Persistent Memory Needs Apps
News & Analysis 9/20/2016 6 comments
A researcher from Hewlett Packard Enterprise called for apps that use persistent memory on servers although the chips are still more than a year away.
Moto, HTC Top Android Report
Blog 9/16/2016 Post a comment
A new report shows HTC and Motorola are producing the best Android handsets in terms of OS update speeds and app crash rates, although Sony had the lowest overall crash rate. Beware Russia, itís a bear when it comes to smartphone fragmentation.
FCC: Get an App for that Video
News & Analysis 9/9/2016 3 comments
Pay-TV services would be required to provide free apps to access and search their video content under an FCC proposal aimed to open competition in digital media.
Project Ara's Six Errors
Blog 9/2/2016 6 comments
What exactly failed in Project Ara? Was it the idea of an open hardware community, the very concept of a ďmodularĒ phone, or Google "not getting" smartphone users?
19 Views of Hot Chips
Slideshow 8/26/2016 1 comment
Machine learning, self-driving cars and novel sensors commanded significant attention at this yearís Hot Chips, reflecting a semiconductor industry moving fast in many directions.
19 Views of IDF16
Slideshow 8/19/2016 Post a comment
This yearís Intel Developer Forum showed how the x86 giant is seeking ways to pump up and go beyond the PC with new platforms for machine vision, virtual reality, robots, drones and more.
Wintel Reunites in Mixed Reality
News & Analysis 8/16/2016 1 comment
Microsoft and Intel will release a specification in December for headsets and PCs running Windows 10 that support virtual and augmented reality.
14 Views from the Flash Summit
Slideshow 8/12/2016 11 comments
The Flash Memory Summit showed shifts NAND flash and other persistent memories including 3D XPoint are making in arrays, accelerators and solid-state drives.
Startup Debuts Open Source SoCs
News & Analysis 7/11/2016 3 comments
Startup SiFive aims to use the open source RISC-V core as the heart of two SoC platforms, enabling a broader set of engineers to build custom processors.
Apple Expands in AI, Smart Home
News & Analysis 6/13/2016 9 comments
Apple announced software upgrades for the iPhone/iPad, Macintosh, Apple TV and Apple Watch, expanding its reach in machine learning and the smart home.
Accelerators Unite ARM, IBM, X86
News & Analysis 5/23/2016 2 comments
Seven chip companies will define a cache-coherent interface between accelerators and server processors spanning ARM, IBM Power and x86 architectures.
Google Designing AI Processors
News & Analysis 5/18/2016 23 comments
Google has developed and is running in its data centers a custom accelerator for artificial intelligence its calls a tensor processing unit.
Radio Show Taps into Sensor Nets
News & Analysis 4/29/2016 4 comments
Two experts share real-world experiences designing and securing wireless sensor networks for the Internet of Things in an EE Times Radio show.
Flash Rides HPEís 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.
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.
Facebook Likes Intel's 3D XPoint
Slideshow 3/10/2016 7 comments
Facebook endorsed Intelís 3D XPoint memories and got Google to join its Open Compute Project at its annual event that included new processors from Intel and networking code from Microsoft.
Red Hat Drives FPGAs, ARM Servers
News & Analysis 2/12/2016 3 comments
Red Hatís chief ARM architect is rallying FPGA makers to set a software standard for accelerators in between trying to get ARM servers ready for the market.
LinkedIn Refines its Network
News & Analysis 2/11/2016 4 comments
Web giant LinkedIn has defined its own top-of-rack switch for its first mega data center and is studying use of alternative processors for a distributed point-of-presence network.
Facebook Gears up for VR
Blog 1/21/2016 1 comment
Facebook announced today new software techniques for encoding and streaming video including video from 360-degree cameras and for virtual reality goggles. Clearly the Web giant wants to drive more rich content to its data centers, whether or not you think the Oculus Rift and its competitors will be big hits or belly flops this year.
AMDís ARM SoC Seeks Sockets
News & Analysis 1/14/2016 1 comment
AMD announced production availability for its first 64-bit ARM-based server processor, but it lacks customers and is not competitive with Intelís Xeon.
Samsung Preps $548M Check to Apple
News & Analysis 12/4/2015 Post a comment
Samsung said it its prepared to pay Apple $548 million in damages for violating iPhone patents but may ask for reimbursement pending appeals at the patent office and U.S. Supreme Court.
HPE Melds Servers, Storage
News & Analysis 12/1/2015 1 comment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Synergy, a server blade system with integrated software to ease the job of managing jobs across arrays of processors and hard and solid-state disks.
IoT Groups Merge Efforts
News & Analysis 11/23/2015 1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Universal Plug and Play Forum will combine efforts to gain heft in the battle to define the Internet of Things.
Facebook Shifts Switch to 100G
News & Analysis 11/19/2015 Post a comment
Facebook announced it is designing a 100 Gbit/second top-of-rack switch for its next-generation data centers, reportedly using Broadcomís Tomahawk chip.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day
Slideshow 11/13/2015 1 comment
Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
Is Detroit Dead Meat?
Blog 11/12/2015 17 comments
Calling Detroitís auto industry Ďdead meatí presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I donít disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
ARM Flexes Handset, IoT Cores
News & Analysis 11/10/2015 1 comment
ARM announced a new entry-level, 64-bit smartphone core, the A-35, and an architecture for supporting hardware-based TrustZone security on 32-bit microcontrollers.
8 Views of Intelís IoT Efforts
Slideshow 11/5/2015 Post a comment
A non-x86 MCU and a partnership with a small building automation company in Sweden were among a handful of insights into Intel's latest efforts to gain traction in the Internet of Things.
Intel Fills Out IoT Portfolio
News & Analysis 11/3/2015 5 comments
Intel filled out its platform for the Internet of Things with a new SoC, two microcontrollers and software for end node operating systems as well as cloud computing and analytics.
Open Source Survey Cites Value
Blog 10/20/2015 1 comment
In a recent survey commissioned by the Linux Foundation, users of open source code quantified and qualified its value to their R&D operations.
EU Project Could Disrupt Web Giants
News & Analysis 10/8/2015 3 comments
A European Union project is porposing a new service model that would disrupt the likes of Facebook and Google with ad hoc communications that also could tap into the Internet of Things and smart cities.
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