Unbounded Robotics Unveils Co-Robot News & Analysis 10/22/2013 5 comments Unbounded Robotics' first model is designed for researchers and businesses looking for a mobile platform that is designed to perform human-scale tasks.
Mobile IC Vendors to Alter Automotive SoC Market News & Analysis 10/8/2013 5 comments The rise and fall of smartphone SoC companies has become intricately intertwined with the future of automotive chip suppliers. Many automotive IC companies are racing to dominate the fast-growing segment of in-vehicle infotainment SoCs.
Mike Noonen, GloFo Executive VP, Resigns News & Analysis 10/7/2013 19 comments Mike Noonen has resigned from his position as the executive vice president at GlobalFoundries. Noonen was responsible for global products, design, sales, and marketing at the world’s second largest foundry.
Intel Quark Rides Arduino News & Analysis 10/3/2013 19 comments Intel's new CEO Brian Krzanich appeared on the Maker Faire Rome stage to show an Arduino-compatible board using Intel's new Quark processor.
Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line News & Analysis 9/17/2013 5 comments Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August News & Analysis 9/10/2013 2 comments August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line News & Analysis 9/5/2013 2 comments Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
Chip Market Growth Strengthens in July News & Analysis 9/4/2013 8 comments Global chip sales for July were up 5 percent on the same period in 2012, with a US boom more than compensating for a declining Japanese market. However, Japan showed strong growth compared with the previous quarter.
Indian Startup Uses Imagination for Wearable SoC News & Analysis 9/2/2013 12 comments An Indian startup chaired by Sanjay Jha, previously CEO and chairman of Motorola Mobility, has announced it has licensed graphics and MIPS processor cores from Imagination for use in its upcoming wearable processing unit (WPU) chip.
Flexible OLED Market to Boom in 2014 News & Analysis 9/2/2013 2 comments Nascent market for flexible OLED displays set to gain momentum in 2014 but full flexibility must wait on materials and manufacturing progress, says market research firm.
The Archives of Factory Automation Slideshow 8/29/2013 6 comments I love slideshows. Here’s one on what automated manufacturing, robotics, the factory floor, automotive, and production used to look like. Can you imagine working in these environments today?
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal News & Analysis 8/28/2013 9 comments A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
Q-MEMS Downsizes Inertial Measurement Units News & Analysis 8/19/2013 9 comments Epson lays claim to the world's smallest high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU)--the V340 is a six-axis high-precision gyroscope/accelerometer combo that measures just twelve-by-ten-by-four millimeters.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Adapteva Launches PUP News & Analysis 8/12/2013 8 comments Adapteva's PUP (Parallella University Program) is intended to bring parallel computing to the forefront in university engineering education.
Internets of Things Need Glue News & Analysis 8/12/2013 42 comments Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.