Ions Power Machine-Human Interface Demo
News & Analysis 7/27/2017 Post a comment
The University of Maryland’s NanoCenter demonstrated an “inverted” battery that converts electrical signals into the ion power used by the human brain’s synapses to yield what it says is a perfect machine-to-human interface.
Startup Campus Beckons Int'l Inventors
News & Analysis 7/27/2017 Post a comment
From Shenzhen to New York and Silicon Valley, incubators are popping up, providing affordable space for entrepreneurs to build and nurture startups. Among them, what makes Station F — recently opened in Paris as the world’s largest startup campus — different?
IoT Growth Slower Than Expected
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 5 comments
Analysts said the Internet of Things will crack a billion units a year in 2019, slower than expected, as Andes rolled out four new IoT processor cores.
Semiconductor M&A Fervor Cools
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 Post a comment
The value of semiconductor industry deals fell markedly in the first half of this year as the absence of "megadeals" brought down the total value of transactions, according to IC Insights.
Google Aims to Beat the Brain
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 6 comments
Google AI unit DeepMind aims to “solve intelligence” by decoding the algorithms and architectures of the brain. Has it underestimated the magnitude of the task?
Patents Detail IoT Security Scheme
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 1 comment
An independent inventor is licensing a trio of patents to secure the Internet of Things using technology he pioneered at IBM for mag stripe cards.
Security a Must for Auto GbE Switch
News & Analysis 7/24/2017 1 comment
Bringing popular Ethernet technology to cars seems like a natural progression. But here's why in the auto world, a regular GbE switch won’t work, and even 1000BASE-T1 might not cut it for autonomous cars.
AMD’s CTO on 7nm, Chip Stacks
News & Analysis 7/24/2017 4 comments
AMD’s chief technologist talks about the company’s needs in 7nm foundry processes, multi-die packaging and EDA for its x86 and graphics processors.
Neural Accelerator Battle Begins
News & Analysis 7/21/2017 7 comments
The embedded market for neural network accelerators is heating up, with more systems — ranging from smart speakers and drones to light bulbs — poised to run neural networks locally instead of going back to the cloud for computation.
Qualms Becalm Qualcomm at Quarter’s End
News & Analysis 7/19/2017 2 comments
Bad news keeps piling up for Qualcomm. The company lost an appeal in an EU court while in the USA, it faces fresh antitrust allegations by four Apple iPhone contractors. Will Qualcomm’s NXP acquisition be at risk?
Record Chip Content in Electronics Projected
News & Analysis 7/19/2017 Post a comment
With the memory chip market booming and electronic devices shipments forecast to be tepid, the value of the semiconductor content in those devices is expected to hit an all-time high, according to IC Insights.
Mesh to Thrust Bluetooth in Industrial IoT
News & Analysis 7/18/2017 3 comments
Mesh Networking is finally coming to Bluetooth as a formally ratified, interoperability- tested global standard, allowing Bluetooth proponents to target a whole new machine-to-machine, industrial Internet of Things market. Might it mend IoT mess?
Woodie Flowers: Things, Not Theory
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 20 comments
The legendary MIT professor who helped start the FIRST Robotics Competition discusses what engineers need. In Part 1, Flowers explains how engineering is about solving practical problems.
Baidu's Voice Exec Speaks Out
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 Post a comment
The Baidu engineer in charge of its DuerOS group called for all-embedded Wi-Fi chip to pre-install software for its voice-activated cloud services.
Does NVMe Have a Place in Industrial Embedded and IoT?
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 1 comment
NVMe was considered overkill for industrial embedded designs as storage-capacity demands didn't justify the performance at the expense of power consumption, but that's changing as the data industrial IoT products are collecting grows exponentially
TSMC Logs First 10nm Sales
News & Analysis 7/13/2017 5 comments
TSMC said that 10 nm accounted for one percent of its overall revenue during the second quarter of this year. In March, Samsung announced its first 10-nm products, including the company’s Exynos 8895 SoC and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.
Imec Aims 2-D FETs at Sub-5-nm Node
News & Analysis 7/13/2017 4 comments
Imec crafts a demo architecture using anisotropic monolayers of black phosphorus to show that 2-D FET channels can extend Moore’s Law beyond the 5-nanometer node.
Sensors, Blockchains Meet Tomatoes
News & Analysis 7/12/2017 12 comments
When Amazon announced the Whole Foods acquisition, Alice Waters defined its significance as a chance for Jeff Bezos to launch a food revolution. Elements of basic technology are here. What would it take to pull off such a massive change?
China Makes Two IoT Calls
News & Analysis 7/6/2017 6 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.