Are we all in sync? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/30/2005 1 comment How cool to hear that asynchronous logic design is becoming one of the better-kept secrets in the chip design community.
Platform modeling workshop Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/29/2005 Post a comment If you're going to be in Grenoble, France on 9 December 2005 and have nothing to do, then I have just the place for you to go...
From D (debate) to R (resolve) Blog 11/28/2005 Post a comment You can look forward to an interesting evening debate on the dynamics of innovation at the International Electron Devices Meeting, to be held next week in our nation's capital.
Musings on CES 2006 Blog 11/25/2005 Post a comment In these weeks leading up to the Holidays and then CES, I am being inundated by PR flacks to come visit with them at CES. Why? It seems to get worse every year as there are more gadgets and gizmos that are trying to see the light of day than ever before.
Thanksgiving Blog 11/24/2005 Post a comment Although less than half of my readership celebrates the holiday of Thanksgiving, I'm compelled to express thanks.
Let's be thankful for wireless Blog 11/23/2005 Post a comment The Pilgrims did not have the benefit of wireless technology at the First Thanksgiving three centuries ago (1621). But if they had been so blessed the holiday might be much different today.
Happy Thanksgiving! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/23/2005 Post a comment "Good Golly Miss Molly!" It can't be time for Thanksgiving again; I only just recovered from celebrating last year's holiday...
Auto purchases highlight importance of automation Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/19/2005 Post a comment America’s manufacturing industry has been sluggish for a while, but recent statistics show a marked upturn. That's significant because the auto industry, a critical segment of the manufacturing field, has been mired in red ink for much of the year.
Hand-cranked computers! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/18/2005 Post a comment When I created a hand-cranked computer spoof in the days of yore, it seems that I was years ahead of my time!
One more nail for HD DVD Blog 11/18/2005 Post a comment Earlier this week Sony and NEC announced that they would they would establish a joint venture company in the optical disk drive business, aiming its sights on the goal of being the top optical disk drive manufacturer in the world.
How far have we come? Power DesignLine Blog 11/17/2005 Post a comment Have we lost sight of power management when the indications are power consumption has jumped, cooling requirements for new installations are through the roof. There's hope with the implementation of some initiatives and new designs - but is it enough?
Bulls and bears, or just bull? Blog 11/17/2005 Post a comment The SIA lowered its forecast for semiconductor sales, reversing its June predictions. It now says that 2005 sales will increase by 6.8% to $227.6 billion compared with a forecast of a 6% increase in June.
The World is Flat after all Blog 11/11/2005 Post a comment I recently returned from the LG Electronics line show, which was held in Dallas, TX at the beginning of November. The theme of their line show and with all of their display products for 2006 and beyond is "The World is Flat." LG Electronics is focusing their display products totally on plasma and LCD displays.
Heard on the Beat: Intel inside F1? Automotive DesignLine Blog 11/11/2005 Post a comment Could Intel Corp. be about to take on the sponsorship of a Formula 1 Grand Prix motor racing team? I have heard that both the McLaren and BAR teams are courting Intel.
It's showtime! Automotive DesignLine Blog 11/10/2005 Post a comment The aroma of gourmet food punctuated by the smell of new cars means only one thing--it’s Press Day at the auto show!
Workforce gets Dilbertized Audio DesignLine Blog 11/10/2005 Post a comment Engineers are now spending more time handling e-mail, attending ineffective meetings and being interrupted than ever before. If the trends continue, in ten years we'll get nothing done.
The BiG "last mile" solution Blog 11/8/2005 Post a comment The latest and greatest idea for solving the famous "last mile" problem for transmitting high bandwidth information to the home will use natural gas as the medium.
Qualcomm and Nokia in hissing match Blog 11/8/2005 Post a comment
Wow, it didn't take long. On October 28, Nokia joined five others, Broadcom, Ericsson, NEC, Panasonic Mobile, and TI in asking the EC to investigate Qualcomm on the basis of anticompetitive conduct.
iPod overblown Audio DesignLine Blog 11/6/2005 Post a comment The power of iPod is not in the cute little device, it’s in the whole system. It liberates broadcasting from the confines of regulated operation.
Customization is safe bet Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/3/2005 Post a comment Customization continues to expand its role as the watchword in industrial control. Factory automation has always been a field in which equipment has to be specially designed, and factories themselves are moving more towards producing customized end products.
Wishful thinking comes home to roost Audio DesignLine Blog 11/2/2005 Post a comment It's time for engineers to make our voices heard when it comes to marketing hype. When you KNOW that a marketing claim can not be met, it's up to you to make it known.
Global outsourcing helps U.S. economy Blog 11/1/2005 Post a comment The Information Technology Association of America is pointing to a study that says global outsourcing of US software and IT services benefits the domestic economy--improving wages, encouraging investment and spending, and increases the number of jobs.
Are you boring? Blog 11/1/2005 Post a comment Come on, 'fess up--you've either fallen asleep during a presentation, or lulled others to sleep with yours.
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.