Engineers Must Build the RoI for IoT
Blog 8/7/2017 1 comment
Devices and engineers themselves must become more flexible and focused on return on investment to succeed in an era where a software-defined Internet of Things has become the new normal.
Wearables Need Fresh Design Style
Blog 8/3/2017 11 comments
Current wearable technology falls far short of its potential because of a siloed approach to design, a lack of interdisciplinary R&D and a general inability of product designers to solve real human needs.
Hot Chips Gets More Diverse
Blog 7/26/2017 Post a comment
Hot Chips has a talk for every hot computing topic this year as well as great human networking with many of the most interesting people in the chip business.
IoT in Personal Fitness: Where Do We Go From Here?
Blog 7/25/2017 Post a comment
Can you really track food intake passively just by scanning blood flow? In large part, the answer to questions like these comes down to the sensors. This episode of Engineering the Internet of Things features Andrew Baker, executive director of the industrial and healthcare business unit at Maxim Integrated.
Europe's Summer of Semiconductors
Blog 7/24/2017 Post a comment
Now that Europe is entering the heat of summer, news is a little slow because everyone is clearing their desks so they can spend August in Italy (the Italians go somewhere else).
Evolving Radio/Audio for Connected Cars
Blog 7/21/2017 1 comment
Changes in antennas, displays, in-vehicle networks and new digital radio standards have made car radios much more versatile, while bringing new challenges to car radio vendors.
AI Arrives in Canada: Will Prosperity Follow?
Blog 7/19/2017 9 comments
There’s no question that AI is redefining processes across a whole spectrum of businesses. There is, however, a question of what that means for the overall economy. Canada is now investing in AI research with the expectation that it will benefit the country in general.
Is Startup Culture in France's DNA?
Blog 7/18/2017 22 comments
By launching "Startup Nation" mantra, Macron might be forcing in vain something that French people – especially the ubiquitous functionaires of corporate and government bureaucracy – simply don’t get. There is no word in French for “customer service.”
Formal Verification Has It Covered!
Blog 7/14/2017 Post a comment
Reducing the risk of malfunctions that could ultimately lead to the physical harm of road users is a huge challenge. That’s why many of the auto makers turn to formal verification.
Megatrends Drive 200mm Fab Renaissance
Blog 7/14/2017 1 comment
The past year has seen a resurgent interest in 200mm fabrication. In this paper, I will discuss why this is and answer the question, “Can 200mm fabs have a profitable future?”
Anatomy of ATE PCB Assembly
Blog 7/11/2017 Post a comment
An automatic test equipment (ATE) PCB (a.k.a. a test board) is at the heart of all major test activities targeted at verifying a specific semiconductor chip's functionality.
Ryzen Rising Slower Than Reports
Blog 7/8/2017 2 comments
Stories based on Passmark data about large and rapid market share gains for AMD’s Ryzen x86 processors are ill informed and raise expectations above reason.
Four Technologies for Industry 4.0
Blog 7/5/2017 2 comments
The challenge of merging IT with OT domains is to assemble in one place four requisite industrial IoT technologies: networking, processing, user interface, and security.
Macron, CEA-Leti Push Startup Movement
Blog 7/3/2017 8 comments
How real is startup movement in France? Is it sustainable? For entrepreneurs, 39-year-old President Macron and 50-year-old research institute CEA-Leti are their needed tailwind.
React to the Software Shift
Blog 6/22/2017 14 comments
If you are looking to make a switch from hardware engineering to software programming, Facebook and Udacity have created a shortcut for you.