Silicon Highway Narrows, Twists
News & Analysis 6/30/2014 6 comments
The need for multi-patterning at 20 nm and beyond is one of several factors adding cost and complexity for chip vendors, two experts say.
Google Boots Up Project Ara
News & Analysis 6/27/2014 9 comments
Project Ara is literally up and running, as members of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team demonstrated a prototype modular phone at the company’s developer conference. Although the smartphone prototype, froze while booting up, project leads were excited about the device’s potential.
Micron 3D Memory Supercharges Xeon Phi
News & Analysis 6/23/2014 10 comments
Analysts have speculated wildly about the technical details of the massively parallel next-generation Knights Landing Xeon Phi. Today Intel and its 3D memory partner, Micron Technology Inc., put all that speculation to rest.
Radios Give IoT New Channels
News & Analysis 6/19/2014 2 comments
Researchers at Imec described work on a basketful of radios for the Internet of Things from 79 GHz radar to 900 MHz wireless charging.
Qualcomm Rolls Small Cell SoCs
News & Analysis 6/11/2014 Post a comment
With the goal of providing 1,000 times more data to mobile users, Qualcomm announced new small cell SoCs for use in neighborhoods, homes, and small-to-midsized businesses.
Analog Chip Markets on the Up, Says WSTS
News & Analysis 6/10/2014 10 comments
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization raises its forecast of how sub-markets will perform in 2014 – including the Europe, Asia-Pacific regions and the analog, logic and memory product classes.
Actions Targets Specialty Tablets
News & Analysis 6/9/2014 4 comments
China’s Action Semiconductor may have built their world around music players, but its CEO is realigning the company with a careful strategy to tackle the white box tablet market in Asia and beyond.
TI to Redefine Infotainment for Economy Cars
News & Analysis 6/9/2014 9 comments
Consumer demand for advanced IVI systems, the bring-your-own-device trend, the auto industry’s pressing need to consolidate a growing number of ECUs, and the further progress of ADAS are key factors driving the automotive chip market.
Analysts Expect Sustained Semi Growth
News & Analysis 6/6/2014 5 comments
Analysts at the Semiconductor Industry Association and World Semiconductor Trade Statistics predict increased growth in 2014 and 2015, due to double digit increases in monthly semi sales year-over-year.
Samsung Joins Medical Revolution
News & Analysis 6/6/2014 18 comments
Samsung's Young Sohn is the latest and most high profile executive to join a digital medical revolution arming consumers to manage their healthcare.
Intel, Taiwan Target Tablets
News & Analysis 6/5/2014 1 comment
At Computex, Intel announced the Broadwell Core M processor and a reference design as it teams up with Taiwan OEMs to grab a bigger slice of the tablet market.
EUV Nudges Toward 10nm
News & Analysis 6/5/2014 9 comments
ASML reported stepwise progress on extreme ultraviolet lithography, fueling another round of optimism for the much-delayed technology.
Marvell to Hitch Apple's Smart Home Ride
News & Analysis 6/3/2014 3 comments
As Apple guns for a big stake in technology for monitoring health and home, Marvell, Broadcom, and TI are looking to piggyback on the Apple campaign. Marvell launched three separate IoT SoCs made for iDevices.
Cavium Thunder Rattles Xeon
News & Analysis 6/3/2014 24 comments
Cavium will challenge Intel's Xeon server processors with Thunder, its first server and networking SoCs based on a custom 64-bit ARM core.