Startup Runs MCU on 5 MicroW
News & Analysis 8/18/2017 Post a comment
Startup Eta Compute will demo at Hot Chips a Cortex-M3 running at 5 microW, targeting SoCs run on energy harvesters for the Internet of Things.
Gen-Z Points to New Memories
News & Analysis 8/10/2017 3 comments
The Gen-Z Consortium has first prototypes for its interconnect, pointing toward a disruptive future of many persistent memories.
Startup Stacks IoT Chips Cheaply
News & Analysis 8/2/2017 4 comments
Startup zGlue designed a low cost 2.5-D substrate for integrating more than a dozen chips, providing an alternative to SoCs for the Internet of Things.
China Makes Two IoT Calls
News & Analysis 7/6/2017 5 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
13 Views of Sensors Expo 2017
Slideshow 6/30/2017 2 comments
Sensors Expo showed the broadening range of motion, environmental, biological and other sensors flooding the emerging Internet of Things and wearables markets.
Intel Brings VR, 5G to Olympics
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 8 comments
Intel will build experiences using virtual reality, 360-degree video, 5G cellular, and drones for the Olympics starting with the 2018 winter games.
PCI Express Preps Shift to 32G
News & Analysis 6/7/2017 8 comments
The PCI Express bus will get a doubling to 32 GTransfers/s with a Gen 5 planned in 2019 following the rollout of the first Gen 4 systems this year.
IoT Nets Snag Fishing Industry
Blog 6/5/2017 Post a comment
Low power wide area networks are providing connectivity that saves lives and protects fishing zones, lowering costs and safeguarding economies of developing countries.
18 Views of an AR World
Slideshow 6/2/2017 8 comments
Lenovo, Intel, Microsoft, Sony, and Epson, along with basement startups, were among hundreds of exhibitors showing products for augmented reality.
Apple, Intel Attack Rivals
News & Analysis 5/30/2017 Post a comment
Apple hired a top Qualcomm engineering manager and Intel rolled out a new high-end CPU line in signs of the intense competition in processors.
China Set to Rewrite FD-SOI History
News & Analysis 5/23/2017 2 comments
Globalfoundries and the municipality of Chengdu are betting on China to rewrite the history of FD-SOI. They plan to pump $100 million to build FD-SOI ecosystem. The question is, if you build it, will they come?
HPE Builds Big Data Server
News & Analysis 5/16/2017 4 comments
Hewlett Packard Enterprise built its first full-scale version of the Machine, a 160-TByte research prototype to test benefits of a big main memory.
Optical Industry Needs Automation
Blog 5/15/2017 1 comment
For many years, the optical communications industry has been getting by with artisan techniques, but we are approaching a time when vendors must automate.
After Moore’s Law — What?
Blog 5/5/2017 3 comments
The semiconductor industry must, at last, outgrow its obsession with pitch shrinkage, and go creative with the “heterogeneous integration of different technologies” to push economic growth.
Apple Stops Royalties to Q’comm
News & Analysis 4/28/2017 3 comments
Qualcomm reduced its quarterly revenue forecast by $500 million, charging that Apple has stopped paying it royalties on mobile devices such as iPhones.
Amazon Turns Up the Vocals
News & Analysis 4/20/2017 5 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 2 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.