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.
RISC-V Spins into Drives, AI
News & Analysis 11/28/2017 5 comments
Western Digital and startup Esperanto tipped plans for storage and machine-learning chips using the open-source RISC-V architecture.
Analysts Applaud Marvell-Cavium Deal
News & Analysis 11/21/2017 6 comments
Analysts generally praised the merger of Marvell and Cavium as diversifying into broader comms and networking markets but were wary of revenue and profit 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?
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.
ARM Unveils New AI Group
News & Analysis 10/26/2017 Post a comment
ARM created a machine learning group recently that plans accelerator cores as well as enhancements for CPU and GPU cores and software.
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.
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.
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.
RISC-V Boots Linux at SiFive
News & Analysis 10/4/2017 2 comments
Startup SiFive has taped out and started licensing a version of the RISC-V core that runs Linux, expanding its set of target markets.
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 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.
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.
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.
TSMC Updates its Silicon Menu
News & Analysis 9/14/2017 8 comments
TSMC added process and packaging variants to its broad foundry portfolio, but one analyst said that some updated results were below projections that it made six months ago.
AI Chip Rides Novel Networks
News & Analysis 9/12/2017 1 comment
BrainChip released what it claims is the first hardware accelerator for spiking neural networks and is working on an ASIC that could be available within two years.
Chip Execs More Bullish on EUV
News & Analysis 9/11/2017 5 comments
Most chips execs believe that EUV lithography will be used in volume production before 2021, but mask costs continue to rise, according to two surveys.
Facebook Shows Smartphone AI
News & Analysis 9/1/2017 4 comments
Facebook demoed neural network inference in smartphones at its @Scale event, where a researcher described work on DNA storage.
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