iPhone Team Recalls Steve Jobs
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
Blog 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.
Apple Turns Up Speakers, AR
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
RISC-V Expands its Audience
News & Analysis 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.
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.
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."
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.
For IoT, Silicon Labs Buys RTOS Vendor Micrium
News & Analysis 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.
Persistent Memory Needs Apps
News & Analysis 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
Blog 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
News & Analysis 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
Blog 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?
19 Views of Hot Chips
Slideshow 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
Slideshow 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.
Wintel Reunites in Mixed Reality
News & Analysis 8/16/2016 1 comment
Microsoft and Intel will release a specification in December for headsets and PCs running Windows 10 that support virtual and augmented reality.
14 Views from the Flash Summit
Slideshow 8/12/2016 11 comments
The Flash Memory Summit showed shifts NAND flash and other persistent memories including 3D XPoint are making in arrays, accelerators and solid-state drives.
Startup Debuts Open Source SoCs
News & Analysis 7/11/2016 3 comments
Startup SiFive aims to use the open source RISC-V core as the heart of two SoC platforms, enabling a broader set of engineers to build custom processors.
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.