GPU-Compute on Exynos Made Easier News & Analysis 8/29/2013 2 comments Imagination has developed OpenCL extensions related to camera operations and computational photography that apply to its PowerVR Series 5 GPUs -- in use in such platforms as the Odriod development board and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal News & Analysis 8/28/2013 9 comments A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
MEMS Nixes Quantum Light Fluctuations News & Analysis 8/14/2013 9 comments Caltech researchers harnessed MEMS resonators to nix the tiniest quantum fluctuations in laser light, potentially enabling a new generation of ultra-precise measurement instruments.
Apple to Boost Pure-Play Foundry Growth News & Analysis 8/14/2013 9 comments Thanks largely to expectations that Apple will move at least some of its chip manufacturing to TSMC, overall pure-play foundry sales are expected to grow more than 20 percent this year.
Mobile Rising in Processor Market News & Analysis 8/13/2013 11 comments Mobile processors are becoming more significant in an expanding microprocessor market, because the PC market is in the doldrums, and non-x86 processors are failing to penetrate PCs, IC Insights says.
TSMC's Sales Growth Slowed in July News & Analysis 8/12/2013 3 comments Year-on-year revenue growth at leading foundry TSMC slowed in July while the same metric at its rival UMC increased, sending mixed signals about any imminent slowdown.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 65 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa News & Analysis 8/5/2013 21 comments MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.