What Does SoftBank Want from ARM, Anyway?
Blog 10/31/2016 Post a comment
The semiconductor industry is entering a totally different era, in which equipment builders exert direct influence over the design and manufacturing of semiconductors ― even to the extent of bringing semiconductor operations inside their house. It becomes more difficult to “make money” in semiconductors ― or is that in fact no longer the point? SoftBank’s $32-billion acquisition of ARM may offer some clues.
What Is Best & Worst STEM-Related Music Ever?
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/31/2016 41 comments
We've all seen hard disk drives being used to play music, but what about robots and Tesla coils? Tell us what your favorite STEM-related songs and music are that you love to hate or hate to love.
EVs Will Innovate on Land, Sea, Air
Blog 10/31/2016 1 comment
Hybrid and pure electric land, water and air vehicles are becoming one business increasingly served by the same companies, but the vehicles and their components are changing out of all recognition.
Recruitment in a Time of Consolidation
Blog 10/28/2016 1 comment
The “cost synergies” analog companies promote to their investors when Big Companies merge can be interpreted as a head-count reduction, which will likely affect engineers. EE Times approached one of the industry’s best-known recruiters for comment.
Thank Goodness for Makers
Max’s Cool Beans 10/28/2016 27 comments
Did you ever fear that hobby electronics was fading away, and were you surprised by the emergence of the Maker Movement?
Zynq Goes Pynq
Max’s Cool Beans 10/25/2016 5 comments
The PYNQ-Z1 allows you to create embedded systems using the Python language and associated libraries in conjunction with the Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC FPGA.
Break Points 10/21/2016 5 comments
Embedded systems columnist and EE Times ACE Award Contributor of the year Jack Ganssle says: "Adieu dear friends. It's time to move on."
Look Kids, It's an iPhone 4S
Blog 10/19/2016 20 comments
Kids today think having a phone that doesn't run the latest OS is like living in the dark ages, but engineers like to keep "old" technology running.
When the Bots Take Over
Blog 10/18/2016 1 comment
Even the highest-paid occupations, such as financial managers, physicians, and CEOs have a significant amount of activity that can be automated, according to one report.
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
Blog 10/11/2016 4 comments
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
3D Printers Get New Material
Blog 10/10/2016 1 comment
New materials are becoming available for industrial 3D printing, expanding what is still a limited range and key hurdle to the technology’s adoption.