Google Fellow Talks Neural Nets, Deep Learning
News & Analysis 6/28/2016 Post a comment
We are already living with deep learning and large-scale neural networks, as evidenced by the growing number of applications that rely on computer vision, language understanding, robotics and more. Google Senior Fellow Jeff Dean discusses what he wants most from neural networks and machine learning.
How Do You Update 1 Billion IoT Devices?
News & Analysis 6/27/2016 2 comments
IoT devices need over-the-air firmware and software updates, but that must be done quickly and securely. Resin.io, which just got $9 million in funding from GE Ventures, Ericsson and others, thinks it has answers to such hard IoT problems.
MIT's Phase-Locked Laser Array Yields Better Beam
News & Analysis 6/14/2016 Post a comment
Researchers from MIT and Sandia National Laboratories have demonstrated a natural phase-locking mechanism of closely integrated nanolasers, showing that the typically unwanted lateral emissions could contribute to a long-range global coupling of all the lasers in the 2D array.
SIA Expects Chip Sales to Fall
News & Analysis 6/8/2016 Post a comment
Semiconductor industry trade group joins chorus of market watchers in predicting that semiconductor sales will decline in 2016 in the face of sluggish demand and macroeconomic headwinds.
FDSOI Grabs European Money for IoT
News & Analysis 6/1/2016 Post a comment
Globalfoundries and STMicroelectronics are the leading chip companies in a European Commission collaborative research project that aims to create an ultra low-power platform for Internet of Things applications based on 22nm FDSOI chip manufacturing process.
MRAM Seen Leading Embedded Non-Vol Memory Race
News & Analysis 5/31/2016 1 comment
Spin-torque transfer magnetic RAM is leading a race for inclusion as an embedded non-volatile memory at the 28nm chip production node according to the memory department director for European research institute IMEC.
7 Ways to Skin French Tech
News & Analysis 5/31/2016 2 comments
France now bills itself as a “startup nation” and is backing its tech industry via a confluence of government money and private sector investment.
FDSOI Driving ST's Automotive Biz
News & Analysis 5/27/2016 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics says the fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator chip manufacturing process it championed has become almost the default choice for digital manufacturing within its automotive and discrete group.
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.
IoT Standard EEBus Available for Everyone
News & Analysis 5/23/2016 1 comment
After a series of successful field tests, the EEBus Initiative has released version 1.0 of its interoperability standard. Based on the idea of open systems, the specifications can be downloaded freely for everybody; a membership in the EEBus group is not required.
LEDs Spur Growth in Power ICs
News & Analysis 5/12/2016 2 comments
Power semiconductor and power supply vendors are poised to cash in on strong growth anticipated for LED lighting in coming years.
AMS Wins $77 Million from Intersil
News & Analysis 5/5/2016 Post a comment
A Texas Judge has ordered power management and analog iC company Intersil Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) to pay Austria's AMS $77 million in damages, including $10 million in exemplary damages.
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.