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.
IDT Backs WiGig Chip Vendor News & Analysis 4/22/2016 1 comment Funding round worth $20 million marks second time in two weeks that venture capital has smiled on the semiconductor industry.
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.
Winbond Stacks NOR, NAND Flash News & Analysis 4/11/2016 1 comment SpiStack W25M Series stacks homogeneous or heterogeneous flash to provide memories of varying densities for code and data storage for smaller M2M and IoT devices.
Organic and Printed Electronics Industry is Hiring News & Analysis 4/7/2016 Post a comment According to the latest business climate survey conducted by the Organic and Printed Electronics Association, 80% of survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year with a projected growth in sales revenue of 11% for 2016.
Printed Pressure & Temp Sensors Added to Tires News & Analysis 4/5/2016 1 comment Silent Sensors has moved to CPI’s National Printable Electronics Centre in the UK to scale up the London-based company's patented tire sensor technology, which has been developed to measure tire pressure and temperature.
Developing an Accessible Arduino News & Analysis 3/31/2016 Post a comment Development platforms such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino have given access to many makers and entrepreneurs , providing a low-cost method to tinker and prototype. Yet such platforms lack accessibility for at least one group of people who need access to specialized devices.
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.
GaN Gets Somber Reception at APEC 2016 News & Analysis 3/29/2016 4 comments Manufacturers should have been popping champagne corks on the Applied Power Electronics Conference show floor. Instead, the mood on the floor was strangely subdued.
Raspberry Pi Goes 64-bit News & Analysis 2/29/2016 1 comment The Pi 3B is based on the Broadcom BCM2837 SoC, which includes a quad-core Cortex-A53 and is capable of 1.2GHz clock frequency. Cortex-A53 comply with the ARMv8A instruction set architecture and support both 64- and 32-bit addressing as well as providing backwards compatibility with the ARMv7 instruction set architecture.
4th ICE Age Upon Us News & Analysis 2/25/2016 Post a comment Mentor Graphics is claiming that it has entered the 4th ICE Age with its accelerated, deterministic in-circuit-emulation apps like accurate design-for-test.
PSoCs Aim for 8-bit Replacement News & Analysis 2/23/2016 12 comments Cypress Semiconductor has expanded its popular PSoC (programmable system on chip) product line with a new series that fills a gap in its lineup between the low and high end of devices of its PSoC-4 family. The PSoC-4S series targets replacement of 8-bit processors in existing as well as new embedded designs.
NXP Processor Powers IoT, Networks News & Analysis 2/22/2016 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors announced a new low power processor based on Freescale technology that is the size of a microcontroller. With 1 Watt typical power in a 9.6mm x 9.6mm package, the 64-bit QorIQ LS1012A processor may be the smallest and lowest power embedded processor in the market.
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.