Apple's Plans Could Doom Dialog Semi
News & Analysis 12/1/2017 2 comments
Speculation that Apple will begin designing its own power management chips by next year could be bad news indeed for its primary supplier of these parts, Dialog Semiconductor.
Low-cost Lifetime Boost for Lithium Batteries
News & Analysis 11/9/2017 2 comments
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute is seeking a U.S. patent on a composite paste that OEMs can apply to battery electrodes to prevent solid electrolyte interface buildup and thereby extend battery life up to 70%.
Facebook Likes $1K Base Stations
News & Analysis 11/9/2017 3 comments
Facebook showed its design open source cellular base station that could cost less than $1,000 at a summit of carriers working on software-defined networks.
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.
‘Europe First’ Emerges as Theme of Tech Reboot
News & Analysis 6/29/2017 5 comments
The joint collaboration agreement announced by Europe’s two large research institutes this week has amplified an upbeat “pro-Europe” sentiment. “For Europe, it’s no longer about CMOS,” said CEA-Leti CEO.
Renesas Getting Healthy with Healthcare
News & Analysis 5/18/2017 1 comment
Renesas is pushing the company’s healthcare solutions. Its bio-sensing reference module, measuring 11x18 mm, coupled with software analytics, can continuously monitor blood pressure. Other home-grown technologies in the offing include Silicon-on-Thin-Box (SOTB) and wireless charging technology.
Google Revs Faster TPU
News & Analysis 5/17/2017 4 comments
Google announced a second-gen TPU packing twice the punch of the first, available as a service to run training and inference jobs for machine learning.
TI Sees New Exponential Drivers
Blog 2/6/2017 1 comment
Tomorrow’s exponential growth in semiconductors will be fueled by a combination of specialized processes and design methodologies as transistor scaling becomes increasingly expensive, said the chef technologist of Texas Instruments.
AI Tapped to Improve Design
News & Analysis 2/3/2017 14 comments
Nine companies and three universities are exploring how machine learning could tackle difficult problems in electronics design.
Infineon: What Makes Robo-Cars Zero Defect?
News & Analysis 1/11/2017 Post a comment
Infineon CEO discussed why autonomous cars are “much more than high-performance computing platform.” He talked about how to achieve “100 percent reliability – aircraft-level – at the price of a car” and how “sensor fusion can’t afford to have confusion.”
Sensor Net to Run on RF Power
News & Analysis 12/20/2016 1 comment
Researchers at PARC are developing a distributed building automation network using sensors that sip power from 900-MHz RF hubs.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
News & Analysis 11/29/2016 Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Slideshow 11/21/2016 10 comments
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
EVs Will Innovate on Land, Sea, Air
Blog 10/31/2016 1 comment
Hybrid and pure electric land, water and air vehicles are becoming one business increasingly served by the same companies, but the vehicles and their components are changing out of all recognition.
Daimler: First to Go Wireless Charging
News & Analysis 10/12/2016 6 comments
The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e will become the first commercially available plug-in hybrid featuring Qualcomm’ wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) technology.
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Blog 10/11/2016 5 comments
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Toyota: Hydrocar as 'Power Bank' 20 Years out
News & Analysis 10/4/2016 7 comments
Toyota brought to Paris Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) PLUS. It uses compressed hydrogen as its fuel source. Toyota proposes the FCV PLUS will be also used as a “generator” for homes, other cars and local power grids.
Intersil Deal: Renesas' Survival Bid
News & Analysis 9/13/2016 Post a comment
In an exclusive telephone interview with EE Times, Renesas CEO said the Intersil deal won't be the last big M&A for Renesas. Intersil CEO will stay with the new company in a senior management position.
Samsung Gets Kicked Off the Plane
Blog 9/13/2016 2 comments
Lithium-ion battery fires are infrequent but not rare. Incidents involving Samsung’s latest smartphone may encourage mobile device makers to reexamine the integrity of their power trains.
SiC Muscles Rohm into Auto Biz
News & Analysis 8/24/2016 Post a comment
Rohm, a Japanese component vendor whose business could be harmed by the steady decline in market share among leading Japanese CE vendors, has good reason to sweat its own prospects. But Rohm says it has a clear growth strategy.
Tiny Solar Cells Could Power Personal Devices
News & Analysis 8/5/2016 Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created high-performance, micro-scale lateral solar cells that could be used for wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, and even auto-focusing contact lenses.
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