Can Intel Win Auto Brain Chip Race?
News & Analysis 11/30/2016 10 comments
Can Intel take the checkered flag in the race for a brain chip in the automotive market? 18 months ago, the answer would have been… not so fast. The odds were bleak. That narrative, however, is beginning to change.
1st Qubits on 300mm CMOS
News & Analysis 11/29/2016 1 comment
Leti demonstrated the world's first solid-state qubit fabricated on a standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) 300 milimeter fabrication (fab).
1st Photonic Circuits Here
News & Analysis 11/23/2016 4 comments
IMEC research institute claims to demonstrate the world's first sub-micron photonic circuits encoding "1s" and "0s" on the spin of optical photons.
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.
3D Printed Buses Here
News & Analysis 11/16/2016 8 comments
Local Motors has been a solution looking for a problem since its inception, but may have finally hit the nail on the head with its Olli substitute for traditional transit systems at just 20% of their cost, but with more convenience, faster times and free-ride driverless capabilities.
DSRC’s ‘Dead End,’ Says Qualcomm Exec
News & Analysis 11/15/2016 5 comments
As carmakers learn more about highly automated vehicles, they no longer dismiss the idea of V2X. But the radio war between DSC and LTE camps continues. Qualcomm’s takeover of NXP isn’t making the path to V2X any clearer.
Eye-Catching Chronocam Grabs $15M Series B
News & Analysis 10/31/2016 Post a comment
Chronocam AS (Paris, France) is a startup company that develops vision sensors and systems for machine vision based on an asynchronous pixel sensor technology, has obtained $15 million in Series B funding.
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.
Intel's Stratix 10 FPGAs, SoCs Sampling
News & Analysis 10/6/2016 3 comments
Devices like Stratix 10 FPGAs will help satisfy the insatiable demand for higher computational capabilities, lower latency, greater system flexibility, and increased power efficiencies
Peratech 'Print' Smart Buttons on Any Surface
News & Analysis 9/20/2016 2 comments
Peratech, which invented quantum tunneling composites (QTC) materials, is now allowing its clients to print a smart button, which people can push with force, on any surface of any materials – including laminated wood.
Sunic System Promises 2,250ppi OLEDs for VR
News & Analysis 8/31/2016 Post a comment
At the 16th International Meeting on Information Display (IMID 2016) held in South Korea, OLED deposition equipment manufacturer Sunic System unveiled its technical solution for the production of 11K (2,250 ppi) AMOLEDs.
E-Retailers Automate Fulfillment
News & Analysis 8/17/2016 5 comments
The co-robot company InVia Robotics Inc. has invented robots-as-a-service whereby warehouses pay a fee, per co-robot, to use its GrabIt and TransIt co-robots to pick items from the shelves and deliver them to the mailroom.
IBM Lab on Chip Detects Cancer
News & Analysis 8/10/2016 4 comments
IBM Research has designed a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip that can separate biological particles down to sizes as small as 20-nanometers to screen for cancer markers so small that a tumor has not even started to grow.
2-D PV to Rival Graphene
News & Analysis 8/8/2016 1 comment
Department of Energy (DoE) funded researchers have discovered that thinning out the photovoltaic (PV) material called halide perovskite could provide a high-mobility high-power material for future transistors that rivals graphene, but is easier to fabricate.
Tiny Solar Cells Could Power Personal Devices
News & Analysis 8/5/2016 Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created high-performance, micro-scale lateral solar cells that could be used for wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, and even auto-focusing contact lenses.
SoftBank’s Son: Quixotic or Prophetic?
News & Analysis 7/20/2016 14 comments
Unlike most investors, SoftBank’s CEO gets the importance of hardware. He emphasized ARM will become “central to SoftBank’s core biz," hardware is key to the platform definition, and Alibaba hopes to play a role in bridging ARM with China.
ARM Acquisition: What's In It for SoftBank?
News & Analysis 7/19/2016 20 comments
The most vexing question about SoftBank’s deal with ARM is SoftBank itself. Who are these guys and what’s in it for them? Put more bluntly, why does plunking down $32 billion for ARM really make sense for SoftBank?