'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.
UFS Set to Eclipse e-MMC News & Analysis 11/11/2013 2 comments Vendors such as Toshiba see UFS meeting demand for high performance and capacity as early as next year, but donít write off e-MMC just yet.
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off? News & Analysis 11/11/2013 13 comments Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy News & Analysis 11/11/2013 7 comments Former director of Apple's Siri, now on Samsung's team, describes Samsung's Internet of Things strategy as centered on SAMI, an artificial intelligence system that will aggregate sensor data from all types and brands of IoT devices in the cloud.