Japan to Form Power Device Initiative News & Analysis 7/31/2013 11 comments Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market News & Analysis 7/30/2013 13 comments The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report News & Analysis 7/29/2013 10 comments Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
Quantum Machine Learning for Big-Data News & Analysis 7/26/2013 6 comments Self-proclaimed quantum mechanic and author of "Programming the Universe," Seth Lloyd, describes a quantum machine learning algorithm for quantum big data that surpasses all know techniques today while simultaneously insuring the absolute privacy of the user and its results.
Quantum Entanglement Made Visible News & Analysis 7/24/2013 12 comments The co-founder of the first successful quantum technology company claimed this week to have demonstrated macroscopic quantum entanglement, a breakthrough that could be help to develop quantum communications networks.
Loss-Making ST Forecasts Flat for Q3 News & Analysis 7/23/2013 4 comments As STMicroelectronics strives to move on from its wireless misadventure, the company has reported losses in its Q2 results and sees no sequential growth in Q3.
TI Looks for Q3 Sales Uptick News & Analysis 7/23/2013 9 comments Texas Instruments reported that second quarter sales were down 9 percent year-over-year, but the company forecast a third quarter sequential increase of about 6 percent.
MEMS Sensors Secure Structures News & Analysis 7/19/2013 21 comments Infrastructure monitoring firm Resensys claims to be preventing bridges from collapsing with advanced warning using wireless networks of micro-electro-mechanical system sensors and smart monitoring software.
Other Firms Prepare to Eat Apple's Lunch News & Analysis 7/19/2013 54 comments Shipments of Apple iPhones fell below expectations in the first quarter of 2013 and market analyst IHS reckons Apple is on track to lose market share in the rapidly growing market.
Graphene Said to Pose Health Hazard News & Analysis 7/18/2013 25 comments Toxicity studies conducted at Brown University find that graphene--a possible successor to silicon in future IC manufacturing--disrupts functions of living cells.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.