LeCroy on the rise? Test & Measurement Designline Blogs 5/31/2012 3 comments How will LeCroy's acquisition news affect the high-end scope market in terms of the “big three:” Tektronix, Agilent, and LeCroy?
Prototype glasses help visual handicaps Blog 5/30/2012 3 comments Google isn’t the only company working on glasses that can aid your day-to-day routine, because the researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have been working on a different type of headwear that helps the visually impaired see better.
Video: Hover car concept lifts off The Engineering Life - Around the Web 5/29/2012 17 comments In 2011, Volkswagen launched its "People’s Car" project, soliciting ideas for futuristic visions and concepts that could be made into reality.
Slideshow: Rambus lights up GuitarMania Blog 5/27/2012 3 comments 10-foot Fender Stratocaster guitars showed up in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland this Memorial weekend. Among them was a guitar illuminated with LED lights, developed by Rambus engineers.
Murata Robot takes to Indy 500 Social Mania 5/27/2012 Post a comment It wasn’t just humans, but also robot racers taking to the Indy 500 this weekend, with Murata, sponsors of the KV racing team (along with Littlefuse and Mouser)showing off the Murata-Boy robot performing his bicycle balancing act.
Vintage cars take to Indy 500 track Engineering Pop Culture! 5/26/2012 4 comments The start of a new day was dominated by an old tradition at the Indy 500 on Saturday, as vintage race cars took to the track for Legend’s Day, honoring Roger Penske.
EDA to private equity, part 2 Blog 5/25/2012 1 comment The author attempts to answer a number of reoccurring questions from readers following his recent post suggesting that EDA firms would be better off in the hands of private equity firms.
Bioplastics - cleaner world or bigger mess? Blog 5/24/2012 6 comments With energy resources dwindling and "sustainability" becoming a must-have word in the lexicon of almost every company in the developed world, the debate over the use of cleaner materials is intensifying, especially when it comes to plastic.
Back home again in Indiana Engineering Pop Culture! 5/24/2012 Post a comment Watch for coverage of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend as we follow KV racing engineers' efforts to win the prestigious race.
Aart de Geus on job sharing Semi Conscious 5/24/2012 Post a comment Does the fact that Aart de Geus suddenly has company at the top of Synopsys' org chart mean he's laying the groundwork for his retirement?
What makes a good engineering culture? Engineering Pop Culture! 5/24/2012 13 comments An interesting post cropped up on Quora this week, entitled “What makes a good engineering culture?”
Edmond Lau, a software engineer at the question and answer network, said the thought had occurred to him after hearing hundreds of young engineers during job interviews describe what they liked or disliked about the culture of their previous company.
Memristor is 200 years old, say academics Blog 5/23/2012 8 comments Professor Leon Chua, the originator of the term memristor, has joined forces with Professor Christofer Toumazou and Themistoklis Prodromakis, both of Imperial College London, to demonstrate that such variable resistance behavior has been observed for more than 200 years.
Luxury boats sink or swim by design Engineering Pop Culture! 5/23/2012 7 comments Italians are well accustomed to creating luxury products for world markets, from fashion to fast cars and, of course, food. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that another luxury on Italy’s long list of high-quality exports includes Yachts for the mega-rich.
A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC Semi Conscious 5/22/2012 7 comments Taiwanese chip set vendor Via Technologies is hawking a $49 PC system that runs Google's Android operating system and is scheduled to start shipping in July.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.