Roadmap Says CMOS Ends ~2024
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 Post a comment
An expanded roadmap for semiconductors says traditional CMOS scaling will end in about 2024 but new chip stacks and systems architectures will continue advances.
OFC Debates Road to Photonic ICs
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 2 comments
An OFC keynoter made the case for indium phosphide photonic ICs, but analysts said that silicon photonics has bigger backers for merging optics and electronics.
SIA Backs House Republicans’ Tax Plan
News & Analysis 3/14/2017 Post a comment
Semiconductor industry trade association says the "Better Way" corporate tax reform blueprint is a good starting point for creating more jobs and helping chip companies innovate.
PowerVR Gets Graphics Refresh
News & Analysis 3/8/2017 Post a comment
Imagination Technologies unveiled Furian, its next-generation PowerVR graphics architecture, aimed to help claw back market share from ARM’s Mali.
Avnet, Arrow Drive into IoT
News & Analysis 3/6/2017 2 comments
Rival electronics distributors Avnet and Arrow are both nurturing new IoT groups, but their targets in the Internet of Things are initially somewhat different.
ASML Revs EUV Engines
News & Analysis 3/1/2017 5 comments
ASML unveiled the NXE 3400B, its candidate to drive EUV lithography into sub-10-nm fabs and described its follow-on as others showed EUV mask tools.
EUV Progress, Hurdles Cited
News & Analysis 2/28/2017 2 comments
Extreme ultraviolet lithography made progress in the past year but hurdles are still ahead for EUV said Intel and Samsung experts.
Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs
News & Analysis 2/24/2017 1 comment
Amazon's Alexa is growing in both partnerships and rivals this year for embedding smart voice services in consumer products.
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.