Time to play hard ball on tech manufacturing Blog 2/1/2012 152 comments It's time for policy makers to play hard ball with multinational corporations that outsource manufacturing, design and R&D jobs. If they don't, manufacturing will cease to be the engine of U.S. economic growth.
Just Call Me 'King of the Salad People' Maxís Cool Beans 1/5/2015 137 comments As part of his New Year's resolutions, Max has promised his dear old mom that he will lose 60 pounds, which -- amongst other things -- means giving up alcohol. (Oh, the humanity!)
RadioShack: The End Is Nigh! Engineering Pop Culture! 9/15/2014 129 comments Perhaps this is the natural order of business -- Darwinism and RadioShack's impending demise open the door wider for companies like SparkFun and Adafruit to grow.
Where are the jobs? Blog 10/10/2011 111 comments Where are the jobs? Thatís the question of the year. Itís easy to blame the President, the Congress and Wall Street. In some way or another, theyíre all complicit.
How to Make Holes in Things Blog 7/2/2014 110 comments There are a many different ways to make holes in things. Most of them involve drilling or cutting in some way, but there are other techniques.
What's the Worst Album/CD Ever? Maxís Cool Beans 4/8/2015 103 comments Once you've listened to '100 Polka Classics -- The Greatest Accordion Collection On Earth,' surely the only direction you can go is up; isnít it?
Caption contest: Mars attacks! Design Contests & Competitions 9/5/2012 99 comments Itís no small feat that our cartoon guru Daniel Guidera manages to come up with exceptional engineering themed artwork every month, but Septemberís drawing is out of this world. Literally.
World Cup Soccer: Designed to Be Dull Blog 6/16/2014 98 comments Most sports become more interesting as the skill of the players advances. The striking exception to this rule is World Cup soccer. In soccer, the higher you go, the duller it plays.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.