LEDs Spur Growth in Power ICs
News & Analysis 5/12/2016 2 comments
Power semiconductor and power supply vendors are poised to cash in on strong growth anticipated for LED lighting in coming years.
Nest Shares Thread Code
News & Analysis 5/11/2016 Post a comment
Google’s Nest released an open source version of software it uses to implement Thread to accelerate adoption of the smart-home protocol.
U.S. Investigates Security Update Practices
News & Analysis 5/10/2016 4 comments
Federal agencies are seriously worried about cyberattacks. Whether such assaults are launched on smartphone or cars, they’ve come to believe that the threats are real. Agencies are asking industries how they’re responding to the vulnerabilities of their connected devices.
Open Hardware, Software & Minds
Engineering Pop Culture! 5/9/2016 Post a comment
The people who attended the 2016 Annual Gulu Technology Camp found a doorway to future that they had never seen before -- who knows where it will lead them?
Holding off the Hedge: One CEO's Story
News & Analysis 5/6/2016 6 comments
Although the Marvell and IDT’s circumstances at the time of Starboard’s attacks greatly differ, separating the two is the human factor. Ted Tewksbury, who was IDT’s CEO in 2012, played a crucial role by staying on at IDT.
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 22 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 4 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 5 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.
Radio Show Taps into Sensor Nets
News & Analysis 4/29/2016 4 comments
Two experts share real-world experiences designing and securing wireless sensor networks for the Internet of Things in an EE Times Radio show.
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.