M'soft Attacks Apple with Win 10
News & Analysis 10/6/2015 Post a comment
Microsoft unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices on Tuesday, highlighting how its new hardware will take advantage of Windows 10 for enterprise.
Marvell Debuts MoChi Chips
News & Analysis 10/6/2015 2 comments
Marvell has announced the first two chips --two 64-bit ARM processors -- to use its MoChi modular SoC approach, one of which also implements its first-level cache technology.
5G for Command & Control
News & Analysis 10/6/2015 4 comments
Dresden University of Technology professor Frank Fitzek has created a way to compress 5G data using random numbers that can be decoded in less than one millisecond yet are totally secure even if intercepted by bad guys.
IBM Nanotubes May Redefine Future of Moore's Law
News & Analysis 10/1/2015 22 comments
A new carbon nanotube transistor breakthrough from IBM Research could leave silicon transistors behind in the dust. IBM researchers say they can achieve angstrom (1/10 of a nanometer) scale nanotube transistors someday, starting at the 3-to-5 nanometer node.
iPhone 6S: A9 May Be Dual Sourced
News & Analysis 9/30/2015 2 comments
The list of components that make up the iPhone 6S is similar to that of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to a teardown of a unit performed by engineering consultants Chipworks.
GE Connects Industrial IoT
News & Analysis 9/30/2015 Post a comment
Connecting manufacturing and industry to the Internet is the next great frontier for OEM and manufacturer General Electric. The company showcased analytics platforms alongside hardware at an industrial Internet event.
Who Is Dumber, You or Your Home?
News & Analysis 9/30/2015 12 comments
It’s time to set aside the false hope that billions of connected devices installed in smart homes will save the electronics industry. Smart homes won’t carry the chip industry -- in need of the next market driver -- at least for now, possibly not ever.
Self-Driving Cars Rev CPUs
News & Analysis 9/29/2015 1 comment
Self driving cars are steering toward a 2022 market, fueling an emerging class of visual processors, said an analyst on the eve of an annual conference.
MotionEngine Wear Debuts
News & Analysis 9/29/2015 1 comment
Hillcrest specifically targets wearables with a special version of its MotionEngine called Wear, which accommodates always-on functions from battery-powered devices without running them down typical wearables including accurate activity tracking, advanced sleep monitoring, context awareness, intuitive gesture controls, precise compass heading and orientation.
LTE-U, Wi-Fi Play Nice in Test
News & Analysis 9/28/2015 3 comments
Qualcomm wants to convince non-believers that LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) will be a good neighbor to Wi-Fi for next generation communications. Following debate about the realities of sharing spectrum, the chip giant discussed coexistence tests conducted at its San Diego lab.
IBM Watson Swayed CTO
News & Analysis 9/24/2015 Post a comment
The CTO of IBM’s Watson group tells the story of how he became a believer in cognitive computing and his opinions on its possible role in robotics.
NIST Hits Quantum Teleport Key Out of the Park
News & Analysis 9/22/2015 4 comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it has quadrupled the previous world's record for transmitting photons by quantum teleportation, up from 25 kilometers (16 miles) to 102 kilometers (63 miles) making long-range transmission of uncrackable encryption keys over fiber optics a reality.
Design Options for Next Billion IoT Devices
News & Analysis 9/21/2015 2 comments
Among a surfeit of theories, predictions and technology horse-race stories on IoT, it’s time to hear from an executive who has actually done the due diligence, made design choices and developed his own new IoT chipset.
China Warms Up, Slowly, to FD-SOI
News & Analysis 9/17/2015 7 comments
Participants at the Shanghai FD-SOI Forum this week doggedly pursued three key questions. Namely, FD-SOI’s IP, entry cost and roadmap beyond 22nm. And here’s a list of eight FD-SOI stakeholders best positioned to answer them.
60 GHz Tested for 5G Backhaul
News & Analysis 9/16/2015 Post a comment
The XHaul Project, a €7.3 million euro program based in Bristol, UK, will test millimeter wave backhaul and fiber optic networks for 5G cellular networks.
IoT Lacks Tools, Says EDA Vet
News & Analysis 9/11/2015 3 comments
The coming world of networked sensors demands a new class of design tools, Berkeley researcher and EDA veteran Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli said at a DARPA event.
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose
News & Analysis 9/10/2015 Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward the holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the school’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors.
Intel-led Group Touts OIC 1.0 Over Rival IoT Specs
News & Analysis 9/10/2015 1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium has made public its long-waited Internet of Things candidate specification 1.0. "The big unresolved problem with IoT is not about ‘things.’ But it’s about the network,” said OIC executive director.
Apple Unveils New Chips For Mobile
News & Analysis 9/9/2015 2 comments
Apple rented out the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium -- a 7,000 person capacity arena in downtown San Francisco -- to unveil a handful of devices that are much, much smaller. The company’s new iPad and iPhone will run new processors with an updated architecture.
Nokia Shows Next-Gen Network
News & Analysis 9/9/2015 Post a comment
Nokia Networks announced a programmable 5G architecture for next-generation networks. Its 5G system will automatically adapt to legacy network’s separate parts to achieve lower latency and higher reliability.
IoT Nets Snag Wide-Area Player
News & Analysis 9/9/2015 2 comments
On-Ramp Wireless has renamed itself Ingenu Networks and launched plans for a U.S. national network, the latest in a wide field of nets for the Internet of Things.
IoT Security Foundation Formed
News & Analysis 9/8/2015 1 comment
The Internet of Things Security Foundation has been formed with a large list of associate members having sprung out of discussions held at the UK's National Microelectronics Institute.
Apple TV: 8 Questions to Ask
News & Analysis 9/7/2015 8 comments
Consumers’ TV viewing patterns have already changed. The key question to ask is: If Apple plans to bring its magic touch, or an “iPhone moment,” to TV, what will they have to do with their next Apple TV?
Serdes Startup Credo Raises $8 Million
News & Analysis 9/5/2015 Post a comment
Credo Semiconductor Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.), a developer of serializer-deserializer circuits, technology and IP cores, has raised $8 million in a Series A round of funding led by Walden International.
IBM mbed with ARM
News & Analysis 9/4/2015 3 comments
IBM is mbed with ARM over connecting Internet of Things devices, using IBM's IoT for Electronics service for mobile, automotive, medical, Smart TVs, appliances or anything else with electronics to IBM's cloud for device management, running analytics in realtime so archives are not just raw data and guaranteeing security with sophisticated deep risk management.
LED Displays Get Wearable
News & Analysis 9/3/2015 14 comments
A flexible, stretchable fabric-based light-emitting-diode (LED) display is built into a comfortable fabric by Imec and partners.
Google-led Group Preempts HEVC
News & Analysis 9/2/2015 7 comments
Internet giants Google and Cisco have banded together with Amazon and Netflix, two large streaming service players, along with Microsoft, Intel and Mozilla, to establish an Alliance for Open Media to develop “open, royalty-free and interoperable solutions for the next generation of video delivery,” the group said Tuesday (Sept. 1).