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Pitfalls in Internet of Things for 2015 & Beyond
News & Analysis  
12/23/2014   6 comments
EE Times in recent weeks asked several companies and analysts what hurdles they see ahead of them in the IoT market. Here are the key pitfalls identified by them.
Comment: Re: Admire - junko.yoshida - 12/19/2014
Successful With Phones & Drones, Parrot Ponders Farming
News & Analysis  
12/18/2014   10 comments
Parrot is a 20-year-old startup that has the passion of "makers" backed by intimate knowledge of telephony connectivity, digital signal processing, and in-house ASIC design.
Apps Layer: '800lb Gorilla' in IoT Nobody Talks About
News & Analysis  
12/16/2014   23 comments
Plenty of people and companies in the technology world tend to come at the Internet of Things by dwelling on "Internet." But what if we started with the "Things" instead?
Comment: Re: Nice article - junko.yoshida - 12/16/2014
Will Qualcomm's China Investment Pay Off?
News & Analysis  
12/15/2014   8 comments
Qualcomm is vulnerable in China, and the company knows it. It remains to be seen, however, how its $150 million PR gambit to invest in China's mobile ecosystem will actually pay off.
Comment: Re: Verizon 3D?? - junko.yoshida - 12/15/2014
Sequans: The Startup That Started Over
News & Analysis  
12/15/2014   8 comments
Early one Paris morning in July 2011, Georges Karam, president and CEO of Sequans, got a call from HTC. Kara'’s biggest customer asked him to stop shipping Sequans' WiMax radio chips. That called changed everything.
Top 2014 Acquisitions that Advanced the Internet of Things
News & Analysis  
12/11/2014   10 comments
2014 was the year when the electronics industry decidedly and collectively moved forward to push IoT. For evidence, look no further than the many mergers and acquisitions among IC, system, and software vendors this year.
Ethernet for Drive-by-Wire?
News & Analysis  
12/8/2014   22 comments
Ethernet is gaining momentum as an in-vehicle network. But beyond being the A/V network for in-vehicle infotainment systems, what’s the potential impact of Ethernet on the whole car? Opinions vary.
eSilicon Offers Try-Before-You-Buy IP Tool
News & Analysis  
12/3/2014   5 comments
eSilicon launched the IP MarketPlace web-based tool for SoC designers. It facilitates browsing IP, encouraging designers to tinker, build, and generate a complete memory subsystem before making a purchase decision.
Comment: Ex-Fujitsu guys - junko.yoshida - 12/3/2014
Bluetooth 4.2 Unveiled: No Mesh Yet, But Big on IoT
News & Analysis  
12/3/2014   14 comments
With new Bluetooth 4.2 specs published Dec. 3, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group promises to deliver several incremental but solid performance increases. Conspicuously absent is mesh technology.
Do You Feel IoT Device Fatigue Yet?
Blog  
12/3/2014   25 comments
After the novelty of the wearable device wears off, will consumers settle into device fatigue or out-and-out revolt? Who wants the whole neighborhood knowing you forgot to brush your teeth?
Comment: Re: timestamping - junko.yoshida - 11/26/2014
Sony’s 3-Year Plan: Treading Water or Just Sinking?
News & Analysis  
11/26/2014   28 comments
Sony’s three-year outlook for its mobile business "isn’t aiming for size or market share," said Sony's new mobile chief.
NXP to Pick Up Its Missing IoT Link – Bluetooth Low Energy
News & Analysis  
11/25/2014   8 comments
In pursuit of the Internet of Things market, NXP Semiconductors has picked up a key technology conspicuously absent from its portfolio -- Bluetooth Low Energy -- from Quintic, a nine-year-old startup.
Megachips to Launch DSP-Based Sensor Fusion IC
News & Analysis  
11/25/2014   2 comments
The growing sensor-fusion controller market for smartphones and wearable devices is about to meet a new competitor – this time from Japan. Megachips is rolling out a motion engine and sensor hub chip, dubbed Frizz.
Comment: Re: I-cub - junko.yoshida - 11/24/2014
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Can Japan Get Her Groove Back With IoT?
News & Analysis  
11/24/2014   11 comments
Japan once looked like a world leader in smart home standards. Now she's trying to get her groove back via the Internet of Things.
Comment: Re: Motor City - junko.yoshida - 11/21/2014
Comment: Re: I-cub - junko.yoshida - 11/21/2014
Comment: Re: iJapan 2.0 - junko.yoshida - 11/21/2014
Megachips: Japan's Best Kept Secret
News & Analysis  
11/21/2014   22 comments
In a recent interview with EE Times, Megachips’ president and CEO Akira Takata laid out a plan to commit the company’s future growth, not on ASICs for the domestic market, but ASSPs for the global market.
Comment: Re: I-cub - junko.yoshida - 11/20/2014
iCub: It's Robotic, It's Cute & It's Italian
News & Analysis  
11/19/2014   14 comments
Japan's love affair with robots is well-known. So, predictably, Japanese attendees at Embedded Technology show are gushing over this little Italian -- about as big as a four-year-old child - which they praise as smart, sophisticated and gentle.
Comment: Re: Too Big? - junko.yoshida - 11/18/2014
Is Sony Too Big to Succeed?
News & Analysis  
11/18/2014   12 comments
Big spenders and financial analysts gathering for Sony's investor relations event next week in Tokyo are preoccupied with one big question: Does Sony's management team have the medicine to cure its ailing electronics business?
Will New SoCs Keep Marvell at No. 2 in China’s LTE Market?
News & Analysis  
11/17/2014   3 comments
Marvell, with a 30% market share in China’s LTE market today, plans to fend off competitors with two five-mode 4G LTE 64-bit mobile processors -- one with octa-cores and another with quad-cores.
Why Samsung Dragged Nvidia’s Customer in GPU Fight
Blog  
11/13/2014   12 comments
The Korean electronics giant countersued Nvidia in graphics IP fight, and dragged Nvidia customer Velocity Micro into the fight.
Will Google’s Thread Become Threat?
News & Analysis  
11/12/2014   14 comments
Freescale’s Thread beta development program marks a milestone for Thread supporters, as the new protocol for the first time becomes tangible for developers.
Spansion’s Foray Into e.MMC Market
News & Analysis  
11/11/2014   Post a comment
Spansion has rolled out a family of “industrial-grade” embedded MultiMediaCard memory products by using its high-density MLC NAND flash. The company is playing catchup with Micron and Toshiba.
CogniVue, Fraunhofer Debut Supersmall Camera at Electronica
News & Analysis  
11/11/2014   4 comments
Fraunhofer's driver-assist microcamera, exhibited this week at Electronica in Munich, uses CogniVue's image processing technology and a Freescale Semiconductor image cognition processor based on CogniVue's IP.
Comment: Re: Takata - junko.yoshida - 11/8/2014
Will You Buy Accident-Free Cars?
Blog  
11/6/2014   26 comments
I've often thought of driver assistance systems as high-end "fancy features" -- more convenient than necessary. Can a case be made?
TI to Open 300mm Wafer Bumping Facility in Chengdu
News & Analysis  
11/6/2014   2 comments
TI will open a 300mm wafer bumping facility in Chengdu, China. The company described the move as the third leg of a “long-term China strategy,” unveiled in 2010, to establish production facilities in China.
Comment: Re: What's next? - junko.yoshida - 10/31/2014
Comment: Re: Who benefits? - junko.yoshida - 10/31/2014
Comment: Re: Who benefits? - junko.yoshida - 10/31/2014
Comment: China factor - junko.yoshida - 10/31/2014
Comment: Re: Big surprise - junko.yoshida - 10/31/2014
Comment: Re: Big surprise - junko.yoshida - 10/31/2014
Why Xiaomi Is World's 3rd Largest Mobile Co.
News & Analysis  
10/30/2014   32 comments
Xiaomi's emergence as world's third largest smartphone vendor makes us ask how the rules have changed in global smartphone market.


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