DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress News & Analysis 3/11/2014 Post a comment The final second-generation specification for Hybrid Memory Cube is expected in May, just as DDR4 is poised for wider adoption in servers. But a memory wall awaits, and HMC is its most likely replacement.
ZTE's Bid to Go Upmarket via Nubia News & Analysis 3/10/2014 1 comment Nubia is ZTE's vehicle to go "upmarket," with a mission to establish a viable consumer brand and consumer channels -- not just in China but also in the United States.
IoT Pulse Checked at EE Live! News & Analysis 3/10/2014 1 comment A market researcher will report at EE Live! whether engineers are increasing or dialing back their expectations for the Internet of Things.
16nm Pushes Chip Design Boundaries at CDNLive News & Analysis 3/7/2014 1 comment One of the key issues being debated at the 2014 CDN Live conference is the race to make 16nm chip design more efficient. Engineers from Intel and TSMC are both expected to present papers on the subject.
Spin Waves Cut Logic Power News & Analysis 3/7/2014 7 comments In a new research paper, UCLA scientists explain how they used electron spin to slash the power consumption of logic devices.
Wearable Ring for Gesture Control News & Analysis 3/5/2014 6 comments Logbar believes it has created "one ring to rule them all." The company is currently trying to get its wearable device mass produced for sale later this year.
New DARPA Program Targets Bootleg Components News & Analysis 3/5/2014 9 comments Counterfeit components remain the scourge of electronics OEMs. The Pentagon is looking to the engineering community for a solution that will authenticate parts at any step in the supply chain.
Facebook Eyeing Drone-Maker Titan News & Analysis 3/5/2014 2 comments Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, manufacturer of solar-powered drones, to bring Internet access to developing countries.
SDN Spawns Shift, Slowdown News & Analysis 3/5/2014 8 comments The move to software-defined networking holds opportunities, say backers, but it damped 2013 sales of routers and switches, says a market researcher.
Intel Reportedly Buying Smartwatch Startup News & Analysis 3/4/2014 2 comments Intel may have purchased smartphone startup Basis, as part of the tech giant’s new focus on wearables and the Internet of Things. San Francisco-based Basis may have sold for between $100 -$150 million.
Apple's iOS Codes Get Inside Car News & Analysis 3/4/2014 15 comments With CarPlay, Apple’s naked ambition to get inside the car has become more evident than ever before. So is the eagerness of carmakers to associate their cars with the popular smartphone platform -- at any cost.
Netronome 100GE Cards Target SDN News & Analysis 3/4/2014 4 comments Netronome announced what one analyst called the fastest network interface cards to date, targeting network virtualization jobs on x86-based systems.
January Chip Sales Top $26 Billion News & Analysis 3/3/2014 6 comments The latest numbers from the Semiconductor Industry Association reveal that 2014 is off to a good start for the global chip business, thanks to continuing interest in the Internet of Things.