More Game-Changers in the World of 3D Printing Ann R. Thryft 5/19/2016 Post a comment HP's industry-changing 3D printing announcement for commercial-scale end-production wasn't the only news of note at RAPID 2016 this week. Here are six more game-changing software and hardware news items, plus some videos explaining HP's technology.
Is the Mid-Range Smartphone a Compromise? Jim McGregor 5/17/2016 Post a comment What level phone should you buy if mid-range phones now sport premium-level features? A thorough testing and comparison of Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy A9, and Huawei Mate 8 may surprise you.
What Apple Gains by Sinking $1B into Didi Junko Yoshida 5/16/2016 (1) comment Apple’s $1 billion investment in China’s leading ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing is surprising but it makes one thing clear: “It tips Apple’s hand. Apple is developing driverless cars,” said an analyst.
Diamond ICs May Finally Debut R. Colin Johnson 5/13/2016 Post a comment Akhan Semiconductor Inc. is licensing a diamond semiconductor process from Argonne National Laboratory, which the company plans to use first for power transistors and eventually for semiconductor chips such as ultra-low-power high-speed processors.
Google Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics on the Block Puga Sankara 5/13/2016 Post a comment Automation has recently become the Holy Grail in many businesses including electronics manufacturing. It may be time to slow down and consider the ramifications of these new technologies. It may not be the panacea we think it is.
NXP Takes Auto Chip Vendor Crown Peter Clarke 5/11/2016 Post a comment Following its takeover of Freescale, NXP Semiconductor has been declared the leading automotive chip vendor for 2015 by market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Holding off the Hedge: One CEO's Story Junko Yoshida 5/9/2016 Post a comment Although the Marvell and IDT’s circumstances at the time of Starboard’s attacks greatly differ, separating the two is the human factor. Ted Tewksbury, who was IDT’s CEO in 2012, played a crucial role by staying on at IDT.
Will Intel's Drone Chips Fly? Junko Yoshida 5/5/2016 Post a comment Something about Intel’s drone efforts reminds me of Intel’s past stumbles in the mobile SoC market. Is Intel flying into the drone market from the wrong angle?
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