Altera's FPGA DSP Goes Hardcore News & Analysis 4/22/2014 11 comments Having hardened floating-point DSP blocks in FPGAs opens the door to a wide range of military and commercial applications, and also reduces time-to-market.
Startup Makes First MEMS Bio-Tag Sales News & Analysis 4/22/2014 Post a comment Bluechiip, an Australian startup, has started selling its own passive ID and temperature-sensing devices using MEMS technology. The company is targeting the healthcare and research markets.
China’s Quest for ‘MIPS in Wearable’ News & Analysis 4/10/2014 10 comments Despite initial success in e-books and tablets, Ingenic, a Beijing supplier of MIPS-based mobile SoCs, abandoned the tablet market in late 2012. Now Ingenic is betting its life on the yet-to-be-defined smartwatch market.
Dutch Woman Gets 3D-Printed Skull News & Analysis 4/9/2014 1 comment The new technology of 3D printing continues to expand into new areas. In this case, doctors in the Netherlands were able to create a new skull for a patient.
Startup Launches Record Resolution 150Mpixel Sensor News & Analysis 4/2/2014 3 comments The Chinese startup Gpixel has created what it calls the world's highest-resolution CMOS image sensor using the TS18IS process at the Tower Semiconductor foundry. The technology has uses in the medical, industrial, and scientific markets.
2013: a Tough Year for MedTech? News & Analysis 3/28/2014 2 comments When it comes to medtech, 2013 proved to be a tough year, with merger-and-acquisition activity down from the previous year. Could the Affordable Care Act have attributed to some of that downturn?
Industrial Internet Group Launches News & Analysis 3/27/2014 4 comments AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel launched the Industrial Internet Consortium to accelerate work on areas such as interoperability standards for the Internet of Things in industrial markets.
Intel Straps on Basis Health Band News & Analysis 3/26/2014 5 comments Intel officially a announced the purchase of San Franscisco-based smartwatch startup Basis Science. The acquisition comes as Intel attempts to push into the wearables sphere as a market leader.
Apple's M-Health Rumors Get Detailed News & Analysis 3/26/2014 6 comments For months, the rumor mill has been churning out stories about Apple entering the healthcare field. However, a recent meeting with the FDA and new image point to a health-monitoring app that the company may include with iOS8.
Spansion to Launch HyperBus I/F for Automotive News & Analysis 2/18/2014 12 comments Spansion has developed HyberBus Interface, targeting in-car systems that demand “instant-on” and “interactive graphical user interface.” The proprietary interface offers low latency, high read throughput, and low pin-count.
5 Hot Papers from ISSCC Slideshow 2/14/2014 9 comments More than two dozen scientific papers are on display at this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. These five technologies showcase the latest innovations from research institutions, startups, and big market players.
Top 10 Sensor Trends to Watch Slideshow 2/10/2014 22 comments Here’s a look at 10 trends in 10 sensor applications emerging from the recent International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and over the past year.
Stretchable wiring uses liquid metal News & Analysis 2/1/2014 4 comments Stretchable wiring that could be developed for use in a range of applications from headphones to phone chargers has been developed by researchers from North Carolina State University.
MediaTek Going Wearable, Chinese & Cheap News & Analysis 1/31/2014 17 comments MediaTek is quietly going after the emerging market of under-$50 wearable devices. The company’s new "all-in-one" SoC, called Aster, is sampling now only to a select group of customers.