Rick Merritt
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Bluetooth Beams New Spec, Chips
Rick Merritt  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
The Bluetooth SIG ratified its version 5 spec, enhancing range, throughput, and beacon support.
Virtual Reality Group to Define APIs
Rick Merritt  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
A new Khronos working group will define APIs for virtual reality products to ease writing and optimizing applications and device drivers.
Will China Grab ARM Servers?
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12/5/2016   Post a comment
China’s data center giants have become the next big hope to give traction to ARM’s server initiative.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
Rick Merritt  
11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
M&A Takes New Twists
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11/28/2016   Post a comment
The M&A frenzy in semiconductors seems to have entered a bold new phase that arguable leads to less competition.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
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11/25/2016   Post a comment
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Virtual Reality Will Stay Hot
Rick Merritt  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Virtual reality could be a killer app in more ways than one.
Google's Mobile VR Still a Wild West
Rick Merritt  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
A test run of Google’s mobile VR system called Daydream shows mobile virtual reality is still a Wild West of dangers and riches being pioneered.
Trump Win Roils Technology Sector
Rick Merritt  
11/9/2016   (1) comment
The view of America from Silicon Valley on the day after the U.S. election is, at best, uncertain.
Chip Forecast Rises Through 2017
Rick Merritt  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
International Business Strategies updated its semiconductor forecast to growth through 2017, in part due to rising memory prices and sales.
U.S. Needs Big Bet on Chips
Rick Merritt  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. government should launch a new multi-billion national research effort to define a post-silicon semiconductor industry.
U.S. Convenes Chip Study Group
Rick Merritt  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
The Obama administration convened top semiconductor executives to make recommendations on what the sector needs to deal with threats from China and a slowing Moore’s law.
Intel, ARM Battle over IoT
Rick Merritt  
10/25/2016   (1) comment
Intel and ARM load up enhanced processors as their battle over the Internet of Things heats up this week.
LeEco, China’s Disruptive Hybrid
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10/20/2016   Post a comment
China’s LeEco is coming to the U.S. with ultra low cost smartphones and smart TVs and an R&D center for them and deep-learning services.
IoT Hears LTE Calling
Rick Merritt  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm said AT&T, Verizon and five module makers will use its chip for Cat-M1 and NB1 trials this year and commercial services in 2017.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
Rick Merritt  
10/13/2016   Post a comment
Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Rick Merritt  
10/12/2016   Post a comment
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Google Does Consumer Electronics
Rick Merritt  
10/7/2016   Post a comment
Google rolled out its new hardware group and its first products—two smartphones, an Amazon Echo-alike, a VR headset and Wi-Fi access point.
GE Plugs into Industrial Internet
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9/28/2016   Post a comment
GE provided a look under the hood of its first major systems geared for the Industrial Internet of Things.
TSMC Expands its 3D Menu
Rick Merritt  
9/23/2016   (1) comment
TSMC showed an expanding array of foundry process technologies, packaging options and applications-specific platforms at an event.
Touch Standard Rides I3C Link
Rick Merritt  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
MIPI aims to replace proprietary interfaces
Chip Process War Heats Up
Rick Merritt  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Samsung and China are the wild cards
Apple Debuts Three Custom Chips
Rick Merritt  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
AirPods' W1 is company’s first wireless SoC
iPhone7 Boosts Broadcom Results
Rick Merritt  
9/5/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom predicted slightly better than expected results, largely due to increasing content in Apple’s iPhone 7.
Power9 Opens IBM to Partners
Rick Merritt  
8/25/2016   Post a comment
One chip, four variants and tons of eDRAM
AMD Reveals Zen of X86
Rick Merritt  
8/24/2016   Post a comment
New core packs decade of lessons learned
Microsoft Gives Peek at HoloLens Chip
Rick Merritt  
8/23/2016   (3) comments
HPU delivers trillion pixel-ops/second
AMD, Nvidia GPU Battle Heats Up
Rick Merritt  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
DRAMs to drag ICs to -2% in 2016
Rick Merritt  
8/12/2016   (2) comments
Samsung Debuts 3D XPoint Killer
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8/11/2016   Post a comment
3D NAND variant stakes out high-end SSDs
Wi-Fi Interference Hits Spotlight
Rick Merritt  
8/11/2016   (4) comments
Performance is “all over the place”
Micron demos 3D XPoint in drives
Rick Merritt  
8/10/2016   Post a comment
Latency and IOPS, but no prices shown
Wearables Try On Package Options
Rick Merritt  
8/1/2016   Post a comment
SSD belt to pack Lightning, USB links
Wearables need optimized SoCs
Rick Merritt  
7/27/2016   Post a comment
ASML Reports Progress on EUV
Rick Merritt  
7/26/2016   Post a comment
IEDM Explores Silicon Horizon
Rick Merritt  
7/22/2016   Post a comment
Intel a Bear on PCs, a Bull on Flash
Rick Merritt  
7/21/2016   Post a comment
Double digit PC decline, 3D NAND ramp starts
5G, Cellular IoT Step Ahead
Rick Merritt  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm is showing a prototype 5G base station and terminal in China Mobile’s booth at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai this week.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel
Rick Merritt  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
Google’s Daydream is Silicon Reality
Rick Merritt  
5/23/2016   Post a comment
A Qualcomm graphics expert gave insight into work on mobile virtual reality in Android that is about to emerge from the lab.
Graphics Rivals in Epic Battle
Rick Merritt  
5/20/2016   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia go head-to-head this year in a rare battle of new GPUs, memory types and processes, says a veteran scorekeeper.
DoD Reorgs Silicon Valley Outpost
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5/12/2016   Post a comment
U.S. Defense Secretary named a slate of tech execs from companies such as Apple and Google to help lead his Silicon Valley outpost, DIUx.
Microchip, Micrel CEOs Duel Over Deal
Rick Merritt  
5/3/2016   (2) comments
Micrel and Microchip CEOs came to loggerheads over the extent of layoffs after a recent acquisition.
The Day After the iPhone Fell
Rick Merritt  
4/27/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s iPhone slump marks a new day for a semiconductor industry searching for a driver.
Intel Cuts 12,000, 11% of Staff
Rick Merritt  
4/20/2016   (1) comment
Intel Corp. officially cut its PC business loose today announcing a cut of 12,000 employees, 11% of its staff amid a sequential decline in quarterly revenues and profits.
Set-Top Debate: The Next Episode
Rick Merritt  
4/19/2016   Post a comment
The latest round of the great set-top box debate is well underway, but it’s unclear who will win this longstanding battle among tech giants.
5G Work Starts in Earnest
Rick Merritt  
4/13/2016   Post a comment
This week engineers started hearing proposals on everything from radio access technologies to network architectures for 5G cellular standards expected before 2020.
Intel Mobile Chief’s Hard Monday
Rick Merritt  
4/5/2016   Post a comment
You think you had a hard Monday? Consider the case of Aicha Evans.
U.S Withdraws Apple Case
Rick Merritt  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. has withdrawn it's case forcing Apple to crack a terrorist's iPhone, but the debate of privacy vs. law enforcement continues.
Brussels & What’s Really Important
Rick Merritt  
3/23/2016   Post a comment
Events like the attacks in Brussels soften my heart and remind me what’s really important.
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