China Investigates Qualcomm
News & Analysis 11/25/2013 19 comments
Qualcomm Incorporated Monday disclosed that China's National Development and Reform Commission, which regulates prices, has begun investigating Qualcomm regarding compliance with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
News & Analysis 11/25/2013 9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow 11/22/2013 18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Qualcomm Ups the Mobile Ante
Blog 11/21/2013 10 comments
Mobile processor leader Qualcomm used its analyst day to rev its product line, upping the ante on competitors angling for the hot smartphone market.
Intel to Customize High-End Processors
News & Analysis 11/20/2013 13 comments
Intel's roadmap for its future high-end processors promises greater levels of integration as well as customized models of its Xeon and Xeon Phi processors with in-package memory, high-speed switches, optical fabrics, next-generation storage, and 3D stacked memory.
Chat With Presidential Fellows on IoT
Blog 11/18/2013 8 comments
This Friday EE Times is hosting a Twitter chat on the Internet of Things with two veteran entrepreneurs and US Presidential Innovation Fellows behind the Smart America Challenge.
Sony PS4 Goes Monolithic, Says Chipworks
Slideshow 11/15/2013 17 comments
The PS4 uses a single die CPU/GPU and one main shared 8GB memory array. We therefore expected to see a single die under the main processor package, with no separate DRAM die in package, and no embedded DRAM on the main die. This is indeed what we have found. A huge monolithic die of 20 x 20mm.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
News & Analysis 11/7/2013 27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
Apple iPad Air Packs Faster A7
News & Analysis 11/1/2013 14 comments
Early teardown results suggest a slightly faster A7 in the Apple iPad Air than in the iPhone 5 but few other surprises, according to Chipworks and iFixit.