NIST Hits Quantum Teleport Key Out of the Park News & Analysis 9/22/2015 4 comments The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it has quadrupled the previous world's record for transmitting photons by quantum teleportation, up from 25 kilometers (16 miles) to 102 kilometers (63 miles) making long-range transmission of uncrackable encryption keys over fiber optics a reality.
Synopsys Touts IP Portfolio for IoT News & Analysis 9/22/2015 Post a comment Stable of intellectual property, cobbled together largely from acquisitions, targets connectivity, security and sensor processing requirements of the Internet of Things.
TSMC Discusses Next MEMS, Monolithic Mics News & Analysis 9/22/2015 Post a comment To expand its role as a supplier to fabless MEMS vendors foundry TSMC plans to use its advantages in being able to combine CMOS logic and MEMS sensors together to come up with innovative sensors and use cases.
HCL, IBM Team Up to Drive IoT Adoption News & Analysis 9/22/2015 Post a comment HCL has partnered with IBM to accelerate the development of Internet of Things solutions. The two companies also plan to set up an incubation centre in Noida to develop these IoT applications.
IoT Boosting MCU Market, Says IHS News & Analysis 9/21/2015 Post a comment The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth.
Design Options for Next Billion IoT Devices News & Analysis 9/21/2015 2 comments Among a surfeit of theories, predictions and technology horse-race stories on IoT, it’s time to hear from an executive who has actually done the due diligence, made design choices and developed his own new IoT chipset.
3D Printed Parts Help Regenerate Nerves News & Analysis 9/21/2015 Post a comment For the first time ever, regrowth of nerve complexes has been demonstrated in rats by creating a custom 3-D scaffold shaped like the missing nerves and "seeding" it with biochemicals that promote both sensory an motor nerve regeneration.
Smart Battery Startup Raises $5.5 Million News & Analysis 9/18/2015 2 comments Roost Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a startup that is trying to retrofit IoT functions and connectivity into consumer electronics by including them in a battery form factor, has raised $5.5 million in a Series A round of financing.
New York Investor Offers to Buy Korea's MagnaChip News & Analysis 9/18/2015 Post a comment New York based investment firm Pleasant Lake Partners LLC has made an offer to acquire MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. (Seoul, South Korea) a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal ICs and a provider of foundry services.
China Warms Up, Slowly, to FD-SOI News & Analysis 9/17/2015 6 comments Participants at the Shanghai FD-SOI Forum this week doggedly pursued three key questions. Namely, FD-SOI’s IP, entry cost and roadmap beyond 22nm. And here’s a list of eight FD-SOI stakeholders best positioned to answer them.
TSMC Preps 10nm, Tunes 16nm News & Analysis 9/17/2015 7 comments The world’s largest chip foundry said it will start “risk” production in 10nm late this year while it fine tunes its 16nm process and plans a basket of IoT offerings.
60 GHz Tested for 5G Backhaul News & Analysis 9/16/2015 Post a comment The XHaul Project, a €7.3 million euro program based in Bristol, UK, will test millimeter wave backhaul and fiber optic networks for 5G cellular networks.
Q&A with GloFo CEO: ‘IoT Is No Mystical Animal’ News & Analysis 9/16/2015 13 comments PC shipments are going down all over the world. The smartphone market is losing steam. The IC industry is expecting a down year in 2016. Globalfoundries CEO discussed what chip vendors should do about it.
Autonomous Driving Not a Question of Technology, Managers Say News & Analysis 9/16/2015 5 comments A car owner calls a driverless car with a smartphone and relaxes while the silicon chauffeur directs the car through the traffic: This scenario could be reality in a few years, but the biggest roadblock is not technology, says a survey of automotive industry managers.
Chips Slump as Drivers Falter News & Analysis 9/16/2015 1 comment The Internet of Things won’t be enough to revive a semiconductor industry amid slowing PC, tablet and smartphone drivers, a Gartner analyst said.
Dresden Memory Startup To Debut At Semicon Europa News & Analysis 9/15/2015 4 comments A startup company that is working on a ferroelectric non-volatile memory technology based on hafnium oxide is set to make its debut at the Semicon Europa exhibition taking place in Dresden, Germany, October 6 to 8.
Software Regulates Voltage in Everyday APUs News & Analysis 9/14/2015 Post a comment Instead of using a higher-speed application processor or a dedicated co-processor just for voltage regulation, reasearchers demonstrate how to reduce system cost by using real-time interrupts to the applications processor to regulate voltage.
4K Video Drives Up LPDDR4 Densities News & Analysis 9/14/2015 1 comment Mobile phones producing high-quality video make them a high priority target for DRAM, although devices such as smart appliances and automotive systems are also a growing market.
Smart Prosthetics to Learn Mind Reading News & Analysis 9/11/2015 3 comments Smart prosthetics, where the prostetic learns to read the human brain's signals instead of the human learning the prosthetic's signals, is the focus of a project sponsored by the directors of the European Union's Human Brain Project, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
IoT Lacks Tools, Says EDA Vet News & Analysis 9/11/2015 3 comments The coming world of networked sensors demands a new class of design tools, Berkeley researcher and EDA veteran Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli said at a DARPA event.
AMD Forms Graphics Chip Business Group News & Analysis 9/10/2015 2 comments AMD, which was reportedly considering spinning off its graphics chip business earlier this summer, has created the Radeon Technologies group to “solidify position as graphics industry leader.”
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose News & Analysis 9/10/2015 Post a comment Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward the holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the school’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors.
New York Investor Offers to Buy Korea's MagnaChip News & Analysis 9/10/2015 Post a comment New York based investment firm Pleasant Lake Partners LLC has made an offer to acquire MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. (Seoul, South Korea) a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal ICs and a provider of foundry services.
DARPA Enlists Civilians to Secure U.S. Tech Lead News & Analysis 9/10/2015 4 comments The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts a three-day conference called "Wait What?" (St. Louis, Mo.) for researchers in industry, academia and government to share ideas that will keep the U.S. ahead of the rest of the world in technology.
Freescale Buys CogniVue News & Analysis 9/10/2015 3 comments Freescale acquired CogniVue. The biggest benefit for Freescale is that it will be able to integrate inside its ADAS SoCs “automotive-qualified vision IP, instead of IP retrofitted for safety after the design,” according to the company.
Intel-led Group Touts OIC 1.0 Over Rival IoT Specs News & Analysis 9/10/2015 1 comment The Open Interconnect Consortium has made public its long-waited Internet of Things candidate specification 1.0. "The big unresolved problem with IoT is not about ‘things.’ But it’s about the network,” said OIC executive director.