Apple Stops Royalties to Q’comm
News & Analysis 4/28/2017 2 comments
Qualcomm reduced its quarterly revenue forecast by $500 million, charging that Apple has stopped paying it royalties on mobile devices such as iPhones.
It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!
Blog 4/28/2017 Post a comment
A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.
Intel Boosts CapEx 20%
News & Analysis 4/27/2017 5 comments
Intel will boost capital spending 20 percent this year and next to ramp 3D NAND and 3DXP memories, it said reporting quarterly financial gains.
IoT Security: What We Need Next
Blog 4/25/2017 3 comments
Do we need a group to certify that IoT products support some baseline security and privacy standards? If so, what are the standards and who is the group?
8 Fantastic Views of Comic Con
Slideshow 4/25/2017 2 comments
Analyst Kevin Krewell stepped into the fantasy world of Silicon Valley’s Comic Con and brought back a few images of the colorful characters he encountered.
12 Views of a Science March
Slideshow 4/24/2017 3 comments
Engineers, coders, and scientists marched in Silicon Valley to celebrate science and protest their concerns about the Trump administration.
3D Chip Stacks Eye Data Centers
News & Analysis 4/12/2017 8 comments
High-end microprocessors will embrace wafer- and die-level chip stacks over the next few years, said a former Oracle researcher turned consultant.
Q’comm Returns Fire in Apple Suit
News & Analysis 4/11/2017 3 comments
Apple refuses to pay royalties, pressures partners not to pay them and lied to consumers and regulators, Qualcomm said in response to a patent suit.
Google Calls for Switch Chip API
News & Analysis 4/4/2017 2 comments
Google called for a common API for Ethernet switches at the Open Networking Summit where it and AT&T cited progress in software-defined networks.
Intel Unveils 10, 22nm Processes
News & Analysis 3/28/2017 23 comments
Intel said it will be in production this year with a 10nm process that packs 100.8 million transistors/mm2 and a new a 22nm low power FinFET node.
Roadmap Says CMOS Ends ~2024
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 3 comments
An expanded roadmap for semiconductors says traditional CMOS scaling will end in about 2024 but new chip stacks and systems architectures will continue advances.
OFC Debates Road to Photonic ICs
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 3 comments
An OFC keynoter made the case for indium phosphide photonic ICs, but analysts said that silicon photonics has bigger backers for merging optics and electronics.
PowerVR Gets Graphics Refresh
News & Analysis 3/8/2017 Post a comment
Imagination Technologies unveiled Furian, its next-generation PowerVR graphics architecture, aimed to help claw back market share from ARM’s Mali.
ASML Revs EUV Engines
News & Analysis 3/1/2017 5 comments
ASML unveiled the NXE 3400B, its candidate to drive EUV lithography into sub-10-nm fabs and described its follow-on as others showed EUV mask tools.
EUV Progress, Hurdles Cited
News & Analysis 2/28/2017 2 comments
Extreme ultraviolet lithography made progress in the past year but hurdles are still ahead for EUV said Intel and Samsung experts.
G’foundries debuts 45nm RFSOI
News & Analysis 2/21/2017 9 comments
Globalfoundries announced it has development kits for its 45nm RFSOI process, a node geared for uses such as 5G millimeter-wave chips.
Chemical Gas Sensors on the Rise
Blog 2/17/2017 Post a comment
Advances in miniaturization and manufacturing technologies are opening new markets to players in the MEMS sensing industry with foundries expected to produce millions of gas sensors in the coming years.
Travel Order Stifles Startup Founder
News & Analysis 2/13/2017 1 comment
The founder of startup Kandou Bus was among unintended victims of President Trump’s travel restrictions that prevented him from receiving an award in person.
16 Views of ISSCC
Slideshow 2/10/2017 5 comments
The Internet of Things is rising among the hundreds of papers at the annual ISSCC event dedicated to design of microprocessors, memories, wireless chips, and more.
TSMC, Samsung Diverge at 7nm
News & Analysis 2/8/2017 9 comments
TSMC and Samsung described 7nm SRAMs at ISSCC, showing how different the companies’ process offerings will be under than name.
Intel Shows 2.5D FPGA at ISSCC
News & Analysis 2/7/2017 6 comments
Intel described its EMIB packaging in an ISSCC session where AMD showed its Zen 86 fits it’s a smaller die than Intel’s current 14nm chip.
TI Sees New Exponential Drivers
Blog 2/6/2017 1 comment
Tomorrow’s exponential growth in semiconductors will be fueled by a combination of specialized processes and design methodologies as transistor scaling becomes increasingly expensive, said the chef technologist of Texas Instruments.