Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs News & Analysis 2/24/2017 1 comment Amazon's Alexa is growing in both partnerships and rivals this year for embedding smart voice services in consumer products.
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.
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.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call News & Analysis 11/29/2016 Post a comment Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
Macom Buys Applied for Comms News & Analysis 11/21/2016 1 comment Macom has bid $770 million for Applied with plans to sell off its X-Gene ARM server SoC unit but cherish its "gold nugget" of networking chips.
U.S. Analog IP Startup Partners with Megachips News & Analysis 11/16/2016 Post a comment At a time when analog components are consuming an increasingly big fraction of system power budget, Omni Design, a Calif.-based startup, has developed ultra-low power analog and mixed-signal IP cores primarily for use in complex SoCs.
7nm SRAMs, 10nm SoC at ISSCC News & Analysis 11/14/2016 8 comments The annual International Solid State Circuits Conference will showcase advanced work on 7nm SRAMs, a 10nm SoC and an efficient AI SoC.
Hock Tan Carves Up Brocade News & Analysis 11/2/2016 1 comment Broadcom bid $5.9 billion for Brocade in a deal that carves up Fiber Channel and Ethernet parts of the systems company.
16 Views of ARM TechCon Slideshow 10/28/2016 3 comments ARM’s annual event was all about building and securing the Internet of Things with help from Softbank and little said about its server initiative.
IoT Networks Get New Provider News & Analysis 10/25/2016 1 comment M2M Spectrum Networks picked for its licensed sub-GHz bands in the U.S. the LoRa variant of Link Labs to serve users in the industrial Internet of Things.
IoT Hears LTE Calling News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment Qualcomm said AT&T, Verizon and five module makers will use its chip for Cat-M1 and NB1 trials this year and commercial services in 2017.