TI Reorgs Analog Group News & Analysis 1/20/2017 Post a comment Texas Instruments reorganized four analog groups into three, eliminating no products but causing a small number of layoffs in support personnel.
NHTSA Lets Tesla Off The Hook News & Analysis 1/20/2017 2 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.
Carbon-on-Wafers Here News & Analysis 1/20/2017 Post a comment The world's first commercial carbon-on-silicon wafers use aligned nanotubes, which can be lithographically fabricated into super-fast transistors alongside normal CMOS circuitry.
IoT Network Reboots Its Efforts News & Analysis 1/19/2017 1 comment The Weightless-P network for the Internet of Things gets a new backer as the special interest group behind it carves out a broader role for itself.
IoT Startup Rides LoRa News & Analysis 1/18/2017 1 comment Startup TrackNet got $7 million in funding from two OEMs who aim to help it build and sell IoT systems for consumers and business users.
FTC Slaps Qualcomm with Suit News & Analysis 1/17/2017 1 comment The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint alleging Qualcomm is unfairly using its dominance in cellular baseband processors against rivals and customers.
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?
Biggest Robo-Car Roadblock Is Human News & Analysis 1/13/2017 11 comments Despite all the robo-car announcements, this year’s CES revealed that more companies – including Toyota and Mobileye – are scrambling to address the inconvenient truth that robo-cars pose a man-machine relationship more complicated than we care to admit.
SMIC Leads Foundry Growth News & Analysis 1/13/2017 Post a comment China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) became the growth leader in the foundry business during 2016 after the company saw a surge in demand from customers in China, according to market research firm IC Insights.
China Defends Big Chip Bet News & Analysis 1/12/2017 23 comments Foundry and capital equipment executives from China defended the country’s government-led drive to build its semiconductor industry.
Infineon: What Makes Robo-Cars Zero Defect? News & Analysis 1/11/2017 Post a comment Infineon CEO discussed why autonomous cars are “much more than high-performance computing platform.” He talked about how to achieve “100 percent reliability – aircraft-level – at the price of a car” and how “sensor fusion can’t afford to have confusion.”
QCOM CEO Likens 5G to Electricity Discovery News & Analysis 1/11/2017 Post a comment "5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or the automobile, affecting entire economies and benefiting entire societies," said Qualcomm CEO at the company’s keynote address at CES, pitching it for AR/VR, IoT and automotive.
China Expected to Poach More Taiwan Chip Execs News & Analysis 1/11/2017 Post a comment Chinese chipmakers are likely to hire more Taiwanese semiconductor executives as the administration of incoming U.S. President Donald Trump tightens restrictions on China’s acquisitions of U.S. chip companies, according to a veteran analyst in Asia.
ARM Exec Dizzy for Open-Source Twizy News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment At this year’s CES, ARM brought Renault’s Twizy to its booth, typically full of mobile devices. Calling Twizy “the world’s first OEM open-source vehicle,” ARM said Renault is seeing a wave of open-source hardware and software developments.
Quantum Computing on Cusp News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment A new age of quantum computing may be around the corner. Three new research groups predict that a shift away from von Neumann toward quantum computing is upon us.
Continental AI Effort Stresses ‘Responsibility’ News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment Continental has merged with a software developer, Elektrobit and partnered with Digilens, a leader in holographic projection technology, to vastly expand its market penetration in cars with different technologies, especially in the use of artificial intelligence.
MediaTek Auto Gambit: Radar, Vision SoC News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment In an exclusive interview with EE Times during the CES, JC Hsu, MediaTek’s corporate vice president, emphasized that telematics and multimedia aren’t MediaTek’s only tools in its automotive strategy.
Process Makes Smaller, Cheaper Chips News & Analysis 1/6/2017 9 comments Berkeley researchers demonstrated an implant technique that made chips with features as small as 9 nm at less cost and higher throughput than double patterning.
Toyota Exec on Robo-Cars: ‘Not Even Close’ News & Analysis 1/6/2017 11 comments Although honesty in corporate presentations at the CES is typically not treated as the best policy, Gil Pratt, Toyota Research Institute CEO, bucked that trend and leveled with his audience here about the real future of autonomous cars.
Nvidia CEO Rocks CES Crowd with GPU, AI News & Analysis 1/6/2017 6 comments Nvidia's CEO, sporting his familiar black leather jacket, rocked a whooping and cheering crowd of 2,500 during his opening keynote speech at CES. He promoted two scenarios for AI: Auto-Pilot & Co-Pilot.
Smartphone Senses Anything News & Analysis 1/5/2017 3 comments International cooperation between the U.S., Israel and China has resulted in the world's first smartphone with a built-in spectrometer that can sense almost any kind of substance.
AMD Describes Vega GPU News & Analysis 1/5/2017 4 comments Advanced Micro Devices' next graphics processor, Vega, is an impressive GPU, but it won't disrupt Nvidia, said analysts
CES 2017 Connects with AI News & Analysis 1/5/2017 3 comments "CES Unveiled" showcased a host of wearables, hearables and robots. App-intensive and connected to the Internet, many are programmed to get smarter with built-in artificial intelligence that will learn and recognize a user's speech, face and daily habits.