Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics
News & Analysis 11/20/2015 1 comment
Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of all, especially when it comes to wearables. The demand for precision technology that isn’t clunky and has a long battery life far exceeds that of the traditional wearable market, and has defined DARPA investment in wearables.
E-Textiles Weave Complex Tale
News & Analysis 11/18/2015 Post a comment
While wearables present innumerable opportunities for fashion designers, the supply chain isn’t up to speed, according to a panel of wearable technology and fashion experts.
IEEE Backs H-1B Visa Reform
News & Analysis 11/18/2015 5 comments
Bill introduced in U.S. Senate would reform the way temporary worker visas are awarded amid allegations that the system is dominated by large global outsourcing firms.
Report: China Has $47bn Chip Fund Focused on U.S. M&A
News & Analysis 11/17/2015 3 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup intends to spend 300 billion yuan (about $47 billion) over the next five years to build up China's position in the chip industry, according to the company chairman speaking in an interview given to Reuters.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
News & Analysis 11/13/2015 2 comments
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Inside WeMo Switch
Teardown 11/13/2015 Post a comment
As with many consumer electronics devices, Belkin's WeMo Switch home automation device is highly integrated and low cost from a bill-of-materials
Apple’s A9: Story Within A Story
Teardown 11/12/2015 9 comments
On a basic level it's a story of a sixth generation APU that is fabricated in a FinFET process. It's also a bigger story of Apple's semiconductor design ambitions.
Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform
News & Analysis 10/29/2015 Post a comment
Verizon wants to connect billions of things within the space of its 4G LTE network. The company announced an Internet of Things development platform, ThingSpace, that aims to lower the barrier to entry for connectivity in smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and sharing platforms.
Apple Takes Green Initiatives in China
News & Analysis 10/26/2015 1 comment
Apple plans to produce 2.2GW of solar power and other renewable energy in China to cut air pollution brought by factories that have made millions of iPhones and iPads in the past eight years.
Intel's Curie Powers Arduino
News & Analysis 10/16/2015 2 comments
Intel’s mini Internet of Things module, Curie, will power two forthcoming Arduino development boards. Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 are designed for entry-level makers and education environments.
Q'comm Unveils Server Bid
News & Analysis 10/8/2015 11 comments
Qualcomm officially entered the server market with a single chip SoC server development platform. The company first announced that it would tackle the much-sought after market last year, but had been largely quiet about its progress.
Battery Market Growth Is Tricky Business
News & Analysis 10/5/2015 1 comment
Numerous industries are showing an increased demand for Lithium ion automotive batteries, according to Yole Developpment, as many companies aim to diversify into battery-related businesses. However, the burgeoning market may be a tricky investment.
Wearables by the Yole Forecast Numbers
News & Analysis 9/23/2015 Post a comment
Eric Mounier, senior technology and market analyst for Yole Developpement gives a bullish forecast for MEMS market, saying that wearable equipment will be one of the next main opportunities for MEMS components.
Synopsys Touts IP Portfolio for IoT
News & Analysis 9/22/2015 Post a comment
Stable of intellectual property, cobbled together largely from acquisitions, targets connectivity, security and sensor processing requirements of the Internet of Things.