RRAM/PCM-Based Brain-Gates Emerge as New Components
Blog 2/28/2017 11 comments
The time is ripe for a new direction to take advantage of the unique features of PCMs/RRAMs as single component pulse integrators with the non-volatility and plasticity that make them attractive as possible synapses and neurons in learning machines.
5G Might Be Buzz Saw for Carriers
Blog 2/24/2017 1 comment
In the IoT era, mobile carriers’ customers are no longer just people. They’d have to deal with machines, vehicles, sensors, hot spots, ‘things’ – in an orchestrated ecosystem.
Chemical Gas Sensors on the Rise
Blog 2/17/2017 Post a comment
Advances in miniaturization and manufacturing technologies are opening new markets to players in the MEMS sensing industry with foundries expected to produce millions of gas sensors in the coming years.
Winners & Losers of GloFo's China Deal
Blog 2/13/2017 18 comments
Globalfoundries’ $10 billion Chengdu fab announcement is a reminder of China’s inexorable arms race for semiconductor production capacity. Who just gained from the deal? Who's losing ground as the fab tsunami sweeps over China?
Network OEMs Face China Review
Blog 2/10/2017 Post a comment
The Cyberspace Administration of China published a set of draft rules February 4 to establish a network security review committee responsible for assessing the security of network equipment and services under the new Network Security Law.
IoT Convergence Is Coming
Blog 2/7/2017 5 comments
Soon after the New Year, I noted the convergence of protocols, alliances and methods for the Internet of Things was underway.
TI Sees New Exponential Drivers
Blog 2/6/2017 1 comment
Tomorrow’s exponential growth in semiconductors will be fueled by a combination of specialized processes and design methodologies as transistor scaling becomes increasingly expensive, said the chef technologist of Texas Instruments.
Hold Your iPhone -- Pizza Style
Blog 2/6/2017 17 comments
Last year, when I was covering the Mobile World Congress, I noticed my Chinese colleague constantly holding her phone horizontally – pizza-style – and addressing the microphone.