Amazon Turns Up the Vocals
News & Analysis 4/20/2017 6 comments
Amazon released its Lex service to enable apps with speech recognition as several OEMs are ramping up systems using embedded voice services.
3D Chip Stacks Eye Data Centers
News & Analysis 4/12/2017 8 comments
High-end microprocessors will embrace wafer- and die-level chip stacks over the next few years, said a former Oracle researcher turned consultant.
Q’comm Returns Fire in Apple Suit
News & Analysis 4/11/2017 3 comments
Apple refuses to pay royalties, pressures partners not to pay them and lied to consumers and regulators, Qualcomm said in response to a patent suit.
Google Calls for Switch Chip API
News & Analysis 4/4/2017 3 comments
Google called for a common API for Ethernet switches at the Open Networking Summit where it and AT&T cited progress in software-defined networks.
Eight Views of Bluetooth World
Slideshow 3/30/2017 Post a comment
Bluetooth World, coming right after the 5.0 release and before the mesh networking launch in July, focused on startups and new use cases for short-range wireless.
OFC Debates Road to Photonic ICs
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 3 comments
An OFC keynoter made the case for indium phosphide photonic ICs, but analysts said that silicon photonics has bigger backers for merging optics and electronics.
Wi-Fi, LTE Spar over Location
News & Analysis 2/22/2017 Post a comment
Wi-Fi chip makers and an LTE software startup announced ways of delivering location services they claim are superior to Bluetooth and ultrawideband.
G’foundries debuts 45nm RFSOI
News & Analysis 2/21/2017 9 comments
Globalfoundries announced it has development kits for its 45nm RFSOI process, a node geared for uses such as 5G millimeter-wave chips.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder
News & Analysis 2/13/2017 1 comment
The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trump’s travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
IoT Convergence Is Coming
Blog 2/7/2017 5 comments
Soon after the New Year, I noted the convergence of protocols, alliances and methods for the Internet of Things was underway.
TI Sees New Exponential Drivers
Blog 2/6/2017 1 comment
Tomorrow’s exponential growth in semiconductors will be fueled by a combination of specialized processes and design methodologies as transistor scaling becomes increasingly expensive, said the chef technologist of Texas Instruments.
Industrial IoT Nets Blossom
News & Analysis 1/31/2017 Post a comment
A survey shows growth in large deployments of the Internet of Things in industrial markets as a trade group prepares an analysis of competing protocols.
Trump, Brexit Cloud Upbeat 2017
News & Analysis 1/27/2017 7 comments
The semiconductor market is posed for a better year ahead but uncertainties with President Trump, China and Brexit could sway the numbers.
Patent Suits Hit Q’comm Profits
News & Analysis 1/25/2017 8 comments
Qualcomm’s quarter profits fell as a result of a fine from the Korea government in one of now five cases alleging unfair patent licensing.
EUV in Focus at Photonics West
News & Analysis 1/25/2017 3 comments
Researchers at Photonics West will discuss advances in a 250W light source for EUV lithography, new infrared cameras and Li-Fi, data communications using LED lights.
TI Reorgs Analog Group
News & Analysis 1/20/2017 2 comments
Texas Instruments reorganized four analog groups into three, eliminating no products but causing a small number of layoffs in support personnel.
IoT Network Reboots Its Efforts
News & Analysis 1/19/2017 1 comment
The Weightless-P network for the Internet of Things gets a new backer as the special interest group behind it carves out a broader role for itself.
IoT Startup Rides LoRa
News & Analysis 1/18/2017 1 comment
Startup TrackNet got $7 million in funding from two OEMs who aim to help it build and sell IoT systems for consumers and business users.
FTC Slaps Qualcomm with Suit
News & Analysis 1/17/2017 1 comment
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint alleging Qualcomm is unfairly using its dominance in cellular baseband processors against rivals and customers.
2G Sunset a Slow Burn
Blog 1/7/2017 6 comments
Subscribers around the world rely on 2G cellular, a still-vital technology for machine–to-machine (M2M) communications and network availability in rural parts of many countries--and that won’t change for some time.
Intel Tips Plans for 5G Modem
News & Analysis 1/4/2017 3 comments
Intel announced that they will sample a 5G baseband modem for smartphones later this year, following Qualcomm in a race to the market.
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.
Sensor Net to Run on RF Power
News & Analysis 12/20/2016 1 comment
Researchers at PARC are developing a distributed building automation network using sensors that sip power from 900-MHz RF hubs.