Think Different, Innovate by Reuse
Blog 7/28/2014 9 comments
It's time we slow down the fevered pace of new technology and product introductions and learn a lesson from Apple about useful products based on proven components.
Samsung's Silicon Valley Home
Blog 7/25/2014 10 comments
Samsung is building a 10-story complex in the heart of Silicon Valley that will be home for some of its memory and display researchers and a whole lot of ecosystem efforts.
NASA Exec Says, 'Boldly Go!'
News & Analysis 7/25/2014 16 comments
Pete Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center, challenged a Silicon Valley crowd to go beyond our solar system to find life and settle space -- and harness biotechnology along the way.
Google, Facebook Clash at Con
News & Analysis 7/24/2014 11 comments
Google and Facebook will share their visions of datacenter networking -- likely similar and competing in some ways -- at the Hot Interconnects event in August.
AI Fits Best in Your Pocket
Blog 7/16/2014 11 comments
Artificial Intelligence is mainly run in massive datacenters these days, but some of the best emerging thought on the subject suggests it should be done at the edge of the network, close to where data is collected.
IBM Preps for Post-Silicon Era
News & Analysis 7/14/2014 9 comments
Amid reports that it may sell its chip fabs, IBM announced plans to spend $3 billion over five years on chip-related research, much of it for what one executive calls alternatives in a post-silicon era.
Mapper Opens Russian MEMS Fab
News & Analysis 7/9/2014 1 comment
Mapper Lithography BV, a pioneer of the use of direct-write e-beam to characterize photoresist for chip production, has established a MEMS manufacturing site in Moscow for the production of e-beam deflection lens components for inclusion in its lithography systems.
Invensense MEMS Merges With Movea Motion
News & Analysis 7/8/2014 4 comments
Invensense buys Movea and Trusted Positioning to bolster its motion processing algorithms embedded in its micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS), system-on-chips, and future sensor hubs.
Bosch Holds Top Position in Auto MEMS
News & Analysis 7/1/2014 1 comment
Bosch extended its lead in the automotive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors market last year in a big way, according to a new report from IHS Technology.
MEMS Microphones Busting Out All Over
Slideshow 6/24/2014 13 comments
Once portrayed as a dead-end market destined to become a mere commodity where the most important parameter was cost, MEMS microphones today are driven by smartphones/tablets/laptops with IoT/wearables/automotive quickening pace. MEMS mics' added value has no bound in sight.
Radios Give IoT New Channels
News & Analysis 6/19/2014 2 comments
Researchers at Imec described work on a basketful of radios for the Internet of Things from 79 GHz radar to 900 MHz wireless charging.
Haute Couture Meets High Tech
Slideshow 6/4/2014 8 comments
According to Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, fashion lacks microcontrollers. Using microcontrollers, sensors, and 3D printing, Wipprecht believes that the future of fashion is in technology.
Cavium Thunder Rattles Xeon
News & Analysis 6/3/2014 27 comments
Cavium will challenge Intel's Xeon server processors with Thunder, its first server and networking SoCs based on a custom 64-bit ARM core.
ARM Grabs Duolog for SoC Tools
News & Analysis 5/29/2014 1 comment
ARM is negotiating to acquire Duolog, a small EDA tools company with which it is developing trace and debug tools for multicore SoCs.
Fairchild Confirms Fabless MEMS Entry
News & Analysis 5/13/2014 2 comments
Fairchild Semiconductor has confirmed it will enter the inertial MEMS market with mass production in 2014 as it formally announced the acquisition of Xsens Technologies.
Serial Links Rev Up to 56 Gbit/s
News & Analysis 5/13/2014 3 comments
The first public proposals for extending serial links to 56 Gbit/s are expected at the next OIF meeting, laying a foundation for future nets.
Teledyne Dalsa's CEO Retires
News & Analysis 5/7/2014 1 comment
Teledyne Dalsa, a pure-play foundry for the manufacture of MEMS, high voltage CMOS, and advanced CCDs, announces retirement of CEO Brian Doody after 29 years with the company.
CPU Vet Still Scaling CMOS
Blog 5/6/2014 1 comment
Challenges conquering 14/16 and even 10nm processes nodes haven't dampened enthusiasm for veteran microprocessor designer Jim Keller.
AMD Takes Swing at Custom ARM
News & Analysis 5/5/2014 12 comments
AMD described a two-step route to interchangeable custom ARM and x86 64-bit SoCs to come in 2016, seeking a unique spot in a crowded field.
The Quirks of Quarks
Blog 4/30/2014 Post a comment
Quarks follow a whole different set of rules than electrons. Electrons repel, and the farther you separate them, the less force they feel. These behaviors are probably synonymous with your concept of “force,” but not after you read this article.
Slimming ICs to a Single Molecule Wide
News & Analysis 4/23/2014 1 comment
Conductors with a layer of built-in insulation are helping chip developers control the power of nano-circuits, according to recent research from the University of Rochester.
10nm Process Described in June
News & Analysis 4/23/2014 6 comments
IBM, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and others will describe work on a 10 nm FinFET process, one of several notable papers at the VLSI Symposium.
Startup Makes First MEMS Bio-Tag Sales
News & Analysis 4/22/2014 Post a comment
Bluechiip, an Australian startup, has started selling its own passive ID and temperature-sensing devices using MEMS technology. The company is targeting the healthcare and research markets.
Smartphones, 28nm Tech Drive TSMC 1Q Revenue
News & Analysis 4/17/2014 Post a comment
Thanks to demand for high-end smartphones and investment in technology such as 20nm manufacturing, TSMC posted first-quarter net income of $1.59 billion. That momentum is expected to continue in the second quarter.