CMOS timing startup raises $2.3 million News & Analysis 2/2/2012 3 comments EoSemi Ltd. (Congleton, England), a developer of CMOS replacements for quartz oscillators, has announced it has secured a $2.3 million (£1.5milion) second tranche of funding.
TSMC plans 3-D IC assembly launch early in 2013 News & Analysis 2/2/2012 7 comments Leading IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plans to announce 3-D IC assembly service as a general offering at the beginning of 2013, according to Maria Marced, president of TSMC Europe.
U.S. probes Qualcomm's foreign business practices News & Analysis 2/2/2012 2 comments Qualcomm reported record quarterly results that beat analysts' expectations, but revealed the the U.S. Dept. of Justice has begun a preliminary investigation into the company's compliance with law governing foreign business practices by U.S. companies.
Plextor SSD offers high performance Product News 2/1/2012 Post a comment Plextor has released its M3 Pro Series solid state drive (SSD) with enhanced sequential and random read/write speeds and with features such as 24nm Toggle Flash and firmware updates.
New versions of Wi-Fi expected to boost tablets News & Analysis 2/1/2012 4 comments Chip makers and consumer electronics manufacturers are working to improve the tablet user experience within the home, turning to newer versions of Wi-Fi to improve connectivity and the ability to stream content from tablets to TVs, according af Broadcom executive.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.