ARM Exec Dizzy for Open-Source Twizy News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment At this year’s CES, ARM brought Renault’s Twizy to its booth, typically full of mobile devices. Calling Twizy “the world’s first OEM open-source vehicle,” ARM said Renault is seeing a wave of open-source hardware and software developments.
Process Makes Smaller, Cheaper Chips News & Analysis 1/6/2017 9 comments Berkeley researchers demonstrated an implant technique that made chips with features as small as 9 nm at less cost and higher throughput than double patterning.
Korea Fines Q’comm Nearly $1B News & Analysis 12/28/2016 5 comments Korean regulators fined Qualcomm nearly $1 billion following a two-year investigation into its patent licensing practices, a decision the company will appeal.
IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017 News & Analysis 12/28/2016 1 comment After laying foundations for the Internet of Things in security, M&A and other areas in 2016 its time to tell stories about real deployments of IoT in 2017.
Memory Drives Chip Growth News & Analysis 12/20/2016 Post a comment DRAM and NAND sales and prices are expected to rise for the next several years, leading overall semiconductor growth, according to a new report from IC Insights.
Europe to Rethink 10/100/20 Chip Project News & Analysis 12/16/2016 Post a comment The European Commission intends to reconvene a high-level group of European CEOs and executives to exchange views on the nanoelectronics and chip manufacturing project and make adjustments as necessary for a wave of European Union investment supposedly starting in 2020.
AMD Clocks Ryzen at 3.4 GHz+ News & Analysis 12/13/2016 3 comments AMD said that its Zen x86 core running at 3.4 GHz and higher will ship before April in an SoC called Summit Ridge for gaming PCs.
AI Ethics Effort Starts at IEEE News & Analysis 12/13/2016 1 comment The IEEE is seeking feedback on a broad initiative to develop ethical standards and best practices for designing systems with artificial intelligence.
AMD Amps up its AI Play News & Analysis 12/12/2016 1 comment AMD announced a suite of boards, software and systems that dramatically amp up its play in machine learning against rivals Nvidia and Intel.
What Siemens' Mentor Buy Means to IC Designers News & Analysis 12/6/2016 1 comment Ever since Siemens’ plan to acquire Mentor Graphics became public, many in the semiconductor industry have been parsing its implications. We caught up with Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics and Chuck Grindstaff, executive chairman of Siemens PLM Software.