Fab Tool Book-to-Bill Rises News & Analysis 4/22/2016 1 comment North American manufacturers of semiconductor capital equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio above parity for the fourth consecutive month in March, according to the SEMI trade group.
Mie Fujitsu, CSEM to Combine DDC, Low Voltage for IoT Chips News & Analysis 4/21/2016 Post a comment Japanese chip manufacturer Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor and Swiss research institute CSEM have agreed to collaborate on Deeply Depleted Channel technology and near/sub-threshold voltage technology for integrated circuits aimed at the Internet of Things and wearables markets.
Open-Source Processor Core Ready For IoT News & Analysis 3/31/2016 4 comments Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna have developed PULPino, an open-source processor optimized for low power consumption and application in wearables and the Internet of Things.
Seoul Semi Wins LED Backlight Lawsuit News & Analysis 3/29/2016 Post a comment LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) has won a patent infringement lawsuit regarding LED backlight lens technology against Japanese lens maker Enplas Display Device Corp.
5G mmW Models Go Open Source News & Analysis 3/11/2016 Post a comment In an effort to speed 5G development, NYU Wireless will provide its
channel models and measurements for cellular propagation in the millimeter wave (mmW) band as free, open source software. The simulation will help product developers understand the behavior and capabilities of the mmW radio spectrum.
Open Platform for Connected Car Alternative to Google, Apple News & Analysis 3/11/2016 1 comment Inrix, Inc., a provider of real-time data services around the connected car, has taken over software provider OpenCar, Inc., enabling Inrix to create an ecosystem of apps and services around its real-time data services and thus offer carmakers an alternative in the competition against Google, Apple and the like.
Decoding Electronic Materials Genome News & Analysis 3/8/2016 Post a comment Obama's Material's Genome Initiative is finally bearing electronic-fruit with the University of Connecticut's machine learning algorithm for calculating the electronic characteristics of polymers.
IBM Claims Tamper-Resistant Server News & Analysis 2/16/2016 1 comment IBM aims its latest z System mainframes at mid-sized businesses, with $75,000 z13s refrigerator-sized servers that use cognitive analytic software to prevent most breeches before they happen, the company claims.
Red Hat Drives FPGAs, ARM Servers News & Analysis 2/12/2016 3 comments Red Hat’s chief ARM architect is rallying FPGA makers to set a software standard for accelerators in between trying to get ARM servers ready for the market.
Startup Club Spurs ‘Hardware Revolution’ News & Analysis 2/10/2016 3 comments Getting a leg up in the hardware industry as a small company can be a challenge, even with a great product. To create a community that has more power in numbers, a group of international investors and tech enthusiasts started a club with the express purpose of helping startups grow.
Set-Top Era Over, Says FCC News & Analysis 1/27/2016 14 comments The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal to force pay-TV operators to adopt open formats so any systems or software developer can access their content.
India Preps RISC-V Processors News & Analysis 1/27/2016 34 comments An India government lab expects to get up to $45 million to develop a 64-bit RISC-V microprocessor, while a team of academics is developing similar chips released as open source.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.