Chip Execs Lower Expectations
News & Analysis 12/11/2013 3 comments
Semi industry leaders see less momentum today for a sustained industry recovery in 2014 than a year ago, according to an industry survey. This muted confidence is primarily a result of revenue growth.
Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock
News & Analysis 12/6/2013 6 comments
The chief executive of Pebble Technology told the story of the launch of the Pebble Watch effort at an event sponsored by Broadcom.
'Jury Still Out' on Microsoft/Nokia Combo
News & Analysis 12/4/2013 7 comments
Microsoft purchased Nokia's devices and services division Dec. 2 for just over $7.17 billion. The acquisition could lead to more apps, faster computers, and improved mobile devices, according to analysts.
Bluetooth Smart Gets Smarter
News & Analysis 12/4/2013 11 comments
The latest Bluetooth spec update will improve consumer usability and developer access while paving the way for new devices. Bluetooth 4.1, builds on the current low power consumption model to produce data thatís more visible on mobile devices, improve usability with increased coexistence support for LTE and data exchange, and empower developer innovation.
China Investigates Qualcomm
News & Analysis 11/25/2013 19 comments
Qualcomm Incorporated Monday disclosed that China's National Development and Reform Commission, which regulates prices, has begun investigating Qualcomm regarding compliance with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
News & Analysis 11/25/2013 9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansionís proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow 11/22/2013 18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis 11/21/2013 9 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
EDN Releases Top 100 Products of 2013
News & Analysis 11/20/2013 1 comment
The electronics community has voted. The annual EDN Hot 100 Products list is out, with offerings in 12 categories from microcontrollers to test and measurement equipment.
M/A-COM to Buy Mindspeed for $272M
News & Analysis 11/13/2013 Post a comment
While Mindspeed is better known for its communications processors business, its appeal for M/A-COM lies in its high-performance analog products for high-speed switching and signal conditioning as well as its VoIP business.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine
News & Analysis 11/13/2013 14 comments
Wearable sensors and smart patches are allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and even diagnose disease with their smartphones, according to Donald Jones, Vice President of Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm Life Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) who predicted the eventual end of bulky, traditional medical instruments.