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Slideshow: The Best and Worst of Automotive Reliability
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3/26/2015   Post a comment
Consumers Union recently surveyed its members on the reliability of their vehicles. This year, it collected data on approximately 1.1 million cars and trucks, categorizing the members' likes and dislikes, not only of their vehicles, but of the vehicle sub-systems, as well.
Mothers of Innovation: 12 Women Engineers and Scientists to Know
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3/23/2015   3 comments
Here are 12 women engineers and scientists who many likely will not know but should for their significant contributions to engineering, science, technology and mathematics.
14 Views of the Open Power Summit
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3/18/2015   1 comment
IBM and its partners unveiled a handful of Power-based boards and chips headed for the market, mostly from China, at its first Open Power Summit.
APEC 2015 Slideshow: Day Two of Open Exhibits
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3/18/2015   Post a comment
The Applied Power and Electronics Conference (APEC), held March 15 - 19 in Charlotte, NC, addresses immediate and long-term issues for power electronics engineers. EDN's Steve Taranovich reports that there are evident trends for GaN and Digital Power enhancements and solution growth.
13 Images from Nvidia’s GTC
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3/17/2015   3 comments
With new cards and developer systems, Nvidia aims to ride a rising tide of deep learning apps into applications such as self-driving cars it said at its annual graphics event.
Tried and True, Old PCB Design Software Still Going Strong
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3/17/2015   14 comments
There’s nothing better than "free" when it comes to just about everything, even PCB software. Just because some software is more expensive doesn’t make it better than some of those free PCB packages found on the Internet. In this round up, we will take a look at some of the past popular platforms that are still consistently being supported and updated.
Facebook Unveils Servers, Switches
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3/11/2015   2 comments
Apple and Hewlett-Packard were the latest to join the Open Compute Project at its annual gathering where Facebook showed its latest server and switch designs.
VR is New Reality at GDC
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3/5/2015   1 comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
18 Views of ISSCC
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2/26/2015   4 comments
Engineers showed advances in lower power, higher performance and media-rich silicon at this year’s ISSCC, despite struggles advancing Moore’s Law.
TechInsights: Non-Stop Innovation in Chip Packaging
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2/25/2015   2 comments
Packaging technology is positioning itself to become an extremely innovative field in semiconductor industry. Here are some examples from TechInsights of powerful packaging.
14 Views of Fujitsu’s Forum
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2/12/2015   Post a comment
In its annual Silicon Valley forum, tech giant Fujitsu showed mainly software innovations ranging from realistic models of the heart to augmented reality wearable devices.
CMOS Image Sensors Surpassing Moore's Law
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2/12/2015   11 comments
CMOS image sensors are on the bleeding edge of 3-D chip stacking, so much so that the CMOS imaging may make 3-D TSV obsolete — before the processor and memory industry widely adopts it.
Investors Hot on Drones
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2/6/2015   1 comment
Investors have identified drone technology as the hottest area for robotics investment in the coming year.
Best Single-Board Computers Under $200: The Readers Strike Back
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2/4/2015   5 comments
The best single board computers for under $200 as suggested by you, our readers.
GE's Open-Source Smart Refrigerator
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2/3/2015   12 comments
General Electric creates a smart refrigerator with built-in USB ports for accessories that enables you while you shop to ask your fridge what's left inside it.
16 Takeaways from DesignCon 2015
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2/2/2015   2 comments
At DesignCon 2015 I heard what’s happening in high-speed chip and board interface design including issues with 56G, silicon photonics and optical backplanes.
10 Eye-Opening IC Insights
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1/25/2015   1 comment
The semiconductor industry will step ahead at a decent 7% growth pace in 2015, with foundries and fabless growing in double digits – but look out for 2018.
7 Takeaways From ISS 2015
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1/16/2015   2 comments
Samsung and GlobalFoundries will win the race to ship 14/16 nm chips, but TSMC and Qualcomm have a kicker in store, I learned at ISS 2015.
CES 2015 Paves Road to Self Driving Cars
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1/15/2015   2 comments
Self-driving cars are becoming a more viable and exciting possibility for consumers thanks to their sophisticated sensor technology and processor architecture.
Top 10 Single-Board Computers Under $200
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1/14/2015   16 comments
Here are ten groundbreaking single-board computers of 2014 -- under $200. 'Bigger isn’t always better.'
Open Source Hardware Advances Science,Technology
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1/13/2015   2 comments
2014 was an exciting year for scientific and technological projects aided by developments in open source hardware.
CES 2015: MEMS that Wearables/IoT Need
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1/12/2015   2 comments
The MEMS Industry Group (MIG) sponsored a day-long conference track at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) called “Sensors and MEMS Technology" which featured how wearable and Internet of Things (IoTs) being enabled by the low-power requirements and unique features of MEMS.
5 Things That Will Drive Test in 2015
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1/12/2015   4 comments
These items stand out as the significant factors in test and measurement for 2015.
CES: Bosch Aims to Connect Whole World
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1/8/2015   Post a comment
Bosch has its finger in every pie of IoT, worldwide connectivity and both consumer and industrial automation, says Bosch board member Werner Struth in his CES keynote.
CES Sampler: Selfie Drones, Mobile Health
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1/6/2015   3 comments
There's no place like the International CES to discover a wonderland of devices, services, goodies, and toys fit for every tech lover. We compiled our favorite gadgets from several showcase events, from drones to connected bicycles.
5 Bluetooth Devices for the Body at CES
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1/6/2015   2 comments
Bluetooth Sig's pre-CES media event showcased the latest most interesting Bluetooth-enabled devices: wearables and fitness devices were the stars of the show, with a few neat medical applications making waves.
Inside 8 Hardware Accelerators
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1/5/2015   4 comments
We profile a handful of the top hardware accelerators, a new crop of companies cropping up everywhere, most focused on helping startups build devices for the Internet of Things.
Top Robots for Farmers for 2014
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1/2/2015   14 comments
Over 60 agricultural robots are in-the-field today, either commercially or in testing for release in 2015-2016. Here are 27 of the top contenders for the autonomous robotic ag of the future.
10 Reasons Why Analytics Are Vital to the Internet of Things
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12/29/2014   13 comments
Being able to monitor and use the data that comes from the Internet of Things is a huge potential challenge with different providers using different architectures and approaches, and different chip and equipment vendors teaming up in a range of different ways.
10 Creative Single-Board Computer Projects from Makers
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12/24/2014   2 comments
2014 was no slouch for DIY designs for single-board computers. From in-pocket security to robots for the arts, open-source hardware provided the basis for a plethora of interesting devices.
12 Top Power Stories of 2014
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12/23/2014   1 comment
Here are a dozen of the most significant and interesting power-related developments that occurred over the past year.
10 Tech Gifts to Buy Your Engineer for Christmas
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12/21/2014   14 comments
Here is a list of last minute ideas for making your engineer smile on Christmas day.
10 Flash Drives That Will Turn Heads (& Store Your Data!)
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12/21/2014   29 comments
Today's flash drives have come a long way with iconic designs and larger storage capacities that almost guarantee they won't be forgotten under a pile of desk clutter or chucked into a junk drawer.
Holiday Movies to Geek Out About
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12/19/2014   6 comments
EE Times wants to ensure domestic bliss with a handy guide to science, tech, engineering, and math-related movies that the whole family can enjoy. Some of the season's neatest films are tailor made for the family geek(s) and those who love them.
10 Hot & Cool NASA Innovations
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12/19/2014   3 comments
Partnering with industry, NASA has developed new technologies that are not only hot and cold but also tiny and out of this world. Ranging from nano structures to asteroids, check out what NASA has been up to.
11 Views of IEDM
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12/17/2014   4 comments
This week's International Electron Devices Meeting inspired new hope for Moore's law, with significant achievements reported by Intel, IBM, and TSMC in finFET process technology at 16 and 14 nm nodes.
Printed Electronics Reviving Older Industries
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12/12/2014   1 comment
Opportunities still abound in many areas of printed electronics. Here's how two traditional industries are getting creative and reviving themselves through printed electronics.
10 Tech Gadgets to Stuff in Your Own Stocking This Holiday
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12/12/2014   3 comments
Top ten time-saving, life-improving, questionably-necessary tech gadgets
10 Faceless Instruments That Appeared in 2014
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12/12/2014   5 comments
The trend is clear: Faceless instruments are taking hold. Knobs and buttons will still be around, but PCs and tablets are gaining ground, especially in RF and wireless.
AnDevCon Highlights Embedded, Open-Source
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12/11/2014   1 comment
Application performance management, speakers, and giant green androids abounded at the Android Developer Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, November 18 through November 21.
7 Recent Medical Device Failures Catching FDA's Eye
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12/5/2014   10 comments
Inadequate instructions, component issues, and assembly errors -- those are but some of the causes behind recent medical device recalls and serious warnings announced by the FDA.Here are some of the major medical device failure events since January.
Exclusive NIST Tour Shows Off Quantum Physics' ARTIQ
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12/5/2014   1 comment
In part one of an exclusive interview, the National Institute for Science and Technology explains ARTIQ (Advanced Real-Time Infrastructure for Quantum physics) -- an open-source control system for laser-cooled trapped ion experiments.
How Salaries Stack Up in US Medtech Hubs
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12/3/2014   Post a comment
Location, location, location. Engineers designing medical devices can expect to make a higher salary in certain cities. EE Times' sister site QMED reveals the most lucrative locations. Does it match your experience?
Top 10 Undergrad Supply Chain Programs
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11/29/2014   Post a comment
More than ever before, undergrads who are looking to enter the supply chain profession can choose from plenty of programs.
9 Top Tech From Electronica 2014
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11/28/2014   3 comments
After 50 years, Europe's bellwether conference Electronica shows the state of the art is small powerful boards, automotive vehicle to infrastructure, and Internet of Things.
12 Startups I Saw at Demo
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11/21/2014   9 comments
The consumer Internet of Things sector is getting crowded and maybe a bit ahead of itself, a Nest co-founder said at the Demo event, where a handful of smart-home startups showed their wares.
7 Controllers for Internet of Things
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11/18/2014   16 comments
Here are 7 up-and-coming controllers for Internet of Things as seen at 2014 Electronica show last week.
14 Views of Samsung's Dev Con
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11/14/2014   11 comments
At its conference, Samsung reached out to developers in an effort to build growth markets around its smartphones and tablets in digital health, the smart home, virtual reality, and wearables.
Gizmos & Gadgets From Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular
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11/4/2014   Post a comment
A portable satellite hotspot, the first commercially available facial recognition for home monitoring devices, and other interesting technologies all make an appearance at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular in San Francisco.
Big SBC RAM Roundup
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11/4/2014   4 comments
Single-board computers gaining more random access memory as the newest models hit the market.
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