TI Reorgs Analog Group News & Analysis 1/20/2017 Post a comment 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 4 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.
IBM Weaves New 25G Link News & Analysis 10/14/2016 5 comments IBM announced OpenCAPI, a 25G interconnect for processors, accelerators and memories with backing from seven partners.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain News & Analysis 10/13/2016 1 comment Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
Specs Pave Roads Around Xeon News & Analysis 10/11/2016 3 comments Two groups – CCIX and Gen-Z—announced chip interconnects meant to provide open alternatives for the data center to Intel’s Xeon interfaces.
X-Fab to Swallow Altis Semiconductor News & Analysis 10/4/2016 1 comment Analog, mixed-signal and MEMS foundry group X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG (Erfurt, Germany) is set to announced the assets of Altis Semiconductor (Corbeil-Essonne, France) out of insolvency proceedings.
5 Challenges for 25G Ethernet Blog 9/28/2016 3 comments Here’s a list of the five biggest challenges facing the new generation of 25G Ethernet products in hopes they will be addressed sooner rather than later.
Imagination 2.0 Update Ships News & Analysis 9/26/2016 Post a comment Imagination Technologies predicts profits this year with streamlined operations under a new CEO and thoughts of new core IP licensing models.
5G Cellular 'Still in Early Stages' News & Analysis 9/16/2016 1 comment Despite talks of early trials and even commercial systems, the work on a 5G standard at the 3GPP is still in an early phase, said a Qorvo engineer attending the meetings.
Intersil Deal: Renesas' Survival Bid News & Analysis 9/13/2016 Post a comment In an exclusive telephone interview with EE Times, Renesas CEO said the Intersil deal won't be the last big M&A for Renesas. Intersil CEO will stay with the new company in a senior management position.
Web Giants Drive Optical Nets News & Analysis 9/12/2016 Post a comment Microsoft and Facebook are driving separate efforts for a new generation of simplified 400G coherent optical transceivers and optical transport systems.