GaN Power Amplifier Addresses 5G News & Analysis 8/5/2016 2 comments Researchers in Germany have developed one of the building blocks required to roll out 5G networks: An integrated circuit for power amplifier transistor implemented in gallium nitride technology.
Startup’s IoT SoC Packs a Punch News & Analysis 7/25/2016 1 comment Startup Greenwaves is working on a high performance SoC to make nodes on the Internet of Things capable of machine learning and high data rates.
Intel a Bear on PCs, a Bull on Flash News & Analysis 7/20/2016 1 comment Amid second-quarter results, Intel said it expects a double-digit PC decline this year but sees flash picking up as it continues a 14nm rollout and starts a 10nm ramp.
5G Research Gets U.S. Call News & Analysis 7/16/2016 Post a comment The U.S. took a step ahead in 5G cellular research with a $400 government effort drawing praise from experts who called for global harmony on spectrum.
PCIe 4.0 Heads to Fab, 5.0 to Lab News & Analysis 6/28/2016 2 comments Chips using PCI Express 4.0 are preparing to tape out although the spec isn’t done; work a 5.0 version will start next year targeting 16 or 32 Gbits/second.
Cavium Buys QLogic for $1B News & Analysis 6/15/2016 2 comments Cavium will expand from a range of security, comms and server processors and switches into storage and networking with the acquisition for $1 billion of Qlogic.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel News & Analysis 6/10/2016 9 comments Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
IoT Chip Supports Five Networks News & Analysis 5/24/2016 Post a comment Imec announced a low-cost chip supporting five low-power wide area networks for the Internet of Things and started work with Infineon on a car radar device.
MEMS Broadens Its Horizons Blog 5/17/2016 Post a comment The continued steady growth in the MEMS market overall masks wide variation across the industry’s changing sectors, according to speakers presenting at SEMICON West in July.
Cellular Link Paves Road to 5G News & Analysis 5/9/2016 1 comment The Next-Generation Fronthaul Interface (IEEE 1914) promises lower costs for carriers and could enable 5G features such as cloud-RAN and massive MIMO.
IoT Network Calls for Sensors News & Analysis 5/5/2016 4 comments Senet said it has found third-party gateway vendors but now needs more connected sensors to fuel its LoRa network service for the Internet of Things.
Analog, MEMS Drag on ST Results News & Analysis 5/4/2016 3 comments One of Europe's top three semiconductor companies STMicroelectronics NV has found that it is now analog and MEMS business unit that is dragging the company down and keeping it in loss.
FD-SOI Expands, But Is It Disruptive? News & Analysis 4/14/2016 5 comments The ecosystem for fully-depleted silicon on insulator (FD-SOI) process technology has tipped from a too-late technology to a viable alternative to finFETs for the Internet of Things and automotive markets. To many, the presence of officials from major companies at an industry event signaled a coalescing around the technology.
5G Work Starts in Earnest News & Analysis 4/13/2016 1 comment This week engineers started hearing proposals on everything from radio access technologies to network architectures for 5G cellular standards expected before 2020.
Bluetooth Gets a Boost News & Analysis 3/15/2016 3 comments Bluetooth Low Energy will get faster speeds, longer range and mesh support later this year to compete with Zigbee and 6LoWPAN.
Facebook Likes Intel's 3D XPoint Slideshow 3/10/2016 7 comments Facebook endorsed Intel’s 3D XPoint memories and got Google to join its Open Compute Project at its annual event that included new processors from Intel and networking code from Microsoft.
Broadcom Identifies $300M Cuts News & Analysis 3/3/2016 12 comments A month after Avago closed the $37 billion deal to acquire Broadcom it created as many as 24 new divisions and announced plans to discontinue $300 million non-core businesses.
Cisco Rolls 16nm ASICs News & Analysis 3/1/2016 2 comments Cisco rolled its first 16nm ASICs for new data center switches that leapfrog capabilities of Broadcom's chips.
Startup, with Mixed-Signal ASICs, to Boost 4G Capacity News & Analysis 2/29/2016 3 comments Blue Danube Systems, a startup with a unique 3D beamforming based on its own mixed-signal ASICs, is pitching high-definition antenna systems that increase by tenfold the average LTE spectrum efficiency of a typical base station.
Ethernet Picks up the Pace Blog 2/26/2016 Post a comment The industry is counting on getting new Ethernet solutions at a faster rate, according to the chairman of the Ethernet Alliance who reviews what’s in the pipeline.
Mars and Other Challenges Slideshow 2/19/2016 Post a comment NASA's Ames center director talked about the challenges getting to Mars at a Fujitsu Labs event that showcased its work on everything from Bluetooth and RFID tags to a self-driving wheelchair.
Maxim Goes on a Diet Blog 2/17/2016 1 comment The analog power house faces a paradox: Trim down to appeal to investors, but continue to invest in industry-leading products.
LinkedIn Refines its Network News & Analysis 2/11/2016 4 comments Web giant LinkedIn has defined its own top-of-rack switch for its first mega data center and is studying use of alternative processors for a distributed point-of-presence network.
Data Centers Tap ARM, 100GE News & Analysis 2/9/2016 8 comments Growing cloud service providers are driving server and networking technologies, opening small but significant opportunities for non-x86 processors.
19 Views of ISSCC Slideshow 2/5/2016 3 comments Chips for smart cars, fast wired and wireless links, cool cameras and more appeared at at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Analog’s Super Bowl by the Bay Blog 2/4/2016 8 comments Analog had its own Super Bowl of sorts with ISSCC in San Francisco and an annual gathering of tech gurus in the South Bay. Veteran commentator Steve Ohr gives us the play-by-play.
16 Insights on ICs Slideshow 1/29/2016 5 comments At a talk in Silicon Valley semiconductor market guru Bill McClean predicted 4% growth in 2016 for the consolidating industry, but said China is a wild card.
Microchip Wins Atmel Bidding War News & Analysis 1/15/2016 1 comment Atmel announced that its board of directors favors an acquisition proposal by Microchip Technology and cancel an existing agreement to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor.