5G Dials Up Global Efforts
News & Analysis 12/24/2013 13 comments
The chair of Europe's new 5GPPP Association explained his group's plans and pointed to others around the world defining the next-gen network.
Intel Seeks Big Slice of Microservers
News & Analysis 12/20/2013 26 comments
Intel's director of cloud marketing and a couple of analysts discuss the company's upcoming offerings in the microserver and server segments. As ARM-based SOCs come gunning for Intel, the leading chipmaker looks to expand its portfolio and avoid overlap at the same time.
Calxeda Ends ARM Server Bid
News & Analysis 12/19/2013 19 comments
One of the first startups to pursue ARM-based SoCs for an expected wave of low-power servers will close, because it could not get traction for its 32-bit chips.
CES 2014 to Spark Android vs. iOS In-Car Battle
News & Analysis 12/18/2013 25 comments
Google will roll out its response to Apple's iOS in the Car at CES. The announcement includes the formation of an industry consortium and the adoption of communication standards, connecting Android phones with cars.
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.
We Drive Less: True or False?
News & Analysis 12/12/2013 38 comments
The driving boom is over in the United States. True or false? For anyone who grew up thinking the United States is the epicenter of the world’s car culture, it's a hard possibility to swallow.
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.
NXP’s JV Bets on China’s Tenuous EV Market
Blog 12/10/2013 3 comments
Given China’s strong government support for new energy technologies, and the fact that China has the biggest, fastest growing automotive market in the world, a plan by the joint venture between NXP and China’s state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co. to go after automotive is a no-brainer.
China's LTE Bid Good for Apple
Blog 12/4/2013 4 comments
The Chinese government licensed its three big carriers for LTE, opening a door to more sales for Apple and a handful of China and US chip makers.