Friday, June 23, 2017

Intel Banks on Artificial Intelligence

Intel is investing in artificial-intelligence startups, acquiring others, and blending the mix with its own AI expertise to ensure a leadership position in machine learning, deep learning, and brainlike neural networks based on its AI hardware and software.

from EETimes:

Record Growth for Net-Zero Construction in 2016

Energy-saving practices, such as rooftop solar panels and increased efficiency through smart lighting and home automation, are becoming mainstays of new construction, spurred on by recent legislation in cities like San Francisco. As these measures deepen their roots, a higher and more targeted energy goal—net-zero energy (NZE)—has emerged.

from EC Mag - Power and Integrated Building Systems Magazine

SiLabs CEO Plots Slow, Steady IoT Strategy

"IoT is in a bit of a trough right now," Silicon Labs' CEO said, just as he was leaving the ballroom where he delivered a keynote entitled "Accelerating the IoT." Is he sensing a whiff of IoT backlash?

from EETimes:

NOR Prices Forecast to Rise 20% in Q3

New and rapidly growing applications are ratcheting up demand for NOR flash while some companies are scaling back production, according to DRAMeXchange.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Accelerator Grades Hardware Startups

Hax said it sees continued growth in the business of accelerating hardware startups through rapid prototyping and crowdfunding.

from EETimes:

Handsets Expected to be Largest Market for ICs

Cellular handsets are expected to surpass PCs as the largest application for integrated circuits for the first time in 2017.

from EETimes:

Taiwan to Invest $131 Million in Semiconductor Industry

Reports out of Asia indicate that the island nation's minister of science and technology made the announcement at the grand opening of a Phison Electronics chip fab recently.

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