Blog 2/7/2018 1 comment
A recent spate of earthquakes in Taiwan may be a wakeup call for the semiconductor industry.
China Foundry Seeks Shared Model
News & Analysis 1/29/2018 10 comments
CanSemi, a new billion-dollar fab based in Guangzhou, China, aims to attract funding from fabless vendors, a new model for China’s rapidly expanding chip sector.
Forecasters See Slowdown Ahead
News & Analysis 1/17/2018 1 comment
The semiconductor industry will slow this year and may go flat in 2019, said analysts looking over their shoulder for signs of an economic downturn.
Broad/Qual/NXP Battle Begins
Blog 11/13/2017 11 comments
A week after Broadcom made a bold $103 billion bid for Qualcomm, the mobile chip giant rejected it, and Broadcom quickly announced it is standing pat. Now the battle begins in earnest.
How to Build a Nation
Blog 11/10/2017 Post a comment
China's recently concluded 19th congress and Japan's seeming struggle with its semiconductor industry lead ASPENCORE to ask: just what does it take to build a technologically powerful nation?
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%.
Apple May Drop Qualcomm Chips
News & Analysis 10/31/2017 3 comments
Apple is creating designs of next-generation iPhones and iPads that use Intel and Mediatek's baseband modem chips, cutting out longtime supplier Qualcomm amid a legal dispute, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Brexit, Britain, and Beijing
News & Analysis 10/24/2017 Post a comment
What will Brexit mean for U.K.-China trade? Syrus Lohrasb of the China-Britain Business Fusion Group sees a balancing act between protecting “prime assets” and courting investment in AI, robotics, and hardware-software integration.
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.
How to Build a City
Blog 10/13/2017 Post a comment
Promising opportunities abound across the globe for smart policy makers to join with enterprising and civic-minded members of the local engineering, design chain, and supply chain communities.
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.
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.
Will Imagination Deals Deliver MIPS to China?
News & Analysis 9/25/2017 2 comments
Imagination will sell itself to Canyon Bridge, while simultaneously agreeing to sell MIPS to Tallwood VC. Has Imagination structured both deals in such a way to let Canyon Bridge –China’s government-backed buyout – have access to MIPS CPU IP?
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.
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.
Apple vs Qualcomm: Who Extorted Whom?
News & Analysis 9/6/2017 2 comments
A dispute between Apple and Qualcomm is multi-layered, its facets all loosely connected. Among the more under-reported issues is the complex contractual relationship between the biggest customer in the smartphone market and the most dominant smartphone chip supplier.
Apple Under Investigation by ITC
News & Analysis 8/9/2017 3 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate charges by Qualcomm that Apple iPhone and iPads violates six of its non-standards-essential patents.
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