Most talked about EE Times stories

Japan's MegaChips to Buy MEMS Timing Leader SiTime

eetimes.com — MegaChips, Japan's fast-growing fabless, will buy SiTime Corp. for $200 million in cash to leverage SiTime's MEMS timing devices to enhance its own SoCs and ASSPs for wearable and mobile devices.
Oct 30, 2014

Japan's MegaChips to Buy MEMS Timing Leader SiTime. Will MEMS Oscillators Change Wearables? ubm.io/1E3i5Ac

Oct 29, 2014

Japan's Fast Growing MegaChips to Buy SiTime. Expect #MEMS Oscillators Come to Wearables Big Time. ubm.io/1E3i5Ac

HP Tiptoes Into 3D Printers

eetimes.com — Hewlett-Packard sketched out plans for 3D printers coming in 2016 based on its thermal inject technology and announced a novel 3D workstation for advanced consumers.

UMC Takes Bigger Slice of 28nm Business

eetimes.com — UMC, the world's third-largest chip foundry, said that it grabbed a larger piece of the 28 nm business that is dominated by TSMC. UMC reiterated its capital expenditure for this year at about $1.3 billion.
Oct 29, 2014

UMC Takes Bigger Slice of 28nm Business, Stands Pat on Capex. Alan Patterson reports from Taipei. ubm.io/1sGial4

Freescale CEO: 'IoT Isn't Just Buzz'

eetimes.com — Two factors rejuvenating Freescale are the explosion of connected devices and cars so aware of their surroundings that they can't get into accidents, says its CEO.
Oct 29, 2014

.@Freescale CEO says people will pay more for a car nearly impossible to get into accidents. Agreed. ubm.io/103teln

Oct 29, 2014

.@eetimes chat with @freescale CEO, who explains IoT explosion, cars that can't get into accidents. ubm.io/103teln

Oct 29, 2014

Q&A with @Freescale CEO: 'IoT isn't just buzz.' CEO bets big on IoT explosion, accidents-free cars. ubm.io/103teln

Clouds Gather in Cellular Nets

eetimes.com — SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Server farms will play an increasing role in tomorrow's cellular networks, but the so-called cloud radio access networks (C-RANs) still face big technical challenges, according to one chip architect working in the area. Cloud RAN systems aim to reduce the need to deploy distributed networks of base stations by relying more on central server farms to handle cellular traffic.

ARM Cortex-M7: Abundance of Memory or Not Enough?

eetimes.com — 10/28/2014 BOSTON, Mass. -- There's no question that the ARM Cortex M7 -- with its robust memory and processing power -- extends the capabilities of the microcontroller in ways that would have been unimaginable even a few years ago. Significant is the fact that the processor is positioned to become a core building block in the Internet of Things (IoT).
Oct 30, 2014

ARM Cortex-M7: Abundance of Memory or Not Enough? @karenfield takes a flash poll. ubm.io/1FZ11x9