Power SiC for Everyone
News & Analysis 9/22/2017 2 comments
NCSU researchers have implemented the cheap-to-license PRESiCE process at TI’s X-Fab as an alternative to proprietary silicon carbide processes for power devices.
Nest Targets Home Security Market
News & Analysis 9/21/2017 1 comment
Nest unveiled the next phase of its strategy to enable the connected home, rolling out a suite of products for the retail home security market.
DeepScale on Robo-Car: Fuse Raw Data
News & Analysis 9/21/2017 Post a comment
DeepScale has developed a perception system for ADAS/autonomous vehicles. It offers pre-trained AI algorithms, based on raw data, not object list, coming from multiple sensory data types, and accelerates its fusion on an embedded processor like Snapdragon.
Smartphones: Have NFC Will Travel
News & Analysis 9/20/2017 Post a comment
Vendors of smartphones — both Android and iPhone — are putting an NFC reader in the hands of consumers, making NFC a globally interoperable platform to connect, commission, and control things with NFC tag. IoT is NFC’s next big opportunity.
MicroLED Pits Big Apple vs. Tiny LED Chips
News & Analysis 9/15/2017 5 comments
The emergence of new display technology such as microLED will change not only the face of mobile devices but also the Who’s Who of the display industry. The race is involving big guns like Google, Apple and Huawei.
iPhone X Use Which Sensors For Face ID?
News & Analysis 9/13/2017 8 comments
A host of sensors inside iPhone X are responsible for 3D sensing necessary for Face ID -- including infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, front camera and dot projector. So, where does ST fit in?
Robo-car Early-Birds Flock Together
News & Analysis 9/11/2017 12 comments
Those who came to a small automated vehicle event ranged from a former Microsoft executive to a simulation expert and a startup in Silicon Valley, illustrating the changing balance of power and new constituents in the mobility ecosystem.
Huawei Tops Apple in Smartphones, Analyst Says
News & Analysis 9/9/2017 Post a comment
Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales to become the new number two, a Hong Kong-based analyst said. “While this could be temporary, it nevertheless underscores the rate at which Huawei has been growing.”
GE Venture, Nvidia Bond over Inspection AI
News & Analysis 9/8/2017 Post a comment
Avitas Systems and Nvidia have partnered to enable AI in inspection services for the industrial sector. Asked about the limitations of today’s AI, Avitas chief said, still missing is an AI’s ability to compute on the very edge device itself.
ST, MediaTek Enter NFC Partnership
News & Analysis 9/7/2017 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has said that it will integrate its contactless NFC technology with MediaTek's silicon, allowing smartphone makers to design handsets supporting mobile services, including payments and other online transactions.
Apple vs Qualcomm: Who Extorted Whom?
News & Analysis 9/6/2017 2 comments
A dispute between Apple and Qualcomm is multi-layered, its facets all loosely connected. Among the more under-reported issues is the complex contractual relationship between the biggest customer in the smartphone market and the most dominant smartphone chip supplier.
Ex-Baidu Scientist Blazes AI Shortcut
News & Analysis 8/31/2017 4 comments
Ren Wu, formerly a distinguished scientist at Baidu, has pulled a new AI chip company out of his sleeve, called NovuMind. In an exclusive interview with EE Times, Wu discussed the startup’s developments and what he hopes to accomplish.
Startup Unveils Graph Processor at Hot Chips
News & Analysis 8/21/2017 Post a comment
ThinCI, in presenting its “Graph Streaming Processor (GSP),” claimed that its graph processor can beat traditional computing engines such as GPU and DSP due to GSP’s abilities to do direct graph processing, on-chip task-graph management and execution, and task parallelism.
ThinCI Q&A on Deep-Learning
News & Analysis 8/16/2017 1 comment
ThinCI will detail next week at Hot Chips its deep learning processor. Last week, Denso revealed a new subsidiary to develop IP cores for automated driving. We caught up with ThinCI CEO to connect the dots.
Room-temp Laser-on-CMOS Achieved
News & Analysis 8/7/2017 7 comments
Researchers from Arizona State and Tsinghua Universities achieved a room-temperature CMOS laser using a molybdenum ditelluride monolayer over a silicon cavity.
Engineer's Guide to Imaging Valley
News & Analysis 8/4/2017 Post a comment
French researchers have accumulated key imaging technologies, ranging from X-ray and far infrared to visible image sensors, 3D imaging, and software – all concentrated in Grenoble area. Here are key movers and shakers in Imaging Valley.
IBM Claims Tape Density Record
News & Analysis 8/3/2017 2 comments
In a boost for Big Data, IBM Research has set a tape areal-density record of 201 gigabytes/square inch on nano-grained sputtered tape from Sony Storage Media Solutions.
ST Sprints While Q’comm Deal Hobbles NXP
News & Analysis 8/1/2017 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is sprinting toward the winner’s circle in MCUs, NFC and sensors, while NXP is hobbled by its pending acquisition by Qualcomm. ST, claiming No. 3 share in volume MCU market, disclosed a plan for 64-bit MCU, and FD-SOI.