Moore\’s law

  • One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware Crunch Network

    One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

    It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming driver of innovation in the technology industry. Many components have made stunning advances to keep up with consumer demand to have sleeker, more powerful devices every year. For chip makers, the pressure has been to produce smaller, more powerful components for each… Read More

  • Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble” Crunch Network

    Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

    There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valuations hearkening back to the bubble of the late 90s. My colleagues and I at Sapphire Ventures are seeing the rise in private market valuations firsthand. The stage at which we invest, the… Read More

  • Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending Crunch Network

    Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

    The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece Why mobile web apps are slow. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along. Its upshot: HTML5 apps will be vastly inferior to native apps not just for… Read More

  • Disruptive Tendencies

    Disruptive Tendencies

    Early on Day One of Disrupt SF, Silicon Valley legends Peter Thiel and Max Levchin came out on stage with a grim message of doom: “Innovation in the world today is somewhere between dire straits and dead … outside of computers and the Internet, we’ve had forty years of stagnation.” Meanwhile, Startup Alley boasted a large number of trivial, me-too apps, all too… Read More

  • Moore's law not in danger just yet

    The hard science behind your processor may not be interesting to you now, but if Intel were to say “Sorry, it’s physically impossible to go any faster,” you’d get real interested real fast. Or not. At any rate, it shouldn’t be a problem yet, as even the major quantum-physical barrier posed by the move (still far distant) from 22nm to 16nm appears to be… Read More

  • HD DVD notebooks to fall below $1000 by year's end?

    Toshiba VP Carl Pinto says that by Christmas time, "you’ll be able to buy notebook computers at retail stores for under $1000," in reference to HD DVD-equipped notebooks. It’s not all that surprising of a revelation, seeing that Toshiba is one of the major proponents of the HD DVD standard, but steadily falling prices on HD DVD hardware is a good way to get that… Read More