$35B Qualcomm Question: What Next? News & Analysis 10/28/2016 5 comments Now that Qualcomm has announced its NXP acquisition, it’s time to examine the deal’s potential consequences. Qualcomm, $35 billion chip company, will affect both the combined companies’ internal operations and competitors on the market -- especially in the automotive segment.
Watson Use Proliferating News & Analysis 10/27/2016 Post a comment IBM's annual World of Watson released a plethora of new capabilities plus enumerated multiple new design wins, from the Toronto Raptors to General Motors.
Do Automakers Still See Hackers as a Hoax? News & Analysis 10/27/2016 4 comments Earlier this week, when the Department of Transportation laid out cybersecurity guidance for carmakers, U.S. Transportation Secretary called cybersecurity “a safety issue.” The latest survey, however, found that automakers still haven’t made cybersecurity a priority in vehicle development.
Cadence Breaks Down Automotive ISO 26262 News & Analysis 10/26/2016 Post a comment As automakers start adding more and more ADAS features, the complexity of software code and SoCs deployed inside vehicles has been skyrocketing. Chip suppliers are under tremendous pressure to prove the functional safety of their products.
TSMC Likely to Lock up Apple A10, A11 Orders News & Analysis 10/26/2016 2 comments TSMC will probably make nearly all of the A10 and A11 processors for Apple this year and next because of a competitive advantage the Taiwan foundry has gained in packaging technology called InFO (Integrated Fan Out), according to analysts.
IoT Networks Get New Provider News & Analysis 10/25/2016 1 comment M2M Spectrum Networks picked for its licensed sub-GHz bands in the U.S. the LoRa variant of Link Labs to serve users in the industrial Internet of Things.
V2X Radio War Still Smoldering in China, Europe News & Analysis 10/25/2016 2 comments The battle over radios for connected cars is hardly over. For the cellular industry, V2X is a nice-to-have “feature” for its networks. But V2X advocates see it a life-saving system ready for deployment by using IEEE 802.11p.
Movidius to Push AI at Edge of Network News & Analysis 10/24/2016 Post a comment Movidius has partnered with China’s Hikvision to penetrate artificial intelligence deeper into surveillance cameras. Movidius CEO Remi El-Ouazzane says deploying AI at network edge is massive trend.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI News & Analysis 10/21/2016 15 comments From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
4DS Memristors Target ReRAMs News & Analysis 10/20/2016 6 comments 4DS Memories Ltd. (West Perth, Western Australia) has achieved the 40-nanometer milestone that puts it on the path to competing effectively with flash it its $40 billion market.
IoT Hears LTE Calling News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment Qualcomm said AT&T, Verizon and five module makers will use its chip for Cat-M1 and NB1 trials this year and commercial services in 2017.
CEA-Leti: What Crickets Can Teach Us News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment Bio-inspired research is picking up momentum. But where CEA-Leti’s approach differs from others, more focused on neuromorphic engineering by mimicking the brain, is that “we take a full system approach,” according to Leti’s science director.
Oxygen Layer May Extend Moore's Law News & Analysis 10/19/2016 2 comments Mears Silicon Technology (MST) at Atomera Inc. (Los Gatos, Calif.) increases the carrier mobility and drive current, while reducing the leakage current for any CMOS transistor.
Full Color e-Posters Could Reach 10,000 DPI News & Analysis 10/18/2016 1 comment Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology (CUT) have demonstrated that plasmonic nanostructures combined with electrically-tuneable polymers could yield just any color on demand.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi News & Analysis 10/18/2016 Post a comment FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
Germany Hits Tesla, Raises Bigger Issues News & Analysis 10/17/2016 16 comments The German Transport Minister requested Tesla to stop advertising its EV’s Autopilot function. The question is whether this is a result of concerted efforts by German automakers “looking for a way to ‘clip Tesla’s wings,’ asked one analyst.
Bloomberg in France Advises Startup Crowd News & Analysis 10/14/2016 Post a comment Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg, and Emmanuel Macron, former French Minister of Economy, came on stage together at a two-day conference in Paris, talked to the entrepreneurs about startups, roles of the government and taking risks.
Salaries Rise, Gaps Widen for EEs News & Analysis 10/14/2016 1 comment Salaries for electrical engineers rose 3.85% in 2015 but gender and racial gaps in incomes widened significantly, according to a the latest survey from the IEEE.
IBM Weaves New 25G Link News & Analysis 10/14/2016 5 comments IBM announced OpenCAPI, a 25G interconnect for processors, accelerators and memories with backing from seven partners.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain News & Analysis 10/13/2016 1 comment Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
TSMC Grows Share of Foundry Business News & Analysis 10/13/2016 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. increased its share of the foundry business to 55 percent this year on better than expected demand for smartphones during the third quarter.
V2X Mandate: It’s Now Or Never News & Analysis 10/13/2016 12 comments Connected Car proponents insist that the V2X mandate should be issued in the last 100 days of the Obama administration. Without the federal government’s commitment, they warn that V2X might never come to fruition in the United States.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup? News & Analysis 10/12/2016 36 comments It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
Daimler: First to Go Wireless Charging News & Analysis 10/12/2016 6 comments The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e will become the first commercially available plug-in hybrid featuring Qualcomm’ wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) technology.
Achronix Brings eFPGA IP to SoC News & Analysis 10/11/2016 6 comments Achronix has declared that the embedded FPGA — which chip designers can simply drop into their own SoC designs with wire-to-wire connections — is no longer a pipe dream. It’s here and shipping, said Steve Mensor, Achronix executive.
Infineon Acquires LidarExpertise Through Innoluce Takeover News & Analysis 10/11/2016 Post a comment With the takeover of Dutch fabless MEMS company Innoluce is Infineon complementing its sensor assortment for the booming market of technology for automated driving? Innoluce’s expertise will help Infineon to close its gap in the future-prone field of lidar sensors.
Specs Pave Roads Around Xeon News & Analysis 10/11/2016 3 comments Two groups – CCIX and Gen-Z—announced chip interconnects meant to provide open alternatives for the data center to Intel’s Xeon interfaces.
IoT Consumer Groups Merge News & Analysis 10/10/2016 2 comments The Open Connectivity Foundation and AllSeen Alliance will blend their open-source environments into a consumer alternative to Apple’s Homekit and Google’s Weave.
Patent Study IDs Nuisance Suits News & Analysis 10/7/2016 2 comments The U.S. Federal Trade Commission called on courts and Congress to put reduce a class of nuisance patent suits from so-called patent trolls.
Intel's Stratix 10 FPGAs, SoCs Sampling News & Analysis 10/6/2016 3 comments Devices like Stratix 10 FPGAs will help satisfy the insatiable demand for higher computational capabilities, lower latency, greater system flexibility, and increased power efficiencies
Lam/KLA Failure Cools M&A News & Analysis 10/6/2016 Post a comment Regulators struck down a proposed merger of Lam Research and KLA-Tencor, signaling collaboration will be the focus in process technology.
Startup Digs Deep Learning, Snags Big Backers News & Analysis 10/6/2016 3 comments ThinCI, architecture designer for deep learning graph analysis, has come out of stealth mode. The startup picked up Denso and Magna as its investors, while Dadi Perlmutter, former Intel executive vp is giving the startup’s technology a thumbs-up.
NXP Pushes Hardware Isolation in i.MX8 News & Analysis 10/5/2016 4 comments In response to the growing demand for advanced HMI, NXP launches new apps processors dubbed i.MX8. Its beauty lies in the safety and reliability inherent in its architecture. It comes with built-in hardware-based virtualization and domain protection.
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.