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Leti Tweaks SRAM to Improve SoC Memory
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12/15/2017   Post a comment
Leti researchers presented a high-density SRAM bitcell on its CoolCube 3D platform, which reduces the area required for memory by 30 percent, while maintaining full device functionality
Microbial Fuel Cell Fabbed on Flex Fabric
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12/15/2017   Post a comment
Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated a flexible, stretchable, fabric-based microbial fuel cell for powering wearable devices.
MediaTek Claims First Health Biosensor for Smartphones
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12/15/2017   Post a comment
Billed as the first biosensor that monitors health functions from a smartphone, module tracks heart-rate information, blood-pressure trends, peripheral oxygen-saturation levels and more.
Consumer Space Drives Service Robot Sales
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12/14/2017   Post a comment
Recent market reports find that consumer applications from vacuums to self-driving cars are fueling sales, investments, and startup activity in service robots.
Apple Awards $390 Million to Optical Components Supplier Finisar
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12/14/2017   Post a comment
Apple will give $390 million of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund to enable supplier to set up manufacturing facility in Texas.
IBM Quantum Woos Fortune 500
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12/14/2017   5 comments
Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs are signing up to use IBM's quantum computers — called IBM Q — hosted in the cloud.
Visible Light Spectrum, Temperature Sensors Target IoT
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12/14/2017   Post a comment
New Ams sensors for visible light spectrum and temperature enable smart building, health, and cold chain IoT applications.
Silicon Labs to Acquire Sigma Designs
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
Deal focused on Z-Wave technology; Silicon Labs intends to divest or shutter other product lines.
Karamba Says It Can Protect CAN
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12/13/2017   3 comments
Thus far, Trillium has been the sole voice promoting 30-year-old CAN bus protection. Now Karamba Security is in the game, claiming it better because SafeCAN authenticates a CAN bus-based network with “zero network overhead.”
Is Big Data for IC Design Too Big to Manage?
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
In the big-data era, semiconductor companies are designing ICs for data centers. The question is if these chip designers use big data themselves. After all, there’s no shortage of raw data – spit out by different EDA vendors’ tools.
ST, Ams Sense 3D Trend
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12/13/2017   4 comments
ST and Ams have identified 3D sensing as the biggest growth segment in sensors. To frame their success as a lucky break induced by iPhone X would be an understatement. Both are boldly taking on the complex technology challenges.
Toshiba, WD Settle Dispute, Extend JV
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
Deal ends all litigation, extends joint venture agreements to 2027 and beyond.
Redpine Flexes ‘Lowest-Power’ Wireless MCU
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
Redpine is rolling out the industry’s lowest-power wireless combo solution featuring advanced security with integrated Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, 802.15.4/ZigBee/Thread, for battery-operated IoT applications
Engineers Charged in Tech Theft Plot
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
Former Applied Materials execs accused of plotting to steal technology and using it to form a startup to be based in China.
With Alkaline Chemistry, Copper Could Be Forever
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12/12/2017   3 comments
Aveni’s alkaline chemistry for building copper interconnects at and below the 5-nm node could realize IBM’s recent prediction that there will be no need to switch to cobalt or any other interconnect metal less conductive than copper.
NAND Market Expected to Cool in Q1
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12/12/2017   1 comment
Prices for NAND flash chips are excepted to decline in the first quarter as demand falls on typical seasonality, according to DRAMeXchange.
Fab Tool Sales Forecast to Hit Record $56 Billion
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductor equipment are now expected to grow to $56 billion, a record, according to the SEMI trade group.
Toshiba, Western Digital Reportedly Close to Settlement
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12/11/2017   Post a comment
Deal would have the way for Toshiba to close sale of memory chip unit to consortium led by Bain Capital.
2017 Watson AI XPrize Top 10 Revealed at NIPS
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12/8/2017   Post a comment
Amiko AI and aifred Health, the first- and second-place finishers in this year’s round of the IBM Watson AI XPrize competition, presented their projects at NIPS 2017.
AMD's CEO Hails Era of 'Immersive Computing'
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12/8/2017   Post a comment
Lisa Su calls on industry to collaborate on new architectures, better power management to keep up pace of computing innovation.
Cypress HyperBus Set to Get Standards Stamp
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12/8/2017   Post a comment
Cypress' high-bandwidth HyperBus 8-bit serial memory interface will be included in the new, yet to be finished eXpanded SPI (xSPI) electrical interface standard from JEDEC
Depth Sensors’ Impact Goes Deeper than iPhone X
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12/8/2017   5 comments
Next year could see the emergence of a depth-sensor ecosystem as more smartphone and wearable-device vendors incorporate third-party modules to enable facial/gesture recognition and AR/VR.
TSMC Speeds Opening of China Fab
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12/8/2017   2 comments
TSMC said it aims to open its second fab in China earlier than originally expected in order to meet strong demand in the world’s fastest growing semiconductor market.
Google Partners with Qualcomm, MediaTek on Oreo
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12/7/2017   Post a comment
MediaTek and Qualcomm have announced that they are system-on-chip (SoC) partners for Google’s recent release of the Android Oreo (Go edition) operating system designed for entry-level smartphones.
Snapdragon 845, ARM PCs Debut
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12/7/2017   1 comment
Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 845 mobile SoC while Asus and HP showed notebook PCs using the existing 835 chip.
Few Surprises as Intel, GF Detail Process Technologies
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12/7/2017   1 comment
Use of cobalt by Intel at 10 nm could emerge as a battleground of advanced semiconductor foundry offerings.
Intel’s EyeQ 5 vs. Nvidia’s Xavier: Wrong Debate
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12/6/2017   2 comments
The specsmanship battle by Nvidia and Intel over AI chips reached a new high, when Intel CEO claimed EyeQ 5 “can deliver more than twice the deep-learning performance efficiency” than Xavier SoC. Nvidia called us and cried foul.
IBM Power 9 Servers Target AI
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12/5/2017   Post a comment
IBM announced its first servers to pack its Power 9 processor, targeting machine learning jobs with accelerators using new, fast interconnects.
Startup Takes NB-IoT to New Lows
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12/5/2017   Post a comment
Startup Riot Micro announced a chip optimized to take NB-IoT and Cat M1 to new lows for LTE-based cellular IoT networks.
Algorithm Speeds GPU-based AI Training 10x on Big Data Sets
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12/5/2017   1 comment
At NIPS 2017, IBM described an AI preprocessing algorithm that can train large-scale machine learning models 10 times faster than existing methods.
Semiconductor Sales to Top $400 Billion
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12/5/2017   Post a comment
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization has once again revised its 2017 chip sales forecast upward after the industry posted another all-time record month in October.
Rise of Adaptive Driving Beam
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12/5/2017   2 comments
In Europe and Japan, Adaptive Driving Beam for headlights is viewed as “the biggest innovation in automotive lighting.”
Underwater Drone Remote Control Just Got Way More Remote
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12/4/2017   Post a comment
Aquabotix’s browser-based app enables remote operation of inspection-class underwater drones from thousands of miles away and by multiple users, with data shared in real time.
Walmart Calls for Sub-$1 IoT Sensor
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12/4/2017   1 comment
A Walmart executive shared his thoughts on the Internet of Things, machine learning (aka AI), robotics, and more in a wide-ranging interview.
4DS Enlists IMEC to Advance ReRAM
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12/1/2017   1 comment
Collaboration aims to demonstrate 4DS' production back-end-of-line process on IMEC's CMOS megabit memory vehicle processed at 300mm wafers to make 1Mb devices
Apple's Plans Could Doom Dialog Semi
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12/1/2017   2 comments
Speculation that Apple will begin designing its own power management chips by next year could be bad news indeed for its primary supplier of these parts, Dialog Semiconductor.
Qualcomm, Apple Exchange Fresh Salvos
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12/1/2017   Post a comment
Qualcomm claims Apple violates more patents, while Apple says Qualcomm violates eight patents held by Apple.
GaN Chip Vendor Snags $15 Million in Funding
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11/30/2017   Post a comment
High-voltage gallium nitride semiconductor vendor Transporm has secured $15 million in funding from Japan's Yaskawa Electric.
Robot Changes Skins to Change Its Moves
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11/30/2017   Post a comment
Primer, a cube-shaped robot developed by CS and AI researchers at MIT, swaps out water-soluble, recyclable exoskeletons to customize itself for different tasks.
Intel Touts Auto AI Chip’s Efficiency
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11/30/2017   2 comments
Intel's CEO sets record straight on the efficiency of the EyeQ 5 chip, developed by Mobileye, compared to Nvidia’s Drive PX Xavier SoC for autonomous driving.
Velodyne Pads Lead in Lidar Derby
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11/29/2017   1 comment
Velodyne LiDAR is still lapping the field in an embryonic but increasingly competitive lidar market, an advantage that grew when it unveiled a new 128-channel lidar sensor. The VLS-128 boasts range and resolution that other lidars have not offered.
U.S. Angles to Retake Supercomputer Lead
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11/29/2017   5 comments
IBM, Intel, and AMD supercomputing platforms aim to beat China to exabyte computing, obsoleting the Top500’s distributed-memory version of the Linpack benchmarks in the process.
RISC-V Spins into Drives, AI
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11/28/2017   5 comments
Western Digital and startup Esperanto tipped plans for storage and machine-learning chips using the open-source RISC-V architecture.
CEA-Leti Moves Fast on New CEO
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11/28/2017   3 comments
CEA-Leti, one of the largest micro- and nanotechnologies research institutes in Europe, lost its head recently, but recovered by naming Emmanuel Sabonnadiere as CEO, succeeding Marie-Noëlle Semeria. CEA-Leti has provided no explanation of Semeria’s contract non-renewal.
Fab Tool Sales Decline for 4th Straight Month
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11/28/2017   Post a comment
Billings among North American semiconductor tool makers declined sequentially in October for a fourth straight month.
South Korea Takes Bigger Slice of Mobile DRAM Market
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11/28/2017   Post a comment
Memory chip giants Samsung and SK Hynix increased their cumulative share of the mobile DRAM market to more than 85 percent in the third quarter while Micron Technology slipped.
ThinkRF, VIAVI Combine Products for 5G
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11/27/2017   Post a comment
The two test companies have integrated an RF downconverter into a cellular analyzer, giving it analysis capability for 5G mmWave frequencies.
Startup Demonstrates ReRAM Retention, Endurance
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11/22/2017   1 comment
Weebit Nano has been able to achieve 10 years' data retention achieved across 300nm 4Kb memory array cells at above room temperature.
HPE Names Engineer to Succeed CEO Whitman
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11/22/2017   Post a comment
HPE, the server and comms half of the former Hewlett Packard, named computer engineer Antonio Neri to succeed Meg Whitman as CEO.
MEMS Design Shrinks Speakers to Chip Scale
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11/22/2017   3 comments
USound has developed microelectromechanical system (MEMS) chip-scale audio speakers, targeting in- and over-ear high-fidelity earbuds, smartphones, multidriver headphones, and other IoT wearables.
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