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What Will Clear Drones for Take off?
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7/2/2015   4 comments
Executives from Parrot, Qualcomm, small UAV lobby group and ex-FAA chief will join the drone debate at EE Times radio show, 9:00a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, July 9th.
Talking Sheets, Thinking Shorts
News & Analysis  
6/30/2015   2 comments
The tagging of garments via RFID-based labels has been commonplace for more than a decade. But what if electronic components could be threaded into the very fabric of clothes and even survive the washing machine?
Comment: Re: questions - junko.yoshida - 6/30/2015
8 FD-SOI Questions You're Afraid to Ask
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6/30/2015   13 comments
Paul Boudre, CEO of Soitec, told us last week in Grenoble, “Evidence [for FD-SOI’s advantages] is there. But some choose not to see it.”
Leti’s FD-SOI Lesson: Build Ecosystems
News & Analysis  
6/26/2015   Post a comment
Annual open-house events hosted by CEA-Leti and IMEC collided this week, exposing the growing rivalry between the two laboratories. As they court the same partners in the electronics industry, at stake are big contracts and government grants.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
News & Analysis  
6/23/2015   7 comments
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
Where's Atmel in IoT Race?
News & Analysis  
6/23/2015   3 comments
How does Atmel stack up in IoT? Does it really beat "other companies" as Atmel seems to imply? By breaking its competition in two, Atmel’s senior vice president Reza Kazerounian elaborated Atmel’s place in IoT.
Comment: Re: E-Flyer - junko.yoshida - 6/18/2015
Paris Air Show Grounds Drones — Again
News & Analysis  
6/17/2015   5 comments
Despite its commitment to displaying machines designed to fly, there are unwelcome flying objects at the Paris Air Show. Drones are grounded.
Has FD-SOI Hit Its Tipping Point?
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6/12/2015   6 comments
Samsung’s 'all-in' pitch as a foundry for FD-SOI at DAC.
Xiaomi 1, Qualcomm 0
News & Analysis  
6/11/2015   4 comments
The shift of momentum in smartphone market couldn’t have been more explicit: Qualcomm named its former executive as the new China chairman, while Xiaomi announced it hired Qualcomm’s China chief as its new senior vice president.
Comment: Re: Snowden - junko.yoshida - 6/11/2015
Big Brother at the Wheel
Blog  
6/10/2015   11 comments
'A car is one's second living room today,' says Audi chief. 'That's private. The only person who needs access to the data onboard is the customer.'
Atmel on the Block
News & Analysis  
6/9/2015   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. is on the block, looking for a potential buyer, Reuters reported Monday. If true, the move feeds further fuel into the M&A frenzy currently affecting the global semiconductor market.
Should a Smartwatch Be a Watch?
Blog  
6/8/2015   10 comments
With iPhone, Apple wasn't making a phone. It was creating a new product category whose main purpose was a great Internet connection on a handset.
Xiaomi: Behind Closed Doors
News & Analysis  
6/5/2015   1 comment
How Xiaomi, a barely known Chinese company, has burst into the most competitive mobile handset market to become -- in just five years -- the world’s third largest smartphone vendor is the sort of classic underdog story everyone loves.
On China’s List: Memory, Market Share, M&A
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6/2/2015   4 comments
In the eyes of Western investors, the semiconductor sector is a lousy business. In contrast, China sees chip vendors, especially Chinese chip vendors, as worthy of big investment. Why a huge gap?
Pixelworks Scores Design Win with Asus
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Asus is using MediaTek competitor Pixelworks’ mobile display processor chip to eliminate judder and mobile blur in ZenPad S 8.0. Already designed into other mobile products, Pixelworks' Iris gets its first public shout out from Asus.
Comment: Re: typo? - junko.yoshida - 5/29/2015
Comment: Re: Curious.... - junko.yoshida - 5/29/2015
Huawei vs. Xiaomi: China in Microcosm
News & Analysis  
5/29/2015   7 comments
Huawei’s technological prowess in telecom and Xiaomi’s agility in China’s consumer electronics market illustrate both companies’ potential and their weaknesses. Understanding the differences offers a glimpse into the future -- where China is guiding the global electronics industry.
Avago-Broadcom Deal: What’s in It for You?
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5/28/2015   9 comments
Where is the affinity – or any apparent good vibe – connecting Avago to Broadcom?
Comment: Re: interesting - junko.yoshida - 5/27/2015
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
Spreadtrum Guns for Intel’s 14nm FinFET in 2016
News & Analysis  
5/27/2015   4 comments
Working with Intel, Spreadtrum CEO Leo Li sees three things going for his company. “The access to Intel’s foundry, strong IP, and Intel is the only processor architecture company that has its own foundry.”
Xiaomi's Spending Spree: Its Logic and Method
News & Analysis  
5/26/2015   2 comments
Xiaomi is on a spending spree lately in hopes of expanding its portfolio beyond smartphones. But textbook business-school investment strategies probably won’t cut it. After all, Xiaomi is no Google –- at least not yet. So what to do?
Comment: Re: Necessary ? - junko.yoshida - 5/22/2015
Comment: "Ecosystem" - junko.yoshida - 5/22/2015
Huawei’s Everything-Connected Game Plan
News & Analysis  
5/22/2015   4 comments
As Chinese Internet companies like Tencent, Alibaba and Xiaomi bulldoze into the local consumer electronics market with online strategies, the position of China’s telecom giant Huawei grows ever more intriguing. Will Huawei join them or stand on its own?
Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet
Engineering Investigations  
5/21/2015   12 comments
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
Shenzhen Startup to Keep Copycats Out
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Shenzhen, flush with money, talent and willing consumers, has become a new hub for the next-generation smartwatches. Startup 3Wearables CEO told us, “Our business model is designed to keep copycats out.”
eSilicon Brings Virtualization to Online Portal
News & Analysis  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
An IC designers’ job is mired in “what if’s.” eSilicon wants to make the ASIC designer’s decision process as painless as possible. The company is unveiling Tuesday a new online tool called “Optimizer.”
Comment: Re: why - junko.yoshida - 5/18/2015
Xiaomi Picks Leadcore to Go Vertical
News & Analysis  
5/18/2015   2 comments
When Apple, Huawei and Samsung are already designing handsets using their own processors, Xiaomi, too, wants its own custom-designed processors to differentiate their products and control its own destiny, an executive of Leadcore Technology told EE Times.
China Wonders: Whither Wearable Wares?
News & Analysis  
5/18/2015   5 comments
Tencent’s surveys indicate that 45.7 percent of consumers stop using their wearable devices within a month. In six months, that number swells to almost 99 percent. Chinese designers know they’ve got to rethink wearables.
IoT Anxieties in McKinsey-GSA Study
Blog  
5/14/2015   12 comments
Has the chip industry begun tampering down the financial market’s high hopes for an IoT gold rush?


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