Semiconductor M&A Fervor Cools
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 Post a comment
The value of semiconductor industry deals fell markedly in the first half of this year as the absence of "megadeals" brought down the total value of transactions, according to IC Insights.
IoT in Personal Fitness: Where Do We Go From Here?
Blog 7/25/2017 Post a comment
Can you really track food intake passively just by scanning blood flow? In large part, the answer to questions like these comes down to the sensors. This episode of Engineering the Internet of Things features Andrew Baker, executive director of the industrial and healthcare business unit at Maxim Integrated.
Security a Must for Auto GbE Switch
News & Analysis 7/24/2017 1 comment
Bringing popular Ethernet technology to cars seems like a natural progression. But here's why in the auto world, a regular GbE switch won’t work, and even 1000BASE-T1 might not cut it for autonomous cars.
Evolving Radio/Audio for Connected Cars
Blog 7/21/2017 1 comment
Changes in antennas, displays, in-vehicle networks and new digital radio standards have made car radios much more versatile, while bringing new challenges to car radio vendors.
Neural Accelerator Battle Begins
News & Analysis 7/21/2017 7 comments
The embedded market for neural network accelerators is heating up, with more systems — ranging from smart speakers and drones to light bulbs — poised to run neural networks locally instead of going back to the cloud for computation.
Deep-Dive Reporting Delivers Unique Insight
Publisher's Perspective 7/21/2017 2 comments
One of the most challenging aspects of commercializing “tough tech” today: A whole new class of innovators and entrepreneurs, armed with a profound scientific breakthrough, are constrained by their nescience of electrical engineering.
Made in China 2025: Who Cares?
AspenCore Global Report 7/20/2017 6 comments
Is China's "Made in China 2025" initiative a final, looming doom for the West's manufacturing sector or the beginning China's "maintenance mode"? We start our 4-part special report by introducing China 2025 and posing the question: Will all the smart factory initiatives across the world just end up in helping China?
AspenCore Global Reports 2017 Schedule
AspenCore Global Report 7/20/2017 Post a comment
AspenCore Global Reports (AGR) are a series of features written by our media journalists that tackle hot topics, cutting-edge technology, and tough issues in global electronics industry today.
Qualms Becalm Qualcomm at Quarter’s End
News & Analysis 7/19/2017 2 comments
Bad news keeps piling up for Qualcomm. The company lost an appeal in an EU court while in the USA, it faces fresh antitrust allegations by four Apple iPhone contractors. Will Qualcomm’s NXP acquisition be at risk?
AI Arrives in Canada: Will Prosperity Follow?
Blog 7/19/2017 9 comments
There’s no question that AI is redefining processes across a whole spectrum of businesses. There is, however, a question of what that means for the overall economy. Canada is now investing in AI research with the expectation that it will benefit the country in general.
Mesh to Thrust Bluetooth in Industrial IoT
News & Analysis 7/18/2017 3 comments
Mesh Networking is finally coming to Bluetooth as a formally ratified, interoperability- tested global standard, allowing Bluetooth proponents to target a whole new machine-to-machine, industrial Internet of Things market. Might it mend IoT mess?
Is Startup Culture in France's DNA?
Blog 7/18/2017 22 comments
By launching "Startup Nation" mantra, Macron might be forcing in vain something that French people – especially the ubiquitous functionaires of corporate and government bureaucracy – simply don’t get. There is no word in French for “customer service.”
Baidu's Voice Exec Speaks Out
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 Post a comment
The Baidu engineer in charge of its DuerOS group called for all-embedded Wi-Fi chip to pre-install software for its voice-activated cloud services.
Does NVMe Have a Place in Industrial Embedded and IoT?
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 Post a comment
NVMe was considered overkill for industrial embedded designs as storage-capacity demands didn't justify the performance at the expense of power consumption, but that's changing as the data industrial IoT products are collecting grows exponentially
Megatrends Drive 200mm Fab Renaissance
Blog 7/14/2017 1 comment
The past year has seen a resurgent interest in 200mm fabrication. In this paper, I will discuss why this is and answer the question, “Can 200mm fabs have a profitable future?”
TSMC Logs First 10nm Sales
News & Analysis 7/13/2017 5 comments
TSMC said that 10 nm accounted for one percent of its overall revenue during the second quarter of this year. In March, Samsung announced its first 10-nm products, including the company’s Exynos 8895 SoC and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.
Sensors, Blockchains Meet Tomatoes
News & Analysis 7/12/2017 12 comments
When Amazon announced the Whole Foods acquisition, Alice Waters defined its significance as a chance for Jeff Bezos to launch a food revolution. Elements of basic technology are here. What would it take to pull off such a massive change?
China Makes Two IoT Calls
News & Analysis 7/6/2017 5 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
A Hearty Hello from EEWeb
Max’s Cool Beans 7/5/2017 2 comments
New content is posted on EEWeb.com daily, so please take the time to visit. Don't be shy. Sit down, pull up a chair, and say 'Hello.'
Four Technologies for Industry 4.0
Blog 7/5/2017 2 comments
The challenge of merging IT with OT domains is to assemble in one place four requisite industrial IoT technologies: networking, processing, user interface, and security.
Macron, CEA-Leti Push Startup Movement
Blog 7/3/2017 8 comments
How real is startup movement in France? Is it sustainable? For entrepreneurs, 39-year-old President Macron and 50-year-old research institute CEA-Leti are their needed tailwind.
ReRAM Goes 3D
News & Analysis 6/30/2017 14 comments
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has reinvented its resistive-RAM process to achieve a ReRAM that is amenable to 3D stacking, giving the “universal” memory an edge over flash.
13 Views of Sensors Expo 2017
Slideshow 6/30/2017 2 comments
Sensors Expo showed the broadening range of motion, environmental, biological and other sensors flooding the emerging Internet of Things and wearables markets.
‘Europe First’ Emerges as Theme of Tech Reboot
News & Analysis 6/29/2017 5 comments
The joint collaboration agreement announced by Europe’s two large research institutes this week has amplified an upbeat “pro-Europe” sentiment. “For Europe, it’s no longer about CMOS,” said CEA-Leti CEO.
Embedded MRAM Can Take the Heat
News & Analysis 6/29/2017 6 comments
A Globaldoundries technical paper outlines how it addressed a fundamental hurdle for eMRAM, making it feasible for broader uses including automotive MCUs and SoCs.
Nvidia Deals Tilt Robo-Car Race
News & Analysis 6/27/2017 Post a comment
Claiming that robo-car development by automakers has already moved from R&D phase to production, Nvidia this week unveiled three new partnership deals – all aimed at leveraging its AI car-computing platform. What does this mean to the autonomous car landscape?