Western Digital Claims First 64-layer 3D NAND Memory News & Analysis 7/27/2016 6 comments Disk drive vendor Western Digital Corp. has claimed that it -- with Toshiba Corp. -- has developed the world's first 64-layer 3D NAND memory and that it is in pilot production at joint-venture production facilities at Yokkaichi, Japan.
Report: Tsinghua Takes Control of XMC News & Analysis 7/27/2016 Post a comment China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., a state-controlled conglomerate that has acquired numerous chip companies, has taken over XMC, otherwise known as Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., according to a Bloomberg report.
Automotive Memory: Still a Niche Market? News & Analysis 7/11/2016 Post a comment Micron's latest SLC NAND is aimed at embedded application uses including connected cars, but although automotive is sexy, as a memory segment it's never going to be that large: it comes down to the volume of vehicles built every year.
Chip Sales Remain Stagnant News & Analysis 7/8/2016 3 comments Chip sales posted a slight sequential uptick in May, but were down nearly 8% compared with May 2015, according to the SIA.
IBM, Samsung Put New Spin on MRAM News & Analysis 7/7/2016 30 comments 20 years after it invented magnetic random access memory (MRAM), IBM adds spin-transfer torque with help from foundry partner Samsung, claiming its MRAM may replace flash someday.
MIT's Phase-Locked Laser Array Yields Better Beam News & Analysis 6/14/2016 Post a comment Researchers from MIT and Sandia National Laboratories have demonstrated a natural phase-locking mechanism of closely integrated nanolasers, showing that the typically unwanted lateral emissions could contribute to a long-range global coupling of all the lasers in the 2D array.
Printed Memory to Secure IoT News & Analysis 6/13/2016 1 comment In the Internet of Things era, there are still scenarios where a low-cost, unconnected memory might make more sense than a connected device.
SIA Expects Chip Sales to Fall News & Analysis 6/8/2016 Post a comment Semiconductor industry trade group joins chorus of market watchers in predicting that semiconductor sales will decline in 2016 in the face of sluggish demand and macroeconomic headwinds.
SRAM Defies Doomsday Predictions News & Analysis 6/6/2016 Post a comment Automotive and Internet of Things continue to present new opportunities for SRAM, particularly where low power consumption is a key requirement, while older devices with long life spans need EOL support
Intel's Xeon Tackles Real Time News & Analysis 6/6/2016 13 comments Intel announced its 4th generation high-end Xeon processor, the Xeon E7-8800/4800 version 4 (E7v4) which is aimed at solving real-time analytics problems for businesses.
Russian Make Diamond MEMS Resonators News & Analysis 6/2/2016 2 comments Russian researchers claim a world record for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) semiconductors resonators that they are modeling for super-sensitive sensors.
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.