LPDDR4 Remains a Work In Progress News & Analysis 12/16/2013 Post a comment JEDEC is on track for a 2014 release for a specification that will double its speed and cut power consumption in half, and LPDDR3 has yet to fully supplant its predecessor.
Memory Companies Seek Approval Blog 12/13/2013 2 comments This week, one company sought the approval of Wall Street, another passed advanced testing, and a third issued a reminder to use approved parts in Intel motherboards.
Spansion vs. Renesas Flash MCU War: Smoke but No Fire? News & Analysis 12/13/2013 3 comments Chip companies serving the automotive industry know where the next-generation MCU battle will be played out: high-performance MCUs with fast-access flash memory at 40-nm process. Expect a battle to start brewing between Renesas Electronics and Spansion.
Spansion Plays Hardball With Patents News & Analysis 12/10/2013 11 comments Spansion is turning up the heat on anyone misusing its technology without getting consensus from the company, sending letters to a list of memory companies and non-memory end-users, warning them on potential patent infringement.
Toshiba Expands Read-Intensive SSD Lineup News & Analysis 12/10/2013 7 comments PX03SN series uses Toshibaís NAND flash memory and targets server and storage systems, but itís a crowded landscape as many SSD and storage vendors address read-intensive applications.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.