RISC-V Expands its Audience News & Analysis 12/1/2016 Post a comment RISC-V attracted a stellar list of chip architects and executives to its latest workshop, but the effort to grow an open-source instruction set has a big to-do list.
Lattice Deal May Hit A Snag News & Analysis 11/29/2016 1 comment A buyer with ties to the Chinese central government and a U.S. company with dual-purpose technology is an alarming combination that could invite suspicion among regulators concerned about national security. This might become the case with Lattice deal.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call News & Analysis 11/29/2016 Post a comment Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
Macom Buys Applied for Comms News & Analysis 11/21/2016 1 comment Macom has bid $770 million for Applied with plans to sell off its X-Gene ARM server SoC unit but cherish its "gold nugget" of networking chips.
Intel’s Nervana Attacks GPUs News & Analysis 11/17/2016 5 comments Intel will ship AI accelerators from Nervana next year as part of a broad machine learning strategy that is still waiting on its acquisition of Movidius to close.
Intel Preps its AI Strategy News & Analysis 11/15/2016 3 comments Intel will lay out what one rival said may be a bet the company” strategy on AI this week, spanning Xeon, FPGA, Movidius processors and more.
7nm SRAMs, 10nm SoC at ISSCC News & Analysis 11/14/2016 3 comments The annual International Solid State Circuits Conference will showcase advanced work on 7nm SRAMs, a 10nm SoC and an efficient AI SoC.
Chip Veterans Scan Horizon News & Analysis 11/11/2016 3 comments Three industry veterans gave their views of the semiconductor sector’s future at an event where ASML promised a system to advance chip scaling.
Supercomputer Aims for Exascale News & Analysis 11/10/2016 Post a comment U.S. researchers announced $34 million in software projects as part of their plan to build exascale supercomputers that may include new memory and programming technologies.
China Signs IoT Interop Plan News & Analysis 11/8/2016 Post a comment The Industrial Internet Consortium signed a deal with China officials that's part of an expanding network of global agreements on interoperabilty in IoT.
ASML Invests $1.9B in Next-Gen EUV News & Analysis 11/3/2016 3 comments ASML will spend a total of about $1.9 billion on a collaboration with Zeiss to build next-generation optics for extreme ultraviolet lithography systems
Hock Tan Carves Up Brocade News & Analysis 11/2/2016 1 comment Broadcom bid $5.9 billion for Brocade in a deal that carves up Fiber Channel and Ethernet parts of the systems company.
Anticipating a More Virtual Moore’s Law News & Analysis 11/2/2016 5 comments Nicky Lu, executive director of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association, anticipates the coming era of a “virtual” Moore’s Law. InFO and through interconnect via (TIV) will play key roles in a resumption of growth the chip industry, he said.
Microsoft Speeds Open Hardware News & Analysis 11/1/2016 2 comments Microsoft revealed early specs of ts next-generation data center server and said work on open hardware needs to become as fast and flexible as open source software.
U.S. Convenes Chip Study Group News & Analysis 10/31/2016 8 comments The Obama administration convened top semiconductor executives to make recommendations on what the sector needs to deal with threats from China and a slowing Moore’s law.
MediaTek May Be Among First with 10nm SoCs News & Analysis 10/31/2016 Post a comment MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest rival in the smartphone silicon business, said it aims to be among the chip industry’s first companies with 10nm products on the market starting in the second quarter next year.
TSMC Likely to Lock up Apple A10, A11 Orders News & Analysis 10/26/2016 2 comments TSMC will probably make nearly all of the A10 and A11 processors for Apple this year and next because of a competitive advantage the Taiwan foundry has gained in packaging technology called InFO (Integrated Fan Out), according to analysts.
IoT Networks Get New Provider News & Analysis 10/25/2016 1 comment M2M Spectrum Networks picked for its licensed sub-GHz bands in the U.S. the LoRa variant of Link Labs to serve users in the industrial Internet of Things.
IoT Hears LTE Calling News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment Qualcomm said AT&T, Verizon and five module makers will use its chip for Cat-M1 and NB1 trials this year and commercial services in 2017.
Salaries Rise, Gaps Widen for EEs News & Analysis 10/14/2016 1 comment Salaries for electrical engineers rose 3.85% in 2015 but gender and racial gaps in incomes widened significantly, according to a the latest survey from the IEEE.
IBM Weaves New 25G Link News & Analysis 10/14/2016 5 comments IBM announced OpenCAPI, a 25G interconnect for processors, accelerators and memories with backing from seven partners.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain News & Analysis 10/13/2016 1 comment Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
Specs Pave Roads Around Xeon News & Analysis 10/11/2016 3 comments Two groups – CCIX and Gen-Z—announced chip interconnects meant to provide open alternatives for the data center to Intel’s Xeon interfaces.
IoT Consumer Groups Merge News & Analysis 10/10/2016 2 comments The Open Connectivity Foundation and AllSeen Alliance will blend their open-source environments into a consumer alternative to Apple’s Homekit and Google’s Weave.
Patent Study IDs Nuisance Suits News & Analysis 10/7/2016 2 comments The U.S. Federal Trade Commission called on courts and Congress to put reduce a class of nuisance patent suits from so-called patent trolls.
Lam/KLA Failure Cools M&A News & Analysis 10/6/2016 Post a comment Regulators struck down a proposed merger of Lam Research and KLA-Tencor, signaling collaboration will be the focus in process technology.
X-Fab to Swallow Altis Semiconductor News & Analysis 10/4/2016 1 comment Analog, mixed-signal and MEMS foundry group X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG (Erfurt, Germany) is set to announced the assets of Altis Semiconductor (Corbeil-Essonne, France) out of insolvency proceedings.