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Power 9 May Dent X86 Servers

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

About ten server makers announced systems using IBM's Power 9 processor many leveraging Nvidia's Volta to target machine learning for data centers.

KLA-Tencor Buys Israel-based Orbotech for $3.4 Billion

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

Chip equipment vendor says deal expands its total addressable market and presence in the Middle East.

Try These Low-Cost Oscilloscopes, Suggest Others

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EDT

Each of these four oscilloscopes has a different form of connectivity and a different form factor. Which would you use, if any?

New Xilinx CEO Touts 'Adaptive Computing'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:01:00 EDT

Xilinx launched what it calls a new class of devices that features hardware and software programmable engines, IP subsystems and programmable I/O functionality, tied together with an on-chip network.

New Raspberry Pi Improves Processing, Connectivity

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:01:00 EDT

Raspberry Pi Foundation launches the latest version of its module featuring significant improvements in performance, wireless connectivity and wireless circuitry certification.

IoT Designers Seek Multimode Connectivity

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:01:00 EDT

Adding multiple radio chips to a basic microcontroller-based design can be complicated and costly. A better solution is to choose a multiprotocol IoT processor.

Why Are We Still Talking About Qualcomm?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:41:00 EDT

What motives M&A? If you are Hock Tan, you might be driven by the adrenalin high of financial engineering. But for Paul Jacobs, the motivation for buying out Qualcomm must be very personal.

Broadcom Eyes New Acquisition Targets

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

After Trump blocked hostile takeover of Qualcomm, Broadcom is looking at more deals, albeit smaller ones.

Report Quantifies Financial Benefits of 5G

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

A major mobile operator released a report estimating more than $8 billion worth of productivity benefits to the UK from 5G just as one city, Bristol, opened the 5G experience to the general public.

Motor Maker Revs Up for IoT

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

Software Motor Company provides an interesting view of a company leveraging novel technology to pioneer the Internet of Things.

Startup Runs Spiking Neural Network on Arm

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

Eta Compute, a startup who demonstrated last summer at Hot Chips a very low power microcontroller by using asynchronous technology, has come up with a new spin that it calls "the industry's first neuromorphic platform."

Analyst Lifts Chip Market Forecast to 15% Growth

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:21:00 EDT

Based on continued strength in memory chip pricing, IC Insights ups forecast for market grow from an initial prediction of an 8 percent increase.

Foundry Pursues Custom Path

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

The SkyWater 200mm foundry in an office park outside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, shows avenues for growth making semiconductors at 90nm and larger nodes, far from the bleeding-edge pursuit of Moore's law.

First Malware to Attack Industrial Control Safety Systems

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

Less than two months after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FBI joint technical alert confirmed cyberattacks against industrial control systems, a new type of malware targeting industrial processes struck an unnamed critical infrastructure facility.

5G to Alter RF Front-End Landscape

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

As 5G mmWave RF Front End can be designed in SoC, rather than SiP, by using CMOS or SOI technology, deeply affected will be who's who in the current supply chain of RF components and modules designed for 3G and 4G.

Oscilloscopes: Everything You Need to Know

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:47:00 EDT

A long-time engineer at Teledyne LeCroy has written 32 articles (and counting) covering just about every aspect of using a digital oscilloscope.

What to Expect at 5-nm-and-Beyond and What that Means for EDA

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:01:00 EDT

With EUV finally on the verge of being inserted into volume manufacturing, let's look at some innovations that have brought us to this point and what ultimately lies ahead for designing at 5nm and beyond.

Half of Notebooks Expected to Have SSDs

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

With contract pricing for solid-state drives on the decline, 2018 is expected to be first year when the penetration rate for SSDs in notebook PCs hits 50 percent.

Tribute to an American Classic

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

In this month's perspective, our publisher, Victor Gao, pays tribute to an American classic and delves into our proudly old-fashioned journalistic values.

Trump Precedent Won't Chill M&A

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT

President Trump's decision to prohibit Broadcom from buying Qualcomm sets a precedent but won't cool semiconductor acquisition fever, said analysts.