See Me, Touch Me, Move Me at CES

As expected, the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., was dominated by gadgets. Touchscreens and inertial motion were key features for many devices and applications. Many of these gadgets, such as those for fitness and wellness, are intended to be used with smartphones, tablets, and PCs, usually connected wirelessly via Bluetooth or WiFi.…

Enabling IP Evolution & Growth

On Wednesday May 16, 2012, Warren East, CEO of {complink 444|ARM Ltd.}, gave the opening keynote address at the {complink 7526|Semico Research Corp.} Impact Conference: The IP Ecosystem. East addressed the issue of intellectual property evolution and growth. Looking forward, he said, there has to be more collaboration in the IP world, both horizontally and…

Accelerating Adoption of MEMS Timing

Recently there have been two major announcements in the MEMS (microelectromechanical system) oscillator market. Market leader SiTime breaks into high-precision OCXO timing with Stratum 3 compliant solutions; and {complink 2646|Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT)} jumps into the MEMS oscillator market with a piezoelectric MEMS resonator. SiTime has introduced the SiT5301 and SiT5302, which address the…

Doing Well by Doing Good

{complink 5218|STMicroelectronics NV} is one of those companies that back up corporate social responsibility statements with firm actions. And it's been doing it for years, first under former chairman and CEO Pasquale Pistorio and continuing even now, years after he left the job. At the recent Semico Summit, STMicroelectronics presented its view on shaping the…