Ultrasound: Can Chirp Usurp UI? News & Analysis 2/27/2017 Post a comment Chirp Microsystems is rolling out a single-chip ultrasonic time-of-flight sensor. “Touchless” – based on ultrasonic sensing – can “add another modality” to UI for wearable, AR/VR, smartphones and even automotive, believes the startup CEO.
EU Privacy Rules Can Cloud Your IoT Future News & Analysis 2/23/2017 1 comment Looming large for the MWC crowd are two unresolved issues: the security and privacy of connected devices. EU’s privacy rules will affect not just big data companies like Google but also IoT companies, even when located outside Europe.
Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers News & Analysis 2/17/2017 3 comments Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
Altair Readies Cellular IoT IC with GPS Inside News & Analysis 2/15/2017 1 comment Altair is rolling out a highly-integrated cellular IoT chip, designed for easy transformation into an IoT module. Executing on Sony’s vision, it also features a GPS receiver. Altair’s future IoT chip may use FD-SOI.
Ford to Invest $1 Billion in Argo AI News & Analysis 2/10/2017 Post a comment Ford announced a $1 billion investment over the next five years in a startup called Argo AI, founded by two top AI robotic talents. Argo AI designs brain, Ford builds nerves, skeleton and muscle of autonomous cars.
FASTR Looks to Speed Auto-Tech Alliance News & Analysis 2/9/2017 1 comment In the era of autonomous cars, there are two hard problems the industry needs to solve: Cybersecurity and software reliability. Which industry groups are actually helping carmakers take a holistic view on both issues?
Object-Detection Becomes Wearable News & Analysis 2/6/2017 1 comment Obstacle-detection technology, enabled by sensor fusion, is at the core of autonomous cars. What are the possibilities of applying the same sensor-fusion technology to wearable devices to aid the visually impaired or blind?
Q'comm-NXP Faces Trump, China Hurdles News & Analysis 2/2/2017 9 comments Qualcomm’s $39 billion acquisition of NXP could hit a snag. China’s MOFCOM could target the deal by demanding material divestitures as a condition of clearance. CFIUS could object to concessions Qualcomm and/or NXP might offer to MOFCOM.
Nokia Applies IMPACT to IoT Fragmentation News & Analysis 1/31/2017 Post a comment Lack of security and fragmentation are often cited as basic reasons why the Internet of Things market has been slow to catch fire. Nokia hopes to provide pre-integrated applications that help alleviate customers’ initial trepidation before plunging into IoT.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption News & Analysis 1/26/2017 Post a comment Intel's fourth quarter sales and profit beat expectations and the company also delivered a better-than-expected forecast for the first quarter of this year.
Nvidia's Jetson Goes Embedded, Gets Cisco News & Analysis 1/24/2017 2 comments GPUs shine no longer in just supercomputers, PCs and game machines. Nvidia, the graphics chip giant, is eagerly plowing inroads into the embedded market, by leveraging Jetson TX1, its AI computing platform.
NHTSA Lets Tesla Off The Hook News & Analysis 1/20/2017 5 comments The NHTSA concluded a months-long investigation of a fatal crash in Florida, and reported that the agency found no defects in Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking and Autopilot systems. Did NHTSA let Tesla off the hook too easily? Absolutely.
Toshiba Mulls Chip Business Spinoff News & Analysis 1/17/2017 4 comments Toshiba is considering a plan to spin off its chip business and sell a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital, reported Japanese financial daily newspaper Nikkei.
Racing to Offer Mobileye 'Killer Chip' News & Analysis 1/17/2017 1 comment With Mobileye acknowledged as the king of the hill in the hottest automotive vision market, it has become incumbent upon competitors to say they’ve got “a Mobileye killer solution.” But what would it take to become the next Mobileye?