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Things that older electronics engineers can do
Blog  
4/4/2012   28 comments
Busting the myth that age is a disqualifier for engineering service, older EEs perform vital functions, such as being hosed by their professional organization.
Research firm In-Stat closed
Social Mania  
4/4/2012   2 comments
The venerable research house In-Stat closed its doors after a legendary run; time to mourn.
Research firm In-Stat closed
Blog  
4/4/2012   8 comments
The venerable research house In-Stat closed its doors after a legendary run; time to mourn.
EDA's entrepreneurial capital
Blog  
4/4/2012   1 comment
Naysayers who downplay the potential of EDA either undervalue the innate worth of existing small companies or, worse yet, seem reluctant to invest in proven ideas that have good business merit.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Apr 4th
Blog  
4/4/2012   Post a comment
Dialog, TSMC, Open-Silicon, Analog Bits, Gartner, ABI, Synopsys, Analog Devices, Kilopass, CEVA, OCP-IP, NXP and MarketsandMarkets made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Book Review: Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future by John MacCormick
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/3/2012   9 comments
I have to admit that I am overwhelmed with admiration for the way in which John MacCormick tackled this topic...
Rentable avatars that can attend conferences in your place
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/3/2012   15 comments
Well, rarely does a day go by that I don’t get to see or hear something that makes me say “Wow, what an interesting idea…”
Opinion: What Comes After Power Intent Formats?
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4/3/2012   Post a comment
The industry is now converging on a power intent–based low-power design methodology. Can we consider the basic problem to be solved? What’s next?
The price you pay for a free Windows phone
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/3/2012   5 comments
In case you haven’t seen the promotion, Microsoft is offering a Windows Phone Challenge at Microsoft stores with the tag line “Will You Get Smoked?” The object is that you pit your smartphone against a Windows phone to do a specific function, determined by the Microsoft representative
Preparing for the forthcoming Zombie Apocalypse
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/2/2012   17 comments
Out of all the horror genres I was *not* interested in, zombies were right at the top of the list, until…
Power 101 – Power consumption
Blog  
4/2/2012   5 comments
What consumes the most power? In this first editorial in the power series, several people weigh in with their opinions…
Super robot able to leap buildings in a single bound!
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/2/2012   3 comments
If you think you've seen all possible forms of robotic locomotion, think again.
"It's not fair!" said Tom darkly
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/1/2012   5 comments
Several prominent figures, including Steve Wozniak and Isaac Asimov, have cited "Tom Swift" as an inspiration…
Well, just call me “Mr. Silly”
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/1/2012   6 comments
I’m feeling a bit like Mr. Silly at the moment, because I just read this week’s email newsletter from This is True...
BYT-ON – World’s first graphene-based processor (graphene-based FPGAs to follow)
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/1/2012   16 comments
Digital Core Design, the world-famous design laboratory in Bytom, Poland, has developed the world’s first processor made of graphene – the BYT-ON.
April 2012 caption contest: Dinosaur
Design Contests & Competitions  
4/1/2012   82 comments
Natural History Day in the lab? Tyranno says yes...
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