Artificial Intelligence

3D Powered: From Image Sensors to Artificial Intelligence

3D Powered: From Image Sensors to Artificial Intelligence

The widespread deployment of 3D stacked CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) in consumer electronics, namely smartphones, by handset makers domestic (Apple, iPhone) and overseas (Samsung, Galaxy), is certain proof that 3D integration technologies pivoted over the last ten years from being something useful only for fairly esoteric applications and high ASP products, to being a technology that reached the right... »

TechSearch International Analyzes Trends in Packages for AI Applications

TechSearch International Analyzes Trends in Packages for AI Applications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) combines both hardware and software.  TechSearch International’s latest analysis explains the packages behind AI applications. AI accelerators found in datacenters require high-density packages to support logic plus high bandwidth memory (HBM). Many silicon interposer designs are in mass production and Intel’s EMIB is also used.  Package-on-package (PoP) is use... »

When It Comes to Robots and AI, We Draw the Line at Beer

When It Comes to Robots and AI, We Draw the Line at Beer

As one of the current key drivers of the semiconductor industry, the development of robots with artificial intelligence has been on my mind quite a bit recently, second only to autonomous vehicles. I am curious to understand why we, as humans, are driven to develop technology that will surpass us in intelligence. While, among other things, AI is predicted to streamline manufacturing, improve medic... »

Will the Internet of Everything Really Make the World a Better Place?

Will the Internet of Everything Really Make the World a Better Place?

I recently started watching the HBO sitcom, Silicon Valley. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a great parody of what life in the Valley taken over by socially awkward technology geniuses looks like. It’s pretty funny, and a little bit scary. In one episode, the Pied Piper team is presenting their file compression app demo at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Event. Every presenter claims his or her... »