E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts News & Analysis 9/1/2015 Post a comment Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. What has gone wrong?
Slideshow: Touch Taiwan 2015 News & Analysis 8/31/2015 Post a comment The touch screen industry is looking for a lift as demand growth for smartphones and tablets hits a lull in 2015. Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute, one of the world’s largest electronics R&D organizations, may have the answer.
'Future Frontier' Sees Drones, Space News & Analysis 8/31/2015 8 comments The "Future of Frontier Technologies" report describes what analysts believe will be the most successful technologies in the next five years, from finance drones, space, augmented- and virtual-reality.
Apple Joins Pentagon Alliance to Develop Wearable Tech News & Analysis 8/31/2015 Post a comment The Pentagon has announced a Silicon Valley-based manufacturing institute and partnership with a consortium of over 160 companies, universities, and non-profit organizations -- including Apple and Boeing -- to develop high-tech military wearables and ultimately "an end-to-end stretchable electronics 'ecosystem' in the U.S."
Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum News & Analysis 8/28/2015 3 comments Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
Facebook Likes 100G at $1/G News & Analysis 8/28/2015 2 comments Web giant Facebook has helped define a short, reach 100 Gbit/second optical Ethernet transceiver that can hit $1/Gbit costs in volume.
Fabless RF Filters Cut Size, Share Same Die News & Analysis 8/26/2015 1 comment The latest high-end smartphones have upwards of 60 discrete radio frequency (RF) filters to address all the bands they must cover worldwide, but Resonant Inc. says it can half that number (or more) plus half their thickness.
China Shakes Up ARM Servers News & Analysis 8/25/2015 5 comments A China startup, Phytium Technology, plans a 64-core ARMv8 server processor that leapfrogs any ARM server design described to date.
iPhone6 Powered by Hydrogen News & Analysis 8/25/2015 17 comments Intelligent Energy, the company that already sells external fuel cells to recharge iPhone in Apple Stores, wants to put one inside the phone, demonstrating a prototype fuel cell exactly the same size as an iPhone6's lithium-ion battery.
Cellular, Asia Drive RF Sales News & Analysis 8/25/2015 Post a comment Basestation proliferation in China and the Asia-Pacific region are driving demand for RF power devices, according to a report from ABI Research. The market for RF power devices grew by approximately $1 billion in 2014, over 50% growth year-over-year.
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below News & Analysis 8/24/2015 5 comments Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors and driverless combines are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
Smart-Meter ICs on Rise, Predicts Report News & Analysis 8/21/2015 Post a comment The global market for smart meters is going to be 132 million units in 2015 rising to 150 million units in 2019 providing significant growth opportunities for ICs, according to research firm IHS,
5G the Free WiFi Killer News & Analysis 8/21/2015 9 comments At the Intel Developer Forum 2015 (IDF, San Francisco, Aug.18-20) a panel of experts described that amazing future we look forward to with 5G--at a price--one of which is the end of free WiFi.
Intel Memory Bus Draws Fire News & Analysis 8/20/2015 26 comments Intel’s plans to sell memory cards using proprietary extensions to the DDR4 bus is drawing fire from potential customers and competitors afraid of being locked in or out of its 3D XPoint technology.
Cypress Solar PMICs Charge Indoors News & Analysis 8/19/2015 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor announced a new family of solar energy harvesting power management integrated circuits to provide power to wireless sensors nodes that may be in the field for years at a time.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers News & Analysis 8/19/2015 Post a comment Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice News & Analysis 8/17/2015 2 comments Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars News & Analysis 8/14/2015 4 comments A Broadcom executive answers nagging questions on automotive Ethernet. They include its specific applications inside a car and if it has enough bandwidth to meet ADAS requirements. There’s also concern about Broadcom’s IP, and which car OEMs are already using Ethernet.
5G Expectations Soar News & Analysis 8/14/2015 Post a comment The next-generation of wireless technology is generating big-time predictions as the industry gears up for its potential benefits.
Samsung Slims Phones, Boosts Displays News & Analysis 8/13/2015 Post a comment Banking on trends toward larger screens, Samsung unveiled two new smartphones with larger displays in a smaller form factor. The Samsung S6 Edge+ and Note 5 will be available in the U.S. and Canada on Aug. 21.
Intel Preps Crosspoint Server News & Analysis 8/13/2015 6 comments Intel will debut next week a new class of high performance servers using the 3-D Crosspoint memories it recently announced with Micron, said one expert.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA News & Analysis 8/13/2015 Post a comment Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Intel Said to Unseat Q'Com in iPhone News & Analysis 8/12/2015 6 comments Speculation about Intel Corp.’s design win for next Apple iPhone has resurged with a vengeance. A Northland Capital Markets’ analyst wrote in a research note that Intel will capture roughly 50% of Apple’s modem business in the upcoming iPhones due to launch September.
IBM Watson Ready for Kick Off News & Analysis 8/12/2015 1 comment Edge-Up-Sports has contracted with IBM to use its Watson technology to provide its fantasy football managers with all the latest information about their players including commentators opinions, performance statistics, recent articles, news coverage, player tweets and official announcements about each player on their fantasy football team.
Samsung Drives Up 3-D Flash News & Analysis 8/11/2015 1 comment Samsung announced a handful of novel products using its 3-D NAND flash chips, but the mass market for such products may be more than a year away, said analysts.
IoT Networks Debated at ESC News & Analysis 8/11/2015 12 comments The Internet of Things lacks a wide area network with broad coverage and low cost, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the recent ESV SV event.
'Black Dart' Counters Drones News & Analysis 8/11/2015 2 comments Joint U.S. military "Black Dart" exercises demonstrated and tested the latest countermeasures against enemy operated drones on July 26th through August 7th at the Naval Air Station (Point Mugu, California).
Google Becomes Alphabet, Silicon Valley Zaibatsu News & Analysis 8/10/2015 8 comments Perhaps it was inevitable given the myriad business interests and technology fields Google has been so eager to get its hands on. Google announced Monday it will be creating a new holding company called Alphabet Inc.
An Operator's View of 5G News & Analysis 8/5/2015 1 comment The Telecommunications Industry Association surveyed 58 operators globally on the future of 5G cellular, and found that the next-generation technology will begin rollout in Asia and require great effort from network operators.
Carmakers Raise Stakes in Map Battle vs. Google News & Analysis 8/4/2015 4 comments BMW, Audi and Mercedes -- to purchase Nokia’s HERE map business has exposed a growing digital rift between Google and traditional car OEMs. Carmakers are showing signs that they’re taking seriously the Google-car threat to their business.
Samsung's Slippage Stirs Smartphone Angst News & Analysis 7/30/2015 6 comments Samsung’s downbeat outlook is stirring up worries over the global smartphone market. A bigger question is if this dip is an isolated incident, or a harbinger of an inevitable slowdown in the smartphone market.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.