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Rambus has working chips in the lab for DDR5, the next-generation DRAM bus while the industry debates the road ahead for memory in servers.
Vendors of smartphones — both Android and iPhone — are putting an NFC reader in the hands of consumers, making NFC a globally interoperable platform to connect, commission, and control things with NFC tag. IoT is NFC’s next big opportunity.
Combined spending on new and refurbished front end fab tools is expected to grow 37 percent this year and obliterate the previous record set in 2011.
IoT applications need a richer complement of memory than most MCUs offer, and the bandwidth of serial NOR flash make it a logical solution to the problem.
The increasing amount of electronics in vehicles is creating a shortage of resistors, reports EBN.