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Does Anyone Care About the Apple Watch’s Battery Life?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A few weeks ago, in a much-anticipated announcement, Apple unveiled its first foray into the wearable electronics market. The swirl of questions and speculation began immediately, as is common for Apple product launches.

But this time, one discussion point stood out to me: Everyone is talking about the watch’s battery life. How long...

Will Wearable Devices Be Here in Two Years?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Engineering Live, ECN, September 10, 2014 -- In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict that fitness wearables only have two more years before...

The Internet of Things will need a whole new breed of chip — here’s what they’ll look like

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Venturebeat, September 7, 2014, San Francisco -- First connected computers. Then connected devices. Now connected ‘Things’. The technology industry is gearing up for a major transformation, one that may end up having an even greater effect on our lives than the PC and smartphone revolutions.

Adesto Wants to Make It Big With Small Chips

Friday, July 25, 2014

Adesto Technologies is trying to break into one of the toughest businesses in the technology industry: memory chips. Chief Executive Officer Narbeh Derhacobian is betting that the big names—Samsung Electronics (005930:KS), Micron Technology (MU), SK Hynix (000660:KS), and Toshiba (6502:JP)—are so focused on making large chips used in memory-...

Chip Startup Adesto Tries to Scale Tech’s Highest Wall

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bloomberg, July 17, 2014, New York -- Adesto Technologies Corp. is betting low-energy memory chips used in everything from fitness wristbands to smart buildings will be the next niche product as the memory-chip market goes small.

Samsung Electronics Co., Micron Technology Inc. and Toshiba Corp. haven’t realized fast enough that the $67...

EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch

Thursday, July 17, 2014

EETImes, July 15, 2014 -- It has been more than 18 months since EE Times last produced a version of the Silicon 60. The global economic, entrepreneurial, and electronics business climates have all improved in that time, and EE Times has brought 38 recently formed companies on to version 15.1 of its list of 60 firms that we feel are worth...

Medical Devices Require Radiation-Tolerant Memory

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

EETimes, July 8, 2014, Toronto --  One of the biggest subsets of the Internet of Things is wearables, and within that segment are devices that monitor health and physical activity. While many of these applications are aimed at consumers who want to track fitness and other measurements of the quantified self, there are also specialized medical...

CEO interview: Adesto's Derhacobian Looks to Move CBRAM to Asia

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Electronics360, July 2, 2014 -- Narbeh Derhacobian, CEO of fabless nonvolatile memory startup Adesto Technologies Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), is looking expand the remit of his company's conductive bridging RAM (CBRAM). That means higher capacities, smaller geometries, most likely a deal with an Asian foundry – but most of all it means...

Adesto enters Internet-of-things battle with memory chips that use 100 times less energy

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

VentureBeat, July 2, 2014, San Francisco -- Adesto Technologies is unveiling today its super-low-power memory chips that can be used in a new class of Internet of things sensors, wearable devices, and sterilized medical devices. The company says it will take innovations like this to fill our world with smart devices.

The memory chips...

IoT, Wearables Drive Lower Power Memory Innovation

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

EETIMES - June 10, 2014 - TORONTO -- The Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices are putting even more pressure on memory to consume less power -- even beyond the requirements of today’s smartphones and tablets. They also have other specific needs, depending on the use-case.

Requirements vary significantly with IoT, according to...