Mobile Growth Shifts to Low End
News & Analysis 4/30/2014 9 comments
A maturation in the smartphone and tablet markets will align growth with eastern markets utilizing lower-tier devices, Analyst Linley Gwennap said in his keynote remarks during the Linley Tech Mobile Conference. Evolutions in mobile technology will also reflect these trends.
iFixit: Google’s Project Tango Features Apple Chip
Slideshow 4/30/2014 4 comments
An iFixit teardown of Google's project Tango finds that a 3D imaging chip from Apple's PrimeSense. The question is whether Apple got the one up on Google with superior technology, or did Google beat Apple to the punch in using the chip first.
PCIe Still Strong Despite Alternatives
News & Analysis 4/25/2014 1 comment
Diablo Technologies sees its Memory Channel Architecture as a solution to PCIe limitations, but PCIe still has a five-year roadmap and inherent scalability that will keep it alive for years to come.
Spansion Expands Auto-Grade Flash Lineup
News & Analysis 4/24/2014 9 comments
As car OEMs' appetite for advanced driver assistance systems and more elaborate infotainment systems soars, Spansion is beefing up its flash memory lineup to meet the automotive industry's stringent quality requirements.
Report: Magnetic RAM Set for 50% CAGR
News & Analysis 4/22/2014 13 comments
In the next five years, magnetic RAM is expected to replace older storage technologies such as DRAM and SRAM in many computing devices. This means sales are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 50 percent during this time.
Faroudja’s Bit Rate Reducer Gambit
News & Analysis 4/16/2014 10 comments
At the NAB show, Yves Faroudja and his new startup showed off new technology designed to provide up to 50 percent reduction in video bit rates without reduction in image quality.
SSDs are a Short-Term Phenomenon
Blog 4/11/2014 4 comments
I know this sounds like a sacrilege so early in the frenzied adoption of SSDs, but this format is a clumsy kludge driven by the industry’s fixation on the fact that flash is persistent
Jobs Saved at Micron Italy: Reports
News & Analysis 4/11/2014 9 comments
After a contentious month of back-and-forth between management and workers, Micron has agreed to keep most of the jobs at its Italian facility. Instead of 418 job cuts, the company plans to trim about 50 positions.
Micron Reorg Focuses on 4 Key Businesses
News & Analysis 4/7/2014 4 comments
During its recent earnings report, Micron executives announced a company-wide reorganization that will focus resources on four key businesses: computing and networking, mobile, storage, and embedded.
Internet, Apps & Now Hardware
Blog 4/3/2014 8 comments
Web designers, software developers, and non-engineering professionals with no prior experience in designing a system are turning their attention to hardware, Marvell's Kinoma vice president says.