Display Vendors Predict 10 Bold Directions
News & Analysis 8/28/2014 14 comments
Display suppliers are in the know. The companies exhibiting at Touch Taiwan might not be willing to spill their best beans, but they know all about the specific screen sizes, thinness, and brightness demanded by Apple.
The Internet of Overhyped Things
Blog 8/27/2014 10 comments
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact, it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Apple's iPhone 6: What to Expect
Blog 8/27/2014 3 comments
What will the iPhone 6 look like? And when will it be available? Current rumors and supposed-part leaks are incomplete and sometimes even contradictory. Here's another best guess.
Digital Light Processor Downsizes & Diversifies
News & Analysis 8/26/2014 9 comments
The digital light processor (DLP) was used in the first and most popular large-screen televisions, but now it has been downsized for pico-applications from projectors built-into smartphones to smart glasses.
US Launches Smart Cities Effort
News & Analysis 8/26/2014 12 comments
The US has launched a challenge to municipal governments around the world to work with vendors in the Internet of Things to deploy smart cities applications.
Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
News & Analysis 8/25/2014 8 comments
Google Glass, Recon Jet, and Epson Moverio have been solutions looking for a problem for three years, but by combining these head-mounted output devices with a hands/voice-free input device the secret sauce may have finally congealed.
China Launching Its Own OS, Seriously?
News & Analysis 8/25/2014 24 comments
China’s news agency reports that China’s home-grown operating system will be unveiled in October this year, first on desktop devices and later expanded to smartphones and other mobile devices.
Infineon Buys International Rectifier
News & Analysis 8/21/2014 12 comments
Infineon Technologies will buy International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash. Through the merger, the German chip company is pushing toward leadership in the power semiconductor market.
Mesh Network Key to Winning IoT Race
News & Analysis 8/20/2014 11 comments
As competing wireless networking technologies gun for the smart home market, many contenders believe mesh networking is the heart of the matter for the Internet of Things.
Engineers: Join Humanitarian Shout Out
Blog 8/19/2014 22 comments
It's World Humanitarian Day: Share your stories with colleagues about efforts you, family, and colleagues make the world a better place. ESC's program manager gets the conversation started.
Synthesize Your Own RTOS for Free!
Max’s Cool Beans 8/19/2014 11 comments
SynthOS automatically "synthesizes" an application-specific operating system (ASOS) -- for use on an FPGA, MCU, or SoC -- that is optimized for your application.
Wearables for Video Capture Smart Glasses Debate
News & Analysis 8/18/2014 4 comments
Pivothead’s HD video glasses are more honest about intent when compared to Google Glass, an executive said. The sporty glasses exclusively capture pictures, voice, and video but forsake a heads-up display.
Securing IoT Devices With ARM TrustZone
Blog 8/15/2014 1 comment
The need for securing devices for IoT systems is becoming paramount. We’ll outline how virtualization can be leveraged to enable consolidation of connected devices, and how ARM TrustZone can be utilized to address security threats.
China vs. Qualcomm: Chip's 'Nationality' Still Matters
Blog 8/15/2014 22 comments
China is using every possible tool to pressure foreign companies. It appears a little too convenient for Chinese regulators to scrutinize multinationals for antitrust allegations while China's chip vendors, now "state-owned," become less transparent.
Blog 8/14/2014 11 comments
Although older styles of test equipment were not designed to be stackable, this was an inherent attribute. Then, along came the aesthetic enclosure designers hired by marketeering managers with no brains.
Intel's Big Data to Fight Parkinson's Disease
News & Analysis 8/14/2014 6 comments
Intel is collaborating with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to use big data analytics in research and treatment for Parkinson's disease. A multi-phase study used the specially created analytics platform to detect patterns in participant data collected from wearable technologies used to monitor symptoms.
China Fabless Go 'Private' to Gain Public Funds
News & Analysis 8/13/2014 12 comments
Feeling little love from the US investment community while being drawn to a pot of gold promised by the Chinese government, some Chinese fabless companies have left Nasdaq after being acquired by state-owned funds.
EE Times Radio Friday: Do My Washer and Grill Have to Talk?
Blog 8/12/2014 11 comments
We are taking our "Convince Me Why Washer Must Talk to Grill" debate to an EE Times online Radio Show Friday, Aug. 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Join our interview with Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder of the Internet-connected grill maker Palatehome.
Internet of Things: Batteries Not Required
News & Analysis 8/11/2014 14 comments
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed WiFi Backscatter, a technology that culls energy from existing radio, TV, and wireless signals to connect low-energy devices to the Internet without the need for batteries.