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. PrimeSense’s 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 Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis 11/21/2013 10 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 don’t write off e-MMC just yet.
Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy
News & Analysis 11/11/2013 8 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.