Mobileye Chief Engineer Explains EyeQ5 News & Analysis 6/15/2016 Post a comment We followed up with Mobileye on what’s inside EyeQ5, and why now. Our discussion ranged from architecture of a driverless car in 2020 to accelerators in the SoC and Google’s recently unveiled custom ASIC for machine learning.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes News & Analysis 6/15/2016 Post a comment IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
MIT Researchers Turn Graphene Light on and off News & Analysis 6/15/2016 Post a comment A team of international researchers have discovered that under certain circumstances, a flow of electric current running through a sheet of graphene can exceed the speed of slowed-down light and produce a kind of optical “boom."
MIT's Phase-Locked Laser Array Yields Better Beam News & Analysis 6/14/2016 Post a comment Researchers from MIT and Sandia National Laboratories have demonstrated a natural phase-locking mechanism of closely integrated nanolasers, showing that the typically unwanted lateral emissions could contribute to a long-range global coupling of all the lasers in the 2D array.
NXP Sells Biz Unit to China, Downsizes 25% News & Analysis 6/14/2016 Post a comment NXP Semiconductor NV has agreed to sell its standard products business unit to a Chinese consortium. This will involve the transfer of about one quarter of NXP's total workforce that is responsible for about one-fifth of NXP revenues.
STMicroelectronics Seeks Revival News & Analysis 6/14/2016 6 comments STMicroelectronics has changed in recent years. In the past five months alone, ST exited some of its biggest business, had less-than-stellar financial results, and is taking on behemoth NXP for dominance in automotive microcontrollers. But where is this sometimes struggling company going?
The Road Ahead For AI in Cars News & Analysis 6/14/2016 8 comments AI is seen as an enabler for ‘real’ autonomous cars. We asked an IHS analyst to break down automotive AI, including its advancements, applications inside vehicles, and the hardware available to process AI algorithms.
Printed Memory to Secure IoT News & Analysis 6/13/2016 1 comment In the Internet of Things era, there are still scenarios where a low-cost, unconnected memory might make more sense than a connected device.
China Dominates Smartphone Suppliers List News & Analysis 6/10/2016 2 comments China-based smartphone suppliers represented eight of the top 12 slots for smartphone IC suppliers in the first quarter of 2016, according to a report from IC Insights. Chinese companies Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi were all in the top five suppliers.
AMD Details Next-Gen APUs News & Analysis 6/8/2016 4 comments AMD still believes in PCs and recently announced its seventh generation of A-series processors targeted for that market. Code-named Bristol Ridge and Stony Ridge, the processors are designed to boost productivity, enhance multimedia, and improve energy efficiency.
SIA Expects Chip Sales to Fall News & Analysis 6/8/2016 Post a comment Semiconductor industry trade group joins chorus of market watchers in predicting that semiconductor sales will decline in 2016 in the face of sluggish demand and macroeconomic headwinds.
Can Rambus Hack Auto Cyber-Security? News & Analysis 6/7/2016 Post a comment Over-the-Air vehicle updates and cyber-security for connected cars are two closely intertwined, red-hot issues in Detroit. Rambus is diving into the field--presumably at an opportune moment in partnership with Movimento, a leader in automotive reflash services.
SRAM Defies Doomsday Predictions News & Analysis 6/6/2016 Post a comment Automotive and Internet of Things continue to present new opportunities for SRAM, particularly where low power consumption is a key requirement, while older devices with long life spans need EOL support
Got Self-Driving Architecture? Show Me News & Analysis 6/3/2016 17 comments Despite Nvidia, Mobile and NXP talking about their autonomous car platforms, do carmakers already know what their self-driving car architecture will be in 2020? “They don’t. At least, not yet," says Kalray's CEO.
Industrial Semi Revenues Rise Slightly News & Analysis 6/2/2016 Post a comment Despite forecasts to the contrary, industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015, IHS reports. Year-over-year global revenue rose less than 1% percent in 2015 to $41.9 billion.
FDSOI Grabs European Money for IoT News & Analysis 6/1/2016 Post a comment Globalfoundries and STMicroelectronics are the leading chip companies in a European Commission collaborative research project that aims to create an ultra low-power platform for Internet of Things applications based on 22nm FDSOI chip manufacturing process.
Xiaomi Buys 1,500 Microsoft Patents, Eyes Global Expansion News & Analysis 6/1/2016 4 comments Xiaomi, the Chinese consumer electronics company, is looking to broaden its intellectual property portfolio with the purchase of 1,500 Microsoft patents. The company is also preparing for a global expansion that will include bringing its smartphones to the US.
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.
7 Ways to Skin French Tech News & Analysis 5/31/2016 2 comments France now bills itself as a “startup nation” and is backing its tech industry via a confluence of government money and private sector investment.
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.
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.