AMD’s CTO on 7nm, Chip Stacks
News & Analysis 7/24/2017 3 comments
AMD’s chief technologist talks about the company’s needs in 7nm foundry processes, multi-die packaging and EDA for its x86 and graphics processors.
Baidu's Voice Exec Speaks Out
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 Post a comment
The Baidu engineer in charge of its DuerOS group called for all-embedded Wi-Fi chip to pre-install software for its voice-activated cloud services.
China Makes Two IoT Calls
News & Analysis 7/6/2017 6 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
FTC Clears Broadcom's Acquisition of Brocade
News & Analysis 7/3/2017 1 comment
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission voted to approve the $5.9 billion deal after Broadcom said it would create a firewall to prevent information about Cisco's fibre channel switches from stifling competitiveness.
NASA Wants Tricorder for Mars
News & Analysis 7/3/2017 4 comments
A group of researchers working on the Mars mission at NASA wants an all-in-one portable scientific instrument for testing the red planet’s rocks.
ReRAM Goes 3D
News & Analysis 6/30/2017 14 comments
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has reinvented its resistive-RAM process to achieve a ReRAM that is amenable to 3D stacking, giving the “universal” memory an edge over flash.
Expert Panel Debunks AI Hype
News & Analysis 6/26/2017 6 comments
Neural networks will see broad use, but they have real limits and are far from fulfilling the dream of artificial intelligence, said a panel of experts.
Toshiba and the Parable of Flash
News & Analysis 6/26/2017 1 comment
Spinning off its flagship NAND flash memory business could help save struggling Toshiba. But 30 years ago the company nearly squandered its leadership role in the flash revolution.
SiLabs CEO Plots Slow, Steady IoT Strategy
News & Analysis 6/23/2017 5 comments
“IoT is in a bit of a trough right now,” Silicon Labs’ CEO said, just as he was leaving the ballroom where he delivered a keynote entitled “Accelerating the IoT.” Is he sensing a whiff of IoT backlash?
Intel Brings VR, 5G to Olympics
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 8 comments
Intel will build experiences using virtual reality, 360-degree video, 5G cellular, and drones for the Olympics starting with the 2018 winter games.
iPhone Team Recalls Steve Jobs
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 2 comments
Four engineering managers from the original Apple iPhone team recounted their work on the landmark smartphone and interactions with Steve Jobs.
Siemens Lays Out Vision for Mentor
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 1 comment
The executive chairman of Siemens PLM Software used his keynote address at the Design Automation Conference to lay out the company's plan for the newly acquired Mentor Graphics.
AMD Rolls Epyc Server SoCs
News & Analysis 6/20/2017 3 comments
AMD formally announced Epyc, a family of server SoCs using its Zen x86 core, weeks before Intel is expected to debut its 10-nm Skylake Xeon chips.
Exascale Project Awards $258M
News & Analysis 6/15/2017 1 comment
Six U.S. chip and systems companies will split $258 million in grants to do research toward building an exascale-class supercomputer by 2021.
Google Ramps Mobile SoC Team
News & Analysis 6/14/2017 11 comments
Google is hiring mobile SoC designers to build chips for its smartphones and has already snagged one senior designer from its chief rival Apple.