Startup Runs MCU on 5 MicroW
News & Analysis 8/18/2017 Post a comment
Startup Eta Compute will demo at Hot Chips a Cortex-M3 running at 5 microW, targeting SoCs run on energy harvesters for the Internet of Things.
Trump, Truth and American Manufacturing
Semi Conscious 8/18/2017 11 comments
The President's strained credibility and controversial stance on the ugly incident in Charlottesville has imperiled potential opportunities to revitalize high-tech manufacturing in the U.S.
Can ST Unseat NXP in iPhone NFC?
News & Analysis 8/17/2017 4 comments
When Apple next month rolls out its new iPhones, whose NFC chip will be inside? Right now, ST is keeping mum. Most analysts remain skeptical of the possibility, although some said it’s “conceivable.”
ThinCI Q&A on Deep-Learning
News & Analysis 8/16/2017 1 comment
ThinCI will detail next week at Hot Chips its deep learning processor. Last week, Denso revealed a new subsidiary to develop IP cores for automated driving. We caught up with ThinCI CEO to connect the dots.
IoT Rolls Up its Sleeves
AspenCore Global Report 8/15/2017 5 comments
Hype for the Internet of Things is over and the hard work designing products, deployments and tacking issues like security has just begun.
Blockchain Fortifies Supply Chain
Publisher's Perspective 8/11/2017 Post a comment
Thanks in part to increasing globalization, supply chain for consumer and industrial goods alike has over time become convoluted and opaque. Enter the concept of blockchain.
Gogoro – EV with Smartphone Soul
News & Analysis 8/11/2017 1 comment
Gogoro makes electric scooters with the far-reaching aim of rethinking how cities distribute, manage and experience energy. We talked to the top management of the company, in Taiwan, who are mainly from smartphone maker HTC.
Engineers Must Build the RoI for IoT
Blog 8/7/2017 1 comment
Devices and engineers themselves must become more flexible and focused on return on investment to succeed in an era where a software-defined Internet of Things has become the new normal.
Room-temp Laser-on-CMOS Achieved
News & Analysis 8/7/2017 7 comments
Researchers from Arizona State and Tsinghua Universities achieved a room-temperature CMOS laser using a molybdenum ditelluride monolayer over a silicon cavity.
Engineer's Guide to Imaging Valley
News & Analysis 8/4/2017 Post a comment
French researchers have accumulated key imaging technologies, ranging from X-ray and far infrared to visible image sensors, 3D imaging, and software – all concentrated in Grenoble area. Here are key movers and shakers in Imaging Valley.
IBM Claims Tape Density Record
News & Analysis 8/3/2017 2 comments
In a boost for Big Data, IBM Research has set a tape areal-density record of 201 gigabytes/square inch on nano-grained sputtered tape from Sony Storage Media Solutions.
Wearables Need Fresh Design Style
Blog 8/3/2017 11 comments
Current wearable technology falls far short of its potential because of a siloed approach to design, a lack of interdisciplinary R&D and a general inability of product designers to solve real human needs.
Startup Stacks IoT Chips Cheaply
News & Analysis 8/2/2017 4 comments
Startup zGlue designed a low cost 2.5-D substrate for integrating more than a dozen chips, providing an alternative to SoCs for the Internet of Things.
ST Sprints While Q’comm Deal Hobbles NXP
News & Analysis 8/1/2017 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is sprinting toward the winner’s circle in MCUs, NFC and sensors, while NXP is hobbled by its pending acquisition by Qualcomm. ST, claiming No. 3 share in volume MCU market, disclosed a plan for 64-bit MCU, and FD-SOI.
Ions Power Machine-Human Interface Demo
News & Analysis 7/27/2017 Post a comment
The University of Maryland’s NanoCenter demonstrated an “inverted” battery that converts electrical signals into the ion power used by the human brain’s synapses to yield what it says is a perfect machine-to-human interface.
Startup Campus Beckons Int'l Inventors
News & Analysis 7/27/2017 1 comment
From Shenzhen to New York and Silicon Valley, incubators are popping up, providing affordable space for entrepreneurs to build and nurture startups. Among them, what makes Station F — recently opened in Paris as the world’s largest startup campus — different?
Hot Chips Gets More Diverse
Blog 7/26/2017 Post a comment
Hot Chips has a talk for every hot computing topic this year as well as great human networking with many of the most interesting people in the chip business.
IoT Growth Slower Than Expected
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 7 comments
Analysts said that the Internet of Things will crack a billion units a year in 2019, slower than expected, as Andes rolled out four new IoT processor cores.