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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USC And Unity Technologies Launch Online Game Design Course

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The University of Southern California and 3D game development engine developer Unity Technologies are launching a brand new, online game design course , aimed at both students and "lifelong learners", to help them design and publish their own original games, the two announced on Tuesday. unity technologies game design education school videogame

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XPRIZE Launches New Video Game Design Challenge

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According to XPRIZE, the new effort, XPRIZE Connect , aims to "democratize access to learning through technology" and will be open for entrants between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. The group said the competition will encourage entrants to design and/or develop a video game across the themes of Exploration, Environment, and Human Equity. xprize video game design challenge learning youth competition videogame

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Semtech Gets Design Win In Taiwan

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Camarillo-based Semtech , a developer of analog and mixed signal semiconductors, reported a design win today, with Taiwanese company YUAN High-Tech Development Co., According to Semtech, YUAN has integrated its technology into a new line of Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) products. semtech design semiconductor analog yuan high-tech development sdvoe video internet hardware

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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 China

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Camarillo-based Semtech , which develops analog and mixed signal semiconductors, has scored another design win for its LoRa wireless technology. has incorporated its LoRa technology into a "smart water metering" product. semtech china design wireless water meter internationalAccording to Semtech, Hangzhou Water Meter Co. HWM), Ltd. Shipment volumes and financial impacts of the win were not announced.

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AutoESL Design Technologies Gets $2.0M

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AutoESL Design Technologies , a electronic design automation (EDA) firm based on research out of UCLA, has received $2.0M for its technology, which is used for high level design synthesis in the semiconductor industry. Tags: autoesl design technology ucla transfer semiconductor software in an ongoing funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. According to the filing, the firm is in the midst of raising $4.5M

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Qulab Applies Artificial Intelligence To Drug Design

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Los Angeles-based Qulab , a biopharmaceuticals startup developing artifical intelligence software aimed at small molecule drug design, said on Wednesday that it has launched its first product, Quleap. According to Quleap, it is looking to make it platform available to scientists in industry and academia, who want to use advanced computing technology for drug and new chemical entity development and discovery.

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Virgin Hyperloop One In Design Link With St. Louis School

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Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One , which is developing futuristic transportation technology, says it has linked up with the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Financial details of the link were not announced, however, Virgin Hyperloop One said the effort will include workshops and design reviews through the semester, including participating from partners Black & Veatch, the St.

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Cover Technologies Finds $1.6M For Algorithm Designed Buildings

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Gardena, California-based Cover , which develops technology which uses algorithms and software to build custom, prefab buildings, including backyard studios, has raised $1.6M Cover, which was founded in San Francisco in 2014, says it uses computer programs to design prefab structures such as guest homes, backyard studios, pool houses, and other accessory structures. cover technologies algorithm software building architecture prefab

Semtech Wins Audio Networking Design

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech said this morning that it has a new design win, this time with its BlueRiver technology. According to Semtech, IDK Corporation, a developer of professional A and broadcast equipment, is linking its audio networking with Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) using its BlueRiver products. Shipment volumes and expected financial impact of the win were not announced.

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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. maxlinear newvastek wireless airphy technology millimeter wave

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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. According to the company, it uses a consumer's skin data to help them find and buy exactly matched skincare products, using a user's smartphone, computer vision technology, and a user's selfie.

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Fralock Acquires Career Technologies USA

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Valencia-based Fralock , which designs and manufactures specialty components for the aerospace, electronics, industrial life science, medical, satellite, and semiconductor equipment manufacturing industries, has acquired Chatsworth-based Career Technologies USA READ MORE>>. fralock career technologies semiconductor electronics manufacturing merger acquisition private equity

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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Semtech Gets Design Win With Aerospace Manufacturer

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech has chalked up another design win for its LoRa wireless radio frequency technology, saying that its technology has been selected by an aerospace manufacturer, Ineo-Sense , for it smart asset tracking tools. Semtech said its wireless technology is being used in Ineo-Sense's "Clover-Core" sensor products, used for asset tracking in manufacturing settings.

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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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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.

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DTS Gets Design Win With Philips

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Calabasas-based DTS , the developer of surround sound and other audio processing technology, has scored a win with TPV Technology Limited , the manufacturer of Philips branded TVs and speakers. According to DTS, TPV Technoloogy has licensed its DTS Play-fi whole-home wireless audio technology.

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Semtech Gets Design Win With Video Camera Company

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According to Semtech, its BlueRiver technology has been incorporated into video cameras from YUAN High-Tech Development Co., Camarillo-based Semtech says one of its semiconductor products have been selected by a developer of video cameras for the eSports and other markets. YUAN).

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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. The new design--which has been in limited beta since fall of last year--is part of an overhaul of the site being made by Specific Media since its purchase of MySpace in 2011. myspace timberlake justin design social networking

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Publishes Industry Safety Guidelines

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Playa Vista-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , one of the local developers of high tech, futuristic "hyperloop" transportation systems, says it has helpeds to publish the industry's first set of safety guidelines. According to the company, the guidelines--published along with industry testing group TUV SUD Group--provides key safety standards for Hyperloop systems including design, construction and operation. hyperloop transportation technologies safety guidelines

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. According to The Design Accelerator , it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program. >.

Broadcom Scores Design Win With Netatmo

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Irvine-based semiconductor developer Broadcom reports this morning that it has scored a design win, with smart thermostat developer Netatmo. According to Broadcom, its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Wi-Fi technology is being used as part of a smartphone-controlled thermostat designed by French designer Philippe Starck. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the design win was not disclosed.

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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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DTS Gets Design Win With G-Star

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Calabasas-based audio technology provider DTS reports this morning that its DTS Headphone:X surround sound technology has been incorporated into a headphone designed by G-Star Industrial co Ltd. gaming headphone surround sound audio design gstar DTS said its surround sound is being used as part of the G-Star gaming headphones being rolled out by G-Star this week. Financial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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D2 Technologies Gets Design Win

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Santa Barbara-based D2 Technologies' embedded software has been selected by U4EA Technologies for a residential gateway product, D2 disclosed this morning.

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Manufacturing startup Divergent 3D reduces staff by one-third

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1 priority was to ensure long-term financial stability and secure the core team, technology development and customer programs no matter what the scenario, Czinger said, adding that there is still enormous uncertainty surrounding the real impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Divergent 3D made Blade — which was on the auto show circuit in 2016 — to demonstrate the technology platform.

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. 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. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the design win were not announced.

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Qualcomm Powers New Samsung Galaxy Note7 Design

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Although Samsung has previously used Qualcomm's processors in the Samsung Galaxy Note line, the last generation of the note had used Samsung's own proprietary processor, instead of Qualcomm's technology. qualcomm samsung galaxy phone design processor semiconductorSan Diego-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm said this morning that its Snapdragon processors are being used by Samsung, for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note7.

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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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D2 Technologies Shows WiMax Mobile Phone Design

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Santa Barbara-based D2 Technologies, a developer of embedded communications software for the VoIP market, announced Monday that the firm is showing a new reference design for WiMAX mobile phones. Tags: voip software embedded technologies wimax

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RFaxis Gets Design Win

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Irvine-based RFaxis , which develops RF front end ICs, said Monday that it has scored a win with a PCI-E mini card from Gemtek Technology Co. Financial details of the design win were not disclosed. RFaxis said its RFX2402 RF front end ICs are being used as part of a Wi-Fi 3x4 MIMO card being designe dfor a French telecom company. design semiconductor frequency radio rfic gemtek rfaxis

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Transphorm Gets Design Win In New Gaming Power Supply

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Goleta-based high voltage, Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor developer Transphorm announced a design win on Wednesday, as part of a PC gaming power supply from OEM manufacturer Wentai Technology Corporation. Transphorm said that Wentai is using its TP65H050WS Gen III 50 milliohm GaN FET in its Titanium ATX gaming power supply, the Aidan-T1616. Wentai's new 1.6 kW power supply has more than 95% percent energy efficiency, according to Transphorm.

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Qualcomm Rolls Out New Biometric Patch Design

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According to Qualcomm, it has released reference designs--used by engineers to develop their own products designs from the technology--that allows for the monitoring of patients with real time data. San Diego-based Qualcomm said this week that it has rolled out a new line of single-use, biometric patches, through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life.

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Semtech Gets Design Win With Water Leak Detection System

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Camarillo-based Semtech has scored a design win, with a Swedish systems integrator developing water leak detection systems. According to Semtech, its LoRa wireless technology is being used in a "smart home" application by iioote , a Sweden-based independent systems integrator offering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services.

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MaxLinear In Design Win With STMicroelectronics

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Carlsbad-based radio frequency semiconductor developer MaxLinear said Thursday that its products have been designed into a reference design from STMIcroelectronics. MaxLinear said it was chosen to be incorporate into a DVB-T2 set-top box design, aimed at the emerging free-to-air and hybrid terrestrial STB markets in Europe and Southeast Asia. maxlinear stmicroelectronics reference design dvbt2

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It’s Time To Design Human Experiences Versus Products

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Much has been written about product design, but designing the total experience from the front rarely happens yet. In a new book, “ X: The Experience When Business Meets Design ,” Brian Solis details how to design the whole experience, rather than just the product. The total experience design begins with a common vision, but then must cross the borders between product, packaging, marketing, customer support, and many other disciplines.

Hulu's April Fool Joke: 1996 Web Design

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Users who logged into Hulu of Friday saw a Geocities-inspired, framed browser view featuring such notable 1990's shows as the X Files, Sliders, Murder One, and News Radio -- not to mention tacky, 1996-eras web design and highlighted links to the A-Team and Saturday Night Live.

MaxLinear Gets Design Win At Hitron

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Carlsbad-based radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal IC developer MaxLinear reported a design win today, with Hitron Technologies Americas. maxlinear radio frequency docsis cable model design hardware semiconductor MaxLinear said that Hitron has selected one of its digital cable front-end receivers for a family of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and gateways. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

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Spyder 3D World Launches 3D Printing Design Site

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Brea-based Spyder 3D World said today that it has launched a new, online marketplace for sharing, selling, and buying 3D printing designs. According to the company, its new marketplace lets users both share and sell 3D designs. The site''s 3D designs include everything from toys and games to household objects, jewelry, and technology gadgets. spyder3d printing design marketplace printer

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Design for the Novice, Configure for the Pro

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I’ve had a long-standing rule of thumb in product design, which I call “design for the novice, configure for the pro.&# I started saying this back in 2001/02, long before the era of Web 2.0, Design for the novice.

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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.