U.S. Protecting Us from AI News & Analysis 10/21/2016 2 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.
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.
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.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup? News & Analysis 10/12/2016 35 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.
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
Sony-Inside Huami Watch: Is It Time for FD-SOI? News & Analysis 10/4/2016 2 comments Without any visible end products, FD-SOI has struggled to overcome the skepticism of many engineers. Finally, it’s official. And it’s a watch. Sony’s GPS chip -- built on 28-nm FD-SOI process -- is powering a smartwatch by Huami, Xiaomi’s sub-brand.
Biometrics May Replace Phone Passwords News & Analysis 10/3/2016 4 comments FotoNation, a wholly owns subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has unveiled a suite of face- and iris-recognition algorithms that it hopes to license to every major smartphone maker to obsolete the password without the added hardware of fingerprint recognition.
For IoT, Silicon Labs Buys RTOS Vendor Micrium News & Analysis 10/3/2016 2 comments Silicon Labs announced Monday the acquisition of Micrium, a supplier of real-time operating system software. The move effectively positions Silicon Labs as the only IoT chip vendor offering multiprotocol wireless MCUs complete with an embedded RTOS.
5G Powered by MEMS News & Analysis 10/3/2016 1 comment SiTime claims to have beat quartz crystals at their own game with its Elite line of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) oscillators for 4G and 5G applications.
Allied with Intel, CEA-Leti Shoots for Moon News & Analysis 9/27/2016 3 comments CEA-Leti's CEA calls the new five-year research contract with Intel a "moonshot." Included in the research framework is for the French institute to provide technologies that enable the next-generation communicationo for Internet of Things.
Baidu Releases AI Benchmark News & Analysis 9/26/2016 2 comments Calling for 100x faster processors, Baidu released DeepBench, a benchmark for how fast processors train neural networks.
Imagination 2.0 Update Ships News & Analysis 9/26/2016 Post a comment Imagination Technologies predicts profits this year with streamlined operations under a new CEO and thoughts of new core IP licensing models.
Massive Sensor Fusion for Cars Is HERE News & Analysis 9/26/2016 1 comment HERE’s new live traffic/map offerings are the world’s first services created from real-time sensor data from competing car brands. From technical perspectives, though, bigger issues include: how open the specifications will be for collected sensory data.
TSMC Expands its 3D Menu News & Analysis 9/22/2016 14 comments TSMC showed an expanding array of foundry process technologies, packaging options and applications-specific platforms at an event.
Amazon Echo & How It Resonates News & Analysis 9/22/2016 4 comments Amazon’s Echo-like smart speakers are on the rise. The voice interface is emerging as one of the most natural interface to control IoT devices. Analysts expect the voice interface in home automation hubs, TVs, set-top boxes, HVAC/environmental control hubs and more.
Persistent Memory Needs Apps News & Analysis 9/20/2016 6 comments A researcher from Hewlett Packard Enterprise called for apps that use persistent memory on servers although the chips are still more than a year away.
5G Cellular 'Still in Early Stages' News & Analysis 9/16/2016 1 comment Despite talks of early trials and even commercial systems, the work on a 5G standard at the 3GPP is still in an early phase, said a Qorvo engineer attending the meetings.
Web Giants Drive Optical Nets News & Analysis 9/12/2016 Post a comment Microsoft and Facebook are driving separate efforts for a new generation of simplified 400G coherent optical transceivers and optical transport systems.
FCC: Get an App for that Video News & Analysis 9/9/2016 2 comments Pay-TV services would be required to provide free apps to access and search their video content under an FCC proposal aimed to open competition in digital media.
Apple Heralds Dawn of Dual Lens Camera News & Analysis 9/8/2016 1 comment Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus comes with a dual-lens camera, providing both telephoto-zoom and depth of field features. Corephotonics, who pioneered the computational dual camera for smartphones, is enabling Apple’s competitors to develop similar dual camera smartphones.
Globalfoundries Preps 12nm FDSOI Process News & Analysis 9/8/2016 7 comments Globalfoundries has announced a next-generation FDSOI process, called12FDX, to follow on from the 22FDX process that is nearing production. The new process nominally at 12nm minimum geometry is intended for mobile computing, 5G, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles.
IC Insights Trims IoT Chip Market Forecast News & Analysis 9/8/2016 1 comment IC Insights reduced the IoT semiconductor market’s projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) -- between 2014 and 2019 -- from originally projected 21.1 percent to 19.9 percent.
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.