MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market News & Analysis 7/30/2013 13 comments The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
Reference Designs, Anyone? Blog 7/24/2013 8 comments Devices are often at a virtual parity with competitive offers. A more complete, intelligently deployable reference design could tip the balance in the selection process.
Loss-Making ST Forecasts Flat for Q3 News & Analysis 7/23/2013 4 comments As STMicroelectronics strives to move on from its wireless misadventure, the company has reported losses in its Q2 results and sees no sequential growth in Q3.
TI Looks for Q3 Sales Uptick News & Analysis 7/23/2013 9 comments Texas Instruments reported that second quarter sales were down 9 percent year-over-year, but the company forecast a third quarter sequential increase of about 6 percent.
MEMS Sensors Secure Structures News & Analysis 7/19/2013 21 comments Infrastructure monitoring firm Resensys claims to be preventing bridges from collapsing with advanced warning using wireless networks of micro-electro-mechanical system sensors and smart monitoring software.
Startup Aims to Unsnarl IoT Code News & Analysis 7/17/2013 21 comments WigWag plans open source software to ease to job of addressing devices using any protocol on the Internet of Things. It also described the innards of its home automation devices.
MRAM Pioneer Doubles Funding News & Analysis 7/16/2013 13 comments French MRAM firm Crocus Technology has raised about $45 million, which it plans to use for volume production in Israel and R&D at its joint venture fab in Russia.
Complex Chips Make Tangled Business Blog 7/3/2013 5 comments As chip complexity has increased, design has climbed in abstraction, and it has created a Byzantine network of business models and opportunities. But are too many entities trying to take profit across the design process killing the goose that lays the golden IC?
Chip Sales Boom in May News & Analysis 7/2/2013 7 comments Americas and Asia-Pacific regions drive May three-month average of global chip sales above expectations and produce the largest sequential monthly increase in averaged sales since March 2010.
Dialog to Pay $310 Million for PMIC Pioneer News & Analysis 7/2/2013 1 comment Germany-based Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy power management IC pioneer iWatt for $310 million in cash plus up to an additional $35 million based on subsequent business performance.
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.