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2015-08-03 QuickLogic sensor hub slashes power use of app processors
The Eos S3 SoC packs a half-dozen hardware accelerators to target wearables, and promises to significantly off-load the app processor of any smartphone using the device.
2015-04-23 Power management IC geared for Freescale's app processor
The BD71805MWV from ROHM targets the i.MX 6SoloLite applications processor used in battery-driven devices such as e-books, wearables, tablets and portable terminals for industrial equipment.
2014-08-05 Polymer, glass make flexible optical devices
The beauty of this technology is that the chalcogenide glass works with almost any type of polymer, allowing it to be used in many such ways as wearables and portable electronics.
2014-11-26 NXP to boost wearable, BTLE chip clout with Quintic buy
The move by NXP will allow it to develop low energy security and connectivity solutions for IoT in health & fitness wearables, mobile transactions, proximity marketing, smart home and automotive.
2014-04-22 Nike gives marching orders to 55 FuelBand staff
Nike has laid off 55 employees or about 80 per cent of the engineering team responsible for developing its FuelBand line of wearables. The move is said to be part of a software development push for the Nike Digital Tech.
2014-08-29 Maxscend, CEVA team up to offer WiFi, Bluetooth sol's for IoT
The companies will provide solutions for WiFi, Bluetooth and BLE, consisting of Maxscend RF IPs and CEVA's connectivity platforms, targeting mobile devices, wearables and the Internet of Things.
2015-01-21 IoT, sensor synergy key to driving the market forward
A group established to drive IoT development is setting its eyes on the fusion of both MEMS and non-MEMS sensors to add more functionality to IoT devices and wearables.
2014-12-05 Intel taps Italian designer for smart glass
Fashion may be the key to success in the wearables market. While Google Glass may have name recognition, its design is somewhat unwieldy. Up-and-coming Oculus is even chunkier.
2014-02-28 Innovative smart watches, bands at MWC
Junko Yoshida identifies the best wearables for navel gazers and voiced her disdain for selfies.
2014-01-09 Imagination's GPU cores aimed at mass-market apps
The PowerVR Series6XE Rogue GPU IP cores are designed to enable high-quality graphics for products such as entry-level mobile devices and tablets, as well as wearables, DTVs and STBs.
2015-04-29 How can AR glasses be useful to distribution centres?
Live events just scratch the surface of how wearables and augmented reality can add value. A quick look at the distribution centre or manufacturing floor provides other avenues to their usefulness.
2016-05-03 Graphene e-paper promises brighter display, durability
China develops the world's first graphene electronic paper in a bid to create more pliable and brighter optical displays for e-readers and wearables.
2014-08-04 GPS tracking device market to hit $3.5B in 2019
ABI Research forecasted that health, commercial/enterprise, wearables and iBeacons will bring new life to the GPS tracking device market despite a number of barriers.
2015-06-02 Google unveils gesture-capable radar-on-chip
According to Google, their Soli chips run at 60GHz with sub-millimetre accuracy and show promise to be used in wearables.
2014-03-20 Google enters smartwatch territory with Android Wear
With the launch of Android Wear Developer Preview, Google's OS platform is expected to inspire broader experimentation for the wearables market.
2014-09-25 Flexible sensors to boost wearable market through 2024
Printed, flexible and organic electronic sensors are expected to offer flexible form factors, larger area, lower cost, lower power and better disposability for wearables, stated Lux Research.
2015-09-22 Expanding IoT market brings opportunities to MCU space
The market for MCUs used in connected cars, wearables, building automation and other IoT applications is seen to log a CAGR of 11 per cent, from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $2.8 billion in 2019, said IHS.
2016-01-07 Compact, power-efficient ASIC allows location services
PNI Sensor said the SENtrace enables wearables to track locations within one meter per 100m travelled, enabling locating lost children and enhancing activity tracking accuracy for fitness enthusiasts.
2014-09-22 Audio CODECs tout improved voice control, audio capability
The DA7322 and DA7323 from Dialog are geared for voice-centric applications found in the latest generation of tablets, wearables, webcam accessories and in-vehicle entertainment.
2015-03-11 Apple Watch: The much-awaited smart watch pick-me-up?
Despite the hubbub created by smart watches, consumer take-up is still conservative at best, which leads many to ask if there is actually a need for these wearables.
2015-05-15 Apple Watch: Does it give enough bang for your buck?
Despite the anticipation leading to the Apple Watch release last April 24, the supposedly game-changing wearables has failed to tip the scales the way the iPhone did when it first came out.
2015-06-25 20V MOSFETs slash space, power in mobile devices
Vishay unleashed a TrenchFET 20V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8mm x 0.8mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357mm profile, aimed at smartphones, tablets and wearables.
2015-05-26 2.4GHz ceramic antenna takes on consumer electronics
The Weii is an omni-directional, SMD mounted dielectric antenna that can be used to add wireless connectivity to any small electronic device such as wearables, headsets and medical devices.
2015-12-03 120MHz MCU from Freescale offered in ultra-thin package
The latest Kinetis K22 MCU targets applications such as chip-and-PIN credit cards, wearables and consumer electronics, where security and small form factors are essential.
2015-01-26 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A7 SoC cuts power usage down to 200mW
UMC developed a silicon-ready 28nm SoC that utilised signoff tools supplied by Cadence, aimed at entry-level smartphones, tablets, high-end wearables and other advanced mobile devices.
2014-11-10 0.18um low power manufacturing process aimed at IoT
The low-power premium process from MagnaChip targets mobile, wearables, wireless sensors and energy harvesting applications, which are crucial for the growth of Internet of Things space.
2007-11-01 Wireless networks pave way for e-health era
Today's services controlled by physicians and hospitals will give way to a new model in which consumers directly access devices and services on the Internet or their emerging home and personal area networks.
2014-01-09 Wireless devices fly high at CES 2014
Executives from Ericsson, the WiFi Alliance, Boingo Wireless and Broadcom discussed wins, challenges and the future of wireless technology in an interview with EE Times.
2015-11-05 What PNI sensor does differently with other MEMS makers
PNI Sensor develops devices that have the ability to create custom sensor-fusion recognition algorithms to differentiate products and still pass Google's rigorous compatibility test suite (CTS).
2015-06-30 What chips are inside Apple Watch?
The good news for the winners of the design slotsSTMicroelectronics, NXP, AMS, Dialog Semiconductoris that Yole reckons the wearable electronic equipment will grow steadily.
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