Intel Banks on Artificial Intelligence
News & Analysis 6/23/2017 Post a comment
Intel is investing in artificial-intelligence startups, acquiring others, and blending the mix with its own AI expertise to ensure a leadership position in machine learning, deep learning, and brainlike neural networks based on its AI hardware and software.
SiLabs CEO Plots Slow, Steady IoT Strategy
News & Analysis 6/23/2017 3 comments
“IoT is in a bit of a trough right now,” Silicon Labs’ CEO said, just as he was leaving the ballroom where he delivered a keynote entitled “Accelerating the IoT.” Is he sensing a whiff of IoT backlash?
React to the Software Shift
Blog 6/22/2017 6 comments
If you are looking to make a switch from hardware engineering to software programming, Facebook and Udacity have created a shortcut for you.
Intel Brings VR, 5G to Olympics
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 7 comments
Intel will build experiences using virtual reality, 360-degree video, 5G cellular and drones for the Olympics starting with the 2018 winter games.
Siemens Lays Out Vision for Mentor
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 1 comment
The executive chairman of Siemens PLM Software used his keynote address at the Design Automation Conference to lay out the company's plan for the newly acquired Mentor Graphics.
Alibaba Fuels China's CPU Gambit
News & Analysis 6/20/2017 Post a comment
C-Sky, designer of China’s home-grown 32-bit embedded CPU processing cores, is quite possibly China’s best kept secret. Its CEO explains why its unique tie with Alibaba is C-Sky's ace in the hole in winning China’s IoT market.
Cray Moves to Lasso 'Big Data Deluge'
News & Analysis 6/20/2017 1 comment
Cray’s Urika Big Data Analytics Suite, for its biggest XC supercomputers, brings all the analytic tools necessary to handle the deluge of data today including deep learning and artificial intelligence in a free open-source downloadable package.
MediaTek Chooses TSMC for 7nm
News & Analysis 6/16/2017 6 comments
MediaTek, the second-largest designer of mobile phone chips after Qualcomm, says it has chosen the world's biggest chip foundry to make 7nm products.
Riding Mobileye Coattails, MIPS Juices CPU IP
News & Analysis 6/14/2017 1 comment
Imagination Technologies has rolled out a high-performance, multi-threaded MIPS CPU IP, driving MIPS cores further into automotive and industrial applications that require functional safety. The new CPU core is at the heart of Mobileye’s EyeQ5 SoC.
Achronix Growth Spurt More Than 'Luck'
News & Analysis 6/14/2017 2 comments
Achronix Semiconductor, a privately held FPGA company founded in 2004, reached a critical juncture this year with projected 2017 revenue in excess of $100 million -- a 700 percent increase in 12 months. What's going on here?
Germanium Displacing GaAs for RF Transistors
News & Analysis 6/13/2017 1 comment
The world's first sub-10 nanometer Germainium gate-all-around (GAA) nanowire transistors accompany the world's lowest source/drain contacts claims the International Micro-Electronics Center (Imec Intl., Belgium) at this month's 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Kyoto, Japan.
TI’s Shrewd Robo-Car Strategy
News & Analysis 6/12/2017 5 comments
While Nvidia and Intel are busy sparring for glory as innovators of fully autonomous vehicle platforms, TI has kept its profile low. What are the plans for TI to shift its current ADAS platform to Level 4/Level 5 autonomy?
Software Calls for Action
Blog 6/12/2017 Post a comment
If you’ve got a software project you want to tell the electronics community about or an idea that engineers ought to be working on, we’d like to hear about it.
A Network You Can Trust
Publisher's Perspective 6/12/2017 2 comments
EE Times is now part of a network of engineering sites that serve you. We value your intelligence, your contributions, your career, and your time, says the publisher of EE Times.
Six Tech Trends for 2022
Blog 6/9/2017 1 comment
The year 2022 will see intelligence at edge of the Internet of Things, voice as the dominant user interface and advances in DNA and microbiome apps, top VCs said.
A Big Howdy Doody from EEWeb
Max’s Cool Beans 6/8/2017 6 comments
New content is posted on EEWeb.com daily, so please take the time to visit. Don’t be shy. Sit down, pull up a chair, and say 'Hoody Doody.'
Why Qualcomm's New JV Irks Tsinghua Unigroup
News & Analysis 6/6/2017 Post a comment
China's two high-profile investment firms, JAC Capital and Wise Road Capital, investors of semiconductor business units divested by NXP, are now backing a new Qualcomm-Leadcore JV focused on chipsets for mass-tier smartphones in China.
March of the Touchless User Interfaces
Blog 6/6/2017 3 comments
The world of user interfaces is rapidly expanding. It’s no longer just touch but it includes a great variety of gestures and speech assistants. What can we expect from such advancements?
Video, Where Is Your Metadata?
Blog 6/6/2017 1 comment
Metadata can change video storytelling, through automated shot selection, image enhancement and presentation in a bigger way than EXIF did for digital photos.
Apple Turns Up Speakers, AR
News & Analysis 6/5/2017 4 comments
Apple rolled out a Siri-powered music speaker, developer’s kits for AR and machine learning and new iMac and iPad Pro systems.
Intel’s Passenger Economy: What’s the Point?
Blog 6/5/2017 4 comments
Intel Corp. last week issued a report predicting that the future of fully automated vehicles would unleash a $7 trillion ‘Passenger Economy’ in 2050. It sounds far-fetched? Yes. But it’s worth reading, and here are five reasons why.
IoT Nets Snag Fishing Industry
Blog 6/5/2017 Post a comment
Low power wide area networks are providing connectivity that saves lives and protects fishing zones, lowering costs and safeguarding economies of developing countries.
18 Views of an AR World
Slideshow 6/2/2017 8 comments
Lenovo, Intel, Microsoft, Sony, and Epson, along with basement startups, were among hundreds of exhibitors showing products for augmented reality.
Qualcomm-NXP Deal Faces EU Snag
News & Analysis 6/2/2017 Post a comment
As Qualcomm continues its lonely courtroom battle against the world, it is fighting for approvals of its NXP acquisition with a global army of antitrust regulators. Qualcomm’s next hurdle is a preliminary review by the EU, concluding next week.
Qualcomm Enters Intel PC Stronghold
News & Analysis 6/2/2017 4 comments
With Qualcomm’s announcement of its Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform, the company is entering Intel’s CPU turf, where the world’s biggest chipmaker has held more than half of the market for more than three decades.
NAND Shortage Drives Price Surge
News & Analysis 6/2/2017 2 comments
Contract pricing for NAND flash surged by 20 to 25 percent in the first quarter, a strong testament to the undersupply condition that persists in the market
Nvidia CEO Says Moore’s Law Is Dead
News & Analysis 6/1/2017 7 comments
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has become the first head of a major semiconductor company to say what academics have been suggesting for some time: Moore’s Law is dead.