Dialog's CEO Lays Ambitious Plans Blog 9/12/2013 Post a comment From domestic lighting control to wireless charging, CEO Jalal Bagherli sees nothing but opportunity for Dialog Semiconductor, one of Europe's leading fabless chip companies.
Nanotubes Boost E-Nose Sensitivity News & Analysis 9/5/2013 4 comments Researchers can identify any chemical substance by its spectrum using an inexpensive, repeatable technique in which specially grown nanotubes serve as sensors.
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.
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.
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal News & Analysis 8/28/2013 9 comments A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
DARPA Funds Neural Image Processor News & Analysis 8/20/2013 2 comments The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) granted University of Michigan a $5.7 million four-year contract to build a prototype neural network capable of processing images 1,000-times faster than today.
Atomic Clocks Double as Quantum Simulators News & Analysis 8/19/2013 4 comments Atomic clocks can simulate quantum states in real time, according to researchers at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Q-MEMS Downsizes Inertial Measurement Units News & Analysis 8/19/2013 9 comments Epson lays claim to the world's smallest high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU)--the V340 is a six-axis high-precision gyroscope/accelerometer combo that measures just twelve-by-ten-by-four millimeters.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
IBM Q&A on Molecular Electronics Blog 8/13/2013 3 comments IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland, is home to Emanuel Loertscher, a leading researcher into molecular electronics. He answered questions on the progress of the research.
'Corelets' Prime Cognitive Computers News & Analysis 8/8/2013 13 comments IBM's corelet architecture and programming model enables software to be written for its hardware cognitive computers that processes sensor inputs, performs cognitive functions (such as pattern recognition) then send the appropriate signals to actuators in the real world.
Quantum Technologies Attract Russian Capital News & Analysis 8/6/2013 2 comments Serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussav tells how the Russian Quantum Center will emulate Bell Labs by producing the basic materials science breakthroughs needed to make quantum technologies a commercial reality.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 65 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market News & Analysis 7/30/2013 13 comments The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
Ethics in the Workplace Blog 7/29/2013 64 comments Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report News & Analysis 7/29/2013 10 comments Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
Quantum Machine Learning for Big-Data News & Analysis 7/26/2013 4 comments Self-proclaimed quantum mechanic and author of "Programming the Universe," Seth Lloyd, describes a quantum machine learning algorithm for quantum big data that surpasses all know techniques today while simultaneously insuring the absolute privacy of the user and its results.
MRAM Pioneer Doubles Funding News & Analysis 7/16/2013 13 comments French MRAM firm Crocus Technology has raised about $45 million, which it plans to use for volume production in Israel and R&D at its joint venture fab in Russia.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China? Blog 7/8/2013 5 comments The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.