Apple Buys 3D Depth Sensor Company for $345M News & Analysis 11/25/2013 12 comments Apple has confirmed the purchase of israeli motion sensor tech developer PrimeSense for approximately $345 million. PrimeSense’s technology could be used in an iTV or next generation Apple TV as well as future iPhones and iPads.
China Investigates Qualcomm News & Analysis 11/25/2013 19 comments Qualcomm Incorporated Monday disclosed that China's National Development and Reform Commission, which regulates prices, has begun investigating Qualcomm regarding compliance with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers News & Analysis 11/25/2013 9 comments The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love Slideshow 11/22/2013 18 comments At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure News & Analysis 11/21/2013 10 comments To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
Qualcomm Ups the Mobile Ante Blog 11/21/2013 10 comments Mobile processor leader Qualcomm used its analyst day to rev its product line, upping the ante on competitors angling for the hot smartphone market.
EDN Releases Top 100 Products of 2013 News & Analysis 11/20/2013 1 comment The electronics community has voted. The annual EDN Hot 100 Products list is out, with offerings in 12 categories from microcontrollers to test and measurement equipment.
IBM Broadens Access to Ask Watson Apps News & Analysis 11/19/2013 5 comments IBM's Watson Developers Cloud will enable software developers in a wide variety of application domains to access Watson's cognitive computing abilities for their third-party apps.
Chat With Presidential Fellows on IoT Blog 11/18/2013 8 comments This Friday EE Times is hosting a Twitter chat on the Internet of Things with two veteran entrepreneurs and US Presidential Innovation Fellows behind the Smart America Challenge.
Marvell Does Comms for Sony PS4 News & Analysis 11/15/2013 7 comments Marvell supplied a comms ASIC and the WiFi controller in the Sony PS4, according to a teardown by Chipworks. Two of the companies chips in the new game console were among the few surprising finds of the teardown.
UFS Set to Eclipse e-MMC News & Analysis 11/11/2013 2 comments Vendors such as Toshiba see UFS meeting demand for high performance and capacity as early as next year, but don’t write off e-MMC just yet.
Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy News & Analysis 11/11/2013 8 comments Former director of Apple's Siri, now on Samsung's team, describes Samsung's Internet of Things strategy as centered on SAMI, an artificial intelligence system that will aggregate sensor data from all types and brands of IoT devices in the cloud.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.