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Test Engineer of the Year 2012
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/3/2012   2 comments
Broadcom's Brad Davis takes home the award at this year's DesignCon for design-verification testing on mobility system on chip (SOC) designs, inclding the BCM4330 combo chip.
What were they thinking: patent trolling patent
Blog  
2/3/2012   6 comments
It is amazing what is covered in some patents and this one is just totally mind boggling…
Upcoming Conferences: calls and more – Feb 3rd
Social Mania  
2/3/2012   Post a comment
Conference related information, calls for papers, contributions and participation are all found here…
Video: Are tech jobs returning to the U.S.?
Semi Conscious  
2/3/2012   19 comments
EE Times hit the exhibition floor at DesignCon 2012 to get engineers' perspectives on whether high-tech jobs are coming back to the U.S.
How It Was: Fiddling and twiddling with the TV controls
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/2/2012   21 comments
In the not-so-distant past you had to constantly fiddle and twiddle with your television's controls to keep a reasonable picture on the screen...
Signal Integrity Reference Kit
Blog  
2/2/2012   Post a comment
The folks over at Tektronix have created a reference kits about signal integrity containing a primer and webinar…
The passion in engineering
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/2/2012   4 comments
Will the enormous contributions Baby Boom engineers have made to humanity carry forward to new generations?
Viewpoint: 'The R&D credit doesn't work'
Blog  
2/2/2012   60 comments
The R&D tax credit does not increase U.S. R&D expenditures, and the $10 billion we spend each year on the credit is mostly a financial transfer from the government to large multinational corporations with no benefit to U.S. taxpayers.
The Winter 2012 issue of Xcell Journal magazine is available now
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/2/2012   Post a comment
The folks from Xilinx have just announced the immediate availability of the Winter 2012 edition of their quarterly Xcell Journal magazine
Aircraft industry heads upward
Military & Aerospace Blog  
2/1/2012   Post a comment
Analysts project 9.3% growth in 2012.
What's a good "real engineer" question?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/1/2012   133 comments
There are quick ways to separate the real techies from wannabes
Good Grief… Not again!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/1/2012   7 comments
I’m starting to feel distinctly silly, because yet another electronics hobby project has failed to perform as expected…
Time to play hard ball on tech manufacturing
Blog  
2/1/2012   152 comments
It's time for policy makers to play hard ball with multinational corporations that outsource manufacturing, design and R&D jobs. If they don't, manufacturing will cease to be the engine of U.S. economic growth.
How to solve $16.7 billion product returns problem
Blog  
2/1/2012   28 comments
The United States consumer electronics industry is battling a behemoth, escalating and unsustainable problem: product returns.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Feb 1st
Blog  
2/1/2012   Post a comment
Elliptic, Altium, Tessera, Orora, Space Codesign and Ceva made the lineup today. See here for their news…
February 2012 caption contest: Unicycle
Design Contests & Competitions  
2/1/2012   47 comments
February has ended, time for the voting to commence! -- our very own Max the Magnificent will be winnowing down your submissions so stay tuned!
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