HMC Spec Update Signals Healthy Adoption News & Analysis 11/26/2014 5 comments The release of the Hybrid Memory Cube specification 2.0, along with early-stage products that make use of the potential successor to DRAM, suggests it will gain traction, starting with high-performance computing and networking applications.
Megachips to Launch DSP-Based Sensor Fusion IC News & Analysis 11/25/2014 1 comment The growing sensor-fusion controller market for smartphones and wearable devices is about to meet a new competitor – this time from Japan. Megachips is rolling out a motion engine and sensor hub chip, dubbed Frizz.
Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU News & Analysis 11/24/2014 32 comments Rex Computing plans a parallel processor that could deliver a 10x leap in performance/watt. It will open source the design through Facebook's Open Compute Project.
OCZ Cuts Into Read-Intensive SSD Segment News & Analysis 11/24/2014 1 comment The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series is yet another option in a crowded market of SSDs specifically targeting read-intensive workloads such as web hosting and distributed computing environments.
Experts Call for Secure Sensors News & Analysis 11/21/2014 9 comments Sensor nodes are the most vulnerable point of attack in an Internet of Things ecosystem, so securing the trillions of sensors industry experts expect is of the utmost concern.
Megachips: Japan's Best Kept Secret News & Analysis 11/21/2014 19 comments In a recent interview with EE Times, Megachips’ president and CEO Akira Takata laid out a plan to commit the company’s future growth, not on ASICs for the domestic market, but ASSPs for the global market.
Automotive Industry Drives Chip Demand News & Analysis 11/20/2014 9 comments Among all major end use-applications for integrated circuits, the automotive market exposes the strongest growth, finds market researcher IC Insight in a study to be released later this month.
Qualcomm Rides LTE to Cat 10 News & Analysis 11/20/2014 4 comments Qualcomm announced its fifth-generation LTE modem, a Category 10 chip with global carrier aggregation. The Gobi 9x45 modem and its second- generation RF360 envelope tracker are based on 20nm technology.
Carbon RF to Extend Battery Life News & Analysis 11/19/2014 13 comments Carbonics aims to use carbon for next-gen RF semiconductors and other essential parts of smartphones and wearables, claiming it may extend lifetime per charge to a week.
Jaguar Land Rover Tours Its Cars News & Analysis 11/19/2014 28 comments Jaguar Land Rover detailed the complexity of electronics in its latest cars and gave a look at its ideas for features coming in the future in a keynote.
iCub: It's Robotic, It's Cute & It's Italian News & Analysis 11/19/2014 11 comments Japan's love affair with robots is well-known. So, predictably, Japanese attendees at Embedded Technology show are gushing over this little Italian -- about as big as a four-year-old child - which they praise as smart, sophisticated and gentle.
IoT Territorial Disputes News & Analysis 11/19/2014 1 comment With plenty of room for the IoT nebula to share data, the Internet of Things network infrastructure game gears up.
Intel Merges Mobile, PC Divisions News & Analysis 11/18/2014 18 comments In a move to streamline business and combat dismal financial results for its mobile in the third quarter, Intel will merge its mobile and PC divisions. The transition is set to occur in early 2015.
Putting Memory on Paper News & Analysis 11/18/2014 6 comments Research shows that paper holds great potential as a low-cost, biodegradable surface for printing electronic circuits and components.
Ericsson Forecasts 9.5B Smartphone Subs by 2020 News & Analysis 11/18/2014 3 comments Although the smartphone market is near saturated in certain regions, officials at Ericsson believe there is much more space for connection. In its annual mobility report, the company forecast increasing mobile subscriptions and connections through 2020.
Zigbee Opens Umbrella 3.0 Spec News & Analysis 11/18/2014 3 comments Zigbee 3.0 will require parts to support all six of its application profiles, easing the job for users to pick products for Internet of Things applications.
Chinese Dream for IC Powerhouse Is Coming True News & Analysis 11/18/2014 3 comments China, which for nearly two decades has aimed to make semiconductor manufacturing one of its pillar industries, may realize the dream in the next 10 years, according to executives and analysts surveyed by EE Times.
Is Sony Too Big to Succeed? News & Analysis 11/18/2014 7 comments Big spenders and financial analysts gathering for Sony's investor relations event next week in Tokyo are preoccupied with one big question: Does Sony's management team have the medicine to cure its ailing electronics business?
Intel Guns for InfiniBand News & Analysis 11/17/2014 5 comments Intel announced the 10 nm version of Xeon Phi will integrate a 100 Gbit/s version of its Omni-Path interconnect with 56% lower latency and higher port density than InfiniBand.
Top 500 Supercomputers Sputter News & Analysis 11/17/2014 5 comments The latest ranking of the world’s top supercomputers shows little change in the winners and a rate of growth that is slowing in several ways.
ISSCC Tips Hot Circuit Designs News & Analysis 11/17/2014 4 comments The International Solid State Circuits Conference will host papers on new processors from Intel, AMD, and IBM and some of the first designs made in new FinFET processes.
Breathalyzer Detects Diseases News & Analysis 11/14/2014 18 comments What if, with one big breath, you could determine your liver function or glucose levels? Researchers at the State University of New York, Stony Brook have developed a diagnostic breathalyzer that will make connotations with blood alcohol content a thing of the past.
Facebook Weaves New Fabric News & Analysis 11/14/2014 5 comments Facebook announced it is using a new fabric in its latest datacenter, using smaller existing 40G switches in a new topology rather than driving toward the bigger, faster aggregation switches datacenters sometimes use.
IBM to Build DoE's Next-Gen Coral Supercomputers News & Analysis 11/14/2014 9 comments Bring the processing to the data: IBM won two contracts with the DoE's Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Livermore (Coral) program, which aims to outperform its current supercomputers by not moving data.
Touchdown! ESA Lands on Comet News & Analysis 11/14/2014 1 comment See how a mission 20 years in the making made history when a spacecraft successfully achieved a bouncy but soft landing on a comet.
Tiny Tattoos Sense Health News & Analysis 11/13/2014 2 comments Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Wearable Sensors have prototypes for several tiny, inexpensive sensors, including tattoos and micro needles, that will target the health market.