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2015-04-15 SK start-up picks MIPS for IoT sensor hubs
A South Korean start-up is licensing the MIPS M5100 CPU core from Imagination Technologies to provide enhanced hardware virtualisation, security and multi-threading in IoT devices.
2016-03-22 SiTime still standing tall in MEMS timing devices industry
With 90% market share, SiTime has maintained the industry leadership it has held in the last eight years. It has sold more than 400 million devices since 2005.
2014-09-30 Single remote controls 'all' entertainment devices
The CSR1011 chipset with UEI's QuickSetIR command upload capability is suited for existing home entertainment products, eliminating the need for multiple remote controls.
2014-04-02 Silicon Labs lays down IoT SoC strategy
The IoT SoC consists of six blocks: sensor, low-energy MCU, RF transceiver, energy management, mixed signals and memory.
2014-04-24 Shift of consumers' device usage threatens smartphones
Kilopass' Charlie Cheng sees a paradigm shift towards the adoption of fewer mobile devices that could lead to the irrelevance of smartphones. Instead of buying multiple devices, users are opting for just one that consolidates all functions.
2015-10-20 Shanghai opens incubator for More-than-Moore devices
SITRI's goal is to go beyond the process-node driven CMOS technologies that have defined the IC industry for decades and helped propel PC and smartphone market growth.
2013-11-13 Samsung's IoT plan involves Siri-like system
Luc Julia, vice president and innovation fellow at Samsung's Open Innovation Centre demonstrated a system akin to that of Apple's Siri, which is central to Samsung's IoT strategy.
2014-07-03 Samsung justifies OS switch for wearable devices
Tizen offers a simpler OS, flexibility in form factor, and room to "integrate according to services," while the RTOS has less of a user interface and is meant to be more bare-bones. Android Wear is intuitive and optimised to Google services.
2014-10-10 Rising costs drive chip companies to alternate routes
The low cost of capital is fuelling M&A across all industries, and the rising cost and complexity of making chips is pouring gas on the fire in semiconductors.
2015-12-21 Recent developments in supercaps
Supercaps are stepping up to the challenge by increasing energy density with new nanomaterials that enlarge electrode surface area and thus boost their ability to hold an electric charge.
2014-05-26 Reboot steers Exar to industrial, networking markets
CEO Louis DiNardo described how Exar purchased firms to get a leg up on: software with Althior, analogue products with Cadeka, video surveillance tech with Stretch, and analogue/mixed signal with iML.
2016-02-11 Quantum dot nanotubes eliminate need for semiconductors
Michigan Tech is working toward ultra-small flexible electronics that remove semiconductors in favour of the more flexible capabilities of metallic quantum dots and isoelectronic crystals.
2014-05-19 Qualcomm, IBM innovate with the IoT
The companies both introduced separate programmes geared towards the Internet of ThingsQualcomm with a portfolio of chips, and IBM Watson with a psycho-linguistic user profile capability.
2014-12-16 Qualcomm to invest $40M in several Chinese start-ups
The investment, primarily focused in semiconductor or semiconductor-related companies with business in China, aims to push innovative work on mobile and wireless technologies.
2014-07-14 Qualcomm acquires imaging division from CSR
The acquisition by Qualcomm provides a fit with its focus on smartphones where the camera function is becoming primary while the market for digital still cameras is declining.
2014-04-29 Project Ara modular smartphones promote differentiation
Google's open-source modular smartphone concept could drive a shift from selling stand-alone products to simplified swappable modules performing the same functionalities that meet a user's end requirements.
2014-10-16 Processor integrates modem, RF solutions
The mobile chip builds upon MediaTek's mainstream LTE platforms by adding WorldMode modem capability, and integrates four 64bit ARM Cortex A53 processors.
2015-08-21 Price erosion afflicts MCU market
IC Insights said MCU shipments are on pace to increase by a whopping $25.4 billion in 2015, but unprecedented price erosion means MCU vendors are seeing only a slight increase in sales.
2016-02-01 Preventing common MEMS failure mechanisms
The first step in ensuring MEMS reliability is to avoid common pitfalls during the design and process development phase to assure a stronger and more reliable part-upon-marketplace introduction.
2014-10-07 Post-holiday buzz: Read all the news you've missed
Here are the electronics news you may have missed during last week's holidays.
2014-09-23 Piezoelectric MEMS mics soars with 70dB signal-to-noise ratio
The next generation of high-definition microphones, which uses piezoelectric tranducers, will surpass traditional MEMS mics whose signal-to-noise ratio is limited by a need for perforated backplate behind the diaphragm.
2014-03-17 Panel evaluates future prospects for MEMS sector
The MEMS Executive Congress Europe identified a growing trend in sensor fusion and sensor hubs with local processing, which led to questions on security and energy harvesting.
2016-01-21 Optical sensors boost gesture recognition, UV protection
The Si1133/53 devices from Silicon Labs aim to provide precise measurement of ultraviolet radiation and better daylight performance for enhanced proximity sensing.
2015-05-06 NXP, Qualcomm to bring 'Apply Pay' to Android phones
The collaboration between the two will go beyond mobile payment applications for smartphones. They plan to develop new reference designs to expand the reach of NFC into other applications.
2014-09-29 NXP, Avago nab major design wins in iPhone 6
Analogue, MEMS sensors and RF ICs are among the major components that Apple includes in its iPhone 6. Along with the companies already mentioned, InvenSense and Bosch also made Apple's list as accelerator suppliers, but what is an iPhone 6 doing with two of such device?
2014-10-23 NXP sol'n secures access to consumer cloud services
The company guarantees safe user logins using secure elements and FIDO U2F authentication for markets that include email, shopping, financial and social sites from both desktop and mobile devices.
2015-03-18 NXP intros 5V wireless charging transmitter reference design
The NXQ1TXA5 reference design meets 5-star mobile phone charger standby power ratings by consuming less than 30mW in standby mode, which includes the standby power of the wall-charger.
2015-05-04 NXP heads towards growth: Mobile payment, IoT, V2V on a roll
Richard Clemmer, NXP CEO, attributed the company's 1Q15 total revenue of $1.47 billion to the company's "better product mix, which drove better profitability."
2015-06-09 Non-volatile RAM seen as replacement for DRAM, flash
Startup Nantero has raised $31.5 million that will be used to speed up development of its NRAM, sometimes known as Nano-RAM, for use in both enterprise and consumer applications.
2014-04-03 Nokia pushes smartphones towards wider market
The latest Lumia smartphones release comprises Nokia's move for a broader market push, dedicating two models630 and 635for the lower tier market and the 950 for the higher segment.
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