Sticking to the Startup Plan Blog 9/6/2013 8 comments Devils will sit on founders' shoulders tempting them to keep updating startups' products and services to recapture that "latest thing" status. Most of the time those founders should resist.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line News & Analysis 9/5/2013 2 comments Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
Chip Market Growth Strengthens in July News & Analysis 9/4/2013 8 comments Global chip sales for July were up 5 percent on the same period in 2012, with a US boom more than compensating for a declining Japanese market. However, Japan showed strong growth compared with the previous quarter.
Sand 9 MEMS Cracks Cellphone Market News & Analysis 9/3/2013 8 comments Sand 9 has finally achieved the holy grail of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) compatibility with billions of cellphones as well as the emerging Internet of Things.
Is Nokia Headed for Troll Country? Blog 9/3/2013 18 comments The sale of the its handset business to Microsoft provides Nokia with the cash for yet another reinvention of itself, but it presents the Finnish company with a fundamental choice.
Indian Startup Uses Imagination for Wearable SoC News & Analysis 9/2/2013 14 comments An Indian startup chaired by Sanjay Jha, previously CEO and chairman of Motorola Mobility, has announced it has licensed graphics and MIPS processor cores from Imagination for use in its upcoming wearable processing unit (WPU) chip.
Flexible OLED Market to Boom in 2014 News & Analysis 9/2/2013 2 comments Nascent market for flexible OLED displays set to gain momentum in 2014 but full flexibility must wait on materials and manufacturing progress, says market research firm.
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.