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.
Where are the jobs? Blog 10/10/2011 111 comments Where are the jobs? That’s the question of the year. It’s easy to blame the President, the Congress and Wall Street. In some way or another, they’re all complicit.
Caption contest: Mars attacks! Design Contests & Competitions 9/5/2012 99 comments It’s no small feat that our cartoon guru Daniel Guidera manages to come up with exceptional engineering themed artwork every month, but September’s drawing is out of this world. Literally.
My Geiger counter doesn’t count (sob sob) Engineering Pop Culture! 4/8/2011 93 comments Sad to relate, my do-it-yourself Geiger counter kit has not – as yet – counted anything. But is this because it is broken, or because I have not yet presented it with anything to count?
Cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series of the 60s and 70s Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/22/2012 90 comments Here are some of the cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series I used to watch in the 60s and 70s. Did you see these? If so, which did you like the best (and which did you hate the most)?
November caption contest: BarcaLounger Design Contests & Competitions 11/2/2011 85 comments November 2011 is behind us ... on to more contests and the next new thing. Stay tuned for a list of the top five captions for our November cartoon and your chance to vote on the winner.
Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics Blog 5/9/2012 85 comments This fall, EE Times will kick off a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary year. Through coverage and various activities online, in a special digital edition and at events, we plan to honor 40 visionaries, technologies and disruptions that have rewritten the rules—of technology, of the industry, sometimes of society—over the last four decades.
Apple should build a fab Blog 8/26/2010 83 comments With Apple and its key foundry partner, Samsung Electronics, on a collision course in several end-user markets, Apple should consider building its own fab to make the A4 chip for its iPad and iPad.
The transient that wasn’t there Engineering Investigations 9/29/2010 81 comments A manager’s near instant analysis of a problem with an engine electrical replacement part—done with no analysis or data—is wrong, of course
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...