Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock
News & Analysis 12/6/2013 5 comments
The chief executive of Pebble Technology told the story of the launch of the Pebble Watch effort at an event sponsored by Broadcom.
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.
Apple Buys 3D Depth Sensor Company for $345M
News & Analysis 11/25/2013 12 comments
Apple has confirmed the purchase of israeli motion sensor tech developer PrimeSense for approximately $345 million. PrimeSenseís technology could be used in an iTV or next generation Apple TV as well as future iPhones and iPads.
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.
IBM Broadens Access to Ask Watson Apps
News & Analysis 11/19/2013 5 comments
IBM's Watson Developers Cloud will enable software developers in a wide variety of application domains to access Watson's cognitive computing abilities for their third-party apps.
Marvell Does Comms for Sony PS4
News & Analysis 11/15/2013 7 comments
Marvell supplied a comms ASIC and the WiFi controller in the Sony PS4, according to a teardown by Chipworks. Two of the companies chips in the new game console were among the few surprising finds of the teardown.
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.
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.
Sony & Panasonic: Out of the Woods?
News & Analysis 11/1/2013 16 comments
Two contrasting full-year financial forecasts issued by Panasonic and Sony this week prodded many financial analysts to suddenly ditch Sony and jump on Panasonic's bandwagon.
Uncle Sam Puts Out IoT Challenge
News & Analysis 10/31/2013 39 comments
The US has kicked off a challenge to build and operate multiple test beds to show what can be done and what's lacking in the Internet of Things.
ARM Drives Mali GPU to New High
News & Analysis 10/29/2013 9 comments
ARM announced two new Mali mobile GPU cores, the T760, which it claims outperforms archrival Imagination, and the T720 for middle-market devices.
Is ARM Adopting Microsoft Model?
News & Analysis 10/28/2013 5 comments
XMOS Semiconductor has signed a deal to use ARM-based chips from Silicon Labs alongside its own deterministic multicore silicon in a single package.
Vicarious AI Passes Turing Test
News & Analysis 10/28/2013 11 comments
Vicarious's artificial intelligence is as smart as a human for the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart Ė CAPTCHA.