China's Quest for 'MIPS in Wearable' Junko Yoshida 4/12/2014 (1) comment Despite initial success in e-books and tablets, Ingenic, a Beijing supplier of MIPS-based mobile SoCs, abandoned the tablet market in late 2012. Now Ingenic is betting its life on the yet-to-be-defined smartwatch market.
Internet, Apps & Now Hardware Junko Yoshida 4/8/2014 (5) comments Web designers, software developers, and non-engineering professionals with no prior experience in designing a system are turning their attention to hardware, Marvell's Kinoma vice president says.
Park Assist for Economy Cars Junko Yoshida 4/6/2014 (13) comments In hopes of bringing advanced automotive features such as park assist and blind spot detection to economy cars, Freescale has teamed up with Broadcom to develop a compact MCU integrated with BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet PHY.
Will 'Makers' Change Shenzhen? Junko Yoshida 3/25/2014 (6) comments Yang Yang, founder of RPTechWorks, who teaches how to build 3D printers and sells them, believes that "labor intensive" Shenzhen, China, will eventually become a city known for fast prototyping with "shortened development cycles."
Feature Phones Are Back? Junko Yoshida 1/29/2014 (2) comments The mobile market has a strange way of refreshing old products and making them new. A case in point is the so-called Bluetooth dialer.
Auto UI at Digital Cusp Junko Yoshida 1/28/2014 (2) comments As evidenced at CES last week, the automotive industry is exactly at the digital cusp that swept the mobile phone industry two decades before, with its human-machine interface still in its infancy.
Freescale Rolls Platform for Wearables Design Junko Yoshida 1/11/2014 (2) comments Freescale, seeing opportunity in a yet-to-be-defined wearable market, is rolling out the industry's first reference platform for wearable device design at CES. It's flexible enough for a host of applications, from fitness and healthcare to entertainment.
Qualcomm Unveils Auto Game Plan at CES Junko Yoshida 1/10/2014 (1) comment Qualcomm will leverage its strong presence in the in-car cellular modem market to advance automakers’ telematics business and join the brewing in-vehicle infotainment platform battle by introducing auto-grade Snapdragon.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source? Junko Yoshida 9/29/2013 (11) comments DARPA's open-source move underscores the reality that computer vision is still a developing field, with lots of people trying different ideas and technologies.
Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision? Junko Yoshida 9/27/2013 (5) comments The message to consumers from the European Microelectronics Summit: Expect the emergence of vehicle-to-vehicle requirements and the build-out of vehicle-to-infrastructure. Drivers can also depend on their cars to help them avoid crises on the road.
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