Watson Use Proliferating News & Analysis 10/27/2016 Post a comment IBM's annual World of Watson released a plethora of new capabilities plus enumerated multiple new design wins, from the Toronto Raptors to General Motors.
Do Automakers Still See Hackers as a Hoax? News & Analysis 10/27/2016 2 comments Earlier this week, when the Department of Transportation laid out cybersecurity guidance for carmakers, U.S. Transportation Secretary called cybersecurity “a safety issue.” The latest survey, however, found that automakers still haven’t made cybersecurity a priority in vehicle development.
Cadence Breaks Down Automotive ISO 26262 News & Analysis 10/26/2016 Post a comment As automakers start adding more and more ADAS features, the complexity of software code and SoCs deployed inside vehicles has been skyrocketing. Chip suppliers are under tremendous pressure to prove the functional safety of their products.
TSMC Likely to Lock up Apple A10, A11 Orders News & Analysis 10/26/2016 Post a comment TSMC will probably make nearly all of the A10 and A11 processors for Apple this year and next because of a competitive advantage the Taiwan foundry has gained in packaging technology called InFO (Integrated Fan Out), according to analysts.
IoT Networks Get New Provider News & Analysis 10/25/2016 Post a comment M2M Spectrum Networks picked for its licensed sub-GHz bands in the U.S. the LoRa variant of Link Labs to serve users in the industrial Internet of Things.
V2X Radio War Still Smoldering in China, Europe News & Analysis 10/25/2016 2 comments The battle over radios for connected cars is hardly over. For the cellular industry, V2X is a nice-to-have “feature” for its networks. But V2X advocates see it a life-saving system ready for deployment by using IEEE 802.11p.
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.
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.
CEA-Leti: What Crickets Can Teach Us News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment Bio-inspired research is picking up momentum. But where CEA-Leti’s approach differs from others, more focused on neuromorphic engineering by mimicking the brain, is that “we take a full system approach,” according to Leti’s science director.
Full Color e-Posters Could Reach 10,000 DPI News & Analysis 10/18/2016 1 comment Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology (CUT) have demonstrated that plasmonic nanostructures combined with electrically-tuneable polymers could yield just any color on demand.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi News & Analysis 10/18/2016 Post a comment FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
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.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain News & Analysis 10/13/2016 1 comment Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
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 6 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.
IoT Consumer Groups Merge News & Analysis 10/10/2016 2 comments The Open Connectivity Foundation and AllSeen Alliance will blend their open-source environments into a consumer alternative to Apple’s Homekit and Google’s Weave.
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.
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.
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.
Biometrics May Replace Phone Passwords News & Analysis 10/3/2016 4 comments FotoNation, a wholly owns subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has unveiled a suite of face- and iris-recognition algorithms that it hopes to license to every major smartphone maker to obsolete the password without the added hardware of fingerprint recognition.
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.
5G Powered by MEMS News & Analysis 10/3/2016 1 comment SiTime claims to have beat quartz crystals at their own game with its Elite line of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) oscillators for 4G and 5G applications.
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.
Retro & Electro at Paris Auto Show News & Analysis 9/30/2016 Post a comment Despite rampant tech talk about software-driven cars, the Paris Auto Show has revealed automakers comfortable occupying a parallel universe -- where luxury trumps autonomy, where they still describe a new car’s styling as if it were a sensuous wine.
Topic Teardown: Fed's Robo-Car Policy News & Analysis 9/28/2016 1 comment It’s been a week since the Department of Transportation unveiled its ground-breaking policy on autonomous cars. Here are five issues in the Fed’s policy that are likely to trigger hot debates among automakers during the coming comment period.
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.
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.
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.