I wrote an in-depth piece on Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, and how it stacks up against the silicon from its rivals, Samsung, Huawei, and Qualcomm. I have always loved writing about pure technology, including chips, so this was particularly fun. One big take away from my time spent with Apple exposed me to their near maniacal obsession with increasing the performance of the chips, but not at the expense of power consumption. I have more thoughts and will share later. In the interim, if you have time to read, visit Wired.com.

Chips Don’t Lie

All that IPO optimism—in addition to ongoing Facebook shenanigans—keep us a wee bit distracted from the dark clouds that are gathering on the horizon. Earlier this week, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported that the “worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $32.9 billion for the month of February 2019, a decrease of 7.3 percent from the January … Continue reading Chips Don’t Lie

Steve Jobs’ legacy & The iPhone X

If you total up the energy spent debating the merits and demerits of the Apple iPhone X event and various devices announced today, odds are that you could actually power another keynote, one where the basic question is why: why does the iPhone X matter? Why it’s even possible and where it could lead us – and why Apple is best positioned to lead us there.  Continue reading “Steve Jobs’ legacy & The iPhone X”

The Multiple Lives of Moore’s Law

(Gordon) Moore’s Law is a great way to encapsulate technology’s relentless march into the future. Best is yet to come. A great retrospective by IEEE Magazine which points out why the law has endured for half a century. Read This.