QCOM CEO Likens 5G to Electricity Discovery
News & Analysis 1/11/2017 Post a comment
"5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or the automobile, affecting entire economies and benefiting entire societies," said Qualcomm CEO at the company’s keynote address at CES, pitching it for AR/VR, IoT and automotive.
MediaTek Auto Gambit: Radar, Vision SoC
News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment
In an exclusive interview with EE Times during the CES, JC Hsu, MediaTek’s corporate vice president, emphasized that telematics and multimedia aren’t MediaTek’s only tools in its automotive strategy.
Smartphone Senses Anything
News & Analysis 1/5/2017 3 comments
International cooperation between the U.S., Israel and China has resulted in the world's first smartphone with a built-in spectrometer that can sense almost any kind of substance.
CES 2017 Connects with AI
News & Analysis 1/5/2017 3 comments
"CES Unveiled" showcased a host of wearables, hearables and robots. App-intensive and connected to the Internet, many are programmed to get smarter with built-in artificial intelligence that will learn and recognize a user's speech, face and daily habits.
Intel Tips Plans for 5G Modem
News & Analysis 1/4/2017 3 comments
Intel announced that they will sample a 5G baseband modem for smartphones later this year, following Qualcomm in a race to the market.
Your A List for CES 2017
News & Analysis 12/14/2016 1 comment
Ask any market researcher or industry analyst about what to watch for at the CES next month in Las Vegas and the “A” list you’ll almost certainly hear are Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Automotive.
Sweating Big Human-Body Data Challenge
News & Analysis 12/7/2016 1 comment
Today’s wearable sensors can capturea user’s vital signs. But “none can monitor human health conditions at the molecular level,” said a professor at University of Calif., Berkeley, at IEDM while presenting his teams’ paper on “wearable sweat biosensor.”
Biometrics Ensure Security
News & Analysis 12/6/2016 1 comment
ImageWare Systems Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) already has the high-end customers for critical infrastructure access using up to 12 different biometrics, but now its has a server-based version for the rest of the world including mobile devices.
10 Cool Discoveries at Japan Embedded
News & Analysis 11/18/2016 Post a comment
The Embedded Technology 2016 showcased a ton of embedded boards, each with a clear focus on how to enable ‘low power’ and ‘embedded’ IoT devices. Highlights include deep learning coming to embedded boards, emergence of smarter IoT building blocks.
Parc: IoT To Be Self-Powered, Flexible, Transparent
News & Analysis 11/17/2016 Post a comment
The inventors of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer "desktop," object-oriented programming and amorphous silicon, among dozens of other forecasted breakthroughs, predicted that the future of the Internet of Things will be flexible, transparent and self-powering, according to Parc program manager of novel and printed electronics, Janos Veres at the MEMS Executive Congress 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona.
Where Are We with Thread IoT?
News & Analysis 11/9/2016 1 comment
Where are we now with Thread networking protocol-based IoT products? Connected thermostats, door locks, tooth brushes, alarm systems, lighting, you name it. What’s happening? How significant are the updates embedded in the 1.1 spec?
IoT: What NXP Has, What Qualcomm Lacks
News & Analysis 11/8/2016 1 comment
A new Modular IoT Gateway NXP announced at Electronica demonstrates the compmany's strong presence in the industrial IoT market, its unmatched expertise in IoT security and the company’s broad MCU portfolio — areas in which Qualcomm seems to trail NXP.
SMIC to Build South China’s First 12-Inch Fab
News & Analysis 11/3/2016 Post a comment
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China’s largest foundry, said it is proceeding with plans to build South China’s first 12-inch fab at an existing facility in the city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong.
Anticipating a More Virtual Moore’s Law
News & Analysis 11/2/2016 5 comments
Nicky Lu, executive director of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association, anticipates the coming era of a “virtual” Moore’s Law. InFO and through interconnect via (TIV) will play key roles in a resumption of growth the chip industry, he said.
MediaTek May Be Among First with 10nm SoCs
News & Analysis 10/31/2016 Post a comment
MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest rival in the smartphone silicon business, said it aims to be among the chip industry’s first companies with 10nm products on the market starting in the second quarter next year.
Samsung Chips Offset Smartphone Disaster
News & Analysis 10/27/2016 1 comment
Samsung Electronics said strength in its semiconductor business offset the impact to its mobile phone business caused by exploding batteries in its flagship Galaxy Note 7 products.
TSMC Likely to Lock up Apple A10, A11 Orders
News & Analysis 10/26/2016 2 comments
TSMC will probably make nearly all of the A10 and A11 processors for Apple this year and next because of a competitive advantage the Taiwan foundry has gained in packaging technology called InFO (Integrated Fan Out), according to analysts.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
News & Analysis 10/21/2016 15 comments
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi
News & Analysis 10/18/2016 Post a comment
FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
Bloomberg in France Advises Startup Crowd
News & Analysis 10/14/2016 Post a comment
Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg, and Emmanuel Macron, former French Minister of Economy, came on stage together at a two-day conference in Paris, talked to the entrepreneurs about startups, roles of the government and taking risks.