Stanene May Be Better Than Graphene News & Analysis 12/3/2013 13 comments Move over graphene. A new material called stanene combines the best properties of a room temperature superconductor with the ease of fabrication of metal deposition with tin instead of copper.
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.
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.
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.
Sony PS4 Goes Monolithic, Says Chipworks Slideshow 11/15/2013 17 comments The PS4 uses a single die CPU/GPU and one main shared 8GB memory array. We therefore expected to see a single die under the main processor package, with no separate DRAM die in package, and no embedded DRAM on the main die. This is indeed what we have found. A huge monolithic die of 20 x 20mm.
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.
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off? News & Analysis 11/11/2013 13 comments Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
III-V FinFET Fabbed on Silicon News & Analysis 11/7/2013 6 comments Imec has succeeded in fabricating the world's first III-V FinFET to be monolithically integrated on a 300 millimeter silicon wafer, opening the door to extending the semiconductor roadmap at seven-nanometer and beyond.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case News & Analysis 11/7/2013 27 comments EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
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.
Toyota Case: Vehicle Testing Confirms Fatal Flaws News & Analysis 10/31/2013 68 comments With gag orders, code reviews locked in windowless rooms, and a car attached to a dynamometer, Bookout v Toyota had enough engineering intrigue to make a good thriller. But what the experts found was serious stuff. Here's how they showed the defects that cause unintended acceleration.
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.