9 Insights From Hot Interconnects
Slideshow 8/29/2014 4 comments
Facebook described its network switch, while experts picked apart flaws in Ethernet, WiFi, InfiniBand, Linux, last-mile connections, and more at Hot Interconnects where one next-big-thing was silicon photonics.
Rohm Opens MEMS Foundry Operation
News & Analysis 8/28/2014 Post a comment
Rohm Co. Ltd. created a foundry business at the six-inch Miyazaki wafer fab of its Lapis Semiconductor subsidiary that integrates product design and manufacturing based on the combination of thin-film piezoelectric processes and MEMS.
Silicon Valley Builds Bridge to Iran
News & Analysis 8/22/2014 7 comments
Serial entrepreneur Kamran Elahian is organizing a Silicon Valley event on innovation that will attempt to build a bridge to an emerging high-tech sector in his home country of Iran.
Startup Promises Sub-$20 DNA Test
News & Analysis 8/20/2014 12 comments
Startup InSilixa described a silicon bio-sensing array that promises to bring molecular diagnostics to the point of care with tests that cost less than $20.
China Wants to Be No. 1
Blog 8/20/2014 14 comments
China aims to produce half the semiconductors it consumes by 2020, and it hopes to consume many of them in locally made smartphones, too.
Nanoceramic Startup Gears Up for Growth
News & Analysis 8/12/2014 2 comments
The UK startup Cambridge Nanotherm hopes to commercialize its nanoceramic technology, which converts aluminum into a dielectric adept at carrying heat, by targeting high-end LED system makers.
IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip
News & Analysis 8/7/2014 19 comments
IBM demonstrates its second-generation neurosynaptic chip modeled on the human brain yet consuming 5,000 times less power than a typical microprocessor.
MEMS Imitates Logic
News & Analysis 8/5/2014 1 comment
There were those who said history would not repeat itself. But evidence continues to accumulate that the MEMS sector will follow a similar path to CMOS logic.
MEMS Leaders Under Pressure, Says Yole
News & Analysis 8/4/2014 Post a comment
The MEMS industry is changing as established manufacturing leaders with an emphasis on delivering components are put under pressure by fabless MEMS vendors, as customers become more interested in functionality -- a mix of hardware and software -- than components.
EUV Results Bogus, Says Analyst
News & Analysis 8/1/2014 29 comments
A veteran industry watcher and an IBM expert are at loggerheads over IBM's recent announcement of a throughput advance with the latest ASML extreme ultraviolet lithography scanner.