Content posted in March 2016
Developing an Accessible Arduino
News & Analysis 3/31/2016 Post a comment
Development platforms such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino have given access to many makers and entrepreneurs , providing a low-cost method to tinker and prototype. Yet such platforms lack accessibility for at least one group of people who need access to specialized devices.
EDA Group Broadens Mission
News & Analysis 3/31/2016 10 comments
The EDA Consortium renamed itself the Electronic System Design Alliance, taking on a broader role including semiconductor IP, embedded software and advanced packaging.
NeuroComputer to Shepherd Nukes
News & Analysis 3/31/2016 12 comments
IBM has its first customer for its brain-like neurocomputer chips dubbed TrueNorth, namely the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which will use it to explore new computing capabilities for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s cyber security projects regarding the stewardship of the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
Open-Source Processor Core Ready For IoT
News & Analysis 3/31/2016 4 comments
Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna have developed PULPino, an open-source processor optimized for low power consumption and application in wearables and the Internet of Things.
Ultrasonic LCDs Sans ITO
News & Analysis 3/30/2016 2 comments
Researchers have demonstrated a prototype liquid crystal display (LCD) that eliminates the need for transparent conductors, such as indium-tin-oxide (ITO), to control the LCD with electric fields, instead using targeted ultrasound to control pixels.
Wearable FPGA Devkit
News & Analysis 3/30/2016 Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor's iCE40 Ultra is a low-power platform in compact wrist watch form factor that supports multiple wearable applications.
Flash Rides HPE’s Memory Bus
News & Analysis 3/29/2016 2 comments
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is shipping NVDIMM-N modules, the first in a new line of persistent memory cards analysts say will bolster servers.
Seoul Semi Wins LED Backlight Lawsuit
News & Analysis 3/29/2016 Post a comment
LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) has won a patent infringement lawsuit regarding LED backlight lens technology against Japanese lens maker Enplas Display Device Corp.
Marvell licenses startup's SerDes
News & Analysis 3/29/2016 1 comment
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has licensed the Glasswing chip-to-chip SerDes technology from startup company Kandou Bus SA (Lausanne, Switerland).
Is Car-to-Car Talk Done Deal in US?
News & Analysis 3/29/2016 Post a comment
By gaining the support of the city of Sunnyvale and partnering with Savari, Nissan, which has a Research Center in Sunnyvale, has effectively shifted its V2X test program into the real world. Who else are V2X ecosystem?
U.S Withdraws Apple Case
News & Analysis 3/28/2016 10 comments
The U.S. has withdrawn it's case forcing Apple to crack a terrorist's iPhone, but the debate of privacy vs. law enforcement continues.
Graphene Boosts Battery Electrodes
News & Analysis 3/25/2016 9 comments
Brown University research group boosts graphene electrochemical qualities by deforming it with wrinkles-and-crinkles that pack more surface area into a smaller area that even conventional porous carbon electrodes.
Semi Market Breakdown and 2016 Forecasts
News & Analysis 3/24/2016 Post a comment
The 2016 global chip market will grow 0.3% compared with 2015 to reach a value of $341.0 billion, but the European region will see its part of that market contract by 1.6%, according to industry association SEMI.
Silicon Lacks Clear Metrics
News & Analysis 3/24/2016 17 comments
With no absolute way to compare process technologies, analysts differ over whether Intel, Samsung or TSMC provides better foundry nodes.
3D NAND Fab Seen as Milestone for China
News & Analysis 3/22/2016 4 comments
Breaking of ground for construction of XMC fab that will eventually produce 200,000 wafers per month signals new phase in development of China's domestic semiconductor manufacturing industry, says analyst.
Modular and Mobile Photovoltaics on Wheels
News & Analysis 3/22/2016 2 comments
Dutch startup Solar Application Lab has designed a prototype solar e-bicycle that integrates multiple solar panels on its front wheel, enough to recharge the e-bike's battery over the course of the day.
Why Autonomous Cars Are ‘Absolutely Not Ready’
News & Analysis 3/22/2016 28 comments
Prof. at Duke Univ. laid out seven “limitations” in current self-driving car technologies, tests, and evaluations—enough to make the public question if the current industry’s rush to deployment of autonomous cars is warranted.
Dazzle-free High Beam under Camera Control
News & Analysis 3/22/2016 1 comment
Ford has developed a technology that helps to improve the safety of oncoming driver in the night: A camera, located behind the windscreen, identifies oncoming traffic and automatically switches the headlight to low beam.
Apple v. Samsung: Supreme Decision Ahead
News & Analysis 3/18/2016 6 comments
Legal experts close to the Apple v. Samsung cases on patent infringement of the iPhone put widely varying results into a broader context of intellectual property law in software.
Google Divesting Humanoid Robots
News & Analysis 3/18/2016 19 comments
Google X, now the keeper of its robotic team of 300 engineers, has put its Boston Dynamics division on the chopping block, and may abandon humanoid robots altogether.
12 In-Car Devices to Watch Drivers
News & Analysis 3/18/2016 2 comments
Automakers know that drivers get tired, they get sleepy and, more often than not, their attention wanders. But technologies to monitor drivers have taken on a whole new meaning, as more automated features come into cars.
VR Not Ready for Standards
News & Analysis 3/17/2016 2 comments
Virtual reality may have been big enough to get its own sub-track at Game Developers Conference and require a last-minute move to a set of larger rooms. But VR hasn’t developed enough to create standards.
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