Scratching the Surface: Microsoft’s Apple Envy and failure of Windows RT
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/22/2012 17 comments
The Redmond-based software giant is blazing a new trail in an attempt to stay relevant in an increasingly Apple/Google-centric device world. While the rationale for Microsoft’s change is sound, the two divergent paths being taken is turning the PC eco-system on its head, as the firm prepares for war not only with Apple, but with the very customers who helped build its software empire.
A finer body of men…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/19/2012 8 comments
Well, things are certainly bouncing along merrily here in the pleasure dome (my office). In fact, I just took place in a jolly interesting email exchange…
RIP Stanford R. Ovshinsky
Blog 10/19/2012 5 comments
We have lost a truly great inventor who had an impact on many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives and yet his name was never well known…
ASML doubles down on EUV
Semi Conscious 10/18/2012 15 comments
Considering how much is at stake for ASML in the development of extreme ultraviolet lithography, doubling down by buying Cymer makes sense.
Altium, what have you done?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/17/2012 46 comments
I was completely blown away when I heard the news that CEO and founder Nick Martin has been squeezed out.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – October 17th
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ATopTech, Kilopass, ARM, Cypress, element14, Arteris, Sonics, Sidense, CEVA, Phil Kaufman, TSMC, Mentor, Cadence, Synopsys, Springsoft, MunEDA, Analog Bits and Berkeley made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Mega-cool audio reality costume
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/16/2012 2 comments
The people at Think Geek keep on coming up with things I never knew I wanted (until I see them) and that I cannot afford, like...
McNamara comes clean on Adapt IP
Blog 10/16/2012 1 comment
The EDA gossip rag recently found out that Michael McNamara had left Cadence and published a bunch of rumors about him and his new company. Read here for the facts…
Does Amazon want TI's OMAP?
Semi Conscious 10/15/2012 6 comments
Firms won't comment on report by Israeli newspaper that they are in advanced negotiations on the sale of the apps processor line.
5 reasons why Windows RT should be important
Blog 10/12/2012 3 comments
First and foremost, Windows RT represents a new day in computing where the consumer can once again choose from multiple architectures by selecting the desired power, performance, features, and price rather than the processor.
Engineer solves Cinderella glass slipper dilemma
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/12/2012 17 comments
Once upon a time, there lived a mechanical engineer who pondered a question that has bothered intelligent, curious children for years. Namely, what qualities would the glass in Cinderella’s slippers need to have in order for her to walk and dance comfortably (and hold her weight)?
Cisco, Huawei and trade wars
Blog 10/12/2012 16 comments
Reports allege that a Cisco-led lobbying effort prompted a scathing U.S. report on the national security threat posed by China's Huawei. This is how trade wars start.