Why Japan Hasn't Led IoT
News & Analysis 11/19/2015 8 comments
Germany has Industry 4.0. The U.S. is running with Industrial Internet Consortium. Where is Japan? Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown RTOS, blasted Japanese embedded designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage.
Parrot Unveils Bebop 2 Drone
News & Analysis 11/17/2015 1 comment
French drone company Parrot unveiled its next-generation consumer drone, Bebop 2. The 500 gram, four propeller device is designed to take photos and video with 25 minutes of fly time.
A Look at Metal eFuses
Blog 11/8/2015 3 comments
TechInsights reverse engineers chips to understand how they are made and in some cases why certain structures are the way they are. This article examines two electrically blown fuse structures (eFuse) used in metal gate logic processes. This first eFuse structure that we look at is made by Intel and the second by TSMC.
Micron Extreme NOR Flashes All
News & Analysis 10/30/2015 9 comments
Micron Technology has a new flash memory technology that it claims will replace all NOR flash architectures over the next few years.
Further Details of FinFET ReRAM Released
News & Analysis 10/22/2015 1 comment
Further details have been released of the resistive RAM made using a 16nm logic FinFET manufacturing process. A full paper is due to be presented on a 1-kbit memory array of such devices at this year's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) coming up in December.
Dell Preps Semi-Custom Servers
News & Analysis 10/22/2015 Post a comment
Dell unveiled new servers for the data center market and enterprise at its annual DellWorld conference, targeting custom and semi-custom network infrastructure and storage for tier two cloud providers and others.
Intel Rides Servers, Flash in Q3
News & Analysis 10/13/2015 2 comments
Intel today reported third quarter revenue of $14.5 billion, a 10% increase from the second quarter of 2015, and flat year-over-year. Growth in its data center, non-volatile memory, and Internet of Things businesses offset lower client revenue.
Optical Phase-Change Memory Can Increase Bandwidth
News & Analysis 9/28/2015 1 comment
A research team from the universities of Oxford and Muenster has developed a phase-change, non-volatile memory that is programmed and read using light and which could be interfaced to conventional electronic processor for higher bandwidth.
16 Insights on ICs
Slideshow 9/22/2015 5 comments
The semiconductor market has settled into a slow-growth mode for the foreseeable future but tech disruptions are coming, said IC Insights.
7 Flash Memory Products Not to Miss
Slideshow 9/6/2015 2 comments
Last month’s Flash Memory Summit was the backdrop for a great deal of technology demonstrations and product announcements, while August was a popular month for introducing new SSDs.
What stops you from launching your startup?
Flash Poll 9/5/2015 Post a comment
As we reveal 2015 EE Times Silicon 60 startup list, tell us why you are or aren't involved in your own startup. Drop your questions for our live radio show (Sept. 8) as we talk to venture capitalists about current environment for hardware startups.
8+ Horizons at Hot Chips
Slideshow 9/1/2015 Post a comment
The chip horizon is bright and diverse said speakers at Hot Chips presenting on 5G cellular, neural networks, molecular diagnostics, chip stacks and FPGAs.
Nanotech Hub Targets 7nm, Beyond
Slideshow 8/27/2015 2 comments
We toured the College of Nanoscience and Engineering, part of a State University of New York campus, a hub for advanced semiconductor manufacturing research in areas such as lithography, 450mm wafers, and new materials as well as photonics, biotech and workforce development.
Inside GlobalFoundries' Fab 8
News & Analysis 8/18/2015 5 comments
We tour GlobalFoundries' Fab 8, one of the largest chip fabs in the United States, in Malta, N.Y. and a hub for innovations developed at R&D centers in Albany.
Rambus to Enter Fabless Chip Biz
News & Analysis 8/17/2015 9 comments
Seizing the opportunity in a growing market of datacenters, Rambus is unveiling a server memory interface chipset. The move is significant because the company will enter a fabless chip business for the first time, instead of IP business.
15 Views from the Flash Summit
Slideshow 8/14/2015 3 comments
The Flash Memory Summit provided a look back at the start of the solid-state drive as well as the future for SSDs, flash and memory chips beyond.
Intel Preps Crosspoint Server
News & Analysis 8/13/2015 6 comments
Intel will debut next week a new class of high performance servers using the 3-D Crosspoint memories it recently announced with Micron, said one expert.
Samsung Drives Up 3-D Flash
News & Analysis 8/11/2015 1 comment
Samsung announced a handful of novel products using its 3-D NAND flash chips, but the mass market for such products may be more than a year away, said analysts.
Why 3D XPoint Isn’t Phase Change Memory
Blog 8/6/2015 10 comments
Since Intel and Micron are being rather tight-lipped about what’s actually under the hood of what they say is a new class of memory, the door is wide open for speculation as to what it might be
Will The World Coalesce Around USB Type C?
News & Analysis 8/3/2015 5 comments
USB Type C is still too new for any market forecast numbers. But some analysts anticipate that USB Type C with its alt modes could “bring some ‘consolidation’ in the connector market,” where consumers need just one cable.
Samsung's Slippage Stirs Smartphone Angst
News & Analysis 7/30/2015 6 comments
Samsung’s downbeat outlook is stirring up worries over the global smartphone market. A bigger question is if this dip is an isolated incident, or a harbinger of an inevitable slowdown in the smartphone market.
The History of Jitter
Blog 7/27/2015 2 comments
Jitter, that pesky little timing error in high-speed serial links, has a history that longer than billions of unit intervals.
China Bids $23B for Micron
News & Analysis 7/13/2015 9 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup bid $23 billion for Micron in a deal that would put China at the forefront of the memory chip business but face close scrutiny from U.S. regulators.
ARM’s Wish List for IoT
Blog 7/7/2015 4 comments
With his company dominating the market for processor cores in mobile systems, ARM chief executive Simon Segars has his eyes set on the Internet of Things.
Freescale MCUs Secure IoT
News & Analysis 6/23/2015 Post a comment
Freescale announced a new family of microcontrollers designed with a focus on security for the Internet of Things. The Kinetis K80, K81, and K82 sport several layers of hardware security.
On China’s List: Memory, Market Share, M&A
Blog 6/2/2015 4 comments
In the eyes of Western investors, the semiconductor sector is a lousy business. In contrast, China sees chip vendors, especially Chinese chip vendors, as worthy of big investment. Why a huge gap?
AMD Preps GPU, DRAM Stack
News & Analysis 5/19/2015 Post a comment
AMD plans to combine on a single device one its graphics processors and the SK Hynix high bandwidth memory DRAM stack, aiming to beat to market similar devices described by its rival Nvidia.
FRAM's Slow, Unending Journey to Dominance
News & Analysis 5/18/2015 Post a comment
Much like MRAM, PCM and RRAM, FRAM has never gained the foothold that was predicted at its inception. Niche applications are providing opportunities for more widespread use as alternatives to other NVRAMs.
MediaTek Rolls 10-Core Monster
Blog 5/12/2015 3 comments
MediaTek essentially created an extension of ARM’s big:LITTLE technology with its latest mobile SoC, showing differentiation is still possible in this space.