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 9 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.