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.
IoT May Need Sub-50-Cent SoCs
News & Analysis 10/27/2017 9 comments
The Internet of Things will demand radically cheaper, lower power SoCs by 2027, but the road to get there is unclear, said technologists from ARM.
WD Gives Hard Drives New Spin
News & Analysis 10/12/2017 1 comment
Western Digital said it will start shipping in 2019 a new recording head technology that will enable 40 TByte hard disk drives by 2025.
5G Sprint Led by Marathon Man
News & Analysis 9/28/2017 Post a comment
Qualcomm engineer and 3GPP chair Wanshi Chen is on the hook to deliver by the end of the year a draft of requirements for a 5G cellular transceiver.
iPhone 8 Still Packs Q’Comm, NXP
News & Analysis 9/22/2017 6 comments
A teardown of the iPhone 8 by iFixit shows good news for Qualcomm, NXP, Broadcom, and Skyworks, who maintain or expand sockets in Apple’s latest handset.
DDR5 Runs in Rambus’ Labs
News & Analysis 9/20/2017 4 comments
Rambus has working chips in the lab for DDR5, the next-generation DRAM bus, while the industry debates the road ahead for memory in servers.
17 Views of Mobile World Congress
Slideshow 9/15/2017 Post a comment
Carriers and their suppliers showed efforts in Gbit 5G and Kbit IoT networks and the handsets, smartwatches and nodes that ride them at Mobile World Congress Americas.
Cellular Calls Home Appliances
News & Analysis 9/13/2017 Post a comment
Sears will ship home appliances with Cat-M LTE modules in about a year, said an exec from the company at a gathering of cellular IoT customers and carriers.
Startup Runs MCU on 5 MicroW
News & Analysis 8/18/2017 Post a comment
Startup Eta Compute will demo at Hot Chips a Cortex-M3 running at 5 microW, targeting SoCs run on energy harvesters for the Internet of Things.
Gen-Z Points to New Memories
News & Analysis 8/10/2017 2 comments
The Gen-Z Consortium has first prototypes for its interconnect, pointing toward a disruptive future of many persistent memories.
Startup Stacks IoT Chips Cheaply
News & Analysis 8/2/2017 4 comments
Startup zGlue designed a low cost 2.5-D substrate for integrating more than a dozen chips, providing an alternative to SoCs for the Internet of Things.
China Makes Two IoT Calls
News & Analysis 7/6/2017 5 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
13 Views of Sensors Expo 2017
Slideshow 6/30/2017 2 comments
Sensors Expo showed the broadening range of motion, environmental, biological and other sensors flooding the emerging Internet of Things and wearables markets.
Intel Brings VR, 5G to Olympics
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 8 comments
Intel will build experiences using virtual reality, 360-degree video, 5G cellular, and drones for the Olympics starting with the 2018 winter games.
PCI Express Preps Shift to 32G
News & Analysis 6/7/2017 8 comments
The PCI Express bus will get a doubling to 32 GTransfers/s with a Gen 5 planned in 2019 following the rollout of the first Gen 4 systems this year.
IoT Nets Snag Fishing Industry
Blog 6/5/2017 Post a comment
Low power wide area networks are providing connectivity that saves lives and protects fishing zones, lowering costs and safeguarding economies of developing countries.
18 Views of an AR World
Slideshow 6/2/2017 8 comments
Lenovo, Intel, Microsoft, Sony, and Epson, along with basement startups, were among hundreds of exhibitors showing products for augmented reality.
Apple, Intel Attack Rivals
News & Analysis 5/30/2017 Post a comment
Apple hired a top Qualcomm engineering manager and Intel rolled out a new high-end CPU line in signs of the intense competition in processors.
China Set to Rewrite FD-SOI History
News & Analysis 5/23/2017 2 comments
Globalfoundries and the municipality of Chengdu are betting on China to rewrite the history of FD-SOI. They plan to pump $100 million to build FD-SOI ecosystem. The question is, if you build it, will they come?
HPE Builds Big Data Server
News & Analysis 5/16/2017 4 comments
Hewlett Packard Enterprise built its first full-scale version of the Machine, a 160-TByte research prototype to test benefits of a big main memory.
Optical Industry Needs Automation
Blog 5/15/2017 1 comment
For many years, the optical communications industry has been getting by with artisan techniques, but we are approaching a time when vendors must automate.
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