Nanotubes May Put IBM Watson in a Pocket
Stanford research describes progress in carbon nanotubes, noting the material''s promise to pack the equivalent of IBM''s Watson system into a handheld.
2-Year Chipmaking Equipment Spending Boom Coming
After years of underspending on chipmaking equipment, the semiconductor industry is set for two consecutive strong growth years, according to the SEMI industry organization.
Bell Labs Hits 10 Gbit/s Broadband Over Copper
Alcatel-Lucent''s Bell Labs invents new way to get broadband speeds of 1-to-10 gigabits per second over standard copper wire.
MCUs, Memory Balance Security, Performance
The need to secure devices at the MCU or SSD level is becoming more pressing thanks to BYOD and the Internet of Things, but perceptions linger that encryption degrades device performance.
Qualcomm Snaps Up CSR''s Imaging Team
Cellphone chipmaker Qualcomm is buying the imaging operations of CSR plc, which are based in Israel, according to local reports. CSR announced it would be selling the business for $44 million on July 2.
Power Week: TSA – Say No to Powerless Devices
This week, the Transportation Security Administration announced a controversial new rule banning powerless electronic devices aboard flights to the US; and a wireless network-on-a-chip technology promises reduced energy consumption at datacenters.
Honda Admits Software Problem, Recalls 175,000 Hybrids
For the first time, a carmaker has conceded that a software glitch in electronic control units could cause sudden acceleration. Honda, citing software problems, is recalling 175,000 hybrid vehicles in Japan.
Menta''s Embedded FPGA Fabric for SoC Designs
Using Menta''s technology -- which is front-ended by Verific''s parsers -- you can generate FPGA IP cores for use in your SoC designs.