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API Paves Road for Multicore SoCs
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8/17/2017   Post a comment
A new API from the Multicore Association eases the job of programming increasingly heterogeneous embedded processors.
IoT Rolls Up its Sleeves
AspenCore Global Report  
8/15/2017   5 comments
Hype for the Internet of Things is over and the hard work designing products, deployments and tacking issues like security has just begun.
NAND Clash Spans Chip to Code
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8/14/2017   4 comments
The Flash Memory Summit saw NAND chips move toward four bits/cell as new options for solid-state drives and software emerged for data centers.
Fired Googler: Hoist with His Own Canard
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8/9/2017   106 comments
What we must ask about the fired Googler who wrote a 'diversity' memo is this: Did he know his job as an engineer?
Security Scan Checks Binary Open Source
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8/8/2017   Post a comment
A free online service gives a taste of a novel scanner that checks binary versions of open source code for security flaws.
Engineers Must Build the RoI for IoT
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8/7/2017   1 comment
Devices and engineers themselves must become more flexible and focused on return on investment to succeed in an era where a software-defined Internet of Things has become the new normal.
China Makes Two IoT Calls
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7/6/2017   5 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
iPhone Team Recalls Steve Jobs
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6/21/2017   2 comments
Four engineering managers from the original Apple iPhone team recounted their work on the landmark smartphone and interactions with Steve Jobs.
AMD Rolls Epyc Server SoCs
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6/20/2017   3 comments
AMD formally announced Epyc, a family of server SoCs using its Zen x86 core, weeks before Intel is expected to debut its 10-nm Skylake Xeon chips.
Software Calls for Action
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6/12/2017   Post a comment
If you’ve got a software project you want to tell the electronics community about or an idea that engineers ought to be working on, we’d like to hear about it.
Intel May Sue M’soft over Emulation
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6/9/2017   4 comments
In a recent blog, Intel suggests it may sue Microsoft over plans to run Windows 10 on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon with x86 emulation.
Big Data Algorithms, Languages Expand
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6/8/2017   Post a comment
Intense efforts are rapidly evolving machine-learning algorithms, programming languages, and practices for big data.
Greengrass Embeds Amazon in IoT
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6/8/2017   Post a comment
Amazon rolled out Greengrass, a Linux runtime for running AWS services on GHz-class embedded processors in the Internet of Things.
Apple Turns Up Speakers, AR
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6/5/2017   4 comments
Apple rolled out a Siri-powered music speaker, developer’s kits for AR and machine learning and new iMac and iPad Pro systems.
Toyota Going Open-Source in '18 Camry
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6/1/2017   2 comments
2018 Camry will be Toyota’s first vehicle running Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) software on its infotainment system. The endorsement is a much-needed boost for AGL, but how the open-source software penetrates markets beyond Japan remains to be seen.
Wanna Cry Exposed Heathcare's Ills
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5/30/2017   2 comments
The crippling software attack on the British National Healthcare Service could put information sharing standards back by ten years.
LinkedIn Group Preps Server Specs
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5/23/2017   Post a comment
LinkedIn has partnered with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, GE Digital, and others to form Open19, a group working on server specs for data centers.
Android, Google Home Get AI Upgrades
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5/17/2017   Post a comment
Google will make machine learning central to all its products including upgrades of Android and Home it announced at its annual Google IO event.
M’soft Gives Deeper Look into HoloLens
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5/2/2017   Post a comment
A Microsoft computer vision specialist gave a deeper look into the challenges and opportunities for HoloLens, its augmented reality headset.
12 Views of Facebook’s Dev Con
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4/21/2017   Post a comment
Facebook rolled out a new machine-learning framework and an array of virtual and augmented reality services on top of it at its annual F8 event.
S8 Displays Smartphone’s Scale
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3/31/2017   4 comments
Samsung and Huawei provided a glimpse of the microns-to-megabucks complexity in mobile design with their smartphone news this week.
ARM Servers ‘Compelling’ for Microsoft
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3/9/2017   5 comments
Microsoft said it is testing Cavium and Qualcomm ARM SoCs for its data center at the Open Compute event where Facebook and IBM unveiled new servers.
IoT Apps Pose Unique Challenges
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2/16/2017   Post a comment
The Internet of Things opens up exciting new opportunities in the world of software development, but it also presents some new challenges.
IoT Contest Shows Security Gaps
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1/31/2017   1 comment
Participants in an IoT security challenge hosted by Mitre share lessons finding vulnerabilities in Zigbee and Z-Wave networks
IoT Apps Need Good Metadata
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1/12/2017   Post a comment
The lack of metadata when collecting sensor data can lead to wrong decisions and missed opportunities for analysis.
Q’comm Takes ARM Servers to 10nm
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12/7/2016   14 comments
Qualcomm demoed a 48-core ARM server SoC made in a 10-nm process it is now sampling to web data center giants.
Will China Grab ARM Servers?
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12/1/2016   2 comments
China’s data center giants have become the next big hope to give traction to ARM’s server initiative.
RISC-V Expands its Audience
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12/1/2016   2 comments
RISC-V attracted a stellar list of chip architects and executives to its latest workshop, but the effort to grow an open-source instruction set has a big to-do list.
Smart Home Needs Data Standards
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11/21/2016   Post a comment
There is a compelling need for companies to come together to develop and enforce a system of ethical data collection and processing in the smart home.
Google's Mobile VR Still a Wild West
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11/10/2016   Post a comment
A test run of Google’s mobile VR system called Daydream shows mobile virtual reality is still a Wild West of dangers and riches being pioneered.
16 Views of ARM TechCon
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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.
SUSE Preps Linux for ARM Servers
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10/25/2016   Post a comment
SUSE said it will ship before the end of the year commercial versions of Linux for ARM servers and for storage systems.
Intel, ARM Battle over IoT
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10/25/2016   3 comments
Intel and ARM load up enhanced processors as their battle over the Internet of Things heats up this week.
Signing Off
Break Points  
10/21/2016   5 comments
Embedded systems columnist and EE Times ACE Award Contributor of the year Jack Ganssle says: "Adieu dear friends. It's time to move on."
LeEco is China’s Disruptive Hybrid
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10/20/2016   8 comments
China’s LeEco is coming to the U.S. with ultra low cost smartphones and smart TVs and an R&D center for them and their deep-learning online services.
Broadcom Tips 64x100G Switch
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10/11/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom leapfrogged rivals Barefoot and Cavium by sampling Tomahawk II, a 6.4 Tbit/second Ethernet switch chip for data centers.
IoT Consumer Groups Merge
News & Analysis  
10/10/2016   2 comments
The Open Connectivity Foundation and AllSeen Alliance will blend their open-source environments into a consumer alternative to Apple’s Homekit and Google’s Weave.
Google Does Consumer Electronics
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10/4/2016   2 comments
Google rolled out its new hardware group and its first products—two smartphones, an Amazon Echo-alike, a VR headset and Wi-Fi access point.
For IoT, Silicon Labs Buys RTOS Vendor Micrium
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10/3/2016   2 comments
Silicon Labs announced Monday the acquisition of Micrium, a supplier of real-time operating system software. The move effectively positions Silicon Labs as the only IoT chip vendor offering multiprotocol wireless MCUs complete with an embedded RTOS.
Microsoft Puts Stamp on Private Cloud
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10/3/2016   2 comments
In a one-two punch of private cloud hardware and software, Microsoft showed insight and innovation in cloud computing at its Ignite event.
GE Plugs into Industrial Internet
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9/27/2016   1 comment
GE provided a look under the hood of its first major systems geared for the Industrial Internet of Things.
Baidu Releases AI Benchmark
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9/26/2016   2 comments
Calling for 100x faster processors, Baidu released DeepBench, a benchmark for how fast processors train neural networks.
Telco Revamp is a Soft Opportunity
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9/26/2016   Post a comment
Massive changes are taking place in telecom networks which will power growth in smartphone use and the next big things.
Persistent Memory Needs Apps
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9/20/2016   6 comments
A researcher from Hewlett Packard Enterprise called for apps that use persistent memory on servers although the chips are still more than a year away.
Moto, HTC Top Android Report
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9/16/2016   Post a comment
A new report shows HTC and Motorola are producing the best Android handsets in terms of OS update speeds and app crash rates, although Sony had the lowest overall crash rate. Beware Russia, it’s a bear when it comes to smartphone fragmentation.
FCC: Get an App for that Video
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9/9/2016   2 comments
Pay-TV services would be required to provide free apps to access and search their video content under an FCC proposal aimed to open competition in digital media.
Project Ara's Six Errors
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9/2/2016   6 comments
What exactly failed in Project Ara? Was it the idea of an open hardware community, the very concept of a “modular” phone, or Google "not getting" smartphone users?
Facebook Feeds Open Software
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9/1/2016   Post a comment
Facebook described open source projects in machine learning, data compression and video stabilization at its annual At Scale event.
19 Views of Hot Chips
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8/26/2016   1 comment
Machine learning, self-driving cars and novel sensors commanded significant attention at this year’s Hot Chips, reflecting a semiconductor industry moving fast in many directions.
19 Views of IDF16
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8/19/2016   Post a comment
This year’s Intel Developer Forum showed how the x86 giant is seeking ways to pump up and go beyond the PC with new platforms for machine vision, virtual reality, robots, drones and more.
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