MRAM Seen Leading Embedded Non-Vol Memory Race News & Analysis 5/31/2016 1 comment Spin-torque transfer magnetic RAM is leading a race for inclusion as an embedded non-volatile memory at the 28nm chip production node according to the memory department director for European research institute IMEC.
Paris on a (Connected Electric) Scooter News & Analysis 5/27/2016 1 comment Start-up Cityscoot is bringing shared electric scooters to Paris. The company designed a black box, which makes every scooter “very smart.” Its box enables Cityscoot to book, track and geo-locate, keeping riders safe, and communicating road conditions.
FDSOI Driving ST's Automotive Biz News & Analysis 5/27/2016 Post a comment STMicroelectronics says the fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator chip manufacturing process it championed has become almost the default choice for digital manufacturing within its automotive and discrete group.
IoT Chip Supports Five Networks News & Analysis 5/24/2016 Post a comment Imec announced a low-cost chip supporting five low-power wide area networks for the Internet of Things and started work with Infineon on a car radar device.
Forces Clash over Auto Cyber Security News & Analysis 5/24/2016 6 comments With a growing number of connected cars and autonomous cars planned for rollout, automakers know they have a bulls-eye on their back. The question now is how best to deal with this imminent threat.
Foundries' Sales Show Hard Times Continuing News & Analysis 5/23/2016 2 comments Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
Android N Joins Auto OS Battle News & Analysis 5/19/2016 3 comments This week at its Google I/O Conference, Google upped the ante, revealing that the upcoming Android N will come with an auto-centric variant equipped with hooks that sink much deeper into cars.
Mobileye/ST Gun for Sensor Fusion, Go after NXP News & Analysis 5/17/2016 1 comment On the heels of NXP’s Bluebox announcement, Mobileye and STMicroelectronics rushed to reveal a Vision SoC, EyeQ5, touting it as a “sensor fusion central computer for autonomous vehicles.” Unlike Bluebox, already sampling, EyeQ5 won’t be ready until 2018.
NXP Unveils Open, Modular ADAS Car Platform News & Analysis 5/16/2016 1 comment NXP is unveiling a comprehensive ADAS vehicles platform. Central to the platform is its new Bluebox computing engine, capable of fusing data processed from different sensor nodes such as radar, lidar, vision sensing and an onboard V2X system.
What Apple Gains by Sinking $1B into Didi News & Analysis 5/13/2016 9 comments Apple’s $1 billion investment in China’s leading ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing is surprising but it makes one thing clear: “It tips Apple’s hand. Apple is developing driverless cars,” said an analyst.
Cryptographic IP Speeds Car2x Communications News & Analysis 5/10/2016 Post a comment Semiconductor IP provider EnSilica has launched a cryptographic IP that could help meet the high security communication and latency requirements of automotive Car2Car and Car2Infrastructure (Car2x) applications. These applications form part of emerging Intelligent Transport Systems.
U.S. Investigates Security Update Practices News & Analysis 5/10/2016 4 comments Federal agencies are seriously worried about cyberattacks. Whether such assaults are launched on smartphone or cars, they’ve come to believe that the threats are real. Agencies are asking industries how they’re responding to the vulnerabilities of their connected devices.
DRAM Goes Hot and Cold News & Analysis 5/9/2016 Post a comment The commodity memory has a lot of niche applications, especially when it's protected against heat, moisture, humidity and cold
NXP Takes Auto Chip Vendor Crown News & Analysis 5/6/2016 Post a comment Following its takeover of Freescale, NXP Semiconductor has been declared the leading automotive chip vendor for 2015 by market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Activist Investor Attacks Vex Chipmakers News & Analysis 5/4/2016 10 comments Beyond Yahoo, Apple and Sony, chip vendors have been targeted by activist investors. The big change now is that hedge fund investors -- whose focus used to be on small to medium companies -- are now getting much bolder.
Chip Sales Edge Up Slightly News & Analysis 5/3/2016 2 comments The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that chip sales increased slightly in March compared with February, but sales for the first quarter were down sequentially and year-over-year.
JEDEC Adds UFS Card Spec News & Analysis 4/28/2016 Post a comment The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) family of standards have been updated along with the introduction of a new removable memory card option for the mobile device market
Auto & Cloud Companies' Alliances Untangled News & Analysis 4/28/2016 2 comments In the era of the Internet of Everything, big data has thrown together a roster of once-strange bedfellows, including Rolls-Royce with Microsoft, Hyundai with Cisco, Toyota with Microsoft, Amazon with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, and BMW with Microsoft.
IoT Security Spending to Skyrocket News & Analysis 4/25/2016 6 comments The amount that enterprises and consumers will spend on security around the Internet of Things is projected to grow rapidly after 2020, according to Gartner.
Paying, Building 5G for Autos News & Analysis 4/22/2016 Post a comment Industry experts at the Brooklyn 5G Summit expect, unsurprisingly, that 5G will play a major role in the future of automotive communications. Just how next-generation cellular systems will help form autonomous or automated driver assistance is still being constructed.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.