Data Growth Drives 5G, Cloud
Blog 6/7/2017 Post a comment
Traffic to the cloud is doubling each year, driving demand for new technologies for everything from the RF front end of mobile phones to the architecture of data centers.
March of the Touchless User Interfaces
Blog 6/6/2017 3 comments
The world of user interfaces is rapidly expanding. It’s no longer just touch but it includes a great variety of gestures and speech assistants. What can we expect from such advancements?
Video, Where Is Your Metadata?
Blog 6/6/2017 1 comment
Metadata can change video storytelling, through automated shot selection, image enhancement and presentation in a bigger way than EXIF did for digital photos.
Intel’s Passenger Economy: What’s the Point?
Blog 6/5/2017 4 comments
Intel Corp. last week issued a report predicting that the future of fully automated vehicles would unleash a $7 trillion ‘Passenger Economy’ in 2050. It sounds far-fetched? Yes. But it’s worth reading, and here are five reasons why.
IoT Nets Snag Fishing Industry
Blog 6/5/2017 Post a comment
Low power wide area networks are providing connectivity that saves lives and protects fishing zones, lowering costs and safeguarding economies of developing countries.
SCOTUS Ends Texas Patent Craze
Blog 5/31/2017 5 comments
The Supreme Court struck a death blow to East Texas as a major patent litigation forum in a decision that could see patent filings overall decrease.
What’s Driving Automotive Storage?
Blog 5/30/2017 Post a comment
In addition to rapidly changing infotainment systems, more connected cars, ADAS and autonomous cars are drastically altering automakers' requirements for local on-board storage in the vehicle.
Waymo-Lyft Tie Opens Door to 5 Questions
Blog 5/16/2017 9 comments
What we don't know about Waymo-Lyft partnership includes when and where they plan to start “ride hailing” operations, and which self-driving car platform Lyft might eventually use for its autonomous driving services.
Optical Industry Needs Automation
Blog 5/15/2017 1 comment
For many years, the optical communications industry has been getting by with artisan techniques, but we are approaching a time when vendors must automate.
After Moore’s Law — What?
Blog 5/5/2017 3 comments
The semiconductor industry must, at last, outgrow its obsession with pitch shrinkage, and go creative with the “heterogeneous integration of different technologies” to push economic growth.
Engineering Ed Stuck in the Past
Blog 5/2/2017 25 comments
Curriculum modifications and forum replacements must be made in the engineering and computer science education system if we want to equip future generations.
Home Alarms Ring Up Sales
Blog 5/1/2017 Post a comment
Alarm systems are becoming more valuable as products expand to include detection of fire, carbon monoxide and water leaks, as well as home automation features such as smart plugs, locks, cameras, lighting and thermostat control.
It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!
Blog 4/28/2017 Post a comment
A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.
IoT Security: What We Need Next
Blog 4/25/2017 6 comments
Do we need a group to certify that IoT products support some baseline security and privacy standards? If so, what are the standards and who is the group?
Is Foxconn Ready for Cars?
Blog 4/25/2017 Post a comment
What makes Taiwan’s foray into cars interesting is if and when Foxconn gets involved. We spotted several key technologies at AutoTronics show last week.
Embedded Systems Editor Bernard Cole Passes Away
Blog 4/24/2017 1 comment
Long-time editor covering embedded systems at EE Times and Embedded.com influenced a generation of industry readers. Anyone who has touched the pages or viewed the pixels of EE Times or Embedded.com over the years has read and benefited from Bernie’s insights on embedded systems and software.
DNA, the Ultimate in Data Memory
Blog 4/20/2017 4 comments
While the role of DNA as a biological memory is well established exploring its potential as a data memory is relatively new. DNA data memory has not quite yet reached the stage where a blob of DNA can have some wires attached to it to write and read its data content, good progress has been made.