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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
Rick Merritt  
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   (1) comment
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
Rick Merritt  
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
Rick Merritt  
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   Post a comment
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.
Apple-FBI a Poor Test Case
Rick Merritt  
3/7/2016   Post a comment
The Apple v. FBI dispute begs the right question but the high profile court case it has spawned is not the right forum for a thoughtful response.
Apple, FBI Talks Need Engineers
Rick Merritt  
2/25/2016   Post a comment
A panel of experts need to study and report to the public on the legal and technical alternatives in security and privacy, and engineers need a seat at that table.
IoT Networks Expand at MWC
Rick Merritt  
2/24/2016   Post a comment
Ingenu, LoRa and Sigfox announced new partners at the Mobile World Congress as the low-power wide area networks vie with cellular to connect the Internet of Things.
19 Views of ISSCC
Rick Merritt  
2/9/2016   (1) comment
Chips for smart cars, fast wired and wireless links, cool cameras and more appeared at at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Set-Top Era Over, Says FCC
Rick Merritt  
1/27/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal to force pay-TV operators to adopt open formats so any systems or software developer can access their content.
8 Predictions for 2016
Rick Merritt  
1/4/2016   (2) comments
It’s been a long, busy year and my crystal ball is flashing me warnings that its battery is almost spent, so take these few blurry visions for what they’re worth.
VR Ride Pumped Me Up
Rick Merritt  
12/18/2015   Post a comment
A drive, ride and fly through virtual reality courtesy of a new peripheral from startup Virzoom reaffirms that VR world will someday be vast.
Wearables Show New Wrinkles
Rick Merritt  
12/2/2015   Post a comment
More kinds of conductive yarns and people who want to weave with them into wearable electronics are emerging but the yarns lack clear specs.
IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights
Rick Merritt  
11/25/2015   Post a comment
What would you build if you could get access to 40,000 streetlights?
5G Challenges Call for Startups
Rick Merritt  
11/18/2015   Post a comment
A pioneer of MIMO antenna technology gave his opinions on the challenges developing a 5G cellular standard and called for startups to attack them.
Printed Electronics Make a Mark
Rick Merritt  
11/9/2015   Post a comment
A handful of companies will show new kinds of products using printed electronics at an annual Silicon Valley event on the sector.
Smartphone Slide Proceeds, Says Q’Comm
Rick Merritt  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Growth of smartphone sales will continue to slow as China OEMs take a bigger share of the market and selling prices decline next year, said Qualcomm reporting drops in annual sales and profits.
HP Inc. CTO: To the PC and Beyond
Rick Merritt  
11/4/2015   Post a comment
The CTO of the new HP Inc. shares his vision for the future of PCs and new computing markets in the Internet of Things, 3-D printing and wearables.
Cellular Simplifies its IoT Road Map
Rick Merritt  
11/2/2015   (1) comment
Cellular vendors will cancel plans for LTE Category 0 chips, focusing instead on Category M in their race against rivals to provide low cost and low power links for the Internet of Things.
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