Cyber Insecurity Max’s Cool Beans 8/19/2015 4 comments In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
Hot Chips Goes Deep (Learning) Blog 8/16/2015 Post a comment Hot Chips, where the semiconductor industry struts new stuff, focuses on the machine learning and the maker movement, with keynotes from Facebook and Qualcomm and announcements expected from some interesting smaller companies.
Imagining What’s Inside 3D XPoint Blog 8/14/2015 19 comments With both Intel and Micron "keeping mum" on how they solved the 3D XPoint memory problem without using phase change memory, Ron Neale put on his inventor’s hat and offered some further speculation.
Software-Defined Flash Anyone? Blog 8/13/2015 4 comments The migration from BCH codes to LDPC codes is going to enable a lot of great things inside SSDs, including better endurance and latency control
Hack-Proof Mobile Applications Blog 8/13/2015 Post a comment Application developers across all platforms are faced with the same problem: how do you protect your product after it has been released into the wild? Here are hardening tips from a security pro.
When the AC line meets the CFL/LED lamp Blog 8/12/2015 4 comments Incandescent bulbs take direct drive from the AC line, but CFLs and LED lamps need an AC/DC driver with solid input and output regulation; while achievable, it can be squandered through inadequate design and use of substandard components.
How Toyota Picks Software Tools Blog 8/11/2015 2 comments A paper published by Toyota's Technology InfoCenter is not only a good education on how to pick the right software code analysis tools, but when, where, and how to use them effectively.
WalkCar: More Than a Geezer Skateboard? Blog 8/10/2015 9 comments Just as mobile phones freed everyone from sitting by a landline phone at home, WalkCar, an electric portable transporter small enough to fit in a shoulder bag, frees the user from bus schedules, parking spaces and bicycle locks.
Marvell's Mobile Biz Might Merge, But Who With? Blog 8/6/2015 4 comments Marvell’s search for suitors for its mobile business unit illustrates a dramatic change in the global smartphone business. Nobody seems winning big. The irony is that the longer Marvell hangs onto its mobile division, the narrower the window gets.
# ILookLikeAnEngineer Max’s Cool Beans 8/6/2015 11 comments The facts that I myself am outrageously handsome, a trendsetter, and a leader of fashion have caused some people to doubt that I am an engineer.
CEO-Worker Pay Gap Is Focus Of SEC Rule Blog 8/6/2015 8 comments CEOs at publicly traded US companies will soon have to announce how their own salary compares to median worker pay at their organizations. What will this mean for tech companies and IT professionals?
Why 3D XPoint Isn’t Phase Change Memory Blog 8/6/2015 10 comments Since Intel and Micron are being rather tight-lipped about what’s actually under the hood of what they say is a new class of memory, the door is wide open for speculation as to what it might be
LTE Carrier Aggregation: Why Now? Blog 8/5/2015 9 comments The solution to increasing cellular wireless speeds is carrier aggregation (CA), the mechanism that expands operator capabilities and enhances subscriber mobile experiences and it paves the way to eventual 5G communication.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ 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.