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.
5 Game-Changers at MWC 2014 Blog 2/19/2014 17 comments Beyond Nokia's first Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5, and Sony's renewed mobile push, I see five big trends destined to change the nature of the Mobile World Congress and the electronics industry at large.
Tech-Based Firm Makes Fun of Engineers -- Not Cool Blog 2/18/2014 6 comments InVisage Technologies Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing a quantum-dot-based film material to enable more efficient light capture in image sensors. So why would it make a video that derides the communications skills of engineers?
Warning: This Is Not a Toy Blog 2/17/2014 6 comments Inspired by the same technology NI has provided to industry customers for years, NI myRIO equips today's students with the tools of their future careers.
Did Apple Steal DLNA's Thunder? Blog 2/13/2014 23 comments Within its closed iOS device universe, Apple has delivered an "interoperable" experience, "or at least the belief in such" among its users, says an analyst. Does that mean Apple stole DLNA's thunder?
The Memory (R)evolution Blog 2/12/2014 7 comments ASIC and FPGA designer Sven Anderson continues his "Retrospective" series with reflections on the (r)evolution he's seen with regard to computer memories.
Hot Memory Technologies Blog 2/11/2014 1 comment As I was getting ready for DesignCon late last year, I asked some analysts/consultants who follow the memory market closely for some informal projections on what will be hot in 2014. Here’s a summary of what they told me.
RRAM: A New Approach to Embedded Memory Blog 2/11/2014 9 comments If traditional memory technologies can't meet the demand, then what can? And with Flash so ubiquitous in consumer electronics designs, is it even plausible to consider replacing the existing worn-out technology?
Qualcomm Answers 'Auto-Grade Dilemma' Blog 2/10/2014 1 comment Qualcomm is ideally positioned to answer what I call the "auto-grade dilemma." It's a dilemma because moving technologies originally designed for smartphones to automotive use is a big challenge -- especially for a company like Qualcomm.
Embedded Vision: Detect Pedestrians Blog 2/10/2014 Post a comment Recently published European New Car Assessment Program test results reveal significantly better detection performance from Subaru Outback's vision-based system versus radar and Lidar.