The Week In Review: Manufacturing


Samsung Austin Semiconductor plans to invest more than $1 billion in its fab in Austin, Texas. Today, the fab continues to ramp up the company’s 14nm finFET technology. At the same time, Samsung is expanding its advanced finFET foundry process technology offerings with its fourth-generation 14nm process (14LPU) and its third-generation 10nm technology (10LPU). Graphcore is developing a so-... » read more

The Next Generation Of Wearables


As the wearable market begins to take root, so has the focus on ultra-low power design—with some unique headaches that are unique to wearables. To begin with, there is much attention being paid to this market because of the almost staggering predictions associated with it. While numbers vary greatly, IDC predicts as many as 126 million units will be shipping annually by 2019. The five-year... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing


A market research firm once said if you want to sell a lot of market studies, you have to report big numbers. And some competitors have done just that, according to Will Strauss, president of Forward Concepts. In fact, some research houses inflated their smartphone shipment numbers, saying that the figure reached 1 billion in 2013, Strauss said. So, did 1 billion smartphones really ship last ye... » read more

The Week In Review: Sept. 16


By Mark LaPedus In June, Crucial.com teamed up with Lou Ferrigno to invite all frustrated computer users to submit a short video showing their most fearsome, frustration-filled and computer-induced roar. Each video was evaluated according to a variety of factors, including volume, enthusiasm, perceived distress, frustration, anxiety, irritation and overall hopelessness. The memory module suppl... » read more