Apple Expands in AI, Smart Home
News & Analysis 6/13/2016 9 comments
Apple announced software upgrades for the iPhone/iPad, Macintosh, Apple TV and Apple Watch, expanding its reach in machine learning and the smart home.
Accelerators Unite ARM, IBM, X86
News & Analysis 5/23/2016 2 comments
Seven chip companies will define a cache-coherent interface between accelerators and server processors spanning ARM, IBM Power and x86 architectures.
Google Designing AI Processors
News & Analysis 5/18/2016 24 comments
Google has developed and is running in its data centers a custom accelerator for artificial intelligence its calls a tensor processing unit.
Radio Show Taps into Sensor Nets
News & Analysis 4/29/2016 4 comments
Two experts share real-world experiences designing and securing wireless sensor networks for the Internet of Things in an EE Times Radio show.
Flash Rides HPE’s Memory Bus
News & Analysis 3/29/2016 2 comments
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is shipping NVDIMM-N modules, the first in a new line of persistent memory cards analysts say will bolster servers.
Apple v. Samsung: Supreme Decision Ahead
News & Analysis 3/18/2016 6 comments
Legal experts close to the Apple v. Samsung cases on patent infringement of the iPhone put widely varying results into a broader context of intellectual property law in software.
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.
Red Hat Drives FPGAs, ARM Servers
News & Analysis 2/12/2016 3 comments
Red Hat’s chief ARM architect is rallying FPGA makers to set a software standard for accelerators in between trying to get ARM servers ready for the market.
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.
Facebook Gears up for VR
Blog 1/21/2016 1 comment
Facebook announced today new software techniques for encoding and streaming video including video from 360-degree cameras and for virtual reality goggles. Clearly the Web giant wants to drive more rich content to its data centers, whether or not you think the Oculus Rift and its competitors will be big hits or belly flops this year.
AMD’s ARM SoC Seeks Sockets
News & Analysis 1/14/2016 1 comment
AMD announced production availability for its first 64-bit ARM-based server processor, but it lacks customers and is not competitive with Intel’s Xeon.
Samsung Preps $548M Check to Apple
News & Analysis 12/4/2015 Post a comment
Samsung said it its prepared to pay Apple $548 million in damages for violating iPhone patents but may ask for reimbursement pending appeals at the patent office and U.S. Supreme Court.
HPE Melds Servers, Storage
News & Analysis 12/1/2015 1 comment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Synergy, a server blade system with integrated software to ease the job of managing jobs across arrays of processors and hard and solid-state disks.
IoT Groups Merge Efforts
News & Analysis 11/23/2015 1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Universal Plug and Play Forum will combine efforts to gain heft in the battle to define the Internet of Things.
Facebook Shifts Switch to 100G
News & Analysis 11/19/2015 Post a comment
Facebook announced it is designing a 100 Gbit/second top-of-rack switch for its next-generation data centers, reportedly using Broadcom’s Tomahawk chip.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day
Slideshow 11/13/2015 1 comment
Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
Is Detroit Dead Meat?
Blog 11/12/2015 17 comments
Calling Detroit’s auto industry ‘dead meat’ presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I don’t disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
ARM Flexes Handset, IoT Cores
News & Analysis 11/10/2015 1 comment
ARM announced a new entry-level, 64-bit smartphone core, the A-35, and an architecture for supporting hardware-based TrustZone security on 32-bit microcontrollers.
8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts
Slideshow 11/5/2015 Post a comment
A non-x86 MCU and a partnership with a small building automation company in Sweden were among a handful of insights into Intel's latest efforts to gain traction in the Internet of Things.
Intel Fills Out IoT Portfolio
News & Analysis 11/3/2015 5 comments
Intel filled out its platform for the Internet of Things with a new SoC, two microcontrollers and software for end node operating systems as well as cloud computing and analytics.
Open Source Survey Cites Value
Blog 10/20/2015 1 comment
In a recent survey commissioned by the Linux Foundation, users of open source code quantified and qualified its value to their R&D operations.
EU Project Could Disrupt Web Giants
News & Analysis 10/8/2015 3 comments
A European Union project is porposing a new service model that would disrupt the likes of Facebook and Google with ad hoc communications that also could tap into the Internet of Things and smart cities.
Open Source Code May Unite IoT
Blog 9/21/2015 4 comments
A high profile open source project working on software-defined networks has given birth to what could become an important standard for bringing unity to the fragmented Internet of Things.
Mobile Diagnostics Fall Short
Blog 9/18/2015 Post a comment
If mobile carriers and OEMs aren’t equipped to troubleshoot and repair faulty devices and don’t have qualified staff to make sure that happens, they’re more than likely going to see a drop in both sales and customer loyalty, according to a recent study conducted by a mobile services company.
Wi-Fi @ 25: A Look Back
Slideshow 9/10/2015 7 comments
On the 25th anniversary of the first IEEE 802.11 meeting, we take a look back with some of the pioneers of what became Wi-Fi
18 Views of #IDF15
Slideshow 8/24/2015 4 comments
This year's Intel developer Forum amped up the theatrics to engage a younger crowd and engage them in IoT and other products beyond Intel's core PC business.
Apple HomeKit Requires ID Chip
News & Analysis 7/28/2015 7 comments
Apple requires an ID chip in devices using its HomeKit software, one of several observations in a talk on platforms for the Internet of Things at ESC SV.
Rocket Refuels for Student Mission
News & Analysis 7/23/2015 1 comment
After a technical setback in May, a group of Boston University students is raising funds to launch next summer the first amateur rocket to reach space.
Google Reveals Data Center Net
Slideshow 6/18/2015 1 comment
Google revealed details of Jupiter, its Openflow-based data center network as a leading example of traction for in software-defined networks.
Google Defines an IoT Layer
Blog 6/16/2015 11 comments
TCP/IP is very good at facilitating communication, but what the end nodes say to each other has largely been left as an exercise for the user. It may be about time for that to change.
Facebook Likes Open Networks
News & Analysis 6/16/2015 Post a comment
A Facebook engineer called for more work on open-source networking hardware and open-source comms software to keep pace with expanding data centers.