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Semiconductor M&A Fervor Cools

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

After a two-year buying spree unprecedented in magnitude, the frenzy of merger and acquisition activity that dominated the semiconductor industry cooled - somewhat - in 2017, with the number of targets considered ripe for acquisition depleted and regulatory scrutiny heightened.

The Netherlands Tops List for Autonomous Vehicle Readiness

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

European nations score high marks for autonomous vehicle readiness in a new study by KPMG.

IoT Knits a Factory Together

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

A services company shares its experience weaving a thread and yarn maker into the era of the Internet of Things.

UMC Expects AI to Grow to $3 Billion Business

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

United Microelectronics Corp. expects AI to contribute $3 billion to company revenue by 2021 as demand for edge computing and automotive devices takes off.

Micron Puts 64-Layer 3D in Enterprise SSDs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:00:00 EST

The 5200 SATA SSD leverages existing architecture with the latest lithography and boasts better Mean Time to Failure

TI CEO Templeton to Step Down

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:31:00 EST

Brian Crutcher, currently the company's chief operating officer, to take the reins on June 1.

Intel Says Patches for Meltdown and Spectre are Flawed

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

Chip giant advises customers and ecosystem partners to stop installing patches to fix hardware vulnerabilities as testing begins on updated versions.

Smart Glasses Not Ready to Wear

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

Augmented reality may be further away and 5G cellular not as big as you think, according to two talks on the emerging markets.

Osram Morphs from Lightbulbs to Optoelectronics

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

Aldo Kamper's seven-year career as CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors neatly overlaps the transformation of parent company Osram over the last decade. Basic semiconductor technologies- developed and manufactured by his team - have been critical to Osram's recent growth.

AI Silicon Preps for 2018 Debuts

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:31:00 EST

A dozen startups are readying the first merchant chips to accelerate deep neural networks, but the underlying algorithms are still rapidly evolving.

Wi-Fi Needs a Home Hierarchy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:00:00 EST

Wi-Fi has a long future ahead, but in the near term smart homes require a clear hierarchy of networks to meet consumer demands.

Incentives, Metrics, and Their Unintended Consequences

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:01:00 EST

For every system, there is a workaround or dirty little trick that people figure out and exploit.

Toshiba Reportedly Mulls Memory Chip IPO as Backup Plan

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:21:00 EST

If deal with Bain-led consortium isn't finalized by March 31, Toshiba may take its memory chip spinoff public.

Visual Processor IP Runs Deep Convolutional Nets in Real Time

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

Videantis launched its sixth-generation processor IP architecture, which adds deep learning capability to a solution that combines computer vision, image processing and video coding from a single unified SoC platform.

Poland Emerging as European Hub for Automotive Electronics

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

Is Poland becoming the most important center of automotive electronics in Europe after Germany?

Everspin Targets Niches for MRAM

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

Company hits notable milestone of recording revenue for its first 40nm 256Mb STT-MRAM products in the fourth quarter of 2017, now ramping its volume production in 2018 with a focus on applications that need fast, persistent memory.

TSMC Sees HPC Driving Business

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:42:00 EST

TSMC says that high-performance computing, including demand for chips used in cryptocurrency mining, has replaced smartphones as the key driver of its business.

DSP Start-up Snags Funding, Targets 5G

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:31:00 EST

Paris-based VSORA says says its digital signal processor architecture and development platform target wireless mobile applications and boost computing power.

Chipmakers Rally in Talent War

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:31:00 EST

A semiconductor vet called for help on an initiative to reach out to STEM grads in a war for talent that chipmakers are losing to cloud-computing giants.

Qualcomm-NXP Deal Cleared by Europe, South Korea

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EST

Fabless giant agrees to concessions around near-field communications and MIFARE contactless payment technology in exchange for approval of its $38 billion proposed acquisition.