iPhone 8 Still Packs Q
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.
STMicro Augments Low-power MCU Family
STM32L4+ devices, part of STMicro's STM32 family, boast significantly higher performance at ultra-low power consumption.
10 Predictions for Robotics Tech in the Next 5 Years
We asked John Santagate, research director, Service Robotics, at market research firm IDC for his thoughts on the biggest trends that the robotics industry will see.
AI to Spur Uptick in ASIC Design Starts
With the surge in popularity of voice activated digital assistants like Amazon Echo and the general frenzy of activity around artificial intelligence, a growing number of ASICs will incorporate these
Beating IoT Big Data With Brain Emulation
Bosch Sensortec demonstrated its sophisticated three-tiered methodology for solving the real-time Big Data deluge with smart sensors that send summaries every few seconds to hubs, which in turn send t
Taiwan R&D Group Rolls AI for Fault Prediction
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the world's largest high-tech research institutions, has introduced AI software that can predict breakdowns in production-line equipmen
iPhone X
PARIS — Although experts in the imaging industry are aware of a complex “TrueDepth” module that Apple has devi ...
Intel Updates 5G, LTE Roadmaps
Intel disclosed a few details of its plans for advanced LTE and 5G baseband chips, aiming to close the gap with market leader Qualcomm.
Marvell
Matt Murphy will chair the semiconductor industry's biggest trade group in 2018, while Micron Technology CEO Sanjay Mehrota serves as vice chair.
Samsung
Samsung, which has nearly half of the global DRAM market, is likely to crush smaller rivals after more than doubling its plan for capital expenditures in its semiconductor unit for this year, accordin
Roomba
Robotics veteran Rodney Brooks says industrial robots will evolve toward integrated, easy to use systems driven by China, Amazon and Alibaba.
IBM: Copper Interconnects Here to Stay
Copper will serve as the interconnect technology for CMOS forever, no matter how small its feature sizes evolve, according to Big Blue.
Micron Tweaks NVDIMM Architecture
The predecessor to Micron's 32GB NVDIMM-N used a discrete MUX, which limited speeds, while the new model incorporates the MUX into the DRAM itself
U.S. Trade Commission Investigating Apple
Trade commission initiates investigation into whether products including iPhones, iPads and Macs violate patents held by Southern California software firms.
PA Semi, Apple
With a body of engineering experience at LSI, Cisco, SiByte, Broadcom, PA Semi and Apple, Shailendra Desai is confident of his knowledge in SoC designs and what needs to be done. He unveils Provino, a
DRAM Price Increases Expected to Persist in Q4
Supply remains tight as OEMs gear up for the end-of-year holiday season.
AI Chip Startup Graphcore Lands $50 Million in Funding
Latest funding infusion from Sequoia Capital brings total raised by UK firm to about $110 million over the past 18 months.
Silicon 60: Startups to Watch
Twenty-nine startups were added to our annual list of hot silicon startups; readers may nominate emerging companies for next year.
China Passes U.S. in Supercomputers
China is running more of the world's Top 500 supercomputers, cranking out more overall performance than systems in the U.S. for the first time.
Silicon 60: Emerging Companies to Watch
Twenty-nine startups were added to our annual list of hot silicon startups; readers may nominate emerging companies for next year.
Automotive Seen as Strongest Semiconductor Driver Through 2021
Sales of automotive electronic systems are forecast to increase the most of six major semiconductor end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.
IBM
EETimes, NextGenLog, Electronics, IBM, IBM Q, Quantum Computer, Supercomputer Conference, SC, IEEE Industry Summit on the Future Of Computing
Samsung Shows EUV Design at ISSCC
Samsung will describe a 7nm SRAM cell made using EUV lithography at ISSCC amid advances in processors, sensors and specialty memories.
Broadcom Launches $103 Billion Bid for Qualcomm.
Broadcom offers $70 per share to acquire larger rival in what would be the biggest tech acquisition of all time.
It
With AV at the top of the hype cycle, there is ample opinionating about one technology being - arguably - superior to another. But rarely has any commentator even asked the first question: Why AV? Wha
Chip Incubator Warms New Startups
Silicon startup incubator Silicon Catalyst announced two new portfolio companies and On Semiconductor joined as a partner.
Time to Ask: What Are Robo-cars For?
With AV at the top of the hype cycle, there is ample opinionating about one technology being - arguably - superior to another. But rarely has any commentator even asked the first question: Why AV? Wha
MEMS Sensor Startup mCube Buys Xsens
CEO says combination will bring together hardware and software for motion tracking in sports, entertainment and medical, applications, among others.
Baidu to Release Voice Data for AI
Baidu will release three large datasets of spoken Chinese as part of its open effort to rally developers around its DuerOS services.
Low-cost Lifetime Boost for Lithium Batteries
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 ext
How improved die-stacking technology reduces pin count, board footprint and system complexity
This article outlines the impacts of replacing two or more discrete Flash memory ICs with a single stacked-die package, and a new approach to die stacking that gives improved performance and a reducti
Facebook Likes $1K Base Stations
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 X BoM Estimated at $370
Teardown analysis by IHS Markit finds the new flagship smartphone maintains Apple's typically high margins, despite being the most expensive handset the company has marketed.
Intel Taps AMD Graphics Chief
Intel hired AMD's chief graphics architect to head a new group that will design a full range of GPUs including high-end discrete parts.
Lam
Lam Research's recent acquisition of Coventor has benefited each company through the co-design of hardware and software, executives say.
Waymo, Navya Vie In Robo-Taxi
PARIS — The “robo-taxi” changed virtually overnight from a “what-if” scenario dreamt by au ...
Redefining BCM design with MSDI technology
Addressing the rapid rise of car-human-interface features with space-saving MSDI solutions
ON Semi Joins MCU Benchmarking Consortium
ON Semiconductor joined the low-power working group of the EEMBC to help set standards for power consumption for microcontrollers for the Internet of Things and edge node devices.
Lam
Lam Research's recent acquisition of Coventor has benefited each company through the co-design of hardware and software, executives say.
Robots Get AI from Startup
2017-11-08 02:00:09Robots Get AI from Startup
Startup Embodied Intelligence announced software to embed machine-learning capabilities into industrial robots.
Analysts say deal to combine Intel Core processor with a semi-custom Radeon graphics chip and second-generation High Bandwidth Memory in a single package shows Intel moving away from
Tablet Shipments Decline for 12th Straight Quarter
Apple remains the leader in the category with market share of nearly 26 percent, according to IDC.
Silicon Labs Bends Micrium RTOS to IoT
Silicon Labs is launching new software, designed to dynamically connect IoT devices to Zigbee and Bluetooth Low Energy ecosystems at the same time. Competitors also support multiple protocols in hardw
Broadcom Launches $103 Billion Bid for Qualcomm
Broadcom offers $70 per share to acquire larger rival in what would be the biggest tech acquisition of all time.
Semiconductor IPOs Back in Vogue
Multi-Gig Ethernet chip vendor Aquantia raised more than $60 million in an initial public, the latest in a string of chip IPOs this year after a dearth in recent years.
Paper or Plastic? Both Are in MEMS
Microelectromechanical-system design and development house founder Alissa Fitzgerald predicts the future of MEMS materials and devices by summarizing the 500 most predictive papers of 2017 at SEMI's M
Broadcom Reportedly Plans $100B Bid for Qualcomm
News reports citing unnamed sources say Broadcom plans to bid $70 to $80 per share to acquire its larger rival.
Broadcom Reportedly Plans $100 Billion Bid for Qualcomm
News reports citing unnamed sources say Broadcom plans to bid $70 to $80 per share to acquire its larger rival.
Apple iPhone X Packs Intel, Q
Teardowns of Apple's iPhone X show two boards stacked in a microvia sandwich with separate models using Intel and Qualcomm cellular modems.
Synopsys to Pay $565 Million for Security Software Firm
EDA leader says deal for Black Duck Software will broaden product offering, expand customer reach in the software security market.