Researchers Develop Reliable Rechargable Zinc Battery
News & Analysis 6/21/2016 3 comments
Researchers from Stanford University and Toyota developed a novel battery design for grid-scale energy storage. The battery has electrodes made of zinc and nickel, inexpensive metals, which are available commercially but few are rechargeable.
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.
The Road Ahead For AI in Cars
News & Analysis 6/14/2016 8 comments
AI is seen as an enabler for ‘real’ autonomous cars. We asked an IHS analyst to break down automotive AI, including its advancements, applications inside vehicles, and the hardware available to process AI algorithms.
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.
FDSOI Grabs European Money for IoT
News & Analysis 6/1/2016 Post a comment
Globalfoundries and STMicroelectronics are the leading chip companies in a European Commission collaborative research project that aims to create an ultra low-power platform for Internet of Things applications based on 22nm FDSOI chip manufacturing process.
MRAM Seen Leading Embedded Non-Vol Memory Race
News & Analysis 5/31/2016 1 comment
Spin-torque transfer magnetic RAM is leading a race for inclusion as an embedded non-volatile memory at the 28nm chip production node according to the memory department director for European research institute IMEC.
FDSOI Driving ST's Automotive Biz
News & Analysis 5/27/2016 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics says the fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator chip manufacturing process it championed has become almost the default choice for digital manufacturing within its automotive and discrete group.
Forces Clash over Auto Cyber Security
News & Analysis 5/24/2016 6 comments
With a growing number of connected cars and autonomous cars planned for rollout, automakers know they have a bulls-eye on their back. The question now is how best to deal with this imminent threat.
Foundries' Sales Show Hard Times Continuing
News & Analysis 5/23/2016 2 comments
Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
ARM Describes 10nm Test Chip
News & Analysis 5/18/2016 3 comments
ARM taped out a 10nm FinFET test chip in January at TSMC and expects similar SoCs will be in handsets by the end of the year, using the process it described as relatively expensive and focused on lowering power.
Former Intel Exec Perlmutter to Chair ReRam Startup
News & Analysis 5/4/2016 5 comments
David Perlmutter, a former executive vice president and chief product officer at Intel, has agreed to be non-executive chairman of Weebit Nano, a startup formed to commercialize silicon dioxide resistive RAM technology.
Chip Sales Edge Up Slightly
News & Analysis 5/3/2016 2 comments
The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that chip sales increased slightly in March compared with February, but sales for the first quarter were down sequentially and year-over-year.