Best of Silicon Valley: Music Venues Slideshow 12/11/2013 9 comments The southern San Francisco Bay Area is be known for its plethora of startups and high-tech giants, as the creative hub behind many of the devices we use daily, but rarely is it heralded for its live music scene. We're here to debunk the myth that all the "good venues" are only in San Francisco and the East Bay.
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.
Sony PS4 Goes Monolithic, Says Chipworks Slideshow 11/15/2013 17 comments The PS4 uses a single die CPU/GPU and one main shared 8GB memory array. We therefore expected to see a single die under the main processor package, with no separate DRAM die in package, and no embedded DRAM on the main die. This is indeed what we have found. A huge monolithic die of 20 x 20mm.
Slideshow: The Evolution of Robots, Part 1 Slideshow 10/24/2013 4 comments The robot industry is exploding, from fun applications to safety-critical ones. Here is a two-part slideshow on the Evolution of Robots. Part 1 highlights robots, except for the last entry, that were introduced during 2013.
TSMC Shows Path to 16nm, Beyond News & Analysis 10/2/2013 39 comments Chip bellwether TSMC detailed its steady progress on its 20 and 16nm nodes, but said little about the expected costs increases they will carry.
iPhone 5s Teardown, iFixit Style Slideshow 9/20/2013 12 comments SK Hynix, Q'comm, B'comm, and TI have won sockets in the iPhone 5s, which iFixit calls a great example Apple's iterative design. Here's a look inside.
Qualcomm’s Naked EV Ambition Slideshow 9/10/2013 11 comments When FIA launches the electric-car competition in 2014 as an alternative to Formula 1, Qualcomm will be first in line, serving as a technology partner to the Formula E championship.
Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips Slideshow 8/29/2013 6 comments IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
The Archives of Factory Automation Slideshow 8/29/2013 6 comments I love slideshows. Here’s one on what automated manufacturing, robotics, the factory floor, automotive, and production used to look like. Can you imagine working in these environments today?
Qualcomm Opens DSP Core Slideshow 8/27/2013 8 comments The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
Inside M'soft Xbox One Slideshow 8/26/2013 25 comments Xbox One sports a new Kinect with a homegrown time-of-flight sensor and an SoC that puts CPU and GPU cores on one coherent memory bus.
Blog That A-Ha Moment Larry Desjardin 12 comments Have you ever had an a-ha moment? Sure, you have. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or ...