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"Arrgghh," said I…
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/31/2012   18 comments
In which we discover yet another way in which Hurricane Sandy can mess up your day…
Innovation requires less talk, more action
Blog  
10/31/2012   10 comments
An initiative will seek to launch 10,000 startups. Most will fail, but failure teaches us far more than PowerPoint presentations.
Wireless charging's Wild West landscape
Semi Conscious  
10/31/2012   7 comments
Amid a tangle of proprietary technologies and looming battles over standards, there are still plenty of questions about wireless charging.
Yoshida in China: Huawei MIA in Windows Phone 8
Blog  
10/31/2012   7 comments
What’s behind Huawei’s no-show at the Windows Phone 8 announcement, and Microsoft’s waning appetite for the Japanese market?
ARM unveils new v8 processor cores
Blog  
10/31/2012   Post a comment
New cores build on the architecture enhancements of the A15/A7 with the same pipeline structures.
Engineering horror at Disney
Blog  
10/31/2012   4 comments
When roller coasters go wrong...very, very wrong.
Disney to acquire Lucasfilm and Star Wars franchise.
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
10/30/2012   4 comments
In a surprising move, the Walt Disney Co. has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm, owner of the Star Wars franchise, for $4.05 billion.
Silicon Valley Nation: Semiconductor industry's Windows 8 problem
Blog  
10/30/2012   7 comments
ICs enable almost everything and get almost no respect.
Hurricane Sandy filmed from space
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
10/30/2012   7 comments
NASA released a video of post-tropical cyclone Sandy, shot from the International Space Station, this morning, as many cities in the Northeast U.S. began picking up the pieces after the destruction.
London Calling: LED genies and the Internet of Things
Blog  
10/30/2012   1 comment
The Philips' Web-addressable LED light bulb could be the start of a wave of Internet of Things devices. Are we ready?
Huawei is not a newbie to ASICs
Blog  
10/30/2012   3 comments
Contradictory to a recent EE Times blog, Chinese telecom equipment vendor has been using ASICs for years.
Oski sponsors hardware model checking award
Blog  
10/30/2012   Post a comment
A few days ago I received a press release from Oski Technology related to its sponsorship of the annual Hardware Model Checking Competition (HWMCC). After the challenge that they performed at DAC last year...
Prototyping your way to shorter design cycles
Engineering Investigations  
10/30/2012   Post a comment
This articles contains two case studies where design teams on different continents were able to reduce their design cycle time. In both of these examples, the design teams used virtual prototyping and accurate models...
The x86 is dead. Long live the x86
Blog  
10/30/2012   20 comments
AMD helped mark a milestone for a new era in which the venerable x86 and even microprocessor architecture no longer reign supreme.
Steve Jobs’s 260-foot iYacht sets sail
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
10/30/2012   3 comments
A little more than a year after Apple co-founder’s death, a yacht he helped design has been spotted floating in Dutch waters, near the city of Aalsmeer.
Gadget guts? Try these for graphic graphics
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/29/2012   3 comments
As we become more and more attached to electronic devices, Peitersen’s art imagines devices taking on a whole biological being of their own, as grotesque as that may be at first glance.
AMD announces ARM server processors
Blog  
10/29/2012   2 comments
AMD took a much anticipated step today in announcing the development of chips based on ARM’s forthcoming 64-bit v8 architecture for server applications.
Silicon Valley Nation: Engineering fights death on race tracks
Blog  
10/29/2012   Post a comment
Dan Wheldon's fatal 2011 IndyCar crash shows just how fine engineering tolerances can be.
Incredible Lego: great ball contraption
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/29/2012   Post a comment
The Great Ball Contraption (GBC) was built by a Japanese mechanical engineer Akiyuki, in his house over the course of two years. Or a total of a whopping 600 hours in construction time.
$100 Supercomputer – YES! We made it!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/29/2012   5 comments
Well, what an exciting time. I'm happy to inform you that we succeeded in pushing the guys at Adapteva over their Kickstarter goal.
Two burning questions for ARM this week
Blog  
10/29/2012   3 comments
Here's hoping ARM TechCon will offer details about ARM’s first 64-bit design and some data about the advantages of its big/little concept.
My favorite (Internet) waste of time
Blog  
10/29/2012   2 comments
We’ve all got those sites that we can’t help checking even when we should be working. Here are a few of my favorites—what are yours?
London Calling: ARM riding shotgun for AMD?
Blog  
10/28/2012   3 comments
ARM CEO Warren East should be flying in for appointments in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, but will he also be the "special guest" at an AMD event?
Yoshida in China: NXP deals with 'freeze mode’
Blog  
10/28/2012   Post a comment
China's manufacturing index rose in October, hinting that a manufacturing downturn has bottomed out. Still, companies like NXP are still looking for signs of a rebound.
Audience Inc. is no one-trick pony
Semi Conscious  
10/26/2012   2 comments
Audio processing IC supplier got lumped after being left out of iPhone 5, but firm sees new era of voice command interfaces in electronics.
What were they thinking: Scientists responsible for their work
Blog  
10/26/2012   9 comments
When a bridge fails – who is responsible? The designer, the people who constructed it, shoddy materials that are out of spec...
$100 Supercomputer – so close I can taste it!
Blog  
10/26/2012   7 comments
The Parallella Supercomputer project on Kickstarter is almost funded, but we need one more "big push"!
Engineering Gangnam style
Engineering Pop Culture!  
10/26/2012   Post a comment
Gagnam Style, the Korean Pop sensation taking the world by storm, has moved its catchy beat up to the next level--artificial intelligence dancing robot style.
ARM TechCon session aims to make USB easy
Blog  
10/26/2012   5 comments
If your embedded system development plans call for a USB interface, going to ARM TechCon can give your development project a boost.
China innovation drive defies conventional wisdom
Blog  
10/26/2012   9 comments
The views of a leading scholar on the nature of Chinese innovation runs counter to the conventional wisdom in the West about what makes the Middle Kingdom tick.
What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable
Blog  
10/25/2012   1 comment
In today's complicated testing environments, where we find ourselves managing thousands of local or networked resources that are often shared between multiple users, this is often the easiest way to make sure no one else accesses a critical element in our test setup while we are running a test.
Silicon Valley Nation: The 64-bit question on ARM, AMD
Blog  
10/25/2012   Post a comment
Any significant push into servers almost demands a tighter partnership between the two processor companies.
NEMS eyed for CMOS power gating
Blog  
10/25/2012   Post a comment
The steady rise in leakage power over the last decade has made low-power design an exceedingly difficult problem mainly because attempts to control leakage power tend to negatively impact performance and switching energy...
Engineering in crisis? The reasons why
Blog  
10/25/2012   22 comments
Readers react to the notion that there are a lot of unfilled engineering jobs in the U.S.
Pick your DESIGN West keynote speaker
Blog  
10/25/2012   5 comments
Who would you like to hear speak at DESIGN West? Click through and vote in our survey.
Which sci-fi author would you like to meet?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/25/2012   47 comments
Seriously, here's your chance to pick which science fiction author you would like to see at one of our forthcoming UBM events.
Yoshida in China: Which candidate can save U.S. jobs?
Blog  
10/25/2012   22 comments
The presidential candidates talk tough on China trade policy. How will they translate their rhetoric into concrete policies that will help the U.S. compete and create jobs.
The iPad Mini and Apple's design strategy
Blog  
10/25/2012   1 comment
Apple's introduction of the iPad Mini provides new clues about where it is headed in terms of processor technology and memory as well external and internal design.
ARM, Mali and making it real
Blog  
10/25/2012   2 comments
At next week's ARM TechCon, I’ll discuss OpenCL and how it is enabled on ARM-based systems along with a discussion of GPU computing and various use cases.
Apple may trip at faster iPad pace
Blog  
10/24/2012   2 comments
I think Apple’s experiment with six-month product cycles for the iPad will be short lived and will not extend to its iPhone franchise.
Silicon Valley Nation: STEM, engineering and innovation
Blog  
10/24/2012   9 comments
Engineering teachers should get more credit for their resourcefulness and creativity, especially from education bureaucrats.
Understanding standard essential patents
Blog  
10/24/2012   Post a comment
Do you know what standard essential-patents are and how they are meant to be used? It seems as if some companies are no longer playing fair…
Apple may falter with faster iPad pace
Blog  
10/24/2012   11 comments
Apple’s experiment with six-month product cycles for the iPad will be short lived and will not extend to its iPhone franchise.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – October 24th
Blog  
10/24/2012   Post a comment
Breker, Cadence, IAR, Mentor, Moortec, Renasas, Sonics, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Tanner, UMC, Uniquify and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Personal supercomputer for only $100!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2012   20 comments
For only $100, the Parallella is a personal supercomputer based on a Zynq All Programmable SoC from Xilinx and an Epiphany multi-core processor from Adapteva.
Audio turboencabulator
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/24/2012   2 comments
The Pseudoacoustic Infector acoustic stimulator offers users the ability to "add bits of this and dashes of that" along with other "features" too numerous to mention.
Engineering talent deficit: Are you the problem or solution?
Blog  
10/24/2012   26 comments
U.S. colleges are simply not spitting out enough computer scientists and electrical engineers to meet the sheer demand
Huawei using ASICs for first time
Semi Conscious  
10/24/2012   8 comments
To the chagrin of FPGA vendors, Chinese telecom equipment giant is starting to convert some designs to ASICs.
Kathryn Kranen of Jasper talking about the EDA business
Blog  
10/23/2012   1 comment
Jasper Design Automation CEO Kathryn Kranen opines on what it takes to build and grow a company.
Yoshida in Japan: Tokyo scuttling tech bailouts
Blog  
10/22/2012   8 comments
Japan's insular ministries have moved in recent weeks to block several efforts by private equity firms and U.S. companies to acquire ailing Japanese tech counterparts.
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