Thinking for Sustainability

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Friday, August 19, 2016 -- Design Mornings - Design Thinking for Sustainability. Experience the magic of the design thinking process as we re-design sustainability in LA. education/design-mornings-design-thinking-for-sustainability/los-angeles/28036. General Assembly.

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Oculus Buys Carbon Design

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Irvine-based virtual reality technology developer Oculus VR --now owned by Facebook--said Tuesday that it has acquired the team behind Carbon Design , an industrial design and product engineering team. Carbon Design''s project include the Xbox 360''s game controller. industrial design carbon carbondesign acquisition merger headset reality virtual oculusvr

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MaxLinear Gets DVR Design Win

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Carlsbad-based radio frequency (RF), analog, and mixed signal integrated circuits maker MaxLinear as scored a design win with a manufacturer of a digital video recorder (DVR). According to MaxLinear, Nuvyyo has seleced one of its chips for a new DVR product, which streams live HDTV and records over-the-air (OTA) content. Estimated shipment volumes for the device were not announced. MaxLinear said that Nuvyyo is using its MxL69x ATSC receiver (tuner and demodulator) for the product.

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Berkeley’s SkyDeck Offers Chip Design Support Worth Millions to Startups

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The current land rush in chip development, spurred as new technologies such as artificial intelligence create new needs, is pitting established semiconductor companies like Intel and Nvidia against tech titans like Facebook that are building their own chips.

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service

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Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. The company said the team already has designed and launched more than thirty mobile apps for its customers. smith micro design development consulting service software mobile android

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MySpace Debuts New Timberlake Design

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MySpace , the online social networking site which is now owned by Specific Media, has finally rolled out its new, Justin Timberlake-inspired web design, in conjunction with the release of a new single from Timberlake and JAY Z. myspace timberlake justin design social networking

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Beauty By Design Raises $2.2M

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Los Angeles-based Beauty By Design , a startup offering up "hyper-personalized" beauty products based on a customer's skin, has raised $2.2M David Weissman is CEO and Co-founder of Beauty By Design. in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Resolute Ventures, and also included Ludlow Ventures, TenoneTen Ventures, Troy Capital Partners and angels Spencer Rascoff (Zillow), Terry Boyle (NordstromRack.com, HauteLook), and Rob Chesney (former COO, Trunk Club).

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Beats Sued By Monster Over Headphone Designs

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Monster , the consumer electronics firm which co-designed the original Beats By Dr. Dre headphones , has sued Beats Electronics , saying that Beats stole the technology behind its immensely popular headphones from the company. beats electronics monster headphone design legal lawsuit

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MaxLinear Gets Satellite Receiver Design Win

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear , which develops radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal, integrated circuits, has scored a design win with a satellite receiver developer. maxlinear design satellite unitron group receiver electronicsMaxLinear said its products are being used by the Unitron Group, for a new satellite receiver, used for receiving signals from up to four satellite bands and multicasting up to 32 channels on an IP network.

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Product Design for Iterative Processes

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I recently wrote a post about design simplicity where I encouraged technology design teams to think about “designing for the novice, configuring for the pro&# users. I’ve seen this “error of iteration&# occur many times in software designs.

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Designing UX with Willy Lai, recent Apple UX Design Director

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -- Designing UX with Willy Lai, recent Apple UX Design Director. Lai’s hands-on workshop teaches designers, product managers, marketing managers, and engineers how to design successful user experiences for software products and services across devices. Email willylai@willylai.com.

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Hunker Launches New Home Design Site

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A new, online home design site, called Hunker , launched today, focused on home design, home tours, product recommendations, personal essays, and helpful information for homeowners and apartment-dwellers. hunker home design content magazine website demandmedia leafgroup demand leaf

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Launchsite Helps Connect You With A New Website Design

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Can''t find a good designer? A new, San Diego startup, Launchsite , has a new online marketplace and service which aims to help you find a website designer--by letting you post your website project, and getting three website concepts presented to you to pick from. According to the startup--founded by Daniel Qu and Jonathan Song--the startup''s online marketplace is aimed at helping people find a designer who can create a website that they not only need, but love.

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Semtech Gets Design Win With Taiwanese Company

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Camarillo-based Semtech reported a design win with Taiwanese manufacturer HEX SAFETY today, with its LoRa wireless radio frequency technology. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the design win were not announced. According to Semtech, HEX SAFETY, which is based in Taiwan, is incorporating its technology in a "smart fire evacuation system" used to help provide safer avigation in hazardous environments.

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Broadcom Wins Another Chinese Smartphone Design

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Irvine-based Broadcom said this morning that it has scored another design win in China, with Chinese cellphone manufacturer K-Touch. broadcom china smartphone design processor android semiconductor electronics

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ServiceNow Buys San Diego Specialist in Customer Experience, Design

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ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW ), the Santa Clara, CA-based giant that provides cloud-based IT services, is boosting its emphasis on human-centered design with its acquisition of Telepathy , a San Diego specialist in customer experience and design. ServiceNow chose us because of the design culture and process we have created over the last 17 years,” Telepathy co-founder and CEO Chuck Longanecker wrote Monday in a blog post announcing the deal.

Lab Focused on Human-Centered Design Moves to Put San Diego on Map

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For Michèle Morris, the big question hanging over organizers as they laid the groundwork last year for the first Design Forward Summit was whether the innovation community in San Diego understood the value of design. “We We didn’t know who was going to show up—and 600 people showed up,” said Morris, who is associate director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego and a founder of the Design Forward Summit.

Broadcom Aims Designs At 3G Smartphones

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Irvine-based Broadcom said this morning that it has released a portfolio of turnkey designs, aimed at developing 3G smartphones. The new designs include single-, dual-, and new quad-core platforms tied to cellular baseband, RFIC, and PMUs.

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MaxLinear Wins Panasonic Design

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear , the developer of mixed signal and RF integrated circuits, reported a design win this morning with Panasonic Corporation. Maxlinear said that Panasonic is using its product as part of a reference design for DVB-T2 set-top boxes. maxlinear panasonic rfic design semiconductorREAD MORE>>.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands New Rocket Design

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Hawhorne-based SpaceX , the rocket and spacecraft developer led by technology mogul Elon Musk, successfully launched and landed a brand new rocket design on Friday, while successfully delivering a satellite into orbit for Bangladesh. SpaceX put its new Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket into space from Cape Canaveral at 4:14 p.m. EDT, successfully deploying the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 into space for Bangladesh.

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Quarterly Bolsters Contributors With Art, Design Blogger

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has added another contributor to its service, and art and design blogger named Christopher Jobson. Jobson''s blog is focused on art, sculpture, photography, and design. quarterly blog colossal thisiscolossal design subscription ecommerce

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General Assembly,XYZ Tie On Registry Website Design Contest

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Are you a web design wiz who would like to show off their web design chops to the world? LA''s General Assembly and fellow Los Angeles company.XYZ are offering up a free domain name, website hosting, and General Assembly course credits to entrants to a new design contest, which challenges web designers to create a website based on the.xyz domain extension. designer design website contest hosting assembly generally

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Supplyframe Opens Hardware Design Lab In Pasadena

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Pasadena-based electronic hardware design and manufacturing information service Supplyframe says it is launching a new design lab in Pasadena today, where it will look to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to bring hardware projects to market. According to the company, the Supplyframe Design Lab will include 4,900 square feet of lab space to help with product design, manufacturing, and more. hackaday design electronics hardware supplyframe