Mobile & Smart TV Disparity Blog 3/7/2014 1 comment For the smart TV to remain relevant in the growing strength of second screen devices, it must engender an applications development community that will provide as rich a selection of apps as is available on smartphones and tablets.
NXP: 'We Need to Be More Chinese' Blog 3/6/2014 9 comments When Drue Freeman, NXP’s senior vice president, was asked why a fabless automotive chip JV in China, he said: “We’ve kept thinking we need to be more Chinese than we already are.”
Showtime for the Micron-Sony 16Gb ReRAM Blog 3/4/2014 6 comments New 16Gbit ReRAM is an impressive piece of design and a clear demonstration of lithographic and fabrication skills, yet absence of important details suggests the appearance of this device in standard product form is still some way ahead.
Research Suggests New Class of Magnetic Materials Blog 3/3/2014 2 comments An international team of scientists led by University of York claims to have paved the way for a new class of magnetic materials and devices that promise energy-efficient thermally induced switching and offer improved performance and power efficiency.
MWC: Best Wearables for Navel Gazers Blog 2/25/2014 22 comments The Mobile World Congress is showcasing a whole new generation of wearables you have to strap on to your wrist. Junko Yoshida says they are designed for navel gazers, and selfies are for idiots.
Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Blog 2/25/2014 3 comments There are a number of next generation memory technologies on the horizon. Here’s a few that merit watching in the next year, including several DRAM alternatives.
Qualcomm, Allwinner & MediaTek All Go Octa Blog 2/24/2014 7 comments If there was any doubt about the potential for octa-core ARM-based processors, the flurry of announcements at MWC puts it to rest. Allwinner, MediaTek, and Qualcomm all announce 8-core SoCs for mobile devices. The new devices join octa-core solutions already available from MediaTek and Samsung.
64-Bit Rush Is On at MWC Blog 2/24/2014 10 comments Intel, Mediatek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are in a race to roll 64-bit mobile apps SoCs at MWC, but until the software is ready, 32-bitters will lead in performance.
Wearable Patent Battles Ahead Blog 2/24/2014 3 comments The rapid rise of wearable computing products will likely spawn another round of patent battles, many of them fought at the International Trade Commission
What’s Happening at SPIE? Blog 2/20/2014 Post a comment As we march down the shrink roadmap, foundries are faced with the unenviable task of having to maintain their time-to-mask targets while managing the lithography related computational complexities and doing so with limited resources.