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2015-07-03 French company weaves RFID chips, antennas into yarn
Primo1D, a spinoff of the CEA-Leti, developed a microelectronic package that allows an RFID chip to be directly connected to a set of two conductive wires (that function as antennas) and woven into a yarn.
2014-04-16 French collaboration focuses on wearable positioning
Movea, together with three more companies, will work on developing a wearable module that can connect to smartphones via Bluetooth to measure the location and movements of people in areas where GPS is not available.
2014-01-08 Freescale wearable design platform targets triad of concerns
Many companies are still apprehensive regarding their foray towards the wearable device market because for them, it is still uncharted territory for both incumbents and non-branded OEMs.
2014-04-10 Freescale expands Kinetis with $0.79 MCUs
The Kinetis MCU expansion is complemented with a development support including an SDK and Arduino-based development platform to help accelerate design and improve productivity.
2015-05-11 Foxconn, Dialog, Lite-On prepare for sensor joint venture
The aim of the venture is to accelerate Dialog's entry in to China's consumer electronics markets and the adoption of Dyna Image's sensors in the smartphone and Internet of Things markets
2013-11-26 Focus on no wires, no batteries at Embedded Technology 2013
Japanese chip suppliers are now squarely focused on pushing ready-to-use modulescomplete with software, sensors, and connectivity chips.
2014-10-07 Flexing into future: Optimising touch sensing tech for broader markets
Popular consumer products that use multi-touch are fueling the demand for touch sensing solutions. The challenge is that applications have different requirements, but not all of them can afford the hardware, software and power budget associated with the current designs.
2014-05-14 Fairchild races to the low power segment of MEMS
With a product line-up that will integrate Xsens' algorithms, Fairchild's all set for the MEMS market with a singular focus to establish itself where low power, accuracy, and support are important.
2015-06-17 Fairchild brings 'smart' IMUs to MEMS market
The company describes the offering as a "smart" technology more sophisticated than SUMMiT, namely a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) with nine-axis sensor fusion algorithms.
2015-08-13 Exploring the power of Zigbee 3.0
In this article, we take inventory of where things really stand, and make some assessment of where things are going in the Internt of Things market.
2015-05-14 Expanding IoT market necessitates NFC tag security update
NFC Forum has come up with a major update of its SRTD 2.0 spec for securing NFC transactions, which is moving beyond its use in smartphone financial transactions into a variety of wearable IoT devices.
2014-02-14 European partners to show flexible, plastic AMOLED display
Plastic Logic and Novaled will demonstrate the fully organic AMOLED display at the Flextech Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, intended to speed the market for flexible and wearable displays.
2014-10-07 Eta Devices launches solution for 802.11ac Wi-Fi
ETAdvanced slashes power consumption by 80 per cent, extends battery life and enables gigabit communication for smartphones and wearable devices at up to 160MHz signal bandwidth.
2016-05-02 Energy harvesting market forecast to grow $3B by 2020
Chips for energy harvesting is forecast to be the next billion-dollar market, with annual unit shipments over the period 2015 to 2020 expected to grow to 777 million with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80.6%.
2014-07-11 Encryption-enabled devices guard data, performance
While the a flood of connected devices is making all the more urgent the need to encrypt data at the MCU or SSD level, perceptions that encryption takes away from the devices' performance remain.
2015-05-29 Enable smarter power monitoring using Microchip's 16bit MCUs
The MCP39F511 single-phase power-monitoring IC targets commercial and industrial products such as lighting and heating systems, smart plugs, power meters and AC/DC power supplies.
2015-02-20 Emerging NVM chips to cross mainstream in 2020
The global market for today's emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies will expand from $65 million in 2014 to $7 billion by 2020, predicted Yole Developpement.
2015-07-09 Dissecting FD-SOI: Understanding the risks and opportunities
According to the CEO of CEA-Leti, FD-SOI's genuine advantage wasn't obvious at process nodes such as 40nm or 32nm, but there is a certain degree of potential now at 28nm node.
2013-12-13 Differentiation in mobile devices defines new frontiers
Mobile operating systems have narrowed to a small handful of solutions that basically do the same thing, leading to the creation of novel wearable devices.
2014-03-14 Dialog rolls out audio codec for always on apps
The DA7212 audio codec boasts 650uW always-on power consumption and targets portable devices such as smart watches and connected fitness devices.
2016-03-08 Developments in MEMS integration
Learn about the advances in MEMS industry aimed at tackling the integration challenges head on at the package, wafer and die levels.
2014-07-15 Cypress' 55nm SONOS embedded NVM process gets UMC nod
SONOS does not alter standard device characteristics or models when added to baseline CMOS process, preserving existing design IP.
2015-05-01 Cypress debuts 4Mb ferroelectric RAMs
Aimed at mission-critical apps, the F-RAMs tout a 40Mhz serial peripheral interface (SPI), a 2V to 3.6V operating voltage range and are available in industry-standard, RoHS-compliant package options.
2014-10-09 Cortus wrestles ARM in deeply embedded arena
Cortus developed a family of products based on its v2 instruction set offering increased code density that will meet the power and size requirements of new connected devices.
2014-06-18 Controllers drive down power needs of systems
Low-power boosts depend on algorithm designs that burn up more power in either the controller or NAND flash chip, and power-conscious controllers are becoming more critical as devices get smaller.
2015-03-02 Competition, product direction affect shifting IoT terrain
The IoT landscape is rapidly shifting, becoming more complex, and continuously changing. The industry is filled with competing platforms who are still evolving and seeking interoperability.
2015-07-08 CIGS thin film solar cells beat silicon efficiency
A European consortium claims to have an efficient alternative to silicon that achieves 25 per cent efficiency, rivalling silicon for a fraction of the cost of the cheap low-efficiency Chinese varieties.
2014-02-18 Chip start-ups take a nosedive
While venture capitalists recognise the need for innovative chip design, chip development costs have risen to as much as $40 million, yielding big investment losses.
2015-07-20 Chip sales suffer from plunge in PCs, smartphones demand
Gartner forecasted that chips sales will rise only 2.2 per cent this year and have a nearly flat 1.3 per cent growth next year; chip growth will return to a more typical 4-5 per cent from 2017-2019.
2013-11-13 Chinese SoC firm plans IPO to push mobile roadmap
Allwinner Technology is planning an IPO on the Shenzhen stock exchange as it prepares its first eight-core product for a variety of systems, including entry-level notebooks.
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