Artificial Intelligence in Micro-Watts: How to Make TinyML a Reality

Artificial Intelligence in Micro-Watts: How to Make TinyML a Reality
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-15-2020 at 6:00 am

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TinyML is kind of a whimsical term. It turns out to be a label for a very serious and large segment of AI and machine learning – the deployment of machine learning on actual end user devices (the extreme edge) at very low power. There’s even an industry group focused on the topic. I had the opportunity to preview a compelling webinar about… Read More


Mass customization coming to MEMS?

Mass customization coming to MEMS?
by Don Dingee on 12-18-2015 at 10:00 am

With the industry abuzz about the Apple purchase of a Maxim Integrated fab as a potential R&D facility for MEMS design, it begs the question: is creating a MEMS device that easy?

MEMS technology is approaching the same fork in the road where digital design encountered LSI four decades earlier. … Read More


A moment of IoT silence before we disrupt

A moment of IoT silence before we disrupt
by Don Dingee on 11-08-2015 at 12:00 pm

As I sat down in the SEMI Arizona Chapter breakfast meeting a few weeks ago, a moment of semiconductor history flew right before my eyes before the IoT sessions started.

We were seated in the cafeteria of Freescale Building 94 on Elliot Road in Tempe, a place I’d been many times before, except this time may have been the last. NXP is consolidating… Read More


Atmel’s new car MCU tips imminent SoC journey

Atmel’s new car MCU tips imminent SoC journey
by Majeed Ahmad on 02-26-2015 at 4:00 pm

The automotive industry has reached a new era marked by giant initiatives like infotainment, connected car and semi-autonomous vehicles. And no one seems more excited than the MCU guys who have been a part and parcel of in-car electronics for the past two decades. However, the humble microcontroller is going through a profound… Read More


IoT begets silicon, interoperability, and standards

IoT begets silicon, interoperability, and standards
by Don Dingee on 11-19-2013 at 5:00 pm

The Internet of Things is on every technology mind these days, but what does it mean for the EDA community? Dennis Brophy of Mentor Graphics says the billions of things we are hearing about will not happen unless we find a way to build a lot more things, efficient things, and connected things. He has more thoughts in our recent interview.… Read More