18May18 – There is continuing activity in Non-Volatile Memory. Intel’s Optane a.k.a 3D XPoint continues to roll into new products. Also this week, Microsemi licensed Crossbar’s ReRAM technology.
02May18 – We are thinking about rumours of Apple’s impending move to custom silicon for Mac OS hardware. One comes back to Steve’s early comments about using silicon to differentiate the end product.
05Apr18 – Bloomberg’s article predicting Apple’s use of its own silicon in Macs has created considerable discussion. Some of this is a rehash of what we heard when the A4 was about to debut. It is probably wise to spend fewer cycles with the bean counters and more thinking about where Apple designers could go with this. There are hints along the way. It is important to remember that Apple values the user experience to sell its devices.
19Mar18 – Bloomberg‘s article about Apple’s work on producing their own displays has grabbed considerable attention today. There are a number of interesting tidbits, particularly when other articles are considered. However, there is plenty of room to think about microLED technologies, their patent landscape and the advantages to Apple.
05Mar18 – Gasification technologies seem to be back in the news. The current drive is related to both the need to reduce landfill waste and the, somehow, address the “plastics” problem. Gasification is interesting, but has proved quite difficult to commercialize.
22Feb18 – Patents are front and centre at ned today. The information we take from patents is a large and varied topic. It is an important topic that is most often glossed over.