From D (debate) to R (resolve) Blog 11/28/2005 Post a comment You can look forward to an interesting evening debate on the dynamics of innovation at the International Electron Devices Meeting, to be held next week in our nation's capital.
Musings on CES 2006 Blog 11/25/2005 Post a comment In these weeks leading up to the Holidays and then CES, I am being inundated by PR flacks to come visit with them at CES. Why? It seems to get worse every year as there are more gadgets and gizmos that are trying to see the light of day than ever before.
Thanksgiving Blog 11/24/2005 Post a comment Although less than half of my readership celebrates the holiday of Thanksgiving, I'm compelled to express thanks.
Let's be thankful for wireless Blog 11/23/2005 Post a comment The Pilgrims did not have the benefit of wireless technology at the First Thanksgiving three centuries ago (1621). But if they had been so blessed the holiday might be much different today.
One more nail for HD DVD Blog 11/18/2005 Post a comment Earlier this week Sony and NEC announced that they would they would establish a joint venture company in the optical disk drive business, aiming its sights on the goal of being the top optical disk drive manufacturer in the world.
Bulls and bears, or just bull? Blog 11/17/2005 Post a comment The SIA lowered its forecast for semiconductor sales, reversing its June predictions. It now says that 2005 sales will increase by 6.8% to $227.6 billion compared with a forecast of a 6% increase in June.
The World is Flat after all Blog 11/11/2005 Post a comment I recently returned from the LG Electronics line show, which was held in Dallas, TX at the beginning of November. The theme of their line show and with all of their display products for 2006 and beyond is "The World is Flat." LG Electronics is focusing their display products totally on plasma and LCD displays.
The BiG "last mile" solution Blog 11/8/2005 Post a comment The latest and greatest idea for solving the famous "last mile" problem for transmitting high bandwidth information to the home will use natural gas as the medium.
Qualcomm and Nokia in hissing match Blog 11/8/2005 Post a comment
Wow, it didn't take long. On October 28, Nokia joined five others, Broadcom, Ericsson, NEC, Panasonic Mobile, and TI in asking the EC to investigate Qualcomm on the basis of anticompetitive conduct.
Global outsourcing helps U.S. economy Blog 11/1/2005 Post a comment The Information Technology Association of America is pointing to a study that says global outsourcing of US software and IT services benefits the domestic economy--improving wages, encouraging investment and spending, and increases the number of jobs.
Are you boring? Blog 11/1/2005 Post a comment Come on, 'fess up--you've either fallen asleep during a presentation, or lulled others to sleep with yours.
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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.