Intel eDRAM attacks graphics in pre-3-D IC days
Intel shared insights into its eDRAM technology, expected to challenge discrete graphics sockets in high end notebooks this year.View the full article HERE.
What do IBM layoffs mean for New York''s chip initiative?
Big Blue is being tight lipped as usual about how many employees are getting the ax, but at least some of the jobs being cut are in semiconductor R&D. View the full article HERE.
Smartphone demand makes Spreadtrum guidance soar
Demand for smartphone chips from Chinese fabless chip vendor causes it to provide a major uplift to Q2 sales guidance.View the full article HERE.
Small cells gaining traction in cellular nets
AT&T, Vodaphone and other carriers are rolling out their first small cell deployments thanks in part to advances in backhaul and baseband SoCs.View the full article HERE.
Apple weighs larger iPhones
Apple iPhone 5S on track for fall 2013 debut, while Apple tests iPhones with 4.7- and 5.7-inch screens for next year, reports say.View the full article HERE.
Nokia, Qualcomm invest in array camera startup
Pelican Imaging has secured $20 million in funding from Qualcomm Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners and current investors.View the full article HERE.
Solid state memory gains on HDDs
Flash memory is increasingly posing a challenge to the hard disk drive in PCs and enterprise servers in the datacenter.View the full article HERE.
Software exam gets low grade in first test
Only 12 people took the first exam given in the U.S. to license software engineers for work on safety-critical systems, and only six passed it.View the full article HERE.
Silicon Labs makes IoT play with Energy Micro buy
Mixed signal and wireless company has persuaded serial entrepreneur Geir Forre to flip his microcontroller startup for up to $170 million as they set off together in pursuit of the Internet of Things market.View the full article HERE.