Posts posted in March 2015
Industrial IoT Drives Microsemi-Vitesse Merger
Junko Yoshida 3/20/2015 Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million to focus on “communications semiconductors.” On horizon is the MIPS vs. ARM conflict as the two companies use two diverging processor cores of their product lines.
Scientists Pursue Super-Fast Material
R. Colin Johnson 3/17/2015 Post a comment
Researchers may have realized an 80-year-old-dream of forming a pure electron crystalline lattice with 200-times the electron mobility of graphene and 1700-times the electron mobility of silicon.
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming
John Walko 3/16/2015 Post a comment
The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top
Junko Yoshida 3/13/2015 Post a comment
Marvell CEO has been obsessed with a computer architecture that’s unchanged for decades. Why must its progress depend on more memory and faster CPU? “We are going to fix it for once and all.”
Smart Glasses Go To Work
Rick Merritt 3/12/2015 Post a comment
Epson, Google, Sony and others are seeking traction for their smart glasses among business users, according to exhibitors at an event on wearable devices.
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
Rick Merritt 3/11/2015 Post a comment
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
Going the Extra Mile for Last Mile Delivery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 3/10/2015 (1) comment
Increasingly, consumers want influence over how and when they get the electronics products they buy. Smart OEMs are tackling this question of how to optimize delivery in the last mile early and often.
Are You Ready for June's Leap Second?
Bill Schweber 3/9/2015 Post a comment
The divergence between atomic- and astronomical-based timekeeping shows up again this year with the addition of a leap second; though it sounds like a modest correction, it can have serious consequences.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Rick Merritt 3/5/2015 (1) comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
NXP, Freescale: Bigger Not Better
Rick Merritt 3/3/2015 (1) comment
The proposed merger of NXP and Freescale creates a embedded chip vendor that is significantly bigger than most, but not all, its rivals and not substantially different.
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