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.”
ARM CEO Sounds Security Alarm
News & Analysis 10/26/2017 1 comment
Simon Segars calls on tech firms to come together to address cyber security, which says threatens the potential of the Internet of Things.
Renovo Develops Robocar-Cloud OS
News & Analysis 10/25/2017 Post a comment
Renovo’s formidable goal is to design an operating system – or abstraction layers between automated vehicles and the cloud – that developers can tap, to write a variety of “Automated Mobility on Demand” apps for automated vehicles across the board.
Apple Talks About Sole Sourcing from TSMC
News & Analysis 10/24/2017 Post a comment
At its 30th anniversary celebration, TSMC hosted a forum of key customers including semiconductor CEOs and Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams. Williams provided a rare glimpse into TSMC’s role as the sole supplier of Apple’s A11 application processor.
NXP to Bridge MCU & AP with 'Crossovers'
News & Analysis 10/24/2017 1 comment
To use an MCU or not (and to opt for an apps processor instead)? This is an eternal question for embedded system designers, and one that NXP Semiconductors hopes to answer by launching a new high-end MCU.
ARM Boosts IoT Security
News & Analysis 10/23/2017 1 comment
ARM announced a new framework for security in MCU-class devices used in the Internet of Things along with new firmware and core offerings to implement them.
5 Ways To Navigate Fog IoT
Blog 10/23/2017 8 comments
As fog computing moves toward broad deployment, I offer some tips to those designing, connecting to and using fog-based systems.
Intel/Saffron AI Plan Sidesteps Deep Learning
News & Analysis 10/23/2017 Post a comment
Saffron, an Intel company, use the AI technology called Associative Memory AI, which is a different branch of artificial intelligence from Deep Learning. EE Times talks to Saffron’s financial crime-fighter and asks her to explain Saffron-Intel relationship.
The Future is Automated
Blog 10/18/2017 2 comments
As the Industrial Internet revolutionizes manufacturing, the essential difference between the automation of the past and Industry 4.0 automation is scale.
Intel to Battle in FPGA-as-a-Service Race
News & Analysis 10/17/2017 8 comments
The cloud service is changing practically everyone’s business. As FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service starts to emerge, Intel has just partnered with Accelize so that they can help cloud service providers like Amazon or Alibaba increase “compute instances with FPGAs.”
Patent Reform Needs Reform
Blog 10/16/2017 8 comments
Although it has some good elements, the America Invents Act (AIA) undercuts the individual inventor the U.S. patent system was designed to protect.
Samsung Steps into the Dark
Blog 10/13/2017 Post a comment
There’s a changing of the guard about to take place at the world’s largest electronics company, and even its top executives don’t know where its leading.
Frank Burge’s New Opportunity
Blog 10/9/2017 2 comments
Any situation can be framed as an opportunity, and if it’s a really bad situation, it might be an even bigger opportunity. That’s what Frank Burge taught me.
Japanese Gems Surface in Unlikely Places
News & Analysis 10/9/2017 2 comments
Japan’s electronics industry is floundering. Time to write off Japan? Perhaps. But the first step in finding Japan’s diamonds in the rough is to seek out corporations whose main business is not in electronics.
Cobot Invasion at Japan's CEATEC
News & Analysis 10/6/2017 Post a comment
Most noticeable on CEATEC Japan for those of us who don’t live in Japan was a host of robotic and sensor products programmed to talk, think, and behave like Japanese people, mirroring Japanese sensibilities, preferences, and habits.
IoT Security Costs are Manageable
Blog 10/6/2017 2 comments
Internet of Things device security has become more critical than ever, as the risks now outweigh the opportunities when it comes to potential threats to an individual or even an entire government.
12 Views of Drone World Expo
Slideshow 10/5/2017 2 comments
Commercial drones are ready to take off at Airbus, GE, Facebook, Google and elsewhere but air traffic control systems to manage them are still at least a year away.
NXP Seeks 'Edge' vs. Intel, Cavium
News & Analysis 10/4/2017 2 comments
As the lines begin to blur between cloud and edge computing, NXP Semiconductors is racing to offer the highest performance SoC of the company’s Layerscape family.
Q&A: Ray Bingham on Canyon Bridge, Imagination
News & Analysis 10/2/2017 2 comments
EE Times caught up with Ray Bingham, partner at Canyon Bridge. Our discussion covered questions about his firm’s relationship with Tallwood VC which bought MIPS, how Canyon Bridge plans to rebuild Imagination, who Canyon Bridge really is.
Does Japan Get Industrial IoT?
News & Analysis 9/28/2017 Post a comment
When it comes to sensor data and automation technologies, Japanese companies know how to use them effectively to improve productivity -- especially on the factory floor. Unfortunately, all that knowhow doesn’t necessarily translate to the Industrial Internet of Things.
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