Bluetooth Smart Gets Smarter News & Analysis 12/4/2013 10 comments The latest Bluetooth spec update will improve consumer usability and developer access while paving the way for new devices. Bluetooth 4.1, builds on the current low power consumption model to produce data thatís more visible on mobile devices, improve usability with increased coexistence support for LTE and data exchange, and empower developer innovation.
Stanene May Be Better Than Graphene News & Analysis 12/3/2013 12 comments Move over graphene. A new material called stanene combines the best properties of a room temperature superconductor with the ease of fabrication of metal deposition with tin instead of copper.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love Slideshow 11/22/2013 18 comments At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
EDN Releases Top 100 Products of 2013 News & Analysis 11/20/2013 1 comment The electronics community has voted. The annual EDN Hot 100 Products list is out, with offerings in 12 categories from microcontrollers to test and measurement equipment.
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off? News & Analysis 11/11/2013 13 comments Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
Apple iPad Air Packs Faster A7 News & Analysis 11/1/2013 14 comments Early teardown results suggest a slightly faster A7 in the Apple iPad Air than in the iPhone 5 but few other surprises, according to Chipworks and iFixit.
IBM Grabs ARM for ASICs News & Analysis 10/24/2013 9 comments Signaling a shift from the PowerPC, Big Blue will use ARM Cortex and Mali cores for a range of router, switch, set-top box and other customer ASICs.
Synthetic Biology Ramps Semiconductors News & Analysis 10/23/2013 13 comments The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) launched its Semiconductor Synthetic Biology (SemiSynBio) program which aims to meld biology with electronics in hybrid bio-semiconductor systems.
Brain Implants Near Milestone News & Analysis 10/16/2013 28 comments NeuroPace is close to approval for the first brain implant that listens to, then acts, on brain activity -- a milestone in the rising field of neural electronics.
TSMC Shows Path to 16nm, Beyond News & Analysis 10/2/2013 39 comments Chip bellwether TSMC detailed its steady progress on its 20 and 16nm nodes, but said little about the expected costs increases they will carry.