MRAM Gains More Steam
Blog 1/26/2017 7 comments
Spin Transfer Technologies' delivery of functional MRAM samples is one more indication of emerging memory technology's momentum.
China Goes on an M&A Diet
Blog 1/24/2017 2 comments
A decade-long trend of the China government encouraging Chinese businesses to expand globally by acquiring resources, advanced technologies, and distribution channels overseas is hitting a speed bump.
Just How Secure Is Your Car?
Blog 1/24/2017 1 comment
Hackers are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to break into cars and control functions from radio to braking. Do carmakers have time to get it right?
Trump: Man Without Scruples
Blog 1/23/2017 26 comments
The world isn't so sure yet which Trump will show up for the long haul. The Chinese government, too, is still deciding how to react to the new U.S. president.
Dining with Analog Stars
Blog 1/7/2017 1 comment
Meet the Analog Aficionados. They are a group of engineers, technicians, students, inventors, scientists, educators and so many more that meets annually at David’s Restaurant in Santa Clara, CA.
2G Sunset a Slow Burn
Blog 1/7/2017 6 comments
Subscribers around the world rely on 2G cellular, a still-vital technology for machine–to-machine (M2M) communications and network availability in rural parts of many countries--and that won’t change for some time.
CES: Still a Semiconductor Showcase
Blog 1/5/2017 Post a comment
Consumer electronics depends on a variety of analog techniques, not always obvious on colorful 4K TV screens. Among CES exhibitors, it will be wearables that consistently demonstrate their mettle, providing accurate and sensitive signal-conditioning circuits, low power consumption, a versatile development tools.
Latch-Based RAMs and the Hidden Capacitor
Blog 12/31/2016 1 comment
Is there a place for a volatile DRAM replacement? While the VLT as a DRAM replacement might be attractive, any success hinges on effective and innovative solutions to some major problems.
IoT: A New Twist on an Old Idea
Blog 12/27/2016 3 comments
I have learned not to dismiss technology reincarnations with an “I’ve seen this one before” wave of the hand. Oftentimes, old ideas reappear in new guises because of the emergence of new enabling technologies.