Wearable Computing Market on 78% CAGR Through 2018 News & Analysis 4/17/2014 Post a comment By the end of 2014, shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach more than 19 million units, roughly tripling from 2013. Fitness monitors are the hottest devices, but Google Glass and other accessories and devices are looking to catch on.
The Ampere, Redefined News & Analysis 4/11/2014 23 comments As the International Conference on Measures and Weights looks to agree on a new definition of the ampere, as one of the three basic dimensions of electricity, German researchers have devised a means to measure it.
The LED Patent Landscape News & Analysis 4/10/2014 1 comment A new report finds that Philips and Cree hold the highest-quality patents when it comes to LEDs. Samsung and LG are also major patent holders.
China’s Quest for ‘MIPS in Wearable’ News & Analysis 4/10/2014 10 comments Despite initial success in e-books and tablets, Ingenic, a Beijing supplier of MIPS-based mobile SoCs, abandoned the tablet market in late 2012. Now Ingenic is betting its life on the yet-to-be-defined smartwatch market.
Power Week-in-Review: The Ampere Redefined & PV Power Plant in a Box News & Analysis 4/3/2014 1 comment This week, the venerable electrical base unit of current -- the ampere -- may be looking at a definition makeover, a portable solar plant for use in areas without electricity makes its debut, and the introduction of what is claimed as the industry's most efficient ultra-low-power boost regulator for photovoltaic and thermoelectric energy harvesting systems.
Silicon Labs' IoT SoC Gambit News & Analysis 3/31/2014 11 comments Silicon Labs' CEO came to Shanghai and captured the audience's imagination with a slide labeled "IoT SoC." Though it did not show the real chip, it illustrated the IoT in tangible terms.
Tesla Model S Batteries Cleared by NHTSA News & Analysis 3/31/2014 2 comments In a report, the US NHTSA found that road debris likely caused issues with the cars’ batteries. The problems, according to the report, did not originate in the batteries themselves.
Samsung, Microsoft Charge Up WPC News & Analysis 3/20/2014 4 comments Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Microsoft are the newest members of the Wireless Power Consortium’s Board of Directors. WPC, the industry group backing the Qi wireless charging standard.
Intersil's Restructure Powers On News & Analysis 3/17/2014 6 comments After being off the tech radar in recent years, Silicon Valley-based Intersil is reemerging as a streamlined power management company. On the eve of his year anniversary Necip Sayiner, Intersil’s new president and CEO, said he is hopeful about the company’s trajectory.
UW Researchers Create World's Thinnest LED News & Analysis 3/13/2014 1 comment Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated electroluminescence in a flexible, mechanically strong construct of the semiconductor tungsten selenide only three atoms thick.
Teenage CEO Speaks at EE Live! News & Analysis 2/24/2014 9 comments At 17, and chief executive of his own high-performance computer startup, Thomas Sohmers shares his views on Silicon Valley and more at EE Live!
Wireless Charging Shift Ahead News & Analysis 2/18/2014 29 comments Several wireless charging solutions are in development or on the market, but consolidation is necessary before the technology can become ubiquitous.
Sonics' New IP for Low-Power SoCs Patented News & Analysis 2/18/2014 3 comments Sonics revealed the issuance of patent 8,601,288 "Intelligent Power Controller" from the US Patent Office. The hardware-based power-management IP lets SoC designers partition power domains and turn them on and off without software intervention.
5 Hot Papers from ISSCC Slideshow 2/14/2014 9 comments More than two dozen scientific papers are on display at this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. These five technologies showcase the latest innovations from research institutions, startups, and big market players.