Movidius to Push AI at Edge of Network News & Analysis 10/24/2016 Post a comment Movidius has partnered with China’s Hikvision to penetrate artificial intelligence deeper into surveillance cameras. Movidius CEO Remi El-Ouazzane says deploying AI at network edge is massive trend.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI News & Analysis 10/21/2016 6 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.
4DS Memristors Target ReRAMs News & Analysis 10/20/2016 6 comments 4DS Memories Ltd. (West Perth, Western Australia) has achieved the 40-nanometer milestone that puts it on the path to competing effectively with flash it its $40 billion market.
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.
Germany Hits Tesla, Raises Bigger Issues News & Analysis 10/17/2016 16 comments The German Transport Minister requested Tesla to stop advertising its EV’s Autopilot function. The question is whether this is a result of concerted efforts by German automakers “looking for a way to ‘clip Tesla’s wings,’ asked one analyst.
Bloomberg in France Advises Startup Crowd News & Analysis 10/14/2016 Post a comment Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg, and Emmanuel Macron, former French Minister of Economy, came on stage together at a two-day conference in Paris, talked to the entrepreneurs about startups, roles of the government and taking risks.
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.
TSMC Grows Share of Foundry Business News & Analysis 10/13/2016 Post a comment Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. increased its share of the foundry business to 55 percent this year on better than expected demand for smartphones during the third quarter.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup? News & Analysis 10/12/2016 36 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.
Achronix Brings eFPGA IP to SoC News & Analysis 10/11/2016 5 comments Achronix has declared that the embedded FPGA — which chip designers can simply drop into their own SoC designs with wire-to-wire connections — is no longer a pipe dream. It’s here and shipping, said Steve Mensor, Achronix executive.
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.
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
Lam/KLA Failure Cools M&A News & Analysis 10/6/2016 Post a comment Regulators struck down a proposed merger of Lam Research and KLA-Tencor, signaling collaboration will be the focus in process technology.
Startup Digs Deep Learning, Snags Big Backers News & Analysis 10/6/2016 3 comments ThinCI, architecture designer for deep learning graph analysis, has come out of stealth mode. The startup picked up Denso and Magna as its investors, while Dadi Perlmutter, former Intel executive vp is giving the startup’s technology a thumbs-up.
NXP Pushes Hardware Isolation in i.MX8 News & Analysis 10/5/2016 4 comments In response to the growing demand for advanced HMI, NXP launches new apps processors dubbed i.MX8. Its beauty lies in the safety and reliability inherent in its architecture. It comes with built-in hardware-based virtualization and domain protection.
NXP Rides Growing Motor Control MCUs News & Analysis 10/5/2016 Post a comment Carmakers are eager to squeeze more comfort and convenience into their cars. Inevitably, they will have to install more motor control chips into their vehicles. NXP is launching new motor control MCUs along with software and new tools.
TSMC Staffing R&D for 3nm Process News & Analysis 10/4/2016 9 comments TSMC will actively develop 5nm process technology, while dedicating R&D personnel to work on 3nm, ultimately aiming at 1nm, reports Taiwanese magazine CTimes.
X-Fab to Swallow Altis Semiconductor News & Analysis 10/4/2016 1 comment Analog, mixed-signal and MEMS foundry group X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG (Erfurt, Germany) is set to announced the assets of Altis Semiconductor (Corbeil-Essonne, France) out of insolvency proceedings.
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.
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.
Deep Learning: Achilles Heel in Robo-Car Tests News & Analysis 10/3/2016 5 comments Advancements in machine learning have made autonomous driving almost a near reality. But when it comes to “safety testing,” machine learning is the Achilles Heel of autonomous driving. Safety experts are finding several “holes” in DoT’s Automated Policy.
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.
Chip Market to Go Down, says Future Horizons News & Analysis 9/26/2016 Post a comment Malcolm Penn, the founder and CEO of Future Horizons Ltd. and usually one of the most bullish of chip market forecasters, thinks 2017 could be a third year of decline for the global semiconductor industry.
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.
Robo-Car's Safety Challenges DoT News & Analysis 9/21/2016 27 comments The federal policy places self-driving cars directly under the purview of federal regulators. Stripped from the privilege of “self-certifying” their vehicles, carmakers will need “pre-market approval” from the DoT. The key question, however, is testing of AI cars’ safety.
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.
Peratech 'Print' Smart Buttons on Any Surface News & Analysis 9/20/2016 2 comments Peratech, which invented quantum tunneling composites (QTC) materials, is now allowing its clients to print a smart button, which people can push with force, on any surface of any materials – including laminated wood.
Emerging Memories: Ship First, Perfect Later News & Analysis 9/20/2016 1 comment MRAM maker Everspin sees perfection as a barrier to getting traction; Everspin sees putting its technology into production as a way to improve processes and lower costs--the keys to adoption.
ARM Raises Bar for Safety, Determinism News & Analysis 9/19/2016 4 comments ARM is rolling out what the company describes as its “most advanced processor for safety.” The new processor, dubbed Cortex-R52, is aimed at automotive, industrial and healthcare applications that demand functional safety.
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.