Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off? News & Analysis 11/11/2013 13 comments Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case News & Analysis 11/7/2013 27 comments EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
Sony & Panasonic: Out of the Woods? News & Analysis 11/1/2013 16 comments Two contrasting full-year financial forecasts issued by Panasonic and Sony this week prodded many financial analysts to suddenly ditch Sony and jump on Panasonic's bandwagon.
Apple iPad Air Packs Faster A7 News & Analysis 11/1/2013 14 comments Early teardown results suggest a slightly faster A7 in the Apple iPad Air than in the iPhone 5 but few other surprises, according to Chipworks and iFixit.
Toyota Case: Vehicle Testing Confirms Fatal Flaws News & Analysis 10/31/2013 68 comments With gag orders, code reviews locked in windowless rooms, and a car attached to a dynamometer, Bookout v Toyota had enough engineering intrigue to make a good thriller. But what the experts found was serious stuff. Here's how they showed the defects that cause unintended acceleration.
Qualcomm Buys Arteris Tech, Team News & Analysis 10/31/2013 11 comments Arteris says it will continue to license, support, and enhance its on-chip networking technology even though Qualcomm now owns the IP and the design team.
Uncle Sam Puts Out IoT Challenge News & Analysis 10/31/2013 39 comments The US has kicked off a challenge to build and operate multiple test beds to show what can be done and what's lacking in the Internet of Things.
Sensor Hubs Arrive for Android News & Analysis 10/30/2013 5 comments Turnkey sensor fusion, gesture recognition, and context-aware functions are performed by Hillcrest's first sensor hub (SH-1), which come pre-integrated with Atmel's SAM D20 ARM Cortex M0+ based microcontroller.
ARM Drives Mali GPU to New High News & Analysis 10/29/2013 9 comments ARM announced two new Mali mobile GPU cores, the T760, which it claims outperforms archrival Imagination, and the T720 for middle-market devices.
Is ARM Adopting Microsoft Model? News & Analysis 10/28/2013 5 comments XMOS Semiconductor has signed a deal to use ARM-based chips from Silicon Labs alongside its own deterministic multicore silicon in a single package.
Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed News & Analysis 10/25/2013 97 comments Could bad code kill a person? It apparently did. The Bookout v Toyota Motor Corp. case, which blamed sudden acceleration in a Toyota Camry for a wrongful death, touches the issue directly.
Acceleration Case: Jury Finds Toyota Liable News & Analysis 10/24/2013 43 comments A jury finds that Toyota's electronic throttle control system caused the sudden acceleration of a 2005 Camry in a 2007 accident that killed one woman and seriously injured another on an Oklahoma highway off-ramp.
Oklahoma Jury to Deliberate Toyota Acceleration Case News & Analysis 10/24/2013 9 comments The focus of the Toyota case in Oklahoma is on software and electronics used in the electronic throttle control, rather than the entanglement of the accelerator pedal with a floor mat, which Toyota previously cited as the cause of accidents.
China's SMIC Responds to Soaring 3D IC Market News & Analysis 10/21/2013 5 comments To capture the rapidly growing thru-silicon-via technology-based stacked device market, China Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has formed an R&D and manufacturing center dedicated to 3D IC.
Brain Implants Near Milestone News & Analysis 10/16/2013 28 comments NeuroPace is close to approval for the first brain implant that listens to, then acts, on brain activity -- a milestone in the rising field of neural electronics.
Mobile IC Vendors to Alter Automotive SoC Market News & Analysis 10/8/2013 5 comments The rise and fall of smartphone SoC companies has become intricately intertwined with the future of automotive chip suppliers. Many automotive IC companies are racing to dominate the fast-growing segment of in-vehicle infotainment SoCs.