Inside 5 AR/VR Headsets
Blog 11/22/2017 Post a comment
Augmented and virtual reality headsets will see use in companies faster than in our living rooms, but that’s not stopping developers from pushing the limits to woo consumers.
Robocar’s Honking Problem
Blog 11/20/2017 9 comments
Not everyone believes that a robo-shuttle/truck crash in Las Vegas was just a minor glitch. Did those involved in the operation and design of the AV shuttle carry out enough of an in-depth risk assessment of the area?
The Future of Microcontrollers
Blog 11/16/2017 3 comments
Integration of eFPGA into microcontrollers is happening today now that this technology is available from multiple suppliers in 180nm to 16nm process nodes.
Broad/Qual/NXP Battle Begins
Blog 11/13/2017 11 comments
A week after Broadcom made a bold $103 billion bid for Qualcomm, the mobile chip giant rejected it, and Broadcom quickly announced it is standing pat. Now the battle begins in earnest.
How to Build a Nation
Blog 11/10/2017 Post a comment
China's recently concluded 19th congress and Japan's seeming struggle with its semiconductor industry lead ASPENCORE to ask: just what does it take to build a technologically powerful nation?
Engineers & NASCAR: Collaborate to Win
Blog 11/7/2017 Post a comment
Engineers at Voxdale had the opportunity to work with Anthony Kumpen, overall winner of the 2014 and 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season, to investigate how the performance of his racing team’s car could be improved.
Broadcom, Qualcomm Groked
Blog 11/4/2017 4 comments
What would Hock Tan do with Qualcomm — and maybe even NXP — if the acquisition-prone CEO could gobble them both. Here are some thoughts.
Apple’s Qualcomm Grudge Runs Deep
Blog 11/2/2017 5 comments
The industry is abuzz with speculation that Apple might disdain Qualcomm’s 2018-model modem chips. Is Apple pulling all these maneuvers to win the legal fight at all costs?
Architectures Battle for Deep Learning
Blog 10/31/2017 3 comments
Chip vendors implement new applications in CPUs. If the application is suitable for GPUs and DSPs, it may move to them next. Over time, companies develop ASICs and ASSPs. Is Deep learning is moving through the same sequence?
5 Ways To Navigate Fog IoT
Blog 10/23/2017 8 comments
As fog computing moves toward broad deployment, I offer some tips to those designing, connecting to and using fog-based systems.
The Future is Automated
Blog 10/18/2017 2 comments
As the Industrial Internet revolutionizes manufacturing, the essential difference between the automation of the past and Industry 4.0 automation is scale.
Patent Reform Needs Reform
Blog 10/16/2017 8 comments
Although it has some good elements, the America Invents Act (AIA) undercuts the individual inventor the U.S. patent system was designed to protect.
SIA Turns 40
Blog 10/16/2017 Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association's founding 40 years ago was a landmark occurrence that helped unify the industry behind common policy goals.
Samsung Steps into the Dark
Blog 10/13/2017 Post a comment
There’s a changing of the guard about to take place at the world’s largest electronics company, and even its top executives don’t know where its leading.
How to Build a City
Blog 10/13/2017 Post a comment
Promising opportunities abound across the globe for smart policy makers to join with enterprising and civic-minded members of the local engineering, design chain, and supply chain communities.
Tribbles’ Creator Eyes Our Disruptive Future
Blog 10/10/2017 3 comments
Sci-fi author David Gerrold makes predictions for AI, IoT, biotech, energy and data security, and calls humor a “defining aspect” of intelligence. We’d expect no less from the guy who foresaw the trouble with Tribbles.
Frank Burge’s New Opportunity
Blog 10/9/2017 2 comments
Any situation can be framed as an opportunity, and if it’s a really bad situation, it might be an even bigger opportunity. That’s what Frank Burge taught me.
IoT Security Costs are Manageable
Blog 10/6/2017 2 comments
Internet of Things device security has become more critical than ever, as the risks now outweigh the opportunities when it comes to potential threats to an individual or even an entire government.
Fueling the Electric Vehicle Movement
Blog 10/5/2017 3 comments
As new EV systems tend to drive up weight, system size and price, automakers are turning from incumbent technologies (i.e. HV Si MOSFETs, IGBTs, and superjunction) to powerful alternative wide bandgap technologies, including SiC and GaN-on-Si.
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