19 Views of ISSCC Slideshow 2/5/2016 3 comments Chips for smart cars, fast wired and wireless links, cool cameras and more appeared at at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
16 Insights on ICs Slideshow 1/29/2016 5 comments At a talk in Silicon Valley semiconductor market guru Bill McClean predicted 4% growth in 2016 for the consolidating industry, but said China is a wild card.
IoT's Coolest Connections at CES Slideshow 1/8/2016 2 comments Internet of Things was on display at CES this year. We saw plenty of cool items for the home and family, but here are some of the more interesting entrepreneurial endeavors.
Everything is Connected At CES Unveiled Slideshow 1/5/2016 Post a comment From advanced algorithms for virtual reality to 360-degree HD cameras and automatic bartenders, CES Unveiled showcased some far-out and expensive products for the person who truly wants everything connected.
Faraday Future: Fact or Fantasy? Slideshow 1/5/2016 29 comments Faraday Future, one of the most hyped tech companies before this year's Consumer Electronics Show, unveils its cool concept car and plans for factory in Nevada.
TSensors to Predict Natural Disasters Slideshow 12/23/2015 8 comments Omron Corp. has developed the components for a sensor network that covers the Earth, preventing disasters before they happen and keeping tabs on all of mother Earth to keep Her healthy and prosperous.
Co-Robots: Taiwanese Style Slideshow 12/23/2015 Post a comment Taiwan's budding co-robot industry is led by the International Center of Excellence on Intelligent Robotics and Automation Research (iCeiRA Lab), where many prototypes win international contests every year.
Creative SBC Projects That Make a Difference Slideshow 12/22/2015 1 comment we look at the more interesting projects aimed at enriching our lives in certain ways, whether it be helping make everyday living easier or allowing us to do something that is physically harder due to a disability.
Analysts Predict CES 2016 Trends Slideshow 12/11/2015 1 comment The 2016 International CES will show evolutionary progress in a range of products from cars and drones to smart homes and wearables with a heightened focus on the impact of connectivity, said analysts.
Engineer's Holiday List: Stuff You Want But Were Afraid to Ask Slideshow 12/8/2015 8 comments Imagine you could get whatever tools you wanted for the holidays…. but only tools that assist in the pursuit of engineering. Quickly! What would you ask for? See, you weren’t ready. What are you going to do if this situation presents itself? Don’t worry, I have you covered. Take a look at this round-up of “ask-for-anything” gifts, so that you won’t be caught flat-footed.
A Day in the Life of Dextre Slideshow 12/4/2015 2 comments The Canadian-made robot on the International Space Station will unload the delivery of a new micro-satellite launcher, and since 2008 has helped ground control and astronauts get things done.
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success Slideshow 12/3/2015 Post a comment Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
Meet The Startups From Wearable World Accelerator Slideshow 11/24/2015 Post a comment A handful of new wearable and Internet of Things companies were on display at Wearable IoT World Labs’ fall demo day last week. The local accelerator showcased eight companies in the wearable and automotive world in its downtown headquarters.
10 Early Stage Technology Innovations Point to Future Slideshow 11/23/2015 Post a comment Emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials,are set to change the electronics market. Here's a look at 10 innovative embryonic technologies.
3D Printers Spit out Small PCBs Slideshow 11/22/2015 6 comments Two companies showed 3D printers that can make small printed circuit boards and others including Qualcomm showed advances in plastic electronics at an IDTechEx event here.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day Slideshow 11/13/2015 1 comment Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts Slideshow 11/5/2015 Post a comment A non-x86 MCU and a partnership with a small building automation company in Sweden were among a handful of insights into Intel's latest efforts to gain traction in the Internet of Things.
Slideshow: BMW's Hybrid EVs Slideshow 10/26/2015 9 comments BMWs i3 and i8, their electric hybrid vehicles (EVs), are manufactured with windmill-driven green energy, use carbon-fiber bodies and are glued instead of bolted together.
Top 15 Supply Chain Universities Slideshow 10/21/2015 Post a comment Whether trying to find education to further an existing supply chain career, to gather skills to make a mid-career move into supply chain, or to start on the path to getting an undergraduate supply chain degree, prospective students have a wealth of options from which to choose. Here's a look at the favorites of hiring organizations.
Saxony Leads Germany's Semis Slideshow 10/16/2015 5 comments The Saxony state ("federal district") in Germany is the country's central location for innovation. Here is an inside look at the institution.
Patent Office Opens in Silicon Valley Slideshow 10/15/2015 Post a comment The U.S. patent office officially opened a satellite branch in San Jose in an effort to reach out to engineers and entrepreneurs as well as recruit more examiners and patent judges.
Top 10 Single Board Computers From $9 to $569 Slideshow 10/14/2015 8 comments Boards like the Raspberry Pi have been fighting for the spotlight for a while, as newer boards are released into the arena. One of these boards is only $9! Meet the newest boards that could inspire your next project.
10 Wearables That Want to Change the World Slideshow 10/12/2015 5 comments Unicef, ARM and frog teamed up to ask electronics designers worldwide to think creatively about how wearable technology could change the way people solve some of the world's biggest problems.
16 Deals Feeding Chip Biz's Merger Fever Slideshow 9/30/2015 3 comments The semiconductor industry has undergone an unprecedented wave of consolidation over the past 18 months, with both the volume and size of deals standing out even in an industry always been heavy on mergers and acquisitions. Here are 16 of the biggest deals.
7 Robots…At Your Service Slideshow 9/26/2015 Post a comment Service robots may be the next big thing according to entrepreneurs who showed their designs targeting a range of consumer and commercial uses.
Manufacturing Survey Offers Hopeful Outlook Slideshow 9/23/2015 Post a comment A new benchmark survey found that the small and mid-market manufacturers are optimistic about the future, but still are concerned about controlling costs and finding skilled workers in order to ensure the bright outlook.
16 Insights on ICs Slideshow 9/22/2015 5 comments The semiconductor market has settled into a slow-growth mode for the foreseeable future but tech disruptions are coming, said IC Insights.
NASA Robots Proliferate Slideshow 9/17/2015 Post a comment NASA is perhaps the world's most prolific maker of robots for all kinds of purposes, from its Mar's Rovers for gathering information to astroid bots capable of handling nuclear payloads to obliterate the ones destined to hit the Earth.
8 Trends in Test & Measurement Slideshow 9/10/2015 1 comment Without test and measurement, the least glamorous category in electronics, every other category in the field literally fails. Here are 8 trends in test.
Wi-Fi @ 25: A Look Back Slideshow 9/10/2015 7 comments On the 25th anniversary of the first IEEE 802.11 meeting, we take a look back with some of the pioneers of what became Wi-Fi
9 Secrets to Being the Good Cop of Vendor Relationships Slideshow 9/10/2015 Post a comment I was brought up to respect my elders and be polite and I have tried to maintain a courteous approach throughout my life. Sometimes, though, when I observe the relationship between purchasers and their outsourced vendors, I wonder how we can move courtesy from a perceived luxury to a must have relationship tool.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments