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Can ST Unseat NXP in iPhone NFC?
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8/17/2017   4 comments
When Apple next month rolls out its new iPhones, whose NFC chip will be inside? Right now, ST is keeping mum. Most analysts remain skeptical of the possibility, although some said it’s “conceivable.”
ThinCI Q&A on Deep-Learning
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8/16/2017   1 comment
ThinCI will detail next week at Hot Chips its deep learning processor. Last week, Denso revealed a new subsidiary to develop IP cores for automated driving. We caught up with ThinCI CEO to connect the dots.
Auto Security: Do Feds Have Our Back?
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8/14/2017   1 comment
Government agencies in the U.S. and the U.K. are working to get ahead of the curve and let the public know that they are concerned about vehicle cybersecurity.
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Fired Googler: Hoist with His Own Canard
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8/9/2017   112 comments
What we must ask about the fired Googler who wrote a 'diversity' memo is this: Did he know his job as an engineer?
Engineer's Guide to Imaging Valley
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8/4/2017   Post a comment
French researchers have accumulated key imaging technologies, ranging from X-ray and far infrared to visible image sensors, 3D imaging, and software – all concentrated in Grenoble area. Here are key movers and shakers in Imaging Valley.
Fab: Millstone Around Your Neck. Or Pearls?
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8/1/2017   4 comments
Our blind faith in fabless strategies must be challenged. Why does ST value its Rousset Fab, and why on earth is Apple sending a design team to Grenoble?
ST Sprints While Q’comm Deal Hobbles NXP
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8/1/2017   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is sprinting toward the winner’s circle in MCUs, NFC and sensors, while NXP is hobbled by its pending acquisition by Qualcomm. ST, claiming No. 3 share in volume MCU market, disclosed a plan for 64-bit MCU, and FD-SOI.
Startup Campus Beckons Int'l Inventors
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7/27/2017   1 comment
From Shenzhen to New York and Silicon Valley, incubators are popping up, providing affordable space for entrepreneurs to build and nurture startups. Among them, what makes Station F — recently opened in Paris as the world’s largest startup campus — different?
Security a Must for Auto GbE Switch
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7/24/2017   1 comment
Bringing popular Ethernet technology to cars seems like a natural progression. But here's why in the auto world, a regular GbE switch won’t work, and even 1000BASE-T1 might not cut it for autonomous cars.
Neural Accelerator Battle Begins
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7/21/2017   7 comments
The embedded market for neural network accelerators is heating up, with more systems — ranging from smart speakers and drones to light bulbs — poised to run neural networks locally instead of going back to the cloud for computation.
Regs, Royalties Drag Down Qualcomm
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7/20/2017   Post a comment
Despite the company’s assurances to the contrary, Qualcomm’s increasingly public licensing dispute with Apple is dogging Qualcomm and costing it dearly.
Made in China 2025: Who Cares?
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7/20/2017   6 comments
Is China's "Made in China 2025" initiative a final, looming doom for the West's manufacturing sector or the beginning China's "maintenance mode"? We start our 4-part special report by introducing China 2025 and posing the question: Will all the smart factory initiatives across the world just end up in helping China?
Qualms Becalm Qualcomm at Quarter’s End
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7/19/2017   2 comments
Bad news keeps piling up for Qualcomm. The company lost an appeal in an EU court while in the USA, it faces fresh antitrust allegations by four Apple iPhone contractors. Will Qualcomm’s NXP acquisition be at risk?
Mesh to Thrust Bluetooth in Industrial IoT
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7/18/2017   3 comments
Mesh Networking is finally coming to Bluetooth as a formally ratified, interoperability- tested global standard, allowing Bluetooth proponents to target a whole new machine-to-machine, industrial Internet of Things market. Might it mend IoT mess?
Is Startup Culture in France's DNA?
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7/18/2017   22 comments
By launching "Startup Nation" mantra, Macron might be forcing in vain something that French people – especially the ubiquitous functionaires of corporate and government bureaucracy – simply don’t get. There is no word in French for “customer service.”
Sensors, Blockchains Meet Tomatoes
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7/12/2017   12 comments
When Amazon announced the Whole Foods acquisition, Alice Waters defined its significance as a chance for Jeff Bezos to launch a food revolution. Elements of basic technology are here. What would it take to pull off such a massive change?
Macron, CEA-Leti Push Startup Movement
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7/3/2017   8 comments
How real is startup movement in France? Is it sustainable? For entrepreneurs, 39-year-old President Macron and 50-year-old research institute CEA-Leti are their needed tailwind.
‘Europe First’ Emerges as Theme of Tech Reboot
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6/29/2017   5 comments
The joint collaboration agreement announced by Europe’s two large research institutes this week has amplified an upbeat “pro-Europe” sentiment. “For Europe, it’s no longer about CMOS,” said CEA-Leti CEO.
Fatal Tesla Crash: That’s Not All, Folks
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6/27/2017   4 comments
The NTSB's report contains a few surprises, including how and where Tesla’s captured data is stored, routed and saved inside a vehicle.
Nvidia Deals Tilt Robo-Car Race
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6/27/2017   Post a comment
Claiming that robo-car development by automakers has already moved from R&D phase to production, Nvidia this week unveiled three new partnership deals – all aimed at leveraging its AI car-computing platform. What does this mean to the autonomous car landscape?
SiLabs CEO Plots Slow, Steady IoT Strategy
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6/23/2017   5 comments
“IoT is in a bit of a trough right now,” Silicon Labs’ CEO said, just as he was leaving the ballroom where he delivered a keynote entitled “Accelerating the IoT.” Is he sensing a whiff of IoT backlash?
Much Ado About China’s Big IC Surge
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6/22/2017   10 comments
It’s been two years since China announced a huge capital investment intended to kick-start an indigenous semiconductor industry. So, how’s that working out for China?
Alibaba Fuels China's CPU Gambit
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6/20/2017   Post a comment
C-Sky, designer of China’s home-grown 32-bit embedded CPU processing cores, is quite possibly China’s best kept secret. Its CEO explains why its unique tie with Alibaba is C-Sky's ace in the hole in winning China’s IoT market.
Riding Mobileye Coattails, MIPS Juices CPU IP
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6/14/2017   1 comment
Imagination Technologies has rolled out a high-performance, multi-threaded MIPS CPU IP, driving MIPS cores further into automotive and industrial applications that require functional safety. The new CPU core is at the heart of Mobileye’s EyeQ5 SoC.
Achronix Growth Spurt More Than 'Luck'
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6/14/2017   2 comments
Achronix Semiconductor, a privately held FPGA company founded in 2004, reached a critical juncture this year with projected 2017 revenue in excess of $100 million -- a 700 percent increase in 12 months. What's going on here?
TI’s Shrewd Robo-Car Strategy
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6/12/2017   5 comments
While Nvidia and Intel are busy sparring for glory as innovators of fully autonomous vehicle platforms, TI has kept its profile low. What are the plans for TI to shift its current ADAS platform to Level 4/Level 5 autonomy?
EC Refs Whistle Qualcomm-NXP Deal
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6/10/2017   4 comments
The European Commission Friday (June 9) officially opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm. Qualcomm's increased isolation in the world is palpable.
Autonomous Cars Tackle Antenna Glut
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6/7/2017   2 comments
How many antennas does it take to screw autonomy into a car? In the emerging era of highly automated vehicles, as many as 18 antennas “are needed to power the next-generation connected car,” according to antenna supplier Taoglas.
Why Qualcomm's New JV Irks Tsinghua Unigroup
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6/6/2017   Post a comment
China's two high-profile investment firms, JAC Capital and Wise Road Capital, investors of semiconductor business units divested by NXP, are now backing a new Qualcomm-Leadcore JV focused on chipsets for mass-tier smartphones in China.
Intel’s Passenger Economy: What’s the Point?
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6/5/2017   4 comments
Intel Corp. last week issued a report predicting that the future of fully automated vehicles would unleash a $7 trillion ‘Passenger Economy’ in 2050. It sounds far-fetched? Yes. But it’s worth reading, and here are five reasons why.
Qualcomm-NXP Deal Faces EU Snag
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6/2/2017   Post a comment
As Qualcomm continues its lonely courtroom battle against the world, it is fighting for approvals of its NXP acquisition with a global army of antitrust regulators. Qualcomm’s next hurdle is a preliminary review by the EU, concluding next week.
Toyota Going Open-Source in '18 Camry
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6/1/2017   2 comments
2018 Camry will be Toyota’s first vehicle running Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) software on its infotainment system. The endorsement is a much-needed boost for AGL, but how the open-source software penetrates markets beyond Japan remains to be seen.
Nvidia Pitching AI to ODMs in Taiwan
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5/30/2017   Post a comment
Nvidia has come to Computex, in hopes of replicating what Intel and Microsoft achieved a few decades ago with the PC market. Nvidia hopes to dominate “accelerated computing,” by partnering with Taiwan's ODMs and driving AI cloud computing.
Robo-car Redraws Auto Landscape
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5/26/2017   2 comments
We can count at least 10 ADAS/autonomous vehicle platforms. How will these hardware and software platforms overlap, interact and compete?
Intel Inside DJI Mini-Drone
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5/25/2017   Post a comment
DJI claimed that Spark is “the first drone that users can control by hand gestures alone.” Movidius’ Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit enables Spark to perform both computer vision/deep learning and image signal processing.
China Set to Rewrite FD-SOI History
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5/23/2017   2 comments
Globalfoundries and the municipality of Chengdu are betting on China to rewrite the history of FD-SOI. They plan to pump $100 million to build FD-SOI ecosystem. The question is, if you build it, will they come?
Intel Sees Robo-car As Data Flow Issue
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5/19/2017   Post a comment
Car companies rarely discuss behind-the-scene development work on their autonomous vehicles. The notable exception is Intel, which styles itself as a “data company.” Intel laid out how custom data center architecture is critical in processing autonomous vehicle data.
Renesas Getting Healthy with Healthcare
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5/18/2017   1 comment
Renesas is pushing the company’s healthcare solutions. Its bio-sensing reference module, measuring 11x18 mm, coupled with software analytics, can continuously monitor blood pressure. Other home-grown technologies in the offing include Silicon-on-Thin-Box (SOTB) and wireless charging technology.
Qualcomm Takes on the World, in Court
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5/18/2017   1 comment
When Intel and Samsung joined the fray last Friday by filing amicus briefs in support of the FTC’s complaint against, matters went from bad to worse for Qualcomm
Waymo-Lyft Tie Opens Door to 5 Questions
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5/16/2017   9 comments
What we don't know about Waymo-Lyft partnership includes when and where they plan to start “ride hailing” operations, and which self-driving car platform Lyft might eventually use for its autonomous driving services.
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Toyota Selects Nvidia, Intel Feels Heat
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5/11/2017   5 comments
With Nvidia’s announcement on Toyota adopting Nvidia’s Drive PX AI automotive platform, Toyota has become the fourth major car OEM publicly committed to Nvidia’s Drive PX. The other three OEMs are Audi, Daimler, and VW Group.
Future Cars Face Terabyte Memory Load
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5/10/2017   2 comments
For a highly automated car in, say, 2020, how much memory capacity, to capture, process and store data, will be enough? An industry consensus is this connected vehicle will require data storage of close to a terabyte.
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Nvidia Takes Deep Learning to School
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5/9/2017   7 comments
The message that Nvidia hopes to hammer home, at its conference, is that deep learning is “transforming computing.” Nvidia has styled itself as a firebrand, catalyst and Deep Learning enabler, and — in the long run — a deep profiteer.
Macron, Innovator Beyond Politics
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5/7/2017   20 comments
Macron, who ran on a business-friendly, big-tent centrist platform, is also an avid promoter of the digital economy, enthusiastic about tech startups in France.
After Moore’s Law — What?
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5/5/2017   3 comments
The semiconductor industry must, at last, outgrow its obsession with pitch shrinkage, and go creative with the “heterogeneous integration of different technologies” to push economic growth.
As Apple Jilts Imagination, MIPS Goes on Block
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5/4/2017   1 comment
Imagination Technologies that it had started a "dispute resolution procedure" with Apple, as their negotiations have stalled. Not coincidentally, the company revealed plans to sell two businesses. Going on the block are MIPS and Ensigma.
Politics Muddy Toshiba Bidding
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4/29/2017   8 comments
As the second round of bidding for Toshiba’s coveted memory business draws near, the opaque process is exposing a deep schism of interests in Japan among politicians, bureaucrats and bankers. But did anyone ask what engineers want?
Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby
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4/26/2017   Post a comment
Baidu’s plan to “open up” its autonomous driving platform to others surprised many auto industry watchers. One analyst described it “a bit of a moon shot.” But he thinks China is the right place to try this out.
Is Foxconn Ready for Cars?
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4/25/2017   Post a comment
What makes Taiwan’s foray into cars interesting is if and when Foxconn gets involved. We spotted several key technologies at AutoTronics show last week.


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