18 Views of ISSCC
Slideshow 2/26/2015 4 comments
Engineers showed advances in lower power, higher performance and media-rich silicon at this year’s ISSCC, despite struggles advancing Moore’s Law.
Parrot Spins Positive on FAA Drone Draft
News & Analysis 2/23/2015 2 comments
We talked with Yannick Levy, vice president of Parrot (Paris), to find out how the FAA’s draft drone rules are viewed in Europe, and where the focus of the drone debate will move next.
14 Views of Fujitsu’s Forum
Slideshow 2/12/2015 Post a comment
In its annual Silicon Valley forum, tech giant Fujitsu showed mainly software innovations ranging from realistic models of the heart to augmented reality wearable devices.
Wearables Don Smart Fabrics
News & Analysis 2/12/2015 Post a comment
What do musical instruments, car seats, and shoes have in common? Each item benefits from smart fabrics invented by a Berkeley, Calif. company BeBop sensors. BeBop layers printed circuits onto polyester felts, synthetic silks weaves, and spandex of various thickness to create a web of sensors that connected to a sewn-in microcontroller.
Google Glass Needed Better Vision
Blog 2/6/2015 6 comments
The failure of Google Glass taught lessons about connecting smart glasses to real applications where they can make a difference, says the head of the MEMS Industry Group.
IoT Data Model Fills a Gap
Blog 2/4/2015 1 comment
The IPSO Alliance is making freely available a data model for creating interoperable smart objects geared for systems and software that are part of the Internet of Things.
CMOS Image Sensor Market on 10.6% CAGR
News & Analysis 2/2/2015 Post a comment
The rapid uptake of CMOS image sensors in automotive applications has raised the predicted growth rate for a market already transitioning with the rise of the smartphone, according to Yole Developpement.
Startup Casts a Better IoT Network
News & Analysis 1/28/2015 5 comments
Startup IoT Freeway claims it has a better wireless network for the Internet of Things but needs money and partners to support development and deployment.
Freescale Come Back? Stock Market Thinks So
News & Analysis 1/28/2015 4 comments
Freescale Semiconductor, burdened by large debt repayments since it was bought by private equity funds in 2006, still has the debt, but it has halted a decline in product revenue and it’s deleveraging effectively.
IoT Landscape Needs Mapping
Blog 1/27/2015 8 comments
In the first of a series of blogs on the Internet of Things, Larry Mittag outlines the landscape of concerns around constrained resources, network alternatives and security.
Maxim Exits Consumer MEMS, Touch Sensors
News & Analysis 1/27/2015 3 comments
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has decided to get out of consumer MEMS and consumer touch sensor markets and focus its sensor business on the automotive sensor. Meanwhile Maxim is making moves into wearable equipment, mainly with the provision of power management ICs.
CMOSIS Considering IPO
News & Analysis 1/20/2015 Post a comment
CMOSIS, a developer of advanced CMOS image sensors for applications in machine vision, digital cinema, aerospace, scientific and medical applications, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of shares according to local newspaper De Tijd.
IoT Carriers Sought by Semtech
News & Analysis 1/20/2015 4 comments
Semtech is courting carriers to support its LoRa wide-area 900 MHz network for the Internet of Things, one of a handful in a race to metro and national IoT nets.
MEMS Group Targets IoT
News & Analysis 1/19/2015 Post a comment
MEMS Industry Group Executive Director Karen Lightman sat down with EE Times at International CES in Las Vegas to discuss the sensor-rich future and how sensor fusion will meet function in the Internet of Things.
China to Write $10B Check for Chips
News & Analysis 1/14/2015 3 comments
China is expected to invest about $10 billion on its semiconductor industry this year, according to a foundry exec who hopes to get a big chunk of the money.
IoT Needs More Than Moore
Blog 1/12/2015 1 comment
The Internet of Things requires specialty processes, pioneered by smartphone chips, to create optimal IoT silicon, says a TSMC executive.
Intel Tips Mini IoT Module
News & Analysis 1/7/2015 13 comments
Intel unveiled the next generation in its wearable hardware ecosystem, a button-sized SoC called Curie. At its International CES keynote, Intel highlighted several initiatives and hardware developments targeted at this burgeoning market.
Sony Chooses PNI Hub for SmartWatch
News & Analysis 1/5/2015 5 comments
PNI Sensor reveals its first customer is Sony for its SmartWatch 3 for its SENtral sensor hub, plus releases what it calls the world's first wearable development kit for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Inside 8 Hardware Accelerators
Slideshow 1/5/2015 4 comments
We profile a handful of the top hardware accelerators, a new crop of companies cropping up everywhere, most focused on helping startups build devices for the Internet of Things.
2015: Year of the Air-Quality Sensor
News & Analysis 1/1/2015 11 comments
Gas sensors, especially those that can sense air quality, will skyrocket in popularity starting in 2015, being led by inclusion in Chinese smartphones, according to IHS.
BASF Develops Simple 3D Sensor
News & Analysis 12/31/2014 8 comments
Chemicals giant BASF SE has developed a single-lens passive optical sensor that can measure distance to an object and thereby 3D position detection and 3D imaging.
WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances
News & Analysis 12/22/2014 20 comments
Electrolux says it is one of several white goods vendors about to roll out smart appliances that use WiFi, Linux and AllJoyn to connect to each other and the cloud
Industrial IoT Framework Near
News & Analysis 12/18/2014 5 comments
The Industrial Internet Consortium plans to finish a reference architecture for the Internet of Things by March, start identifying standards gaps, and roll out multiple test beds for it.
Tiny Spectrometer Targets IoT
News & Analysis 12/12/2014 35 comments
NanoLambda has developed an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer-on-a-chip to measure concentration and density based on wavelength. The chip is accurate to 1 nm with 10nm resolution for consumer and medical uses.
IoT Metro Network Race Is On
News & Analysis 12/12/2014 23 comments
Startup Sigfox aims to raise more than $70 million by early next year to fund a US national IoT network using its 900MHz software, and it has a partner for a satellite version.
AMS Acquires Sensor Company
News & Analysis 12/8/2014 3 comments
Analog chipmaker ams now will acquire acam-messelectronic, a vendor of highly accurate time-based measurement technology and related sensor solutions.
Do You Feel IoT Device Fatigue Yet?
Blog 12/3/2014 25 comments
After the novelty of the wearable device wears off, will consumers settle into device fatigue or out-and-out revolt? Who wants the whole neighborhood knowing you forgot to brush your teeth?
Cypress Bids $4B For Spansion
News & Analysis 12/1/2014 13 comments
Cypress and Spansion struck a deal to merge into a $2 billion embedded chip company with half its business in memory and an expanded microcontroller portfolio with a strong focus on automotive.
Experts Call for Secure Sensors
News & Analysis 11/21/2014 9 comments
Sensor nodes are the most vulnerable point of attack in an Internet of Things ecosystem, so securing the trillions of sensors industry experts expect is of the utmost concern.
12 Startups I Saw at Demo
Slideshow 11/21/2014 9 comments
The consumer Internet of Things sector is getting crowded and maybe a bit ahead of itself, a Nest co-founder said at the Demo event, where a handful of smart-home startups showed their wares.
Jaguar Land Rover Tours Its Cars
News & Analysis 11/19/2014 36 comments
Jaguar Land Rover detailed the complexity of electronics in its latest cars and gave a look at its ideas for features coming in the future in a keynote.
iCub: It's Robotic, It's Cute & It's Italian
News & Analysis 11/19/2014 14 comments
Japan's love affair with robots is well-known. So, predictably, Japanese attendees at Embedded Technology show are gushing over this little Italian -- about as big as a four-year-old child - which they praise as smart, sophisticated and gentle.
UWB Returns as a GPS for IoT
Blog 11/18/2014 Post a comment
Ultrawideband technology (a.k.a. impulse radio) is staging a comeback as a technique to add localization for a wide range of uses in the Internet of Things.
ISSCC Tips Hot Circuit Designs
News & Analysis 11/17/2014 4 comments
The International Solid State Circuits Conference will host papers on new processors from Intel, AMD, and IBM and some of the first designs made in new FinFET processes.
Breathalyzer Detects Diseases
News & Analysis 11/14/2014 19 comments
What if, with one big breath, you could determine your liver function or glucose levels? Researchers at the State University of New York, Stony Brook have developed a diagnostic breathalyzer that will make connotations with blood alcohol content a thing of the past.
14 Views of Samsung's Dev Con
Slideshow 11/14/2014 11 comments
At its conference, Samsung reached out to developers in an effort to build growth markets around its smartphones and tablets in digital health, the smart home, virtual reality, and wearables.