ASML Revs EUV Engines News & Analysis 3/1/2017 1 comment ASML unveiled the NXE 3400B, its candidate to drive EUV lithography into sub-10-nm fabs and described its follow-on as others showed EUV mask tools.
FCC’s Pai Debuts as ‘Light Touch’ Heavyweight News & Analysis 2/28/2017 Post a comment The new chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai, virtually claimed the copyright on the term “light-touch regulation” here at the Mobile World Congress, guaranteeing that he will strive to roll back “net neutrality” restrictions on Internet service providers.
Industrial IoT Gets Comms Guide News & Analysis 2/28/2017 Post a comment The Industrial Internet Consortium released a connectivity framework to help developers create products and deployments with complete communications software stacks.
EUV Progress, Hurdles Cited News & Analysis 2/28/2017 1 comment Extreme ultraviolet lithography made progress in the past year but hurdles are still ahead for EUV said Intel and Samsung experts.
Ultrasound: Can Chirp Usurp UI? News & Analysis 2/27/2017 Post a comment Chirp Microsystems is rolling out a single-chip ultrasonic time-of-flight sensor. “Touchless” – based on ultrasonic sensing – can “add another modality” to UI for wearable, AR/VR, smartphones and even automotive, believes the startup CEO.
Q’comm, Samsung, MTK Offer Hints on iPhone 8 News & Analysis 2/27/2017 Post a comment The 10nm process technology – common to all three chips announced by Qualcomm, Samsung and MediaTek – and faster speeds enabled by the advanced LTE modem are two likely elements to be leveraged in iPhone 8.
Handsets Going Wide, says LG News & Analysis 2/26/2017 8 comments LG Electronics debuted its G6 smartphone at Mobile World Congress claiming it is the first to a generation of premium handsets to support an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Smart Waggle Boosts IoT News & Analysis 2/23/2017 Post a comment The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory claims a turn-key Internet of Things breakthrough in remote sensing, with its Waggle concept spreading among smart industry and government sensor arrays.
EU Privacy Rules Can Cloud Your IoT Future News & Analysis 2/23/2017 1 comment Looming large for the MWC crowd are two unresolved issues: the security and privacy of connected devices. EU’s privacy rules will affect not just big data companies like Google but also IoT companies, even when located outside Europe.
Wi-Fi, LTE Spar over Location News & Analysis 2/22/2017 Post a comment Wi-Fi chip makers and an LTE software startup announced ways of delivering location services they claim are superior to Bluetooth and ultrawideband.
AMD Fires Volley in x86 War News & Analysis 2/22/2017 1 comment AMD will start selling March 2 its first Zen-based x86 processor, Ryzen 7, sporting significant price and performance advantages over CPUs from rival Intel.
Cellular IoT Chip Battle Escalates at MWC News & Analysis 2/22/2017 5 comments The 3GPP completed the standardization of NB-IoT last June. ARM, Sequans Communications and Altair Semiconductors are all rushing to the cellular IoT market. IHS sees NB-IoT technology in 2017 as “an inflection point in the LPWAN market.”
G’foundries debuts 45nm RFSOI News & Analysis 2/21/2017 9 comments Globalfoundries announced it has development kits for its 45nm RFSOI process, a node geared for uses such as 5G millimeter-wave chips.
Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers News & Analysis 2/17/2017 3 comments Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda News & Analysis 2/15/2017 Post a comment The OpenFog Consortium released a reference architecture it will use to guide efforts on standards and product design for the Internet of Things.
Altair Readies Cellular IoT IC with GPS Inside News & Analysis 2/15/2017 1 comment Altair is rolling out a highly-integrated cellular IoT chip, designed for easy transformation into an IoT module. Executing on Sony’s vision, it also features a GPS receiver. Altair’s future IoT chip may use FD-SOI.
Security Experts Cite IoT Risks News & Analysis 2/14/2017 4 comments The Internet of Things and critical infrastructure represent two of the biggest security vulnerabilities, said experts at the RSA Conference.
Ex-Leadcore Team Crafts SoC for Xiaomi News & Analysis 2/14/2017 Post a comment Xiaomi’s home-grown custom-designed SoC, crafted by a team originally from China’s Leadcore, will drive its soon-to-be-unveiled Mi5C smartphone. The SoC, based on eight ARM A53 cores, is capable of LTE Cat 6.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder News & Analysis 2/13/2017 1 comment The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trump’s travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
Ford to Invest $1 Billion in Argo AI News & Analysis 2/10/2017 Post a comment Ford announced a $1 billion investment over the next five years in a startup called Argo AI, founded by two top AI robotic talents. Argo AI designs brain, Ford builds nerves, skeleton and muscle of autonomous cars.
FASTR Looks to Speed Auto-Tech Alliance News & Analysis 2/9/2017 1 comment In the era of autonomous cars, there are two hard problems the industry needs to solve: Cybersecurity and software reliability. Which industry groups are actually helping carmakers take a holistic view on both issues?