Faster Networks Push Interface Development
News & Analysis 4/28/2017 Post a comment
Rambus' memory and interface portfolio, including its recently launched 56G SerDes PHY, is being guided by long-reach backplane requirements for 400 GB Ethernet applications, as well as 5G wireless networks
Apple Stops Royalties to Q’comm
News & Analysis 4/28/2017 2 comments
Qualcomm reduced its quarterly revenue forecast by $500 million, charging that Apple has stopped paying it royalties on mobile devices such as iPhones.
Intel Boosts CapEx 20%
News & Analysis 4/27/2017 5 comments
Intel will boost capital spending 20 percent this year and next to ramp 3D NAND and 3DXP memories, it said reporting quarterly financial gains.
Amazon Turns Up the Vocals
News & Analysis 4/20/2017 5 comments
Amazon released its Lex service to enable apps with speech recognition as several OEMs are ramping up systems using embedded voice services.
Facebook Likes Augmented Reality
News & Analysis 4/18/2017 6 comments
With virtual reality headsets stuck in slow motion, Facebook hopes to ride enthusiasm for augmented reality on smartphones powered by machine learning.
Star Trek Tricorder Arrives
News & Analysis 4/14/2017 8 comments
The $2.6 million purse for the Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize contest went to the Final Frontier Team (led by Pennsylvanian brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer) with $1 million second-place going to Taiwan based Dynamic Biomarkers Team backed by HTC.
TSMC Expects First-Half Smartphone Slump
News & Analysis 4/14/2017 18 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. , the largest foundry for customers in the smartphone business including Apple and MediaTek, says it is expecting an inventory correction in smartphones to continue through the first half of this year.
3D Chip Stacks Eye Data Centers
News & Analysis 4/12/2017 8 comments
High-end microprocessors will embrace wafer- and die-level chip stacks over the next few years, said a former Oracle researcher turned consultant.
Quantum Photons Emitted
News & Analysis 4/12/2017 3 comments
Japanese researchers discover that nitrogen-doped gallium-arsenide beat quantum dots in consistency as single-photon emitters for future quantum computers.
Q’comm Returns Fire in Apple Suit
News & Analysis 4/11/2017 3 comments
Apple refuses to pay royalties, pressures partners not to pay them and lied to consumers and regulators, Qualcomm said in response to a patent suit.
Robo-Cars Need Relationship Map
News & Analysis 4/7/2017 5 comments
To sort out autonomous car development among chip vendors, Tier Ones, tech companies and car OEMs, the ideal solution might be a “relationship map” to illustrate who’s in bed with whom on highly automated vehicle platforms.
Google Calls for Switch Chip API
News & Analysis 4/4/2017 2 comments
Google called for a common API for Ethernet switches at the Open Networking Summit where it and AT&T cited progress in software-defined networks.
Intel Shows Life Beyond CMOS
News & Analysis 4/3/2017 2 comments
At the International Symposium on Physical Design Intel presented more than dozen different ways to get beyond the limitations of conventional complementary metal oxide semiconductors while using the same fabs.
Police Report Untangles Uber Crash Mystery
News & Analysis 3/30/2017 25 comments
EE Times has obtained the police report of Uber traffic collision on March 24. It tells a story different from earlier accounts of the crash. It also reveals details that might prompt more questions about Uber.
Q'comm Names CTO, Girds for NXP Influx
News & Analysis 3/29/2017 Post a comment
Qualcomm appointed James Thompson, EVP of engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, as the company’s new CTO. Thompson is responsible for R&D activities in all wireless chipsets in QCT, semiconductor business. He will oversee the companywide technical and product roadmaps.
Patent Trolls Plague Chip Vendors
News & Analysis 3/28/2017 2 comments
One of the unintended consequences of increased M&A activities in the semiconductor industry is that more chip vendors are facing the risk of getting targeted by patent trolls. Who are the key patent trolls? How do you protect yourself?
Uber Yanks Robo-Cars after Arizona Crash
News & Analysis 3/27/2017 14 comments
Uber Technologies grounded all of its driverless cars deployed in pilot programs in Tempe, Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco, after a crash Friday in Arizona. Here’s what we know now, and here’s what we need to find out.
Roadmap Says CMOS Ends ~2024
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 3 comments
An expanded roadmap for semiconductors says traditional CMOS scaling will end in about 2024 but new chip stacks and systems architectures will continue advances.
OFC Debates Road to Photonic ICs
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 3 comments
An OFC keynoter made the case for indium phosphide photonic ICs, but analysts said that silicon photonics has bigger backers for merging optics and electronics.
ST's SPAD Imager Likely Linked to iPhone 8
News & Analysis 3/21/2017 3 comments
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 with a “3D camera” is the subject of intense speculation. Dots yet to be connected are the explicit relationships among the iPhone 8, single photon avalanche diodes and STMicroelectronics.