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MediaTek Pushes AI to the Edge
News & Analysis 1/12/2018 Post a comment
Taiwanese firm touts readiness for the post-smartphone era by moving into several new sectors, including chips for data switches, automotive and AI processors for edge devices
Bosch Aims to Widen MEMS Lead at CES
News & Analysis 1/8/2018 1 comment
Bosch Sensortec heads to CES with an extended portfolio of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors to target ultra-high-precision drones and ultra-low-power wearables.
What We Learned About Robocars in 2017
News & Analysis 12/22/2017 6 comments
Techology and auto companies aren’t fazed by consumer’s apparent distrust in robocars. Instead, 2017 made it clear that companies such as Waymo, Uber, GM, Ford and others are concentrating on fleet services as a key market for their AVs.
Micron's Momentum Continues
News & Analysis 12/20/2017 2 comments
A favorable pricing environment and diversified portfolio in cloud, enterprise, mobile and embedded markets is helping Micron get a handle on debt as it improves DRAM and NAND yields
Chirp Adds Sonar-on-Chip to ToF Battle
News & Analysis 12/19/2017 2 comments
Whether they appear in drones, robotic vacuums, VR/AR headsets or smartphones, sensors are proliferating in consumer systems to capture “accurate range and position measurement” information. Chirp Microsystems is adding its new MEMS-based ultrasound chip to the growing ToF battle.
MediaTek, ITRI Claim Firsts in 5G Technology
News & Analysis 12/19/2017 Post a comment
MediaTek and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute have developed a range of technologies that include what they say is the world’s first LWA prototype system in preparation for commercialization of 5G by 2020.
Four Big Trends to Watch at CES 2018
News & Analysis 12/18/2017 1 comment
The factors that distinguish CES 2018 from last year are the pervasiveness of AI, connectivity and software platforms. A broader theme is how all these technologies, once they get connected, will alter consumers’ perception of reality.
ST, Ams Sense 3D Trend
News & Analysis 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.
Redpine Flexes ‘Lowest-Power’ Wireless MCU
News & Analysis 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
MEMS Design Shrinks Speakers to Chip Scale
News & Analysis 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.
Women in Tech: 25 Profiles in Persistence
News & Analysis 11/20/2017 16 comments
EE Times profiled 25 women in tech. Our goal is to trigger discussions in the workplace, and around the dinner table about women in engineering — not as numbers, but as real people, as colleagues and bosses, mentors and protégés.
iPhone X’s TrueDepth Module Dissected
News & Analysis 11/17/2017 3 comments
Although imaging experts are aware of a complex “TrueDepth” module that Apple has devised for its iPhone X, most other details inside the device’s 3D system — chips, components, and all the way down to substrates — remain a deep, dark secret.
PA Semi, Apple ‘Interconnect’ at Startup
News & Analysis 11/15/2017 1 comment
With a body of engineering experience at LSI, Cisco, SiByte, Broadcom, PA Semi and Apple, Shailendra Desai is confident of his knowledge in SoC designs and what needs to be done. He unveils Provino, an interconnect IP startup.
Silicon Labs Bends Micrium RTOS to IoT
News & Analysis 11/6/2017 Post a comment
Silicon Labs is launching new software, designed to dynamically connect IoT devices to Zigbee and Bluetooth Low Energy ecosystems at the same time. Competitors also support multiple protocols in hardware, but “dynamic switching is not prevalent,” according to IHS.
MediaTek Shifts To IoT
News & Analysis 11/1/2017 6 comments
MediaTek, which has seen its share of the smartphone business plummet during the past two years, is turning to new products such as IoT chips to drive sales growth.
X-factors Hobble iPhone X
News & Analysis 10/31/2017 3 comments
Apple has been forced into a 50-percent cut in shipments of its flagship iPhone X this holiday season, slashing volume from 40 to 20 million units. What caused this massive drop in the production flow?
Qualcomm's NXP Buy May Slip to 2018
News & Analysis 10/27/2017 Post a comment
NXP’s CEO, while announcing the company’s Q3 financial results, reversed a long-held position in conceding that Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors will not happen — as promised — this year. The deal is likely to slip to “early 2018.”
Future Auto Radar Goes Back to Analog
News & Analysis 10/16/2017 Post a comment
Metawave, spun out of PARC, thinks that it can alter what the automotive industry perceives as the “limitations” of conventional radars, by using metamaterial-based analog beam-forming and AI engine built into a complete radar package.
IPhone 8 Chips Come into View
News & Analysis 9/26/2017 Post a comment
Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus sports an A11 processor 30% smaller than in the A10 in the iPhone 7, according to a TechInsights teardown of it and other chips.
Will Imagination Deals Deliver MIPS to China?
News & Analysis 9/25/2017 2 comments
Imagination will sell itself to Canyon Bridge, while simultaneously agreeing to sell MIPS to Tallwood VC. Has Imagination structured both deals in such a way to let Canyon Bridge –China’s government-backed buyout – have access to MIPS CPU IP?
MediaTek, Huawei Partner in 5G Development
News & Analysis 9/21/2017 Post a comment
MediaTek and Huawei, China’s largest mobile phone maker, have completed 5G tests in Beijing with the aim of building an industry ecosystem that includes 5G terminals, chipsets, instruments, and networks.
Smartphones: Have NFC Will Travel
News & Analysis 9/20/2017 Post a comment
Vendors of smartphones — both Android and iPhone — are putting an NFC reader in the hands of consumers, making NFC a globally interoperable platform to connect, commission, and control things with NFC tag. IoT is NFC’s next big opportunity.
MicroLED Pits Big Apple vs. Tiny LED Chips
News & Analysis 9/15/2017 5 comments
The emergence of new display technology such as microLED will change not only the face of mobile devices but also the Who’s Who of the display industry. The race is involving big guns like Google, Apple and Huawei.
iPhone X Use Which Sensors For Face ID?
News & Analysis 9/13/2017 9 comments
A host of sensors inside iPhone X are responsible for 3D sensing necessary for Face ID -- including infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, front camera and dot projector. So, where does ST fit in?
Robo-car Early-Birds Flock Together
News & Analysis 9/11/2017 12 comments
Those who came to a small automated vehicle event ranged from a former Microsoft executive to a simulation expert and a startup in Silicon Valley, illustrating the changing balance of power and new constituents in the mobility ecosystem.
Huawei Tops Apple in Smartphones, Analyst Says
News & Analysis 9/9/2017 Post a comment
Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales to become the new number two, a Hong Kong-based analyst said. “While this could be temporary, it nevertheless underscores the rate at which Huawei has been growing.”
ST, MediaTek Enter NFC Partnership
News & Analysis 9/7/2017 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has said that it will integrate its contactless NFC technology with MediaTek's silicon, allowing smartphone makers to design handsets supporting mobile services, including payments and other online transactions.
Apple vs Qualcomm: Who Extorted Whom?
News & Analysis 9/6/2017 2 comments
A dispute between Apple and Qualcomm is multi-layered, its facets all loosely connected. Among the more under-reported issues is the complex contractual relationship between the biggest customer in the smartphone market and the most dominant smartphone chip supplier.
MediaTek Rolls New Smartphone Chips
News & Analysis 8/28/2017 Post a comment
MediaTek, the second-ranked smartphone chip supplier after Qualcomm, is launching a pair of new SoCs for middle-tier handsets that the company expects to lead market growth as the high end loses momentum.
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