MIT Discovers Superconductor Law News & Analysis 12/18/2014 1 comment The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered a law governing the relationship between critical temperature at which superconductivity begins, resistivity, and the thickness of the film for superconducting integrated circuits.
Top Robot Stories of 2014 News & Analysis 12/17/2014 Post a comment Robots have fascinated us for centuries, but now we are realizing those visions. Here are some of the top robot stories that amazed and delighted us this past year.
AMD Gives RF Mico Exec Ops Job News & Analysis 12/17/2014 Post a comment AMD has hired James A. Clifford as its senior vice president of Global Operations, reporting to President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. The former RF Micro exec will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of AMD’s end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain strategy.
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine News & Analysis 12/16/2014 1 comment DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
Researchers Superconduct at 140 Degrees News & Analysis 12/15/2014 7 comments Researchers have demonstrated a method of making superconductors at temperatures as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit using lasers. If successful, everything from the electric grid to mobile electronics will experience a tremendous speed-up while simultaneously running much cooler.
Will Qualcomm's China Investment Pay Off? News & Analysis 12/15/2014 8 comments Qualcomm is vulnerable in China, and the company knows it. It remains to be seen, however, how its $150 million PR gambit to invest in China's mobile ecosystem will actually pay off.
More for IoT: Our Natural Roadmap, Says Cypress CEO News & Analysis 12/15/2014 Post a comment Following the $4 Billion all-stock 50%-split Cypress-Spansion merger, CEO T.J. Rodgers will head the new company under the global name Cypress. The company will keep Spansion’s world leadership in NOR Flash memory and retain Cypress’ huge SRAM memory market.
7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO News & Analysis 12/15/2014 1 comment Broadcom co-founder and chief technologist talks about Moore’s Law, his plans for 16nm FinFET tape-outs in 2015, IoT platform wars and shifts in the engineering profession.
Sequans: The Startup That Started Over News & Analysis 12/15/2014 6 comments Early one Paris morning in July 2011, Georges Karam, president and CEO of Sequans, got a call from HTC. Kara'’s biggest customer asked him to stop shipping Sequans' WiMax radio chips. That called changed everything.
Tiny Spectrometer Targets IoT News & Analysis 12/12/2014 14 comments NanoLambda has developed an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer-on-a-chip to measure concentration and density based on wavelength. The chip is accurate to 1 nm with 10nm resolution for consumer and medical uses.
IoT Metro Network Race Is On News & Analysis 12/12/2014 23 comments Startup Sigfox aims to raise more than $70 million by early next year to fund a US national IoT network using its 900MHz software, and it has a partner for a satellite version.
Spray Solar Cells on Any Surface News & Analysis 12/11/2014 6 comments Canadian Consortium mostly funded by IBM formulates method for spraying solar cells on nearly any surface, from rooftops to automobile bodies.
Obama Net Effort Under Fire News & Analysis 12/10/2014 3 comments More than 60 high tech companies sent a letter to Congress opposing a move by the White House to reclassify Internet service as a basic utility, saying new regulations could slash investments and jobs.
Intel Rolls IoT Platform News & Analysis 12/10/2014 4 comments Intel's new IoT platform aims to improve connectivity and security with an updated gateway, embedded security, and edge management software.
Silicon Startups Get Incubator News & Analysis 12/9/2014 10 comments Silicon Catalyst aims to help about 10 semiconductor startups produce their first chips in 2015, leveraging partnerships with Keysight, Synopsys, and TSMC.
Smart Panel Ponders AI's Future News & Analysis 12/9/2014 7 comments Artificial intelligence is well on its way to entering the market by 2025, but it may look different then much of the public has imagined. AI could give systems the ability to talk to each other quickly and simply, or reason and make inferences.
Freescale Charges 15W Wirelessly News & Analysis 12/8/2014 4 comments Freescale is turning up power with a new set of wireless charging receivers and transmitters for larger mobile devices such as phablets, tablets, and handheld medical equipment. The Qi-compliant system is the first in the industry to reach the 15 Watt threshold.
IBM Plugs Partners Into Power News & Analysis 12/8/2014 7 comments IBM's Open Power Foundation is playing significant roles in the Coral supercomputer program, efforts to find new uses for flash memory, and the proliferation of Power processors in China and beyond.
AMS Acquires Sensor Company News & Analysis 12/8/2014 3 comments Analog chipmaker ams now will acquire acam-messelectronic, a vendor of highly accurate time-based measurement technology and related sensor solutions.
Foundry Sales Growing Faster Than Chip Market News & Analysis 12/8/2014 4 comments Global foundry IC revenues will grow by 13 percent to $47.9 billion in 2014, following on from annual growth of 13 percent in 2013 and 18 percent in 2012, according to a report produced jointly by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and market researcher IC Insights.
Ethernet for Drive-by-Wire? News & Analysis 12/8/2014 21 comments Ethernet is gaining momentum as an in-vehicle network. But beyond being the A/V network for in-vehicle infotainment systems, what’s the potential impact of Ethernet on the whole car? Opinions vary.
WiFi Is King at Kaiser News & Analysis 12/5/2014 10 comments Medical device makers should embrace WiFi but generally stay off Bluetooth, said a wireless specialist from healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente.
Intel Picks Smartglass Partner News & Analysis 12/4/2014 9 comments Intel announced a multi-year research and development partnership with Italian company Luxottica to develop high-end smart eyewear. The chip maker is also expected to have silicon in the next generation Google Glass.
FDA Tackles Security, Software News & Analysis 12/4/2014 3 comments The FDA is working on guidelines for security in medtech devices, as well as ways to harmonize with international agencies on how it regulates software that acts as a medical device.
eSilicon Offers Try-Before-You-Buy IP Tool News & Analysis 12/3/2014 4 comments eSilicon launched the IP MarketPlace web-based tool for SoC designers. It facilitates browsing IP, encouraging designers to tinker, build, and generate a complete memory subsystem before making a purchase decision.
Power Week: Dreamliner Battery Fire Had Multiple Causes News & Analysis 12/3/2014 4 comments The lithium-ion battery fire that grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliners last year was a result of oversight and certification issues as well as design and testing problems on both Boeing's part and that of the battery maker, according to the NTSB.
Hot Technologies: Looking Ahead to 2015 News & Analysis 12/3/2014 3 comments EDN and EE Times explore some of the hot technologies in 2014 that will shape technology trends for next year and beyond as engineers bring even more innovative ideas to reality.