Smart Factories Meet AI News & Analysis 5/25/2015 1 comment The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has 47 years of experience in smart decision support, smart crowd control, the smart factory and more.
Crowdfunding Gives IoT a Boost News & Analysis 5/20/2015 Post a comment Wearable startups are getting more attention these days -- from chip makers, vendors, consumers, and even some venture capitalists – and there’s a lot of interest in novel hardware implementations. Speakers at Wearable World Congress, held here May 19-20, said new ways of finding funding have led to an explosion of hardware-related companies.
Wearables Pocket IoT Crowdfunding News & Analysis 5/20/2015 Post a comment Incubator Wearable World hosted an event to showcase the intersection of crowdsourced startups and big-name tech scrambling for position in the emerging sector of the Internet of Things.
Wearables Get Low-Power Clock News & Analysis 5/18/2015 1 comment SiTime claims to have the smallest, lightest lowest power oscillator in the industry in its SiT8021, designed specifically for the scant power budgets of wearables.
IoT Clash Over 900 MHz Options News & Analysis 5/14/2015 1 comment As millions, billions, or trillions (depending which analysis you trust) of devices get connected to the Internet over the next few years, making sure those devices are able to connect easily and across protocols will be a major challenge. Samsung announced that its new Internet of Things module, Artik, will support a new networking structure that can overcome technical issues.
Nubia Phone Dual Antenna Tuning Debuts News & Analysis 5/13/2015 2 comments Dual antennas may save space and insertion loss errors. Fabless RF chip company Cavendish Kinetics claims a design win for nubia phone's dual antenna tuning solution.
IoT Feels Samsung's Artik Breeze News & Analysis 5/12/2015 1 comment Samsung announced a new series of modules designed for the Internet of Things as well as handful of partnerships to grow the open development community. The three modules, dubbed Artik, are complete hardware and software systems with built-in security.
Ultrasounds and Plastic in Place of Complex Electronics News & Analysis 5/11/2015 1 comment In a joint project from Carnegie Mellon University HCI Institute and Disney Research, researchers have demonstrated the use of cheap 3D printed plastic parts in place of complex analogue electronic circuitry to build smartphone plug-in accessories such as docking stations and other playful extensions.
Samsung Breaks Ground on $14 Billion Fab News & Analysis 5/8/2015 13 comments Samsung broke ground yesterday on what it claims is the world's most expensive fab at over $14 billion and covering 31 million square feet for 10 nanometer FinFET semiconductors.
Valleytronics Qubits Travel in Graphene News & Analysis 5/8/2015 1 comment Valleytronics may challenge spintronics as a new encoding for quantum computers where qubits are encoded as electron momentum traveling in valleys between domain walls in the atomic lattice of graphene.
Surround View Camera Integrated into Driver Assistance News & Analysis 5/8/2015 Post a comment Automotive supplier Continental has demonstrated a potential new application for surround view cameras: Their signals can be used in advanced driver assistance systems such as automatic braking when reversing, cross traffic assistant and automated parking.
Infineon Seeks Buyer for Welsh Wafer Fab News & Analysis 5/7/2015 3 comments Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has told staff at the Newport Wales wafer fab that it has inherited as part of its acquisition of International Rectifier Corp. that they will seek a buyer for fab. That's according to a report in the South Wales Argus.
Solar Cell Material for Transistors Holds Promise News & Analysis 5/7/2015 3 comments Halide-perovskite complementary field-effect transistors were demonstrated for the first time possibly opening an new era of organic-inorganic semiconductors that are cheap, easy to manufacture and can be deposited on flexible substrates.
Vest Uses Haptics for Speech by Feel News & Analysis 5/1/2015 Post a comment The Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer (VEST) under development at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine represents a new form of wearable haptics, one that could find many applications beyond its initial goal of enabling the profoundly deaf to “feel” and understand speech through their body.
IBM Tackles Phase-Change Memory Drift, Resistance News & Analysis 5/1/2015 1 comment Researchers demonstrate that reliable 2 bits-per-cell storage and subsequent data retention can be achieved in PCM cell arrays at variable temperatures, opening up the possibility of practical MLC storage in PCM chips
Google Fi Bets On Cheap Wireless News & Analysis 4/30/2015 1 comment Google’s latest venture into wireless phone service will give the people what they want – cheap calls and Internet for a flat fee over Wi-Fi. Project Fi aims to intelligently connect users to the fastest wireless or cellular network as they move using existing technology for $20 a month.
Microsoft Demos HoloLens News & Analysis 4/29/2015 Post a comment In what was otherwise a developer lingo-heavy event, Microsoft showcased updates to its HoloLens virtual reality platform running on Windows 10. The demos were part of Microsoft’s Build developer conference, held here April 29-March 1.
How the 3 Cs Drive IC Consumption News & Analysis 4/29/2015 1 comment The communications, computers and consumer electronics sectors are set to be responsible for more than 70 percent of IC sales in every geographic region -- Americas, Europe, Japan, and Asia-Pacific -- in 2015, according to market research firm IC Insights.
Ethernet Geared for Cars, Factories News & Analysis 4/29/2015 7 comments A new class of Ethernet chips and software will emerge next year, opening the networking technology up to use in time-sensitive applications in cars, factory robots and more.
5G Makes Waves for Asia Giants News & Analysis 4/27/2015 2 comments The recent 5G Forum USA, held in Palo Alto, Calif., brought together researchers and executives from major telcos and universities to discuss next generation communications for multiple markets. Representatives from several Asian communications giants discussed was radio communications and virtual networks will help ease the transition to 5G.
EUV Deal Raises Questions News & Analysis 4/24/2015 9 comments ASML announced it struck a deal to sell 15 EUV systems to an existing U.S. customer, once again raising hopes about the readiness of the key technology for making leading-edge chips.
Wireless Charging Gets Universal Antenna News & Analysis 4/24/2015 3 comments Managing the skin effect, or device temperature, may be the secret sauce in managing and popularizing wireless charging. Officials at wireless charging antenna company NuCurrent believe the company’s 50-patents in this area will push them to multi-mode charging success.
Elvis Sees All in Russia News & Analysis 4/23/2015 17 comments A Russian company claims it has the first Russian designed smart chip. The video intelligent processor (VIP-1) is sold in surveillance systems in Russia, but may be sold as a bare-chip overseas.
Samsung Details its Flex Display News & Analysis 4/22/2015 1 comment Samsung Display released key details about its new flexible AMOLED (active matrix organic light-emitting diode) display used on Galaxy S6 edge smartphones. The company’s first curved mobile display was first released in 2013 with the Galaxy Round smartphone.
WSTS Marks America Up for 2015 Boom News & Analysis 4/21/2015 Post a comment The market for semiconductors in the Americas region will grow by 15 percent in 2015, according to a revised estimate from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
NVM Express SSDs Hit Servers, Workstations News & Analysis 4/20/2015 1 comment HGST begins shipping its Ultrastar SN100 series for servers announced last year as part of its flash fabric, while Samsung aims its latest offering at the PC and workstation segment.
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