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Amazon pulls Alexa back from the edge with the promise of a comfortable cloud to live in

by Bill Ray  |  December 5, 2019

Amazon has slimmed-down the Alexa client into something that will fit onto an ARM Cortex “M” processor with only 1MB of RAM. That’s good for talking white goods, but it...

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Intel adds 5G, but it's not going to replace Wi-Fi

by Bill Ray  |  November 26, 2019

Intel wants 5G in laptops, but sold its modem business to Apple. To get the chips it needs Intel has signed a deal with MediaTek to provide connectivity, but only...

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The Evolving Role of the Chief Technology Officer

by Samantha Searle  |  November 25, 2019

Are you a newly appointed CTO? Have you recently promoted someone into a CTO role? Or perhaps hired someone externally to be accountable for overseeing the use of technology in...

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5G offers the biggest growth but chiplets are close behind

by Bill Ray  |  October 22, 2019

Semiconductor investors should look to 5G, chiplets, and embedded FPGAs for the best return, as growth in traditional fields slows down and packaging becomes the next frontier in semiconductor design....

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Time to take Moore’s Law into our own hands

by Bill Ray  |  September 24, 2019

Moore’s law; the premise that transistor density will double every 24 months, has long been the guiding principle of the semi industry. For a couple of decades, notably the nineties...

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Forget smartphones, electric cars will drive semiconductor growth

by Bill Ray  |  August 27, 2019

In 2025 we expect to see sales of electric vehicles hit 7 million a year, making up 7% of the total vehicle shipments, and with the shift towards an electric...

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Pitfalls of Algorithmic Decisions and How to Handle Them

by Jitendra Subramanyam  |  August 24, 2019

This post is by Veena Variyam, Director, Infrastructure & Operations Advisory and Research at Gartner. Algorithmic Decisions (and Pitfalls) are Everywhere Machine learning algorithms with access to large data sets...

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NAND Flash is poised to make money again, and to spend it too

by Bill Ray  |  August 12, 2019

We’re just past the Flash Memory Summit, where my colleague Joe Unsworth got to quiz a load of companies about how the market is developing. NAND Flash has had a...

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Another trade war threatens the chip industry as Japan takes away Korea’s special status

by Bill Ray  |  August 5, 2019

Ratcheting up its ongoing spat with South Korea, Japan has put restrictions on export of three materials that are critical for making semiconductor chips: photoresists, hydrogen fluoride, and fluorinated polyamides....

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When the Hype ceases to cycle like it should

by Bill Ray  |  August 1, 2019

The Gartner Hype Cycle is supposed to show how technologies progress, from innovation to hype, to inevitable disappointment followed by a painful climb towards utility. However, many technologies don’t make...

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