ePaper Makes Inroads into Smart Packaging Blog 5/6/2016 Post a comment To combat high implementation costs, E Ink has integrated an ePaper display with an RFID system, which can be used to monitor the condition of environmentally-sensitive products such as blood, vaccines and biomedical drugs.
IoT's Assumptions Trouble Me Blog 5/5/2016 2 comments Our Silicon Valley bureau chief admits he doesn't want an Apple Watch or Fitbit and has the audacity to suggest that's not his problem, but the industry's.
AMS Wins $77 Million from Intersil News & Analysis 5/5/2016 Post a comment A Texas Judge has ordered power management and analog iC company Intersil Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) to pay Austria's AMS $77 million in damages, including $10 million in exemplary damages.
IoT Network Calls for Sensors News & Analysis 5/5/2016 3 comments Senet said it has found third-party gateway vendors but now needs more connected sensors to fuel its LoRa network service for the Internet of Things.
Analog, MEMS Drag on ST Results News & Analysis 5/4/2016 3 comments One of Europe's top three semiconductor companies STMicroelectronics NV has found that it is now analog and MEMS business unit that is dragging the company down and keeping it in loss.
Former Intel Exec Perlmutter to Chair ReRam Startup News & Analysis 5/4/2016 3 comments David Perlmutter, a former executive vice president and chief product officer at Intel, has agreed to be non-executive chairman of Weebit Nano, a startup formed to commercialize silicon dioxide resistive RAM technology.
Activist Investor Attacks Vex Chipmakers News & Analysis 5/4/2016 10 comments Beyond Yahoo, Apple and Sony, chip vendors have been targeted by activist investors. The big change now is that hedge fund investors -- whose focus used to be on small to medium companies -- are now getting much bolder.
Chip Sales Edge Up Slightly News & Analysis 5/3/2016 2 comments The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that chip sales increased slightly in March compared with February, but sales for the first quarter were down sequentially and year-over-year.
How Google Made Chromecast Cool News & Analysis 5/2/2016 Post a comment Since the release of the first generation of the Chromecast, Google has old more than 20 million units to customers looking to make their tired old TVs a little smarter.
Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business News & Analysis 4/29/2016 16 comments As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. Intel is likely to keep its modem team.
Friday Quiz: Massive MIMO, Part 1 Blog 4/29/2016 1 comment Massive MIMO is one of the technologies under development for 5G cellular communications. It's still in the simulation and demonstration stage, but you should start learning about it now.
Auto & Cloud Companies' Alliances Untangled News & Analysis 4/28/2016 2 comments In the era of the Internet of Everything, big data has thrown together a roster of once-strange bedfellows, including Rolls-Royce with Microsoft, Hyundai with Cisco, Toyota with Microsoft, Amazon with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, and BMW with Microsoft.
3D Printing Goes Mainstream Blog 4/27/2016 1 comment 3D printing has serious uses now and promises to revitalize production by bringing creative designs and small-lot printing to many industries.
Bell Labs Forecasts Mobile Capacity Crunch Blog 4/27/2016 Post a comment A Bell Labs study says overall cellular traffic generated by IoT devices will only account for 2% of total mobile traffic by 2020, the real pick-up coming when video-enabled sensors and cameras begin to predominate.
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter Slideshow 4/26/2016 2 comments New technology gets people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
IoT Security Spending to Skyrocket News & Analysis 4/25/2016 6 comments The amount that enterprises and consumers will spend on security around the Internet of Things is projected to grow rapidly after 2020, according to Gartner.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.