7 Ways to Skin French Tech News & Analysis 5/31/2016 1 comment France now bills itself as a “startup nation” and is backing its tech industry via a confluence of government money and private sector investment.
Forces Clash over Auto Cyber Security News & Analysis 5/24/2016 6 comments With a growing number of connected cars and autonomous cars planned for rollout, automakers know they have a bulls-eye on their back. The question now is how best to deal with this imminent threat.
Foundries' Sales Show Hard Times Continuing News & Analysis 5/23/2016 2 comments Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
Android N Joins Auto OS Battle News & Analysis 5/19/2016 3 comments This week at its Google I/O Conference, Google upped the ante, revealing that the upcoming Android N will come with an auto-centric variant equipped with hooks that sink much deeper into cars.
Google Faces $3.4 Billion Fine News & Analysis 5/18/2016 Post a comment The European Commission is planning to announce it is hitting Google with a record-breaking €3 billion (about $3.4 billion) or thereabouts, according to the UK's Telegraph newspaper.
U.S. Investigates Security Update Practices News & Analysis 5/10/2016 4 comments Federal agencies are seriously worried about cyberattacks. Whether such assaults are launched on smartphone or cars, they’ve come to believe that the threats are real. Agencies are asking industries how they’re responding to the vulnerabilities of their connected devices.
Former Intel Exec Perlmutter to Chair ReRam Startup News & Analysis 5/4/2016 5 comments David Perlmutter, a former executive vice president and chief product officer at Intel, has agreed to be non-executive chairman of Weebit Nano, a startup formed to commercialize silicon dioxide resistive RAM technology.
Chip Sales Edge Up Slightly News & Analysis 5/3/2016 2 comments The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that chip sales increased slightly in March compared with February, but sales for the first quarter were down sequentially and year-over-year.
How Google Made Chromecast Cool News & Analysis 5/2/2016 Post a comment Since the release of the first generation of the Chromecast, Google has old more than 20 million units to customers looking to make their tired old TVs a little smarter.
Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business News & Analysis 4/29/2016 16 comments As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. Intel is likely to keep its modem team.
MediaTek Expects Increase in Smartphone Shipments News & Analysis 4/29/2016 1 comment MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest competitor in the smartphone silicon business, said it expects to increase shipments during the second quarter this year from the first quarter even as global growth in the segment has stalled for the first time.
JEDEC Adds UFS Card Spec News & Analysis 4/28/2016 Post a comment The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) family of standards have been updated along with the introduction of a new removable memory card option for the mobile device market
Apple iPhone Shipments May Fall News & Analysis 4/19/2016 4 comments Shipments of the Apple iPhone may have fallen for the first time since the iconic smartphone went on the market in 2007, analysts are saying.
Quakes Hit Japan's IC & Auto Makers Hard News & Analysis 4/18/2016 3 comments Japanese electronics and automotive manufacturers are struggling to assess damages to their manufacturing facilities after a series of earthquakes--as high as 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale--struck Kyushu, Japan’s southern island.
Spiraling Data Costs Imperil IoT News & Analysis 4/14/2016 4 comments IoT system designers and service providers often don’t realize until much too late in the design cycle that their data costs are “quickly spiraling out of control,” Windspring CEO observed.
TSMC Expects Second Half Surge News & Analysis 4/14/2016 Post a comment TSMC expects that it will emerge from an industry slowdown sometime during the second half of this year. The company faces overall sales growth in its business segment that slowed to 4.4% in 2015 from 16% in 2014.
Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc. News & Analysis 4/12/2016 20 comments The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall is undeniable. EE Times went back to Japan and explored what remains of Japanese chip vendors, how Japan Inc. has crumbled and if we grade recent restructuring programs, who comes out on top.
microSD Cards Well-Suited for Drones News & Analysis 4/5/2016 Post a comment Latest video specs meet desire for high quality action video for consumers and professionals alike, while also supporting simultaneous writes for use in increasingly popular drones
Last ASIC Vendor Standing in Japan News & Analysis 4/4/2016 1 comment EE Times caught up with president of Socionext in Yokohama. We asked about Socionext’s progress in its first full calendar year, specific areas of post-merger “synergy” and what lessons, if any, Socionext might have learned from Renesas.
Open-Source Processor Core Ready For IoT News & Analysis 3/31/2016 4 comments Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna have developed PULPino, an open-source processor optimized for low power consumption and application in wearables and the Internet of Things.
Marvell licenses startup's SerDes News & Analysis 3/29/2016 1 comment Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has licensed the Glasswing chip-to-chip SerDes technology from startup company Kandou Bus SA (Lausanne, Switerland).
Google Divesting Humanoid Robots News & Analysis 3/18/2016 19 comments Google X, now the keeper of its robotic team of 300 engineers, has put its Boston Dynamics division on the chopping block, and may abandon humanoid robots altogether.
Raspberry Pi Goes 64-bit News & Analysis 2/29/2016 1 comment The Pi 3B is based on the Broadcom BCM2837 SoC, which includes a quad-core Cortex-A53 and is capable of 1.2GHz clock frequency. Cortex-A53 comply with the ARMv8A instruction set architecture and support both 64- and 32-bit addressing as well as providing backwards compatibility with the ARMv7 instruction set architecture.
Better Acoustics: Smartphones' Next Frontier News & Analysis 2/29/2016 13 comments Vendors gunning for MEMS microphone featuring better acoustics include Infineon, who provides its MEMS silicon to Hong Kong-based AAC, and a startup named Vesper, developer of the world’s first piezoelectric-based MEMS microphones. Vesper announced a partnership with AAC.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.