Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line News & Analysis 9/17/2013 5 comments Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August News & Analysis 9/10/2013 2 comments August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line News & Analysis 9/5/2013 2 comments Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
Chip Market Growth Strengthens in July News & Analysis 9/4/2013 8 comments Global chip sales for July were up 5 percent on the same period in 2012, with a US boom more than compensating for a declining Japanese market. However, Japan showed strong growth compared with the previous quarter.
Sand 9 MEMS Cracks Cellphone Market News & Analysis 9/3/2013 8 comments Sand 9 has finally achieved the holy grail of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) compatibility with billions of cellphones as well as the emerging Internet of Things.
Indian Startup Uses Imagination for Wearable SoC News & Analysis 9/2/2013 14 comments An Indian startup chaired by Sanjay Jha, previously CEO and chairman of Motorola Mobility, has announced it has licensed graphics and MIPS processor cores from Imagination for use in its upcoming wearable processing unit (WPU) chip.
Flexible OLED Market to Boom in 2014 News & Analysis 9/2/2013 2 comments Nascent market for flexible OLED displays set to gain momentum in 2014 but full flexibility must wait on materials and manufacturing progress, says market research firm.
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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.