We can be a bit hard to please. We all want our devices to do more and more while consuming less power and taking up less space. And of course, they should look beautiful. But how often do we stop to think about how these incredible machines get built? The unsung heroes of these devices … Continue reading Breakthrough will help keep making smaller, smarter phones
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.
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