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China, India Drive Cellular Growth
News & Analysis  
12/23/2014   2 comments
China deployed huge numbers of TD-LTE base stations last year and India led the world in growth in cellular packet microwave systems, according to analysts at Dell'Oro Group.
Comment: Killer apps? - rick merritt - 12/23/2014
Comment: Thread, OIF, etc - rick merritt - 12/22/2014
WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances
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12/22/2014   15 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
Comment: Two more - rick merritt - 12/18/2014
Comment: Re: Other insights - rick merritt - 12/18/2014
Industrial IoT Framework Near
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12/18/2014   4 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.
Comment: Other insights - rick merritt - 12/17/2014
11 Views of IEDM
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12/17/2014   4 comments
This week's International Electron Devices Meeting inspired new hope for Moore's law, with significant achievements reported by Intel, IBM, and TSMC in finFET process technology at 16 and 14 nm nodes.
Comment: Costs of finfets - rick merritt - 12/17/2014
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
Blog  
12/16/2014   1 comment
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO
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12/15/2014   1 comment
Broadcom co-founder and chief technologist talks about Moore’s Law, his plans for 16nm FinFET tape-outs in 2015, IoT platform wars and shifts in the engineering profession.
Comment: Re: ISM Band? - rick merritt - 12/12/2014
Comment: Re: IoT on LTE - rick merritt - 12/12/2014
Comment: Wi-Fi on 900 MHz - rick merritt - 12/12/2014
IoT Metro Network Race Is On
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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.
Obama Net Effort Under Fire
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12/10/2014   5 comments
More than 60 high tech companies sent a letter to Congress opposing a move by the White House to reclassify Internet service as a basic utility, saying new regulations could slash investments and jobs.
Silicon Startups Get Incubator
News & Analysis  
12/9/2014   10 comments
Silicon Catalyst aims to help about 10 semiconductor startups produce their first chips in 2015, leveraging partnerships with Keysight, Synopsys, and TSMC.
Design 2.0: A New Moore’s Law
Blog  
12/8/2014   12 comments
Something I am calling Design 2.0 is bubbling up in the engineering community, injecting new energy into the profession. In many ways, it's the new Moore’s Law.
WiFi Is King at Kaiser
News & Analysis  
12/5/2014   11 comments
Medical device makers should embrace WiFi but generally stay off Bluetooth, said a wireless specialist from healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente.
Comment: What a ride - rick merritt - 12/4/2014
Comment: Re: Favouritism? - rick merritt - 12/4/2014
FDA Tackles Security, Software
News & Analysis  
12/4/2014   3 comments
The FDA is working on guidelines for security in medtech devices, as well as ways to harmonize with international agencies on how it regulates software that acts as a medical device.
Comment: Re: Where - rick merritt - 12/2/2014
Comment: Re: Another view - rick merritt - 12/2/2014
Comment: Re: Another view - rick merritt - 12/2/2014
HP Signals Itanium’s Decline
News & Analysis  
12/2/2014   7 comments
Hewlett-Packard announces versions of its high-end, Itanium-based servers running on x86 chips, presaging a shift away from the processor it co-developed with Intel.
Comment: Your view - rick merritt - 12/1/2014
Comment: Another view - rick merritt - 12/1/2014
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.
Comment: Rapid growth - rick merritt - 11/26/2014
Comment: Other variants - rick merritt - 11/26/2014
Your Part in the Recovery
Blog  
11/25/2014   7 comments
Engineers and innovators are central to the slow but ongoing economic recovery, a top economist told a recent gathering of semiconductor executives.
Comment: Re: the Mill - rick merritt - 11/25/2014
Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU
News & Analysis  
11/24/2014   53 comments
Rex Computing plans a parallel processor that could deliver a 10x leap in performance/watt. It will open source the design through Facebook's Open Compute Project.
Comment: One more analyst - rick merritt - 11/21/2014
Comment: More analysis - rick merritt - 11/21/2014
Comment: iJapan 2.0 - rick merritt - 11/21/2014
Comment: The Conscious Home - rick merritt - 11/21/2014
Comment: Culture Klub - rick merritt - 11/21/2014
12 Startups I Saw at Demo
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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.
Comment: Re: Eye movements - rick merritt - 11/20/2014
Comment: Natural interfaces - rick merritt - 11/20/2014
Comment: More analysis - rick merritt - 11/20/2014
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.
Comment: Airplane example - rick merritt - 11/19/2014
Comment: Hopes dashed? - rick merritt - 11/19/2014
Comment: Strong feelings - rick merritt - 11/18/2014
Comment: Vendor onus - rick merritt - 11/18/2014
Zigbee Opens Umbrella 3.0 Spec
News & Analysis  
11/18/2014   4 comments
Zigbee 3.0 will require parts to support all six of its application profiles, easing the job for users to pick products for Internet of Things applications.
Comment: Re: Great Effort ! - rick merritt - 11/17/2014
Intel Guns for InfiniBand
News & Analysis  
11/17/2014   5 comments
Intel announced the 10 nm version of Xeon Phi will integrate a 100 Gbit/s version of its Omni-Path interconnect with 56% lower latency and higher port density than InfiniBand.
Top 500 Supercomputers Sputter
News & Analysis  
11/17/2014   6 comments
The latest ranking of the world’s top supercomputers shows little change in the winners and a rate of growth that is slowing in several ways.
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.
Facebook Weaves New Fabric
News & Analysis  
11/14/2014   5 comments
Facebook announced it is using a new fabric in its latest datacenter, using smaller existing 40G switches in a new topology rather than driving toward the bigger, faster aggregation switches datacenters sometimes use.
Comment: 100 petaflops! - rick merritt - 11/14/2014
Comment: Re: Yield data - rick merritt - 11/14/2014
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.
Comment: Yield data - rick merritt - 11/13/2014
Exascale Effort Rallies Researchers
News & Analysis  
11/13/2014   1 comment
An effort to pave a path to breakthrough technologies needed to build exascale-class computers is gathering momentum among government, industry, and academic researchers.


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