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Comment: Re: Maybe not - rick merritt - 7/27/2015
IoT Net Gets New Leader
News & Analysis  
7/27/2015   Post a comment
The LoRa Alliance will name communications veteran Geoff Mulligan as its new chairman starting August 1.
Comment: Re: Maybe not - rick merritt - 7/24/2015
Q’comm Layoffs Spawned by Letter
Blog  
7/23/2015   15 comments
A smart and well-heeled investor pulled hard enough on Qualcomm to help bring down some 4,700 employees.
Rocket Refuels for Student Mission
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7/23/2015   1 comment
After a technical setback in May, a group of Boston University students is raising funds to launch next summer the first amateur rocket to reach space.
Smart Cities Efforts Expand
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
A meeting in November aims to kick off a new round of smart cities projects for 2016, according to a speaker from NIST at ESV SV.
Startup Award Goes to Incubator
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
An incubator for semiconductor startups launched in December was itself named the startup of the year in the annual ACE Awards hosted by EE Times and EDN.
Marvell CEO Named Exec of Year
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7/22/2015   1 comment
Sehat Sutardja, founder and chief executive of Marvell, was named executive of the year in the annual ACE Awards in part for driving innovation with two new technology initiatives this year.
RFID Chip Tags IoT Award
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
The Monza R6 tag chip from Impinj was named Internet of Things Product of the Year in the annual ACE Awards, in part for the company’s sustained efforts to nurture the fledgling market for UHF RFID tags.
Wearables Fail Check Up
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7/21/2015   2 comments
Wearable devices need to deliver medical-grade data then simplify it to relevant recommendations to consumers, said a speaker at ESC SV.
10 Views of Semicon West
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7/17/2015   3 comments
Systems-in-package could prop up a semiconductor industry falling off Moore’s Law, but hopes IoT will be the next driver may be too optimistic.
Ex-IBMer Fired Up for Foundry
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7/16/2015   11 comments
Globalfoundries’ new CTO Gary Patton talks about life after IBM and the challenging road ahead for semiconductor makers.
Comment: Analyst's view - rick merritt - 7/16/2015
Comment: Analyst's view - rick merritt - 7/15/2015
Comment: Re: blah - rick merritt - 7/15/2015
IoT Network Horse Race
Flash Poll  
7/15/2015   1 comment
What horse are you betting on winning the race to dominate future metro or national IoT networks?
PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips
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7/15/2015   2 comments
Semiconductor sales are in a two year slump due to weak demand for PCs and mobile systems and the IoT and China won’t help much, says Gartner.
Comment: Q'comm undecided - rick merritt - 7/14/2015
China Bids $23B for Micron
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7/13/2015   9 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup bid $23 billion for Micron in a deal that would put China at the forefront of the memory chip business but face close scrutiny from U.S. regulators.
Comment: Re: No WPAN? - rick merritt - 7/13/2015
Comment: Soft controls - rick merritt - 7/13/2015
IoT’s Wireless Horse Race
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7/13/2015   6 comments
In a radio show this week and a live event next week, EE Times hosts contenders for a low cost, wide area network for the Internet of Things.
Comment: Re: In time? - rick merritt - 7/8/2015
5G Moves Out of the Lab
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7/8/2015   7 comments
5G cellular networks will move out of the lab and into formal standards work and field trials starting over the next several months.
Comment: Re: Flash - rick merritt - 7/7/2015
Comment: Re: Your views? - rick merritt - 7/7/2015
Comment: Two thoughts - rick merritt - 7/7/2015
Comment: Sound analysis - rick merritt - 7/7/2015
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ARM’s Wish List for IoT
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7/7/2015   4 comments
With his company dominating the market for processor cores in mobile systems, ARM chief executive Simon Segars has his eyes set on the Internet of Things.
Comment: Your views? - rick merritt - 7/6/2015
8 Views of the Chip Horizon
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7/6/2015   15 comments
The Imec Technology Forum provided updates on the outlook for EUV lithography as well as work on the 10nm semiconductor node and beyond.
Comment: Stay in touch - rick merritt - 6/28/2015
Researchers Focus on Smart Contacts
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6/25/2015   2 comments
Imec researchers hope to deliver within two years active contact lenses that detect where the user is looking and deliver the correct near or far focus.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
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6/24/2015   Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.
PCIe 16G May Take Until 2017
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6/23/2015   1 comment
The PCI Express 4.0 standard, aka Gen 4, may not be complete until 2017, but Cadence and Synopsys will announce PHY and controller blocks for it this week.
China's SMIC, Q'comm in 14nm Deal
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6/23/2015   3 comments
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. formed a joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm and Imec to develop a homegrown 14nm node ready for mass production by 2020.
Chip Stacks at 30,000 Feet
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6/22/2015   2 comments
A chance encounter on a plane with Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang shed just a little light on the road to chip stacks as Moore’s Law slows.
Google Reveals Data Center Net
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6/18/2015   1 comment
Google revealed details of Jupiter, its Openflow-based data center network as a leading example of traction for in software-defined networks.
Comment: 10nm delays? - rick merritt - 6/16/2015
Facebook Likes Open Networks
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6/16/2015   Post a comment
A Facebook engineer called for more work on open-source networking hardware and open-source comms software to keep pace with expanding data centers.
Chip, PC Demand Continues Decline
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6/15/2015   16 comments
Deutsche Bank analysts released reports projecting continued weakness in semiconductors, especially for PCs, and shaved its predictions for Intel.
Comment: Good perspective - rick merritt - 6/12/2015
22 Views of an Augmented World
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6/12/2015   2 comments
This year's Augmented World Expo generated a lot of creative energy and cool demos, attracting Google and Intel, but so far no killer smartglasses, depth sensors or mainstream apps.
VCs, Startups Hail Intel Diversity Fund
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6/9/2015   1 comment
Intel’s new a five-year, $125 million fund focused on startups with female or minority executives is a small step in a long journey for the tech investment community, observers said.
Smart Glasses Pack Tablet SoC
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6/9/2015   Post a comment
Osterhout Design Group announced what it claims is the most powerful pair of smart glasses, using a quad-core 2.7 GHz SoC, 2GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
Engineering Shortage Persists
Engineering Job Market  
6/8/2015   25 comments
Lower engineering salaries means managers should brace themselves for the revolving door, especially when 3-7—year itch kicks in.
Wearables Detect Medical Shift
News & Analysis  
6/4/2015   3 comments
Wearable devices have the potential to transform health care but the changes will take time, said experts from Intel, Jawbone. Lumo and Misfit.
IoT Gets Sane Forecast at Event
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6/3/2015   1 comment
At his first ever IoT event, Linley Gwennap will roll out a grounded forecast for the Internet of Things and thoughts on the chip technology behind it.
Comment: Re: overlap - rick merritt - 6/1/2015
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Comment: Re: Intel fab? - rick merritt - 6/1/2015
Comment: Re: A problem - rick merritt - 6/1/2015
Intel, Altera: Math in Question
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6/1/2015   35 comments
Analysts said Intel and FPGA vendor Altera will see benefits from their $16.7 billion merger, but question the math and assumptions behind the deal.


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IoT Network Shoot Out
July 16, 1pm EDT Thursday

Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.

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