A Checkup from the Neckup Break Points 8/20/2014 Post a comment Who do you use as a sounding board? Jack Ganssle sees the value in having the right person to tell your troubles to -- if only just for a brain tune-up.
China Wants to Be No. 1 Blog 8/20/2014 7 comments China aims to produce half the semiconductors it consumes by 2020, and it hopes to consume many of them in locally made smartphones, too.
Engineers: Join Humanitarian Shout Out Blog 8/19/2014 22 comments It's World Humanitarian Day: Share your stories with colleagues about efforts you, family, and colleagues make the world a better place. ESC's program manager gets the conversation started.
Synthesize Your Own RTOS for FREE! Max’s Cool Beans 8/19/2014 8 comments SynthOS automatically "synthesizes" an application-specific operating system (ASOS) -- for use on an FPGA, MCU, or SoC -- that is optimized for your application.
Security Expert’s IP Raises Issues Blog 8/18/2014 1 comment Security expert Keith Alexander aims to file patents on behavioral modeling techniques that are raising issues because they could have their roots in insights he gained working in top US government posts.
Securing IoT Devices With ARM TrustZone Blog 8/15/2014 1 comment The need for securing devices for IoT systems is becoming paramount. We’ll outline how virtualization can be leveraged to enable consolidation of connected devices, and how ARM TrustZone can be utilized to address security threats.
R U Using AmazonSmile? Max’s Cool Beans 8/15/2014 8 comments This is just like using the regular Amazon, the only difference is that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the charity of your choice.
China vs. Qualcomm: Chip's 'Nationality' Still Matters Blog 8/15/2014 8 comments China is using every possible tool to pressure foreign companies. It appears a little too convenient for Chinese regulators to scrutinize multinationals for antitrust allegations while China's chip vendors, now "state-owned," become less transparent.
Betting Big on HD-to-Ultra HDTV Transition Blog 8/14/2014 4 comments Will the Christmas buying season starting on Black Friday this year be the start of HDTV's transition to Ultra HD? That's what Nanotech Entertainment Inc. in San Jose, Calif,. is betting big on happening.
Got Stackability? Blog 8/14/2014 11 comments Although older styles of test equipment were not designed to be stackable, this was an inherent attribute. Then, along came the aesthetic enclosure designers hired by marketeering managers with no brains.
Really Annoying Music Suppressors Max’s Cool Beans 8/14/2014 34 comments What do you do if you are on a road trip with someone who likes to play music really loud -- especially if it's a genre you don’t particularly like yourself?
EE Times Radio Friday: Do My Washer and Grill Have to Talk? Blog 8/12/2014 11 comments We are taking our "Convince Me Why Washer Must Talk to Grill" debate to an EE Times online Radio Show Friday, Aug. 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Join our interview with Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder of the Internet-connected grill maker Palatehome.
Intel vs. Intel Blog 8/12/2014 13 comments Will Intel's 14nm process technology continue the historical cost reduction curve... or not?
Forget Bitcoin! Got Ripple? Blog 8/11/2014 26 comments Although you're unlikely to see "We accept Ripple" signs in the same way you see Bitcoin signs, you may still end up using the Ripple protocol.
What is STT-MRAM? Blog 8/11/2014 1 comment STT-MRAM can replace low-density DRAM and SRAM, especially for mobile and storage devices. But what is it and how does it differ from MRAM?
Will Google or Apple Disrupt Intel? Blog 8/11/2014 18 comments Google, Apple, or a smart startup could unseat Intel in microprocessors, the microprocessor design veteran Davd Ditzel said after an interview about his Hot Chips paper.