ARM set to improve battery life for Internet of Things devices
Apr 17, 2015
Wearables and IoT gadgets, featuring smart functions in much smaller form factors, pose battery challenges and headaches by their small size. ARM has made moves that might change the story of battery life of many wearables ...
Flex Logix looking to make processor chips more programmable
Feb 24, 2015
Silicon Valley startup Flex Logix Technologies has announced that it is now in the business of selling newly developed programmable chip technology to hardware makers—they believe they have found a new way to produce field-programmable ...
Samsung offers new ePoP memory for smartphones
Feb 06, 2015
(Phys.org) —High-end smartphones to come, if they could talk, would deliver a message to Samsung, relaying thanks for the memory. Samsung Electronics has announced they are mass-producing an "embedded package on package" ...
TSMC, ARM see impressive results with FinFET process
Oct 05, 2014
Technology from a Taiwanese semiconductor foundry is to bring considerable benefits in performance and power efficiency to big.LITTLE implementations, in the name of FinFET. Hsinchu, Taiwan-based TSMC announced last month ...
ARM targets device platform for quicker IoT development cycles
Oct 02, 2014
ARM on Wednesday announced its mbed device platform. The platform includes the mbed OS as a free operating system for ARM Cortex-M processor-based devices, and is targeted toward bringing about energy-efficient Internet of ...
MediaTek SoC to boost 64-bit Android devices
Jul 16, 2014
Tuesday's news from Taiwan carried the announcement from MediaTek of its new MT6795 system on a chip. Expect MT6795 chip-powered devices to be available by the end of the year. MediaTek said the chip is to create opportunities ...
Scientists explore mash-up of vacuum tube and MOSFET
Jun 25, 2014
Thumb-size vacuum tubes that amplified signals in radio and television sets in the first half of the 20th century might seem nothing like the metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) that dazzle us with ...
Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors
Jun 14, 2014
Sony's advance in image sensors appears quite natural: the company has developed a set of curved CMOS image sensors based on the curvature of the eye. A report on the sensors in IEEE Spectrum said that, "in a bit of biomimicry," ...
Applied Materials sets cobalt on path to future chips
May 15, 2014
When a global leader in providing equipment, services and software used for manufacturing semiconductors makes an announcement, industry players sit up and listen, as the technologies are going to impact market activity in ...
Freescale introduces amazingly small ARM MCU
Feb 26, 2014
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing one of the smallest ARM based Microcontroller Units (MCUs) ever, a chip that is roughly the size of a dimple on a golf ball—the Kinetis KL03. Because of its extremely small size, the ...