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Qualcomm's NXP Buy May Slip to 2018
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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.”
Intel Lifts Sales Forecast After Strong Q3
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10/26/2017   Post a comment
Biggest U.S. chipmaker on track for a record year after sales rise across all product groups.
ARM CEO Sounds Security Alarm
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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
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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.
Sponsored: Winbond Introduces TrustME Secure Flash Memory aligned with Platform Security Architecture from ARM
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10/25/2017   Post a comment
Winbond Electronics Corporation, a leading global supplier of semiconductor memory solutions, today announced an expansion of its TrustMETM Secure Flash products portfolio aligned with Platform Security Architecture (PSA) from ARM.
Sponsored: Winbond Introduces TrustME Secure Flash Memory Implementing the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Device Identifier Composition Engine (DICE) Architecture
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10/25/2017   Post a comment
Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced an expansion of its TrustME Secure Flash products portfolio based on the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Device Identifier Composition Engine (DICE) Architecture specification.
ARM Extends Mbed to Gateways
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10/24/2017   Post a comment
ARM will expand ts Mbed embedded software to include a framework of modules for gateways on the Internet of Things.
Apple Talks About Sole Sourcing from TSMC
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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
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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
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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.
This Garment Pattern Could Power Biosensor Nets
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10/20/2017   6 comments
Georgia Tech used flexible conducting polymers and Hilbert-curve-based, paper-printed circuit patterns in a proof of concept for thermoelectric fabrics that could power biosensors.
Rescue Drones Fly by Vision, Inertial Sensing
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10/20/2017   Post a comment
MIT and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have developed vision-aided navigation technology for rescue or reconnaissance drones flying in environments where GPS doesn't reach.
Samsung Finds its Online Voice
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10/19/2017   Post a comment
Samsung made Bixby the heart of its developer event, but it faces stiff challenges competing with machine-learning and voice services from Web rivals.
Mobileye's Safety Formula Doesn't Quite Add Up
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10/19/2017   22 comments
Mobileye has developed a mathematical model that spares an autonomous vehicle from the blame for an accident as long as it’s following a pre-determined set of “clear rules for fault in advance.”
Samsung Secures IoT Node-to-Cloud
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10/18/2017   3 comments
Samsung announced security spanning end nodes, gateways, and cloud services for its ambitious Artik platform for the Internet of Things.
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.
Magnetic Connective Wireless Charging and Data Transfer
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10/18/2017   Post a comment
Magconn is an innovative magnetic connection technology that is a simple and safe low-cost alternative to induction charging and conductive wireless charging.
Hearables Cue Knowles Audio SoC
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10/17/2017   5 comments
Seeing a rising tide of consumer systems with voice interfaces, MEMS microphone vendor Knowles is expanding into audio SoCs.
Intel to Battle in FPGA-as-a-Service Race
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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
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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.
Teardowns Explore Bluetooth, Cellular IoT
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10/13/2017   2 comments
TechInsights explored some of the Bluetooth and cellular IoT devices that it expects will dominate the Internet of Things for some time.
Helix Entry Outperforms 'Zero Power' Target in Standby
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10/13/2017   Post a comment
The 90 to 97 percent efficient Helix Semiconductors eMpower HS200 DC/DC converter steps down 48 V to extremely low voltages for modern chips while exceeding the “zero power” goal for standby use by 10 times.
Taiwan Hits Qualcomm With $774 Million Fine
News & Analysis  
10/11/2017   1 comment
Qualcomm, which has also been fined by China, South Korea and is being sued by the U.S. Fair Trade Commission for anti-competitive behavior, has said it will appeal decision.
Homeland Security CTO Gets IT
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10/11/2017   Post a comment
The CTO of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security talked about his work trying to beef up the government’s use of information technology.
ON Semi Ups Stake in Fujitsu Fab
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10/11/2017   Post a comment
Phoenix-based Chip maker increases stake as part of multi-phase plan to acquire the Japanese 200mm fab outright in 2020.
EE Times University: IoT -- We Aren’t as Ready for IoT as We Think
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10/11/2017   3 comments
Some designers may be ready for the IoT and can focus on data management and analysis, but many need a bit more training on the basics.
Report: TSMC's 3nm Fab Could Cost $20 Billion
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10/9/2017   Post a comment
Chairman Morris Chang says firm will also increase its yearly capital expenditure overlay to keep up with the pace of technology migration.
Frank Burge’s New Opportunity
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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
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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.
Apple Watch Packs Q’comm LTE
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10/5/2017   3 comments
The Apple Watch 3 uses a Qualcomm LTE modem, PMIC and RF transceiver, according to a teardown from TechInsights.
Dialog Semi to Buy Silego for up to $306 Million
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10/5/2017   Post a comment
U.K.-based chip maker acquires Silicon Valley based developer of configurable mixed-signal ICs in what is described as a "highly complementary" buy.
12 Views of Drone World Expo
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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.
EE Times Radio IoT in Security: More At Risk Than You Can Afford to Lose
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10/5/2017   Post a comment
IoT Security is a concern with a solution waiting to happen. Join us for EE Times Radio show in this episode of Engineering the Internet of Things. Our guest is Leigh-Anne Galloway, Cyber Security Resilience Lead at Positive Technologies.
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.
Foxconn Nudges Sharp into 'Post-LCD' Era
Blog  
10/3/2017   2 comments
Under the Taiwanese ownership, Sharp’s LCD research engineers aren't just surviving but having a second wind. But their focus is no longer on 8K.
NAND Market Expected to Regain Balance in 2018
News & Analysis  
10/3/2017   2 comments
The NAND flash market is expected to move into better equilibrium in 2018 as the production of NAND ramps up to meet demand, according to DRAMeXchange.
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.
TSMC Aims to Build World’s First 3-nm Fab
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10/2/2017   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will build the world’s first 3-nm fab in the Tainan Science Park in southern Taiwan, where the company does the bulk of its manufacturing.
Die Handling Critical in Flex Electronics
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9/29/2017   Post a comment
Wearables require flexible hybrid electronics with die thinned to less than 30µm, and handling these ultrathin die is turning out to be a critical part of the manufacturing process.
Woodie Flowers: Gracious Professionalism
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9/28/2017   Post a comment
In the final part of EE Times' interview with MIT Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers, we get to the core of what it takes to make a difference in your career and in society.
Averna, PTC Bring Test & IoT to Manufacturing
News & Analysis  
9/28/2017   8 comments
The test & measurement company is joining forces with a manufacturing software to integrate IoT devices and analyze sensor data.
Does Japan Get Industrial IoT?
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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.
IBM Uses Deep Learning to Train Raspberry Pi
News & Analysis  
9/28/2017   1 comment
Computations requiring high performance computing power may soon be done in the palm of your hand thanks IBM researchers in Dublin, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data
How to Transform a Technology University (Book Review)
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/27/2017   1 comment
William Grogan spearheaded a campaign to toss a university's curriculum out the door. Doing so changed engineering education as many other universities now pursue undergraduate project work and innovation.
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