Wi-Fi, LTE Spar over Location News & Analysis 2/22/2017 Post a comment Wi-Fi chip makers and an LTE software startup announced ways of delivering location services they claim are superior to Bluetooth and ultrawideband.
AMD Fires Volley in x86 War News & Analysis 2/22/2017 1 comment AMD will start selling March 2 its first Zen-based x86 processor, Ryzen 7, sporting significant price and performance advantages over CPUs from rival Intel.
G’foundries debuts 45nm RFSOI News & Analysis 2/21/2017 9 comments Globalfoundries announced it has development kits for its 45nm RFSOI process, a node geared for uses such as 5G millimeter-wave chips.
Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers News & Analysis 2/17/2017 3 comments Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda News & Analysis 2/15/2017 Post a comment The OpenFog Consortium released a reference architecture it will use to guide efforts on standards and product design for the Internet of Things.
Security Experts Cite IoT Risks News & Analysis 2/14/2017 4 comments The Internet of Things and critical infrastructure represent two of the biggest security vulnerabilities, said experts at the RSA Conference.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder News & Analysis 2/13/2017 1 comment The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trump’s travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
Intel Shows 2.5D FPGA at ISSCC News & Analysis 2/7/2017 6 comments Intel described its EMIB packaging in an ISSCC session where AMD showed its Zen 86 fits it’s a smaller die than Intel’s current 14nm chip.
Chip Group Sets 2017 Policies News & Analysis 2/2/2017 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association released an eight-point policy agenda for 2017 that may clash with President Trump’s plans on trade and immigration.
Industrial IoT Nets Blossom News & Analysis 1/31/2017 Post a comment A survey shows growth in large deployments of the Internet of Things in industrial markets as a trade group prepares an analysis of competing protocols.
Trump, Brexit Cloud Upbeat 2017 News & Analysis 1/27/2017 7 comments The semiconductor market is posed for a better year ahead but uncertainties with President Trump, China and Brexit could sway the numbers.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption News & Analysis 1/26/2017 Post a comment Intel's fourth quarter sales and profit beat expectations and the company also delivered a better-than-expected forecast for the first quarter of this year.
Patent Suits Hit Q’comm Profits News & Analysis 1/25/2017 8 comments Qualcomm’s quarter profits fell as a result of a fine from the Korea government in one of now five cases alleging unfair patent licensing.
EUV in Focus at Photonics West News & Analysis 1/25/2017 3 comments Researchers at Photonics West will discuss advances in a 250W light source for EUV lithography, new infrared cameras and Li-Fi, data communications using LED lights.
UMC’s 28nm Ramp to Slip This Year News & Analysis 1/24/2017 3 comments United Microelectronics Corp., Taiwan’s second largest foundry, said the ramp of its most advanced node, 28nm, will probably slip during the early portion of 2017 under strong competition.
TI Reorgs Analog Group News & Analysis 1/20/2017 2 comments Texas Instruments reorganized four analog groups into three, eliminating no products but causing a small number of layoffs in support personnel.