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.
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.
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.