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 27 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 40 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 26 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 7 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.
Broadcom CEO: Life After LTE, 5G Cellular Exit News & Analysis 1/12/2015 14 comments Although Broadcom's connectivity business has been excellent, the company may face stiff competition from Chinese fabless companies that are licensing connectivity IP cores. We caught up with Broadcom CEO at CES.
The Thing Is... Blog 1/11/2015 5 comments "Thing" is a word that encompasses everything, goes with anything and clarifies just about nothing.
Marvell Shrink-Wraps IoT Gateway Product News & Analysis 1/9/2015 2 comments Marvell designed a highly integrated device -- as a reference design -- allowing consumers to manage their wireline and wireless network connectivity, store their home media, automate home devices and access digital home entertainment.
FCC Chairman at CES Takes Net Neutrality Pledge News & Analysis 1/8/2015 19 comments FCC Chairman said at CES, “We need to propose a rule that says there will be no blocking [of access], no throttling, no paid prioritization. We need a yardstick against which [ISPs’] performance should be measured.”
MediaTek Wins Sony as Best Friend, Guns for High End News & Analysis 1/7/2015 1 comment The MediaTek president used the CES to disclose two things: Sony is MediaTek's "most important friend" -- in a partnership that led to the world's first Android TV, and MediaTek’s unequivocal share in the global TV SoC market.
Intel Tips Mini IoT Module News & Analysis 1/7/2015 13 comments Intel unveiled the next generation in its wearable hardware ecosystem, a button-sized SoC called Curie. At its International CES keynote, Intel highlighted several initiatives and hardware developments targeted at this burgeoning market.
WiGig Gives a Leg Up on 5G Blog 1/7/2015 2 comments Engineers can get a leg up on tomorrow's 5G technologies by working with 60 GHz WiGig products today, says the chief marketing officer of Blu Wireless Technology.
Samsung Bolsters Mobile Memory News & Analysis 1/7/2015 1 comment Higher quality video processing, increasing expectations for compute power, IoT, and sensors are driving demand for mobile memory. Samsung hopes to meet this need with its LPDDR4 and wearable-specific chips.
CES Sampler: Selfie Drones, Mobile Health Slideshow 1/6/2015 3 comments There's no place like the International CES to discover a wonderland of devices, services, goodies, and toys fit for every tech lover. We compiled our favorite gadgets from several showcase events, from drones to connected bicycles.
Selfies 2.0 Max’s Cool Beans 1/6/2015 17 comments This super-simple device provides you with the ability to take a new generation of selfies that will make your friends green with envy.