UK semiconductor design firm ARM said it bought an Israeli based company yesterday to bolster security for designs.
Sansa Security provides hardware security and software for system on a chip semiconductors used in the internet of things.
Sansa intellectual property is already embedded in over 150 million products and used in smart connected devices and enterprise systems.… Read the rest
Researchers at Berkeley Lab and Columbia University have a made a high performance single molecule diode.
The scientists used a combination of gold electrodes and an ionic solution to make the diode, which they claim outperforms all predecessors by a factor of 50.… Read the rest
Hardly a week goes by without some boffin emerging from a smoke filled lab claiming to have found a replacement for silicon.
This week it is allium nitride (GaN) which could make data centres massively more efficient only this time its boffins have managed to create some actual product.… Read the rest
Korean giant Samsung said that it has started mass producing a one micron CMOS image sensor that supports 16 megapixel displays for mobile phones and other devices.
Samsung claims it is the first manufacturer to bring such a sensor into production – it means that the size of the sensor is such that it’s easier to make even thinner mobile devices than we have now.… Read the rest
Intel and Micron announced their jointly developed 3D XPoint technology at an analyst meeting today in Santa Clara, California.
Rob Crooke, Senior VP & GM of the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group, Intel Corporation and Mark Durcan, CEO Micron Technology took the stage to present the jointly developed 3D XPoint memory technology.… Read the rest
Microsoft, like Intel, appears to believe its future is in the internet of things (IoT).
That’s according to Richard Edwards, principle research analyst at Ovum.
He said that vendors of desktops, notebooks and tablet computers hope Windows 10 will bring back people who have endured “the Windows 8 debacle”.… Read the rest
British semiconductor company ARM said it has introduced an initiative that will give universities more access to hardware, software tools and academic material as part of the a worldwide plan.
ARM said it will launch a university alliance partnership and will team with a number of Chinese technology companies to offer up to date platforms and tools.… Read the rest
Analysts have predicted for the last couple of years that the semiconductor market would increasingly consolidate and today there’s more evidence that their assessments are correct.
ROHM, which manufactures analogue power IC semiconductors bought Powervation, another digital power IC company.
Powervation’s speciality is in digital power management integrated on single semiconducts and ROMH paid $70 million in cash for the company.… Read the rest
Wall Street analysts are suggesting that Chipzilla should buy Qualcomm if if the maker of Snapdragon mobile processors decides to break itself up.
Cowen and Co analyst Timothy Arcuri, told Reuters the move would give Intel’s smartphone chip making business a much-needed boost.… Read the rest
The maker of expensive printer ink is warning that smartwatches are a huge security threat.
HP Security found that many of the most popular wearable gizmos carry major security flaws thanks to their increasing connectivity to the Internet of Things.
All the ten gizmos tested by Fortify, HP Security’s application provider, contained “significant vulnerabilities”.… Read the rest