Sony Joins FDSOI Club News & Analysis 1/30/2015 7 comments Sony Corp. revealed that the company’s next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip will use 28-nm Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FDSOI) process.
Qualcomm Outlook Exposes 5 Trouble Spots News & Analysis 1/30/2015 4 comments Although Qualcomm showed strong Q1 results, the company -- facing several trouble spots in China -- lowered its chipset division’s operating margin guidance to 16-18% and its 2015 annual revenue guidance by $800 million.
Broadcom Flips on Future Set Tops News & Analysis 1/29/2015 1 comment Broadcom is nestled between traditional cable companies and newer over the top content providers, which are both battling and enabling each other in a fight for viewers and dollars.
Connected Car: Dramatic Growth Ahead News & Analysis 1/28/2015 7 comments Market research and IT consultant firm Gartner predicts a dramatic growth in connected car sales — and many new business opportunities for hardware and software vendors.
The Problem with Big Data Blog 1/28/2015 9 comments There is a lot of potential in Big Data, but only if we dial down the hype and focus on building solid analytic foundations.
Startup Casts a Better IoT Network News & Analysis 1/28/2015 5 comments Startup IoT Freeway claims it has a better wireless network for the Internet of Things but needs money and partners to support development and deployment.
Freescale Come Back? Stock Market Thinks So News & Analysis 1/28/2015 3 comments Freescale Semiconductor, burdened by large debt repayments since it was bought by private equity funds in 2006, still has the debt, but it has halted a decline in product revenue and it’s deleveraging effectively.
iPhone Dials Up Record Apple Sales News & Analysis 1/27/2015 6 comments Apple announced record financial results for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. Record revenues, shipments, and a general bullish attitude were due in great part to iPhone, iPad, and Apple Pay.
IoT Landscape Needs Mapping Blog 1/27/2015 8 comments In the first of a series of blogs on the Internet of Things, Larry Mittag outlines the landscape of concerns around constrained resources, network alternatives and security.
Disturbed by Superhuman? Blog 1/27/2015 16 comments How much of this advancement toward “superhuman” abilities enabled by technological means will be deemed socially legitimate and psychologically healthy?
Maxim Exits Consumer MEMS, Touch Sensors News & Analysis 1/27/2015 3 comments Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has decided to get out of consumer MEMS and consumer touch sensor markets and focus its sensor business on the automotive sensor. Meanwhile Maxim is making moves into wearable equipment, mainly with the provision of power management ICs.
10 Eye-Opening IC Insights Slideshow 1/25/2015 1 comment The semiconductor industry will step ahead at a decent 7% growth pace in 2015, with foundries and fabless growing in double digits – but look out for 2018.
IoT Hears Two Cellular Calls News & Analysis 1/23/2015 5 comments 2G and LTE standards efforts promise lower cost, lower power versions of cellular links geared for the Internet of Things but won’t be ready until at least 2016.
Spectrometer Lights Up IoT, Smartly News & Analysis 1/22/2015 Post a comment Analog circuit, MEMS, and sensors manufacturer AMS announced an integrated spectrometer for smart lighting management, the AS721x. Company officials believe smart lights could become the center of a home Internet of Things ecosystem.
Is Your System Cyber-Secure? Max’s Cool Beans 1/22/2015 38 comments What anti-malware tools and techniques do you use? What would you recommend, and what would you not touch with a ten-foot pole?
ARM Takes Critical Step for Functional Safety News & Analysis 1/22/2015 2 comments In a crucial step to help IC vendors design SoCs compliant to functional safety standards such as ISO26262 in the automotive industry, ARM released a comprehensive safety document package for its Cortex-R5 processor.
Windows 10: Compact OS Does Holograms News & Analysis 1/21/2015 20 comments Microsoft demonstrated several applications for Windows 10 at a live event today, highlighting the operating system’s cross-device compatibility and ease of use in new areas of technology such as holographics.
Wearable Apps Need Some Tailoring Blog 1/21/2015 1 comment Wearables represent a huge emerging market for app developers but require significant tailoring in what data is captured and how it is presented, according to a new white paper.
5 Power Trends Will Pay Off Soon Blog 1/21/2015 Post a comment Improvements at the micro level of power management have been slow but steady over the last few years, but the real action in power management is at the macro, big-picture level, where a number of long term trends are starting to make their mark.
CMOSIS Considering IPO News & Analysis 1/20/2015 Post a comment CMOSIS, a developer of advanced CMOS image sensors for applications in machine vision, digital cinema, aerospace, scientific and medical applications, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of shares according to local newspaper De Tijd.
IoT Carriers Sought by Semtech News & Analysis 1/20/2015 4 comments Semtech is courting carriers to support its LoRa wide-area 900 MHz network for the Internet of Things, one of a handful in a race to metro and national IoT nets.
Drone Debate to Pose 6 Basic Questions News & Analysis 1/20/2015 43 comments Drones are gaining the public’s growing interest in the new product category and its awareness about pending regulations. The drone panel at CES raised six basic questions you were afraid to ask.
MEMS Group Targets IoT News & Analysis 1/19/2015 Post a comment MEMS Industry Group Executive Director Karen Lightman sat down with EE Times at International CES in Las Vegas to discuss the sensor-rich future and how sensor fusion will meet function in the Internet of Things.
May 29, 2057 -- Mark the Date! Max’s Cool Beans 1/15/2015 34 comments In which Max starts to cogitate and ruminate over the types of embedded systems we might expect to see by the time his 100th Birthday celebrations commence.
IoT Attracts a Smart Skeptic News & Analysis 1/15/2015 27 comments The Internet of Things could be smaller or come more slowly than anyone expects, said a McKinsey analyst, who warns of other surprising shifts from smartphones to China.
CES 2015: MEMS that Wearables/IoT Need Slideshow 1/12/2015 2 comments The MEMS Industry Group (MIG) sponsored a day-long conference track at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) called “Sensors and MEMS Technology" which featured how wearable and Internet of Things (IoTs) being enabled by the low-power requirements and unique features of MEMS.
IoT Needs More Than Moore Blog 1/12/2015 1 comment The Internet of Things requires specialty processes, pioneered by smartphone chips, to create optimal IoT silicon, says a TSMC executive.
CES Chips Charge Wirelessly News & Analysis 1/12/2015 8 comments Wireless charging powered up International CES this year, with booths demonstrating multiple standards and charging methods across the conference’s multiple locations. Like many technologies at CES, wireless charging is at an inflection point.